Marcom Manning

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DAR Ancestor Number: A073520
Service: Soldier, NC
Residence: Martin Co., NC
Birth: c. 1745, Norfolk Co., VA
Married: X X
Death: p. 18 Oct 1792 Martin Co., NC
Burial: Unknown
Proven children: Reuben

Marcom Manning's Biography

Marcom Manning is the child of John Manning and Ann Deal.[1] [2]  Other names for Marcom were Malcolm, Markcom and Marium. Marcom’s wife was Keziah Ballentine[3] and together they had the following children as listed in Marcon’s will:[4] William; Reuben b. c.1770, [5], [6], [7], d. p. 23 Jun 1831 a.  Jan 1832;[8] Marcom b. c. 1775, d. a. 1850,[9] Rebecca; and Mary.[10]

According to John Manning’s will, dated 7 Jan 1758, he bequeathed to his son Marcom, the subject of this bio, “the plantation I now live on but not to hinder or interrupt his mother of her part as above given, during her natural life as also forty acres of the land I bought of William Wallis joyning [sic] to my plantation I live on and after the decease of my above sd [sic]wife, I give him one negro man called Tom and one Negro woman called Sue also one Negro called Jack which was formerly given me by my father John Manning all which I give to him and his heirs forever also one desk and one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.”[11]Marcom was an appraiser in his father’s estate 18 Feb 1762.[12]  Ten months later he was then auditor of his father’s estate 18 Nov 1762.[13]

Marcom and his wife of the Parish of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA, sold a tract of land on Cedar Island Creek on the southern branch of Elizabeth River 28 Sep 1762.[14]  The tract was purchased just seven days prior from David Porter 21 Sep 1762.[15] Sometime prior to January 1764, Marcom and his wife moved to Tyrrell Co., NC. On 2 Jan 1764, “Marcom Manning and Kezia his wife, of Terril [sic], North Carolina, sell to John Manning, of Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., VA, a plantation on the mouth of Julians Creek, 140 acres, beginning at the head of a gut… to his brother John Manning.”[16]  This is the land Marcom inherited from his father, John Manning, by will proven March 1758.

Marcum Manning appears on three North Carolina compiled censuses for Martin County in 1777, 1778 and 1779.[17]

On 4 Jun 1780, Captain Kenneth McKenzie with the 1st North Carolina Regiment of Militia and the Martin County Regiment, wrote a letter to the Governor in Raleigh, NC detailing the names of volunteers to join an expedition.  Marium (Marcom) Manning is listed as a volunteer.[18]  Reuben Manning’s wife, Sally (Sarah) Staten’s father, Jesse Staten, was also a volunteer.[19]  This document is all that is known of Marcom’s service in supporting the American Revolution.

Marcom appears on the North Carolina State Census as an inhabitant in District No. 5 for June 1787 along with Jesse Staton.[20]  Marcom is lastly found in the 1790 Census where he was one of 14 members of his household, seven of which were slaves.[21] Marcom died p. Oct 1792, Martin Co., NC.[22]  It is not known where Marcom was laid to rest.  The death and burial of his wife is not known.  Because she is not listed in Marcom’s will, she most likely preceded him in death.

As of March 2022, fourteen women have proven they are descendants of Marcom.


[1] Will of John Manning, Norfolk Co., VA, Book 1, p. 24, Dated 7 Jan 1758.

[2] Norfolk County Marriage Bonds 1706-1768; Reel 74a; Dyes-Lewelling Marriage 1754, Richmond: Library of VA.

[3] Will of William Ballentine, Norfolk Co., VA, Book H, p. 222, Dated 14 Dec 1746.

[4] Ibid.

[5] 1800 US Census, Hallifax, Martin Co., NC, Series M32, Roll 34, p. 402.

[6] 1810 US Census Martin, NC, Roll 41, p.450

[7] 1820 US Census Martin, NC, Roll 122, Series M19, p. 399.

[8] Will of Reuben Manning, Martin Co., NC, Book 2, pp. 174-175, Dated 23 Jun 1831.

[9] 1850 US Census Martin, NC, Roll M432, Image 440, p. 402A.

[10] Will of Marcom Manning.

[11] Will of John Manning.

[12] Norfolk Co., VA, Appraisement Book 1, Reel 82, p. 67.

[13] Norfolk Co., VA, Audit Book 1, Reel 89, pp. 5-66.

[14] Deed - Norfolk Co., VA, Book 20, p. 73.

[15] Ibid., p. 161.

[16] Deed - Norfolk Co., VA, Book 21, p.120.

[17] North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890,, [database on-line].

[18] Walter Clark, State Records of North Carolina, Published under the Supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by Order of the General Assembly Vol. XIV 1779-1780, Winston: M.I. & J.C. Stewart, Printers to the State, 1896, pp. 838-839.

[19] Ibid.

[20] North Carolina State Census, Martin Co., NC, 1784-1787, p. 2,

[21] 1790 US Census Martin Co., NC, Series M637, Roll 7, p. 435, Image 256.

[22] Will of Marcom Manning, Norfolk Co., VA, Book 1, p. 188, Dated 18 Oct 1792.