The James Hoard McManus Family:Information about Thomas Hugh McManus
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Thomas Hugh McManus (b. October 08, 1815, d. May 28, 1865)Thomas Hugh McManus (son of Samuel McManus and Sarah Griffin) was born October 08, 1815 in ,Amite Co, MS, and died May 28, 1865.He married (1) Teresa Scott.He married (2) Johanna Wild Tritt on February 15, 1849, daughter of Baker Tritt and Verona Regular Wild.
Notes for Thomas Hugh McManus:
Lived in Hampton Hall - Woodville LA
Sources: Who's Who in America 1922-23 pg 2132
News Article - Woodville Republican 1915
Will and papers of succession of Johanna Tritt McManus
Telephone Conversation with Evelyn Lambert - Sept 1978
Copy of a letter to Sarah Pipes from her Aunt Amanda Pipes dated January 25,
1943. Miss Rhoda McManus was Nanny to this family
In the history of the Colonization of the states there was a purchase
of land made by England, from Spain or France I haven't it very clear, it was
called the Natchez Tract and it was fiven by England to Protestant Colonies
speaking the English language: it was from Natchez to Baton Rouge and way back
into the hills-: your Mother's people, the Butler's, and Aunt Nan Pipes'
people, the Randolphs and Stuarts were among those who came into it from
Virginia: Grandfather Pipes' people came into it from Philadelphia and the
dunns (our Grandmother) and the Scotts were among those from South Carolina.
These people were not poor and they amassed wealth in the natchez Tract: the
Scotts were possibly the wealthiest of all:five of the Scott daughters married
men whose names began with Mc John McVea, that is Scott McVea and the Stones'
Grandfather; Mr. McWilliams that is Will McKowen's wife's people; Thomas
McManus, Miss Rhoda's father and I haven't the other two accurately: Mr.
McManus and his father were sugar planters - their home was on the river south
of New Orleans and they lived there through the harvest season of the sugar and
oranges: the rest of the year they lived on Mr. McManus plantation, the one
that MeManus station was named for, it was part of the Scott property that she
had inherited: they had two little girls, Miss Rhoda and Miss Theresa. Mrs.
McManus died when they were little fellows and Mr. McManus placed them in a
school conducted by the Episcopal church at Kirkwood, Miss.: later Mr.
McManus married again, a young lady in woodville, Miss. and they had a home
there. They had four children, James, Verona, Mrs. Scallan Walsh and Mrs.
Mansfield, I this it was...When the Civil War came on Miss Rhoda was engaged to
the Episcopal minister's son in Krikwood, and Miss Theresa to Fovernor Hord's
son, Winans: Governor and Mrs. Hoard had their home in Kirkwood, and no one was
more popular or livelier or prettier than the McManus girls. These boys were
both killed in the War. Mr. McManus brought the girls home and they and Mrs.
McManus worked through the war in Woodville and in Jackson where they were in
demand on all sides and made lifelong friends, then both Mr. McManus and his
father died, Mrs. McManus went back to Woodville to live with her little
children: Miss Rhoda nd Miss Theresa elected to live at the McManus plantation
which of course was their own...You see in so many families only the firls were
left. The federal troops had been stationed all through there so had
commandeered all the stock except what the negroes managed to keep hidden in
the canebrakes so it was hard sledding for the most able-bodied men to raise
enough on the plantations to live on. These girls realized that if they kept on
trying it they would get into debt and secured work where they could find it.
Miss Rhoda came to us, Miss Theresa was with the Stones for awhile, and I think
with the Lauiers for awile there with Uncle willie and Aunt Sallie McKowen for
the rest of her life...Mr. James McManus loved that McManus plantation too and
when he was able to he bought it from Miss Rhoda and Miss Theresa and I suspect
that is where Mrs. Miller was born...
More About Thomas Hugh McManus:
Burial: McManus, LA.
More About Thomas Hugh McManus and Johanna Wild Tritt:
Marriage: February 15, 1849
Children of Thomas Hugh McManus and Teresa Scott are:
- Rhoda Scott McManus, b. October 16, 1844, ,E. Feliciana Pr., LA, d. March 04, 1933, ,E. Feliciana Pr., LA.
- Teresa McManus, b. 1846, ,E. Feliciana Pr., d. August 22, 1894, New Orleans, LA.
Children of Thomas Hugh McManus and Johanna Wild Tritt are:
- +James Hoard McManus, b. December 10, 1849, McManus, LA, d. October 01, 1905, New Roads, Pointe Coupe Pr., LA.
- Verona Regular McManus, b. December 06, 1852, Talladega Plant., E. Feliciana Pr., LA, d. 1927, Woodville, MS.
- Grace McManus, b. October 08, 1860, Point Celeste PL, Plaquemines Pr., LA, d. April 01, 1944, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Blanche McManus, b. February 02, 1864, Talladega Plan., McManus, LA, d. June 20, 1935, New Orleans, LA.