About Edward Isaac Man
He was a Judge Common Pleas (J.C.P.) in 1794 in Mann Township. The 2 Mann brothers Isaac and Edward Isaac have similar names and have caused some confusion. Edward Isaac was sometimes referred to as Isaac and Edward Isaac, Jr. Edward Isaac sometimes had been called Isaac as well, hence his son Isaac, Jr.
He was appointed JCP in 1788 and Edward Isaac claimed to have been appointed that year since in an 1810 petition he stated he had been JCP for 23 years. But an "Edward Man" was appointed in 1794 and in subsequent years was referred to as Edward Isaac. He was a Collector of Customs post 1794 in Mann Township. He was a Justice of the Peace pre 1794 in Mann Township. He was on the Brig Polly and drew lots with his brothers. He drew 100 acres (lots 58, 88, 139, 163)
Archdeacon Mountain described him in 1824 as follows: " The whole family of Mr Mann speaks Micmac fluently, especially his daughters. Mr Mann is a decent kind of man, so like Col. Johnson of the 68th... was himself... owner and master of a trading vessel to the West Indies: and no man living perhaps has been more conversant with the ruder scenes of life: in the woods he is a perfect hunter, upon the rivers which intersect mountain and forest, put him down in his birch canoe and he is as much at home as in armchair by the chimney corner... He showed me a spot where he took 3000 Salmon in 2 nights with 6 nets sewn together."
In 1810 Edward Isaac petitioned the government stating that he had been JCP for about 23 years, often bearing much of the expense. He gave the approximate year of death of each of his deceased brothers, and requested more land to satisfy the demands of those men and their families which had not received their due. He asks another 2000 acres on the Restigouche and Bonaventure rivers.