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Descendants of Richard J. Manning

Generation No. 1

1. RICHARD J.2 MANNING (WALTER1) was born Abt. 1774 in Charles Co., Maryland, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Paulding County, Georgia. He married UNKNOWN Unknown.

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The 1860 Paulding County, Georgia Census shows Richard Manning, age 86 living in the household of his son, Allen Manning. I have found nothing to verify that his middle initial is "J". This information was given to me by Willa Mae Hancock of Mableton, Georgia.
There is documented strong circumstantial reason to believe that Richard and George Manning of Cobb Co. Ga. were brothers and that their parents were Walter and Ann Manning formerly of Charles Co. Maryland. This is based on an abstract of an estate guaranty, or will, whereby they were named together along with Ann Manning, a widow, wife of Walter. The settlement took place in Abbeyville, South Carolina on June 17, 1805. The abstract confirms that Walter Manning and his family lived in the Pendleton District as early as 1785, (the old Ninety-sixth District formed from the Original Washington District which was formed in1785). Anderson is the County seat.
Federal Census show Richard, George and Polly Manning living in Abbeyville in 1810 and the Anderson area in 1820, but only George appears on the 1830 South Carolina Census. Based on a written statement by James A. Manning of Haven, Kansas, (great, great grandson of George Manning ESQ and long time researcher of the Manning genealogy) George ESQ moved to Dekalb County, Georgia to live with his son Walter on March 18, 1835. His wife, Aleathy Reeves, died earlier in South Carolina on March 1, 1832. It is noted that Richard's youngest son, Allen Manning also had arrived in Cobb County, Georgia by 1838 based on his marriage to Nancy Bishop in Cass County, Georgia July 25, 1838. His brother, Richard, born in 1811, fathered his first son, James Manning in 1838 in Paulding County, Georgia so it can pretty much be assumed that the entire related Manning families had migrated to Georgia during the period of 1835-1838.
It appears that George was an Attorney, ESQ, performing marriages and other legal services while living in South Carolina and his name surfaced, along with other family members, quite often. But the elder Richard, born in 1774, was extremely harder to trace, as well as the names of his children and wife. Only scant records and passed down information have made it possible to do a backward search linking him to George ESQ. Likewise, his son Richard Jr, born in 1811 has been just as elusive and he does not appear on any Georgia Census. With exception of finding where he served in the Ga. State Militia, age 51 in 1862, and for land records, it would be hard to prove he even existed.
Known sons and daughter of Richard are Richard, born in 1811, Allen, born 1814, and Susannah, born October 11, 1822. The 1810 South Carolina Federal Census show one male and one female under ten in the elder Richard's household. It is believed that the male and/or son may be one John Manning who moved to Cobb County. Georgia. and is shown as head of household on the 1840 Georgia State Census. It is a fact that a John Manning, born in South Carolina, about 1802, and belived to be a son of Richard's, migrated with his family before 1850 from Georgia to Broken Arrow, St. Clair County Alabama. (Currently Wattsville, Alabama). By 1873, James M. Manning, son of Richard and Mary moved his wife, Nancy Gann and children to Broken Arrow from Paulding Co. Ga. and acquired 330 acres of land nearby John. There are many indicators that suggest that John was an uncle to James. Also, a Family Tree is available on John's family that is so remarkably parallel to ours it would be hard to preclude this family as unrelated. The female listed on the 1810 Carolina Census may be an unknown sister

Within a year James became gravely ill and realizing the nature of his illness sold the land and returned to Hiram, Georgia to be buried at his old home place. His mother, Mary Manning, died at age 55 in 1875, and it was after her death that Nancy Gann Manning returned to Broken Arrow, Alabama with most of the surviving children of Mary and Richard as well as her own.
James M. and Nancy Gann Manning are my great, great Grandparents. There son, Richard (Dick) Manning and wife Drucilla Karr with all their children are in the photo presented in this book. I have had the privilege of knowing each of them during their lifetime and I miss them dearly.
With the information on hand having been given the utmost scrutiny and consideration, by myself and other learned family Genealogist, we can feel confident (almost to a certainty) that our Ancestors once lived in Charles County, Maryland and that our Grandfather of that time was Joseph Manning born about 1655-1717/1718. The information beginning with Joseph Manning on down to Richard J. Manning, my focal point, came from several sources who have been researching the Manning Family--some for 20 or more years. I, also, traveled to South Carolina. and researched this information personally and have obtained the document necessary to substantiate the facts presented herein.
Any further information about our ancestors of Charles County, Maryland will not be included in this book but can be obtained from me upon request.

More About R
Burial: Believed to be burried on family land
Children of R
  i.   UNKNOWN3 MANNING, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810.
  ii.   UNKNOWN MANNING, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810.
2. iii.   RICHARD MANNING, b. 1811, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1863 - 1875, Paulding County, Georgia.
3. iv.   ALLEN B MANNING, b. 1814, South Carolina.
4. v.   SUSANNAH MANNING, b. October 11, 1822, South Carolina; d. December 07, 1910, Douglas County, Georgia.
  vi.   <UNNAMED>.

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