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Manasseh PHILEN
Cynthia CULPEPER
Husband:  Manasseh / Manasah / Manassah PHILEN / PHELAN
Birth:  1804/5, Darlington Co., SC
Death:  1 Aug 1855, Wilcox Co., AL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Peter PHILEN (1760-1840)
Mother:  [Phoebe] Ferby __?__

Manasseh is a biblical name; other spellings are phonetic misspellings.

Marriage:  13/19 Jul 1827, Wilcox Co., AL
Wife:  Cynthia CULPEPPER / CULPEPER
Birth:  1805/6, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 28 Aug 1856, Wilcox Co., AL, Doras H. COOK
Father:  Erasmus CULPEPER (1782-1855) of NC
Mother:  Ann ARRINGTON (1785-1859) of NC

The correct spelling, as in the name of the county in Virginia, is CULPEPER.

Children:
The 1830 census shows a son born 1820-25.  Did Manasseh have a prior wife?
1.  James C. PHILEN, b. 28 Jul 1828; d. 13 Oct 1906, Sebastian Co., AR
2.  (Daughter A) PHILEN, b. 1825-30; d. bef. 1840
3.  Elizabeth Ann PHILEN, b. 20 Sep 1832
4.  (Daughter B) PHILEN, b. 1835-40; d. bef. 1850
5.  Eliza PHILEN, b. 12 Apr 1841; d. 1847
6.  Nancy Ann PHILEN, b. 2 Oct 1843; d. 1 Oct 1933
7.  W. S. PHILEN [male], b. 5 Apr 1845; d. 4 Nov 1846
8.  Alexander "Alex" PHILEN, b. 4 Jul 1850; d. 1 Sep 1919, Selma, Dallas Co., AL
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Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Manassah PHILEN
Spouse: Cynthia CULPEPPER
Marriage: 13 Jul 1827, Wilcox, Alabama
Source: patron submission

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #47-48 of 68; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 AL Wilcox Co. Roll M19-3 pp. 181B-182A Ln. 9 Manassy Phelin 110 010 - 100 010 000000-110000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1825-1830 = James (b. 1828)
1 white male 5-9 1820-1825 = Son A
1 white male 20-29 1800-1810 = Manasseh (b. 1804/5) 
1 white female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Cynthia (b. 1805/6)
 
1 female slave 9 or under 1820-1830 = ?
1 female slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
Did Manaseeh have a prior wife?  Or did Cynthia have a prior husband?  Listed two households from Erasmus CULPEPER, who is four households from Peter PHELING.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27-28 of 72; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 AL Wilcox Co. Roll 16 pp. 319A-319B Ln. 2 Manaseh Phelin 001 111 - 110 010 112000-211000 0600000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 10-14 1825-1830 = James (b. 1828)
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = Son A
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = Manasseh (b. 1804/5) 
1 white female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter B
1 white female 5-9 1830-1835 = Elizabeth (b. 1832)
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Cynthia (b. 1805/6)
 
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 male slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
2 male slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
1 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
6 persons employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #65 of 132):  Wilcox Co., AL, Roll M432_16, p. 377A, 469/469, enumerated 24 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Manasah Philen 45 M   Farmer 5000 SC
Cynthia 44 F       NC
James 22 M   Farmer   Ala
Nancy  7 F       Ala
Listed three households from Cynthia's parents, Erasmus CULPEPPER (æ 68, b. NC) and his wife, Ann (æ 65, b. NC).

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Manasseh is deceased, Cynthia has remarried.  Can't find Alexander.

6.  Dan Lassiter Philen.  Dan L. Philen Pedigree (online at WebRing):
42.   Manassah[4] Philen (Peter Sr., 34)... Born, circa 1802 (?), in Darlington, South Carolina. Died, 1 Aug 1855, in Wilcox Co., Alabama. Burial in Wilcox Co., Alabama...

      He married (Moved to Greenwood, Sebastian Co., Arkansas shortly after 1870) Cynthia Culpepper (508), 19 Jul 1827. Children:

  46       i.  James C.[5].
  47      ii.  Elizabeth Ann.
         iii.  Eliza. Born, 1841. Died, 1847, in Died as a child.
  48      iv.  Nancy Ann.
           v.  W. S. Born, 1845. Died, 1846. 
  49      vi.  Alexander "Alex".

7.  One World Tree (online at Ancestry.com):  says they were married 19 Jul 1827.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

9.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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