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Manning, George, was born at Dickinson's Landing, Canada, October 2, 1847. His father, Jeremiah Manning, was a native of Ireland and came to Canada in 1837. The family trace their descent from Robert Manning of Woolwich, Eng., who was an officer in the British army. The family removed to Ireland in 1798 and came to the United States in 1850. He married Mary A., daughter of Patrick Lamm. He was a soldier in the British army and enlisted and served during the Mexican war. He came to Rensselaer Falls in 1850 and on the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion in 1861. enlisted in 1862 in Co. A, 106th N. Y. Vols., and received an honorable discharge in 1863. He returned home and died August 15, 1864. George Manning was educated in the common schools. November 23, 1863, he took his father's place in the U. S. army, enlisting in Co. B, 11th N. Y. Cavalry, serving until October 7, 1865. He then returned to Rensselaer Falls and went to Michigan in 1866, where he engaged in the lumber business. In 1874 he returned and in 1877 hired out as a scout under General Crook in the regular army, remaining until April, 1879, when he engaged in mining in Black Hills of Dakota until September, 1881, when he returned to Rensselaer Falls and in 1882 moved to Alexandria Bay. He married Emma Boice in 1889, and they have one daughter, Freda. Mr. Manning is one of the conservative men of his town, and has ever aided and advanced the best interests of his town and its people.

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