William Maness, Jr.

William Maness, Jr.

Male 1738 - 1832  (94 years)

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  • Name William Maness, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1738  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _MILT Revolutionary War 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  [1
    Notes 
    • Some of the William Maness listings below (especially the oldest ones) may actually be his father...

      1764, Aug 11 -- Land Grant #1539, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manes Jr. served as a Chain Carrier on John Brownlow's 150 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek

      1765, May 21/22 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus was appointed constable for Capt. Cheney's District

      1765, May 24 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus listed among constables being fined
      Wm. Manus orderd to report list of taxables to magistrate Richard Lyon, Esq.

      1765, Aug 22 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus, constable orderd to attend May court

      1765, Oct 2 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manes listed as a witness to a 150 acre Deed from John Gilmore to Thomas Maples located on a Branch of Lower Little River

      1766, Apr 10 -- Land Grant #1460, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maners received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Menus Jr. listed 1 white poll

      1769, May 4 -- Land Grant #881, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manes received a 100 acre Land Grant located Southeast of Bear Creek

      1770, Aug 4 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manes listed as a witness to a 100 acre Deed from Nicholas Smith and Sarah Smith to Josiah Williams located on both sides of the South Fork of Crains Creek

      1770, July 16 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maness listed as a witness as John Cagle, Henry Sides, Casper Clob, Peter Sides & Doratha Elizabeth Sides appoint Simon Hart as their attorney against John Waginer and Micheeal Heller regarding the Estate of Andrew Felsinger

      1771, Oct 26 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manes listed as a witness to a 200 acre Deed from Robert Rowan, Sheriff to Peter Messer located Northeast of Cape Fear River

      1772, Jan 29 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from Michael Hunsucer to Jas. McDonald was proved by William Manus

      1772, Mar 9 -- Land Grant #1112, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maners Jr. listed as a Neighbor on Simon Hart's 100 acre Land Grant on Bear Creek

      1774, July -- Trial and Appearance Docket, Cumberland County, NC
      John Marsh v. Barthelomew Dunn
      Willm. Manus listed as a witness

      1774, July 2 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manus listed as a witness to a 65 acre Deed from Jonathan Williams to Moses Williams located South of Lower Little River

      1774, July 8 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manus listed as a witness to a 200 acre Deed from Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith located on Wet Creek

      1774, Oct 25 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith was proved by William Manes

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maness listed twice (150 acres and 160 acres) in Captain John Cox's District

      1777, Nov 1 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manos was appointed constable for Capt. John Cox's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manus Jr. listed 150 acres in Capt. John Cox's District

      1778, Jan 30 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Jeptha Medford was appointed constable in the place of Wm. Manos

      1779, Jul -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      William Meanus was listed as signing Oath of Allegiance to the State

      1779, Jul 31 -- County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus was appointed constable for Capt. John Cox's District

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Menis Jr. in Capt. John Cox's District
      listed 200 acres valued at $450
      listed 11 cattle valued at $100
      listed $5.4 cash
      Total Tax Value listed was $860.4

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Menis listed in Captain John Cox's District

      1785, Oct 9 -- Land Grant #9, Moore County, NC
      William Manes served as a Chain Carrier on Jesse Ritter's 50 acre Land Grant located on Richland Creek

      1788, Feb 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William Manus served Jury Duty

      1788, May 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William Manus served Jury Duty

      1788, Aug 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Manus served Jury Duty

      1788, Nov -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      Willm. Mainess v. Jas. Jamieson

      1789, Feb 21 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Manus served Jury Duty

      1789, May 19-21 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Manus served Jury Duty

      1789, Aug 17-18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William Manus served Jury Duty

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      William Manus
      (16+) 4M
      (0-16) 3M
      9F

      1791, Aug 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Manus served Jury Duty

      1791, Nov 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Maines served Jury Duty

      1792, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William Maus served Jury Duty

      1793, Aug 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William Mainus served on Road Improvement Committee

      1794, Feb 12 -- Land Entry #727, Moore County, NC
      William Manes enters 100 acres located South of Bear Creek

      1794, Aug 10 -- Land Entry #1329, Moore County, NC
      William Manes listed as a Neighbor on John Porterfield's (Agent for David Allison) 235 acre Entry (no location given)

      1795, Aug 6 -- Land Grant #841, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess served as a Chain Carrier & Neighbor on David Allison's 235 acre Land Grant

      1795, Aug 15 -- Land Grant #846, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed as a Neighbor on David Allison's 725 acre Land Grant

      1795, Aug 25 -- Land Grant #848, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed as a Neighbor on David Allison's 250 acre Land Grant

      1795, Oct 20 -- Land Entry #1433, Moore County, NC
      William Mainas listed as a Neighbor on John McAulay Jr.'s 100 acre Entry located on Panther Branch of Bear Creek

      1795, Nov 18 -- Land Entry #1449, Moore County, NC
      William Manes entered 50 acres located North of Bear Creek

      1796, Nov 23 -- Land Entry #69, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess entered 100 acres locate South of Bear Creek

      1796, Dec 26 -- Land Grant #1479, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Manners listed as a Neighbor on David Davison's 50 acre Land Grant located East of Bear Creek

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed 1 white poll and 150 acres

      1797, Sep 6 -- Land Grant #1460, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess received a 100 acre Land Grant located South of Bear Creek

      1797, Sep 19 -- Land Entry #268, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed as a Neighbor on Meshack Mainess's 50 acre Entry located East of Mainess Branch

      1797, Sep 30 -- Land Entry #273, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed as a Neighbor on Levy Deaton's 25 acre Entry located South of Bear Creek

      1797, Nov 15 -- Land Grant #883, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess served as a Chain Carrier on John McAulay's 100 acre Land Grant located on Panther Branch of Bear Creek

      1798, Feb 16 -- Land Grant #1431, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess listed as a Neighbor on Levy Deaton's 25 acre Land Grant locates South of Bear Creek

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 45
      William Manas
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 2F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 1M

      1800, Jun 12 -- Land Grant #1688, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Mainess listed as a Neighbor on John McAulay's 50 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek

      1802, Nov -- Will of Edward Moore, Moore County, NC
      William Manus listed as a witness

      1809, Nov 24 -- Land Grant #2157, Moore County, NC
      William Maners listed as a Neighbor on Michack Maner's 100 acre Land Grant located North of Bear Creek

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 601
      Wm. Maners
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M

      1810, Aug -- Land Grant #2084, Moore County, NC
      William Maners listed as a Neighbor on Neil McLeod's 40 acre Land Grant located East of Bear Creek

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Maness Sen. lists 2 tracts: 100 acres valued at $100 and 50 acres valued at $50

      1815, Feb-Aug 1816 -- Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      Alexander McLeod v. Wm. Maness & others

      1816, Aug -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Wm. Maness Jr. & Shadrick Maness Jr.

      1816, Aug -- County Accounts, Moore County, NC
      Fines collected from Wm. & S. Maner

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Maness lists 150 acres valued at $150

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 306
      Wm. Maness Sen.
      (45+) 1M 1F

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
      William Manus Sen.
      (90-100) 1M
      (80-90) 1F
    Person ID I00028  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2014 

    Father William Maness, Sr.,   d. Bef 21 Nov 1787 
    Family ID F6494  Group Sheet

    Family Y  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Maness
    +2. Seth Maness,   b. 6 Feb 1762, Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Hawkins County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Daniel Maness,   b. 1763
    +4. Susannah Maness,   b. 1766
    +5. Abednego Maness,   b. 1770,   d. McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Meshack Maness,   b. 1770,   d. 28 May 1838, Robertson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Shadrach Maness,   b. 1770,   d. 1858  (Age 88 years)
    +8. Celia Maness,   b. 1773,   d. Aft 1850  (Age > 78 years)
     9. James Maness,   b. Bef 1774
    +10. Sarah Maness,   b. 10 Apr 1780,   d. 14 Sep 1849  (Age 69 years)
    +11. William Nathan Maness,   b. 20 Aug 1782,   d. Aft 1851, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +12. Judith Maness,   b. 1797
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F0015  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1738 - Bedford County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1832 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #225 Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1627 - William Maness
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1627 - William Maness
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 45
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 45
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 601
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 601
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 306
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 306
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
    1803 Will Book A Page 228/229, Moore County, NC - Will of Edward Moore
    1803 Will Book A Page 228/229, Moore County, NC - Will of Edward Moore
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1809 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2157 - Meshack Maness
    1809 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2157 - Meshack Maness
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1431 - Levi Deaton
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1431 - Levi Deaton
    Map of William Maness' neighborhood on Bear Creek just north of Robbins
    Map of William Maness' neighborhood on Bear Creek just north of Robbins
    Tracts highlighted include Revolutionary War Soldier William Maness or his father William [YELLOW], sons James, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego [PURPLE], Grandson Isaac [BLUE] and close relative Ambrose [ORANGE]. "X" denotes the location of the William Maness family cemetery.
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1434 - James Maness
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1434 - James Maness

    Headstones
    William Maness
    William Maness

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Cagle, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).

    2. [S1131] Maness Families [First Edition], Rev. Don McCaskill, (2002).

    3. [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.

    4. [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.