Sarah "Sally" Maria Mansfield

1815–1895 (Age 79)
Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah "Sally" Maria

When Sarah "Sally" Maria Mansfield was born on 7 August 1815, in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Todd Mansfield, was 38 and her mother, Dolly Steele, was 38. She married Joel Blakeslee on 14 May 1834. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1880. She died on 22 February 1895, at the age of 79.

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Sarah "Sally" Maria Mansfield
Joel Blakeslee
Marriage: 14 May 1834
Arthur Blakeslee
Erastus Blakeslee
Jane "Jennie" Blakeslee
Cornelius Blakeslee

Spouse & Children

14 May 1834


  • Arthur Blakeslee


  • Erastus Blakeslee


  • Jane "Jennie" Blakeslee


  • Cornelius Blakeslee


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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 14

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Blakesley in household of Joel Blakesley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah M Blakeslee in household of Joel Blakeslee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah M Blakeslee in household of Arthur Blakeslee, "United States Census, 1860"

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