am also related to Manners family of Smith county TN. Earliest info i have is Michael Manners b.1787 VA married to Lucinda White b.1802 VA or TN, 3 daughters, 2 sons. an descended from first son, Christopher Columbus Manners.CC had 10 children by 2 wives, many of whom moved w/him to durant OK between 1904-1906. do not have info on Ira but we are certainly related (all the Manners in Smith county were kin). have quite a bit on CC's families & will share what i have if you're interested. can also put you in touch w/cousin who is not online but who has an extensive database & holds Manners reunion bi-annually.