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Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio
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Publ: Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company,
1895.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  HIRAM S. INSKEEP is conspicuously identified with the agricultural enterprises of Allen township, Union county, and is recognized as one of the solid and progressive farmers of the community, - one whose family history traces back to the early pioneer days.
     He was born, on the farm where he now abides, ay 1, 1835, the son of William Inskeep, who was also a native son of the Buckeye State, having been born in Logan county, Mar. 4, 1808.  He was a son of Job Inskeep, who was born in Culpeper county, Virginia, with whose history that of his family had been linked from the earliest Colonial days.  William Inskeep was married, Dec. 27, 1832, to Miss Mary Stokes, who was born Aug. 26, 1812, the daughter of Joseph Stokes, a native of Culpeper county, Virginia.  In 1831 the farm now owned by our subject became the residence place of his honored father, who settled there at that time, the place comprising 100 acres, which he cleared and developed to a high state of productiveness.  He was a man of marked intellectual power, and became one of the most prominent citizens of the township, having held preferment as Township Trustee, Treasurer, Postmaster, etc.  His death occurred in September, 1843, but his widow survived to attain the venerable age of eighty years, her death occurring Jan. 20, 1892.
     Of their children only two are living at the present time, - Olive, wife of William Crary, of Vigo, Ross county, Ohio; and Hiram subject of this sketch.  The following record gives the names of the children in the order of birth: Louisa; Hiram S.; Matilda A.; Olive; Olive A.; William E. who was a soldier in the late war, and a prominent resident of Allen township until the time of his death; Victoria; and Bates.  On account of the prominent position which William E. held in the community, it will be apropos to offer the following brief record concerning his life:  He was born in Allen township, May 16, 1843, and was here reared and educated.  In September, 1861, he enlisted for service in the late war as a member of Company C, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, participating in the following named battles: Stone River, Perryville, Wildcat Mountain, Hoover's Gap and Corinth.  He was in battle for fifteen days at the last named point.  He proved a gallant soldier, and was Honorably discharged at the completion of his term of service.  He was Commander of Company D, Seventh Ohio National Guard, at Lewisburg, for a period of seven years.  William E. Inskeep died Jan.22, 1891.
     Hiram S. Inskeep, the immediate subject of this review, grew to maturity on the old homestead farm, and received his theoretical educational discipline in the schools of the district.  Mar. 26, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Spain, whose family had long been one of prominence in Allen township.  Her father, Washington Spain, is still living, an honored patriarch of the township, while her mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Ann Shinnemon, died Feb. 1, 1894, at the age of sixty-five years.  They had six children, of whom four are living at the present time.  The names of the children are as follows:  John Q.; Margaret, wife of our subject; Henry Ellis; Sarah Agnes, wife of Luther Wood, is deceased; Algretta, deceased; and Delmer W.
     Mr. and Mrs. Inskeep
have two interesting children, a son and a daughter: Omer W. and Ila May.
     Our subject has a good farm of fifty-four acres, located on the rich bottom lands of Big Darby creek, and the same is under a most effective system of cultivation, with a fine residence and other excellent improvements in the way of buildings.  In politics Mr. Inskeep voted with the Republican party for years, but becoming convinced that the People's party advocated the principles best intended to conserve national prosperity, he identified himself with that organization.  As a man he is held in the highest esteem in the community, while his ability and progressive spirit are recognized.
~ Page 476 - Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio - Illustrated - Publ: Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1895.

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