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Cheryl Manley (#47254076)
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Bio Photo I was bitten by the geneology bug at an early age, courtesy of my Great Aunt, the late Edna Manley Phillips. My favorite pasttime is traveling around Georgia, taking photos of family headstones & tracking down distant relatives. I am an active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Georgia Branch National Society Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Daughters of the American Colonists,Descendants of the Founders of NJ, and First Families of GA. I am a member of the Manly/Manley DNA project.
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Ron Searls
RE: John Martin White
I sent my email address in my first reply. I have JF Morris's father as Eppy White Morris m. Eliza Turman, then Eppy White Morris's father as John Martin Morris m. Sarah Franklin White, so as far as I know, I only have a White connection on a maternal side. Since DNA testing was on the Y-chromosome, which is father-to-son, Sarah Franklin White would not explain the DNA results. I was struck by the similarity between in first / middle names between John Martin Morris and John Martin White (Sarah Franklin White's father). But that could just be a co-incidence.
Added by Ron Searls on Jan 04, 2017 5:16 PM
Ron Searls
RE: John Martin White
Sorry, I meant James Franklin Morris. My email address is

I also sent you the same message on Facebook.

Added by Ron Searls on Jan 04, 2017 4:44 PM
Ron Searls
John Martin White
Hi Cheryl, you left the following note on the gravesite page for John Franklin Morris:

Fought with Co. B, 15th Ga Infantry CSA "The Tugalo Blues". Great grandson of Capt. John Martin White, Revolutionary War, Spotsylvania, VA. Rest in peace, brave soldier.

I am a great-grandson of JF Morris. In my tree on, I have JF Morris's great-grandfather as John Martin Morris. But above you have John Martin White. I have had genetic testing done at FTDNA, and my closest male relative genetically is a White (other than my own siblings), but I have never been able to find a historical connection with the Whites on my paternal side. I would love to know where you got your information. The mystery is how White turned into Morris. Adoption, maybe? I have been in touch with the current generation of Whites, and you might be able to solve what to us is a great mystery.

Ron Searls
Added by Ron Searls on Jan 04, 2017 4:33 PM
Ann Hamlin
William R Manley (1862-1939)
I have been rechecking William D. Manley (1862-1942) and William R Manley (1862-1939).

I found a South Carolina death certificate for William R Manley: Born 18Jan1862 and died 27Nov1939. His death certificate lists his parents as Benjamin Manley and Fannie May; spouse as Mary Cary.

There is not a death certificate available through for William D Manley. I tried to order a death cert. but Georgia is more strict with access.

So I now have two William Manleys listed as children of Benjamin Manley and Frances May.
Added by Ann Hamlin on Nov 28, 2015 1:41 PM
Ann Hamlin
William D Manley (1862-1942)
I had the wrong person listed as a son of Benjamin Franklin Manley (1831-1917.

Do you know who the parents are of a William R Manley (1862-1939)?

I had sent a request to have his Find A Grave updated to list his parents at Ben Frank and Fannie May. I sent a request to have that removed.

Here is the ancestry info I have for him:
William R Manley (1862-1939) Find A Grave Memorial# 15776143
Spouse: Mary Ellen Carey Manley (1870-1935) Find A Grave # 15776147
Added by Ann Hamlin on Nov 26, 2015 12:20 PM
Ann Hamlin
Jewell Jones Manley
Do you know the connection to the Manley's of Georgia? I am the sister of Barbara Reid Ruiz.
My mother was Mary Nell Manley, daughter of Charles Jackson Manley.

Here is information from Jewell Jones Manley' obituary.

Jewell Jones Manley, 89, of Lavonia, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, following an extended illness.

Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Hart County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth Morris Jones. She was a textile worker and homemaker. She was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include her son, Freddie Manley, and wife, Joan, of Lavonia; brothers, Artis Jones of Lavonia, Alton Jones of Decatur, Ray Jones of Jonesboro and Kendall Jones, all of Shelby, N.C.; sister, Peggy Andrews of Carnesville; eight grandchildren; and, nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Buster" Manley; daughter, Glenda M. Kelly; and, grandson, William "Bill" Kelley.
Added by Ann Hamlin on Nov 26, 2015 8:28 AM
Colonel Millican
I am not sure as I have never been there before.
Added by Rob on Apr 07, 2015 4:44 AM
Charles J. Manley
Was C. J. Manley first married to Mary Louise Martin & was she by chance a sister to Maude Martin?
My husband is a Kesler/Martin desc. & I've been working on this line for years.
BTW, I grew up in carnesville & I knew Miss Edna WELL!
She was a good friend of my parents.
Added by EWW on Mar 31, 2015 3:14 PM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
RE: Watsons
Would love to hear more about what you have on the Watsons!

E-mail me at

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Jan 31, 2015 4:28 AM
Hoke Holcomb
RE: Hemphills
Hi Cheryl,

Yes, Cynthia Hemphill Holcomb is my Grandmother. Her 13th and youngest child, Hoke, is my Father.

Added by Hoke Holcomb on Jul 26, 2014 7:32 PM
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