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Mangin name

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Re: Mangin name

Posted: 16 Aug 2004 8:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2004 10:30AM GMT
Very interested in anything about Joseph Francois Mangin (1764-post1818?). For those who are not aware, he does have entries in the DAB and American National Biography but his whereabouts circa 1804-1810 and his ultimate fate are unclear. The post to which I'm replying and the 8 June 2000 posting by Jen Mangin Ogtong indicate some connection with Madrid, NY. Does anyone have anything on this?

JFM arrived in NYC, with a wife and at least one son, in 1794 from Santo Domingo (Haiti), where he had spent most of a decade as a French military engineer. He flourished as an engineer and architect in NYC for a decade (he designed the current City Hall) but lost his status as one of several "city surveyors" (not a public office per se but essentially a licensed status permiting him to engage in surveying work for public or private clients) circa 1804 and seems to have left the city until circa 1810, when he regained "city surveyor" status and designed two important churches, including the first St. Patrick's Cathedral on Mott St. (still there, though largely rebuilt after a mid-1800s fire). In 1818, he petitioned the city government for financial assistance and, apparently destitute at age 54, disappears from any records.

I am wondering if JFM was in Madrid during the 1804-1810 period and/or retired or died there?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tanja Mangin 8 Jun 2000 4:53PM GMT 
Belinda Smith 29 Jul 2000 11:20AM GMT 
HENRY MC CLENDON 28 Dec 2002 8:55AM GMT 
ABumbera 1 Sep 2003 2:49PM GMT 
celticcircleg... 28 Feb 2003 5:17PM GMT 
timothy_mangi... 25 Jul 2004 6:29PM GMT 
gkoeppel1 16 Aug 2004 2:34PM GMT 
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