Adaline Daley Manship was born in Boston on February 23, 1822. Adaline was one of seven children born to Mary Hudson Daley and David Daley, a skilled wood carver and carpenter. The Daleys settled in Jackson, and by 1836, David Daley was engaged by William Nichols to serve as a contractor on the construction of the Mississippi State Capitol. Charles Henry Manship arrived in Jackson in 1836, and it was not long before Manship was working on contracts superintended by David Daley. Adaline and Charles Henry Manship were married on December 12, 1838, when Adaline was 16, and Charles Henry was 26 years old. Fifteen children were born over the next 25 years, five of whom died in infancy. During the Civil War, Adaline and the ladies of Jackson formed organizations to help with the war effort. A member of the Ladies Sewing Society for Confederate Soldiers, Adaline helped furnish clothing and other supplies to the soldiers. Although no correspondence or written accounts from Adaline have survived, obituaries describe her as having a perennial cheerfulness and sunny nature. She was said to have an excellent memory and exceptional powers of conversation. Her life was one of service, caring for her children and family circle. Adaline Manship lived to be 81, and died at home, December 23, 1903.