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The Mann Family Tree Genealogy

Emma E. Mann (1848-?)
2nd Great Grandmother
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Donald Scott Lee  (1945)
Wendell Orie Lee  (1922-1999)
Alberta Lewis (1898-1963)
Great Grandfather
Melvin A. Lewis (1869-1928)
2nd Great Grandmother
Emma E. Mann (1848-)
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Mann Family Ancestor’s Genealogy
2nd Great Grandmother
Emma Elizabeth Mann (1848-Unknown)
Emma Elizabeth Mann was born in Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada on November 11, 1848.1 Emma married George Sylvester Roe Lewis in about 1868 in West Middlesex, Ontario.2 George and Emma had at least seven children.  Melvin was the oldest born in 1869, then Frank, George, D. Orville, Nora, Maude and Henry.3  By 1880 the family was living in Humbug, Stanton County, Nebraska.  In 1885 the family had moved to the state of Nebraska, living in Pierce, Pierce County.3 In the 1895 Kansas State census Emma is the head of the household.4 By the time Emma was 60 years old we find her living with her son Orville in Osage County, Kansas.5  Emma’s father was Daniel Mann Jr.
3rd Great Grandfather
Daniel Mann Jr. (1816-1892)
Daniel Mann Jr. was born in New York state.  Daniel came to Yarmouth (St. Thomas), Ontario as a young boy with his father, Daniel Sr. and grandfather, Joseph Mann.  They were among the first settlers of the area and occupied two of the seventeen buildings on Talbot Street in the new village of St. Thomas, Ontario.6  The whole family might have come with Captain Daniel Rapelje, the first settler of the area.  Daniel’s father, Daniel Sr., and his grandfather, Captain Joseph Mann, most likely fought in the War of 1812 and/or the Revolutionary War with Captain Rapelje, and were all from New York.  Daniel Mann, Jr. was a Methodist.  Daniel married Charity Sutton7 on August 23, 1842, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Daniel died at the age of 76 on November 1, 1892 in Lambton, Ontario, Canada.8 Daniel’s father was Daniel Mann, Sr.
4th Great Grandfather
Daniel Mann Sr. (1792-1872)9
Daniel Mann Sr. was born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York on March 2, 1792.  In 1810 on March 4, Daniel married Elizabeth Woodworth.  Perhaps Elizabeth was his step-sister as Daniel’s mother was Amy Woodworth.  It is not known if Amy Woodworth was married once, before marrying Daniel’s father.  No additional information has been uncovered about Amy Woodworth including who her parents were.  So this is merely conjecture.  It is a fact that Daniel Mann Sr. came with his father Captain Joseph Mann to settle and farm in St. Thomas along with Captain Daniel Rapelje.  Perhaps Daniel Sr’s father named him Daniel after his friend Daniel Rapelje?  Daniel was a Union soldier during the U. S. Civil War serving in New York’s 2nd Regiment’s Heavy Artillery.  He was a Private.  Daniel Mann Sr. died at the age of 80.  He was a farmer and is buried in the St. Thomas Church Cemetery.10 Daniel Mann’s father was Captain Joseph Mann, from New York.
5th Great Grandfather
Joseph Mann (1765-1837)
Joseph Mann was born in Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire on January 21, 1765.11  Joseph married Amy Woodworth (1770-1847) in New York in 1788, probably in Watervlille, Albany, New York.  According to “The Firby Family History” website, Joseph and his son Daniel, occupied homes on the main street, 'Talbot Street’, of St Thomas, Ontario, in 1828. It is a fact that Joseph died and is buried in the St. Thomas Church graveyard.  Other reports of Joseph Mann being discharged from the military in 1862 in Maine must be referring to another Joseph Mann although several trees on have this record associated with this Joseph Mann.  Joseph was a soldier in the Civil War.12 However, Joseph passed away at 74 years of age  in 1837.13  Joseph’s father was Captain Benjamin Mann.
6th Great Grandfather
Captain Benjamin Mann (1739-1831)
Captain Benjamin Mann was born in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts on October 23, 1739.14  Benjamin married Martha Dean (1743-1808) on March 18, 1762 in the town of Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.15 Benjamin saw action in the American Revolutionary War under Colonel James Reed.  He led his company of the 3rd Regiment in the Battle of Bunker Hill aka Breeds Hill.16 Benjamin moved from his home in Massachusetts and settled in Mason, New Hampshire about 1771.  Soon after coming to Mason, he was employed in the public offices in town; he was moderator of the annual town meetings for twelve years. He was also the town clerk for several years including several times a delegare to conventions. Benjamin was a member of the committee of safty, etc. and a member of the New Hampshire state legislature. Benjamin built a house in the Center Village of Mason and kept a tavern there and a small store.  He also planted all the Elm trees in the town square. About the year 1800 he sold his estate in Mason and removed to Keene and then to Troy, New York where he lived out his life.  Benjamin and Martha had 13 children during their lifetime. One of their daughters, Betsy, married Samuel Wilson, the progenitor of the symbol of the United States, ‘Uncle Sam’.17  Benjamin died on December 7, 1831 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.18
7th Great Grandfather
James Mann Jr. (1714-1780)
James Mann Jr. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 19, 1714.  He married Mary Simmonds in Lexington, Middlesex County on September 29, 1736. James supported his family by practicing a trade called ‘Cooper’, which was the business of producing barrels, or drums and caskets to store products.  James’ mother was named Priscilla Grice who was also born in Boston.  She was born on April 12, 1692 to Samuel Grice and Priscilla Green. James Mann Jr. died in Onondaga, New York. James’ father was James Mann Sr.17 
8th Great Grandfather
James Mann, Sr. (1690?)
James Mann Sr. was born around 1690.  He married Priscilla Grice on November 8, 1711 in the city of Boston. Priscilla was the daughter of Samuel and Priscilla (Green) Grice of Boston. James and Priscilla had two children, perhaps more.  Their daughter Anne was born on September 2, 1712 and their son James was born on November 19, 1714. James Mann Sr. and his descendants descend from the Lexington Branch of the Mann Family. It is not clear whether James Sr. was a descendant of Richard Man of Scituate, Massachusetts, one of the first bearing the name Man emigrating from England.
9th Great Grandfather
Richard Mann? (before 1644)
The first appearance of his name on any record was January 15, 1644.17
St. Thomas Church
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Photo by D.Scott Lee 2015
The Old St. Thomas Church in St. Thomas, Ontario is the resting place of some of the first settlers of the area. Among them are Joseph Mann and his son Daniel and others in the family.
Port Stanley, Ontario
Just a couple miles south of St. Thomas the site of Port Stanley was part of an important early route from Lake Erie to other inland waterways for a succession of explorers and travelers of the 17th and 18th centuries, serving as an important landing point and camping spot. Adrien Jolliet, brother of Louis Jolliet, landed at this location in 1669 during the first descent of the Great Lakes by Europeans. Most likely Joseph Mann and his son Daniel disembarked here as they made their way from New York to their new home at St. Thomas.
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Emma E. Mann (b. 1848)
Retail Merchant
2nd Great Grandmother
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Emma was born in Yarmouth, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Her father Daniel Jr. migrated with his father Daniel Sr. and grandfather Joseph from New York to Ontario. The Mann families were among the first settlers of the area today known as St. Thomas, Ontario. Their homes occupied two of the seventeen buildings on the main street of town, Talbot Street. Emma married George Lewis and the family made their way back to the United States. While living in Nebraska, George was died and Emma moved to Kansas becoming a successful retailer in the area.
Captain Benjamin Mann (1739-1831)
Revolutionary War Captain
6th Great Grandfather
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The 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, also known as the 2nd Continental Regiment, was authorized on 22 May 1775, organized 1–8 June 1775, and adopted into the Continental Army on 14 June 1775,[1] as the third of three regiments raised by the state of New Hampshire during the American Revolution.
The regiment saw action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battles of Saratoga, and the Battle of Newtown. In addition, the 3rd participated in or was present at the Siege of Boston, the Invasion of Canada, Valley Forge, and Sullivan's Expedition.
The first commander was Colonel James Reed. Captain Benjamin Mann led one of the regimental companies. Wikipedia
Daniel Mann - Ontario Pioneer
Daniel Mann Sr., was a Civil War Union soldier. He came to Ontario along with his father, Captain Joseph Mann and his friend Captain Daniel Rapelje. These three made their way to the place where the town of St. Thomas, Ontario now stands. They were the first to build homes on the main street of town. These pioneers are buried at the St. Thomas Church Cemetery.
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By Henry Gugler, for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Restoration by Godot13) [Public domain or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Captain Benjamin Mann (1739-1831)
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Patriot Joseph Mann (1765-1837)
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St. Thomas, Ontario Train Depot
The Canada Southern Station in St. Thomas, Ontario, was built between 1871 and 1873. It was the railroads headquarters as well as a passenger depot. Ten years after it was built it was purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt. The original architecture is at present being completely restored and houses various businesses and a library. Pictured in this early photo is Engine #431. The building style is of Italianate architecture and is the only one with that style in Canada. The railway yard built and repaired not only the cars of the train but locomotives as well. Engine #431 was most likely one of those built there. (photo taken by D. Scott Lee at St. Thomas train station)
photo of locomotive engine #431 in St. Thomas, Canada
Photo by D.Scott Lee 2015
Jumbo - The African Elephant
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Photo by D.Scott Lee 2015
Jumbo was a male African bush elephant who was born in the Sudan and brought to  Paris, France, then London, England, and finally to America for exhibition. Jumbo was over 10 feet tall.  The word ‘jumbo’ come from this elephant.  Jumbo really never new the ‘wild’ as hunters killed his mother and from that time little Jumbo was on exhibit.
Jumbo was being transported by PT Barnum and was out of his cage exercising in the railroad grounds of St. Thomas, Ontario.  It is said that while trying to warn a younger elephant to stay of the tracks he was hit by a train and died instantly.  Some say that he fell on the tracks and impaled himself with his own tusk. P.T. Barnum and Bailey paid $10,000 for Jumbo.  About $240,000 today.
1)  1861 Census of Canada 2)  1871 Census of Canada 3)  Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885 4)  Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 5)  Kansas State Census Collection, 1885-19125 6)  The Firby Family History; 7)  Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 8)  Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 9)  Web:  Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index 10)  Web: Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index 11)  New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900 12)  U.S., Civil War Pension Index:  General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 13)  Web: Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index 14)  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 15)  Mann Family Lexington Branch; North America, Family Histories, for Benjamin Mann 16)  3rd New Hampshire Regiment; Wikipedia 17)  North American Family Histories, 1500-2000 18)  U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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