Elias Mansfield

25 November 1795–19 January 1883 (Age 87)
Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elias

When Elias Mansfield was born on 25 November 1795, in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jesse Mansfield, was 23 and his mother, Kezia Stiles, was 23. He married Mary Todd on 23 May 1817, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 January 1883, in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Elias Mansfield
Mary Todd
Marriage: 23 May 1817
Mary Maria Mansfield
Jesse Albert Mansfield
Ann Eliza Mansfield
Oscar Mansfield
George Edwin Mansfield

Spouse and Children


    Mary Todd


23 May 1817
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


    Mary Maria Mansfield


    Jesse Albert Mansfield


    Ann Eliza Mansfield


    Oscar Mansfield


    George Edwin Mansfield


Parents and Siblings



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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

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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Sources (3)

  • Elias Mansfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elias Mansfield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elias Mansfield, "United States Census, 1870"

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