Melinda Love
Daughter of Jonah Love

Born 27 Jun 1821, Melinda married ca. 1847 Doctor Fletcher Mann. D. F. Mann wrote his last will and testament on 12 Feb 1875. Born 19 May 1816, he died 15 Feb 1877 and is buried at Love's Chapel UMC. Melinda was by occupation a midlife. She died 2 Dec 1925 and is buried beside her husband. Melinda Love Mann's obituary reads:

Death of Mrs. Malinda Mann.

The death angel came last Wednesday evening about 4 o’oclock and relieved Mrs. Malinda Mann, of her suffering. – a visitor she had longed to see for a time, as she had been practically helpless for many years. The was one of the oldest, if not the oldest persons in the county, having almost reached the century mark, being 94 years, 5 months, and 5 days old.

During her long and useful life she had been a help and blessing to the motherhood of this and adjoining counties, and the hundreds and hundreds who passed by her casket and viewed her beautiful features, felt a real friend had gone and tears of sincere love wre shed for her.

She came from an aristocratic family, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Love, and was married in young womanhood to Dock Mann. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom are living and all were present at the burial except one. The daughters are Mesdames M. L. Goodman; Mt. Pleasant, L. C. Little, Concord; E. A. Furr, Stanfield; W. Little, Locust; L. W. Honeycutt, Unionville; R. N. Furr, Albemarle. The sons are: J. L. Mann , of McKinney Tex.; J. A. and W. D. of Stanfield. There are six living grandchildren and possibly175 great grandchildren.

The deceased made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Williamson Little, and was given every attention.

Although helpless and requiring the continual care of members of the family she was loved as few aged persons are. She was not scorned and wished out of the way as many grandmothers are, and the grief of the bereaved ones was pathetic.

Until some years ago she had been a member of Love’s Chapel Methodist Church, when she transferred her membership to Beulah Presbyterian Church.

Interment was made in the cemetery at Love’s Chapel, following a short service in the church by her pastor, Rev. T. F. Honeycutt.

The house was filled many times beyond its capacity and the casket banked with beautiful flowers, which gave their silent testimony of love. S.


The children of Doctor F. and Melinda Love Mann are:

A. Mary J. Mann Born 4 Jul 1849, died 26 Sep 1867, buried at Love’s Chapel UMC, Stanly County NC

B. Martha Jane Mann Born 15 Nov 1851, and died 14 Nov 1947, Martha married 9 Jun 1870 Martin A. Goodman, son of Daniel and Margaret. Martin was born 2 May 1839 and died 25 Jan 1912. They are buried at Love’s Chapel UMC in Stanly County NC.
The children of Martin A. and Martha Jane Mann Goodman are: A.) Laura A. Goodman b. 1871; B.) James L. Goodman b. 1874; C.)Sarah E. Goodman b. 1876; D.) John A. Goodman b. 1878

C. James L. Mann b. 1854, married 10 Jan 1892 Mary Johnston daughter of Pink and Mattie Johnston. They moved to McKinney TX.

D. Louisa Adeline Mann Born 13 Oct 1856, Louisa married 27 Jan 1875 Loranza C. Little, the son of Jacob and Margaret Love Little. The children of Loranza and Louisa Mann Little are: A.) Jonah Little b. 1876; B.) Flora A. Little b. 1878; C.) Dora B. Little b. 1879.

E. Jonah A. Mann Born 1859 married first 22 May 1881 Martha E. Little. The daughter of Jonah and Jane Little, Martha was born 6 Oct 1866 and died 17 Nov 1884. She is buried at Love’s Grove UMC, Stanly County. Jonah Mann married second 26 Nov 1886 Polly Crayton, the daughter of Conrad and Ann Crayton.
The children of Jonah and Polly Crayton Mann are: A.) Ralph Mann; B.) Martha A. Mann, married Holbrook; C.) Jack Mann; D.) James Mann, married Della Love; E. ) John Mann; F.) Liza Mann, married Aaron Lee; G.) Lynn Mann; married Wade Hartsell; and H.) Pearl Mann, married first Lottie Kizer and second Lizzie Lee.

F. William D. Mann Born 17 Feb 1863, married 12 Feb 1893 Lillia Love, the daughter of Jonah and Mary Love. Lillie was born 5 Sep 1875 and died 26 Jan 1922. William died 3 Apr 1938. William and Lillia adopted two children: A. ) Ben Kizer; and B.) Laura Mae.

G. Hester Belle Mann b. 1866, married 23 Feb 1882 Williamson Little, the son of J. F. and Jane Little
The children of Williamson and Hester Belle Mann Little are: A.) Will Little; B.) Jim Little; C.) Jack Little; D.) Floyd Little; E.) Zelma Little; F.) Martin Little; G.) Infant Daughter b. 15 Oct 1882 d. 15 Oct 1882; and H.) Elsie Marie Little b. 22 Aug 1899 d. 9 Aug 1900.

H. Maggie J. Mann b. 1870, married 9 Mar 1890 E. S. Hartsell, the son of J. L. and Elizabeth

I. Sarah M. Mann b. 1873, married 22 Dec 1889 Robert N. Furr, the son of L. L. and Elizabeth Furr.
The children of Robert N. amd Sarah M. Mann Furr are: A.) Arthur Furr, married Ola Peck; B.) Bill Furr; C.) Bob Furr; D.) Emma Furr; E.) Ola Furr; F.) Cora Furr; G.) Blanche Furr.


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