|Vol. 1; No. 3||Barbara Inman Beall, Editor||Jan/Feb 1995|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Descendancy from Shadrach Inman (Continued)
Shadrach Inman's Will
Shadrach Inman's Second Family
From the Editor
DESCENDANCY FROM SHADRACH INMAN (Continued)
Rachel L. Spain mar. Geo. R. Mcree Dec. 20, 1863; issue, 4.
Rachel Spain Mcree died July 31, 1875. Geo. R. Mcree died May 21, 1900.
Wm. S. Mcree mar. Mary Wyche Jones, Dec. 24, 1893; issue, 2.
Francis Inman McRee mar. Carrie W. Chisholm, Jan. 12, 1898.
Mary Inman mar. Josiah Murphree; issue, 5.
Eliz. Inman mar. Matthew Jones, Jan 22, 1821; issue, 7:
James Jones, who met with a sad and mysterious death, was shot in the head as he was on his way home. His death was a public calamity as he was a young man of honor and integrity; a Christian in all that the name implied; he would not willingly give offense, hence that he should have an enemy was a matter of surprise to family and friends.
Malcom D. Jones mar. Virginia L. Inman, April 10, 1860; issue, 5 boys--1 surviving childhood.
Malcolm D. Jones was a prominent lawyer of Burke County.
Francis A. Jones mar. Mary Frances; issue, 9:
Francis A. Jones married Mary Lambert 2nd time; issue, 1: Frankie.
Mary, the 2nd daughter of Matthew and Eliz. Jones, mar. Dr. Prince, was highly gifted mentally, graduating with honor from Wesleyan College. When quite young she was the loved confidant of her schoolmates from whom she won the pet name of "Little Mother." She had embraced religion before her marriage, so when called to surrender her young life, death was shorn of its terror.
Mitchell, the fourth son of Matthew and Eliz. Jones graduated from Mercer and afterward from the bar, but never practiced law, preferring agriculture. He was appointed County commissioner; was an active member of the Baptist church; and was a brave Confederate soldier.
Allen Inman, son of Daniel, was a wealthy business man of Burke County, Georgia. For many years he was Clerk, Treasurer and Deacon of Bar Camp Baptist Church. He was particularly devoted to the sick among the poor, and would send his own servants to nurse the sick in the neighborhood, while he and his good wife would prepare the food and send the provisions in their own wagons.
Allen Inman mar. Ava Murphree, Oct. 12, 1837; issue, 7:
Indiana Walton Inman, daughter of Allen and Ava Inman, mar. Frank Francis, April 8, 1891; no issue.
Virginia L. Inman Jones mar. 2nd time to James J. Davis June 10, 1874; issue, 1:
Allen W. Jones, 1st son of Malcolm D. and Virginia Inman Jones, married Ann Hazeltine Crosland, Mar. 3, 1886; issue, 6:
Allen W. Jones was one of the most prominent businessmen of Burke County, Georgia--besides large mercantile and milling plants at home and elsewhere, he owned thousands of acres of land.
Jeremiah Inman mar. Mary A. Gainer; issue, 7:
Willi Bob Hall, first-born of Mary Inman Hall, died in youth following an illness of 5 days duration.
Jeremiah Inman, son of Daniel, was also a wealthy planter and prominent in public life. He was judge of the Burke county court for years. Like his father and brothers, he was given to charity.
Sophia Inman, daughter of Daniel, mar. Berry Jones, a cousin, Jan. 5, 1832; d. Feb. 24, 1845; issue, 6:
Virginia, 5th child of Sophia and Berry Jones, mar. Dr. W.P. Clower, July 3, 1862; issue, 10:
Eliza Jones Clower mar. B. F. Clayton, May 14, 1891; issue 1.
Eliza died March 17, 1892; Dr. Clayton died Nov. 18, 1902.
Jeremiah Berry Jones mar. Susanna Eliz. Young, Mar. 4, 1868; issue, 7:
Mary Wyche Jones mar. Wm Spain McRee, a cousin, Dec. 24, 1893; issue, 2:
Winona V. Jones mar. David Varnedoe, Dec. 4, 1891; issue, 2:
Remer Y. Jones mar. Corell Bevill, June 14, 1900; issue, 1:
Malcom Inman Jones mar. Ophelia Reynolds, May 15, 1901.
Mitchell Thomas, third son of Sophia Inman and Berry Jones, was the first man from Lowndes County, Georgia to enlist in the Confederate army in Savannah, Ga. In the Battle of Manassas he was one of only 3 from his company to survive: bullets went through his hat just above his ears, his middle finger was shot off, and his horse was shot from under him. He returned home in June, 1865, where he remained a bachelor.
His brother, Jeremiah, left school and enlisted after lieing [sic] about his age; and during the Battle of Brandy Station he was wounded in the leg, cut twice in the head with a sabre; and later, at the battle at Talley's Mill Creek, he was shot through the neck. He returned home in May, 1865.
Jeremiah S. Inman, son of Alfred, mar. Morning Francis, Jan. 2, 1851; d. Oct. 22, 1889; issue, 7:
Sophronia Inman mar. T. B. Hodges, Dec. 9, 1875; d. Sept. 7, 1898; issue, 4:
Mary F. Inman mar. Geo. Wells; issue, 4:
Daniel M. Inman mar. Florida Little, Feb. 20, 1884; issue, 5:
Harriet Inman married twice: mar. (1) C.L. Godbee, Nov. 10, 1880; issue, 3: Eula E.; ?;
Mar (2) F. C. Brannan, Feb 5, 1893; issue, 2:
The Inman family dates back to early history of Burke County. Before the Civil War they ranked among the wealthiest planters in Georgia. A strange fatality occurred in the family of Mrs. Jerry Inman near Herndon, Ga. Conflicting reports indicted 3 to 5 deaths and surmised dark suspicions of poisen [sic]. In actuality mrs. Inman was taken with inflammation of the kidneys on the 17th of the month and it terminated in congestion. On the 19th Mr. Inman complained of respiratory problems when lying down, and on the following day his condition worsened. The son of James Inman went to Midville to telegraph for a physician and, upon returning home, felt all the symptoms of a shaking chill. He died on Tuesday morning. About six hours later Mr. Jerry Inman died, and on Wednesday morning Mrs. Inman died. They were all buried at Bark Camp Church.
Charles D. Inman mar. Florrie Brinson; issue, 3:
Allen D. Inman mar. M. L. Dudley, 1875; issue, 5:
Mary Bell Spier, granddaughter of A.D. and M.L. Inman, was born Jan. 30, 1895. M. L. Inman died Aug. 4, 1895.
Elizabeth Inman mar. J. M. Jones Sept. 5, 1872; issue, 6:
Leslie M. Inman mar. Wm. B. Frances; issue, 4: two died in infancy; surviving ones: William and Eugenia.
Sarah Inman mar. Z. C. Chambliss Nov. 27, 1883; no children.
Gardonia Inman mar. Augusta Bell; issue, 1: Eugenia.
Daniel Inman, brother of Susanna Inman Chilton, wife of Thomas Chilton, had headright land granted to him in Georgia; these lands are still in the possession of his descendants.
Ezekiel Inman, son of Capt. Shadrach Inman (1st), was a brave man and evidently a man of much independent of thought and action. Unlike his father and brother and other relatives, who fought for American independence, Ezekiel joined the King's Army not as a volunteer, but as an officer in the British regulars. He must have possessed great courage to have pursued this course in direct opposition of his father's wishes. There is no further record of Ezekiel. He doubtless has descendants in Tennessee; but, we have found none.
Charles--no record; Thomas--no record; John mar. Ann Shelton, issue, 4. One, Charles, b. Feb. 10, 1810, mar. Priscilla Davis, had ten children and had 178 descendants. A man of brilliant intellect and a good Christian, in his younger days he was the leader of the Republican Party in Sevier Co.
Shadrach Hardin, b. Feb. 3, 1813, mar. Julia Woods; issue, 4:
Ezekiel Inman, son of Jeremiah, was a prominent man in Jefferson County where he held the office of Sheriff for many years. A man of fine intellect.
Hannah mar. James Campbell; issue, 1: Andrew.
Eliz. Inman mar. J. H. Welcker, a German immigrant, Jan. 15, 1805; issue, 11:
Meshach Inman, second son of John and Henrietta Hardin, gave up his life for his country. As stated elsewhere a party with whom he was exploring Tennessee was surprised by Indians and he was killed.(1)
THE WILL OF SHADRACH INMAN (1ST) MAR. TO MARY MCPHEETERS
In the name of God, Amen. I Shadrach Inman of Jefferson Co. Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament. And first I recommend my mortal spirit to God, who gave it and my body to be buried in the manner practiced among Christians.
I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mary Inman, the plantation whereon I now live, during her natural life, together with all my household and kitchen furniture and my farming utensils, together with my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, with liberty to dispose of such part of the personal property, as she may choose or deem necessary to keep by private or public sale. I also give to my said wife the following slaves, namely, Stephen, Matthew, Jennie, and Sarah.
To my son Daniel Inman, I give and devise the tract of land, whereon he now lives, supposed to contain 200 acres, and to his heirs forever. Also one negro man, named Simon, and one other negro man named Stephen, at the death of my wife.
To my grandson, Andrew Campbell, son of James Campbell and Hannah his wife, I give and devise the tract of land on which James Campbell now lives, supposed to contain 100 acres more or less, in trust for the use and benefit of said Hannah Campbell and her heirs forever.
To my grandsons Charles and Shadrach Inman, sons of John Inman, Esq., of Cocke County, Tenn., and Ann his wife, I give and devise the tract of land wereon [sic] the said John inman now lives in Cocke County on the South side of the Nollichucky river, and also the following slaves: Osborn, Jennie and her child Elias.
To my daughter Hannah Campbell I give and devise one negro woman named Lettie.
To my son Jeremiah Inman and his heirs I first devise the plantation on which I now live, upon the event of the death of my wife, together with the additional tract of land adjoining my old Sorry, supposed to contain 475 acres more or less, together with a negro slave named Toby.
To the heirs of my daughter Rachel Robinson I give and devise one negro woman named Susan and a small girl named Jennie.
To the heirs of my daughter Margaret West, I give and devise one negro girl named Susan and one girl named Nancy.
To my granddaughter Lucy Maze I give and devise one negro girl named Susanna.
To my daughter Elizabeth Welcker I give and devise the sum of $500. dollars to be collected and paid over as soon as my executors have sold and collected the money from sales of such of my estate as may be exposed for sale on account of its being considered perishable.
To my grandson Shadrach, Inman, son of John Inman, I give and devise one negro boy, named Stephen.
To my grandson Shadrach Inman, son of Jeremiah Inman, I give and devise one negro boy named Alfred.
To my daughter Susanna Chilton I give and devise one negro girl named Sarah at my wife's death.
To my grandson Shadrach Robinson, I give and devise one negro boy named Caswell in full of all I intend for him and I hereby appoint John Inman and Jeremiah Inman Trustees for my said grandson Shadrach Robinson to hold and retain said slave for the benefit of my grandson, to provide for his education and clothing, until he shall be twenty one years of age.
I appoint my wife Mary and my sons Jeremiah and John executors of this my last will and testament revoking any others heretofore made and request that no security be required of them in the discharge of their duty. Signed, sealed and published by the testator as his last will and testament. this the 24th day of July A.D. 1827.
In the presence of
Codicil to above.
In the name of God, Amen. I Shadrach Inman being of sound mind and memory, but of frail health, do make public and declare this my codicil to my last will made on July 24th, 1827, and I hereby commend my mortal soul to our Heavenly father believing in the judgment to come, and the redeeming mercies of our Savior Jesus Christ.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Inman, Jr. son of my son John, my negro Osborn instead of being disposed as mentioned in my will of the date above given--and the said Osborn is to be received by my said grandson in lieu of a debt paid by him for his father and for which it is my will he should not be suffering.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Inman son of my son John, the one half of the property which I devised to my wife, excepting such as has otherwise been disposed of by my will of July 24, 1827, to wit: my household and kitchen furniture, and my negro boy matthew, and the one half of the property so divided is to be in trust for the benefit of Ann Inman, the wife of my son John Inman Sr. and the heirs of her body by John, her present husband, and the proceeds from said trust, the use and benefit of said negro and property shall be subject to the application and direction of said Ann. And the other half of said property, the household and kitchen and negro boy Matthew. I will and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Inman, and it is my will that the said property shall be equally divided between my grandson Thomas, and my son Jeremiah, in the most friendly manner, and if they cannot agree they must call in some friend or friends to assist in the division.
I hereby revoke so much of my said will, July 24, 1827, whereby I give a negro woman Susan, and a small girl Jenny to the heirs of my daughter Rachel Robinson, and also revoke so much of my said will whereby I give two negroes to the heirs of my daughter Margaret West, and in lieu of said slaves I give to the heirs of my daughter Rachel Robinson $400. and in lieu of said slaves I give to the heirs of said Margaret West $400; said sum of money shall be taken by said heirs in full of all I intend for them to have.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Thomas Inman, son of my son John of Cocke Co. the negro girl named Jenny, dau. of Jenny named heretofore in this will, and now between seven and eight years of age, in trust to said Thomas, for the use of Ann Inman, and the heirs of her body by her present husband my son John.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Inman son of my son John (in trust) for Ann
Inman and the heirs of her body by her present husband, John Inman, Sr., and to my son
Jeremiah Inman the following slaves, to wit; a negro woman named Susan, a girl named Lucy,
a girl named Nancy, a girl named Susan and her child named Nathan, all of which were
otherwise disposed of in my will, and which I have hereby altered and disposed of above.
I will and bequeath that my son Jeremiah Inman, meaning the trustees of certain property I have left for the benefit of said heirs (always excepting my grandson John Inman) shall apply the sun of money above bequeathed to the heirs of Rachel Robinson and margaret West in three equal yearly installments fromt he date of my death. I will and bequeath my granddaughter Lucy Maze $20. in lieu of the girl Susan and which bequest in my will of July 24, 1827, I hereby revoke.
I will and bequeath to Susanna Chilton, the wife of Thomas Chilton, $250. in lieu of a certain negro girl named Sarah, given to her in my will of July 24, 1827. And I revoke said bequest in said will.
I revoke my bequest of $500. to my daughter Elizabeth Welcker made in my will of July
24, 1827, and give to her in lieu thereof $300. to be paid in three yearly installments.
I will and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Inman, and the trustees of certain legacies to the heirs of Ann Inman, shall pay to my granddaughter Lucy Maze, the wife of Lemuel Maze $200., herein specified, and also that they shall pay $250. to Susanna Chilton wife of Thomas Chilton, herein specified, in three equal installments yearly, and the several payments herein are made changeable as above to the parties.
I hereby emancipate Judah and her daughter Jennie in consideration of their long and faithful services; and as I have dealt very liberally with my son Jeremiah, and the heirs of my son John, I have appointed son John Inman, Sr. and Jeremiah my executors. I do therefore will that the said servants Judah and her daughter Jenny shall at their option reside with them respectively and by them be secured in their old age if necessary from want and suffering.
It is my will that my executors shall not sell a certain negro boy named Caswell, whom I have given to my grandson Shadrach Robinson, and it is my will that they shall not for any services which they afford to him, charge him therefor, but that he may come into possession of said negro boy unencumbered.
I will and bequeath that my debts be all collected and that all the property I may die possessed of, not disposed of by this will, shall be sold by my executors and the proceeds after paying my debts if any, shall be applied by my executors to assist in the payment of several legacies herein divided in money, so that those who may have the said money to pay accordingly to the terms of this will may be assisted and not oppressed by the same.
I give and bequeath to my grandsons Shadrach Inman and Charles Inman, sons of my son John Inman, the plantation of which my son John now lives in trust for Ann inman, the wife of John Inman, during her life and at her death to them and their heros forever.
I will and bequeath that Shadrach Goans who married by granddaughter Scythe shall have a lease of the one fourth part of the plantation whereon the said John Inman now lives until Shadrach and Charles Inman shall pay to him the sum of $400.
I appoint my sons John and Jeremiah Inman executors of this my Codicil, to my last will and testament, and do by this hereby revoke all things in said will of July 24, 1827, inconsistent with the disposition of my property hereby made and estate, signed, sealed and published by the testator and declared to be his codicil and amended will as aforesaid.
This 20th day of Sept., 1830
in presence of Joseph Davis
John and Jeremiah Inman
H. & E. Welcker
I hereby certify all of the foregoing to be a true copy from the records now on file in the Clerk's office.
Alexander Hynds, Atty.,
Jan. 15, 1902 - Dandridge, Tennessee(2)
SHADRACH INMAN'S SECOND FAMILY
LDS records currently show that Shadrach Inman fathered at least ten children by one of his slaves. Many of these children are mentioned in his will and codicil, in that they were given as servants to members of Shadrach's family. These children and their approximate years of birth are:
I know nothing more about this family. Quite possibly, these children could all have the same mother. An excellent candidate for their mother could be Judah, emancipated along with her daughter, Jennie, in Item 10. of Shadrach Inman's codicil.
If anyone knows anything further about the second family, please send in the information.
FROM THE EDITOR
My original intention was to send Christmas cards to each subscriber this year. However, an avalanche of school papers and other deadlines interfered with my plans.
At this time, I wish to take an opportunity to wish each of you a very happy and prosperous New Year. May 1995 hold the key to many genealogical questions. May you all remain healthy throughout the year.
Barbara Inman Beall
1. Anonymous. The INMAN Family History. America, pp. 11-20.
2. Anonymous. The INMAN Family History. America, pp. 21-27.
3. LDS Records. Ancestral File 4.12. Copyright August 1993, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.