by AUDREY CREEL / November 14, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)

Scarce information can be directly tied to Joseph Maney. Joseph Maney was listed alongside Andrew and Henrietta Maney in the 1870 United States census.[i] It is likely that Joseph Maney is Andrew and Henrietta’s son. Therefore, Joseph likely was enslaved by the Jones family prior to emancipation. Alongside his family, at the age of eighteen, Joseph worked in Murfreesboro as a farm laborer.[ii] There is currently no other information that can be definitively attributed to Joseph Maney, and it is uncertain what happened to him after 1870.

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[i] United States Census, “Maney, Joseph,” 1870 United States Census, 1870, accessed from database

[ii] United States Census, “Maney, Joseph.” 

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