Biography of Joshua Manning
Grand Isle County, VT Biographies





Manning, Joshua, was born in Connecticut, September 15, 1751, and died in Alburgh at an advanced age. He came to Alburgh in 1787 among the early settlers, served in the War of 1812, and received a wound from which he never recovered. He was twice married, his children by his first wife being Joshua, Rebecca, Absolom, Harry, John, Thomas, Joseph, Richard, Gabriel, Elenora, and Margaret. Richard, a native of Alburgh, was born in 1793 and died in 1858, and was a life long resident of that place. He married Lucina Darby, who was born December 25, 1798, and died September 18, 1856. She was a daughter of Jonathan Darby. Their children were James B., born March 22, 1816; Jane A., born January 12, 1818; Joshua S., born March 22, 1825; Phoebes, born November 17, 1829; Jonathon, born April 19, 1827; Albert W., born April 25, 1833; Gilbert, born March 1, 1837; Mary R., born September 6, 1839; George H., born August 1, 1842; and Allen, born July 30, 1822. The latter married, first, Louisa Darby, January 23, 1841, daughter of David and Rebecca Darby, and second, Julia A. Harver, February 16, 1854, daughter of Calvin Harver. His third marriage was to Mrs. Mathilde (Clark) Chamberlain, March 14, 1887. She was a daughter of Henry and Mice Clark. His children are Gilbert G., born August 19, 1841; Miranda G., born July 23, 1843; Asahel, born August 26, 1845; Hiram E., born October 30, 1847; George A., born March 2, 1850; and Rosette L., born July 8, 1852. Mr. Manning is now a resident on the homestead farm. He served as first lieutenant of the first company in town, formed at the time of the St Albans raid, and was an orderly in the French war and received a land warrant for the same. Gilbert and Asahel both served in the late war and drew pensions. Mr. Manning has served as justice of the peace for twenty years, and held the office of side judge for four years, with numerous other offices of trust.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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