Comfort Manchester

Female3 December 1803–15 November 1896

Brief Life History of Comfort

When Comfort Manchester was born on 3 December 1803, in Mount Desert, Hancock, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Manchester, was 38 and her mother, Mary Hadlock, was 40. She married Joseph Stanley about 1835, in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 15 November 1896, in Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stanley
Comfort Manchester
Marriage: about 1835
Nathan H Stanley
Elmira Stanley
Phoebe Stanley
Charles E Stanley
Mary H Stanley
Frances Madella Stanley

Sources (11)

  • Comfort Stanley in household of Asa F Smallidge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Comfort Stanley in household of Joseph Stanley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Comfort Manchester in entry for James Parker and Frances M. Stanley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1835Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    1804 · Whitehead Light

    Age 1

    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 27

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Manig-ceaster, from manig, many, much, and ceaster, city, fort, castle, town, meaning many castles

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