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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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