Shelby  County,  Indiana

J.  W.  Inlow,  M.D.

          J. W. Inlow, M. D.,  merchant, was reared a farmer boy.  He remained at home until he was of age when he began teaching school.  When he was twenty-four he began reading medicine with  Dr. J. J. Inlow,  a cousin.  He remained in this office for three years and then began practice.  He was married in May, 1871, to  Miss Mary Callahan  of Rush County, born December 2, 1838.  For some fifteen years Dr. Inlow was the only doctor in his township.  He enjoys the confidence of the people, and has a large general practice.  He also owns a large general store which does a good business.  He was born in Rush County, Ind., November 10, 1839, the third of a family of six children born to  Isham and Martha (Cassaday) Inlow,  who were natives of Kentucky.  Grandfather Cassaday was a native of Ireland: he came to America previous to the Revolutionary War in which he served.  He settled in Fleming County, that was first known by his name.  He was a companion of Boone and others of the early Kentucky pioneers.  Grandfather Inlow entered land in Shelby County, in 1830, to which the father of our subject moved in 1837, where he erected a cabin on the present site of the town of Manilla.  His wife died in May, 1851, when he married  Miss Mary Nawpson.  He is now living at Homer, Rush County, where he enjoys a fair home and the esteem of all.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches,"  page 688
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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