Name: Hosea Maner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Birth: 1800 in South Carolina
Death: SEP 1887 in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, Burial at Collins Springs Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia.
Reference Number: 3174
Most of the research on " Brother Hosea " is credited to Janice McDaniel, unless otherwise noted.
In 1820' Pendelton District, South Carolina, Hosea Maner is first listed with brother Elijah Maner.
In 1824'-25 Hosea moved to DeKalb County, Georgia, with brother Alfred living close by. History research indicates that Decatur, Georgia was founded in 1823'. (GEM)
1824' - It seems that Hosea and Alfred Maner were members of the Utoy Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Cascade Heights (near East Point). Hosea Maner & sister Mary (Maner) Strickland were charter members in 1824', with Alfred joining in 1827'. The Herrin, Lee, and Jordan families of southern Cobb also tie back to that church. Hosea and Sarah moved their membership to Enon Missonary Baptist Church which split from Utoy in 1839'. The first eleven names appearing in the records of the Church, who do not appear, based on the minutes, to have been received after the Church?s organization, are as follows: Hosea Mainer, Ervin Stricklin, Peggy Suttles, Peggy Willis, Elizabeth Waits, Mary Dunlap, Robert Atkinson, James Dunlap, Orphy Tate, Mary (Maner) Stricklin, and James Donehoo. ( Also noted in 1824' is a "Lena Mainer". This was more than likely another sister to the Maner brothers. - GEM)
Monday, February 16, 1829', Milledgeville Newpaper- The Georgia Journal, Volume Four, 1829-1835, By Fred R. and Emilie K. Hartz = LEGAL NOTICES, Dekalb County, Georgia. -- Hosey Maner, of the 469th. district G.M., posted before Meredith Collier, Esq., one sorrel mare, 12 or 14 years old, 14 hands high, blaze in her forehead... a scar on the near shoulder, supposed to be swinney...appraised by Aaron Herrin and Edward Sims, to $40, 2d. February, 1829. (Signed) C. Murphey, C.I.C.
In 1830', Hosea is still living in DeKalb County, but Alfred is living in Carroll County, next to brother Elijah Maner.
On December 23, 1837', the Georgia Legislature incorporated Long's findings into law. The spot chosen for the terminus, in Land Lot 78 of the 14th. District, was owned in 1837' by Reuben Cone of Decatur. For $125 Cone granted the Western & Atlantic Railroad a 66-foot right-of-way through his property, including rights to use the timber and stone found there. Rights-of-way also were obtained from Hosea Maner, ...etc. (The History of DeKalb County, Ga. 1822-1900, Chapter 20.)
On September 4, 1838, the Inferior Court ordered "that a Route for a Road as lately marked out by Hardy Ivy, Benjamin Little, Benjamin Thurman, and Hosea Maner, be opened out and kept up as one of the publick Roads of said County, said Road commencing on the Sandtown Road near the Southern Terminus of the Western & Atlantic Rail Road & intersecting the Nelson Ferry Road near Reid's Shantee". (near the present intersection of the railroad and Magnolia Street, formerly Nelson's Ferry Road.) (The History of DeKalb County, Ga. 1822-1900, Chapter 20.)
In 1839', a "Cozy Manner" sold land in 15th. District, Land Lot 247, Dekalb County Records book "H" - page "71" to a William Martin. This would have been located in present day, downtown Decatur, Georgia.
1839' - Enon Missionary Baptist Church, formed in what was then Campbell County in 1839', from former members of Utoy Church. The people who founded Enon Church leftUtoy because of the 1837 division over the question of missions, Sunday schools, and salaried preachers (etc.). The church has had the following brethren and sister for church clerks: Hosea Mainer,eleven months;
In 1840' Hosea is still living in DeKalb County, but moves across the Chattahoochee River into Cobb County in the mid 1840's. Living in Cobb are 3 other brothers, James, Elijah, & Alfred. These 4 brothers remained in Cobb County the rest of their lives. The 3rd. brother, " Wandering William " went to Tennessee, Kentucky, then Missouri.
Hosea was a farmer, and died in Cobb County without having made a will. His estate was handled in the Court of Ordinary in Cobb County, Georgia.
Transcribed document just as written in 1887'.
Estate of Hosea Maner
J. Z. Foster, Attorney and Couselor at Law was the executor of the estate.
Georgia Cobb, County:
To the Hon. H. M. Hammett, Ordinary of said county: The petition of J. Z. Foster, administrator, of the estate of Hosea Maner, late of said county, deceased, shows that certain personal property belonging to said deceased, is of a perishable nature, and is likely to deteriorate in value, the same consisting of Corn and Hogs, and that it is to the interest and advantage of said estate that said property be sold. He therefore prays an order authorizing him to sell said property. The order to sell the perishables was signed by H. M. Hammett, Ordinary of Cobb County, on October 03, 1887.
A second petition was filed and an order was signed on November 07, 1887. The petition of J. Z. Foster, administrator, of Hosea Maner, shows that he died intestate, and that Hosea Maner, late of said county, departed this life, leaving as part of his estate land in said county, consisting of lot numbers 893, 901, 959, 960, each containing forty acres more or less: 967, containing twelve acres, more or less and 968 containing 14 acres more or less: All laying and being in the 17th. district, 2nd. section of said county; that such is the situation of the estate of Hosea Maner, and that said land should be sold for division, that no fair division can be had between the heirs at law.
Sale of land to J.D. Collins on 12/07/1887 $4,125.00, Mrs Lucinda Moss owing to estate, $ 26.00. Sale of personal property, $46.85, Rent from W.D. Maner 28.50. Sum Total of Estate = $4,226.35
After expenses, the money was divided between more than thirty five heirs, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Hosea and Sarah were among the founding members of Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Cobb County.
Hosea and Sarah were members of Utoy Baptist Church beginning about 1824'. Hosea was the clerk briefly, and he and Sarah were granted letters of dismissal 1850'. It's believed that Collins Springs Baptist was founded in the eighteen fifties.
Father: (James) Maner b: BEF 1775 in South Carolina?
Mother: Sarah (Sally) Unknown b: BEF 1775 in South Carolina?
Sarah Mary Land b: 1802 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
in South Carolina
- Sarah Maner b: BET 1820 AND 1823 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
- Louisa Matilda Maner b: JAN 1824 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
- James J. Maner b: ABT 1825 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Joseph L. Maner b: 12 JAN 1827 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Elizabeth Maner b: 18 OCT 1829 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- William George Maner b: 17 AUG 1832 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Henderson E. Maner b: 1834 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Lucinda Maner b: 3 JAN 1836 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Mary B.C. Maner b: 22 JAN 1839 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia
- Frances Jane Maner b: 30 MAR 1841 in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia
- Title: 1820' Census - South Carolina - Pendleton District - P. 209 - A.C. 58of98
- Title: 1830' Census - Georgia - Dekalb County - P. 36 - A.C. 23of98.
- Title: 1840' Census - Georgia - Dekalb County - District 469 - P. 56 - A.C. 1of10
- Title: 1850' Census - Georgia - Cobb County - Randal's Dist. - P. 197 - A.C. 8of15
- Title: 1860' Census - Georgia - Cobb County - Lemon's District - P. 463 - A.C. 241of262
- Title: 1870' Census - Georgia - Cobb County - Coxes District - P. 250 - A.C. 9of36
- Title: 1880' Census - Georgia - Cobb County - Lemons District - ED 34 - P. 153C - A.C. 31of46