Iasac T. Mann Family History
Note: Material appears to have been written in the 1930s.
This Mann family was of English origin--from Kent. They came at an early day to America, and that branch of the family, the ancestor of the present New River Valley families of that name was William, who settled in Augusta in 1778. It is a numerous family, some of them attained to prominence in the revolutionary, border and civil wars.
Adam Mann, Jacob Mann, and others as early as the year 1770, built a fort on Indian Creek, some ten miles west from the present town of Union. The Cooks, also built a fort on Indian Creek some three miles from its mouth.
From the Mann family MS. it appears, that two of this family, Thomas and William, were soldiers on the Ohio at fort Randolph shortly after the battle of Point Pleasant, and while there, on the south side of the Kanawha, appeared one Simon Girty, who gave to Thomas and William Mann the sign of distress, and urged them to cross for him as he was and as they approached the shore a party of Indians in hiding fired upon them, killing Thomas Mann, and badly wounding William, who escaped but died in what is now Fayette County, while trying to make his way to Donnally's Fort, in Greenbrier (Mann MS.).
Of this family are Isaac T. Mann (1863 - 1932) and Edwin Mann were prominent and successful business men in Mercer County, WV.
Isaac T. Man was a pioneer from the historic town of Bramwell, WV. He was world renown in business development associated with the southern WV coal mining and transporting coal oversees in his own ship. He helped finance many commercial building throughout the unted States and was very wealthy until the great depression of the 1930s. Isaac T. Mann died of heart failure at the age of 68 in 1932. He was a highly respected and esteemed historic Bramwell resident. He was one of the founders of the historic Bramwell Bank.
Mr. James E. Mann of this same family was a most useful, intelligent citizen, and successful financier. He lived with his family for a number of years in the city of Bluefield, WV.
Isaac T. Mann family history information from: KINYON DIGITAL LIBRARY
A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory: by David E. Johnston (1906).