INMAN - Robert B. Inman (1842-1917) was born Janesville, WI, the fourth child of Walter and Mary Alden Inman who were former Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, residents. The family moved into Black Hawk County, Iowa, after 1850 and farmed there until the mid-1860s.

While living in Iowa, Robert enlisted in the Union Army, serving in the 32nd Regiment of the Iowa Infantry volunteers from July 1862 until his discharge at Montgomery, AL, in July 1865.

In 1866 Robert was united in marriage to Hannah Ward Durnil. They made their home on a farm near Osawatomie in Miami County, Kansas, until moving (after 1880) to western Kansas near Long Island. Farming in western Kansas wasn't the best, so they decided to follow Robert's sister and move to Wright County in 1891, settling on a farm south of Norwood. Robert and Hannah's five children were: Walter who married Etta Ryan; John Perry who married Martha Elrod; Rosie who married William Woods; Sarah Effie who married first Thomas Scott and second Walter Hoy; Freddie who died quite young. Robert was a member of the Norwood Grand Army of the Republic Post at #274 and was very proud of serving in the Union Army.

Robert and Hannah are buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery (also known as the Hylton Cemetery) south of Norwood in Section #35.

Submitted by Opal Inmai Williams