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Mitochondrial DNA and Minerva Ann (Tolliver) Mannin

By Don Taylor One of the great controversies in my genealogical efforts is in my Brown/Manning ancestors and relates to the parentage of Minerva Ann (Tolliver) Mannin. I know quite a bit about Minerva. She was born in Carter County, … Continue reading

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John William Manning (1846-1888)

Sometimes things get twisted in your tree.  I mean, I can see how it happened.  A wrong assumption here and a minor mistake there and before long you have a very interesting twist in a branch of your tree.  Such … Continue reading

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mtDNA & Minerva Tolliver Mannin

A cousin recently asked about Minerva Tolliver Mannin(g)’s Native American background. She wondered “if [I] have any evidence that Enoch and Minerva Mannin were Cherokee?” I told her that I no such evidence and I don’t believe she did (because … Continue reading

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Eliza Jane Fannin (1861-1882)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 25 – Eliza Jane Fannin (1861-1882) Sometimes it is necessary to go back to the drawing board. My records on my 2nd great-grandparents are abysmal.  I have a couple documents.  One is a paragraph … Continue reading

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Minerva Ann Tolliver (1821-1902)

52 Ancestors #4 – Minerva Ann Tolliver Mannin (1821-1902) County Map of Kentucky Courtesy: Wikipedia Minerva Ann Tolliver was born in Kentucky on 5 Feb 1821. Various records during her life record her name in many different ways, Minerva, Manerva, … Continue reading

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Enoch Mannin

Today I am reminded about the importance of doing it right the first time. When I first seriously began doing genealogy I was so excited by what I was finding I didn’t document things very well.  I imported GED files … Continue reading

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