|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1865|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1945|
Note: Her first name is misspelled on her grave stone which was added decades after her death.
The daughter of Confederate veteran Joseph Glisson and Mary ("Pollie") Ann Strickland Glisson, Manie (pronounced "May-Nay") Veranda Glisson McClelland was born February 16, 1865 in Bulloch County, Georgia. She had twelve siblings. Manie married farmer William Madison McClelland, and they had ten children, one of whom (Gertrude) did not survive infancy. Their children were: Gertrude McClelland, Pernell McClelland, Sr., Nevada McClelland Bell, Willie Clyde McClelland Moore, William Leon McClelland, Rufus McClelland, Maybelle McClelland Burnsed, Edna McClelland Floyd, Grace McClelland Clark, and Harry McClelland. In her old age she lived with her widowed daughter Nevada Bell in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, sharing a bedroom with her granddaughter Kathleen Bell Neely. Manie died at age 80 on December 11, 1945 in Savannah. She is buried at Old Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, near Ivanhoe (Briar Patch), Bulloch County. Her first name is misspelled on her grave stone which was added decades after her death. Her ancestry was Scots, English, German, and--through the Martin and Strickland surnames--Native American (Lumbee).
Like her mother, Manie's Native American line goes back to the Coree Indians who lived on the Atlantic coast along the Virginia/North Carolina border. By the late 17th century, the Coree population had declined due to disease and war. During the Tuscarora War, some of the surviving Coree fled south seeking refuge among the Cheraw Indians. Later some surviving Cheraws, remnants of other Indian groups, whites, and African Americans became the basis of the contemporary Lumbee Indians.
Thanks so much to her daughter Nevada McClelland Bell for much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
Joseph Glisson (1832 - 1875)
Mary Ann Strickland Glisson (1833 - 1905)
William Madison McClelland (1869 - 1935)
Gertrude McClelland (1891 - 1891)*
Pernell McClelland (1892 - 1952)*
Nevada McClelland Bell (1894 - 1985)*
Willie Clyde McClelland Moore (1896 - 1959)*
William Leon McClelland (1897 - 1982)*
Rufus McClelland (1899 - 1986)*
Maybelle McClelland Burnsed (1901 - 1960)*
Harry M. McClelland (1911 - 1963)*
Old Fellowship Church Cemetery
Created by: Sharlotte Donnelly
Record added: Sep 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5059085