Saturday, January 25, 2014

Let the skeletons out of the closet

"The truth can hurt, but not knowing can hurt more." Alan Cumming upon discovering the mystery of his grandfather's death. Russian Roulette.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

East Street Cemetery, Petersham

William Mann and many of his descendants are buried in the East Street Cemetery and a friend recently took photos of a few of the graves. View here.

William Mann (1809-1892) and Abigail Cook (1808–1890) had 7 children. Descendants recorded here (so far) are as follows:
  • Daughter Mary Sanderson Mann Wilder, husband (Deacon) George Kirk Wilder and their descendants
  • Son Horatio who committed suicide in Boston, his wife and at least 1 of his 2 unmarried daughters who were born, raised and remained in Boston
  • Daughters Jane and Lydia (unmarried)
  • Great granddaughter Rachael Ruth Mann Begor Coolidge

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Generations of Mann Men

These are descendants of William Mann (1809-1892) of Petersham. Proof is in the forehead and nose! ;-)
Son #1, George Sumner Mann
Son #3, Horace Mann with his son James and James' son Marvin

To the best of my knowledge, George Sumner has no living descendants, and neither does his brother Horatio, son #4 of William Mann. Son #2, Wilson Mann, definitely has no descendants.

William Mann had 3 daughters born after the boys. I believe only one daughter married and had children. So, out of William's 7 children, only 2 have living descendants.