McManus - McManis - McMannis Families Found on the Frontier of Western Pennsylvania 1700-1850

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  • Name: Wayne McMeins-McMeans
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  • SnailMail: 233 SW Winterpark Cir., Lees Summit, MO 64081
  • Date: 02 May 2000

Searching for James & John McMeans. James born 1767, John born 1771, in PA. Parents were Andrew b. 1740 in Maryland, m. Anne Wilson in Lancaster, PA in 1762, a dau. Jane m. Aiken.

  • Name: Danny L. Duffey
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  • SnailMail: 245 Orville St.  Fairborn, OH.  45324
  • Date: 17 May 2000

I am descended from the original Duffey family from Adams County, OH. I too have ancestors buried at Cherry Fork, and Tranquility. I noticed that you make reference, several times to some of them. The original Duffey (Michael) came over from Londonderry, Ireland with his buddy, Thomas Ramsey (1759). They both fought in the American Revolution (probably beside your McManis Family). I made a trip (I call it a pilgrimage) to Adams County a couple of years ago for the first time. It was totally fascinating to see some of my people buried there. I had gone for years not knowing the history of my family. It's too bad that my father (Denver H. Duffey) died before I could take him down. My children will know all about me and their Duffey roots. I actually wrote my memoirs (mainly for them). It is entitled, "The Pipes Are Calling". I'm sure that the McManis's and Duffey's were very good friends.

  • Name: Mary Irene (McCanis) Whitt
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  • SnailMail: PO Box 363, Centerburg, Ohio 43011
  • Date: 25 May 2000

Natalie, hello again, well my family tree is really growing thanks to you and many others. I was wondering if you had any info on the railroad that my g-grandfather and grandfather Jesse Hylas and Burtle Lawrence McManis had worked on for so many years or if you knew how I could obtain such info. I am really interested in the days they worked on the RR. I was also wondering if you had any info on the family of my grandmothers (Gertie Boyer) who married Burtle Lawrence McManis It is very hard to find any info on them. Also thanks for adding my link. Mary

Granddaughter to James D. Manues may have been changed from McManus,or MANIS He was born 1852 Dublin Ireland d. in 1967 in AR. Looking for relatives who are kin and wondering if they have information on his parents. Came through Maine in 1850's settle in TN AR. Ill. some in AZ CA.William Henry Manues was my father. Heard that we are also kin to Manis. James was married many times and has older sons . Edward, John Franklin, Lee, Owen are the names of his older sons. Daughters Minnie, Lilley, Liney. James married my grandmother Lula Eveline in Oct. 1921 she was not his first wife. His last wife was Willie May Gisham. I Heard that there is a bible with information on his parents and on him and his children. I left out his last two daughter's MaryFlorence, and AnnaMae Manues. I enjoyed reading your site. It is a big help to everyone. I want to thank you for what ever help I may gain.

I am from Kansas and have some McMannis roots in Missouri ... any tie in ... just curious.

  • Name: Herman Clark
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  • SnailMail: 716 Kings Hwy, Wyandotte, MI 48192
  • Date: 27 Jun 2000


I come from the McManus' of Penn/Ohio, down through the Garretts' and Wards' and through the Clarks' of Ohio.

  • Name: Gail McManus-Shattuck
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  • SnailMail: P.O. Box 342, Bartonsville, PA 18321
  • Date: 04 Jul 2000

My family is of the Irish Origin "Manus" My mother's maiden name was Gail Catherine O'Keefe and my father's name was George Thorpe McManus. I would like to know if there is any relation in the North-Eastern United States. Please respond to this posting to either my email or my mailing address. Thank you and please respond!

  • Name: Patrick McManis
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  • SnailMail: 117 W. Ridgewood - San Antonio, TX  78212
  • Date: 07 Jul 2000

I am from McManises in Louisiana and Texas ... very interested in talking w/McManises in Houston area.

  • Name: Edward V. McManus
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  • SnailMail: 1415 71 Street, Brooklyn, NY  11228
  • Date: 18 Jul 2000

I am from the McManus clan of Fermanagh, Kinawley parish. Grandfather Thomas John McManus born 1850 and left Limerick, 1890 widower of Mary Bradshaw. Children Christina, Charles, Thomas and Rosellen. Any info. on Thomas please pass on. His parents were Charles/Rose Sheehy. Thank You, Ed.

  • Name: Linda Hartwig
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  • SnailMail: 105 Sunny Circle, Mason City, IA  50401
  • Date: 24 Jul 2000

Searching for information on Charles B. McManus Born March 7, 1883. Brother Leland. Sisters Mary and Margaret. Believed he died in St. Louis, MO at the age of 45.

  • Name: Edward V. McManus
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  • SnailMail: 1415 71 Street, Brooklyn, NY  11228
  • Date: 25 Jul 2000

MY grt/grandf comes from Fermanangh, Knockninny Hill. Had my grandfather Thos 1850. Need proof of Thos baptized in Ireland. Any help greatly appreciated.

  • Name: Jennie Runnels
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  • SnailMail: 4180 60th Ct., Vero Beach, Fl 32967
  • Date: 25 Aug 2000

My brick wall continues to be my great grandfather, Thomas Greenberry McManus, b abt 1830, TN/GA/AL?? Have not been able to locate him prior to the 1850 Fayette Co., AL census. His 1851 MS marriage license (m Susan Howard) has the spelling as McMahon so that confuses me even more! Would like any encouraging words on this line or some hints of a connection with his parents. Thanks

I am looking for the ancestors of Margaret "Peggy" McManus, believed to have been born in KY in about 1800; married William Moberly on 25 Oct 1826 in Lincoln Co., KY and moved to Monroe or Morgan County, IN in about 1837. They had the following children: John M.; James M.; William T.; Charles T.; Pleasant M.; Elizabeth A.; and Milton P. Margaret was still alive in 1860 and living in Monroe Co., IN. Any information about the ancestors of Margaret McManus would be greatly appreciated.

  • Name: Peg Reardon Stoner
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  • SnailMail: Maryland
  • Date: 30 Sep 2000

G-Grandparents- -- Patrick McMANUS, b abt 1835-Ire-d 1900 PA --married-in U.S.- Katherine MOHAN-- b. abt 1840-Ire--d.1912,PA--lived in Minersville, Schuylkill Co PA--.Daughter Julia b.1865-d 1931--married John REARDON b.1864 Pa-d.1920 Pa--lived in Mt Carmel, Northumberland Co PA---Trying to find out what counties in Ireland Patrick and Katherine were from. Also need info on Reardon family. thank you Peg

James Ray McManis is my husbands great-gandfather. He shows up in Ancestral File. According to this record his father was John Charles McManis and his father was Newton McManis. Anyone else of this same line? Please e-mail with any info. Thanks!!

  • Name: Patricia A. McManis  Burch
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  • SnailMail: 2672 SW Indianola Road, Benton, KS 67017
  • Date: 08 Nov 2000

My father was Robert Louis McManis, born 1882 in Concord, KS, and married to Roxie Elizabeth Barber, born 1890. My grandparents were John & Clarinda (Wilcox)McManis. Any relatives out there??

My father's name is James McManus, born 27 Dec 1935, his brother is Anthony Michael McManus. My dad's family hail from Kirkham in Lancashire, his father's name is John McManus. That's as far as I know.

Hi. I'm Denis McManus, and I live (was born and should eventually die in) Ireland. I had a quick lookie through the site and didn't see anything about the family ancestry before you hit America. I was wondering if you have done any research into this, and if so, well, what? Great site, otherwise. Interesting in the extreme.

I am glad to provide a happy conclusion to my McManus search... Here is what I can say, and what I can offer:  I have found my Frank McManus, and his first wife, and photos of him with both wives and other family members. I know where he was born, a bit of his ancestry, and where he is buried, etc. So I now have what I sought. I am willing to share what I have. If anyone finds they have additional bits for me, so much the better! Contact me if you want any of what I have by way of data or photos. Vince Summers

  • Name: Kenneth Barnhouse
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  • SnailMail: 804 Lovetta Dr. Kettering Oh. 45429
  • Date: 03 Dec 2000

Just found your web site. Would like to find information on My Grandfather Elvin C. McMannis from Morgan Co. Ohio. My grandmother name was Sarah. They had children, Gladys (my mom) Golda, Odessa. Georgia, Roscoe, Daniel, Delbert. Your site is great.

I am the daughter of David L. R. McManus. I am interested in lineage. His parents were James and Lillian McManus.

  • Name: Kenneth Barnhouse
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  • SnailMail: 804 Lovetta Dr. Kettering Oh. 45429
  • Date: 14 Dec 2000

My mother was Gladys Pearl McMannis. Her father was Charles Elvin and his father was Eli McMannis. This is all I know about the family. They lived in Morgan Co. Ohio.

My grandmother has tried researching my grandfathers side of the family with no success. My grandfather's name was William McMannis. My great-grandfather hitched hiked to Kansas from Indiana back in the 1800's, she has located several McMannis's (McManis) burial sites in Indiana. She has been unsuccessful at tracking down birth or death certificates in Indiana. If you have information please contact me. Thank you for the great site about the McManus, McManis, and McMannis clan, keep up the good work.



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