Thomas Mann was born in 1718 in Hertford County, NC to parents Thomas Mann and Bridgett Hooker. In 1740, he followed his brother John Mann to Edgecombe County, where he acquired numerous tracts of land through purchases and land grants. Before May 18, 1752, he married Elizabeth, most likely the daughter of James Denton from Hertford County. In 1783, his holdings were nearly 4,000 acres of land. He died in Nash County, NC in 1792 on his "Manor Plantation" property on Swift Creek and Short Swamp. Hattie B. Arrington may be a descendent of Thomas Mann. There is limited information regarding the indenture to John Cooper from John Lord Carteret, and to Earl Granville for 384 acres, dated 1752. John Lord Carteret was granted land by King George II in Granville County, which came from Edgecombe County. The collection contains some documents from the 1910 NC State Fair in Raleigh, NC. The State Agricultural Society held the first State Fair in 1853. In 1910, the state fair had its first airplane exhibit. Today, it is still an ongoing tradition.
John Bennet Boddie 1956 Southside Virginia Families, Vol. II. Clearfield Company, Inc, Baltimore, MD.
NC State Fair https://www.ncstatefair.org/2019/Newsroom/History.htm
The collection consists of documents relating to land on the North Side of Swift Creek in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, including a land grant to Thomas Mann from King George II for 150 acres dated 1745, with a wax seal and an undated plat map of a survey of his Mann's property, and an indenture to John Cooper from John Lord Carteret, second Earl Granville, for 384 acres of land, dated 1752 with a wax seal. Other documents include State Fair entry tags, loose fragments of a seal, a blue "FIRST PREMIUM 1910" ribbon, miscellaneous paper fragments, and Hattie B. Arrington's address. The collection also contains a black leather folder with the writing "The Crane & Breed Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, Ohio."
Gift of Ms. Susan Juska
Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008
Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020
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