About Rebecca Manuel
Name: Albert E. "Brittain II" MANUEL 1 2 3 4
Birth: 11 OCT 1803 in North Carolina 5 4
Death: in Texas 4
Military Service: 21 APR 1836 2nd Regt. Texas Volunteers, San Jacinto List 6
Burial: Lamar Peninsula, Refugio Co., Texas 4
BIOGRAPHY: The following is text from: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot
Ancestor Album, editor Gail Loving Barnes, Turner Publishing Co.,
Paducah, Kentucky, p. 183
BIOGRAPHY: Brittain A. E. Manuel, born Oct. 11, 1802 in North Carolina near the Pee Dee River. The Manuel family, along with other Scots from Ulster and Scotland, emigrated to America in the mid-1700s and settled in North Carolina. The elder Manuel fought, and was killed, in the Revolutionary War. His third son, born during the Battle of the Cowpens, was nicknamed Brittain by the soldiers. Brittain married Rebecca Hunnicutt and had two sons, George and Brittain.
BIOGRAPHY: The Second Brittain A. E. Manuel married Susan Mitchell and after their fourth child was born, left North Carolina for Texas. He joined in the formation of Capt. Kimbros Eighth Company Infantry of the Second Regiment of Texas Volunteers in San Augustine and went with them to engage in the Battle of San Jacinto. After the successful completion of the Texas War for Independence, he returned to his family in North Carolina.
BIOGRAPHY: His beloved Susan died after their sixth child was born, in early 1840, so Brittain A. E. Manuel decided to return to Texas to make a new start and a new home for his family. He settled on Lamar Peninsula in old Refugio County and sent word to his children to join him there, which they did. His two older daughters had married before they reached Texas. The eldest married Gen. Jackson Brown, who later became an early-day sheriff of Refugio County. The second daughter married William Watson, and the third, Margaret, married Moses Simpson, a veteran of Zachary Taylors army and very prominent in the civic affairs of Refugio County before it was divided into other counties.
BIOGRAPHY: Brittain A. E. Manuel was killed in the early 1850s while roping wild mustangs and is buried somewhere on the Lamar Peninsula.
Father: "Brittain" (Henry?) MANUEL b: in North Carolina?
Mother: Rebecca HUNNYCUT
Marriage 1 Susan MITCHELL Children
Sebbie Caroline MANUEL b: 2 OCT 1825 in North Carolina
Rebecca MANUEL b: 20 FEB 1829 in North Carolina
Margaret A. MANUEL b: 8 JUL 1832 in North Carolina
Easter MANUEL b: ABT 1833 in North Carolina
Adam MANUEL b: 12 OCT 1834 in North Carolina
Moses MANUEL b: ABT 1836 in North Carolina
Susanah MANUEL b: 20 AUG 1837 in North Carolina
Mary MANUEL b: 20 DEC 1839 in North Carolina
Marriage 2 Elizabeth UNKNOWN b: ABT 1801 in North Carolina
Title: 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Note: ABBR 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Page: Page 80
Title: 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Note: ABBR 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Page: Page 220
Title: 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Choctaw Co., Mississippi
Note: ABBR 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Choctaw Co., MississippiQUAY 3
Page: Page 52
Text: QUAY 3
Title: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album
Publication: Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky
Note: ABBR Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album
Title: Bible Records of Moses and Margaret Manuel Simpson
Note: ABBR Bible Records of Moses and Margaret Manuel Simpson
Note: Information provided by Norma Thacker.
Text: QUAY 2
Title: Index to Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas 1835-1845, San JacintoList.
Rebecca Manuel's Timeline
February 20, 1829
Stokes, NC, USA
December 29, 1920
Brenham, TX, USA