Rev. William A. Inman is a native of Clay County, Ind., born in 1851, and is the son of David L. and Sarah (Poe) Inman. David L. Inman was born in the "Palmetto" State, and when a very small boy was taken to Indiana, where, after attaining a suitable age, he adopted farming as his calling through life. He died in his adopted State at the age of forty-four years. William A. Inman resided in Indiana until he reached manhood, and in 1873 entered Bedford College, where he remained one year. He then began studying for the ministry, and at the age of twenty-one years entered the pulpit as a local preacher in the Christian Church. He preached the gospel in Clay County, Ind., until 1880, at which time he came to Arkansas, but at the end of two years removed to Kansas. After remaining there three years he returned to Benton County, Ark., and took charge of the Christian Church at Garfield, and also expounds the gospel at Washburn, Rocky Comfort, and at a church on Sugar Creek, in Missouri. He has a good little farm of forty acres, which he purchased in 1887, and is devoting it principally to raising fruit. He was married in 1869 to Miss Armilda C. Duncan, by whom he has four children: Alonzo, Edward, Winfield and James M. Mr. Inman is a Democrat.

SOURCE: History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.