George Thomas McManus 

*Feb 1852 - †?


a) "moved from Canada to Union City, TN in 1880" - Virginia Reaves
(Obviously, this was more like 1881)
I guess when he got to the states he couldn't quite remember how old he was because his first US census is way off, giving birthdate as 1842, when the other three in Canada have been for 1851, 1850, and 1849

Hello Valerie
Here is what I found in the 1900 Obion Co. Tenn census on your family.
Note, Sarah gave her name as Sallie which is the diminutive for Sarah.
The census was taken June 1st, 1900 13th District, Union City, TN.

George 47 Feb 1852 Married 21 years Plumber b Canada parents b Ireland
wf Sallie 37 Sept 1862 " b Tenn f Germany m Tenn
son Robert 16 Aug 1883 b Tenn
" William 13 Aug 1886 "
" John 7 Dec 1892 "
dtr Nellie 3 July 1896 "
" Annie 3 " " "
" Nettie 2 Jan 1898 "

There were:
McManus, George; Union; 9th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
McManus, George; Union; 18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry

1880 Census; Jackson, Madison, TN
Abner C. SHELTON Self M Male W 49 VA Laborer VA
Eliza F. SHELTON Wife M Female W 46 TN Keeping
House TN TN
Byrd H. SHELTON Son S Male W 25 TN R R Brakeman
Druis SHELTON Son S Male W 17 TN Laborer VA TN

Margaret SHELTON Dau S Female W 14 TN At School
Theodosia SHELTON Dau S Female W 12 TN At School
Alice SHELTON Dau S Female W 9 TN VA TN
William POLE Other S Male W 23 SCOT Blacksmith In
Wm. HADAWAY Other S Male W 18 TN Laborer TN TN

George MC MINUS Other S Male W 22 LA Moulder In
Foundry LA LA
This is the only George that is close to matching ours - all
others are way too young (according to LDS full transcription of
the 1880 census)
The only thing is the birthplace of LA - but you know....

The following is from Vivian Rhodes,
1- I have a George T. McManus born in Canada abt 1851 in Lanark
Ontario. Have not been able to find him I know that his brother
Robert T was in Union City in 1900.This could be the one i'm
looking for.Hope to hear from you.
2- George T McManus was born abt 1851 in Lanark Ontario Canada
Father Edward McManus Mother Catherine Quinn he had five
brothers and five sisters. I'm sure it is the same George T
McManus as no trails of him in Canada after about 1880 . Hope
this helps.
3- George's parents where Edward McManus and Catherine Quinn.
Brothers James, Edward,William, Robert,and William John sisters
Mary,Margaret, and Elizabeth. Hope this will help.If you find
out anymore on him would you let me know.

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