Charles Mansons Children

Most relationships in the Manson Family were polygamous, because most children were born with no physician or midwife present, it is hard to know how many children Manson fathered. Scroll down to learn about his known children.

Charles Milles Manson Jr


Charles Milles Manson Jr changed his name to Charles Jay White. committed suicide in 1993.
Born: 10 Apr 1956
Died: June 29, 1993
Public Records: Charles Milles Manson Jr Public Records
Children: Jason Freeman (grandson of Charles Manson)
Mother: Rosalie Jean Willis

Charles Manson Jr. was born in 1956 to Charles and his first wife, Rosalie Willis. Later, he changed his name to Jay White, naming himself after Rosalie’s second husband, Jack White. He committed suicide in 1993 when he shot himself on a highway in Colorado. Some sources say this was because he couldn’t deal with the violence his biological father had inflicted.

He had a son, Jason Freeman. In 2012, Freeman came out publicly as Manson’s grandson in order to no longer live in fear. He said his dad could never cope with who his own father was.

Michael G Brunner

Mary Brunner with son Michael Pooh Bear

Birth name: Valentine Michael Manson
Born: April 15, 1968
Mother: Mary Brunner
Recent Picture: Michael Pooh Bear Brunner Today

The son of Charles Manson and Mary Brunner. Born in 1968, Valentine Michael Manson was nicknamed Pooh Bear. In 1970, Mary Brunner’s parents petitioned for guardianship of Brunner and won. Brunner is very grateful to have been raised by his grandparents in Wisconsin. Brunner never knew his biological father.

Charles Luther Manson

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Born: 24 Sep 1960
Died: 19 Feb 2007
Public Records: Charles Luther Manson Public Records
Mother: Leona “Candy” Stevens

Charles Luther Manson changed his name to Jay Charles Warner.
Not much is known about Charles Luther Manson except date of birth and date of death.

Matthew Roberts: Not related to Manson

Matthew Roberts

Alleged son of Charles Manson however DNA test came back negative. Roberts twice tried to get a DNA match with genetic material from Charles Manson, but the samples were contaminated. CNN compared Matthew Roberts DNA with that of Charles Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman and the conclusion was that Roberts is not related to Manson.


Nine Nude Hippies Arrested

On April 22, 1968, nine nude hippies were arrested in Ventura County, Manson was one of them. The picture above is Charles Manson’s iconic Ventura County mug shot.

The mug shot later became the cover of Life magazine as well as the cover of the Charles Manson album Lie: The love and terror cult. The same mug shot is also used for t-shirts and other Manson collectibles, even to this day.

Below is the Herald Examiner newspaper article about the incident. I typed it out for convenience. Scroll down for a photo of the original newspaper article.

Nine Nude Hippies Arrested; Found Huddled Around Bonfire

The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. April 23, 1968.

Nine hippies were arrested and five others were released after they were found sprawled nude around a bonfire near their disabled bus above Little Sycamore Canyon in the Bass Rock area, sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies said they found the group of hippies Sunday night after spotting their bus stuck in a deep ditch along Deer creek Mountain Road, just above Bass Rock, located about five miles south of Point Muga.

The 1952 bus had been reported stolen in San Francisco April 12, according to deputies. One of the hippies, identified as Mary Brunner, of Topanga Canyon, was booked on suspicion of endangering the life and health of a child, after deputies said they found her week old son, Steven (Michael Brunner), improperly dressed and shivering in the near freezing temperatures.

Miss Brunner claimed she delivered the child on the floor of a home with the help of a friend.

The infant was placed in protective custody of Ventura County General Hospital where his condition today was reported satisfactory.

The alleged driver of the bus, Charles Manson, 34, whose address was unknown, was booked on suspicion of grand theft auto and having two driver licenses in his possession.

Three others, Brenda McCann (Nancy Pitman), 18, Ella Sinder (Ella Jo Bailey), 23, and Mark Damion (nr 26), 21 , all of Topanga Canyon, were jailed on a charge of disorderly conduct and not having proper identification.

Booked on a charge of possessing fictitious and fraudulent prepared driver licenses were Sadie Glutz (Susan Atkins), of Los Angeles; Diana Bluestein (Dianne Lake), 20, of Malibu, Susan Scott (aka Stephanie Rowe nr 13), 23, and Bruce Van Hall (Bruce Hall nr 9), 22, both of Hollywood.

Deputies said the group was apparently driving back into the canyon when the bus became stuck in the deep ditch along the roadway about a quarter-mile east of Highway 1.

This wasn’t the first time Charles Manson made the newspaper before the Tate/Labianca murders. Here’s Beach Boy Dennis Wilson talking about Charles Manson and the Manson girls in a 1968 interview.

Michael Pooh Bear Brunner Today

Michael Brunner in 2019.

Michael Brunner is the son of Charles Manson and Mary Brunner. Born in 1968, Valentine Michael Manson was nicknamed Pooh Bear.

In 1970, Mary Brunner’s parents petitioned for guardianship of Michael Brunner and won. Brunner is very grateful to have been raised by his grandparents in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Michael Brunner never knew his biological father. When he was younger Brunner saw Manson as a evil person. However Brunner’s feeling towards Manson changed over the years. In a conversation with Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, Brunner said:

(quote from Brunner’s Facebook)
“I know that most of the world thinks my father deserves no respect. They think he was just a piece of shit that could be bought and sold. I don’t think that way. I see him as a man that was turned into a commodity.”

Today Michael “Pooh Bear” Brunner still resides in Wisconsin.

In the past I censored the recent pictures of Michael Brunner for privacy reasons. However Brunner recently decided to come out in the open so there’s no need for censoring anymore.

More info on Manson’s other children here.