Thanks for the additional information.Yes, it does look like Daniel Manning was a diehard loyalist.He was probably fighting some of folks he came to know well in that tri-state triangle of NW NC/SW VA/TN and before that too.It reminds me a lot of the Civil War. The migration from Yadkin to that area is a common one for some of the SW VA/NW NC/TN ancestors.So is one from the Orange Co NC area.
I suspect Daniel Manning was part of William Riddle's tories.Riddle, a mixed-blood, was hanged for his tory activities, as was a Goss.In fact, many of these early Tories were mixed-blood.See http://www.jimcal.com/v04is01.htmhttp://www.jimcal.com/v04is01.htm .The Goss family are associated with the Doughtys of Rowan Co.Moses Doughty m. Barbara Goss 2/14/1787 and John Doughty m. Nancy Goss 4/30/1787, both in Rowan NC.One of the Goss, Benjamin, was later identified as Cherokee in SC records (according to one gedcom I read).
Anna named her first son Joseph and I don't find the name in her Addington family, nor are there any Joshuas or Johns within a reasonable time.And then, there's Jeremiah Dutton who was in the militia in SW VA with many of these Tories and later, moved to SC and returns, it seems, to Russell Co. VA.Would you have any information on the John Doaty in Wilkes NC in 1790?It looks like John Jr. stayed in Rowan.It seems there's a lot to tie Daniel Manning to the Rowan Co. families. It's really quite a puzzle.Geesh.