Biography of John Mann
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN MANN is the eldest of seven children born to Joseph and Rebecca (Gibson) Mann, natives of Virginia; he was born August 1, 1822, in Monroe County, Va., where he remained until he was fourteen, and in 1837 removed with his parents to Henry County, Ind. Here he worked out by the month until he was twenty eight years of age, and in 1850 came to this county, locating on eighty acres he had purchased a few years before. He has added to this until now he has a good farm of 164 acres, with all the modern improvements, all of which he has accumulated by hard labor and economy. Mr. Mann was married, December 7, 1848, to Barbara Fatic, a native of Virginia. She was the fifth child born to Andrew and Barbara (Thumma) Fatic, both natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Mann have two children - Christina Brown, born August 6, 1850, and William F., born July 16, 1852. Mr. M. is at present County Surveyor. Mr. Mann attended school only eighteen months during his life, and has taken a pride in giving his children a good education. He was at one time Township Trustee, and he and wife have been active members of the Christian Church over twenty years; he was formerly a member of the Democratic party, but since 1856 has been an active worker in the Republican ranks.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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