Family: William Maness, Jr. / (F0015)  [1, 2, 3



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  • William  Maness, Jr.Father | Male
    William Maness, Jr.

    Born  1738  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1832  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #225 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married     
    Father  William Maness, Sr. | F6494 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Female
    Elizabeth Maness

    Born     
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    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    + Seth Maness

    Born  6 Feb 1762  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1852  Hawkins County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Susan Fields | F10720 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    + Daniel Maness

    Born  1763   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nancy Williamson | F0521 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    + Susannah Maness

    Born  1766   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  John Kennedy | F10721 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Male
    + Abednego Maness

    Born  1770   
    Died    McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Susannah "Sukie" Garner | F3691 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    + Meshach Maness

    Born  1770   
    Died  28 May 1838  Robertson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Shadrach  ManessChild 7 | Male
    + Shadrach Maness

    Born  1770   
    Died  1858   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #266 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Celia Wallace | F0005 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Female
    + Celia Maness

    Born  1773   
    Died  Aft 1850   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Christopher Stutts | F0083 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Male
    James Maness

    Born  Bef 1774   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Sarah  ManessChild 10 | Female
    + Sarah Maness

    Born  10 Apr 1780   
    Died  14 Sep 1849   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Smyrna Methodist Church Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Andrew Yow | F0559 
    Married     

    Child 11 | Male
    + William Nathan Maness

    Born  20 Aug 1782   
    Died  Aft 1851  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary | F6317 
    Married     

    Child 12 | Female
    + Judith Maness

    Born  1797   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  William Martindale | F9238 
    Married     

  • Histories
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Maness references in Moore County and Cumberland County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1131] Maness Families [First Edition], Rev. Don McCaskill, (2002).

    2. [S1126] Descendants of Ulrich Stutts and Descendants of William Maness II Website [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/n/Ken--Maness/index.html] and Ancestry.com [http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39615729/recent], Charles Kenneth "Ken" Maness, 101 N Wedgewood Drive, Yacht Club Cove, Washington, NC 27889-9231, 252-402-5986, ckmaness@suddenlink.net.

    3. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Thurman Maness, longtime Moore County, NC historian and keeper of the Maness heritage died in 2010. Fortunately Lacy Garner, Tom Stewart and others had Thurman tested a couple of years prior. Thurman was a proud descendant of Revolutionary War soldier William Maness Jr. [c1738-1832] and his father, William Maness Sr. [d.1787]. Thurman further descended through one of William Jr.'s triplet sons Abednego Maness > Issac Maness > Thomas P. Maness > Reuben Addison Maness [Thurman's father]. The Maness DNA Project has done an excellent job of collecting Maness samples from around the country and Thurman's DNA matches [at varying levels] over 30 additional samples in Group 1 of their analysis. The Maness Project summarizes that while it cannot be proven completely given the lack of pedigree information on several of the samples, it is possible that William Maness Sr. was the common ancestor for all of Group 1. This would tract what Thurman and other Maness family researchers have believed for years - that most of the Maness' in the southern United States descend from William Maness Sr. of Moore County, NC. As far as William Sr.'s origination, the Maness Project correctly states that there are a number of theories, thoughts and rumors but to date none have been proven.