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Hilary Manning

H. Manning
Full Name: Hilary Manning
Birth date: October 20, 1821
Death date: December 3, 1884

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


  • Photograph. H. Manning, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. H. Manning, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Manning, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • H. Manning, Butler, Freestone County, born in Alabama, farmer, age 51 in 1873 [born ca. 1822]. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Census of 1850 - Hillary Manning, Sumter, Sumter County, Alabama, age 28, born circa 1822 in Alabama, farmer, living in household with Catharine A. Manning, Edgar H. (age 1).
    Census of 1860 - Hillary Manning, Butler, Freestone County, Texas, age 38, born circa 1822, farmer, living in household with Catharine A. Manning, Edgar H. (age 10), Yole C., and Charles (female).
    Hillery Manning, marriage to Mary J. Gorman 4/30/1862 in Freestone County.
    Census of 1870 - A. Manning, Fairfield, Freestone County, age 49, born circa 1821 in Alabama, farmer, living in household with Mary J. Manning.
    Census of 1880 - H. Manning, Precinct 3, Freestone County, age 58, born circa 1822 in Alabama, farmer, spouse Mary J. Manning, daughter Mary. FamilySearch . 1880 1850
  • 1860 1870 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Hillery Manning, birth date 10/20/1821, death date 12/3/1884, burial in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County. Find a Grave .
  • Hilary Manning. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Report from Freestone County, in the vicinity of Butler: "Mr. Hillery Manning has erected quite a tasteful structure for a dwelling." State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 3/14/1857, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
    Death notice, "Medical Necrology of 1884," Galveston Daily News, 1/1/1885, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "45. Dr. Hillary Manning of Palestine"
    Obituary of Hillary Manning's daughter Mrs. E.W. Link (Mary Manning) mentions her "oldest brother, Dr. Edgar Manning, died before their move to Palestine. Dr. Manning [her father] died in Palestine at the Manning home Dec. 3, 1884, leaving his wife, his son Yale, by the former marriage, and little Mary to the care of God and his wife . . . "Palestine Daily Herald, 1/11/1915, p. 3 (section 2, p. 1), crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . January 11, 1915 January 1, 1885
  • March 14, 1857
  • Hillary Manning, "owner of a large plantation who operated one of the two Butler Soldiers homes," in "War Memorial Unveiled at Butler Sunday," The Fairfield Recorder, 9/9/1965, p. 1. "At the ceremony, state representative Jack Hawkins of Groesbeck gave the invocation." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Historical marker, Butler Soldiers' Homes, C.S.A. (Confederate States Army), Butler, Freestone County, mentions Hillary Manning. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • "We believe that the McDaniel and possibly the Hillery Manning family came with the William Thames Streety family along with others to this area. They came from Butler County, AL. The community of Butler, TX was named after Butle[r] Co. AL." Streety McDaniel Cemetery, Freestone County, TXGenWeb Project .
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