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Manuel "Manley" Smith
b. Jan. 28, 1853 - d. Mar. 24, 1920 (Morgan Co., Ohio)
Malta Cemtery (Morgan Co., OH)
Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 for Manly Smith
Death: March 24, 1920 in Malta, Morgan Co., Ohio / Manley was married and his occupation is Laborer / father is listed as Unknown and mother was Rachel Hyatt.
NOTE: Manly was a coal miner, but then he later started working for the Brown Manly Plow factory at Malta where he worked for over 20 years
Manly Smith's house was lost in the 1913 flood at Malta, Ohio. The two story house was washed off the foundation and then lodged between two trees for three days. Manly rowed a boat over to the house and went through the second floor window to retrieve some important papers. The next day the house was totally destroyed in the flood.
Email from W Smith (author of a family history on this Smith family)
Manly Smith was born in 1854 in Ohio. The woman who raised him was Rachel J. Smith. She was born in 1828 in Ohio. You can find some incorrect information about her on the internet especially on the Mormon website. I researched everything that I could possibly find about him and included it all in the book, but I disappointingly never found who his father was. I don’t think that he knew who his father was either. There are a lot of severe complications with Rachel that I included in the book. Rachel and Manly lived in the Morgan County home a number of times because she was so poor.
Bert Smith told us twice that we remember that Manly was an orphan who was placed on a doorstep in Zanesville (Muskingum Co., OH).
During the Civil War, Rachel married William Hiett. There was more than one William Hiett’s in Morgan county, so I researched all of them, but never found anything meaningful about Rachel. William’s first wife must have died because he had five children. Rachel was not married to William for very long because he either died or left her by the end of the Civil War and his children were scattered to the winds. One of his kids ended up in the Army in the Dakota Territory in General Custer’s Army. He fortunately broke his shoulder while driving a team of mules and a wagon when the wagon rolled over and the mule landed on him. A short time later was the Battle of the Little Big Horn and he missed out on that fateful day.
Manly married Mary C. Thompson. He was 16 years old when he married her and she was 23 years old. Manly was a coal miner, but then he later started working for the Brown Manly Plow factory at Malta where he worked for over 20 years.
Manly and Mary had 11 children and they all survived. Bert was next to the youngest. Two of their older children were not Manly’s children. I included a court case concerning Mary and the first child in the Thompson chapter. I wrote about all eleven of Manly and Mary’s children.
Spouse:Married June 16, 1870 (Morgan Co., OH)