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.