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William Maner 1794 or 1795

William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 2:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Maner
I am looking for a connection that William Maner born in South Carolina in 1794 or 1795 that he is the father of Gilbert Jefferson Maner and that his wife is Sarah Lowery. I would also like to find the father of William Maner, one family tree has the father of William being William Maner and that his mother is Jane Aseneth May. I would like to verify that. I talked to people in South Carolina and they do not have Willaim (1795) going to Tenn and marrying Sarah Lowery.

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 3:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree with the info given to you by the William Maner/ Jane Aseneth May family. There is no record of a Gilbert Jefferson Maner in our line and we have excellent records.

William Maner and Jane A May had a son named William who was born around 1794, but he went to Florida and then to Texas. I have records of him in Texas.

Mary Maner Tallent

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 6 May 2011 8:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking at someone else's work, I found a name of John William Willis Maner who is supposed to be the son of William and Jane. He married Sarah Lowery in Georgia and died in Texas in 1875.

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 12 May 2011 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any records of John Maner who married Keziah Young in 1781 or John Maner who married Ruth Stafford in 1792? Who are the parents of each John Maner? Thank you.

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 8 Jun 2011 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Great great Grandfather was Gilbert Maner. My records show that his Father was Rev. William Maner born in 1794 in South Carolina and Married Sarah Lowery in 1831 in Clark County, Georgia. She was the daughter of James Lowery. She was half blood Cherokee Indian and was his second wife. They had 8 children together. If you have or need aditional info, please contact me at brooksjim@live.com.

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 9 Jun 2011 2:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Maner
All records and they are numerous, prove that William Maner, born 1794 married Rachel Miles, the daughter of James Miles of Mount Pleasant Plantation, and Rachael Porcher. William Maner (b. 1794) was the son of Capt.
William Maner and Jane Asenath May. When William (1794) left St. Peters Parish, SC, he went first to Florida and then to Texas. There is ample record of him in Texas to prove that he did not go to Tennessee. I have a list of William's children (1794)Gilbert Jefferson Maner is not listed as a son.

There is a possiblity that the Tennessee Maners and the SC Maners may be connected as John Maner, our original American ancestor, had 3 sons. One or two stayed in NC after John Maner left Surry Co, VA I have no seen anything to either prove this or disprove it

Do you have info on John Maner?

Contact me if you think I can help you.

Mary Maner Tallent

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 7 Jul 2011 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are recent records on this site that lists William Maner was born in Wales, Great Briton, 1755. The records are U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. They've been updated. You'll see that Captian William Maner had a son named John who married Ruth Stafford. Her father was Lt. Col William Stafford from Wales, Great Briton. This is a new discovery for me as I have been hunting down this William Stafford for years. The same application lists William Stafford, William Maner, and Blanchard Colding. SAR does not take research lightly and I believe that this evidence is strong.
Robert Stafford

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 9 Jul 2011 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Maner/Stafford
Several things are really mixed up in your info.

1. Years ago I saw the DAR listing that Capt. William Maner was born in Wales in 1754. Wrong! Many years ago the family thought the Maners came from Wales. The family might have come from Herefordshire as it is on the border of Wales. At one time there were Maners in Herefordshire. The truth is that the Maner family does not know exactly when the first Maners came to this country. We do know that our first Maner ancestor was in Surry Co, VA before 1674.

We do not know where Capt. William Maner was born as his parents William and Mary Maner were moving from Onslow Co, NC to upper Granville Co, SC.

Capt. William Maner had two sons: John Seth Maner b. 1785 and William Jr. born 1794/1795. William Jr. married Rachel Miles Taylor and moved first to Florida and then to Texas. John Seth Maner stayed in SC. The Seth in his name came from good friends and family member Seth Stafford.

Capt William Maner did not have a son that married Ruth Stafford. However, his Uncle John Maner had a son that married Ruth Stafford. (I've been looking for her father's name) I feel sure that it is the same Stafford family as the Maners and the Staffords married each other several times.

Capt William Maner's wife Jane Asenath May was the daughter of John May and Mary Stafford. Mary Stafford had half-brothers: William, Samuel, and Seth. I do not know if this William Stafford is the same William Stafford that you say
is the father of Ruth Stafford. If you find out let me know.

I will have to check but I think I have some early Stafford family records that you might like to have.

Mary Maner Tallent

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 10 Jul 2011 12:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is all interesting alright. I have a DAR reacords and SAR records listing both William Stafford and Maner came from Wales. In our family we know this is true, about William Stafford. We know that he came across landing in VA and moved to South Carolina before the war. There was another clan of Staffords in Black Swamp at the same time. These are descendants from the famouse first Stafford clan of William the 1st where Leroy Augustus Stafford lays claim.

This is not our clan although several family attributes fit, except origin and DNA. I've been looking for this WIlliam from Wales for years and found him in another collection of genealogy, stating confusion with the older clan. While I never wrote to the SAR in those years, as of late they have released more records and William showed up, along with William Maner.

The other Stafford family lays claim to Col. William, while our William has always been reguarded as Lt. Col. William Stafford having started as a corpral, to sergeant, to lt. col. Though this is a new discovery I cannot find evidence for the other William Stafford having been in the war. I found his brothers and nephews in the militia, but William was in command of continental troops.

I sure would like to see the Stafford info you have and if possible, your Maner info as well. If indeed that this William from Wales is my guy, those two Williams' were good frinds.

Thank you, Mary Maner Tallent,
Robert Stafford

Re: William Maner 1794 or 1795

Posted: 6 Oct 2011 10:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stafford and Maner
I too am searching for the father of Ruth Stafford Maner. She married our 4th G grandfather John Maner born about 1759 in Halifax GA. I have seen DAR info claiming her father is Col. William Stafford of SC. Also the book "A History of Savannah and South Georgia" by Wm Harden claims the same. But "Our Family Circle" names the children of Col. Wm Stafford and Ruth is not among them. Nor is Susan Cooper, who is named as a sister to Ruth in a Screven County GA will.
So your finding another William Stafford family in SC is of great interest to me. Have you found any info regarding Ruth?
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