Dolly Steele

1777–1840 (Age 63)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dolly

When Dolly Steele was born in 1777, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lemuel Steele, was 40 and her mother, Mary Clapp, was 30. She married John Todd Mansfield about 1786. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She died in 1840, in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Dolly Steele
John Todd Mansfield
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

Spouse & Children

about 1786


+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1737–1813Male

  • Mary Clapp




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

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 4

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.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 17

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dolly in entry for Harriet Smith Mansfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Dolly in entry for Joseph Punderson Mansfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Dolly in entry for Sally Maria Mansfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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