Thomas Mann Sr.

Thomas Mann Sr. (abt. 1650 - 1694)

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Thomas Mann Sr.
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Oct 1674 (to Jun 1676) in Rehoboth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 9 Apr 1678 (to before 12 Jul 1694) in Rehoboth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 24 Apr 2019 | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Contents

Biography

https://archive.org/stream/mannmemorialreco00mann/mannmemorialreco00mann_djvu.txt

According to "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: ..., Volume 3" edited by William Richard Cutter, page 1301 [1] this Thomas Mann was an immigrant and not the son of Richard and Rebecca Mann of Hanover.

Thomas Mann, the immigrant ancestor, settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and in Providence, Rhode Island. On March 26, 1676, during King Philip’s War, the battle at Rehoboth called “Pierce’s Fight” occurred. Fifty-two English and eleven friendly Indians were killed, and one hundred forty of the opposing Indians lost their lives. The affair was very desperate, as shown by the fact that the English fought in a ring back to back for two hours against overwhelming odds, having only eleven surviving white men, among them Thomas Mann, who received a severe wound. [note: some sources say the only survivors were Thomas Mann and a few friendly Indians] On March 7, 1682, he was fined ten shillings for Sabbath breaking. He was surveyor of highways June 9 1683, and on February 7 1689 his name was on the list of inhabitants of Rehoboth. On January 20, 1693, he bought a farm in Providence of Ephraim Pierce of Rehoboth and soon after settled on it. Another Thomas abt 1650 of Rehoboth, married a Rachel Bliss who died at the same time as their daughter. There is a story that she had assisted an injured or destitute Indian, who, when he recovered murdered both mother and child. Another record says she was killed in an Indian attack on the entire town, with many persons killed. This same Thomas then married a daughter (Mary?) of the Wheaton family. [note: this is actually our Thomas]

Children

Mary and Thomas Man's children, born Rehoboth, Massachusetts:

  1. Rachel (1679)[1]
  2. Mary (1681), [2]
  3. Bethiah (1683),[3]
  4. Thomas (1684),[4]
  5. Mehitable (1687),[5]
  6. Johanna (1689),[6]
  7. Daniel (1691),[7]
  8. John (1695).

Disambiguation

Two separate men named Thomas Mann seem to have been given the birth date August 15 1650. Four wives keep appearing in many genealogies, with two completely separate lists of children. Both children's lists include a Thomas Mann.

The Thomas Mann born in 1681 was the son of Thomas Mann (1650) and Sarah Woodworth or Sarah Ensign. This family lived in Scituate MA, where Richard Mann (1611) lived. Thomas (1650) also had a son named Josiah; so did Richard. Some make Thomas (1681) to be the son of Richard Mann. This Richard Mann would not have been Richard Mann (1652), son of Richard Mann (1611). This would be the correct Thomas Mann born in 1650 to Richard Mann.

The Thomas Mann born in 1685 was the son of the other Thomas Mann (1650) and Mary Wheaton (he also married Rachel Bliss). He seems to have lived in Rehoboth MA, and then his entire family moved to Smithfield RI. This is our Thomas Mann, therefore most likely not the son of Richard Mann (1611). Some records for the other Thomas Mann (1650) give his father as James Mann, died 1693 in Rehoboth (this death isn't listed there). A few call his father Thomas Mann instead, and one William Mann and Frances Hopkins. Most of these can be discounted because of names, and William's son Thomas lived in Virginia and North Carolina.

2019: Family Search has sourced the birth of 7 children in Rehoboth, Mass, and both parents are named.

Sources

  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7J-XS7 : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Rachal Man, 15 Apr 1679; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
  2. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7F-LLX : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Mary Man, 11 Jan 1680; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952
  3. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7N-1JL : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Bethiah Man, 02 Mar 1682; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
  4. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7K-9LB : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Thomas Man, 24 Jan 1684; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
  5. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7J-5SD : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Mehittabell Man, 17 Apr 1687; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
  6. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7J-N6L : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Joanna Man, 24 Sep 1689; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
  7. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7V-LXL : 10 February 2018), Thomas Man in entry for Daniel Man, 16 Feb 1691; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.


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According to Bliss Family Genealogy by Col. John H. Bliss page 39, Rachel Bliss married a Thomas Manning of Swansey, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1674. Thomas Mann and Thomas Manning may be two entirely different people.
posted by David Thomson III
Mann-2 and Mann-3343 are not ready to be merged because: These two Thomas Manns and Mary Wheatons are definitely the same people. However, Joseph is not their son (see notes under Mann-2). His father is found at Mann-2156. I also suspect that this is the wrong Joseph Mann for his children - he seems to have been from New Jersey in Mann-3337, and Joseph son of Thomas at Mann-2153 lists a completely different set of children in Scituate, MA. Some research and disconnecting is needed here before merges should happen.
posted by Bertram Sluys
Mann-1949 and Mann-140 appear to represent the same person because: data are the same.
posted by Michael Lewis

Thomas is 16 degrees from Danielle Liard, 10 degrees from Jack London and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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