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William Mann of Port Gipson Mississippi

My great grandfather William man born about 1835-1840 allegedly in port Gipson or thereabout married Mary Elizabeth born in VA. last name unknown born about 1835.They had at least five children ,Mary Mann born 1860 in Port Gipson,Thomas Mann(my grandfather) born in 1870 in Port Gipson,Emma born about 1871,William born about 1874 and Alex born about 1876,all in Port Gipson Mississippi.They all moved to Hampton Bays area in VA. by 1880.
I am attempting to establish, was he a slave in Port Gipson or it's environs,family lore says yes.My research indicates Warren County a nearby county had a slaveholder by the name of Mann. Did he escape and join the US Army and return after the war?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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