Nancy Manning Manus shared this wonderful history of the house and the Manningtown community: This is one of the early clapboard homes, which was built in the early 1900’s by John Flowers, who is a descendant of early pioneer John Flowers, Onslow, N.C. The John Flowers in Manningtown was a carpenter, who built houses for various people in Wayne County. He was married to Mary Lee Manning, another descendant of the very early Virginia pioneers from England. Most of the first homes in Manningtown were built by family and relatives of those in the area…Manningtown was once an active small town years ago. The railroad line ran at the end of Manningtown. The residents, especially the young men, traveled to Jacksonville and Savannah. There were stores there and a post office. The children walked to schools at the “crossroads” where John W. “Jack” Manning’s residence faced the road on the right, which was at that time almost the center of his 600 plus acres. He was a sea captain, and youngest child of Moses Manning III.