Comfort Manchester

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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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 Manchester Stanley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Comfort Mannkeston in entry for Madella Parker, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (8)


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1804 · Whitehead Light

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

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

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ ( compare Manchester ), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ ( see Field ) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland.

2 Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville ( see Mandeville ).

3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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