Monday, December 22, 2014

Vera Mann Scott 100th

This Christmas, Dec 25, 2014 marks the 100th birthday of Vera Mann--the anchor of this blog. I nearly forgot. In all of my research related to the Mann family of Massachusetts, I thought for sure I'd find a Mayflower connection, but recently discovered the connection comes through my father's side. HA Either branch puts us in Plymouth Colony. :-)


Vera's Lineage: Richard Man, Thomas Man, Ensign Mann, Ensign II, Ensign III, William, Horace, James

Born in Athol, MA, Vera died 13 May 1999 in Gresham, Oregon.

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