Mann Memorial; A Record of the Mann Family in America
In brieﬂy treating the various other Manns in this country as pre liminary to the main (richard Man) branch, I have made consider able effort to trace the descendants of William Man, the early settler of Cambridge, Mass, through his only son, Rev. Samuel, of Wrentham, Mass, and down a few generations (some lines to the present), in order to separate* and distinguish these families from the Richard Man branch, above alluded to; for I have found persons bearing the name who had supposed that these two lines were of one and the same branch, though without apparent reason. The late R. R. Hinman, of Hartford, in his Early Puritan Settlers of Connec ticut, claimed [erroneously] that the Hebron branch of the name in Conn. Descended from William of Cambridge. An extract of a correspondence may Show wherein, no doubt, he was led unadvisedly to this belief.