On Aug. 27, 1864 Uriah and Jesse Inman joined the Union Army in Fredericktown. Uriah was only 20 years old and Jesse was 18. They served with Company I, 47th Regiment, MO Infantry. They were at Pilot Knob at the time of the Pilot Knob Battle. Uriah was on guard at the Shut Ins about 3 miles west of Ironton which is now Lake Killarny. Uriah said that they mounted their horses and ran them all the way to Fort Davidson to make their report. On Oct. 31, 1864 Uriah was
sick in the hospital at Fredericktown. He mustered out with his company on March 29, 1865 in St. Louis, MO. Uriah's pension records describe him as being five feet seven inches tall with blue eyes and dark hair.
    After the war, Uriah married Sarah Amanda Henry. They were married on Oct. 10, 1867 in Fredericktown, MO by her half brother, James Matthew Henry, who was a Justice of the Peace at that time. Uriah was 23 years old and Sarah Amanda was 14. The next year in November their first child, James V. Inman, was born.
    On Oct. 9, 1869 Uriah and Sarah sold their land in Madsion County for $190. Along with Uriah's father and mother they moved to Texas County, MO with their small son.
    In the 1870 Census they are living between his parents and his sister Martha Inman Curtis, who is now married to Augusta Curtis. They lived there for about thirty years when they moved back to Madison County with Frank, Charles, Cora and Della. According to his pension records Uriah and Sarah lived in Izard County, AR. In 1923 he was back living in Texas County and his son Louis signed his pension papers as a witness.
    Uriah died of pneumonia on Feb. 11, 1927 in Cabool, MO in Texas County. He was buried at the Ozark graveyard in Texas County, MO. Sarah Amanda lived with several of her children until her death of stomach cancer on April 15, 1934 at the home of her son, Charles Inman, in Iron County, MO. She was buried beside her husband in Texas County.
    My mother, Vada Inman Parker, said that her grandmother was always sweet and kind even when she was ill. Her only vice was occasionally smoking a corncob pipe.
    From Ruth McIntire.