Austin Shuey Mann (January 14, 1847 – September 19, 1914) was an American lawyer, orange grove owner, and politician who served in the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives. He represented Hernando County.[2]

Austin Shuey Mann
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Born(1847-01-14)January 14, 1847
DiedSeptember 19, 1914(1914-09-19) (aged 67)
Rachel Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kline
(m. 1871; died 1882)
[1]: 2, 13–14 
Susie B. Williams
(m. 1885; died 1886)
[1]: 16–18 
Alsina M. Clark
(m. 1891)
[1]: 31 

Mann was born in Ohio.[3] He later lived in the area of Crystal River, Florida and had orange groves.

He served in the Florida Senate from 1883 until 1887.[4] He was in the Florida House in 1891. [2]Mannfield, Florida, the county seat until Inverness was chosen to replace it, was named for him. It is now a ghost town in the Withlacoochee State Forest.[5]

His daughter, May Mann, married William Sherman Jennings, who served as Governor of Florida.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d Vance, Linda Darlene Moore (1980). May Mann Jennings, Florida's Genteel Activist (PDF) (PhD). Gainesville: University of Florida. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Photo" (PDF). Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Katherine Walters (March 2007). "A Guide to the Austin Shuey Mann Papers". Prepared for the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Special & Area Studies Collections, Smathers Library, Gainesville, FL.
  4. ^ Flowers, Linda (July 15, 2017). "Austin Mann - Citrus County Notable". Citrus County, FL Genealogy and History. Retrieved November 13, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Maglio, Rocco (March 4, 2016). "The Ghost Town of Mannfield". Hernando Sun. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "In her own words" (PDF). Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  7. ^ Vance, Linda D. (1976). "May Mann Jennings and Royal Palm State Park". The Florida Historical Quarterly. 55 (1): 1–17. JSTOR 30071307.