W. T. MANRING is a native of Delaware, and was born April 5, 1829. He was the third of eight children born to
Ambrose and Nancy (Scotton) Manring, both natives of Delaware. His father moved with his family to Franklin County,
Ind., in 1837 or 1838, rented a farm and began to prepare for himself a home. In a few years, he went to Iowa,
but after a sojourn of nine months returned to Madison County, Ind., where he purchased 160 acres of good land.
He found this almost in the native state, but with the aid of his sons he cleared and improved it until he had
a good home. Here he died December, 1868, aged sixty years, and his wife died February, 1869, aged fifty three.
Our subject was reared a farmer's boy; he accompanied his father to Franklin County, Ind., thence to Iowa, and
finally, at the age of thirteen, to Madison County, Ind., where he spent the remainder of his boyhood days, receiving
a limited education from the subscription schools. He was married, November, 1851, to Amanda Sherwood, of Bartholomew
County, Ind., born June 17, 1838. She died January 29, 1872, leaving eight children - Rosa, wife of William Riley;
George E., conductor on the P., C. & St L. Railway; William, druggist at Greentown; Frances H., railroader;
Emma G., John T. (deceased), Ida May and Cora B. In 1853, Mr. Manring purchased an eighty acre farm, with twenty
acres cleared, and two years later exchanged it for eighty acres, with forty acres improved. This farm he cultivated
until he came to this county, where he shortly purchased ninety acres in Liberty Township. He lived here until
1873, when he sold and purchased his present home of 160 acres, which is well improved, well drained, and has good
frame buildings. Mr. Manring has been a hard working, economical farmer, and has given much attention to the raising
of short horned cattle and Poland China hogs, thoroughbred in both branches. He is an active worker in the Republican
party, and a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. In the fall of 1872, he was married to Martha E. Smith, born in
Rush County February 19, 1848, and the daughter of David Smith, of Howard Township. Four children have blessed
this union - Fanny (deceased), Minnie P., Charles H. and Leota. Mr. and Mrs. Manring are prominent members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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