m. ABT. 1778
Facts and Events
From Beal, 1995. Inman Innings 1(5), quoting Buis T. Inman]
...[S]ome sources give Robert Inman as the father of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego while others give Ezekial as the father. There were a number of Robert Inmans documented in Virginia and North and South Carolina. it is well documented that Ezekial lived in Burke County, North Carolina at the same time as the three brothers, and the general belief is that he was their father.
Abednego was raised in Albemarle, Virginia. Came to North Carolina as a young man. Ref DAR # 354972;SR22-23, 23, 24, 28-29.
Buried in old cemetery next to the courthouse in Dandridge. Grave DAR marked.
Lived in NC & GA during Revolutionary war. Service in Indian and Border warfare.
One of the soldiers from Watauga and Holston Settlements against the British.
Served under Sevier, as a Major, wounded at King's Mountain. (Source:Moss, 1990 includes him on a list of persons who may have served at Kings Mountain but for whom no formal documentation has been found. Abednego survived long enough to have claimed a pension as a result of his service; References indicate that "the DAR accepted his service record", which may imply a pension statement. If that's the case, then this should be easy to document. Moss apparently wasn't able to document this, so this is probably simply family tradition.)
In May of 1796, he was commissioned Justice in Jefferson County, TN.
Came from England 1765-1767, settling first in Limestone, Virginia (There is no Limestone Virginia, then or now. There is a Limestone in Washington County TN, and a Limestone in Mineral County WV, but none in VA proper. Limestone TN would not have been settled as early as 1765, and so this may refer to LImestone WV; however, the migratory route would be unusual, and seems unlikely Q 22:31, 16 March 2010 (EDT))
Abednego Inman appears on a passenger list from England: "Immigrant Ancestors: A list of 2500 Immigrants to America before 1750" by Virkus. Abednego Inman from England came 1765-67, settled at Limestone, Va, then at Dandridge, TN;
Major, American Revolution. Listed on Historical Marker, Dandridge, TN;
Trustee Hopewell Presbyterian Church Dandridge, TN; Lived in NC, Jefferson Co., TN, Milville, GA, and back to Jefferson Co., TN. Seems to be still some question among researcher where Abednego and his brothers came from. According to the Compendium of American Genealogists he came to VA from England abt. 1755, age 15, and settled at Limestone, Rockbridge Co., VA
One of the earliest references to Abednego is found in the Missouri Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, pp. 138-40 1912 which relates that in the year 1767 a party of explorers left their home in NC to explore land lying west of the Cumberland Mountains (later a part of Tenn.). In the party were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Inman under the leadership of Daniel Boone. They endured many hardships in the middle of winter while crossing the mountain range and depended for their subsistence on the game they could kill. When they arrived near the central part of the present state of Tennessee, they camped near a cave where they were surprised and attacked by Indians. Not having taken the precaution of posting sentinels, nearly all of the little band were either killed or wounded. Among the slain was Meschach Inman. Among the wounded were Shadrach and Abednego. The former received a wound in the side with a spear. Abednego received a wound on the forehead from an Indian Tomahawk, leaving a scar which he carried the remainder of his life. He hid in a large hollow tree for nine days without food and only a little water. Eventually, he was able to make his way back to his home in North Carolina. Shadrach Inman and Daniel Boone were able to escape the attack and make their way back to their homes.