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William Manlove
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1772
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1833
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA

"Looking Westward from North Carolina" ...As early as 1810 some members of the Manlove family were looking westward. A diary, kept by one George Manlove, tells of a trip to Indiana in the fall of that year. Following are some items from the diary: "A Journal - North Carolina, Guilford County Deep River,the 17th. of the 9th. month, 1810. We, Edward and Joseph Bond, their wives and my self; George Manlove, this day began our journey for the Indian Territory, about four in the afternoon, we went a few miles and camped on a friend's yard." [They reached their destination in Indiana Territory on October 27th.]
William married: Mary Smith, b.01-Aug-1775 d.????.
She was the daughter of Moses Smith, b.1747 d.???? and Sarah (née unknown), b. 1754 d.????.
Children of William and Mary:
i. Elizabeth Manlove b.20-Aug-1794 Guilford Co., NC.; d.06-Apr-1826.
ii.Sarah Ann Manlove, b.01-Jun-1796 Guilford Co., NC.; d.01-May-1843, Schuyler Co., IL.
iii. Anna Manlove, b.11-Jul-1798 Guilford Co., NC.; d.????.
iv. Mary Manlove b.26-FEB-1800 Guilford Co., NC.; d.????.
v. Moses Manlove b.14-Apr-1802 Guilford Co., NC.; d.????.
vi. Anna Manlove b.3-DEC-1803 Guilford Co., NC.; m.08-Jun-1829, to Jonathan Tharp (1807-1855), d.08-Jul-1881 Schuyler Co., IL.
vii. William Manlove b.21-JAN-1806 in Guilford Co., NC.
viii. Jonathon Quincy Manlove b.15-MAR-1808 Guilford Co., NC.; d.09-Jun-1836 Plymouth, Hancock Co., IL. [F.A.G. #50997057].
ix. Rachel Manlove b.12-MAR-1810 Guilford Co., NC.
x. David Manlove b.19-DEC-1812 Guilford Co., NC.; d.05-Oct-1933.
xi. George Washington Manlove b.24-DEC-1814 Guilford Co., NC., d.03-Feb-1892, Schuyler Co., IL.
xii. John H. Manlove b.13-Jun-1817 Guilford Co., NC.; d.07-Dec-1895 Butler CO., KS. [F.A.G. #19825626].
Following is a letter copied from a copy of the original, which is of interest to the Manlove, and kindred families of Schuyler County, for within the letter are excerpts from a letter written by William Manlove, the father of Anna (Manlove) Tharp, The original letter had been sent, not in an envelope, but folded and sealed with a wax seal. The letter was in the possession of Ida Manlove Jackson, Falmouth, IN. in 1941.

"State of Ohio, Highland County, Nov. 10, 1827 - Dear and respected Brothers and Sisters, with gratitude to Him that rules over us all; I pronounce the enjoyments of perfect health, and a tranquil mind. Hoping these few lines may reach you all enjoying the same blessings. My family is all enjoying good health and consist of a wife and six children, namely, George, Rachel, William, Anna, Jonathan, and Mark. My dear father, that has been one (of) my family for more than four years, is no more. After being afflicted more than 10 months with pains he departed this life the 5th of this instant, mostly in his perfect senses. We received a letter from Cynthia Manlove two days before the death of my dear father which was a satisfaction She said that Uncle George had been sick but had recovered which I am glad to hear. My dear father received a letter about three weeks before his death from Uncle William Manlove, which was dated Sixth Mo. First Day, of which I will send you some of the particulars: I inform that at this time myself, and family are in health, altho' I am much afflicted with rheumatism pains mostly in my shoulders, wrists and ancles till I have sometimes, been unable to put on or off my wearing clothes. I am somewhat relieved since warm weather set in but feel to be going the downward road as to constitution, altho I am heavier than I formerly was, and except pains in my joints enjoying health generally. My son William is living with his brother-in-law, James Beard, leaving the hatting business and my other sons Jonathan and David, Ritting House: George and John are living with me and my two daughters Ann and Rachel. Jonathan is like to be a stout man. David I believe more like our old father than any of the family that I have seen. George often talks of his old Uncle George, and still, says that if he lives to be a man and his old Uncle is living, he will go and see him. He is a very healthy boy blessed with fine talent. Brother Jonathan, son David and Moses is all removed to the State of Illinois, so is Manlove Horney, Phillip Horney is living in Randolph near his father-in-law and is as fat as ever his mother was. I learn that Brother Jonathan and all his children and wives are well pleased with their country. Jonathan's son, William T. Manlove is now at my house, haveing return to North Carolina about ten days past. It has long been my intentjon to visit the Western States and has often been disappointed in my intention. But William has set his cousin all on fire and his old Aunt not far behind them for a new country. Till very lately I had no inducement to come to the West than only to see my near relatives, but now I expect if I like the country on seeing it, to sell and move. I expect to be at Mark Manloves in about 11 months on our way to Illinois so that if it is the will of heaven to spare us till then and no unforeseen accident happens we may meet again, for which I do most devoutly pray. It would rejoice me to take thee by the hand, dear brother, but whether we ever meet in this world or no, it is my sincere desire that we may be able to keep the watch, that we may not be alarmed with a midnight cry, but have our lamps trimmed and our lights burning, having oil in our vessels If so be the change will good come of it when it may. I believe all of our relations are in health and living except Manlove Wheeler, Sr., who deceased last fall. Sall Manlove, daughter of Nancy Manlove is married to Isaac Hiatt, son of Enos Hiatt. He is an industrious young man. My intentions now is as soon as I can plant next years crop to set out with a view to spend one summer in visiting our relations and viewing the country. I intend to come first to Marks, and go through the Ohio, Indiana and on to brother Jonathan's in Illinois and so conclude, with love to thee and Mark, and, as William says, truly amiable and valuable wife. Dear relatives farewell. -William Manlove

P.S. John Howells and family are well and so is James Beard and family and my two grandsons, all I have left of my daughter, Elizabeth, she and five of her children lying in the old orchard."
Last Will and Testament: "I, William Manlove, of the county of Schuyler, and state of Illinois, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do make and establish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others. First: It is my will that after my death my body be interred by the side of my deceased wife in a plain, decent coffin, not stained. Second: That all my just debts be paid; that, if necessary, sufficient of my personal property be sold for that purpose. Third: After payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I do hereby devise and bequeath to David R. Manlove, George W. Manlove, and John H. Manlove, to wit: the west half of the southwest quarter of section eighteen, in township two, North, in range one, west and the southeast quarter of section thirteen in township two, north, in range two, west of the fourth principal meridian, together with all and singular, the improvements, privileges and appurtenances therof, all my stock, consisting of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep, and all my household furniture (except such as shall be herinafter excepted), to be held in common until the said John H. Manlove shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, then the said property above mentioned to be divided between the said said David R., George W. and John H., one third equally, each, one-third part, the said David R., John H. and George W., each to choose one. Fourth: I do also bequeath to my son, Jonathan Q. Manlove, one yoke of steers called Bully and Duke. Fifth: I give and bequeath to my son William L. Manlove, one yoke of steers called Buck and Berry, the said steers to be delivered to the said Jonathan and William in the month of January A.D. 1834. Sixth: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Howell, thirty dollars. Seventh: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Beard, sixty dollars. Eighth: I give and bequeath to my daughter Anna Tharp, twenty dollars. Ninth: I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Chadsey, ninety dollars. Tenth: I give and bequeath to Polly Betts, fifty dollars, if she remains and live with my family until she reach the age of eighteen years. Eleventh: I give and bequeath to my two grandsons, Manlove R. Raper and Augustus F. Raper, one hundred and fifty dollars each to be paid to them when they shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years. Twelvth: It is my will that in case my sons Jonathan Q. or William should lose their land or any part thereof to wit. the southern quarter of section thirty-six on town, ship one north, in range two west, and eighteen scores part of the northeast quarter of midsection thirty six by reason of title being bad, the loss shall be sustained by my five sons, each bearing an equal share of the loss, including the expenses of defending the title. Thirteenth: It is my will that my sons, David H., George W., John H. recieve from my executors, money sufficient to complete their education, not exceeding the value of their personal property, and also to complete the dwelling house and barn now being built on the land hereby bequeathed to them. Fourteenth: It is my will that whatever balance shall be found remaining in the hans of my executors after paying for just debts, funeral expenses and the legacies herin before mentioned to be equally divided between my five sons. Fifteenth: It is my will that if any open account shall be found by executors standing against any of my children that the same be considered as closed and paid. Sixteenth: It is my will that the executors immediately after my decease take pocession of all my moneys and papers and dispose of them as hereby directed, and I do hereby appoint Hart Fellows and David E. Blair, executors of this my last will and testament.Seventeenth: It is my will that that any stock of leather now in tan be recieved by my executors to purchase whatever bark, oil and tallow may be necessary to finish the leather now in tan as aforesaid. Eighteenth: It is my will that seventy dollars worth of leather or more, if wanted, be sold to John B. Moffat and David S. Taylor by my executors, out of the first of my leather tanned out on a credit of a year. In testimony wherof, I heretofore set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, this sixteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one." -Wm Manlove, (Seal In the presence of John F. Charles, Will Mayfield, I.B. Terry, Cyrus L. Watson.)"
Family links: 
  Mary Smith Manlove (1775 - ____)*
  Sarah Ann Manlove Howell (1796 - 1843)*
  Mary Manlove Beard (1800 - 1853)*
  Anna Manlove Tharp (1803 - 1881)*
  Jonathan Quincy Manlove (1808 - 1836)*
  George Washington Manlove (1814 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Rushville City Cemetery
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Jun 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53811957
William Manlove
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Thinking about you today.
- Dee Billings-Gonzales
 Added: Dec. 1, 2010
You are my gggggg grandfather. I am so happy to have finally found you. Rest in peace grandfather, you will not be forgotten.
- Dee Billings-Gonzales
 Added: Jul. 27, 2010

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