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Charity Hare Manly (Haywood)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: NC, USA
Death: September 23, 1880 (81)
Place of Burial: Raleigh City Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Wife of Charles Manly, Governor
Mother of Major Basil C. Manly (CSA), Mayor

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About Charity Hare Manly

Dictionary of North Carolina Biography edited by William S. Powell, vol. 4: Charles Manly-notes had 6 daughters and 5 sons only names Basil C.

1850 NC census Wake County, Raleigh page 282, Dwelling 461, family 462

1880 NC census Wake County, Raleigh reel T9-0984 page 298B noted as Mother-in-law with William H. Hardin family

St. Bartholomew's Parish, Pittsboro, NC 1833-1933, pg 36

Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, North Carolina Newspapers, 1799-1819, Vol. I, page 336, m. Charles Manly and Charity Haywood

Biographical History of North Carolina: from Colonial Times to the Present, vol. 6, edited by Samuel A. Ashe: William H. Haywood, Jr; Charles Manly; Matthias Evans Manly-noted as Miss Haywood

Raleigh City Cemetery Manly, Charity Hare Haywood (b. 18 Aug 1799 - d. 23 Sep 1880) wife of Gov. Charles Manly

Inventory of the Manly Family Papers, 1782-1936 (bulk 1847-1870) Collection Number 4409

------------------------------------------------------------------ Birth: Aug. 18, 1799 Death: Sep. 23, 1880

Charity Hare Haywood was born 1799 in Raleigh, Wake County, NC, the 2nd of 3 known surviving children (2 girls/1 boy) born to William Henry Haywood II and his wife, Ann Sheppard. Her father was a prominent attorney, banker, planter, and clerk of the United States District Court.

She was the paternal granddaughter of Col. William Henry Haywood, I. and Charity Hare of Edgecombe County; and gr-grandchild of family patriarch John Haywood of Barbados and his wife, Mary "Lucy" Lovette. On her mother's side, she was the maternal granddaughter of Col. Benjamin Sheppard and Elizabeth Ruffin of Dobbs, and later Greene Co, She was the sister of William Henry Haywood, Jr., U.S. senator; and sister-in-law of Edward B. Dudley, governor of North Carolina, (1836-1840), who married her sister Eliza.

Charity was 18 when she married 22-year old Charles Manly, a Raleigh attorney and son of Capt. (John) Basil Manly and Elizabeth Maultsby of Chatham Co, NC. Charles Manly later served as Governor of North Carolina (1849-1851).

Charity and Charles Manly lived in Raleigh, where his legal career was centered; but they also spent time at the family plantationn named "Ingleside", located northeast of Raleigh.

The couple would share a long and happy life together, eventually having twelve children, 6 boys and 6 girl: Ann Eliza Manly (1818), CSA Col. John Haywood Manly (1820-1874), Dr. Langdon Cheeves Manly (1822), Charles Manly Jr (1824), William Henry Manly (1826-1848), Cora Manly (1829-1876), Edward Manly (1830-1830), Julia Manly (1832-1900), Helen Manly (1835-1921), Sophia Louisa Manly (1837), CSA Maj. Basil Charles Manly (1839-1882), and Ida Haywood Manly (1844-1908).

After his term of Governorship ended, the Manly's retired to his plantation "Ingleside", comprising 1,060 acres east of Raleigh. In April 1865 troops under command of Gen. William T. Sherman pillaged his home and storehouses.

All of their surviving sons would serve proudly in the CSA and survived to return to Raleigh. Her daughters also suffered loss during the war. Cora, known as "Sis Co" or "C," married George Badger Singeltary, a young lawyer from Greenville who became a Confederate colonel and was killed in 1862. Julia married James McDowell, owner of Quaker Meadows Plantation near Morganton, who also served as a Confederate Colonel and was killed in the war. Helen married John Gray Blount Grimes, a planter from Pitt County, who served as a Confederate captain and was imprisoned during the war.

Charity was widowed in 1871 when her husband of 54 years died at the family mansion after a long illness, one that left him blind. He was 76 years old. Charity survived another 9 years, passing in 1880 at age 81. Two of her children, William & Edward Manly, are buried here at City Cemetery. Son, Basil Charles Manly is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Daughter Julia Manly McDowell is buried at Grace Episcopal in Morganton, Burke Co.

Family links:

 William Henry Haywood (1770 - 1857)
 Ann Sheppard Haywood (1776 - 1866)

 Charles Manly (1795 - 1871)

 John Haywood Manly (1821 - 1874)*
 Charles Manly (1825 - 1848)*
 William Henry Manly (1826 - 1848)*
 Cora Manly Singletary (1829 - 1876)*
 Edward Manly (1830 - 1831)*
 Julia Manly McDowell (1832 - 1900)*
 Helen Manly Grimes (1835 - 1921)*

 Elizabeth Ruffin Haywood Dudley (1796 - 1840)*
 Charity Hare Haywood Manly (1799 - 1880)
 William Henry Haywood (1801 - 1852)*
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Note: Wife of Gov. Charles Manly; Daughter of William Henry Haywood & Ann Sheppard

Burial: City Cemetery Raleigh Wake County North Carolina, USA

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Charity Hare Manly's Timeline

August 18, 1799
May 9, 1839
Age 39
September 23, 1880
Age 81
Raleigh City Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina