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Posted: 974462400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 997192066000
Surnames: Tavenner, Kent, Manuel, Sinclair
I am searching for information on my great and great great grandparents--Ida Tavenner, married to Duncan Byrd Manuel in Loudoun County, VA. in the mid to late 1800s.

Ida Tavenner's parents were William Tavenner and Lucy Kent.

Duncan Manuel's parents were: Archibald Manual and Catherine Sinclair.

My grandmother was Virginia Dixon Manuel Hindman., brothers: Archibald and Byrd.
Posted: 974721600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993336164000
Surnames: TAVENER

You might want to contact the Thomas Balch Genealogy Library in Leesburg, Loudoun Co., VA. They have a set of Tavener books (books written by a man named Tavener) that lists names and makes family connections. See if they can copy the Taveners for you - - .10 a copy.

Julie Rogers

Re: Family history

Posted: 1000065530000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079210421000
I believe that I saw the graves of Duncan Manuel and Ida Tavenner - just yesterday - in the Quaker cemetery about a half mile west (?) of the Methodist church in Unison.

Re: Family history

sandy saulter (View posts)
Posted: 1157636251000
Classification: Query
Just beginning to research family history and found this old inquery. I am also looking for information on my great and great great grandparents-Ida Tavenner, married to Duncan Byrd Manuel. My grandmother was Naomi Catherine Manuel Thompson. The other sisters were Nellie Manuel Saunders, Lillian Manuel Sinclair. The other brothers were Julian Otto Manuel(married Angie ?), Orian Thomas Manuel(married Liza?Longerbeam).

Re: Duncan Manuel family history

Posted: 1168178374000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Manuel, Tavenner, Kent, Craig, Hatcher, Roach

Below is what I have on Duncan and Ida's family as well as Ida's ancestry. Hope it helps.



Duncan Byrd Manuel. Born in 1861 in Virginia, the son of Archibald Manuel and Catherine Sinclair. Duncan Byrd died in Virginia in 1936, he was 75. Occupation: Farmer (1910).

On 19 Sep 1883 when Duncan Byrd was 22, he married Ida Elizabeth Tavenner, daughter of William Tavenner & Richardetta (Lucy) Kent, in Loudoun Co., Virginia. Born on 21 Dec 1865 in Virginia. Ida Elizabeth died in Virginia in 1935, she was 69.

They had the following children:
i. Nellie Blanche. Born abt 1885 in Virginia.
ii. Theodric Byrd. Born abt 1889 in Virginia.
iii. Julian Otto. Born abt 1895 in Virginia.
iv. Orian Temple. Born abt 1898 in Virginia.
v. Naomi Catherine. Born abt 1900 in Virginia.
vi. Virginia Dixon. Born abt 1903 in Virginia.
On 24 May 1924 when Virginia Dixon was 21, she married Fredrick Augustus Hindman, in Loudoun Co., Virginia. Born on 25 Jul 1904 in Loudoun Co., Virginia.
vii. Archibald Conway. Born abt 1906 in Virginia.


1 Ida Elizabeth Tavenner. Born on 21 Dec 1865 in Virginia. Ida Elizabeth died in Virginia in 1935, she was 69.

On 19 Sep 1883 when Ida Elizabeth was 17, she married Duncan Byrd Manuel, in Loudoun Co., Virginia.

2 William Tavenner. Born ca 1827 in Goose Creek, Loudoun Co., Virginia. Occupation: House Carpenter.

On 20 Mar 1856 when William was 29, he married Richardetta (Lucy) Kent, in Loudoun Co., Virginia.

3 Richardetta (Lucy) Kent. Born ca 1835 in Virginia.

4 George Tavenner. Born in 1793 in Goose Creek, Loudoun, Virginia.

ca 1813 when George was 20, he married Eliza Craig.

5 Eliza Craig. Born abt 1797.

7 Nancy.

8 Richard Tavenner. Born on 23 Jul 1769 in Goose Creek, Loudoun, Virginia. Richard died in Hamilton, Loudoun Co, Virginia on 18 Aug 1837, he was 68.

On 28 Jun 1792 when Richard was 22, he married Ann Hatcher, in Goose Creek, Loudoun Co., Virginia.

9 Ann Hatcher. Born on 18 Jul 1769. Ann died on 18 Aug 1837, she was 68.

16 George Tavenner. Born abt 1745 in Poss. Stafford Co., Virginia. George died in Loudoun Co., Virginia on 15 Feb 1826, he was 81. Buried in Feb 1826 in Loudoun Co., Virginia.

On 27 Sep 1766 when George was 21, he married Tabitha Roach, in Loudoun Co., Virginia.

17 Tabitha Roach. Born on 1 Jan 1747 in Fairfax Co. Virginia. Tabitha died in Loudoun Co., Virginia on 7 Dec 1823, she was 76.

18 James Hatcher.

James married Catherine Nichols.

19 Catherine Nichols.

32 George Tavenner. Born abt 1715 in Poss. Middlesex Co., England. George died in Poss. Loudoun Co, Virginia aft 1760, he was 45.

On 2 Jan 1739 when George was 24, he married Elizabeth Bishop, in King George Co., Virginia.

33 Elizabeth Bishop. Born abt 1725. Elizabeth died aft 1760, she was 35.

34 Richard Roach. Richard died on 12 Nov 1797.

abt 1742 Richard married Hannah Sands.

35 Hannah Sands. Born on 28 Aug 1721 in Prince Willima Co. Virginia. Hannah died in 1799/1800, she was 77.

Re: Duncan Manuel family history

Posted: 1168188069000
Classification: Query
Obituary from the Goldie E. Maffett Scrapbook #2, copies at Balch Library:

[Apr 1936] Duncan Manuel, 76, died at his home near Unison, after a long illness. Mrs. Manuel died seven months ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. F. M. Saunders, at home; Mrs. W. E. Sinclair, near Unison; J. O. Manuel , Fort Belvoir; Orian T. Manuel, Middleburg; Mrs. James B. Thompson, Annandale; Mrs. Fred Hindman, Purcellville; Archibald C. Manuel, Purcellville. Services were held from the home Thursday, Elder H. H. Lefferts officiating. Interment was made in South Fork Cemetery.

From "Loudoun Co Birth Register 1880-1896" by Pat Duncan:

MANUEL, Duncan, white male, 4 Oct 1893, Bloomfield, Duncan Manuel, laborer, Bloomfield, Ida Manuel, Informant-D. Manuel, father
MANUEL, Elijah S., white male, 12 Aug 1891, Unison, Duncan Manuel, laborer, Unison, Ida Manuel, Informant-Arch Manuel, grandfather
MANUEL, Nelly, white female, 24 Aug 1884, Bloomfield, Duncan Manuel, farmer, nr Bloomfield, Ida Manuel, Informant-Duncan Manuel, father
MANUEL, Theodric, white male, 15 Feb 1889, Bloomfield, Dunkin Manuel, farmer, Bloomfield, Ida Manuel, Informant-Dunkin Manuel, father

From "Loudoun Co Death Register 1853-1896" by Frain and Hiatt:

MANUEL, Elijah, white male, d. 10 Oct 1892, Unison, inflammation bowels, 0-14-0, parents: Duncan & Ida Manuel, b. Unison, source: Duncan Manuel, father, 1st Dist.
MANUEL, Turner D., white male, d. 10 Aug 1894, nr Unison, dysentery, 1-2-0, parents: Duncan & Ida Manuel, b. nr Bloomfield, source: Duncan Manuel, father, 1st Dist

If you have further questions, please contact me directly.

Pat Duncan
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