Mansker Station, Heritage Days & Surveying, Goodlettsville, Tennessee
A few years ago Mom and I thought it would be fun to visit Historic Mansker’s Station in Goodlettsville, Tennessee for their annual spring Heritage Days gathering. It was neat to get lots of pictures of how our ancestors would have dressed and see how they lived. We had a bonus for my research that they were doing a survey re-enactment of the property.
To learn more about Kasper Mansker, here’s a link to a family website history of him: http://www.mansker.org/history/kasper.htm
I went to the Sumner County Archives a few weeks ago to do a bit of research and as I was looking through records I ran across the will of Kasper Mansker and jotted it down just in case it came in handy. Here it is for those interested in who Kasper Mansker was related to and who got what after he died.
Sumner County, Tennessee Abstracts of Will Book 1 & 2, 1788-1842, Pg 31
Will of Kasper Mansker
Wife Elizabeth Mansker part of tract of land I live on. North of creek. Her life. To nephews George and William Mansker sons of my brother Geo Mansker land lying on south side of creek and 110 acres land on herd Lunsey’s fork (Looney’s Fork). My niece Mary Miller daughter of my brother George Mansker and to my nephew Lewis and John Mansker sons of my brother George Mansker and to my nephew Lewis and John Mansker sons of my brother George rest of estate. Appoints Isac Walton and Geo Smith exec. 31 July 1820. Proved Feb. 1821. (pg. 323).
The Bowen House
The baker was busy putting bread in the outdoor oven.
These young fellows looked like they were up to something…
The surveyor’s at work…
So that was our day at Mansker’s Station. This year’s Heritage Days event is Saturday, April 13, 9-3. Learn more at: http://www.cityofgoodlettsville.org/index.aspx?nid=110
My next blog will feature the Mansker Station surveyor’s at work and a glimpse into the 1800s Robertson County Survey Book.