Mary Hitt was born on September 3, 1824 in Martin County, Indiana. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth(Bailey) Hitt. She and Thomas Manning married on June 5, 1845 in Martin County, Indiana. They remained in the Martin County, Indiana area for at least the next thirty years according to the Federal Censuses of 1850, 1860 and 1870. They had six children; Sarah, (1847), Walter (1849), Fredrick (1856), William (1857), and twins, Nancy and Elizabeth(1862). By the 1880 Federal Census, they has moved to Summit, Marion County, Kansas and only their daughter Elizabeth remains at home. By the 1900 Federal Census, Mary was living with her son William and is a widow. She remained with her son until her death in 1908. She is buried next to her husband in Summit Cemetery, Marion County, Kansas.
Rest in Peace, Mary.
Love, Jan Smith