Hail Maness
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Silas Hale Maness (abt. 1805 - bef. 1880)

Silas Hale (Hail) Maness aka Manis
Born about in Scott County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 24 Nov 1833 in Hawkins, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Hawkins, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Apr 2019
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Silas was born in 1805. He was the son of Vincent Maness.

Research Notes

Discrepancy in name, possibly different family, need sources to be included

rootsweb.com has Mainous, Silas Hale b:1800 Virginia as the son of Jacob/Susannah Bledsoe (or Lawson??).


"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950,"
Name Hail Manis
Event Date 23 Nov 1833
Event Place Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Jane Bledsoe


  1. Isaac Manis
  2. Lazaris Manis
  3. Houston Manis
  4. Hiram Manis
  5. Reuben Manis Mar:Elizabeth Arrington died 1918 Scott, Virginia
  6. Children of Hale Manis, dec'd and Grandchildren of Vincent Manis, dec'd
From the October 28, 1856 "Summon's" list...................
So these grandchildren were all born prior to 1856...........
1840 Scott, Virginia
Name Hale Maness
White Males: -5=3 / 30-40=1
White Females: 30-40=1
Hale w/b 35/ wife and 3 boys under 5 w/b
1) Isaac
2) Lazarus
3) Houston
Next door is John Bledsoe/ family
Page 313

1880 Hawkins, Tennessee
Head: jane Manis age:60 Tennessee Widowed
Daughter: Nancy single-- age:25 Tennessee "Deaf"

Family Time Line

Vincent Maness married Rachel Hampton before 1805.

Vincent and Rachel had at least four children:
  1. Silas Hale Maness (1805) married Jane Bledsoe
  2. Lazarus Lawson Mainous (1808) married Rebecca Amanda Flanery
  3. Absalom Mainus (1810) married Martha Blankenbeckler
  4. Juriah Maness 'Manace' (1815)married William Johnson

All of Vincent and Rachel's children grew up in Virginia. In 1856 when a lawsuit (Willam M. Bledsoe V Maness) forced some of the Maness family to move west to Kentucky and to change the spelling of their last name from Maness to Mainous or Mainus.

Vincent Maness, died in 1830 according to the Court records of the case cited above. His children are listed in that case. Rachel Hampton Maness remarried Reuben Pendelton about 10 years after Vincent's death in 1840 (in the records her last name is listed incorrectly as 'Minor'). "

He passed away after 1860.


  1. Citing this Record: "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5HC-HB8 : 21 September 2017), Hail Manis and Jane Bledsoe, 23 Nov 1833; citing Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,572,805.
  2. Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHT2-YL6 : 13 September 2017), Hale Maness, Scott, Virginia, United States; citing p. 313, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 578; FHL microfilm 29,692.
  1. Marriage License copy attached
  2. Sheriff's Summon of Scott County, Virginia dates Oct 28 1856--copy attached

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Well, I think the Descendant's that changed it to "John Tyler Mainous aka Manus" would disagree. So maybe, they were Mainous' got to the New World and changed it Maness etc and then the families that changed their names to Mainous took it from their Ancestors...Jane Carol Mainous-8
posted by Carole Taylor
Our research shows the opposite the name change was from Mainous to Maness.
posted by Terra McDavid

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