John Manley 1839-1918
Born: 1839, County Mayo, Ireland
1870: John 35 Coal Miner, Ann 30, William 4, Thomas 2, John 1
1880: John 44 Coal Miner, Ann 40, William 14, Thomas 12, John 10, James 9, Michael 7, Mary 6, Peter 4
1900: John 61 Retired, Annie 58, William 31 Coal Miner, Peter 22 Clerk, Mary 25
1910: John 65, Ann C. 62, William P. 42 Coal Miner
1920: William P. 52 Single Coal Mine Laborer, John E. 50 Single Luch Room Waiter, Mary A. Sullivan 44 Wid, Gerard Sullivan 14 Nephew
1930: Mary Sullivan 48 Wid, Gerard Sullivan 23 Son, Dan Sullivan 21 Son, William Manley 65 Brother
1940: Mary Sullivan 65 Widow, Daniel Sullivan 33 Son, John Manley 70 Brother
Six years after my ancestor John Manley of Scranton married Mary Coleman, this other John Manley married Anna Coleman in Dunmore, PA, a small borough that is adjacent to Scranton. This information is included here, because the similar names of not only the John Manleys, but also their Coleman wives, have, understandably, created confusion among people who are researching their Manley (and Coleman) ancestors in the Scranton area. John Manley and Anna Coleman lived on Spring Street in Dunmore throughout their lives. They can be found on page 40 of the 1880 Dunmore census (ED 31 - last name spelled Monnely).
My ancestors, John Manley and Mary Coleman, were married on 15 Aug 1859 in St. Vincent de Paul's Church, which became St. Peter's Cathedral in 1884. They lived in South Scranton their entire lives, but were also buried in St. Mary's cemetery in Dunmore, which has added to the confusion among researchers. While it is possible, even likely, that John Manley and Mary Coleman of Scranton were in some way related to John Manley and Anna Coleman of Dunmore, no definitive connection has yet been established.