Biography of Orvis Mann
Crawford County, PA Biographies

ORVIS MANN, farmer, P. O. Custard's, was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., July 28, 1807, and is a son of William and Ruhamah (Barnum) Mann, who removed to Delaware in his infancy, and there he was reared. His maternal grandfather, Isbon Barnum, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, died in his native State, Connecticut, aged about seventy. Our subject was married in 1836, to Miss Mary, daughter of Edward Burhans, of Delaware County, N. Y., by whom he had six children: Frances, Mrs. Newel Bly, Helen, Electa (now Mrs. William A. Cook), Mary L., Mrs. Jerome J. Hill, Josephine, and an infant deceased. In 1838 Mr. Mann settled in Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he resided until 1853, when he removed to this township, locating on the farm on which he still resides, and a part of which he cleared and improved. He has held several township offices. In politics he is a Democrat.

History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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