I have been trying to trace the ancestors of my great grandfather Alexander Manners. According to information I have from a great aunt, his daughter Ida Ellen Manner, Alexander was born in Laurel Hill, Tennessee on October 12, 1838. At that time Laurel Hill was in Smith County. He died in LaGuardo, Wilson County on November 25, 1893. He married Amanda Catherine Exum (born January 19,1850, died February 18, 1939). I believe she was also from Smith County. According to the 1880 census Alexander is listed as living in district 15 of Smith County. Listed as living with him is his mother, named Catherine. Her birthplace is given asNorth Carolina. This contradicts what I have read in letters from other relatives, which say she was from Virgina. Her age is given as 88. Please note that there is a discrepancy about his year of birth. In the census his age is given as 38, meaning he would have been born in 1842. However, his year of birth is clearly stated as 1838 on his tombstone. Any information on Alexander's father and ancestors would be most appreaciated. Also did he have any brothers or sisters?