Married in early 1790’s in Fairfield Co., SC. Locations: Fairfield Co., SC; Jackson Co., TN - (Now Putnam Co., TN) between 1804 and 1808 near Martin’s Creek - Had a Mill there powered by a water wheel. Possibly died near here. Children: Born Died A.4.1. Samuel Mansell 1791 A.4.2. Robert Mansell 29 Oct 1808 20 Sept 1880 A.4.3. Burrell Mansell 1830 A.4.4. James Mansell 1802 1873 A.4.5. Susannah Mansell A.4.6. David Mansell * 2 Mar 1808 14 Jan 1861 A.4.7. Jesse Mansell 1800-1810 1849 or 1850 A.4.8. William Mansell 1812 1876 A.4.9. Frances Mansell A.4.10. Elizabeth Mansell
Richard received several land grants in Tennessee. Land Grant #14697, 20 acres, General Grants, Jackson County, 26 June 1820, Book Q, page 689. Land Grant #19870, 25 acres, General Grants, Jackson County, 20 August 1823, Book Y, page 298. Land Grant #19871, 10 acres, General Grants, Jackson County, 23 August 1823, Book Y, page 299. (Location of Mansell’s Mill). Land Grant #2058, 100 acres, Mountain Dist. Grants, Jackson County, 13 August 1825, Book 2, page 184. (entered 8 July 1824. This being the same tract as #12218 issued to Richard Mansell in 1859). Land Grant #7027, 50 acres, Mountain Dist. Grants, Jackson County, 8 Oct 1827, Book 3, page 837. Land Grant #7278, 60 acres, Mountain Dist. Grants, Jackson County, 8 Nov 1827, Book 3, Page 648. Land Grant #2215, 56 acres, Mountain Dist. Grants, Jackson County, 15 Nov 1831, Book D, pages 168-169. Land Grant#12218, 100 acres, Mountain Dist. Grants, Jackson County, 20 April 1859, Book Z, page 147. (same as #2058).
Author’s note: The site of Richard’s Mill is now on a piece of property which used to be owned by a Brown, then a Carroll R. Wilson. Mr. Wilson purchased the property from Mr. Grover Brown. The property is located in present Putnam County, TN in an area near Bloomington Springs Community of Putnam County. The property can be seen by exiting Interstate I-40 at exit 280 (Baxter - Gainesboro exit). After exiting, travel north on Tennessee State Highway 56 to a four way crossroads (Junction with Tenn. State Hwy. 70) just a few miles from the interstate. Continue straight thru the crossroads about one mile and a half until you come to Martin’s Creek Road (on the left). There is a store on the right and a church on the left. Turn left (west) onto Martin’s Creek Road. Follow Martin’s Creek Road one mile to Carrington Road (on the left). Turn left onto Carrinton Road. This road winds down a ridge. Richard’s land started at the top of the ridge before dropping over the ridge and extended across the beautiful bottom land and up the ridge part of the way on the other side. Upon reaching the bottom of the hill you will come to a white house on the left. This house has two log rooms included in it’s construction from the early 1800’s. This is one of two possible house sites where Richard Mansell lived. The other house site was destroyed in a major flood of Martin’s Creek in 1928. This flood also destroyed the Mill house and dam. The site of the dam can still be seen in the creek bedrock. A family cemetery lies directly under the road and between the road and the house on the east side. Richard is possibly buried here, but no one will probably ever know. The cemetery was also used for local neighbors who died in a rash of tuberculosis. The farm south of the mill site is still owned currently (1990) by another brother of Grover Brown, Earnest Brown. Since Putnam County land records only go back to the mid 1800’s a complete title search back to Richard Mansell possession of this land was not possible. However, letters from Agatha Fuqua state that she and her husband lived and ran the mill for about three years. Earnest and Grover’s father stated to Kathy Mancell Cornwell of Rockford, MI that Agatha had indeed lived in the log house which is now part of the white house on this property. This being the only major mill site on Martin’s Creek Head-Waters anywhere in this area is strong proof that this is in fact the site of Richard’s Mill site as noted in his land grant of 1823, being land grant #19871.
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Robert Mansell's Will
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