Note: N105 Notes from Helen Sharpe The 1850 Nash County Census list Blessing as being born in Virginia. Shown as Fannie Ann on the 1870 Census and living with Micajah. If so she could not have died in 1866. Information found in the state library in Raleigh, dated 30 Sep 1993: Letter from Mrs. Gerard J. Zell to Shuila S. Stover, Bunn, NC (This info was pasted into the John Randle Jordan book ) “Blessing Mann was a full blood Indian - her name was (originally) Cynthia Nation, (she) was raised by Mann. Note: Mann (Emanuel) was in Va - and in the Northern migration is a “core” name of the Ramapo tribe, Bergen Co. N. J. Tradition/oral history says “Tuscarora”. In N. C. - Mann/Emanuel apopears often amongst East Coast Indians. See NGS 1993 DeMarce Family Record of James Viverette and Blessing (Mann) Viverette: James Viverette, son of Thomas and Ellizabeth Viverette, married Blessing Mann whose family lived near Old Barnes Mill on Toisnot Swamp in what is now Wilson County, N. C. about 1803. The Viverettes lived on the Raleigh-Tarboro State Road about eight miles west of Rocky Mount. They are buried in the old Viverette cemetery on the M. T. Williams place. Their graves are not marked, but are along side that of their daughter Betsy (Elizabeth) who married Andrew Jackson Williams. The younger members of the Mann family left North Carolina and went to Texas. This information was from Pattie Dawes Williams, who married Samuel Boggans Williams in 1857. Blessing Mann died about 1860. The elder Manns are buried on the old farm in Wilson County. Betsy Viverette Williams gave her mother’s Family Bible to her granddaughter Cora Williams Rice, who in turn gave it to her daughter, Tina Rice Moss. This Bible was burned on the night of November 6, 1933, when the Moss home near Soso, Miss., was burned to the ground. However, careful copies had been made for other members of the family, and it is from one of these copies, that the following record is made.) Cynthia born 6 Aug 1805: Elizabeth born 1 June 1807; Micajah born 8 July 1808; Lancelot born 24 April 1810; Obedience born 17 March 1814; Mary born 14 March 1817; Thomas born 10 June 1819; James (1821) and Blessing (1827) no date listed. Signed: Tina Rice Moss and dated 30 March 1957. Sworn before notary public to be a true record. Note from Robert Greene- July 11, 2013 Based on my DNA it is unlikely that Blessing Mann was an Indian if I am descended from her. My DNA (Ancestry) has no Indian genes. We've chatted by email before. I'm Robert Greene, my tree is Wilbur (Pete) Greene, son of Richard Greene, son of William Greene whose wife was Blessing Jackson Viverette.(Blessing Mann's granddaughter) Too bad, I've heard the rumor from the Bailey side and the Greene/viverette side Robert Greene
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