The subject of this sketch was born near Hancock, in the State of Maryland, on the 4th day of July, 1843, and is
the son of Jonathan E. and Mary A. (Brosins) Mann, natives of Marlyand. At an early age, in company with his parents,
he removed to this county and received the greater part of his education in the excellent schools of Gallatin.
He began his business career as a clerk in the dry goods store of T. J. Casey, at Richmond, Missouri.
At the commencement of the Civil War, prompted by a spirit of patriotic devotion to his adopted State, Mr. Mann
responded to her governor's first call for volunteers and enlisted in May, 1861, in Colonel Reeve's regiment of
General Sterling Price's command. In defense of principles he believed just, our subject fought bravely and well,
throughout the entire war. He followed the "crimson banner of stars and bars" through the battles of
Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Lexington, Pea Ridge, Cape Girardeau, Potosi, and Pilot Knob. At Pea Ridge he was disabled
by a wound and fell into the hands of the enemy. After lying in the hospital for about two months, he was exchanged
and joined General Joe O. Shelby's cavalry brigade, with whom he continued until the close of the war, and then,
"when the people's hopes were dead" and the banner he loved so well was furled forever, Mr. Mann laid
down his arms, with his comrades, at Shreveport, Louisiana, and returning to Richmond, Missouri, resumed the peaceful
avocation of a merchant in that place. He located in Jamesport in 1872, and by his gentlemanly bearing and fair
and honorable dealing, has built up a mercantile business of which a metropolitan city might justly feel proud.
Independence Mann was married, in Richmond, Missouri, January 30, 1868, to Miss Tobie, daughter of Captain Obadiah
Taylor, of that city. Mrs. Mann was born in Ray county, January 3, 1847. She is an amiable and cultured lady and
one highly esteemed by her friends and acquaintances. They are the parents of two bright and promising children,
Nellie Mabel, and an infant son, unnamed.
Mr. Mann and his estimable lady are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is also a member of the
order of I. O. O. F., and of Legion No. 8, S. K. of A. O. U. W. Politically, he is a Democrat.
For all the qualities that make an honest man and a refined gentleman, few have as enviable a reputation among
their fellow citizens as "Pendy" Mann.
The History of Daviess County, Missouri
Birdsall & Dean, Publishers
Kansas City, MO. 1882
Daveiss County, MO
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