John Mansur III

21 June 1734–5 August 1776 (Age 42)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Mansur III was born on 21 June 1734, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Mansur II, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Lovejoy, was 24. He married Ruth Varnum on 11 November 1763, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 August 1776, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Mansur III
Ruth Varnum
Marriage: 11 November 1763
Hannah Mansur
Deacon John Mansur
Elijah Mansur
Daniel Mansur
James Mansur Sr
Mehitable Mansur

Spouse and Children

11 November 1763
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


    Hannah Mansur


    Deacon John Mansur




    James Mansur Sr


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Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 42

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic manṣūr ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’. This word is found in compound names such as Manṣūr-ud-Dīn ‘victorious in religion’. The second of the Abbasid khalifs was Al-Manṣūr Abu-Ja῾far ( c. 712–75 ), who built the city of Baghdad in 762 and is considered the real founder of the Abbasid khalifate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Mansur in entry for Hannah Mansur, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Mansur, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The House of Mansur

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