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Subject: Re: [MOCHRIST] Nicholas A. Inman
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 21:28:24 EDT
Nicholas Alexander Inman, the son of David Alexander and Elizabeth Carnes
Inman, came to Christian Co. from Monroe and Loudon Cos., TN before the Civil
War. He was almost certainly related to the Inmans from Giles TN, who had
their roots in Grainger, Jefferson, Greene Cos., TN and Augusta, VA. When
Nicholas first came to Missouri, he was a boarder in the Weaver home in Ozark
with Samuel Faught from Giles Co. Nicholas' farm was located adjacent to the
farm of my great-great-grandparents, John Wesley and Lavanda Wilson Inman,
southeast of Nixa and south of what was known as the Mt. Vernon Road, now
Missouri 14. But John W. was from the Giles branch.
I don't have the e-mail that led to your question about Faughts. Faught's
Store was the center of a community three to four miles west-by-northwest of
old Nixa, just south of McConnell Cemetery, as far as I can tell. I have
associated it with Walter "Scott" Faught (b. 1871, or seven years before Nixa
was named), son of Wiley Blount and Elisabeth F. McConnell Faught and
grandson of Walter McConnell. Scott was relatively prominent as a young man
in the area and became the federal census taker in 1900 after Mord Edwards'
alcoholism became full-blown and he was admitted to Nevada State Hospital.
For a time, Scott tried to get a post office at Faughts in the early 1900s,
but failed. Faught's Church was also there, but it was moved to Nixa and
became the First Church of Christ or Christian Church of Nixa. (I probably
have the name wrong, but it's the predecessor of a still-functioning church.)
The Faughts, McConnells, Edwardses and other early settlers from Maury and
Giles TN were primarily Disciples of Christ; the Inmans were Methodist.
Louisa Caroline Inman Glover Wilson Sanders said in a federal affidavit that
she buried her second husband, James H. Wilson (my ggg-grandfather), in
Faughts graveyard. If it was located at the church and store, the site is
lost. She, however, may have meant McConnell Cemetery or Payne Cemetery,
which is where her third husband William Sanders is buried. (Louisa died in
Oklahoma and is buried there.) McConnell Cemetery was well-known by that name
in the 1890s, just after John W. McConnell deeded the land to the county for
community burial use. The Ozark paper in the 1890s advertised an annual
spring cleanup for McConnell Cemetery in anticipation of "Decoration Day," as
it was known then.
The community around Faughts also was referred to a something "grove" just
after the Civil War in correspondence by Elizabeth Wood Faught, the mother of
Wiley Jr. perhaps Pleasant Grove, apparently in reference to a church.