David Manning

1742–12 March 1813 (Age 71)
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When David Manning was born in 1742, in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Trustrum Manning, was 32 and his mother, Johanna Drake, was 37. He married Martha Manning about 1757, in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 12 March 1813, in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Stelton, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

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David Manning
Martha Manning
Marriage: about 1757
Jeremiah Manning
Hannah Titus Manning
Rachel Drake Manning
Catherine Fitz Randolph Manning
Sarah Fitz Randolph Manning

Spouse and Children

about 1757
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


    Jeremiah Manning


    Hannah Titus Manning


    Rachel Drake Manning


    Catherine Fitz Randolph Manning


    Sarah Fitz Randolph Manning


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+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 33

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 38

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Mann 1 and 2.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic ÓMainnín ‘descendant of Mainnín’, probably an assimilated form of Mainchín, a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. This is the name of a chieftain family in Connacht. It is sometimes pronounced Ó Maingín and Anglicized as Mangan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Manning, "Find A Grave Index"
  • New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817
  • Web: New Jersey, Find A Grave Index, 1664-2011

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