John Todd Mansfield

Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Todd

When John Todd Mansfield was born on 22 April 1818, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Todd Mansfield, was 41 and his mother, Dolly Steele, was 41. He married Sarah W Wiard on 3 December 1840, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1900.

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John Todd Mansfield
Sarah W Wiard
Marriage: 3 December 1840
Ella M Mansfield

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3 December 1840
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1822 · The Cuyahoga River Bridge

Age 4

Both sides of Cleveland, being split by the Cuyahoga River, came together and jointly built a float bridge to help residents pass from one side of the river to the other without having to use a boat.
1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

Age 33

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

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 Gilbert A Vincent, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Mansfield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jno Mansfield, "United States Census, 1870"

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