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.


Anonymous said...

Is Laurence Manning (1757-1804) related to your Manning ancestors? said...

Does anyone know the preants of Laurence Manning 1757?

Steve Manning
Jacksonville, Florida

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up! said...

My Manning line comes through Marcum Lott Manning line from Virginia, moved down to South Carolina, and then up to North Carolina in the 1820's. I was wondering where the Pennsylvania (Laurence Manning)line ties in with the Simon Manning (1235) Line.

Stephen Manning
Jacksonville Florida

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