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.
*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
He married MARGARET HUGHES about
1709. They had issue:
3-5-1 John Mankin, b. abt 1710. Sent to live with
his uncle Stephen at the age of 19, according to the last will of his father
3-5-2 Stephen Mankin, Orphaned, given to the care
of his uncle Stephen Mankin.
(Sr.), b. 1718
Orphaned at the age of 11, given to the care of his uncle Stephen Mankin.
One researcher says he m. 1758, lived at Cedar Point, MD, and d. in Bedford
Mankin, raised by his aunt Hope (Mankin) Capshaw.
3-5-5 Elizabeth Mankin, b. 1720 and raised by her Uncle John Capshaw and her aunt Hope (Mankin) Capshaw. She m. abt 1736 John Fagg, Sr., the illegitimate child of a servant, Elizabeth Fagg, and her uncle, John Capshaw (the husband of Hope Mankin). According to the records of Charles County, the said servant, Elizabeth Fagg, was sentenced to be stripped to the waist and whipped
for her behavior, though we are not able to ascertain whether this was actually carried out, but there is no reason to assume otherwise. Uncle John Capshaw was fined for his part, as he testified he had impregnated the servant in 1717. This illigitimate child, now known by his descendants as John Fagg (Sr.), must have grown up in the same household, the household of his father, later marrying the orphaned Elizabeth Mankin as her husband. Some descendants of the Fagg family still tell the story today.
3-5-6 Josias Mankin, d. before 1748 (See testemony
of Matthew Breeding 12 Feb 1748 Annapolis, MD Liber 25 p. 227)Lived in
Charles Co., MD. He was raised by his aunt Hope (Mankin) Capshaw. He d. before February
12, 1748, when it is recorded in the Account of Matthew Breeding executor
of Stephen Mankin late of Charles County, deceased. It contains an item
of 16 pounds, 16 shillings and 6 pence due from the deceased Josias Mankin,
one of the children of Josiah Mankin, deceased, to whom the deceased was
administrator. (Liber 25 p.227 Annapolis, MD). He died at a young age,
and must not be mistaken in the records for his cousin Josias Mankin of
Fairfax, VA who was named after him who d. young also in 1766, the youngest
son of his Uncle Tubman.
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah
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:
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
William Mankin (2nd),
b. 5 Apr 1760 at Cedar Point Lick, ("on the Potomac") Charles
3-5-3-2 Another male is indicated in 1790
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah
Link to Rev. War Pvt. William Mankin (b.1760) Military Pension Records
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:
William Mankin (3rd),
b. Said to be 1780 in MD, who married in VA about 1811 Elizabeth Carey/ or Cazy/Casey. This William could be by a first marriage, or could be misplaced in this family.
3-5-3-1-2 Isaac Mankin,
b. 10 Dec 1793 in Fauquier Co., VA m. 18 Dec 1814 Judith
Morlan in Columbiana Co., OH. He d. 9 Aug 1872.
Mankin, b. 5 Nov 1794 in OH, d. 21 March 1847 m. 20
Dec 1817 Charity Wright.
3-5-3-1-4 Thomas Mankin,
b. 1797 in PA, m. 26 Oct 1816 Elizabeth Morlan. He d. 21 Apr 1847.
3-5-3-1-5 Nancy Mankin, b. 1801 OH, m. James
3-5-3-1-6 Elizabeth Mankin, "Betsy," b. 1802 VA m.
3 Sep 1818 Sissom Thomas Siddel and d. 1891 St. Joseph Co., MI
Mankin, b. 4 Apr 1806 m. 27 Mar 1827 Mary Mommert.
He d. 11 Sep 1839 (per family Bible).
Mankin, b. 1809 Loudoun Co., VA. He m.1 Mary Hann
and m.2. Mary Harris.
3-5-3-1-9 John William
Mankin, b. 17 Oct 1811. d. 11 Jan 1896 at Mt. Pleasant, MI m. Aug 1838 Nancy Agnes Duncan
3-5-3-1-10 Phoebe Mankin, b. 17 Oct 1811 d. 1823 at Lisbon, OH
3-5-3-1-11 Mary Mankin.
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah
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:
John Mankin, b. 17 Apr 1812
F. Mankin, b. 1816 in VA
Mankin, b. 1820 in Ohio
Mankin, b. 1823 in Ohio.
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:
3-5-3-1-2-1 Joseph M.
Mankin b. 1815 d. 13 Apr 1881. He m. Susan
3-5-3-1-2-2 William Mankin b. 1817
3-5-3-1-2-3 Mahala Mankin b. 1820 m. William Beard
3-5-3-1-2-4 Catherine Mankin b. 18 Jun 1826 m. John
3-5-3-1-2-5 Amfield Mankin b. 1829
3-5-3-1-2-6 John Mankin b. 1832
3-5-3-1-2-7 Henry C. Mankin b. 1835 d. 5 Dec 1897
m. Louisa Randal.
3-5-3-1-2-8 Mialmy or Alma Mankin b. 1838
3-5-3-1-2-9 Phoebe Mankin b. 1842
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:
3-5-3-1-3-1 Joseph W. (prob. Wright) Mankin b. 1818 d. 12 Sep 1903 in Hopkins, MI
in in Columbiana County, OH
3-5-3-1-3-2 Silas W. Mankin b. 7 March 1824 in in Columbiana
County, OH. He died 26 Jan 1899 in Hopkins Station, MI. And is buried in
Union Cemetary. Silas married Rachel Warrenton on 24 March 1844 in Cuyahoga Co, OH. She died 22 Oct 1861,
probably in Allegan Co., MI.
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:
Link to 1848 David Mankin Bible
3-5-3-1-4-1 Stephen B. Mankin, b. 15 Apr 1819, OH,
d. 18 Feb 1913 at Alpin Gay, Jackson Co, W. Va He was buried at Uncle's
Farm Cem, (Clay Casto), Jackson Co, W. Va
3-5-3-1-4-2 Ashford S. Mankin b. 1825 OH. He m.1.(by
Rev. Samuel Hamilton) Rebecca McLung 11 Oct 1847 in Darlington, Beaver
Co., PA. He m.2. in 1854 in Meigs Co., OH Cynthia Spires.
3-5-3-1-4-3 Unknown b. about 1830 OH.
3-5-3-1-4-4 Unknown b. about 1835 OH.
3-5-3-1-4-5 John S. Mankin b. 15 Oct 1838 OH. He m.
3-5-3-1-4-6 William Mankin b. 1841 OH.
3-5-3-1-4-7 Isaac Mankin b. 1842 OH.
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
*ASHFORD m.2. MARY HARRIS in
1835-8. She was b. 1809 in VA and d. 1887 in IN. They had issue:
3-5-3-1-8-1 Mary Mankin, b. 1829. m. George S.
3-5-3-1-8-2 Violet Mankin, b. 1830. m. Andrew J.
3-5-3-1-8-3 William Thomas Mankin, b. 16 Jan 1833,
d. Dec 1900.
3-5-3-1-8-4 James Mankin
MR. JOHN WILLIAM
OF MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN
3-5-3-1-8-5* Gibson Mankin
(Sr.), b. 30 Jun 1839.
Mankin, b. 13 Oct 1842.
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.
3-5-3-1-9-1 Melissa Jane Mankin, b. 1831 d. 1915.
3-5-3-1-9-2 Violet Ann Mankin, b. 1840 d. 1918.
3-5-3-1-9-3 John William Mankin, b. 1841 d. 1896.
3-5-3-1-9-4 Silas Burson Mankin, b. 1843 d. 1860.
3-5-3-1-9-5 Mary Catherine Mankin, b. 1845 d. 1929.She m. James Archibald McLauchlin on 26 Feb 1861
3-5-3-1-9-6 Ashford Duncan Mankin, b. 1847 d. 1930.
3-5-3-1-9-7 Thomas Jefferson Mankin, b. 1848 d. 1849.
3-5-3-1-9-8 Lydia Margaret Mankin, b. 1850 d. 1899.
3-5-3-1-9-9 Nancy Agnes Mankin, b. 1852 d. 1909.
3-5-3-1-9-10 Isaac Sissom Mankin, b. 1854 d. 1880.
3-5-3-1-9-11 Samuel Lawson Mankin, b. 1856 d. 1928.
3-5-3-1-9-12 Alfred Albert Mankin, b. 1859 d. 1938.
3-5-3-1-9-13 Charles Duncan Mankin, b. 1863 d. 1863.
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah Mankin
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:
3-5-3-1-2-1-1 William Mankin b. Abt 1836 d. 12 Nov
3-5-3-1-2-1-2 Sampson Mankin b. 9 Mar 1839 in Columbiana
Co., OH. He m. 27 Sep 1862 Lucretia S. Bushong.
3-5-3-1-2-1-3 Charlotte Mankin b. 1843.
3-5-3-1-2-1-4 Mahala Mankin b. 1846 m. Jesse K.
3-5-3-1-2-1-5 Joseph Mankin b. 21 Jun 1849 m. Elisa (Nannie Louisa) Durk, b. April 1848 in Ohio.
3-5-3-1-2-1-6 Jesse Mankin b. 1851.
3-5-3-1-2-1-7 Benjamin A. Mankin b. 1854.
Mankin, Benjamin d. November 11,1905.
Obituary Benjamin Mankin
East Liverpool Tribune 1905
INJURY PROVES FATAL
Benjamin Mankin Dies as Result of Fall Three Weeks Ago
Benjamin Mankin died at his home in Eturia street Saturday night (November 11, 1905) as the result of injuries received by falling down stairs
at his home three weeks ago. Mr. Mankin was injured internally and had been confined to his home since the day of the accident. He appeared to
be recovering from the effects of the fall and was sitting in a chair chatting with members of his family when he was stricken with fainting
spells. The first attack came upon him about 9 o’clock and he died about 11. Mr. Mankin was 52 years old and was born near East Palestine where three
brothers reside. He had been a resident of East Liverpool about five years. During the summer he was employed on the James Martin farm as a
laborer. He is survived by a wife and two sons and a daughter.
The funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Mr. Peregoy, pastor of the Erie Street M. E. church
officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.
3-5-3-1-2-1-8 John H. Mankin b. 1856 d. 31 Dec 1881.
3-5-3-1-2-1-9 Jona (or John A. Mankin b. 1857.
3-5-3-1-2-1-10 Phoebe Mankin b. 3 May 1860.
3-5-3-1-2-1-11 Eva A. Mankin b. 21 Aug 1862 d. 13
3-5-3-1-2-1-12 Serrapta Almeda "Allie" Mankin b. 18 June 1865, Middleton, Columbiana Co., OH and m. Sylvester C. Dyke on 8 Oct 1882 in Rowe, PA. She died 2 Oct 1939 in Chippewa, Beaver Co., PA and is buried in East Palestine, OH with
Sylvester. Neither have markers nor a listing. Allie and Sylvester had 8
children - all but one was born in Middleton, OH. Herbert Sylvester was
born in Beaver Co., PA (Information supplied by Kimberlee Chambers from Mankin Bible, she is her 2nd great gradaughter.)
3-5-3-1-2-1-13 Lott Mankin b. March 1868 in Middletown, Columbiana Co., OH, and d. 1934 in Ohio.
Civil War Sgt. Benjamin W. Mankin
12th Indiana Infantry
3-5-3-1-3-1-1 Union Civil War Sgt. Benjamin W. Mankin b. 1837 in Columbiana
Co., OH. He d. 18 Nov 1930 at Flint, MI. Served in the 12th Indiana Infantry
during the Civil war.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2 John Sanford Mankin 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.
3-5-3-1-3-1-3 George Mankin b. (twin of John)8 Apr
1838 in Columbiana Co., OH. Hed. 24 Dec 1886 in Butler, IN. Buried in Bryan,
OH on 26 Dec 1886.
3-5-3-1-3-1-4 Clinton Mankin b. 1841 in Bryan, OH.
Enlisted in 68th Ohio at Bryan, OH during Civil War.
3-5-3-1-2-1-5 Hiram Mankin b. 1842? Died 20 Sep 1875
in Bryan, OH. Served in Civil War, Co. K, 68th Ohio Infantry.
3-5-3-1-3-1-6 Mary Adeline Mankin b. 1844 or 45. she
m. William O. Elkins on 12 May 1864.
Silas W. Mankin (2nd) is aboard "Sultana" as this photograph
was taken the day before it exploded on 27 Apr 1865.
3-5-3-1-3-1-7 Silas W. Mankin (2nd) b. 6 Mar 1845 in Columbiana
Co., OH. He d. 27 Apr 1865 in the explosion of the steamer "Sultana" on
the Mississippi River after the end of the Civil war. He served time in
Andersonville Prison in Georgia during the Civil War, after being captured
on 28 Jul 1864 near Rogersville, Alabama. He must not be confused with his Uncle Silas and namesake who outlived him,
who d. in 1899.
3-5-3-1-3-1-8 Joseph Mankin b. 26 Jun 1850 in Bryon, OH.
He m. Zoe Peris Knight on 14 Jan 1872 in Williams Co., Bryan, OH. She was the daughter of
Samual Knight and Amanda Johnson. He d. 28 Aug
1879 at the edge of 29 in Turner, OR.
3-5-3-1-3-1-9 Levina (Jennie) Mankin b. 1853 in Bryon,
OH. She m. Thomas Graham Scott 8 Mar 1870 in Bryan, OH and d. there
in Jul 1890.
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:
3-5-3-1-8-3-1 Ashford Mankin II, b. 20 Jul 1857.
3-5-3-1-8-3-2 George Sedwick Mankin
3-5-3-1-8-3-3 Harriet Mankin
3-5-3-1-8-3-4 Mary Catherine Mankin
WILLIAM m.3. on 22 Mar 1887 MARY JANE "MOLLY" FOWLER in Morgan
Co., IN and had:
3-5-3-1-8-3-5 Alice Mankin
3-5-3-1-8-3-6 William Thomas Mankin m. Pansy Hollingsworth.
3-5-3-1-8-3-7 Lula Cindy Mankin m. James Guy Wood.
3-5-3-1-8-3-8 Joseph Earl Mankin m. Frores K. ___.
3-5-3-1-8-3-9 Nellie Beatrice Mankin m. Murat
Everette Smith b. 1889; d. 1969 as his 2nd wife (He had married 1st Edith Jennie Abston on 11 Dec 1910 in Boone county, IN)
77th PA Infantry Battle Flag
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
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):
3-5-3-1-8-5-1 George Mankin, b. 30 Jun 1862, d. 12
Jul 1897.He m. 24 Apr 1888 Lenna Mae Holmes.
3-5-3-1-8-5-2 Josephine Mankin, "Jossie", b. 7 Feb
1864, at Liverpool, OH, m. Charles Finnegan.
Link to Josephine (Mankin) Finnegan Pictures
3-5-3-1-8-5-3 Gibson Mankin Jr., "Gippy", 17 Apr 1865-8
at Liverpool, OH, d. 4 Jul 1938 Parke Co., IN, m. 15
May 1894 Florence May Stairs, b. 10 Mar 1874, d. 27 Mar 1941.
3-5-3-1-8-5-4 Mary Mankin, b. 1871. Lived at
Dayton, OH, m. Fern Althoff.
3-5-3-1-8-5-5 Fred Mankin, b. 1875 d. 1950. Vermillion
Co., IN. He m. 23 Dec 1894 Myrtle Alice Beaty ("Mirt")
FERGUSON'S LUMBER CO., ROCKVILLE, IN 1900 - ASHFORD (TOAD) MANKIN 2ND FROM LEFT
3-5-3-1-8-5-6 Ashford Mankin (III), "Toad",
b. 15 Apr 1875 at Parke Co., IN d. 9 Apr 1941. He m. 10 Feb 1900 Effie
Bell "Pet" Smart.
3-5-3-1-8-5-7 Chauncy Mankin, b. 7 Aug 1879
d. 8 Feb 1890.
Mankin, b. 20 Nov 1877 at Columbiana Co., OH d. 1949 at Prairie
Creek, IN. m.1. 24 April 1904 Bessie Rose Ann Purcell, b.
31 Jul 1887. He m.2. ___ with no issue.She m.2. Walter Todd
with no issue.
3-5-3-1-9-5-9 William Bay Mankin, b. 2 Oct 1883 at
Parke Co., IN, d. 16 Mar 1949. He m. 9 M ar 1907 Alice Blanch Cottrell,
b. 1888 d. 1961.
3-5-3-1-9-5-10 Ella Mankin, d. 1908. She m.1. Thomas
Harper, and m.2. Percy Stout.
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
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:
3-5-3-1-8-6-1 Joseph Gibson Mankin m. Gertrude
3-5-3-1-8-6-2 Edward Mankin
3-5-3-1-8-6-3 Frank Gibson Mankin
3-5-3-1-8-6-4 (a daughter) Mankin m. Ollie Swaim.
Link to brothers Frank, Joe, and Ed Mankin (Larger Picture)
By his second wife MARTHA HALE WILSON he had
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
Abstract compiled from The Rockville Tribune, Wednesday,
May 9, 1928, and other sources. By Mike Woods
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah
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:
3-5-3-1-2-1-13-1 Faye Lulu Mankin, b. August 25, 1896 in East Palestine, Ohio, and died October 16, 1961 in Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, Ohio. Burial: October 18, 1961, Woodlawn Cemetery Row 24. She married LEVI HARRISON STINCHCOMB October 14, 1921 in Salem, Ohio, son of James Stinchcomb and Barbara Gault. He was born April 24, 1889 in Sycamore, Ohio, and he died January 11, 1969 in Seneca County Home Hospital, Tiffin, Ohio. He was buried: January 14, 1969, Woodlawn Cemetery. His residence was at that time was in Fort Seneca, Seneca Co., Ohio. Their children were as follows: Wayne Albert Stinchcomb, b. June 15, 1926, Bloomville, Ohio; d. February 17, 1996, Toledo, Ohio, Roy Stinchcomb, Marian Stinchcomb, who m. Joe Fritz, Pauline Stinchcomb, b. September 21, 1937 and William Stinchcomb, b. July 11, 1934.
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.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-1 Flora Mae
Mankin b. 5 May 1875 in Grand Rapids, MI. D. 12 aug 1876 in Lafayette,
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2 Ernest Mankin
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.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-3 Inez Maude
Mankin b. 5 Aug 1878 in Lafayette, IN. Died 24 Jul 1934 in Fremont,
MI. she had m. Ralph Edwards.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-4 Nellie Belle
Mankin b. 17 Jan 1886 in Butler, IN. she m. 17 Mar 1906 Charles
Herman Weisner in Grand Rapids, MI and d. 30 Oct 1974 in Fremont, MI.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-5 Harlan Sanford
Mankin b. 6 Dec 1888 in Grand Rapids, MI. He m. Menette Weber
on 5 Nov 1926 in Waukegan, IL. He d. 16 Jan 1969 in Fremont, MI with no
Children. He was a world-famous contortionist who traveled the world, well known at the time as "the Human Frog." He was a famous act in Vaudeville, and travelled throughout America and the world from 1910 to 1919 just preceding the advent of silent movies. As the curtain would open, Harley would "unfold' out of a giant lilly pad into some of the most beautiful stage settings the industry had to offer. After many a world wide tours, he returned to his home in1933, where he spent his remaining days.
3-5-3-1-3-1-2-6 Hazel Ida
Mankin b. 20 sep 1892 in Grand Rapids, MI. She d. 29 Apr 1894 in Grand
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:
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-3-1 Harry D. Mankin, b. 1876, Ohio. He married JESSIE 1901. She was born 1877 in Indiana. They had a daughter named Virginia Mankin b. 1905
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-3-2 Irom Mankin, b. 1879, Ohio.
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:
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:
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-8-1 Nettie Maud Mankin, b. 18 Jul 1872. Died as infant.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-8-2 Glenn Lavelle Mankin, b. 7 Oct 1873 in Turner, OR. After his parents died, he went East and was not heard from again.
It is thought he eventually Joined the Navy.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-8-3 Guy Clinton Mankin, 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.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-8-4 Iva Dell Mankin, b. 22 Feb 1879 in Turnr, OR. Died 30 Dec 1907 in Philomath, OR. She was adopted by
E. W. and Hattie Durkee in 1882 after her parents died. Married a man named McDonald.
3-5-3-1-8-6-1 JOSEPH GIBSON MANKIN Family
He m. GERTRUDE WINTER. They had issue:
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-1 Chauncy Winans Mankin, b. 19 Feb 1905. d. 21 Apr 1960, a druggest of Laramie, Wyoming.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-2 Monte Bertrand Mankin, b. 11 Dec 1908,
and d. 8 Mar 1909.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-3 Evelyn Mankin, b. 26 Sep 1911.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4 Warren Francis Mankin, b. 7 Aug 1914.
Mankin, b. 1 Apr 1920.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-6 Leonard Harold Mankin, b. 11 Mar 1922.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-7 Raymond Lee Mankin, b. 4 Apr 1924.
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.
3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1 Joseph Paul
Mankin b. 1896 d. 1940 m.1. Hyla Lakin. m.2 Biles.
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
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
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah
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:
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-1 Hilda Ida Mankin, B. 12 September 1901 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Died 13 September 1985 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Married Henry Elisha Becker August 1, 1925 in Grandville, Michigan.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-2 Helen Katherine Mankin, b. 25 November 1903 in
Alliance, Ohio. Died 4 June 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Married
Sigmond A. Gratcyk on 31 March, 1924.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-3 Pauline Frances Mankin, b. 29 July 1905 in Alliance,
Ohio. Died 16 December, 1988 in Hopkins, Michigan. Married Harold
William Packer on June 26, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-4 Florence Adelle Mankin, b. 11 October 1907 in
Alliance, Ohio. Died 01 January 1998 in Northglenn, Colorado. Married
Asa James Hyde on June 24, 1928 in Alma, Michigan.
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.
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-5 Charles Ernest Mankin, b. 06 August 1917 in
Livingston, Texas. Died 16 June 1986 in Arizona. Married Frances Reed
on 18 May 1940 in Hart, Michigan.(?)
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-6 Betty Mae Mankin, b. 11 November, 1919. Died May
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-2-2-7 Marion Virginia Mankin, b. 12 March 1923 in Fremont,
Michigan. Died 25 June, 1965 in Fremont, Michigan. Married Michael
Assante on March 10, 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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
- 3-5-3-1-3-1-8-3-1 Dell Marie Mankin, b. 25 Jul 1902 in Turner, OR.
Died 01 Nov 1995 in Lebanon, OR. Married Ray Hauxwell on 14 Aug 1921.
- 3-5-3-1-8-1-8-3-2 Glenn Linn Mankin, b. 05 Dec 19913 in Crabtree, OR.
Died 23 Dec. 1995 in Portland, OR. Married Thelma Agnes Dorland on 11 Jun 1938 in WA. They had Sharron Lynn Mankin m. Mark Frederick Nelson.
- Marie E. "Boots" Mankin, b. 1927 Terre Haute, IN. D.26 August, 2012 in Rockville, MD. She married Charles H. Reals in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1947 and lived in
Niskayuna, NY until 1957.
- Chauncey Winings Mankin, Jr., b 8 Oct. 1932 Terre Haute, IN. He m. MARY VIRGINIA ___, b 1928, d. 1998. He d.4 Feb 2003 at Columbia, MO.
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:
- Madonna Brown who married Brad Parker.
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:
MR. & MRS.
HUBERT L. MANKIN
*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:
By his 2nd wife, MARY ELLEN ALLEN, he had:
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4-1 Delores June Mankin was born 30 NOV 1934 in Terre Haute, Harrison Twp., Vigo Co., IN, and died 27 FEB 2000 in Terre Haute, Harrison Twp.,
Vigo Co., IN. She m. in 1955 Robert Eugene Holman, who d. 1997. They had 3 daughters Julie, Janet, and Deborah.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4-2 David Mankin, b. Terre Haute, IN.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4-3 Carla Mankin, b. Terre Haute, IN.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-4-4 Cheryl Mankin, b. Terre Haute, IN.
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.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5-1 Michael J. Mankin, b.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5-2 Marcia Kay Mankin, b.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5-3 Mark Anthony Mankin, b.
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.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5-1 Byron Douglas Mankin, b. 23 February, 1945 in Terre Haute, IN and d. Thursday, 2 Feb. 2006, in
Fillmore where he lived. He was a conductor for CSX Railroad for 41 years. He m. Shirley Hahn on May 29, 1992, in Danville.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-5-2 Greg Mankin, b. Living.
3-5-3-1-8-5-8-7-1 Steve Mankin, b. 9 April 1947 Steve Lee Mankin, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, July 20, 2008. He m. Mary Ann ___. He was a
U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, and was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal and four Bronze Stars.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-7-2 Rachel Raylene Mankin, b. 7 November 1948 in Terre Haute, IN, m. 1987 Chris Nielsen, and she d. 20 March 2014 at Herrin, IL.
- 3-5-3-1-8-5-8-7-3 Kelly Mankin, b. Living.
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.
- 3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1-1 Indiana State Senator Jack Herman Mankin. b. 20 July 1921 Terre Haute, IN.
- 3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1-2 Dr. William Joseph Mankin b. Terre Haute, IN 1923, d. 2004. He m. Margaret Jayne Beck, of Terre Haute who passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. She was born Feb. 5, 1926 in Indianapolis.
- 3-5-3-1-8-6-1-1-3 Robert Mankin, d. young
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MANKIN
Through grandson Josiah Mankin
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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