McManus Post Office
Archibald McManus was born in SC
about 1785, the son of John McManus who died in 1838 in Edgefield County, SC.
Archibald married Rebecca Osena Collins, daughter of Moses Collins and Hannah
Willis about 1810 in Georgia. He came west to Mississippi through the Creek
Lands with his wife and her father Moses Collins and his family in 1811.
Archibald and Rebecca settled along the Pascagoula River in what is now Greene
County/Jackson County area of Mississippi. Archibald served with the 17th
Regiment from Jackson County in the War of 1812. He was a successful merchant in
the area for several years with his store, McManus Mercantile, which was located
in Jackson County. He served as a Justice of the Quorum Court in 1819. He also
served as the first Postmaster for the now extinct Town of McManus, MS. He owned
land in Jackson and Greene Counties. He was the District Attorney for Jackson
County for a while and also served in the Mississippi State Legislature as a
Representative of Greene County. He later moved to Hinds County, MS where he
opened two stores, one in Raymond, MS and one in Clinton, MS. He died on
September 21, 1841. His wife Rebecca, died 5 days later on September 26, 1841.
Archibald and Rebecca were the parents of 3 children:
Account List for McManus Mercantile
of McManus Post Office, Greene County, MS
for the period covering Feb.12, 1820 to Dec. 29, 1821
ABNER John S.
COWART Ezekial Jr.
DAMERON George B.
EUBANKS John, Jr.
EUBANKS John, Sr.
GUNN William (James)
HALL John M.
HARRISON John H.
JOHNSON Minor W.
LITTLE John R.
MCCARTY Robert & Co.
MOORE Thomas R.
NED (a negro)
PIERCE Joseph I.