Monday, November 17, 2008

The Mannings of South Carolina

Laurence Manning (1757-1804) was wounded during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. His widowed mother was with him. Nothing is known of her except that she and Laurence came from Carlisle in Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the continental Army. Was promoted to Sergeant in 1777; to Ensign in 1778; to Lieutenant and Adjutant in 1779. In 1780 he was transferred to the Brigade of Light Horse Harry Lee.

After the war he married into a "highly respectable family. He married Susannah Richardson the daughter of General Richard Richardson and his first wife, Mary Cantey.

Laurence and Susannah had a son Richard Irvine Manning I (1789-1836), who was governor of South Carolina from 1824-1826.The portrait is of Richard.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Recent Manning Family Research in Morgan County Kentucky

I researched the records in the Morgan County Clerk's office in West Liberty,Kentucky on April 23,2008 and found the will of my Great,Great,Great Grandfather Charles B. Mannin ( wife Susanna Shubert) who died in 1877.Charles was born in 1799 in Virginia and married Susanna Shubert in Bath County on September 30,1812. (Morgan County was formed from Bath,Floyd and Johnson Counties).Susanna Mannin was shown in the 1880 Morgan County census as 84 and her daughter Polly was shown as residing in the household.

Charles' father Meridith Mannin( a prominent landowner) was born in Virginia in 1780 and lived until after 1850.Meridith married Catherine Burnett in March 1797 in Franklin County,Virginia. Catherine was the daughter of Charles Burnett and Catherine Brock. Burnett's father John came came from Aberdeen,Scotland to Virginia in the 1630s . The Burnett's had a fleet of ships and received a warrant or charter from King Charles in 1638 to trade in Virginia.

Charles' daughter Mary A. Mannin (a/k/a Polly and born around 1840-41) married our Great,Great Grandfather Sylvester Mannin(g) on April 8,1863 just before he enlisted in the Confederate Army.Polly is the name shown on our Great Grandfather Val's death certificate as his mother in 1937. Polly was still alive as late as 1900 as there is a deed to her of part of her father Charles' estate.Val married Mollie Hackworth,second marriage.

It is believed that Sylvester divorced Mary A. (Polly) and was married several times and left children behind as he traveled all over Kentucky and Ohio. It is also believed that he may have been imprisoned for theft and burglary in the 1870s for offenses committed in or near Tollesboro in Lewis County

Sylvester and Polly had three children:

Ephriam Elliott Manning born January 3,1868 ,died in 1926 and is buried in Ezel,Kentucky

Valentine (Val) Manning born May 19,1871,died January 26,1937 and is buried in the Maysville Cemetery not far from his wife Mollie Hackworth Manning,believed to be a Cherokee or at least half Cherokee.

Charles Manning born 1869 and died 1926.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Manning Brothers In 1930s

Photo of my Grandfather Walter C."Tuck" Manning (Right) and his brothers Ova(Center) and Emmet Dexter(Left),sons of Val and Mollie Hackworth Manning

My grandfather Walter Carl "Tuck"Manning (1903-1958)was Val's son. Val manning died during the 1937 flood of Pneumonia and had to be buried twice because of high waters. WC and my father Walter Lee manning,Jr. rowed the body to the Maysville Cem. where it was buried on high ground and later moved to its current location.

WC married June Mae Lacy (1911-1999) of Wolfe County in Morgan County in 1924. Both WC and June are buried in the Maysville Cem. with Val and Mollie.

Children of WC and June Lacy Manning:

Virgie Manning Morgan Born 1925-2012 (Lived in  Mt. Vernon Missouri)
Husband- Marvin "Red" Morgan

Children-William Morgan,Marlene Morgan

Walter Lee (October 13,1926-July 23,1998) buried in Maysville Cemetery
Wife- Loretta m. Manning (1927-2011) buried in Maysville Cemetery
Children-Dennis Micheal Manning (lives in Lebanon,IN) B.1945 (Children Michael Joe Manning & Rebecca Lynn Manning ) and Gerald Stephen (Steve") Manning lives in Lexington,KY B.1948 (Children Joshua Stephen Manning and Mary Catlin "Katie"Manning
Wife- Amy VanderHorst Manning

Marie Manning Vest(1927-1997)buried in Danville, KY
Husband- Ben Vest died in 2014
Children-Benjamin Vest Jr. and Samuel Vest (both reside in Danville,KY)

Mary Manning Turner lives in Maysville, KY

Children-Wayne Turner,Judy Turner Pipal ,Carol Turner Sapp, Sandy Turner McElveen &Ronad L. Turner (Deceased)

Manning Cemetery Ezel Kentucky

Most of these Mannings buried here are cousins/nephews and nieces of my Great Grandfather Val(Valentine)Manning (1871-1937) and related to his brother Ephraim Elliot Manning(1868-1926):

Stella Cole Manning b May 21, 1903 d February 23, 1982

William Valentine Manning b 1892 d 1957

Ethel M. Manning (daughter of above)b March 16, 1933 d May 28,1935

Ethan(Ephram) Elliot Manning b March 16, Jan.3,1868 d February 7, 1926 (son of Sylvester and Mary A. "Polly" Manning)

Ollie Manning Stamper b January 30, 1903 d February 1, 1926

Louisa Belle Lawson Manning (Wife of Ephraim (1865-1952)

Polly A Manning Cole b Sept. 22,1900

A.A. Manning b January 1, 1818 d June 8, 1876

John Manning d 1881

Ezra W. Manning (son of Winfred & Golda) b February 19, 1935 d June 25,

Winfred Manning b August 15, 1907 d September 18, 1984

Golda Manning b November 7, 1911 d Sept 18, 1986

Sylvia Jewell Manning Ross (daughter of Winfred and Golda) b November 23, 1934 d June 24, 1997

Leona E. (Deanie) Manning (daughter of Winfred & Golda) b March 14,
1956 d May 4, 1998

Scenes from Ezel,Kentucky

The Manning's from Morgan County resided in the small community of Ezel on US 460 west of West Liberty,the county seat. Many Manning's are buried in the family cemetery in Ezel and in the cemetery behind the Presbyterian Church.

William H. Manning Grave

I found this grave in Woodsbend,Morgan County,Kentucky last weekend.I believe that William H. is either the brother or first cousin of my great,Great Grandfather Sylvester Manning. Both fought for the CSA and served in the same infantry company.