(Dr.) Alfred Shepherd Munson

1795–1870 (Age 74)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dr. Alfred Shepherd

When (Dr.) Alfred Shepherd Munson was born on 23 September 1795, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. Eneas Munson Jr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Shepherd, was 23. He married Mary Ann Patten on 22 May 1822, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 May 1870, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

(Dr.) Alfred Shepherd Munson
Mary Ann Patten
Marriage: 22 May 1822
Alfred Patten Monson
Sarah P. Munsen
David Daggett Munson
Charles Clayton Munson
Frank Augustus Monson
Frederick Eneas Munson

Spouse & Children

22 May 1822
Connecticut, United States


  • Alfred Patten Monson


  • Sarah P. Munsen


  • Male1837–1862Male

  • Charles Clayton Munson


  • Frank Augustus Monson


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 7

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Munn .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dr. Alfred S. in entry for Mary Ann Patten Monson, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Alfred Munson, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Dr Alfred S Monson, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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