Asa Maness

Male 1820 - 1894  (74 years)


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  • Name Asa Maness 
    Born 7 Feb 1820 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1894  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #248 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1845, Jan 30 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 125
      Ordered that Asa Mainess be appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to William Stewarts and have the following hands to work: Garner Mainess, John McLeod 1 hand, Henry Mainess, Matthew Williams Senr., Matthew Williams Junr., George Cagle, William Stewart, Henry Stutts (of Jacob) 1 hand and Leonard Stutts (of Jacob).

      1847 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asa Maness listed 100 acres valued at $150 and 1 white poll on Scotchmans Creek

      1848, May 31 -- Deed Book 10 Page 539-541, Moore County, NC
      John Garner and wife Judith, Elias Maness and wife Elizabeth, Asa Maness and wife Ann, Eliza Ritter and John Ritter deeded Lewis Garner 134 acres located on Deep River adjoining Lewis Garner and John Ritter. Jas. L. Garner was a witness. [Editor's Note: heirs of Dolly Garner Ritter Dec'd.]

      1848, Jul 24 -- 1847-1849 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 227
      Ordered that Apr 1848 road order issued to Henry Brown be amended striking out the following names: Stutts hands, Hiram Kelly, Wm. Stewart hands, Edward Stewart, John Denson, Leonard Stutts and Wm. Stutts and inserting the names of: Mark Russel hands, George Cagle, Josiah Wallace, Branson Wallace, Asa Maness and George Hunsucker merchant's hands

      1849 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asa Maness listed on Cockmans [Scotchmans] Creek

      1851, Mar 15 -- Land Grant #3624, Moore County, NC
      William Ritter received 25 acres located east of Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter Dec'd. and Noah Dannelly. Asa Maness and William D. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1851, Oct 28 -- 1851-1853 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 96
      Ordered that Asa Mainess be appointed overseer of the Anson Road from the fork of Boroughs Road near Wm. Ritters to Angus McCaskills and work all the hands liable to duty.

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asha Maness listed 135 acres valued at $175 and 1 white poll on Scotsman Creek

      1852, Apr 26 -- 1851-1853 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 259
      Ordered that Asa Mainess be appointed overseer of the Boroughs Road from the fork of near William Ritters to Angus McCaskills and work all the hands liable to duty.

      1853 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asha Maness listed 135 acres valued at $175 and 1 white poll on Cockmans [Scotchmans] Creek

      1853, Dec 1 -- Land Grant #3941, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Beal received 9.5 acres located north of Scotchman Creek adjoining Asa Maness and William Ritter. William Ritter and James Deal were chain carriers.

      1854 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asa Maner listed 330 acres valued at $175 and 1 white poll and 200 acres valued at $200

      1854, Oct 27 -- 1853-1856 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 212
      Ordered that Asa Maness be appointed overseer of the road from the Island Ford to Phillips Gate and work the following hands: Luther Paschal, Jesse G. Sowell, Joseph Beal, Eli Davis, William King, Riley Oldham, Henry Moore, John Brewer, Elias Brewer, James Davis' hands, Wright Cotton's hands, Robt. W. Goldston hands, Wesley Wood and Stephen Davis

      1854 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asa Maness listed 300 acres valued at $600 and 1 white poll on Scotchman Creek

      1855, Jan 28 -- Deed Book 86, Page 102, Moore County, NC
      John McLeod (of Montgomery County) deeded Asa Maness 200 acres located on Scotchman Creek adjoining Neill McLeod and Beal. Thos. W. Ritter and Joseph Beal were witnesses.

      1855, Jul 26 -- 1853-1856 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 350
      Ordered that John R. Ritter be appointed overseer of a new road commencing at the Island Ford on Deep River passing near John R. Ritter's to the point where it intersects with the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road at or near where the Grove Road crosses Plank Road and work the following hands: Luke Brady, James Brady, Bruce Stout, Parham Y. Oats, William Perry, Benjamin Perry, Joseph Beal, Robt. W. Goldston's hands, Noah Richardson hands, George Cockman, James Powers, Newton Woody, Henry Mainess, John S. Ritter, Asa Mainess, Noah Brewer, Spencer Brown, Sampson Cockman, Nelson Hunsucker, John R. Ritter's hands, Armst Stutts and Houston Hunsucker.

      1855, Oct 27 -- 1853-1856 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 404
      Ordered that Eli Davis be appointed overseer of the road from the Island Ford to Phillips' Gate and work the following hands: Asa Mainess, Luther Paschal, Jesse G. Sowell, Joseph Beal, William King, Riley Oldham, Henry Moore, John Brewer, Elias Brewer, James Davis' hands, Wright Cotton's hands, Robt. W. Goldston hands, Wesley Wood and Stephen Davis.

      1856, Jan 24 -- Deed Book 86, Page 100, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Beal deeded Asa Maness 90 acres located on Scotchman Creek adjoining Goldston, Maness and Beal. Danl. McIntosh and H.B. Maness were witnesses.

      1856, Oct 28 -- 1856-1858 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 84
      Asa Mainess records his mark to be a half crop off the right ear and a smooth crop of the left ear.

      1857 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Asa Mainis listed 390 acres valued at $780 and 1 white poll on Scotchmans Creek

      1858, May 1 -- 1856-1858 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 422
      Ordered that Asa Maness be appointed overseer of the Boroughs Road near Wm. Ritters to T.N. Vans and work the following hands: William Ritter, James Brady, Lucas Brady, Alfred Moore, Emsley Moore, Joseph Beal, Noah Richardson's hands, J.J. Richardson and J.J. Upton.

      1858, Jul 31 -- 1856-1858 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 476
      Ordered that William Durham be appointed overseer of the road from Island Ford to Phillips' Gate and work the following hands: Asa Manes, Eli Davis, Luther Paschal, Jesse G. Sowell, Joseph Beal, William King, Riley Oldham, Henry Moore, John Brewer, Elias Brewer, James Davis' hands, R.W. Goldston's hands, Wesly Wood, Stephen Davis, P. Robinson, H. Robinson, Malphus Mathis, Wesley Johnson, Wm. Denson, J. Sullivan, Bryant Caddell, John Cole, Pac Mathis, Elias Moore and Abb. Moor.

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 201, Carthage Post Office
      Asa Maner 40 M, Farmer, $1000 Real Estate, $800 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Mary A. Maner 32 F, Born in NC
      Mary C. Maner 13 F, Born in NC
      Sarah F. Maner 12 F, Born in NC
      Sinda A. J. Maner 10 F, Born in NC
      Thos. W. Maner 9 M, Born in NC
      Ira B. Maner 5 M, Born in NC
      Joh A. Maner 3 M, Born in NC
      Martha L. Maner 9/12 F, Born in NC

      1860, Nov 17 -- Deed Book 86, Page 96, Moore County, NC
      Robert W. Goldston deeded Asa Maness 87.5 acres located on both sides of Scotchman Creek. John Allen was a witness.

      1861, Jul 24 -- Deed Book 10, Page 496-498, Moore County, NC
      John R. Ritter deeded Wm. L. Ritter three tracts. [1] 45 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Matthew Davis (formerly Wm. Stewart), Noah Richardson and John R. Ritter (formerly Robert Wilson) excluding 0.5 acres for a graveyard and 2 acres for a school house [2] 82 acres on Buffalo Creek [3] 100 acres on Buffalo Creek adjoining Noah Richardson and Josiah Wallace [4] 93 acres on Buffalo Creek adjoining Matthew Davis, Richardson and Ritter excluding 5 acres for Asa Maness' house and land. S.C. Bruce and W.J. King were witnesses.

      1865, Jan 16 -- Deed Book 86, Page 98, Moore County, NC
      Asa Maness deeded John R. Ritter 100 acres located north of Scotchman Creek adjoining J.R. Ritter. Jesse F. Muse and Hugh Leach were witnesses.

      1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 574, Ritters Township, Prosperity Post Office
      Asa Mainess 50 M, Farmer, $600 Real Estate, $600 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Mary A. T. Mainess 49 F, Born in NC
      Sarah F. Mainess 21 F, Born in NC
      Sinda A. S. Mainess 20 F, Born in NC
      Thomas W. Mainess 17 M, Born in NC
      Ira Blake Mainess 15 M, Born in NC
      John A. Mainess 13 M, Born in NC
      Martha L. Mainess 11 F, Born in NC
      Asa Mc. Mainess 8 M, Born in NC
      Bid Mainess 5 M, Born in NC
      Catharine A. Mainess 2 F, Born in NC

      1875, Jun 9 -- Orders and Decrees Book 1 Page 285-289, Moore County, NC
      Green Bailey, Asa Maness and Elisha Cagle appointed to divide the land of William Ritter Dec'd. among the following heirs: [Lot 1] Ira L. Maness and wife Catherine 36 acres adjoining James Brady and Asa Maness; [Lot 2] T.B. Cagle and wife Nancy 35 acres adjoining James Brady and Asa Maness; [Lot 3] Elizabeth Ritter 35.5 acres adjoining John R. Ritter and James Brady; [Lot 4] William Ritter 34.5 acres adjoining James Brady and John R. Ritter; [Lot 5] Asa J. Seawell 33 acres adjoining James Brady [Lot 6] John Ritter adjoining James Brady, Cotton and William D. Ritter (heirs of Thomas Ritter); [Lot 7] R.L. Purvis and wife Sarah adjoining William D. Ritter (heirs of Thomas Ritter); [Lot 8] Lydia L. Cheek 36 acres adjoining John Ritter and road from Abram Stutts to William D. Ritter; [Lot 9] N.R. Brady and wife Martha J. 35 acres adjoining road from Abram Stutts to William D. Ritter; [Lot 10] G.W. Horner and wife Mary Ann 32.5 acres adjoining John Ritter and William Ritter.

      1880 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 342, Ritters Township
      Asa Maness 57 M, Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Annie Maness 56 F, Wife, Married, Keeps House, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Sinda A. Maness 28 F, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      J. Alston Maness 24 M, Single, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Louisa Maness 21 F, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      George McLellan Maness 18 M, Single, Work on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Biddie Maness 15 M, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Alice Maness 12 F, Dau, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC

      1888, Nov 27 -- Deed Book 3 Page 281-298, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Black, Sheriff deeded A.H. McNeill and Lewis Grimm numerous tracts pursuant to judgements against Wm. B. Richardson including 100 acres located on Lick Branch known as the J. Beal place adjoining W.R. Muse previously deeded from Asa Maness to Riley Riddle .

      1894, Apr 17 -- Obituary, Carthage Blade [Newspaper], Moore County, NC
      "We omitted to mention in last issue the death of Mr. Asa Maness, which occurred at his home on the 5th inst. [Apr], after a short attack of pneumonia. He was 74 years old, and was an old-school farmer. We mean one of those good old fashioned farmers, who made every thing he ate and wore at home, except coffee and sugar. Hence he had accumulated very considerable wealth, and he never made much complaint about hard times. It was said that Mr. Maness had a great deal of money (gold) buried, but we hear that he told his son where it could be found before his death."

      1894, Apr 27 -- 1889-1897 Administrator's Bonds, Moore County, NC Page 52
      Thomas W. Maness and Asa McClellan Maness appointed Administrator of the Estate of Asa Maness, Dec'd. with W.L. Ritter, R.R. Riddle and A.H. McNeill as securities.
    Person ID I00228  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2020 

    DNA Tests  23 DNA tests are associated with Asa Maness 

    Father Shadrach Maness,   b. 1770,   d. 1858  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Celia Wallace,   b. 1788, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F0005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann Ritter,   b. 9 Feb 1825,   d. 12 May 1884  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Clementine Maness,   b. 8 Nov 1847,   d. 13 Jan 1920  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Sarah Frances Maness,   b. 31 Aug 1848,   d. 19 May 1913  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Lucinda Ann Maness,   b. 1850,   d. 1893  (Age 43 years)
    +4. Thomas Wesley Maness,   b. Nov 1851,   d. 24 Feb 1905  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +5. Ira Blake Maness,   b. 24 Oct 1852,   d. 2 Jan 1931  (Age 78 years)
    +6. John Alsey Maness,   b. 20 Dec 1856,   d. 4 Apr 1885  (Age 28 years)
    +7. Martha Louisa Maness,   b. 1858,   d. 1885  (Age 27 years)
    +8. Asa McClellan Maness, Sr.,   b. 1 Dec 1861,   d. 10 Oct 1955  (Age 93 years)
     9. Biddie Maness,   b. 10 Jun 1863,   d. 24 Oct 1884  (Age 21 years)
    +10. Catherine Alice Maness,   b. 17 Nov 1867,   d. 30 Oct 1936  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F0078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eliza Ritter,   b. 1834,   d. 1849  (Age 15 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Addison Worth Ritter,   b. 9 Jul 1849,   d. 15 Aug 1938  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F1372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    1894 Administrator Bond, Moore County, NC - Asa Maness
    1894 Administrator Bond, Moore County, NC - Asa Maness
    1851 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3624 - William Ritter
    1851 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3624 - William Ritter

    Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.

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