Rev Robert Manly

Rev Robert Manly

Birth
Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death 20 Dec 1810 (aged 43)
Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Burial Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 62355158 · View Source
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Aug. 16, 1959
ASBURY CHAPEL FOUNDED 150 YEARS AGO
"....Rev. Manley was born in Cecil County, Maryland, on Jan. 2, 1767. He became a minister at the Baltimore conference in 1793 when Methodism had been introduced into America for only a quarter century. He was stationed on the Pittsburgh, Little Kanawha and Clarksburg circuits. At Clarksburg he married Elizabeth Hamilton in 1800 when she was 19 years old.
Above Rev. Manley's grave in Asbury Cemetery stands a stone with this inscription: "Rev. Robert Manley, the first itinerant Methodist Minister west of the Ohio River. Died Dec. 20, 1810, in the 44th year of his age"....

The Asbury Chapel congregation was organized by Rev. Manley and his father-in-law, William Hamilton, in 1809. According to Jim Barbee, Historian of Broad Street United Methodist Church in Columbus Ohio, three Methodist clergymen arrived in the Northwest Territory in 1799 within a few months of each other, preaching, organizing class meetings and ultimately organizing churches in what was to become the State of Ohio in 1803. It is not clear which one of the three was actually the first.

Robert and Elizabeth had 3 known children named on a February, 1833, property deed of sale:
Ann Maria who married David Olive
Jessey L. who married Susan Wolf
Robert (Jr.)

Early records spelled the name 'Manly' and later records/subsequent generations used the spelling 'Manley'.


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  • Maintained by: Peggy
  • Originally Created by: Valerie
  • Added: 30 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62355158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Robert Manly (2 Jan 1767–20 Dec 1810), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62355158, citing Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Peggy (contributor 47161711) .