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Man or Mann Genealogy by George W. Messenger, NEHGR, 1859, Vol 13, pg 325:
The records say his parents "were esteemed truly religions," and that they early designed their son for the ministry; he was accordingly furnished with a liberal education and graduated from Harvard College in 1665.After leaving college he taught school in Dedham five years.It is not known at what time he first preached, but it was probably at an early age, for he discoursed to the first settlers of Wrentham for some time before it was incorporated into a town, and continued with them until March, 1676, when the inhabitants were obliged to leave in consequence of "Philip's Indian War."Mr. Man then went to Milton, Mass, where he remained more that four years, preaching to the settlers there, and so much to their satisfaction that they were desirous he should be settled at that place; but, after the war was over, receiving a call from the returning inhabitants of Wrentham, his great love for them induced him to return with them, Aug. 21, 1680.No church, however was gathered until April 13, 1692, when Samuel Man was ordained pastor, preaching his own ordination sermon, from 1st Corinthians, IV. Chapter, 2d verse.He was much beloved by his people and continued with them until his decease, May 22d, 1719, at the age of 72.His last sermon, March 1, 1719, was from the text in Ecclesiastes, 1st chap. 14th verse---."I have seen all the works that are done under the sun and behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit."His successor in the ministry was the Rev. Henry Messinger.
2.REV. SAMUEL MAN m. in 1673, Esther Ware, a dau. of one of the early settlers of Wrentham, by whom he had eleven children:--(3) MARY, b. April 7, 1674, m. Samuel Dearing, May 4, 1708:--(4) SAMUEL, b. Aug. 8, 1875, m. Zipporah Billings, Oct. 13, 1704;--(5) NATHANIEL, b. in Milton, m. Elizabeth George, Dec. 19, 1704;--(6) WILLIAM, b. in Milton, m. Bethiah Rocket, Dec. 1, 1701;--(7) THEODORE, b. Feb. 8, 1680, m. Abigail Hawes, Feb. 28, 1702;--(8) THOMAS, b. Oct. 24, 1682, m. Hannah Aldis, Dec. 27, 1709;--(9) HANNAH, b. June 12, 1685, m. Samuel Davis, April 30, 1707;--(10) BORIAH, or BERIA, b. March 30, 1687, m. Daniel Hawes, Dec. 20, 1710;--PELATIAH, b. April 2, 1689, m. Jemima Farrington, Feb. 18, 1719;--(12) MARGARET, b. Dec. 21, 1691, m. Nathaniel Whiting, April 18, 1711;--(13) ESTHER, b. June 26, 1696, m. Isaac Fisher, Dec. 30, 1719.
Page 324: ADDITIONS TO THE MAN OR MANN GENEALOGY
Since furnishing the article in the present number, pages 325-328, further information has been received through the kindness of Rev. W. L. Ropes of Wrentham, Mass., who obtained the facts from a manuscript in the hands of Hon. Samuel Warner, of thattown.
The exact date of birth of (2) Rev. Samuel Man was July 6, 1647; that of his marriage to Esther Ware was May 19, 1673.The family of their son Samuel in full is as follows:---