genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name James* MANNING
Birth bap 1 Mar 1742/43, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 11 Nov 1790, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Father William* MANNING (1712-1776)
Mother Elizabeth* KETTLE (1716-<1759)
Marriage 18 Feb 1765, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Spouse Ann* BROWN
Birth bap 21 Mar 1742/43, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Father Benjamin* BROWN (~1705->1782)
Mother Anna* BOYLSTON (1710-)
Birth bap 17 Nov 1765, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 14 Jan 1800, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Birth bap 16 Aug 1767, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Spouse Joshua ABBOTT
Marriage 178913
3 M William* MANNING
Birth 25 Mar 1770, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 15 Oct 1837, Parsonsfield, York, Maine13
Spouse Margaret* SWAN
Marriage 8 Sep 1793, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine13
Spouse Mrs. Hannah LITTLEFIELD
Marriage 28 Feb 1822, South Berwick, York, Maine23
4 F Susanna MANNING
Birth bap 28 Feb 1772, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 29 Mar 1809, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts13
Spouse Samuel STEVENS
Marriage 13 Oct 1807, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13,23
Birth 1 Apr 1775, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 15 Jun 1827, Hartland, Windsor, Vermont13
Spouse Lydia NOYES
Marriage 28 Jun 1798
Spouse Rebecca SARGENT
Marriage 182313
Notes for James* MANNING
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James6 Manning (Wm.5, Isaac4, Saml.3, Wm.2, Wm.1) bap. 1742-3, Mch. 21, at Charlestown, Mass. He resided in his native town. He was a colonial soldier under Capt. John Toplin in the expedition "destined for Canada," the service being in 1759 from Apr. 2 to Sep.; and, again in 1761, under Capt. Toplin and Col. Frye. The first-mentioned expedition "sailed from the Castle" (Fort Independence) Apr. 24. Tradition says that, in private life, he was occupied with the ferry between Charlestown and Boston, so long operated by his father. When, after the battle of Bunker Hill, Charlestown was burned, James and his family shared in the general flight caused by the spreading flames. The mother took Aaron, the youngest child, in her arms, and carried him on foot into the country, the older children running by her side. Mr. Manning carried on his back what valuables he could thus convey. The house in which they lived, with the greater part of its contents, was destroyed by fire. He set his loss of personal property at 20:8:2. There is still in existence an old mahogany desk, with secret drawers, which belonged to him, and which was in the house while the above battle was in progress, but which was saved. In modern times it was 30 years in the keeping of his great grandson, Mr. Prentice C. Manning, and by him was more recently given into the care of his older brother, Charles F. Manning. How soon James and family returned to Charlestown is not certain; they were there in 1784, and he remained and d. there 1790, Nov. 11. He was probably in ill health 1784-90. No estate in the Probate Office. He m. 1765, Feb. 18, Ann Brown. Wyman's Charlestown Genealogies says she was dau. of Benjamin and Anna (Boylston) Brown. If this is correct she was bap. at Charlestown, 1742-3, Mch. 21. The memorandum of Mr. Franklin Manning (a grandson of James, and a careful and reliable recorder) says that James "married Ann Brown, of Concord," and adds: "The widow Brown of Concord was my father's grandmother, and she was sister to the mother of Nathan Kinsman, of Hanover, N. H." Ann Manning "owned the covenant" 1765, Sep. 22. Ch., b. at Charlestown: James, Ann, William, Susanna, Aaron. [ref 13:223]
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At the beginning of the American Revolution, Charlestown's population had reached around 2,000 and the harbor side town was thriving. Shortly after the battles of Concord and Lexington in April, 1775, the British began to head toward Charlestown in retreat and residents quickly fled. On June 17, 1775, a battle took place on Breed's Hill which became a turning point in the war. Known today as "The Battle of Bunker Hill," American Colonists, led by Colonel William Prescott, were warned - "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Ill-prepared and outnumbered the Americans lost the infamous battle, but they showed unmatched strength and determination while inflicting heavy casualties onto the British troops. Charlestown was reduced to ashes during that day of conflict, when British ships fired on the town.
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