Harriet Mansfield

Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Mansfield was born on 27 August 1810, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Todd Mansfield, was 33 and her mother, Dolly Steele, was 33. She married Ira Frink on 15 November 1831, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Harriet Mansfield
Ira Frink
Marriage: 15 November 1831
Rufus Swift Frink
Elizabeth Mansfield Frink

Spouse & Children

15 November 1831
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


  • Rufus Swift Frink


  • Elizabeth Mansfield Frink


  • Frink


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+9 More Children

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.

Age 36

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Harriet Frink in household of Ira Frink, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Frink in household of Ira Frink, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Frink in household of Ira Frink, "United States Census, 1860"

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