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Inman Family

Submitter Diane Stearns src#09

Hezekiah “Joseph” Inman, Sr.
Birth: 08/22/1829 in Lincoln Co., TN
Death: 10/06/1914 in Ava, Douglas Co., MO
Laid to Rest: Inman Cemetery, Ava, Douglas Co., MO

Marriage: Hester A. Ball
Date: 1853 in Yell Co., AR
Birth: 09/28/1828 in TN
Death: 03/10/1897 in Douglas Co., MO
Laid to Rest: Inman Cemetery, Ava, Douglas Co., MO

Descendants
: Ann Eliza, Albert Arlington, Hezibeth, Levinia, Henry, Henderson, Hezekiah “Joseph” Inman, Jr., George R., and Martha F. Inman

Note 1
: The 1830 Federal Census Record for Lincoln County, Tennessee, lists Anthony Inman, Head of Household, age 30 to 40; one female age 20 to 30 (Wife, Mary); one male under age five (Hezekiah Joseph Inman); and one female under age five (Martha Inman).

Note 2
: The 1840 Federal Census Record for Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, lists Anthony Inman, Head of Household, age 40 to 50; one female age 10 to 15 (Martha Inman); two males ages 5 to 10 (Francis Marion and Hezekiah Joseph); and one male under five years of age (William Inman).

Note 3
: The 1850 Federal Census Record for Magazine Twp., Yell County, Arkansas, Dwelling #33 and Family #33, Enumerated October 23, 1850, lists John M. Laughlin, age 44, Farmer, born in Illinois; Martha (Inman) Laughlin, age 20, Wife, born in Missouri; and (Hezekiah) Joseph Inman (Martha’s brother), age 17, Farmer, born in Missouri. They are living next door to Anthony and Catsey Inman, with their children.

Note 3
: The 1850 Federal Census Record for Magazine Twp., Yell County, Arkansas, Dwelling #41 and Family #41, Enumerated October 24, 1850, lists George W. Spillers, age 37, Farmer, born in South Carolina; Elizabeth Spillers, age 26, Wife, born in Kentucky, Benjamin F. Spillers, age 13, son, born in Arkansas; Ann Spillers, age 10, daughter, born in Arkansas; Louisa Spillers, age 8, daughter, born in Arkansas; Hannah Spillers, age 4, daughter, born in Arkansas; Elizabeth Spillers, age 1, born in Arkansas; and Hester Ball, age 18, (no relationship listed), born in Tennessee.

Note 4: The 1860 Federal Census Record for Spring Creek Twp., Danville Post Office, Yell County, Arkansas, Dwelling #954 and Family #954, Enumerated August 20, 1860, lists Joseph H. Inman, age 30, Farmer, born in Missouri; Hester (Ball) Inman, age 31, Wife, born in Tennessee; Ann Eliza Inman, age 6, daughter, born in Arkansas; Albert Inman, age 5, son, born in Arkansas; Lavina Inman, age 3, daughter, born in Arkansas; Henry Inman, age 2, son, born in Arkansas; and Henderson Inman, age 2, son, born in Arkansas.

Note 5
: Pvt. Hezekiah J. Inman enlisted in the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Company F of the Union Army on January 20, 1864 in Yell County. He was listed as a farmer, 35 years of age, five feet and nine inches tall, with blue eyes, auburn hair, a fair complexion, and was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee.
The 3rd Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas on June 10, 1861 under the command of Colonel Solon Borland, and was initially known as the 1st Arkansas Mounted Volunteers. The regiment was renamed on January 15, 1862 and placed under the command of Colonel Samuel G. Earle. They participated in the battle of Corinth and Holly Springs, Mississippi. They were then placed under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and served in a number of raids, skirmishes, and campaigns including Thompson’s Station, Franklin, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Under the command of “Fighting Joe” Wheeler, they were involved in cavalry clashes at Flat Shoals, Brown’s Mill, Strawberry Plains, and opposed Sherman’s March to the Sea, as well as being involved in the Carolinas’ campaign. The regiment surrendered with General Joseph Johnston and the Army of Tennessee near Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.

Note 6
: Joseph and his wife Hester (Ball) Inman moved to Douglas County, Missouri after the Civil War. Researchers claim that Hester was a Native American (Cherokee) who survived “The Trail of Tears.”
In 1830, the United States Congress passed the “Indian Removal Act,” during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, in which the Cherokee people were to be removed from their homes and land in Georgia by the military, and taken to the Oklahoma Indian Territory. By 1835, the Cherokee people were divided and despondent after fighting their removal throughout the court system. Most of the Cherokee people supported Principal Chief John Ross, who fought the encroachment of Europeans starting with the 1832 land lottery. However, a minority (less than 500 out of 17,000 Cherokee people in North Georgia) followed Major Ridge, who advocated removal. The Treaty of New Echota, signed by Major Ridge and members of the Treaty Party in 1835, gave President Jackson the legal document he needed to remove the Cherokee people, and ratification of the treaty by the United States Senate sealed the fate of the Cherokee. Among the few who spoke out against ratification were Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, but it passed by a single vote. In 1838, the United States began the removal of the Cherokee people to Oklahoma. Ordered to move on the Cherokee, General John Wool resigned his command in protest, delaying the action. His replacement, General Winfield Scott, arrived at New Echota on May 17, 1838 with 7,000 men. Early that summer, General Scott and the United States Army began the invasion of the Cherokee Nation. The direct translation in the Cherokee language for their forced march to Oklahoma is “The Trail Where They Cried,” (“Nunna daul Tsuny”).

Note 7
: The 1870 Federal Census Record for Wood and Richland Twp., Texas County, Missouri, Dwelling #93 and Family #93, Enumerated July 1870, lists Joseph Inman, age 40, Farmer, born in Tennessee; Hester (Ball) Inman, age 41, Wife, born in Tennessee; Albert Inman, age 14, son, born in Arkansas; Henry Inman (Twin), age 10, son, born in Arkansas; Henderson Inman (Twin), age 10, son, born in Arkansas; George Inman, age 7, son, born in Arkansas; and Martha Inman, age 3, daughter, born in Arkansas.

Note 8
: The 1880 Federal Census Record for Richland Twp., Douglas County, Missouri, Dwelling #166 and Family #168, Enumerated June 14, 1880, lists H. J. Innman, age 50, Farmer, born in Tennessee, with father born in North Carolina and mother born in Tennessee; Hester A. (Ball) Innman, age 51, Wife, born in Tennessee, with both parents born in North Carolina; Henderson Innman, age 21, son, Working on Farm, born in Arkansas; George R. Innman, age 18, son, Working on Farm, born in Arkansas; Martha F. Innman, age 13, daughter, born in Arkansas. Their son, Albert, and his family are living on the next farm.

Note 9
: The 1900 Federal Census Record for District 158, Richland Twp., Douglas County, Missouri, Dwelling #247 and Family #249, Enumerated June 15, 1900, lists Albert Innman, age 45, Farmer, born May 1855 in Arkansas, with both parents born in Tennessee; Sarra L. Innman, age 39, Wife, born November 1860 in Georgia, with both parents born in Georgia, (Sarah has given birth to eight children, all of whom are living); James Innman, age 23, son born August 1876 in Missouri; Mary F. Innman, age 18, daughter, born September 1881 in Missouri; Florence M. Innman, age 15, daughter, born June 1884 in Missouri; Marion Innman, age 12, son, born November 1887 in Missouri; Maude N. Innman, age 9, daughter, born March 1891 in Missouri; William S. Innman, age 6, son, born April 1892 in Missouri; May C. Innman, age 2, daughter, born February 1898 in Missouri; and Hezekiah Innman, age 70, Father, Widower, born August 1829 in Missouri. The next two families are Barney C. Innman and his family, and George R. Inman (Hezekiah’s son, who is a silversmith) and his family.

Note 10
: The 1910 Federal Census Record for District 47, Benton Twp., Ava City, Douglas County, Missouri, Dwelling #49 and Family #101, Enumerated April 18, 1910, lists George Inman, age 48, Jeweler for Watch Maker, born in Arkansas, with father born in Tennessee and mother born in Tennessee; Mary A. Inman, age 44, Wife, born in Georgia with both parents born in Georgia; William F. Inman, age 25, son, Stenographer for Railroad, born in Missouri; and Hezikiah J. Inman, age 80, Father, Widower, born in Tennessee, with father born in North Carolina and mother born in Tennessee.

Note 11
: Douglas County, Missouri was formed October 29, 1857 and was named after Stephen A. Douglas, the Illinois Senator and later the Presidential Candidate. The Douglas County Seat is Ava, Missouri.

Documentation: Provided by RootsWeb World Connect Project Researchers, Family Search Ancestry History File, and Federal Census Records.

 

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