Lemuel Steele Mansfield

1810–1900 (Age 90)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lemuel Steele

When Lemuel Steele Mansfield was born on 8 May 1810, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Todd Mansfield, was 33 and his mother, Dolly Steele, was 33. He married Susan Almira Carter about 1834. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Wisner Township, Cuming, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 12 November 1900, in Wisner, Cuming, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Wisner, Cuming, Nebraska, United States.

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Lemuel Steele Mansfield
Susan Almira Carter
Marriage: about 1834
William Carter Mansfield
John Rensellaer Mansfield
Harriet Cornelia Mansfield
Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” Mansfield

Spouse & Children

about 1834
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut


  • William Carter Mansfield


  • John Rensellaer Mansfield


  • Harriet Cornelia Mansfield


  • Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” Mansfield


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 19

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 26

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)

  • L Mansfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel S Mansfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lemuel S Mansfield in household of John R Mansfield, "United States Census, 1900"

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