John Maness
(Abt 1655-1729)
William Jacob Maness
(Abt 1715-1787)

 

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William Jacob Maness 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1715, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): < >
  • Died: 1787, Moore Co., North Carolina, (United States) about age 72

   Other names for William were William Jacob Manes and William Manus Sr.

  Research Notes:

From - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pbmaness&id=I6516 (quoted by Dennis Mannes):
"William Maness, Sr. and Jr. arrived in Colonial America (Pennsyvania) shortly after the Battle of Culloden, 1745 (ca. 1747) sailing aboard the ship "Hope's End," out of Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland, though the ship's name is still in dispute. From there, they migrated to present-day Moore County, North Carolina." Source: Greg Maness

"Some of our "cousins" have argued that William Maness I could not be the son of John Maness because John is recorded as serving as J.o.P. in North Carolina in 1711 and William was born in Kildonan in 1715. Maybe . . . maybe not. However, I have always put forward the one possibilty that COULD confirm John is the father of William. It is generally held in our records (and I guess we can never confirm beyond the shadow of a doubt, but . . .) that John was born in Kildonan in 1655 . . . William in Kildonan in 1715. My contention is that John (even at an advanced age of approx. 60), being a proud member of Clan Gunn, returned to Scotland for the first Jacobite uprising in 1714/15. While there, William I was born and there are other records that indicate that William I and his father arrived together in America. It may or may not be true, but I haven't heard a better explanation of how someone living here in 1711 could have a son born in Scotland in 1715! Unfortunately, the Kildonan Parish church records burned around the time of the second Jacobite uprising (1745 -- Bonnie Prince Charlie and all that good stuff . . .) and after the Maness boys had left). We'll never know, but doesn't that make for something interesting to ponder???" Source: Greg Maness

  Birth Notes:

May have been born in Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland or in Kildonan, Highland, Scotland.

  Death Notes:

May have died in Orange County, North Carolina.

  Noted events in his life were:

Emigrated: from Scotland to America, Abt 1747. "William Maness, Sr. and Jr. arrived in Colonial America (Pennsyvania) shortly after the Battle of Culloden, 1745 (ca. 1747) sailing aboard the ship "Hope's End," out of Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland, though the ship's name is still in dispute. From there, they migrated to present-day Moore County, North Carolina." Source: Greg Maness

Moved, by 1755, North Carolina, (United States). probably with his son William

Living, 1755, Orange, North Carolina, (United States).

Moved, Abt 1765, Cumberland, (Moore), North Carolina, (United States).

Tax List, 1767, Cumberland, (Moore), North Carolina, (United States). Names William Minus and William Minus Jr.

Oath of Allegiance: to the State, Jul 1779, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, (United States). Listed was "William Manus," most likely the elder William Maness as his son was serving in the Continental Army at the time.

The penalty for refusing to take the oath was:
"...said persons be commanded and directed to depart the State of North Carolina, either to Europe or the West Indies, within 60 days from this date." This wording is in the Act of Assembly passed on 25 jul 1777, "Act for the Security of the State."

Tax List, 1783, Wake (Moore), North Carolina, United States.


William married < >. (< > was born in 1718 in Orange, North Carolina, (United States).)


Sources


1 http://www.familysearch.org, Compact Disc #139 Pin #1667717.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=foxbonham&id=P3197139216.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pbmaness&id=I6516.

4 Website:, http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/oath.htm.

5 <Loyd, Linda D.>, Descendants of John Maness (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/o/y/Linda-D-Loyd/PDFGENE6.pdf), Generation 2.


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