was born in Virginia on March 24,1791. He served as a Private in
Captain John Williams Company of the Ohio Militia during the War of
1812. In 1813 married Abigail "Catherine" Williams, daughter of John
and Elizabeth Tawney Williams. Family tradition states that he was well
educated, having attended college until the age of twenty-one. Isaac
owned and operated the first sawmill in Shelby County. The sawmill was
located in Ft. Loramie, Ohio.
and his family lived in Oran, Ohio (formerly
Dawson's Corner). The present day crossroads in this village are
near the center of his farm. In 1852, he
land and donated materials for the
community church and cemetery. He also demonstrated his benevolence by
serving as the Cynthian Township Overseer of the Poor.
In his latter years, the Sidney Journal notes the advent of spring being
enjoyed by Isaac Mann, "the nature lover".
Isaac's children moved west and settled on military land grants that his
father, Colonel John Mann, received. Isaac received a military land
grant in Darke County, Ohio for his service in the War of 1812. At his
death the land passed to his son Lewis.
died in 1860, and was
survived by his wife and ten children.
Our line of descent from
Germany to present day is as follows:
John Mann Jr.
A. Mann Sr.
A. Mann Jr.