Joanna Manning

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Joanna Manning, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), married Obadiah Force, son of Thomas Force and Hannah (…), about 1729.1,2

Joanna, wife of Obadiah Force was most likely NOT the daughter of Joseph and Temperance (Hull) Manning.

The will of Joseph Manning (the record copy, not the abstract) lists each daughter separately, giving their last names. It is apparent that his daughter Johanna had married a Cammel (or perhaps Campbell) when Joseph wrote his will 26 Apr 1728. Cammel is a known surname in New Jersey by this time, and was not a middle name. Middle names were seldom used in this era.

This does not preclude Joanna from taking a Obadiah Force as a second husband, but there's no evidence for it.3,4


Obadiah Force b. 1691, d. 1789
  • Manning Force2,1 b. abt. 1730
  • Thomas Force1,2 b. abt. 1732
  • Rosanna Force1,2 b. abt. 1734
  • Elizabeth Force1,2 b. abt. 1735
  • Sarah Force1,2 b. abt. 1737
  • Johannah Force1,2 b. abt. 1739
  • Rachel Force1,2 b. abt. 1741
  • Benjamin Force1,2 b. abt. 1745, d. May 1787
  • Squire Force+1,2 b. abt. 1748, d. 24 Apr 1829
This person was last edited on23 Mar 2022


  1. [S283] "Force Manuscript Collection", 11 Mar 1980, Charles T. Galbraith (New York, New York). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California); copy in the Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  2. [S282] "Force", 17 Jul 1989, Rosemary F. Lovell (Picayne, Mississippi). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California), 18; copy in the Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  3. [S1033] New Jersey, Record of wills in New Jersey, 1705-1804, B:92, FHL microfilm 522714, img 268, further cited as New Jersey Wills.
  4. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 1:303, further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.