Manley, Ira a Congregational minister and home missionary, was born about the year 1780; was a graduate of Middlebury College, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and left a fine practice to enter the ministry. He was a home missionary for sixty years, and a pioneer in all good enterprises. The last twenty-two years of his life were mostly spent in Wisconsin. He died at Keene, Essex County, N.Y., Feb. 5, 1871. — New Amer. Cyclop. 1871, p. 569.