John A. Manning was born in 1837 and died 1927. We have not found parents for John. He married 1st Martha Ann Cooper, November 29, 1855, born 1833 and died 1903. Married 2nd H. French Gibson, daughter of John R. and Jane Elizabeth (Harrison) Gibson Jr. She was born 1858 and died October 16, 1923. John and Martha Ann are buried in Hortense Cemetery in Hortense, Georgia. H. French is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Waynesville, Georgia.
John A. Manning enlisted as a private August 17, 1861. He was transferred to Company "L" August 31, 1861; to Company "B", 4th Regiment Georgia Cavalry (Clinch's) February 4, 1864. Roll for June 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.
Children of John and Martha Manning were:
1. James Manning, born 1856 and died 1951. He married Martha Jane "Mattie" Joyner, January 10, 1878, in Wayne County, daughter of Charles and Mary (Bennett) Joyner. She was born 1860 and died in 1950. They are buried in Hortense Cemetery, Hortense, Georgia.
2. Martin Manning, born 1860.
3. J.W. Manning, born 1873.
Resources: "Cemeteries and More" by Brantley County Historical and Presevation Society. "Miscellany of Wayne County" by Margaret C. Jordan; "ROSTER of the CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS of GEORGIA 1861-1865", by Lillian Henderson; Jerry Van Herrin's notes, Gaynell H. Sasser's notes.