Charles Huston Maness


parents: Isaac B Maness and Eleanor F Andis


Birth:  09 Oct 1861  Scott Co, VA
Death:  08 Oct 1957  Pennington Gap, Lee, VA
Burial:  Maness Cemetery, Lee Co, VA

Marriage #1

Mary Ellen Stapleton

31 Mar 1883 Lee Co, VA


Silas Edgar Maness 02 Aug 1884
George Clement "Clemmie" Maness 26 Jun 1886
Rosa Myrtle Maness 26 Feb 1892
John Dillard Maness 15 Aug 1894
children of Charles Huston Maness and Mary Ellen (Stapleton) Maness


1870 Federal census Taylor, Scott, VA - age 8 (view census information)
1910 Federal census Rocky Station, Lee, VA - age 48 (view census information)
1920 Federal census St Charles, Lee, VA - age 58 (view census information)
1930 Federal census Rocky Station, Lee, VA - age 68 (view census information) Virginia Marriage Records; Social Security index; U.S. Veterans Cemeteries Records; WWI and WWII draft registration cards; WWI enlistment records
Find a Grave volunteers "Jacinda", Joyce and Mitch Dingus Tombstone photos - Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington, TN
Find-a-Grave volunteers "The Grahams" and "Pete" Tombstone and cemetery photos - Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina
Find a Grave volunteer "Neil" Tombstone and cemetery photos - Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH
Find a Grave volunteers Michelle Hamlin Peterson and Robert Holloway Tombstone and cemetery photos - Oaklawn Memorial Gardens , Fishers, Hamilton, IN
Family records Photos contributed by Joyce Jones
Family records Records and photos contributed by Wanda Turner
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan
Miscellaneous Information
1) Wife of Charles Huston Maness: Mary Ellen Stapleton* - born 01 Jul 1861 Stone Creek, Lee, VA; photo of Mary; died 22 Jun 1938 St Charles, Lee, VA; cause of death: myocarditis, congestive failure, hypertension, apoplexy; death certificate; buried Maness Cemetery, Lee Co, VA; daughter of William "Bill" Stapleton (c. 1822-1826 Stone Creek, Lee, VA-19 Sep 1860 Lee Co, VA; death record; buried Stapleton Cemetery, Stone Creek, Lee, VA; census record; son of Joseph Stapleton (c. 1798 VA-1877 VA) and Sarah "Sallie" Edwards (born c. 1805 VA) and Nancy Jane Napier (c. Feb 1829 Stone Creek, Lee, VA-20 Apr 1910 Lee Co, VA); William and Nancy married c. 1849 VA Lee Co, VA; Nancy married on 26 Feb 1889 Lee Co, VA (2) A R Carter (c. 1834 Scott Co, VA-likely by 1900); marriage record.
                * Mary Ellen Stapleton is a sister of Melvina Stapleton, found here and Louise Stapleton, found here and Lucinda Stapleton, found here.

2) We have funeral home records and death certificate for Charles; cause of death: lobar pneumonia, senility.


Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Wanda Turner for sharing all of the following photos

Eleanor (Andis) Maness, Carter and children

Back rowJohn Carter, James Carter, 
Andrew Russell Carter, Frank Carter
Front row:  Eleanor, Harvey Maness,  Charlie Maness 
and Mary (Carter) Stapleton. 
 Joseph (Joel) Carter is not pictured

date unknown

on steps: Charlie Maness and 
James Monroe Carter 
(sons of Eleanor)
Mickey, Bobbie and Pat Carter

c. 1950s

the Charles Maness family
back: Silas
front: Clemmie, Charles, Rosa Myrtle, Mary and John

c. 1904

thanks to Wanda Turner for this photo (from Violet - daughter of Rosa Myrtle)


Charles H Maness family home

photo taken before 1938


Charles Maness 
with wife's original tombstone
(a fallen tree broke this stone, and it was 
replaced by the tombstone shown below)

Maness Cemetery
Lee Co, Virginia


Mary Ellen (Stapleton) Maness

Maness Cemetery
Lee Co, Virginia


Charles Huston Maness and 
Mary Ellen (Stapleton) Carter

Maness Cemetery
Lee Co, Virginia