The Search For Sarah Snow (1780-1830)–Wife of Daniel Inman (1776-1848)

Dr. Rex Swett (1938-2015)--a key to the Sarah Snow mystery

Dr. Rex Swett (1938-2015)–a key to the Sarah Snow mystery

 

You may remember Dr. Swett, our friend who passed away in August, 2015. I wrote an earlier tribute to him and will post a link to that article HERE.  The last two weeks have been quite eventful on at least three family lines I have been working on lately. All three of those lines have resulted in positive DNA matches from people from those lines with similar names. Dr. Swett provided the capstone on the Sarah Snow issue I have been researching. But before I go into his connection, I will discuss Sarah Snow. She has been a “problem” for everyone for years. She was also my third great grandmother.

For years, the only things known about Sarah were her year of birth (ca. 1780), and her year of death (abt 1830) as well as her first name (Sarah). She was also the wife of my third-great grandfather, Daniel Inman (1776-1848). My first introduction to Sarah came through my cousin, Charles Inman’s genealogical work: Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y., and Sugar Grove, Ill. and His Descendants ca. 1776- ca. 1976 with Ancestral Notes to the Early Seventeeth Century. Charles discovered that Daniel Inman had one wife named Sarah with a possible last name of Snow or White, but no one knew which name was accurate(1). Since then, people have provided three alternatives:

  1. Her name was either Snow or White: the original opinion
  2. Daniel had two wives, both named Sarah: Sarah Snow and Sarah White
  3. A third alternative for the mother of Daniel’s son, Nelson Proctor Inman–Sarah Proctor.

Daniel Inman had only one wife named Sarah, whose surname was either Snow or White. Finding her true identity has been a major headache. When I first began working on my tree years ago, I listed her as Sarah Snow, but I couldn’t find any verification of that. So I changed it to Sarah White. Recently when I discovered the “Sarah Proctor” suggestion, I investigated it and could find no one by that name. I believe that two of Daniel Inman’s sons were named for close friends: David Trumbull Inman and Nelson Proctor Inman. I found a David Trumbull and a Proctor family living in Ontario, New York when the Inmans lived there. And that was after Daniel’s marriage to Sarah in Massachusetts. That’s when I changed my tree to Sarah Snow/White and decided to give it a rest for a while. When Ancestry’s DNA kit became available, I decided to take advantage of an end-of-the year offer. One thing I noticed early about the DNA matches I received is that if I’m stirring up a nest on the tree and if I’m heading in the right direction, the number of matches I receive verify what I am doing.

So why not try Sarah Snow? I decided.

I spent about a week rebuilding that section of the tree including a Snow family I thought could have been Sarah’s. That was a huge undertaking but about a week later, the direct matches started coming in not only for Sarah’s Snow line, but for her mother’s Chubb/Cobb line as well. Sarah’s parents were Jonathan Snow (1752-1800) and Hannah Chubb (1749-1800) of Ashford, Windham, Connecticut.  Jonathan’s parents were Joseph Snow (1713-1787) and Abigail Sarah Cornel (Cornell/Cornwall) (1712-1797). Hannah Chubb’s parents were William Prentice Chubb (1723-1753) and Rachel Squire (b. 1723), and her grandparents were Joseph Chubb (1690-1732) and Mehitable Preston/Presson (b. 1690) and Philip Squire (1671-1747) and Elizabeth Fuller (1692-1800).

Here is Sarah’s Story

According to the Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records, the Barbour Collection, Jonathan Snow and Hannah Chubb were married in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut on March 30, 1733(2). Their children follow:

  1. Jonathan Snow, Jr. (1774-1820). Jonathan was born January 21, 1774 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut(3), and he died between 1810 and 1820 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut.  His wife was Relief Johnson (1773-1831). Their children were: (a) Annie Snow (b. 1794); (b) Alice Snow (b. 1797); (c) Hezekiah Snow (1798-1842); (d) Hannah Snow–no additional information.
  2. Eunice Snow (1776-1850). Eunice was born April 6, 1776 in Connecticut(4), and she died April 25, 1860 in Gibson, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. Her husband was Jesse Ames (1780-1861). Their children were: (a) Roswell Squire Ames (1800-1886); (b) Levi Ames (1804-1805); (c) Simeon Ames (1806-1806); (d) Margaret Philena Ames (1807-1871); (e) Otis Ames (1809-1871); (f) Jasper Ames (1811-1887); (g) Chauncey Ames (1813-1848); (h) Annis Ames (1817-1878)
  3. Annis Snow (b. 1778). Annis was born May 1, 1778 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut(5). I have no additional information about her.
  4. Sarah Snow (1780-1830). Under discussion here.
  5. Willard Snow (1782-1784). Willard was born December 30, 1782 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut(6), and he died July 28, 1784 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut(7).
  6. Dudley Snow (1784-1830). Dudley was born September 30, 1784 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut(8), and he died at sea in 1830. His wife was Mary Polly Penhallow (1787-1848). Dudley fought in the War of 1812(9). Their children were: (a) Abijah Rockwell Snow (1810-1892); (b) William D. V. Snow (1812-1900); (c) Parmelia Snow (b. 1821); (d) Daniel Pinney Snow (1825-1902); (e) James Snow (1828-1898).

There is some dispute about the location of Sarah’s birth. Some people list it as Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, although her family appears to have lived in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut. Had she been born in Ashford, her name would have been listed in the town records there. The other children are listed there. So it is possible Sarah was born in Woodstock if her family had moved there briefly.  Sarah was born in 1780 in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, and she died in after the 1830 Census in either Kane County, Illinois or in Ontario, New York(10). I don’t think Hannah Chubb was healthy after Sarah’s birth and was unable to care for the infant. That’s where the White family enters the picture. Jonathan Snow and Daniel White were close friends, if not actually related.  And this family would raise Sarah, possibly giving her their name–the reason for the Snow/White controversy.

The son of Jonathan White (1711-1795) and Sarah Bacon (1718-1795), Daniel White (1746-1804) was born April 3, 1746 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(11), and he died June 30, 1804 in Windsor, Massachusetts. His wife was Mehitable Cummins (1749-1822). I need to mention here that I have received a number of DNA confirmations for Daniel’s Bacon ancestors–Thomas Bacon (1640-1701)–and Mary Gamlin (1641-1741). They were Daniel’s great-grandparents on his mother’s Bacon line. Those matches descend via the Carpenter line to the Inmans and not via the Whites. [Note: Daniel Inman and Sarah Snow’s son, Loren Inman, married Lucy Carpenter. Thomas Bacon and Mary Gamlin were Lucy Carpenter’s third great grandparents. And I have a third connection with Thomas and Mary via the Chaffee line. That line also connects with the Carpenters. I will be writing about Loren Inman and Lucy Carpenter later.]

On June 30, 1768, Daniel White married Mehitable Cummins in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(12). Their children follow:

  1. Jonathan White (1769-1839). Jonathan was born April 15, 1769 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(13), and he died in Massachusetts in 1839. His wife was Bathsheba Webster (1771-1841). Their children were: (a) Paul White (1792-1862) and (b) Apollus White (1794-1864).
  2. Danforth White (1771-1842). Danforth was born April 9, 1771 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(14), and he died in Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts in 1841. His wife was Mary Dresser (1773-1843). Their children were: (a) John White (1795-1865); (b) Laura Cummins White (1800-1870); (c) Mary Warner White (1801-1871); (d) Daniel Danforth White (1806-1876); (e) Roland White (1807-1877); (f) Ward Cotton White (1810-1880); (g) Walter Watts White (1812-1882); and (h) Samuel Lyman White (1815-1885).
  3. Anna White (1773-1847). Anna was born June 1, 1773 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(15), and she died in May 1847 in Burlington Springs, Otsego, New York. Her husband was Royal Ross (1769-1813). They had a son: (a) Abel Clark Ross (1800-1875).
  4. Elizabeth White (1775-1845). Elizabeth was born September 5, 1775 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(16), and she died in Scipio, Jennings, Indiana in 1845. Her husband was Zephaniah French (1769-1852). Their children were: (a) Franklin Robinson French (1808-1880) and (b) Artemia French (1812-1846).
  5. Daniel White (1777-1836). Daniel was born December 25, 1777 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(17), and he died May 6, 1836 in Gorham, Ontario, New York. His wife was Mary Polly Ford (1778-1847). Their children were: (a) Mary Polly White (1805-1874); (b) Captain Daniel Ford White (1807-1877); (c) Eliza Ann White (1808-1877); (d) Benjamin Ford White (1811-1855); (e) Harriet White (1812-1881); (f) Silva White (1814-1816); (g) Sarah Ann White (1816-1887); (h) Hetta White (1818-1838); (i) Walter White (1820-1822); (k) infant White (born 1803).
  6. Twins born February 13, 1780
    1. Sarah Polly White (1780-1781). Sarah was born February 13, 1780 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(18), and she died November 7, 1781 in Promfret, Windham, Connecticut(19).
    2. Mehitable White (1780-1841). Mehitable was born February 13, 1780 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(20), and she died January 2, 1841 in Lyme, Huron, Ohio. Her husband was Lemuel Morse, Sr. (1779-1854). Their children were: (a) Lucia Morse (1801-1825); (b) Morgan Louis Morse (1804-1876); (c) Elias Morse (1806-1820); (d) Walter White Morse (1808-1891); (e) Lemuel Morse (1811-1889; (f) Melissa L. Morse (1813-1845); (g) Charles Carroll Morse (1815-1886); (h) Adniram Judson Morse (1818-1864); (Lucinda Morse (1821-1854).
  7. Dorcas White (1782-1847). Dorcas was born July 10, 1782 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(21), and she died August 9, 1847 in Auburn, Huron, Ohio. Her husband was David Carlisle (1780-1850). Their children were: (a) Harvey Cummins Carlisle (1806-1877); (b) Sally Olivia Carlisle (1808-1814); (c) Laura Ann Carlisle (1809-1898); (d) Mehetable Carlisle (1819-1907); (e) David O. Carlisle (1819-1869); (f) Deloss W. Carlisle (1823-1857).
  8. Walter White (1784-1812). Walter was born December 18, 1784 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(22), and he died October 15, 1812 in Connecticut. I do not have any additional information for him.
  9. Resolved White (1787-1875). Resolved was born March 31, 1787 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(23), and he died April 5, 1875 in Auburn, Huron, Ohio. His wife was Lucy Searle (1787-1874). Their children were: (a) Philo White (1822-1827); (b) Elizabeth White (1823-1895); (c) Walter William White (1825-1825); (d) Infant Son White (1825-1825)–apparently the Infant Son and Walter William were twins. Neither survived; (e) Resolved Hector White (1827-1827); (f) Baby Boy White (1829-1829); (g) Lucy White (1831-1917).
  10. Artemesia White (1789-1847). Artemesia was born July 4, 1789 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(24), and he died December 7, 1847 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio. Her husband was Hezekiah May (1782-1854). I have no additional information about them.
  11. Twins born December 17, 1792–[Note: The Whites used the same names as the twins born in 1780]:
    1. Sarah Polly White (1792-1840). Sarah was born December 17, 1792 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(25), and she died April 4, 1840 in Auburn Twp., Huron, Ohio. Her husband was George Hammond (1790-1860). Their children were: (a) Albert Hammond (1813-1885); (b) George Hammond (1824-1851).
    2. Mehitable White (1792-1837). Mehitable has been the mystery of the twins. I have her birth record, but I really had to dig to find the rest of the information. Daniel White died in 1799. It is possible the twins moved in with other families. That is the reason why so little information is available about them. Mehitable was born December 17, 1792 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(26, and she died September 8, 1837 in Auburn, Cayuga, New York. Her husband was Amos Underwood (1791-1846). Their children were: (a) George Underwood (1816-1859); (b) Henry Underwood (b. 1817); (c) Jane Underwood (1819-1870); (d) Emily Underwood (1822-1905); (e) Mehetable Underwood (1824-1874); (f) Mary Underwood (1828-1890); (g) M. Charles Underwood (1828-1892); (h) John Underwood (1831-1903); (i) Amos Underwood (1836-1907). After Mehitable’s death, Amos married Eliza Spink (1807-1878). They had two children: (a) Nicholas S. Underwood (1839-1864) and (b) Eliza Underwood (1840-1917). According to Amos Underwood’s Find-a-Grave Entry:  “Died: In Auburn on the 23d ult., Amos Underwood, Esq. A long-time resident. Had been a convert to Universalism for about 12 years. Left a yearly annuity for the Universalist church in Auburn. Funeral by Rev. G[eo.] W. Montgomery of Rochester in the absence of his pastor Rev. J[ohn] M. Austin. (abstract from Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, 10 Jul 1846, a Universalist newspaper)(27).”

 

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The exact date of Sarah Snow’s moving from the Snow household to the White household is unknown, but I suspect it was after the death of their twin daughter, Sarah Polly White, who was born in 1780 and who died in 1781. The Whites were devastated over the death of their daughter. Baby Sarah was the first child to die in that family. And Sarah Snow’s mother Hannah Chubb Snow was very ill. The Whites were delighted to have young Sarah join their family. They would raise her as their own, and they may have adopted her. Hannah Chubb Snow gave birth to a son named Willard (1782-1784)–but he died around the age of two.  The Snows had one more son–Dudley–who was born in 1784 and who lived until 1830. Jonathan Snow and his wife Hannah Chubb both died in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut in 1800. Daniel White died June 16, 1799 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut. His wife, Mehitable Cummins lived until January 19, 1822, and she died in Gorham, Ontario, New York.

I don’t know whether Sarah Snow had contact with her Snow family, but it appears unlikely.  As far as she was concerned, Sarah was a White! Jonathan White and Mehitable Cummins were her parents!  The two names Snow and White have been associated with Sarah for years–a mystery traveling down through the generations. Perhaps the Whites told Sarah in later years, something she may have kept to herself or something she may have shared with her husband. If not, the two names may have arisen from early records now destroyed–some giving her surname as White and others giving her surname as Snow.

Sarah bonded well with the Whites. She was close with her siblings in that family–particularly Mehitable, who was born in 1780. A number of her siblings later moved to Ontario, New York, where Sarah and her husband Daniel settled. Mehitable Cummins White went to New York with her children and died there in 1822. Sarah was also close with other White and Bacon relatives residing in the area. The Whites lived in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut.  Some of their family and friends lived in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sarah accompanied her family to Dudley for visits. It was there where she met her future husband: Daniel Inman (1776-1848), who also made visits to Pomfret.

 

The Story of  Two Josephs

Daniel Inman was born in 1776 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, and he died in 1848 in Kane County, Illinois. He was the son of Joseph Inman and Lucy Sprague. Joseph was born about 1750 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, and he died November 16, 1819 in Ontario, Wayne, New York.  His parents Edward Inman (1713-1778) and Dorcas Paine (1709-1789). Lucy’s parents were Deacon John Sprague (1708-1796) and Judith Green (1715-1757).

I need to mention here that Joseph’s records have been mixed up with another Joseph Inman, whose full name was Joseph Steven Inman (1745-1818). Joseph Steven’s parents were Benjamin Inman (1683-1777) and Thamzen Page (1729-1770). Benjamin Inman (1683-1773) was

  • a son of Edward Inman (1654-1735) and Elizabeth Bennett (1655-1721),
  • a brother of my Edward Inman (1680-1755), who was married first to Mary Malavery (1684-1745) and secondly to Lydia Whipple (who died in 1764),
  • an uncle of my Edward Inman (1713-1778), who was married to Dorcas Paine (1709-1789),
  • and a great uncle of my Daniel Inman’s father Joseph Inman (1750-1819).

My Joseph Inman and Lucy Sprague were the parents of my Daniel Inman (1775-1848)

A Chronology of the Life of Benjamin follows:

  • born June 1683, Providence, Rhode Island(28)
  • Received a Summons to Appear–this may have  been related to a broken marriage contract– July 3, 1703(29)
  • Gave notice that he had taken up a stray mare, sorrel in color on 9 Nov 1716–Smithfield, Providence Co., Road Island(30)
  • Benjamin’s Occupation: Blacksmith in 1721–Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island(31)
  • Appraisal of stray mare found by William Mowry–June 6, 1721(32)
  • Made a Freeman in 1733(32)
  • Licensed to sell liquor–10 Sep 1733, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. (He operated a tavern)(34).
  • Married Thamzen Page, 16 Oct 1748, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island(35)
  • Death: 1773-1774, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island(36)

The early Rhode Island Inmans were Quakers, including Edward Inman (1713-1778) and Elizabeth Bennett (1655-1721). I don’t know how that translates to their children. They were undoubtedly raised as Quakers, but went their own way later. It appears that Benjamin was a Quaker. His son, Joseph Steven, moved to Maine where a large number of early settlers were free-thinkers or scalawags, or both!

Joseph Steven was born September 23, 1745 in Providence, Rhode Island, and he died in 1830 in Orono, Penobscot, Maine. Joseph Steven was falsely arrested and charged with murder–something I discuss below. He was acquitted and after his acquittal, he was given land for the four months he languished in jail. As already noted, Maine’s early settlers were a variety of interesting individualists and scallawags. Joseph Steven’s first wife was Hannah Covell (b. 1755). People have wrongly inserted my Daniel and his sister Lydia into Joseph Steven Inman’s family. They have also listed my Lydia Sprague as the first wife who died early with no children and have given all the children to Hannah Covell! Joseph Steven actually had two marriages. His first to Hannah Covell (b. 1755) resulted in three children: (a) Joseph Inman (1774-1832); (b) Benjamin Inman (1775-1860); and (c) William Inman (1778-1849) as well as a divorce filed by Hannah against Joseph in 1780 for his infidelity.  Joseph then married Ambie Page (1766-1840) in Maine about 1781. (She was the reason for the divorce). Their children were: (a) Allen Inman (b. 1783); (b) Daniel Inman (1784-1822)–not mine; this is another Daniel; (c) Duty Inman (1785-1870); (d) Elias Inman (b. 1787); (e) Henry Inman (1790-1849); (f) Charlotte Caroline Inman (1791-1826); (g) Thomas Inman (b. 1793); (h) Adam Inman (b. 1798). The following is a transcription of the murder trial:

Arrest and Trial of Joseph Inman.

ARREST AND TRIAL OF JOSEPH INMAN OF ORONO,FOR MURDER IN 1801.

Joseph Inman Sen., was an early settler in what is now Orono, where he came 1783, in June. In July 1801, one Oliver Homes, alias Chapman, also a resident was missing. Homes and Inman had quarreled — perhaps when under the influence of rum. With almost entire unanimity the people charged Inman with the murder of Homes. Complaint was made to Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington.

THE COMPLAINT.

To Jonathan Eddy, Esquire, one of the Justices assigned to keep the

Peace within and for said County. Whereas we whose names are under written, have strong suspicions and serious reasons to apprehend that

Oliver Homes, late of Colbornton Plantation, has been murdered; and we have violent reasons to suspect that Joseph Inman, Amble Inman, wife of the said Joseph Inman, and Asenath Homes, wife of the said Oliver Homes, and James Page all of Colbornton Plantation aforesaid, have murdered him the above said Oliver Homes, or been accessory to the above said murder. We therefore request you the said Justice to issue your warrant to apprehend the said Joseph Inman, Amble Inman,

Asenath Homes and James Page, and bring before me the said Justice, for examination, touching the above complaint that they may be further dealt by according to law.

July 22, 1801. Emerson OacuTT,

John Phillips,

Archbald McPhetres.”

Col. Eddy issued his warrant the same day for the arrest of the parties, and Joseph Inman Jr., William Inman, Hannah Page, John Mansell and David Reed were summoned as witnesses. The examination was had the 23d of July at the house of Esquire Eddy, in Eddington — his house was nearly opposite end the Veazie Dam. Nearly the whole population of the upper Penobscot were there; the roads were few, and they came by water. Public opinion was against the prisoners—one or all of them. As to the testimony, tradition says that William Inman swore that he saw his father strike Homes. One piece of testimony has come down. The original I now have before me worn and soiled by 86 years. I give a copy:

Arrest and Trial of Joseph Inman, 55

This day being on Sunday morning about 8 o’clock, William Inman BOD of Joseph Inman of Colbornton Plantation so called, being about 22 or 23 years old, came to me with the following account of what appeared to him the evening before:

**I, William Inman being at a place called Mash’s Island on Penobscot river in a house of Joseph Treat, and John Spencer came in with a pint of rum and told me if I would fetch some water I should have some grog to drink with him. I took a pail in my hand and stepped out of the door and stepped two or three steps towards the water and something appeared before me but I went on to get some water and looking about it seemed to be a Ghost. I dipped some water and turned about to go back. It rose right up before me and seemed to go backward toward the house, and whether it or not I cannot tell for I was very much surprised but it spoke to me and said you may now know what you wanted to know. Your Father was the very man that killed me, and walked away and this I am willing to take my oath of.

William Inman.

But whatever the testimony, it was sufficient to commit Joseph Inman to the Pownalboro Jail, which is now Dresden, to answer to the charge of murder, at the next tern of the Court for the County of Lincoln, where murder cases were returnable. Inman lay in Jail some months; when to the surprise of everyone Homes appeared at Orono. He had been to Rhode Island visiting, and saw in some newspaper, the account of the arrest of Inman, and came back to “show people that he was not dead.”

Inman was soon discharged, and a petition was sent to the General Court in his behalf.

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled:

The subscribers beg leave to represent that Joseph Inman of a plantation called Colburntown in the county of Hancock, a settler on land of the Commonwealth and who has stated to the scribers that he is indebted to the Commonwealth for said land in the sum of about one hundred and fifty dollars, was in the summer of the year 1801 very unjustly arrested and committed to prison on suspicion of having murdered one Oliver Homes of said Colburntown, who had then been sometime absent from his family, that he, the said Inman, was in close confinement for about four months, and that in commence of said suspicion and confinement he incurred many and very great expenses in endeavoring to discover the said Homes, and many suits were commenced against him by persons to whom he was indebted, his property taken and sold for a very small part of its real value, by reason of which the said Inman is rendered unable to pay the said sum 4ae to said Commonwealth.

Arrest and Trial of Joseph Inman.

The Petition is therefore humble pray that the Court may take into consideration the peculiar inconvenience and injuries the said Inman has sustained in consequence of said arrest and confinement, and release to him the whole or a part of said sum, or otherwise relieve the said Inman as the Court may in their wisdom deem expedient and in duty bound the Petitioners will ever pray.

May 31, 1804.

Boston, Feb. 5, 1805.

Sir: — Joseph Inman, one of the 32 settlers who settled on the Lands purchased by the Commonwealth, of the Penobscot Tribe of Indians before August 1796, has purchased one half of Archibald McPheter’s lot as I am informed, who was returned as one of the said 32 settlers.

The said Archibald McPheters has got a deed of the other half of said lot. There is nothing in the way to hinder the said Inman having 150 acres but his poverty, with me as agent.

Salem Towne.

To Jonathan Maynard, Esq.

Indorsed ^’Gen’l Towns Certificate.”

Resolve: On the petition of Amos Patten directing the Hon. Salem Towne Esq. to make and execute a deed to Joseph Inman of 150 acres of land in the 9 townships of land purchased of the Penobscot Indians.

February 15, 1805.

On the petition of Amos Patten and others, in behalf of Joseph Inman who suffered a long confinement in close goal on suspicion of having murdered one Oliver Homes.

Resolved for reasons set forth in said petition, that the prayer thereof be granted, and that the Hon. Salem Towne Esq., as commissioner or agent for the sale of the nine townships of land purchased of the Penobscot Indians, be directed and is hereby authorized, and empowered to make and execute a good and sufficient deed to the aforesaid Joseph Inman, of 150 acres of land, free of any expense to him the said Inman, in the same way and manner as though he, the said Inman had complied with a Resolve of the Legislature passed March 21, A. D. 1798, he being one of the settlers therein described any law or resolve to the contrary notwithstanding(37).

At first, I thought What a horrible experience for the poor man to suffer! I wondered about the subsequent relationship between Joseph Stephens Inman and his son, William, who testified against him. It didn’t take long to find the answer:

Hannah Inman Divorce Petition 1780 Transcribed

And general —- delivery begun and held at Providence on the first Monday of Sep AD 1780

Hannah Inman of Smithfield in the County of Providence, wife of Joseph Inman Junior late of said Smithfield, humbly herewith that many years since she was lawfully married to the said Joseph; that often times in the house of the last Winter, the said Joseph was seen in bed with a woman other than your petitioner. By which wicked and dissolute behavior he hath broken his marriage covenant with the said Hannah–All which she is now ready and fully able to prove to your Honour. Wherefore she prays your Honour to take the ——– into your wise consideration and that upon due proof of the above mentioned facts, your Honour will pronounce well your Sentence of Divorce, declaring the bonds of marriage between the said Joseph and Hannah broken and the said marriage is wholly dissolved and as in duty bound she will ever pray.

Hannah Inman

Transcribed by Tina Grimes November 9, 2014(38).

Joseph Steven probably received his “just dessert” languishing in that jail for four months. Son William–who testified against him–was a son of Joseph Steven’s jilted wife, who was William’s mother! Father and son were probably at odds for some time over the stepmother!

Joseph Stevens Inman was not my Joseph Inman, but they were cousins!

 

The Daniel Inman Family

Joseph Inman and Lucy Sprague were married August 17, 1775 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts(39). Their children follow:

  1. Daniel Inman (1776-1848). The subject under discussion here.
  2. Lydia Inman (1778-1826). Lydia was born in 1778 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, and she died May 23, 1826 in Ontario. New York. Her husband was James Leavens (1775-1827). Their children were: (a) Harriet Leavens (1806-1831); (b) Leona Leavens (1807-1812); (c) Lucy Leavens (1809-1895; (d) Henry Leavens (1811-1883); (e) Lewis Leavens (b. 1812); (f) George Leavens (b. 1814); (g) James Leavens (1814-1856). Lydia and James are buried in the Furnaceville Cemetery, Ontario, Wayne County, New York.

Joseph Inman appears as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Healy’s Company, Col. Jonathan Holman’s regiment for a service of forty-three days. The company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm in December 1776 and was stationed in Providence January 21, 1777(40). Joseph Inman also appears on a list of men appearing in Capt. J. Sprague’s division in service in October 1777(41).  These were Massachusetts units, and these records are sometimes applied to Joseph Steven Inman. Joseph Steven Inman resided in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War. He appears on two documents: The Rhode Island 1777 Military List(42) and The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census Index(43).

Joseph Inman remained in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts until 1800. He and his family relocated to Connecticut, where they appear on the 1800 Census for Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut(44), and the 1810 Census for Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut(45). His son Daniel–my third great-grandfather–married Sarah Snow–my third great-grandmother in 1800 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts. The young couple accompanied Daniel’s parents to Connecticut, where their oldest child was born in 1801. According to Charles Inman:

In 1807 or 1809 Daniel moved from Connecticut to Ontario (now Wayne) County, New York, and became one of the original settlers of the present-day village of Ontario, which was then known as Inman’s Corners or Inman Cross Roads. He purchased 400 acres at that location and built a log House and a sawmill there. In 1810 he had the first tavern stand in the town erected. Daniel was on the muster roll of the militia during the war of 1812, appearing as a sergeant on the rolls of Captain Ebenezer Ingoldsby’s Company of the Thirty-ninth Infantry in the early part of 1813. He was appointed Lieutenant int he Seventy-first Regiment of Militia, 24 April 1818. Daniel was the first tax collector of Ontario. He was also the first postmaster, being appointed to that position for “Inman Cross Roads” on 25 April 1818 and serving until 5 January 1824. A prominent and influential man, he was given to deeds of kindness and charity(46).

The children of Daniel Inman and Sarah Snow follow:

  1. Willard Inman (1801-aft 1860). Willard was born in 1801 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, and he died after 1860 in Jefferson, Butler, Iowa. For years, people thought he died in Kane County, Illinois. I found him on the 1860 Census in Butler County(47), but he disappears from the records after that. His wife’s name was Lydia M. Peck. Their children were: (a) Sarah Inman, born 1825; (b) Elsie Inman, born 1833; (c) Daniel Willard Inman (1835-1909); (d) Chester William Inman (1837-1894); (e) Joseph George Inman (1838-1893); (f) Harriet S. Inman (b. 1840); (g) Lucy Caroline Inman (b. 1843); (h) Franklin E. Inman (1844-1864); (I) Cassius F. Inman (1846-1863). Willard and Lydia married at Inman Corners, Ontario, Wayne County, New York in 1834.
  2. David Trumbull Inman (1802-1866). David was born in Ontario, Wayne County, New York in 1802, and he died April 15, 1866 in Illinois. His wife’s first name was Alamanda. I know nothing else about him.
  3. Alcy Inman (1807-1873). Alcy was born May 21, 1807 in Ontario, Wayne, New York, and she died April 13, 1873 in Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa. Her husband was Robert D. Frost (1808-1873). Their children were: (a) Joseph Inman Robert Frost (1831-1907); (b) Sarah Frost (b. 1839); (c) Josephine Frost (1843-1920); (d) Robert David Frost (1846-1921). (I think I have a picture of Alcy. I need to look through my collection.)
  4. Joseph Inman (1809-1880). Joseph was born in 1809 in New York, and he died of consumption in March 1880, Marble Rock, Floyd, Iowa. His wife was Caroline. I have no additional information about him.
  5. Loren Inman (1810-1878). Loren and his wife Lucy Carpenter (1812-1890) were my second great-grandparents. I will be writing an article on them later, but I will list their children here. Loren was born in 1810 in Ontario, Wayne, New York, and he died September 12, 1878 in Marble Rock, Floyd, Iowa. Their children were: (a) Harvey Carpenter Inman (1836-1883); (b) Joseph L. Inman (1841-1863); (c) Alonzo Inman (1841-1912)–my great grandfather; (d) Charlotte Marinda Inman (1849-1892); (e) Dora Ellen Inman (1852-1930); (f) 2 infant Inmans..
  6. Nelson Proctor Inman (1822-1872). Nelson was born in March 1822 in Genesee County, New York, and he died in 1872 in Sheffield, Franklin, Iowa. His wife was Laura Jane Denny (1826-1916). A short biography follows:

Nelson Inman was in DeKalb Co., IL in 1855 and in Kane Co., IL in 1856. He moved to IA about 1858. In 1860 Nelson and his brothers Loren and Joseph were apparently living on adjacent farms in Union Twsp., Floyd Co., IA since their dwellings were enumerated in succession in the census schedule for that year. Nelson was present at the first school meeting in Scott Tp., Floyd Co., IA which was held no later than April 1864, and he appears on the earliest extant assessor’s list (1866) for that township. The 1870 Census, however, again gives Nelson’s residence as Union Tp., which is adjacent to Scott Tp. Nelson was a farmer. He died about 1872, probably at Sheffield, IA, and is said to have expired from exposure during an attempt to get a doctor for either his son or a neighbor’s family.
Nelson’s wife, Laura, had eight years of schooling. Family tradition tells of a time during an Indian scare when Laura and her children were living southeast of Sheffield. She called in her sons, buried her new cook stove with her dishes and silver inside, and moved in with Jacob Zimmerman (father of Mary Zimmerman, Laura’s daughter-in-law, 1 1/2 miles away. Laura was said to have been almost fearless. Once when returning home alone through the woods at night after helping butcher, the timber wolves approached her so closely that she was forced to throw the meat she was carrying to them in order to reach home safely.
In 1879 Nelson’s wife, Laura, purchased 40 acres adjoining the 40 acres she already owned in West Fork Twsp., about a mile SE of Sheffield. She sold one of the 40 acre parcels in 1883 to D. A. Inman, presumably her son, Daniel Alonzo Inman. Laura was still in the Sheffield area in 1900 but later homesteaded in the Dakotas where she, her daughter Nancy, and a grandson, Fred Underkoffler, built cabins together at the juncture of three quater sections. They lost essentially all their possessions in a prairie fire about 1910. Laura and Nancy moved from Emmetsburg, IA to Warroad, MN in 1915. Both died in a house fire at Warroad May 7, 1916(48).

The children of Nelson Proctor and Laura Inman were: (a) Nancy J. Inman (1852-1916); (b) John Nelson Inman (1854-1942); (c) William Henry Harrison Inman (1856-1950); (d) Daniel Alonzo Inman (1860-1915); (e) Ida Irene Inman (1862-1864); Lucy Adell Inman (1864-1967).

The father of Daniel Inman, Joseph Inman, died while chopping wood November 16, 1819 in Ontario, Wayne, New York. According to his obituary, he was chopping down a tree and asked the man who was with him which way the tree would fall. Then he fell against the tree and died(49). The Inmans continued to reside in New York. Daniels sister Lydia died May 23, 1826 in Ontario, New York and her husband James Leavens died November 12, 1827 in Ontario. Daniel began planning a move to Illinois. His mother, Lucy Sprague Inman, was getting on in years and did not plan to move there. Lucy’s date of death is unknown, but I believe I may have found her. She came from Connecticut; I believe she returned there. When Daniel’s family moved to Illinois in 1830, Lucy moved to New London, Connecticut, where she was known as Lucy Sprague. A number of Sprague families resided in the area; she probably lived with one of them. This Lucy Sprague died May 20, 1836 in New London, Connecticut. She is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London(50). At this time, I do not know whether this is my Lucy, but she is a possibility . Lucy may have died long before 1836 in New York.

The Daniel Inman family is on the census for Ontario, Wayne County, New York in 1830(51). Sarah was still living at the time. It is possible that Sarah died in New York and not in Illinois. According to Charles Inman:

Sometime in the period 1836-40 Daniel moved with his son, Joseph, to Kane County, Ill. and probably settled at once in Sugar Grove Twp. When Daniel, who farmed in Sugar Grove, moved onto his quarter section…on 21 May 1842, his house there was an “approximately 12-foot square frame dwelling with floor, door, window, stove and board roof”. In addition to several small conveyances out of his Holdings in the southeast quarter of section 11 to other settlers in 1842 and 1843, he deeded 52.45 acres of this quarter section to his son, Joseph, 3 Aug 1848. Daniel died in Kane County in 1848(52).

Willard, David, Joseph and Loren  all appear on the 1840 Census for Sugar Grove Twp., Kane County, Illinois.

So where does our friend, Dr. Swett, fit into all of this?

 

An Interesting Connection

I’ve already told the story about how Howard and I met Dr. Rex Swett at the Cancer Center last spring. He was a patient like Howard and not a doctor. Actually, he spent his career as a dentist. I supplied a link to that earlier article I wrote, so I won’t repeat all of that here.

We were sitting at the Center, talking one day about genealogy, a topic that really fascinated Rex. He wanted to know something about his ancestors because he could only go back to his grandparents. So he gave me the names of people he knew about, and I told him I would see what I could find. And I went to work on the project that evening.

“Want to know something funny?” I told Howard, as I searched through the names. “I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Rex doesn’t end up somewhere on my family tree!”

“What makes you say that?”

“Well, his ancestors were all living in the same places as mine and at the same time! They at least had to know one another.”

I was able to go back quite a distance on his Swett/Sweete line. So I made up a chart and gave it to him the next time I saw him.

He was thrilled! He had no idea about any of that.

“And you have a lot of doctors in your background!” I added.

He knew about his grandfather, but not the others.

I last saw Rex on June 9, 2015 when we met with him and his wife at our favorite diner (Great Scott’s Eatery)–their treat because I found all of that family history for him. I think Howard saw him the following month, and he told me he knew then the end was near. Rex passed away August 2. He donated his body to science. After his death, I returned to some of the projects I was working on. I was finishing up my Spence line and about to turn to Inman. And I hadn’t looked at that line in years.

Rex’s ancestral chart was still on my computer in my ancestral tree. It was “floating in space’–not connected to anything. For a moment, I thought about deleting it. Then I decided not to do that, and I am so glad I made that decision.

Shortly after that, I began working on the Snow line, having finally made the decision to follow that course. Sarah Snow’s mother was Hannah Chubb/Cobb. I frowned, wondering where I heard that name before.

“Did Rex mention the Chubb name when he talked about his family?” I asked Howard.

“I don’t know. Why?”

“I think he did.”

Focusing my attention on the name, I followed it out a while until I made a discovery.

“You won’t believe this!” I announced. “I have a cousin match here–although it is definitely distant.”

Hannah Cobb (1712-1791), daughter of Samuel Cobb (1682-1767) and Abigail Stuart (1686-1766), and granddaughter of Deacon Jonathan Cobb (1660-1728) and Hope Chipman (1652-1728)–my first cousin seven times removed–became the second wife of John Swett (1703-1746), son of John Swett (1703-1746). John was the son of Stephen Swett, Sr. (1673-1746) and Mary Kent (1674-1714), and the grandson of  Capt. Benjamin Sweet (1624-1677) and Esther Weare (1627-1718)–Rex’s first cousin seven times removed!

A few days later when I was working on the Snow line, I discovered that Rex and I were first cousins eleven times removed and that his John Swett who married my Hannah Cobb was my fourth cousin eight times removed. My ninth great-grandfather, Patrick Snow (1571-1638) married my ninth great-grandmother, Marie Sweete (1583-1640). She was the daughter of Matthew Sweete (1545-1612) and Dorothy Delbridge (1562-1589)–my tenth great-grandparents! Matthew was Dorothy’s second husband. Her first husband was Rex’s direct ancestor and Matthew’s brother, Richard Swett (1546-1581). Rex descends directly from their son, John Swett (b. 1680).

Rex’s ancestors lived in Barnstable, Massachusetts during the same period of time that mine lived there and were also in Rockingham County, New Hampshire where my Bachiller-Wing ancestors lived. Eventually they went to Maine and stayed there until Moses Swett (b. 1740) departed for Canada. (Like his ancestors, Rex was definitely a free-thinker and a free-spirit!) They remained in Canada until John Swett (b. 1776) returned to New York for a short period of time. Rex’s grandfather, Dr. Charles Swett (b. 1879) was born in Illinois and Rex’s father, Charles H. Swett, Jr. (1906-1960), was born in Winner, Tripp, South Dakota and died in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota. Rex grew up in South Dakota, where he became an outstanding athlete. (That story is in the other article.)

First cousins eleven times removed!

Somewhere, I think Rex is smiling!

 

References

 

(1) Charles G. Inman, Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y., and Sugar Grove, Ill. and His Descendants ca. 1776- ca. 1976 with Ancestral Notes to the Early Seventeeth Century, 1976.  Available on The Inman Compendium Website: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=inman_compendium

(2) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Jonathan Snow and Hannah Chubb. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 2 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(3) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Jonathan Snow, Jr. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(4) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Eunice Snow. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(5) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Annis Snow. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(6) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Willard Snow. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(7) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Willard Snow. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(8) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Dudley Snow. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(9) U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah about Dudley Snow. Date Accessed: 2 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(10) Charles G. Inman, Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y., and Sugar Grove, Ill. and His Descendants ca. 1776- ca. 1976 with Ancestral Notes to the Early Seventeeth Century, 1976.  Available on The Inman Compendium Website: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=inman_compendium

(11) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Jonathan White . Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(12) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Jonathan White and Mehitable Cummins. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(13) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Jonathan White, Jr. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(14) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Danforth White, Jr. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(15) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Anna White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(16) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Elizabeth White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(17) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Daniel White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(18) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Sarah Polly White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(19) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Sarah Polly White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(20) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Mehitable White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(21) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Dorcus White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(22) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Walter White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(23) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Resolved White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(24) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Artemesia White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(25) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Sarah Polly White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(26) Early Connecticut, Town and Marriage Records (The Barbour Collection) for Mehitable White. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(27) U.S. Find-a-Grave Index for Amos Underwood. Ancestry.com, Probo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(28) Benjamin Inman Birth Information. Records of the Colony of Rhode Island in the New World. Date Accessed: 4 Nov 2015. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=x3BVQTtkd_8C&pg=PA175&dq=%22Benjamin+Inman%22&lr=&cd=24#v=onepage&q=%22Benjamin%20Inman%22&f=false

(29)  Benjamin Inman Notice to Appear, 3 Jul 1703. [Apparently related to a broken contract of marriage]. Records of the Colony of Rhode Island in the New World. Date Accessed: 4 Nov 2015. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=x3BVQTtkd_8C&pg=PA175&dq=%22Benjamin+Inman%22&lr=&cd=24#v=onepage&q=%22Benjamin%20Inman%22&f=false

(30) Benjamin Inman Notice Regarding Stray Horse, 9 Nov. 1716. Early Records of Providence, IX:162

(31) Benjamin Inman’s Occupation in 1721: Blacksmith. Early Records of Rhode Island

(32) Benjamin Inman Appraisal, 6 Jun 1721. Early Records of Providence, IX:153

(33) Benjamin Inman Made a Freeman, 1733. Early Records of Rhode Island

(34) Benjamin Inman Liquor License, 10 Sep 1733. Rhode Island Historical Society: Abstracts made 1882 (dated 28 Dec. 1882) by Erastus Richardson, from Smithfield Town Council Records, 1731-1748)

(35) Benjamin Inman Marriage, 16 Oct 1748. The Narragansett historical register, Volume 7 By Rhode Island Citizens Historical Association, pg 41; Vital Record of Rhode Island Vol 1 & 2 by James N Arnold

(36) Benjamin Inman, Death, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at: http://www.ancestry.com

(37) Joseph Inman Murder Article, Published in the Providence Journal 9 Sep 1801. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(38) Hannah Inman Divorce Petition 1780 Transcribed by Tina Grimes 9 Nov 2014. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(39) Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 about Joseph Inman and Lucy Sprague. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(40) Joseph Inman Revolutionary War Service. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online). Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(41) Joseph Inman Revolutionary War Service. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online). Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(42) Joseph Steven Inman Revolutionary War Service. The Rhode Island 1777 Military List. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(43) Joseph Steven Inman Revolutionary War Service. The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(44) 1800 Census for Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut about Joseph Spence. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov. 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(45) 1810 Census for Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut about Joseph Spence. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov. 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(46) Charles G. Inman, Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y., and Sugar Grove, Ill. and His Descendants ca. 1776- ca. 1976 with Ancestral Notes to the Early Seventeeth Century, 1976.  Available on The Inman Compendium Website: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=inman_compendium

(47) 1860 Census for Butler, Jefferson, Iowa for Willard Inman. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(48) Nelson Proctor Inman Biography from the Inman Compendium. Submitted to Ancestry.com by Brenda Ozog 10 Apr 2009. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(49) Joseph Inman Obituary, Published in the Providence Gazette December 4, 1819. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(50) Lucy Sprague Find-a-Grave Index. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(51) 1830 Census for Ontario, Wayne, New York for Daniel, Inman. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 5 Nov 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

(52) Charles G. Inman, Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y., and Sugar Grove, Ill. and His Descendants ca. 1776- ca. 1976 with Ancestral Notes to the Early Seventeeth Century, 1976.  Available on The Inman Compendium Website: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=inman_compendium

 

 

 

One thought on “The Search For Sarah Snow (1780-1830)–Wife of Daniel Inman (1776-1848)

  1. Thank you so much for your research.
    Daniel Inman and Sarah Snow are my maternal 3rd great grandparents through Nelson Proctor Inman. But it gets more interesting. Lucy Carpenter, the wife of my maternal 3rd great uncle, appears to be from my paternal line descended from my 8th paternal grandfather, an early arrival in Plymouth who was a friend of Roger Williams in Rhode Island.

    I look forward to reading your other information.

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