John Lawrence Manning

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John Lawrence Manning
John Lawrence Manning, 1816–1889
65th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 9, 1852 – December 11, 1854
Lieutenant James Irby
Preceded by John Hugh Means
Succeeded by James Hopkins Adams
Member of the South Carolina Senate from the Clarendon District
In office
November 23, 1846 – December 9, 1852
Preceded by Levy F. Rhame
Succeeded by John Isaac Ingram
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Clarendon District
In office
November 28, 1842 – November 23, 1846
Personal details
Born (1816-01-29)January 29, 1816
Clarendon County, South Carolina
Died October 24, 1889(1889-10-24) (aged 73)
Resting place Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Frances Hampton
Sally Bland Clarke
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars American Civil War

John Lawrence Manning (sometimes spelled John Laurence Manning) [1] (January 29, 1816 – October 24, 1889) was the 65th Governor of South Carolina, from 1852 to 1854. He was born in Clarendon County. He attended South Carolina College, where he was a member of the Euphradian Society.

In 1838, John L. Manning married Susan Frances Hampton (1816–1845), daughter of General Wade Hampton I and his wife, Mary Cantey, and half-sister of Colonel Wade Hampton II, who though he alone inherited their father's considerable fortune, shared it equally with her and another sister. She died giving birth to their third child. In 1848 Manning married Sally Bland Clarke and had four children by her.[2] During his term in office, he resided at the Preston C. Lorick House.[3]

John Manning and his wife, Susan, had Millford Plantation built in 1839 near Pinewood, South Carolina. It is now a National Historic Landmark.[2]

According to the 1860 United States Slave Census Schedule John Manning owned 670 enslaved African-Americans, making him the 6th largest American slave owner at the time.[4]

He is interred in the churchyard at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina.


The town of Manning, South Carolina was named for him.[5]


  1. ^ "South Carolina SC - John Lawrence Manning - 1852 - 1854". Retrieved 2007-09-22.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Thomas Gordon, Living with antiques: Millford Plantation in South Carolina, Antiques Magazine, May, 1997 Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Preston C. Lorick House, Richland County (1727 Hampton St., Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  4. ^ *"American slave owners". Geni. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  5. ^ Names in the Old Sumter District

External links

  • SCIway Biography of John Lawrence Manning
  • NGA Biography of John Lawrence Manning
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hugh Means
Governor of South Carolina
Succeeded by
James Hopkins Adams

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