A number of Manley families have lived in the
The original Gaelic form of the family name MANLEY was O'Maonghaile. According to legend,
a Doherty from
There are several data to support the Mayo origin theory. First,
Francis Manley's naturalization document notes his departure from Broadhaven, a port on the Belmullet
peninsula in Mayo. John T. Manley's obituary states he was born in Drum townland in Kilmore parish. A man
with the name of his grandfather, Anthony Tighe, is
Having immigrated to America sometime between son William's birth in Scotland in 1852 and the twins' arrival in 1855, Peter Manley and his family migrated along the path of the B&O railroad (see red line in map) over the next decade and a half before settling in Bellaire.
1855 - Glovers Gap - births of Bridget and Mary
1864 - Cameron - birth of James
1870 - Bellair(e) - census
Peter, son William, and grandson John operated the Bellaire wharf boat
from the 1870s to the 1920s, when road and bridge traffic began to overtake
rail and ferry.