George & Minnie Manuel.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
George S. Manuel and wife, Mary Jane “Minnie” Bear Manuel, Greene County, Tennessee.
Jesse Manuel, born around 1775, and his wife, Beaty Revels, left Sampson County, North Carolina, about 1830 and settled in Greene County, Tennessee. Their children included Ephraim, James, Mahala, Elkana, Levi, Sylvania and Travis. Several of his sons, including Travis Manuel, appear as heads of household in Greene County in 1840, and by 1850, Ephraim and James, had migrated further to Brown County, Indiana. By 1860, they had pushed even further north to southern Michigan, though their siblings remained in the Greene County area.
In the 1850 census of Greene County TN, 35 year-old NC-born Travis Manuel, 61 year-old Mary Manuel, and George (13) and Margaret Manuel (11).
[Sidenote: Many thanks to Edie Lee Harris for use of this photograph and information about her family.]
Edie Harris and her brother Edwin and I are related. My great-great grandmother was Nancy Jane Manuel Brewington of Sampson County, NC. My mother was born in Sampson County, also.
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Thank you, Lisa, for its inclusion.
Hello, I have this picture in a frame. I was always told that the people in the picture above were my great-great grandparents. My great grandfather was Douglas Manuel who was married to Minnie Baer. Doug Manuel was the sheriff in Grenville and he died when my granny Mary Manuel (Smith, married, name) was 8. Which means he died in 1928. Any insight to your research would be appreciated. Danielle
Something I forgot to mention is that the baby that grandmother is holding is my granny’s brother Kenneth Manuel.
Hi, Danielle! I’ve referred you to the Manuel researcher who kindly allowed me to post this picture. You should be hearing from her soon. Thanks for reading Fourth Generation Inclusive!
Hello, I never heard from the Manuel researcher.
Interesting information. Hope I’m on right track with finding family history 🙂
I’m not a Manuel, but many of my cousins are and have DNA-tested. If you test, you may be able to determine quickly whether you’re on the right track. Good luck!