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John McMannis - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky - 1805 Will

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John McMannis - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky - 1805 Will

Posted: 16 Jan 2007 11:03AM GMT
Classification: Will
Edited: 15 Dec 2011 9:44AM GMT
Surnames: McManis, McManus, McManness, McMannis, McManniss
During the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by a few families that accompanied George Rodgers Clark to the "Falls of the Ohio," on May 27, 1778. Of these first families who boldly erected their cabins on Corn Island was John McManness.

The McManness surname spelling was used in the history books to record this event. However, my research has found the surname spelled in other variations, including but not limited to McManus and McMannis.

Prior to 1900 there was a lack of standardized spelling resulting in surname spelling variations. This is John McManness' will with the surname spelling variation McMannis.

McMannis, John . . . . . . July 28, 1805 - October 2, 1805

Farmer. To wife Ann, and sons John, George, James and daughter Margaret Morgan, 50 pounds each; also 50 pounds to step daughter Ruth Williamson; two step-sons George and Moses Williamson a cow; negro to be freed.

Executors: Son George, and a friend William Welch

Witnesses: Thomas Stafford, George Bishop, Richard Mills

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SubjectAuthorDate Posted
mcmanness 16 Jan 2007 6:03PM GMT 
Wifelet23 14 Dec 2011 6:11AM GMT 
mcmanness 15 Dec 2011 4:28PM GMT 
Wifelet23 21 Dec 2011 6:38AM GMT 
mcmanness 21 Dec 2011 3:32PM GMT 
Wifelet23 22 Dec 2011 6:04PM GMT 
mcmanness 10 Jan 2012 7:59PM GMT 
mcmanness 18 Jan 2012 5:40PM GMT 
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