William Manning

Brief Life History of William

When William Manning was born about 1812, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, his father, James Manning, was 44 and his mother, Sophia Thompson, was 34.

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James Manning
1769–1841
Sophia Thompson
1780–1848
Robert James Manning
1805–
William Manning
1812–
Sarah Sophia Providence J Manning
1807–1844
Peyton Thomas Manning
1811–1853
George Felix Manning
1813–1853

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1816

    Historical Boundaries: 1816: Montgomery, Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Montgomery, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork and Kerry): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Mainnín ‘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 .

    English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Manning.

    North German and Dutch: habitational name from a farm so named, once in possession of a certain Manno (see Mann 2) and his kin.

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

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