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Benjamin Manning
1732 - 11/13/1784


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Mary Manning
1766 - 1850
Mary Manning was born about 1766 in Bertie Co., North Carolina and died about 1850 somewhere in Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 84 years old.

She was the daughter of Benjamin Manning 1732 VA - 11/13/1784 Beritie Co. SC)and Pheraby Duggan Manning (abt.1742 Bertie co., NC.- abt.1793 Washington Co. GA

Mary married John Ayers on July 1, 1784 in Tyrrell, NC.
Thier children are:
John "Jack" Ayers (1791)
Nathaniel Ayers(born abt 1788)
Ishmael Ayers (born abt 1795)
William Ayers (born abt 1798)
Thomas Ayers (born abt 1809)
Other11/30/1784 NC (Bertie County) 18 yrs old 
Benjamin Manning
Bertie County, NC, November 30, 1784
In the name of God Amenthis thirtieth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty four I Benjamin Manning of Bertie County and state of North Carolina being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul into the hands of God that give it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the direction of my executor and as for my worldly estate wherewith it please God to bless me, I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form Viz,
I giveand bequeath to my beloved wife Phereby Manning one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf and one gray mare with poney and saddle I giveto my son Hilery Manning all my wearable clothes and I give to my daughter Pricilla Bentley five pounds specie to be paid out of my estate by my executors and I give to my daughter Mary Aires thirty five pounds to be paid as aforesaid and I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Manning a parcel of land lying in Martin County on Gardener's Creek it being the land I bought of Edmund Smithwick to him and his heirs I also give to my son Benjamin two heifers that are called his and one gun

ItemI give to my two sons Luke and John Manning my land whereon I now live the part that I had by my father to Luke and I bought of Burnam to John to them & their heirs Item I give to my son Luke one cow and one heifer that are called his and one young bay mare I give to my son John Manning one cow & calf that are called his and one feather bed & furniture ItemI give to my beloved wife Phereby Manning the lower part of the ridge that my house stands on, that is to say a straight line from the branch betwixt that ridge and the ridge I bought of Burnam to the great swamp north to Hairs [?] field so as to take the house into her part. I also bind to my wife afores'd the that part of the ridge I had of Burnam which I have given to my son John, that is next to the landing as far as near to the houses that are on that ridge so as to leave the houses on the other part During her widowhood and no longer and as to the rest of my estate of every kind whatsoever or that is not already mentioned I give it to my four children Chloe Manning, Elizabeth Manning, Elijah Manning and Nancy Manning to be equally divided among them; although my will is that my wife Phereby Manning keep the same in her possession during her widowhood or until the children come of age; to possess the same and thereby I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Phereby Manning Executrix and John Bentley

And my son Benjamin Manning Executors to this my last will & testament signed sealed published pronounced and delivered by the sd Benjamin Manning as his last will & testament the day and date abovesaid in the presents of
John Hyman
William Duggan
[illegible] Hardison   Source:  Bertie County Wills, 1749-1844, Volume V, page 73
Census1/1/1790 NC (Edgecombe County) 24 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Manning.  page 14 line 4 - Benjamin Manning - one male and two females. 
Additional information about Edgecombe County, NC around 1790: Officially formed as a precinct within Albemarle County in the spring of 1733, the original boundaries of the Edgecombe encompassed 17 of our modern counties. By 1740, it was receiving most of the new immigrants. By 1741 it was declared a County. In 1744 Lord Halifax purchased a large area and began constructing the town of Halifax. By 1752 it was the scene of hustling traders and merchants. The county was also becoming known for its tobacco and cattle. In the late 1750s Halifax and Dobbs counties were carved out of the original Edgecombe area separating it from Halifax, which had by now become the social and political center. The town of Tarborough is formed and becomes the center of trade in Edgecombe. The County had very few paupers because the soils were rich and provided a livelihood and ability to accumulate wealth. By 1790, the county had 1,260 heads of households and only 481 of these own slaves. Only 27 families owned twenty or more slaves. 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Pulaski County) 64 yrs old 
Page 160 - John Ayers - one male (30-40)//one female (under 5), one female (5-10), one female (15-20) one female (50-60)

next door - Ishmael Ayers - one male (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (20-30)//two females (under 5), one female (20-30) 
Census1/1/1850 GA (Dooly Co. County) 84 yrs old 
#855 - Thomas Ayers (41), Margaret Ayers (35), John Ayers (15), Margaret E. Ayers (13), Barbara Ayers (10), Mary Ayers (8), Winey Ayers (3), Thomas Ayers (6), Emily J. Ayers (0)& Mary Ayers (78). Thomas and Margart were born in SC, all others in GA. Thomas is a farmer, home vauled at $500.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Manning's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 7 years old when Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
7 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
16 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
18 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
19 1785 Burbon County formed.
20 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
22 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
23 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
24 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
24 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
27 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
28 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
29 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
35 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
36 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
37 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
41 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
42 1808 Pulaski County created.
43 1809 Twiggs County formed.
45 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
45 1811 Madison County created.
46 1812 Emanual County formed.
46 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
47 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
51 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
53 1819 Rabun County formed.
54 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
55 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
56 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
57 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
58 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
59 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
60 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
61 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
64 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
65 1831 Sumter County is formed.
66 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
67 1833 Walker County is formed.
70 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
71 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
72 1838 Chattooga County formed
81 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
84 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
3 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
11 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
17 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
19 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
27 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
33 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
34 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
41 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
48 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
64 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
73 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
78 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
9 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
10 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
34 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
45 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
46 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
62 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
68 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
1 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
23 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
64 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
7 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
8 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
9 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
10 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
12 1778 Alliance between United States and France
21 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
27 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
28 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
32 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
37 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
38 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
39 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
40 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
45 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
54 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
64 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
69 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
71 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
74 1840 Oregon Trail is established
76 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
1 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
13 1779 Spain declares war on England
14 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
17 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
21 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
22 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
23 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
26 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
27 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
29 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
30 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
31 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
67 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

John Ayers
Born about 1763 and died on October 20, 1823.
They were married 1/1/1784.

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The Children of Mary Manning

59 years old
Capt. John 'Jack' David Ayers
Born somewhere in South Carolina on October 7, 1791 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1858. He was about 66 years old.

By 1837, when the Catawba Chief, General William Harris, signs a lease of some of the last remaining Catawba Reserve land over to a white settlers, Captain John Ayers soon after moved to Georgia. He ...
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William Ayers
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1798 and died somewhere in Florida about 1870. He was about 72 years old.

He married Miranda / Amanda Williams (abt. 1820).

Benjamin Ayers(1841 GA). He discharged from the military from Enlisted at Alum Bluff, Liberty Co, Florida. Capt. Hopkins 1...
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