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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 846-847 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This name is common to many lands and languages and cannot, therefore, give a clue to the nativity of the emigrant ancestor. There were many English emigrants in the early colonial period and included many prominent characters. The traditions of the Troy family all trace to a German ancestor, Michael Mann, who lived and died in his native land. His widow, however emigrated to America and located at Sneden's Landing, opposite Dobb's Ferry, New York. She brought a daughter Hannah and four sons with her to this country, Michael, David, George and John. John was the oldest son and settled in New York City. George lived at Sneden's Landing with his mother, and Michael settled in Irvington, New York.

(II) Michael (2), son of Michael (1) Mann, was born June 11, 1745, died April 5, 1823. He served in the revolutionary war in the Second Regiment, New York State Militia, Colonel Philip Van Cortland. He married Catherine Walden, born June 2, 1753, and had issue.

(III) David, son of Michael (2) and Catherine (Walden) Mann, was born October 22, 1783, in New York City. (This is not a positive record, but is believed to be correct by the family.) He married, February 19, 1805, Elizabeth Smith, born April 8, 1779, died April 8, 1821. He married (second) May 9, 1822, Margaret (Dunn) Braessier, widow of Daniel Braessier, to whom she was married July 2, 1808. Children by first wife: Thomas, Nancy, David S. and William. By second marriage one son David.

(IV) David (2), son of David (1) and his second wife Margaret (Dunn) (Braessier) Mann, was born in New York City, March 31, 1824, died May 18, 1890. He was always engaged in boating on the Hudson river and inland waters of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For many years he ran a line of freight barges between Philadelphia and New York. He continued this business until his death. He was a resident of Troy, where he was a director of the Mutual National Bank, and a regular attendant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church all his life. Prior to 1860 he was a Democrat in political sympathy, but during and after the civil war he acted with the Republican party. He married, in St. Peter's Church, New York City, December 30, 1857, Mary Elizabeth Roome, born in that city, January 14, 1816, died June 20, 1895, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Arcularius) Roome (see Roome V). Child:

  1. Herbert Roome.

(V) Herbert Roome, only child of David (2) and Mary Elizabeth (Roome) Mann, was born in Troy, New York, January 29, 1860. He was educated in the public schools of that city, graduating from the high school, class of 1878. He began his business career as a clerk with H. B. Nims & Company, remaining from 1878 to 1883. From 1883 to 1893 he was the junior partner of Burtis & Mann, stove manufacturers of Troy. From 1893 to 1898 he was senior partner of Mann & Hastings, books and stationery. From 1898 to 1902, sole owner of the Crescent Paper Company, incorporating in 1902, he became treasurer and serving until 1904. January 1, 1904, Mr. Mann established his present business of fittings and furnishings for offices, banks and public buildings, including filing and bookkeeping systems, furniture and general office supplies. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. He was in active service in the Troy Citizens' Corps from 1883 to 1894, and since the latter date a member of the senior company of the corps. He is a prominent member of the Masonic order, affiliating with King Solomon's Primitive Lodge, No. 91, Free and Accepted Masons; Apollo Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Bloss Council, Royal and Supreme Masons; past eminent commander and present treasurer of Apollo Commandery, No. 15, Knights Templar, and a noble of Oriental Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also an Odd Fellow, and is past noble grand of Athenian Lodge, No. 91. His clubs are the Masonic, East Side and the Republican, all of Troy. He married, at Troy, New York, January 29, 1884, Victoria Adelaide Spicer, born in Troy, February 4, 1862, daughter of Theron Chapman and Hannah Anna (Robbins) Spicer (see Spicer family). Children:

  1. Marie Marguerite, died February 27, 1885.
  2. Bertha Adelaide, born October 21, 1886; a graduate of Emma Willard School, and student at Vassar College when health failed.
  3. Anna Christine, born January 7, 1889; a graduate of Emma Willard School, class of 1908.
  4. Dorothy Spicer, born November 15, 1894.
  5. Isabel Roome, born February 28, 1896.

(The Spicer Line)

(For preceding generations see Peter Spicer I.)

(VII) Theron Chapman, eighth child of John and Mary (Thompson) Spicer, was born in Pittstown, New York, August 30, 1820, died in Troy, New York, February 14, 1896. He was educated in the public schools, and at the age of twenty years located in Troy and engaged in the lumber business. He became one of the most prominent men in the lumber trade, and was one of the substantial, influential men of that city. He was an active worker in the Universalist church, and politically a Republican. He married, December 12, 1852, Hannah Anna Robbins, born April 9, 1835, died November 29, 1882, daughter of Rev. William Henry Robbins, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, who for several years was stationed at Troy. He married Harriet (Van Buren) Salisbury. They both died at Medway, New York. Children of Theron Chapman and Hannah Anna (Robbins) Spicer:

  1. George Albert, born April 29, 1854, died January 6, 1907; educated in the public school and at a military academy; he early engaged in the lumber business, with which he was connected all his life in Troy and Fultonville, New York; he was secretary of the Mohawk Valley Lumber Company, of Fultonville, afterward became member of the firm of J. D. Spicer & Company, of Troy; married, July 9, 1873, Evelyn Hicks Cole, born November 25, 1860.
  2. Mary Isabel, born January 28, 1856; married, January 12, 1874, Joshua Reynolds, born August 19, 1853; children:
    1. Mary Isabel, born November 5, 1874;
    2. Joshua, October 13, 1878;
    3. George Spicer, October 2, 1888;
    4. Theron Le Grand, August 27, 1893;
    5. Lorna Adelaide, September 1, 1898.
  3. Le Grand Theron Chapman, born August 19, 1859; married, October 26, 1887, Carrie Mallory Marvin, born April 13, 1860; child:
    1. Carrie Elizabeth, born October 25, 1894.
  4. Victoria Adelaide, born February 4, 1862; married, January 29, 1884, Herbert Roome Mann, born January 29, 1860, son of David and Mary E. (Roome) Mann (see Mann V); children:
    1. Marie Marguerite, born December 6, 1884, died February 27, 1885;
    2. Bertha Adelaide, October 21, 1886; graduate of Emma Willard School of Troy;
    3. Anna Christine. January 7, 1889;
    4. Dorothy Spicer, November 15, 1894;
    5. Isabel Roome, February 28, 1896.

(The Roome Line)

Mary Elizabeth (Roome) Mann was a direct descendant of Peter Willemse and Hester (Van Gelder) Roome, who were married in the city of New York, November 26, 1684, according to the marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of New York City. They had ten children, of whom Johannes (John) was the fifth.

(II) John, son of Peter Willemse and Hester (Van Gelder) Roome, was baptized in New York City, July 22, 1694, died January 11, 1756. He married, July 17, 1717, Susannah Le Chevalier, and had ten children, the tenth child being Peter.

(III) Peter, son of John and Susannah (Le Chevalier) Roome, was born December 9, 1738, died August 15, 1778. He married, June 11, 1761, Rachel De Groot, and had eight children, of whom John P. was the second.

(IV) John P., son of Peter and Rachel (De Groot) Roome, was born November 10, 1763, died July 16, 1847. He married, August 7, 1784, Martintje Bogert, and had ten children, of whom Peter was the eldest.

(V) Peter (2), son of John P. and Marrintje (Bogert) Roome, was born in New York City, February 4, 1786, died July 30, 1845. He married, May 8, 1809, Elizabeth Arcularius; children:

  1. Susan Caroline, born May 29, 1810; married T. C. Newton.
  2. Philip John, born December 5, 1811; married Margaret Barr.
  3. Malvina, born December 20, 1813; died young.
  4. Mary Elizabeth, see forward.
  5. Edward A., born December 30, 1817; married Constance C. Goff.
  6. Margaretta, born January 27, 1821; died young.
  7. Frances Augusta, March 7, 1822; married Edwin Young.
  8. Andrew Merrill, born August 21, 1824; died young.
  9. Christiana Harper, born July 14, 1826.
  10. An infant, died at birth.
  11. Richard Cromwell, born March 18, 1831; drowned at sea.
  12. John Peter, born October 11, 1832; died young.

(VI) Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Peter (2) and Elizabeth (Arcularius) Roome, born January 14, 1816, married, December 30, 1857, David Mann (see Mann IV). Child:

  1. Herbert Roome.

(VII) Herbert Roome, son of David and Mary Elizabeth (Roome) Mann, married Victoria Adelaide Spicer (see Spicer VII).

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