Elisha Mansfield

1764–1840 (Age 75)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Mansfield was born on 12 December 1764, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Joseph Mansfield IV, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Punderson, was 24. He married Rebecca Camp on 11 January 1791, in Morris, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 April 1840, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Elisha Mansfield
Rebecca Camp
Marriage: 11 January 1791
Hannah Mansfield
Phineas Mansfield
William Mansfield
Rebecca Mansfield
Lyloia Mansfield
Elisha D. Mansfield

Spouse & Children

11 January 1791
Morris, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


  • Hannah Mansfield


  • Elisha D. Mansfield


  • Phineas Mansfield


  • William Mansfield


  • Rebecca Mansfield


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 17

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (2)

  • Elisha Mansfield, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Elisha Mansfield, "Find A Grave Index"

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