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Samuel Alexander Mann was born on March 1, 1815 in Logan Co., KY. He was the son of Robert Morill Mann & Mary Houston. His parents were from Abbeville, SC, but they emigrated to Logan Co., KY in 1807 and lived there until 1817 when the family emigrated to Randolph Co., IL to join former neighbors from SC. Samuel settled there and lived there until his death in 1907. Samuel Alexander Mann married three times - his wives were Nancy Pressley, Henrietta Bratney, and Sarah Pillers Crozier.

Nancy Pressley was born on December 17, 1815 in Ohio. She was the daughter of Robert Pressly & Elizabeth Clark
Henrietta Bratney was born on February 28, 1825 in Illinois. She was the daughter of Joseph Bratney & Eleanor Beattie
Sarah Pillers was born on November 12, 1812 in Randolph Co., IL. She was the daughter of John B. Pillers and Margaret "Peggy" Gaston. She had been previously married to James Thompson & Samuel Crozier before marrying Samuel Alexander Mann.

THE FAMILIES OF SAMUEL ALEXANDER MANN

First marriage:

Samuel Alexander Mann & Nancy Pressley Samuel Alexander Mann 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.
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Children of Samuel A. Mann & Nancy Presley:

John Robert Mann John Robert Mann was born on Nov. 11, 1836 in Randolph Co., IL. He is living with his parents on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as Robert, age 12, on the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL with his grandparents, father & siblings. He is listed as John, age 24, on the 1860 census of Randolph Co., IL, living at home with his father, stepmother, grandmother & siblings. I don't know when or where John Robert Mann died. An article on Samuel Mann written in 1875 said that his three surviving children from his first marriage were married, had families, and were living in Lawrence Co., MO, so maybe John emigrated there. In 1880 I find a Robert H. Mann who is age 43 in St. Louis, MO, born IL with father born in KY and mother born in SC; it is possible that this may be John Robert, but it is not confirmed.
Alexander H.Mann Alexander Harvey Mann was born Dec. 28, 1837 in IL. He is living with his parents on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as age 10 on the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL with his grandparents, father & siblings. He is age 22 on the 1860 census of Randolph Co., IL, living at home with his father, stepmother, grandmother & siblings. Alexander Mann was killed in the Civil War. Alexander Harvey Mann died April 06, 1862
Elizabeth N. Mann

Elizabeth N. Mann was born November 23, 1839 in IL. She is living with her parents on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. She is listed as age 7 on the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL with her grandparents, father & siblings. She is age 20 on the 1860 census of Randolph Co., IL, living at home with her father, stepmother, grandmother & siblings. She married John Patterson on March 31, 1864 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Twp 5 Range 6 W, Randolph Co., IL. John & Elizabeth emigrated from Illinois to Missouri sometime between 1870 to 1875. They are listed on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO & on the 1900 census of Aurora Twp., Lawrence Co., MO. In 1870 & 1880 John's occupation is listed as farmer, and in 1900 his occupation is listed as Blacksmith. John died sometime between 1910 to 1920. Elizabeth is listed as Lizzie N. Patterson, widowed, on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO. I do not find Elizabeth in 1930. I think Elizabeth Mann Patterson died between 1920 to 1930 in Lawrence Co., MO.
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Mary L. Mann Mary L. Mann was born January 12, 1842. She died June 25, 1844.
Sarah Jane Mann Sarah Jane Mann was born December 29, 1843 in Randolph Co., IL. She is listed as age 5 on the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL with her grandparents, father & siblings. She is age 17 on the 1860 census of Randolph Co., IL, living at home with her father, stepmother, grandmother & siblings. Sarah Jane married Samuel Dyer on October 29, 1863 in Chester, Randolph Co., IL, and they had 8 children. They are listed on the 1865 state census of Evansville, Randolph Co., IL and on the 1870 - Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL. Samuel & Sarah Jane emigrated to Lawrence Co., MO in 1875. They are listed on the 1880 census, Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence County, MO. Samuel died in 1886, and Sarah Jane remarried Wilford Cannady in 1892 and Francis Wilson in 1896. Frank & Sarah Jane are listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Mt. Vernon Twp, Lawrence Co., MO. Frank Wilson died in June 1910. Sarah Jane Mann Dyer Cannady Wilson died of cancer on May 18, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. She is buried by Samuel under the Dyer headstone in the Ozark Township Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO.
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Caroline Mann Caroline Mann was born on November 03, 1846 and died on July 05, 1849 in Randolph Co. IL. She died of cholera.
Louisa Mann Louisa Mann was born on January 23, 1849 and died on July 09, 1849 in Randolph Co., IL. She died of cholera.

Samuel A. Mann's second marriage:

Samuel A. Mann & Henrietta Bratney Samuel Mann married 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, 1862 in Randolph Co., IL. Her death is listed in a Randolph County Illinois history book as being 1861, but as her last child was born in December 1861 I think it is probably 1862. (The history book also states that Samuel & Henrietta married in 1855, but the actual marriage record and Illinois State marriage records state that it was 1854.)

The children of Samuel A. Mann & Henrietta Bratney:

Millard Mann Millard Joseph Mann was born May 23, 1857 in Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as age 6 with his parents, grandmother and siblings on the 1860 census of Randolph Co. IL. He is listed as Willard Mann, age 14, with his parents in 1870. I have found no record that indicates that Millard ever married. He is possibly the J. C. Mann, age 23, who is working as a laborer on the farm of J. H. Beattie on the 1880 census of Evansville, Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as Millard J. Mann, age 43, on the 1900 census of Central Precinct, Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as Millard Mann, age 52, a laborer on the farm of James Wood on the 1910 census of Central Precinct, Randolph Co., IL.. Millard Joseph Mann died on March 8, 1916 in Baldwin, Randolph Co., IL. He is listed on the Illinois State Death index as Millard F. Mann.
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Edward Everett Mann Edward Everett Mann was born August 06, 1859 in Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as age 1 with his parents, grandmother and siblings on the 1860 census of Randolph Co. IL. He is still living at home and listed as Everett, age 10 on the 1870 census, and as Edward E., age 20, on the 1880 census of Randolph Co., IL. Edward married Minnie Lorena Kelly, on August 31, 1887 and they had 8 children. I assume they were married in Illinois, but I have not found them on the Illinois state index of marriages through 1900. The family is listed under the name Everet E. Mann on the 1900 census of Central Pct, Randolph Co., IL; at that time his widowed father is living with them. They are listed under the name Edward Mann on the 1910 census of Coulterville Pct, Randolph Co., IL. Minnie Kelly Mann died on Feb. 19, 1912 in Coulterville, Randolph Co., IL. Edward Everett Mann died on October 10, 1954 in Roseville, IL.
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Henry Mann Samuel Henry Mann was born December 24, 1861 in Sparta, Randolph Co., IL. He is listed as Samuel H.Mann on early census records, but as Henry Mann on all records starting 1900 & after. He is living with his parents on the 1870 (age 8) and 1880 (age 18) censuses of Randolph Co., IL. Henry married Mary Margaret Been on August 17, 1887 in Randolph Co., IL, and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses of Baldwin, Randolph Co., IL. Mary died between 1920 to 1930, and Samuel is listed as age 68 and widowed in the household of his married daughter Fern (Mrs. Ralph) Diskey on the 1930 census of Sparta, Randolph Co., IL. Samuel Henry Mann died sometime after 1930, probably in Randolph Co., IL.
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Samuel A. Mann's third marriage:

Samuel A. Mann & Sarah Pillers Crozier Samuel A. Mann married Sarah Pillers Thompson 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 A. Mann died on February 10, 1907 in Preston, Randolph Co., IL.