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Mann Page, III

Birthplace: Rosewell, Gloucester, Virginia
Death: Died in Spotsylvania, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Mann Page, II and Ann Corbin Page
Husband of Mary Page Tayloe
Father of Maria Judith Burwell
Brother of Robert Edward Page; Elizabeth "Betsy" Harrison; Lucy Burwell; Gwynn Page and Matthew Page
Half brother of Gov. John Page, U.S. Congress and Judith Burwell

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About Mann Page, III

Mann Page III (1749–1803) was an American lawyer and planter from Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was a delegate for Virginia to the Continental Congress. He was the half-brother of Virginia Governor John Page.

Mann Page III was born in 1749 to Mann Page (II) and Ann Tayloe (his second wife) on their Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary. After graduating from college and qualifying for the bar, he moved to Spotsylvania and assumed the management of the family estate known as "Mannsfield" near Fredericksburg, Virginia. The plantation was mostly destroyed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in the American Civil War but a remnant remains on the battlefield. He married Mary Tayloe (a cousin of his mother) and they had three children. Mann Page III served in the House of Burgesses and sat as a delegate in the Revolutionary Conventions. In 1776 he succeeded George Wythe as delegate to the Continental Congress. Throughout the Revolution he was a lieutenant colonel in the Spotsylvania County militia and after the Revolution he was active in numerous organizations in Virginia. He died at home in 1803 and was buried in the family plot at Mannsfield. His portrait shown at right is by John Wollaston.


Mann Page was born at "Rosewell," Gloucester county, about 1749, eldest son of Mann and Ann Corbin (Tayloe) Page, grandson of Mann and Judith (Carter) Page, and great-grandson of the Hon. Matthew and Mary (Mann) Page, and great-great-grandson of Colonel John and Alice (Luckin) Page. He was a half-brother of Governor John Page. He was graduated at the College of William and Mary; removed to Spottsylvania county, and was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777, with Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Nelson and George Wythe. He was married, in 1776, to Mary, daughter of John Tayloe, of Fredericksburg. He died at "Mansfield," Spotsylvania county, in 1781.

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Gloucester, Virginia
Age 28
Spotsylvania Co., Va
Age 32
Spotsylvania, Virginia