Name: Ezra MANKINS
Birth: 18 OCT 1841 in Washington County, Ohio
Death: 9 MAR 1923 in Mile Run, Washington County, Ohio
Burial: Gravel Bank (Riverview) Cemetary; Washington Co., Ohio
Relationship Gr. Gr. Grandparent of Debbie Noland Nitsche
Reference Number: 26
HISTORY OF THE 148TH OHIO INFANTRY - CIVIL WAR
This Regiment, organized as an Ohio National Guard Unit, formed for 100 days service, May 18, 1864 under Colonel Thomas W. Moore, and left for the field May 23, 1864, by rail, when an accident occurred to the train resulting in the death of three and the serious injury of three others. The Regiment moved to Washington via Harper's Ferry, then to White House and Bermuda Hundred, where it served in the trenches until the last of August. It returned to Ohio and was mustered out September 14, 1864.
FROM DRYER'S COMPENDIUM:
The 148th Regiment Infantry organized at Marietta, Ohio and mustered in May 17, 1864. Left state for Harper's Ferry, WV. May 23rd; thence moved to Washington, D.C. June 1st, and to White House Landing, VA., June 9th. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, VA. June 11; and to City Point June 15th. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James. Duty at City Point till August 29. Moved to Marietta September 5, and mustered out Sept. 14, 1864. Lost during service 2 Officers and 37 Enlisted Men by disease. Total 39.
MANKIN, Ezra, Age 23, 148th OH Infantry, Company K, Private, Enlisted in Dunham Twp.
MANKIN, Daniel E., Age 22, 148 OH Infantry, Company K, Sergeant, Enlisted in Dunham Twp.
MANKIN, Francis F., Age 42, 148th Oh Infantry, Company H, Private, Enlisted in Dunham Twp.
MANKIN, Rufus M., Age 29, 88 OH Infantry, Company B, Private, Enlisted in Dunham Twp.
MANKIN, A.S., 92 OH Infantry, Company H, Private, Enlisted in Waterford Twp.
According to THE WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO DUNHAM TOWNSHIP CIVIL WAR ROSTER copied at the Wash. Co. Genealogy Library: Ezra was never sick while enlisted. He was discharged with his company. Has him listed with the last name, "Mankin"
Military Record as shown on ancestry.com
Name: Ezra Mankins ,
Enlistment Date: 02 May 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Unit Numbers: 1778 1778
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 02 May 1864 at the age of 20
Enlisted in Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 02 May 1864.
Mustered out Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 14 September 1864 in Camp Marietta, OH
1880 Census Dunham Twp. Washington Co., Ohio
MANKINS, Ezra 38 Head Farming OH VA OH (living next door to Uncle John Mankins)
Eliza A. 28 wife MO OH OH
Fannie 7 dau OH OH OH
Nettie 4 dau OH OH OH
Jennie L or S. 1 dau OH OH OH
Oliver 1 son OH OH OH
In 1890 Ezra is listed as living in Warren Twp. The 1890 Veterans Schedule of the Civil War gives this information about him:
#32 - Ezra Mankins, House #190, Family #195, Private, Co. K, 148th OVI, from May 1, 1864 to Sept. 14, 1864, Served 4 months, 12 days. Post Office: Constitutuion, Wash. Co., O.
1900 Census, Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Ohio ED 133, Sheet 6, Date: June 10, 11, 12, 1900
MANKINS, Ezra Head Oct. 1841 58 OH VA VA Married 27 Yrs., Farmer Rents farm
Francis E. Wife Apr. 1851 49 Missouri OH OH Married 27 Yrs.
Oliver Son May 1879 21 OH OH Missouri Farm Laborer
Daisy Dau May 1879 21 OH OH Missouri Homemaker
Grace Dau July 1886 18 OH OH Missouri At School
Prentiss Son May 1889 11 OH OH Missouri At School
(Oliver & Dasiy are listed as twins).
1910 Dunham Twp., Washington Co., Ohio ED 0133 #146-146
Briggs and Dunham Road.
MANKINS, Ezra Head 68 Married 38 yrs. OH WV OH Farmer/General Farm
Francis E. wife 60 Married 38 yrs. Missouri OH OH 9 Children/7 Living
Oliver son 31 Single OH OH Missouri General Work/ On
BERNAIT, Daisy B. dau 31 Wd OH Married 8 yrs. 3 Children/2 Living
Lawrence grandson 6 OH
Audrey granddau 5 OH
MANKINS, Prentis nephew 20 Single OH (should read son) Worked in Concret/On Railroad
Ezra owns Farm.
1920 Census Dunham Twp. Washington Co., Ohio # 68-74
Listed as living with his son, Prentiss and family. (See census report for Prentiss Mankins)
Ezra father 78 married OH VA OH
Francis E. mother 68 married Missouri OH OH
Just inside the gate of Harmar cemetery in Marietta, Ohio there is a G. A. R. Memorial stone in memory of Charles Beman Gates. No. 452 G. A. R., chartered in 1884, erected in 1913. On this memorial there are 16 names, including Ezra Mankins.
Ezra Mankins, 81, died at 11:30 o'clock on Friday morning at his home at Mile Run. Death followed a six week's illness and came not unexpected at he had been in a serious condition for several days.
Mr. Mankins had been a resident of this city for only two years having moved here from Briggs Station, where he had lived on a farm the greater part of his life.
He was a Civil War veteran and a member of the local post of the G. A. R. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Constitution.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Mankins and the following children: Oliver Mankins, of Wheeling, W. Va.; Prentice Mankins, of Briggs Station; Mrs. Nettie Morey; Mrs. May Hardy and Mrs. Grace Stage, all of Marietta; and Mrs. Daisy Bennett of Athens. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Marietta Times, Friday, March 9, 1923 (pg. 3, col. 4)
EZRA MANKINS FUNERAL
Funeral services for Ezra Mankins, who died on Friday at his home at Mile Run, will be held at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon at the Gravel Bank church. Burial will be made at the Gravel Bank cemetery.
Marietta Times, Saturday, March 10, 1923 (pg. 3)
Ezra's death is recorded in the OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE INDEX: Volume Number 4133
Certificate Number 22894-
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UPDATE: Thanks to Millie Covey Fry, who has been helping me solve the delimma as to whether Ezra Mankin's mothers' maiden DYE (marriage record) or DODGE (William's History of Wash. Co., Ohio). She found this at the Wash. Co., Ohio Health Dept.:
Ezra (Oct. 18, 1841-March 9, 1923) Mankins' death record states that his mother was Harriet DODGE and she was born in Washington Co., OH. His father was Wm. Mankins and he was born in Wood Co., WV. The same info is on his sister Martha's death certificate about her mother and father.
EZRA MANKINS FAMILY RECORD (Births & Deaths) as written by his daughter, Daisy Mankins Bennett in 1943
Father: William F. MANKINS b: NOV 1816 in Wood County, Virginia (On death record)
Mother: Harriet DODGE b: JUL 1820 in Delaware County, Ohio
Francis Eliza PARKS b: 4 APR 1851 in Scotland County, Missouri
1 JAN 1872
in Washington County, Ohio
- Fannie Lavina MANKINS b: 13 MAY 1873 in Dunham Twp., Washington Co., Ohio
- Otis Pearley MANKINS b: 18 NOV 1874 in Washington County, Ohio (Dunham Twp.)
- Maggie Jannett "Nettie" MANKINS b: 3 OCT 1875
- Daisy Olive MANKINS b: 17 MAY 1879
- Oliver Tucker MANKINS b: 21 MAY 1879 in Washington County, Ohio (Dunham Twp.)
- Mary Martha MANKINS b: 4 NOV 1881 in Dunham Twp., Washington County, Ohio
- Rosa Lovell MANKINS b: 7 JUL 1884
- Grace Bellzora MANKINS b: 6 JUL 1886 in Dunham Twp., Washington County, Ohio
- Prentiss Alfred MANKINS b: 25 MAY 1889 in Washington County, Ohio