Biography of Harvey Mansfield
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Mansfield, Harvey, was born in the town of Murray in 1835, and is a son of Alanson, born March 9, 1793, whose father was Amos Mansfield. Amos Mansfield was a native of Scotland and the names of his children were: Alanson, Harmon, Amos, Polly, Sally, and Annie. Alanson Mansfield served in the war of 1812, and came to Orleans county in 1814 and settled in Murray. He worked at chopping for a short time until he had saved a little money, then took out an article of lot 219, just north of Hindsburg, the price being three dollars per acre. He then returned to Vermont and brought back his father's family, consisting of his father and mother and six children, of which Alanson was the oldest. With a pair of horses and their effects in a sleigh and leading a cow behind they made the journey, arriving at Murray in the winter of 1815. They built a log house and made a clearing. Their first crop of corn was grown from the seed of four ears. Alanson was married, October 14, 1817, to Polly Hart, whose father, Ebenezer Hart, had settled where the Murray depot now stands. They were the parents of ten children: Lucina, who married Riley Church of Murray; Valina, who married Rev. David Moore, D.D., of Geneva; Almina, who married Huron Baker; Minerva, who married Nelson Butts of Albion; Myron, who married Mary J. Parmley and is a farmer in Murray; Sophia, who married Walter Yager; Maria, who married Henry Decker; Orrin, Jackson and Harvey. Orrin is a farmer and resides in Murray. He married Mary Ellsworth. Jackson married Maria Yager, and his early life was spent in Murray, but removed later to Michigan and finally to California, where he now resides. Harvey Mansfield settled in Murray. and has always been engaged in farming. In 1860 he married Clara, daughter of Munson Mansfield, and his second wife was Sarah E., daughter of Isaac Day of Murray.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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