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The earliest ancestor that we know of is Benjamin Steven Manning. He was born in Charleston or St. Stephens, Berkeley County, South Carolina, about 1858. His parents are believed to be Theopolis Manning and Cotto Edwards. It's recorded Benjamin was eldest of seven children: Andrew, Mary, Charles, Mose, Chatmon, and Sammie. Benjamin Manning died in Walton County, Florida in 1919.|
Ben's children were Thomas, James, Henry, Chatmon, Richard, Annie, Mary, and Mose.