James Mansur Sr

2 September 1744–13 January 1816 (Age 71)
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Mansur Sr was born on 2 September 1744, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Mansur II, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Lovejoy, was 34. He married Mary Harris on 28 March 1776. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 13 January 1816, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Mansur Sr
Mary Harris
Marriage: 28 March 1776
Hannah Lovejoy Mansur
James Mansur Jr
Mary Mansur
Abigail Mansur
Elizabeth Mansur
Rhoda Mansur
Daniel Mansur
Eunice Mansur
John Harris Mansur

Spouse and Children

28 March 1776


    Hannah Lovejoy Mansur



    Mary Mansur


    Abigail Mansur


    Elizabeth Mansur


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 32

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

Age 32

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 37

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Mansur, "United States Census, 1810"
  • James Mansur, "United States Census, 1790"
  • James Mansur, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.