Samuel was born in Fulton County, Arkansas on 6 March 1892 and was the only child of John Edward Manry and Ida L. Elliott-Dungy.
He is listed in the 1900 Fulton County, Arkansas Census living with his father and mother. In 1910 Fulton County Census Sam is working as a farm hand for James M. Short in Fulton County. He moved to Missouri for awhile and then returned to
Fulton County, Arkansas.
He moved to Lake City, Craighead County, Arkansas were he was working on a farm when he met Mandy Evaline Jones, adopted daughter of Marshall A. Jones and Emma Ruth Spillman-Reed, in Lundsford, Craighead County, Arkansas.
They were married on 3 December 1916, in Lundsford, Craighead County, Arkansas and they had seven children. Their first two Elsie Rhuehiem and Ernest Talmadge were born in Lundsford and all the rest of the children were born in Trumann,
Poinsett County, Arkansas. Their names were Alvin Earl, Edna Mae, Floyd Elmer, Calvin E. and Etter Leona.
After the birth of their second child they moved to Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas where Sam was working for The Poinsett Lumber and Maufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Singer Maufacturing Company. He worked there until 1956 when he
became ill and was retired from the plant.
Sam is listed on the Trumann, Poinsett County Census of 1920 and 1930. His registration card indicated that he registerd for the the draft 25 April 1942, age 50, in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
Ask him where his Ancestors were from and he would tell you that his Mother's ancestors were English descendants and that his Father's ancestors were from Ireland and that they were Irish descendants known as the "Black Irish". There are many
theories relating to the origin of the Black Irish. There are the believers and the non-believers of the existence of the Black Irish. Even through there is very little written evidence of their existence, there are many accounts of the
descandants of the Black Irish telling the stories of their anchestors and their Black Irish heritage.
More information can be obtained about the Origin, Legend or Myth of the "Black Irish" at these links;