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Robert J Mansel
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Birth: 1842
Pike County
Alabama, USA
Death: 1911
Leon County
Texas, USA

Robert Mansel was one of the more interesting children of William Mansel. Robert married three times and produced twelve known children. Robert's first wife, Martha Floyd, bore two children, Lucinda land William Thad before her death in 1866.

Second, Robert married Emma Laura Brooks, a daughter of Sterling Brooks. Three of Laura's children: William Thad, Beulah and Clara were born in Pike County, Alabama. The remaining three, were born in Leon County: Margaret and Wiley, and Samuel Tildon Mansel.

After Laura's death in 1882, Robert married Dora Elizabeth Yancy, who gave him five additional children.

Robert served in Company H, 18th Alabama Infantry, for three years during the Civil War. In July 1899 at the age of 59, Robert filed for a Confederate Pension stating he had lived in Leon County for the past 25 years. He indicated he made his living farming and his health was bad. His health problems were due to physical wounds and disease contracted while serving in the Army. He said his only personal property were two horses and a wagon with a value of $45. He had sold his land claim for $200 within the past two years, and his total income was about $50 a year. He further stated he was destitute and unable to labor to earn support and had never deserted the Confederacy.

Dr. E.O. Boggs swore that both of Robert's legs were injured by explosion of shells. He continued to suffer considerable necrosis of both bones of the right leg as well as chronic bronchitis and illness resulting from measles, all contracted while in the service of the Confederate States of America. Robert's application was approved, and he drew a Confederate pension until his death.

On the 1900 Leon County Census we find Robert J living with his family:

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Robert J Mansel M 60 Alabama
Wife Dora E Mansel F 35 Alabama
Daughter Eliza Mansel F 14 Texas
Son George W Mansel M 13 Texas
Son Enoch E Mansel M 9 Texas
Daughter Emma Mansel F 6 Texas
Daughter Luther Mansel F 3 Texas
Daughter Eula Mansel F 0 Texas
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Mansel (1805 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Laura Brooks Mansel (1854 - 1882)
 
 Children:
  William Thad Mansel (1866 - 1935)*
  Lucy Clara Mansel Jennings (1874 - 1958)*
  Samuel Tildon Mansel (1878 - 1941)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Mansel Kitchens (1879 - 1959)*
  Wiley Robert Mansel (1880 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elisha Mansel (1829 - 1862)*
  William H Mansel (1841 - 1912)*
  Robert J Mansel (1842 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Source: Jean Kennedy and Laura Clemmons. Florence, Alabama. When in doubt or when no proof was available, we have provided the facts and given you the option of deciding for yourself which is correct. If you find errors or have additional information to contribute, please contact us.
 
Note: Robert's grave is not marked
 
Burial:
Clear Creek Cemetery
Leon County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
Record added: Dec 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122299476
Robert J Mansel
Added by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
 
 
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- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014
Descendant of The immigrant Mansell ancestor so many have searched for over the years remains a mystery which may no be solved. The name Mansell spelled many different ways we have found in colonies as early as the late 1600's. Our first proven Mansell i...(Read more)
- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
Descendant of The immigrant Mansell ancestor so many have searched for over the years remains a mystery which may no be solved. The name Mansell spelled many different ways we have found in colonies as early as the late 1600's. Our first proven Mansell i...(Read more)
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 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
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