William Maness, Sr.

Male - Bef 1787


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  • Name William Maness 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 Nov 1787 
    Notes 
    • Some of the William Maness listings below may actually be his son...

      1765, May 21/22 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus was appointed constable for Capt. Cheney's District. Leaven Ainsworth appointed constable for Capt. Carroll's District.

      1765, May 24 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus listed among constables being fined.
      Wm. Manus ordered to report list of taxables to magistrate Richard Lyon, Esq.

      1765, Aug 22 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus, constable, ordered to attend May court.

      1765, Oct 2 -- Deed Book 3 Page 64, Cumberland County, NC
      John Gilmore deeded Thomas Maples 150 acres located on Lower Little River three miles above Crane's Settlement. Thomas Tucker and William Manes were witnesses.

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

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Menus 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, Jul 16 -- Deed Book 3 Page 524, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle, Henry Sides, Casper Clob, Peter Sides and Doratha Elizabeth Sides appointed Simon Hart as their attorney to recover from John Waginer and Michael Heller of Sorkney, PA their part of the estate of Andrew Felsinger, Dec'd. together with the part of Doratha Sides, which she left and granted the attorney to recover. William Manes, Joseph Williams and George Cagle were witnesses.

      1770, Aug 4 -- Deed Book 4 Page 128, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Smith and Sarah Smith deeded 100 acres to Josiah Williamson located on both sides of the south Fork of Crains Creek. William Seale, George Feagin and William Manes were witnesses.

      1771, Oct 26 -- Deed Book 4 Page 215, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Rowan, Sheriff deeded Peter Messer 200 acres located northeast of Cape Fear River being the land of James Boon, Dec'd. in hands of Robert Johnston, Administrator. John Leggett and William Manes were witnesses.

      1772, Jan 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from Michael Hunsucer to Jas. McDonald was proven by William Manus

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

      1774, July 2 -- Deed Book 6 Page 170, Cumberland County, NC
      Jonathan Williams (of Chatham County, NC) deeded Moses Williams 65 acres located South of Lower Little River. Patented to George Foules and sold to Jonathan Williams. James McDonald and William Manus were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 8 -- Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC
      Jesse Ritter deeded Nathan Smith 200 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining James Chainey and Nicholas Newton. Thos. Branford and William Manes were witnesses.

      1774, Oct 25 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith was proven by William Manes

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maness listed $160 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 listed $250 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1778, Jan 30 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 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

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Willm. Menos listed $1000 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Menis Sr. listed $15 in Captain John Cox District

      1787, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 175
      William Mears returns Inventory of Estate of William Manus, Dec'd.
    Person ID I21286  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  11 DNA tests are associated with William Maness, Sr. 

    Children 
    +1. William Maness, Jr.,   b. 1738, Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    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.
    Family ID F6494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1766 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1460 - William Maness
    1766 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1460 - William Maness
    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.
    1778 Oath of Allegiance, Cumberland County, NC
    1778 Oath of Allegiance, Cumberland County, NC
    Jul 1778 signers of the Oath of Allegiance renouncing the King of England

    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.
    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.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright