WILLIAM INMAN was born Feb. 7, 1832, in Clarke
county, Ohio. His parents, John and Hannah Inman, were natives of England, and came to
this country about the year 1815, settling in Ohio. His educational advantages were
limited to the common schools of the country; in 1838 he came with his parents to this
county when all was wild and unbroken, almost equal to his native palce. His father
purchased 235 acres of land at the Government price ($1.25 per acre); they then
moved on theland and began improving it. Our subject was married Jan. 3, 1848, to Miss Adelia Whitman, daughter of Joel and Artemesia (Hewitt) Whitman, and their 8 children are: William C., Alma V., Ann M., Frances E., John A., George M., Martha M., and Artemesia. Mr. I owns 158 acres of land, worth $45 per acre, and is a Republican.
From "History of St. Joseph County" by Charles C. Chopman & Co., 1880.