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Mansil Crisp (abt. 1764 - 1850)

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Mansil Crisp
Born about in Laurens, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bolivar, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 4 Nov 2019 | Created 14 Feb 2014
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Mansil Crisp was a US Southern Colonist.

"Mansil Crisp, b. 1764 NC, lived Laurens Co., SC, KY, and TN...Believe he md. Margaret Rodgers. He left SC about 1800, spent a few years in KY, then to TN about 1805 and stayed until his death in 1850. There is good circumstantial evidence that he may be s/o William Crisp, Jr., the s/o Old William Crisp (b. abt. 1700, d. 1783, had 18 chd. named in his will).

The name Mansil runs very strong in some Crisp lines but nobody has ever found the source of the name. The name Mansil may only be used by descendants of Old William's first wife and is not used by chd. of "last" wife Frances. However, we have some doubt on this question so it's not resolved. So there is a possibility that Mansil is the surname of Old William's first wife? Mansil moved along with Davy Crockett and they had several business connection and Davy md. one of Mansil's daughters." Bob Crisp - RootsWeb

He appears on a lot of land deeds in SC and later in TN.


Y-DNA, haplogroup - R-M269, has been done which can be reviewed here, Crsip DNA Project. The DNA shows a match to William and Old William mentioned above.

Research Notes

Mansil does have a find a grave memorial with interesting information regarding a connection to the Davey Crockett Family - Find A Grave: Memorial #92035781. since it is a non-cemetery memorial there is no grave, though the memorial itself mentions one source which should/could be looked into, The Frontiersman: Davy Crockett by Mark Derr


  • Laurens County Estate Book A-l, Pp. 313-314 Inventory of estate of Robert Bolt, decd.,27 Nov 1800. A true and perfect inventory as shown to us. Appraisers: James Cunningham, Mansil Crisp & Jesse Garret.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mansil by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mansil:

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Mansil Crisp is on findagrave:, with a very interesting bio. Thought you might want to check it out, & perhaps add to this wikitree profile.
posted by R (Metcalf) Stephen
AH!! Prove it???? I can't even connect to the Teagues the Crisps married! And I can just see you sitting back and giggling to yourself behind your hand!! My OCD is working overtime!! OK!! arkansas first then I'll tackle the rest of the world.
posted by Lynette Jester

Mansil is 18 degrees from Mary Pickford, 17 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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