Charles County, Maryland

3-9 TUBMAN MANKIN, son of Stephen Mankin and Mary Barker, was born at Port Tobacco, Charles County, MD on April 9, 1696, and died in 1747, leaving a large family. On September 24, 1701, Hope and Tubman Mankin were bound by their mother to Mr. George Tubman until they came to their respective ages.(1) On March 10, 1729/30, Tubman Mankin petitioned to have the care and tuition of his deceased brother Josiah Mankin's son Joseph, but the petition is found to have been rejected.(2) The reason, no doubt, was that Josiah had provided otherwise in his Will. He died in 1747, and on November 2, 1747, the Administrator's bond was issued to Jane Mankin, widow, administratrix; sureties being John Brooks and Charles Baker of Charles County in 250, dated August 1, 1747.(3) On December 30, 1748, is recorded the Account of Jane Mankin, Administratrix of Tubman Mankin "late of Charles County, deceased". Representatives are the widow and 10 children(4), viz: Elizabeth and Sarah Mankin of full age; James Mankin aged 21 in June next, Mary Mankin aged 18 in January next; Charles Mankin aged 16 in April next; Stephen Mankin, aged 11 in June next; Margaret Mankin aged 4 in January next; Josias Mankin aged 2 in November last.(5)

TUBMAN MANKIN married JANE YOPP, daughter of Roger Yopp, about 1723. John Alward of Charles County, by Will dated January 5, proved January 19, 1715, (Annaoplis, MD Lib. 14, folio 82) gave to son John Alward a cow; to daughter Margaret Malow, 2 cows, a feather bed &c., at day of marriage; to my granddaughter, Jane Yopp, a cow & calf, a feather bed & c., and all my land called Moore's Hope, Goodluck, & Partnership, at day of marriage - Should she died without issue, then to my grandson Charles Yopp, who is appointed executor. The Witnesses were Roger Yopp and William Peacock. Charles Yopp of Charles County MD made a Will January 5, 1717, proved April 21, 1719 (Annapolis, MD Lib. 15, folio 105) speaks of legacies left by his grandfather John Alward, to be delivered to Sarah Yopp, Jane Yopp, & Dorothy Brown as "my said grandfather appointed and desired." Leaves all wearing apparel to father Roger Yopp. Wife residuary legatee and executrix, with Witnesses Stephen Mankin, Margaret Mankin, and John Goley. On July 22, 1720 is found the Account of Thomas Matthews who married Susanna, executrix of Charles Yopp, late of Charles County, deceased.(see Accounts, Lib. 3, folio 109) On March 13, 1721, Jane Yopp chose as her guardian Mr. John Craxon.(see Charles County MD Records, Lib. K, no. 2, folio 236) Since Jane Yopp chose her guardian in 1721, she must have been of the legal age of 14 years, and it is apparent she married Tubman Mankin about 1723. This would be about the age of 16 years, usual in that period.

On August 4, 1749, Jane Mankin of Charles County, widow and relict of Tubman Mankin deceased and James Mankin of said County, eldest son of Tubman Mankin, conveyed to Peter Harrout part of two tracts called "Barker's Rest" and "Barker's Enlargement", which in the division between Josias, James, and Tubman Mankin (husband of said Jane and father of James) appears to be 631/4 acres. Susanna, wife of James Mankin releases dower.(see Charles County MD, Records, Lib. 45, folio 359)


3-9-3 JAMES MANKIN, oldest son of Tubman Mankin and Jane Yopp Mankin, was born in Charles County, MD in June 1728. He married SUSANNAH MAYNOR, daughter of Henry and Susannah Maynor (Mayner) of Fairfax Monthly Meeting (Quaker) Waterford, Loudoun County, VA. He was a sailor, discharged from the "Shoreham" in November 1754 (per VA Admiralty Muster Rolls, VA Library). They were married prior to 1750. The following records are from the Quaker Archives:

"SUSANNAH MANKIN neglects attendance at meetings and does not use the Plain language." For this offense, she was dismissed. This was 1755, February 22nd. In 1747-48 she is mentioned as a daughter of Henry & Susannah Maynor.(6) Apparently James Mankin joined the Quaker Church. The Will of John Peirpoint of Frederick County, MD made June 21, 1753, and probated August 9, 1753, contains this item "Rich Richardson, Francis Peirpoint, and James Mankin subscribing witnesses solemnly affirm they being Quakers." On February 21, 1750 James Mankin and Susanna his wife of Charles County, conveyed to Charles Mankin of the same county 1/2 of "Goodluck", "Partnership", and "Moore's Hope" in Charles County. This was witnessed by Mary Darnall, and John Darnall.(7) Dr. Christopher Johnston writes:

"The line of proof is here quite clear - John Alward, by will dated January 1715, leaves Moore's Hope, Goodluck, and Partnership to his granddaughter Jane Yopp. Since in 1750 James Mankin deeds to his brother Charles these three tracts, devised by John Alward, it is clear that their mother, Jane, widow of Tubman Mankin, must have been Jane Yopp - the granddaughter and devisee of John Alward."

There are many indications that he is the same James Mankin who lived at Boonesborough, KY, and was captured by British and Indian forces in 1777: (National Archives pension file S3443, quoted, THE CAPTURE OF DANIEL BOONE'S SALTMAKERS: FRESH PERSPECTIVES FROM PRIMARY SOURCES, William Dodd Brown, THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Volume 83, No. 1, Winter 1985.): In the month of March, 1777, I was called on to serve a tour of duty to Williamsburg ... I returned and in July of the same year, I went into Bedford [County, Virginia]. I there enlisted in a company raised by Captain Charles Watkins for the period of six months to guard the frontier. From there I marched with the company to Kentucky and to the best of my memory arrived at Boonesborough on the twelfth day of October, 1777. From this place I with twenty-eight or nine others were ordered to go to Blue Lick with Daniel Boone to make salt for the garrison, where we remained until the eighth day of February, 1778, when we were taken prisoners by the Indians commanded by old Blackfish. We were taken to the Indian towns on the Miami. Some of the prisoners were taken to Detroit soon afterwards, but John Brown and myself remained until after they were done planting corn. We were then taken to Detroit and given or sold to the British ... We remained [at Detroit] until the next summer when seven of us escaped and started home. A few miles above where the Little River St. Joseph and St. Marys meets, we were taken by the Maumie Indians and carried back to Detroit. We were then put in irons on board a ship and sent down to Montreal where we were kept in prison ... [Then in July of 1781] six of us, to wit, John Brown, John Morton, and myself from Virginia and James Flack, George Finly, and William Marshall of Pennsylvania, were taken out of prison to work on a mill race. From here we escaped and after nine days traveling through the wilderness, we came to the headwaters of Connecticut River to a station commanded by Captain Lovell. He sent a guard with us the next day eighteen miles to General Bayley who gave us a pass to the governor, John Hancok, at Boston. On our arrival there the governor gave us a pass with orders to draw provisions homewards. We proceeded as far as Carlisle in Pennsylvania where Brown and Morton went on to Virginia, the Pennsylvanians to their homes, and I to Fort Pitt to get a passage down the river. I arrived at the Falls of Ohio about three weeks before Christmas in 1781 and there gave my pass to Gen. George Rogers Clark and returned to Boonesborough. The article notes that the memory of Richard Wade was excellent. On the way to Cumberland Gap and the Virginia settlements, George Rogers Clark met Captain Gwatkin's company near Richland Creek on 10 October 1777. Charles Gwatkin (1741- 1806), Captain of Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War, filled several important civil and military offices in Bedford County during his lifetime. He was lieutenant colonel of militia in 1787, sheriff in 1788, and colonel of militia in 1791. Owner of over three thousand acres of land, he built a home and settled near Charlemont in Bedford County. John Morton, who escaped with Richard Wade and John Brown, also was one of the saltmakers captured at the Blue Licks. The article lists the captured saltmakers as Daniel Boone (Boon), Bartlett Searcy (Scercy), Nathl. Bullock, Jesse Copher (Coker), Wm. Hancock (Hencok), James Callaway (Calloway), Micajah (Cager) Callaway, Ancel (Ansel) Goodman, John Holley (Hollay), John Dunn, Wm. Staggs, Wm. Tracey (Trasey), Georg. Hendricks, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Kelly, Wm. Umphress, Danl. Asbury (Asbry), James Robson (Robertson?), Richd. Wade, Jas. Mankins, John Morton (Mortin), Thomas Foot, John Brown, Jonathan Ketcham, Wm. Brooks, Saml. Brooks and Joseph Jackson.Captured by Shawnee, the prisoners were taken to the Indian village, Little Chillicothe, on the Miami River in Ohio. Some of them, including Boone, were adopted by the Indians and then, about three weeks later, ten of them were taken by the Shawnee to Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton at Detroit, who had promised to pay Indians twenty pounds for each healthy prisoner delivered to him. Six of the captured saltmakers, including Richard Wade, later made lengthy sworn statements about their experiences, which are still available for reference.

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3-9-5 High Sheriff, CHARLES MANKIN, son of Tubman Mankin and Jane Yopp Mankin, was born in Charles County, Maryland in April 1733, and died in October 1810. In 1774, he was selected to serve on the Committee representing Charles County in the Continental Congress. He became High Sheriff of Charles County, later Tax Collector, Coroner, and he was the 1790 Census Enumerator for all of Charles County, Maryland.

On October 29, 1782, he was commissioned High Sheriff for Charles County. On September 7, 1782, Bachel Forry of Charles County deeded some lots in Port Tobacco to him.(8) Among properties he acquired, he purchased "Middleton's Rich Thickett" of 100 acres in Charles County.(9)Over the years he had owned many farms, including "Moore's Hope", "Good Luck" and "Partnership" (purchased from his brother James Mankin in 1750), and "Mankins Folly", "Mankins Venture", "Ramble", "Mankins and Latimers Gift." In 1782 from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Signer of the Constitution, he bought the confiscated plantation of Richard Lee, Jr., called "Port Tobacco." Harry Wright Newman makes reference to him in his book on Charles County Gentry, pointing to a particular Court case in 1799, which records that Charles Mankin lost his appeal to the General Assembly on the issue of his relection in 1789. As High Sheriff, he was also the tax collector, and liable for any unpaid taxes he could not collect. Losing the election also cost him the opportunity to collect taxes in arears, not to mention the costs to him of the hearings before the Maryland Assembly. He ran the farms he acquired, but having lost his re-election, he lost everything to foreclosure in 1802:(10)

Foreclosure: Date: 1802/01/19 5423: Charles Wallace and Eleanor Davidson vs. Charles Mankin. CH. Mortgage foreclosure on Mankins Folly, Mankins Venture, Ramble, Mankins and Latimers Gift, slaves Aron, Ior, George, Ben, Charles, Lucy, Linder, Sarah, Jane, Henny, Rachel and Nancy. Accession No.: 17,898-5423 MSA S512-7-5545 Location: 1/37/2/.

In his bid for re-election as Charles county Sheriff back in 1789, he and two others were thwarted by political rivals who won by offering free drinks and opening the taverns early in the afternoon to draw many citizens away from the voting polls. He complained to the Maryland State Assembly in a challenge to the legality of the county election, claiming that the county election of someone else had been accomplished by voting fraud. He put much effort into this legal battle that dragged on for years, taking the matter to the Maryland legislature several times. Having posted a bond secured by his huge landholdings, he lost his plantation to final foreclosure in 1802. Towards the end of his life, according to the US census of 1810, he may have ran the county poorhouse, or perhaps (more likely) he had a son and namesake who did. According to the Archives of Maryland, Daniel Jenifer, who owned "Retreat" on Poorhouse Road, purchased his farm after his death, and the plantation inventory is in the records at Marshall Hall. He is buried with his sons family in Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, MD. He married MARY REGAN, born 1737 and died 1812, and she is also buried in Greenmount Cemetery.


3-9-6 STEPHEN MANKIN, born June 1738, Charles County, MD b. Jun 1738 (Will dated 20 Nov 1780) Proved 15 Jan 1781, Executor: Edward Boswell, signed by "Roby" and Charles Mankin. Left his niece Precious Boswell(17) one Negro woman named Peg and household goods. Lived in Port Tobacco East according to 1790 Census MD (I think this census was actually taken in 1775-8) with his brother, Charles.

3-9-7 RICHARD TUBMAN MANKIN, SR., son of Tubman Mankin and Jane Yopp Mankin, was born in Charles County, MD in March 1742. As He took the Fidelity Oath in 1778, living in Port Tobacco, West Hundred. He was witness to the Will of Francis Goodrich of Charles County made October 14, 1756, probated May 10, 1768. He is also mentioned in the 1766 Account of his brother Josias in the Records of Fairfax County VA. He m.1 PRISCILLA (maiden name unknown).

Exciting new information contributed by descendant, Mrs. Carol Tucker gives revealing information on Richard Tubman Mankin and his descendants. Patricia Andersen, Walter Arps, Joyce Candland, and Betty deKeyser have all contributed to the following research data. Richard Tubman Mankin, Sr. was deceased by Nov. 1804 when his widow posted bond in Charles County, MD for the administration of his estate. (Charles County MD Court Proceedings 1802-1806 pg. 204) Distribution was made 12 May 1807 to the widow Priscilla and to the following children. All are named in the distribution of the estate of RTM, Sr.(Chas. Co. Inventories 1802-1808 pg. 407) or in subsequent documents which prove the relationships (research contributed by Betty deKeyser in April 2000):

  • 3-9-7-1 War of 1812 Ensign, Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr., 1 REG'T (HAWKINS'), MARYLAND MILITIA. d.1815
  • 3-9-7-2 Margaret Mankin m.1 Baruch Bonin Robey b. December 31, 1789, Washington Cty, Maryland, d. January 04, 1877, Leesville, Carroll Cty, Ohio.
  • 3-9-7-3 Tubman MankinMoved to wilkes county Georgia. d.will date Dec. 29, 1807. See [WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA] WILL BOOK "H H"--1810-1816 Page 1--MANKIN, TABMAN (this is miss-spelled and sshould be Tubman). (non cupative) George Smith and Nathaniel Harris swear that they were sent for Dec. 21, 1807 to go to John Spearman's to see Mankin who was very sick. That he said Spearman was his biggest creditor, he to keep his colt and pay Nathaniel Harris and David Terrell, and keep the rest. Mentioned a debt owed by Jesse Baswell. Sworn to Dec. 29, 1807.
  • 3-9-7-4 Ann Wood Mankin m.1 Mathew Boswell
  • 3-9-7-5 Jane Mankin m.1 Daniel Carrington They had two daughters, Jane Carrington and Ann Carrington

3-9-8 MARGARET MANKIN, born in Charles County MD in January 1745.

3-9-9 JOHN MANKIN, son of Tubman Mankin and Jane Yopp Mankin, was born in Charles County MD in January 1745(11). He served as a Vestryman of Durham Parish, Charles County. In the Treasurer's Account of Durham Parish, in 1780, he is recorded for the payments of 60 lbs. of tobacco tithe.(12) He is mentioned in the Parish book for 2 taxables, and paying 30 lbs. of tobacco.(13) Along with his brother Charles, he is probably the John Mankin mentioned in a lease dispute with the Jesuits of St. Thomas Manor in Charles, County, MD. He married in Ann Arundel County, MD in about 1769, MASA born about 1750 (said to be a full-blooded Delaware Indian). Current thinking is that hey may have had 4 children:

  • 3-9-9-1 Peter Mankins Sr., b. 19 Sep 1770 Cedar Point,MD.(14)
  • 3-9-9-2 Walter Mankins, listed in the family bible.
  • 3-9-9-3 Elizabeth Mankins
  • 3-9-9-4 John Mankins, perhaps.(15)

3-9-10 JOSIAS MANKIN (Josiah) son of Tubman Mankin and Jane Yopp, was born in Charles County, MD in November 1746. He married MARY ? , and it is thought he did not have issue. One of the accounts of his estate is recorded in Will Book C no. 1, pp. 31-33 in Fairfax County, VA. This is September 1766 date. "The Estate of Mr. Josias Mankin .." Among the items noted is "To paid RICHARD TUBMAN MANKIN the Balance of Bond 9.7.2" In August 1767 is noted: "To expenses from Maryland viz To ferriage to and from Maryland, 4.0." Also noted is this extensive account, is "To paid Col. George Mason his rent rect  L 9.3.7." "To sundries sold the widow Mrs. Mankin 6.6.8." "To Mankin's claims, L 2.6.0." "By Mary Mankin for sundries ..." This was officially returned on May 13, 1768, by Alednigo Adass, Administrator. From this it is apparent that Josias Mankin and his wife moved to Fairfax County VA, and apparently rented land from Col. George Mason of "Gunston Hall". The Appraisement of his estate follows:(16)

Inventory of the Estate of Josiah Mankin
December 16, 1766
Pursuant to an order of Fairfax Court dated June 1766, we the subscribers being duly sworn before Sampson Darrell, Gent., did meet and Appraise the Estate of JOSIAS MANKIN, Deceased as followeth.

To 1 Feather bed & furniture & c. 4.10.0
To 1 Black Walnut oval Table 2.51 1.5.0
To 1 Small Tea Table 10/ 10.0
To 1 Chest 10/ 1 old Truck 7/ 17.0
To 1 iron pot and Hooks 1 frying pan 2/ 10.0
To 1 parcel of old pewter 11/ 11.0
To 1 box Iron & shearers (?) 10/ 10.0
To 1 Mans Saddle 0/ 0/0
To 4 old chairs 4/ 4.0
To 1 parcel of old cloaths 10/ 10.0
To 1 old Bed Rugg & Bedstead &c. 30/ 1.10.0
To 2 old ploughs & 2 hoes 11/3 11.3
To aparsell (sic) old tubbs & peggons 3/2 3.0
To 1 Horse 40/ 2.(torn)
To 6 shoats 251 1 Cow and 2 Earlings ú4.00 5.5.0
To 1 Negore Gars ú25 25.0.0

3-9-5-1 ISAIAH MANKIN, son of Charles & Mary Mankin, was born in Charles County, MD in 1779. He died April 14, 1864 at the home of his son-in-law, Francis H. Jenks of Glen Park, NY at 87 years. He married (1st) in Baltimore on January 16, 1800, NANCY HARRIS GARDNER, daughter of Mrs. Anne Gardner, born 1781, died October 9, 1813 and is buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, and (2nd) Mrs. MARTHA (BININGER) GAUTIER, daughter of Abraham Bininger of New York, and widow of Andrew Gautier. The marriage by Rev. Benjamin Mortimer of New York is recorded in the Baltimore Patriot of October 17, 1814, p. 3, col. 3. Isaiah Mankin settled in Baltimore before he was 21 years of age, and engaged in mercantile business about 1799. He was among the first to establish regular lines of commercial intercourse between ports of this country, some of his vessels running between Baltimore and New York on a regular schedule, which was unusual at that time. ISAIAH MANKIN and his first wife, NANCY GARDNER had issue 6 children:

  • 3-9-5-1-1George Johnnot(?) Mankin b. 25 Jan 1802, son of ISAIAH MANKIN, owned a 250 acre farm near Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY. After his wife died, he lived with his daughter and d. East Orange, NJ June 20, 1884. He married on 28 Sep 28, 1824 to Ann Frances (Franier ?), b. 26 Jun 1804 . She died 30 Oct 1862.
  • 3-9-5-1-2 Henry Mankin, born December 9, 1804 in Baltimore, MD
  • 3-9-5-1-3 Mary Mankin
  • 3-9-5-1-4 Nancy Mankin
  • 3-9-5-1-5 Isaiah Mankin, Jr., born 1808, died June 10, 1837.
  • 3-9-5-1-6 Charles Mankin

ISAIAH MANKIN and his second wife, MARTHA BINNINGER had issue 1;

  • 3-9-5-1-7 Catherine Embury Mankin, born 1818, died October 3, 1824.

3-9-7-1 War of 1812 Ensign RICHARD TUBMAN MANKIN, JR m.1 MARY ____ . Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr. had a wife Mary indentified by her tombstone at St. Paul's Piney Church which indicates she died 21 March 1809, age 24. It says, "In memory of MARY MANKIN, Wife of RICH(d) T. MANKIN, who departed this life March 21, 1809, in the 24th Year of her Age" This would give this Mary Mankin's birth year of 1785, When Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr. died in 1815 Benedicta Mankin declined to administer the estate and requested that letters be granted to Samuel Chapman (Charles County Orphans Court Proceedings 1815-1816 pg. 46). Benedicta Mankin is not further identified so it is not clear whether she was a second wife or an adult daughter. Chapman posted bond on 1 Nov. 1815 (Ibid pg. 56). An inventory of the estate was taken 9 Jan. 1816 (Ibid pg.283) but an account was not rendered until 22 Mar 1820 (Ibid pg. 284). At that tiime there was no balance to distribute to the heirs. Charles County Orphans Court Proceedings show that Guardian Bonds were posted by Malachi Robey as guardian to Sophia Mankin and James Mankin while Daniel Carrington was appointed guardian to Richard Mankin (Charles County Orphans Court Docket 1788-1824 pgs. 185, 186, & 189). These children are believed to be the offspring of Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr. and his wife Mary. All three apppear in guardianship records, but without mention of the father or mother! Further documentation is sought.

  • 3-9-7-1-1 James Mankin, b.1801, D.after 1850. m.1 on 13 Feb 1833 Washington, DC Margaretta Dent, b.ca 1810 Charles Co., MD, D. 22 Mar 1838 Washington DC (bur: Charles Co MD). He m.2 on 31 Dec 1838 Washington DC. Deborah Dent, b. 1817-18 Charles Co., MD, listed in 3rd Ward 1860 in Washington, DC. He was age 20 in Orphans Court Guardian Docket - April Court 1821. This is probably the James Mankin who married daughters of Alexander Dent (Newman, Harry Wright, "Charles County Gentry" pg. 102), and who appears in the 1850 census of Washington DC.
  • 3-9-7-1-2 Richard Mankin b.1804 d.1838 m.1 Mary Ann Posey. He wasage 18 on 25 March 1822. The Charles County Guardian Docket shows a receipt was filed on 19 May 1825 which released his guardian of his responsibilities. Richard Mankin's obituary in the Alexandria (VA) Gazette gives the date of death as 9 September 1838, "leaving a disconsolate wife and two small children" ("Alexandria Gazette" newspaper 1 October 1838 pg. 3). The estate was administered by Mary Ann Mankin. In an abandoned burying ground near Newtown, Charles County, MD, is a stone to Richard Mankin of Charles County, born 25 Mar 1804, died 9 Sep 1838.
  • 3-9-7-1-3 Sophia Mankin, b. 1807- age 16 on 16 Nov. 1823. She was a ward of Malachi Robey who was noted in the Court records as "deceased". Bond and security was posted on 20 Feb. 1822 by Alexander Matthews and Samuel M. Herbert but no further accounts have been found. Sophia Mankin m.1 William Marshall in Washington, DC 21 August 1827. She died 1 July 1880. Documentary proof of her relationship to these siblings and parents is sought.

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Peter Mankin Sr. dated 1881. He died at Sulpher City, Arkansas in 1881 at the great age of 111 Years
old, the founder of the legendary Mankins family of the wild west.

3-9-9-1 PETER MANKINS, SR., son of John & Masa Mankin, was born in Charles County, September 19, 1770 at Cedar Point, MD. He died 30 Dec 1881 at Mankin (Washington Co.), Arkansas (now renamed Sulpher Springs, Arkansas) at 111 years. He married September 23, 1803 in Orange Co, NC, RACHEL BRACKEN, widow of (her 1st husband) Zachariah Lewis whom she had married July 18, 1796 in Orange Co, NC, and daughter of Isaac Bracken, Sr. and Rachel Stalcop. She died in 1849 in Washington Co, AR. Peter Mankins Sr. then m.2 on July 18, 1852 ELIZABETH POSTON, widow of William Poston. (Her maiden name is unknown). ( Note: The following information was made available from the wonderful work of Jana Black and her work on the ancestry of Edith/Eda Mankin Mills Williams). (18)
The children of Peter and Rachel (only) were as follows:

  • 3-9-9-1-1 John Bracken Mankins, b. 23 Jun 1804 at Orange Co., NC
  • 3-9-9-1-2 William Mankin, b. 1806 at Orange Co., NC. D. Paintsville, KY, 1834-4. William Mankins, a married man, had remained in Ky., and did not move to Illinois or on to Arkansas, as he was killed at Paintsville about 1833 or 4 by a horse stunning his head against the corner of a house.
  • 3-9-9-1-3 Walter Mankins, Sr., 1808 at Orange Co., NC. m. Mary (Polly) Lowe, b.1803.
  • 3-9-9-1-4 Edith Mankins, b. 1810 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-5 Henry Mankins, b. 1811 at Floyd Co., KY. D. Paintsville, KY abt. 1828 cutting wood.
  • 3-9-9-1-6 Peter Mankins Jr., b. 1 Aug 1813 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-7 Samuel C. Mankins, b. 19 July 1815 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-8 Millie Mankins, b. 1811 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-9 Rachel Mankins, b. 29 Jan 1819 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-10 Sarah Mary Mankins, b. 1821 at Floyd Co., KY
  • 3-9-9-1-11 Elizabeth Mankins, b. 1825 at Floyd Co., KY

3-9-9-2 WALTER MANKINS, born bef. 1770 in VA, m1. in Floyd co., KY abt 1798, Millie Stalkup.

3-9-9-3 ELIZABETH MANKINS, daughter of John & Masa Mankin.

3-9-9-4 (perhaps) JOHN MANKINS, who m. Patsy Kirby in North Carolina February 16, 1798.

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American Civil War Brigadier General HENRY MANKIN, SARAH FOARD, and Children

3-9-5-1-2 Civil War Brigadier General HENRY MANKIN was the son of ISAIAH MANKIN, and the grandson of CHARLES MANKIN, of Charles County, MD, born December 9, 1804 in Baltimore, MD and died 1876. His childhood and youth were spent at his father's country places "Chestnut Park" and "Warfield". His mother's early death, which occurred before he was 9 years old, made a deep impression upon him, and he formed a devoted attachment to his grandmother, Mrs. Gardner, which continued until her death in 1837. He was sent to school to Dr. Gray, a noted educator of that time, became very fond of his teacher, and happy in the special interest shown in him. He had many ambitious dreams for the future, and was especially anxious to go to West Point. The battle of North Point and the attack on Fort McHenry occurred before he was 10 years old. His father's house was the gathering place and refuge for friends and relatives who had fled from their homes. The scenes and the talk all around him so excited him that he and a young cousin of the same age started out secretly to "go and fight the British". Fortunately, they were chased back by Maryland soldiers before they had gone far enough to be in danger. From that time he was deeply interested in military matters, but all plans for the future had to be put aside when financial difficulties compelled his father to take him from school and put him in his counting house. Affection for his father and his delight in ships and interest in the mercantile problems of the day softened the disappointment, and he threw himself eagerly into what became his life work. He afterwards entered the house of Clark & Kellogg, a prominent firm in Baltimore, and was promoted to manager and later made a partner, taking the business over entirely when Clark and Kellogg retired. His energy and enterprise were now fully shown. His ships were sent to many ports in Europe and Asia, taking a cargo in one port and discharging it at another far away where such articles were needed. An article in the Baltimore Sun newspaper headed "The Liverpool Packets, The Days of the Baltimore Clippers" says:

"Previous to 1848 there were no regular 'lines' between Baltimore and Liverpool. Ships came and went in a desultory way but there were no regular sailing dates. In that year Henry Mankin established a regular line of packet ships adapted to passenger as well as freight traffic. the first Baltimore ship put on the line was the Franconia, with Capt. Smith, familiarly known as "Long John Smith" from his towering proportions. The line grew and prospered. From the ship yards of Baltimore issued a fleet of vessels whose fame became known world wide.For years the "lines" carried cargo between the two ports. Many men still in active business recollect the long lines of drays and wagons that daily lined Thames Street to take their turn at loading or discharging. Each vessel brought several hundred immigrants who were distributed along the street in groups awaiting wagons to convey them to the railroad stations. It was a pleasure to Mr. Mankin that he was enabling strong healthy men and women to find good homes in this country where their work was needed. The benefit of others was always part of his plans, as when he arranged and paid for earliest news of prices from New York it was posted up at the Baltimore Corn Exchange for all to see."

In 1838 he had married SARAH ANN FOARD, daughter of Joseph R. Foard of Baltimore County, the family then living in Zanesville, OH. About this time he bought Mount Pleasant, a country place lying north of Baltimore, much of which is now included in Roland Park and in the village of Hampden. He had dreamed in boyhood of owning it and he now made it his home, added a considerable part of the valley of Stoney Run, set out many groups of trees and a wealth of flowers. The place became noted for its beauty and fragrance. He had early entered the Militia of Maryland, was promoted to Colonel of his regiment, and in 1845 was made Brigadier General of the 14th Brigade by Governor Pratt. His commission sword and epaulets are preserved at the State House in Annapolis. Happy in his home and in his occupation he made large plans for the Church and for Baltimore, but these had all to be given up. Foreseeing that Baltimore must develop towards the North, he bought largely of land in that direction, but the growth came much more slowly than he expected, and this and the effort to help friends involved him in financial difficulties. Fearing that the knowledge of this would damage the business he withdrew from the firm, turning it over to his brother-in-law, Joseph O. Foard, whom he had made a partner. The firm was afterward known as Foard & Rogers. He now devoted himself to the effort to clear and develop the land. He formed the Hampden Association through which the title to much property in Baltimore County is held, and had made some progress in his plans when the Civil War came about, and all business stopped in Baltimore. In this time of enforced idleness, poetical composition was his great solace. His sympathies were strongly with the South, and he would have been in the Southern Army, but could not leave his wife and daughters. There had been no time for composition in his busy life. Now it was a relief to put his strong feeling into verse. As business became more settled, more progress was made with the Association, and now he started another plan which he hoped would give to the men in the foundry and the mills their own homes. He wrote to England for all particulars about the Building Association recently started there. With difficulty, he persuaded a few to join. They did not understand it, and feared the risk, but he kept the books himself and attended to all the details and soon all fears vanished and the men joined the Association eagerly as they saw the comfortable homes rising in Hampden and Woodberry. Ground for the Church, the original cemetery and part of the school lot were secured to St. Mary's Church, Hampton, all that remained of the larger plans. For some years exhausting work and exposure had seriously affected his strength, and on June 17, 1876, a sudden attack of congestion of the lungs ended his life at 72. A life lived in communion with God and in unwavering trust in an Almighty Father and a loving Saviour and Friend. There are three painted portraits of the Mankin family who are buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD in the Baltimore Museum of Art. Black and white images are pictured above and are listed as follows. They were left to the museum by Olivia Mankin, the last survivor of that family branch, it seems.

Catherine Mankin by Anna Peale, 1791 - 1878, oil 40" x 30"
Henry Mankin & Daughters, circa 1850 by Alfred Miller, oil 37"x48"
Mrs. Henry Mankin & Child, Alfred Miller, oil oval 37" x 49"


  • 3-9-5-1-2-1 Katherine Foard Mankin, born 1831, died 1832,unmarried.
  • 3-9-5-1-2-2 Alice Gardner Mankin, born 1840, died 1907, unmarried.
  • 3-9-5-1-2-3 Sarah Mankin, born 1842, died 1918, unmarried.
  • 3-9-5-1-2-4 Olivia Mankin, born 1847, died 1926, unmarried.
  • 3-9-5-1-2-5 Julia Foard Mankin, born 1848, died 1918, unmarried.


3-9-5-1-4 NANCY MANKIN, married FRANCIS H. JENCKS (thought to be his 1st wife, but could be his 2nd.) FRANCIS JENCKS and NANCY MANKIN had issue 2;

  • 3-5-1-4-1 Francis Mankin Jenks, born May 2, 1846, died 1918. He married Elizabeth Platt of NY, daughter of Mary Platt.
  • 3-9-5-1-4-2 May Gardner Jenks, born May 2, 1852, died 1932, married Edward Lindon Mellus.

3-9-5-1-5 ISAIAH MANKIN JR., born 1808, died June 10, 1837.

3-9-5-1-6 CHARLES MANKIN, 1813 dies with his mother (NHG) at birth.

3-9-5-1-7 CATHERINE EMBURY MANKIN, born 1818, died October 3, 1824.

3-9-7-1-1 JAMES MANKIN, b.1801, D.after 1850. m.1 on 13 Feb 1833 Washington, DC Margaretta Dent, b.ca 1810 Charles Co., MD, D. 22 Mar 1838 Washington DC (bur: Charles Co MD). He m.2 on 31 Dec 1838 Washington DC. Deborah Dent, b. 1817-18 Charles Co., MD, listed in 3rd Ward 1860 in Washington, DC. He was age 20 in Orphans Court Guardian Docket - April Court 1821. This James Mankin married the daughters of Alexander Dent (mentioned by Newman, Harry Wright, "Charles County Gentry" pg. 102), and who appears in the 1850 census of Washington DC. He was a native of Charles County MD. His parents died when he was young leaving him with several sisters. He married (1st) on February 13, 1833 in Washington, DC to MARGARETTA DENT, daughter of Alexander Dent (died 1830) and Violetta Brewer Dent of "Dent's Inheritance" in Charles County. She died in 1837 and according to the Trinity Parish Records, Charles County, MD was buried April 27, 1837 in the family cemetery on "Dent's Inheritance". She was granddaughter of Gen. William Dent of the Revolutionary War, and wife of Margaret Rettea (Smoot) Dent. He mother, Violetta Brewer was daughter of John Brewer and Priscilla (Dent) Brewer. He married (2nd) on December 31, 1838 in Washington, DC to DEBORAH DENT, sister of his first wife. The parents of the Dent sisters, Alexander Dent and Violetta Brewer Dent, had (1) John Dent, married Sophia Herbert; (2) Henry Dent married Sarah Porter; (3) Margaretta Dent married James Mankin; (4) Deborah Dent married James Mankin; and (5) Grace Ann Dent died d.s.p. JAMES MANKIN and DEBORAH DENT had issue:
  • 3-9-7-1-1-1 John Richard Mankin, married (unknown), and had a daughter, Mamie Mankin, who married a Mr. Colton; they had a son, Varnum Colton, Pres. of National Bank of Washington. Mamie (Mankin) Colton was still living at an advanced age (circa 1952) at 2401 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC. Also on this family line is Mrs. John T. Elder (surname Mankin) living at Arlington, VA (Circa 1952), and Miss M. Ethel Tucker, NW Washington, DC. Both have Bible records. The family is also related to the Marshall family of "Marshall Hall" plantation, and Mankins are buried there.

3-9-7-1-2 RICHARD MANKIN b.1804 d.1838 m.1 MARY ANN POSEY, daughter of Harrison Posey and Ann Dent. (He was age 18 on 25 March 1822.) The Charles County Guardian Docket shows a receipt was filed on 19 May 1825 which released his guardian of his responsibilities. Richard Mankin's obituary in the Alexandria (VA) Gazette gives the date of death as 9 September 1838, "leaving a disconsolate wife and two small children" ("Alexandria Gazette" newspaper 1 October 1838 pg. 3). The estate was administered by Mary Ann Mankin. In an abandoned burying ground near Newtown, Charles County, MD, is a stone to Richard Mankin of Charles County, born 25 Mar 1804, died 9 Sep 1838. She m.2 James Llewellyn Dyson, on 21 Nov 1843, and died July 6, 1881 in Alexandria, VA.

Richard and Mary Ann had 2 daughters:

  • 3-9-7-1-2-1 Mary Theodocia Mankin, b. 1836
  • 3-9-7-1-2-2 Ann Dent Mankin, b. 1837.

MARY ANN (POSEY) MANKIN m.2, James Llewellyn Dyson, 21 Nov 1843. 1850 Census, Hilltop, Charles Co.: James L. Dyson, 33, merchant; James Dunnington, clerk, 18; John F. Dyson, 5; Mary A. Dyson, 45; Mary T. Mankin, 15; Ann D. Mankin, 13; Margaret Dyson, 63.

1860, Alexandria, VA: Name Age James L Dyson 42, clerk Mary A Dyson 52 Ann D Mankin 22 Adie Dyson 17 Franklin Dyson 11 John Dyson 14

Here’s the will of Ann (Dent) Posey, Mary Ann’s mother, in which she names her Mankin grandchildren:

Will of Ann Posey Montgomery Co., MD 12/11/1845; 3/5/1846. To be buried in burial grounds on Peter D. Posey's farm. Son: Harrison Posey 140 acres in St. Mary's Co.; states it is all her land. Sons: Peter D. Posey, Thomas Posey. Daughter: Mary Ann Dyson. Grandson: James T. M. Posey. Susan Posey (no relationship mentioned). Granddaus: Theodosia & Ann Dent Mankin. Exec.: Peter D. Posey. Wit.: Wm. Counselman, John Counselman, Alvin Senter. (Abstracts of Wills, Montgomery Co., MD 1826-1875, Mary Gordan Malloy, Jane C. Sween, Janet D. Manuel, Heritage Books, 2007). Generously contributed by Linda Reno

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John Bracken Mankins, Jr. 1804-18776

EagleStationNevada1858 (19K)Speech given at the Dedication of Mankins Park, Carson City, on December 13, 2007


State Archivist, Nevada State Library & Archives

Early Nevada--in this case western Utah Territory--had its share of hardscrabble pioneers whose lives on the frontier are marked by some mystery. Two that come quickly to mind are James “Old Virginny” Finney and the man we are honoring today John Bracken Mankins. I suspect virtually everyone here has heard of “Old Virginny” Finney. We know the hard drinking, hard living placer miner was living in Gold Canyon as early as 1850. The legendary stories abound of his drinking and mining exploits. We know Virginia City was named in 1859 for the man that helped found one of the world’s greatest mining towns. Arguably James “Old Virginny” Finney--who died after being thrown from a horse in 1861, some suggest while on a drinking spree--is a Comstock folk-hero because of his colorful lifestyle. We can visit his well-marked grave in the Dayton cemetery.

John Bracken Mankins, born in North Carolina, was also a rough-hewn pioneer who found his way to Eagle Valley from Arkansas in 1857. Mankins purchased “for a mere trifle” the possessory claims to land abandoned by Mormons called back to Salt Lake City by leader Brigham Young. The property was known as Mankins Ranch before he sold it to Abe Curry, John J. Musser and Frank Proctor on August 12, 1858. In less than a month’s time, the California newspapers were noting the new town of Carson City--which will be celebrating its 150th birthday in 2008. We must rely solely on Myron Angel’s History of Nevada (1881) for a description of Mankins. He was a fifty-four-year-old widower with four children and a Ute Indian boy in his household. They resided in a cabin northwest of where Carson City was originally laid out, not far from this park named in his honor. Mankins was described as broad-shouldered, a rough, passionate, illiterate fellow, and a splendid marksman. It’s clear from the historical account in the History of Nevada you didn’t want to get on the bad side of John Mankins. After Mankins sold his ranch in Eagle Valley for $1,000, we are told that to avoid his creditors he found his way over the Sierra Nevada to Santa Cruz. A shoot-out there sent him further south in California to live out his life. Mankins’ children begat children, and they in turn begat children, and his descendants are proudly here today to witness the legacy of their patriarch honored by Carson City in dedicating a new park in his name.

In conclusion, this hardy middle-age frontiersman who we are told could out-distance virtually any man in a footrace of 50 yards--Mankins starting the race flat on his stomach--would surely have approved of this park fittingly named for him. Perhaps he even vanquished one of his competitors on or near this site. John Bracken Mankins is now appropriately remembered as one of Carson City’s colorful early pioneers, the likes of stagecoach driver Hank Monk and educator and entrepreneur Hannah Clapp.

3-9-9-1-1 JOHN BRACKEN MANKIN, b. 23 Jun 1804 at Orange Co., NC. He m.1)MARY "POLLY" SLOAN 9 November 1819 at Floyd County, Kentucky. They had 8 children:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-1 Edith Mankins, b. 16 October 1821.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-2 Rachel Mankins, b.18 October 1823.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-3 Lydia Mankins, b. 20 November 1825.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-4 Elizabeth Mankins, b. 22 January 1828 Floyd County, Kentucky
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5 Peter P. Mankins, b.1830 Missouri.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6 Walter R. Mankins, Jr., b. 24 December 1834. d. 1908 San Luis Obispo, California.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-7 John Bracken Mankins jr., b. 13 December 1835.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8 Samuel Walter Mankins, b. 16 April 1837. He m. 25 January 1864 Mary Derinda Watson in Monterey, CA.
He m.2 MATILDA GIBSON on 24 June 1839 at Washington County, Arkansas. They had 6 children:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-9 George Washington Mankins, b.14 January 1841. He m1. Armenta C. Watson and m2. Elizabeth Whitton on m1.16 June 1877 in San Benito, CA.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-10 Mary Margaret Mankins b.4 November 1842.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-11 William Henry Mankins b.14 November 1844.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-12 Macy (Amara) Jane Mankins b.14 January 1846.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-13 James Henry Mankins b.8 March 1848.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-14 Abner (Caldwell?) Mankins b.24 August 1850.

He m.3 LYDIA BOYD on 7 December 1864 in Tulare, CA.

He m.4 JANE WOOD on 25 September 1869 in Washington County, Arkansas.

3-9-9-1-3 WALTER MANKINS, SR., 1808 at Orange Co., NC., d. about 1851. He m. MARY (POLLY) LOWE, b.1803 in Floyd Co., KY. Died 12 July 1882 in Fayetteville, AK. They had 9 children:

  • 3-9-9-1-3-1 Isaac Mankins, b.1829.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-2 Peter S. Mankins, b.12 Jan 1830 in Floyd Co., KY. He m. Pauline Barsheba Barclay. He died Sep.1918 in OR. Burial: Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Jackson County, Oregon, USA.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-3 Rachel Mankins, b.1832.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-4 Sarah Mankins, b.1835.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-5 John Mankins, b.1836.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-6 Henry Mankins, b.1840.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-7 Walter M. Mankins, b.1842.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-8 Samuel Mankins, b.1844.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-9 William Mankins, b.1846.

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Ester Hanna (Gilliland) and Peter Mankins, Jr. 1813-1899

3-9-9-1-6 PETER MANKINS JR., b. 1 Aug 1813 at Floyd Co., KY, son of Peter Mankins, Sr.(b.1770). He d.4 March 1899 in Washington County, Arkansas. He m.1 bef. 1837 AMANDA NARCISSA MILLS, b. 30 Nov 1816 in Lost Creek, Jefferson, Tennessee, d. 17 Dec 1863 in Washington, Arkansas, and m.2 ESTHER HANNAH GILLILAND on January 14, 1866. on 14 January 1866. Peter Mankins Jr. likely took over some of his father's businesses. He was a member of one of the groups who went to California for the gold rush. One story says he made a good deal of money in California but lost most of it gambling and arrived back home with little. He also formed and supplied a troop of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. His troop was eventually joined with a regular unit of the Confederate army. ( Note: The following information was made available from the wonderful work of Jana Black and her work on the ancestry of Edith/Eda Mankin Mills Williams).

Children of Amanda Narcissus Mills and Peter Mankins, Jr. are:

  • 3-9-9-1-6-1 Rachel Mankins, b. 1837, d. date unknown.
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    Pvt. W. H. MANKINS
    Co. C, 34th Ark. Inf. CSA

  • 3-9-9-1-6-2 William H. Mankins, b. MO, 1 March 1838, d. Karens, Nevarro Co, TX 13 Feb 1913. He m. Louisa King, b. 1842.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-3 Nancy Jane Mankins, b. 1841, d. date unknown.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-4 Walter Mankins, b. 1842, d. date unknown.
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    Mary Bell (Mankins) Cate (1844-1930)

  • 3-9-9-1-6-5 Mary Belle Mankins, b. 27 Oct 1844, d. 2 Nov 1930. She m. John Houston Cate.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-6 Millie Mankins, b. 1846, d. 1861.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-7 Priscilla Mankins, b. 1847, d. 1918.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-8 Elizabeth Ann Mankins, d. date unknown.
  • 3-9-9-1-6-9 Sarah Mankins, b. 1854, d. date unknown.
  • PeterMankinJr-III (265K) Peter Mankins III
  • 3-9-9-1-6-10 Peter Mankins III, b. 1856, d. date unknown. He m. Mary E. ___, b. 1858.

Children of Peter Mankins, Jr. and Esther Hannah Gilliland are:
  • 3-9-9-1-6-11 Esther J. Mankins, b. 1867, d. date unknown.

SamuelCMankins1815 (20K)3-9-9-1-7 SAMUEL C. MANKINS, b. 19 July 1815 at Floyd Co., KY, son of Peter Mankins, Sr. (b.1770 who lived to be 111), and Rachael Bracken. He died March 16, 1881, in Williamson County, Texas and was buried in the Mankins Family Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas. He purchased land valued then at $1,000 on the San Gabriel River in 1849, now called "Mankins Crossing."(19)He married DOCIA WILLIAMS, born in 1816 in Alabama, daughter of Captain John Williams a Texas Ranger who was killed by the Indians. She died December 12, 1892 in Georgetown, Tx. She is also buried in the Mankins Family Cemetery. (20)Samuel and Docia Mankins were the parents of 14 children as follows:

  • 3-9-9-1-7-1 John W. Mankins born 1835. Killed in Civil War 1865. He m. his cousin, Elisabeth Williams, dau. of James B. She was b. 1842 had 1 child. She m.2 Howell.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-2 Nancy J. Mankins born 1837 m. Burden.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-3 William Henry Mankins born 4 Jan 1838, died Jan. 6, 1913 and buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Georgetown, TX.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-4 Evan Mankins born 12 Jan 1839, died 12 Apr 1924. [Buried in IOOF Cemetery, Georgetown, Texas.]
  • 3-9-9-1-7-5 Sarah A. Mankins born 1841. d.1860.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-6 Margie (Marzee) Mankins born 1842 d.1881.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-7 Samuel Jim Mankins in Arkansas born 1843, died 1873.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-8 Jasper Mankins born in AK 1845, died 22 Jan 1905. [Buried in Globe Cemetery, Globe, Gila County, AZ] m. Josephine Roberts Mankins (1852 - 1934)
  • 3-9-9-1-7-9 George Mankins born in Arkansas 1847 d.1870.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-10 Celina Mankins born 1848 d.1881.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-11 Peter Mankins born in Texas 1849
  • 3-9-9-1-7-12 Victoria Mankins born in Texas 1853, d.1926, m.1 L.W. Jones., m.2 Livengood.
  • 3-9-9-1-7-13 Isaac (Ike) Mankins born in Texas 1857
  • 3-9-9-1-7-14 Rachel Belle Mankins born in Texas 1859, d. 1935 m. Mann. Lived at Godley, TX.

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3-9-9-1-1-5 PETER P. MANKINS, b, Jun. 4, 1830, MO, d. Sep. 19, 1871, Ukiah, CA (Russian River Cemetery District). He m. EMILY LYNCH, b. Feb. 2, 1829, d. Sep. 28, 1910, buried next to her husband. They had 3 children:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-1 Daniel Elbert Mankins, b.1854 - d.1920.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-2 Mary Magdalena Mankins, b.1857 - d.1952, m.___ Orr.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-3 Peter Edwin Mankins, b.1865 - d.1930.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-4 Hattie Catherine Mankins, b.1867 - d.1904, m. ___York.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-5 Sarah Emily Mankins, b.1871 - d.1936, m. ___Donohoe.

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3-9-9-1-1-6 WALTER R. MANKINS Jr., b. 24 December 1834 in Washington County, Arkansas. d. 1908 Mar. 27, 1908 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, CA. the son of John Bracken Mankins and Mary Stone Mankins. He m1. 1) HARRIET LYNCH about 1852 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was b. b. abt. 1834 AR or IL, and evidently, she d. around 1853 coming west to CA. They had one daughter, Margaret D. Mankins. He m2.SARAH ELIZABETH WATSON on May 5, 1858. He was living with his brother, George Washington Mankins near Paicines, CA when he got in a gunfight at Murphy's Station (20 miles South of Hollister on the New Idria Road, now called Pacheco Road). Although the quarrel ended in gunfire, he was sent to prison 2 years for manslaughter before being pardoned by Governor Irwin. Here is the story, excerps from the San Benito Advance.

WALTER R. MANKIN, JR. and HARRIET LYNCH had a daughter:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-1 Margaret D. Mankins, b. 17 March 1853 in Arkansas.


  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-2 John F. Mankins, b. March 1859?, likely in Pajaro Towhship, Santa Cruz County, CA. He m. Amanda J. ___, and he d. 1905
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-3 Mary Phoebe (1860 – 1882)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-4 Walter M. (1861 – )
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-5 Walter R. (1862 – 1931)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-6 Samuel H. (1864 – 1932)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-7 Lydia Jane "Jennie" (1867 – 1935)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-8 Jacob J. (1869 – 1886)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-9 Sarah Katherine (1872 – 1873)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-10 Lulu A. (1873 – 1931)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-11 Peter Lee Mankins, b. 1875 in Hollister, CA, d. Feb.19, 1933 in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-12 Frederick Mankins 16 July 1879 Walla Walla, WA, d. 1953.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-13 Lillie Mae (1881 – 1953)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-6-14 Rose Nellie (1883 – 1919).

3-9-9-1-1-8 SAMUEL WALTER MANKINS, Town Marshal of SanJuan (Batista), California until 1870. He was b. 16 April 1837, Washington Co., AK, and d. Susanville, Lassen Co., Sept. 30, 1898. He m. January 25, 1864 MARY DERINDA WATSON, b. 1848, in Monterey, CA, who came to California with her parents, Jacob Watson, Sr. and Phoebe Baldwin Watson, in 1849. Samuel Mankins came from Arkansas with his parents in 1850. The Watsons made the trip from Jackson Co., MO with ox teams. They settled at what is now Watsonville, where the father Jacob Watson, Sr. owned and conducted a grist mill and general merchandise store. Sam became Town Marshal of San Juan, (later Benito County, CA) resigning about 10 Dec. 1870, due to stab wounds in active duty. He was also elected Constable of Paiscines, CA in 1875. Mary and Samual Walter Mankin's family eventually numbered eleven as follows:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-1 Samuel Walter Mankins Jr. Mankin born about 1866.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-2 David Jacob Mankin b. 4 November 1866.He m. Hattie McDonald and d. 24 March 1944.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-3 Peter Lee Mankin b. about 1869. He m. Artimisse (Artie) MacDonald.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-4 Mary S. Mankin b. about 1871.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-5 Nancy J. Mankin b.
  • about 1874.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-6 Ph(o)ebe Mankin b.
  • about 1876.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-7 Wallace Mankin b. 4 August 1878 in Walla Walla, WA. He m. Ruby Benjamin in Susanville, CA in 1901, and d. in Detroit, MI in 1943.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-8 Lillian Mankin b. May 1882.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-9 Lottie B. Mankin b. September 1887.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-10 Larindy Mankin b. December 1890.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-8-11 Gracie Mankin b. 1890.

3-9-9-1-1-9 GEORGE WASHINGTON MANKINS, b.14 January 1841, d. Feb. 3, 1903 in Paicines, San Benito County, California. He m1. ARMINDA C. WATSON, (b. Nov. 20, 1856 in Monterey County, California, who d. Oct. 23, 1876, and buried in Paicines Cemetery, San Benito County, California). Incidently, Arminda's brother, James Watson, married the sister of George Carmack, the prospector whose gold discovery in Alaska triggered the Klodike Gold Rush. After Arminda died, he m2. June 16, 1877 ELIZABETH (WHITTON) even though she did not divorce her husband William Godshall Overholt. She was (b. Feb. 24, 1845, Howard County, Missouri, and d. Apr. 30, 1926, and buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Hollister, San Benito County, California. George sued her for divorce in 1899, discovering she was already married. There is no headstone, but she is buried next to Samantha Brock Meggetts, her daughter in law. Having children by his first wife Arminda C. Watson they had as follows:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-9-1 Jacob David Mankins (1872 - 1918)
  • 3-9-9-1-1-9-2 Charles Samuel Mankins (1875 - 1949)

3-9-9-1-3-2 PETER S. MANKINS, b.12 Jan 1830 in Floyd Co., KY. He m. PAULINE BARSHEBA BARCLAY, b. 1834 - Floyd, KY. She m.2 ___ Elliot, and d. 1887 at Squaw Valley, Fresno, California. He died Sep.1918 in OR. Burial: Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Jackson County, Oregon, USA. They had:

  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-1 William Carroll Mankins b.1863 d. in 1910. Census for 1910 shows him a miner with brother, Henry gold miner in Josephine Co. OR
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-2 Malinda Ann Mankins, 1865 – 1938
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-3 James Francis Mankins b.2/23/1868 AR d. Jacksonville, OR age 39 - father Peter Mankins, KY. Mother P.B. Elliot, Married. Murdered in a gunbattle at his ranch 28 Dec. 1907, 2 mi. south of Jacksonville, OR. See The Oregonian, Dec. 29, 1907: PROMINENT FARMER SLAIN James Mankin Seeks to Eject Wals wortb and Son Brother Aids In Battle and Three Arrests Are Made Coroner at Scene. JACKSONVILLE, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.) One man dead and - two seriously wounded is the result of a duel fought with shotguns and Winchesters at the Mankin ranch, two miles south of this city, this evening. The dead man is James Mankin a prosperous and re spected rancher. The two wounded men are C. H. Walsworth and the 19-year-old son, N. W. Walsworth. , The trouble arose over an attempt by Mankin to eject Walsworth and family from a house on the Mankin ranch. James Mankin, the dead man, and the senior Walsworth fought with clubs and pitchforks for nearly an hour, when suddenly Walsworth turned and ran into the house and secured a rifle and began shooting at Mankin. Brother Brings Guns. Henry Mankin, brother to the dead man, hearing the report of the rifle, rushed to his brother's assistance with a shotgun and rifle. N. W. Walsworth attempted to shoot Henry Mankin when he himself received a charge of shot in the face and. dropped his gun and fled. The elder Walsworth then shot and killed James Mankin. Henry Mankin threw his shotgun aside, secured the rifle, and shot Walsworth in the left eye and through the lower jaw. Walsworth had been traveling with a magic lantern show and this Fall secured employment as a woodchopper at the Mankin ranch. The house which Walsworth had been occupying is owned by other parties, to whom Walsworth claims he paid the rent to January 4, and when told by the Mankins to vacate he refused to do so. The house, however, is on the Mankin land, and this morning James Mankin secured legal advice, and armed with authority went to Walsworth's home with the above results. Walsworth Very Drunk. Walsworth was brought to this city this evening, the son arriving a few minutes ahead of him. Both are now confined at County Jail. The Mankins are highly respected people, and have always borne good reputations, while Walsworth, it is alleged, is of a very troublesome nature. He came into town this morning and proceeded to imbibe as always, while that there would be a fight at the Mankin ranch of great magnitude. Coroner Kellogg is expected to arrive tomorrow, when an inquest will be held. Henry Mankin has been arrested.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-4 Cindy Belle Mankins, 1871.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-5 Henry C. Mankins b.4/27/1878 Belle Co. TX d.7/22/1955 Medford, OR age 77 obit May Dalton survive; md. Eleanor (Ella) Bernice Crowder b.3/13/1894 Santa Cruz, CA d.11/28/1978 Jacksonville OR dau. of John Crowder mother Zereana Smith, and a brother, Robert Law. Henry and Eleanor had at least one daughter, Esther May Mankin b. 1918, who m. ___ Dalton.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-5-6 Infant son Mankins, 1874 – 1874

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3-9-9-1-3-7 WALTER M. MANKINS, b. February, 1842 in Washington Co AK., d. 1 Apr 1915 in Cherokee, OK, m. October 1, 1865 LUVINIA OSBURN, b. 5 Feb 1849, Washington Co AK, d. 7 Nov 1928, Cherokee,OK. Walter Mankins is one of the prominent farmers and citizens of Reed Township Washington Co Ark. He was born on the farm where he now lives February February 1842, and is a son of Walter and Polly Lowe Mankins, being the seventh of their nine children. His father died when he was about nine years of age, and then made his home with his uncle Peter Mankins with whom he remained until he reached manhood. "At the breaking out of the late Civil War, I was seized with the war spirit and enlisted in the company which was afterward commanded by Capt Van Hoose, and was a brave and faithful soldier for three years. I was in a number of severe skirmishes, and after being mustered out at the close of the war, I returned home and engaged in the peaceful pursuit of farming. I was married in 1866 to Miss LUVINIA OSBURN." She was born in Washington County and is the mother of three children - Lydia, Martha Ann, and Parthenia who are all living with their parents. The family are members of the Protestant Methodist Church and Mr. Mankins is a steward in the same. "I've always taken Adeep interest in church and educational work and a strong supporter of the principles of the Democratic party," he says. He has a good farm of 280 acres with ninety under cultivation and ranks Among the prominent agriculturists of the county.

  • 3-9-9-1-3-7-1 Lydia Mankins.
  • 3-9-9-1-3-7-2 Martha Ann Mankins, b. Dec. 9, 1867, Hazel Valley, Washington County, AK, d. Dec. 23, 1941, Tahlequah,Cherokee County, OK. She m. Isaac Napier (1867 - 1951), by whom she had 1 female child, Lula Mae.
  • 3-9-9-1-1-7-3 Parthenia Mankins

3-9-9-1-7-3 Civil War CSA Pvt. WILLIAM HENRY MANKINS, b. 4 January 1838, Washington Co., AR., and d. 6 January 1913, Georgetown, TX. He was the son of Samuel C. Mankins and Docia Williams. He joined the 1sr Regiment of the Texas Confederate Cavalry, McCulloch's 1st. Regiment, Mounted Riflemen, later Yager's 1st Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Mounted Rifles, Co. G, and finally the 8th Battalion, Texas Cavalry, Taylor's 1st Mounted Rifles. Moved to Georgetown,TX in 1848. Applied for Pension at age 72. Apparently, he never married.

3-9-9-1-7-7 Civil War CSA Pvt. SAMUEL JIM "JAY" MANKINS, b. 1843, Shot and killed by ambush 1.5 miles from Gatesville while being arrested for attempted murder at Gatesville, TX on July 1, 1873. He had married MARY ELIZABETH BERRY on 24 Aug 1868 in Williamson Co TX, and the inventory & appraisal of Samuel J's estate was probated in Williamson county and signed by his widow in February 1875. He and Mary Elizabeth were listed in the 1870 Kimble Co TX census with their 8 mo. old daughter Laurie. He served with Co G, Buchel's 1st Texas Cavalry (CSA). Further, in the application for probate of his likely father Samuel C. Mankins' estate in Aug 1881, Dotia Mankins (his mother?) lists among his survivors "Laura Mankins aged 12 years & Jack Mankins aged ten years, who reside in Lampasas County, Texas, and are grandchildren and the heirs at law of S. J. Mankins decd." Mary Elizabeth (Berry), b.11 Sep 1850 - 14 Dec 1943 m.2 General W. L. Martin.

  • 3-9-9-1-1-9-1 La Una Mankins, b. 7 Oct 1869 in Kimble Co., TX, USA d. 21 Oct 1954 in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, USA .
  • 3-9-9-1-1-9-2 Samuel Jack Mankins, b. 1871. I believe this son "Jack" is the S. J. Mankins who became a very well known photographer of native Americans, and who partnered with William E. Irwin ca. 1895, and who d. in Santiago, Mexico in 1910.

San Antonio Daily Express, [Thurs.] 3 Jul 1873, p.2, Texas News

"May 31st two men unknown to any of the citizens, made their appearance in the town of Gatesville, Coryelle county, between sundown and dark, and after making strict inquiry as to the residence and whereabouts of Brock Sadler, one of the citizens living in town, went to his house, called him out, and after passing a few words, one of them deliberately shot and severely wounded him. Some few days afterwards our Sheriff, J. R. Raby, in company with his Deputy and two or three [illegible] men, after making diligent inquiry as to the description of the men who did the shooting, started in pursuit of them, and on Saturday, the 7th of June, they succeed in arresting J. and Peter Mankins (brothers) in or near Georgetown, Williamson county, and on Monday, the 9th inst., delivered them to his Honor, S. B. Raby, J.P., for an examination, they being accused of shooting Brock Sadler as aforesaid. Said defendants, J. & Peter Mankins, requested and obtained a postponement of the trial until Saturday the 14th inst., to procure testimony, as they said, to prove that they were not in Coryelle county when B. Sadler was shot. Saturday morning the case was called for trial. Defendants did not introduce any evidence or give any excuse for their failure. The trial proceeded and the State introduced some ten or fifteen witnesses, who made a chain of testimony said to be satisfactory to all who heard it, positively identifying the defendants, J. and Peter Mankins, as being the men who were in Corryelle county and in Gatesville on the 30th day of May last, and the same that shot Brock Sadler. After a hearing of the testimony and pleadings, his Honor S. B. Raby, J.P., decided that the defendants be bound in a bond of $10,000 each for their appearance at the next term of our District Court, and on failure to execute the bond, to be delivered in the Waco jail, and on Tuesday morning last, at half-past 8 o’clock, they having failed to execute the bond. Sheriff Raby, in company with his Deputy and two citizens as guards, started from Gatesvlle to Waco with the prisoners, and after traveling about one and a half miles, they were fired upon by some person unknown, when J. Mankins was instantly killed, and Peter severely, but it is supposed, not mortally wounded. No one knows the cause of Sadler’s being shot, unless it was owing to the fact that he was a material witness against J. Mankins in Williamson county court for horse stealing. The Mankins’ lived in Williamson county, six miles from Georgetown.—Belton Journal."

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3-9-9-1-1-9-2 SAMUEL JACK MANKINS, b. 26 Jul 1872 in Williamson Co., Texas, USA . d. 25 Jan 1910. Santiago, Tepic, Mexico. I believe this son "Jack" is the S. J. Mankins who became a very well known photographer of native Americans, and who partnered with William E. Irwin ca. 1895, and who was killed by an American in Santiago, Mexico in 1910.

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1. Charles County MD Records, Lib. 20, folio 313

2. Charles County MD Records, Lib. 36, folio 363

3. Test. Proc. Lib. 32, folio 127

4. Only eight are mentioned, with John and Richard Tubman left out, apparently. See Test. Proc. Lib. 32, folio 127, making both birthdates uncertain.

5. Charles County MD Accounts, Lib 25, folio 250

6. See "Virginia Quaker Records" p. 530, by William Wade Hinshaw

7. See Charles County MD Records, Lib. 45, folio 541

8. See Charles County MD Records, Lib. 64, folio 611

9. Charles County Gentry, Harry Wright Newman, 1940, Wash., DC, p. 242

10. See the following from Maryland Archives:

Monday 24th. October 1791
The Council met.

Pres't. His Excellency John Eager Howard Esquire
The Hon'ble. Randolph B. Latimer
John Davidson
John Kilty Esquires

Summonses issued to Basil Smith, Jeremiah Dyer, Samuel Richards, Leonard Dixon and Samuel Pickerell to testify on the Hearing before the Governor and Council this instant, of the Complaint of Charles Mankin, Benjamin Cawood and William Brawner that the election for Sheriffs of Charles County was not made fairly and freely agreeably to the Constitution and Form of Government. Agreeably to the order of the Board of the 10th, instant. Charles Mankin on behalf of the Petitioners against the late election in Charles County for Sheriffs, and James Simms the Sheriff elect, attended and the Board proceeded to enquire into the Complaints set forth in the Petition.

The Petitioners prayed for permission to amend their Petition, by specifying other objections to the said Election, which upon due consideration was allowed and the Petition was amended so as to read as follows— "To his Excellency the Governor and the honourable the Council of the State of Maryland—

The Memorial of Charles Mankin, Benjamin Cawood and William Brawner sheweth that your Memorialists were Candidates for the Office of Sheriff of Charles County at an election held there on the first Monday of October in the present year 1791. That the Justices attending the said Election and who acted as Judges thereof did not take the Oath of Judge of the Election as required by the Constitution and Laws of this State. The said Judges did not appoint a Clerk to [p. 346] take the Ballots as required by the 42nd. Article of the Form of Government nor were the said Ballots taken by a Clerk. That no Clerk to take the said Ballots was sworn and qualified according to the Constitution. That sundry voters were permitted to put in two Ballots from an idea that he might vote for two persons as Sheriff, and such Ballots were received by the Justices who acted as Judges aforesaid, whereby such voters had an opportunity of voting twice for the same Candidate that the Judges of the said Election Benjamin Contee and Henry Barnes, on the Thursday of the said Election adjourned the Polls at sundry times from about one o'clock of the said Day until midnight so that the polls were not open but very little more and by means thereof prevented very near three hundred voters from polling who were there ready and desirous to vote and frequently requested that the polls might be kept open – that a number of people were very noisy and riotous which was assigned by the Judges of the Election as a reason why they could not or wo'd. not keep the election open, and that the ballots as taken were looked at and examined by Henry Barnes – that James Simms also a Candidate and whom the Judges have declared elected Sheriff told his friends to take possession of the house and keep the same till midnight and that he would find them in grog – and that a number of people thereupon became very riotous. Your Memorialists pray that a Commission may not issue to the said James Simms as Sheriff of Charles County, but as three hundred or more voters were upon the Spot and desirous and willing to vote if not prevented by such ill conduct a new election may be had for the said Office of Sheriff and that a day may be appointed for your Memorialists to bring forward proof to substantiate the facts above set forth and your Memorialists will pray &ca.

Char's. Mankin
Benja. Cawood
Wm. Brawner [Jr.?]

Wednesday 2d. November 1791
The Council met.
Present as on yesterday.

The Question was taken "that a new election for Sheriffs in Charles County be ordered agreeably to the prayer of the Petition" determined in the Negative and Commission issued to James Simms the Sheriff elect as Sheriff of Charles County.

The Board then proceeded to tax the Costs arising on the aforesaid examination when it was determined that the three Petitioners and the Sheriff, should pay the Same in equal proportions – and that each of the Witnesses be allowed four Days itenerant charges.

11. As he is not mentioned in his father's will, his birthdate is uncertain.

12. Abstracts of Early Protestant Episcopal Church Records of Charles County, MD in the D.A.R. Library, Washington, DC. This record was prepared by the Mary Washington Chapter, D.A.R., 1942.

13. Abstracts of Early Protestant Episcopal Church Records of Charles County, MD in the D.A.R. Library, Washington, DC. This record was prepared by the Mary Washington Chapter, D.A.R., 1942. Page 190.

14. L.D.S. Records for Maryland.

15. Sue Nandor.

16. Will Book B no. 1, p. 423, Fairfax County VA mark At a Court continued and held for Fairfax County THOS. TRIPLETT 16 December 1766. Ex. This Inventory was returned and ordered to be recorded Teste G. GILBERT SIMPSON SENr. WAGONOR, Cl.Cur.

17. She was Prescilla Boswell, wife of James Boswell, b. abt. 1742 in MD., d.1785 in Charles County. They had a daughter Elizabeth b. 1770 who married John Allen.

See also Charles County Abstracts of Inventories:
John BOSWELL, 107.395, CH, 10 Oct., 13 Dec. 1771. Appr. Wm. SEMMES, Rd. TUBMAN. Next of kin Joseph BOSWELL. Admx. Sarah BOSWELL. Mr. John BOSWELL, 111.163, CH, 21 & 23 Dec. 1772. Appr. Rd. TUBMAN, John HANSON. Next of kin Wm. & Joseph BOSWELL. Admrs. Sarah BOSWELL & Chas. MANKIN.
Charles county Balance Books:
John BOSWELL, 6.292, CH., 19 Apr. 1772. Sureties John COVINGTON, Alex. ROBEY. Admrs. Mrs. Sarah BOSWELL, Chas. MANKIN. John BOSWELL, 6.161, CH, 22 S 1772. Sureties Thos. OWEN, Alex. ROBEY. Distributed to reps. unknown. Admx. Mrs. Sarah BOSWELL. John BOSWELL, 7.65, CH, 15 S 1776. Distribution to widow and twelve children (none named). Admx. Sarah BOSWELL, Chas. MANKIN. [These are listed separately but appear to refer to the same John.]

18. More detail is available at Jana Black's website, including her contributers work as well as her own: Ancestry of Edith/Eda Mankin Mills Williams

(19)20. See Mankins Crossing, on the San Gabriel River: Mankins Crossing Historical Marker

(20)19. The Chisholm Trail, Volume 9, Vol. 1, Summer 1989, Page 24. Mankin Sam, news article not an obit, b. Washington County, AR, To Williamson County, Texas in 1842; died about 1876, buried in the MankinCem. All his children are dead except Mrs. Bell Mann of Godley, TX. There were twelve children in the family, the sons being: John, Evan, Henry, George, Jasper the father of Mr. Eugene Mankin, who provides this information, Jay, Pete and Ike. (Newspaper not given.)

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