Freeman Manning

24 May 1831–6 September 1901 (Age 70)
Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Freeman

When Freeman Manning was born on 24 May 1831, in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, William Manning, was 29 and his mother, Isabella Sober, was 29. He married Catherine Ann Watkins on 30 December 1855, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1856. He died on 6 September 1901, in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Freeman Manning
Catherine Ann Watkins
Marriage: 30 December 1855
Catherine Alvina Manning
Mary Emeline Manning
Freeman William Manning
Sarah Ellen Manning
Almon Manning
Robert James Manning
Eliza Jane Manning
Francis A Manning
Margot Celinda Manning
Martha Matilda Manning
George Henry Manning
Clara Ann Manning
John Gideon Manning
Alma Taylor Manning

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1855Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 15
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 24
    The village was incorporated in 1855 as Phelps, having been earlier known as Vienna.

    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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    Sources (60)

    • Freeman Mann in household of William Fossels, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Freeman Manning in entry for Eliza Jane Casto, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Freeman Manning, "United States Census, 1900"

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