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Eva Lean Mann Blankenship

               Warm southern sun,
               Shine kindly here.

               Warm southern wind,
               Blow softly here.

               Green sod above
               Lie light, lie light

               Good night, dear heart
               Good night, good night.

                                  By Robert Richardson,
                                  As adapted by Samuel Clemens



Loud and heartfelt thanks to Mann cousins Jan Bowers and Amy Mann who did so much research and got me started in the right direction. Additions and/or corrections are welcome - Patricia Blankenship



First Generation

Eva Lean Mann,1 daughter of Alonzo Taylor "Lonnie" Mann and Elizabeth Folsom Barnett, was born on 9 Feb 1909 in Hermitage, Bradley Co. AR, died on 19 Mar 2002 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at age 93, and was buried on 22 Mar 2002 in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Eva married John Franklin Blankenship, son of Stephen Rueben Blankenship and Martha Isabel "Ibbie" McKay.

Children from this marriage were:
Billy Steve Blankenship, who married Patricia Joan "Pat" Spears, daughter of Ira Richard Spears and Marjorie Joan Guyer, on 12 Jun 1970 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas.


Second Generation (Parents)

2. Alonzo Taylor "Lonnie" Mann, son of James Robert Mann and Amanda E. Stovall, was born on 23 May 1885, died on 14 Mar 1940 in Bradley Co., AR, at age 54, and was buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley Co. AR.

Alonzo married Elizabeth Folsom Barnett on 23 Nov 1907 in Warren, Bradley Co. Arkansas. Elizabeth Folsom Barnett, daughter of Charles Caldwell Barnett and Mary Elizabeth Graves , was born on 16 Mar 1891 in Cleveland County, Arkansas, died on 12 Jun 1966 in Pine Bluff Jefferson, AR, at age 75, and was buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 23 Nov 1907, Warren, Bradley Co. Arkansas. Marriage licensed issued to Lon Mann of Sumpter, aged 21, and Lizzie Barnett of Sneed, age 18, Nov. 22, 1907 in Bradley County, AR by Henley A. Turner, County Clerk. Marriage Record filed Dec 2, 1907.

Children from this marriage were:

Eva Lean Mann (born on 9 Feb 1909 Hermitage, Bradley Co. AR - died on 19 Mar 2002 in Jefferson Regional Medcial Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas). Eva married John Franklin Blankenship, son of Stephen Rueben Blankenship and Martha Isabel "Ibbie" McKay.

Wheeler Austin Mann (born on 26 Oct 1913 Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas - died on 30 Mar 1984 in Bradley County Memorial Hospital, Warren, AR). Wheeler married Etta Maxine Blankenship, daughter of William Edgar Blankenship and Edith Hanvey.

James Robert Mann (born on 19 Feb 1930 Hermitage, Bradley Co. AR - died on 24 Feb 1970 , buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas)



Third Generation (Grandparents)

James Robert Mann, son of William Lafayette Mann and City Jane Hooks, was born on 3 Nov 1858 in Alabama,3 died on 14 May 1936 in Bradley Co., AR, at age 77,3, 4 and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.4

Noted events in his life were:

He has conflicting birth information of Alt. Birth, 3 Nov 1858 and Alabama.

He had a residence in Marion Township, Bradley Co., Arkansas.

James married Amanda E. Stovall on 11 Dec 1878 in Bradley Co., AR. Amanda E. Stovall, daughter of William Berryman Stovall and Jane, was born on 22 Jun 1856 in AL,3 died on 14 Jun 1925, at age 68,3 and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage License: 9 Dec 1878, Bradley Co., Arkansas.

Children from this marriage were:

William Berryman Mann (born in Oct 1879 AR - died in 1961). William married Fannie Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Charles Caldwell Barnett and Mary Elizabeth Graves, on 1 Apr 1906 in Arkansas. Fannie was born on 4 Jun 1888 in Cleveland County, Arkansas, and died on an unknown date in Arkansas, and was buried in 1969 in Arkansas.

Alonzo Taylor "Lonnie" Mann (born on 23 May 1885 - died on 14 Mar 1940 in Bradley Co., AR). Alonzo married Elizabeth Folsom Barnett, daughter of Charles Caldwell Barnett and Mary Elizabeth Graves, on 23 Nov 1907 in Warren, Bradley Co. Arkansas. Elizabeth was born on 16 Mar 1891 in Cleveland County, Arkansas, USA, died on 12 Jun 1966 in Pine Bluff Jefferson, AR, at age 75, and was buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Thomas Jefferson Mann (born on 21 Jun 1881 - died on 11 Jul 1966 in Stuttgart, Arkansas (Arkansas County)). Thomas married Mattie Geniva Temple, daughter of Lloyd Tilman Temple and Elizabeth Adams, on 28 Dec 1902 in Bradley Co., Arkansas. Mattie was born on 2 Oct 1884 in Bradley County, Arkansas, died on 6 Jun 1966 in Stuttgart, Arkansas (Arkansas County), at age 81, and was buried on an unknown date in Shady Grove Cemetery, Jersey, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Charles Caldwell Barnett,5, 6, 7 son of William David Barnett M. D. and Lydia Green Hughes, was born on 1 Feb 1856 in New Edinburg, Cleveland County, Arkansas, died in 1925 in Arkansas, at age 69, and was buried in 1925 in Holly Springs Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Charles married Mary Elizabeth Graves7 on 20 Apr 1881 in Cleveland County, Arkansas. Mary Elizabeth Graves,5, 6, 7 daughter of Beverly W Graves and Cecelia C. Rodgers (or Ragins), was born on 16 Apr 1863 in Bradley County, Arkansas, died in 1944 in Hermitage, Bradley County, Arkansas, at age 81, and was buried in 1944 in Holly Springs Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Children from this marriage were:

Fannie Gertrude Barnett (born on 4 Jun 1888 <Of, Cleveland, Arkansas, USA> - died on an unknown date in Arkansas). Fannie married William Berryman Mann, son of James Robert Mann and Amanda E. Stovall, on 1 Apr 1906 in Arkansas. William was born in Oct 1879 in AR8 and died in 1961, at age 82.

Elizabeth Folsom Barnett (born on 16 Mar 1891 Cleveland County, Arkansas, USA - died on 12 Jun 1966 in Pine Bluff Jefferson, AR). Elizabeth married Alonzo Taylor "Lonnie" Mann, son of James Robert Mann and Amanda E. Stovall, on 23 Nov 1907 in Warren, Bradley Co. Arkansas. Alonzo was born on 23 May 1885, died on 14 Mar 1940 in Bradley Co., AR, at age 54, and was buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley Co. AR.

Martha Valeria Barnett (born on 23 Feb 1882 <Of, Cleveland, Arkansas, - died on 8 Sep 1975 in El Dorado, AR). Martha married Warren Bailey Smith on 21 Nov 1903 in Cleveland, AR, USA. Warren was born on an unknown date in Cleveland, Arkansas.

Landa Elroy Barnett (born on 24 Sep 1898, Cleveland, Arkansas, USA; - died on an unknown date). Landa Elroy married William Wells. Landa Elroy then married William F. Creed.

Addie Barnett ( ). Addie married Hall.

Dewey Barnett ( )



Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents)

William Lafayette Mann, son of John Watts Mann and Mary Jane Wright, was born on 24 Dec 1838 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama,4, 9 died on 10 Mar 1925 in Sumpter, Bradley Co. AR, at age 86,4, 9 and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery At Sumpter, Bradley Co., AR, USA.

William married City Jane Hooks on 10 Sep 1857 in Pike Co., AL.4, 10 City Jane Hooks, daughter of George Hooks and Matilda Sessions, was born on 25 Jun 1842 in Alabama,4, 9 died on 29 Dec 1923 in Sumpter, Bradley Co. AR, at age 81,4, 9 and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley Co. AR.4

Children from this marriage were:

John Hillyard Mann (). John married Elizabeth Beasley.

George Andrew Mann (born about 14 Nov 1868). George married Janie Braswell on 15 Sep 1887 in Bradley Co., AR.

Samuel Emanual Mann (born about 1856). Samuel married Hattie Nichols.

Donnie Mann (born about 1852 - died d. age 16 in Age: 16)

James Robert Mann (born on 3 Nov 1858 Alabama - died on 14 May 1936 in Bradley Co., AR). James married Amanda E. Stovall, daughter of William Berryman Stovall and Jane, on 11 Dec 1878 in Bradley Co., AR. Amanda was born on 22 Jun 1856 in AL3, died on 14 Jun 1925, at age 683, and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

William Thomas Mann (born on 2 Feb 1870 Alabama - died on 4 Apr 1947 in Bradley Co., AR, USA). William married Ida Elizabeth Stuard, daughter of Sterling Harrison Stuard and Mary Catherine Savage, on 3 Jan 1889 in Bradley Co., AR. Ida was born on 12 Feb 1867 in AR9, 11, died on 17 Jun 1930 in Sumpter, Bradley Co. AR, at age 639, and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

Sarah Jane Mann (born on 25 Jan 1872 - died in 1903). Sarah married Rufus L. Rice. Rufus was born in 1872 and died in 1939, at age 67.

Issac A. Mann (born in 1875 - died in 1956). Issac married Ardella Castleberry.

Joseph Johnson Mann (born on 27 Jun 1877 Bradley Co., AR - died on 8 Jun 1950 in Bradley Co., AR). Joseph married Ruth Naomi Glover, daughter of Seaborn Joseph Glover and Joanna Francis Roy, on 19 Dec 1895 in Bradley Co., AR. Ruth was born on 23 Oct 1880 in Arkansas12, died on 12 Jul 1972 in Angwin, Napa, CA, at age 9112, and was buried on 17 Jul 1972 in St. Helena Cemetery, St Helena, Napa Co., CA.

Henry Lee Mann (born on 25 Sep 1879 - died on 30 Apr 1906 , buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas

William Berryman Stovall, son of Lewis Stovall and Jane Elizabeth Griffin, was born about 1824 in Alabama.

William married Jane. Jane was born about 1822.13

Children from this marriage were:

Thomas Stovall ( )

Melinda Stovall ( )

Iola Stovall ( )

Eliza Stovall ( )

Margaretta Stovall (born abt 1861 Bradley County, Arkansas).

Amanda E. Stovall (born on 22 Jun 1856, Bradley County, AR - died on 14 Jun 1925 , buried in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas). Amanda married James Robert Mann, son of William Lafayette Mann and City Jane Hooks, on 11 Dec 1878 in Bradley Co., AR. James was born on 3 Nov 1858 in Alabama3, died on 14 May 1936 in Bradley Co., AR, at age 773, 4, and was buried on an unknown date in Outlaw Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.4

Joseph Alexander Stovall (born about 1859 - died about 1894). Joseph married Louisa Lavenia Nunnellee on 3 Mar 1887. Louisa was born about 1867 and died about 1901, about age 34.

William David Barnett M. D.,5, 7 son of Nathaniel C. Barnett and Mary Margaret (Polly) Hudson, was born in Jun 1824 in Montgomery Count, AL, died on 17 Jan 1882 in New Edinburg, Cleveland County, AR, at age 57, and was buried in Jan 1882 in , Cleveland, Arkansas, Marks Cem.

William married Lydia Green Hughes7 on 2 May 1849 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY. Lydia Green Hughes,5, 7 daughter of Aaron Hughes and Adaline Green, was born on 10 Jan 1819 in Louisville, , KY, died on 16 Dec 1885 in New Edinburg, Cleveland County, AR, at age 66, and was buried in Dec 1885 in , , AL.

Children from this marriage were:

Adeline Valeria Barnett (born on 27 Jul 1853 Bradley County, AR - died on 29 Nov 1910 in New Edinburg, Cleveland County, AR). Adeline married George Clarke Attwood,7, 14 son of Roscius Finch Attwood and Jane Eliza Clarke, on 19 Dec 1872 in Cleveland County, Ark. George was born on 18 Mar 1851 in , Newberry Dist, South Carolina, died on 24 Oct 1928 in New Edinberg, Cleveland, Arkansas, at age 77, and was buried in Oct 1928 in New Edinberg, Cleveland, Arkansas.

Fanny May Barnett (born after 1850). Fanny married Dr. Jack B. Chowning.7 Jack was born after 1850.

Mary Frances Barnett (born on 16 Mar 1850 New Edenburg, Cleveland, Arkansas - , died in Deceased). Mary married John Bailey Chowning, son of Thomas Chowning M.D. and Martha Valeria Barnett, on 12 May 1850 in AR. John was born on 18 Aug 1846 in Cleveland, AR, USA and died on 7 Jan 1882 in Cleveland, AR, USA, at age 35.

William Hughes Barnett (born on 20 Sep 1851 New Edenburg, Cleveland, Arkansas - died on 8 Nov 1899). William married Eleanor Tompkins Marks,7 daughter of John Harvie Marks Jr. and Nancy Clark Bouldin, on 20 Nov 1873 in AR. Eleanor was born on 22 Jan 1854 in Cleveland, AR, USA.

Charles Caldwell Barnett (born on 1 Feb 1856 New Edinburg, Cleveland County, Arkansas - died in 1925 in Arkansas). Charles married Mary Elizabeth Graves,7 daughter of Beverly W Graves and Cecelia C. Rodgers (or Ragins), on 20 Apr 1881 in Cleveland County, Arkansas. Mary was born on 16 Apr 1863 in Bradley County, Arkansas, died in 1944 in Hermitage, Bradley County, Arkansas, at age 81, and was buried in 1944 in Holly Springs Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas.

William married Groves.

Children from this marriage were:

Albert Groves Barnett ( )



Resources and References


1 Pine Bluff Commercial.

2 (copy of Bradley County Marriage license).

3 Tombstone - Shady Grove Cemetery - Jersey, AR.

4 1356097.ftw. Repository: Not Given.

5 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998). Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.

6 Sutton Cemetery.

7 History of Elbert County 1790-1935 by John H McIntosh, (Elizabeth Barnett was the daughter of Joel Barnett and Mildred Meriwether.), 367.

8 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Census, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, November 5, 2002), FHL Film 1254039; National Archives Film T9-0039; Page 8C. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.

9 Tombstone - Outlaw Cemetery - Bradley Co., AR.

10 "Civil War Soldiers from Bradley County" by Jann Woodard.

11 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Census, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, November 15, 2002), FHL Film 1254039; National Archives Film T9-0039; Page 68B. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.

12 stevensmw.FTW. Repository: Not Given.

13 1860 census.

14 US Census Bureau, FHL FIlm 1254043

National Archives Film T9-0043

Page 412D, (Red Land, Dorsey, Arkansas), Page 412D.

Some of the Stovall information is from Don Bishop with the Stovall Association




Submitted to the Bradley County Biography pages
by Patricia Blankenship
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