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  1. Jacob, Jr. Mann: Birth: 1751 in Augusta County, VA. Death: 6 Apr 1819 in Monroe County, WV

  2. MOSES Mann: Birth: Abt. 1753 in Virginia.

  3. Mary Mann: Birth: Abt. 1755.

  4. ADAM Mann: Birth: 1758 in ROCKINGHAM County, VA. Death: 17 Aug 1840 in Monroe County, WV

  5. Elizabeth Mann: Birth: 1760 in AUGUSTA County, VA. Death: Aft. 1801 in TENNESSEE

  6. James Mann: Birth: Bef. 1765 in Greenbrier County, WV. Death: Aft. 1810

  7. PRISCILLA Mann: Birth: Abt. 1768 in Virginia.

1. Title:   Arnold R. Keaton

a. Note:   Jacob Miller Our Immigrant By Donna M. Hull Page 9 John and George Miller and their sister, Barbara, who had married Jacob Mann settled near present dayGreenville. They of course built their cabins right away and began clearing their land. At that time, Greenbrier County was a wildersness. Every member ofthe family had to work hard. The fathers and boys must clear the land and fence their cornfields during the winter to be ready for the coming season. They would first grub the small brush, then cutting the sapplings with an axe, and the larger timber deadened by cutting around the trunk. The fences were built with rails 11 feet long and invariably built on the worm style. The timber that would not deadened such as Buckeye, Gum and Poplar were cut in lengths. During the early spring, a flax scutching was held for the girls and an log rolling for the boys, with a dance following that evening. All the neighbors were invited. All worked. All danced. It was quiet a social event. This springtime acitivity went around to almost every house. The new ground, as itwas called after the brush and loges were burned off, was then plowed with abull tongue plow. Corn was generally planted around the middle of May. Some of the young ones would gather sugar tree sap, which would be made into sugarand syrup. The homes were log cabins, the cracks daubed with mud and the chimneys often built of wood. Sometimes the floors were laid with puncheons. A board on the roof held there by poles laid on them instead of being nailed down. The out buildings were a log stable, milk house, hen house and smoke housein which to cure their meat. They salted the meat and hung it to dry. The milk house was generally built over a spring and was built of small logs, whichhelped to keep the milk and other things cool. Cooking was done on an open fireplace, the pot and dutch oven and the frying pan were all that was necessary. Cook stoves were unheard of. The homemade wooden bucket, piggen, the churnand the keiler were the kitchen and dairy utencils. They were ususally madeof cedar or mulberry. The piggin was about the depth and circumference of a water bucket, but with one stave longer than the rest to serve as a handle. The keiler was low, wide, flat bucket and basically used in the dairy to hold milk. The corn planting consisted of furrowing the ground, then a dropper floowed and dropped the corn, the coverers followed with their hoes. After about3 mouths it was gathered and laid by. Then the wheat must be cut. This was done with a reap hook or grain cradle. When cut and stacked it was thrashed out with a wooden flail and separated from the chaff with a sheet, throwing itup into the air. It was hauled on horseback to the mills built on streams ofwater, run by water power. It was ground on burr-stone mills. As needed it was baked in the Dutch oven before the open fire on hot coals and had hot coalson the lid. It was eaten with relish. It was much more common to use cornmeal to make bread, so when they got wheat bread it was a real treat and was sometimes saved for special celebrations. The farmer kept sheep whose wool wasclipped off, washed and dried. The wife would ask her neighbor ladies to joinher for a wool picking. A wool picking was necessary to get the burrs and dirt out. They had a good time while taking care of necessary work. Later mother and daughters would card the wool by hand and later spin it into yarn. Linen was made from flax and clothes made from flax linen were used in the summer because they were much cooler than their winter woolens. A flax patch was sown in the earl spring. Later it was pulled and spread out to take the rain for a time, then taken up to dry, broken, scutched and hackled, then spun intothread, then woven. Towels, sheets, table clothes and grain bags were also made of linen. In place of pewter spoons, they m is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.