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352 INHAÚMA INMAN INHAÚMA, Joaquin José Ignacio de Bar- ros (een-yah-oo'-mah), Viscount of, Brazilian naval officer, b. in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 July, 1808; d. in Rio Janeiro, 8 March, 1868. In 1810 his parents settled in Brazil, where he studied at the naval academy, was graduated in 1822, entered the navy as a volunteer, and in 1823 was promoted midshipman. In 1824-5 he served against the revolutions of Pernambuco, Ceará, and Maranháo, and in 1826 in the campaign in Uruguay, where he ran the gantlet of nineteen blockading ships in an open boat to reach the Brazilian squad- ron, and returned with re-enforcements and am- munition. In 1827 he was shipwrecked in the corvette “ Duqueza de Goyaz” in the expedition against Patagonia, taken prisoner on the coast, and sent with eignty other Brazilians to Buenos Ayres; but on the voyage they revolted under Barrosas leadership, overpowered the guard, and, eluding the men-of-war of the convoy, arrived in safety at Montevideo on 29 Aug. He served during the revo- lutions of 1831 in Rio Janeiro, of 1836 in Maran- hâo, and of 1837 in Bahia, and was promoted com- mander. In 1841 he was appointed inspector of the arsenal of Rio Grande do Sul, and defeated the rebels in that city. He was promoted captain* of a frigate in 1844, and in 1846 sent to England to construct the man-of-war “ Constituiçâo. In 1849 he obtained the rank of post-captain, and in 1850 was appointed inspector-general of the dock- yards of Rio Janeiro, where he superintended the construction of several men-of-war. He was pro- moted commodore in 1852, contre-admiral in 1856, in 1858 a member of the supreme naval council, and in 1861 minister of the navy. During the ravages of the cholera in Rio Janeiro in 1854 he personally carried help from door to door. Dur- ing the war with Paraguay he was appointed com- mander-in-chief of the Brazilian naval squadron, and left for the seat of war in December, 1866, re- ceiving his promotion to vice-admiral in January, 1867. On 15 Aug. he bombarded Curupaity, broie through the enemy’s obstructions on board the iron-clad “ Brazil,”* sinking several torpedo-boats and iron-clads, and on 17 Sept. was rewarded by the title of Baron of Inhauma. He was promoted admiral in January, 1868, and in February bom- barded Humaita, Timbó, and Tebicuary, and forced the passage of Angustura, which had been reputed impossible, directing the operations per- sonally from the bridge of the “ Belmonte.” But he was attacked by a malignant fever, and was taken to Rio Janeiro, where he died, a few days after receiving the title of Viscount of Inhauma. IÑIGO, Abad y Lasierra, known as Friar Iñigo (in-yee -go), Spanish missionary, b. in Spain about 1730; d. in Madrid in 1789.’ In 1772 he went to Porto Rico, W. I., with Bishop Manuel Jimenez Pérez, of the same order, whose confessor and adviser he was, and, besides the duties peculiar to his missionary work, gave himself to the study of history, geography, political economy, and the habits of the country. About 1778 he was exiled by the governor of the island, Don José Dufresne, through personal enmity. King Charles III. dis- approved this act, and later the Count of Florida Blanca, first minister of the king, commended to Friar Inigo the task of writing the history of Por- to Rico, which, on 25 Aug., 1782, he delivered into the minister’s hands under the title “ Historia Geo- gráfica, Civil y Natural, de San Juan Bautista de ruerto Rico ” (Madrid, 1788, edited by Don Anto- nio Valladares de Sotomayor: St. Jonn of Porto Rico, 1830; corrected and enlarged éd., by Don José Julian de Acosta y Calvo, 1866). INMAN, George, soldier, b. in Boston, Mass., 3 Dec., 1755; d. in St. Christopher, W. I., in 1789. He was graduated at Harvard in 1772, and entered the British army as a volunteer in December, 1775. On the night before the battle of Long Island he captured a patrol of five American officers, an event which Johnson says largely influenced the result of the battle. For this service Sir William Howe presented him with an ensigncy in the 17th foot. lie was wounded at Princeton, was present at Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth, and was promoted to a lieutenancy in the 26th foot, 29 June, 1778. Soon afterward his regiment was sent to England, and there he obtained the captaincy of a troop of horse that had been raised in the West Indies, and went to St. Christopher, where he died, llis “Narrative of the Revolutionary War, 1776-1779,” was published in the “Pennsyl- vania Magazine of History and Biography.” INMAN, John Hamilton, financier, b. in Jef- ferson county, Tenn., 23 Oct., 1844. His father was a banker and farmer. John left school at fif- teen years of age. and became a clerk in a Georgia bank* of which his uncle was president. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted in the Con- federate army. Ilis relatives were impoverished by the war, and in September, 1865, he went to New York city to seek his fortune. He obtained employment in a cotton house, was admitted to a full partnership in the firm in 1868, and in 1870 founded the house of Inman, Swann and Co., in which he associated himself with his former part- ners. The business increased rapidly, and in a few years he amassed a fortune of several million dollars in the cotton trade, which was attracted to New York city largely through his activity. He turned his attention to the development of south- ern resources, and, in association with other capi- talists who relied on his judgment, invested over $5,000,000 in the enterprises of the Tennessee coal, iron, and railroad company, including the bitu- minous coal-mines at Birmingham, Ala., the blast- furnaces in that city, and Bessemer steel works at Ensley City, near there. He induced the invest- ment of over $100,000,000 in southern enterprises, and became a director in companies that possessed more than 10,000 miles of railroad. INMAN, William, naval officer, b. in Utica, N. Y., in 1797; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., 23 Oct., 1874. His parents were English. He entered the navy as a midshipman on 1 Jan., 1812. served on the lakes during the war of 1812—’15, was promoted lieutenant on 1 April, 1818, and was in charge of one of the two boats that captured a pirate vessel on the coast of Cuba in 1823. He became a com- mander on 24 May, 1838, and was assigned to the steamer “ Michigan ” on the lakes in 1844-’6. After being promoted captain on 2 June, 1850, he commanded the steam frigate “Susquehanna,” of the East India squadron, in 1851. From 1859 till 1861 he was in command of the squadron on the coast of Africa, which recaptured and landed in Liberia 3,600 slaves. He wa& promoted commo- dore and placed on the retired list on 4 April, 1867, and at the time of his death was the senior officer of his rank.—His brother, Henry, painter, b. in Utica, N. Y., 20 Oct., 1801: d. in New York city, 17 Jan., 1846, intended to follow the life of a soldier, and had obtained an appointment to the U. S. military academy, but a visit to the studio of John Wesley Jarvis decided his career: and, with the permission of his father, he became a pupil of that artist. Jarvis, who exclaimed at the first sight of the youth that he had “ the very head for a painter,” willingly took him into his studio,

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