Military Service: Served as a private in Capt. Bradley's 9th Battalion of Lancaster County, PA. Militia during the Revolution. In the early 1790's he purchased 500 acres of land in Bourbon County (now Nicholas County). On December 15, 1798 he deeded 200 acres of this land to his son-in-law, Adam Shillinger, for the sum of 56 pounds, the current money of Kentucky. This deed is one of the earliest recorded in the Bourbon County Courthouse.
In 1792 George Adam Mann was living in Rockingham Co. VA. He and Elizabeth had six sons, and a farm of 195 acres, for which he had worked most of his life.
THE HISTORY OF CLINTON COUNTY, OHIO, Published by W. H. Beers & Co; Chicago, 1882, pgs 645-647:
George A. Mann and his wife Elizabeth were of German descent, though natives of Pennsylvania, the former born in 1727, the latter in 1746. In 17--, they emigrated to Rockingham County, VA, where they remained some years, and from there they went to Nicholas County, Ky. They had eight children - John, Peter, Jacob, Henry, George, Elizabeth, Charles and David. While yet in Kentucky, George Mann purchased of his son-in-law, Adam Shillinger, 200 acres of a 400 acre tract of land he owned in 3,916, situated on the waters of the South Fork (now Anderson's Fork). The consideration was $4 per acre and the purchase was made for his youngest two children, Charles and David. The others had married and settled in Kentucky.
Early in the month of March, 1801, Charles and David Mann, the former twenty and the latter eighteen years of age, left their Father's home in Nicholas County, KY, for the "Territory Northwest of the Ohio", and for the further purpose of finding and settling upon the lands last mentioned. The understanding had been between the father and sons that he, in company with the mother, his son-in-law, Schillinger, and his family, would follow in the fall of that year, or the spring of 1802. The boys were upon horseback, and carried with them such articles that were of the utmost importance, and at the same time of the most convenience to carry, such as axes, a few cooking utensils, some provisions, but above all the constant companion of the early settlers, their guns.
At about noon of a day in the latter part of that month, they landed at their destination and immediately set to work to prepare some kind of shelter. They felled some mulberry trees, which they split into slabs, and with these slabs erected a crude structure somewhat similar in pattern to an Indian Wig-wam. Into this they carried their effects, and in it they spent their first day on the "farm". The morning must have been to them a dreary one indeed, for a snow lay deep on the ground. Without doubt as they looked out upon it and the scene before them, they longed for the pleasant fireside of the father and the warm meal there being prepared by the loved and loving mother. Few boys of this day would care to care to undergo such hardships; but the day came and went, to be followed in turn by others, until the time arrived when the crop for the coming year must go in the ground.
The boys had labored hard: and why not? They were working for a home. The cabin was already up, land had been partly cleared, and ground as rapidly as possible being prepared for the planting, when a morning came to them that caused them to feel that the last straw had been applied. They awoke to find that during the darkness of night the horses had either strayed or were stolen. A decision was soon reached. Charles would go on the hunt for the missing animals; David would remain behind and await his return. Hastily bidding each other farewell, they separated, the former on the trail of the horses, the latter to his daily toil.
The days went by; a week followed, and months rolled away before the two boys again met. David planted that season three acres of corn, going to a settler named Price, near where Paintersville now stands, for his seed. Spring passed, summer had ended, his crop ripened and was garnered, and yet no word from Charles, nor the loved ones at home. But he must remain where he was. His nearest neighbors were Aaron Jenkins, Peter Price (where he got his seed corn), and a settler where Waynesville now stands. The latter had a corn-cracker that turned by hand, which he brought with him from Virginia the year before.
An incident occurred during the summer that I will mention here: One day, when the corn was in fine conditioning for roasting, six Indians came down the creek (Anderson's Fork), and went into the corn patch. Husking off an arm load of ears apiece, they carried them down to the banks of the creek where they started a fire and had a feast. David was a spectator to the scene, and, while he did not like to see the fruits of his labor going to fill the bellies of a half-dozen dirty, lazy savages, he did not say so to them, but allowed them to eat and depart when they felt ready.
In the fall, David would shell a grist of corn, put it in a linen bag (brought from home), then on his shoulder, gun in hand, would trudge through the woods to the settler with his corn-cracker and when done, home again the same way, a distance, going and returning, of nearly twenty miles.
Charles followed the horses day after day until he reached the river opposite Maysville at which point he learned that animals answering his description has swum the river at that place and had gone in the direction of Nicholas County. He crossed the river and followed on until his father's home was reached, when he there found the objects of his search. On his return home all thoughts of waiting till spring were abandoned, and preparations were at once begun for an immediate removal to the new home. September found them on the way and October safely landed in this state. Here they remained : here the boys grew to manhood: here, under the sturdy stroke of these brave men grew one of the finest farms in the settlement: and here, on the 4th day of May, 1821, at the age of 95 years, George Mann passed to his rest, to be followed, at the age of 84, in January 1839, by Elizabeth the wife and mother. Thus passed from earth to eternity two of those noble souls who were so largely instrumental in preparing for succeeding generations. And now, while, as in the case of the Jenkins family, their settlement was without the County, yet their lands extended over, and all but one of the family became residents of Clinton.
Charles Mann married Lydia, daughter of Aaron Jenkins, and settled in the stone house on the place now owned by Volcah Weaver. He was a member of the first jury that ever sat in a state case in Clinton. It being the state of Ohio against Cornelius Quick. Horse stealing was the charge upon which he was found guilty, and the sentence of the court was "that he be whipped on his naked back 50 stripes, on Saturday, October 27, at 2 o'clock P.M." He was the father of several children and died December 24, 1865, aged eighty-three years, eight months, and twenty three days. His wife, Lydia, died April 5, 1835, aged fifty two years. David Mann married Rachel Irvin; they had several children, but one of whom came into the township; he died June 29, 1856, aged seventy-two years, five months and nine days, his wife, Rachel, died August 7, 1878, aged seventy-three years, four months and twelve days. Two of the sons remaining in Kentucky afterward came out Henry and Jacob. The former purchased the fifty acres owned by Lydia Jenkins Mann, and settled upon it, where his son John now lives. This was in the year 1809. Jacob came and settled upon a part of this place, but soon afterward purchased land in what is now Washington Township, near Cuba, and remained there. The George Mann in that Township is his son. Henry died February 1, 1858, aged nearly seventy-nine years; his wife, Rachel, died March 25, 1862, aged seventy-six years, eight months and twenty-eight days. John, now an old man, occupies his father's homestead, ere many years be to, will be called to his rest.
Children of GEORGE MANN and MARIE HERMANN are:
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