Daniel Manning was born 2/29/1828 in Watson, Morgan County (now Cumberland County),Tennessee. He died 12/7/1921 and is buried in the Linary Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee. His mother Matilda Manning was born 1813 in South Carolina. She died in Cumberland County, Tennessee after 1879 and is buried in the Music Cemetery. Matilda had several children but was never married.
Daniel married Suzannah Hall (1834-7/26/1879)and had the following children: Angeline (1853-??. Summerfield (1856-1863)the only boy burnt to death. Amanda (1858-1935) who married Daniel Boone Manning. Drusilla J. (1860-1902) had five children but never married. Elba (1863-1915) who married James Asberry Hale. Lora (1865-1949) who married first William Ballinger and second Issac Houston. Flora W. (1867-1936) who married John Thomas Houston. Flara (1868-1959) who married William Mike Hassler. Mirta (1871-??) who married William J. Murphy, Gertrude (1871_???)nothing is known about her. It is speculated that she died young.
Daniel Manning was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not for his ability to look at a cow and guess its weight. He would take his neighbor's cattle to market in Virginia and would remember exactly what he sold each one for. He was known everywhere for his honesty.
Daniel's sister, Elizabeth married James Music. His brother Samuel married Mary Hankins first and Susan Manning (her maiden name was Manning. He also had a brother named John.