Adaline Manship

The Mississippi State Fair has been a popular event in Jackson since 1859.  In 1875, Charles Henry and Adaline Manship entered several competitions at the Mississippi State Fair.  Both received awards, as reported in the Weekly Clarion, November 24, 1875.  In the category for painting, hair work, wax work, etc., “Best ornamental sign painting, (a business directory of the city of Jackson), C. H. Manship, highly meritorious, and diploma recommended.”  In the preserves, pickles, jellies, wines, etc., category,  for “Best half bushel dried peaches, Mrs. C. H. Manship, Jackson, three dollars.”  Also receiving an award that year, was Mrs. L. Manship (probably Lucretia Manship, wife of son David Manship), for “Best hair flowers and wreath, Mrs. L. Manship, Jackson, ten dollars special premium by J. S. Barfield.”