- Who was he? To answer this, the question is: what Mannens died before Jan. 1834, his wife's second marriage, in (most likely) Mason or Bracken Co.?
Since Mary Cushman's parents were immigrants to Mason Co., it would be logical to assume that she married him there. Yet there is no marriage record of this couple in Mason Co. or in Bracken Co.
in 1819, a John Mannen is listed as leaving an estate in Mason Co., and as having left a will. I assume that this is the John Mannen d. 1822.
In 1832, a John Mannen is listed as having left an estate, with no will, in Mason Co. This is a likely candidate.
In 1834, a James Mannen is listed as having left an estate, with no will, in Mason Co. This is another likely candidate.
There was a John Mannen (1785-1835) who m. 27 Feb. 1830 to Sally Tarrant (1811-1836).
There seem to be several John Mannens with Revolutionary War records.
About one resource: "J.D. Mannen, 1800-1854, NC, KY," in Researcher, Chillicother, MO. Vol. 50 (Mar. 1974). I've not see this, but I assume that it's the same person as in this source: "Family Records: Mannen and Herndon," Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society (Bowling Green KY) 4.4 (Fall 1980): 3. This is a typescript. It contains records of a John Dickinson Mannen who was born in 1800 in Edgecomb, N.C.; it's pretty confusing to follow. Families are from VA, NC, and KY. I don't see a connection to this family.