Is your surname Manning?

Research the Manning family

Emma Manning's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Emma Manning (Hayes)

Birthplace: Talladega, Talladega, AL, USA
Death: Died in Killeen, Bell, TX, USA
Place of Burial: Nolanville, Bell, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Lee Hayes and Mary Hayes
Wife of James Edward Manning
Mother of James Claude Manning
Sister of Annie Eliza Cox; William T. Hayes; James Madison "Matt" Hayes; Susan Lester; Diana Julie Cox and 5 others

Managed by: Dan Cornett
Last Updated:

About Emma Manning


From FindAGrave:

Emma is the daughter of James L. Hayes and Mary Blassingame. She married James Edward Manning in Bell Co, Texas, on 10 March 1881 and was widowed eleven years later when he died of complications from the mumps.

Emma never remarried, choosing instead to raise six of their seven children alone. Oral history records she didn't want a step-father telling her children what to do. Her children were John W, James Claude, Mary Elizabeth, Kitty Lee, Gussie, Carl Ernest, and Byrd Emma.

She lived briefly in Oklahoma, but returned to Comanche Co, Texas, to join her Hayes family who had settled there after her marriage to Ed.

The original Manning homestead, located outside of Killeen, was passed to her son Carl and remained in that family line until just recently. Her father-in-law, James H. Manning, along with the Murphy family, donated land for the first Hay Branch school room formerly located on FM 439.

Update November 2009


From the FindAGrave for sister-in-law Mollie Seales (Manning), in late 1883 (Oct?) James & Emma took in Mollie & Richards two daughters to raise -- Rosa and Lillie Bell.

view all

Emma Manning's Timeline

January 4, 1861
Talladega, Talladega, AL, USA
March 10, 1881
Age 20
Bell, TX, USA
February 15, 1883
Age 22
Nolanville, Bell, TX, USA
Age 21

Emma's in-laws, Richard & Mollie, died withing 3 months of each other from TB. Emma and James took them to raise along with their own.

October 29, 1960
Age 99
Killeen, Bell, TX, USA
Nolanville, Bell, TX, USA