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Descendants of John Mansker


Hardly anything is known about this particular John Mansker, other than the fact that his name appears on the death certificate of one of his sons. His date of birth, date of death and his parentage are all a mystery. He married Elizabeth Dugger around 1840; she was born on 16 May 1820 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, probably a daughter of Luke Dugger.

Luke Dugger, incidentally, was the bondsman at the marriage of William Mansker and Arvilla Dugger, which took place on 21 August, 1816, . William Mansker was the son of James Minsker (see the Descendants Page), who in turn was the son of John Minsker, and the grandson of the immigrant, Ludwig Mäintzger. The relationships among the Duggers and Manskers are unclear and are subject to much speculation.

John could have been the John “Mansco” who, along with Ellender Coffee Mansco, sold some property on Mill Creek in Davidson County, Tennessee, on 27 December 1804. The property was part of a military grant of 640 acres to Henry Coffee. The relationship among these people is likewise unknown. It is also possible that John Mansker was a son of John and Ellender Mansco, but this only pushes the question of his parentage back another generation, since next to nothing is known about this John Mansco, either.

By 1850, Elizabeth was living alone with four children; it is likely that John died prior to that time. Elizabeth Dugger Mansker died on 24 August 1899 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Children of John Mansker and Elizabeth Dugger are:

  1. James Franklin Mansker, born April 1841 in Sumner Co, TN; died in Ballinger, TX.
  2. Wilamine Medora Mansker, born circa 1843; died circa 1862.
  3. William Thomas Mansker, born 30 January 1845 in Sumner Co, TN; died 13 April 1928 in Texarkana, AR.
  4. Mary Louise Mansker, born 28 April 1848 in Sumner Co, TN.

Second Generation

James Franklin Mansker (John) was born April 1841 in Sumner Co, TN, and died in Ballinger, TX. (See the Texas Manskers Page.) He married Mary Elizabeth Mitchener December 1861 in Sumner Co, TN. She was born 17 September 1841 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 29 June 1909.

  1. Children of James Mansker and Mary Mitchener are:
  2. Monia Mansker, born circa 1862.
  3. Callie Mansker, born circa 1864.
  4. Emma Mansker, born circa 1866.
  5. Ethel Mansker, born circa 1868.
  6. William Mansker, born circa 1869 in Sumner Co, TN; died 1935 in Ballinger, TX.
  7. Andrew Jackson Mansker, born circa 1870 in Bethpage, Sumner Co, TN; died circa 1923 in Runnels Co, TX.

Wilamine Medora Mansker (John) was born circa 1843, and died circa 1862. She married S. W. Martin circa 1860. Child of Wilamine Mansker and S. Martin is:

  1. Thankfull Wilamine Martin, born October 1862 in Tennessee; died April 1959 in Winter Haven, FL.

William Thomas Mansker(John) was born 30 January 1845 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 13 April 1928 in Texarkana, AR. He married (1) Elizabeth Jane Scott 31 December 1865 in Sumner Co, TN. She was born 12 November 1843, and died 3 January 1915. He married (2) Virginia Nickles 23 December 1877 in Cooke Co, TX. She was born circa 1850, and died circa 1881. He married (3) Victoria Ann Skelly 20 December 1882 in Sherman, TX. She was born 3 December 1858 in Sherman, TX, and died 1922 in Atascadero, CA.

Children of William Mansker and Elizabeth Scott are:

  1. Cleana Mansker, born 22 February 1872 in Sumner Co, TN; died 16 November 1965.
  2. William Mansker, born circa 1874.

Children of William Mansker and Virginia Nickles are:

  1. James Lyman Mansker, born 15 April 1878 in Cooke Co, TX; died 16 April 1940 in Texarkana, AR.
  2. Susan Laurence Mansker, born 12 April 1881 in Cooke Co, TX. She married Thomas Bentley

Children of William Mansker and Victoria Skelly are:

  1. Clarence Cleveland Mansker, born 4 July 1884 in Cooke Co, TX; died September 1919 in Mineral, AR.
  2. Albert Franklin Mansker, born 5 February 1887 in Willabarger Co, TX; d ied 15 December 1967 in California.
  3. Madora Belle Mansker, born 20 February 1889 in Greer Co, OK.
  4. Ernest Avery Mansker, born 11 April 1891 in Greer Co, OK; died in Needles, CA.
  5. Dixie Lee Mansker, born 12 September 1893 in Greer Co, OK; died 17 November 1979 in Tulsa, OK.
  6. Mary Alma Mansker, born 12 August 1896 in Sevier Co, AR; died 23 July 1974 in Needles, CA.

Mary Louise Mansker (John) was born 28 April 1848 in Sumner Co, TN. She married James Littleton 10 November 1871. He was born 8 June 1839 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 17 March 1906.

Child of Mary Mansker and James Littleton is:

  1. Clara Elizabeth Littleton, born August 1872 in Sumner Co, TN; died 1952.

Third Generation

Monia Mansker (James Franklin2, John) was born circa 1862. She married John W. Thornton.

Children of Monia Mansker and John Thornton are:

  1. Myrtle Thornton.
  2. Annie Thornton. She married Walter Franklin
  3. Lizzie Thornton.
  4. Mallie Lou Thornton.
  5. Jessie Thornton. She married David Knight
  6. Inez Thornton.
  7. Zola Thornton.
  8. Eula Thornton.

Callie Mansker (James Franklin2, John) was born circa 1864. She married (-?-) Clampett. Child of Callie Mansker and (-?-) Clampett is:

  1. Ethel Clampett.

Andrew Jackson Mansker (James Franklin2, John) was born circa 1870 in Bethpage, Sumner Co, TN, and died circa 1923 in Runnels Co, TX. (See the Texas Manskers Page.) He married Mattie Mae Woodward circa 1892 in Runnell Co, TX, daughter of Calisto Woodward and Susan White. She was born circa 1875 in Texas.

Children of Andrew Mansker and Mattie Woodward are:

  1. Leska Lucille Mansker, born 15 July 1898; died 22 January 1977.
  2. A. J. Mansker, born 17 November 1903 in Ft. Worth, TX.
  3. James Cilistro Mansker, born 7 June 1907 in Ft. Worth, TX; died 5 June 1999 in Ft. Worth, TX.

Thankfull Wilamine Martin (Wilamine Medora2 Mansker, John) was born October 1862 in Tennessee, and died April 1959 in Winter Haven, FL. She married E. W. Pendleton circa 1887 in Fairfield, IL. He was born 1834 in Kentucky, and died 1918 in Fairfield, IL.

Children of Thankfull Martin and E. Pendleton are:

  1. Helen Darthula Pendleton, born 13 August 1887; died 1980 in Winter Haven, FL.
  2. Frederick Pendleton, born 1890; died 1893.

Cleana Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 22 February 1872 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 16 November 1965. She married (1) Estil Haynes. She married (2) Carney Vance 10 September 1890. He was born 11 May 1869, and died 1 April 1894. She married (3) Isham Burgess circa 1895.

Child of Cleana Mansker and Carney Vance is:

  1. Alma Vance, born 12 June 1891 in Trousdale Co, TN; died 15 August 1980.

James Lyman Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 15 April 1878 in Cooke Co, TX, and died 16 April 1940 in Texarkana, AR. He married Nancy Ann Erwin. She was born 28 March 1880 in Scottsboro, AL, and died 24 September 1944 in Loma Linda, CA.

Children of James Mansker and Nancy Erwin are:

  1. Thomas Ervin Mansker, born 25 March 1909 in Texarkana, AR; died 13 January 1959 in Culver City, CA.
  2. William K. Mansker, born 25 December 1914 in Texarkana, AR; died 17 March 1991 in Boise, ID.

Clarence Cleveland Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 4 July 1884 in Cooke Co, TX, and died September 1919 in Mineral, AR. He married Oda Batson. She was born 12 February 1886, and died 1 March 1911 in Mineral, AR.

Child of Clarence Mansker and Oda Batson is:

  1. Jewell Mansker, born 5 November 1907 in Mineral, AR.

Albert Franklin Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 5 February 1887 in Willabarger Co, TX, and died 15 December 1967 in California. He married Margaret Anna Scheller 22 July 1918. She was born 24 February 1893 in Milwaukie, WI, and died 16 November 1986.

Child of Albert Mansker and Margaret Scheller is:

  1. Raymond Curtis Mansker, born 2 March 1924 in Pasadena, CA.

Madora Belle Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 20 February 1889 in Greer Co, OK. She married (1) J. M. Dodgen. She married (2) Charles Rose.

Child of Madora Mansker and J. Dodgen is:

  1. Hubert Dodgen.

Ernest Avery Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 11 April 1891 in Greer Co, OK, and died in Needles, CA. He married Emma Ice. She was born 1 November 1898.

Children of Ernest Mansker and Emma Ice are:

  1. Nancy Mansker.
  2. Richard Avery Mansker, born 25 April 1925.

Dixie Lee Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 12 September 1893 in Greer Co, OK, and died 17 November 1979 in Tulsa, OK. She married William Joseph Johnson 10 April 1917. He was born 21 January 1890 in Liberty, TN, and died 30 August 1940.

Child of Dixie Mansker and William Johnson is:

  1. Jean Johnson, born 19 September 1921 in Denison, TX; died December 1998 in Oklahoma. She married Robert Edward Brodhagen; born circa 1920.

Mary Alma Mansker (William Thomas2, John) was born 12 August 1896 in Sevier Co, AR, and died 23 July 1974 in Needles, CA. She married Louis Welsh 31 January 1914. He was born 21 June 1895 in Arizona, and died 18 February 1972.

Children of Mary Mansker and Louis Welsh are:

  1. Lois Christenne Welsh, born 15 May 1917 in Needles, CA.
  2. Elena Victoria Welsh, born 16 October 1922 in Los Angeles, CA.

Clara Elizabeth Littleton (Mary Louise2 Mansker, John) was born August 1872 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 1952. She married James Pesara Scott 23 November 1892. He was born 20 September 1867 in Sumner Co, TN, and died 17 March 1906.

  1. Child of Clara Littleton and James Scott is:
  2. Mary Myrtle Scott, born 10 April 1899 in Sumner Co, TN.