When John Albert Manley was born on 15 January 1854, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, William Rawlins Manley, was 23 and his mother, Rebecca Jane McBride, was 23. He married Nancy Jane Rickner on 10 February 1883, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant View Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Knoxville Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 10 July 1909, in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)mǣne ‘common, shared’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.
English: nickname from Middle Englishmannly ‘manly, virile, brave’ (Old Englishmannlīc, originally ‘man-like’).
Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained etymology. Compare Malley .