Biography of Thomas Inman
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Inman, Thomas, was born in Providence, R. I., and belonged to a family of eleven children, seven sons and four daughters. His father and six brothers served in the war of the Revolution; he offered his services but was not accepted, being too young. He married Amy Ellis, of that town; they soon moved to Windham county, Coon., living there till 1801; then changing his residence to Newport, Herkimer county, and remained several years. He came to Farrnington, Ontario county, thence to Murray, Orleans county, in March, 1821. He died in Clarendon, aged 90 years and one month. His family consisted of a daughter and three sons. Earl, the oldest, was married to Huldah Sanders, a sister of Charles W. Sanders, the author; and died in Murray at the age of thirty five years, leaving a wife, two sons and one daughter. His oldest son, Darius, is a Baptist minister. Thomas B., the youngest son of Thomas Inman, was a Baptist minister at the age of twenty years and preached in the town of Carlton for awhile, then located at Canton, Ohio, where he was pastor for several years. In 1855, with his family, he removed to St Cloud, Minn., preaching there and in that vicinity until the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, when he was chosen chaplain of the 1st Minnesota Mounted Rangers and served one year. He then received a captain's commission and served two years in the 4th Minnesota Infantry. At the close of the war he returned to St. Cloud and resumed his pastoral duties. His son, John B., a lad of fourteen, enlisted in the army as a drummer. At the close of the war he led the remaining remnant of his regiment as they marched into St. Paul. Philip Inman, son of Thomas and Amy (Ellis) Inman, was born in Killingly, Windham county, Conn., July 4, 1800. At the age of twenty he came with his father's family to the town of Murray. September 5, 1824, he married Anna Thompson, a native of Wells, Rutland county, Vt, with whom he lived nearly fifty years and had seven children. Previous to coming to Orleans county with her parents she had taught two terms of school in Vermont and one term in Nunda, N. Y. One day while rinsing clothes at a spring near their house in Murray she heard a noise in a tree near by, and looking above her saw ayoung bear on one of the branches of the tree. She died in Clarendon August 10, 1874. Soon after their marriage he purchased fifty acres in West Clarendon and lived on that and an adjoining 110 acres, which he afterward purchased, for several years. He then bought a farm one half mile west of Olarendon village, on which he lived till the time of his death January 6, 1887. He actively engaged in changing the forest into productive fields of grain, and bore his part of the burden in the improvcments of his time. He was a member of the Baptist Church fifty five years. Life to him was not a burden, but he seemed as anxious to live on as though in the vigor of youth. Following are the names of their seven children: Melissa A., who died aged one year; Mary Ann, who married at the age of eighteen Jerit W. Hopkins, and died when nineteen, leaving one son, who died aged three years; Orrilla received a certificate for teaching when thirteen years old and taught her first term at the age of fourteen in Carlton, afterward taught in Clarendon and Barre, and later taught several terms at Muscatine, Iowa, and St. Cloud, Minn. She received her education at the district schools and Fairfield Seminary, and now resides in Clarendon; Philip Clark, who died in infancy; Emeline L., died aged five years; Darwin M. received a certificate to teach school when fourteen years of age. He taught several terms in Clarendon. Barre and Carlton. He received his education at the district schools, Albion Academy, and graduated at Rochester University. In 1874 he married Adele Lewis, of Co1umbus, Wis., and removed to Vermillion, Dak., where he has since resided. He has three times been elected to the Territorial Legislature and once elected to the State Legislature of South Dakota. He is now president of the First National Bank of Vermillion. William H., now a resident of Clarendon, taught two terms of school in Barre, has twice been elected supervisor of Clarendon, and is a farmer by occupation.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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