Cocke County, Tennessee
Susannah (Joseph) Inman
Civil War Minors Pension

Names mentioned: Joseph Inman, Susannah Rose Inman, James Whitehead, Nancy Jane Inman, Martha Elizabeth Inman, David Hicks, Perry Murrell, John Murrell, Thomas J Keener, Nancy Murrell, Anderson Walker, John Gregory.

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Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price

Joseph Inman served as a private in Co E, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers. He enrolled 12/15/1862 and died while on parole at Annapolis, MD, on 4/10/1863 of pneumonia. He and his wife Susannah married 10/18/1851. She was pensioned to 5/28/1867 when she remarried to James Whitehead. The minor children then received a pension: born 7/09/1853 and Martha Elizabeth born 6/23/1857.

On 9/08/1869, Susannah Whitehead, formerly Susannah, about thirty-four, a resident of the 10th Civil District of Cocke County, filed a claim for pension for the minor children of Joseph Inman as their guardian. (Her application for a pension was Certificate #127392, and was referred to for proof for this claim).

On 5/07/1866, David Hicks and Perry Murrell swore oath that they were present at the marriage of Joseph Inman and Susannah Rose by John Murrell, JP.

James Whitehead and Susannah Inman were married by Thomas J Keener, a JP, on 5/28/1867.

Nancy Murrell deposed that she was present at the house of Joseph and Susan Inman when Jane was born and acted as chief physician at the birth of said child. She was not present when Martha Elizabeth was born, but she saw the child shortly after the birth. Anderson Walker and John Gregory witnessed her signature. This was dated 6/03/1868.

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