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Notes for Samuel Alexander Mann:

Moved with his family to Randolph Co., IL in 1817. Stayed on the family farm until his death in 1907.

1820 census Plumb Creek, Randolph Co., IL
Robert Mann 110001-1111002
1 male over 45 (Robert, age 49)
1 male 10-15 (Robert, age 15)
1 male under 10 (Alexander, age 5)
1 female 26-45 (Mary, age 45)
1 female 16-26 (Agnes, age 17)
1 female 10-15 (Jane, age 11)
1 female under 10 (Albina, age 8)

1825 census Plum Creek Twp., Randolph Co., IL (selected names)
Robert M. MANN
William M. MANN

1830 census Randolph Co., IL
Robert Mann
1 male 50-60 (Robert, age 59)
1 male 15-20 (Alexander, age 15)
1 female 50-60 (Mary, age 55)
1 female 15-20 (Albina, age 18)

Randolph Co., IL - License and permission to marry were granted to Mr. Samuel A. Mann and Miss Nancy Presley on Aug. 15, 1835. The ceremony was performed by James Thompson, Judge of the Probate, on Aug. 20, 1835, and he recorded it on a certificate dated the same day. Nancy's last name is spelled Presley on the first document and Pressley on the second one.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

1840 census Randolph Co., IL
Samuel A. Mann
1 male age 15-20 (Samuel, age 25?)
2 males under age 10 (John, age 3; Alexander, age 2)
1 female age 20-30 (Nancy, age 24)
1 female under age 5 (Elizabeth, baby)

1850 censusTown 5 South Range 7 West, Randolph Co., IL Taken Sept 13, 1850
Household #687/692
Robert M. Mann, age 79, b. SC
Mary, age 76, b. SC
Alexander, age 35, b. KY
Robert, age 12, b. IL
Alexander, age 10, b. IL
Elizabeth, age 7, b. IL
Sarah, age 5, b. IL

1860 Randolph Co., IL census, Twp 5S Range 7W, household 566\567
S.A. Mann (45) born KY
Mary (85) born SC
Henrietta (35) born IL
John (24) born IL
Alex H. (22) born IL
Elizabeth (20) born IL
Sarah J. (17) born IL
J.M.F. (6) born IL
E.E. (1) born IL

S.A. Mann in the 1865 state of Illinois census (p 39, line 3, Central Precinct) with 3 males under 10, 1 male of 50 & under 60, and 1 female of 50 & under 60.

1870 census Preston P.O., Twp 7 S, Range 7 W, Randolph Co., IL page 17, June 23, 1870, line 18
Samuel A. Mann 55 M W farmer
Sarah 57 F W keeping house
Willard 14 M W
Everett 10 M W
Samuel Henry 8 M W
Jane Baird 62 F W
The three boys are all in school. Samuel and Jane were born in KY, all others born in IL. Value of real estate is $3000, value of personal property is $530.

From 1875 Atlas of Randolph Co., IL:

Samuel A. Mann

Of the old settlers of Township 5-7, Samuel Alexander Mann carries his residence back to a date as early as any. His father came to Randolph County in the year 1817, when Samuel A. was in his third year. He comes from a family of Irish descent. His ancestors lived in the Abbeville District of South Carolina at a period prior to the Revolutionary War. And his father, Robert M. Mann, was born there about the year 1771, and there also, on the twenty-first day of April, 1795, married Mary Houston.

Robert M. Mann left South Carolina with his family about the year 1807, intending to make his home in Illinois. On reaching Kentucky, the family, however, received tidings of Indian depredations in Illinois, and so settled in Logan County, Kentucky. Here they remained til 1817, when they reached Randolph County. The family numbered eight children. Their names in the order of their births were John, William M., Elizabeth Ann, Agnes H., Robert, Jane A., Albina, and Samuel Alexander. The first five were born in South Carolina, and the others in Kentucky. They reached Randolph County late in the fall of 1817, and the father at once entered land in Section 4, Township 5-7. Robert M. Mann lived here the remainder of his life. He died December, 1855, at the patriarchal age of eighty-four.

Most of the next paragraph is missing, but enough is there to know they are writing about Samuel Alexander's first marriage. It says, "August the twentieth, 1835, Pressly. This would seem to concur with the Bicentennial Book that he first married Nancy Pressly in 1835. The rest of the story is complete, and follows. His 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. Mr. Mann's third marriage took place in April, 1863. He has had eleven children, seven by the first, and four by the second wife. Six children, three by the first, and three by the second marriage, are now living. The three oldest children are married, have families, and live in Lawrence County in southwest Missouri. Mr. Mann has been a life-long Democrat. He began his political career with a vote for Martin Van Buren for President in 1836, and has ever since continued to support the candidates of that party

1880 census Central Precinct, Randolph Co., IL vol 47, ED 101, Sheet 25, line 5, July 6, 1880.
Samuel A. MANN Self M Male W 63 KY Farmer SC SC
Sarah MANN Wife M Female W 67 IL Keeping House KY KY
Edward E. MANN Son S Male W 20 IL Farmer KY IL
Samuel H. MANN Son S Male W 18 IL Farmer KY IL
Jane A. BAIRD Sister W Female W 69 KY Boarding KY KY

1900 census Central Pct, Randolph Co., IL page 99a
Everet Mann, head, Aug 1859, age 40, md 13 yrs, IL/KY/IL, farmer
Minnie L., wife, Jan 1870, age 30, md 13 yrs, 5 births, 5 surviving, IL/CAN-ENG/IL
Hinzel B., daughter, March 1889, age 11, IL/IL/IL
Bessie H., daughter, Aug 1890. age 9, IL/IL/IL
Flossie, daughter, Sept 1891, age 8, IL/IL/IL
Cameron E., son, April 1893, age 7, IL/IL/IL
Zelma E, daughter, Sug 1895, age 4, IL/IL/IL
Alexander, father, Feb 1814, age 86, widowed, KY/SC/SC, retired farmer

Randolph County deaths from 1877-1915: (from Carolyn Pillers Dobler)

Samuel Alexander Mann
male/white 91 yrs 11 mo 10d
b. Logan Co., KY
d. 10 Feb 1907 Preston, senile gangrene
J.G. Beattie, M.D.