In the 1860 Maries Co, Miller Twp, MO census Edmond Manus age 65 B: NC is listed with wife Sarah and children:Susan age 19 born TN (approx 1841), William age 16 born IL (approx 1844) and Munon age 6 born MO (approx 1854).They are living in household number 248.Down the road in household 256 is a Wesley Manus age 27 born unknown (approx 1833).I wonder if this Wesley is the son of Edmond.
This is very interesting because Archibald Manes was born in TN (approx 1829) and his father was born in NC.He was in Ill in 1846 when he married Elizabeth Lankford also from TN with her parents from NC.
I wish I knew where William Manus was born in Illinois because Edmond and Archibald would have been in Illinois about the same time - there is only a 2 year difference between Archibald's marriage and William's birth.
Archibald went to Missouri after 1854 (tax records state he was removed from the area meaning he had left the area and his twins were born in Missouri in 1859.
All of this might indicate a moving pattern plus the fact that my gg grandfather named one of his children Edmond.
I will keep you posted on anything else I might come across.If you have any information on the county in IL where William Manus was born let me know.
Would it be possible to get a copy of the picture you have of Edmond?I would like to compare it to pictures I have of Archibald's children.Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of Archibald Manes.