John Todd Mansfield

1776–1860 (Age 83)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Todd

When John Todd Mansfield was born on 31 December 1776, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Joseph Mansfield IV, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Punderson, was 36. He married Dolly Steele about 1786. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Westfield Township, Medina, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 25 October 1860, in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio, United States.

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John Todd Mansfield
Dolly Steele
Marriage: about 1786
Elizabeth Mansfield
Maria Mansfield
George Mansfield
Anna Troupe Mansfield
Ann Mansfield
Susan Mansfield
Joseph P Mansfield
Lemuel Steele Mansfield
Harriet Mansfield
Mary Steele Mansfield
Sarah "Sally" Maria Mansfield
John Todd Mansfield
Daniel Punderson
Hannah Mansfield

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about 1786


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 5

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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.

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)

  • John Mansfield in household of L Mansfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T in entry for Harriet Smith Mansfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John T in entry for Joseph Punderson Mansfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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