genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name William* MANNING
Birth 25 Mar 1770, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 15 Oct 1837, Parsonsfield, York, Maine13
Father James* MANNING (1742-1790)
Mother Ann* BROWN (1742-)
Other Spouses Margaret* SWAN
Marriage 28 Feb 1822, South Berwick, York, Maine23
Spouse Mrs. Hannah LITTLEFIELD
Death 182413
No Children
Notes for William* MANNING
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William7 Manning (James6, Wm.5, Isaac4, Saml.3, Wm.2, Wm1) b. 1770, Mch. 25, at Charlestown, Mass. A tailor by trade, but also a considerable holder of real estate. He early settled in Maine, and according to his residence as given in deeds, lived in Brunswick, 1795-07, in Cornish, 1797-8000, in Limington 1801-23, and perhaps after, and last of all in Parsonfield. In 1795, Apr. 21, he bought one-quarter of an acre of land for 6. One-half of this purchase he sold the same year, and the remaininder in 1797. In the latter year he purchased land in Cornish for $340, and sold it in 1800 for $400. In Limington he bought land in 1801 for $743, and another lot in 1803 for $50. The first of these purchases he disposed of in broken parcels from time to time, but that of 1803, which he acquired from one Wm. Wentworth, he held until 1836, when he sold it to his son Franklin. It is described as 3 acres of land and water power, and was "the same I occupied as a dwelling house & mills for many years." This reference to "mills" is explained by present old residents of Limington. He lived four miles from the main village, near the house now occupied by Wm. Boothby. The ruins of the cellar of Mr. Manning's house are yet visible. He also had a mill for grinding corn, which was eight or ten rods behind his house, and the old sill is still buried in the mud near the brook. His farm is reputed to have contained 80 acres. Mr. Boothby's father ultimately purchased it and joined it to his own farm. William Manning m. 1793, Sep. 8, Margaret Swan, b. 1772, June 1; d. 1815, July 19, at Limington. Her ancestry was Joseph4 and Janet (Mccloud), her parents, of West Cambridge, Mass.; Ebenezer3 and Bathsheba (___); Ebenezer2 and Elizabeth (___); and John1 and Mary (Pratt) Swan, all of Cambridge, where John1 d. 1708, June 5, aged 87. Middlesex Co., Mass., deed 131-253 shows that, in 1799, Wm. Manning and his wife Margaret, of Cornish, quitclaimed for $80, all their rights "in that part of the estate our honored father, Joseph Swan, late of Boston, deceased which came to said Joseph by right of heirship from our grandfather Ebenezer Swan, late of Cambridge, deceased, together with all the rights we have in the estate of our grandmother Bathsheba Swan." Wm. Manning m. (2d) about 1822, Mrs. Hannah Littlefield, of York, who d. 1824. No ch. by this marriage. Mr. Manning d. 1837, Oct 15, at Parsonfield. There has been an impression with some members that all of his children were born at Limington, but this is so much at variance with the facts as to his residence as set forth by deeds, and in one case with an old letter, that historical accuracy seems to demand the allotment of other birthplaces to the older offspring. Children: Janet, Nancy, Susanna, Joseph, Mary, William Holmes, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, Clarissa, and a son. [ref 13:309]
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Hannah Littlefield married William Manning on Feb 28, 1822 in York County, Maine. South Berwick [ref 23:0012240-0012241]
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Last Modified 23 Oct 2004 Created 4 Jan 2005