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Patrick McMannis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Patrick McMannis
- (Will Book B pg 129). Will bk 1 1786-1809: Patrick McManus husband of Sarah Ann formerly wife of Michael Dougherty dec'd of county of Clark County, Kentucky, appointed Joseph and Gordon Clay of Montgomery Co, Va the lawful attorney to transact business relating to any offences in estate of James Patton dec'd and William Thompson. Signed by Patrick McManus 19 Oct 1797. Witness: David Cloyd, Noah Mallett and Jonas Powers. Recorded May 1798 Charles Taylor cmc.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Sheffey vs. Cloyd--O. S. 274; N. S. 96--Bill by Daniel Sheffey. James Patton died, testate, devising to his son-in-law William Thompson, land in now County Montgomery on Back Creek. William died 179_, intestate, leaving several sons and daughters. Herman (Henson) Gardner married one of the daughters, Nancy, and they are both dead, intestate, leaving Patton Gardner and Cynthia, their daughter, surviving children. Cynthia has married David S. McCreary. On 28th December, 1803, George Helms bought of Patton Gardner and McCreary their interest in their mothers' lands and orator purchased from George. Deed was executed by Gardner and McCreary in Superior Court of Jackson County, Ga., where they lived. Gordon Cloyd in 1804 (having purchased interest of other heirs) sent William Hickman, cousin of Gardner and Mrs. McCreary, to Georgia to purchase from Gardner and McCreary, and obtained deed from them. Memorandum of suit in Montgomery County. Patton Thompson vs. James Thompson, a co-heir of William Thompson, deceased; Henry Thompson, also a co-heir; Violet McCarty, a co-heiress of Mary McCarty, deceased, wife of James McCarty, deceased, formerly Mary Thompson, a co-heiress as before; Clay Farler and Lettice, his wife, late McCarty, co-heiress of Mary McCarty, deceased, as aforesaid; Samuel Hickman and Margaret, his wife, formerly Thompson, co-heiress of William Thompson, deceased; William Glove and Isabella, his wife, formerly Thompson, co-heiress of William; Patrick McMannis and Sarah, his wife, formerly Thompson, co-heiress of William; John Thompson, co-heir of William; William Farler and Elizabeth, formerly Thompson, co-heiress of William. Deed, 1st March, 1803, by Patton Thompson and Judy, his wife, of Montgomery to Joseph Cloyd, their interest in James Patton's estate called Springfield. Recorded in Montgomery, March, 1803. Affidavit in Jackson County, Ga., 1803, by Saml. Gardner, that Patton Gardner and Stuart McCreary of Jackson County are legal representatives of Henson Gardner, formerly of Montgomery County, Va. Deed, 26th March, 1804, by Patton Gardner and David S. McCreary and Cynthia, his wife (all of Jackson County, Ga., to Gordon Cloyd, conveys "Springfield" tract. Patented to James Patton 20th June, 1753. Recorded in Montgomery, November, 1805. Russell Gardner was part owner of the Springfield tract as heir. Deed, 1st October, 1804, to Daniel Sheffey of Wythe County by Patton Gardner, David Stuart McCrary and Cynthia. Recorded in Montgomery, December, 1804. William Thompson died 1796. Patton Thompson was son of William Thompson, who died, intestate.
Records in Barren County, Kentucky
- 1800 - Patrick McManus was residing in Barren County, Kentucky. [Ancestry, U.S. Census Reconstructed Records].
- Kentucky Land Grants, 1801 - Patrick McMANNIS, Swearingins Fork of Beaver Creek; mentions his military line.
- Minute Order Book 1800-1804 Green County, Kentucky April 21, 1801 Page 32, Jesse Handy vs. Thos Rousy, Contd; Thos Rousy vs. Jesse Handy. Dedimus to take the deposition of Hugh Smith, Patrick McMannis, Debena Esse. Ordered that Thos Rousey pay Patrick McMannis for three days attendance as a witness and traveling 180 miles, adds Handy, Will Wilson for two days.
- Minute Order Book 1800-1804 Green County, Kentucky June 17, 1801 Page 43, Jesse Handy Vs. Thomas Rousey appeal dismissed Justices Judge confirmed and plaintiff pay cost. Ordered Thomas Rousey pay Patrick McMannis for two days attendance as a witness and traveling 60 miles. Hugh Smith for two days at this court and one day at a former Court and traveling 120 miles. Will Wilson for two days; adds Handy.
- Land entries: Thomas MIDDLETON (200), William LOGAN (60), Amos SMITH (80), Patrick McMANNIS (65), Robert DOUGHERTY (100), James WELLS (200), Saml. ISAAC (50), Wm FELAND (100), Wm STRINGFIELD (200), Saml READING (200), Wm DAVIDSON (200, Tulliver GRAY (200), Thomas DAGLEY (200), John SUMMERS (200)l, Saml SUMMERS (200), William RASDELL (200), John RANKIN (275), James THOMAS (200), William McMURTREY (300). [Barren County, Kentucky Order Book 1, May 1802]. (Note: Robert Dougherty listed in this record was likely the step-son of Patrick McMannis).
- Patrick McMANNIS vs William RENICK. [Barren County, Kentucky March County Court 1806. Held 17 & 18 Mar 1806].
- Benjamin GASSOWAY resigns as Constable. George WHITE appointed in his place, Stephen BENNETT & Patrick McMANNIS his securities. [Barren County, Kentucky March County Court 1806. Held 17 & 18 Mar 1806].
- Thomas DICKINSON allowed to keep a tavern at his house; Samuel WOODSON his security. John GORIN, same, Wm LOGAn his surety. Henry YAKES entered his stock mark. Last will and testament of William BENNETT proven by Isaac BENNETT, recorded. Stephen BENNETT appt Administrator of this will with will annexed, Patrick McMANIS security. [Barren County, Kentucky Order Book 3, June 1807].
- 1810 - Patrick McManis was residing in Arkansas. [Ancestry, U.S. Census Reconstructed Records].
- Wilt's records of Luttig's accounts contained this entry on May 10, 1815, "My accept order J. C. Luttig from Patrick McMannis for goods $364.22", however McMannis' association with Luttig is not clear. In December of 1814 Governor William Clark issued a license to McMannis to trade with those Indians who were "in amnety with the United States,"(19) so he may have sold his trade goods to Luttig and started to work for hìm, leaving Luttig more time to conduct the bartering at the mouth of Poke Bayou. [Source: "The Stream of History", Jackson County Arkansas Historical Society, Vol. XVII, July-October 1979]. (Note: may be a record for this Patrick McMannis, needs additional research).
- In the Courthouse of Lawrence at Walnut Ridge area some old legal papers containing summonses issued by the Courts and served by Joseph Hardin. In the case ot Christian Wilt VS Moses Graham and Elizabeth Luttig, a summons was served on Joab Bean, Patrick McManis and Robert B. Musick, all of Christian Township. Lawrence County (this area was on the south side of White River near the now town of Batesville, Independence County). Across the face of the summons, Hardin wrote: "Christian Township. Executed Oct. the first 1816". The cost he computed at 6 cents per mile, one way, for 60 miles, or $3.60. This plus the 33 cent service fee, brought the total cost to $3.93. To this, he signed his name as "Joseph Hardin, DSLC" (Deputy Sheriff Lawrence County). The 60 miles represent the distance by horseback from the county seat to the White River area near where Batesville was later established. On January 4,1817, Hardin served another summons into Christian Township. It concerned the same court-case, but was for Robert Bean, William Moore and Asa Music. By 1817, the service fee had inflated to 99 cents, but the mileage was still computed at 6 cents per mile one way. Hardin signed name in the same manner, DSLC, and stated he executed the summons "by riding." Other summonses were served by him in this same case in 18l8. This particular court suit has been splendidly researched by Duane Huddleston and published by him in a previous issue of The Independence County Chronicle. The authentic signature of this Joseph Hardin is on numerous other old legal instruments and official documents from 1815 to near the time of his death in 1826. During the territorial days of Missouri and Arkansas a man could simultaneously occupy more than one official office in the county. The law did not forbid it. County governments were more loosely administered then than now. Beginning in 1817, Joseph Hardin was Coroner as well as deputy-sheriff. He ceased being Coroner when he gave Oath to the Office of Sheriff in 1819. "Colonel Joseph Hardin of Davidsonville: 1784-1826", by Marion Stark Craig, Lawrence County Historical Quarterly.