Manoah and Frances Jane (Finley) Sillivan

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Manoah Hardin Sillivan and Frances Jane FINLEY

Spelling of name per graveyard records/gravestone - see:

Thanks to Char Yoeder in Lebanon, Oregon for the old Sillivan pictures--this one and the family gathering picture below.

She is in the possession of the copies used. I remember them as copies.

Photo restoration by

Manoah was born on Sept. 11, 1831 in Raleigh, North Carolina the third child of Benjamin L. Sillivan and Eliza Gentry. He married Frances Jane Finley on Apr. 6, 1854 when he was 22 and she was 21. [married Alice Neill, mother of Stella Neill on Apr. 5, 1854?]

Frances was born on Feb. 7, 1833 in Harrodsburg, Monroe county, Indiana. She died on June 28, 1897 and was buried in Sargent, Custer county, Nebraska.


Manoah and Frances had ten children:

William Edwin Sillivan  
Thomas James Sillivan his page
David Thornton Sillivan  
Luther Armstrong Sillivan  
Fanny Almyra Sillivan  
Benjamin Walter Sillivan  
George Finley Sillivan  
Luella Catherine Sillivan  
Edward Newton Sillivan  
John Kenworthy Sillivan  

See this page for more on Manoah's decendants

The Sillivan Family - Sargent, Nebraska -- Assumed to be taken 1888. Large Annotated Picture


Manoah died on Nov. 8, 1908 [1906 1] in Spokane, Washington while on a trip. He was carried back to Nebraska and buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery Sargent.