R. W. Mannen
BIOGRAPHY:  The following sketch is found about the life of R. W. Mannen.  It 
reads: "farmer and stock-raiser, P.O. Laur, was born in Bald Hill Township, 
Jefferson County, July 5, 1851; is a son of Sydney S. and Eliza A. (Walton) 
Mannen.  The parents were originally from Mason County, Kentucky and came to 
this county about 1844.  They settled on the farm now occupied by subject, 
where the father died in 1872.  The mother is still living.  Subject was the 
fifth of nine children, of whom eight are living. In childhood and youth, he 
attended the free schools of his township, and worked on the home place until 
the father's estate was settled.  And when the estate was divided, subject 
inherited the part that he now occupies.  At present, he owns 220 acres in 
Sections 1 and 10, of Town 4, Range 1, eighty acres in Section 6, of Town 4, 
Range 2, and eighty acres in Section 33, of Town 3, Range 1.  Of the whole 
farm, there are about 240 acres in cultivation.  He also pays some attention 
to stock-raising, having about 130 head of cattle, and some sheep and hogs.  
Mr. Mannen was married, December 31, 1879, to Amanda E. Dodds, a native of 
Shiloh Township, Jefferson County, and a daughter of William and Anna (Hall) 
Dodds.  The father was born in this county, his parents having come here from 
South Carolina.  The mother was a native of Gallatin County, Ill.  The father 
in his day was one of the foremost men of this county, and served as Circuit 
Judge, County Clerk, and other responsible positions.  He died in 1870.  The 
mother is still living, in Elk Prairie Township.  This marriage has resulted 
in one child - Walton Dodds Mannen, born March 13, 1881.  In politics, Mr. 
Mannen is a Democrat."

Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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