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From: Carol Riner Everett <>
Subject: [GAEMANUE-L] Descendants of Manning Thomas & Sarah Ann Neal
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:42:47 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <12c.1023c844.29f1b4f8@aol.com>


First Generation

1. Manning THOMAS was born about 1828 in Georgia.
He died before 1910 in Georgia.

Manning volunteered to fight in th Civil War in Co.
F of the 48th Volunteer Infantry and participated in
the 7 Days battles according to county records. His
health was very poor and he was eventually released
from service for "inability to perform the duties of a
soldier". A friend stated at a Civil War veterans
pension hearing that although too sick to fight, when
Manning came home he made shoes for the soldiers. Also
stated at a later hearing was that he had spent the
rest of any assests he had to pay for his wife's
funeral and for his and hers doctor bills. Manning was
a farmer and preacher. He could not write- which was
not uncommon for the times and signed his mark with an
"X". Last knowledge of him being alive was at a
pension hearing in 1907- he does not appear on the
1910 Georgia census. He is probably buried at Silver
Leaf Church Cemetery in Scott, Georgia.

Manning and Sarah Ann were living in Laurens Co., GA,
during the 1880 Census. Manning was living with his
son, Joseph, in Johnson County during the 1900 Census.

Manning's father may have been named Emanuel.

Manning married Sarah Ann NEAL on 24 Oct 1848 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia. Sarah was born 19 Dec 1828 in , ,
Georgia. She died 21 Dec 1898 in Georgia and was
buried in Silver Leaf Church Cemetery, Scott, Georgia.

One source gave Sarah's maiden names as WHITNEY, but
two sources on Ancestry.com listed her as a NEAL.

Manning and Sarah had the following children:

2Fi.Mary THOMAS was born about 1854 in , ,
Georgia.

+3Mii.John Benjamin THOMAS was born 1854.

+4Fiii.Amanda "Mandy" THOMAS was born about 1858.

+5Fiv.Elizabeth F. "Bettie" THOMAS was born 4 Dec
1864 and died 20 Dec 1940.

+6Fv.Annie or Jennie THOMAS was born about 1866.

+7Mvi.Joseph Emanuel THOMAS was born 5 Sep 1866
and died 30 Jul 1903.


Second Generation

3. John Benjamin THOMAS (Manning) was born 1854 in ,
Glascock, Georgia.

John married Martha BEASLEY about 1875 in , ,
Georgia. Martha was born about 1857 in , , Georgia.

They had the following children:

8Fi.Ammie THOMAS was born 1875/1885 in , ,
Georgia.

Ammie married Lee WOODS before 1900 in , , Georgia.
Lee was born about 1875 in , , Georgia.

9Mii.John Manning THOMAS was born 29 Aug 1877 in ,
, Georgia. He died 8 Oct 1959 in , Laurens, Georgia
and was buried in Silver Leaf Church Cemetery, Scott,
Georgia.

Occupation: Farmer/Primitive Baptist Preacher
Note: John Manning pastored at the following
churches- Rosemont Church in Treutlen County, Norris
Chapel Church in Rockledge, Silver Leaf Primitive
Baptist in Laurens County, Brantley Chapel Church in
Johnson County,New Hope Church in Emanuel County and
many years at Smiths Chapel Church out from Scott, Ga.

John married Nancy Jane MIMBS about 1898 in , ,
Georgia. Nancy was born 27 Jan 1878 in , Laurens,
Georgia.

10Fiii.Sallie THOMAS was born 16 Jul 1880 in , ,
Georgia. She died 15 Jun 1971 in , Laurens, Georgia
and was buried in Dublin Memorial Gardens, Dublin,
Georgia.

Sallie married Thomas Y. KEEN on 6 Apr 1899 in ,
Laurens, Georgia. Thomas was born 5 Nov 1884 in , ,
Georgia. He died Jun 1973 in , Laurens, Georgia.

11Fiv.Mattie THOMAS was born 7 Jul 1882 in ,
Laurens, Georgia. She died 13 Mar 1962 in , , Georgia
and was buried in Union Baptist Church Cemetery,
Minter, Georgia.

Mattie married Willie Daniel MIMBS on 13 May 1898 in
, Laurens, Georgia. Willie was born 4 Jan 1872 in , ,
Georgia. He died 9 Jun 1947 in , , Georgia.

4. Amanda "Mandy" THOMAS (Manning) was born about
1858 in , Johnson, Georgia.

Amanda married J. Henry ROWLAND after 1880 in , ,
Georgia. J. Henry ROWLAND was born about 1860 in , ,
Georgia.

They had the following children:

12Mi.John McCoy "Mack" ROWLAND was born 10 Mar
1882 in , , Georgia. He died 23 Feb 1947 in , Emanuel,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

John married Mollie Jane KERSEY, daughter of Elder
Joseph Jacob "Joe" KERSEY and Elizabeth F. "Bettie"
THOMAS, on 20 Nov 1904 in , Johnson, Georgia. Mollie
was born 17 Mar 1886 in , , Georgia. She died 6 Jan
1943 in , Emanuel, Georgia and was buried in Sardis
Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

5. Elizabeth F. "Bettie" THOMAS (Manning) was born 4
Dec 1864 in , Johnson, Georgia. She died 20 Dec 1940
in , Emanuel, Georgia and was buried in Sardis
Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Elizabeth THOMAS' gravestone lists her as "Bettie F.
Kersey".

Elizabeth married Elder Joseph Jacob "Joe" KERSEY,
son of John Bouregard KERSEY and Sarah Ann BURRIS, on
1881 in , , Georgia. Joseph was born 23 Mar 1865 in ,
, Georgia. He died 15 Dec 1935 in , Emanuel, Georgia
and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery,
near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Joseph KERSEY was an Elder of the Primitive Baptist
Church. He was part of the presbytery to constitute
Pilgri's
Rest Primitive Baptist Church, south of Kite, GA, on
Dec 26, 1901. Primitive Baptist Churches he served
included Mt. Zion at Norristown and Pilgrims Rest.

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following children:

13Fi.Nancy E. KERSEY was born 1882 in , , Georgia.
She died 1962 in , , Georgia and was buried in Sardis
Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Nancy married Martin Luther RADFORD, son of James
Anderson RADFORD and Tempy RINER, on 28 Jul 1901 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia. Martin was born 23 Aug 1881 in , ,
Georgia. He died 1939 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro,
Georgia.

M. L. RADFORD's tombstone says he was born in 1882.

14Fii.Mollie Jane KERSEY was born 17 Mar 1886 in ,
, Georgia. She died 6 Jan 1943 in , Emanuel, Georgia
and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery,
near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Mollie married John McCoy "Mack" ROWLAND, son of J.
Henry ROWLAND and Amanda "Mandy" THOMAS, on 20 Nov
1904 in , Johnson, Georgia. John was born 10 Mar 1882
in , , Georgia. He died 23 Feb 1947 in , Emanuel,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

15Miii.Ira Austin KERSEY was born 5 Jan 1889 in ,
Laurens, Georgia. He died 28 Oct 1964 in , Emanuel,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Ira Austin KERSEY was listed with his parents in
Emanuel County, GA, during the 1900 and
1910 Censuses.

Ira married Nettie Lee KERSEY, daughter of Austin
Bouregard KERSEY and Mattie J. HOWELL, on 4 May 1913
in , Emanuel, Georgia. Nettie was born 11 Feb 1895 in
, , Georgia. She died 27 Nov 1975 in , Emanuel,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

16Miv.Manning Thomas KERSEY was born 6 Jan 1891 in
, Emanuel, Georgia. He died 24 May 1956 in , Emanuel,
Georgia and was buried in Lamb's Cemetery, Norristown,
Georgia.

Manning married Zellot PEEBLES about 1912 in , ,
Georgia. Zellot was born 27 May 1892 in , , Georgia.
She died 24 Mar 1981 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Lamb's Cemetery, Norristown, Georgia.

17Fv.Vassor KERSEY was born Apr 1895 in , ,
Georgia. She died before Nov 1955.

Vassor married John HOOKS, son of Dennis J. HOOKS and
Annie or Jennie THOMAS, on 19 Jul 1914 in , Emanuel,
Georgia. John was born 1892 in , , Georgia. He died
1971 in , , Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive
Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

18Mvi.Benjamin T. KERSEY was born 2 Mar 1896 in ,
, Georgia. He died 15 Nov 1957 in , , Georgia and was
buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near
Swainsboro, Georgia.

Benjamin married Mary A. PEACOCK about 1917 in , ,
Georgia. Mary was born 4 Nov 1897 in , , Georgia. She
died 6 Dec 1973 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro,
Georgia.

19Fvii.Anna May KERSEY was born Jun 1897 in , ,
Georgia.

Anna married Burton POWELL about 1915 in , , Georgia.
Burton was born about 1894 in , , Georgia.

20Fviii.Lettie E. KERSEY was born 23 Nov 1898 in ,
, Georgia. She died 3 Apr 1971 in , , Georgia and was
buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near
Swainsboro, Georgia.

Her tombstone spells her first name as "Littie".

Lettie married Harvey H. GILES, son of Henry J. GILES
and Lilla SNOW, about 1916 in , , Georgia. Harvey was
born 10 Oct 1896 in , , Georgia. He died 14 Mar 1971
in , , Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive
Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

21Mix.Henry Sims KERSEY was born 14 Sep 1903 in ,
, Georgia. He died 3 Mar 1971 in , , Georgia and was
buried in Lamb's Cemetery, Swainsboro, Georgia.

Henry married (1) Trudie HENRY, daughter of Neal
Calvin HENRY and Etta WOODS, about 1920 in , ,
Georgia. Trudie was born 30 Aug 1903 in , , Georgia.
She died 31 Dec 1954 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Lamb's Cemetery, Swainsboro, Georgia.

Henry also married (2) Louella S. HURSEY after 1924
in , , Georgia. Louella was born 19 Nov 1909. She died
18 May 1975 in , , Georgia and was buried in Lamb's
Cemetery, Swainsboro, Georgia.

Henry also married (3) Mattie WARNOCK after 1930 in ,
, Georgia. Mattie was born about 1910 in , , Georgia.

According to the Social Security Death Index, a
Mattie KERSEY was born 19 Sep 1917 and died March 1985
in Claxton, GA. Another Mattie KERSEY was born 8 Apr
1911 and died 10 Nov 2001 at Thomaston, GA.

22Mx.Lewis Elgin KERSEY was born 18 Jan 1904 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia. He died 17 Mar 1990 in , Laurens,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Lewis married Hattie Ethel HORTON, daughter of James
Thomas HORTON and Nancy KERSEY, about 1924 in , ,
Georgia. Hattie was born 16 Nov 1905 in , , Georgia.
She died 13 Jun 1996 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro,
Georgia.

23Fxi.Claudia Ree KERSEY was born 23 Jun 1907 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia. She died 20 Jun 1987 in , , Georgia
and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery,
near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Claudia married Lee WEBB, son of Andrew Jackson WEBB
and Susan BEASLEY, on 6 Jan 1924 in , Emanuel,
Georgia. Lee was born 18 May 1900 in , , Georgia. He
died 23 Jan 1969 in , , Georgia and was buried in
Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro,
Georgia.

6. Annie or Jennie THOMAS (Manning) was born about
1866 in , , Georgia.

Annie married Dennis J. HOOKS, son of Jacob H. HOOKS
and Sarah Ann Catherine HUTCHESON, on 15 Sep 1887 in ,
Laurens, Georgia. Dennis was born about 1864 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia. He died 16 Apr 1941 in , Treutlen,
Georgia.

They had the following children:

24Mi.John HOOKS was born 1892 in , , Georgia. He
died 1971 in , , Georgia and was buried in Sardis
Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

John married (1) Vassor KERSEY, daughter of Elder
Joseph Jacob "Joe" KERSEY and Elizabeth F. "Bettie"
THOMAS, on 19 Jul 1914 in , Emanuel, Georgia. Vassor
was born Apr 1895 in , , Georgia. She died before Nov
1955.

John also married (2) Mary PERKINS, daughter of
Alexander "Alec" PERKINS and Julia E. "Jennie" HUDSON,
on 11 Nov 1955 in Twin City, Emanuel, Georgia. Mary
was born Jan 1891 in , , Georgia. She died 1967 in , ,
Georgia and was buried in Sardis Primitive Baptist
Cemetery, near Swainsboro, Georgia.

Census records indicate Mary was born Jan 1891, but
her tombstone says 1892.

25Mii.Manning "Mann" HOOKS was born 1896 in , ,
Georgia. He died 1977 in , , Georgia and was buried in
New Hope Church Cemetery, Lexsy, Georgia.

Manning married Minnie Lee HUDSON, daughter of
William A. "Willie" HUDSON and Rittie B. PERKINS, on
18 Jan 1918 in , Emanuel, Georgia. Minnie was born
1902 in , Emanuel, Georgia. She died 1978 in ,
Emanuel, Georgia and was buried in New Hope Church
Cemetery, Lexsy, Georgia.

7. Joseph Emanuel THOMAS (Manning) was born 5 Sep
1866 in , , Georgia. He died 30 Jul 1903 in , ,
Georgia and was buried in Silver Leaf Church Cemetery,
Scott, Georgia.

The 1900 Johnson County Census says Joseph and Nancy
had 5 children - George, Mattie, Sarah, Polly, and
James
- with all five living with them at that time.
Joseph was a farmer and a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

Source: Ancestry.com

Joseph married Nancy KERSEY, daughter of John
Bouregard KERSEY and Sarah Ann BURRIS, before 1883 in
, , Georgia. Nancy was born 22 Sep 1869 in , Emanuel,
Georgia.

They had the following children:

26Mi.George Perry THOMAS was born 18 May 1883 in ,
, Georgia.

27Fii.Mattie M. THOMAS was born 1 Mar 1889 in , ,
Georgia.

Mattie married a CRABB.

28Fiii.Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" THOMAS was born 17
Mar 1893 in , , Georgia.

29Fiv.Mary "Polly" THOMAS was born 7 Jan 1898 in ,
Johnson, Georgia.

30Mv.John Auston THOMAS was born 5 Apr 1899 in , ,
Georgia.

31Mvi.James E. THOMAS was born Mar 1900 in ,
Johnson, Georgia.

THE END

Carol Riner Everett


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