by AUDREY CREEL / December 30, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)
Lizzie Maney was born in approximately 1860 in Tennessee.[i] It is unknown where Lizzie was enslaved prior to emancipation. Lizzie’s inferred parents, George and Hester Maney, were most likely enslaved on different plantations, so Lizzie could have been enslaved by either the Maney or Bell family. The only individual to have enslaved a child approximately Lizzie’s age was Lewis Maney.[ii] It is possible that Lizzie was enslaved on the Maney plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion) prior to the Civil War. It is also possible that Lizzie was born after the 1860 census was taken.
Following the Civil War, Lizzie Maney lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[iii] Lizzie lived in the household of George and Hester Maney.[iv] It is likely that Lizzie was George and Hester’s daughter, but this relationship is not confirmed by the census. Lizzie attended school in 1870 and did not have to work to support her household.[v] There are no further known records for Lizzie Maney. It is unknown what happened to Lizzie after 1870.
[i] United States Census, “Maney, Lizzie,” 1870 United States Census, 1870, accessed December 28, 2020 from ancestry.com database, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7163/images/4275524_00029?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=fb71bbbe6dec8dbb247917550d1d9334&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Kxs394&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.6810811.882264017.1599938151-1700215809.1599080803&pId=14340865.
[ii] United States Census, “L.M. Manney,” 1860 United States Census – Slave Schedule, 1860, accessed December 28, 2020 from ancestry.com database, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7668/images/tnm653_1285-0120?treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=iaY1010&_phstart=successSource&pId=92225235.
[iii] United States Census, “Maney, Lizzie,” 1870 United States Census.
[iv] United States Census, “Maney, Lizzie,” 1870 United States Census.[v] United States Census, “Maney, Lizzie,” 1870 United States Census.