|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1923|
Manly married Elizabeth Ann Shamblen 21 Feb 1866 in Noble Co., Ohio. They had three daughters and possibly a son; Lillian, Elmira, Amy and William 'Willie'.
According to a story written by Manly's granddaughter for Elizabeths' 91st birthday (facts were given by Elizabeth herself), Manly was a dreamer. He always had his head in the clouds. He loved to sing and play music,(he made a fiddle when Elmira was born) and he loved basket weaving (which his father did in later years to make ends meet). One day whilst the family was visiting Manly's father, Mathew Gilpen, the cabin that he and Elizabeth called home burned to the ground. (Elizabeth dreamed of this the night before BTW). Later, Manly bought Elizabeth a houseboat, much to her dismay, but she made it work. Amy died at the age of two. Not long after William was born and Amy died, the marriage of Manly and Elizabeth ended. Elizabeth moved, with her kids, to Glenwood, IA (1880 census). Manly apparently remarried to a gal named Surelda Moman in 1880(1900 census said the couple had been married 20 years)and they had no children.
Created by: Melissa Hillstrom
Record added: Dec 22, 2011
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