Birth Date
Unknown, but held as Manly family property in 1824
Death Date
November 10, 1862
Cause of Death
Typhoid. Larrey died during the Civil War when he was sent to accompany Manly's son Fuller to the front lines.
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 62, Nov 1862
"I learn, by letter from my son Fuller, that our old man, Larrey, the faithful attendant of Fuller in the army, died in Tennessee at a Mr. Wagner’s, on Monday morning Nov. 10 of typhoid fever, brot on as is thought by the fatigues exponent hardships attending Bragg’s retreat from Kentucky. My poor boy did every thing he could for him; & had him decently buried; & the spot marked."
Burial Location
Unknown - his body was not returned to Alabama
Freedom Status
Died while enslaved
Living Location
Spouse of
Parent of
Basil Manly Diary II (1834-1846) image 386, Aug 14, 1845
"About 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Larry’s wife Mary was delivered of a son. They call him Arthur, after one of Larry’s brothers"
Unnamed Boy
Basil Manly Diary V (1847-1857) image 7, 1; March 8, 1847
"This morning, about 8 o’clock, my woman Mary, Larry’s wife, was safely delivered of a son. Mother and child are doing well. His name is
The little child, just born, died on Monday night, March 8th about midnight. Dr. Haywood thought it was probably overlain and crushed."
Basil Manly Diary V (1847-1857) image 176, Sept 10, 1850
"This night, before 12 o’clock, my woman Mary, Larrey’s wife, was safely delivered of a child. The child proves to be a boy, and is named Morris."
Basil Manly (Second President of the University of Alabama 1837-1855)
Additional Records
Basil Manly Diary IV (1848-1855) image 158-159, Dec 8, 1851 (Larry witness to students stealing Manly's turkeys)
"On Sunday forenoon, a little after 10 o’clock several students got after my turkeys, and stole 4 of the best. A servant ran into the w. field (toward observatorys) and requested them not to trouble them, - saying they were her Mistress’s. They cursed her, fired a pistol, and drove her off. Larry [159] then went down; but they had got too far to be recognized, even if he had known them, - which he did not. Another servant, however, Scott, in the employment of Prof. Tuomey said that he saw Wilson J. Walthall going off with a turkey under his arm. -
Shall speak to him. -"
Basil Manly Diary V (1847-1857) image 37, Oct 5, 1847 (Assists Prof. Michael Tuomey in gathering supplies)
"Sent my man Larry, with Prof. Tuomey’s horses after a wagon, for Prof. Tuomey’s use in exploring. It belonged lately to D. Porter Bibb of Limestone County. He kept it for me in Elyton, Jefferson county; and I am to give $200 for the wagon and harness complete.
Expenses of the boy and horses $5.00
Larry performed the journey entire in 3 days"
Basil Manly Diary V (1847-1857) image 297, Dec 30, 1852 (Sent to bring up more enslaved people from Lowndes Co. to Manly's Tuscaloosa plantation)
"This morning, Dec. 30. my son Charles, and servant Larry, started down in my wagon to assist in bringing my people up from Lowndes county to the plantation I have just bought. - I look for them back by the last of next week. Charles took $43.25 with him, for expenses. He will return before the people, in order to be ready to begin business with his class on Thurs. January 6. 1853."
Basil Manly Diary V (1847-1857) image 369, July 18, 1854 (Travels to Virginia and North Carolina with Manly's family)
"Set out with my family to N.C and Virginia – i.e. Mrs. Manly and myself; our children, Sarah, Charles, Abby, James, and Fuller. We took Larrey our man-servant, - also two horses in a carriage, two weeks in baggage waggon, and the poney (Jenny Lind 3 1/3 years old) under the saddle."
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 57, June 13, 1862 (Sent as enslaved attendant to Manly's son Fuller when he enlists in the C. S. A.)
"This morning, my servant, Larrey, came to Montgomery from Tuska in order to attend Fuller on his proposed entrance upon military life, - in connexion with Hillard’s Legion."
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 67, April 26, 1863 (Manly's son, Charles, preaches a sermon for Larry following his death)
"Charles preached a funeral for Larrey (see page 55) in the Lecture room. His family all came up from the plantation, for the purpose. His attentions to Fuller were so exemplary, & even surprizing, that we all thought it due to him to honor his memory in this way. He was the first servant, I owned; & the only remaining one that I drew from my father’s estate. He has been about us since 1824. "
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