The Family Line of Thomas Manley (circa 1715) St. Mary’s Co., MD. Through his grandson, Basil Charles Manley
DNA Test Kit# 11775
*Family lines of descent included at bottom of page.
Y DNA Values
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Please note, I am using the spelling for the surname as found on original documents dating back to the individual’s time (census, military, etc…)
The earliest colonial history we have for this branch comes from Professor Louise Manly’s 1930 book “The Manly Family”. Some historians state the family heritage as being Scot, others Irish and still others English. The one person we have solid information, backed by documentation (American Revolution records) is Basil Manley, born 1742. We know from Louise that Basil’s father was Thomas. Basil also had a brother named Thomas who remained in MD or VA when Thomas, Sr. decided to relocate the family to NC after his wife’s death (circa 1756).
According to Louise, Thomas (Jr.) was in the “American Navy” at the time of the American Revolution.
Family Gedcome Outline
Descendants of Thomas Manley circa 1690, Maryland
THOMAS1 MANLEY was born Abt. 16952, and died Abt. 1755 in Aboard ship between Port Tobacco & NC. He married MARY FORD Abt. 1730 in Maryland, daughter of JOHN FORD. She was born Abt. 1700 in Maryland, and died Abt. 1756 in Maryland.
CAPTAIN JOHN BASIL MANLEY was born 08 Jun 1742 in Near Leonardstown Maryland, and died 15 May 1824 in Chatham County, NC. He married ELIZABETH MAULTSBY 1793 in The home of Mr. John Brown Bright, near Fayetteville, NC, daughter of WILLIAM MAULTSBY and ANN EVANS. She was born 1766 in Bladen County, NC, and died 12 Jun 1855 in Powellton, Richmond County, NC.
GOVERNOR CHARLES MANLEY (JOHN BASIL2, THOMAS1)was born 13 May 1795 in Chatham Co, NC, and died 01 May 1871 in Raleigh, NC. He married CHARITY HARE HAYWOOD 07 Oct 1817 in Raleigh, NC, daughter of WILLIAM HAYWOOD and ANN SHEPARD. She was born 18 Aug 1799 in Raleigh, NC, and died 23 Sep 1880 in Raleigh, NC.
MAJOR BASIL CHARLES MANLEY was born 09 May 1839 in Wake Co, NC, and died 15 May 1882 in Raleigh, NC. He married LUCY HAYWOOD BRYAN 07 Nov 1866 in NC, daughter of JOHN BRYAN and LUCY HAYWOOD. She was born 1841 in NC, and died 1882.
MALCOLM GRAY MANLEY, b. 23 May 1868, Raleigh, NC; d. Mar 1920, Knoxville, TN; m. ANNIE 15 Sep 1894, Claiborne; b. Aug 1882, Missouri; d. 30 Jan 1961.
WILLIAM BRYAN MANLY, b. Sept. 1905, Knoxville, TN; d. Aug. 1976, Priest River, Bonner, Idaho, United States of America; m. Ira Mildred Weise, 25 Oct 1930, Knoxville, TN, daughter of Walter Henry Weise and Ettie Lelia Roberts. She was born 15 Dec. 1912 in Zachary, LA and died 21 Aug 1999