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Manley, Manly of Alabama

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Looking for parents and siblings of George W. Manley b. in 1834 Alabama and died during the Civil War. He lived in Butler Ala. in 1860 with his wife Matilda and a young man J. Manley and little girl J. Ramsey. Can't find any thing past George.
There is a George W. in Butler Co. Ala. but this isn't our George because he married in about 1863 and this George had a twin brother who married also in 1863. Our George died June 6th 1862 two weeks after joining the war. He was in 40th Infantry Co.F and probably died from disease because they hadn't yet been sent to Mobile when he died.
I have tried to connect to the Furney Manley in Sumpter Co.Ala. but no one seems to know anything about him accept he married a Brewer 1832. This is next door to Choctaw Co. Ala. But can't find Furney in 1850.

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Dollydoo48 , from Mississippi, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2008. is researching the following names: MANLEY, WHITE, SMITH and 14 other(s).

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by Dollydoo48 on 2008-10-25 08:17:54

1860 Northern Divsion, Choctaw County, AL
G. Manley, age 24, planter, born AL, cannot read or write
M. Manley, age 17, born AL
J. Manley, age 22, born AL (male)
J. Ramsey, age 11, born AL (female)

(also at same enumeration location)
E. Manley, age 48, (female), born SC, cannot read or write
T. Couch, age 17, (male), born AL
W. Couch, age 22, (male), born AL, planter, cannot read or write
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1850 Choctaw County, AL
Sturdervant, A.J. age 34, planter, born MI
Sturdervant, Jane, age 30, born (unknown), cannot read or write
Sturdervant, Harriet, age 14, born AL
Sturdervant,, Julia A., age 10, born AL
Sturdervant, Matilda, ae 7, born AL
Sturdervant, Mary J. age 5, born AL
Richardson, Jon, age 10, born AL
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Choctaw County site on USGenWeb
Probate Fee records
1863, Manley, G.W. C.W. Brasswell, Adm.
might want check w/ county for a will
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www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm
George W. Manly, fought w/ 40th Regiment of Alabama Infantry, Company F
Film Roll M374 roll 27
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1870 Twp. 13, Choctaw County, AL
Wright, Franklin, age 27, born AL, farmer
Wright, Matilda, age 26, born AL
Wright, Ernest, age 3, born AL
Manley, Lafayette, age 10, born AL, cannot read or write
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1880, Dist. 16, Beat 6, Choctaw County, AL
Manley, John A, age 43, farmer born AL, father NC, mother AL
Manley, Rebecca C., age 34, born AL
Manley, John C., age 8, born AL
Manley, Nancy M., age 5, born AL
Wright, Jemima, age 50, born AL (listed as aunt)

(next door)
Sturdervant, Jane, age 67, wid. born NC, cannot read or write
Sturdervant, Andrw J., age 21, born AL

(also at same enumeration location)
Manley, Lafayette, age 30 listed as cousin - living w/ Isaac M. Bony - working as laborer

Matilda and Francis A. Wright also living at Beat 5, Choctaw County, AL
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John A. Manley, buried Bear Creek Cemetery, Choctaw County
Pvt. Co. F, 54th Alabama Infantry, CSA
born May 1838
died September 1886
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CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. It served at Mobile until December, then moved to Mississippi where under the command of J.C. Moore it was active in the operations on Deer Creek. Later four companies were transferred to General Extor's Brigade, which fought at Chickamauga. The other companies were part of the garrison at Vicksburg and were captured when that city fell. After being exchanged, the regiment was united and sustained 135 casualties at Chattanooga. Attached to A.Baker's, Gibson's, and Brantley's Brigade, it participated in the Atlanta Campaign, moved to Mobile, then returned to the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. This unit had 332 fit for duty in January, 1863, and totalled 429 men and 338 arms in December. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 7-31, it lost twenty percent of the 416 engaged. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Augustus A. Coleman and John H. Higley, Lieutenant Colonels E.S. Gulley and Thomas O. Stone, and Major Elbert D. Willett.
· 40th Alabama Infantry Regiment
The 40th Alabama Infantry was organized in May 1862 at Mobile, with men raised in Choctaw, Colbert, Covington, Mobile Morgan, Perry , Pickens, and Sumter counties. It remained in Mobile until December when it was moved to Vicksburg to take part in the operations on Deer Creek. While there, it was brigaded with the 37th and 42nd Alabama, and 2nd Texas, under Gen'l J. C. Moore. Four companies were there transferred to Gen'l Ector's Brigade, Gen'l Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and fought at Chickamauga. The other companies of the 40th were part of the garrison of Vicksburg, suffered severely, and were there captured. The regiment was reunited near Mission Ridge and took part in that battle and at Lookout Mountain, but with light loss. Having passed the winter at Dalton, GA, where Gen'l A. Baker took command of the brigade, the 40th took part in the campaign from there to Atlanta, with losses especially heavy at New Hope. When the army marched back to Tennessee, in company with the other regiments of Baker's Brigade, the 40th was sent to Mobile and was on garrison duty there for some months. In January 1865, the regiment proceeded with the remainder of the army to North Carolina and shared in the operations, fighting at Bentonville with severe loss. Consolidated with the 19th and 46th, the 40th was shortly after surrendered at Durham Station, NC, 26 April 1865.
Field and staff officers: Cols. Augustus A. Coleman (Sumter; resigned); John H. Higley (Mobile; captured, Vicksburg); Lt. Cols. John H. Higley (promoted); Thomas Stone (Pickens; died in service); Ezekiel S. Gully (Sumter); Majors Thomas Stone (promoted); Ezekiel S. Gully (promoted); Elbert D. Willett (Pickens).; and Adjutant Clarence H. Ellerbee (KIA, Bentonville).
Fortieth Alabama
Infantry Regiment

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This regiment was organized in May 1862 at Mobile, and remained there till December. It then moved to Vicksburg, and took part in the operations on Deer Creek. While in that region, it was brigaded with the Thirty-seventh, and Forty-second Alabama, and Second Texas, under Gen. Moore. Four companies were placed in Fort Pemberton, and were from there transferred to Gen. Bragg's army, and fought at Chicamauga. The other companies of the Fortieth were part of the garrison of Vicksburg, suffered severely, and were there captured. The regiment was united near Mission Ridge, and took part in that battle, and at Look-out Mountain, but with light loss. Having passed the winter at Dalton, where Gen. Baker took command of the brigade, the Fortieth took part in the campaign from there to Atlanta, losing largely, especially at New Hope. When the army marched back to Tennessee, in company with the other regiments of Baker's brigade, the Fortieth was sent to Mobile, and was on garrison duty there for some months. In January 1865, the regiment proceeded with the remainder of the army to North Carolina, and shared in the operations, fighting at Bentonville with severe loss. Consolidated with the Nineteenth and Forty-sixth, the Fortieth was shortly after surrendered at Yadkin River bridge.

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Field and Staff
Colonels - Augustus A. Coleman of Sumter; resigned. John H. Higley of Mobile; captured at Vicksburg.
Lieutenant Colonels - John H. Higley; promoted. Thos. Stone of Pickens; died in the service. Ezekiel Gully of Sumter.
Majors* - Thomas Stone; promoted. Ezekiel Gully; promoted. E.D. Willet of Pickens.
Adjutant - Clarence H. Ellerbee; killed at Bentonville.

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Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.
Sumter - Ezekiel Gully; promoted. James Cobbs; resigned. Samuel H. Sprott.
Pickens - E.D. Willet; promoted. James A. Latham; killed at Bentonville.
Sumter - W.A.C. Jones; captured at Vicksburg; transferred. Thomas M. Brunson; resigned. James W. Monette.
Chocta - Abraham G. Campbell.
Pickens - Thomas Stone; promoted. J. Henderson Pickens; captured at Vicksburg.
Chocta - Edward Marsh; killed at Dalton.
Chocta - Thos. Wilkes Coleman; captured at Vicksburg. Lieut. Jo. Knighton commanded.
Perry - C.C. Crowe; detached. Lieut. Hicks commanded.
Sumter - Andrew M. Moore; captured at Vicksburg.
Covington - Hiram Grant





NOW ... here's what I draw from what I found:
The J. Manley living w/ Geo. during 1860 is his brother John A. who shows up in the 1870 and 1880 census. Note the date of birth matchs the time frame.
The Jane Studervant, next door to John in 1880 has to be Matilda's mother, and note the name of the son, Andrew J. then check the name of the father in 1850 (A.J.).
Would guess that Jemima Wright in 1880 is possibly the sister for Franklin???
Not sure who the E. Manley in 1860 is but it could be the mother of George and John but John states his mother was born in AL but that could be wrong. But who are the Couch boys?? maybe nephews??

by Dollydoo48 on 2008-10-25 08:28:25

Sent for Records from the NA to see if there was any information on George. All they had was his name was George W. Manly Choctaw Co. Ala. Then it shows where his wife Matilda made an application for money due him.
He was only in the unite two weeks when he died. There was not any kind fighting at that particular time so,he probably died from a disease like Typhoid Fever. So many of the other soldiers had already died from this terrible disease.

by Dollydoo48 on 2009-04-23 14:01:52

We Have DNA results. It is Y Haplogroup R1b. My understanding is that we are of England. The closest I have to relatives that has done their DNA with Ancestory is 8th generation. That would be about 1749.(200 years ago).
Would love to connect to someone closer.
Diane and Lamar

by danmanley on 2011-05-26 17:29:27

John A. Manley buried at Bear Creek Cemetery in Choctaw Co. AL was my great-grandfather. His wife, my great-grandmother, is buried in another cemetery, Boguloosa Cemetery, about 4 or 5 miles south of Bear Creek Cemetery. Their son, Joshua Manley DOD 1959, is buried in a third cemetery, Brightwater Cemetery, about 3 miles west of Boguloosa Cemetery.

by Dollydoo48 on 2011-05-27 09:03:30

Dan,yes I knew all this and thanks for posting it on here. Boguloosa is where all the other family is buried.Do you know why he is buried there instead of Boguloosa? Just wondering!

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