Manning Family Cemetery
Located in R8W, T2S, Sec. 11, south of Church road and west of Highway 51 (in 1985). Additional information added by Tim Harrison.
Sarah Elizabeth Manning – 1851 – 1858. Daughter of T. P. & K. A. Manning.
Born in DeSoto County, daughter of Theldred Pheasonton Manning (1836 – 1906) and Kiddie Ann Carol Barbee (1838 – 1882), who married on December 18, 1856. She had the following siblings: Letitia B. (1859), Middleton J. (1862), Alice B. (1864), James (1868), Ruby (1873), and G. J. (f) (1878). In 1860 her father owned 27 slaves. Her father was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. E, 9th Mississippi Regiment and as a captain in Co. A, 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers. Her grandparents were Reuben Staton Manning (see below) and Elizabeth D. Howell (see below), and Henry H. Barbee (1813 – 1852) and Elizabeth Barbee (1817 – 1882). The Barbees are buried in New Bethlehem Cemetery, as is her mother, Kiddie.
Elizabeth D. Manning – no dates. Born in Halifax Co., NC.
Born Elizabeth Dorothy Howell. She married Reuben Staton Manning on February 24, 1831 in North Carolina. She died on February 26, 1849. She was the mother of at least seven children: Jameson A. (1836), Theldred Pheasonton (1836), Van H. (1839), Sarah (1841, MS), Elizabeth (1843), Eliad (1845), and Marietta (1848). They are listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 426). Four of her sons were Confederate soldiers: Jameson A. served in Co. g, 37th Arkansas Infantry with the rank of second lieutenant; Theldred P. served in Co. E, 9th Mississippi Infantry and was Captain of Co. A, 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers; Van H. was Captain of Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry and became Colonel of the regiment; and Eliad S. served in Co. F, 18th Mississippi Cavalry.
Reuben S. Manning – 1808 – 1859. Born in Martin Co., NC.
Reuben Staton Manning was born October 17, 1808, the son of Reuben and Sallie Manning. He married (first) Elizabeth Dorothy Howell in 1831 in North Carolina. After her death in 1849, he married (second) Eudoxy Reed (see below) on August 3, 1852. In the 1850 Census (p. 426) he is listed with seven children (see above). In the slave schedule he was shown to own 73 slaves.
Eudoxy Manning – 1809 – 1854. Wife of R. S. Manning.
Eudoxy Reed, born in North Carolina, married Reuben S. Manning on August 3, 1852. She was his second wife, and he was apparently her second husband. She is listed in the 1850 DeSoto County Census (p. 407) with Zalmon Read, age 47, born in NC. Zalmon could be either her husband or her brother.