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Robert Morill Mann was born in 1771 in Abbeville District, SC. He was possibly the son of John Mann & (Unknown) Crawford
Mary Houston was born in 1775 in Abbeville District, SC. She was the daughter of John Houston and Unknown First Wife.

Robert Morill Mann & Mary Houston Robert Morill Mann married Mary Houston on April 21, 1795 in Abbeville District, South Carolina and they had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1800 census of Abbeville, SC. In 1807 the family moved from South Carolina to Logan Co., Kentucky. They originally planned to emigrate to Illinois, but they heard rumors of Indian attacks and decided to delay going there. I have not found them on the 1810 census at this time. In 1817 the family moved to Randolph Co., Illinois to join neighbors from Abbeville, South Carolina who had moved there earlier. They are listed on the 1820 & 1825 censuses of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., Illinois. They are listed on the 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Randolph Co., IL; in 1850 they are listed as living in Twp 5 South Range 7 West. In a genealogy of Randolph County families compiled by Mrs. Frank S. Torrens and her daughter Louise it states "This family of Mann were strong, healthy pioneers of excellent Presbyterian faith, honorable & upright citizens. Being of Christian character they joined with others in making the Preston community second to none in the state.". Robert M. Mann died on December 28, 1855 in Randolph Co., Illinois. Mary is listed at age 85 in the household of her married son Samuel Alexander Mann on the 1860 census of Twp 5 South Range 7 West, Randolph Co., IL. Mary Houston Mann died on November 7, 1860 in Randolph Co., Illinois. Robert & Mary are both buried in the Preston Cemetery, Randolph Co., IL.
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The Children of Robert Morill Mann & Mary Houston

John Mann

John Mann was born on February 1, 1796 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. His parents emigrated from South Carolina to Logan Co., Kentucky in 1807 when he was about age 11. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. John married Albina Bloomer Balch on July 4, 1815 in Russelville, Logan Co., Kentucky. Albina was the daughter of Rev. James Balch, who was the first Presbyterian minister in Indiana. John was age 19 when he married. The same year he enlisted in the 12th Regiment Kentucky Militia in the war of 1812 and served under General Jackson. John & Albina had 9 children. They moved from Kentucky to Indiana sometime between 1815 to 1820, possibly when John's parents left Kentucky for Illinois in 1817. They are listed on the 1820 census of Vigo Co., Indiana. Based on birthplaces of their children, they were in Rockville, Parke Co., Indiana in 1820 through 1826, but they moved from Indiana to Illinois in 1827 & settled 4 miles north of Chester, Illinois. John became a blacksmith & a farmer. He also served as a Judge for several years. The family is listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Randolph Co., Illinois. They are listed in Kaskaskia, Randolph Co., IL in an 1859 business directory and on the 1860 census, listed in Twp 6-Range 7 on the 1870 census, and listed in Chester, Randolph Co., Illinois on the 1880 census. The family was members of the Kaskaskia Presbyterian Church, which is now the Presbyterian Church of Chester, Illinois. John Mann died on March 7, 1881 in Preston, Randolph Co., Illinois. Albina died on November 17, 1882 in Randolph Co., IL. John & Albina are both buried in the Diamond Cross Cemetery, Randolph Co., Illinois. Children of John Mann & Albina Bloomer Balch are: William Houston (1820), John Preston (1822), Robert Clinton (1824), James Luther (1826), Jonathan Balch (1828), Albina Louisa (1830), Calvin Ambrose (1833), Andrew Matthews (1837) and Mary Jane (1841) Mann
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William M. Mann

William M. Mann was born on June 10, 1798 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. His name is listed as Harrison on the 1870 census, but as William M. on several other records. William's parents emigrated from South Carolina to Logan Co., KY in 1807 when he was about age 9. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. William's parents moved from Kentucky to Illinois in 1817, and William probably came with them. William married Mary Jane Beattie about 1820, probably in Randolph Co., Illinois. (William's sister Elizabeth Mann had married Mary Jane's brother John Beattie in 1818.) William & Mary Jane had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., Illinois living next to William's parents. The family is listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. In 1850 they are listed in Township 4 S R 7 W, and in 1860 they are listed in Township 5 S Range 6 W. Mary Jane died on May 20, 1864 in Randolph Co., Illinois. William was married second to Mary Baird Couch on January 30, 1866 in Randolph Co., IL. Mary was the widow of Millington Couch, who had died in 1849. "Harrison" and Mary Mann are listed on the 1870 census of Township 5 Range 7, Randolph Co., IL. Mary Ann Baird Couch Mann died on February 13, 1880. William M. Mann died a month after Mary on March 29, 1880 in Preston, Randolph Co., Illinois. I do not find either William or Mary on the 1880 census at this time, but as it was taken in June/July 1880 they were no longer living at that time. They are both listed on the 1880 Mortality censuses for both Baldwin and Evansville, Randolph Co., Illinois. The Evansville record states that Mary died in February of "Disease of Lungs" and that William died in March of "Old Age", but the Baldwin record says that Mary died of "Old Age" and that William died of "Pneumonia". William was age 82 and Mary was age 70 when they died. Children of William Harrison Mann & Mary Jane Beattie are: Robert C. (1823), John B. (1824), Jane, William Calvin (1829), Charles Porter (1832) and Mary Lousie Mann (1835).
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Elizabeth Ann MannElizabeth Ann Mann was born on August 30, 1800 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. Her parents emigrated from South Carolina to Logan Co., Kentucky in 1807 when she was about age 7. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. Elizabeth's parents moved from Kentucky to Illinois in 1817, and Elizabeth probably came with them. Elizabeth married John Beattie, Jr. on June 19, 1818 in Randolph Co., Illinois. (Elizabeth's brother William Mann married John's sister Mary Jane Beattie about 1820.) John & Elizabeth had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1820, 1825, 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. In 1820 & 1825 they are listed in Plumb Creek, and in 1850 they are listed in Township 6 S R 5 W. Elizabeth Ann Mann Beattie died on December 17, 1855 in Preston, Randolph Co., Illinois. John is listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Twp 5 S Range 6 W, Post Office Sparta, Randolph, Illinois. In 1860 he is living with five of his adult children, and in 1870 he is living with married son Charles Alexander Beattie. John Beattie died on Feb. 24, 1871 in Randolph Co., Illinois. John & Elizabeth are both buried in the Preston Cemetery, Preston, Randolph, Illinois. Children of John Beattie & Elizabeth Ann Mann are: John Mann (1819), Mary "Polly" (1821), Robert T. (1823), Jane Cochran (1826), Sarah Ann (1830), Andrew Bowers (1834), Nancy Elizabeth (1837) and Charles Alexander (1840) Beattie.
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Agnes Houston Mann

Agnes Houston Mann was born on April 17, 1803 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. Her parents emigrated from South Carolina to Logan Co., Kentucky in 1807 when she was about age 4. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. In 1817, her parents emigrated from Kentucky to Randolph Co., Illinois to join former neighbors from Abbeville, SC. There is a female the right age to be Agnes, age 17, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., Illinois. Agnes married James Crozier on October 9, 1822 in Randolph Co., Illinois. The family is listed on the 1830 & 1840 censuses of Randolph Co., Illinois. James died on August 5, 1843. Agnes & the children are listed on the 1850 census of Township 5 S R 7 W, Randolph Co., IL living next door to Agnes' parents. Agnes is listed at age 56 in the household of her married son Andrew Crozier on the 1860 census of 5 S R 7 W, Randolph Co., Illinois. Agnes Houston Mann Crozier died on March 3, 1861 in Randolph Co., Illinois. James & Agnes are both buried in the Preston Cemetery, Preston, Randolph, Illinois. Children of Agnes Houston Mann & James Crozier are: Samuel B. (1823), Robert M. (1826), Andrew Houston (1829), and Mary Jane (1832) Crozier.
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Robert "Bartus" Mann

Robert "Bartus" Mann was born on June 12, 1805 in Abbeville District, SC. His parents emigrated from South Carolina to Logan Co., KY in 1807 when he was about age 2. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. There is a male the right age to be Robert, age 15, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., IL. Robert married Salina Moore Balch about 1826, probably in Randolph Co., IL although I have not found them on the Illinois State Marriage Index at this time. (There is an online tree that lists their marriage dates as August 12, 1829, but as they had children born as early as June 1827 I don' t think that is correct.) Robert's brother John Mann had married Salina's sister Albina Balch in 1815. Robert & Salina had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1830, 1840 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. I have not found the family on the 1850 census at this time. They are listed on the 1860, & 1870 censuses of Chester, Randolph Co., IL. In 1860 Robert is listed as being a Wagon Maker and in 1870 he is listed as being a Wheelwright. Robert "Bartus" Mann died on September 12, 1878. Salina died 2 days later on September 14, 1878.
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Jane Ann MannJane Ann Mann was born on February 24, 1809 in Logan Co., KY. I have not found the family on the 1810 census at this time. In 1817, her parents emigrated from Kentucky to Randolph Co., IL to join former neighbors from Abbeville, SC. There is a female the right age to be Jane, age 11, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., IL. Jane married Robert Gibson Baird on December 27, 1829 in Randolph Co., IL. They are listed on the 1830 & 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. In 1840 there are 2 young children listed in the household, although I do not find them in any later census records so do not know their names or what happened to them. Robert Baird died on August 19, 1845 in Randolph Co., IL. There is a Randolph Co., IL marriage record for a Corydon Barnett to a Jane Mann on December 1, 1845 - the timing would fit for this to be a possible remarriage for Jane, but is probably not as she is listed as Jane Baird on the 1850 census and also on all later census records. Jane is listed on the 1850 census of Township 5 S R 6 W, Randolph Co, Illinois living with her 18 year old nephew James P. Patterson. She is listed on the 1860 census of Township 5 S Range 7 W, Randolph Co., IL in the household of her brother-in-law James H. Patterson (he had married Jane's sister Albina in 1833, but Albina had died in 1838). Jane is listed as widowed and living with her brother Samuel Alexander Mann on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. In 1880 she is age 69. Jane Ann Mann Baird died on January 17, 1892.
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Albina MannAlbina Mann was born on January 8, 1812 in Logan Co., KY. In 1817, her parents emigrated from Kentucky to Randolph Co., IL to join former neighbors from Abbeville, SC. There is a female the right age to be Albina, age 8, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., IL. There is a female the right age to be Albina, age 18, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1830 census of Randolph Co., IL. Albina married James Harvey Patterson on February 21, 1833 in Randolph Co., IL and I believe they had 2 children. Albina Mann Patterson died on July 15, 1836 in Randolph Co., IL. James Harvey Patterson remarried in 1839 and started a second family about 1840, and there are 2 young children listed in the household of Albina's sister Robert & Jane Baird that I believe are Albina's son James P. Patterson and also a young daughter. Robert Baird died in 1845, and James P. Patterson, age 18, is living with Jane Baird on the 1850 census of Randolph Co., IL. Jane is living with James Harvey Patterson and his second family on the 1860 census of Twp 5 S Range 7 W, Randolph Co., IL.
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Samuel Alexander MannSamuel Alexander Mann was born on March 1, 1815 in Logan Co., KY. He is listed on most records as Alexander Mann. In 1817, when he was about age 2, his parents emigrated from Kentucky to Randolph Co., IL to join former neighbors from Abbeville, SC. There is a male the right age to be Alexander, age 5, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1820 census of Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., IL. There is a male the right age to be Alexander, age 15, in the household of Robert Mann on the 1830 census of Randolph Co., IL. Alexander was married 3 times. He first married Nancy Pressley on August 20, 1835 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 7 children. (I have also seen her last name spelled Pressly). At the time of their marriage, Alexander was age 20 and Nancy was age 19. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. A Randolph Co., IL history states that Nancy and 3 of their daughters died in a cholera epidemic in 1849. Nancy was age 34 when she died - I am not sure who the third daughter is who died in 1849 as I only know of two. Possibly I have the wrong death date for daughter Mary L. Mann. On the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL, Alexander and 4 of his children, living with his parents with his father, Robert M. Mann, listed as head of household. Alexander married second Henrietta Bratney on March 21, 1855 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 3 children. Excerpt from the 1875 Atlas of Randolph Co., IL: "His (Samuel A. Mann's) first wife died in 1849, and Mr. Mann was again married in March, 1855, to Henrietta Bratney. A short time before his father's death he bought the interest of the other heirs, and obtained entire possession of the homestead property. His second wife died in 1861." The family is on the 1860 census of Twp 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL. Henrietta Bratney Mann died on March 20, 1861 in Randolph Co., IL. Alexander married third Sarah Pillers Crozier on April 14, 1863 in Randolph Co., IL. They did not have any children together, although they both had children from previous marriages. It was also the third marriage for Sarah - she had previously been married to James Thompson Jr. in 1833, with whom she had one son. She then married Samuel Crozier in 1837 and they had 3 children. Samuel & Sarah are listed on the 1870 census of Twp 7 S, Range 7 W, Randolph Co., IL and on the 1880 census of Central Pct, Randolph Co., IL. Sarah Pillers Thompson Crozier Mann died on July 20, 1900 in Randolph Co., IL. Alexander is listed as widowed on the 1900 census of Central Pct, Randolph Co., IL. At that time he was age 86, and living in the household of his married son Edward Everett Mann. Samuel Alexander Mann died on February 10, 1907 in Preston, Randolph Co., IL.
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