Some Descendants of Martin Maney
Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.7
MARCUM Project Version 754
April 25, 1998
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1. Martin1 Maney was born in Ireland before 1765.(1) Martin died about 1832 or 1833 at age unknown.
He married Keziah Vann.(2) Keziah
was born before 1770. Keziah was said to be the daughter of Agnes Weatherford, a white woman, and Joe Vann, a part Cherokee. However, all
claims by her descendants to rights granted members of the Cherokee tribe by various United States treaties and Acts of Congress have been
denied. Keziah(3) was the daughter of John Vann and Agnes
In the 1800 Census, Martin was listed as a head of household in Buncombe Co, NC. In the 1810 Census, Martin was listed
as a head of household in Buncombe Co, NC. It is said that Nehemiah Blackstock jestingly suggested to Martin that he should make a
claim to an allotment under the Cherokee Treaty of 1819. Martin and his family made an effort to secure the allotment, and it appears that
he occupied the land, although there was controversy as to his right to do so. He was not included on the entitlement list reported by the
Secretary of War to Congress 23 Jan 1823.(4)
Martin Maney and Keziah Vann had the following children:
2. John2 Maney (Martin1) was born in Washington Co, TN 1785.(6)
He married Mary Metcalf.(7) Mary
was born 1787.(8)
John Maney and Mary Metcalf had the following child:
3. James2 Maney (Martin1) was born in North Carolina circa 1802.
He married Barbara (Maney). Barbara was born circa 1803 in North Carolina.
In the Census of 1850, James was listed as a head of household in Cherokee Co, NC.(9)
James Maney and Barbara (Maney) had the following child:
4. Jack3 Maney (John2, Martin1) was born 1814.
He married Elizabeth Carson.(10)
Elizabeth was the daughter of William Carson and Margaret Dillingham.
Jack Maney and Elizabeth Carson had the following child:
5. Nancy3 Maney (James2, Martin1) was born in North Carolina
She married Lazarus Anderson. Lazarus was born circa 1811 in North Carolina. Lazarus was the
son of Cherokee Anderson Collector. In the Census of 1850, Lazarus was listed as a head of household in Cherokee Co,
NC.(11) The census of Eastern Cherokees listed Lazarus
as head of household in 1851 in Cherokee Co, NC.(12)
Nancy Maney and Lazarus Anderson had the following children:
Martha Amanda4 Anderson was born in Cherokee Co, NC circa 1840.
James Anderson was born in Cherokee Co, NC circa 1845.
Sarah Matilda Anderson was born in Cherokee Co, NC circa 1845.
Robert L. Anderson was born in Cherokee Co, NC circa 1849.
6. Lodusky4 Maney (Jack3, John2, Martin1) was born 10 Aug 1871.
She married David Burdet Wilson about 1890.(13) David was born 14 March 1872.(14) David was the son of William E. Wilson and Sarah A. Banks.
Lodusky Maney and David Burdet Wilson had the following child:
11. Ida Althea Belle5 Wilson (Lodusky4 Maney, Jack3,
John2, Martin1) was
born in Yancey Co, NC 26 April 1892.(16)
She married Robert Garfield West 17 May 1908.(17) Robert was born 30 April 1885 in Madison Co, NC.(18) Robert died 21 Feb 1958 in North Carolina, at age 72.(19)
Ida Althea Belle Wilson and Robert Garfield West had the following child:
Notes and References
Jerry Wright Jordan, comp., Cherokee By Blood - Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S.
Court of Claims 1906 - 1910
, Volume 1: Applications 1 to 1550. (Heritage Books, Inc.), pp. 98-99, Claim No. 276, says Martin Maney was
an Irishman. (hereafter cited as Jordan, Vol. 1, Cherokee By Blood
Pauline West, submitted 15 Nov 1979, "Ahnentafel," A Lot of Bunkum
, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May
1994), pp. 40-41. (hereafter cited as West, 11/15/79, Ahnentafel
Jordan, Vol. 1, Cherokee By Blood
, pp. 98-99, Claim No. 276. Total number of applicants
rejected in the Vann - Maney Group was 162.
Ibid., pp. 98-99, Claim No. 276.
West, 11/15/79, Ahnentafel
Elizabeth Arrowood, 1850 US Census, Cherokee Co. NC, P.76A L.27 H&F.991, NA Film Series M-432, Roll
625, National Archives, Washington, DC: Elizabeth Arrowood 15; James Maney 48 Farmer; Barbary 47; William 18 Farmer, John C 16 Farmer
col.11, Frances 14f, Rebecca 12, Sarah 10, Silvester 8; everybody b.NC (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.76A L.27, Cherokee Co. NC
West, 11/15/79, Ahnentafel
Lazarus Anderson, 1850 US Census, Cherokee Co. NC, P.75A L.10 H&F.972, NA Film Series M-432, Roll
625, National Archives, Washington, DC: Lazarus Anderson 39 Farmer; Nancy 27; Amanda 10, James 8, Matilda 5, Robert 1; everybody b.NC
(hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.75A L.10, Cherokee Co. NC
David W. Siler, Special Agent, Department of Indian Affairs, The Eastern Cherokees - A Census
of the Cherokee Nation in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia in 1851
(compiled in 1851; published, Cottonport, LA:
Polyanthos Inc., 1972), p. 108, lists Nancy Anderson and four children with ages, says "Lazarus Anderson is head of this family, his wife
a daughter of James Many." Notes they were not on census of 1835. Says James Many and Lazarus Anderson furnished him with the names. "As
to the blood of the Manys I believe that Agents for the Government of the U States have heretofore recognized them as Cherokees. I have no
proof that the Cherokees have recognized them, they have generally resided out of the Cherokee Country."~ As he makes no mention of proof
of Lazarus Anderson's race, an inference may be drawn that Lazarus was white, not Cherokee (hereafter cited as Siler, Eastern
West, 11/15/79, Ahnentafel
(Maney), Barbara (marriage to James Maney)
Anderson, Lazarus (marriage to Nancy Maney)
Anderson, Martha Amanda
Anderson, Robert L.
Anderson, Sarah Matilda
Carson, Elizabeth (marriage to Jack Maney)
Metcalf, Mary (marriage to John Maney)
Vann, Keziah (marriage to Martin Maney)
West, Robert Garfield (marriage to Ida Althea Belle Wilson)
Wilson, David Burdet (marriage to Lodusky Maney)
Wilson, Ida Althea Belle
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