GEORGE W. MANGIS
History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties,
Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).
George W. Mangis, farmer, was born in Monroe County, Tenn in 1830, the Son of Henry and Susannah (Wagoner) Mangis. The father, of German descent,, was born in 1799, in ,Virginia, was the son of John Mangis, one of the thousand Hessians captured by Washington at Trenton. He was never, exchanged, and afterward settled on the farm now owned by his son and daughter, Andrew J. and Martha. He became owner of 200 acres before his death in 1883. The mother, born in Virginia, about 1809, died in 1882. Henry married twice and of his seventeen children sixteen lived to be grown and fourteen are now living, the oldest sixty-eight and the youngest thirty-six- Our subject, the twelfth child, was educated in Tennessee, and lived with his parents until twenty-three. Two years after their arrival in Illinois he returned to his native State and in 1853 married Elizabeth L. Miller, born in Monroe County, Tenn., in 1834. He then settled in McLeansboro Township for four years and then, after ten years in Beaver Creek Township, in 1858, bought his present farm (then eighty acres) in Crook Township. Beginning as a poor man he has now become owner, by his business ability and care, of 550 acres. He also has his home place of 180 acres well improved. For three years he ran a threshing machine. Politically he is Democrat, first voting for Fillmore. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. He and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and are esteemed people of their community.
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