|Birth: ||Feb., 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1916|
Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Winters) Inman. Lived in the southeast corner of Clay County, Indiana sometimes called the "Duncan Corner" or the "Duncan Settlement." Grave marker was made of stone by Mr. Inman.
From reminiscences of Ruth G. Duncan about Charlie and Cindy Inman: "I wish the cabin was still there--it had one room and a lean-to porch--the floor of the porch was the ground but the cabin had wide boards that were always white. They lived very simple. They roasted their own coffee and corn bread on top of the stove. Aunt Cindy as we called her made cracklin corn bread that smelled wonderful--they had their meal ground and also when Grandma [Sadie (Conder)] Duncan butchered, they ground cracklens for her. They never had white bread or any oven. Uncle Charlie walked to Coal City to get his green coffee--he would only have 25 cents to get their groceries. There was a woods north of their cabin. Uncle Charlie always got his wood to burn in the summer. I can remember it being stacked on this lean to porch for their fuel. Uncle Charlie had a long white beard and Aunt Cindy was very stooped and smoked a clay pipe--they raised their own tobacco and would hang it up to dry--Aunt Cindy made lye soap--it sure made white clothes--it was like thick molasses--my mother had her make our soap. Their bed was beautiful--it had cords for springs and big round balls at the head and foot--it was unfinished and always white or clean. Aunt Cindy died before Uncle Charlie--he went to live with Jiles' dad and mother [Frank and Sadie Duncan] and sold the bed for $5. It would be worth a lot now. I remember Aunt Cindy died in the cabin but don't remember the funeral. There weren't any funeral homes at that time--the body was kept in the home and laid out on a board. The people in the neighborhood sat up all nite. I sat up with Aunt Cindy and was scared all the time--we got so hungry but there wasn't any food and the coffee grinder was on the wall near where she laid--we wouldn't know how to make their kind of coffee any way."
Elizabeth Winters Inman (1792 - 1870)
Lucinda Holliday Inman (1839 - 1913)
Created by: CharlieBall
Record added: Jul 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28169339
Just a note to say the 'cords' would be tightened every night to make sure the 'mattress' was firm. That is where the term 'sleep tight' came from. Wish i had know them.|
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