Part V

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The following items of interest I have discovered in my own pursuit of
Mankin family searches. Pieces of history, broken branches of the family, and items under
development will be presented as discovered. If you know more than I do about these issues, I would welcome your comments.
-- Michael Mankin

6 June 2014


Murphey's Station, San Benito County, CA

San Benito Advance, July 3, 1875

We are indebted to Chas VAN HORN, an eye witness, for the following details of the shooting affray between Charlie McCLELLAN and Wat MANKINS at Murphy’s Station. The saloon is about 20 miles south of Hollister on the New Idria road. On Monday morning about 11 o’clock, when Mike ROURKE and Charlie VAN HORN were within a few yards of MURPHY’s saloon, they met McCLELLAN, who was seated in a light spring wagon with his boy, driving towards home. Both teams were stopped and the men freely conversed with each other. McCLELLAN seemed to be particularly elated over his election at the primaries at Emmet and understanding that ROURKE had traveled several miles to vote for him, he insisted upon treating to the drinks. He thereupon got out of the wagon and left his boy, a child of about 4 or 5 years, in charge of the lines, and proceeded in a jocular mood with his friends to the saloon and called for drinks. When advised not to leave the boy alone, he laughingly said that he could take care of himself. Wat MANKINS stood outside near his own team while McCLELLAN and friends were drinking. In a few minutes he entered and took McCLELLAN by the arm to the door. Pointing to the boy, he remarked that he should not leave the child in the wagon, that he should at once go and look after his team, that he had no time to watch it any longer. Promising to do so as soon as he had taken another drink, Charlie returned to the bar where in a few minutes his conversation was again interrupted by MANKINS, who seemed to be nervously impressed with the boy’s danger, and who repeated his wish that he should go to his wagon. McCLELLAN left the saloon and as he took his seat by the side of his boy, he remarked in a humorous strain that the boy came from Donnybrook and could take care of himself. MANKINS said excitedly “do you mean to say that the boy is able to take charge of that team.” “Yes,” replied Charlie, “certainly I do.” “Well then,” said MANKINS, “if you say that, you are a G-d d----d liar.” McCLELLAN appeared not to understand him and told him to repeat what he said. MANKINS repeated it. McCLELLAN then said “do you want to stand against me at 10 paces.” and taking his derringer from his pocket and throwing his linen duster over his shoulder he got down staggering and made towards the rear end of his wagon. In the meantime MANKINS, revolver in hand, stood a few paces off taking deliberate aim. VAN HORN and ROURKE cried out together, “don’t shoot, don’t shoot;” but at that moment MANKINS fired and the ball from his pistol entered McCLELLAN’s right breast and he fell, apparently lifeless. As he dropped to the ground a second shot from MANKINS’ weapon entered the front part of his left side. Simultaneously with this report, McCLELLAN’s pistol went off at random. MANKINS fired a third shot after his victim had reached the ground. This shot passed through the right leg. The men present requested MANKINS to stop shooting and hand over his weapon, but he shook his head and put it away in the holster. VAN HORN then went to the body and straightened the limbs, and in lifting the head, clots of blood oozed from the mouth. Poor Charlie, the genial, sociable, light-hearted Irishman, was dead. His little son was calling out to his papa to get in the wagon, but he called in vain. ROURKE took the boy in charge and drove him to the home of Mrs. NYMAN, the sister of the deceased. The body was removed to the house adjoining the saloon. While MANKINS was assisting to move the body, he expressed regret that he had shot McCLELLAN and said that he would have given thousands of dollars if it could have been avoided, but he had to do it. He was advised to surrender himself to the officers and concluded to drive his team homeward, get a saddle horse and ride to Hollister, for the purpose of giving himself up to the custody of the Sheriff.

Shortly after he had left, a team from the south, bearing a number of men, arrived at the station. Two of the party, on learning the facts of the shooting, armed themselves with a shotgun and Henry rifle and followed closely on MANKINS’ track, and others hurried to Paicines and Hollister to give information to the officers. The 2 armed men soon reached MANKINS’ home and saw him near the house, saddling a horse. They commanded him to disarm and offered to escort him to Hollister. His brother made his appearance and inquired if Wat wanted any help to get away, but the muzzle of a gun pointed at his head led him to see that help rendered at that critical moment would be perilous. Wat MANKINS mounted his horse and started between the 2 men. They were met by Judge KILE, who had the prisoner conveyed to Hollister where he appeared before Judge HUNT and was committed to the county jail. He appeared to look at the crowd following him and the officers with some misgivings and probably felt relieved when lodged within the jail.

San Benito Advance May 1877

Last week Gov. IRWIN pardoned Walter MANKINS. It will be remembered that MANKINS shot and killed Chas. C. McCLELLAN of the Emmet House, on the 20th of July 1875, in a quarrel which arose over some trivial matter at MURPHY’s saloon. For this crime MANKINS was sentenced by Judge BELDEN in April 1876 to 2 years imprisonment in the Penitentiary. The sympathy of his acquaintances for his wife and 7 children, who have been in dependent circumstances, and the belief that his long confinement in the county jail and State prison together measurably atone for his offense, led many to solicit his pardon, and the result is he is now a free man. It is to be hoped that he will endeavor to retrieve his character by pursuing a sober course and working industriously for the support and training of his young family.

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Mark Mathew Mankin's sub-manor of "Deep Hole Farm" was called "Smithfield" (now gone) located about 1500 yards northwest of "Bel Air" plantation in Minnieville, Prince William County,Virginia. There is a rectangular wooded cemetary plot 22 feet by 37 feet on Ridgedale Drive just across the street from Rutgers Court. In this cemetary are the graves of 15 people, including Peter Trone and his wife who purchased the 260 acre property from Mark Mathew Mankin in 1791 (100 acres) and (260 acres) in 1794. The following headstones are identifiable there:

The link below will take you to an areal view of the lot. It is where Peter and Sarah Trone family's wooded graveyard is located on Smithfield Plantation, a submanor of Deep Hole Farm purchased directly from Mark Mathew Mankin in 1791 in Prince William County,Virginia.

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This cannonball was fired into the H.M.S. MANKIN during the Second Opium war from the Chinese Fort at the mouth of the Canton River near Hong Kong in 1849. It killed a boy on board as it penetrated the hull, then rolled up onto the deck. Now it has been inscribed as above, and is on display at the British Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England.


The following MANKIN family line was known to fit in someplace with the descendants of STEPHEN MANKIN of Port Tobacco, and the connection has been said to be Charles Mankin b.1778, son of Charles County High Sheriff Charles Mankin of Port Tobacco, MD.

In family records, Mrs. George A. Schelhorn speaks of her "cousins" who were thought to be grandchildren of Benjamin Arthur Mankin and Catherine French, but now seem to be children of Charles Mankin b.1778 according to his recorded apprenticeship papers (and not as formerly thought to be Ensign Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr. who died in 1815, but could not be correct since the last child below was born in 1819).

The information below and following was copied from a family Bible in the possession of Mr. Marvin DeMaine, 1108 Virginia Ave SW, Washington, DC. The Family Bible of WILLIAM and DORCAS MANKIN was in the possession of Mrs George Schelhorn Sr (Minnie May Mankin) who lived at 212 Park Road, Alexandria, VA. The records of this family have been extracted from the old Bible. It was published in 1839 by Robinson & Franklin Co., of New York. Minnie May Mankin is the daughter of Charles Mankin Jr, granddaughter of Charles Mankin, and consequently great granddaughter of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke.
Although we stll do not know his father or lineage exactly, the following are the issue of CHARLES MANKIN, barrel maker, d.10 Nov 1840 in Alexandria, (Alexandria) DC and his wife, POLLY MARY VOWELL, m. 21 JUN 1800 in First Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, (Alexandria) DC.

1 JAMES MANKIN, born March 2, 1800 in Alexandria VA.

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2 WILLIAM MANKIN born April 5, 1803 in Alexandria VA. Married DORCAS MARTIN COCKE born October 4, 1796 in Mevegegesey, West England, and died December 30, 1868. She was baptized in Alexandria VA March 16, 1837. He died there January 4, 1870. WILLIAM MANKIN and DORCAS MARTIN COCKE had issue;
2-1 CHARLES MANKIN born at Alexandria VA January 7, 1824. He married (1st) EUDORA LUCIETIA CRITTENDON on February 23, 1846. She was born May 26, 1813 and died in childbirth February 5, 1850. He married (2nd) SARAH JANE LEGGE on August 15, 1850. She was born September 21, 1827. CHARLES MANKIN and EUDORA MANKIN had issue;
2-1-1 MARY V. MANKIN born at Alexnadria VA and died with her mother the same day. CHARLES MANKIN and SARAH JANE LEGGE had issue;
2-1-2 EUDORA JANE MANKIN born at Alexandria VA April 10, 1851 and died there June 4, 1852.
2-1-3 EDWARD WILLTON MANKIN born at Alexandria VA June 25, 1852.
2-1-4 CHARLES MANKIN JR born at Alexandria VA September 25, 1853, and died there September 16, 1918. He married (1st) on March 27, 1878 to SARAH E. BROWN, born July 26, 1854, died June 8, 1890. He married (2nd) to ---?--- . CHARLES MANKIN JR and SARAH E. BROWN had issue;
2-1-4-1 MARY ELIZABETH MANKIN born at Alexandria VA on January 28, 1879, died there April 24, 1884.
2-1-4-2 ETHEL LEE MANKIN born at Alexandria VA April 23, 1880. She married in 1901 CARL SHERIDAN KOONS. She died June 12, 1903.
2-1-4-3 CHARLES MANKIN III born at Alexandria VA March 1, 1882, died May 1916. He married on September 8, 1909 to JULIA HANTZMAN, born January 17, 1888. CHARLES MANKIN III and JULIA HANTZMAN had issue;
2-1-4-3-1 CHARLES MANKIN IV born September 11, 1911.
2-1-4-3-2 MARJORY MANKIN born December 4, 1914.
2-1-4-4 WILLIAM WALLACE MANKIN born February 17, 1884. Married in 1914 to ELEANOR ST JOHN.
2-1-4-5 BEATRICE E. MANKIN born March 5, 1886 in Alexandria, VA, died there April 13, 1892.
2-1-4-6 MINNIE MAY MANKIN born May 12, 1887 in Alexandria, VA. She married on November 28, 1911 to GEORGE AUGUST SCHELHORN, born November 22, 1885. She lived at 212 Park Road, Alexandria, VA and owned the Bible of William and Dorcas Martin (Cocke) Mankin. GEORGE AUGUST SCHELHORN and MINNIE MAY MANKIN SCHELHORN had issue;
2-1-4-6-1 BARBARA ELIZABETH SCHELHORN born December 5, 1912 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-6-2) MARY LOUISE SCHELHORN born June 22, 1914 in Alexnadria, VA. She married December 24, 1943 to LEROY J. BLACKWELDER, born August 29, 1911.
2-1-4-7 ROBERT POWELL MANKIN born May 15, 1888 in Alexandria, VA (Twin with 2-1-4-8), died October 3, 1888.
2-1-4-8 ERNEST LINWOOD MANKIN born May 15, 1888 in Alexandria, VA (Twin with 2-1-4-7). He married on October 12, 1911 to HELEN VIRGINIA McDONAUGH. ERNEST LINWOOD MANKIN and HELEN VIRGINIA McDONAUGH MANKIN had issue;
2-1-4-8-1 ERNEST DETRICH MANKIN born November 9, 1912 in Alexnadria, VA. He married on November 1, 1933 to ETHEL MAY MAHONEY, born April 10, 1916. DETRICH MANKIN and ETHEL MAY MAHONEY MANKIN had issue;
2-1-4-8-1-1 BYRD DETRICH MANKIN born November 9, 1934 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-8-1-2 DONALD LEE MANKIN born October 21, 1940 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-8-1-3 LINDSEY LOUISE MANKIN born July 19, 1949 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-8-1-4) GINGER MANKIN born in in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-8-2 ELMER LLEWELLYN MANKIN born September 27, 1922, and d. 14 October 1997. He married on October 4, 1946 to INEZ CLARKE SADLER, born August 13, 1927. ELMER LLEWELLYN MANKIN and INEZ CLARKE SADLER MANKIN had issue;
2-1-4-8-2-1 MICHAEL LEE MANKIN born June 5, 1947 in Washington, D.C.
2-1-4-8-2-2 MARSHA LYNN MANKIN born September 7, 1950 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-4-9 JOHN BROWN MANKIN born June 7, 1890 in Alexadria, VA (Twin)
2-1-4-10 JOHN BROWN MANKIN born June 7, 1890 in Alexandria, VA (Twin)
2-1-4-11 HARRY CLAY MANKIN born May 5, 1895 in Alexandria, VA, died January 17, 1941. He married on August 18, 1920 to RUTH McGEE JOHNSON, born December 13, 1890, died April 5, 1933. HARRY CLAY MANKIN and RUTH McGEE JOHNSON MANKIN had issue;
2-1-4-11-1 JAMES WALLACE MANKIN born September 2, 1923. D. 14 May 1997. He married on October 4, 1948 to DOROTHEA PHIPPS. JAMES WALLACE MANKIN and DOROTHEA PHIPPS MANKIN had issue;
2-1-4-11-1-1 LINDSEY LOUISE MANKIN born 1949.
2-1-4-11-2 NANCY LOUISE MANKIN born July 17, 1925. She married on August 23, 1947 to WILLIAM LEE GORDEN.
2-1-5 EMMA MANKIN, daughter of Charles Mankin and Sarah Jane Legge Mankin was born February 2, 1854 at Alexandria, VA.
2-1-6 WILLIAM P. MANKIN, son of Charles Mankin and Sarah Jane Legge Mankin was born September 10, 1855 at Alexandria, VA.
2-1-7 WILLIAM WALLACE MANKIN son of Charles Mankin and Sarah Jane Legge Mankin was born March 9, 1861 in Alexandria, VA and died there October 2, 1886.
2-1-8 GEORGE HENRY MANKIN, son of Charles Mankin and Sarah Jane Legg Mankin was born January 1, 1857 in Alexandria, VA.
2-1-9 MARY MARGARET MANKIN, daughter of Charles Mankin and Sarah Jane Legge Mankin was born March 9, 1861 in Alexandria, VA and died there August 9, 1864.
2-2 WILLIAM EDWARD MANKIN, son of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born at Alexandria, VA on February 3, 1826, and died there June 20, 1856. He married on March 2, 1847 to MARIA V. CARES.
2-3 ELIZABETH MANKIN, daughter of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born May 29, 1828 at Alexandria VA. She married on September 5, 1866 to LEWIS EDWARD SKIDMORE.
2-4 MARTHA MANKIN, daughter of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born July 7, 1831 in Alexandria, VA (Twin). She married on November 19, 1868 to J.E.F. CARLIN. She died August 25, 1886.
2-5 MARY MANKIN, daughter of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born July 7, 1831 in Alexandria, VA (Twin). She died there August 25, 1838.
2-6 JOHN WOOD MANKIN, son of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born July 27, 1838 in Alexandria, VA. He married on January 19, 18?? to Mary E. --?--, who died June 14, 1879.
2-7 EDGAR MANKIN, son of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born at Alexandria VA May 26, 1842. He married on August 30, 1866 to SARAH WHITWORTH.
2-8 OSCAR ROBERT MANKIN, son of William Mankin and Dorcas Martin Cocke Mankin was born April 15, 1844 in Alexandria, VA. He married and had four children.
3 CHARLES MANKIN born January 6, 1805 in Alexandria VA (died young)
4 JANE ELIZA MANKIN born December 18, 1806 in Alexandria VA.
5 MARY ANN MANKIN born March 20, 1809 in Alexandria VA.
6 CHARLES MANKIN born May 18, 1811 in Alexandria VA.
7 JOHN THOMAS MANKIN born May 6, 1815 Alexandria VA.
8 ELIZABETH MANKIN born March 5, 1819, married December 24, 1840 to WILLIAM DiMAINE.


JAMES MANKIN was known to have been a native of Charles County MD, and his father had died, leaving him an orphan in 1815. Thanks to recent work by Betty de Keyser and others, it seems to be clear now that this branch of the Mankin family descend from Tubman Mankin b. 1694, via Richard Tubman Mankin, Jr., and his early-orphaned son, James Mankin

(According to records of Ione S. Mankin, James Mankin's parents died when he was young leaving him with several sisters. As we only know of Sophia Mankin, perhaps this indicates that Benedicta Mankin (mentioned in court records) was also a sister. 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. 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.

  • (1) JOHN RICHARD MANKIN, married ?, had issue;
  • (11) MAMIE MANKIN, married Mr. COLTON, had issue;
  • (111) 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 2603 Lee Blvd, Arlington, VA (Circa 1952), and Miss M. Ethel Tucker, 3200 16th Street 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.

    UPDATE: William Mankin b. 1781 who married Elizabeth Carey and had four children was thought to be the child of William Mankin b. 1760, as both moved to near opposite sides of the Ohio River about the same time. As the latter married Violet Kent in Loudoun County, VA on 2 July 1791, possibly we thought Violet was his 2nd marriage. It was assumed that he must have had an unknown first wife 10 years before Violet. I now think itis premature to place William Mankin b. 1781 as a first son of a first wife, or to put him in the family lineage until further evidence can be found. The family record indicates that his second child William F. was born in VA, (later West Va.) at which time we know William Mankin and Violet Kent were years earlier established in Columbiana Co., Ohio, and William Mankin b. 1781 did not reach (West) Virginia until after 1816. WILLIAM MANKIN b. 1781 had four children at least:
  • John Mankin, b. 17 Apr 1812.
  • William F. Mankin, b. 1816 in VA.
  • Joseph Mankin, b. 1820 in Ohio.
  • Franklin Mankin, b. 1823 in Ohio.
  • Clippings from May-Mankin Family Bible

    MANKIN, EDWARD TASKER. On Monday, August 23, 1937, at Harrisburg, PA, EDWARD TASKER MANKIN, beloved husband of FLORENCE M. BUSSARD MANKIN and father of LAWRENCE O., and JANE LAVINIA MANKIN. Funeral services on Tuesday August 26. Interment in Leesburg, VA.

    MRS. EDITH MANKIN DIES - HERNDON WOMAN WAS DAUGHTER OF LATE RICHARD NIXON. Herndon, VA, February 3 - Mrs. EDITH NIXON MANKIN, wife of BEVERLY MANKIN and daughter of the late Richard Nixon, formerly disbursing Clerk in the Senate in Washington, died at her home here yesterday after a brief illness of pneumonia. Her husband, two sons and two sisters survive her.

    MANKIN - Passed away at her home in Falls Church Saturday afternoon, February 7, 1925.

    Mrs. A. V. MANKIN, wife of the late CHARLES E. MANKIN. Funeral will be held from her home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 O'Clock.

    MANKIN, FANNIE MOORE. Sunday evening, August 13, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carol O. Whaley, 3203 Porter Street NW, Washington, DC, Fannie Moore Mankin, widow of the late BENJAMIN A. MANKIN. Funeral at the above address Tuesday, August 15. Interment at Methodist Protestant Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.

    Marriage Records in Patrick County, VA

  • SARAH MANKINS to JOSPEH BOYD, Feb. 5, 1819
  • MASEY MANKINS to EWILL SMITH, Dec. 29, 1834
  • ELITHA MANKIN to ISHAM BARNARD, Sept. 17, 1857
  • WILLIAM MANKIN to HARRIET SMITH, May 25, 1831 (They may be the parents of James Anderson Mankin, and grandfather of Dr. J. Ward Mankin of Washington, DC. I am attempting to contact Ashby Mankin, b. 1876 and still living (circa 1952) to gain information.
  • Misc. Notes From Ione S. Mankin
  • ALICE GARDNER MANKIN dau. Henry & Sarah M. Baptized 9/2/1840
  • BENJAMIN MANKIN (son of M.M. Mankin) D before 7/3/1843
  • CATHERINE MANKIN B 1817 D 11/1/1824 dau. of Isach ? M.
  • CATHERINE FOAD MANKIN B D 5/22/1840 dau. Henry & Sarah
  • GEORGE LEWIS MANKIN B 4/19/1864 D 12/24/1909
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON MANKIN B 1817 D 8/17/1862 at Georgetown
  • HENRY MANKIN Baptized 7/1/1831
  • HENRY MANKIN infant son of Philip & Mary J D 5/25/1864
  • ISAIH MANKIN JR B D 6/11/1837
  • ISAIH MANKIN Baptized 11/2/1834
  • ISAIAH MANKIN (Port Tob) B 6/19/1779 D 1864 at Glen Park, NY
  • JOHN WOOD MANKIN B 1819 D 6/24/1893 Prince Wm Co, VA
  • JOHN W. MANKIN married Adeline Delancy 12/14/1841
  • JOSIAH MANKIN B 1777 D 4/14/1862
  • MARIA THERESA MANKIN dau. Henry & Sarah M. 5/16/1845
  • MARK M. MANKIN B D 1797
  • MARTHA MANKIN Baptized 2/1/1824
  • MARY H. MANKIN married Wm. A. Clendinen 11/21/1843
  • MARY MANKIN B 6/10/1894 D 1/9/1948
  • MARY MANKIN confirmed 3/20/1842 Baptist
  • OLIVIA MANKIN dau. Henry M. 4/22/1847
  • SALLY ANN MANKIN B D 5/6/1838
  • SARAH MANKIN Baptized 10/4/1843 dau. Henry & Sarah M.
  • TUBMAN MANKIN married Jane Yopp (B 1721) dau. Roger Yopp
    Lot 118 - Mt. Olivet Cemetery

  • WILLIAM E. MANKIN B D 11/18/1865 (?)
  • GRACE MARIE MANKIN B 5/5/1890 D 7/21/1891
  • JOHN W. MANKIN B D 5/22/1877 (?)
  • MARY ANN MANKIN B D 1/11/1905
  • LAURA BENTLEY B D 4/23/1863
  • MARY A. MILLER B D 5/15/1858
  • JOSEPH BENTLEY B D 6/26/1893
  • Old Swedes Lutheran Church, Church St, Wilmington, DE

    RICHARD MANKIN (permit 128 for burial) D 3/18/1718
    Aaron Musgrove married Rachel Woodrow 4/9/1707
    John Musgrove married Mary Brown or Broun 6/18/1737
    MARK M. MANKIN married Lydia Stalcup (B 1740)
    Son George married ANN M. JAMES 1600 ?

    Publications A Brief Account of the Wood Family in Virginia - Memorial of James A Wood and His Ancestors, by M. B. Wood, J B Lippincott 1893

    Modernistic Ship Carving, Vic Mankin (son of James W. Mankin), 1942, Bruce Publishing Company, Chestnut Hill, PA (Enoch Pratt QG 9704.M25)

    Thoughts on Labor, etc., Henry Mankin (Enoch Pratt H1191.M263T4)

    MAP, Henry Mankin (Enoch Pratt H1171.58.H3D3)

    Route of the Baltimore & Hampton Railroad, Henry Mankin, (Enoch Pratt TH2791.B15M3)

    From Boyds Washington & Georgetown Directory - 1858

    Washington, DC:

  • James Mankin, Clerk, Patriotic Bank
  • John Mankin, Constable
  • John Mankin, Painter & Glazier
  • John R. Mankin
  • Georgetown:
  • Margaret Mankin Lewis, widow of Samuel Lewis
  • John (Wood?) Mankin, Collector (lived with sister Margaret Lewis)
  • GEORGE GLRONY MANKIN B 7/18/1825 D 9/14/1844
  • ANN BRAUDEN MANKIN B 8/15/1827 D 3/17/1828
  • LYDIA GLRONY MANKIN B 8/20/1833 D 1/31/1881
  • HENRY ALFRED MANKIN B 6/8/1836 D 1/17/1860 ?
  • SUSAN LAWPLW? MANKIN B 4/30/1870 D 3/28/1871
  • GEORGE JOHNNOT(?) MANKIN B 1/25/1802, son of ISAIAH MANKIN, owner of a large shipping company in Baltimore, died in Orange, NJ 6/20/1884. Married to ANN FRANIER B 6/26/1804 on Sept. 28, 1824. She died 10/30/1862.
    Early Settlers of Maryland, by Gust Skordas list a George Mankin emigrated to Maryland in 1666 Liber 9, Folio 336 Historical Research Center, Inc.
    [Mrs. Ione Mankin has written the following, which I feel is applicable to Dutch surname development. However, if it is determined to be of , I refer to earlier pages on such origin of the name, "Mankin."]The family name Mankins is classified as being of patronymic-nickname origin, that is, it was based on the nickname with which the father or an ancestor of its original bearer was recognized. In this instance, the surname Mankins originally referred to a son or descendant of one known as the "Man-kin" meaning "the little man". The name Man-kin is a diminutive form of "man". Variants of the surname Mankins include Mankin and Manekyn. One of the earliest references to this name or to a variant is a record of one Manekyn le Heumer, who appears register in the "Calendar of the Patten Rolls" of London in 1318. We also find references to one Stephen and one William Manekyn, who are listed in the "Liber Feodorum" of Kent in 1242 and in the "Subsidy Rolls" of Sussex in 1327, respectively. The modern spelling of most English surnames is comparatively recent and is usually a phonetic endering of the name which is found in parish registers of the 17th and 18th centuries. However, it should be noted that the name itself, in its various orthographic forms, may have been borne by the same family for a previous three or four hundred years. Other references to this surname mention William Mankins, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, born in Maryland in 1760.

    Some interesting highlights related to who first came to America and why has yielded some kknowledge that now appears that they were Quaker followers of Fox, and close associates of Penn as well as the Quaker, John Calvert:

  • John Calvert, Quaker, and Peter Dent were both from Guiseborough, Yorkshire
  • John Calvert and Ambrose London were both married to sisters named Cornish
  • Quaker leaders, Valentine Hollingsworth and John Calvert both were driven out of Ulster by the Irish Rebellion 1641, came to Philadelphia with William Penn, intermarried with Robinson, Mankin, Wilkinson, and Gregg.
  • The Gregg family, Edward Mankin, both of Philadelphia married Wilkinson women, daughtrs of Gabriel Wilkinson. But is this the same Gabriel Wilkinson who was the father of the first Anglican Minister, Rev. William Wilkinson, Pastor of Trinity Church, Charles Co., MD?
  • Richard Mankin of DE married Robinson, and John Calvert's dauhter Katherine Calvert married George Robinson. Both Gregg, and Robinson come from Philadelphia as quakers to DE, and had a dispute with Rev. Biork, Old Swedes Church, at the funeral of Richard Mankin sr. in 1708.
  • Major Ambrose London and Steph: Mankin came to Charles Co., MD by the fall 1681.
  • Major Ambrose London, Quaker, and Gov. William Stone are credited as having promoted Maryland as a place of respite for Quaker immigration from Northampton County, MD.
  • I am presently looking into whether Quaker Gov. Chapman, Barbados, was the father of Judge John Chapman of Charles County, MD -- husband of Margaret Mankin, dau. of Stephen Mankin. Also, trying to determine whether Margaret Clayton, who married Stephen Mankin,Jr., was dau. of Quaker leader Richard Clayton.

    Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH5,6 was born about Aug 15 1632 in Bellevickcrannell, Armagh Co., Ireland. He was a member of the first Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1682/83.7 He also served in the sessions of 1687, '88, '95, and 1700. He was a signer of Penn's Great Charter. He immigrated in 1683 to Upland (now Chester), Pennsylvania. Hollingsworth was accompanied by his second wife, Ann Calvert, daughter of Quaker John Calvert; by his daughter, Mary, and her husband, Thomas Connaway; by his four children from his second wife; and by an indentured servant, John Musgrave. No records have been found to specify the vessel on which the Hollingsworths came to the Delaware river. It was probably several months after William Penn arrived on the "Welcome." Hollingsworth settled his family on a "plantation" of about one thousand acres. He called the plantation "New Worke" or "New Ark." It was located on Shellpot Creek about 5 miles north-east of Wilmington, near the present-day community of Brandywine. Hollingsworth was instrumental in the founding of a meeting, building of a meeting house, and creating a burying-place. The location is now known as "Newark Union" church, off of Baynard Blvd. It should not be confused with the monthly meeting in the town of Newark. He died on Oct 13 1710 in New Castle Co., Delaware. He was buried in Newark Union Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Brandywine, DE. The cemetery is often erroneously said to be located in the town of Newark, Delaware. It can be found by taking Foulk Road north from US 202 to Shipley Road and then south to Baynard Blvd and east to Newark Union Public Road, where a Delaware State historical marker describes Hollingsworth's plantation. The burying ground is adjacent to an abandoned church up the road. He was a Quaker.8,9 The Hollingsworths were among the earliest members of the Lurgan meeting, which was the first Quaker meeting in Ireland, founded by William Edmundson and Richard Clayton. He was married to Anne REA on Apr 7 1655 in Tanderagee, Armagh Co. , Ireland. His daughter, Catherine HOLLINGSWORTH was born in May 1663 in Bellenishcrannel, Armagh Co., Ireland. She died on Aug 29 1746 in Brandywine, New Castle Co., Delaware. She was married to George Robinson, most likely the brother-in-law of Richard Mankin, Sr. of Old Swede's Church, d. 1708.

    William GREGG was born about 1648 in Co. Antrim, Ireland. He emigrated in 1682.11 After the restoration of Charles II, rigorous laws restraining Quakers induced William Penn to emigrate to America. Gregg and his family went in the first wave of 1682, probably aboard the "Caledonia." He lived from "Strand Millas" between 1683 and 1687 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware.12 He initially received a grant of 200 acres in the upper part of the Hundred from Rockland Manor (a principal manor of William Penn). Two years later (in 1684) he received a warrant for an additional 400 acres, on which he built a log cabin at a site he called Strand Millas. It adjoined the lands of Matthias Defosse on Squirrel Creek. This is in the vicinity of the upper reaches of Winterthur estate and Center Meeting Road. Initially his family were involved with the Newark Quaker Meeting, on the property of Vallentine Hollingsworth, east of Brandywine Creek, but in 1687, Gregg and his neighbors were given permission to start their own meeting, to become Centre Meeting, on the west side "by reason of the dangerousness of ye ford." He died 1 7mo 1687 Old Style in "Strand Millas," Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware. He was a Quaker in Waterford, Antrim Co., Ireland.13 GREGG was apparently among those converted by William Penn when he visited Waterford in 1678. He was married to Ann WILKINSON.

    Last updated 12 June 2014