52 Ancestors – Week 2018-48 [i]
Brown – Manning – Fugate line
by Don Taylor
Finding that we have Fugate ancestors in Kentucky give rise to the question if our Fugates are related to the famous blue-blooded Fugate family of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky. I took some time looking at the family tree of the “Blue Bloods,” people with a recessive genetic trait called methemoglobinemia.” I did not find any common ancestors with our Fugates; possibly there is a relationship but, if so, it is distant.
Brown Research 2018 – Ancestor #105
List of Grandparents
- Grandfather: Clifford Brown| aka Richard Earl Durand | aka Richard Earl Brown
- Great-grandmother: Mary Elizabeth Manning(1878-1983)
- 2nd Great-grandfather: John William Manning, (1846-1888)
- 3rd Great-grandfather: Enoch Mannin (1823-1907)
- 4th Great-grandmother: 05. Rachel Fugate (1803-1870)
Rachel Fugate – (1803-1870)
Rachel Fugate was born on 4 June 1803 in Kentucky, 9 days after Ralph Waldo Emerson. Kentucky had been admitted to the Union just nine years earlier. Her parents were Reuben and Mary Fugate. Reuben Fugate was born in Wythe County Virginia, the birth location for Rachel’s mother, Mary, is unknown.
Nothing is known specifically of Rachel’s childhood, but historically, Kentucky was undergoing great expansion. She undoubtedly felt the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811 & 1812 and probably knew people who fought in the War of 1812, although her siblings were too young to have served in that war.
She and Meredith Mannin were married in Bath County, Kentucky on 14 Feb 1825 (possibly 17 Feb) in a ceremony performed by Johnathan Smith. She was 21 years old and Meredith was 22.
Rachel and Meredith had 12 known children.
|Enoch||1823*||Minerva Ann Tolliver||1907|
|Isaac B||1825||Elizabeth Fortune||1905|
|Thomas ||1827||Rachel R Richardson||1924|
|Tubil||1829||Elizabeth Jane Brown||1862**|
|Reuben Calloway||1831||Sarah A Shuts||1859|
|Katharine Susan||1833||Harvey Tapp||1864**|
|Mahala||1837||William Myers||Bef. 1917|
|Sarah Jane||1838 or 39||James Richardson||1913|
|Zachariah||1841||Unknown if he married.||1864**|
|Tarlton||1844||Mary Jane (Unknown)||1916|
* Enoch was born two years before Meredith and Rachel were married.
** Three of the children died during the time of the Civil War.[ii]
Rachel lived until May 1870, so it appears five of her children proceeded her in death.
About 1828 the Manning family moved west to Missouri. Tubil, Reuben, and Katherine were born there.
The 1830 Census indicates the family lived in St Ferdinand, St Louis, Missouri. The household consists of:
3 Males under 5, One presumed to be Isaac, Age 5
One presumed to be Thomas Hillry, Age 3
One presumed to be Tubill, Age 1
1 male 5 to 10 Presumed to be Enoch, Age 7
1 male 20 to 30. Meredith Mannin, Age 28.
1 Female 20 to 30 Presumed to Be Rachel Fugate, Age 26.
About 1834 the family moved again, this time to Indiana. That is where John, Mahala, Sarah Jane, and Elizabeth were born.
1840 Census indicates the family is in Boone County, Indiana. The household consisted of:
2 Males 5 to under 10 – Presumed to be John (age 5) and Reuben Calloway, (Age 9)
1 Male 10 to under 15 – Presumed to be Thomas Hillry OR Tubill (Age 13 or 10)[iii]
2 Males 15 to under 20 – Presumed to be Enoch (Age 17) and Isaac B. (Age 15)
1 Male 30 to under 40 – Presumed to be Meredith Mannin (Age 38)
3 Females under 5 – Presumed to be Mahala (Age 2), Elizabeth (Age 1), and Sarah Jane (a newborn)
1 Female 5 to under 10 – Presumed to be Katharine Susan (Age 7)
1 Female 30 to under 40 – Presumed to be Rachel Fugate Mannin (Age 36)
Sometime in 1840 or 1841
The 1850 Census indicates the family is in Carter County, Kentucky
Meradith Mannen – 48 – Farmer 250 VA
Rachel “ 47 KY
Tubal “ 20 Laborer Mo
Reuben “ 17 Laborer “
Cathrine S “ 15 “
John “ 13 Ind
Mahala “ 12 “
Sarah “ 10 “
Zachariah “ 8 Ky
Tarlton “ 6 “
The four oldest children, all boys, appear to have moved out of the house before 1850.
The 1860 Census indicates the family is in Bath County, Kentucky. Only four of their children are still at home with them:
Meredith Manning – 58 Farmer – Born Virginia
Rachel “ 57 Kentucky
Zachah “ 18 Farm Hand – KY
Mahala 21 KY (Apparent Error)
Sarah 19 KY (Apparent Error)
Tarlton 16 KY
Death & Burial
Rachel died on 7 May 1870.
I have been unsuccessful finding burial information concerning Rachel.
Further Actions / Follow-up
- Zachariah died of smallpox during the civil war, and his father received his pension. Research the deaths of the other two children who died during the Civil War and determine if any of them served.
- Determine if Rachel can be “found” in her parents’ records before her marriage to Meredith.
- Mannin Family Bible, Copy, Mannin Family Bible – Family Records – Births. Bible Records found in Civil War record file of Zachariah Mannin, son of Meridith and Rachel Fugate Mannin. Zachariah died of smallpox Jan. 7, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee. Meridith Mannin applied for Zachariah’s pension and received it. I have found this resource in many locations including http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mannin/159.1.1/mb.ashx.
- 1830 Census (A) (NARA), Com, 1830 Census – Meredith Manning – St Ferdinand. St Louis County, Missouri.
- 1840 Census (A) (NARA), Com, 1840 – Merradeth [Merediith] Mannon [Mannin] – Boone, Indiana; Roll: 74; Page: 138. Ancestry.com
- 1850 Census, Com, 1850 – Meradith [Meridith] Mannen [Mannin] -b. 1802. 1850; Census Place: District 1, Carter, Kentucky; Roll: M432_195; Page: 248B; Image: 497.
- 1860 Census, Family Search, 1860 – Meredith Manning – Bath, Maine – Page 131.
- Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, Family Search; Meredith Mannon and Rachel Fugate, 14 Feb 1825 – Bond. Bath, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 273,003. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5ZH-L12.
- Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, Family Search; Meredith Mannon and Rachel Fugate, 14 Feb 1825 – Confirmation. Bath, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 273,007. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5ZZ-J2T.
- Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990, Family Search, Enock Mannin. “Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 18351990,” database,
BLS :10 March 2018), Enock Mannin, 07 Apr 1907; citing May, Cass, Minnesota, reference ;FHL microfilm 2,117,564. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDM5-BLS.
[ii] Enoch served in the Civil War and all of his brothers were of the age to have served.
[iii] NOTE: The family should include both Thomas and Tubill, however, it appears that only one of the two boys was enumerated.