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Inslee, Joseph

Born: 1796-10-XX New York

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1818, Inslee and his wife settled a few miles south of Springfield, Illinois, where Inslee established himself as a blacksmith and farmer. In 1832, Inslee served as sergeant in the Fourth Regiment, Third Brigade of Illinois Mounted Volunteers serving in the Black Hawk War. In 1850, Inslee owned $2,800 worth of real estate.

Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County (Chicago: Munsell, 1912 ), 2:1338; Isaac H. Elliott, Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War 1831-32 and in the Mexican War 1846-48 (Springfield, IL: Journal Company, 1902), 77; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 183.