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Josiah Mankin Branch of the Mankin Family

The following descendants on this page derive from JOSIAH MANKIN, son of Stephan Sr., and grandson of our founder George Mankin. Much like his father, Josiah died rather young in 1729, most likely having already lost his wife, for his will requested that his half-ownership in a boat be sold, and with this money he sent his six children to his brother (Stephan J.) and sister (Hope Capshaw) to raise. His sons John, William and Joseph seemed to have lived in Durham Township which included Cedar Point on the lower west side of Port Tobacco Creek down along the Potomac River. John and William seemed to fared poorly by adulthood, and both are recorded to have been jailed for debt, neither one owned any property. William (later known as Wm. Senior) was said to be too lame to serve in the American Revolution, as his son stated in his pension papers that he served in place of his father for that reason. Daughter Elizabeth eventually married John Fagg Sr., an illigitimate child of her uncle, John Capshaw, who had an affair with his servant Elizabeth Fagg in 1717, and eventually moved to North Carolina. Enjoy the following line of descendants of Josiah Mankin.


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*JOSIAH MANKIN Family. Josiah was b. 18 Jan 1690/12 d. 6 Mar 1729 Proved 20 Apr 1730. He was born on "Mankin's Adventure" at Port Tobacco, MD and died leaving an oral will testated to by John Hewison and Hope Capshaw his sister. He owned a boat which he ordered sold and asked that the proceeds go to his sons Stephen and John "when they come of age." He asked that John, Stephen and William be raised by his brother Stephen, and that Joseph, Elizabeth and Josiah be raised by his sister Hope Capshaw. His will is in the Maryland Calendar of Wills Liber # AR-3 Folio 228 Page 923-4. In his will he mention six children.

He married MARGARET HUGHES about 1709. They had issue:

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3-5-3 *WILLIAM MANKIN, SR. Family. William (Sr.) was b. 1718, and orphaned at the age of 11, given to the care of his uncle Stephen Mankin until his uncle's death in 1747. Called "Sr." in the 1790 Maryland Census, so he must have had a son by the same name. If he is the father of William Mankin the Revolutionary soldier, according to his son's sworn pension deposition, he had a bad leg and could not serve in 1781. According to the 1790 MD Census his wife was living (or there was a daughter of age) still living with two sons over 16 years in Charles Co., MD Census of 1790. The correct one here is listed in the MD Census in 1790, and his son William declares in his Rev. War Pension application that his birth was in 1760 at Cedar Point Lick, MD. He had issue at least: 3-5-4 JOSEPH MANKIN Family. Joseph was orphaned by the death of his father in 1729, and was raised by his aunt Margaret (Mankin) Chapman. His uncle Tubman petitioned the court to raise him after his father's death, but this was denied as contrary to the will for hime to go live with the (Judge?) John Chapman family with his sister and younger brother. Living and listed in 1758 as Taxable in Durham Parrish Lower Part, Charles Co., MD. He m. ANN STROMATT.

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3-5-3-1*Rev. War Pvt. WILLIAM MANKIN (2nd) Family, b. 5 April 1760 at Cedar Point Lick, Charles Co., MD. He d. 21' Feb 1848 Columbiana Co., OH. He married VIOLET KENT, b. 30 Jun 1773 MD, d. 6 Feb 1842 (bur. E. Fairfield Cemetery) Columbiana Co., OH. (Note: She was the daughter of Rev. War soldier Thomas Kent b. 1743 of Prince William, VA, d. at the age of 103 in 1846 at Bryan, Williams County, OH). They married 2 Jul 1791 in Fauquier Co., VA. Their children were at least:

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3-5-3-1-1  WILLIAM MANKIN (3rd) Family, He was b. 1781 in MD, and m. in VA about 1811 ELIZABETH CAREY/ or CAZY/CASEY (from VA). They had four children: 3-5-3-1-2 ISAAC MANKIN Family, b. 10 Dec 1793 in Fauquier Co., VA m. 18 Dec 1814 in Columbiana Co., OH. He d. 9 Aug 1872 and is buried with his wife at East Fairfield Cemetary, Columbiana Co., OH. He married JUDITH ("Judy") MORLAN (daughter of Joseph Morlan and Katherine Loyd). She was born in Loudoun or Bedford Co., VA 1796 and d. 1 Aug 1881. They had issue 9 children:  3-5-3-1-3  GEORGE MANKIN Family, b. 5 Nov 1794 in OH, d. 21 March 1847 in Columbiana County, OH, and buried in East Fairfield Cemetary, Fairfield Township. He married 20 Dec 1817 CHARITY JANE WRIGHT in Columbiana, OH. They had issue: 3-5-3-1-4  THOMAS MANKIN Family, b. 1797 in PA, m. 26 Oct 1816 ELIZABETH MORLAND b. 1798 PA. He d. Seneca Co., OH on 21 Apr 1847. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry Moreland and Katherine Lloyd. They had: 3-5-3-1-7  DAVID MANKIN Family, b. 4 Apr 1806 m. 27 Mar 1827 in Ohio (by J. Morris) MARY MOMMERT, b. 15 Jun 1811. She "Died August 18, 1855" or just "1855" He d. 11 Sep 1839. They lived at Bethany, VA, and her family Bible (inherited by John Lang) lists:
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3-5-3-1-8  ASHFORD MANKIN Family, b. 1809 Loudoun Co., VA., Died Rockville, IN about 1863, m.1. 1824 MARY "POLLY" SUE HANN (Supposedly in Akron, OH in 1824). She was born VA and d. before 1838. They had issue the following children: *ASHFORD m.2. MARY HARRIS in 1835-8. She was b. 1809 in VA and d. 1887 in IN. They had issue:
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3-5-3-1-9 JOHN WILLIAM MANKIN Family b. 17 Oct 1811. d. 1 Nov 1896 and m. Aug 1838 NANCY AGNES DUNCAN at Mt. Pleasant, MI. She was b. 26 Nov 1821 d. 1863. They had 13 children.

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3-5-3-1-2-1 JOSEPH M. MANKIN Family b. 1815 d. 13 Apr 1881. He m. SUSAN METZ. They had 13 children:

3-5-3-1-3-1 JOSEPH W. (prob. Wright) MANKIN Family b. 1818 in in Columbiana County, OH, married 27 Nov 1836 ELIZABETH KENT in Butler Township, Columbiana Co., OH. He d. 12 sep 1903 in Hopkins (Allegany Co.) MI. They had issue:

3-5-3-1-8-3 WILLIAM THOMAS MANKIN Family  He was b. 16 Jan 1833, d. Dec 1900.

He m.1. on 4 Mar 1856 REBECCA ORISON and had:

WILLIAM m.2. MARY CAUSA WOODS and had: WILLIAM m.3. on 22 Mar 1887 MARY JANE "MOLLY" FOWLER in Morgan Co., IN and had:
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Gibson Mankin joined 3 months after the Battle of Nashville and marched under this battle flag to Victoria, Texas in 1865. The engagements are embroidered into each stripe.

3-5-3-1-8-5 Civil War Pvt. GIBSON MANKIN (SR.) Family.  He was b. 30 Jun 1839 at Elkton, OH, and served in the Civil War in the Union Army. He enlisted 8 Feb 1865, was a private in the Pennsylvania 77th Infantry Regiment in Company H. He was mustered out at Victoria, Texas on 6 Dec 1865. This company was part of the 4th Corps Third Brigade led by Col. Thomas E. Rose, a part of the Army of the Ohio under General Sheridan. Gibson joined two months after this army defeated he Confederate Army at the Battle of Nashville, and he was with them when they were sent to enforce the Monroe Doctrine and defend the United States from a possible invasion by the build up of the French troops coming into Mexico. He d. 3 Mar 1913 at Rockville, IN. He m. in 1861 in Columbiana Co., OH, MARY JANE WELCH, b, 10 Dec 1840 at Liverpool OH, d. 23 Feb 1926 at Rockville, IN. They had issue:

3-5-3-1-8-6 Civil War Pvt. DAVID MANKIN Family  He was b. 13 Oct 1842. He m.1. 27 Sep 1863 MAGGIE O'NEAL. He m.2 for his second wife MARTHA HALE WILSON. He d. 28 Aug 1898. The following abstract compiled from the Rockville Tribune, Thursday, Sept. 2, 1898, and other sources. (This was contributed by Mike Woods):

David Mankin, the well known saloon keeper, died suddenly at his home in Rockville, Friday morning. He had been sick but a few hours, but no alarm was felt as it appeared to be only a passing indisposition. On Thursday he came from Montezuma, arriving just before dinner. He remarked to Mrs. Mankin that he was quite hungry and she began making some extra preparations for the meal. While awaiting for dinner Mr. Mankin left the house saying he would soon be back, but as he had not come when dinner was ready Mrs. Mankin went into the yard to look for him. She found him laying in the hammock, and evidentially quit sick; but he said he would soon be all right. After a while he was able to came to the table and ate heartily. Nothing serious was noticed in his condition until sometime during the night, when he called his wife and said he was very sick. She did what she could with the remedies at hand, and he appeared much better. In the morning while laying in bed he began to talk in a jocular way, and while talking he suddenly seemed to struggle. Mrs. Mankin became alarmed; she tried to get him to speak but he would say nothing. She ran into the street for help and to have a physician called, but before anybody came Mr. Mankin was dead. His death was similar to that of his father, Ashford Mankin who died sitting with a friend on the railroad south of town about thirty-five years ago.

David Mankin was born in Columbiana County Ohio, October 13, 1842, and came with his father to Rockville in 1850, when he was about 8 years old. The family located on a farm southeast of town, where David continued to reside until about ten years ago. In 1862 he was a soldier in Co C, 78th Indiana and was under captain Tighman A. Howard. In about thirty days the company was captured, he was exchanged and came home. In 1863 he married Margaret O'Neal. Of their five children, Joseph, Edward, Frank and Mrs. Ollie Swaim are living. He was married a second time to Martha Wilson who with their daughter Effie survive him. He died August 28, 1898 at 55 years, 10 months and 3 days. The funeral, Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, about 100 old soldiers being present, services by Rev. S.K. Fuson. Last June Mr. Mankin closed his Rockville saloon and has since been running one at Montezuma.

By his first wife MARGARET O'NIEL he had issue:

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By his second wife MARTHA HALE WILSON he had issue:

Obituary, Martha Mankin:

Mrs. Martha Mankin, mother of Effie Mankin, died May 6, 1928, at her daughters home in Rockville. She lived in Parke County since early youth and had many friends there. She was especially interested in the activities of the W.R.C. and the Baptist Church. Martha was born May 31, 1850 in Van Buren County, Arkansas. She moved at age 9 with her mother and three small children to Missouri, and then Indiana, in a covered wagon . She married David Mankin in 1877. Of two children one died in infancy. Mrs. Mankin was survived by her Daughter Effie May Mankin, and two stepsons, Joe of Montezuma and Frank of Hemet California. Services were held at the residence of the Reverend W.F. Smith, at 3 PM Tuesday. Members of the Baptist Church and W.R.C. were in charge of the funeral and interment was in the Rockville Cemetery.

Abstract compiled from The Rockville Tribune, Wednesday, May 9, 1928, and other sources. By Mike Woods

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3-5-3-1-2-1-13 LOTT MANKIN Family He was b. March 1868 in Middletown, Columbiana Co., OH, and died 1934 in Ohio. He married MARY SUSANNAH DYKE 1892. She was born September 23, 1876, and died 1903. They had at least: 3-5-3-1-3-1-2 JOHN SANFORD MANKIN Family  He was b. (twin of George) 8 Apr 1838 in Columbiana Co., OH. He m. IDA LORETTA NELSON on 30 Jul 1874 in Grand Rapids, MI. He d. 3 Aug 1906 at Michigan Soldiers Home in Grand Rapids, MI. He served in the 68th Regiment of the Ohio Veteran Infantry, Co. K or H during the Civil War. They had 6 children: 3-5-3-1-3-1-3 GEORGE W. MANKIN Family was born April 08, 1838 in Columbiana County, Ohio, and died December 24, 1886 in Butler, DeKalb County, Indiana. He married FRANCES "FRANKIE" ?. She was born 1858 in Michigan, and died Aft. 19101.

He was a circus performer. Perhaps a showman with P.T. Barnum. He died of consumption December 24, 1886, in Butler, Indiana and was buried in Bryan, Ohio. He supposedly did a frog act with Barnum that was the inspiration for his nephew Harlan Sanford Mankin's vaudeville act as The Human Frog, 40 years later.

His obituary of December 30, 1886 says: "George Mankin is dead. He died of consumption at Butler, Indiana, Friday. The burial took place at Bryan Sunday afternoon. Almost everybody knew George Mankin. He was raised here; but at an early age joined a circus troupe and nearly all the balance of his life was passed in that profession. He was famous as an athlete, and in light and heavy balancing had no superior. He was a fair ventroliquist - his imitation of a chime of bells was the best of the kind we ever heard. For some years past he did the show business on his own hook, and the "Palace Show" became well and favorably known throughout western Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. He was unassuming and gentlemanly in deportment, liberal almost to a fault and despite his profession had no bad habits. He was about 49 years of age." From the BRYAN DEMOCRAT.

In the US 1880 Williams County, Ohio, census, George and his wife Frances have 2 sons, Irom and Harry. Also his mother, Elizabeth Kent Mankin, age 64 and divorced was living with them in 1880. Source: FHL Film 1255078, National Archives Film T9-1078, Page 634C in 1880 US census lists them. This census lists his occupation and that of his wife as "shoreman", but it surely should be "showman" as they both had circus acts.

More About GEORGE W. MANKIN: Burial: December 26, 1886, Bryan, Williams County, Ohio Cause of Death: Consumption.
1910 Indiana Census, Huntington County, Huntington Twp.

Notes for FRANCES "FRANKIE" ?: The 1880 census lists her's and her husband's occupations as "shoreman", but that must mean "showman" as they had a circus act together. There is a picture of her in a circus costume holding a pole on her chin with 5 plates balanced on the top of it. This picture was probably taken around 1880.

Children of GEORGE MANKIN and FRANCES ? are:

3-5-3-1-3-1-8 JOSEPH MANKIN Family.  He was b. 26 Jun 1850 at Bryan,OH D. 28 Aug 1879 in Turner, OR m.1 ZOE PERIS KNIGHT on 14 Jan 1872 in Bryan, OH. She was the daughter of Samual Knight and Amanda Johnson. They had issue:

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3-5-3-1-8-5-8 *BERTRAND MANKIN Family.  He was b. 20 Nov 1877 at Columbiana Co.,OH m.1 at Park Co., IN 24 Apr 1904 BESSIE ROSE ANN PURCELL, b. 31 Jul 1887 at Judson, IN. They lived at Mecca, Indiana in 1907 when Bert registered for the WWI draft. He had blue eyes and light hair. He worked many years as a miner, going into the mines at 8 years of age. He was so young his bucket dragged on the ground. Later he was a "gandy dancer" laying railroad ties and working for the railroad, and finally a sewer contractor. Divorced, he m.2 Louise (Reed) b. 1897, a practical nurse. He d. 20 Dec 1949. By his 1st wife Bessie, he had issue: 3-5-3-1-8-6-1 JOSEPH GIBSON MANKIN Family He m. GERTRUDE WINTER. They had issue: 3-5-3-1-8-6-5 EFFIE MANKIN, b. 3 Oct 1880 in Parke Co., IN and d. in Rockville, IN on 31 Jan 1957. m. 1935 SABASTIAN DURR who d. 1952.

Obituary,
Effie Mankin Durr:

Miss Effie Mankin Durr, 76, of Rockville, was found dead in her Rockville home Thursday, January 31, 1957, by her friend, Miss Lela Spencer. Miss Spencer had tried to call Effie on the phone a number of times Thursday morning and finally went to her house at about 12:30 and discovered her dead there. It was reported that she probably died late the previous day of a heart attack. As a retired nurse, "Miss Effie" was born in Parke County, October 3, 1880. She was the daughter of David Mankin and his second wife Martha Hale (Wilson) Mankin. She lived in Rockville all her life and went to school locally. She married late in life, 1935, to Sebastian Durr and moved to his farm outside Rockville until his death in 1952. She purchased the former home of George Batman on West York Street and lived there since. She was a member of the Guild and the Fidilis Sunday School of the Memorial Presbyterian Church.

At the tender age of 10 years old she helped care for a neighbor lady and began her career as a practical nurse which she followed up until the time of her marriage to Mr. Durr. In those days nursing included housekeeping and she "endeared herself" to many families throughout the county with her efficient and cheerful service and friendship.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Fred Machledt of Montezuma, and six nephews, Jack Mankin of Terre Haute, William Mankin of Memphis Tenn., Clyde, Joe, and Otto Mankin of California, and Paul Machledt of Montezuma.

As she would want, simple but impressive funeral services were held Saturday at two O'clock at the Barnes Mortuary, Reverend Robert Baum presided and interment was at the Rockville Cemetery. Miss Mary Brown played the organ and the pall bearers were; Howard McFadden, Ray Ensey, Stanley and Robert Fisher, Bud Lee and Ellsworth Cloyd.

Abstract compiled from the Rockville Tribune, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1957, and other local accounts. By Mike Woods

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3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2 ERNEST MANKIN Family b. 22 Jan 1877 in Lafayette, IN. Died 16 Feb 1938 in Fremont, MI. He m.1. BIRDIE ADELLA SMITH on 6 Jun 1900 in Chardon, OH. He m.2. LENA WORK of Oklahoma city, OK.

By his first wife BIRDIE ADELLA SMITH they had issue:

By his Second wife LENA WORK he had issue:

3-5-3-1-3-1-8-3 GUY CLINTON MANKIN Family, b. 20 Feb 1877 in Turner, OR. Died 10 Nov 1959 in Lebanon, OR. He m. SARAH IRENE STANTON, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Stanton. 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-1 CHAUNCEY WINANS MANKIN, son of Bertrand MANKIN and Bessie Rose Ann PURCELL. He was b. 19 Feb 1905. and d. 21 Apr 1960, a druggist of Laramie, Wyoming. He married 25 OCT 1924 in Terre Haute, Harrison Twp., Vigo Co., IN, MARIE BURKHARDT b: 6 MAY 1904 in Indiana. They had

3-5-3-1-8-5-8-3 EVELYN CATHERINE MANKIN, daughter of Bertrand MANKIN and Bessie Rose Ann PURCELL, She was b. 26 Sep 1911 and d. 19 Mar 1994 at Terre Haute, IN and married CHARLES BROWN. They had:

3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4 WARREN FRANCIS MANKINson of Bertrand MANKIN and Bessie Rose Ann PURCELL. He was born 7 AUG 1914 in Rockville, Parke Co., IN, and died 14 JUN 1960 in Terre Haute, Harrison Twp., Vigo Co., IN. He m.1 on 21 JAN 1933 in Vigo Co., IN, Edith M LOWE (daughter of Louis Ennis (N.S.) LOWE), who was born 4 OCT 1911 in Glenn Ayr, Vigo Co., IN, and died 1939. He m.2 MARY ELLEN ALLEN after 1939. Children of Warren Francis MANKIN and EDITH M. LOWE was:

By his 2nd wife, MARY ELLEN ALLEN, he had:
 
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3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5 *World War II Sgt. HUBERT LEON MANKIN Family  He was b. 1 Apr 1920 at Park Co.,IN and died 26 Aug 1990 at Effingham, IL. He married at Terre Haute, IN 28 Jun 1941 RUTH JOAN DRAKE, b. 6 Feb 1921 at Fairbanks,IN. She is a Mayflower descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, and through several separate branch lines, a descendant of Edward I, King of England. They had issue: 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-6 LEONARD HAROLD MANKIN son of Bertrand MANKIN and Bessie Rose Ann PURCELL. He was b. 11 Mar 1922 and d. 22 Aug 2003 at Terre Haute, IN. He married RUTH M. SHAFFER on Sept. 22, 1944. She was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Terre Haute, to Warren E. Shaffer and Elsie L. Miller Shaffer, and d. 8 February 2014.

3-5-3-1-8-5-8-7 RAYMOND LEE MANKIN, son of Bertrand MANKIN and Bessie Rose Ann PURCELL. He was b. 4 Apr 1924 at Terre Haute, IN and d. 15 Jun 1996 at Terre Haute, IN. He m. RACHEL ELIZABETH COBB. She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Chattanooga, Okla., to JoeSeaph Cobb and Maud Francis Maynard Cobb, and d. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in Herrin, IL.

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PAUL MANKIN
1896 - 1936

3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1 Chief Deputy JOSEPH PAUL MANKIN Family b. 1896. d.16 July 1936. Exiting his patrol car, he was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects near Cherry and Water Streets in Terre Haute, IN. The two men had just robbed a woman of 55-cents and attempted to attack her near the Wabash River Bridge. He m.1 HYLA LAKIN.
Waveland Independent, July 23, 1936:
Joseph PAUL MANKIN, a [Vigo County Chief] deputy sheriff was killed by a bandit in Terre Haute, Thursday evening. The killer was captured on Friday. He was the son of Joe Mankin of Montezuma and a nephew of Miss Effie Mankin. [His Memorial} They had:


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Indiana Senator JACK MANKIN
1921 - 1995

3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1-1 Indiana Senator Pro Tem JACK HERMAN MANKIN Family, b. 20 July 1921 Terre Haute, IN. He was President pro tempore in 1967 and Democratic majority leader from 1965 to 1969. He d. Lexington, KY 2 July 1995, aged 73. In 1961, he authored the bill creating the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. He was Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives in 1952, and actively supported by President Truman, but lost the election. He served many years as Indiana State Senator representing Terre Haute. Again in 1966 in a very narrow election for the U.S. House of Representatives, he was once again defeated in a bid for US Congress. He married SHIRLEY H.___.


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