Timothy Mann

Timothy A. Mann was born on August 17, 1961 to John A. Mann Jr. and Rosalyn Johnston Mann. He was raised in Shelby County, Ohio.

Tim is known locally for his volunteer work at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Historical site. For several years, Tim volunteered countless weekend and holiday hours at the OHS historical site. 

He was often found donning period accurate clothing and accouterments, camped near the farm courtyard. He shared his knowledge of frontier life and local history to thousands of site visitors and has been a part of historical film work.

Tim has also volunteered at the Overfield Tavern Museum in Troy, Ohio and at the Mercer-Smith Historical Park in Fairborn, Ohio. 

He has authored three books, "Frontier Miscellany Concerning the Miami County Ohio Militia", "Colonel John Mann, His Kith and Kin", and "Frontier Militia -The War of 1812". He has also penned local history articles for the Miami County Historical Society,  Piqua Daily Call, and The Journal of the War of 1812. 

After eleven years of employment working as a Press Line Leader and Quality Control Technician, Tim worked for eight years as a propeller assembler and technical writer.  He is currently is employed as a Human Resources  Administrator.


Tim holds a Certificate in Technical Writing, an Associates of Technical Study in Management Communications, and an Associates of Applied Business in  Human Resource Management from Edison Community College.   

Other schooling includes a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Bluffton University, PHR certification, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Administration at Central Michigan University.  He is also a 32nd degree Mason.

Ten generations of Mann’s have resided in the Miami Valley, as his ancestors came to Ohio in the 1790’s. His lineage includes veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish American War, and Korean War.  Tim resigned his commission with the Ohio Military Reserve in 2007.

Our line of descent from Germany to present day is as follows:

Hans Mann

George Bernard Mann

John Mann Sr.

Colonel John Mann Jr.

Isaac Mann

Lewis Mann

Dorsey Virgil Mann

John A Mann Sr.

John A. Mann Jr.

Timothy A. Mann

Maven L. Bradley

other links...

The War of 1812 in Miami County OH

Local Massacres During the War of 1812

The Death of George Mann

The Johnston Family

The Gueth Family

The 1st White Woman in the Upper Miami Valley

Hunting in the Upper Miamis

Alcohol on the Frontier