When David Inches and his twin brother David were born on October 18, 1833, in Kinnoull, Perthshire, their father, James, was 38 and their mother, Jane, was 26. He married Harriet Jane Johnston on July 4, 1867, in Scotch Grove, Iowa. They had 11 children in 22 years. He died on November 10, 1914, in Sterling, Kansas, having lived a long life of 81 years.
Oct. 18, 1834
Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Nov. 10, 1914
Reverend David INCHES was born in Balbigee, Scotland on October 18, 1834. He came to America with his family at the age of 8 years. During the Civil War, Rev. INCHES was a member of Company C of the 44th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry. He graduated from the Monmouth, Illinois, seminary in 1867 and was ordained as a United Methodist Presbyterian minister in 1869. Rev. INCHES married Harriet J. “Hattie” JOHNSTON in Scotch Grove, Iowa on July 4, 1867. Rev. INCHES pastored at Spring Grove, Illinois from 1869 to 1887; North Bend, Nebraska from 1876 to 1887; worked in Nebraska and South Dakota from 1887 to 1889; and pastored in Redding, Iowa from 1889 to 1894. The family moved to Sterling, Kansas, in 1894. Rev. INCHES became blind in 1903, and died November 10, 1914, Sterling, Kansas, with interment at Sterling. Harriet J. “Hattie” (JOHNSTON) INCHES was born in Steuben County, Indiana on November 4, 1884, and died in Sterling, Kansas, on November 16, 1917. They were the parents of Ida R. (INCHES) HILL STRANEY; Mary Jane “Jennie” INCHES (ca. 1880-1858), unmarried; Etta (INCHES) DERICKSON (1880-1973); Anna M. “Minnie” (INCHES) JOHNSTON; Evelyn (INCHES) SCHUCK; David Johnston INCHES (died in infancy); Charlotte (INCHES) GILLILAND (1881-1965); John Wallace INCHES (1884-1972; Emma “Myrtle” INCHES (ca. 1890-?); and, Inez M. (INCHES) STACKHOUSE (ca. 1888-?).Family links:
Spouse: Harriet Jane Johnston Inches (1884 – 1917)