Descendants of John Conger Jr and Mary Tuttle


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1. John CONGER Jr. son of John BELCONGER {4KJ0-QQ} and Mary KELLY {90RV-9S}, was born on 24 May 1674 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about May 1727 in Morris River, Salem Co., NJ about age 53.

General Notes:
John Conger, Jr.

PARENTS: John Belconger and Mary Kelly.

LEGAL_MATTER: On 24 Mar 1692, John Conger, Jr., witnessed a deed executed by his father in favor of Ebeneezer Foord. (CFA I, p. 282)

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: On 12 May 1709, John and Mary Conger joined the Christ Church of Woodbridge, NJ. [Note: No source citation given. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 282 & Vol. II, p. 16 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: In 1715 John Conger and brother, Joseph, served in the King's Militia in Colonel Thomas Farmer's Reb. for the Governor of the State of New York, that official at the time, serving the two states.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 282 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: On 8 May 1717, among the freeholders to draw lots for their share in the 4th division of the upland, John Conger, drew Lot No. 15. (CFA I, p. 282)

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John married Mary TUTTLE about 1702 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. Mary was born in 1678 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Mary Tuttle

FATHER: Father may have been Nathaniel Tuttle

BIRTH: 1678, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ
(Source: LDS record - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

BIRTH: Salem Co., NJ according to Robert Mark Conger


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John CONGER was born about 1708 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 7 Feb 1784 in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC about age 76, and was buried in Feb 1784 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery.

+ 3 M    ii. Jonathan CONGER was born between 1710 and 1715 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 3 Mar 1779 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

   4 F    iii. Joanna CONGER was born in 1712 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Joanna Conger

PARENTS: John Conger, Jr. and Mary Tuttle.

Joanna married John STURDIVANT on 11 Apr 1729. John was born about 1705.

   5 M    iv. Nathaniel CONGER was born in 1714 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died after 1757.

General Notes:
Nathaniel Conger

PARENTS: John Conger, Jr. and Mary Tuttle.

LEGAL_MATTER: In Junew 1740, the Essex Co., NJ Grand Jury brought an indictment against Nathaniel Conger for petty larcey. (CFA I, p. 282)

MILITARY: The NY Hist Soc for 1891 states: Muster Rolls of N.Y. Provincial Troops 1755-1764, pp 66-63: "Lor Woolsey, on ye 18th of Apr 1758 and Capt. Richard Hulet's Co., lists Nathaniel Conger, 5'7 1'2", age 44, born Jersey, occupation weaver, enlisted Apr 10, 1758." There is no further record of Nathaniel.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 282 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


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2. John CONGER was born about 1708 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 7 Feb 1784 in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC about age 76, and was buried in Feb 1784 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: The parents of John Conger were, John Conger, Jr. and Mary Tuttle.

Problem: Birth years of 1705 and 1708 have been listed.

MILITARY: John Conger was a patriot who furnished supplies for the Army in North Carolina. (CFA I, p. 283) [Apparently listed in the DAR Patriot Index. REH]

MILITARY: Public Service in North Carolina Militia during Revolutionary War.
(Source: Conger Confab, Vol. II, Mar 1996 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

RESIDENCES: In about 1750, John Conger, moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in that portion which is now embraced in Davidson county. The lands owned by John Conger and his sons lay on both sides of Abbott's Creek, in Healing Springs and Cotton Grove Townships, and at what is now Hannersville, North Carolina, in Conrad Hill Township.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 283 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


PROBATE: The will of John Conger, who emigrated to North Carolina about 1750.
State of North Carolina, Rowan County, 7 Feb 1784
In the name of GOD Amen.
KNOW ALL MEN, that I, John Conger, Sr., of the county and state aforesaid,
being of perfect mind and memory, yet knowing that it is appointed for men once to die, and knowing when it shall please GOD to call me hence, that I be no more; do find it necessary for divers good causes to me occuring, to constitute and confirm this my last will and testament.

First of all, at my decease, I bequeath my soul to GOD who gave it, as the receiver of SPIRITS, which though faith, I hope to be united with my body, at the general resurrection, and received into GLORY in the heavens.

Furthermore, at my decease, I commit my body to the earth, with all the charges of a decent burial, and my funeral charges to be paid out of my estate. And next, my desire is, that all my lawful debts be paid, and as to the disposal of my wordly goods, I do appoint in the following manner, to wit:

At the time of my decease, or as soon after as may be, that my executors take an inventory of all my goods and chattel, real and personal. And at the proper time expose them to public sale, to the highest bidder. And at the time of receiving the money to dispose of it in the following manner:

First of all, I bequeath to my eldest son Jonathan Conger, ten pounds, and on more;

Next, I give and bequeath to my youngest son John Conger, ten pounds and no more.

And lastly, all the rights of my estate, to be equally divided between Sarah Rounsaval, Phoebe Randall and Hannah Ross, my daughters, and Jane Ross, the daughter of Nicholas Ross, my grand-daughter, which four persons above named is to hold the same, them, their heirs forever, in consideration.

Whereof and for which, as touching the premises, I do constitute and appoint Edward McGuire and Thomas Smith my executors, in all cases touching the premises.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixeds my seal, this Feb. 7th, 1784.
(Signed) John Conger, 2nd

Signed, Sealed, Ratified and pronounced in the presence of Benjamin Rounsaval, Jr. and Joseph Warford.
(Book B, p. 78)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 282-283 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


CEMETERY:
There are three Conger graveyards on these lands [where the family lived in Rowan/Davidson county, NC]. Two are on Abbott's Creek. The one which is on the original lands owned by John Conger is on the right side of Abbott's Creek, one mile north of the Yadkin River. In it is buried Zipporah Conger, beside what is supposed to be the grave of John Conger. (CFA I, p. 283)

John married Zipporah MOORES, daughter of Joshua MOORES and Elizabeth UNKNOWN, about 1731 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. Zipporah was born on 20 Apr 1702 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 14 Mar 1783 in Rowan Co., NC at age 80, and was buried in Mar 1783 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Zipporah Moores

DEATH: Before 1743, NC (CFA II, p. 718)

CEMETERY: Conger Cemetery, Abbott's Creek, Rowan (now Davidson) Co., NC. Her grave bears the following inscription: "Deceast March the 14d in ye year of our Lord 1783, and in ye 73 year of hir age. Her[e] lays the body of Zipporah Conger." Her death occurred one year previous to that of John Conger, and as his will makes no mention of his wife, we infer that she was his wife.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 283 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 6 F    i. Elizabeth CONGER was born between 1728 and 1742 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1796 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

+ 7 M    ii. Jonathan CONGER was born about 22 Jan 1732 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died about 7 May 1793 in Rowan Co., NC about age 61, and was buried about May 1793 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery.

+ 8 M    iii. John CONGER was born about 1734 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 22 Mar 1806 in Smith Co., TN about age 72.

+ 9 F    iv. Sarah CONGER was born between 1734 and 1738 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1792 in Rowan Co., NC.

   10 F    v. Phoebe CONGER was born about 1740 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Phoebe Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

Phoebe married Unknown RANDALL. Unknown was born about 1736.

+ 11 F    vi. Hannah CONGER was born on 5 Feb 1747 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died 15 APR 182021 in Red Lick, Jefferson Co., MS at age 73, and was buried APR 182021 in Beech Hill.

3. Jonathan CONGER was born between 1710 and 1715 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 3 Mar 1779 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: John Conger, Jr. and Mary Tuttle.

BIRTH: 1704 in Ancestral File.

PROBATE: Will was probated 31 Mar 1779 at Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ

BURIAL: Presumably buried at Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ

LEGAL_MATTER:
Jonathan Conger recorded his ear marks, 9 May 1744. In court July 1759 was the case of the King vs. Jonathan Conger. A note states that Conger was held in recognizance of 10 pounds, for the appearance of Mary Conger; ordered that the debt be discharged on paying of his fees.

At a town meeting, held at Woodbridge, [NJ] on 11 Mar 1760, it was voted that Jonathan Conger, John Blanshear and Thomas Bronson shall be overseers of the poor.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

PROBATE: Will of Jonathan Conger - 2 Mar 1779, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ
In the name of God, amen, 2nd day of March, in the year of our Lord Christ, One thousand seven hundred and seventy nine, 1779.

I, Jonathan Conger of Woodbridge, in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God, therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting, but at general Resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God, and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God, to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter, Mary Teilar, wife of Richard Teiler, the sum of fifty (50) pounds.

Item I: I give to my well-beloved Daughter-in-law Mary Conger, widow of my son David Conger, deceased, a sum of twenty pounds, each legacy to be paid as soon after my decease as conveniently can be of good current proclimation Money, and further my will is that my aforesaid Daughter Mary Conger have liberty to remove her house off my land when she shall see fit and further my will is that as soon after my decease as conveniently can be, that the whole of my land and Salt Meadow, together with the whole of my moveables, be sold by my executors hereafter named, and all my just debts and funeral charges, together with the above legacies, be paid out of the same, and that the remainder of the monies arising as the aforesaid be equally devided [sic] between my two sons, John Conger and Jonathan Conger, share and share alike.

And further my will and pleasure is that my beloved wife, Ann Conger, shall be comfortably supported with every necessity of life by my aforesaid two sons, equally alike in the expense, and lastly I constitute, make and ordain my well beloved son John Conger, and my treasured friend James Manning, as my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly dis-allow, revoke and dis-annull all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, and executors by me in any ways before this time named. Willed and bequeathed ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before written. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and delared by the said Jonathan Conger, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us the subscribers.
(His mark) X, Jonathan Conger
David Crow, Rachel Pain (X, her mark)

The above will probated, 31 Mar 1799 at Bernards Town, by John Conger and James Manning. Files 1779. Office of Secretary of the State, Trenton, New Jersey.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Jonathan married Ann ENYARD, daughter of John ENYARD and Unknown,. Ann was born in 1717 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 13 Feb 1796 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY at age 79, and was buried in Feb 1796 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
Ann Enyard

FATHER: John Enyard

RESIDENCES: After the death of her husband she lived with her son, John, in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY

NAME-CONFLICT: Anne; Ann Engard in Ancestral File; Enyard (Enjart or Inyart) CFA I, p. 327.

DEATH: 3 Feb 1786 in Ancestral File

RECOLLECTIONS:
Ann [Enyard's] father, John Enyard, was of the Colonial Wars of New York. [no source citation]. His will dated, 26 Dec 1748, probated May 1763, paid five pounds to Jonathan Conger.

Ann died at Cambridge, Washington county, NY, where she apparently resided with her son, John.

Buried in the same cemetery with her are: [CFA I, does not list the cemetery name] John Conger, Esq., died 13 Sep 1797, age 54 years; Mary, his wife, died 2 Aug 1832, age 86 years; Polly, their daughter, wife of Sylvester Bessey, died 9 Mar 1810, age 23 years.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   12 F    i. Mary CONGER was born in 1739 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Ann Enyard

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Teilar in the Will of her father. (CFA I, p. 328)

Mary married Richard TEILER.

General Notes:
Richard Teiler

AKA: Richard Taylor; Richard Tyler

+ 13 M    ii. David CONGER Sr. was born between 1741 and 1744 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1778 in Middlesex, Middlesex Co., NJ.

+ 14 M    iii. John CONGER was born about 1743 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 13 Sep 1797 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY about age 54, and was buried in Sep 1797 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

+ 15 M    iv. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1745 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died before 11 Dec 1815 in Indiana, and was buried before 11 Dec 1815 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, Old Conger Cemetery.

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6. Elizabeth CONGER was born between 1728 and 1742 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1796 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

AKA: Lizzie Conger; Lizzie (Jane) Conger, CFA II, p. 328

BIRTH: A birth date of, Abt. 1742 has been listed. CFA II, p. 409 lists, what looks like, "b. @1728 NJ., d. 1796 Mecklenburg, NC" and states, "Lizzie's birthdate approximation differs from that given in her father's data on pg 282 CFA I. Evidently she was probably the first born." CFA II, p. 454 lists, b. Abt. 1742, NJ and d. 1796, Carrabus Co., NC [sic, Cabarrus Co., NC].

Elizabeth married Nicholas ROSS. Nicholas was born about 1726.

General Notes:
Nicholas Ross

BIRTH: Abt 1738 has been listed. CFA II, p. 409 lists, Abt. 1726

DEATH: Nicholas Ross was in pursuit of wild horses when his horse plunged into a hole, turning a complete somersault and crushing Nicholas.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 409 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 16 F    i. Jane ROSS was born in 1762 and died in Dec 1841 at age 79.

+ 17 F    ii. Hannah ROSS was born between 1743 and 1745 and died in 1845.

Elizabeth next married Zaccheus WILSON after 1766. Zaccheus was born in 1735 in Cumberland Co., PA and died in 1824 in Sumner Co., TN at age 89.

General Notes:
Zaccheus Wilson

SPOUSE: Zaccheus Wilson was the second spouse of Elizabeth Conger.

BIRTH: Abt 1738; CFA II, p. 454, 1735, Cumberland Co., PA


Children from this marriage were:

   18 F    i. Mary WILSON was born in 1767 and died on 7 May 1851 at age 84.

Mary married James WILSON in 1787.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: James Wilson was the 1st cousin of his wife, Mary Wilson.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 454 - Maxine Crowell
Leonard)

   19 M    ii. Jonathan WILSON was born in 1773 and died in 1857 at age 84.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Jonathan and James Wilson were twins.

Jonathan married Narcissa WILSON in 1798.

Jonathan next married Elizabeth MOORE.

   20 M    iii. James WILSON was born in 1773 and died on 31 Oct 1836 at age 63.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Jonathan and James Wilson were twins.

   21 M    iv. Isaac WILSON was born in 1786.

Isaac married Anne Mc_CORD.

   22 M    v. Stephen WILSON was born on 26 Jun 1788 and died on 24 Aug 1849 at age 61.

Stephen married Mary Mc_ELWORTH on 3 Dec 1811.

7. Jonathan CONGER was born about 22 Jan 1732 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died about 7 May 1793 in Rowan Co., NC about age 61, and was buried about May 1793 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

BIRTH-DEATH: Birth on 23 Jan 1732 and death on 8 Mar 1793 have also been reported. Ancestral File dates are 22 Jan 1732 - 8 May 1793.

BIRTH-DEATH: b. 22 Jan 1732, NJ, d. 7 May 1793, Rowan Co., NC (CFA I, p. 329)

CEMETERY: Conger Cemetery, Abbott's Creek, Rowan (now Davidson) Co., NC. The body of Jonathan Conger, son of John Conger, 2nd, lies in this graveyard. The following refers to this Jonathan Conger:

"While excavating the right of way of the south-bound railroad on the farm of Mr. H.L. Holmes in Healing Springs Township, this county [Rowan, now Davidson], Mr. A.K. Lookabill, who has employment on the new road, unearthed an ancient grave wherein reposed the remains of one, Jonathan Conger, so the inscription on the stone ran, who was among the early settlers on this section.

"The railroad will run directly through this graveyard, and it may be that other graves will be forced to give up their dead to the call of progress.

"This particular grave was six feed deep, with a vault of 3 1/2 feet. The bones were intact and properly arranged, with the arms, according to the old custom, parallel with the body, instead of crossed, as is the present day custom. The hair was well preserved, although the date of the stone stated the man died, May 7, 1793, more than 116 years ago. The date of his birth was given as Jan. 22, 1732, his age being 61 years, three months and sixteen days. On the stone also was his message from the 18th century to the 20th century railroad builders, whose surveyors had led them into the old-time burying ground:

"Remember, man, as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I."
(Clipping from the Lexington Dispatch, Abt. 1909)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 283 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Jonathan married Euphemia ROSS, daughter of Isaac ROSS Sr. and Elizabeth FRAZER, about 1760. Euphemia was born on 15 Sep 1739 and died after 1802 in Logan Co., KY.

General Notes:
Euphemia Ross

AKA: Fannie; Fanny Unknown (CFA I, p. 329); Euphemia "Fannie" Foss (CFA II, p. 719)

STEP-SIBLINGS: Arthur Brown Ross wrote in his diary, "I wrote a long letter to my sister Euphemy Conger. She lives at Ligan (Logan) Co., Kentucky." (Dtd May 1802) Arthur Brown Ross was the step-brother of Euphemia "Fanny" Ross.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RELATIONSHIP: Arthur Brown Ross and his step-sister, Euphemia "Fanny" Ross were married to siblings, Hannah and Jonathan Conger, respectively.


Children from this marriage were:

   23 M    i. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1753 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Euphemia Ross

CHILDREN: John Conger, b. Abt. 1773 and married, Judea Owen, Feb 1795 and Joshua Conger, b. Abt. 1775 and married, Jucy Owen, 12 Nov 1794 may be sons of Jonathan Conger, b. Abt. 1753.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 330 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   24 M    ii. Benjamin CONGER was born about 1755.

+ 25 M    iii. Isaac CONGER was born about 1759 and died in 1842 in Mc Lean Co., IL about age 83.

+ 26 F    iv. Jean CONGER was born about 1757 and died in 1829 about age 72.

+ 27 F    v. Elizabeth CONGER was born about 1760 in Rowan Co., NC.

+ 28 F    vi. Zipporah CONGER was born on 11 Jan 1761 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 23 Nov 1833 in Madison Co., KY at age 72.

   29 F    vii. Phebe CONGER was born about 1764.

Phebe married Benjamin TRAVIS on 12 Dec 1791.

8. John CONGER was born about 1734 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 22 Mar 1806 in Smith Co., TN about age 72.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

BIRTH-CONFLICT: CFA I, p. 285, lists the birth place as, Rowan Co., NC. Robert Mark Conger lists, Woodbridge, NJ.

RECOLLECTIONS: John Conger, who married, Mary Ross, wrote a letter to his son, Isaac, dated 9 Apr 1798. Among Isaac Conger's papers was found a canceled note in favor of 'Joshua and Eli Conger, executors of John Conger, dec'd.' dated 30 March 1806. (CFA I, p. 285)


PROBATE: Smith County, Tennessee - Will Book 5, 1805, p. 14-16
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I, John Conger of the province of Tennessee State which county seriously consider the uncertainty of human life and more particular I do not consider to continue long here on this side the grave though I am in proper mind and memory and declare this to be my last will and testament. Intending to dispose of my worldly goods and affairs before I am called hence and am no more.

FIRST, I most humbly recommend my sould to the great and almighty God who gave me my life and existence here and after death can make me happy with him forever more. I humbly acknowledge his justice in calling me hence for to fit me for a world of Spirit. I humbly beseech the Almighty God in and of his own good pleasure to prepare me for the time of my disolution and then take me to himself in the happiness and felicity which he has prepared for all them that love and fear His holy name, and as to my wordly affairs, I will and positively order all my just debts to be paid.

FIRST, I will and appoint Joshua Conger and Eli Conger, my two sons my first and my sole executor to manage what I leave behind when I am called hence and am not more to by desires.

FIRST, I desire that my property that can be best spared shall be sold to pay my debts,

SECONDLY, I desire that my wife Judith Conger shall have the homestead and twenty acres of land and the ax plows during her widowhood, three herd cattle, six hogs, one bed and furniture forever.

THIRDLY, I desire that my son Jonathan Conger shall have five shilings sterling as he has had one hundred acres of land, one cow, one mare, three sheep, one suit of clothes, one set of Joharrow Irons.

FOURTHLY, I desire that my daughter Elizabeth Cole have forty five acres of land, one bed, three sheep, one oven, one kettle.

FIFTHLY, I desire that my son Joshua Conger shall have fifty acres of land lying at the mouth of the creek joining to river and up the first branch above the mouth of the creek that runs into the creek and Joshua one bed, one oven, one mare, one cow, three sheep, one plow hoe, one set of Joharrow Irons.

SIXTHLY, I desire that my son Eli Conger shall have forty five acres of land and to be made equal with the rest.

SEVENTHLY, I desire that my daughter Jean Moor shall have forty five acres of land as she had the saddle and bed and there to be made equal with the rest.

EIGHTLY, I desire that my son Isaac Conger shall have forty five acres of land and one big coat after reducting that out to be made equal with the rest.

NINTHLY, I desire that my son Josiah Conger shall have forty five acres of land, as he has had one horse, one saddle, one bridle and saddle bags to be equal with the rest.

TENTHLY, I desire that my daughter Rosa Railsback shall have forty five acres of land and to be made equal to the rest, and

I John Conger do her in the presence of these testators do acknowledge this to be my last will and testiment [sic] intending where unto I set my hand and fix my seal this nineteenty day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.
(Signed) John Conger (Seal). James Bailey (Jurat) Joshua Conger (Jurat).
[Note: The accounting of the Executors is included in CFA I, p. 286-287]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 286 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Mary ROSS, daughter of Isaac ROSS and Jean BROWN, on 5 Jan 1769 in Rowan Co., NC. Mary was born on 28 Jan 1751 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 4 Jan 1795 in Rowan Co., NC at age 43, and was buried in Jan 1795 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co., NC, Conger Cemetery 2.

General Notes:
Mary Ross

PARENTS-REFERENCE: The parents of Mary Ross were Isaac Ross and Jean Brown.
Some of genealogical data of Charles Leslie Conger was shared with Mrs. W.R. Wright (Anne Julia (Mims) Wright of Jackson, MS, born 1876, who, in 1911, published a genealogy about the Ross family of North Carolina, "A record of the descendants of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown and the allied families of Alexander, Conger, Harris, Hill, King, Killingworth, Mackey, Moores, Sims, Wade, etc.". The book which is probably 233 pages is at the Library of Congress, Call Number: CS71.R825 1911.

CEMETERY: There is another Conger Cemtery across Abbott's Creek and about 1/2 mile away from the Conger Cemetery where John and Zipporah Conger are buried. This cemetery was in Rowan Co., NC at one time and is probably in Davidson Co., NC now. Here "we find the only tombstone whose inscription is legible, bearing the following: "Mary Conger, deceast on Jan the 4d, 1795. Was born Jan the 28d 1751." This Mary Conger was [nee], Mary Ross, daughter of Isaac and Jean (Brown) Ross, who married John Conger, Jr., son of John Conger 1708. In another grave next to hers, and with a tombstone exactly like that which marks the grave of Mary, probably reposes the remains of her husband John, although the inscriptions has peeled off.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 283-284 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 M    i. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1770 in Rowan Co., NC and died after Mar 1823 in Claiborne Co., MS.

+ 31 F    ii. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 16 Dec 1771 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 15 Sep 1842 in Lincoln Co., TN at age 70.

+ 32 M    iii. Joshua CONGER was born on 17 Oct 1773 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 28 Aug 1829 in Smith Co., TN at age 55, and was buried in Aug 1829 in Mt. Holley Cemetery.

+ 33 M    iv. Eli CONGER was born about 1776 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 16 Jul 1851 in Butts Co., GA about age 75.

+ 34 F    v. Jean CONGER was born on 12 Oct 1777 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 8 Nov 1846 at age 69, and was buried in Nov 1846 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

+ 35 M    vi. Isaac CONGER was born on 8 Nov 1779 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 4 Mar 1857 at age 77.

+ 36 M    vii. Josiah CONGER was born on 28 Jul 1780 in Rowan Co., NC and died about 8 May 1846 in Preble Co., OH about age 65.

+ 37 F    viii. Mary CONGER was born between 1782 and 1786 in Rowan Co., NC, died in 1852 in Madison Co., TN, and was buried in 1852 in Madison Co., TN, Shady Grove Cemetery.

+ 38 M    ix. John B. CONGER was born about 1784 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1853 about age 69.

+ 39 F    x. Hannah CONGER was born on 14 Apr 1787 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 Mar 1851 in Sugar Valley, Preble Co., OH at age 63.

John next married Judith RUNYON before 1769 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Judith Runyon

AKA: Judith Moores in Ancestral File and p. 282 of CFA I.

9. Sarah CONGER was born between 1734 and 1738 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1792 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Sarah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

BIRTH: Abt. 1738; 1732-1792 (CFA II, p. 711)

Sarah married Josiah ROUNSAVAL about 1755 in Hunterdon Co., NJ. Josiah was born about 1734 in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ and died in Jul 1780 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC about age 46.

General Notes:
Josiah Rounsavall

BIRTH: Abt. 1734
BIRTH: 1728 Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ, according to Lindy Sheehan

AKA: Josiah Rounsaval (CFA); Josiah Rounseval (CFA II, p. 711)

AKA: Josiah Rounsavall, according to Lindy Sheehan

EMIGRATION: Moved from New Jersey to North Carolina, after marriage.

MARRIAGE: Abt. 1755; 1749 (CFA II, p. 711)

REFERENCE:
"Richard Rounsavell and His Descendants - (1687-1994)," (with no sources) [An update, with sources, should be out in 2001.] By Brian Elliott Rounsavill, 255 Davis Lane, Newton, PA. Email: brian@electrochem.org


The child from this marriage was:

+ 40 M    i. Benjamin ROUNSAVALL was born in 1755 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1787 in Rowan Co., NC at age 32.

11. Hannah CONGER was born on 5 Feb 1747 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died 15 APR 182021 in Red Lick, Jefferson Co., MS at age 73, and was buried APR 182021 in Beech Hill.

General Notes:
Hannah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Zipporah Moores

Hannah married Arthur Brown ROSS, son of Isaac ROSS Sr. and Jean BROWN, on 3 Jan 1769 in Rowan Co., NC. Arthur was born on 9 Aug 1746 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 3 Aug 1806 in Red Lick, Jefferson Co., MS at age 59, and was buried in Aug 1806 in Beech Hill.

General Notes:
Arthur Brown Ross

STEP-SIBLINGS: Arthur Brown Ross wrote in his diary, "I wrote a long letter to my sister Euphemy Conger. She lives at Ligan (Logan) Co., Kentucky." (Dtd May 1802) Arthur Brown Ross was the step-brother of Euphemia "Fanny" Ross. (Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RELATIONSHIP: Arthur Brown Ross and his step-sister, Euphemia "Fanny" Ross were married to siblings, Hannah and Jonathan Conger, respectively.


OCCUPATION: Farmer

MILITARY: Said to have been in the Revolution
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 408 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   41 F    i. Elizabeth ROSS was born on 30 Sep 1769 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Ross

DEATH: 1834 or 1843, CFA II, p. 408

Elizabeth married Thomas SIMS.

   42 F    ii. Sarah Conger ROSS was born on 23 Sep 1771 in Kershaw Co., SC and died on 11 Aug 1831 in Jefferson Co., MS at age 59.

Sarah married John O'QUIN on 3 Dec 1789.

+ 43 M    iii. Ely Kershaw ROSS was born on 6 Oct 1773 in Kershaw Co., SC and died in Jan 1843 in Ouachita Parish, LA at age 69.

   44 F    iv. Abigail Gibson ROSS was born on 6 Nov 1775 in Kershaw Co., SC and died on 12 May 1807 at age 31.

Abigail married David SIMS.

   45 M    v. John Isaac Gates ROSS was born on 19 Apr 1778 in Kershaw Co., SC.

   46 M    vi. Isaac Arthur Brown ROSS was born on 30 Apr 1782 in Kershaw Co., SC.

Isaac married Jane HILL.

Isaac next married Martha THOMAS.

   47 M    vii. John Isaac Wayne ROSS was born on 4 Mar 1785 in Kershaw Co., SC and died on 5 Nov 1832 in Jefferson Co., MS at age 47.

John married Jane PATTERSON.

John next married Jane WADE.

13. David CONGER Sr. was born between 1741 and 1744 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1778 in Middlesex, Middlesex Co., NJ. User ID: 4KJ0-XR.

General Notes:
David Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Ann Enyard

RESEARCHER: Betty Sayer; 955 4th Street; New Martinsville, WV 26155; interest David Conger [Note: Did not supply information to the Henthorn / Bolerjack project.]

RESEARCHER: Mrs. Dortha Walters; RR1; Mystic, IA 52574; interest Enos Conger

RESEARCHER: Mr. Robert Ralph Guilinger, as of 1 Sep 1995; 14373 E. Marina Drive; Aurora, CO 80014.

RESEARCHER: Mrs. Joyce Elaine (Powell) Posey, as of 1995; 210 Chesterfield Circle; Dayton, OH 45431-1461.

RESEARCHER: Mrs. JoNelle Jean (Wagner) Linnaus, as of Nov 1995; 2202 Elmers Lane; Norfolk, NE 68701.

REFERENCE: "Conger History 1664-1941," compiled by Ethel C. Heagler, 1941, Broadlawn Farm, Cooksville, Illinois. Book located at the State Library of Ohio; 65 Front Street; Columbus, Ohio 43266-0334; Phone: 614-644-6966
(Reference furnished by Joyce Posey and Robert Guilinger)

REFERENCE: "The Conger Family of America," Vol. 1, 1972 & 2, indexed, by Maxine Crowell Leonard of Janesville, Iowa. [Note: Both volumes were used at the Library of Congress by REH in Sep 1995, Call Number: CS71.C7515 1972. Supposedly there are copies at the DAR Library in Washington, DC. The compiler's full name was Helen Maxine (Crowell) Leonard, which is only revealed by review of her families family group sheet information in Volume 1. REH]
(Reference furnished by Joyce Posey)

CHRISTENING: 12 Aug 1744 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Morristown, Morris Co., NJ, according to Ancestral File.

SPOUSE: David Conger, Sr. was the 2nd spouse of Mary (Darby) Green.

BIOGRAPHY:
It is thought that David Conger Sr. was married twice. There is a tradition to that effect and that he had a son, Ishmael, by the first marriage -- that he was only married about a year when his wife died. An Ishmael Conger does appear in the 1790 census of Washington county, PA, where Elias D. Conger and David Conger Jr. (his brother) settled in 1790. Elias D. and David Conger were half-brothers of Ishmael. CFA I, p. 98

MILITARY:
David died during the Revolutionary War, circumstances unknown. From the office of the Adjutant General in Trenton, NJ we find the following:
It is certified that the records of this office show that David Conger
served as a Private in Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia, received
certificate 1571 amounting to 28:8:2 for the depreciation of his
continental pay in Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia during the
Revolutionary War.

Any of his descendants are eligible for membership in the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 99 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: David and John Conger were privates in the Revolutionary War from Middlesex county, New Jersey. [No source citation. REH] (CFA I, p. 328)

CENSUS: 1800, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., page 815
David Conger, males 2, 1, 0, 1, 0; females 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
CENSUS: 1810, page 703
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

DEATH-BURIAL-CONFLICT: According to David M. Dodd, he was buried at Dunn's Station, PA; Ancestral File lists, d. 1778 at Green [sic] Co., PA. Others have listed the date and place of death as, 1778, Middlesex Co., NJ.

CHILD: Ancestral File lists a child, Ishmael Conger, born Abt. 1761 at Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. According to CFA II, p. 119, "An ISHMAEL CONGER was listed in the 1790 census of Washington county, PA. Speculation was that he may have been a s/o David 1741 and a wife before Mary Darby Green. The will for this man is under the name CONYERS. He died 8 July 1835. He mentioned his wife Mary, sons-in-law Jonathan Thomas and Henry Devore; also a grandson Ishmael Devore."

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

David married Mary DARBY {CH6X-HG}, daughter of William DARBY and Mary UNKNOWN, in 1762 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. Mary was born about 1742 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about 1796 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA about age 54.

General Notes:
Mary Darby

PARENTS: William Darby and Mary

AKA: Mary Darby Green

AKA: This is Mary Darby who was first married to a Mr. Green. She is often referred to as, Mary Darby Green in genealogy notes. Robert Guilinger stated that as far as he has been able to determine she did not have any children with Mr. Green and that none were mentioned in the Conger History by Grace Haegler Conger written in 1941.

PARENTS: Mary Darby Green, his wife, [wife of David Conger] was a daughter of Deacon William Darby and his wife, Mary. Deacon William was the son of William and Elizabeth Darby who were of a group of English settlers of Elizabethtown, N.J. in 1688. He appears in the Scotch Plains' land owners of 1690. His children according to records, were William, b. Abt. 1693, Benjamine, John, and Ephraim. Deacon William Darby organized the Scotch Plains Baptist Church on 5 Aug 1747.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 99 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: Mary Darby Conger and her daughter, Mary E. Conger, accompanied her two sons when they moved from Woodbridge, NJ to Washington Co., PA in 1790.

DEATH: According to Robert Guilinger she died Abt 1796 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Reuben and Mary E. (Conger) Wright in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA. It is of interest to note that there is also a Morris Twp., in Washington Co., PA and her son David Conger Jr. died there.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 48 M    i. Elias Darby CONGER Sr. was born on 8 Jun 1763 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about 13 Sep 1843 in Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH about age 80.

+ 49 M    ii. David CONGER Jr. was born in 1767 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 14 Oct 1833 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA at age 66, and was buried in Oct 1833 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Bates Fork Cemetery.

+ 50 F    iii. Mary E. CONGER was born about 11 Oct 1769 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about Feb 1831 in Monroe Co., OH about age 61.

14. John CONGER was born about 1743 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 13 Sep 1797 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY about age 54, and was buried in Sep 1797 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Ann Enyard

MILITARY: David and John Conger were privates in the Revolutionary War from Middlesex county, New Jersey. [No source citation. REH] (CFA I, p. 328)

MILITARY: Revolutionary War soldier. Served as a Private in the Middlesex County Militia in New Jersey; stood in defense of the New Jersey frontiers in 1779.
(Source: CFA I, p. 288 & Conger Confab, Vol. II, Mar 1996 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

MARRIAGE: John Congar [sic] and Mary Dunham were married on 30 Mar 1768 at the Piscataway Baptist Church, Middlesex Co., NJ.
[Note: Listed twice under both the groom and bride's names.]
(Source: New Jersey Colonial Documents, Piscataway Baptist Church Marriage Records, p. 644 and 645 - furnished by Zeta Young to Robert Guilinger)

Problem: Was the date of marriage 30 May 1768 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ or 30 Mar 1768 at Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ? See the above marriage extraction.

LAND: On 21 Jul 1772 he mortgaged to Elizabeth Guelett of Perth Amoy for 200 pounds, land lying at Bonhamtown. On 29 Mar 1788, John and his wife, mortgaged to Solomon Hunt 26 acres of land in Woodbridge next to Joseph and Matthew Freeman.

LEGAL_MATTER: Recorded his ear marks on 5 Sep 1780.

PUBLIC_SERVICE: In 1784 he was Town Assessor and the same year he was one of a committee of three appointed to audit the town records.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION-EMIGRATION: John Conger and his widowed mother, Ann, joined the Woodbridge Church on 27 Aug 1786. John's wife, Mary, joined, 28 Oct 1786 and they moved to Metuchen shortly after that. CFA I, p. 288

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: John Conger was one of the first trustees of the Metuchen Church in October 1787. The Trustee's Book shows on 22 Apr 1792, Dr. Melachthon Freeman attended and produced a certificate of his being duly elected a Trustee in the room of John Conger, Esq. who hath moved away. (CFA I, p. 287)

LEGAL_MATTER: Supreme Court Case No. 6698, Middlesex County, shows that on the 2nd Tuesday in May 1792, David Dunham, Lewis Dunham, James Dunham and Andrew Kirkpatrick, Esq. Executors of Azariah Dunham, deceased, were summoned to appear before the court to answer suit of John Conger and Mary, his wife, on a plea of trespass. No particularts of this suit are to be found. CFA I, p. 287.

RESIDENCES: Cambridge, Washington Co., NY


PROBATE: The will of John Conger was dated at Cambridge, Washington county, New York, 12 Sep 1797. The will of his wife Mary [sic, doesn't make sense], to whom he left the use of most of his estate, for the bringing up of his children.

Son Azariah, to who the use and improvement of the other third of the farm, and one half of the old saw mill for the use of himself and family, for five years.

Daughter Rachel, sons Mordicai, Jonathan, John and David and daughters Anna Younglove, wife of Aaron Younglove, and Mary Conger. The will provides that Mordicai's share of the estate is to go to whichever brother or sister takes care of him for life, and if two or more do this, then the portion left to Mordicai to be divided among them. (Mordecai had smallpox and went blind at the age of two.)

The executors names were Mary Conger, son Azariah Conger, and friends Joseph Younglove and John McLean of Cambridge.

Will probated 20 Sep 1797.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 287 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: Charles G.B. Conger stated that there was still a John Conger at Woodbridge [NJ] during the Revolutionary War, which was probably this John Conger. [No source citation for the following. REH]

"The British, in their retreating from Philadelphia and afterwards, played havoc with his belongings, drinking up four hogsheads of cider, on pipe of Endeirn, ten gallons of brandy, seven gallons of Jamaica spirits, one half barrel of cherry rum, and one third barrel of porter. Besides, they burned his barn and all his fencing, damaged his house, broke fifty panes of glass in his windows, and ripped up his wife's feather beds, scattering the good goose down to the winds of heaven."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 288 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CEMETERY:
Buried in the same cemetery with Ann (Enyard) Conger are: [CFA I, does not list the cemetery name] John Conger, Esq., died 13 Sep 1797, age 54 years; Mary, his wife, died 2 Aug 1832, age 86 years; Polly, their daughter, wife of Sylvester Bessey, died 9 Mar 1810, age 23 years. (Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Mary DUNHAM, daughter of Azariah DUNHAM and Mary FORD, on 30 Mar 1768 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ. Mary was born in 1746 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 2 Aug 1832 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY at age 86, and was buried in Aug 1832 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
Mary Dunham

BIRTH-PARENTS-PROBLEM: The birth date of Mary Dunham has been listed as, 1746. Her parents have been listed as Azariah Dunham and Mary Ford. A record of there marriage, see below, indicates that they were married on 17 May 1753, after the supposed date of birth of Mary Dunham.

MARRIAGE-PARENTS: Dunham, Azariah, Piscataway, and Mary Ford, Morris, 1753 May 17.
(Source: New Jersey Colonial Records - Marriage Licenses, p. 111 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)


Children from this marriage were:

   51 F    i. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 12 Nov 1769 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

+ 52 M    ii. Azariah CONGER was born on 26 Dec 1770 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 9 Jan 1813 in Hamondsport, Steuben Co., NY at age 42, and was buried in Jan 1813 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY, Pleasant Valley.

   53 F    iii. Nancy CONGER was born on 17 Feb 1773 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Nancy Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

AKA: Anna

Nancy married Aaron YOUNGLOVE. Aaron was born about 1769.

   54 M    iv. Mordecai CONGER was born on 30 Jan 1775 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

General Notes:
Mordecai Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

HEALTH_HISTORY: Mordecia Conger, 1775, was blinded after an attack of smallpox at the age of two. CFA I, p. 42a.

   55 F    v. Rachel CONGER was born on 25 Jan 1777 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

Rachel married Thomas Mc_LEAN. Thomas was born about 1773.

+ 56 M    vi. Jonathan CONGER was born on 4 Jun 1779 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in New York.

   57 M    vii. John CONGER was born on 8 Jun 1781 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 10 Apr 1815 at age 33.

   58 U    viii. Infant CONGER was born on 9 Sep 1783 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1783.

+ 59 M    ix. David CONGER was born about 25 Feb 1785 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 24 Sep 1862 in Au Sable Forks, Essex/Clinton Co., NY about age 77.

   60 F    x. Mary CONGER was born on 12 Oct 1787 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 9 Mar 1810 in Washington Co., NY at age 22, and was buried in Mar 1810 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

AKA: Polly

CEMETERY: Buried in the same cemetery with Ann (Enyard) Conger are: [CFA I, does not list the cemetery name] John Conger, Esq., died 13 Sep 1797, age 54 years; Mary, his wife, died 2 Aug 1832, age 86 years; Polly, their daughter, wife of Sylvester Bessey, died 9 Mar 1810, age 23 years.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Mary married Sylvester BESSEY about 1807. Sylvester was born about 1785.

General Notes: RESIDENCES: He was "of Cambridge, Washington, NY

15. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1745 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died before 11 Dec 1815 in Indiana, and was buried before 11 Dec 1815 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, Old Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Ann Enyard

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Abt. 1750; Abt. 1768 (CFA I, 360); Abt. 1745

PARENTS: "This Jonathan Conger cannot be identified. The only statistics say he was a carpenter from Pennsylvania, and his will was proved 11 Dec 1815."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 330-332 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: He was "from Penn."

SPOUSE: Jonathan Conger was the 2nd spouse of Mary (Frederick) Glass.

COMMENT: May have been the Jonathan Conger who died in Pike Co., IN, and served in the Revolution. (CFA I, p. 328)

RECOLLECTIONS: Who was this Jonathan Conger?
Jonathan Conger and Joshua Harbin had a hunting camp on the White River, near Buena Visa, now Clay Township, Pike county, Indiana, and furnished the Fort at Vincennes with meat. He carried a "Seal" to George Rogers Clark at Kaskaska in 1780.

Jonathan Conger made a coffin for Sebastain Frederick, Sr., who was scalped in 1786, according to the Frederick Administration file in the Vincennes courthouse.

Mrs. Ruth Fish, treasurer of the DAR Vincennes (Ind.) Chapter, was instrumental in Jonathan Conger being recognized as a Patriot. On 3 May 1970 she wrote, "Thought you would like to know that there are 3 - DAR members in on the Jonathan Conger, Sr. of Gibson county, Ind. line. They are as follows: Sebastian Conger, from Wisconsin, just a new member 1970, Betsy Conger Davidson, wife of Joseph Davidson from Virginia, Matilda Davidson, dau-in-law of Jonathan Conger, Levi Conger - in process at Washington, D.C." Mrs. Fish resided at 1319 Vigo Street, Vincennes, Ind. 47591.

Jonathan Conger could have been the son of Jonathan Conger, b. Abt. 1710, whose birth was approximated as about 1745. This Jonathan and his two brothers, David, Abt. 1741, and John, Abt. 1743, all served in the Revolution from Middlesex county, New Jersey. There is no further record of this Jonathan, except he is mentioned in his father's will in 1779. His brother, David, died in 1778 and his widow and sons, Elias Darby Conger, 1773, and David Conger, 1767 moved to Pennsylvania in 1791. The descendants of Elias moved on to Dearborn county, Indiana. If he was this Jonathan, he may have preceeded his brothers to Pennsylvania, and his life as a hunter and soldier would account for marrying a widow later in life.

He could not have been the Jonathan Conger, Jr. in Rowan county, North Carolina in 1790, as Jonathan's first child was born in 1790 in Knox county, Indiana. Jonathan of Rowan county seems to have disappeared after 1790 but his brother, Isaac, settled in McLean county, Illinois.

Jonathan Conger, b. 1742, had a son, Jonathan, born about 1764, in Essex county, New Jersey, who moved to Philadelphia before 1822 -- after the death of Jonathan Conger of Indiana.

William Russell Conger of Dallas, Texas, wrote on 23 Aug 1969, "The Jonathan [Conger] of Pike county, Indiana is in my opinion a member of the German line around Philadelphia and the Palantine group started originally by Jacob. I can't see any of our line in western Ohio or Indiana prior to the migration into Monroe county, Ohio, nor did any of the group move down from the western reserve -- too many Indians."

(Jacob Conger of the Palatines arrived, 24 Aug 1728, on the "Mortonhouse" and settled around Philadelphia. However, no known descendants of this branch are in this book [CFA I]. Your compiler feels that Jonathan Conger of Indiana is Jonathan Conger from Middlesex county, New Jersey, but nothing can be proved at this time.)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 331 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

PROBATE: Will of Jonathan Conger recorded 11 Dec 1815, Will Book A, p. 293,
Gibson County Courthouse, Princeton, IN.

In the name of God, Amen, I Jonathon Conger of the county of Gibson Indiana Territory (part omitted) do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
To wit:

I give and bequeath to Mary, my beloved wife, her bed, bed-clothing, spinning wheels, riding-saddle, and the use of the loom to be found in the spinning truck and provision and one horse to ride during her dowry.

Second, I give to my well beloved son Sebastian Conger a tract of land that lies between Harbin's and Conger's Creek, I also constitute, make and ordain Samuel Marshall and Sebastian Conger sole executors of this my last will and testament.

Third, I give to my eldest and dearly beloved daughter, Sebra Catt, five dollars.

Fourth, I give to my well beloved daughter Hulda Conger her bed, bed-clothing, one cow and twenty dollars.

Fifth, I give to my well beloved son Levi Conger, the plantation the said Jonathon Conger lives on, one horse for his own property, one horse, three cows and one heifer, harness, hoes, harrows, etc. and whatever the executors think is sufficient to carry on his farming business without an impediment for four years - sixteen hundred weight of swine salted down for him and use of the family for one year, two swine of stock hogs and fifteen for the use of the family and reasonable quantity of corn and forage sufficient to feed his stock of this years growth, one stack and a half of wheat for the use of the family, one stack of oats of this years, flax and hemp, five acres of grain at the west end of the field, the household and kitchen furniture, except such as is heretofore exposed of, sugar-boilers sufficient to boil fifty gallons of water at one time.

This property I would wish to be inventory as soon as possible after my decease by my executors, the cartables excepted. The said Levi Conger is to support his mother according to what is written above in her name during her dowery and the three youngest children until they become sixteen years of age, if it is supposed by my executors and the community at large that said Levi Conger is running through what I have given him will not in a very short time be able to support his mother and sisters agreeable to what is written above that my executors shall take said property out of said Levi's hand and not return it without a great amendment, and if he does not mind that, then the property shall be divided amongst his three youngest sisters.

The swine that is not heretofore exposed of I would wish to be put up as soon as possible and fattened and sold by order of my executors, as soon as possible and the horned stock and all other property not heretofore exposed of to be sold at public auction and the proceeds to be divided between my four youngest daughters equally. Likewise the property I have given Levi for four years is to be divided between my four youngest daughters equally. If anyone of my children die without lawful heir the proceeds to be divided between my two youngest daughters.
(signed) Jonathon Conger
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 331-332 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


BIOGRAPHY:
The essay below, by Daniel Lockwood, explains how the family of Jonathan Conger and Mary (Frederick) Glass was linked to the family tree of John Belconger after the publication of Volume One of "The Conger Family of America."

Jonathan Conger born 1745 is a descendent of John Belconger and Mary Kelly.

John Belconger and Mary (Kelly) 5th child was John Conger.
John Conger b. 24 May 1674 m. Mary Tuttle.
John and Mary (Tuttle) Conger son Jonathan b. 1710 or 1716.
Jonathan m. Ann Engard.
Jonathan and Ann (Engard) Conger son Jonathan b. 1745 and d. 1815.

It is true that the exact place and date of his birth has not been determined.

The work done by Maxine Leonard, Mrs. Beulah M. Jackson of Miami FL (not a Conger, but a genealogist who worked with Mrs. Thompson); Mrs. Leona M. Robertson of Hazleton, IN (Leona May Frederick, b. 23 Sep 1907 who married Elrick H. Skidmore and Lee Robertson); and Mrs. Lesba Thompson determined that Jonathan, b. in 1745, was the son of Jonathan and Ann (Engard) Conger. This work was done after CFA I was published. These women researched court records and documents of PA and NJ and determined the parents of Jonathan. What records and documents they researched I don't know but when I talked to Maxine and Lesba on different occasions they both assured me that they were correct.

Mrs. Thompson, born 17 Aug 1912 at Evansville, IN, was married on 26 June 1933 to D.B. Thompson. She published, "Jonathan Conger of Knox and Gibson Counties and his Descendants," which lists about 1600 descendants. I am not aware of which libraries might have copies.

I remember Maxine Leonard telling me, almost in these words, "After years of searching records, documents, census, probate, church, family bibles, immigration, ship records at ports of entry, records in England, there is no doubt that Jonathan of Knox county, Indiana is the son of Jonathan and Ann Engard Conger."

[Extracted by Daniel Lockwood from the book of Mrs. Thompson.] Jonathan Conger migrated from PA where he was listed as a carpenter to Indiana sometime around 1774. In the Spring of 1778 Jonathan Conger and Joshua Harbin had a camp located a short distance above what is now Giro, Indiana, on the south side of White River. They were engaged as hunters, supplying fresh meat to Ft. Sackville, formerly Fort Vincent or Fort Vincennes, located in what was then a part of Great Britain's Province of Canada.

These two hunters were sympathetic to the cause of the American Colonists, and with the coming of George Rogers Clark, the conqueror of the Northwest, this sympathy became more evident. Jonathan Conger was so trusted that in 1780 he was selected by John Doge, then at Ft. Vincent, to carry to Col. Clark, then at Express Falls, Ohio his official seal.

Jonathan Conger was listed as a settler of Knox County, Indiana Territory, as early as 1780. His name is included in a roster of the militia at Vincennes, as returned by Major Francois Vigo, on 19 July 1790. The men listed on this roster saw service against the Indians through the campaign of Tippecanoe in 1811.
(Comment by Daniel Lockwood, "This battle is by far the most important battle as far as changing American History than any battle ever fought in America. If this battle had never been fought there is a good chance that the Civil War would never have occured, and if so it would have been pushed back to the late 1800's.")

Sometime in 1788/89, Jonathan Conger married the daughter of another Revolutionary patriot, Mary Frederick, widow of John Glass and the mother of two small sons. Her father, Sebastian Frederick, Sr., served as a Ranger on the Frontiers 1778-83, Washington County, PA. In 1785, after residence in Washington County, PA since about 1762, he migrated to Knox County, Indiana Territory, with his daughter, Mary. In 1786/87, he was scalped by Indians one night when he was guarding a sugar camp about six miles southeast of Vincennes.
[End of Daniel Lockwood extraction from the book of Mrs. Thompson.]
(Written by Daniel Bruce Lockwood, March 2000)

Jonathan married Mary FREDERICK, daughter of Sebastian FREDERICK and Unknown UNKNOWN,. Mary died on 5 Nov 1846 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN and was buried in Nov 1846 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, Old Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Frederick

FATHER: Sebastian Frederick, born in Germany, who arrived in America on 26 Sep 1749 on the ship, "Dragon."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 330-331 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

FATHER: The father of Mary Frederick was Sebastian Frederick, born in Germany, the son of Johanne Frederick. On 22 Aug 1778 at Fort Pitt, PA he married, Mary Anna Maria Catt, born May 1757 in Germany. Mary Frederick and Mary Anna Maria (Catt) Frederick have been confused. Sometimes one may find that they both died on the same day, 5 Nov 1846, and buried in the "Old Conger Cemetery," Clay Township, Pike Co., IN. Mary Frederick, the daughter of Sebastain Frederick died on 5 Nov 1846, not his wife. Mary Anna Maria (Catt) is not Mary Frederick's mother.
(Supplied by Daniel Lockwood)

AKA-CHILDREN: Mary (Frederick) Glass had two sons by John Glass, who d. Abt. 1788 at Embara's Creek, IN. [No source citation.] (CFA I, p. 331)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 61 M    i. Sebastian CONGER was born on 1 Oct 1790 in Knox Co., IN, died on 13 Sep 1845 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN at age 54, and was buried in Sep 1845 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Old Conger Cemetery.

+ 62 F    ii. Sebra Ann CONGER was born on 17 Mar 1792 in Knox Co., IN and died on 25 Sep 1875 in Gibson Co., IN at age 83.

+ 63 M    iii. Levi CONGER was born about Apr 1793 in Knox Co., IN, died about 1839 about age 46, and was buried about 1839 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, Conger Cemetery.

+ 64 F    iv. Hulda CONGER was born on 3 Apr 1795 in Knox Co., IN and died on 31 Aug 1843 in Knox Co., IN at age 48.

+ 65 F    v. Matilda CONGER was born about 1797 and died after 1850.

+ 66 F    vi. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 15 Jan 1800 in Knox Co., IN, died on 2 Sep 1872 in Gibson Co., IN at age 72, and was buried in Sep 1872 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

+ 67 F    vii. Keturah CONGER was born on 28 Oct 1803 in Knox Co., IN, died on 31 Dec 1854 in Clay Co., IL at age 51, and was buried in Jan 1854 in Clay Co., IL, Mount Zion Cemetery.

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16. Jane ROSS was born in 1762 and died in Dec 1841 at age 79.

General Notes:
Jane Ross

PROBATE: Mentioned in the will of her grandfather, John Conger.

Jane married Enoch MORGAN Sr., son of James MORGAN and Rachel Mc_READEN, in Dec 1826. Enoch was born about 1760.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 68 M    i. Enoch MORGAN Jr. was born on 19 Jun 1792 in Cabarrus Co., NC, died on 3 Sep 1840 in Dallas Co., AL at age 48, and was buried in Sep 1840 in Selma, Dallas Co., AL, Valley Creek Cemetery.

   69 M    ii. James Wiley MORGAN died in Oct 1842.

James married Mary (Polly) Mc_LARTY on 8 Feb 1808.

   70 M    iii. Nicholson Ross MORGAN was born on 10 Aug 1789 in Mecklenburg Co., NC and died on 7 Mar 1887 in Eutaw, Greene Co., AL at age 97.

Nicholson married Mary Wilson ALEXANDER on 7 Dec 1820.

   71 M    iv. John Wilson MORGAN was born in 1799.

   72 M    v. Mc_Como Washington MORGAN .

   73 F    vi. Rachel MORGAN .

   74 F    vii. Lavina MORGAN .

   75 M    viii. Lew MORGAN .

   76 F    ix. Jane Ross MORGAN .

   77 F    x. Elizabeth Hannah MORGAN .

17. Hannah ROSS was born between 1743 and 1745 and died in 1845.

General Notes:
Hannah Ross

DEATH: According to daughter, Hannah's death was in 1845 at the age of 102.
Birth date calculated, Abt. 1743.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 409 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Hannah married Matthew HARRIS, son of Samuel HARRIS and Martha LAIRD, in 1784. Matthew was born in 1754 in Mecklenburg Co., NC and died in 1845 at age 91.

General Notes:
Matthew Harris

MILITARY: He was in the Revolutionary War. [No source citation.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 328 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Ross HARRIS was born about 1785.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED: Never married.

   79 M    ii. Samuel HARRIS was born about 1787.

Samuel married Euphemia PEALER.

   80 M    iii. John Nicholas HARRIS was born about 1790.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED: .

+ 81 F    iv. Elizabeth HARRIS was born about 8 Jan 1793 in Greene Co., GA, died on 10 Nov 1859 in Henderson Co., TN about age 66, and was buried in Nov 1859 in Lake Cemetery.

+ 82 M    v. James HARRIS was born on 28 Sep 1795 in Greene Co., GA and died on 7 Oct 1869 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 74.

   83 M    vi. Charles HARRIS was born about 1798.

Charles married Tabitha GIBBS.

   84 F    vii. Martha HARRIS was born about 1800.

Martha married Dickenson JONES.

   85 F    viii. Jane HARRIS was born about 1803.

Jane married William S. ORR.

   86 F    ix. Temperance HARRIS was born on 25 Apr 1806.

Temperance married John SLAUGHTER.

   87 F    x. Sarah Rounsaville HARRIS was born about 1808.

Sarah married Zachariah JONES.

25. Isaac CONGER was born about 1759 and died in 1842 in Mc Lean Co., IL about age 83.

General Notes:
Isaac Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Euphemia Ross

BIRTH: Probably Rowan Co., NC (CFA I, p. 240)

RESIDENCES: Isaac Conger settled near Bowling Green, KY; moved then to Missouri; a few years later moved to Springfield, IL; and then to McLean county, IL, about 1830. (CFA I, p. 240)

BIOGRAPHY:
The history of McLean county, Illinois has a feature of the Conger family that was written by Miss Emma Conger (b. 1841), daughter of Robert [Barrett] Conger, one of the earliest settlers of Stout's Grove. As is usually the case, "family tradition" will vary from statistical facts. Emma's story is as follows:

"Isaac Conger, an only son, was born in England, emigrated to America when young and settled near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. (He was the son of Jonathan Conger, b. 1732, descendant of John Belconger.) He married Susan Barnett (Barrett) and they had four sons, Jonathan, Robert, Benjamin and Nicholas.

"In 1829 the family emigrated to Illinois and settled at Stout's Grove, in what is now McLean county. Isaac Conger and his wife died soon after coming here, at the age of eighty-three (in 1842).

"Jonathan, Robert and Nicholas Conger made farms adjoining each other.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Isaac married Susanna BARRETT on 3 Jun 1798 in Logan Co., KY.

General Notes:
Susanna Barrett

QUESTION: CFA I, p. 240, asks if she might be the 2nd wife of Isaac Conger.

AKA: Susanna Barrett or Barnett (CFA I, p. 329); Susanna Barrett (CFA I, p. 240)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 88 M    i. Jonathan CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1802 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, died on 23 Jan 1857 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA at age 55, and was buried in Jan 1857 in Ellsworth Cemetery.

+ 89 M    ii. Robert Barnett CONGER was born on 5 Mar 1804 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY and died on 21 Aug 1860 in Mc Lean Co., IL at age 56.

   90 M    iii. Nicholas CONGER was born in 1808 and died about 1840 in Mc Lean Co., IL about age 32.

General Notes:
Nicholas Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Nicholson Conger

BIOGRAPHY:
Nicholas Conger improved his farm and built what was considered a nice house in those days. He was to have been married shortly afterwards, but was taken sick and died. This was in the year 1840. He was an industrious and promising young man and a good citizen.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

+ 91 M    iv. Benjamin CONGER was born on 5 Jun 1809 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY and died on 9 May 1881 in Coffey Co., KS at age 71.

+ 92 F    v. Unknown CONGER .

26. Jean CONGER was born about 1757 and died in 1829 about age 72.

Jean married Daniel BILES, son of Thomas BILES and Elizabeth UNKNOWN, on 30 Dec 1775 in Rowan Co., NC. Daniel was born about 1749 in New Jersey and died about 1835 about age 86.

General Notes:
Daniel Biles

PROBATE: CFA II, p. 259 has this notation, "w/p 1835." It is assumed that this means, "Will Probated in 1835".


Children from this marriage were:

+ 93 M    i. Thomas BILES was born about Jun 1775 and died on 8 Mar 1882 about age 106.

   94 M    ii. Jonathan BILES was born on 26 Jan 1780 and died on 1 Jul 1861 at age 81.

Jonathan married Mary BARNETT on 6 Aug 1807.

   95 M    iii. James BILES was born about 1782.

James married Isabella BARNETT in 1808.

   96 M    iv. Joseph BILES was born about 1784.

Joseph married Ferely MEADOWS.

+ 97 M    v. John BILES was born about 1784.

   98 F    vi. Euphemy BILES was born about 1786.

   99 M    vii. Charles BILES was born about 1788.

Charles married Catherine LAMBLEY on 15 Feb 1816.

   100 M    viii. Daniel Ross BILES was born in 1792 and died in 1874 at age 82.

Daniel married Elizabeth COZART on 22 Mar 1823.

   101 M    ix. William BILES was born about 1797.

William married Juliette PITCHNEY on 27 Aug 1818.

   102 F    x. Jane BILES was born about 1800.

Jane married Alexander BOYD on 2 Nov 1820.

   103 F    xi. Phoebe BILES was born about 1810.

Phoebe married Moses BROWN on 14 Oct 1830.

27. Elizabeth CONGER was born about 1760 in Rowan Co., NC.

Elizabeth married Joseph NICHOLS on 16 Sep 1784 in Rowan Co., NC. Joseph died in Rutherford Co., TN.

General Notes:
Joseph Nichols

RESIDENCES: "of Rowan county, NC" CFA II, p. 384

MILITARY: He was a Rev. War soldier of NC, Vol. XVI Recoreds of State; rejected pension, record R 7644 National Archives.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 384 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   104 F    i. Euphemia NICHOLS was born about 1786.

   105 F    ii. Elizabeth NICHOLS was born about 1788.

Elizabeth married Andrew DAVIS.

   106 F    iii. Levina NICHOLS was born about 1790.

Levina married Abner PEELER Rev.

   107 F    iv. Phoebe NICHOLS was born about 1798.

Phoebe married John HOOTEN.

   108 F    v. Abigail NICHOLS was born in 1810.

General Notes: Unmarried.

   109 M    vi. Joshua NICHOLS .

   110 M    vii. Jonathan NICHOLS .

28. Zipporah CONGER was born on 11 Jan 1761 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 23 Nov 1833 in Madison Co., KY at age 72.

General Notes:
Zipporah Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Euphemia Ross

COMMENT: Listed in CFA II, p. 719; Zipporah, b. 11 Jan 1761 Rowan Co., NC, d. 23 Nov 1823 Madison Co., KY, md. Isaac Todd.

COMMENT: Missing from CFA I, but was confirmed by Paula Van Winkle of El Dorado, KS for DAR record.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 441 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Zipporah married Isaac TODD on 12 Feb 1781 in Rowan Co., NC. Isaac was born on 3 Jun 1761 in Easton Co., PA and died on 5 Apr 1843 in Lawrence, Marion Co., IN at age 81.

General Notes:
Thomas Todd

AKA-CONFLICT: Thomas Todd, p. 724, CFA II; Isaac Thomas Todd by Robert Guilinger; Issac Todd by others. Thomas Todd by Ruth Ray Edwards. Looks like there is plenty of room for discussion. Can anyone prove his name?

BIRTH: 3 Jun 1761, Easton Co., PA

PARENTS-CONFLICT: Some say his parents were Thomas and Sally Todd (CFA II, p. 411). Ruth Ray Edwards says the parents were: Benjamin Todd and Sarah Giffin.

CONFLICT-RESEARCHER: There is some question about the name of the Todd who married Zipporah Conger. Based on the DAR application (current as of 1996) of Paula Van Winkle of El Dorado, KS the name of Issac Todd is include in the work of Richard E. Henthorn. Some Todd family researchers list the husband of Zipporah as, Thomas. Thomas was probably the father of Issac. More research and some citations to sources needs to be done before these links can be considered more than speculation.

RESEARCHER-RELATIONSHIP: Aldine Thurston, granddaughter of Andrew Dodd Todd was interested in family history and genealogy and shared her information with Ida Mae (Todd) Drommer. Aldine Thurston listed Thomas Todd as the husband of Zipporah Conger, which does not agree with what some of the other Conger family researchers have listed.

QUESTION: Did this family have two children named, Sally Todd, the first dying in infancy?


COMMENT: The Todd family held a family reunion at Minneapolis, KS on 27 May 1996.
(Furnished by Ida Mae Drommer)

DEATH-CONFLICT: 5 Apr 1843, Lawrence Co., IN (CFA II, p. 724). Where did he die?

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

Children from this marriage were:

   111 M    i. Isaac TODD was born on 12 Aug 1782 in North Carolina.

General Notes:
Isaac Todd

MARRIAGE: Bondsman, Aaron Todd

DEATH: Bef 1850, possibly in Madison, KY or Illinois

Isaac married Sally Francis TODD on 12 Feb 1805 in Madison Co., KY.

   112 F    ii. Jane TODD was born on 24 Aug 1784 in Madison Co., NC and died on 24 Feb 1871 in Indiana at age 86.

Jane married Michael WOOLERY on 22 Mar 1805 in Madison Co., KY.

General Notes:
Sally Francis Todd

MARRIAGE: Bondsman, Isaac Todd

Problem: A marriage date of 22 Mar 1805 has been listed. According to researcher, Ruth Ray Edwards the date of marriage to Michael Woolery was 28 Mar 1805.
(Source: Madison Co., KY Marriages, Historical Society - furnished by Ruth Ray Edwards)

+ 113 M    iii. Jonathan TODD was born on 22 Sep 1786 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 May 1865 in Lawrence Co., IN at age 78.

   114 F    iv. Hannah TODD was born on 23 Oct 1788 in Madison Co., NC and died on 1 Mar 1868 in Indiana at age 79.

Hannah married Jacob WOOLERY about 26 Mar 1808 in Madison Co., KY.

General Notes:
Jacob Woolery

MARRIAGE: Bondsman, Henry Woolery

Problem: Was the marriage date 20 May 1808 or 26 May 1808? Maxine Leonard's, CFA, Vol. II, p. 441 lists, 20 May 1808.

Problem: A marriage date of 20 May 1808 has been listed. According to researcher, Ruth Ray Edwards, the name of marriage to was 26 Mar 1808.
(Source: Madison Co., KY Marriages, Historical Society - furnished by Ruth Ray Edwards)

RESEARCHER: Ruth Ray Edwards is the great great granddaughter of Jacob Woolery and Hannah Todd.

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

   115 M    v. Peter TODD was born on 15 Jun 1791 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Peter Todd

MARRIAGE: Bondsman, George Kerr

Peter married Nancy KERR on 20 Apr 1817 in Madison Co., KY.

   116 M    vi. Daniel TODD was born on 11 Nov 1793 in North Carolina.

General Notes:
Daniel Todd

MARRIAGE: Bondsman, Major Johnson

Problem: Was the date of marriage, 7 Apr 1817 or 17 Apr 1817?

Daniel married Lucy JOHNSON, daughter of John JOHNSON and Unknown, about 17 Apr 1817 in Madison Co., KY.

   117 M    vii. Henry TODD was born on 20 Mar 1796 in Kentucky.

Henry married Gilly ROBERTS on 10 Apr 1817 in Madison Co., KY.

   118 M    viii. Thomas TODD was born on 19 Dec 1799 in Kentucky and died on 28 Dec 1873 at age 74.

General Notes:
Thomas Todd

Problem: The marriage date has been listed as, 23 Apr 1825 and 24 Apr 1825.

Thomas married Susan JOHNSON on 24 Apr 1825 in Madison Co., KY.

   119 F    ix. Sally TODD was born on 10 May 1801 in Kentucky.

General Notes:
Sally Todd

DEATH: Died in infancy

   120 M    x. Moses TODD was born on 16 Jul 1803 in Kentucky.

General Notes:
Moses Todd

Problem: It has also been reported that he was born in 1807, in CFA, Vol. II, p. 441.

   121 F    xi. Sally TODD was born on 21 Jul 1805 in Kentucky and died on 10 May 1880 at age 74.

General Notes:
Sally Todd

CONFLICT-RELATIONSHIP: It has been reported that Sally Todd Morrow was the grandmother of Samuel J. Crawford. He was the 3rd governor of Kansas and was of historical importance to Kansas history. If Sally Todd was indeed born in 1805 and she married William Morrow in 1859 she would have been Abt. 54 at the time of the marriage and therefore it is highly unlikely that there were children of this union. The names of the father and grandfather of Samuel J. Crawford were not given so it wasn't possible to determine if Sally Tood had been married previous to her marriage to William Morrow. No source citation for the relationsship statement was given. Unless proven by citations to sources this relationship should be considered only as speculation.

Sally married William MORROW in 1859.

General Notes:
Willaim Morrow

Problem: Was his surname, Morrow, Morran or Moran? Maxine Leonard in CFA, Vol. II, p. 441 lists, Morran.

30. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1770 in Rowan Co., NC and died after Mar 1823 in Claiborne Co., MS.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

RESIDENCES: Rowan Co., NC; Claiborne Co., MS

LAND: A deed from Jonathan Conger to Leonard Smith, 3 Feb 1796, registered 12 Apr 1796, Book No. 14, page 261, says that this tract of land was obtained by John Conger, Sr., and has Jonathan and Margaret Conger's names signed to it.

This, and other deeds, indicate that the Congers owned near, or over, one thousand acres of land in this vicinity, now Davidson county, [NC], on both sides of Abbott's Creek.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 284 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: A note on this family says, "Jonathan and his family went to Mississippi from St. Louis, MO, on a flat boat about the year 1800 and settled near Natches, MS. He was a captain of the Claiborne Rifles under Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans in 1812." Another note says he settled at Vicksburg or Port Gibson, MS.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p 332 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


PROBATE: IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Jonathan Conger of the state of Mississippi and county of Warren, being of advanced age and under bodily affliction, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling into mind, the mentality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, Viz, principally and first of all I give and bequeath my soul to God.

Secondly, after my just debts are paid I wish my property to descend as follows, to my oldest daughter Elizabeth I have given in my lifetime stock money and a negro girl, Hetta, which is all that I alot her.

Thirdly, to John Labdelle, my son-in-law stock money and a negro boy named Prince and girl Maria to his part. (Mary's husband)

Fourthly, to Pheobe Sims, I have given stock and a horse, and a negro to the amount of what I intend to give her.

Fifthly, to William my son I give a negro girl named Belinda and a horse and one hundred dollars to his part.

Sixthly, I give my son Martin one hundred acres of land layed off south east end of my tract, and a negro boy Nelson to his part.

Seventhly, to Sally Thompson a negro girl named Rachel stock and two horses to her part.

Eigthly, to Jane I have given a negro girl named Elsy a mare and stock to her part.

Ninthly, to my son Wilson I give one hundred and twenty-five acres of land off the north end of my tract and negroes named Solomon, Jack and Cluney, to his part.

Tenthly, to my son Jonathan Lee I give the balance of aforesaid tract of land, the waggon and team together with all my farming utinsels, shop tools and negroes names Sam, Patsy, John, and a sorrel mare to his part.

Eleventhly, to my daughter Margaret I give certain negroes named Alford, Amos and Jack and Charlotte and a horse and her saddle, nmaed Toney together with a secretary, and case for to her part.

Twelfthly, I give to Jonathan Lee, Wilson, Martin and Margaret twenty head of cattle to be equally divided, and two steers apiece besides.

Thirteently, the balance of my horses and cattle are being sold whenever the crop shall be gathered with Matilda, Violet and Sall. Now when the estate is settled if any remnant, Margaret is to have four hundred dollars more, and the balance if any to be equally divided between the rest of my heirs.

As given under my hand this 14th day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-three.
/s/J. Conger (seal)
I appoint Foster Cook, Jacob Hyland and Isaac Rapalge my executors and Foster Cook guardian for my son Jonathan Lee. Mr. Benjamin Smith I wish to be guardian for my daughter Margaret.

Attested by: Charles Lee, S.F. Fratwood, Allen Sharkey.
(No. 96 File #9, Probate Docket Pg 11, April Term 1823, Warren County, MS.
Proved in open court 14th April 1823, recorded in Book A, page 240.)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 147-148 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Jonathan married Margaret ELSTON in 1788. Margaret was born about 1774.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 122 F    i. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 6 Aug 1789 in Rowan Co., NC.

+ 123 M    ii. William CONGER was born about 1790 in Rowan Co., NC and died in Warren Co., MS.

   124 F    iii. Phoebe CONGER was born about 1791 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Phoebe Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

COMMENT: A Phoebe Sims was mentioned in the will of Jonathan Conger, father of Phoebe Conger.

Phoebe married Simeon LANE.

+ 125 F    iv. Mary CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1792 in Rowan Co., NC and died about 6 Jan 1855 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS about age 62.

+ 126 F    v. Jane CONGER was born about 1794 in Rowan Co., NC.

+ 127 F    vi. Sally CONGER was born about 1796 in Rowan Co., NC and died in Mississippi.

+ 128 M    vii. Martin CONGER was born on 7 Jul 1797 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 13 Dec 1833 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS at age 36.

+ 129 M    viii. Jonathan Lee CONGER was born in 1806 in Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS and died in 1848 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS at age 42.

   130 F    ix. Margaret CONGER .

General Notes:
Margaret Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

COMMENT: Margaret Conger added to the family of Jonathan Conger based on his Will.

31. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 16 Dec 1771 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 15 Sep 1842 in Lincoln Co., TN at age 70.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

Elizabeth married Stephen COLE, son of William COLE and Unknown, about 19 Nov 1789. Stephen was born on 25 Apr 1768 and died on 14 Apr 1841 in Lincoln Co., TN at age 72.

General Notes:
Stephen Cole

Problem: Was the date of marriage 27 Oct 1789 or as listed in CFA II, p. 282, 19 Nov 1789?


Children from this marriage were:

   131 M    i. Eli COLE was born on 15 Jan 1791 in Rowan Co., NC.

   132 F    ii. Ann COLE was born on 5 Mar 1793 in Rowan Co., NC.

   133 M    iii. William COLE was born on 28 Aug 1795 in Rowan Co., NC.

+ 134 F    iv. Mary COLE was born on 2 Nov 1798 in Barren Co., KY.

   135 M    v. Hiram COLE was born on 20 Jan 1802 and died on 7 Sep 1814 at age 12.

   136 M    vi. Marcus H. COLE was born on 11 May 1806 in Barren Co., KY.

   137 F    vii. Jane C. COLE was born on 21 Aug 1907.

Jane married Cleburn PARR on 20 Jan 1824.

   138 M    viii. Isaac COLE was born on 20 Dec 1808.

   139 M    ix. John S. COLE was born on 6 Aug 1811.

John married Sarah BUTLER on 17 Jan 1833.

   140 M    x. Felix COLE was born on 26 Dec 1813.

32. Joshua CONGER was born on 17 Oct 1773 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 28 Aug 1829 in Smith Co., TN at age 55, and was buried in Aug 1829 in Mt. Holley Cemetery.

General Notes:
Joshua Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

CONFLICT-DEATH: 28 Aug 1799 on page 285 of CFA I. 28 Aug 1829 at Smith Co., TN
on p. 345 of CFA I. Aug 1829, p. 345a of CFA I.

RESIDENCES: someplace in the area where Carthage, TN is located

CENSUS: Joshua Conger had four slaves in 1820. His son, Eli and John, appeared in this census as heads of their own homes. [Note: no place name cited.] (CFA I, p. 345)

RECOLLECTIONS: According to the Charles L. Conger records, J.E. Conger wrote: "We have in our family two hammers that belonged to Joshua Conger and wife, one of them marked N.C. and the other S.C. I think Joshua Conger came to Tennessee and settled in Smith county, in the year 1800.

"He died August 28, 1829, in what was known as the Conger Bottom, on Caney Fork River, near the mouth of Smith Fork Creek, and was buried on the south side of Hickman Creek, about one mile above the bridge.

"Lucinda, his wife, was born March 15, 1775 and died about 1856, after being insane for several years, and was buried in what is known as the Conger Graveyard in DeKalb county on Caney Fork River, about one mile above the mouth of Holmes Creek.

"Lucinda was living in the home of Andrew Wallace in 1850 in DeKalb county.

"All the above mentioned graves were move to Mt. Holley Cemetery when Center Hill Dam was built near Smithville.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 345 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


PROBATE: In Jan 1832 Eli Conger filed a case in Chancery Court to sell some land as administrator of Joshua Conger and states that Joshua Conger died August 1829, leaving a widow, Lucy, Joshua, John, Elizabeth m/Obediah Lack, Elijah, William, Polly m/William Coffee, Delilah, Nancy, Isaac (deceased) with Jane, Elizabeth, William, Ira. The last four living in Jackson county, with Malinda, general guardian. [Note: Carthage, TN Chancery Records.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Joshua married Lucinda ROUNSAVAL. Lucinda was born on 15 Mar 1775 in South Carolina, died about 1856 in De Kalb Co., TN about age 81, and was buried about 1856 in Mt. Holley Cemetery.

General Notes:
Lucinda Rounsaval

AKA: Also listed as Rounseval in CFA I, p. 345.


Children from this marriage were:

   141 M    i. Eli CONGER was born on 16 Aug 1795 in Rowan Co., NC and died about 1834 about age 39.

General Notes:
Eli Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

MILITARY: Eli Conger, born 16 Aug 1795, father Joshua Conger, mother Lucinda Rounseval Conger, enlisted in military service during the War of 1812. Date of enlistment 23 Dec 1813. Branch of service: Mounted gunman. Under Col. Wm. Higgins and Capt. Adam Dale. Brig. Gen. John Coffee was the top ranking officer. [State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CENSUS: Eli Congo [sic] was listed in the 1820 Smith Co., census as 1 male 20 to 30 and 1 female 16 to 18 years.

In 1830 under Eli Conger was 1 male 30 to 40, 1 male 5 to 10, 1 female 30 to 40, 1 female 5 to 10.
[Note: Charles Leslie Conger's records state he had no issue.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

PROBATE: Eli Conger was administrator of his father's estate. Several court records exist about that, the last of which was in 1832. Eli Conger filed guardian reports (one for George Pitt). A record in regard to guardian reports dated in 1834 stated Eli Conger died.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

PROBATE: Court minutes of November 1834, John Conger appointed administrator of the estate of Eli Conger, deceased. John Lancaster and Spencer Kelly his securities. Commissioners were set apart and laid off provisions for widow and family of Eli Conger, deceased. First to buy at the sale was Elizabeth Conger (wife or sister?).
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 142 M    ii. John CONGER was born on 9 Jun 1798 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1843 in Smith Co., TN at age 45.

   143 F    iii. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 22 Apr 1800 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

Elizabeth married Obediah LACK.

+ 144 M    iv. Isaac CONGER was born on 12 Mar 1802 in Rowan Co., NC.

   145 M    v. Elihu CONGER was born about 1804 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Elihu Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

+ 146 M    vi. Elisha CONGER was born about 2 Nov 1805 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 12 Mar 1895 in De Kalb Co., TN about age 89, and was buried in Mar 1895 in De Kalb Co., TN, Homestead Cemetery.

+ 147 M    vii. William CONGER was born on 15 Jun 1808 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 22 Apr 1854 at age 45.

   148 F    viii. Mary CONGER was born on 18 Nov 1809 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

AKA: Polly

Mary married William B. COFFEE.

   149 F    ix. Nancy CONGER was born on 18 Dec 1811 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Nancy Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

+ 150 F    x. Delilah CONGER was born on 2 Feb 1814 in Smith Co., TN and died about 1845 about age 31.

   151 M    xi. Wiley CONGER was born on 3 Jun 1816.

General Notes:
Wiley Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

   152 F    xii. Nancy CONGER was born on 22 Aug 1818 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1863 at age 45.

General Notes:
Nancy Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

Nancy married Andrew Jack WALLACE.

33. Eli CONGER was born about 1776 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 16 Jul 1851 in Butts Co., GA about age 75.

General Notes:
Eli Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

RESIDENCES: 1810 in Mecklenburg, NC; 1840 in Houston Co., GA. He may have been the Eli Conger who was J.I.C. of Butts Co., GA, 19 Jan 1826.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 138 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Eli married Mary ALEXANDER, daughter of Amos ALEXANDER and Mary JOHNSTON,. Mary was born between 1780 and 1784 and died before 1820.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 153 F    i. Mary Ross CONGER was born on 16 Mar 1806 in North Carolina and died on 3 Sep 1871 in Tippah Co., MS at age 65.

   154 M    ii. John CONGER was born about 1806 in Butts Co., GA.

General Notes:
John Conger

CENSUS: May be the John Conger shown in the 1860 census of Cherokee co., GA
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 138 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   155 F    iii. Rebecca Spears CONGER was born about 1808 in Butts Co., GA.

+ 156 M    iv. Amos Alexander CONGER was born about 1810 in Butts Co., GA.

+ 157 F    v. Susana CONGER was born about 1812 in Butts Co., GA.

+ 158 M    vi. Eli Martin CONGER was born on 26 Jun 1815 in North Carolina, died on 14 Mar 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 63, and was buried in Mar 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

34. Jean CONGER was born on 12 Oct 1777 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 8 Nov 1846 at age 69, and was buried in Nov 1846 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

General Notes:
Jean Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

NAME-CONFLICT: Jane (Jean) Conger in CFA II, p. 709

Jean married John MOORES, son of Henry MOORES and ROSS, on 30 Aug 1797 in Madison Co., KY. John was born on 9 Oct 1777, died on 29 Oct 1844 at age 67, and was buried in Oct 1844 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

The child from this marriage was:

   159 F    i. Mary Ross MOORES was born on 25 Feb 1801 and died in 1858 at age 57.

35. Isaac CONGER was born on 8 Nov 1779 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 4 Mar 1857 at age 77.

General Notes:
Isaac Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

REFERENCE: CFA I, p. 241

RESIDENCES: Isaac Conger, 1779, obtained a government grant for about 2,000 acres near Fayetteville, TN. He built a brick home about 1810 which later was occupied by his son, Sion Illif Conger, 1810, grandson, Dixie Lamar Conger, 1864. The widow of Dixie Lamar died there in 1969. It is believed to be the oldest house in Lincoln county, TN. Isaac's great-grandson, John Beall Conger, 1905, later owned and lived in the house.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 40-41a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH-QUESTION: Did he die on the same date as his wife, 4 Mar 1857? (CFA I, p. 241)

RELATIONSHIP: Isaac Conger and his wife, Mary Moores were 1st cousins. (CFA I, p. 241)

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist

RESIDENCES: Isaac Conger lived on "Beachlawn," farm which he established about 1815, near Fayetteville, TN (CFA I, p. 472)

BIOGRAPHY:
Isaac Conger left his home in Rowan Co., NC after the death of his mother and lived for a short time with his uncle and aunt (Henry Moores and Jane (Ross)). He married Mary [Moores], his cousin, and went to Tennessee. There they settled in Lincoln county, which was a cane-break wilderness.

Isaac and Mary were both deeply religious and members of the Methodist church. Their home was about seven miles from Fayetteville [TN] and their nearest neighbor was four miles away. Jane Brown Moores (Mary's youngest sister, b. 1800) lived with them and died a spinster in 1858.

Isaac became convinced that he must preach the Gospel, and so decided. He made preparation and was licensed by the ELK Conference in 1811. The diaries kept while at this work indicate that his wife strongly opposed his missionary work, which greatly depressed him. He was deeply impressed with responsibility of saving sinners and persisted in the work while his health would permit -- preaching and teaching whereever he went. He preached three or four sermons a day, often two or three hours long -- all interspersed with taking in new converts, excommunicating reprobates and riding horseback fifteen or twenty miles. His usual circuit covered the territory now occupied by eight or more counties, but he preahed at times in almost every settlement in the state. It took thirty days to ride the circuit.

After a year of riding circuit, Isaac turned again to his farm. The last notation in the diary: "Nov 19 -- started to Georgia for my workman to finish the buildings. Got there in 10 days and returned in a few days over a month. I lost a __ hundred dollar mare and my wagon had liked to run over me but got but little hurt. Landed safe home the 22nd of December; find my family in health." This trip must have been made to his brother's home in Cobb county, Georgia.

Though deeply fond of his homestead, Isaac seemed to have had an inquiring mind and enjoyed travel. He also took occasional trips on horseback through Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois and back through Kentucky and Tennessee. One interesting trip he undoubtedly made was to his brother, John B. Conger, at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. This particular brother was the owner of 10,000 acres of rich delta land with not a hill on it. His land was worked by a thousand slaves. To house them, there was a mile-long stretch of cabins on the plantation.

Isaac obtained a government grant for about 2,000 acres of land. There is a family tradition that Isaac and Mary journeyed to Tennessee with little else besides a "Pigin,' a pot, and a johnny cake board." They lived in a log cabin until about 1808 when he had a brick house built for his growing family. This house is in use and has been extended -- and is probably the oldest house in Lincoln county, TN (by Mrs. Iliff Conger, Rt. 2, Louisville, TN, July 1967 -- filed with a diary by Isaac Conger in the State Archives at Nashville, TN)


Isaac employed a brick mason and together they built the house, using clay from the front yard to mold the oversize bricks for the structure. The two big second floor bedrooms were not connected by a door. One was for boys and the other for girls -- and they had separate stairways. Now (1965), with the addition of extra rooms over the years, it is a 14-room house, but all the woodwork, even the windowsills (made of black locust) of the original house is still intact. With 12-foot-high ceilings and foot thick walls, the house is still in a state of perfect preservation. There is no need for air conditioning. (Feature story on his great grandson, Dixie Lamar Conger, is in "The Chattanooga Times," 2 Aug 1965).

"The original house consisted of four rooms of the two-story brick part (still in use). The one story frame was added before the Civil War. It contained two rooms and an entrance hall, and I assume the porches were added at the same time, because the ornamental appointments seem to be in keeping. Also I assume that the original kitchen was still in use. According to the customs of the day, the kitchen was separate, and to the rear of the new addition. Some time after the Civil War the old kitchen was removed and a new kitchen, dining room, butler's pantry, etc. was added behind the new frame building.

"The bricks for the two story and full basement were burnt at the site, and I presume the dirt from the basement (rock lined) was used for the brick. The old lime kiln was discovered a few years ago about a quarter mile S.E. of the building. The sand had to be hauled in from Elk River some 8 miles away.

"Over the years, little changes have been made in the original brick portion, except large glass panes were substituted for the 8" x 10" glass sashes, and the floors were covered with hardwood flooring. Most of the window frames and doors and door frames are still sound. They are carved out of solid black locust." (John B. Conger, 1970 occupant of the house.)


A paper called, "Tempo" ran a feature story in October 1967, in which John B. Conger was interviewed about the house. He explained that "pingin'" was a leather bucket and the pail referred to by Mrs. Iliff Conger, above, was probably made of either wood or brass.

Isaac first built a lean-to on the creek, now called Hamestring Creek, which meanders through the farm. The area was mostly wooded then and extremely rugged. The stone and log house which the young Isaac built for his family stands directly behind the comfortable home constructed later. The rocks which line the ground floor of that first house are cut identically, inside and out. Rubble was used to fill between them. Walls of the house are two feet thick.

Forming the one room second floor are hand-hewn logs 40 feet long, 15 to 18 inches wide and about 8 inches thick. They are carefully notched and placed. The house itself measures 20 feet by 40 feet. On the lower floor is a large open fireplace in which Mrs. Conger did the cooking. The floor was dirt and small windows were placed in the stone portion of the walls.

Isaac Conger evidently had his mind set on making housekeeping as easy as possible for his wife. He installed "running water." Taking two-by-fours, the young settler cut a one-half by one-inch groove on one side. He did the same to another piece of wood, put them together and water flowed from a nearby spring through a one-inch pipe into the house.

Building the new house was a slow process, taking time out to make crops, to locate stones for the basement, and assemble crews of workmen. In 1813, according to Isaac's diary, he went to Georgia in search of more workmen. The house was finally finished in 1815. It had two rooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs, as mentioned, for the boys on one side and the girls on the other. The kitchen, added a little later was to one side of the main house. Walls of the house are 14 inches thick. Hugh fireplaces with fancy mantles were put in both rooms downstairs. The front door, still in its original state, has fancy woodworking and a glass pane.

After the main house was finished, the kitchen was added and a brick smokehouse was constructed. The smokehouse is now used as a refrigerated vault to hold cured hams which John B. Conger sells.

Two more wings have been added to the house and it how has 10 rooms and 2 baths. The Conger house has had running water throughout the house since 1901. Several pieces of furniture have been retained by family members over the years, and the Congers have added other antiques to keep the house as authentic as possible.

During the Civil War, Union soldiers "stripped the farm bare." However, the farm houses weren't burned. Before the war Sion Conger was quite a wealthy man. Property evaluation records showed Sion had nine slaves valued at $1,000 each and property valued at $14,000 with between 1,000 and 1,200 acres.

But things changed. After the Civil War, Sion's wife developed poor eyesight. She went to Dresden for treatments and letters found in the house, written to her by Sion, promised he would send her $10 "if he could get it together."

Four generations of Congers have owned the property. After Sion died, the farm was owned by his son, Dixie Lamar Conger. Dixie's son, John Beall Conger, is the present owner, and he has promised to sell part of it to his son, John Beal Conger, Jr.

The house is located on Route 5, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 242-243 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Isaac married Mary MOORES, daughter of Henry MOORES and Jane ROSS,. Mary was born on 15 Nov 1782 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 4 Mar 1857 in Tennessee at age 74, and was buried in Mar 1857 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

General Notes:
Mary Moores

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist


Children from this marriage were:

   160 F    i. Nancy CONGER was born about 1803 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes: NO_ISSUE: No issue

   161 F    ii. Malinda CONGER was born about 1805 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Malinda Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Mary Moores

NO_ISSUE: There was no issue

Malinda married Robert MARTIN Dr.

General Notes: NO_ISSUE: There was no issue.

   162 F    iii. Matilda CONGER was born on 16 Apr 1807 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 Oct 1812 at age 5.

General Notes:
Matilda Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Mary Moores

NO_ISSUE: No issue

   163 F    iv. Delilah CONGER was born on 11 Aug 1808 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 14 Oct 1837 at age 29.

General Notes:
Delilah Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Mary Moores

NEVER_MARRIED: .

NO_ISSUE: No issue

+ 164 M    v. Sion Moores CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1810 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 27 Jan 1874 at age 63.

   165 M    vi. Felix B. CONGER was born on 14 Dec 1812 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 4 Dec 1834 at age 21.

General Notes:
Felix B. Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Mary Moores

NEVER_MARRIED:

NO_ISSUE: No issue

36. Josiah CONGER was born on 28 Jul 1780 in Rowan Co., NC and died about 8 May 1846 in Preble Co., OH about age 65.

General Notes:
Josiah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

MARRIAGE: Josiah Conger, 1780 and Catherine Runyon eloped on horseback when she was 14 years old.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 42a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RECOLLECTIONS: Josiah Conger was a hunting companion of Daniel Boone in Kentucky, whom he claimed as close kin - probably on his mother's side.
[Note: no source citation. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 42a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: Kentucky; Rowan Co., NC; Preble Co., OH


BIOGRAPHY:
Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon eloped on horseback, she being only 14 years old. She had hidden her clothes behind a log, tied in a bundle, and these she carried on horseback behind her intended husband. In later years she often related the incident with pleasure, and said she had never regretted it.

They emigrated to Preble county, Ohio in 1812, and located near Sugar Valley, where they died. The trip from Tennessee to Ohio was made in a wagon, drawn by four hourses, and required about six weeks.

Josiah Conger owned some fine real estate and a very large and imposing residence for the times, where a cordial welcome awaited the travelers throughout that country.

Josiah Conger was a preacher of the Christian Church.

He was a fine marksman. While in Kentucty he was a hunting companion of Daniel Boone, and it is said that he claimed kin with him. His death was caused by the accidental discharge of a gun on 8 Nov 1846.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 346 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


CONFLICT-DEATH: The date of death listed in the family group sheet date, 8 May 1846 (CFA I, p. 346) is in conflict with the date of death information listed in the biographical sketch, 8 Nov 1846 (CFA I, p. 346).

Josiah married Catherine RUNYON in 1802 in Barren Co., KY. Catherine was born on 3 Jan 1788 in North Carolina and died on 3 Mar 1870 in Preble Co., OH at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 166 F    i. Nancy CONGER was born on 2 Jul 1804 in Preble Co., OH and died on 9 May 1877 at age 72.

+ 167 M    ii. Aaron Ross CONGER was born on 7 Nov 1805 in Preble Co., OH and died on 22 Sep 1896 in Preble Co., OH at age 90.

+ 168 M    iii. Moses CONGER was born on 12 Aug 1807 in Preble Co., OH and died on 22 Aug 1901 in Preble Co., OH at age 94.

+ 169 F    iv. Anna CONGER was born on 2 Oct 1809 and died on 3 Aug 1877 in Camden, Preble Co., OH at age 67.

+ 170 F    v. Sarah CONGER was born on 18 Nov 1811 in Barren Co., KY and died on 9 Sep 1877 in Jackson, Preble Co., OH at age 65.

   171 M    vi. John Newton CONGER was born on 13 Mar 1814 in Preble Co., OH and died on 6 Aug 1841 at age 27.

General Notes:
John Newton Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

NO_ISSUE: John Newton and Rachel Conger had no issue.

John married Rachel MARSHALL. Rachel was born on 11 Jan 1817 in Preble Co., OH and died on 26 Aug 1840 in Preble Co., OH at age 23.

+ 172 F    vii. Mary Ross CONGER was born on 5 Aug 1816 in Preble Co., OH and died on 8 Jun 1875 at age 58.

+ 173 M    viii. Eli CONGER was born on 20 Dec 1819 in Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Mar 1901 in Preble Co., OH at age 81.

+ 174 F    ix. Elizabeth M. CONGER was born on 5 Dec 1823 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Jan 1845 at age 21.

+ 175 M    x. William Alexander CONGER was born about 26 Sep 1825 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Feb 1915 in Bundette, Pawnee Co., KS about age 89.

+ 176 F    xi. Eveline CONGER was born on 9 Aug 1831 in Preble Co., OH and died on 2 Dec 1906 at age 75.

37. Mary CONGER was born between 1782 and 1786 in Rowan Co., NC, died in 1852 in Madison Co., TN, and was buried in 1852 in Madison Co., TN, Shady Grove Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

PROBATE: Not mentioned in the Will of her father.

Mary married Jesse C. ELSTON, son of William ELSTON and Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN, about 1803 in Tennessee. Jesse was born in 1784 in Elizabeth, Sussex Co., NJ, died on 28 Jan 1855 in Denmark, Madison Co., TN at age 71, and was buried in Jan 1855 in Madison Co., TN, Shady Grove Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jesse C. Elston

OCCUPATION: Farmer


Children from this marriage were:

   177 M    i. Eliel ELSTON was born on 5 Dec 1805 in Smith Co., TN and died on 18 Aug 1860 at age 54.

Eliel married Martha TERRY.

   178 M    ii. William ELSTON was born on 5 Dec 1805 in Smith Co., TN.

William married Elizabeth UNKNOWN in Feb 1843.

   179 F    iii. Nancy P. ELSTON was born about 1809 in Smith Co., TN.

Nancy married Burwell WILKES on 2 Mar 1829.

   180 F    iv. Jane ELSTON was born about 1811 in Smith Co., TN.

Jane married William John DOOLEY.

   181 F    v. Matilda ELSTON was born on 5 Jan 1814 in Smith Co., TN and died on 7 Jan 1873 at age 59.

Matilda married Unknown UPTURN about 1833.

Matilda next married Unknown HURST about 1844.

Matilda next married Asa PATTERSON in 1852.

Matilda next married Malachi HOLLOMAN in 1857.

   182 F    vi. Caroline ELSTON was born in 1816 in Smith Co., TN.

Caroline married Alexander GRAY.

+ 183 M    vii. Jesse John Conger ELSTON was born on 28 Oct 1819 in Smith Co., TN and died in Kaufman Co., TX.

   184 F    viii. Elizabeth ELSTON was born in 1821 in Smith Co., TN.

Elizabeth married Henry WOODARD.

   185 F    ix. Unknown ELSTON was born in Smith Co., TN.

Unknown married Patrick MOORE.

   186 M    x. David Elias ELSTON was born on 19 Jun 1825 in Smith Co., TN and died on 14 Feb 1896 at age 70.

David married Nancy Jane WINFORD on 27 Aug 1850.

David next married Hannah WEST on 22 Nov 1854.

   187 F    xi. Unknown ELSTON was born in Smith Co., TN.

Unknown married William WALKER.

38. John B. CONGER was born about 1784 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1853 about age 69.

General Notes:
John B. Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

PROBATE: Not mentioned in the Will of his father.

RESIDENCES-OCCUPATION: John B. Conger, 1784, wrote in 1839 that he owned 20,000 acres of river bottom land in Mississippi with over 300 Negroes, and had an annual income of over $120,000.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 37a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: Rowan Co., NC; Grand Gulf, Mississippi (CFA I, p. 242); Grand Gulch,
TX (?)


RECOLLECTIONS:
John B. Conger moved to Mississippi with the other families of our ancestors about 1808. His marriage probably occurred in Mississippi. He patented large tracts of land where he resided until 1845, when he sold out and moved to Grand Gulch, Texas.

In a letter, dated 27 Jan 1839, he said that he had 20,000 acres of river bottom land, over 300 negroes, and an annual income of from $120,000 to $130,000. It is said that he married a young lady whose father had been an officer in the Revolution, and as a reward for his service had some large land grants.

On 16 Apr 1843, he wrote that he had taken one of the granddaughters of his brother, Jonathan, to be a companion for his daughter, Martha. She was about 15 and the daughter of Sally Conger who married Felix Thompson.

He planned a journey for the summer of 1843 for himself and daughter by way of Mobile, and through the states of Alabama, Georgia and to his brother, Eli; South Carolina, Columbia, Canden to Salisbury, NC, Virginia, Maryland and up to Montreal, Canada and back.

In one of his letters, John said, "With all this a man is not entirely happy." It appears that his wife was dead at the time. His son, Fielding, died young of blood poisoning, after being cut by a cotton gin. His son, Isaac W., grew to manhood, was educated at home and abroad, and planned to live in Washington, DC. On a visit home he undertook to cross to an island farm with a slave in a skiff, when they were upset by driftwood and drowned. His daughter, Martha, died without issue in 1857, shortly after he left for Texas. We have no record of his activities in Texas. He was about 65 when he moved, so if he did re-marry he probably did not have another family. (Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 298 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: Extraction from a letter written by Sion Iliff Conger, son of Sion Moores Conger and grandson of Isaac Conger, b. 1779 and Mary Moores, dated 26 Jun 1904. He wrote, "I have two letters written by John B. Conger, dated in 1839 and 1843. The first is signed, 'John B. & Elizabeth Conger,' and the second is signed, 'John B. Conger,' his wife having probably died in the meantime. I will make a few quotations from them."

"In 1839 he mentions that his daughter, Martha Archer Conger, is a very pretty young woman, about 15 years old, and now at school at Donaldsonville, LA, near New Orleans, and learning music and French, as well as other studies in literature and politeness. He wrote, 'Isaac W. (His son, who later drowned in the Mississippi River.) is a fine looking young man, about 6 feet tall, weight about 1655. Has been home some time. Has been traveling in the Eastern states. Was in Washington at the sitting of Congress, and had an interview with the President.'

"'Brother Jonathan's children are about all dead. Phoebe Jane and Jonathan Lee are about all that remain. Uncle Isaac Ross's family are all no more, pretty much, and the Wade children are taking steps to keep all the negroes in slavery. Also the same with Margaret A. Reed's estate (the daughter of Uncle Isaac, formerly Mrs. Archer.) She had about 130 slaves and willed them to Dr. Stephen Duncan and Zubulan Butler, with a view to having them sent to Liberia.'

"'Eli K. Ross is living in Louisiana, on the Ouchita River, and doing no good.'

"'I am building a fine house on my plantation on the Mississippi River, where I expect to spend the remainder of my days. I have 14,000 acres of rich bottom land and 6,000 acres equally as rich above. More than 300 negroes, as likely as I ever saw. Will make probably 2,000 bales of cotton, which, together with sales of cord-wood to steamboats, should make an income this year of about $130,000. With all this a man is not entirely happy.'"


"In 1843 he mentions a visit just paid by his sister, Hannah, and husband John Railsback, and their appreciation of his magnificent estate."

Sion Iliff Conger goes on to say, "I have heard my father (Sion Moores Conger) speak of the visits of himself and his father (Isaac Conger) to John B.'s and of a visit that he and his daughter made to my grandfather's, and my father's overseer says he remembers when they drove from Memphis, he thinks, and Martha caused her father to remain in the carriage while she ran in the house, and covering grandmother's eyes with her hands, made her guess who the visitor was. This was some time in the [18]40's."

Sion Iliff continues, "My grandfather (Isaac) was a Methodist minister and used to make journeys throughout the South and visit his relatives in Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina. In some of his journals he would make reference to these occasions. I have none of them at hand at this time to refer to."

Returning to the letters he continues, "John B. Conger also mentions, in a letter to my grandfather, Isaac Conger, that he had one of his brother Jonathan's grand-daughters with him for company for Martha Archer [Conger, his daughter], 'a daughter of Sally Conger, who married Felix Thompson.'" [Probably Mary Thompson.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 285 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Elizabeth ARCHER. Elizabeth was born about 1788.

Children from this marriage were:

   188 M    i. Isaac W. CONGER was born about 1808 and died in Mississippi River, , MS.

General Notes:
Isaac W. Conger

DEATH: Drowned in the Mississippi River, CFA I, p. 298

   189 F    ii. Elizabeth CONGER was born about 1808 in Jefferson Co., MS.

Elizabeth married George WOODS, son of Joseph WOODS and Sarah VAUSE, on 27 Mar 1827 in Fayette, Jefferson Co., MS. George was born about 1808 in Red Lick, Jefferson Co., MS and died on 27 Feb 1878 in Moss Bluff, Liberty Co., TX about age 70.

General Notes:
George Woods

OCCUPATION: Planter

   190 M    iii. Fielding CONGER was born about 1810.

General Notes:
Fielding Conger

DEATH: Cut by cotton gin; d. young, CFA I, p. 298

   191 F    iv. Martha Archer CONGER was born about 1812 and died on 8 Sep 1857 about age 45.

General Notes:
Martha Archer Conger

SPOUSE-NO_ISSUE: Martha Archer Conger was the 2nd spouse of Tiglman Tucker.
There was no issue.

RESIDENCES: As of June 1853, Clairborn County, Mississippi

RELATIONSHIP-STEP-CHILD: Mrs. William McWillie of Jackson, Miss., was the daughter of Governor Tucker by his first marriage. [She was the step-daughter of his second wife, Martha Archer Conger.] She had a large and very beautiful portrait of her step-mother. Her face is expressive of the fine character that Mrs. McWillie said was hers. No real daughter could speak of a mother in more endearing terms than did Mrs. McWillie in telling about this, the only mother she really remembered, her own having died when she was quite young.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 298 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


PROBATE: Will of Martha Archer Conger Tucker
I, Martha Archer Conger, of Claiborn county, State of Mississippi, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and anxious to dispose of all my property and expectancy do make and publish this my last will and testament.

It is my wish that all just debts which have been recognized by me and which are legally provable against the estate of my Father and Brother Isaac shall be paid and also my own debts.

It is my wish that Miss Mary C. Compton shall remain at Elidon, my present residence, if she desires, and that she shall have possession of the slaves, Sophia, Phil, Lucinda and Allison, and also to have $250.00 paid to her annually until the debts shall have been paid. Also during the period I wish her to remain in possession of one third of the stock of cattle and hogs which I desire her to hold. Finally and when the debts of my Father and Brother and my own debts shall have been liquidated, I wish her to have altogether eight (8) negroes of such as will be considered average value and also the residence and land known as Eldon, as her property, together with every article upon it and convenience of every kind belonging to the premises except such as shall hereafter remain. (Mary Compton may have been Mary Thompson.)

"Third" [sic, no First or Second were listed in the will extraction] I wish Mr. Franklin F. Thomas, who resides with me, after his salary is paid to devise to him the tract of land bought from David Lee, guardian of his infant child. I bequeath him also two negroes.

"Fourth" to Rev. Zebulon Butler, I give and bequeath one Negro.

"Fifth," to Mrs. Mary A. Morene, I give and bequeath one Negro and also a pair of painted china flower-vases that ornament the front parlor mantel piece.

"Sixth" request [sic] to Mrs. Nancy Hughes, I give my mother's gold spectacles.

"Seventh" to Benjamin H. Moorhead, I give the books used in classical course of studies by my brother Fielding.

"Eighth" to Julia T. Moorhead I give my elegant center table books.

"Ninth" to Emma McAlphin, I give my watch.

"Tenth" for Agnes McAlphin, and Mary Sessions, I wish two handsome rings bought costing at least $50.00 each.

"Eleventh" to Mrs. Eliza M. Ingraham, wife of Alfred Ingraham, I give my copy of Humes' "History of England," 12 volumes; also 45 volumes of the writings of the British Essayist and the writings of Josephus as a token of my recollection of her unceremonious tenderness to me on first acquaintance.

"Twelfth" to Dr. Robert W. Harper, of Port Gibson, I give as a testimonial of my friendly regards, my brother Isaac's gold-headed walking cane.

"Thirteenth" to William Sidney Wilson, Esq., of Port Gibson, I give my father's watch and rocking chair, being a low hair-covered one sitting in the front parlor, and also my Mother's sofa, it being a very large one standing beneath the mirror in the front parlor, and also the oil painting on the mantle piece of the same apartment, as a mark of my high esteem, it being a pet ornament with me.

I also give to Mr. W.H. Wilson all the land not already mentioned, to which I may have any claim, either legal or equitable, and the other third of cattle and hogs and other 21 slaves, and all increase of the whole from this time. 11 Jun 1853 (Signed) Martha Archer Conger Tucker
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 298-299 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Martha married Tiglman TUCKER.

General Notes:

AKA: Gov. Tiglman Tucker, CFA I, p. 298

CHILD: Mrs. William McWillie of Jackson, Miss., was the daughter of Governor
Tucker by his first marriage. She had a large and very beautiful portrait of
her step-mother, Martha Archer Conger Tucker. Her face is expressive of the
fine character that Mrs. McWillie said was hers. No real daughter could speak
of a mother in more endearing terms than did Mrs. McWillie in telling about
this, the only mother she really remembered, her own having died when she was
quite young.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 298 - Maxine Crowell
Leonard) .

39. Hannah CONGER was born on 14 Apr 1787 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 Mar 1851 in Sugar Valley, Preble Co., OH at age 63.

General Notes:
Hannah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Ross

AKA: Rosa Railsback in the Will of her father.

Hannah married John C. RAILSBACK on 3 Apr 1805 in Kentucky. John was born on 5 Dec 1785 in Kentucky and died on 7 Aug 1856 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 M    i. Isaac C. RAILSBACK was born on 13 Sep 1806 in Kentucky and died on 4 Mar 1873 at age 66.

   193 M    ii. William RAILSBACK was born on 28 Sep 1808 and died in May 1809.

40. Benjamin ROUNSAVALL was born in 1755 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1787 in Rowan Co., NC at age 32.

Benjamin married Leodocia BILES.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 194 M    i. Benjamin Dusenbury ROUNSAVILLE .

43. Ely Kershaw ROSS was born on 6 Oct 1773 in Kershaw Co., SC and died in Jan 1843 in Ouachita Parish, LA at age 69.

Ely married Elizabeth HILL, daughter of Robert HILL and Margarite ALLISON, on 26 Jul 1791. Elizabeth was born on 30 Sep 1774 and died on 20 Jan 1812 in Jefferson Co., MS at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   195 F    i. Hannah Conger ROSS was born on 31 Aug 1793 in South Carolina.

Hannah married John KEMP.

   196 F    ii. Margaret Allison ROSS was born on 29 Feb 1796 in South Carolina.

Margaret married Unknown MONTAGUE.

   197 F    iii. Mary A. ROSS was born on 7 Sep 1799 in South Carolina.

   198 M    iv. Arthur Brown ROSS was born on 14 Apr 1801 in Newport, Cocke Co., TN.

   199 M    v. Isaac Brown ROSS was born on 9 Jan 1804 and died in Jun 1834 at age 30.

   200 M    vi. Ely Kershaw Wiles ROSS was born on 26 Aug 1805 in Jefferson Co., MS.

Ely married Ann L. WILES on 12 May 1836.

   201 F    vii. Jane Oliphant ROSS was born on 15 Feb 1803 and died in 1880 at age 77.

Jane married John G. JONES Rev. on 31 Aug 1828.

   202 F    viii. Sarah M. ROSS was born on 12 Jan 1812.

Ely next married Sarah UNKNOWN on 17 Dec 1816 in Ely, Jefferson Co., MS. Sarah died on 25 Dec 1817 in Ely, Jefferson Co., MS.

General Notes: AKA: Mrs. Sarah Collier

Ely next married Elizabeth BARLOW, daughter of James BARLOW and Lucy EDWARDS, on 1 Nov 1818. Elizabeth was born about 1785 and died after 1860.

General Notes: AKA: Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 203 M    i. John Rankin ROSS was born on 1 Jan 1820 in Ouachita Parish, LA and died about 1874 in Cooke Co., TX about age 54.

   204 M    ii. Morgan Overton ROSS was born on 4 Oct 1821 and died after 1860.

   205 F    iii. Lavinia Quincey ROSS was born on 31 Oct 1825.

48. Elias Darby CONGER Sr. was born on 8 Jun 1763 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about 13 Sep 1843 in Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH about age 80. User ID: 41CP-7F.

General Notes:
Elias Darby Conger Sr.

PARENTS: David Conger, Sr. and Mary Darby

BIRTH: 8 Jun 1763, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ
DEATH: Abt. 13 Sep 1843 in Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH

BIOGRAPHY:
Elias Darby Conger enlisted in the Revolutionary War but was too young to fight, so he "ran bullets." His granddaughter, Elizabeth Conger Henkle, remembered him as a good sized man, sitting in his arm chair reading, and that he had quite a library.

Elias and wife, Mary Goble, accompanied his brother, David, and wife, Sarah, from New Jersey to Western Pennsylvania in 1791. After Mary's death, in 1804, Elias married Mary Gregory and they moved on into Monroe county, Ohio, where they both died. Family tradition says that Mary Darby Conger, mother of David and Elias, went with them to Pennsylvania.

To prove that you can't believe everything you read in print or what family traditions says, the following article from the "Centerville Iowian," 10 January 1934, is given in full.

The following Conger family data is furnished by J.C. Harvey of Seymour: "Appanoose county's history may not be complete without the mention of the name Conger. This family dates its beginning in America in the year 1669, landing at Plymouth Rock. They were of French-Hugenot descent. Hence in years each generation emigrated westward until you find the name Conger in all parts of the United States. They are all related, as the original name, was Koniger, and was changed to Conger by John Conger, the first. (This has not been proved nor disproved.)

The Congers were first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of their countrymen. They furnished soldiers in every war from Colonial wars down to the World War. The first death recorded at Camp Dodge in Des Moines was Conger from Appanoose county.

John Conger, III, was a captain in the Revolutionary War. His son, Gershom, was George Washington's orderly at Valley Forge, and he became the grandfatheer of the sons and daughters of the Congers who emigrated to Appanoose county in pioneer days. (There is no record of a John Conger having a son named, Gershom, other than John Belconger. Capt. David Conger of the Pennsylvania Militia had a son, Gershom born 1792, after Valley Forge. A Gershom, born about 1763 in N.J., son of Enoch and Berzillah, might possibly have been an orderly to George Washington, but no Gershom in this line could have been.)

Gershom resided and ended his days in Green county, PA. (Son of Elias Darby Conger) His descendants moved over into Monroe county, Ohio, and his grandchildren moved on into Iowa later (this Gershom evidently confused with his father, Elias Darby). Enos and Jane Strayer Conger came first, in 1845 (brother and wife) and homesteaded on the Charlton River. Then came Elias and John in 1849 (brothers) and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early 50's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen (brothers and nephews), with cousins Charles, Elias and William.

At one time, prior to the Civil War, all these Conger families resided in Appanoose county, Iowa, and Putnam county, MO, and each of these families furnished soldiers in the Civil War -- they were abolitionists and were interested in the underground route in getting slaves north to freedom.

John Conger (John B. 1808) was progressive in the early day movements. At one time he lived in Centerville and built one of the first brick residences in the town. He helped to organize the first bank in Appanoose county, and later was among the founders of Seymour, Iowa. In the early days he owned and operated one of the first tread-powered threshing machines ever run in this section of the state, This was an advancement over the old chaff-piler and flailing system.

Benoni took to growing blooded cattle, and at one time had one of the best herds of Shorthorns (Durhams) in the state.

Elias (Elias Gregory 1806) drifted into growing blooded horses, and Enos was noted in the county as a horticulturist and farmer. All the other Conger boys became thrifty farmers, and their children likewise took up agricultural pursuits, at which most of them were successul.

Many of the Conger descendants moved westward and became great benefactors in building up the great west. However, at this time possibly over 500 of the Conger descendants live in Appanoose and adjoining counties."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 142-143 - Maxine Crowell Leonard).

EMIGRATION: The Conger family left Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ in 1790, moving to Washington Co., PA. In the party were: 1) Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and his wife, Mary Goble and their five children (Sarah, Mary, Ruth, Hannah and David); 2) David Conger Jr., and his wife, Sara (Welch) and son (Elias); 3) the mother of Elias and David Conger, Mary Darby (Green) Conger and their sister, Mary E. Conger.

CENSUS: 1800, in Greene Co., PA, Morris Twp., page 87
Elias Congar [Conger]; Males: 3 - - 1 -; Females 2 1 1 1 -
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1801, in Morris Twp. Greene Co., PA; Elias Conger. Page 258 of Mrs. Hennen's Cemetery Record Book.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: 6 Sep 1806
Deed: William Rogers and Cartrey, wife, to Elias Conger, all of Greene Co. [PA]
Dated Sep. 6, 1806; Deed Book 2, p. 409; $300.00; 102 acres
Part of "Rogers Fancy," Morris Twp., on Bates Fork of Tenmile. Patented to said William Rogers Nov. 27, 1805. Adjoins Frederick Lughman, Grantee, Wm. Green and Reuben Wright.
(Received from: Greene County Historical Society; R.D. #2, P.O. Box 127; Waynesburg, PA 15370 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1810, in Greene Co., PA, Morris Twp.
Elias Conger, males 3,0,0,1,0; females 2,1,1,1,0
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: 8 Apr 1812
Deed: Elias Conger and Mary, wife, to Benjamin Lyons of Greene Co. [PA]
Dated Apr. 8, 1812; Deed Book 2, p. 649; $628, 102 acres
Part of "ROGERS FANCY" in Morris Twp. patented by Wm. Rogers, Nov. 27, 1805.
Witnesses: John Han, J.P; Richard R. Iiams.


EMIGRATION: According to Joyce Posey and Bob Guilinger: Elias Darby Conger Sr. and his family later left Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA removing to Monroe Co., OH about 1812/1813, probably about the time of the 8 Apr 1812 land sale in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA. According to Maxine Crowell Leonard this was after Elias had remarried in 1804/1805.


Early Records of an Elias Conger in Monroe Co., OH

CHURCH_AFFILIATION:
Baptists organized in 1813, the first ministers were Rev. Phillip Skinner and Elias Conger.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio, 1813, page 16)

COMMENT:
19 Dec 1815: Road from Woodsfield, [OH] to Elias Conger's viewed: The Commissioners have entered into bond with James Henthorn and Phillip Nolan to pay the expenses of the cost should fall upon petitioners. Mitchel Atkinson surveyor. The road beginning at Woodsfield and ending near or at Elias Conger in Center township.
(Source: Monroe Co., Ohio: The First Twenty Years, Commissioners Journal 1815-1835, Transcribed by Carolyn Zogg Wolf for the Monroe Co., OH Historical Society - furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT:
4 Sep 1816: Road from Woodsfield to Elias Congers. Commissioners viewed where line crosses the road that runs from Woodsfield to Sunfish Creek and proceed to view the ground for a road from thence on eastward course to intersect a road near H. Jackson's leading from Woodsfield to Elias Conger's. Mitchel Atkinson, surveyor.
(Source: Monroe Co., Ohio: The First Twenty Years, Commissioners Journal 1815-1835, Transcribed by Carolyn Zogg Wolf for the Monroe Co., OH Historical Society - furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST:
Monroe Co., Ohio Tax List, 1816, page 55; Elias Conger, R4, T3, S24

COMMENT:
Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH was organized on 6 Mar 1826. Elias Conger Sr. was among the early settlers.
[Note: Elias Conger's land was in Center Twp., Monroe Co., OH until the formation of Adams Twp. after which it was in the new township.]
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio, 1813, page 22)

COMMENT:
17 Mar 1817: Road from Woodsfield to Elias Conger's established: Commissioners agreed an order to view a road beginning at Woodsfield, thence to Elias Conger's. Commissioners consider the road to be of Public Utility and recorded the same a Public Highway.
(Source: Monroe Co., Ohio: The First Twenty Years, Commissioners Journal 1815-1835, Transcribed by Carolyn Zogg Wolf for the Monroe Co., OH Historical Society - furnished by Joyce Posey)


RESIDENCES: A Brief History of Adams Township, Monroe Co., OH
Adams Township was organized on 6 Mar 1826. Sunfish Creek flows through the middle of Adams Twp. Piney Forks is a tributary of Sunfish Creek. The township is bordered by Sunsbury, Switzerland, Salem, Green and Center townships.

Early settlers of Adams township were Charles and James Atkinson, Gilbert and Mitchell McCoy, Elias Conger, Christian Hartline, Phillip Noland, Robert Norris, Samuel Bracey and the families of Mellott and Powell.

The village of Cameron was established in 1837 by James and Mary (Brown) Atkinson. James was an early settler and a Revolutionary War veteran. Cameron was originally named Jamestown.

The first church in Adams Twp. was built near Cameron in 1825. Other churches: Mt. Zion Church of Christ (formerly known as the Bracey Church), Goudy Church of Christ, Mellott Ridge Church of Christ, Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Cameron Church of Christ.
(Source: The Navigator, Monroe County Chapter OGS, June 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Census: 1820, in Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp, #17
Elias Conger, agriculture (living next to Abner Powell)
3 males under 10; 2 males between 10-16; 1 male between 16-26;
1 male over 45; 1 female under 10; 1 female between 16-21; 1 female
over 45
(Early records furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Elias D. Congar (sic)
Males:
00-05, 0; 05-10, 0; 10-15, 0; 15-20, 0; 20-30, 1; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 1; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
Females:
00-05, 1; 05-10, 1; 10-15, 0; 15-20, 0; 20-30, 1; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 1; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)


CONFLICT-DEATH: Was the date of death, 3 Sep 1845 or 13 Sep 1845 or 13 Sep 1843? Maxine Crowell Leonard lists, 3 Sep 1845. Robert Guilinger believes the date should be 13 Sep 1845. Joyce Posey obtained two records from Page 485-486 of the Tuesday, 26 Sep 1843 Journal of the Monroe County, Ohio Common Pleas Court which indicate that the death probably occurred in 1843, Abt. 13 Sep 1843. The Ancestral File lists, 3 Sep 1845 in Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH.


PROBATE: Elias D. Conger Will Recorded
Common Pleas Court Record, Journal 3, p. 485
Monroe County, Ohio
September Term A.D. 1843
Tuesday September 26, 1843
The last will and testament of Elias D. Conger late of the county of Monroe, deceased, was this day presented in court for probate.

Whereupon John M. Boughner and Benjamin Trimbly the two subscribing witnesses to said will being severally duly sworn, the said John M. Boughner deposeth and saidth that he saw the testator sign and seal said will as and for his Last Will and Testament, that he was at the time of signing and sealing of the same, of sound mind and memory of full age & under no restraint and that he, said Boughner, signed the same as a witness in the presence of said testator and at his request and the said Benjamin Timly saith taht he heard the said testator acknowledge the signing and sealing said will as and for his Last Will and testament that he was at the time of sound and disposeing mind and memory of full age and under no restraint and that he in the presence of said testator and at his request signed the same as a witness thereto which testamony the court order to be reduced to writing which is done and the same ordered to be certified and the same together with said will ordered to be recorded.

Common Pleas Court Record, Journal 3, p. 486
Monroe County, Ohio
September Term A.D. 1843
Tuesday September 26, 1843
Stephen Conger, Elias Conger and Benoni Conger the executors named in the Last Will and Testament of Elias D. Conger Late of Monroe County deceased, appeared in open court, accepted said trust and gave Bond in the sum of six thousand dollars conditioned according to Law with which the Court accept. The Court appoint John D. Glenn, William Alexander and Stephen Atkinson appraisors of the personal property of said testator.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey from copy of the record in her possession, obtained for her by Shirley Neiswonger, researcher of Monroe Co., OH, Oct 1996)


PROBATE: 17 Jul 1847, Stephen, Benoni, Elias Conger Executors of the Estate of Elias Conger, deceased.
[Note: Joyce Posey reports that Catherine Fedorchak wrote, "a general rule of thumb seems to have been that a person's estate notice was carried (in the newspaper) about a month after the death, it was customary for such notices to be carried for several successive weeks and sometimes months." Since the estate notice was found in the July 17, 1847 issue of "The Spirit of Democracy" it appears that the settlement..."]

Elias married Mary GOBLE {41CP-8L}, daughter of Stephen GOBLE and Rhoda COREY, in 1783 in New Jersey. Mary was born about May 1764 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about 1804 in Greene Co., PA about age 40.

General Notes:
Mary Goble

PROBLEM: The Ancestral File lists the place of death as, Green Co., OH.

HEALTH_HISTORY-DEATH: Died from cancer of tongue.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

   206 F    i. Sarah CONGER was born on 29 Feb 1784 in New Jersey. Ancestral File Number: HRML-CF.

Sarah married Martin BONER about 1804. Martin was born about 1782.

   207 F    ii. Mary CONGER was born in Oct 1785 in New Jersey. Ancestral File Number: HRML-MS.

   208 F    iii. Ruth CONGER was born in 1786 in New Jersey. Ancestral File Number: HRML-N0.

Ruth married John FISHER about 1806. John was born about 1783.

+ 209 F    iv. Hannah J. CONGER was born about 1790 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ, died on 4 Aug 1868 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH about age 78, and was buried in Aug 1868 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

+ 210 M    v. David S. CONGER was born between 1789 and 1791 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died in Mar 1872 in Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IA, and was buried in Mar 1872 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, Farm Cemetery.

   211 F    vi. Rhoda CONGER was born between 1791 and 1794 in Greene Co., PA. Ancestral File Number: HRML-ZJ.

General Notes:
Rhoda Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Goble

RELATIONSHIP: Rhoda Conger, who married James Atkinson, was the half-sister of John B. Conger who married the sister of James Atkinson, Elizabeth Atkinson.

Rhoda married James ATKINSON, son of Charles ATKINSON and Elizabeth STEPHENS, about 1811 in Monroe Co., OH. James was born in 1791 in Dauphin Co., PA, died in Indiana, and was buried in Indiana.

General Notes:
James Atkinson

PARENTS: Charles Atkinson and Elizabeth Stephens

BIRTH: Ancestral File lists, Abt. 1789, maybe in Greene Co., PA

BIRTH: James Atkinson was born in Dauphin county, PA, at the mouth of the Juniatta river.

AKA: James was called, "Blue head'" to distinguish him from another James, according to Hardesty. Ulysses Grant Ross said the name was "Bluebeard."

AKA:
The oldest son of Charles Atkinson was known as "Blue-Head Jim," and he won many a bout at fisticuffs and claimed to be champion of the county at that sport.
(Source: Catherine Fedorchak, Vol. II, p. 61 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

RESIDENCES-EMIGRATION: He lived for many years on Sunfish creek, on the farm known as the Maury farm, but he moved from there to the State of Indiana, where he died at an old age.

   212 F    vii. Susan CONGER was born in 1795 in Greene Co., PA. Ancestral File Number: HRMM-1T.

Susan married Charles RUSH about 1815. Charles was born about 1792.

+ 213 M    viii. Stephen Elijah CONGER was born on 22 Oct 1796 in Greene Co., PA, died on 12 May 1859 in Conner Ridge, Monroe Co., OH at age 62, and was buried in May 1859 in Monroe Co., OH, Conner Ridge Cemetery.

+ 214 M    ix. Gershom CONGER was born in 1798 in Greene Co., PA and died in Ohio.

+ 215 F    x. Dorcas CONGER was born on 15 Nov 1802 in Greene Co., PA.

   216 F    xi. Mollie CONGER was born in 1804 in Greene Co., PA. Ancestral File Number: HRMM-7V.

Elias next married Mary GREGORY {KZ52-RB} about May 1804 in Greene Co., PA. Mary was born in Ireland and died on 19 Mar 1842 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Mary Gregory

BIRTH: Ancestral File lists the birth as, Abt. 1777 in Ireland.

EMIGRATION: She came to America from Ireland with her parents at the age of 16.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

SPOUSE: Mary Gregory was the 2nd wife of Elias Darby Conger.

DEATH-CONFLICT: Did she die in Greene Co., PA or Monroe Co., OH? Maxine Crowell Leonard lists, Greene Co., PA. Robert Guilinger writes, "Mary was living as the elderly wife of Elias D. Conger in Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1840 Federal Census. It seems extremely unlikely that she died in Greene Co., PA."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 217 M    i. Elias Gregory CONGER was born on 18 Jul 1806 in Greene Co., PA, died on 18 Aug 1895 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA at age 89, and was buried in Aug 1895 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

+ 218 M    ii. John B. CONGER was born on 8 Jun 1808 in Greene Co., PA, died on 8 Aug 1883 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA at age 75, and was buried in Aug 1883 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA, South Lawn Cemetery.

+ 219 F    iii. Rebecca CONGER was born on 15 Jul 1810 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, died on 26 Apr 1890 in Litchfield, Sherman Co., NE at age 79, and was buried in Apr 1890 in Litchfield, Sherman Co., NE, Litchfield Cemetery.

+ 220 M    iv. Benoni CONGER was born on 27 Mar 1812 in Greene Co., PA, died on 25 Sep 1890 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 78, and was buried in Sep 1890 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

+ 221 M    v. Enos CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1814 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 2 Apr 1903 in Cincinnati(near), Appanoose, IA at age 89, and was buried on 3 Apr 1903 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, Bozwell Cemetery.

   222 M    vi. William Green CONGER was born on 28 Dec 1816 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 16 Jul 1822 at age 5.

General Notes:
William Green Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregory

Problem: His birth place has been given as, Greene Co., PA. This does not seem to be correct in light of the fact that it is believed that the family moved to Monroe Co., OH about 1813. It seems more likely that he was born in Monroe Co., OH. Can anyone cite a source for the place of birth?

BIRTH: 28 Dec 1816 in Monroe Co. OH per Ancestral File of Jan 1996.

49. David CONGER Jr. was born in 1767 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 14 Oct 1833 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA at age 66, and was buried in Oct 1833 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Bates Fork Cemetery.

General Notes:
David Conger Jr.

PARENTS: David Conger, Sr. and Mary Darby

EMIGRATION: Elias Darby Conger Sr. and his first wife, Mary Goble were in the party with David and Sarah (Welch) Conger that came from Middlesex Co., NJ to Greene Co., PA in 1790.

RESIDENCES: For many years David Conger, husband of Adeline Cook and David Conger, husband of Hannah Crumrine lived on the farm place of David and Sarah (Welch) Conger.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT:
It is of interest to note that there is a Morris Twp. in Greene Co., PA and that Mary Darby Green Conger died there. There is also a Morris Twp., in Washington Co., PA and her son David Conger Jr. died there.

LAND: It has been reported that David Conger built or rebuilt Lindley's Fort in 1790, which earned him a 500 acre land grant in the area around his homestead. Very little information has been found to substantiate this report.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

LAND: 20 Jan 1820 David Conger of Green Co., PA and Sara, his wife, to their son, Greshoren (sic) Conger, R4, T4, S25
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Records, Deed Book C, p. 96 - Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1820, in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA
David Conger, males 2 1 - 1 - 1; females 1 1 - - 1
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


PROBATE: David Conger Estate, Ca 1833, Greene Co., PA Will Book, William Lindley Admr. - Iams Collection - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LEGAL_MATTER: 1833, David Conger's children
Elias; Gersham; Aaron; Modis; David; Sarah married to William Day; Ephraim; Larina married to Stephen McCloud; Harrison; Mary married to John Fonner with the following children: Sarah Fonner married to Joshua R. Paudale; William; Experience married to Adam Sirfees.
(Source: Orphan Court, November Term, 1833, Book 2 - Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA - Iams Collection - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LEGAL_MATTER: Orphan's Court Record, Sept. Term 1836, Book 2, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA - Iams Collection - furnished by Joyce Posey)


CEMETERY: Ethel C. Heagler in her Conger History 1664-1941 stated that David and Sarah Conger were people of faith. For a time he was the minister of the Ten Mile Valley Presbyterian Church. When they passed away they were taken down the valley a few miles and buried in Bates Fork Cemetery. [Note: She did not indicate an exact location. Joyce Posey suggests it was probably in Washington Co., PA. JoNelle Linnaus has been there and says it is in northern Greene Co., PA]

QUESTION-CEMETERY: Can anyone prove that both David and Sarah Conger are buried at Bates Fork Cemetery in Washinton Co., PA?. JoNelle Linnaus says they are buried at the Old Bates Fork Cemetery, Morris Twp. Greene Co., PA, with stones on the site. Robert Guilinger writes, "I have been in the Bates Fork Cemetery near Prosperity, Washington County, PA and did not find the graves of David and Sara Conger. JoNelle Linnaus showed me photos she took of the two graves; if she said "Old" Bates Fork Cemetery was in Greene Co. (Morris Twp.) then that could explain it, "two" different cemeteries."

CEMETERY: Capt. David Conger; 1767-1833 and Sarah, his wife; 1769-1844 are buried in the Old Bates Fork Cemetery, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA. The cemetery is located above Swarts, on Fonner Run, former location of the Bates Fork Baptist Church.
(Source: Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen, Vol. 5, 1976, Franklin and Morris Townships, page 267 - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

COMMENT: JoNelle Linnaus writes: The Bates Fork Cemetery site in Greene Co., PA
is the site of the graves of David and Sarah Welch Conger. Morris Township of Greene Co., PA lies next to Morris Township of Washington Co., PA. The David Congers and their sons, David, Ephraim and William Henry Harrison lived in this Ten Mile Country in the two counties.

PROBATE: According to JoNelle Linnaus the will of David Conger, Jr. was probated in Greene Co., PA.


BIOGRAPHY:
David Conger, 1767, and wife, Sarah and baby Elias, came from New Jersey to western Pennsylvania in 1791. They were accompanied by his brother, Elias Darby Conger, his wife, Mary Goble, and their five children. Tradition says that David and Elias' mother came with them, but this has not been proven.

David and Sarah took up their home in the hills and valleys of Washington county on the extreme southern edge. He cut down the trees and built their home and hewed the logs and made all their furniture on a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley and stream. He was an Indian fighter and was a captain of a company for the protection of the settlers.

David and Sarah were people of faith and he supplied for a time the Ten Mile Valley Presbyterian Church as its minister. This was the first church in the valley. Their children, with the exception of the last one, all had Bible names.

On this farm of 500 acres, [later called "Conger Station," now called "Plumbsock,"] the family grew to maturity -- seven boys and three girls. The mother and father passed away here and were taken down the valley a few miles and laid away in Bates Fork Cemetery.

The son, David, stayed on the old farm and raised a family, and then his son David and wife, Hannah, raised their family; their son David and wife, Adeline, are now living on the old homestead (1940). This old home is beautifully located on a bluff over [Conger] road, and the view from the veranda across the stream to the wooded hills beyond is charming. (Ethel Conger Heagler, 1941)

The tax list for George's Twp., Fayette Co, PA recorded an assessment for David Conger for the first time in 1799, taken for the year 1798. He was a farmer with 1 cow and a cabin; in 1801 he had 3 cows and 1 horse. In the year of 1806 the record stated "David Conger moved out." He was dismissed from Great Bethel Baptist Church of Union Town, PA on 9 Feb 1805. David Conger was also a school teacher.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 102-103 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)
[Note: There seems to be some confusing and contradictory information in this account. Information in [] added by Robert Guilinger. REH]

David married Sarah WELCH in Sep 1788 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. Sarah was born in 1769 in New Jersey, died in 1844 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA at age 75, and was buried in 1844 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Bates Fork Cemetery.

General Notes:
Sarah Welch

BIRTH: Listed as Sara Welch, b. Abt. 1772 and Sarah Welch b. Abt. 1771 in the Ancestral File.

DEATH: Sarah Welch died from cancer of the tongue.

RECOLLECTIONS:
On Sunday, 26 Jul 1992, Vern and I visited the Upper Ten Mile country on the border between Washington and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania. We had visited the Prosperity Upper Ten Mile United Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in October, 1987. There David Conger, 1804-1892, son of David and Sarah (Welch) Conger, and his third wife, Mary Bell, are buried as well as some of his children.

On this trip we were looking for the graves of David Conger, 1767-1833, and his wife, Sarah Welch, 1769-1844, in the Bates Fork Cemetery in Greene County and of his sons, Ephraim and William Henry Harrison Conger in the West Union Cemetery.

We followed the winding road west toward Prosperity after turning off the interstate at Ten Mile. At Conger Road we turned left (southward) toward Dunn's Station. There we asked for directions. We continued on the winding road in a southwesterly direction, until we reached the top of a hill with a road marker that said, "Morris Township, Greene County."

Immediately south of here we turned left up a short rural road to West Union, a small village of about a dozen homes, a Presbyterian Church, and the West Union Cemetery. The lane inot the cemetery took us in the back way behind the church. In the neatly-mowed cemetery we found the graves of many Congers, Dunns, McVeys, Mattoxes, Days, and other names of families who intermarried with the Congers.

We took pictures of a tall brown marble obelisk monument of Ephraim Conger, 1809-1893, and his wife Eleanor, 1814-1907 (Mary Ellen in the Conger History). An older thin rectangular stone may have been the marker for William Henry Harrison Conger (1813-1852). The name was almost unreadable and did not seem to match the three given names, but the death date matched the information given in the "Cemeteries of Greene County" material I had. There were graves of several Congers born in the 1840's and 1850's who were probably the sons of Ephraim or possibly William Henry Harrison Conger.

A Mr. Dunn walked over to the cemetery from the churchyard to visit with us. He was quite knowledgeable about the Congers; he told us no Congers remain in the area, but one female descendant lives in Morgantown, WV. He gave us directions to the old Bates Fork Cemetery. Leaving the West Union Cemetery, we returned to the winding road which had entered Greene County at the top of the hill. We traveled on it to Deer Lick, where we turned left to Swarts. At Swarts, which had a house or two and a Methodist Church, we asked directions again to the Bates Fork Cemetery. We had to backtrack a half mile or so to Fonner Road where we turned and drove up a hill. Near the top we found the small cemetery which was overgrown with weeds.

No sign told us that we had reached the Bates Fork Cemetery, but it was in the right spot. There were two or three dozen stones hidden among the ferns and weeds. Several were broken or unreadable. The encouraging thing was that practically every stone had been decorated for Memorial Day when the weeds were small or had been mowed. Near the fence which we had climbed over, the area around six or seven Clutter graves had been cleared of weeds at some time since Memorial Day because they were small there.

We stumbled through the weeds looking for a Conger monument. Near the far end of the cemetery we found the marker for Capt. David Conger and his wife, Sarah. The gray granite shaft appeared to be the newest and best stone in the cemetery. A floral cross rested against the monument which leaned slightly to the north. An American flag flew bravely at the side of the marker. By trampling the weeds around the marker so that we could take pictures, we found the original small square stones for David and Sarah with the names and dates for them at the right or east of the newer stone. There was also part of a broken flat stone lying between the two older stones, but nothing was readable on it. Undoubtedly one of the sons or a grandchild had erected the newer, larger stone some years after their deaths.
(Written by JoNelle Linnaus)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 223 M    i. Elias CONGER was born about 4 Oct 1789 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 17 Nov 1869 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH about age 80, and was buried in Nov 1869 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, Atkinson Cemetery.

   224 M    ii. Gershom CONGER was born in 1792 in Washington Co., PA.

General Notes:
Gershom Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

LAND: 20 Jan 1820 David Conger of Green Co., PA and Sara, his wife, to their son, Greshoren (sic) Conger, R4, T4, S25
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Records, Deed Book C, p. 96 - Furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1820 Tax List of Monroe Co., OH
Gershom Conger, R4, T4, S25 SW, 80 acres
Elias Conger, Jr., R4, T4, S25, SW, 80 acres
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: Monroe Co., OH Deed Book C, page 155 - Gershom Conger and Mahala his wife sold to George Roush - 1824 (no other dates)
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

RECOLLECTIONS:
Julianna Conger Walton wrote that her father, Elias, and Uncle Gershom entered land together in Monroe county, Ohio. They built their houses and improved the land by clearing it. Elias bought out Gershom a few years later. Gershom went west, but spent the winter of 1847 with relatives in Ohio.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Gershom married Mahala UNKNOWN about 1815. Mahala was born about 1795.

+ 225 M    iii. Aaron CONGER was born on 15 Apr 1795 in Washington Co., PA, died on 6 Jul 1876 in Licking Co., OH at age 81, and was buried in Jul 1876 in Licking Co., OH, Bell Cemetery.

+ 226 F    iv. Martha CONGER was born in 1799 in Washington Co., PA.

   227 F    v. Mary Levina CONGER was born in 1800 in Washington Co., PA.

General Notes:
Mary Levina Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Levina Conger; Larina Conger

Mary married Stephen Mc_CLEOD.

General Notes:
Stephen McCleod

NAME-CONFLICT: Stephen McCleod; Stephen McCloud

+ 228 M    vi. Moses CONGER was born between 1802 and 1806 in Washington Co., PA and died between 1877 and 1881.

+ 229 M    vii. David CONGER was born on 12 Jan 1804 in Ten Mile Valley, Washington Co., PA, died on 30 Jun 1892 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA at age 88, and was buried in Jul 1892 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA, Amity Presbyterian Cemetery.

+ 230 F    viii. Sarah CONGER was born on 20 Sep 1806 in Washington Co., PA and died on 14 Aug 1880 in Union Co., IA at age 73.

+ 231 M    ix. Ephraim CONGER was born on 8 Jan 1809 in Washington Co., PA, died about 20 Nov 1893 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA about age 84, and was buried in Nov 1893 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

+ 232 M    x. William Henry Harrison CONGER was born on 25 Oct 1813 in Washington Co., PA, died on 31 Mar 1852 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA at age 38, and was buried in Apr 1852 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

50. Mary E. CONGER was born about 11 Oct 1769 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died about Feb 1831 in Monroe Co., OH about age 61.

General Notes:
Mary E. Conger

PARENTS: David Conger Sr. and Mary Darby

PROBLEM-BIRTH: Ancestral File lists her birth twice as, Abt. 1765. CFA II, p. 459 lists the date as, 11 Oct 1769, NJ. Others have listed 10 Nov 1769.

Mary married Reuben WRIGHT, son of Reuben WRIGHT and Hannah GRAVES, about 1791 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA. Reuben was born about 1765 in Northfield, , MD and died about 1827 in Monroe Co., OH about age 62.

General Notes:
Reuben Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Hannah Graves

Problem: Was he born Abt. 1765 or Abt. 1771? Robert Guilinger believes the date should be Abt. 1765 or earlier, based on the fact that he was listed "as age 45 & up" in the 1810 Greene Co., PA census. He also points out that his son, John C. Wright lists the birth place of his father and MD and of his mother as NJ in the 1880 census of Appanoose Co., IA. Dortha Walters lists, b. 1771 at Northfield, Maine. She did not list a source for this information.

Problem: Was his first name, Reuben or Ruben? Robert Guilinger states that Reuben is the most common usage.

OCCUPATION: farmer

MARRIAGE: Abt. 1791, in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA

CHILDREN: Reuben and Mary Wright had 9 children over a 20 year period.

RESIDENCES: Abt. 1796 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA

COMMENT: Sometimes there is confusion about where events took place, before and after 1795, in Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. Greene Co., PA was formed by splitting Washington Co., PA in two in 1795. The county seat of Greene county is Waynesburg and of Washington county it is Washington.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1800, in Greene Co., PA, Morris Twp.
(Furnished by Tom Stevens)

Census: 1810, in Greene Co., PA, Morris Twp.
Reuben Wright, listed as age 45 & up
1 female, listed as age 26-44
1 male 0-9; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 16-25; 1 male 45 & up
1 female 0-9; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 16-25; 1 female 26-44
(Furnished by Delma Bayley; 3223 So. 296th Place; Auburn, WA 98001, in 1992 to Joyce Posey)

EMIGRATION: The family moved to Ohio about 6 weeks after the birth of John C. Wright on 16 May 1811

RESIDENCES: Abt. 1812 in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
(Furnished by Tom Stevens and others)

CHILDREN: Children according to Tom Stevens were:
Elizabeth, David, Nancy, Gersham, Catherine, Mary, Reuben, Hannah, John C.

BIOGRAPHY:
The rolling hills of Green County, PA, were a stopping point for Reuben Wright. There he met and married Mary Conger, the Conger family having arrived in Washington County/Greene County in 1790, led by Elias D. Conger his wife and 5 children who were accompanied by: David Conger, Jr., his wife and 1 child; Mary E. Conger the sister of Elias and David; and their mother, Mary (Darby) Green Conger.

They lived in Morris Township. Several of their children were born in Green County, including my great-great-great-grandfather, John C. Wright, who was their ninth child, born 16 May 1811.

A frontiersman, Reuben Wright seemed to have an urge to move on. The family probably boarded a flatboat and went down the river to Marietta. From there, they traveled north over hilly terrain, squatting in Monroe County, Adams Township in 1812. It is not clear if all nine children accompanied them. Elizabeth, the oldest may have been out of the home by then, as well as David, the second child. The only record we have is that of John.

We speculate that Reuben squatted in Monroe County, which he could legally do in those days, for there seemed to be an adequate amount of government land available. ...
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Families, p. 317, submitted by Eric A. Stevens, with modifications to the first paragraph made by Robert Guilinger for REH)

COMMENT-DEATH: It has been reported by some that a Reuben Wright died in 1845 at Wayne Twp., Warren Co., OH. According to researcher Joyce Posey that Rubin Wright was a negro with 22 people living in the household. She believes that Reuben Wright who married Mary Conger died in Monroe Co., OH.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 233 F    i. Elizabeth WRIGHT was born on 18 Dec 1799 in Virginia and was buried in Homer, Champaign Co., IL, Old Homer Cemetery.

   234 M    ii. David WRIGHT was born in 1794.

General Notes:
David Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

QUESTION: Did David Wright marry both a Miss Green and a Miss Nicols?

David married Unknown NICHOLS.

General Notes:
Unknown Nichols

Problem: What is the surname of this person, Green or Nichols?

   235 F    iii. Nancy WRIGHT was born about 1796.

General Notes:
Nancy Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

Nancy married Unknown HICKS.

   236 M    iv. Gershom WRIGHT was born about 1797.

General Notes:
Gershom Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

Gershom married Unknown GREEN.

   237 F    v. Mary WRIGHT was born about 1801.

General Notes:
Mary Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

Mary married George DAVIS.

   238 F    vi. Catherine WRIGHT was born about 1803.

General Notes:
Catherine Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

SPOUSE: Sam Rush

Catherine married Samuel RUSH.

+ 239 F    vii. Hannah Jane WRIGHT was born between 1804 and 1807 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

   240 M    viii. Reuben WRIGHT was born about 1805.

General Notes:
Reuben Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

Reuben married Hannah RUHL.

General Notes:
Hannah Ruhl

QUESTION: Was her surname, Ruhl or Ruhf?

+ 241 M    ix. John Conger WRIGHT was born on 16 May 1811 in Greene Co., PA, died on 14 Jul 1890 in Sharron Twp., Appanoose Co., IA at age 79, and was buried in Jul 1898 in Appanoose Co., IA, Wright Cemetery.

52. Azariah CONGER was born on 26 Dec 1770 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 9 Jan 1813 in Hamondsport, Steuben Co., NY at age 42, and was buried in Jan 1813 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY, Pleasant Valley.

General Notes:
Azariah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

RECOLLECTIONS: Azariah Conger died with the soldiers of 1812 during an epidemic, leaving a family of nine children (only seven listed) on the Hill Farm in the woods north of Hammondsport, NY. He was buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Steuben county, NY.

His widow, Polly, later married Thomas Auls, of Wheeler, NY, whose wife had died leaving him with nine children, mostly boys. Some of the Conger girls were taken into the Auls family and some lived with relatives.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 33 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Azariah married Polly YOUNGLOVE, daughter of Joseph YOUNGLOVE and Azubah SKINNER, in Apr 1793 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY. Polly was born on 11 Jul 1774 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, died on 11 Sep 1853 at age 79, and was buried in Sep 1853 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY, Pleasant Valley.

General Notes:
Polly Younglove

AKA: Mary Younglove


Children from this marriage were:

+ 242 F    i. Eunice CONGER was born on 13 Jul 1794 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 13 Nov 1881 at age 87.

   243 F    ii. Azubah CONGER was born on 28 May 1796 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

Azubah married John BRUNDAGE on 19 Jan 1813.

+ 244 F    iii. Rachel CONGER was born on 18 Jun 1798 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

   245 F    iv. Hannah CONGER was born on 20 Apr 1800 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

Hannah married John HIGBEE on 1 Dec 1821.

   246 F    v. Betsy CONGER was born on 11 Jul 1802 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

Betsy married Abram BRUNDAGE on 14 Dec 1821.

+ 247 M    vi. John Baker CONGER was born on 1 Oct 1806 in Hammondsport, Steuben Co., NY and died in 1871 in Wyandot Co., OH at age 65.

   248 F    vii. Nancy Ann CONGER was born on 26 May 1813 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

Nancy married Aaron YOUNGLOVE.

Nancy next married John GONSOLUS on 16 Jan 1833.

56. Jonathan CONGER was born on 4 Jun 1779 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died in New York.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

DEATH: Jonathan Conger sickened and died while visiting his sister, Nancy Younglove in the northern part of New York.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 332 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Jonathan married Mary Duell SHAYLOR. Mary was born about 1783 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
Mary Duell Shaylor

QUESTION: What was the maiden surname of this person, Duell or Shaylor?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 249 M    i. Aaron CONGER was born about 1812 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 22 Aug 1843 in Washington Co., IA about age 31.

+ 250 M    ii. William Dennis CONGER was born on 10 May 1814 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 1 Apr 1866 in Washington, Washington Co., IA at age 51.

   251 M    iii. Cornelius CONGER was born about 1816 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
Cornelius Conger

COMMENT: May have been the Cornelius Conger, 1822, living at Otsega, MI in 1880.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 333 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

PARENTS: Parents may have been, Jonathan Conger and Mary Shaylor. His wife and children are listed in CFA II, p. 72.

   252 M    iv. John CONGER was born about 1818 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes:
John Conger

COMMENT: May have been the John Conger who married Martha McMorris and lived at Otsega, MI in 1880.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 333 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 253 M    v. Jonathan Clark CONGER was born on 18 Sep 1819 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 2 Nov 1904 in Washington, Washington Co., IA at age 85.

+ 254 F    vi. Clarissa CONGER was born on 3 Nov 1820 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 16 May 1887 at age 66.

+ 255 M    vii. Allen Fish CONGER was born on 3 Oct 1822 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died in 1899 in Kansas at age 77.

   256 F    viii. Mary Duell CONGER was born in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

59. David CONGER was born about 25 Feb 1785 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 24 Sep 1862 in Au Sable Forks, Essex/Clinton Co., NY about age 77.

General Notes:
David Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Mary Dunham

Problem: Was the date of birth, 25 Feb 1785 or as listed in CFA II, p. 75, 25 Feb 1784? 25 Feb 1785 in Ancestral File.

David married Susannah UNKNOWN. Susannah was born on 24 Jun 1789.

Children from this marriage were:

   257 M    i. John CONGER was born on 28 May 1812 and died in 1827 at age 15.

   258 M    ii. William CONGER was born on 31 May 1815 and died in 1858 at age 43.

+ 259 M    iii. Henry Reuben CONGER was born on 25 Mar 1818 in New York and died in 1899 at age 81.

   260 M    iv. Edward CONGER was born on 25 Aug 1820 and died in 1865 at age 45.

David next married Margaret UNKNOWN on 23 Oct 1828.

The child from this marriage was:

   261 F    i. Ann Eliza CONGER was born about 27 Nov 1828 and died in 1877 about age 49.

General Notes:
Ann Eliza Conger

Problem: Birth date listed as, 27 Nov 1820 in CFA II, p. 75. Maybe it should have been Abt. 27 Nov 1828?

61. Sebastian CONGER was born on 1 Oct 1790 in Knox Co., IN, died on 13 Sep 1845 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN at age 54, and was buried in Sep 1845 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Old Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Sebastian Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

REFERENCE: CFA I, p. 459

RELATIONSHIP: Siblings Sebastian and Elizabeth Conger married siblings Matilda and Joseph Davidson, respectively.

CEMETERY:
Sebastian Conger
Birth: Oct. 1, 1790
Death: Sep. 13, 1845

Family links:
Spouse:
Matilda Davidson Conger (1796 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Conger One Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Created by: susan clemons, Record added: Jun 25, 2010
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 54094238)

Sebastian married Matilda DAVIDSON, daughter of John DAVIDSON and Unknown, on 14 Oct 1816 in Gibson Co., IN. Matilda was born on 4 Dec 1796 in Virginia, died on 2 Nov 1870 in Pike Co., IN at age 73, and was buried in Nov 1870 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN, Walnut Hill Cemetery.

General Notes:
Matilda Davidson

FATHER: John Davidson

CEMETERY:
Matilda Davidson Conger
Birth: Dec. 4, 1796, Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1870, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Family links:
Spouse:
Sebastian Conger (1790 - 1845)

Burial:
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana, USA
Plot: Section B

Created by: Terry Kinman, Record added: Nov 24, 2013
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 120760538)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 262 M    i. Jonathan CONGER was born about Aug 1817 in Pike Co., IN and died on 1 May 1859 in Klamath Lake, Klamath Co., OR about age 41.

+ 263 M    ii. William Jay CONGER was born on 16 Feb 1822 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, died on 20 Jul 1900 in Pike Co., IN at age 78, and was buried in Jul 1900 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN, Walnut Hills Cemetery.

   264 M    iii. John D. CONGER was born on 20 Nov 1823 in Pike Co., IN and died on 28 May 1847 at age 23.

General Notes:
John D. Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

NEVER_MARRIED: Single

   265 F    iv. Matilda CONGER was born in Nov 1825 in Pike Co., IN and died on 23 Jul 1881 at age 55.

Matilda married Nathaniel CHAPPELLE on 17 Jul 1853.

   266 F    v. Mary CONGER was born in 1827 in Pike Co., IN and died about 1880 about age 53.

Mary married Alexander HUGHLON.

Mary next married Reuben R. WYMAN on 23 Sep 1852.

   267 F    vi. Margaret CONGER was born on 11 Feb 1829 in Pike Co., IN and died on 1 Dec 1865 at age 36.

General Notes:
Margaret Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

NEVER_MARRIED:

   268 F    vii. Melvina CONGER was born on 10 Oct 1830 in Pike Co., IN and died on 17 Aug 1851 at age 20.

General Notes:
Melvina Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

NEVER_MARRIED:

   269 F    viii. Melissa CONGER was born about 1835 in Pike Co., IN.

Melissa married George R. C. BRENTON on 5 Dec 1854.

+ 270 F    ix. Indiana CONGER was born between 1836 and 1838 in Pike Co., IN and died in 1911.

   271 F    x. Hester Ann CONGER was born in 1839 in Pike Co., IN.

Hester married William RIDGELY on 25 Feb 1866.

   272 M    xi. Thomas Jefferson CONGER was born on 30 Jan 1841 in Pike Co., IN and died on 20 Nov 1857 at age 16.

General Notes:
Thomas Jefferson Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

NEVER_MARRIED:

62. Sebra Ann CONGER was born on 17 Mar 1792 in Knox Co., IN and died on 25 Sep 1875 in Gibson Co., IN at age 83.

Sebra married Sebastian CATT on 10 Jan 1814. Sebastian died in 1820 in Wayne Co., IL.

General Notes:
Sebastian Catt

RELATIONSHIP: On page 797 of CFA I, is listed Dee Bryant Thompson and his spouse, Lesba Lewis. It appears that CFA I doesn't link this family group to the John Belconger family tree. That is to say, the entry on page 797 is the only one for this family group.

Here's the information recorded on page 797.

Dee Bryant Thompson, b. 26 Apr 1907, Columbia, Marion, MS; was married 28 Jun 1933 at Ellicott City, MD to Lesba Lewis, b. 17 Aug 1912, Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN; daughter of Arthur Shannon Lewis and Elizabeth Kinney. The marriage ended in divorce. There was no issue listed.

Lesba (Lewis) Thompson retired from the U.S. government Civil Service after 34 years. She lived at: 1745 Meredith Lane; Belleair, Clearwater, FL.

She was a descendant of Sebasian Catt and Sebra Ann Conger, b. 1792. She did a great deal of research to find, Jonathan Conger, of Pike county, Indiana.
[Note: As of 2000 it appears that Lesba Thompson published the results of her research and placed a copy at the Library of Congress. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 797 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 273 F    i. Electra Ann CATT was born on 22 Nov 1814 in Knox Co., IN and died on 9 May 1856 in Cynthiana, Posey Co., IN at age 41.

   274 M    ii. Levi CATT was born about 1816 in Wayne Co., IN.

   275 U    iii. Pilot CATT was born about 1818 in Wayne Co., IN.

   276 F    iv. Mary CATT was born about 1820 in Wayne Co., IN.

Mary married Richard JESSUP.

Sebra next married Unknown WILCOX.

63. Levi CONGER was born about Apr 1793 in Knox Co., IN, died about 1839 about age 46, and was buried about 1839 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, Conger Cemetery.

General Notes:
Levi Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

PROBATE: W/P 6 Dec 1839 (CFA I, p. 360)

Levi married Juniah SMALL on 15 Jun 1827. Juniah died about 1847 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN.

General Notes:
Juniah Small

MARRIAGE: Married Moses Reedy in 1846


Children from this marriage were:

   277 M    i. Joseph CONGER was born about 1832 and died on 1 Feb 1908 about age 76.

General Notes:
Joseph Conger

NEVER_MARRIED:

+ 278 M    ii. Richard W. CONGER was born on 4 Nov 1833 in Knox Co., IN, died on 23 Mar 1893 in Mason City, Mason Co., IL at age 59, and was buried in Mar 1893 in Mason City, Mason Co., IL.

+ 279 F    iii. Harriet CONGER was born about 1835 in Pike Co., IN.

   280 M    iv. David L. CONGER died about 1846.

+ 281 F    v. Keturah CONGER was born on 11 Oct 1838 in Pike Co., IN and died on 24 Dec 1905 in Knox Co., IN at age 67.

+ 282 M    vi. Commodore Perry CONGER was born on 15 Dec 1839 in Gibson Co., IN, died about 11 Aug 1911 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN about age 71, and was buried about Aug 1911 in Gibson Co., IN, Old Phillips Cemetery.

64. Hulda CONGER was born on 3 Apr 1795 in Knox Co., IN and died on 31 Aug 1843 in Knox Co., IN at age 48.

General Notes:
Hulda Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

Problem: Was she born in Knox Co., IN (CFA I, p. 730) or Pike Co., IN (CFA II, p. 300)?

NAME-CONFLICT: Huldah Conger (CFA I, p. 730)

Hulda married James S. EDWARDS on 19 Dec 1816 in Princeton, Knox Co., IN. James was born on 14 Feb 1789 in Tennessee and died on 27 Jan 1856 in Knox Co., IN at age 66.

General Notes:
James S. Edwards

EMIGRATION: Moved from Tennessee to Indiana in 1816

OCCUPATION: Wagon and carriage maker

MILITARY: On muster roster of Co. B of Mounted Rangers of US in 1832

LAND: Owned a lot in Dicksburg, IN


Children from this marriage were:

   283 F    i. Betsy Ann EDWARDS was born in 1818 in Knox Co., IN and died on 8 Dec 1852 at age 34.

Betsy married Henry JOHNSON on 1 Sep 1842.

   284 F    ii. Amanda Melvina EDWARDS was born about 1820 in Knox Co., IN and died in 1846 about age 26.

Amanda married Henry HULBERT on 19 Aug 1837.

+ 285 M    iii. Napoleon Bonaparte EDWARDS was born on 20 Nov 1822 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 286 M    iv. Andrew Jackson EDWARDS was born about 1826 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 287 M    v. John M. EDWARDS was born on 2 Jul 1831 in Knox Co., IN and died on 28 Jan 1862 at age 30.

+ 288 M    vi. William EDWARDS was born in 1835 in Knox Co., IN.

   289 F    vii. Indiana EDWARDS was born in Knox Co., IN.

Indiana married Daniel THORNTON on 11 Sep 1861.

+ 290 M    viii. Jesse EDWARDS was born in Knox Co., IN.

65. Matilda CONGER was born about 1797 and died after 1850.

General Notes:
Matilda Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

CONFLICT-BIRTH: Abt. 1797 (CFA I, p. 331); Abt. 1807 (CFA I, p. 767)

Matilda married St._Clair MINOR, son of Isaac MINOR and Unknown, on 9 Sep 1825. St._Clair was born about 1807 in Knox Co., IN.

General Notes:
St. Clair Minor

NAME-CONFLICT: St. Clair (Sinclair?) Minor, CFA I, p. 767

SIBLINGS: Claude, George, Bradford


Children from this marriage were:

   291 M    i. Jacob MINOR was born about 1836 in Knox Co., IN.

   292 F    ii. Hulda MINOR was born about 9 Jan 1839 in Knox Co., IN and died on 20 Mar 1863 about age 24.

General Notes:
Hulda Minor

DEATH: 20 Mar 1863 at the age of 24 years, 2 months, 11 days. Birth date calculated, Abt. 9 Jan 1839.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 767 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   293 M    iii. Isaac MINOR was born in Knox Co., IN.

   294 F    iv. Elizabeth MINOR was born in Knox Co., IN.

Elizabeth married Unknown STARK.

66. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 15 Jan 1800 in Knox Co., IN, died on 2 Sep 1872 in Gibson Co., IN at age 72, and was buried in Sep 1872 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

RELATIONSHIP: Siblings Sebastian and Elizabeth Conger married siblings Matilda and Joseph Davidson, respectively.

CEMETERY:
Elizabeth Conger Davidson
Birth: Jan. 15, 1800, Knox County, Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1872, Gibson County, Indiana, USA

Spouse:
Wife of Joseph Davidson

Burial:
Davidson Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Created by: Jon Rice
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 25085484)

Elizabeth married Joseph DAVIDSON, son of John DAVIDSON and Unknown, on 17 Feb 1824. Joseph was born on 23 Jan 1798 in Virginia, died on 8 Apr 1871 in Pike Co., IN at age 73, and was buried in Apr 1871 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Joseph Davidson

FATHER: John Davidson

CEMETERY:
Joseph Davidson
Birth: Jan. 23, 1798
Death: Apr. 8, 1871

Burial:
Davidson Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Created by: Jon Rice, Record added: Mar 05, 2008
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 25085677)


Children from this marriage were:

   295 F    i. Thirzah DAVIDSON was born on 3 Jan 1826 in Pike Co., IN and died on 12 Nov 1849 at age 23.

Thirzah married John C. EDMONDSON on 12 Nov 1847.

+ 296 M    ii. James Edward DAVIDSON was born on 7 Oct 1827 in Pike Co., IN and died on 27 Feb 1895 in Pike Co., IN at age 67.

+ 297 F    iii. Jane M. DAVIDSON was born on 8 Jan 1831 in Pike Co., IN and died in Aug 1912 at age 81.

   298 F    iv. Harriet DAVIDSON was born on 6 Jan 1833 in Pike Co., IN and died on 17 Aug 1897 at age 64.

Harriet married Thomas A. PHILLIPS on 25 Oct 1854.

+ 299 M    v. Joseph DAVIDSON was born on 5 Apr 1835 in Pike Co., IN and died on 3 May 1871 at age 36.

+ 300 M    vi. Daniel Boone DAVIDSON was born on 16 Nov 1836 in Pike Co., IN, died on 21 Jul 1899 in Pike Co., IN at age 62, and was buried in Jul 1899 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

+ 301 M    vii. Jasper Newton DAVIDSON was born on 13 Oct 1839 in Pike Co., IN, died on 4 Sep 1925 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN at age 85, and was buried in Sep 1925 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Princeton IOOF.

   302 M    viii. Newton DAVIDSON was born on 6 Jun 1840 in Pike Co., IN and died on 6 May 1864 at age 23.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED: .

67. Keturah CONGER was born on 28 Oct 1803 in Knox Co., IN, died on 31 Dec 1854 in Clay Co., IL at age 51, and was buried in Jan 1854 in Clay Co., IL, Mount Zion Cemetery.

General Notes:
Keturah Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Mary Frederick

NAME-CONFLICT: Ketoreah Congor in WFT, Vol. 4

BIRTH-CONFLICT: 28 Oct 1802, WFT, Vol. 4.

Keturah married Seth EVANS, son of Seth EVANS and Unknown, on 30 Jun 1825 in Clay Co., IL. Seth was born on 22 Feb 1800 in Maryland, died on 31 Aug 1874 in Clay City, Clay Co., IL at age 74, and was buried in Sep 1874 in Clay Co., IL, Mount Zion Cemetery.

General Notes:
Seth Evans

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: 25 Jun 1825 in Clay Co., IL per WFT, Vol. 4


Children from this marriage were:

+ 303 F    i. Mary Ann EVANS was born on 5 Oct 1827 in Clay Co., IL and died in Mar 1866 in Clay Co., IL at age 38.

+ 304 F    ii. Matilda EVANS was born on 12 Nov 1829 in Clay Co., IL, died on 26 Dec 1922 in Stanford, Clay Co., IL at age 93, and was buried in Dec 1922 in Foster Hill Cemetery.

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68. Enoch MORGAN Jr. was born on 19 Jun 1792 in Cabarrus Co., NC, died on 3 Sep 1840 in Dallas Co., AL at age 48, and was buried in Sep 1840 in Selma, Dallas Co., AL, Valley Creek Cemetery.

General Notes:
Enoch Morgan, Jr.

CEMETERY: Buried at the Valley Creek Presbyterian Church in Selma, AL. He was a founding member in 1816/1817.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 381 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Enoch married Elizabeth Mc_LARTY, daughter of Archibald Mc_LARTY and Agnes WHITE, on 3 Mar 1815. Elizabeth was born in Cabarrus Co., NC, died on 14 Feb 1868 in Dallas Co., AL, and was buried in Feb 1868 in Selma, Dallas Co., AL, Valley Creek Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 305 F    i. Rachel Lavina MORGAN was born on 16 Jun 1816 in Cabarrus Co., NC and died on 20 May 1887 in Lowndes Co., AL at age 70.

   306 F    ii. Nancy Caroline MORGAN was born on 18 Feb 1818 in Dallas Co., AL and died on 31 Jan 1901 in Dallas Co., AL at age 82.

Nancy married John N. TAGGART.

   307 M    iii. Archibald Mc_Larty MORGAN was born on 20 May 1820 in Dallas Co., AL and died on 18 Nov 1858 in Washington, Hempstead Co., AR at age 38.

Archibald married Quintillo DOBBIN.

   308 M    iv. John Mc_Camo MORGAN was born on 10 Oct 1823 in Dallas Co., AL and died on 19 Nov 1858 at age 35.

John married Jane Morrow Waugh LOGAN on 4 Apr 1848.

   309 F    v. Jane Elizabeth MORGAN was born on 21 Dec 1828 in Dallas Co., AL and died on 19 Oct 1913 in Dallas Co., AL at age 84.

Jane married Benjamin Alexander RUSSELL on 3 Sep 1850.

   310 F    vi. Mary Catherine MORGAN was born on 31 Dec 1831 in Dallas Co., AL and died on 25 Jun 1887 in Dallas Co., AL at age 55.

Mary married Samuel L. NEWELL on 12 Sep 1851.

81. Elizabeth HARRIS was born about 8 Jan 1793 in Greene Co., GA, died on 10 Nov 1859 in Henderson Co., TN about age 66, and was buried in Nov 1859 in Lake Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Harris

BIRTH: 8 Jan Abt. 1793 (CFA II, p. 328); 8 Jan 1793 (CFA II, p. 356)

Elizabeth married Justis Early LAKE, son of Richard LAKE and Elizabeth LANNING, about 1817. Justis was born on 13 Feb 1792 in Orange Co., NC, died on 22 May 1850 in Henderson Co., TN at age 58, and was buried in May 1850 in Lake Cemetery.

General Notes:
Justis Early Lake

NAME-CONJFLICT: Justin (Justus) Lake, CFA II, p. 328; Justis Early Lake (CFA II, p. 356)


Children from this marriage were:

   311 M    i. Joseph Early LAKE was born on 2 Oct 1817 in Greene Co., GA and died on 20 Mar 1863 in Hardeman Co., TN at age 45.

Joseph married Tabitha Ann NABORS on 29 Dec 1845.

+ 312 F    ii. Martha Wylie LAKE was born about 20 May 1819 in Greene Co., GA and died on 27 Apr 1871 in Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN about age 51.

   313 M    iii. Richard L. LAKE was born on 12 Jan 1821 in Greene Co., GA and died on 8 Feb 1859 in Hardeman Co., TN at age 38.

Richard married Mary Jane Mc_LANTY on 22 Dec 1853.

   314 F    iv. Mary Rose LAKE was born on 27 Nov 1822 in Greene Co., GA and died on 28 May 1879 at age 56.

Mary married Joseph C. WILLIAMS on 19 Sep 1840.

   315 M    v. Matthew Harris LAKE was born on 20 Oct 1827 in Greene Co., GA and died on 16 Mar 1864 in Hardeman Co., TN at age 36.

Matthew married Frances Marian MOORE on 23 Dec 1856.

   316 F    vi. Sarah Jane LAKE was born on 2 Mar 1830 in Henderson Co., TN and died on 7 Dec 1869 at age 39.

Sarah married John C. SPINKS on 26 Dec 1848.

   317 F    vii. Margaret Ann LAKE was born on 4 Apr 1833 in Henderson Co., TN and died on 15 Sep 1910 at age 77.

Margaret married John W. SCOTT on 3 Jan 1852.

   318 F    viii. Marian Hannah LAKE was born on 11 Mar 1835 in Henderson Co., TN and died on 6 Jan 1894 in Hardeman Co., TN at age 58.

Marian married D. C. ARBUCHLE Dr. on 4 Jan 1853.

   319 F    ix. Cynthia C. LAKE was born on 13 Jan 1838 in Henderson Co., TN.

Cynthia married Windon J. SPINKS on 31 Oct 1860.

   320 F    x. Elizabeth LAKE was born about 1840 in Henderson Co., TN.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Lake

COMMENT: Infant

82. James HARRIS was born on 28 Sep 1795 in Greene Co., GA and died on 7 Oct 1869 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 74.

General Notes:
James Harris

DEATH-CONFLICT: 7 Oct 1869 (CFA II, p. 327); 7 Oct 1868 (CFA II, p. 328)

MILITARY: Served in the War of 1812, Pvt. 2nd Regt. Ga. Militia

James married Lucretia JONES, daughter of Zacharia JONES and Unknown, on 10 Nov 1817. Lucretia was born on 22 Apr 1795 in Delaware and died on 21 Aug 1878 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

   321 M    i. Matthew HARRIS .

   322 U    ii. Mc_Camey HARRIS .

   323 F    iii. Margaret HARRIS .

   324 F    iv. Sarah HARRIS .

   325 F    v. Jane HARRIS .

   326 F    vi. Priscilla HARRIS .

   327 U    vii. Jessie HARRIS .

   328 F    viii. Martha HARRIS .

   329 M    ix. Ephraim HARRIS was born on 24 Jul 1832 in Greene Co., GA.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Ephraim and Elizabeth Baxter Harris were twins.

+ 330 F    x. Elizabeth Baxter HARRIS was born on 24 Jul 1832 in Greene Co., GA, died on 15 Jun 1906 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 73, and was buried in Jan 1906 in Green Hill Cemetery.

88. Jonathan CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1802 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, died on 23 Jan 1857 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA at age 55, and was buried in Jan 1857 in Ellsworth Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

RESIDENCES: Jonathan and Lydia (Howell) Conger lived at Stout's Grove, McLean Co., IL until 1848 when they went to Iowa. (CFA I, p. 241)

PROBATE: The Will of Jonathan Conger, dated 22 Jan 1857, mentions his wife, Lydia; children: Nancy Ellen Parker, John B. Conger, Charles H. Conger, Eliza Jane Conger, Lucy Ann Conger, the four children of my daughter Mary Susan Blair, now deceased. Witnesses, J.R. Lawrence and Henry Buchner. Executor, wife, Lydia.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 333 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


BIOGRAPHY:
"Jonathan married Lydia Howell and they lived at Stout's Grove [in McLean Co., IL] until the year 1848. Then they went to Iowa, again to endure the hardships of a frontier life.

"His neighbors in McLean county tell a story of him, which shows the condition of things in the early days. He went on horseback to Bowling Green after a sack of salt. The wolves chased him and he made as good time as some of the brave soldiers in the Black Hawk War. When he had nearly reached home, he said to one of his neighbors, "I'll tell you, they were coming, and oh! They looked so savage -- I barely escaped with my life!" His fright was the subject of much merriment, for the old settlers did not fear the wolves and were anxious only to catch them.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Jonathan married Lydia HOWELL, daughter of Samuel HOWELL and Mary HOWELL, in Mc Lean Co., IL. Lydia was born in Mc Lean Co., IL, died on 23 Aug 1874 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA, and was buried in Aug 1874 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.

General Notes:
Lydia Howell

PARENTS: The parents of Lydia Howell were cousins.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 719 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 331 F    i. Nancy Ellen CONGER was born on 10 Jul 1834 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL and died on 3 Apr 1923 in Butte, Jackson Co., OR at age 88.

+ 332 M    ii. John D. CONGER was born on 4 Apr 1836 in Springfield, Mc Lean Co., IL, died on 31 Jul 1924 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA at age 88, and was buried in Aug 1924 in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

   333 M    iii. Charles H. CONGER .

   334 F    iv. Elizabeth Jane CONGER .

   335 F    v. Lucy Ann CONGER .

+ 336 F    vi. Mary Susan CONGER was born on 17 Jan 1830 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL and died on 22 Oct 1856 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA at age 26.

89. Robert Barnett CONGER was born on 5 Mar 1804 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY and died on 21 Aug 1860 in Mc Lean Co., IL at age 56.

General Notes:
Robert Barrett Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Listed as Robert Barrett and Robert Barnett in CFA I. Robert Barrett Conger, p. 42a of CFA I.

RECOLLECTIONS: Robert B. Conger attended school with Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky and Robert's wife, Nancy Howell, was Lincoln's school mate in Springfield, IL. [Note: No source citation. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 42a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CHILDREN: 9 children; three sons and six daughters (CFA I, p. 241)

BIOGRAPHY:
"Robert Conger, my father, lived for thirty years on the farm, which he first improved in Stout's Grove. He died in the year 1860 at the age of fifty-six, leaving a wife and nine children, three sons and six daughters.

My father was an old school-mate of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky, and my mother also attended school with Lincoln near Springfield, Illinois. When I was quite a little girl I was with father in Bloomington when he met Mr. Lincoln. The latter said, "Howd you do, Bob?" Father then told me that Lincoln was a lawyer in Springfield and that he was a good man.

Father once told me of Ephraim Stout, the man from whom Stout's Grove took it's name. Shortly after father's arrival in the country he happened to be at Mr. Stout's cabin in the evening at supper time. Their table had no cloth on it, only the pewter plates and some mush and milk, which the family were eating. The old gentleman was at the hearth eating with a large spoon out of a kettle.

After the death of my father our family continued to live at the home place. Five years after his death my mother and one of my sisters died. The family remained together two years longer. Then our house caught fire and burned to the ground and the family separated.

The associations of our early home in McLean county have made it very dear to us all. It was there we listened to our parents as they told us the hardships of their early lives. I have often heard my mother speak of her fear of the Indians but she would add, that notwithstanding all her trials, those early days were full of happiness. It was great sport for her to go to the sugar camp and help make maple sugar, and eat it too, I suppose. She would tell how she spun her dozen cuts of yarn in one day and did her housework besides. Some young ladies would blush to tell this of their mothers, but I refer to it with pride, for labor was no disgrace in those days and ought not to be now."
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Robert married Nancy HOWELL on 27 Oct 1836 in Mc Lean Co., IL. Nancy was born on 4 Jun 1817 and died on 14 Jun 1866 in Mc Lean Co., IL at age 49.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 337 M    i. Samuel Oscar CONGER was born on 30 Oct 1837 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died after 1911.

   338 F    ii. Susan J. CONGER was born on 30 Oct 1839 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 29 Mar 1905 at age 65.

Susan married Unknown OGDEN, son of Elmer OGDEN and Unknown,.

General Notes: NO_ISSUE: Mr. Ogden had no issue.

   339 F    iii. Emma C. CONGER was born on 24 Dec 1841 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died in 1911 at age 70.

Emma married William COOK.

   340 F    iv. Mary A. CONGER was born on 24 Dec 1843 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 16 Aug 1865 at age 21.

   341 F    v. Sarah E. CONGER was born on 26 Mar 1846 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

Sarah married J. W. WINKLER.

+ 342 M    vi. Benjamin Franklin CONGER was born on 8 Sep 1848 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died in Sep 1916 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA at age 68.

   343 F    vii. Amanda A. CONGER was born on 22 Nov 1852 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

Amanda married Frank FULLER.

   344 M    viii. Robert Lee CONGER was born on 12 Jan 1860 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 7 Feb 1887 at age 27.

91. Benjamin CONGER was born on 5 Jun 1809 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY and died on 9 May 1881 in Coffey Co., KS at age 71.

General Notes:
Benjamin Conger

MILITARY: Served in the Black Hawk Indian War.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 38 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIOGRAPHY:
Benjamin Conger was a great hunter. One day while out in the grove he saw several deer coming towards him. As he had no gun with him he concealed himself behind a tree. When they passed him he three his knife with all force and killed one of them instantly.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Benjamin married Nancy Devenna WARWICK on 17 Nov 1836 in Mc Lean Co., IL. Nancy was born on 1 Nov 1810 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY and died in 1883 in Mc Lean Co., IL at age 73.

General Notes:
Nancy Devenna Warwick

MARRIAGE: First married to Robert McClure, 24 Dec 1818, Gibson Co., IN


Children from this marriage were:

   345 M    i. Isaac CONGER was born in 1838 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 2 Jun 1863 at age 25.

General Notes:
Isaac Conger

MILITARY-DEATH: Served in the 17th Ill. Inf. Co., G; died in service
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 38 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 346 F    ii. Elizabeth CONGER was born in 1840 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

+ 347 M    iii. Robert M. CONGER was born on 14 May 1843 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 25 Sep 1911 in Waverly, Coffey Co., KS at age 68.

92. Unknown CONGER .

General Notes: SEX: Female

Unknown married Unknown SNODGRASS.

The child from this marriage was:

   348 F    i. Lucinda Gales SNODGRASS .

General Notes:
Lucinda Gales Snodgrass

NAME-RESIDENCES: Lucinda Gales living in Allerton, IA in 1911. (CFA I, p. 240)

93. Thomas BILES was born about Jun 1775 and died on 8 Mar 1882 about age 106.

Thomas married Jane DAVIS, daughter of William DAVIS and Unknown, on 18 Feb 1800. Jane was born between 1774 and 1780 and died on 15 Mar 1849.

General Notes:
Jane Davis

Problem: Was she Jane Davies or Jane Davis? Maxine Leonard lists both.


Children from this marriage were:

   349 M    i. Daniel R. BILES was born on 18 May 1802 in Wilson Co., TN and died on 12 Apr 1844 at age 41.

Daniel married Unknown ROBINSON.

Daniel next married Unknown EASON.

   350 M    ii. Miles A. BILES was born on 15 Sep 1808 in Wilson Co., TN.

   351 M    iii. John S. BILES was born about 1813 in Wilson Co., TN and died in Nov 1866 about age 53.

John married Rachel WADDLE on 12 Feb 1862.

General Notes:
Rachel Waddle

AKA: Listed as, Rachel Waddle (?), on p. 260 in CFA II.

+ 352 M    iv. Thomas A. BILES was born on 4 Oct 1818 in Wilson Co., TN and died on 15 Sep 1888 in Mantura, , TX at age 69.

97. John BILES was born about 1784.

John married Catherine WALTON, daughter of Daniel WALTON and Margaret YOST, on 28 Dec 1810. Catherine was born in 1798.

Children from this marriage were:

   353 F    i. Margaret BILES was born in 1815 and died in 1872 at age 57.

General Notes:
Margaret Biles

AKA: Peggy

Margaret married James CONDRA.

   354 U    ii. Jean BILES was born about 1818.

   355 M    iii. William Smith BILES was born on 13 Apr 1822 and died in 1899 at age 77.

William married Elizabeth HATFIELD.

William next married Barbara D. UNKNOWN.

John next married Unknown UNKNOWN.

General Notes:
Unknown Unknown

SPOUSE: "It is believed that John [Biles] had a second wife by whom he had [children].
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 260 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   356 M    i. Daniel Walton BILES was born on 29 Jul 1826 and died on 12 Dec 1909 at age 83.

General Notes: Unmarried

+ 357 M    ii. John Condra BILES was born on 8 Mar 1830 and died on 12 Oct 1902 at age 72.

   358 M    iii. Charles BILES was born on 12 Aug 1834 and died on 5 May 1911 at age 76.

Charles married Sarelda HAIR.

113. Jonathan TODD was born on 22 Sep 1786 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 May 1865 in Lawrence Co., IN at age 78.

General Notes:
Jonathan Todd

MILITARY: War of 1812

Jonathan married Jane DODDS, daughter of John DODDS and Polly Mc_CLURG, on 2 Dec 1813 in Lincoln, Madison Co., KY. Jane was born on 14 Feb 1794 in Pennsylvania and died on 10 Apr 1863 in Lawrence Co., IN at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:

   359 F    i. Eliza Ann TODD was born on 9 Nov 1814 in Madison Co., KY and died on 7 Dec 1871 at age 57.

Eliza married William BROWNING on 28 Jul 1831.

   360 F    ii. Polly TODD was born on 25 Jan 1816 in Madison Co., KY and died on 26 Feb 1886 at age 70.

General Notes:
Polly Todd

NEVER_MARRIED: Polly Todd never married.

   361 M    iii. Samuel D. TODD was born on 22 May 1817 in Madison Co., KY and died on 21 Feb 1894 at age 76.

Samuel married Margaret BROWN on 20 May 1841.

+ 362 M    iv. Jonathan Conger TODD was born on 7 Jan 1820 in Madison Co., KY, died on 12 Feb 1892 in Grant Twp., Ottawa Co., KS at age 72, and was buried in Feb 1892 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co., KS, Highland Cemetery.

   363 M    v. John D. TODD was born on 9 Apr 1824 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 24 Jan 1894 at age 69.

John married Elizabeth O. HUDSON on 30 Jul 1845.

   364 M    vi. Thomas TODD was born on 28 Jan 1830 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 29 May 1892 at age 62.

Thomas married Elizabeth SHIELDS on 26 Oct 1851.

   365 F    vii. Jane TODD was born on 27 May 1832 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 29 Mar 1887 at age 54.

Jane married John W. HOBSON on 31 Jan 1850.

+ 366 M    viii. Andrew D. TODD was born on 21 Apr 1834 in Lawrence Co., IN, died on 19 Sep 1874 at age 40, and was buried in Sep 1874 in Heltonville, Lawrence Co., IN, Gilgal Cemetery.

122. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 6 Aug 1789 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

Elizabeth married James SIMS on 16 Feb 1808. James was born on 30 Nov 1783 and died on 7 Mar 1827 at age 43.

General Notes:
James Sims

PROBATE:
I deem it expedient, while in good senses of mind, to make my last will and testament. I do, therefore, leave my wife, Elizabeth Sims, sole executrix of my estate, and I do moreover leave to her my whole estate during her lifetime, and at her death do revert to my bodlily heirs, David C. Sims, William Sims and Martha Sims, to be equally divided between them, and so it is my wish. I acknowledge, in the presence of those witnessing, this is my last will and testament. (Signed) James Sims. Witnesses: Josiah Flowers, Benj. Newton.
(Source: Ross family genealogy on Google)


Children from this marriage were:

   367 M    i. David Griffin SIMS was born on 10 Mar 1809 and died on 10 Sep 1831 at age 22.

David married Jane Eleanor BRISCOE on 7 Jan 1830.

   368 M    ii. William Mc_Donald SIMS was born on 19 May 1810.

William married Rebecca Jane Harmon NEAL.

   369 F    iii. Martha Conger SIMS was born on 11 Feb 1812.

Martha married David Snodgrass BURCH.

Elizabeth next married John VENABLE. John was born about 1785.

General Notes:
John Venable

RESIDENCES: Of Claiborn Co., MS

SPOUSE: John Venable was the 2nd spouse of Elizabeth Conger


Children from this marriage were:

   370 M    i. John Fletcher VENABLE was born on 25 Dec 1824.

John married Frances HARMON on 22 Mar 1850.

   371 F    ii. Letitia Ann VENABLE was born on 25 Dec 1826 and died on 16 Jan 1908 at age 81.

Letitia married William CLARK.

Letitia next married John W. ANDREWS.

123. William CONGER was born about 1790 in Rowan Co., NC and died in Warren Co., MS.

General Notes:
William Willson Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

CHILDREN-BIRTH: Children were born in Paytonville Co., AR or Hinds Co., MS. William and his wife died when the children were young and they were raised by William's brother, Martin Conger.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 535 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

COMMENT: Both William and Wilson are mentioned in the will of Jonathan Conger. Could there have been two sons?

AKA: William Wilson Conger, CFA I, p. 464; William (or) Willson Conger, CFA I, p. 535.

William married someone.

His children were:

+ 372 M    i. Jeptha CONGER was born about 26 Oct 1819 in Mississippi, died on 5 Jun 1896 in Pattonville, Independence Co., AR about age 76, and was buried in Jun 1896 in Ashdown, Little River Co., AR, Paytonville Cemetery.

+ 373 M    ii. Sidney CONGER was born in 1825 in Mississippi and died in Mar 1857 in Warren Co., MS at age 32.

   374 F    iii. Viola CONGER was born in 1829.

General Notes:
Viola Conger

FATHER: William Conger

125. Mary CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1792 in Rowan Co., NC and died about 6 Jan 1855 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS about age 62.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

Problem: Was the date of death, 6 Jan 1855 or 6 Mar 1835? Both listed in CFA I.

Mary married John LOBDELL on 15 Sep 1808 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS. John was born on 16 May 1782 in Rensselaer Co., NY and died on 10 Sep 1827 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS at age 45.

General Notes:
John Lobdell

NAME-CONFLICT: John Labdelle in the Will of Jonathan Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   375 M    i. Jonathan Conger LOBDELL was born on 16 Apr 1813.

Jonathan married Eliza Ann GRAFTON.

   376 M    ii. Joshua LOBDELL was born on 3 Jul 1815 and died on 15 Dec 1816 at age 1.

   377 M    iii. Isaac Elum LOBDELL was born on 8 Apr 1817 and died on 3 May 1831 at age 14.

   378 F    iv. Martha Margaret LOBDELL was born on 8 Oct 1820 and died on 30 Oct 1836 at age 16.

   379 F    v. Eliza Mary LOBDELL was born on 30 Mar 1822 and died on 2 Sep 1822.

   380 M    vi. John Venable LOBDELL was born on 12 Jan 1824 and died on 13 Aug 1850 at age 26.

General Notes:
John Venable Lobdell

RECOLLECTIONS: John V. Lobdell wrote, "I have heard my mother say that my grandmother, Margaret Conger, was a very noble woman, and that my father told her that she lost her life doing a kindly act of charity. During a severe storm she left her house to visit a sick negro slave and died from the resulting attack of pneumonia."

Thomas, Jonathan and John V. Lobdell, attracted by the fertile lands and fine opportunities for investment in the Yazoo - Mississippi Delta, came to Bolivar county in the early forties, where they purchased lands, and with their slaves opened large cotton plantations. They were among the first pioneers in this rich Delta section, and though all three of the brothers died before reaching middle life, they were highly esteemed in their new homes, and dying, left honored names behind them.
[Note: Who was Thomas Lobdell?]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 761 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Minerva Lee COFFEE on 5 Sep 1848.

Mary next married William ESTES on 28 Aug 1828 in Warren Co., MS.

General Notes:
William Estes

SPOUSE: William Estes was the 2nd husband of Mary Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   381 F    i. Sarah Channing ESTES was born on 12 Dec 1829.

   382 M    ii. Oscar William ESTES was born on 21 Aug 1831.

126. Jane CONGER was born about 1794 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Jane Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

SPOUSE: Jane Conger was the 3rd spouse of Wilson T. Cummings.

COMMENT: It seems highly unlikely that 10 years would pass between the marriage of Jane Conger and Wilson T. Cummings before the first child was born. Especially in light of the fact that CFA II, p. 287 says she was the 3rd wife.

Jane married Wilson T. CUMMINGS, son of John CUMMINGS and Helen UNKNOWN, about 8 Mar 1817 in Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS. Wilson was born in 1790 in South Carolina.

General Notes:
Wilson T. Cummings

NAME-CONFLICT: Willson Cummings, CFA II, p. 724

ERROR-MARRIAGE: Married on 8 Mar 1817, not 15 Sep 1808
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 724 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MARRIAGE: 11 Mar 1817 at Port Gibson, Claiborne, MS
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 287 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

QUESTION: Can anyone cite a source to prove the date of marriage?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 383 M    i. David CUMMINGS was born in Aug 1827 in Carroll Co., MS and died on 30 Aug 1862 in Camp Hope, , AR at age 35.

   384 F    ii. Eliza CUMMINGS was born in 1836.

   385 F    iii. Sarah CUMMINGS was born in 1837.

   386 M    iv. H. Frank CUMMINGS was born in 1838 and died about 1884 about age 46.

General Notes:
H. Frank Cummings

PROBATE: CFA II, p. 287 says, "w/p 6 Oct 1884." It is assumed that this means Will Probated.

NAME-CONFLICT: CFA I, p. 724, Frank Cummings

+ 387 F    v. Frances Amanda CUMMINGS was born on 22 Sep 1839 in Desoto Co., MS and died on 3 Jun 1904 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 64.

127. Sally CONGER was born about 1796 in Rowan Co., NC and died in Mississippi.

General Notes:
Sally Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

Sally married Felix THOMPSON about 1815.

Children from this marriage were:

   388 F    i. Mary THOMPSON .

General Notes:
Mary Thompson

RESIDENCES-RELATIONSHIP:
On 16 Apr 1843, John B. Conger, b. Abt. 1784 who was spouse of Elizabeth Archer, wrote that he had taken one of the granddaughters of his brother, Jonathan, to be a companion for his daughter, Martha. She was about 15 and the daughter of Sally Conger who married Felix Thompson.

This might be the person, referred to as, Miss Mary C. Compton, in the 11 Jun 1853 will of Mrs. Martha Archer (Conger) Tucker.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 298-299 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RELATIONSHIP: John B. Conger of Grand Gulf, MS, in a letter written about 1844, tells of taking a grandchild of brother, Jonathan Conger, as a companion to his daughter, she being the daughter of Sally Conger, who married Felix Thompson.

This grandchild was Mary Thompson, who lived with her cousin, Martha Archer Conger, even after her marriage to Gov. Tiglman M. Tucker. Before her marriage to Gov. Tucker, Martha A. Conger made a will, which provied handsomely for Mary Thompson. After her marriage she made a second will, leaving the bulk of her estate to "Miss Mary C. Compton" (according to the records), who much have been Mary Thompson. At any rate, Mary received most of the estate amassed by John E. [sic] Conger.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 797-798 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   389 M    ii. Frank THOMPSON .

128. Martin CONGER was born on 7 Jul 1797 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 13 Dec 1833 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS at age 36.

General Notes:
Martin Conger

PARENTS: Johnathan Conger and Margaret Elston

BIOGRAPHY:
Martin Conger was born in Rowan county, NC and removed to Mississippi with his father, about 1806, and settled in Claiborne county, where his father was a planter.

About 1830, Martin and his family removed from near Vicksburg, Warren county, [MS], to Clinton, MS. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this region. The road that he traveled to Clinton was, in many places, prepared by him before his wagons could travel. In many places he hd to cut trees down to clear a road.

He was a staunch Methodist.

According to Mrs. E.F. Gill, Martin Conger did not leave any will. His estate was administered by Eli Garner. Each of his four children obtained from two to five slaves apiece, according to the valuation of their pro rata of 160 acres of land. Martin had left $4,000 in cash, which Mr. Garner had squandered in some wild speculations or security debts.

Mrs. Gill states that there was a family joke about Martin having red hair. Martin and his brother, Jonathan Lee [Conger], both married women called, Sally. So Jonathan's wife was called, "Sally Lee." Martin's wife was teased at marrying a red head and told that she would have all read-headed daughters. It turned out that their girls had black hair, and Jonathan and Sally Lee had two girls with blazing red hair.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 370-371 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Martin married Susan GARNER, daughter of Eli GARNER and Mary PEPPER, on 30 Jan 1827 in Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS. Susan was born on 7 Jul 1804 in Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS and died on 12 Oct 1862 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS at age 58.

General Notes:
Susan Garner

MARRIAGE: After the death of Martin Conger, she married, William Gregg and had Donnie Gill Gregg.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 390 M    i. Asbury Bernard CONGER was born in Jan 1828 in Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS and died on 5 Jan 1862 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA at age 34.

   391 F    ii. Mary Athalia CONGER was born in 1830 in Warren Co., MS.

General Notes:
Mary Athalia Conger

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: In a letter from Asbury Bernard Conger II, dated 7 Dec 1910, he stated that his aunt, Mary Athalia married Jeff McCoy. A letter from Mr. E.F. Gill, dated 3 Jan 1911 said that Mary Athalia married Henry McKay and died two years later without issue.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 370 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Mary married Jeff Mc_COY.

General Notes:
Jeff McCoy

NAME-CONFLICT: Henry W. McKay with a marriage on 12 Dec 1848 in Hinds Co., MS by Janell Wheeler.

+ 392 F    iii. Susan Margaret CONGER was born in 1832 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS and died in May 1898 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL at age 66.

   393 F    iv. Ann Martin CONGER was born in 1834 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS.

General Notes:
Ann Martin Conger

MARRIAGE: In a letter written by Mrs. E.F. Gill, dated 3 Jan 1911, she claimed that Ann Martin [Conger] married Dr. Robert Kelly and died three years later of yellow fever, without issue.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 370 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Ann married Robert KELLY Dr.

General Notes:
Robert Kelly

NAME-CONFLICT: Robert Kelley by Janell Wheeler

129. Jonathan Lee CONGER was born in 1806 in Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS and died in 1848 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS at age 42.

General Notes:
Jonathan Lee Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

Jonathan married Sara FAULKNER in 1825 in Carroll Co., MS. Sara died on 7 Oct 1840 in Carroll Co., MS.

General Notes:
Sara Faulkner

NAME-CONFLICT: Sara and Sarah in CFA I.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 394 M    i. William Wilson CONGER was born on 4 Jan 1833 in Chocot Co., AR and died on 20 Nov 1888 in Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS at age 55.

+ 395 M    ii. John Lane CONGER was born on 21 Jul 1835 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS and died on 27 Sep 1893 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 58.

   396 M    iii. Jonathan CONGER was born on 21 Jul 1835 and died in 1864 at age 29.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

RELATIONSHIP: John Lane and Jonathan Conger were twins.

MILITARY-DEATH: Died in 1864 in the Civil War.

+ 397 F    iv. Sara Lucinda CONGER was born on 11 Nov 1838 in Carroll Co., MS.

Jonathan next married Susan Daveney NEAL on 7 Oct 1845 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS. Susan was born on 22 Apr 1813 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1852 at age 39.

General Notes:
Susan Daveney Neal

SPOUSE: Susan Daveney Neal was the 2nd spouse of Jonathan Lee Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 398 M    i. Edward Lee CONGER was born about 1846 in Carroll Co., MS.

   399 M    ii. Benjamin Neal CONGER was born in 1848 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1863 at age 15.

134. Mary COLE was born on 2 Nov 1798 in Barren Co., KY.

Mary married Lewis SHIPP, son of Daniel SHIPP and Sarah UNKNOWN, on 30 Jan 1837. Lewis was born on 2 Nov 1798 in Barren Co., KY and died on 30 Jan 1837 at age 38.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 400 F    i. Louisa Jane SHIPP was born in 1821 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN and died on 10 Mar 1890 in Knox Co., TN at age 69.

   401 F    ii. Nancy Caroline SHIPP was born on 20 Jan 1823 in Lincoln Co., TN and died on 18 Jul 1852 at age 29.

Nancy married Daniel FARRAR in 1838.

   402 F    iii. Sarah A. SHIPP was born on 23 Oct 1823 in Lincoln Co., TN and died on 29 May 1900 at age 76.

Sarah married David F. HOBBS.

   403 F    iv. Susan SHIPP was born in 1825 in Lincoln Co., TN.

Susan married Ephraim B. BRYANT in 1848.

   404 F    v. Mary Elizabeth SHIPP was born in 1832 in Lincoln Co., TN.

Mary married M. C. STORY on 22 Dec 1856.

142. John CONGER was born on 9 Jun 1798 in Rowan Co., NC and died in 1843 in Smith Co., TN at age 45.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

NAME-CONFLICT-QUESTION: John Congo in his Last Will and Testament. (CFA I, p. 290). If he signed his name, John Congo, in his will what proof is there that he was really, John Conger?

RESIDENCES: Rowan Co., NC; Smith Co., TN; also owned property in Pike Co., GA

MILITARY: Supposedly was in the War of 1812, if so, he was only 14 years old. (CFA I, p. 290)

PROBATE: Will of John Congo, July Term 1842, Smith Co. TN Will Book 3, p. 286-287
I John Congo of the State of Tennessee and county of Smith, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertaintly of life and certainty of death, do make and say this is my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby make bond and disannull all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made by me.

And first of all I give my soul to God who gave it.

Secondly, I direct that my body be buried in a decent Christian like manner.

Thirdly, as to such wordly goods as it has pleased God to give me, I give and bequeath all slaves (to wit), I want that my funeral expenses be paid, as soon after my demise as profitable out of any money that I may be possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my Executor.

Fourthly, I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible.

Fifthly, I direct that all my personal property be sold and the proceeds be appropriated first to the payment of my just debts, secondly the balance I give and bequeath to my wife Jincey Congo.

Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my wife Jincey Congo also the tract of land whereon I may live, to have and to hold unto her for and during the being of her natural life.

Seventhly, I give and bequeath to each of my children (to wit): Joshua Congo, Elisha Congo, John P. Congo, Lemuel Congo, Mary Jane Congo, William D. Congo, Miles W. Congo, Isaac R. Congo and Josiah Congo, the sum of one dollar each.

Eighthly, I direct that my tract of land whereon Sidney Smith now lives, be sold on a credit of one and two years, and also I direct that my tract of land in the state of Georgia, containing two hundred and sixty acres in Pike county, be sold and I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas C. Brice, my agent in the State of Georgia, to sell and dispose of said tract of land in any way that he may think best. I also appoint him my agent to collect all debts that is due and owing to me or that may be due and owing to me in the State of Georgia. Also I direct that the mules that may be have on hand, be sent to said Thomas C. Brice and that he is hereby authorized to sell them and collect the money and pay over the same and all other money to one of my sons and I direct that all the proceeds of the aforementioned property be paid over by him to my Executor and that he pay the same to my wife, Jincey, for her use during her life.

Ninthly, I give and bequeath to my wife Jincey Congo my negro girl, Isabella, for the term of her life.

Tenthly, I direct that after the death of my wife, that all the property and effects of every description whatever sold, and that it be disposed of as follows: to wit I direct that each of my younger children, to wit: Lemeul Congo, Mary Jane Congo, William D. Congo, Miles W. Congo, Isaac R. Congo and Josiah Congo be paid each the sum of one hundred dollars and the balance be equally divided between all my children.

Eleventhly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry W. McDonald, Executor to this, my last Will and Testament, witness whereof, I, John Congo set my hand and seal this my last Will and Testament, written on one sheet of paper, this 14th day of April A.D. 1842.
(Signed) John Congo (Seal)

(Microfilm on file in Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN)
[Note: The phrase in the third paragraph about "and bequeath all slaves (to wit)," seems to be either incomplete or out of context. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 290 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Jonca PIGG. Jonca was born in Smith Co., TN.

General Notes:
Jonca PIgg

NAME-CONFLICT: Jincey Congo in Will of her husband.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 405 M    i. Joshua CONGER was born about 1818 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1846 about age 28.

   406 F    ii. Isabelle CONGER was born about 1819 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 May 1821 about age 2.

+ 407 M    iii. Elisha CONGER was born on 23 Aug 1820 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Apr 1885 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 64.

+ 408 M    iv. John P. CONGER was born about Jan 1820 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1861 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR about age 41.

   409 F    v. Lucinda CONGER was born about 1823 in Smith Co., TN and died on 17 Oct 1826 about age 3.

   410 M    vi. Nathaniel CONGER was born about 1825 in Smith Co., TN and died on 4 Sep 1831 about age 6.

+ 411 M    vii. Lemuel CONGER was born on 3 Apr 1827 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1865 in Illinois at age 38.

   412 F    viii. Mary Jane CONGER was born on 18 May 1828 in Smith Co., TN and died in Johnson Co., AR.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

DEATH: Siblings: John, Jane, Miles and Isaac Conger died in Johnson Co., AR.
(CFA I, p. 290)

Mary married James CLUBB.

+ 413 M    ix. William D. CONGER was born on 27 Oct 1832 in Smith Co., TN and died on 21 Oct 1870 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 37.

   414 M    x. Miles W. CONGER was born on 24 Mar 1835 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1852 in Johnson Co., AR at age 17.

General Notes:
Miles W. Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried

NAME-CONFLICT: Miles D. Conger; Miles W. Congo in the Will of his father. (CFA I, p. 290)

DEATH: Siblings: John, Jane, Miles and Isaac Conger died in Johnson Co., AR. (CFA I, p. 290)

+ 415 M    xi. Isaac R. CONGER was born on 28 Feb 1837 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Jun 1875 in Johnson Co., AR at age 38.

+ 416 M    xii. Josiah CONGER was born on 28 Nov 1840 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Jan 1924 in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN at age 83.

144. Isaac CONGER was born on 12 Mar 1802 in Rowan Co., NC.

General Notes:
Isaac Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

RESIDENCES: Smith and DeKalb counties, TN

Isaac married Malinda COFFEE.

General Notes:
Malinda Coffee

NAME-COMMENT: Surname may have been, Coffee.

RESIDENCES: As of Jan 1832, widowed and living with 4 children in Jackson county, TN. (CFA I, p. 345a)

PROBATE: 31 May 1830, Malinda Conger appointed administrator of the estate of Isaac Conger deceased. Malinda Conger appointed Guardian of Jane, Elizabeth, William and Iry, minors of Isaac Conger deceased.

This was a Bill of Complaint to sell land to finish paying the debts of Joshua Conger. Personal property had been sold. There were four tracts of land, containing in all 929 acres. The residence was on one 67 acre tract. Eli, William and John bought most of the other land, "exclusive of Malinda Conger's claim."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 345a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 417 F    i. Jane R. CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1824 in Tennessee and died on 19 Apr 1898 at age 74.

+ 418 M    ii. William J. CONGER was born in 1826 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1884 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 58.

+ 419 M    iii. Ira Charles CONGER was born on 17 Aug 1827 in Tennessee, died on 7 Aug 1908 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA at age 80, and was buried in Aug 1908 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA.

   420 F    iv. Elizabeth CONGER was born in 1828.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Malinda Coffee

Elizabeth married I. N. BRASHER on 30 Dec 1854.

146. Elisha CONGER was born about 2 Nov 1805 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 12 Mar 1895 in De Kalb Co., TN about age 89, and was buried in Mar 1895 in De Kalb Co., TN, Homestead Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elisha Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

Problem: Was the birth date, 2 Jan 1805 in Smithville, DeKalb, TN as listed on p. 150 of CFA I? Or was the date of birth, 2 Nov 1805 in Rowan Co., NC as listed on page 345 of CFA I?

DEATH: Elisha and Nancy Conger died in DeKalb Co., TN, not Smithville.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 715 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


BIOGRAPHY:
The Elisha Conger family was living in DeKalb Co., TN in 1850 and 1860. In 1860, Isaac J. Conger, age 18, was living with them, whereas in 1850 only children Eli and Martha were in the household. Elisha's nephew, Joshua, b. 1818, had a son, Isaac J., who was born in 1842. Perhaps it was this Isaac [who was] living with them to help with the farming. The 1860 census shows Martha Cheatam and daughter, Martha, living with them also. They lived near the river, nine miles north of Smithville. Elisha and Nancy are buried on the homestead.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 150 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: Excerpt of a 6 May 1905, letter from granddaughter, Martha J. (Cheatman) Corley.
"I want to write more to your about Grandpa Elisha Conger. He was a farmer, very ingenius, could make anything out of wood or iron. He made nearly everything he used, also always had boutiful of all good things. He owned a good farm, scarecely ever was in debt. He was honest and religious. He could quote nearly the whole scripture without the Bible. He was so good.

"I was born in his house. He raised me. I think he was the best man I ever saw. He was very industrious. After Grandma died he lived with me most of the time, until he died here with me. He was nearly 90 years old. He was blind and deaf, and nearly helpless the last year or so. We had to feed him and lead him about. He bore it all so good, was always pleasant before he died. He said he believed he knew the way to Heaven as well as he knew the way back to his home. I think he was as spotless as a human being could be on earth. I hope to meet good Granpa and the rest of them, all my good folks in a better land. I shall be glad to be of some help in the Conger Union if I can, in the future."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 150 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Elisha married Nancy TITTSWORTH on 27 Sep 1828. Nancy was born on 15 Feb 1810 in Sullivan Co., TN, died on 10 Jan 1892 in De Kalb Co., TN at age 81, and was buried in Jan 1892 in De Kalb Co., TN, Homestead Cemetery.

General Notes:
Nancy Tittsworth

BIRTH: J.G. Davis of Nashville, TN says: Nancy Tittsworth was born in Sullivan Co., TN, the d/o Richard Tittsworth.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 715 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   421 M    i. Joshua CONGER was born on 8 Mar 1830 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1846 at age 16.

+ 422 M    ii. Eli CONGER was born on 20 Jan 1832 in Smith Co., TN and died on 18 Aug 1886 at age 54.

+ 423 F    iii. Martha CONGER was born on 24 Aug 1834 in Smith Co., TN and died on 24 Aug 1885 at age 51.

   424 M    iv. William CONGER was born on 16 Sep 1839 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1841 at age 2.

   425 M    v. Isaac J. CONGER was born in 1842 in Smith Co., TN.

147. William CONGER was born on 15 Jun 1808 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 22 Apr 1854 at age 45.

General Notes:
William Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Was he born in Rowan Co., NC or Smith Co., TN? Both listed in CFA I.

CENSUS-NAME-CONFLICT: Family name was, Congo, in 1850 census. Place not given.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 508 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

William married Mary NEWELL on 9 Apr 1829. Mary was born on 12 May 1810 and died on 22 Apr 1852 at age 41.

Children from this marriage were:

   426 F    i. Martha CONGER was born on 30 Jan 1830 in Tennessee and died on 18 Mar 1894 at age 64.

Martha married William GARNER on 5 Jan 1854.

+ 427 M    ii. Isaac Ross CONGER was born on 18 Jan 1832 in De Kalb Co., TN and died in 1904 in Texas at age 72.

+ 428 M    iii. Wiley CONGER was born on 22 Apr 1836 in Tennessee, died about 1919 about age 83, and was buried about 1919 in Wesley, Atoka Co., OK.

+ 429 F    iv. Nancy CONGER was born on 17 Apr 1838 in De Kalb Co., TN.

+ 430 M    v. John B. CONGER was born on 27 Sep 1848 in Tennessee.

150. Delilah CONGER was born on 2 Feb 1814 in Smith Co., TN and died about 1845 about age 31.

General Notes:
Delilah Conger

PARENTS: Joshua Conger and Lucinda Rounsaval

Problem: Was she born in Rowan Co., NC or as listed in CFA II, p. 281, Smith Co., TN?

Delilah married Joshua COFFEE, son of David COFFEE and Sytha MEADOWS, about 1831. Joshua was born in Feb 1810 in Smith Co., TN and died on 17 Dec 1890 in Stanislous Co., CA at age 80.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 431 M    i. John James COFFEE was born on 9 Jan 1833 in Smith Co., TN and died on 27 May 1927 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX at age 94.

   432 F    ii. Mary COFFEE was born in 1835.

Mary married Ira Walter KING.

+ 433 M    iii. Joshua David COFFEE was born in 1839 and died in 1915 in Brown Co., TX at age 76.

   434 F    iv. Frances COFFEE was born in 1837.

Frances married William NEWBELL on 20 Jul 1860.

153. Mary Ross CONGER was born on 16 Mar 1806 in North Carolina and died on 3 Sep 1871 in Tippah Co., MS at age 65.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Sisters, Mary Ross and Susannah Conger married brothers, Ezekiel
and Samuel Walker, respectively.

Mary married Ezekiel WALKER, son of Thomas WALKER and Mary BLYTHE, on 11 Jan 1821 in Jasper Co., GA. Ezekiel was born on 24 Oct 1796 in Mecklenburg Co., NC and died on 5 Mar 1873 in Tippah Co., MS at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   435 M    i. Joseph Alston WALKER was born on 26 Aug 1821 in Butts Co., GA and died on 13 Sep 1898 in Tippah Co., MS at age 77.

Joseph married Sarah T. UNKNOWN. Sarah was born on 15 Sep 1830 in South Carolina and died on 13 Sep 1898 in Tippah Co., MS at age 67.

   436 F    ii. Cynthia Susan WALKER was born on 12 Feb 1826 in Butts Co., GA and died on 20 Sep 1901 in Lee Co., MS at age 75.

Cynthia married Thomas COOK on 3 Oct 1860 in Tippah Co., MS.

   437 M    iii. Thomas Ezekiel WALKER was born on 25 Mar 1828 in Butts Co., GA and died on 12 Feb 1905 in Collingsworth Co., TX at age 76.

General Notes:
Thomas Ezekiel Walker

MILITARY: 1861, Private in Co. A, 11th Mississippi Cavalry, known as Baxter's Scouts

EMIGRATION: Moved to Texas in 1872, first to Rains Co, near Emory; then to Cooke County, then Montague, and finally to Collingsworth County.

RESIDENCES: 1872, Emory, Rains County, TX

Thomas married Narcissa W. WIGINGTON, daughter of Henry WIGINGTON and Arrena REED, on 17 Feb 1856 in Tippah Co., MS. Narcissa was born on 22 Nov 1833 in Tippah Co., MS and died on 30 Mar 1916 in Montague Co., TX at age 82.

   438 M    iv. John Smith WALKER was born on 26 Jun 1830 in Butts Co., GA and died on 25 Nov 1912 in Shamrock, Wheeler Co., TX at age 82.

John married Teresa Lucinda Mc_ELROY. Teresa was born on 12 Feb 1825 in South Carolina and died on 4 Dec 1872 in Tippah Co., MS at age 47.

   439 F    v. Emily WALKER was born in Sep 1840 in Butts Co., GA and died on 17 Jul 1902 in Lee Co., MS at age 61.

Emily married John B. CARDER about 1856. John was born on 25 Dec 1830 and died on 16 Sep 1916 in Lee Co., MS at age 85.

156. Amos Alexander CONGER was born about 1810 in Butts Co., GA.

General Notes:
Amos Alexander Conger

BIRTH-CONFLICT: CFA lists the birth as, Abt. 1810 in Butts Co., GA. Robert Mark Conger lists the birth as, Abt. 1810 in Mecklenburg, NC.

NAME: Amos Conger, CFA I, p. 22

Amos married Rosanna JENKS on 22 Dec 1828 in Butts Co., GA. Rosanna was born about 1810 in North Carolina.

General Notes:
Rosanna Jenks

NAME-CONFLICT: Rosanna Jenks in CFA. Roseanna Jinks by Robert Mark Conger.


The child from this marriage was:

   440 M    i. Levi Daniel CONGER was born in 1829 in Georgia.

General Notes:
Levi Daniel Conger

COMMENT: Listed as a child by, Robert Mark Conger

157. Susana CONGER was born about 1812 in Butts Co., GA.

General Notes:
Susana Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Susana and Susannah

BIRTH-CONFLICT: CFA lists the birth as, Abt. 1812 in Butts Co., GA. Robert Mark Conger lists the birth as, Abt. 1800 in North Carolina.

RELATIONSHIP: Sisters, Mary Ross and Susannah Conger married brothers, Ezekiel and Samuel Walker, respectively.

Susana married Samuel WALKER, son of Thomas WALKER and Mary BLYTHE, in Mecklenburg Co., NC. Samuel was born about 1793 in Mecklenburg Co., NC and died in May 1863 in Lavaca Co., TX about age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   441 M    i. James WALKER was born about 1819 in Georgia.

+ 442 F    ii. Mary C. WALKER was born about 1824 in Georgia.

158. Eli Martin CONGER was born on 26 Jun 1815 in North Carolina, died on 14 Mar 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 63, and was buried in Mar 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
Eli Martin Conger

AKA: Probably called, Martin.

BIRTH-CONFLICT: CFA lists the birth place as, Butts Co., GA. CFA I, p. 139 lists, NC. Robert Mark Conger lists, North Carolina.

PROBATE: He was the executor of his father's estate.

CENSUS: 1840, in Houston Co, GA, per CFA I, p. 140.

RESIDENCES-CENSUS-OCCUPATION: Apparently he moved to Butts Co., GA, married Judith Burford and started a family. Some census indicated that he was a farmer and merchant. The 1850 census of Henry County, GA lists his occupation as a silversmith.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

EMIGRATION: In 1855 he moved his family to Wood Co., TX where they settled near Quitman.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

EMIGRATION: Eli Martin Conger emigrated from Georgia to Quitman, TX in November 1857.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 139 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

OCCUPATION: At Quitman he opened the first mercantile business, Conger & Giles. The partners hauled goods from Brazoria Crossing on the Sabine River by mule along the Hainesville highway into Wood County, Texas. He owned many slaves and was a highly respected and wealthy citizen of Wood Co., TX. After the Civil War he lost his business.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

BIOGRAPHY: Eli Martin Conger was a very wealthy planter and after the Civil War went into the mercantile business and was very prosperous. He was a devout Christian, being a member of the Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was retired.

CENSUS: 1860, in Wood Co., TX; $7940/$4500; farmer

Eli married Judith BURFORD, daughter of Thomas B. BURFORD and Judith HARRIS, on 7 Feb 1840 in Macon, Butts Co., GA. Judith was born in 1820 in Butts Co., GA, died on 22 Sep 1872 in Wood Co., TX at age 52, and was buried in Sep 1872 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes: AKA: Judith Bufford, CFA I, p. 139


Children from this marriage were:

   443 M    i. John CONGER was born in 1840 in Butts Co., GA and died in 1856 in Texas at age 16.

+ 444 M    ii. Thomas Eli CONGER was born about 12 Feb 1843 in Butts Co., GA, died on 31 Oct 1885 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX about age 42, and was buried in Nov 1885 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

   445 M    iii. William Martin CONGER was born in Nov 1845 in Butts Co., GA and died in 1863 at age 18.

General Notes:
William Martin Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

MILITARY-DEATH: Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He died of disease while serving.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

+ 446 F    iv. Mary Ann CONGER was born on 27 Jul 1847 in Butts Co., GA.

+ 447 M    v. Andrew Jackson CONGER was born on 8 Dec 1849 in Butts Co., GA, died on 16 Dec 1925 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX at age 76, and was buried in Dec 1925 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

   448 F    vi. Martha Elizabeth CONGER was born on 12 May 1852 in Butts Co., GA and died in 1877 at age 25.

+ 449 F    vii. Rebecca Spear CONGER was born on 20 Jan 1855 in Butts Co., GA.

   450 F    viii. Eliza Jane CONGER was born on 3 Jul 1857 in Butts Co., GA.

+ 451 M    ix. Henry Amos CONGER Dr. was born on 8 Apr 1860 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 26 Mar 1928 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK at age 67.

+ 452 M    x. Dr. Jefferson Davis CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1864 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 14 Jul 1936 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 72.

Eli next married Lizzie CROP.

General Notes:
Lizzie Crop

SPOUSE: Lizzie Crop was the 2nd spouse of Eli Martin Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   453 M    i. Davis CONGER was born in Nov 1875 in Winnsboro, Wood Co., TX.

   454 F    ii. Beulah CONGER was born in 1877 in Winnsboro, Wood Co., TX.

164. Sion Moores CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1810 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 27 Jan 1874 at age 63.

General Notes:
Sion Moores Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Mary Moores

Sion married Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall NORTON on 23 Nov 1859. Rebecca was born on 26 Jul 1836 and died on 26 May 1911 at age 74.

General Notes:
Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

AKA: Probably called, Beall (CFA I, p. 471)


Children from this marriage were:

   455 F    i. Mary Genelia Montene CONGER was born on 31 Oct 1860 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 27 Sep 1862 at age 1.

General Notes:
Mary Genelia Montene Conger

PARENTS: Sion Moores Conger and Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

DEATH: 27 Sep 1862 of diptheria

+ 456 M    ii. Sion Iliff CONGER was born on 22 Dec 1861 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 27 Dec 1933 at age 72.

+ 457 M    iii. Dixie Lamar CONGER was born on 20 Feb 1864 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 4 Apr 1952 in Mimosa, Lincoln Co., TN at age 88, and was buried on 5 Apr 1952 in Fayettville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

   458 M    iv. Charles Henry CONGER was born on 7 Oct 1866 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 30 Nov 1911 at age 45.

General Notes:
Charles Henry Conger

PARENTS: Sion Moores Conger and Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried.

RESIDENCES: Dixie Lamar Conger and his brother, Charles Henry Conger, lived at "Beachlawn," the home established, about 1815, by their grandfather, Isaac Conger, near Fayetteville, TN. Their brother, Robert Alonzo Conger, lived on the adjoining farm called, "Eeldon."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 472 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 459 M    v. Robert Alonzo CONGER was born on 18 Mar 1869 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 28 Feb 1951 at age 81, and was buried in Mar 1951 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

166. Nancy CONGER was born on 2 Jul 1804 in Preble Co., OH and died on 9 May 1877 at age 72.

Nancy married Thomas Murray MARSHALL on 5 Feb 1827. Thomas was born about 1802 and died on 23 Jan 1873 in Preble Co., OH about age 71.

General Notes:
Thomas Murray Marshall

RESIDENCES: Of Preble Co., OH

NAME-ERROR: Listed in CFA as, Thomas W. Marshall. Researcher Gary Marshall says his name was Thomas Murray Marshall.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 460 M    i. Josiah Conger MARSHALL was born on 31 Aug 1830 in Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Jan 1902 at age 71.

+ 461 M    ii. Jacob Murray MARSHALL was born on 23 Aug 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 21 Mar 1886 at age 53.

   462 M    iii. William MARSHALL was born on 2 Aug 1838 in Preble Co., OH and died on 8 Aug 1838 in Preble Co., OH.

167. Aaron Ross CONGER was born on 7 Nov 1805 in Preble Co., OH and died on 22 Sep 1896 in Preble Co., OH at age 90.

Aaron married Ruth MARSHALL, daughter of Jacob MARSHALL and Rebecca UNKNOWN, on 22 Feb 1827. Ruth was born on 6 Jul 1807 in Preble Co., OH and died on 14 Oct 1847 in Preble Co., OH at age 40.

Children from this marriage were:

   463 M    i. Marshall A. CONGER was born on 15 Jul 1828 and died on 11 Oct 1848 at age 20.

   464 M    ii. Thomas M. CONGER was born on 12 Apr 1830.

+ 465 M    iii. John Newton CONGER was born on 13 Oct 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 6 Nov 1904 in Preble Co., OH at age 72.

+ 466 M    iv. Wheeler M. CONGER was born on 19 Aug 1834 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Sep 1911 at age 77.

   467 F    v. Rachel CONGER was born on 6 Oct 1836 and died on 24 Dec 1896 at age 60.

Rachel married Nathaniel B. STEPHENS on 6 Nov 1856.

+ 468 F    vi. Anna CONGER was born on 4 Feb 1839 in Preble Co., OH.

Aaron next married Rhoda ROBINSON on 16 Oct 1848.

General Notes:
Rhoda Robinson

SPOUSE: Rhoda Robinson was the 2nd wife of Aaron Ross Conger.

168. Moses CONGER was born on 12 Aug 1807 in Preble Co., OH and died on 22 Aug 1901 in Preble Co., OH at age 94.

General Notes:
Moses Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Was he born in Preble Co., OH (CFA I, p. 346) or Barren Co., KY (CFA I, p. 379)?

Moses married Phoebe PRICE on 13 Nov 1828 in Preble Co., OH. Phoebe was born on 13 Aug 1807 in Butler Co., OH and died in Jun 1880 in Preble Co., OH at age 72.

Children from this marriage were:

   469 M    i. Isaac Ross CONGER was born on 7 Oct 1829 in Preble Co., OH and died on 5 May 1832 at age 2.

+ 470 F    ii. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 7 Feb 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Mar 1881 in Preble Co., OH at age 49.

+ 471 F    iii. Elizabeth Ann CONGER was born on 1 Sep 1834 in Preble Co., OH and died on 20 Jul 1902 at age 67.

   472 M    iv. Eli Moore CONGER was born on 16 Jul 1838 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Aug 1846 at age 8.

   473 F    v. Mary Katherine CONGER was born on 12 Dec 1836 in Preble Co., OH and died on 14 Apr 1841 at age 4.

+ 474 M    vi. William Wims CONGER was born on 18 Oct 1841 in Preble Co., OH and died on 9 Oct 1882 at age 40.

+ 475 M    vii. John Armour CONGER was born on 3 Feb 1847 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Aug 1927 in Goldfield, Wright Co., IA at age 80.

+ 476 M    viii. Henry Clayton CONGER was born on 23 Aug 1849 in Preble Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1908 in Preble Co., OH at age 59.

Moses next married Marinda GARDNER.

169. Anna CONGER was born on 2 Oct 1809 and died on 3 Aug 1877 in Camden, Preble Co., OH at age 67.

General Notes:
Anna Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Problem: Was she born in Preble Co., OH or Barren Co., KY? Listed as Barren Co., KY on p. 750 of CFA I.

Anna married Thomas HUFFMAN on 8 Mar 1831. Thomas was born on 30 Jan 1808 in Camden, Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Nov 1893 in Camden, Preble Co., OH at age 85.

The child from this marriage was:

   477 M    i. John A. HUFFMAN was born on 13 Nov 1835.

John married Elizabeth Mc_MACHEN. Elizabeth was born on 9 Mar 1831.

170. Sarah CONGER was born on 18 Nov 1811 in Barren Co., KY and died on 9 Sep 1877 in Jackson, Preble Co., OH at age 65.

General Notes:
Sarah Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Problem: Was she born in Preble Co., OH or Barron Co., KY? CFA I lists both. CFA II, p. 403 lists, 20 Nov 1811, Barron Co., KY.

Problem: Was the date of death, 8 Sep 1877 or 9 Sep 1877? CFA II, p. 403 lists, 9 Sep 1877 at Jackson, Preble, OH.

Sarah married Alexander RHEA on 18 Feb 1834. Alexander was born on 14 Jan 1813 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Dec 1881 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   478 M    i. James Franklin RHEA was born on 14 Feb 1835.

   479 M    ii. John Conger RHEA was born on 19 Sep 1836.

John married Elizabeth POLLACK in 1859.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Pollack

AKA: Lizzie Pollock; Elizabeth Pollack in CFA II, p. 403

   480 F    iii. Unknown RHEA was born on 11 May 1839 and died on 22 Jun 1839.

General Notes: SEX: Female child .

   481 M    iv. William Leander RHEA was born on 11 Nov 1840 and died on 7 Jul 1854 at age 13.

   482 F    v. Sarah Elizabeth RHEA was born on 26 Mar 1843 and died on 13 Mar 1866 at age 22.

Sarah married Michael PENTECOST.

+ 483 M    vi. Robert Milton RHEA was born about 22 Apr 1848 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Oct 1919 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX about age 71.

   484 F    vii. Mary Evaline RHEA was born on 4 Jul 1851 and died on 12 Aug 1875 at age 24.

Mary married James POTTENGER.

   485 F    viii. Samantha Caroline RHEA was born on 14 Jan 1854 and died on 27 Jun 1877 at age 23.

Samantha married Julius LANE.

172. Mary Ross CONGER was born on 5 Aug 1816 in Preble Co., OH and died on 8 Jun 1875 at age 58.

General Notes:
Mary Ross Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Problem: Was the birth, 5 Aug 1816 or 6 Aug 1816?

Mary married Thomas Mc_WHINNEY. Thomas was born about 1813 in Preble Co., OH and died on 25 Feb 1876 about age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   486 M    i. Leander Andrew Mc_WHINNEY was born in Feb 1840 and died on 24 Nov 1864 at age 24.

General Notes: Unmarried.

+ 487 F    ii. Sarah Ellen Mc_WHINNEY was born in Jan 1838 and died on 7 Feb 1871 at age 33.

+ 488 M    iii. Issac Newton Mc_WHINNEY was born on 16 Jun 1845 and died on 10 Nov 1904 at age 59.

   489 M    iv. Omer Ross Mc_WHINNEY .

General Notes:
Omer Ross McWhinney

DEATH-CHILDREN: Died at age 22, 2 female children.

173. Eli CONGER was born on 20 Dec 1819 in Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Mar 1901 in Preble Co., OH at age 81.

General Notes:
Eli Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Eli married Lucinda Mc_WHINNEY on 1 Nov 1853. Lucinda was born on 27 Oct 1821 in Preble Co., OH and died on 4 Oct 1887 at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 490 F    i. Caroline CONGER was born on 13 Sep 1840 in Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Sep 1922 at age 82.

   491 M    ii. John Newton CONGER was born about 1842.

+ 492 M    iii. James Harvey CONGER was born on 18 Feb 1845.

+ 493 F    iv. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 22 Sep 1847 in Preble Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1896 at age 48.

174. Elizabeth M. CONGER was born on 5 Dec 1823 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Jan 1845 at age 21.

General Notes:
Elizabeth M. Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Elizabeth married Henry OVERHOLSER on 27 Feb 1840 in Preble Co., OH. Henry was born on 28 Jan 1822 and died on 30 Jan 1905 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 494 F    i. Sarah Jane OVERHOLSER was born on 9 Jun 1842 and died on 6 Feb 1874 at age 31.

+ 495 M    ii. Stephen R. OVERHOLSER was born on 15 Oct 1859.

   496 M    iii. Samuel Jacob OVERHOLSER was born on 10 Oct 1863 and died on 9 Aug 1865 at age 1.

175. William Alexander CONGER was born about 26 Sep 1825 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Feb 1915 in Bundette, Pawnee Co., KS about age 89.

General Notes:
William Alexander Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Problem: Was the date of birth, 26 Sep 1825 or 26 Sep 1826 (CFA I, p. 511)?

RESIDENCES: Last residence, Burdette, KS

BIOGRAPHY: William Alexander Conger was the last survivor of the children of Josiah Conger. He enjoyed playing his own accompaniments on the organ and singing the hymns he loved. Although he had been blind for many years, his affliction only strengthened his character. He was a member of the Christian Church since the age of 27.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 43a & 512 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

William married Sarah PADDOCK on 2 Dec 1847. Sarah was born on 17 Dec 1830 in Wayne Co., IN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 497 M    i. Eli CONGER was born on 27 Oct 1848 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

+ 498 F    ii. Mary Catherine CONGER was born on 8 Jan 1850 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN and died on 2 Mar 1885 at age 35.

   499 F    iii. Eveline CONGER was born on 11 Oct 1851 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Eveline married William D. MOORE.

   500 M    iv. Elijah CONGER was born on 4 Sep 1853 and died in 1854 at age 1.

   501 U    v. Merriam CONGER was born on 18 Jul 1855 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL.

+ 502 F    vi. Samantha Jane CONGER was born on 6 Jul 1857 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL and died on 1 Aug 1925 in Baca Co., CO at age 68.

   503 M    vii. William R. CONGER was born on 5 Apr 1854 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL and died in 1859 at age 5.

   504 U    viii. Oneta CONGER was born on 10 Nov 1861 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL and died in 1862 at age 1.

+ 505 F    ix. Sarah Etta CONGER was born on 3 Dec 1863 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL.

   506 F    x. Emma Frances CONGER was born on 10 Dec 1865 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL and died on 4 Oct 1886 at age 20.

Emma married Conrad EPLEY.

   507 M    xi. Oscar CONGER was born on 9 Feb 1869 in Thawville, Iroquois Co., IL.

General Notes:
Oscar Conger

PARENTS: William Alexander Conger and Sarah Paddock

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried.

   508 M    xii. John Harvey CONGER was born on 7 Apr 1872 in Everett, Cass Co., MO and died on 13 Feb 1888 at age 15.

176. Eveline CONGER was born on 9 Aug 1831 in Preble Co., OH and died on 2 Dec 1906 at age 75.

General Notes:
Eveline Conger

PARENTS: Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon

Problem: Was her first name, Eveline or Evaline?

Problem: Was the date of death 1 Dec 1906 or 2 Dec 1906?

Eveline married Jacob MARSHALL on 19 Aug 1851 in Preble Co., OH. Jacob was born on 24 Dec 1822 in Preble Co., OH and died on 8 Jul 1889 at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 509 M    i. John MARSHALL was born on 13 Aug 1852 and died on 6 Feb 1892 at age 39.

+ 510 F    ii. Katherine Alice MARSHALL was born about 1854.

+ 511 F    iii. Mary Ann MARSHALL was born on 26 Oct 1856 and died on 25 Oct 1880 at age 23.

   512 M    iv. Martha Rachel MARSHALL was born about 1858 and died in 1860 about age 2.

+ 513 F    v. Lucinda Clementine MARSHALL was born on 26 Feb 1865.

+ 514 F    vi. Daisy Dean MARSHALL was born in 1867.

183. Jesse John Conger ELSTON was born on 28 Oct 1819 in Smith Co., TN and died in Kaufman Co., TX.

Jesse married Eunice Mc_NEAL.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 515 F    i. Mary Elizabeth ELSTON was born on 14 Mar 1837 in Bolivar, Hardemon Co., TN and died in Henderson Co., TX.

   516 M    ii. Jesse John ELSTON was born in 1838 in Madison Co., TN.

Jesse married Emeline GRIFFIN.

Jesse next married L. V. IVY on 2 Nov 1870.

   517 M    iii. Nathan G. ELSTON was born in 1840 in Madison Co., TN.

   518 F    iv. Sarah Alice ELSTON was born on 5 Jun 1842 in Madison Co., TN and died on 9 Feb 1908 in Oklahoma at age 65.

Sarah married James Monroe PEEL on 28 Dec 1864.

+ 519 M    v. David Elias ELSTON was born on 18 Sep 1843 in Madison Co., TN, died on 6 Dec 1893 in Kaufman Co., TX at age 50, and was buried in Dec 1893 in Peel Cemetery.

   520 F    vi. Nancy J. ELSTON was born in 1846 in Madison Co., TN.

General Notes: Unmarried.

   521 F    vii. Barberry ELSTON was born in 1848 in Madison Co., TN.

Barberry married Joseph Bennett EAST on 15 Sep 1870.

   522 F    viii. Eunice May ELSTON was born on 14 Feb 1853 in Madison Co., TN and died on 13 Apr 1904 in Texas at age 51.

General Notes: Unmarried.

192. Isaac C. RAILSBACK was born on 13 Sep 1806 in Kentucky and died on 4 Mar 1873 at age 66.

Isaac married Elizabeth RUNYON on 6 Feb 1834. Elizabeth was born on 14 Dec 1814 and died on 26 Jun 1878 at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 523 F    i. Juliette A. RAILSBACK was born on 6 Feb 1835 and died on 27 Feb 1886 at age 51.

   524 M    ii. William M. RAILSBACK was born on 23 Apr 1845 and died on 23 Aug 1868 at age 23.

   525 F    iii. Sarah J. RAILSBACK was born on 23 Apr 1845 and died on 23 Aug 1868 at age 23.

+ 526 F    iv. Martha A. RAILSBACK was born on 19 Feb 1850 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH.

   527 M    v. Thomas C. RAILSBACK was born on 25 Jan 1863 and died about 11 Aug 1865 about age 2.

General Notes:
Thomas C. Railsback

Problem: Date of death listed, as 11 Aug 1856 in CFA I, p. 781.

194. Benjamin Dusenbury ROUNSAVILLE .

Benjamin married Mary KING in 1818.

The child from this marriage was:

   528 F    i. Jane ROUNSAVALL was born in 1775 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 2 Nov 1845 in Beldsoe Co., TN at age 70.

Jane married Phillip Gysberti HOODENPYLE. Phillip was born in 1756 in Amsterdam, Holland and died on 25 Aug 1833 in Pikeville, Bledsoe Co., TN at age 77.

General Notes:
Phillip Gysberti Hoodenpyle

RELATIONSHIP-RESEARCHER: This is the gggg grandparents of researcher, Lindy
Sheehan of Solana Beach, CA. Email: LindyT@aol.com

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

203. John Rankin ROSS was born on 1 Jan 1820 in Ouachita Parish, LA and died about 1874 in Cooke Co., TX about age 54.

John married Mary J. FORD, daughter of Noah FORD and Mary UNKNOWN,. Mary was born about 1830 in Troup Co., GA and died between 1861 and 1864 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX.

Children from this marriage were:

   529 M    i. Eli Ford ROSS was born about 1848.

Eli married Margaret TURNER.

Eli next married Mary C. BEARD.

+ 530 M    ii. John Overton ROSS was born on 9 Sep 1849 in Morehouse Parish, LA and died on 22 Jun 1940 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX at age 90.

   531 M    iii. William C. ROSS was born about 1856.

John next married Elizabeth UNKNOWN.

General Notes: AKA: Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons.

209. Hannah J. CONGER was born about 1790 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ, died on 4 Aug 1868 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH about age 78, and was buried in Aug 1868 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Ancestral File Number: HRML-RH.

General Notes:
Hannah J. Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger and Mary Goble

BIRTH-CONFLICT: John Knisely lists the birth date as, Abt. 1794; birth year calculated from the tombstone is, Abt. 1790

CEMETERY:
Hannah J. Conger Hafer
Birth: 1790, Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1868, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Spouse-Parents:
Hannah J. Conger Hafer was the wife of Israel Hafer and the daughter of Elias Darby and Mary Goble Conger.

Family links:
Spouse:
Israel Hafer (1781 - 1865)*

Children:
Joseph Hafer (1814 - 1892)*
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)*
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Created by: Ken Childers, Record added: Jul 09, 2004
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 9073985)

Hannah married Israel HAFER about 1807. Israel was born between 1781 and 1784, died on 7 Oct 1865 in Guernsey Co., OH, and was buried in Oct 1865 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

General Notes:
Israel Hafer

NAME-CONFLICT: Israel Hofer on Ancestral File; Israel Hafer on the tombstone

COMMENT: The Israel Hafer family can be found in the Conger and the Yoho genealogy files of researcher, Richard E. Henthorn.

RESIDENCES-CHILDREN-RELATIONSHIP: According to John Knisely, they lived in Greene Co., PA; then in Morgan Co., OH and later in Guernsey Co., OH. He lists the birth date of Israel Hafer as, Abt. 1781 and of Hannah as, Abt. 1794. The states, "Among their children were John Hafer, m. Jane McBride; Elias Hafer; and probably Joseph Hafer. ... I suspect that my ancestor, Sarah Jane Hafer, b. 2 Sep 1826, PA, d. 25 Dec 1863, Greene Co., PA, who married William Knisely, is also one of Israel and Hannah's children."

He also states, "Israel was the brother of Joseph Hafer and (probably) the brother of Jacob Hafer, b. c1795, m. Elizabeth Simpson and lived in Greene Co., Pennsylvania.".

Further, "There was a widow, Lydia Hafer on the 1840 census of Morgan Co., OH. I think it's likely she's a relative of Israel; perhaps she's the widow of his brother, Joseph."


CHILDREN: It is known from the biographical sketch of John Hafer, the husband of Jane McBride, that he was the son of Israel Hafer and Hannah Conger.

CHILDREN: Researcher John Knisely lists the children of Israel Hafer and Hannah Conger as: Jacob (probably); Joseph (probably); Elias; John; Sarah Jane his ancestor (possibly/probably); Rhoda J.; Samuel (possibly); Israel Jr.; Charlotte; Hester. Further research will be necessary to prove the members of this family.

CEMETERY:
Israel Hafer
Birth: 1781
Death: Oct. 7, 1865, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Family links:
Spouse:
Hannah J. Conger Hafer (1790 - 1868)

Children:
Joseph Hafer (1814 - 1892)*
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)*
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Created by: Ken Childers, Record added: Jul 09, 2004
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 9073927)


Children from this marriage were:

   532 M    i. Jacob HAFER was born about 1810 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes:
Jacob Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

RESIDENCES: 1850, Beaver Twp., Guernsey Co., OH

Jacob married Lucinda UNKNOWN.

   533 M    ii. Joseph HAFER was born on 22 Nov 1814 in Pennsylvania, died on 18 Aug 1892 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH at age 77, and was buried in Aug 1892 in Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

General Notes:
Joseph Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

RESIDENCES: As of 1850, Wright Twp., Guernsey Co., OH

CEMETERY:
Joseph Hafer
Birth: Nov. 22, 1814, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1892, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Spouse-Parents:
Joseph Hafer, husband of Anne Hafer and the son of Israel and Hannah J. Conger Hafer.

Family links:
Parents:
Israel Hafer (1781 - 1865)
Hannah J. Conger Hafer (1790 - 1868)

Spouse:
Anne Burson Hafer (1816 - 1886)

Children:
Charlotte Hafer (1835 - 1853)*
Caroline Hafer (1837 - 1853)*
Harriet Hafer (1845 - 1861)*
Jehu B. Hafer (1845 - 1853)*
Theadore Hafer (1853 - 1861)*
John Hafer (1856 - 1861)*

Siblings:
Joseph Hafer (1814 - 1892)
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)*
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Created by: Ken Childers, Record added: Jul 10, 2004
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 9077477)

Joseph married Nancy J. BURSON.

+ 534 M    iii. Elias Elihugh HAFER was born between 1817 and 1819 in Pennsylvania, died on 10 Aug 1870 in Bebee, Wetzel Co., WV, and was buried in Aug 1870 in Wetzel Co., WV, Highland Cemetery.

+ 535 M    iv. John HAFER was born on 19 Aug 1824 in Washington Co., PA, died on 13 Feb 1898 in Wetzel Co., WV at age 73, and was buried in Feb 1898 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

   536 F    v. Sarah Jane HAFER was born on 2 Sep 1826 in Pennsylvania and died on 25 Dec 1863 in Greene Co., PA at age 37.

General Notes:
Sarah Jane Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

Sarah married William KNISELY.

   537 F    vi. Rhoda J. HAFER was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania.

   538 M    vii. Samuel HAFER was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes:
Samuel Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

RESIDENCES: 1850 living in Marshall Co., VA

PROBATE: In 1875, a Samuel Hafer served as surety for the estate of William Knisely, husband of Sarah Jane Hafer.

   539 M    viii. Israel HAFER Jr. was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania.

   540 F    ix. Charlotte HAFER was born about 1835 in Ohio.

   541 F    x. Hester HAFER was born about 1837 in Ohio.

210. David S. CONGER was born between 1789 and 1791 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died in Mar 1872 in Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IA, and was buried in Mar 1872 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, Farm Cemetery. Ancestral File Number: HRML-CXNB-WD.

General Notes:
David S. Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Goble

BIRTH-PROBLEM: Ancestral File lists the birth as, 1789, Greene, PA

MARRIAGE: The information about the marriage of David Conger and Rebecca Sharp is confusing.

Apparently most records, none cited, say that David Conger and Rebeccas Sharp were married Abt. 1814 in Greene Co., PA.

In the book, "Ten Mile Country and it's Pioneers," by Howard L. Lecky, historian, on page 456 there are two contradictory entries.
Rachel Sharp, b. 1788, married David Conger
Rebecca Sharp, b. 1794, married Ephraim Corwin.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

RESIDENCES: Dearborn, Dearborn Co., IN and Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IA

CENSUS: 1856, in Monroe Co., IA, Bluff Creek Twp.
David Conger, 66, b. NJ, widowed, in state 2 years
Only person in the household
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., IA, Bluff Creek Twp., 592
David Conger, 69, [sic, 71], farmer, NJ
Elias, 47, farmer, PA
Mary J., 26, domestic, IN
Jacob, 3, IA; Amanda, 1, IA
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


RECOLLECTIONS:
Robert O. Conger, son of John Spencer Conger, wrote the following on 4 May 1911: "Our great grandfather (Elias Darby Conger) was a hard-shell Baptist preacher during the War of Revolution of Long Island. He came from Essex county, NJ.

David married into a family of Pennsylvannia Moonshiners. Father told me all this. He says he remembers folks used to gather at his father's home. They were all raw-boned fellows, wore red shirts, broad hats, with their pants in the tops of their boots. I don't know when they left Pennsylvania or Peach Creek."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 118 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


BIOGRAPHY:
David and Rebecca Conger left Manchester, IN in 1854 and settled at Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe County, Iowa. They had just moved into their new house when Rebecca died of the Spotted Fever. She and David and son, Elias, were buried on the homestead, on Section 10, owned by Frank Durbala in 1961. Years later, after a cemetery was established in the area, relatives tried to remove the bodies but nothing was left. They built a stone wall around and area 10' x 16' and deeded it to the county as a cemetery. A tree grows in the middle of the graves, as of 1965.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 118 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: As of the 1870 census he was living with his son, Elias Milton Conger and family.

DEATH: David Conger, of this county, died a short time ago while on a visit to one of his daughters near Albia [Iowa]. He was about 80 years old.
(Source: Centerville Citizen, Centerville, Iowa, Saturday, 13 Apr 1872, Vol. 8 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

David married Rebecca SHARP, daughter of Isaac SHARP and Mary WOLVERTON, between 1810 and 1814 in Greene Co., PA. Rebecca was born between 1786 and 1788 in Greene Co., PA, died in Aug 1854 in Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IA, and was buried in Aug 1854 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, Farm Cemetery.

General Notes:
Rebecca Sharp

Problem: Was the year of birth, 1786, 1788, or 1796?. Ancestral File lists,
Abt. 1794, perhaps in Monroe Co., OH.

FATHER: Isaac Sharp, the father of Rebecca Sharp, was a native of New Jersey.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 542 M    i. Elias Milton CONGER was born on 2 Aug 1812 in Pennsylvania, died before 1880 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, and was buried before 1880 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, Farm Cemetery.

+ 543 M    ii. Isaac W. CONGER was born about 1818 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., OH.

+ 544 F    iii. Mary CONGER was born on 8 Jun 1814 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 19 May 1884 in Monroe Co., IA at age 69, and was buried in May 1884 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

   545 F    iv. Rhoda Ann CONGER was born in 1816.

General Notes:
Rhoda Ann Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Rhoda married Joseph HUNTER.

+ 546 M    v. John Spencer CONGER was born on 24 Oct 1819 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 19 Jul 1907 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA at age 87.

+ 547 F    vi. Amanda M. CONGER was born in 1822.

+ 548 F    vii. Rachel H. CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1824 in Dearborn Co., IN, died on 31 Mar 1899 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA at age 75, and was buried in Apr 1899 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

   549 M    viii. David CONGER was born in 1825 and died on 24 Sep 1946 at age 121.

General Notes:
David Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Batch #: C534741, Source Call #: 1313476
Christening 13 Feb 1825, David Conger, Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana, Church of Christ
QUESTION: Was this the Christening of David Conger, son of David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp?

NEVER_MARRIED: David Conger never married.

+ 550 F    ix. Sophia Rebecca CONGER was born in 1829 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN.

   551 F    x. Hannah Jane CONGER was born about 1831 and died in 1854 about age 23.

General Notes:
Hannah Jane Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

NEVER_MARRIED: Hannah Jane Conger never married.

+ 552 F    xi. Sabrina M. CONGER was born on 2 Sep 1833 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died in Feb 1911 in Rush Co., KS at age 77, and was buried in Feb 1911 in Nichol.

+ 553 M    xii. Edward Arington CONGER was born between 1835 and 1837 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died between 1868 and 1870.

213. Stephen Elijah CONGER was born on 22 Oct 1796 in Greene Co., PA, died on 12 May 1859 in Conner Ridge, Monroe Co., OH at age 62, and was buried in May 1859 in Monroe Co., OH, Conner Ridge Cemetery. Ancestral File Number: 41CP-53.

General Notes:
Stephen Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Goble

ERROR: Ancestral File of Jan 1996 lists the date of marriage as 12 May 1859 in Monroe Co., OH. Where did this date come from? The marriage year is definitely in error. This is the date of his death.

LAND: Stephen Conger, R4, T3, S20; date of entry 19 Jan 1818
[Note: Joyce Posey states: He only paid taxes on his animals. Possibly he pre-empted his land and was not subject to land taxes.]
(Source: Tract Book, Vol. 2, from State Auditor and Early Purchases of Land - furnished by Joyce Posey)


TAX_LIST: 1826 tax records, Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Stephen Conger taxed for 2 cattle, value 16.00
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Tax Records, Compiled by Rita Bone Kopp - furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1827 tax records, Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Stephen Conger taxed for 1 horse, 1 cattle, value 48.00
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Tax Records, Compiled by Rita Bone Kopp - furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1828 tax records, Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Stephen Conger taxed for 1 horse, 2 cattle, value 56.00
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Tax Records, Compiled by Rita Bone Kopp - furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1829 Tax Records, Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Stephen Conger taxed for 4 cattle, value 32.00
(Source: Monroe Co., OH Tax Records, Compiled by Rita Bone Kopp - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Census: 1830, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp.
Stephen Conger:
1 m 0-5; 1 m 5-10; 1 m 10-16; 1 m 3-40
1 f 0-5; 1 f 20-30
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp.
Stephen Conger:
2 m 0-5; 2 m 5-10; 3 m 10-15; 1 m 15-20; 1 m 4-50
1 f 5-10; 2 f 10-15; 1 f 30-40
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 86/86, 25 Sep 1850
Stephen Conger, 54, m. farmer, $1200, PA; Mary, 48, f. OH
Benoni, 19, m. farmer, OH; Stephen, 17, m. farmer, OH;
Eliza, 16, f. OH; John, 14, m. OH; Elias, 13, m. OH; Enos, 12, m. OH;
David, 9, m. OH; Joseph, 7, m. OH; Pluma, 4, f. OH; Juliette, 4, f. OH
[Note: First 4 children were not in the 1850 census. REH]

RELATIONSHIP: Brothers, Stephen and Gershom Conger married sisters, Mary and Hannah Piatt, respectively.


RECOLLECTIONS: Conner's Ridge Cemetery Holds Stephen Conger - b. 23 Oct 1796; d. 12 May 1859 by Willis and Dorothy Hollingsworth

On August 4, 1997 we turned off I-77 at Caldwell, OH to drive 30 miles east to Woodsfield, OH. We were only 25 miles from Marietta, OH.

Our first stop in Woodsfield was the Monroe Co. court house. The recorder's office had no records; they had been destroyed by fire many yearss ago. They recommended the library where we did find info on the cemetery. We also stopped at the county engineer's office and he gave us a county road map. A county worker gave us detailed instructions how to get to Wayne Twp. The library info verified that Stephen Conger and Mary (Piatt) Conger were buried there.

It was very hot that day, but Dorothy finally found Stephen Conger's marker. We never found a marker for Mary. It wasn't here Stephen's. We should have searched more. In the row directly in front of Stephen's marker were Isaac and Mary Lowe's markers. They were the parents of Elizabeth Lowe, wife of James Conger, son of Stephen (two more of Willis' g.g.grandparents). We were very lucky to have found them.

Stephen and Mary (Piatt) died 21 years apart. This may be the reason her marker was not near her husband's. The markers are in the center of the old cemetery, west of the Conner Ridge Methodist Church. The cemetery is in the Wayne National Forest. We were driving our 1960 Edsel.

[Note: Two photographs accompanied the article. One showed a view of several stones, with that of Stephen Conger indicated. The other was a close up of the stone of Stephen Conger which read: STEPHEN CONGER; DIED; MAY 12, 1859; AGED 62 Yrs. 6; Mo. & 22 Days. Under a line there is a verse inscribed which can't be read in the photograph. REH]
(Source: Conger Confab, March 1998, p. 7)

Problem: What was the birth date of Stephen Conger? The birthdate calculated from the information on his tombstone is 20 Oct 1796. Others have listed 22 Oct 1796 and the Hollingsworths listed 23 Oct 1796.

Stephen married Mary Jane PIATT, daughter of James PIATT Sr. and Nancy COLEMAN, on 16 May 1819 in Monroe Co., OH. Mary was born on 5 Oct 1803 in Belmont Co., OH and died on 14 Oct 1881 in Monroe Co., OH at age 78.

General Notes:
Mary Piatt

PARENTS: James Piatt, Sr. and Nancy Coleman

BIRTH: Ancestral File lists, 5 Oct 1802/1803 Monroe Co., OH

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 1113/1113, p. 160, 19 Jul 1860
Mary Conger, 57, f. domestic, 2500/325, OH
Stephen, 27, m. farmer, OH; John, 24, m. farm laborer, OH
David, 19, m. farm laborer; Pluma, 14, f. OH; Juliet, 14, f. OH
(Census furnished by REH)

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 138-138
Isaac Shafer, 31, OH, farmer; Plunara, 24, OH, keep house
John, 4, OH; Asher C., 1, OH
Mary Conger, 68, OH, help daughter
Pheby E. Shafer, 23, OH, domestic

MOTHER-RESIDENCES-CONFLICT: After the death of her husband, Mary Jane (Piatt) Conger lived with her daughter, Pluma Shafer. She is shown living with Pluma Shafer in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1880 census.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 416 - Maxine Crowell Leonard.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 554 M    i. James M. CONGER was born on 17 Feb 1820 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 25 Jan 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS at age 90, and was buried in Jan 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS, East Paradise.

+ 555 M    ii. William CONGER was born about Jun 1825 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 1 Mar 1896 in Nr. Hillsdale, Miami Co., KS about age 70.

+ 556 F    iii. Sarah CONGER was born on 8 Oct 1827 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 19 Apr 1899 at age 71.

+ 557 F    iv. Mary CONGER was born in Oct 1830 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Oct 1904 in Morgan Co., OH at age 74, and was buried in Oct 1904 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 558 M    v. Benoni G. CONGER was born about Feb 1831 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died in 1918 about age 87, and was buried in 1918 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH, Reinersville Cemetery.

+ 559 M    vi. Stephen Jackson CONGER was born in 1833 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 10 Apr 1862 in Beverly, , VA at age 29, and was buried in Apr 1862 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

+ 560 F    vii. Eliza Jane CONGER was born on 20 Apr 1834 in Ohio and died on 27 Sep 1915 at age 81.

+ 561 M    viii. John CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1836 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died on 14 Oct 1909 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH at age 73.

+ 562 M    ix. Elias Darby CONGER was born on 2 Apr 1837 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 5 Mar 1913 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV at age 75, and was buried in Mar 1913 in Drift Run Cemetery.

+ 563 M    x. Enos CONGER was born on 19 Nov 1838 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, died on 20 Dec 1905 in Palco, Rooks Co., KS at age 67, and was buried in Dec 1905 in Marcotte Cemetery.

+ 564 M    xi. David CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1841 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 21 Jul 1926 in Friendly, Tyler Co., WV at age 85, and was buried in Jul 1926 in Sistersville, Tyler Co., WV, Locust Grove Cemetery.

+ 565 M    xii. Joseph Morris CONGER was born on 14 Jun 1843 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Oct 1896 in Howland, Putnam Co., MO at age 53, and was buried on 20 Oct 1896 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO, Mendota Cemetery.

+ 566 F    xiii. Pluma CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1846 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died on 14 Mar 1917 in Monroe Co., OH at age 70.

+ 567 F    xiv. Juliette CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1846 in Ohio and died on 3 Aug 1915 at age 69.

214. Gershom CONGER was born in 1798 in Greene Co., PA and died in Ohio. Ancestral File Number: HRMM-36.

General Notes:
Gershom Conger

PARENTS: Gershom Conger was the son of Elias Darby Conger and Mary Goble.

TAX_LIST: 1826 Tax List, Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp.
Gershom Conger; 3 horses, 2 cattle, no property
(Furnish by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1827 Tax List, Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp.
Gershum Conger, 1 horse, 2 cattle, no land
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1828 Tax List, Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp.
Gersham Conger, 1 horse, 2 cattle, no land
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1829 Tax List, Monroe Co., OH, Adama Twp.
Gershum Conger, 1 horse, 2 cattle, no land
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

TAX_LIST: 1839 Tax List, not found


Census: 1840, in Monore Co., OH, Adams Twp.
Gershom Conger
2 m. 5-10; 1 m. 10-15; 1 m. 15-20; 1 m. 40-50
2 f. 0-5; 1 f. 10-15; 1 f. 30-40
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 40/40, 18 Jul 1850
Gershorn Conger, 52, m. farmer, $800, PA; Hannah, 49, f. OH
John, 18, m. farmer, OH; Nelson, 16, m. farmer, OH; Hannah, 14, f. OH;
Mary, 12, f. OH
Frettle Fallwell, 22, m. laborer, PA
[Note: The first 3 children were not in the 1850 census. REH]
ERROR: Joyce Posey and Robert Guilinger state: His first name, was Gershom, not Gershorn as shown in the 1850 census extraction of Wilma Davis.

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 507/507, p. 75, 6 Jul 1860
Gresham Conger, 61, m. farmer, 3000/500, PA; Hannah, 59, f. domestic, VA
Mary, 21, f. domestic, OH
(Census furnished by REH)


RELATIONSHIP: Brothers, Stephen and Gershom Conger married sisters, Mary and Hannah Piatt, respectively.

Problem: Did he die in OH, IN, or IA?

Gershom married Hannah PIATT, daughter of James PIATT Sr. and Nancy COLEMAN, on 13 Aug 1822 in Ohio. Hannah was born on 8 Aug 1800 in Washington, , OH.

General Notes:
Hannah Piatt

BIRTH: A birth date of, Abt. 1801, has been given. The Ancestral File lists, 8 Aug 1800 in Washington, OH.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 568 M    i. David CONGER was born about Apr 1823 in Green, Monroe Co., OH, died about Jul 1905 about age 82, and was buried about Jul 1905 in Monroe Co., OH, Otts Chapel Cemetery.

+ 569 F    ii. Julia Ann CONGER was born about 1828 in Ohio and died about 1865 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH about age 37.

+ 570 M    iii. Daniel CONGER was born between 1828 and 1831 in Ohio and died in Feb 1901 in Monroe Co., OH.

   571 M    iv. John CONGER was born between 1832 and 1836 in Ohio and died on 15 Jan 1865 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
John Conger

COMMENT: There was a John Conger, 26, insane, at the Monroe County Infirmary, at Woodsfield, OH in June 1860. This John, son of Gershom and Hannah was the only John Conger of that age in the area.
(Source: The Conger Family of America I, p. 210 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 469/469, p. 65, June 1860
Living in the Monroe County Infirmary
John Conger, 26, m. Insane, OH

DEATH: John Conger, died on 15 Jan 1865 at the age of 29 years at the Infirmary in Woodsfield, OH. He was probably the son of Gershom Conger and Hannah Piatt. (Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 701 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 572 M    v. Nelson CONGER was born on 23 Dec 1834 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH and died on 27 Dec 1892 in Jackson Co., WV at age 58.

   573 F    vi. Hannah CONGER was born about 1836 in Ohio.

   574 F    vii. Mary CONGER was born about 1838 in Ohio.

215. Dorcas CONGER was born on 15 Nov 1802 in Greene Co., PA. Ancestral File Number: HRMM-5J.

General Notes:
Dorcas Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Goble

Dorcas married Paul RUSH about 1822. Paul was born on 5 May 1803 in Pennsylvania and died in Brown, , IN.

General Notes:
Paul Rush

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp., 67.67, 17 Sep 1850
Paul Rush, 47, m. farmer, $1000, PA; Dorcas, 47, f. PA
Emily, 18, f. OH; Elizabeth, 16, f. OH; Malinda, 14, f. OH;
Phebee, 12, f. VA; Ruth, 10, f. OH; Eliza, 8, f. OH; Louisa, 6, f. OH
Adaline, 4, f. OH


Children from this marriage were:

   575 F    i. Emily RUSH was born about 1832 in Ohio.

   576 F    ii. Elizabeth RUSH was born about 1834 in Ohio.

   577 F    iii. Malinda RUSH was born about 1836 in Ohio.

   578 F    iv. Phebee RUSH was born about 1838 in Virginia.

   579 F    v. Ruth RUSH was born about 1840 in Ohio.

   580 F    vi. Eliza RUSH was born about 1842 in Ohio.

   581 F    vii. Louisa RUSH was born about 1844 in Ohio.

   582 F    viii. Adaline RUSH was born about 1846 in Ohio.

217. Elias Gregory CONGER was born on 18 Jul 1806 in Greene Co., PA, died on 18 Aug 1895 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA at age 89, and was buried in Aug 1895 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Gregory Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregrory

MARRIAGE: Marriage to Rebecca Patterson in 1825 at Guernsey, OH is listed in Ancestral File.

COMMENT: Appanoose County Iowa was created, 17 Feb 1843 by the laws of the Territory of Iowa. It was named for Chief Appanoose of the Sauk Indian tribes. It was first administered by Van Buren County and later Davis County.


BIOGRAPHY:
From the County History, Appanoose County, Iowa, Pleasant Township, pp 531-593, William Russell Conger of Dallas found the following pertaining to Elias Gregory Conger.

E.G. Conger, Farmer, Sec 33: O.O. Cincinnati; born in Greene county, Penn. in 1806; in 1812 his father Elias D., removed to Monroe county, Ohio; engaged in farming until his death in 1845; at the age of 16, E.G. ran away from home, having no advantages of schooling; went to the Ohio River and engaged to push on a keel-boat; there he saw the first steamboat on the Ohio River. At the age of 20 he returned to his native county in Penn., married Miss Rebecca Patterson, with whom he lived fifty years; she was born in Green county, PA, in 1806, died 25 Nov 1876, leaving seven children: Mary A., Mark, John, Elias, Enos, Martha J., Sam. (Thomas died in 1858, Benoni married and Robinson must have died young before Rebecca's death.)

After their marriage they settled in Monroe county, Ohio, remained until 1848; came to this county where he now resides, owning 170 acres of land valued at $25.00 per acre. He first settled in Caldwell Twp. and for a time lived near Centerville; part of the town is built on land previously owned by him, thence to Walnut Twp; thence to Pleasant; when he came, no settlement between Centerville and the Missouri line; volves numerous.

Mr. Conger is a Republican; always helped fugitive slaves when an opportunity occurred. A member of the ME Church; his wife also. His son William enlisted in 36th Infantry in 1863. At Pittsburg landing missing and was not heard from afterward."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 143 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: Elias G. Conger - Range 4, Township 3, Section 30, Part of Section: Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 29.69 ACres, Date of Entry: January 14, 1834. Land Office Where Sold: Marietta. Residence at the time of Entry: Monroe County, Ohio (Located now (1990) in Monroe County, Adams Township, Ohio River Survey) Page 21.
(Source: Tract Book - Entries - Congress Lands - 22 Ranges & U.S. Military Survey - Volume 2 - Auditor of State of Ohio. - Furnished by Joyce Posey)

EMIGRATION: Conger families came west to Iowa over time. Enos and Jane Strayer Conger came first, in 1845 (brother and wife) and homesteaded on the Charlton River. Then came Elias and John in 1849 (brothers) and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early 50's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen (brothers and nephews), with cousins Charles, Elias and William.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

OCCUPATION:
Elias (Elias Gregory 1806) drifted into growing blooded horses, and Enos was noted in the county as a horticulturist and farmer. All the other Conger boys became thrifty farmers, and their children likewise took up agricultural pursuits, at which most of them were successul.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 35/35, 23 Nov 1850
Elias Conger, 46, farmer, PA; Rebecca, 46, PA
Thomas, 22, farmer, OH; Benoni, 21, farmer, PA; Mary A., 18, OH;
Mark, 17, farmer, OH; John, 15, farmer, OH; William, 13, OH;
Robinson, 11, OH; Elias, 9, OH; Amos, 7, OH; Martha J., 4, OH;
Samuel, 1, IA
(1850 census furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: At the time of the 1850 census of Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa there were three Conger and one Powell families living close together.
Enos and Jane (Strayer) Conger were Family #34
Elias Gregory and Rebecca (Patterson) Conger were Family #35
James B. and Hannah Powell were Family #36 with George Conger, 21, b. OH
John B. and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Conger were Family #37
Enos, Elias Gregory, John B. Conger and Rebecca (Conger) Powell were siblings. George Washington Conger was the 1st cousin, 1 generation removed of these Conger siblings. As of January 1996 it is not known whether James B. and Hannah Powell were related to their 3 Conger neighbors or to Charles and Rebecca (Conger) Powell who were Family #15 in Center Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.

LAND: First purchasers of land in Appanoose Co., IA, prior to 1856: Township 68, Range 17, District of Chariton; Sept. 1, 1852; Warrant #69124, 160 acres;
Filed in Appanoose Co., IA, Feb. 1, 1934, to clear up boundary line or title dispute.
(Source: Appanoose Co., Iowa Book #1 of Land Patents - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., family 98
Elias Gregory Conger, 49, PA, farmer, in state 7 years; Rebecca, 51, PA
John, 20, OH; William, 18, OH; Robinson, 16, OH; Elias, 14, OH
Enos, 12, OH; M.J., 10, OH; Samuel, 7, IA
William Patterson, 18, OH, in state less than 1 year
[Note: William Patterson was probably a relative of Mrs. Rebecca (Patterson) Conger.]
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

LAND: Oct. 1, 1856; Warrant #1631, 80 acres
Filed in Appanoose Co., IA, Apr. 25, 1940, to clear up boundary line or title dispute.
(Source: Appanoose Co., Iowa Book #1 of Land Patents - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp., 996/947
Elias Conger, 54, PA, farmer; Rebecca, 56, PA
Benono, 30, PA; Mary A., 29, OH; Mark, 27, OH; John, 25, OH
Robinson, 19, OH; Elias, 17, OH; Enos, 15, OH; Martha J., 13, OH
Samuel, 11, IA
Fidelia, 21, OH; Adder A., 4 mo, f. IA
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: The 1870 census for Elias Gregory Conger shows a, David, age 22 (born Abt. 1848) in the home. Was he a son of Elias Gregory Conger?
(Source: CFA Vol. II, p. 715 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

MARRIAGE: Elias G. Conger and Ellen Delay, 70, were married on 21 Oct 1877 in Appanoose Co., IA.
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA Marriage Book 6, page 635 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

RESIDENCES: Elias G. Conger farmed 170 acres in Section 13; P.O. Box Cincinnati, Iowa (Pleasant Twp.).
(Source: Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA History Book, p. 269 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


LAND:
Patent Record, Appanoose County, Iowa
United States to Elias Conger
Filed from record the 1 day of Feby A.D. 1934 at 10:00 a.m.
Alva Ratliff Recorder
#338
Recording Fee 50 cents

The United States of America
To all to Whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
KNOW YE, That in pursuance of an Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and for other purposes," approved February 11, 1847, Martin Holmes Private in Captain Eustace Company First Regiment United States Dragoons having deposited in the General Land Office a warrant in his favor numbered 69124

There is Therefore Granted by the United States unto Elias Conger, assignee of Said Martin Holmes, and to his heirs the West half of the North West quarter of Section Twenty nine and the East half of the North East quarter of Section Thirty in Township Sixty-eight North of Range Seventeen West, in the District of Lands Subject to Sale at Fairfield, Iowa. Containing One hundred and ...

according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the General Land Office, by the Surveyor General, which said tracts have been located in satisfaction of the above mentioned warrant, in pursuance of the Act of Congress above mentioned, approved February 11, 1847.

To Have and to Hold the said parts of said sections of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Elias Conger and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Millard Fillmore President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters of be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the First day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-sixth.
By the President: Millard Fillmore
By Alex McCormick asst. Sec'y
E.S. Terry Recorder of General Land Office.
1527066 L.S. Seal

Department of the Interior, General Land Office
Washington, D.C. Jan 27 1934
I hereby certify that this photograph is a true copy of the patent record which is in my custody in this office.
Ruth Lockett Recorder
Seal
[Note: It is not certain which Elias Conger of Iowa this document pertains to. REH]
(Source: furnished by Joyce Posey)


LAND:
UNITED STATES to ELIAS CONGER
#2206 FILED APR. 25, 1940 at 3:15 PM
FEE $0.50, J.R. SMITH RECORDER

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, To all to whom these presents shall come,
Greeting: Whereas, in pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved march 22d, 1852, entitled "An Act to make Bounty Land Warrants assignable, and for other purposes," Warrant No. 16, 31 for 80 acres, issued in favor of James Hammett, private in Captain Lumpkin's Company, Georgia Volunteer's, Cherokee Indian War, has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter: and the South east Quarter of the North west Quarter of Section thirty, in Township Sixty eight, North of Range Seventeen, West, in the District of Lands formerly subject to sale at Fairfield, now Chariton Iowa, containing Eighty acres, according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the General Land Office, by the SURVEYOR GENERAL: which has been assigned to Elias Conger. NOW KNOW YE, That ther is therefore granted by the United States unto the said Elias Conger the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Elias Conger and to his heirs and assigns forever. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I Franklin Pierce PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six and of the
Independence of the United States the Eighty first. BY THE PRESIDENT: Franklin Pierce
SEAL. E. By G.H. Jones, Asst Sec'y
J.N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office.
Act. March 22d, 1852, Military Grants Vol. 21 Page 462
[Note: It is not certain which Elias Conger of Iowa this document pertains to. REH]
(Source: furnished by Joyce Posey)


OBITUARY:
E.G. Conger ran away from home at age 16, taking a job as a Push on a keel boat on the Ohio River. He saw the first steamboat on the Ohio.

He returned to Greene Co., PA and married Rebecca Patterson, ca 1829. They moved to Monroe Co., OH and settled there until about 1848, when they migrated to Appanoose Co., Iowa, with other family members.

E.G. lived in Caldwell, Walnut and Pleasant Twps. He farmed 170 acres, valued at $25.00 an acre, in Section 13. At the time of his death, his address was P.O. Cincinnati, Iowa.

His wife, Rebecca, died 25 Nov 1876. She was born 1806 in Greene Co., PA.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CEMETERY: E.G. Conger, d. 18 Aug 1895; 89 yr, 1 mo; Evergreen Cemetery, Row 7 Cincinnati, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


PROBATE: Will of Elias Gregory Conger
I Elias G. Conger, farmer, of the County of Appanoose, State of Iowa, being of lawful age, and of sound mind and memory, do herby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, herby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made.

First: I direct that after my death, all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.

Second: I give and bequeth to my daughter Mary Ann Scott the sum of Five hundred dollars.

Third: I direct that after the payments of the above named bequest that all the remainder of my estate both real and personal, be equally divided between all my children, including my said daughter Mary Ann Scott and Elias Conger, my son, hereby revoking the clause in a certain deed by me made to my said son.

Fourth: I direct that my grandchildren shall take the share of their deceased parents, in making the distribution named in paragraph third.

Fifth: I direct, that in the event of any dissatisfaction or litigation on the part of any one or more of my children or grandchildren as to the provisions of this instrument, then and in that event, such child, children or grandchildren, shall have no interest, right or share in my estate and the share that would otherwise have gone to such child or grandchild, who shall cause trouble in the distribution of my estate, shall go to the other children equally as aforesaid.

Executed at Centerville, Iowa this 23rd day of June AD 1892.
his
Elias G. Conger
mark
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Elias married Rebecca PATTERSON in 1825 in Guernsey Co., OH. Rebecca was born about 5 Jul 1804 in Greene Co., PA, died on 27 Nov 1876 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA about age 72, and was buried in Nov 1876 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

General Notes:
Rebecca Patterson

Problem: Was she born in 1806 in Greene Co., PA or in 1804 in Guernsey Co., OH? Maxine Leonard lists the 1804 date and place.

COMMENT: Rebecca may have been daughter of Mark Patterson and Annie McGregor.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Problem: Some have reported a death date of 25 Nov 1876 with no source citation. This does not agree with the cemetery data which is used here. Ancestral File of Jan 1996 lists this date.

CEMETERY: Rebecca Conger, d. 27 Nov 1876; 72 yr, 4 m, 22 da; Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA
[Note: Birth date calculated from this data is: abt. 5 Jul 1804. REH]
(Furnished by Dortha Walters to Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

   583 M    i. Thomas CONGER was born in 1826 in Guernsey Co., OH, died in 1858 at age 32, and was buried in 1858 in SacramentoValley.

Thomas married Videlia SLACK.

General Notes:
Videlia Slack

Problem: Was her first name, Fidelia or Videlia? Marriage record to Benoni Conger indicates, Videlia.

MARRIAGE: Apparently Videlia (Fidelia) Slack was first married to Thomas Conger. Later she married his younger brother, Benoni Conger.

+ 584 M    ii. Benoni CONGER was born about 1830 in Monroe Co., OH and died about 1862 about age 32.

+ 585 F    iii. Mary Ann CONGER was born about 25 May 1832 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 586 M    iv. Mark E. CONGER was born on 16 Jul 1833 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 12 Jul 1886 in Phoenix, Jackson Co., OR at age 52, and was buried in Jul 1886 in Phoenix, Jackson Co., OR, Phoenix Cemetery.

+ 587 M    v. John CONGER was born on 10 Oct 1835 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 11 Dec 1904 at age 69, and was buried in Dec 1904 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

+ 588 M    vi. William CONGER was born in 1837 in Monroe Co., OH, died about 6 Apr 1862 in Pittsburg Landing, Hardin Co., TN about age 25, and was buried in Apr 1862 in Pittsburg Landing, Hardin Co., TN, Military Grave.

   589 M    vii. Robinson B. CONGER was born in 1840 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Robinson B. Conger

Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20665
1840, Robinson Conger, Monroe Co., Ohio

+ 590 M    viii. Elias CONGER was born on 15 Mar 1842 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 23 Jun 1903 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 61, and was buried in Jun 1903 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

+ 591 M    ix. Enos CONGER was born on 21 Apr 1844 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 4 Sep 1928 at age 84.

+ 592 F    x. Martha Jane CONGER was born on 22 Oct 1845 in Guernsey Co., OH and died on 15 Aug 1885 in St. Charles, Winona Co., MN at age 39.

+ 593 M    xi. Samuel CONGER was born on 15 Jul 1849 in Iowa and died on 30 Jun 1926 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 76.

Elias next married Ellen DELAY on 21 Oct 1877 in Appanoose Co., IA. Ellen was born between 1807 and 1810.

General Notes:
Ellen Delay

SPOUSE: Ellen was the 2nd wife of Elias Gregory Conger.

LEGAL_MATTER:
According to Joyce Posey, she is mentioned as widow on Administrator's Petition dated 18 Sep 1895.

218. John B. CONGER was born on 8 Jun 1808 in Greene Co., PA, died on 8 Aug 1883 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA at age 75, and was buried in Aug 1883 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA, South Lawn Cemetery.

General Notes:
John B. Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregory

RELATIONSHIP: Ethel Atkinson stated: John B. Conger was half-brother of Rhoda Conger, who married Elizabeth Atkinson's brother, James Atkinson. John B. Conger was also cousin of Elias Conger.


REFERENCE: John and Elizabeth Conger lived in Adams Twp, Monroe Co., OH on what was known, as of 1882, as the Pfalzgraf farm. [The Congers,] after selling this farm [in 1849] moved to Iowa where they were living in 1882.
(Source: Hardesty - Historical Hand Atlas)

LAND: John Conger and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe Co., OH sold land to John and Alexander Sinclair. Attested to: 29 Dec 1837
(Source: Burned Deed Records C & E in "Gateway to the West," page 219 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


EMIGRATION: Conger families came west to Iowa over time. Enos and Jane Strayer Conger came first, in 1845 (brother and wife) and homesteaded on the Charlton River. Then came Elias and John in 1849 (brothers) and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early 50's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen (brothers and nephews), with cousins Charles, Elias and William.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: The John B. Conger family left Monroe Co., OH in 1849 for Appanoose Co., IA where they are listed in the 1860 census.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 299 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: Joyce Posey reports that they later settled at Seymour, Wayne Co., Iowa.

LAND: First purchasers of land prior to 1856: Township 68, Range 17, District of Chariton.
(Source: Appanoose Co., Iowa Book #1 of Land Patents - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp. 37/37, 23 Nov 1850
John Conger, 41, farmer, $1600 R/E, PA; Elizabeth, 40, OH
Mary, 18, OH; Elizabeth, 16, OH; Charles A. 14, OH; Nancy Jane, 12, OH;
William, 9, OH; Lydia A., 5, OH
(1850 Census furnished by Joyce Posey and Robert Guilinger)

COMMENT: At the time of the 1850 census of Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa there were three Conger and one Powell families living close together.
Enos and Jane (Strayer) Conger were Family #34
Elias Gregory and Rebecca (Patterson) Conger were Family #35
James B. and Hannah Powell were Family #36 with George Conger, 21, b. OH
John B. and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Conger were Family #37
Enos, Elias Gregory, John B. Conger and Rebecca (Conger) Powell were siblings. George Washington Conger was the 1st cousin, 1 generation removed of these Conger siblings. As of January 1996 it is not known whether James B. and Hannah Powell were related to their 3 Conger neighbors or to Charles and Rebecca (Conger) Powell who were Family #15 in Center Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: A Christian church was organized in 1855 in the area of where Exline, IA is not located. Among the members were John Conger and wife. About 1864 a church was erected.
(Source: History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1878 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., family 99/99
John B. Conger, 47, PA, farmer, in state 7 years; Elizabeth, 48, OH
Charles, 21, OH; Nancy J., 18, OH; William, 16, OH; Lyda A., 10, OH
[Note: Everyone in Iowa 7 years.]
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

CENSUS: 1860, Appanoose Co., IA

Census: 1870, in Wayne Co., IA, Genoa, #3
Newton C. Michael, 27, clerk in store, IN; Lydia, 23, keeping house, OH
Elizabeth, f. 11/12, IA born in March
John Conger, 62, merchant, PA; Elizabeth Conger, 63, keeping house, OH
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


BIOGRAPHY: Carried Gold In False Bottom of Their Tool Chest
Among the early settlers of Caldwell township, [Appanoose Co., IA], was John Conger, born in Green county, Pennsylvania in 1808. His wife, Elizabeth Atkinson Conger, was born in Ohio. She was the daughter and granddaughter of Revolutionary war soldiers and a half-sister of General Atkinson, prominent in the Black Hawk war.

Mr. and Mrs. Conger and their six children came from Ohio by flat-boat down the Ohio river to St. Louis where they transferred their belongings to a Mississippi river boat bound for Keokuk. They landed in Keokuk in the spring of 1849. The family remained in Lee county, while Mr. Conger looked for a location. In the fall of 1849 they came by covered wagons to Appanoose county, [IA], and paid $500 dollars in gold for an improved claim five miles south of Centerville. The gold was carried from Ohio in a double bottom tool chest. Many beautiful pieces of furniture, china and quilts were brought to the new home in the west. Soon after their arrival the house and contents were destroyed by fire. The family lived in the "claim house" a log house containing one room and a loft, until the new log house was built, a part of which is now standing. The improvements on the claim were some rail fences, small barn or shed, made of logs and a splendid deep well of water. A little girl who came to play with the Conger children told them her, "Granny Van Dike said the Mormons dug the well." When asked if her Granny was a Mormon, she replied, "Oh, no, she is just Granny."

Mr. and Mrs. Conger were charter members of the Christian church of Exline, [IA], which was organized in 1855. The Conger family moved to Centerville in 1864 and to Wayne county in 1869.

When the call came for volunteers in the Civil War, William Conger enlisted in Co., I, 36th Iowa, under Captain J.B. Gedney. He died at Benton Barracks in Dec. 1862. Charles Conger enlisted in Co. B, 6th Kansas Cavalry under Captain E.E. Harvey.

Nancy J. Conger married Wallace M. Harvey in Feb. 1861. In August of the same year he enlisted in Capt. Edwards state militia, traveling through Missouri to St. Joe, Mo., where they disbanded. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. I, 36th Iowa under Capt. J.B. Gedney and served until 1865 when he was mustered out of the service.

Lydia A. Conger married Newton C. Michael, Civil War soldier serving in the 17th Ia. under Capt. J.F. Walden.
[Note: The statement that Elizabeth Atkinson was a half-sister of General Aktinson, prominent in the Black Hawk War is incorrect, according to researchers working on the Atkinson family in 1996. There were two Atkinsons with the same name and no one has ever offered proof that there is any connection between General Aktinson and the Atkisons of Monroe Co., Ohio. REH]
(Source: Early Pioneer Stories, p. 37, published by Appanoose County, Iowa Genealogical Society - furnished by Joyce Posey)


BIOGRAPHY:
John Conger (John B. 1808) was progressive in the early day movements. At one time he lived in Centerville and built one of the first brick residences in the town. He helped to organize the first bank in Appanoose county, and later was among the founders of Seymour, Iowa. In the early days he owned and operated one of the first tread-powered threshing machines ever run in this section of the state, This was an advancement over the old chaff-piler and flailing system.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

ERROR: Ulysses Grant Ross reported that John Conger died about 1878/1879. According to Robert Guilinger, the date of death is 8 Aug 1883 and he believes Mr. Ross was in error. Joyce Posey also lists the date of death as, 1883.


CEMETERY: South Lawn Cemetery; Seymour, Wayne Co., IA;
John Conger, Died Aug. 8, 1883, Age 75 yr., 2 m; Elizabeth A., Apr. 16, 1807 - Dec. 1, 1895
[Note: John Conger calculated birth date, 8 Jun 1808. REH]
(Source: Wayne Co., Iowa Cemeteries Book 1846-1978 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

John married Elizabeth ATKINSON, daughter of Charles ATKINSON and Elizabeth STEPHENS, on 5 Mar 1831 in Monroe Co., OH. Elizabeth was born on 16 Apr 1807 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 1 Dec 1895 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA at age 88, and was buried in Dec 1895 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA, South Lawn Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Atkinson

PARENTS: Charles Atkinson and Elizabeth Stephens

Problem: Was the birth date 16 Apr 1808 or 16 Apr 1807? The date of 16 Apr 1807 is listed on her gravestone in the South Lawn Cemetery, Seymour, Wayne Co., IA. William C. Hudson listed, 16 Apr 1807 with the death at Seymour, Iowa in 1895.


Children from this marriage were:

   594 F    i. Mary CONGER was born about Nov 1832 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 1 Nov 1855 in Iowa about age 23, and was buried in Nov 1855 in Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Hism Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: John B. Conger and Elizabeth Atkinson

ERROR: Some have erroneously reported that she died in 1833. Robert Guilinger points out that she was alive, age 18, at the time of the 1850 Census of Appanoose Co., IA.

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp. 37/37, 23 Nov 1850
John Conger, 41, farmer, $1600 R/E, PA; Elizabeth, 40, OH
Mary, 18, OH; Elizabeth, 16, OH; Charles A. 14, OH; Nancy Jane, 12, OH;
William, 9, OH; Lydia A., 5, OH
(1850 Census furnished by Joyce Posey and Robert Guilinger)

CEMETERY: Hism Cemetery (AKA Monroe Cemetery) Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA. She is buried next to her brother, William J. Conger (1842-1862). The inscription on the gravestone reads: Mary Conger, died Nov. 1, 1855, 23 yrs, d/o J & E. Conger.

+ 595 F    ii. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 5 Aug 1834 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 596 M    iii. Charles Atkinson CONGER was born on 27 Mar 1836 in Monroe Co., OH, died in 1922 at age 86, and was buried in 1922 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA, South Lawn Cemetery.

+ 597 F    iv. Nancy Jane CONGER was born on 12 Feb 1838 in Monroe Co., OH, died in 1930 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA at age 92, and was buried in 1930 in Seymour, Wayne Co., IA, South Lawn Cemetery.

   598 F    v. Julia CONGER was born in 1840 in Monroe Co., OH and died before 1850.

General Notes:
Julia Conger

PARENTS: John B. Conger and Elizabeth Atkinson

CENSUS: There is no record of her in the 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA

   599 M    vi. William J. CONGER was born about 6 Jun 1841 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 12 Dec 1862 in Benton Barracks, St. Louis Co., MO about age 21, and was buried after 12 Dec 1862 in Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Hism Cemetery.

General Notes:
William J. Conger

PARENTS: John B. Conger and Elizabeth Atkinson

CENSUS: He was listed as age 9 in the 1850 census.

MILITARY-DEATH: Died on 12 Dec 1862 at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, MO in the Civil War serving in the Union Army, Co. I, 36th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. J.B. Gedney. Date of enlistment, 11 Oct 1862 as a Private.
(Source: Department of Iowa Post 122, GAR and 1878 History of Appanoose Co., IA, Civil War Volunteer Roster - furnished by Joyce Posey)

CEMETERY: Hism Cemetery (AKA Monroe Cemetery) Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.
The grave is located in the northwest corner, Row 3. He is buried next to his sister, Mary Conger (1832-1855). Inscription on the gravestone: William J. Conger, died Dec. 12, 1862, 21 yrs, 6 mos, 6 days, s/o J&E Conger. Calculated birthdate, Abt. 6 Jun 1841.

+ 600 F    vii. Lydia Ann CONGER was born on 5 Jun 1846 in Monroe Co., OH.

   601 M    viii. Abel CONGER was born in 1848 in Monroe Co., OH and died in 1849 at age 1.

General Notes:
Abel Conger

PARENTS: John B. Conger and Elizabeth Atkinson

219. Rebecca CONGER was born on 15 Jul 1810 in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, died on 26 Apr 1890 in Litchfield, Sherman Co., NE at age 79, and was buried in Apr 1890 in Litchfield, Sherman Co., NE, Litchfield Cemetery.

General Notes:
Rebecca Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregory

PARENTS: According to Joyce E. Posey, it is known that Rebecca was the daughter of Elias Darby Conger Sr., born 8 Jun 1763 in New Jersey, an early settler of Monroe County, Ohio. This information is from Heagler and Leonard Conger histories. No official record has been cited.

PROBATE: Estate records, Putnam Co., MO 1845-1909, pg 97, filed 17 Mar 1876, #692, pg 97.
Ryals, Minors
Children of Sallie Ryals, dec'd and John Ryals.
Daniel, Miriam, Samuel and Rebecca Ryals. All under 18 years old. Heirs of Charles Powell, dec'd. Signed by Rebecca Powell.
[Note: This Probate record was filed by Rebecca Powell on behalf of the children of her daughter, Sallie (Powell) Ryals. REH]
(Source: Putnam Co., MO, Estate Records - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1880, in Putnam Co., MO, Union Twp., #186, page 530A
Rebecca Powell, 60, farming, widow, PA NJ Ire
William G. 46, son, OH OH PA
Nacis, 46, daughter-in-law, MO Tenn Tenn
Charles, 21, grandson, MO OH MO
Rob Lee, 16, grandson, MO OH MO
Alexander, 14, grandson, MO OH MO
Daniel Ryals, 18, grandson, MO AL OH
Rebecca Ryals, 12, granddaughter, IA AL OH
(Census furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: Warranty Deed, dated 30 Oct 1882
Rebecca Powell, widow of Charles Powell, deceased of Putnam Co., MO., to William Powell, in the consideration of $300.00. THE SE 1/4 of the NW quarter of Section 15 in Township 66, of Range 19 containing 40 acres more or less. This deed is further made for the consideration and understanding between the parties hereto, that after the death of the grantor herein, the said grantee shall and agrees to care for support and maintain one Daniel Ryals a minor and cripple so long as he shall live. It is further the intention of the grantor herein that at my death no part of the consideration or this conveyance shall be chargeable to the said Wm. G. Powell out of my estate but that he shall share equally with the rest in my estate left at my death.

Signed sealed and delivered Signed
H.D. Marshall Notary Public Rebecca Powell
T.E. Marshall x her mark
Filed 30 Oct 1892 - 10:45 AM - Peter Greggers - recorder
[Note: Daniel Ryals was the grandson of Rebecca Powell. Sarah (Powell) Ryals, the mother of Daniel had died in 1876. William G. Powell was the son of Rebecca Powell. REH]
(Source: Unionville, Putnam Co., MO records, Vol. 22, page 553 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: Quit Claim Deed, dated 25 May 1883
Rebecca Powell, widow of Charles Powell, deceased of the County of Putnam, State of Missouri. For the sum of one dollar, sold to Asa Hall of Putnam Co., MO., the SE quarter of the NW quarter in Section 15, Township 66, of Range 19.
(Source: Unionville, Putnam Co., MO records, Vol. 2, page 115 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

EMIGRATION: After the death of Charles Powell on 2 Sep 1874, in Putnam Co., MO, Rebecca and her sons, William and Samuel and their families, moved to Clear Creek District, Sherman County, Nebraska. They homesteaded land in the village known as Cedarville, which is now known as Litchfield.

CENSUS: 1885, in Sherman Co., NE, Clear Creek District, #721, page 15, #119-124
Rebeca [sic] Powell, 74, housekeeping, b. PA, 1811, f. NJ, m.?
Daniel Ryals, 23, grandson, MO NC OH
(Census furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: In the Clear Creek District, Sherman County, Nebraska, Rebecca homesteaded 160 acres she acquired for $1.25 an acre. Purchased 2 Jul 1883. The land was located at the NE Section 28, Township 14, Range 16.
(Source: Sherman Co., NE Homestead Deeds, Certificate #13067, page 273 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: 1885 Production of Agriculture Schedule, Sherman Co., Nebraska, p. 114
Rebecca Powell, filled 25 acres, had 95 acres unimproved; value of farm $1,600; value of livestock $100; farm production $250; mowed 15 acres; 30 acres in grain seed; no horses.
(Source: LDS Record, Order # 271132, Film # 0499580 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: In Jun 1886, the 240 acre town site of Litchfield, NE was platted from land owned by John Kisling, Rebecca Powell and L.D. Engleman.
(Source: A Centennial History of Litchfield, Neb. 1886-1986, p. 8 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


OBITUARY: "Unionville Republican," Putnam Co., MO, 7 May 1890. We are informed that Mrs. Rebecca Powell, formerly of this township, but of late, Litchefield, Neb., died on the 26th ult. She was about 80 years old.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: No newspaper obituary found for Litchfield, NE. Old newspapers not kept in area.

BURIAL: Died 26 Apr 1890, buried in Lot #410, plot 1, Litchfield Cemetery,
Litchfield, NE, no headstone.

Rebecca married Charles POWELL, son of William POWELL and Elizabeth UNKNOWN, between 1831 and 1833 in Monroe Co., OH. Charles was born about 1813 in Center Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died on 2 Sep 1874 in Union Twp., Putnam Co., MO about age 61.

General Notes:
Charles Powell

ERROR-PARENTS: At one time it was assumed that the father of Charles Powell was Abner Powell. Abner Powell was an early settler of Monroe County, Ohio. Apparently this was erroneous relationship information from Mrs. Fedorchak to Joyce Posey. In October 2000, researcher Joyce Posey reiterated to Dick Henthorn that this assumption was in error. She believes his parents were William and Elizabeth Powell of Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH.


COMMENT: Researching the Powell surname in Putnam Co., Mo., is difficult, as more than one Powell family lived there amd they were not related. There are Powell families from Ohio and from Kentucky. Some of the Powell's who were from Appanoose & Wayne counties in Iowa, went across the border to Missouri to be married. Some of the "Ohio" Powell's lived as neighbors to the "Kentucky" Powells. The research becomes very difficult when an Ohio Powell marries a Kentucky Powell. (Furnished by Joyce Posey)

MARRIAGE: Information about the marriage of Charles Powell and Rebecca Conger can be found in Ethel Heagler's book and in CFAI by Maxine Crowell Leonard. CFA II, p. 398 lists the marriage as, Abt. 1835.
QUESTION: Has anyone found proof of the marriage of Charles Powell and Rebecca Conger?

OCCUPATION: farmer

TAX_LIST:
1835 Tax levy record, Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH. Charles Powel was taxed for 1 horse and 1 cattle, value $48.00.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: 27 Oct 1835
Charles and Rebecca Powell purchased land, 27 Oct 1835, Monroe Co., OH, located at Range 5, Twp. 4, Section 11
(Source: Early Ohio Settlers - Southeastern Ohio 1800-1840, Purchasers of Land, Marietta, Ohio by Ellen and David Stanley Berry, page 57)

TAX_LIST:
1836, Charles Powell was taxed for R4 T4 S19 E Sw, 39 acres, value $44.00, also 1 horse and 1 cattle for a value of $48.00.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


LAND: 3 Dec 1838 - Monore Co., OH Deed Book C, page 392 (Burned deed records),
Charles Powel to Elizabeth Powel (written at the top of page)
_les Powell and _zabeth Powell of the same co_ _ _ _ _s Powel and Rebecca his wife for and in _ hand paid the receipt whereof they do be _ leased and conveyed and do by these present _ unto the said Elizabeth Powel and her husband _tuate and being in the County of Monroe in the state of _ _ half quarter to with the east half of the west qu_ of range 4 containing fourty acres subject to sale at Ma_, _ with all the privildeges and appurtenances therein to _ her the said Elizabeth Powel and unto her heirs and assinees for _ his wife for themselves and their heirs and executors and admin_ with the said Elizabeth Powel her heirs and assignees that they the _re lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid that they have good ri_ _le and convey the same in manner aforesaid that they _re free and clear of and all incumbrances whatever an _ _ _es Powel and Rebecca his wife will well and truely warrant and for_ and hereby granted unto said Elizabeth Powel and to her heirs _ claims and demands of all and every person whomsoever the said George (sic) Powel and Rebecca his wife party of the first part ha_ _de and seals the day and year above written. signed sealed X de_
of
Hart interlined before signed Charles P_
her
Rebecca X P_
mark
The State of Ohio, Monroe Co
_ The day of Oct A.D. 1838 before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in _ county personally appeared the said Charles Powel and Rebecca Powel who si_ deed and acknowledged the signing and sealing thereof to be their act _ _ and the said Rebecca Powell wife of the said Charles Powell being by part from her said husband and the contents of the said deed being fully mae_ the same in her presence she did declare upon such separate examination _nd acknowledged the same _ that she is still satisfied there with.
Given my hand _ Oct A.D. 1838 Thomas Hart J.P.
Entered the first and recorded the third day of December 1838
[Note: Elizabeth Powell was the mother of Charles and Rebecca Powell. REH]
(Source: Burned land Deeds, Book C, page 392, and Fedorchak Vol. 17, and Gateway to the West, unknown page - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., Shelby, #39
Charles Powell; 2 males under 10; 1 male between 26-45;
1 female between 26-45
[Note: According to Joyce Posey there was only one Charles Powell listed in the Monroe Co., OH census between the years 1820-1850.]


LAND: 1841 - Monroe Co., Ohio
Deed Records - Vol. 11 page 103 - Charles Powell & wife Rebecca sold to Thomas Carrick for $350.00; the NW quarter of the SE quarter of R 5,T 4,S 11, containing 40 acres and 12 hundreths of an acre; 15 February 1841. Witnessed by: Simon Drum and Hugh McMemiama. Signed by: Simon Drum, JP
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


LAND: 1847 - Monroe Co., Ohio
Deed Records - Vol. 16 page 537 - Charles Powell & wife Rebecca sold to Andrew Early of the county of Washington and State of Ohio for $700.00; the W 1/2 of the NW quarter of R6, T5, S2, containing 79 acres and 60 hundreths of an acre. 9 April 1847. Witnessed by: Simon Drum and David Gates. Signed by: Simon Drum JP [Land located in the same area where Stephen & Moses Conger lived in Wayne Twp.] (Furnished by Joyce Posey)


EMIGRATION: In early 1847, Charles Powell and family migrated by wagon train to Appanoose County, Iowa along with other Powell and Conger family members. They all appear on the county's 1850 census. These families purchased land in and around Caldwell, Walnut and Pleasant Townships.

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Center Twp., 15/15, 25 Nov 1850
Charles Powell, 38, farmer, OH; Rebecca, 40, PA
William, 16, OH; Elias, 14, OH; Isaac, 12, OH; Sally (AKA Sarah), 10, OH;
Alexander, 7, OH; Elizabeth, 5, OH; Orphy J., 3, OH
(Census furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: At the time of the 1850 census of Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa there were three Conger and one Powell families living close together.
Enos and Jane (Strayer) Conger were Family #34
Elias Gregory and Rebecca (Patterson) Conger were Family #35
James B. and Hannah Powell were Family #36 with George Conger, 21, b. OH
John B. and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Conger were Family #37
Enos, Elias Gregory, John B. Conger and Rebecca (Conger) Powell were siblings.
George Washington Conger was the 1st cousin, 1 generation removed of these
Conger siblings. As of January 1996 it is not known whether James B. and
Hannah Powell were related to their 3 Conger neighbors or to Charles and
Rebecca (Conger) Powell who were Family #15 in Center Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.


LAND: Charles Powell - Putnam Co., Mo.. Deeds
Putman Co., Mo., Deed Book A, page 157; October 28, 1852 George M. Smith and Rebecca, his wife, of Putnam Co., Mo.; to Charles Powell,
of Appanoose Co., Iowa. Indenture.

Putnam Co., Mo., Deed Book A, page 159; October 28, 1852
William Smith and Elizabeth, his wife, of Putnam Co., Mo.; to Charles Powell, of Appanoose Co., Iowa. Indenture.
(Source: Deed Index's; Unionville Library, Unionville Mo. - furnished by Joyce Posey)


By 1860, Charles and Rebecca had moved to Liberty Township, Putnam County, Missouri.
(Furnished by Joyce E. Posey)

CENSUS: 1860, in Putnam Co., MO, Liberty Twp., Dwelling 115, Family 94, 27 Jul
1860
Charles Powell, 47, farmer, OH; Rebecca, 49, PA
Sally, 19, OH; Elizabeth, 16, OH; Orphy J., 12, OH; Samuel, 8, IA
(Furnished by Joyce E. Posey)

LAND:
Land Deed - Grantee - Putnam Co. Missouri, Vol. 2, p. 622
Laurence Boggs and wife Agnes, of Putnam Co. MO, for the sum of $450.00 sold to Charles Powell of the said county of Putnam, the described tract of land situated in the said county; the west half of Lot number 2 in the northwest quarter of Section 4, Township 66, Range 17, and southwest quarter of the NW quarter of Section 4 in Range 17 and fifteen acres of the west side of the east half of Lot #66 of Range 17, and 15 acres of the west side of the east half of Lot #1 in Township 66, Range 17. dated 14 Mar 1864. Filed in Recorders Office 17 Mar 1864.
(Source: Original Deed Record from Vol. 2, p. 622 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND:
Land Deed - Grantor - Putnam Co., Missouri, Vol. 3-C5563, p. 211
Charles Powell and Rebecca, his wife, of the County of Putnam, for the sum of $2160.00 sold to James R. McCoy of Scotland Co., State of Missouri, the described tract of land, situated in Putname Co., State of Missouri; the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 33 and the first half of the southwest quarter of Section 33 and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 33 in Township Number 67, of Range 17, containing 160 acres, be this - wood less, and also the west quarter of the northwest quarter of Section #4, in Range #17 and fifteen acres of the west side of the east half of Lot #2 of Section #4 in Township 66 of Range 17, containing 102 acres more or less. dated 21 Dec 1864. filed for record at Recorder Office - 23 Mar 1865.
(Source: Copy of Original Deed from Vol. 3, C5563, p. 211 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: Charles and Rebecca Powell's older sons served with the Union Army Regiments in Iowa and Missouri during the Civil War.

CENSUS: 1870, in Putnam Co., MO, Union Twp., 224/224, 23 June 1870
Charles Powell, 56, m. farmer, 1800/1000, OH
Rebecca, 59, f. keeps house, PA
Samuel, 18, m. IA
Elizabeth Veatch, 26, f. keeps house, b. OH
Wesley D., 2, m. IA
Daniel Ryals, 8, m. MO, grandson; Rebecca Ryals, 3, f. IA granddaughter
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: No obituary or record of burial has been found, as of Aug 1995

PROBATE: Estate Record #657, filed 15 Sep 1874, Putnam Co., MO courthouse, p. 91.
Charles Powell, died 2 Sep 1874
Homestead land bequeathed to Rebecca Powell
NE - NW Section 23, 40 acres, valued at $320.00
SW - SE Section 15, 40 acres, valued at $400.00
NW - SE Section 15, 37 1/2 acres, valued at $181.50
SE - NW Section 15, 40 acres, valued at $300.00
2 1/2 acres off the SW - SE, valued at $25.00
Heirs mentioned in the estate:
Rebecca Powell, widow
William Powell; Elias Powell; Isaac Powell; Alexander Powell;
Elizabeth Veatch; Jane Howard; Samuel Powell; and grandchildren:
Daniel Ryals, Morgan (sic, Maryum) Ryals, Samuel Ryals, and Rebecca
Ryals
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Estate Records, 1845-1909 - Furnished by Joyce Posey)


BURIAL: At the Putnam Co., Missouri Library there is a book, "Pioneers," which lists those born before 1850 who are buried in the cemeteries of the county. Neither Charles Powell, nor his daughter Sallie (Powell) Ryals, are listed in this record. No record of death or newspaper obituary was found.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CHILD-ERROR: Arthur Powell was listed in CFA II, p. 398, as a child of Charles Powell. Joyce Posey reported in April 2004 that this was an error caused by some inaccurate research done by a professional researcher.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 602 M    i. William G. POWELL was born on 25 Apr 1834 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 20 Dec 1901 in Lydia, Lincoln Co., OK at age 67, and was buried in Dec 1901 in Nr. Lydia, Lincoln Co., OK, Bethel Grove Cemetery.

   603 M    ii. Elias POWELL was born on 17 Jun 1835 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Elias Powell

MILITARY: Civil War veteran

RESIDENCES: Carroll Co., MO; Jackson Co., OR

MARRIAGE: Elias Powell to Susan E. Harwick - 25 June 1865, Carroll Co., Mo..
(Source: Carroll Co., Mo., Marriages - Vol B, page 273 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1870 Census - Carroll Co., Mo., Morris Twp., date June 30 1970.
Elias Powell, age 32, b, Ohio, farmer
Susan A. E., age 26, housekeeping b. Mo.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1880 Census - Jackson Co., Oregon, Eden Precinct, date June 29, 1880
Elias Powell, age 44, farmer, b. Ohio
Susan E., wife, age 36, housekeeping, b. Mo..
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Elias married Susan E. HARWICK on 25 Jun 1865 in Carroll Co., MO. Susan was born about 1844 in Missouri.

+ 604 M    iii. Isaac POWELL was born on 17 Jun 1838 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Jul 1908 in Unionville, Putnam Co., MO at age 70, and was buried in Jul 1908 in Unionville, Putnam Co., MO, Unionville Cemetery.

+ 605 F    iv. Sarah Jane POWELL was born about Jan 1840 in Monroe Co., OH and died before 1870.

+ 606 M    v. Alexander POWELL was born on 19 Feb 1843 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 27 Jan 1922 in Plattsville, Mills Co., IA at age 78, and was buried on 30 Jan 1922 in Haxtun, Phillips Co., CO, Haxtun Cemetery.

+ 607 F    vi. Elizabeth POWELL was born in 1844 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 608 F    vii. Orphya Jane POWELL was born about 8 Nov 1847 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, died on 1 Jan 1926 in Unionville, Putnam Co., MO about age 78, and was buried on 2 Jan 1926 in Unionville, Putnam Co., MO, Unionville Cemetery.

+ 609 M    viii. Samuel B. POWELL was born on 28 Mar 1852 in Appanoose Co., IA, died on 23 Nov 1926 in Minatare, Scotts Bluff Co., NE at age 74, and was buried in Nov 1926 in Minatare, Scotts Bluff Co., NE, East Lawn Cemetery.

220. Benoni CONGER was born on 27 Mar 1812 in Greene Co., PA, died on 25 Sep 1890 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 78, and was buried in Sep 1890 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

General Notes:
Benoni Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregory

Problem: Was he born in OH or PA? 1850 and 1860 census says, PA. Joyce Posey says: a possible place of birth is, Morris Twp., Green Co., PA. She says it is possible that his father went to Monroe Co., OH to secure land and then returned to Pennsylvania to move his family.

Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., page 39
(1840 Census furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp., 107/107, 21 Aug 1850
Benonia Conger, 38, m. farmer, $4000, PA; Catharine, 39, f. PA;
Samuel, 15, m. farmer, OH; Enos, 14, m. OH; Mary, 12, f. OH;
Nancy, 10, f. OH; Elizabeth, 8, f. OH; Catharine, 6, f. OH;
John, 3, m., OH; Rebecca, 1, f, OH

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp., 232/232, pg 34, 20 June 1860
Benoni, Conger, 47, m. farmer, 5000/1000, PA; Catherine, 50, f. PA
Samuel, 24, m. farmer, OH; Enos, 23, m. farmer, OH; Nancy, 19, f. OH;
Elizabeth, 17, f. OH; Catherine, 15, f. OH; John W., 12, m. OH;
Rebecca J., 10, f. OH; Noble, 8, m. OH
[Note: The daughter, Mary did not appear on this census.]
(1860 Census furnished by Joyce Posey, with additions by REH)

EMIGRATION: The family moved by wagon train from Monroe Co., OH to Appanoose Co., IA about 1862-1863

OCCUPATION:
Benoni took to growing blooded cattle, and at one time had one of the best herds of Shorthorns (Durhams) in the state.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIOGRAPHY: Benonia Conger came to this county [Appanoose Co., IA] in an early day and built a large frame barn. It was the first in this section [Caldwell, Twp.].
(Source: Early Pioneer Stories, published by the Appanoose Iowa Genealogical Society, p. 87, column 1 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1870, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp
Benonia Conger, 58, farmer, 9000/2700, PA; Catherine, 59, PA
Nancy 26, OH; Betsy, 24, OH; Noble, 17, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1880, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp., #156/162
Benoni Conger, 68, farmer, PA NY Ireland
Catherine, 70, PA Ireland Ireland
blank, 28, son, OH, PA PA
Elizabeth, 29, dau, OH PA PA
[Note: The unnamed son probably was Noble Conger, b. 1852 in Ohio. Elizabeth, dau, 29 might have been the wife of Noble, rather than a daughter. They did have a daughter named Elizabeth, who appeared on the 1860 census in Monroe Co., OH. She would have been 37 at the time of the 1880 census. REH]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


CEMETERY: Catherine Conger, wife of B., d. 7 Jan 1882, 74 yr, 10m (birth date of Abt. 7 Mar 1807 calculated); Benoni Conger, d. 25 Sep 1890, 79 yr, 5m, 28 d.; Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Benoni married Catherine PATTERSON on 14 Jul 1834 in Guernsey Co., OH. Catherine was born about 7 Mar 1807 in Pennsylvania, died on 7 Jan 1882 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA about age 74, and was buried in Jan 1882 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

General Notes:
Catherine Patterson

CEMETERY: Catherine Conger, wife of B., d. 7 Jan 1882, 74 yr, 10m (birth date
of Abt. 7 Mar 1807 calculated); Benoni Conger, d. 25 Sep 1890, 79 yr, 5m, 28
d.; Row 7, Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA
(Furnished by Dortha Walters to Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

   610 M    i. Samuel Patterson CONGER was born on 1 Jul 1833 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 23 Oct 1925 in Denver, Denver Co., CO at age 92, and was buried in Oct 1925 in Denver, Denver Co., CO, Riverside Cemetery.

General Notes:
Samuel Patterson Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Problem: Was he born on 1 Jul 1833 in Monroe Co., OH or 3 Jul 1835 in Guernsey Co., OH? Maxine Leonard lists, 3 Jul 1835, Guernsey Co., OH.

CONFLICT: Some say that Samuel P. Conger left home at age 27 and arrived in Colorado in 1860. Joyce Posey says: he was still living in Monroe Co., OH at the home of his father at the time of the 1860 census and he went to Colorado Abt. 1863-1864.

REFERENCE: There is an article about him in "Nederland, A Trip to Cloudland," by Isabel M. Becker, prepared and published by Scott Becker, Ltd., P.O. Box 501, Denver, CO 80201.

BIOGRAPHY:
Samuel P. Conger was born 1 Jul 1883 in Monroe Co., OH to Benoni and Catherine (Patterson) Conger. Benoni was born in 1812 to Elias Darby Conger Sr. b. 1763 and his second wife, Mary Gregory. Elias came to Monroe County from Greene County, PA, about 1813. He was an early settler of Adams Township. Elias died June 1847. Elias and Mar's other children were: Elias Gregory b. 1806 md. Rebecca Patterson; John B. b. 1808 md. Elizabeth Atkinson; Enos b. 1814 md. Ann Strayer (1), Mary Lang (2); and Rebecca b. 1810 md. Charles Powell. Most of the Congers migrated to Appanoose County, Iowa by 1850.

Samuel Conger left Monroe County at age 27, crossing the Great Plains in a covered wagon, arriving in Colorado in 1860. The 1860 Census shows Samuel and wife, Diantha, living at Central City, Colorado. He may have prospected on his own along Chicago Creek or he may have worked at the Chain of Mines, owned by Horace Tabor, to learn all he could about mining.

Boulder, Colorado history credit Sam Conger as the discover of the famous "Caribou" silver mine in 1868. The Caribou was one of the richest silver mines in Colorado mininin history. It was located in a treacherous area. Snow drifts as high as 25 feet blanketed the area in winter. Conger sold his interest in "Caribou" for $500.00 and full ownership of the "Poorman," in the same vicinity. By the late 1870's, Sam also sold all interest in the "Poorman."

Sam and Diantha both appear on the 1870 census.

Caribous Camp was platted in 1870 and within months over 3,000 people lived there. The camp produced more than a half million dollars in gold and silver in 1875. The camp started fading in the 1880's. Then the silver panic struck in 1893. The Caribou never fully recovered. Then a fire in 1900 virtually wiped Caribou Camp off the map.

In 1879, "Conger's Cammp" was established by Sam Conger. It was located in Blue River Valley, near Breckenridge, Summit Co., CO.

In the 1880 Census he and Diantha were living in Blue River Valley of Summit County, Colorado. Samuel was 47 and Diantha (maiden name unknown) was 39. Samuel's mine, located in Indian Gulch, was the "Diantha," a rich fissure mine which was reported to run 1,000 to 1,200 ounces per ton.

Around 1899, Sam Conger and his partner, Nelson Wannamaker discovered Tungsten (Black Iron) near Nederland in Boulder County, CO. They took ore samples to Denver to be assayed, after getting two opinions, they secured a lease and work on the property began. The mine was known as "The Galena." The partners sold the lease to Dr. Robert M. Bell, who developed the mine and renamed it, "The Conger." In it's day "The Conger" was the greatest tungsten mine in the world.

It was said that Sam Conger was a grand old man of the mountains, had made and lost three fortunes and lived his last few years financially uncomfortable. Tradition says Sam was a government scout during the Indian wars and that he was a friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. Sam was entitled to a pension but he felt he was capable of making his own way in the world.

Samuel Patterson Conger died at age 92 at the Denver General Hospital, Denver, CO on 23 Oct 1925. He is buried without headstone at Riverside Cemetery, W 1/2 Lot 13, plot 4.
(Source: Information is from Joyce Posey. Joyce abstracted some of the information from "Nederland--A Trip to Cloudland" by Isabel M. Becker; "Conger Families of America Vol. 2" and "Conger Confab Newsletter" by Maxine Leonard. The article by Joyce Posey appeared in the "Monroe OGS Navigator" Jul 95, page 58)

Samuel married Diantha UNKNOWN. Diantha was born about 1841.

Samuel next married Sarah Spoor WEBSTER on 2 Feb 1903 in Golden, Jefferson Co., CO.

General Notes:
Sarah Spoor Webster

SPOUSE: Sarah Spoor Webster was the 2nd wife of Samuel Conger.

Problem: Was she first married to an Unknown Webster?

   611 M    ii. Enos CONGER was born on 18 Jan 1837 in Guernsey Co., OH, died on 18 Jan 1862 at age 25, and was buried in Jan 1862 in Fletcher's Chapel.

General Notes:
Enos Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

MILITARY: Civil War Soldier

CEMETERY: Enos Conger and his sister, Mary, are buried at Fletcher's ME Chapel (Centerville, IA?).
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   612 F    iii. Mary CONGER was born on 23 Nov 1839 in Guernsey Co., OH, died on 23 Oct 1859 at age 19, and was buried in Oct 1859 in Fletcher's Chapel.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

CEMETERY: Enos Conger and his sister, Mary, are buried at Fletcher's ME Chapel (Centerville, IA?).
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   613 F    iv. Nancy CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1841 in Guernsey Co., OH.

General Notes:
Nancy Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Nancy married Will HARVEY.

Nancy next married Unknown CENTERS.

   614 F    v. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 15 Apr 1843 in Guernsey Co., OH.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

   615 F    vi. Catherine CONGER was born on 5 Sep 1845 in Guernsey Co., OH.

General Notes:
Catherine Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Catherine married Arthur M. MILLER on 19 Nov 1867 in Appanoose Co., IA.

General Notes:
Arthur M. Miller

MARRIAGE: Arthur M. Miller to Catherine Conger on 19 Nov 1867; Book 3, page 280
(Source: "Index to Grooms, Early Marriage Records, 1847-1900" published by Appanoose County Genealogical Society, Centerville, IA 52544, 1986 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

   616 M    vii. John Wesley CONGER was born on 20 Sep 1847 in Guernsey Co., OH.

General Notes:
John Wesley Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Birth: Batch #: 451957, Source Call #:
20 Sep 1847, J.W. Conger, Guernsey Co., Ohio

   617 F    viii. Rebecca Jane CONGER was born in Jul 1850 in Guernsey Co., OH and died on 20 Jan 1902 at age 51.

General Notes:
Rebecca Jane Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Rebecca married Unknown BEAMER.

   618 M    ix. Noble CONGER was born on 13 Feb 1852 in Guernsey Co., OH and died on 23 Dec 1904 at age 52.

General Notes:
Noble Conger

PARENTS: Benoni Conger and Catherine Patterson

Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20701
13 Feb 1852, Noble Conger, Guernsey Co., Ohio

Census: 1880, in Gunnison, CO, 9th Precinct, #118
Noble Conger
QUESTION: Is the Noble Conger, found in Gunnison, CO this one?

221. Enos CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1814 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 2 Apr 1903 in Cincinnati(near), Appanoose, IA at age 89, and was buried on 3 Apr 1903 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, Bozwell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Enos Conger

PARENTS: Elias Darby Conger, Sr. and Mary Gregory

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Was he born in Greene Co., PA as Maxine Crowell Leonard lists or in Monroe Co., OH as others list? 1850, 1856, 1870 and 1880 census records of Appanoose Co., IA lists OH. We know the Conger family lived in Monroe Co., OH. The father of Enos Conger, Elias Darby Conger sold land in Greene Co., PA and the first record found for him is in Monroe Co., OH, dated 1813.


MARRIAGE: Enos Conger and Jane Strayer were married on 30 Aug 1838 in Marshall
Co., VA.
[Note, on the cover of the source document: These marriages were taken from the WPA records that are located in the State Archives at Charleston, West Virginia. These records were sometimes copied by people who could not read the writing very well. If you have any questions about any marriage we would suggest you write directly to the Marshall County Court House.]
(Source: Marshall County, WV Marriages 1835-1889 by Wes Cochran, Martha Metz, Linda Camp - furnished by Joyce Posey to Robert R. Guilinger)

LAND: Monroe Co., OH Deed Book 1, page 229. Gilbert McCoy and others to Enos Conger - 11 Oct 1839. Gilbert McCoy and Sarah, his wife; Joseph Seals and Sarah, his wife; Thomas McCoy and Maria, his wife; Mitchell McCoy and Mary, his wife, to Enos Conger - for $59.00 in Green Township NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of S.34, T3, R.4, Marietta lands, which the parties of the first part became heirs by the deceased of William McCoy, their brother: Witnesses: James Seals and John (or Jehu) Mills
(Source: Fedorchak, Vol. X, page 177 - furnished by Betty Cronin)

TAX_LIST: 1841, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00

TAX_LIST: 1842, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00

TAX_LIST: 1843, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00

TAX_LIST: 1844, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00
Taxable property: 1 horse, value $40.00; 2 cattle, value $16.00
Paid $7.00 state tax; $1.12 road tax

TAX_LIST: 1845, no record found

TAX_LIST: 1846, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, W 1/2 SW, 80 acres, Value $302.00
and
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, NE, SW, 40 acres, Value $157.00; under the heading of
Remarks: Pennell, Wm. A., transferred to ...
[Note: Joyce Posey writes: Apparently Enos Conger completed the improvements on the land he had purchased from the McCoys and lived on the property. By 1846 he had acquired another 80 acres and there was a huge increase in the value of the property and the taxes, at which point he sold the land and migrated to Iowa.
(Source: Tax records obtained for Joyce Posey by Shirley Neiswonger)


EMIGRATION: Conger families came west to Iowa over time. Enos and Jane Strayer Conger came first, in 1845 (brother and wife) and homesteaded on the Chariton River. Then came Elias [G.] and John [B.] in 1849 (brothers) and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the 50's and 60's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen (brothers and nephews), with cousins Charles, Elias and William.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: According to Keith Conger, Enos Conger did not own land when he first arrived in Iowa. He and his family lived and worked on the land owned by John Conger, until he purchased land at Pleasant Township, sometime after 1860 and before 1870.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: Enos and Ann Conger first settled on land northwest of Exline, in Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA .
(Source: History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1984-1985, page 60 - furnished by Dortha Walters; Also found on page 593 of History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1878)

RESIDENCES: From a Directory in the History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1878, page 593; Pleasant Twp., Enos Conger, farmer, Section 14, P.O. Box Cincinnati, Iowa.
[Note: Enos did not pay to include a biographical sketch, therefore he is only listed, as above.]
(Source: furnished by Dortha Walters and Joyce Posey)

COMMENT:
The village of Cincinnati, Iowa lies in Sections 3 and 4, Township 67, Range 18 (Pleasant Twp.). The plat was surveyed on Jan. 5, 1855, acknowledged on Mar. 7, 1855.

The village of Exline, Iowa was surveyed in Mar 1873, then named "Caldwell City." It lies in Section 32, Township 68, Range 17. (Caldwell Twp.) "Caldwell" is now (1996) located two miles east of Exline.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


RECOLLECTIONS:
Appanoose Co., [IA] history may not be complete without the mention of the name Conger. This family dates its beginning in America in the year of 1669, landing at Plymouth Rock. They were of French Huguenot descent. Hence in years each generation emigrated westward until you find the name Conger in all parts of the United States. They are all related, as the original name was Koniger, and was changed to Conger by John Conger the first. The Congers were first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of their countrymen. They furnished soldiers in every war from Colonial wars on down to the World War. The first [WWI] death recorded at Camp Dodge in Des Moines was [a] Conger from Appanoose Co.

John Conger III was a captain in the Revolutionary war. His son, Gershom, was Geo. Washington's orderly at Valley Forge, and he being the grandfather of the sons and daughters -- the Congers who emigrated to Appanoose Co., in pioneer days. Gershom resided and ended his days in Green[e] county, Pa. His descendants moved over into Monroe county, Ohio, and his grandchildren moved on to Iowa later.
[Note: Joyce Posey points out that Gershom Conger was not the antecendent of the Appanoose Co., Iowa Congers.]

Enos and Jane Strair [Note: Her surname is usually listed as Strayer. REH] Conger came first in 1846 and they homesteaded on the Chariton River. Then came Elias and John in 1849 and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early '50's by Benoni [sic, still in Monroe Co., OH in 1860 census], James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen and with Cousins Charles, Elias and William.

[Note: Joyce Posey states that the cousins were probably the Powell family. Charles Powell married Rebecca Conger and they had sons, William and Elias. Benoni Conger and his family did not migrate to Appanoose Co., IA until about 1862-63. He was still in Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1860 census.]

At one time, prior to the Civil war all these Conger families resided in Appanoose county, Iowa, and Putnam county, MO., and each of these families furnished soldiers in the Civil war -- they were abolitionists and were interested in the underground route in getting slaves north to freedom.

John [B.] Conger was progressive in the early day movements. At one time he lived in Centerville, [Iowa] and built one of the first brick residences in the town. He helped to organize the first bank in Appanoose county, and later was among the founders of Seymour, Iowa. In the early days he owned and operated one of the first tread-powered threshing machines ever run in this section of the state. This was an advancement over the old chaff piler and flailing system.

Benoni took to growing blooded cattle, and at one time had one of the best herds of Shorthorns (Durhams) in the state.

Elias [G.] drifted into growing blooded horses, and Enos was noted in the county as a horticulturist and farmer. All the other Conger boys became farmers, and their children likewise took up agricultural pursuits at which most of them were successful.

Many of the Conger descendants moved westward and became great benefactors in building up the great west. However, at this time possibly over 500 of the Conger descendants live in Appanoose and adjoining counties.
(Source: "Early Pioneer Stories" in 1934 "Centerville Iowegian." The information in the article was furnished by J.C. Harvey of Seymour, Iowa; reprinted in "Early Pioneer Stories," published by the Appanoose County Iowa Genealogical Society, p. 38 - Dortha Walters; Route 1; Mystic, IA shared the article and other data on the families of Enos Conger with Joyce Posey)

[Note: The text of the article as furnished by Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Posey was not the exact text of the article. Robert Guilinger subsequently furnished a copy of the article which is used here. The information in this article must be taken with a grain of salt as much of what is reported has not been supported with verifiable facts. J.C. Harvey, the author of this piece was, John Columbus Harvey, of Seymour, Iowa, and son of Nancy Jane Conger and Wallace McVey Harvey. REH]


Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 34/34
Enos Conger, 36, Farmer, b. OH; Jane, 37, b. OH
Margaret, 11, OH; Mary, 9, OH; Elias, 7, OH; Darcus, f. 5, OH;
Emma J., 1, IA

COMMENT: At the time of the 1850 census of Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa there were three Conger and one Powell families living close together.
Enos and Jane (Strayer) Conger were Family #34
Elias Gregory and Rebecca (Patterson) Conger were Family #35
James B. and Hannah Powell were Family #36 with George Conger, 21, b. OH
John B. and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Conger were Family #37
Enos, Elias Gregory, John B. Conger and Rebecca (Conger) Powell were siblings. George Washington Conger was the 1st cousin, 1 generation removed of these Conger siblings. As of January 1996 it is not known whether James B. and Hannah Powell were related to their 3 Conger neighbors or to Charles and Rebecca (Conger) Powell who were Family #15 in Center Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.

Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., family 12/12
() = years in state
Enos Conger, 42, OH farmer, (7); Jane, 42, OH, (7)
Margaret, 16, OH, (7); Mary, 15, OH, (7); Elias G., 13, OH, (7);
Dorcus, 10, OH, (7); Ema J., 6, OH, (6); Caroline, 4, IA, (4);
Sarah E., 2, IA, (2)
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger and Joyce Posey)

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 999/950
Enos Conger, 47, OH, farmer
Margaret, 20, OH; Elias, 17, OH; Darcus, 14, OH; Emma J., 11, IA
Caroline, 9, IA; Sarah J., 6, IA
[Note: At the time of the 1860 census no wife was listed in the household of Enos Conger. REH]
(Source Appanoose Co., IA Genealogical Society - Furnished by Joyce Posey)


MARRIAGE: Enos Conger and Mary Lang(e) were married on 2 Mar 1862 in Appanoose Co., IA.
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA Marriage Records, 1847-1900, Book 2, p. 104 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1870, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp.
Enos Conger, 56, farmer, 2500/204, OH; Mary, 48, keeps house, OH
Sarah E., 16, IA; Wallace, 6, IA; Fanny, 4, Iowa
Caroline, 19, Domestic Servant, IA
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1880, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp., 63/63
Enos Conger, 66, farmer, OH, Father b. NY, Mother b. Ireland
Mary, 57, OH, Father b. PA, Mother b. PA
Wallace, 19, farmer, IA OH OH; Francis, 14, dau. IA OH OH
(Source Appanoose Co., IA Genealogical Society - Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1885, in Appanoose Co. IA, Pleasant Twp.
Enos Conger, 70, OH
Mary, 62, OH
Francis E., 19, b. Appanoose Co., IA
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1900, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp.
Enos Conger, 86, b. Jan 1814 OH
Mary, 77, b. Dec 1822 OH
Marilla Smith, 13, b. 6/1886 [sic], IA, granddaughter
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


CEMETERY: Bozwell Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA. It is located on the Bozwell homestead. Large rocks mark the burial site in the neglected cemetery. This is in Section 23, SE corner of township. The surname is found spelled: Bozwell, Boswell, Bozel, Bozzel, Bosell
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


RECOLLECTIONS:
Enos Conger was my great-grandpa. His farm is a short distance west of me and I see the buildings everyday.

I have stood by his grave many times and am enclosing a picture which I want returned as I have only this one.

He was born 1/1/1814 and died 4/1/1903. He was married in 1838 to Ann Strayer, b. 1818, in Marshall Co., WV. She died and was buried in Monroe Co., OH. I don't know where. There were seven children: Margaret, Mary, Elias, Dorcus, Emma Jane, Caroline and Sarah.
[Note: Joyce Posey writes: Much of Keith Conger's information was already known. I disagree with his statement that Ann Strayer died in Monroe Co., OH. If she did, Enos must have remarried a "Jane" before coming to Iowa. The Appanoose Co., IA census of 1850 lists "Jane" age 37, b. OH and 1856 census of the same county lists "Jane" age 42, b. Ohio, as wife of Enos.]

After her death he and some, or perhaps all, of the kids came to Iowa. He then married a widow whose name was, Mary Jane Ireland (Lang). They were parents of Joseph Wallace, b. 12/22/1863, d. 4/20/1937 (my grandpa) and Fanny, who married Asa Smith.

Enos and Mary Jane Conger are buried in the Bozwell Cemetery. Many times before his death, grandpa, Wallace, would come to our place, a few days before Memorial Day, and he, Dad and I would walk through the fields and meadows to clean up their graves.

I write poetry and am having a book made up. Write again.
LKC
Cincinnati, IA 52549
(Source: Letter from L. Keith Conger to Joyce Posey, dated 28 June 1996)


OBITUARY: Cincinnati Review
Enos Conger, one of the oldest residents of the county and one of the oldest men in the county, died at his home about four miles southeast of Cincinnati [,IA] about noon yesterday at the advanced age of 89 years. He had been confined to his bed for a long time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Conger was a pioneer settler in the county. Funeral at 3:00 p.m. today after which interment will be made at the Bozwell Cemetery.
[Note: Apparently there was no headstone. REH]
(Source: Centerville, Iowa "Daily Citizen," Vol. IX, No. 88, p. 3, Friday, 3 April 1903 - furnished by Joyce Posey to Robert Guilinger)

Enos married Jane STRAYER, daughter of John STRAYER and Unknown, on 30 Aug 1838 in Marshall Co., VA. Jane was born about Apr 1813 in Marshall Co., VA and died between 1856 and 1860 in Appanoose Co., IA.

General Notes:
Jane Strayer

FATHER: John Strayer

AKA: Ann

BIRTH-CONFLICT: A birth date of 1818 in Marshall Co., VA is usually listed for Jane (Ann) Strayer. This date isn't supported by the available information. The 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA lists her age as, 37 years old, which calculates to a birth year of Abt. 1813. The 1856 census of Appanoose Co., IA lists her age as 42 year old, which calculates to a birth year of Abt. 1814. Both of these dates are more consistent with the birth year of her husband, Enos, 1 Jan 1814 and they are used here.

COMMENT: According to Wilma Boden Barnett, the father of Jane Strayer (Strair) was John Strayer a Revolutionary War soldier. Jane was born in Marshall Co., VA/WV. No source citation was given to support this information.

CONFLICT: Was her name, Jane Strair (from newspaper article), Ann Strayer or Jane Strayer? Maxine Crowell Leonard lists, Ann Strayer as does Joyce Posey. She is listed as, Jane, in the 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA. Robert Guilinger lists, Jane Strair. He found her mentioned as "Jane Strair" in an undated newspaper clipping about the Conger family, furnished by J.C. Harvey, of Seymour, IA. [Note: There are a number of statements made in J.C. Harvey article which don't seem to be supported by the facts. See her husband's note for the text of the article. REH]
QUESTION: Can any cite a proof for her name?

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 34/34
Enos Conger, 36, Farmer, b. OH; Jane, 37, b. OH
Margaret, 11, OH; Mary, 9, OH; Elias, 7, OH; Darcus, 5, OH;
Emma J., 1, IA
[Note: The name Darcus on the census record could have been mispelled.]

DEATH-COMMENT: Jane Conger died after the 1856 census of Appanoose Co., IA and before the 1860 census of the same place. In the 1860 census her husband is shown without a wife.

CEMETERY-COMMENT: It is claimed that she is buried in the Bozwell Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, without a headstone. There is no cemetery record and there is no death record as of July 1996.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 619 F    i. Margaret CONGER was born on 24 Jul 1839 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 15 Nov 1911 in Iowa at age 72, and was buried in Nov 1911 in Exline, Appanoose Co., IA, Exline Cemetery.

+ 620 F    ii. Mary Jane CONGER was born on 20 Jan 1841 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 6 Jan 1887 in Plainville, Rooks Co., KS at age 45.

+ 621 M    iii. Elias Gregory CONGER was born on 18 Mar 1843 in Senecaville, Monroe Co., OH, died on 4 Sep 1919 in Oakdale, Antelope Co., NE at age 76, and was buried in Sep 1919 in Oakdale, Antelope Co., NE, Oakdale Cemetery.

   622 F    iv. Darcus CONGER was born about Jun 1845 in Monroe Co., OH and died before 1903 in Perkins, Payne Co., OK.

General Notes:
Darcus Conger

PARENTS: Enos Conger and Jane (Ann) Strayer

Problem: Was the first name, Dorcus, Dorcas or Darcus? The name is spelled, Darcus on the 1850, age 5, and 1860 census. This person was a female and apparently never married. Age 10, on 1856 census

DEATH: Apparently died Bef. 1903 as she is not mentioned in the Probate record of Enos Conger.

+ 623 F    v. Emma Jane CONGER was born about 8 Jun 1849 in Appanoose Co., IA, died on 19 Feb 1923 in Perkins, Payne Co., OK about age 73, and was buried in Feb 1923 in Perkins, Payne Co., OK, Perkins Cemetery.

+ 624 F    vi. Caroline CONGER was born about Feb 1851 in Appanoose Co., IA and died about 1926 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA about age 75.

+ 625 F    vii. Sarah E. CONGER was born on 27 Nov 1854 in Iowa, died in Nov 1928 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA at age 74, and was buried in Nov 1928 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA, Shaul Cemetery.

Enos next married Mary Jane IRELAND, daughter of William Linn IRELAND and Biademia SHAKLEE, on 2 Mar 1862 in Appanoose Co., IA. Mary was born about Mar 1822 in Morgan Co., OH, died on 6 Feb 1908 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO about age 85, and was buried on 7 Feb 1908 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, Bozwell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Ireland

PARENTS: William Linn Ireland and Biademia Shaklee

BIRTH: Abt. 1822, in OH from 1870 Census, Appanoose Co., IA

AKA: Mrs. Mary (Ireland) Lang was the 2nd wife of Enos Conger. She was first married to Lowell Lang, in Ohio. They had a son, Lowell Frank Lang. Listed as Mary Lang in Ancestral File.

Problem: Was her surname, Ireland or Irelan? The spelling is usually, Ireland.

SPOUSE: Mary Jane Ireland was the 2nd spouse of Enos Conger.

RELATIONSHIP-RESEARCHER: Lowell Frank Lang, son of Mary Ireland, married Virginia Amelia Bozwell the ancestor of Dortha May (Bozwell) Walters: of RR1, Box 183A; Mystic, IA 52572 (As of Jan 1996). Mrs. Walters was interested in genealogy and did work on the Conger family of Appanoose County, Iowa which she shared with Mrs. Joyce Posey.

SIBLINGS: According to L. Keith Conger, she was the sister of Elijah Simon Ireland.

OBITUARY: Mrs. Mary Conger of near Cincinnati, [IA] died last Thursday [6 Feb 1908] at the home of her son, Wallace Conger, of Mendota [MO], whom she had been visiting. The funeral took place Friday. The remains being interred at Bozwell cemetery [Appanoose Co., IA]
(Source: Unionville Republican, Unionville, Putnam Co., IA, 12 Feb 1908 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Noted events in her life were:

Reschr:

Children from this marriage were:

+ 626 M    i. Joseph Wallace CONGER was born on 25 Dec 1863 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, died on 20 Apr 1937 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO at age 73, and was buried in Apr 1937 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO, Friendship Cemetery.

+ 627 F    ii. Francis E. CONGER was born about 26 Feb 1866 in Appanoose Co., IA, died on 9 Sep 1887 in Appanoose Co., IA about age 21, and was buried in Sep 1887 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, Bozwell Cemetery.

223. Elias CONGER was born about 4 Oct 1789 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, died on 17 Nov 1869 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH about age 80, and was buried in Nov 1869 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, Atkinson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

RELATIONSHIP: According to Joyce Posey this Elias Conger was the nephew of Elias Darby Conger Sr., born 8 June 1763 in New Jersey. The younger was sometimes called Elias, Jr. to differeniate. Can it be proved that he was called Junior?

Problem: Joyce Posey lists his middle initial as, "D.". Can it be proved that his middle initial was, "D."?

AKA-BIRTH-DEATH: Ancestral File of Jan 1996 lists him as: Elias Darby Conger, Jr.; born 4 Oct 1790 in Middlesex, NJ; died 17 Nov 1869 in Monroe Co., OH; buried at Old Cameron Cem., Jamestown, Monroe, OH.

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Robert Guilinger lists the following dates: b. 4 Oct 1789, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, d. 17 Nov 1869, Cameron, Monroe Co., OH. He has the estate record, dated Dec 1869. Clyde Decker lists the following dates: b. 3 Oct 1789, d. 17 Nov 1869. Others have listed a birth date of 16 Oct 1788. Maxine Crowell Leonard lists, b. 6 Sep 1789, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, d. 17 Nov 1869, Cameron, Monroe, OH (CFA I, p. 140), then corrects the birth date to, 6 Apr 1790 (CFA II, p. 715)

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Some say he was married in Green Co., PA and others in Monroe Co., OH. Ethel Conger Heagler listed, Green Co., PA. [Note: Robert Guilinger thinks that Mrs. Heagler was in error. He states, "No source quote for location of marriage, however Margaret moved as a young child with her father, Charles Atkinson, to Monroe Co., OH around 1799. Elias moved to Monroe Co. in the 1813 time period. There is no reason to believe they were not married in 1815 in Monroe County, OH."]
QUESTION: Who can cite a source for the marriage information?

TAX_LIST: 1820 Tax List of Monroe Co., OH
Gershom Conger, R4, T4, S25 SW, 80 acres
Elias Conger, Jr., R4, T4, S25, SW, 80 acres
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

RECOLLECTIONS:
Julianna Conger Walton wrote that her father, Elias, and Uncle Gershom entered land together in Monroe county, Ohio. They built their houses and improved the land by clearing it. Elias bought out Gershom a few years later. Gershom went west, but spent the winter of 1847 with relatives in Ohio.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: Elias Conger, Jr. - Range 4, Township 4, Section 25, Part of Section: East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 79.96 Acres. Date of Entry: December 6, 1830. Land Office Where Sold: Marietta. Residence at the time of Entry: Monroe County, Ohio. (Located now (1990) in Monroe County, Switzerland Township, Ohio River Survey) Page 21.
(Source: Tract Book - Entries - Congress Lands - 22 Ranges & U.S. Military Survey - Volume 2 - Auditor of State of Ohio. - Furnished by Joyce Posey)

COURT: Records of Clerk of Common Pleas. Elias Conger - Grand Jury for this term Sept. 1834, page 72, Journal 2.
(Source: History of Monroe County, OH, by Catherine Fedorchak, page 42 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

COURT: Records of Clerk of Common Pleas. Elias Conger, appointed appraiser of personal estate of William Lippencott, dec'd. Journal 2, page 2.
(Source: History of Monroe County, OH, by Catherine Fedorchak, page 41 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LEGAL_MATTER:
Journal 2, June term, 1835 (Court of Common Pleas) indicates that Elias Conger and wife sued Elizabeth Atkinson, Elijah Atkinson, Abel Atkinson et. al. The Elizabeth in this record is the widow of Charles, and her maiden name was Stephens. Elias Conger was married to Margaret Atkinson, a dau. of Charles. The suit was brought to prove whether the purported will of Charles Atkinson was true. Page 131 of the same Journal 2 indicates that the court found the will to be valid. The court records also show that Elizabeth, the widow, had declined to act as executor of the will, and the court appointed John Watson. He was married to Rebecca, another dau. of Charles and Elizabeth Atkinson. Perhaps he was a brother of David Watson who was possibly married to a Duvall - see the column on Conrad Duvall.
(Source: Court of Common Pleas, June term 1835, Journal 2, p. 123-124, 131)

LEGAL_MATTER:
Also at the June term of court, 1835, Elizabeth Atkinson appeared and proved to the satisfaction of the court that Charles Atkinson, late a Revolutionary pensioner, had died 25 April 1834, leaving her, the said Elizabeth, his widow.
(Source: Court of Common Pleas, June term 1835, Journal 2, p. 119) (Fedorchak column, The Spirit of Democracy, 2 Mar 1972)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 124/124, 23 Jul 1850
Elias Conger, 59, m. farmer, $2000, NJ; Margaret, 56, f. PA
Julia, 17, f., OH; Laven, 11, m., OH

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 515/515, p. 76, 6 Jul 1860
Elias Conger, 69, m. farmer, 600/350, NJ; Margaret, 66, f. domestic, PA
Stephen L., 21, m. farm laborer, /100, OH
Mary E. Ferry, 14, f. OH
(Census furnished by REH)


CEMETERY: "ELIAS CONGER; DIED; Nov. 17, 1869 AGED; 80 Ys. 1 Mo. 14 Ds" - 1812 soldier (Fedorchak comment - married Margaret Atkinson - B. 6-17-1793, died June 20, 1872, also supposed to be buried at this Cameron cemetery, but I didn't find a stone for her)
[Note: The information in quotes was verified by a photograph taken by Robert Guilinger in 1987. The only part that was unclear was the number of days. Birth date calculated from this data is: 3 Oct 1789. JoNelle Linnaus lists the number of days as, 11. REH]
(Source: Catherine Fedorchak, Old Cameron/Atkinson Cemetery survey conducted in Aug 1961, unknown volume - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

BURIAL: Elias Conger who is buried at the Old Cameron Cemetery has a veteran's marker on his grave, although I could not find a pension application for him. He was born about 1789, as the inscription on his marker reads: "Died Nov. 17, 1869, 80 years, 1 mon., 13 days." He was married to Margaret Atkinson (sister of Mrs. Gilbert McCoy, (above). Margaret Atkinson Conger was born June 17, 1793 and died June 20, 1872. She is also supposed to be buried at Cameron, but I did not find a marker for her.
[Note: Calculated birth date, 4 Oct 1789. REH]
(Source: Catherine Fedorchak, Vol. 5, 1967, page ? - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

BURIAL: Elias Conger, d. 17 Nov 1869, 80 y, 1 mo, 19 da., Old Cameron Cemetery
[Note: Others have read the number of days as, 14. REH]
(Source: Monroe County Navigator, June 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2, page 32 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

BURIAL: Cemetery notes from Atkinson Burying Ground (Jamestown) Cameron, OH;
Elias Conger, died 17 Nov 1868 at the age of 80 years, 1 month, 1 day.
[Note: This extraction of what the tombstones says does not agree with what several others report. It seems to have an error in the year of death, which probably reads 1869, and the number of days he lived, which probably reads, 13. or 14. REH]
(Furnished by: Delbert Henthorn)


COURT: Legal Notice
David A. Conger of Washington Co., Ohio; Charles A. Conger, Lavinia Dougherty, wife of Joshua Dougherty, and Aaron A. Conger, all of the State of Illinois, Elijah A. Conger of the State of Kansas, Mary Purtlebaugh, wife of George of the State of Indiana, Stephen L. Conger, whose place of residence is unknown, Julia K. (sic) Walton, wife of Richard K. Walton, James M. Boughner, John M. Boughner, Margaret Boughner, Mary Boughner, Julia A. Boughner, Thomas J. Boughner, Mazy Boughner, Lavinai Boughner, Michael Boughner, and Margaret Conger all of the State of Ohio, Monroe Co. will take notice that a petition was filed against them on the 2nd day of Dec. in the court of Common Pleas by Michael Boughner for partition of N 1/2 of NE 1/4 S.12, T.3, R.4 - 80 acres.
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 21 Dec 1869, found in Fedorchak, unknown volume - furnished by Robert Guiliinger)


BIOGRAPHY:
Elias Conger (1789-1869), the great-great grandfather of researcher, Robert Guilinger, apparently left Washington Co., PA about 1813 and moved to Monroe Co., OH. There he resided and worked on the farm of his uncle, Elias Darby Conger (1763-1843). It is my opinion that Elias Conger left Pennsylvania in 1813 to avoid being drafted to serve in the War of 1812. Elias, being the oldest son of David Conger (1767-1833), was the first in line to inherit the family farm. I think his father gave Elias his inheritance as a lump sum when he left home.

Elias married a few months after the end of the War of 1812 on 17 Jun 1815 and bought a farm in Monroe Co., OH. He and his wife, Margaret Atkinson, had 10 children, all born in Monroe Co., OH.

I am descended from David A. Conger (1818-1895), the oldest son of Elias and Margaret.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Elias married Margaret ATKINSON, daughter of Charles ATKINSON and Elizabeth STEPHENS, on 17 Jun 1815 in Monroe Co., OH. Margaret was born on 17 Jun 1793 in Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA, died on 20 Jun 1872 in Clarington, Monroe Co., OH at age 79, and was buried in Jun 1872 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, Atkinson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Margaret Atkinson

PARENTS: Charles Atkinson and Elizabeth Stephens

RELATIONSHIP: Margaret Atkinson was the twin of Stephen Atkinson. They were born at Fort Jackson near Waynesburg, (now Greene Co.), PA where their father was stationed. This area was on the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek which passes through the Waynesburg area of Greene County, PA. [Note: Robert Guilinger points out that a Ten Mile Creek also passes through the Prosperity area of Washington Co., PA. There are two different creeks with the same name!]

LAND: David A. Conger of Washington Co., Ohio; Charles A. Conger, Lavinia Dougherty, wife of Joshua Dougherty, and Aaron A. Conger, all of the State of Illinois, Elijah A. Conger of the State of Kansas, Mary Purtlebaugh, wife of George of the State of Indiana, Stephen L. Conger, whose place of residence is unknown, Julia K. Walton, wife of Richard K. Walton, James M. Boughner, John M. Boughner, Margaret Boughner, Mary Boughner, Juila A. Boughner, Thomas J. Boughner, Mazy Boughner, Lavinia Boughner, Michael Boughner and Margaret Conger all of the State of Ohio, Monroe Co. will take notice that a petition was filed against them on the 2nd of day of Dec. in the court of Common Pleas by Michael Boughner for partition of N 1/2 of NE 1/4 S.12, T.3, R.4, 80 acres.
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 21 Dec 1869, found in Fedorchak - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp., 15-16
Richard Walton, 33, OH, teach school; Julia A., 34, OH, keep house;
William V., 9, OH; Jane A., 8, OH, school; Emma, 7, OH, school;
James, 5, OH, school;
Margaret Conger, 77, PA, live w/son-in-law
[Note: The census extraction shows Margaret Conger as, "live w/son." This is incorrect. Julia A. Walton was, nee Conger and the daughter of Margaret Conger. REH]

DEATH: Death Certificate of Margaret Atkinson Conger, in the possession of Robert Guilinger lists the date of death as, 20 Jun 1872 in Clarington, Monroe Co., OH.

BURIAL: She is buried, at Cameron, beside her husband, whom she survived.


BIRTH-DEATH:
Margaret Conger, d. 20 Jun 1872; age 79 yr, 3 days, at Clarington, OH. She was born in Monroe Co., OH.
(Source: Monroe County Navigator, June 1991, page 46 - furnished by Joyce Posey)
[Note: The birth place does not agree with what researchers have reported. REH]

COMMENT: Hazel Pfalzgraf of Cameron, OH had a tin type of Margaret Atkinson Conger, taken Abt. 1840. Hazel Pfalzgraf was a descendant of Sara Jane (Conger) Boughner, a daughter of Margaret and Elias Conger.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 628 M    i. David Atkinson CONGER was born on 25 May 1818 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 27 Aug 1895 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., OH at age 77, and was buried in Aug 1895 in Reno, Washington Co., OH, Yankeeburg Cemetery.

+ 629 M    ii. Charles Atkinson CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1820 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 23 Jan 1894 in Eustis, Frontier Co., NE at age 73, and was buried in Jan 1894 in Eustis, Frontier Co., NE, Older Cemetery.

+ 630 F    iii. Levinah CONGER was born on 24 Dec 1822 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 631 F    iv. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 3 Jan 1824 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 11 May 1869 in Monroe Co., OH at age 45, and was buried in May 1869 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, New Cameron Cemetery.

+ 632 M    v. Aaron A. CONGER was born on 1 Dec 1825 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 9 Jun 1892 in Clarkson, Colfax Co., NE at age 66, and was buried in Jun 1892 in Clarkson, Colfax Co., NE, Bohemian National.

+ 633 M    vi. Elijah Atkinson CONGER was born on 4 Feb 1828 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 26 Jun 1901 in Harlan Twp., Decatur Co., KS at age 73, and was buried in Jun 1901 in Harlan Twp., Decatur Co., KS, Vallonia Cemetery.

+ 634 F    vii. Mary CONGER was born on 12 Feb 1830 in Monroe Co., OH and died in Bartholomew Co., IN.

+ 635 F    viii. Julia Ann CONGER was born on 30 Apr 1835 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 636 M    ix. Stephen Laven CONGER was born on 29 Oct 1838 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 30 May 1895 in Stanton Co., NE at age 56, and was buried in Jun 1895 in Stanton Co., NE, Stanton Cemetery.

   637 F    x. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 20 Aug 1841 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 31 Jul 1849 at age 7, and was buried in Aug 1849 in Monroe Co., OH, Old Cameron Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Elias Conger and Margaret Atkinson

DEATH: Elizabeth Conger died at the age of 8 years.

DEATH: Elizabeth Conger, daughter of Elias and Margaret, d. 31 July, age 7 (no year given), Old Cameron Cemetery, Monroe Co., OH
(Source: Monroe County Navigator, June 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2, page 32 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

CEMETERY: Born 20 Aug 1841 and died 31 Jul 1849, read from the tombstone by
Robert Guilinger in 1987.

225. Aaron CONGER was born on 15 Apr 1795 in Washington Co., PA, died on 6 Jul 1876 in Licking Co., OH at age 81, and was buried in Jul 1876 in Licking Co., OH, Bell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Aaron Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

Problem: Was the date of death, 1867 as listed by Ethel Conger Heagler or 6 Jul 1876 in Licking Co., OH as listed by others?

BIOGRAPHY:
In 1824, Aaron and Mary McVey Conger left Pennsylvania and purchased a new home in Licking county, Ohio, near the north county line. Here the remainder of their family was born and they lived until their death. They never went back to the home in Pennsylvania or saw their parents again. When Ethel Conger Heagler visited the family in 1938 she was told she was the first of any of the descendants ever to go back in 115 years.

Aaron and Mary are buried in the beautiful Bell Cemetery, located by the church where they were members. This church is a landmark in that community. It sets on a hill overlooking a panoramic view of the country. It is 12 miles north of Newark, [OH]. This is pictured on page 15 of Ethel Heagler's booklet, "Conger History 1664-1941."

The following story is taken from Ethel Heagler's booklet, written by Clara A. Watson:

Aaron Conger and his blue-eyed wife, Mary McVey, who was of Scotch ancestry, moved from Pennsyvlania to Licking county, Ohio, in the 1820's. This woman was very energetic and ambitious in a material way, but found little time for study or reading in the hard life of pioneer days.

The couple bought a tract of hilly, stony, timberland for a home. The young man had been a school teacher in Pennsylvania, but fount all the work he could do in making a home on the new land.

The first work necessary was to provide shelter. Felling trees and hewing of logs provided the material for house and out-buildings. After this was done, the stones with which the land abounded were carefully gathered and used for building fences - a back breaking task.

A wonderful spring in a shallow ravine was an outstanding feature of the homesite. A spring house was built over it, and to this day, more than one hundred years later, a spring furnishes all the water needed for this farmhouse.

Within twenty-five years following this marriage, twelve children were born. As they grew up each child assumed certain responsibilities. The sons all learned to chop down trees and hew them into logs; clear timberland, and split rails for fencing the farmland. They learned to build fences that were, "horse-high, hog-tight, and bull-strong."

The oldest daughter learned the milliner trade and carried on a business in the home, which was far from a town of any size. The oldest son learned to repair boots and shoes. He provided a cobbler's bench and tools which he used to keep the family and neighbors in comfortable footwear. The third son learned to weave when he was 13 years old. From that time until he was 21 he did most of the weaving of the materials for the family clothing, including linen, woolen and linsey--woolsey, a cloth made of both flax and wool.

Aaron and Mary were members of the Christian Church, having been Presbyterian who embraced the faith of Alexander Campbell, and who insisted on being called, "Campellites."

Aaron Conger was a invalid during the latter part of his 72 years. He suffered from a form of rheumatism which made him an almost helpless cripple. No doubt this was brought on by exposure and hard work.

Aaron and Mary are buried in a picturesque spot in Licking county, [Ohio]. Bell Church stands on a steep hill commanding an entrancing view in all directions. Winding roads from three sides lead to this beautiful, "God's Acre."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 1-3 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Aaron married Mary Mc_VEY, daughter of Jacob E. Mc_VEY and Unknown, in 1819 in Greene Co., PA. Mary was born on 11 Jun 1799 in Washington Co., PA, died on 12 May 1878 in Licking Co., OH at age 78, and was buried in May 1878 in Licking Co., OH, Bell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary McVey

Problem: Was the date of death, 12 May 1870 or 12 May 1878? Ethel Conger
Heagler lists, 12 May 1870 in Ohio.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 638 F    i. Elizabeth Ann CONGER was born on 19 Mar 1820 in Greene Co., PA and died about 1874 in Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH about age 54.

+ 639 M    ii. Jacob Ervin CONGER was born on 12 Dec 1821 in Washington Co., PA, died on 4 Mar 1886 in Princeton, Mercer Co., MO at age 64, and was buried in Mar 1886 in Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

+ 640 M    iii. David Washington CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1824 in Greene Co., PA, died in 1874 in Marshall Co., KS at age 50, and was buried in 1874 in Kansas, Morrison Cemetery.

+ 641 M    iv. Cary Mc_Vey CONGER was born on 24 May 1826 in Licking Co., OH and died on 14 Mar 1898 in Gibson, Ford Co., IL at age 71.

+ 642 M    v. Elias Jackson CONGER was born on 24 Apr 1828 in Licking Co., OH, died on 8 Oct 1871 in Newark, Licking Co., OH at age 43, and was buried in Oct 1871 in Licking Co., OH, Bell Cemetery.

+ 643 M    vi. Aaron Harvey CONGER was born on 19 Mar 1830 in Licking Co., OH, died on 8 Apr 1910 in Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL at age 80, and was buried in Apr 1910 in Towanda, Mc Lean Co., IL, Smith Grove Cemetery.

   644 F    vii. Mary Ellen CONGER was born on 11 Nov 1832 in Licking Co., OH and died in 1844 at age 12.

General Notes:
Mary Ellen Conger

PARENTS: Aaron Conger and Mary McVey

+ 645 F    viii. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 14 Sep 1834 in Licking Co., OH and died on 16 Aug 1914 in Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS at age 79.

   646 M    ix. Edmond Mc_Vey CONGER was born in 1837 in Licking Co., OH and died in 1841 at age 4.

General Notes:
Edmond McVey Conger

PARENTS: Aaron Conger and Mary McVey

Birth: Batch #: 452002, Source Call #:
1836, Edmund McVey Conger, Licking, Licking Co., Ohio

NAME-CONFLICT: Was his first name, Edmond or Edmund?

Problem: Was the birth year, 1836 or 1837?

+ 647 M    x. James Madison CONGER was born on 15 Jul 1839 in Newark, Licking Co., OH and died on 24 May 1901 in Macomb, Mc Donough Co., IL at age 61.

+ 648 F    xi. Martha W. CONGER was born on 4 Jul 1841 in Licking Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1922 in Mitchell, Wheeler Co., OR at age 81.

   649 F    xii. Harriet Ann CONGER was born on 16 Sep 1844 in Licking Co., OH and died in 1848 at age 4.

General Notes:
Harriet Ann Conger

PARENTS: Aaron Conger and Mary McVey

Birth: Film #: 170876, Page #: 926, Ordinance #: 31031
16 Sep 1844, Harriet Ann Conger of Norwalk, Licking, Ohio

DEATH: Harriet Conger died as a child.

226. Martha CONGER was born in 1799 in Washington Co., PA.

General Notes:
Martha Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

NAME-CONFLICT: Martha Conger; Mary Conger

Martha married John FARMER.

General Notes:
John Farmer

NAME-CONFLICT: John Farmer; John Fonner


Children from this marriage were:

   650 F    i. Sarah FARMER .

Sarah married Joshua R. PAUDALE.

   651 M    ii. William FARMER .

   652 F    iii. Experience FARMER .

Experience married Adam SIRFEES.

228. Moses CONGER was born between 1802 and 1806 in Washington Co., PA and died between 1877 and 1881.

General Notes:
Moses Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Maxine Crowell Leonard lists a birth date of 1797 which does not agree with the information in the various census records which calculate to Abt. 1800-1810, Abt. 1791, Abt. 1802, Abt. 1804 and Abt. 1806.

BIRTH-CONFLICT: The 1870 census of Appanoose Co., IA lists the birth place as New Jersey. Joyce Posey thinks he was born in Pennsylvania.

NAME-CONFLICT: Modis Conger in Orphan Court record (probably Monroe Co., OH).

RESIDENCES: According to Robert Guilinger, Moses and Elizabeth Conger resided in Monroe Co., OH in the 1830's.

LAND: Moses Conger acquired land in Monroe Co., OH
31 Nov 1833, Range 4, Township 3, Section 30
14 Nov 1834, Range 4, Township 3, Section 30
8 Oct 1836, Range 6, Township 5, Section 8
(Source: Early Ohio Settlers - Southeastern Ohio 1800-1840, Purchasers of Land, Marietta Land Records, Marietta, Ohio by Ellen and David Stanley Berry; Lits B, p. 41, 1831-1836 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND:
"Moses Conger was the first to own the east one-half of the southwest quarter of Adams Township's section # 30. He purchased the land Nov. 21, 1833, and received his deed from the U.S. goverment with the date, July 1, 1934."
(SOURCE:Family Research in Monroe Co., Ohio; by Catharine Foreaker Ferdorchak; Vol. 5, page. Spirit of Democracy. Woosfield, Ohio; 9 Oct 1981. Historical Sites & Structures, by Clyde Decker)


RESIDENCES: Cameron, OH
(Source: "Conger History 1664-1941," by Ethel Conger Heagler - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

LAND: Moses Conger, Range 4, Township 3, Section 30, part section, E 1/3 of the southwest 1/4 of section. 79.37 acres. Date of Entry: Nov. 21, 1838.
Land Office where sold: Marietta
Residence at time of entry: Monroe County, Ohio, Adams Twp.
(Source: Ohio River Survey, page 21 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp.
Moses Congar
Males:
00-05, 1; 05-10, 0; 10-15, 1; 15-20, 0; 20-30, 0; 30-40, 1;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
Females:
00-05, 1; 05-10, 3; 10-15, 0; 15-20, 0; 20-30, 0; 30-40, 1;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
[Note: Using this information we know that Moses Conger was born between, 1800
and 1810. The 1791 date listed by Maxine Leonard is in error. REH]
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH., Wayne Twp., 51/51, 24 Sep 1850
Moses Conger, 59, m. farmer, $375, PA; Elizabeth, 40, f. OH
Sarah, 17, f. OH; Levina, 15, f. OH; Harrison, 13, m. OH;
Elizabeth, 11, f. OH; Margaret, 9, f. OH; Rhoda, 7, OH
Moses, 1, m. OH
[Note: Is it possible that Moses, age 1, was the person later known as, Elias Milton, and that his age in the census really was "4" rather than "1"? Birth date calculated for the senior Moses, Abt. 1791, indicates there could have been an error in extracting his age. From later census data it seems more likely that he was 48-49 years old at the time of this census. REH] . MARRIAGE: 27 Mar 1854, Moses Conger, 53, married Mary Kitchen, 45, in Appanoose Co., IA. Birth dates calculated: Abt. 1801 & Abt. 1809, respectively.
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA Marriage Records, Book 1, p. 119 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp. Dwelling 14/Family 14
Note: Years in state shown in ()
Moses Conger, 54, b. PA, farmer, (5)
Lavina, 21, b. OH (5); Margaret E., 14, b. OH (5); Rhoda, 12, b. OH (5)
Elias G., 10, OH (5)
[Note: If his age was listed as 54 in this census, his calculated birth year would be Abt. 1802. This is not consistent with other available data. It is more likely that the age 64 is recorded on the census, which calculates to a birth year of Abt. 1792. Also, it is not known who the parents of Elias G. Conger, age 10 might have been. He was not shown in the 1850 Monroe Co., OH census record of Moses Conger. If he married Mary Kitchen [sic Ketchum] on 27 Mar 1854 where was she at the time of this census? REH]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

DEATH-CONFLICT: It has been reported that he died in 1850 in Appanoose Co., IA. No proof was given. Did he die in 1850 in Appanoose Co., IA or Aft. 1860? He was living in Monroe Co., OH, 3 houses from his daughter, Mary (Conger) Early, in 1850.

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA, p. 226
Moses Conger, 56, PA
Margaret, 19, dau, OH; Elias J. (M), 14, son, OH
[Note: Birth date of Moses calculated: Abt. 1804]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

MARRIAGE: On 7 Jan 1863, Moses Conger (no age listed) married Lucinda [sic] Powell in Appanoose Co., IA.
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA Marriage Records Book 2, p. 111 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1870 Census, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa; dwelling # 159; family # 152. Census record page # 21.
Conger, Moses, age 64; farmer; b. New Jersey
Lorinda, age 48, keepshouse, b. KY
Powell, Arimenda, age 14, b.Iowa.
Powell, Michael, age 13, b. Missouri
Conger, Moses, age 6, b. Iowa
[Note: The Powell children are from Lorinda's first marriage to Abram Powell.]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

QUESTION-DEATH: When and where did Moses Conger die? The Biographical sketch of his son, E.M. Conger states he died at the age of 75 years. If the date of birth was, Abt. 1791, the date of death would be, Abt. 1866. If the date of birth was Abt. 1801 the date of death would be Abt. 1876.


BIOGRAPHY:
The Moses Conger family was in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH in 1850. They removed to Appanoose Co., Iowa, where most of the family died.

Moses is probably the Moses Conger who married Mary Ketchum on 27 Mar 1852 [sic] in Appanoose county, which would indicated that Elizabeth died shortly after the 1850 census. The first 3 children were listed in Mrs. Heagler's record, whereas she did not have some of those listed in the 1850 census. It appears that Moses did not marry until he was in his middle 30's. Had issue, some born in VA.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


COMMENT:
In 1852, or thereabouts, "Mose" Conger, bought a barrel of whiskey, and began business at his cabin. One Sunday, two men approached "Mose" for a pint. "Mose" refused, replying, "I was raised a Presbyterian and some of the old faith sticks to me yet!"
(Source: The History of Appanoose Co., Iowa, 1886, p. 730 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


COMMENT:
In 1852 or thereabouts, "Mose" Conger bought a barrel of whiskey and began business in a cabin.

One Sunday, two residents of the town called on Mose for a pint of the article, and found him on his chair so inebriated that he could not rise. The visitors asked him to furnish them, but he refused pointblank, saying he would not sell on Sunday.

He explained, "I was raised a Presbyterian and some old faith sticks to me yet."

But, so good a customer was Mose to himself that when his barrel became empty, his circumstance did not admit of his obtaining a fresh supply. [Note: These two items about Moses Conger and the whiskey point out vividly how difficult it is to obtain exact quotes from other documents unless the extractor can view the original. REH]
(Source: The History of Appanoose Co., Iowa, 1886, p. 435 - found in Conger Confab, Vol. XX, No. 4, Dec 1994)


EMIGRATION-CHILDREN: We know that, as adults, at least four of the children of Moses Conger and Elizabeth Powell lived in Chariton Co., MO.
George Washington Conger
Sarah Jane (Conger) Stevens
Rhoda (Conger) Potter
Elias Milton Conger
[Note: As of Sep 2000 no record has been found that would indicate that Moses Conger ever lived in Missouri. Joyce Posey checked with the State Archives at Jefferson, MO and with the Chariton County Historical Society.]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


COMMENT: How Many Moses Congers Were There in Appanoose Co., IA?
One or more men named Moses Conger lived in Appanoose Co., Iowa. Three women married a man named Moses Conger. The research challenge is to determine whether all three of these women married the same Moses Conger? Can it be proven using the available information that the three women married the same man? If so, in what year was he born? In what state was he born? What was the date of death?

Here's a summary of census information, with birth dates calculated, which will then be discussed in more detail.
1840, age 30-40, b. Abt. 1800 to Abt. 1810
1850, birth state of PA, age 59, b. Abt. 1791
1856, birth state of PA, age 54, b. Abt. 1802
1860, birth state of PA, age 56, b. Abt. 1804
1870, birth state of NJ, age 64, b. Abt. 1806

It is troubling that the birth state listed in the 1870 census is NJ, and not PA.

In the 1840 Monroe Co., Ohio census Moses Conger was between 30 and 40 years old. Using those two ages we can calculate an earliest and a latest possible birth date . If he was 30, he would be born Abt. 1810 (This is not likely in light of information we have from later census records.). If he was 40, he would be born, Abt. 1800. This gives us a range for the birth date, Abt. 1800 to Abt. 1810.

Based on the 1850 Monroe Co., OH census record it appears that Moses Conger, was born Abt. 1791 in Washington Co., PA. Maxine Leonard in "The Conger Family of America" lists the date of birth as Abt. 1797 with no source citation. Maybe the age, 59, listed in the 1850 census, was in error, either when recorded or when extracted. Perhaps his age was actually, 49, rather than 59. If so, the calculated birthdate would be, Abt. 1801, which would be more consistent with the ages listed in the other four census records.

Using the birth dates calculated from the other censuses we have: Abt. 1802 (1856 census), Abt. 1804 (1860 census), Abt. 1806 (1870 census), thus narrowing the birth date down to a period of 5 years 1802-1806. That's probably what should be entered in his record, born Abt. 1802/1806, although Abt. 1801 also should be considered as a possibilty for the first date in the range.

We know from a biographical sketch of his son, Elias Milton Conger, that his father lived to be 75 years old. Adding 75 to the birth range of Abt. 1802/1806 we arrive at Abt. 1877/1881 for the date of death.

What do we know about the marriages?

Abt. 1828, in an unknown place, he married Elizabeth Powell, born Abt 1810 in OH. Source: No citations for either date.

On 27 Mar 1854, at age 53 (b. Abt. 1801), he married, in Appanoose Co., IA, to Mary Kitchen, age 45, who was born Abt. 1809. Source: Appanoose Co., Iowa Marriage Records, Book 1, page 119.

On 7 Jan 1863 (no age listed) he married, in Appanoose Co., IA, to Lucinda [sic, Lorinda] (Dale) Powell, who was born, Abt. 1822/1826 in Madison Co., KY. Source: Appanoose Co., Iowa Marriage Records, Book 2, page 111.

Moses and Lorinda Conger have an 1870 census record which says he was 64 and born in New Jersey which would make his birth year, Abt. 1806. Why does the 1870 census record give the birthplace as New Jersey?

Moses and Lorinda Conger had a child, Moses D. Conger born on 9 Apr 1864 in Appanoose Co., IA. Based on the 1870 census data, the father would have been 58 years old when Moses D. Conger was born.

If the women didn't all marry the same man this would create another research problem. For example, the Moses Conger who married Lorinda (Dale) Powell, didn't just drop out of the sky at the time of the 1870 census. If there was another Moses Conger why haven't other records of his existence been found?

In this genealogy file the Appanoose Co., Iowa, Moses Conger, is entered as one person with three marriages. His birth date is entered as, Abt. 1802/1806 and the death date, Abt. 1877/1881. If, and when, additional information becomes available this is subject to change.
(Written by Richard E. Henthorn, 5 May 2004)

Moses married Elizabeth POWELL about 1828. Elizabeth was born about 1810 in Ohio.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Powell

RELATIONSHIP: It is not known if Elizabeth Powell had a relationship to Charles
Powell. Joyce Posey doesn't think they were related.

DEATH: Date of death and burial is unknown as of May 2004. She was living at
the time of the 1850 Monroe Co., Ohio census.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 653 M    i. George Washington CONGER was born on 23 May 1829 in Greene Co., PA, died on 28 Feb 1915 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO at age 85, and was buried on 1 Mar 1915 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO, Lakeside Cemetery.

+ 654 F    ii. Mary Elizabeth CONGER was born on 10 Dec 1830 in Greene Co., PA, died in Adams Twp., Dallas Co., IA, and was buried in Dallas Co., IA, Earlham Cemetery.

   655 F    iii. Jane CONGER was born about 1831.

+ 656 F    iv. Sarah Anne CONGER was born on 17 Feb 1833 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 23 Feb 1913 in Cunningham Twp., Chariton Co., MO at age 80, and was buried in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO.

+ 657 F    v. Lovina CONGER was born about 12 Feb 1835 in Ohio, died about 28 Nov 1879 in Appanoose Co., IA about age 44, and was buried about Nov 1879 in Franklin Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Livingston Cemetery.

   658 M    vi. Harrison CONGER was born about 1837 in Ohio.

   659 F    vii. Elizabeth CONGER was born in 1839 in Ohio.

   660 F    viii. Margaret E. CONGER was born in Feb 1841 in Ohio.

   661 F    ix. Rhoda CONGER was born on 15 Mar 1843 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 25 Apr 1931 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO at age 88, and was buried on 27 Apr 1931 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO, Lakeside Cemetery.

General Notes:
Rhoda Conger

PARENTS: George Washington Conger and Elizabeth Catherine Brown

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., Iowa
Solomon Howard, Sr; Mary E. (Conger) Early
Alexander Powell
Rhoda Conger
[Note: This is probably an incomplete extraction of this record. REH]

Census: 1880, in Chariton Co., MO, Cunningham Twp
Milt Conger, 33
Rhoda Conger, 28, sister
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

OBITUARY:
This community was shocked Sunday morning when it become known that Mrs. Rhoda Potter had passed away during the night as she was only ill a short time. Rhoda Conger, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Conger, was born in Monroe County Ohio, March 15th, 1843, passed away at her home in Sumner, April 25, 1931 at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 10 days.

When a small child she moved with her parents to Iowa where she grew to womanhood later coming to Missouri making her home with her brother Milton Conger for a number of years.

She was united in marriage to Frank Potter.

While she had never united with any church she was converted when a young girl and had lived a Christian life and was a regular attendant at church services as long as health would permit. She was a firm believer in God's word and had read her Bible through many times.

She was the last of a large family and leaves only nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock by F. L. Burton. Interment in Lakeside cemetery.
(Furnished by Luella Kinnison Conger)


CEMETERY: Buried in the Conger plot of the Lakeside Cemetery in Sumner, MO.
The stone inscribed, "Aunt Rhoda, 1843-1931."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 704 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Rhoda married Frank POTTER.

+ 662 M    x. Elias Milton CONGER was born on 4 Feb 1846 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 19 Feb 1929 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO at age 83, and was buried in Feb 1929 in Sumner, Chariton Co., MO, Lakeside Cemetery.

   663 M    xi. Moses CONGER was born about 1849 in Ohio.

General Notes:
Moses Conger

PARENTS: George Washington Conger and Elizabeth Catherine Brown

COMMENT-QUESTION: This person was listed in the 1850 census as age, 1, and born in OH. Could this be the person later known as, Elias Milton Conger, who was born in 1846? Perhaps the census extraction misread the age, 4, as age 1.

Moses next married Mary KITCHEN on 27 Mar 1854 in Appanoose Co., IA. Mary was born about 1809.

General Notes:
Mary Kitchen

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Ketchum; Mary Kitchen

SPOUSE: Mary Kitchen was the 2nd spouse of Moses Conger.

Moses next married Lorinda DALE on 7 Jan 1863 in Appanoose Co., IA. Lorinda was born between 1822 and 1826 in Madison Co., KY, died on 19 Mar 1909 in Appanoose Co., IA, and was buried in Mar 1909 in Putnam Co., MO, Mendota Cemetery.

General Notes:
Lorinda Dale

MARRIAGE: First married to Abram Powell and had at least two children, Arimeda and Michael. See 1870 census record for Moses and Lorinda Conger of Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.

MARRIAGE: Lorinda Dale was married to: Abram Powell, Moses Conger, Mr. Worley, Mr. Livingston

NAME-CONFLICT: Lurinda Powell; Lucinda Powell on marriage record to Moses Conger.

MARRIAGE: Lorinda Conger married twice more after the death of Moses Conger. Apparently these marriages took place outside of Appanoose Co., IA. Further research is required.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1880 in Census Place: Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa. Source : FHL
1254326 National Archives Film T9-0326 page 539C
LORINDA CONGER, sex-female; married-widow; race-white; age 50; birthplace- Missouri.
MOSES D. CONGER, sex-male; son; single, white, age 25, born Missouri.
MICHAEL POWELL, sex-male, son, single, white, age 22, born Iowa.
[Note: This 1880 census record does not agree with the information in the 1870 census record. Lorinda Conger was listed as age 48 and born in Kentucky. Moses Conger was listed as age 6 and born in Iowa. Michael Powell was listed as age 13 and born in Missouri. The birthplace for father & mother were left blank. Joyce Posey & Dick Henthorn]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CENSUS: 1900, in Putnam Co., MO, Michael Powell. His mother Lorinda Livingston was living with him. [partial extraction]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


The child from this marriage was:

+ 664 M    i. Moses D. CONGER was born on 9 Apr 1864 in Appanoose Co., IA, died on 13 Jul 1947 in Hammond, Lake Co., IN at age 83, and was buried in Jul 1947 in Hammond, Lake Co., IN.

229. David CONGER was born on 12 Jan 1804 in Ten Mile Valley, Washington Co., PA, died on 30 Jun 1892 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA at age 88, and was buried in Jul 1892 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA, Amity Presbyterian Cemetery.

General Notes:
David Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

Census: 1870, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., 68/68, (9 Jun 1870), p. 226
David Conger, 66, farmer, $8000/2000, PA
Mary, 56, keeps house, PA
Oliver, 27, farmer, $5000, PA
David A., 16, PA
[Note: Oliver is listed as age 27 (dob, Abt. 1843) in this census. In the 1880 census he is listed as age 33 (dob Abt. 1847).]
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., p. 18, 158/171
David Conger, m. 76, farmer, PA, NJ, NJ, Catarrah
Mary, f. 68, wife, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
Oliver, m. 33, son, single, farmer,PA, PA, PA
Nancy Bell, f. 25, niece, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
[Note: Nancy Bell was probably related to Mary (Bell) Conger the 3rd wife of David Conger.]
(Furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

PROBATE: Will at Washington Co., PA; copy in possession of JoNelle Linnaus.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Presbyterian (CFA I, p. 200)

David married Nancy MATTOX, daughter of John MATTOX and Unknown, about 1825. Nancy was born in 1806 and died in 1826 at age 20.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 665 M    i. Elias CONGER was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania, died on 9 Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania at age 39, and was buried in Aug 1865 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA, Upper Ten Mile Cemetery.

David next married Maria PALMER about 1829. Maria was born in 1807 and died in 1832 at age 25.

General Notes:
Maria Palmer

SPOUSE: Maria Palmer was probably the 2nd wife of David Conger.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 666 F    i. Maria CONGER was born about 1830 in Greene Co., PA, died on 17 Oct 1904 in Gilmer Co., WV about age 74, and was buried in Oct 1904 in Gilmer Co., WV, Pisgah Church Cemetery.

David next married Mary BELL on 30 Aug 1834. Mary was born on 9 May 1811 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Sep 1889 at age 78, and was buried in Sep 1889 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA, Amity Presbyterian Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Bell

SPOUSE: Mary Bell was probably the 3rd wife of David Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 667 M    i. Henry Herschel CONGER was born between 25 Sep 1835 and 1840 in Conger, Washington Co., PA and died about 23 Mar 1912 in Hackney Station, Washington Co., PA.

   668 M    ii. George W. CONGER was born on 26 Apr 1840 in Conger, Washington Co., PA and died on 19 Apr 1863 at age 22.

General Notes:
George W. Conger

MILITARY: Civil War soldier

MILITARY: Corporal in Co. K, 16th Reg. Penn. Cav, apparently died in the war.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 104 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   669 M    iii. Oliver CONGER was born between Jan 1843 and 1847 in Conger, Washington Co., PA and died in 1913.

General Notes:
Oliver Conger

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., p. 18, 158/171
David Conger, m. 76, farmer, PA, NJ, NJ, Catarrah
Mary, f. 68, wife, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
Oliver, m. 33, son, single, farmer,PA, PA, PA
Nancy Bell, f. 25, niece, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
(Furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried according to Maxine Leonard.

+ 670 M    iv. David Allison CONGER was born on 19 Sep 1853 in Conger, Washington Co., PA and died on 6 Jan 1903 in Conger, Washington Co., PA at age 49.

230. Sarah CONGER was born on 20 Sep 1806 in Washington Co., PA and died on 14 Aug 1880 in Union Co., IA at age 73.

General Notes:
Sarah Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

Sarah married William DAY in 1830. William was born on 18 Dec 1810 in Allegheny Co., PA.

General Notes:
William Day

Census: 1850 in DeKalb Co., IN, Richmond Twp.,
William, 39; Sarah 40

EMIGRATION: After 1850 moved to Missouri and then to Union Co., IA by 1854


Children from this marriage were:

   671 F    i. Emily DAY was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania, died in Nov 1896 at age 62, and was buried in Nov 1896 in Benton Twp., Union Co., IA, Shaw Cemetery.

   672 F    ii. Mary A. DAY was born in 1838 in Pennsylvania.

Mary married John OARD on 24 Dec 1868 in Clark Co., IA.

   673 M    iii. Elias DAY was born between 1838 and 1840 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes:
Elias Day

NAME-CONFLICT: Elias (C.S.) Day in CFA II, p. 292

Elias married Mary Ann JACKSON on 24 Mar 1868.

   674 M    iv. Warren B. DAY was born in 1841 in Pennsylvania.

Warren married Margaret RAINER on 18 Jun 1871 in Afton, Union Co., IA.

   675 M    v. Robert M. DAY was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania.

Robert married Margaret UNKNOWN on 11 Apr 1863.

General Notes:
Margaret Rainer

AKA: Mrs. Margaret Baker

   676 M    vi. Charles DAY was born in 1845 in Indiana and died on 10 Jul 1903 in New Hope Twp., Decatur Co., IN at age 58.

General Notes:
Charles Day

DEATH: Charles Day died on 10 Jul 1903 at New Hope Twp., Decatur Co., IN after being struck by a railroad train.

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried.

   677 F    vii. Minerva J. DAY was born in 1847 in Indiana.

Minerva married William OARD on 6 Mar 1866.

   678 M    viii. William DAY was born in 1849 in Indiana.

+ 679 M    ix. Silas Henry DAY was born on 16 Jul 1851 in De Kalb Co., IN and died on 18 Jun 1933 in Bellwood, Butler Co., NE at age 81.

231. Ephraim CONGER was born on 8 Jan 1809 in Washington Co., PA, died about 20 Nov 1893 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA about age 84, and was buried in Nov 1893 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

General Notes:
Ephraim Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

CONFLICT: Records [Not cited. REH] stated that Ephraim Conger married, Eleanor Parns. In 1968, Lillian Conger Minor of Prosperity, PA said he married, Mary Ellen Iams in 1835 [Source not cited. REH] Ethel Conger Heagler said he married Eleanor Panis and had 12 children. Maxine Leonard listed both ladies as his wives. As of Aug 1999 it appears to researchers that the surnames, Parns and Panis are in error. The best guess as to the name of the wife of Ephraim Conger is, Eleanor Iams.
QUESTION: Who can prove the spouse or spouses of Ephraim Conger?
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1870, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., 78/78 (11 Jun 1870), p. 226
Ephraim Conger, 61, farmer, $10000/1500, PA
Ellen, 54, keeping house, PA
Martha, 17, attended school, PA; Hannah, 15, attended school, PA
Albert, 13, attended school, PA;
Hiram, 22, farmer, PA
Belle, 8, attended school, PA
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., PA, Morris Twp., p. 21, 188/205
Eph. Conger, m. 71, retired farmer, PA, PA, PA
Elen, f. 68, wife, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
Hiram, m. 32, son, at home, PA, PA, PA
Albert, m. 24, son, at home, PA, PA, PA
Belle, f. 19, granddaughter, at home, PA, PA, PA
Martha Bruse, f. 28, dau. widowed, housekeeping, PA, PA, PA
Willie, m. 5, grandson
[Note: The surname of Martha Bruse has been listed as Breeze by researchers. Researcher Robert Guilinger believes that Belle Conger was the grand niece of Ephraim Conger, she being the daughter of, Elias Conger, who was a nephew of Ephraim Conger.]
(Furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

QUESTION-CENSUS: Who were the parents of, Belle Conger, age 19, shown as a granddaughter of Ephraim and Eleanor Conger in the 1880 census? Could this have been Elizabeth B. Conger, daughter of Elias and Hannah (Dunn) Conger? If so, she was listed in two 1880 census records.

CHILDREN: As of 1904, 12 children with 8 living, 21 great-grandchildren

CEMETERY: West Union Cemetery is located several miles south of Prosperity, Washington Co., PA. According to JoNelle Linnaus it is located at West Union, Greene Co., PA

CEMETERY: Ephraim Conger; b. 1/8/1809, d. 11/20/1893; West Union Cemetery, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA
(Source: Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen, Vol. 5, 1976, Franklin and Morris Townships, p. 298 - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

PROBATE: Will of Ephraim Conger is in Vol. 14, pg 302, Washington, Washington Co., PA, probated 20 Nov 1893.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 166 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Ephraim married Eleanor IAMS, daughter of Reason IAMS and Phoebe CLARK, on 25 Feb 1835 in Pennsylvania. Eleanor was born on 2 Apr 1815 in Cranes Creek, Greene Co., PA, died on 24 Feb 1907 in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA at age 91, and was buried in Feb 1907 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

General Notes:
Eleanor Iams

Problem: Some researchers list the date of birth as 2 Apr 1814. According to the 1904 newspaper article her date of birth was clearly listed as April 2, 1815 at Cranes Creek, Greene Co., PA.

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Ellen Iams; Eleanor Iams; Eleanor Parns; Elenor Parns; Eleanor Panis. Eleanor (Iams) Conger in 1904 newspaper article. Take your pick.

Problem: What was the name of this person? Was this one person or two persons? If two persons, what was the order of the marriages and who was the mother of the children?

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: West Union Cumberland Presbyterian

RESIDENCES: As of 1904, near Dunns Station, Morris Township, Washington, Co., PA.


ANNIVERSARY:
A social event that enlisted the hearty sympathy of a large number of relatives and a host of friends as well, was the celebration Saturday of the 89th anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Eleanor (Iams) Conger which occurred at her home near Dunns Station, Morris Township [Washington Co., PA]. Upwards of 30 (?) people were in attendance at the celebration which has been an annual event for several years past.

Mrs. Conger was born on Cranes Creek, Greene Co., PA on 2 Apr 1815, and when she was four she was removed with her parents to Bakers Fork, where she resided till 1835, the year she was joined in marriage to Ephraim Conger, who died in 1893. The newly wedded couple went to the home that Mrs. Conger still occupies and there for almost three score years and ten, set as the span of human life by the Palmist, she resided, not only doing good as a neighbor but also as a wife and mother. For over six decades she has been an active and consistent member of the West Union Cumberland Presbyterian congregation and old as she is, her seat is seldom vacant in favorable weather. And this 89 year old lady disdains the use of a horse and carriage but climbs the hill a half mile long to the house of worship. She does her own housekeeping too, and seems to resent any proffered assistance from the younger people.

Twelve children blessed this union of Ephraim Conger and Eleanor Iams, eight of whom are still living and most of whom were gathered at the old home Saturday to be with their mother on her natal day. They are: Hiram, Elias and Albert Conger and Mrs. Hamilton Penn, all residing in the vicinity of the family home. Mrs. Mary Longdon and Mrs. Oliver Mattox of Washington, [PA]; Mrs. Joseph Dunn of Greene County and Mrs. Wm. Penn of Nebraska City, Neb. Mrs. Conger has 21 great-grandchildren. She is the oldest person residing in Morris Township and, with the single exception of a slight deafness, retains all her faculties.
(Source: 1904 Washington Co., PA newspaper article, included photograph - furnished by David Dodd and extracted by Robert Guilinger)

CEMETERY: Eleanor Conger, b. 4/2/1814, d. 2/24/1907; West Union Cemetery,
Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA
(Source: Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen, Vol. 5, 1976, Franklin and Morris Townships, p. 298 - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

COMMENT: A webpage on the Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site lists this person and her ancestors as:
Eleanor Iiams
Rezin
Richard
John
Richard
William
Robert I'ans
Alexander Innes
Robert
James


Children from this marriage were:

+ 680 F    i. Emeline CONGER was born on 24 Jul 1836 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA.

+ 681 F    ii. Mary CONGER was born on 3 Dec 1838 in West Union, Greene Co., PA.

   682 F    iii. Debora CONGER was born on 25 Sep 1840 in West Union, Greene Co., PA and died before 1904.

General Notes:
Debora Conger

PARENTS: Ephraim Conger and Eleanor Iams

Birth: Film #: 170881, Page #: 456, Ordinance #: 26093
25 Sep 1840, Debora Conger, West Union, Greene, Pennsylvania

DEATH: According to David M. Dodd, she died in infancy.

+ 683 M    iv. Elias CONGER was born on 21 Apr 1842 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, died on 24 Jan 1912 at age 69, and was buried in Jan 1912 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

+ 684 M    v. John Calvin CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1844 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, died on 27 May 1892 at age 48, and was buried in May 1892 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

+ 685 M    vi. B. Frank CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1846 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, died on 8 Apr 1885 at age 39, and was buried in Apr 1885 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

+ 686 M    vii. Hiram CONGER was born on 12 Feb 1848 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, died in 1912 at age 64, and was buried in 1912 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

+ 687 F    viii. Phoebe Jane CONGER was born on 23 May 1850 in West Union, Greene Co., PA.

   688 F    ix. Sarah Anne CONGER was born on 6 Aug 1852 and died in 1855 in West Union, Greene Co., PA at age 3.

General Notes:
Sarah Anne Conger

PARENTS: Ephraim Conger and Eleanor Iams

RELATIONSHIP: Sarah Ann and Martha E. Conger were twins.

Problem: Were her dates, b. 6 Aug 1852, d. 1855 as suggested by some or d. 4 Apr 1861 as read from the tombstone?

CEMETERY: Sarah Anne Conger, d. 4/4/1861, aged 11yr, 8mo, 12da, dau. of E. & Ellen Conger; West Union Cemetery, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA [Note: Calculated birthdate, 23 Feb 1849. REH]
(Source: Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen, Vol. 5, 1976, Franklin and Morris Townships, p. 298 - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

+ 689 F    x. Martha E. CONGER was born about 6 Aug 1852 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA.

+ 690 F    xi. Hannah CONGER was born on 25 Oct 1854 in West Union, Greene Co., PA.

+ 691 M    xii. Albert Benton CONGER was born about 31 Jul 1856 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, died on 11 Feb 1920 about age 63, and was buried in Feb 1920 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

232. William Henry Harrison CONGER was born on 25 Oct 1813 in Washington Co., PA, died on 31 Mar 1852 in Prosperity, Washington Co., PA at age 38, and was buried in Apr 1852 in West Union, Greene Co., PA, West Union Cemetery.

General Notes:
William Henry Harrison Conger

PARENTS: David Conger, Jr. and Sarah Welch

AKA: Harrison Conger

Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20712
25 Oct 1813, William Henry Harrison Cogner, Washington Co., Pennsylvania

MARRIAGE: William Henry Harrison Conger was married twice. His 1st wife was Martha Auld and his 2nd wife was Eliabeth Longdon.

CEMETERY: William Henry Harrison, Conger, d. 3/31/1852, aged 33yr, 5mo, 7da; West Union Cemetery, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA
(Source: Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen, Vol. 5, 1976, Franklin and Morris Townships, p. 298 - furnished by JoNelle Linnaus)

William married Martha AULD in Feb 1841. Martha was born in Jun 1818 in Washington Co., PA and died on 28 Oct 1846 in Washington Co., PA at age 28.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 692 F    i. Caroline CONGER was born on 17 Jan 1842 and died after 1934 in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA.

+ 693 F    ii. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 14 Jul 1843 in Washington Co., PA and died on 19 Aug 1891 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA at age 48.

+ 694 M    iii. James W. CONGER was born on 6 Aug 1845 in Washington Co., PA.

William next married Elizabeth LONGDON, daughter of John LONGDON and Mary MILLER, in 1848. Elizabeth was born on 2 May 1826 and died in 1914 at age 88.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Longdon

SPOUSE: Elizabeth Longdon was the 2nd wife of William Henry Harrison Conger.

SPOUSE: William Loughman was the 2nd husband of Elizabeth (Longdon) Conger.
She was his 2nd spouse. They were married Abt. 1853.

BIRTH-MARRIAGE: William Loughman, b. 22 Oct 1822, Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA;
s/o David and Christine (Fonner) Loughman. He was twice married (1) 1846 to
Mary J. Day, she died in 1852 (2) Elizabeth (Longdon) Conger, d/o John and Mary
(Miller) Longdon, the widow of Harrison Conger (William Henry Harrison Conger).
The daughter of William and Elizabeth Loughman, Hannah C. Loughman, married
John Conger.
(Source: Bates History of Greene Co., PA, p. 805 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

   695 F    i. Mary Anne CONGER was born on 28 Nov 1848 and died on 13 Jul 1883 at age 34.

Mary married Elias CAREY on 22 Nov 1873. Elias was born on 24 Jul 1842.

+ 696 F    ii. Harriet N. CONGER was born on 6 May 1851 in Washington Co., PA.

233. Elizabeth WRIGHT was born on 18 Dec 1799 in Virginia and was buried in Homer, Champaign Co., IL, Old Homer Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

AKA: Mary Reedman on headstone.

BIRTH: Birth also listed as, Abt. 1793

BIRTH: In the biographical sketch of Thomas and Nancy (Redman) Freeman, the birth place of Elizabeth Wright is said to be Virginia. This remains to be proven.

BIRTH-MOTHER: Death Certificate of Ruben Redman, LDS Film #0196553, Grays Harbor, Record 132. Apparently lists the birth place of his mother, Elizabeth Wright, as, New Jersey.

CENSUS-BIRTH: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL, p. 260, lines 23-28, listed as "head of the house." Apparently this record lists: b. Abt. 1813, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth married John REDMAN. John was born on 17 Jun 1792 in Virginia, died after 8 Jun 1846, and was buried after 8 Jun 1846 in Homer, Champaign Co., IL, Old Homer Cemetery.

General Notes:
John Redman

Problem: Was the surname, Redmond or Redman? CFA II, Redman. John Redman in the 1820 census of Monroe Co., OH in Salem Twp., gone by 1830. Mary E. Palmer states the spelling primarily used was Redman, sometimes Redmond or Redmon.

FATHER-QUESTION: Could this be the father of John Redman?
Census: 1820, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp., p. 121a
Reubin Redman
Males:
00-10, 4; 10-16, 1; 16-18, O; 18-26, 0; 26-45, 0; 45&up, 1
Females:
00-10, 3; 10-16, 0; 16-26, 0; 26-45, 1; 45&up, 0
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)

Census: 1820, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp., p. 121a
John Redman
Males:
00-10, 1; 10-16, 0; 16-18, O; 18-26, 0; 26-45, 1; 45&up, 0
Females:
00-10, 0; 10-16, 0; 16-26, 1; 26-45, 0; 45&up, 0
[Note: Next person listed was David Right [sic]
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)

EMIGRATION-CENSUS: The Redman family must have left Monroe Co., OH very early as there is no record of any Redman families in the 1830 or 1840 census of this county.

RESEARCHER: Information about John Redman and Elizabeth Wright and their children was submitted to World Family Tree, CD 2 #1985, by Phyllis J. Freeman. Mary Ellen Palmer shared it with Richard E. Henthorn.

BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Freeman on the 16th of August, 1849, was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Redman, who was born in Monroe County, Ohio, in the same year as himself [1826], and on the 16th of the month following that of his own birth [April].

Her parents were John and Elizabeth (Wright) Redman, natives of Virginia, the former born 1792, and the latter Dec. 18, 1779. They passed to their long home years ago. The children of the parents of Mrs. Freeman were born as follows:
Reuben, Feb. 10, 1820;
Mary, Sept. 11, 1821;
Sarah, Nov. 15, 1822;
Hettie, Dec. 28, 1824;
Nancy, March 16, 1826;
Rachel and Ruth (twins), Nov. 27, 1828;
John, Feb. 10, 1831;
Martha, March 4, 1833;
Elias, April 21, 1835;
Isaac, now deceased, July 22, 1837;
Rebecca, July 4, 1840;
and Clarinda, Jan. 4, 1844., and died June 08, 1846 in Illinois
[Note: This may or may not be an exact extraction of the biography as found in the source cited below. REH]
(Source: Chapman Bros., Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign Co. (IL), (1887), p. 702/3)

DEATH: Probably died before 1850 as he is not listed in the census of Vermilion Co., IL.

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

Children from this marriage were:

+ 697 M    i. Reuben REDMAN was born about 10 Feb 1820 in Ohio, died on 18 Apr 1917 in Melbourne, Grays Harbor Co., WA about age 97, and was buried on 20 Apr 1917 in Melbourne, Grays Harbor Co., WA, Melbourne Cemetery.

   698 F    ii. Mary REDMAN was born on 11 Sep 1821.

Mary married Greene ATWOOD on 18 Nov 1840 in Vermilion Co., IL.

   699 M    iii. Sarah REDMAN was born on 15 Nov 1822.

   700 F    iv. Hettie REDMAN was born on 28 Dec 1824.

+ 701 F    v. Nancy REDMAN was born on 16 May 1826 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 702 F    vi. Rachel REDMAN was born on 27 Nov 1828 and died on 16 Jan 1850 at age 21.

+ 703 F    vii. Ruth REDMAN was born on 27 Nov 1828 and died on 3 Jun 1851 at age 22.

   704 M    viii. John REDMAN was born on 10 Feb 1831 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes:
John Redman

CENSUS: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL

   705 F    ix. Martha REDMAN was born on 4 Mar 1833 in Illinois and died on 29 Nov 1898 at age 65.

General Notes:
Martha Redman

CENSUS: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL

SPOUSE: Martha Redman was the 3rd spouse of Benjamin H. Towner.

Martha married Benjamin H. TOWNER on 13 May 1852 in Vermilion Co., IL. Benjamin was born on 19 Oct 1826 in Vigo Co., IL and died on 28 Sep 1903 in Rochester, Fulton Co., IN at age 76.

General Notes:
Benjamin H. Towner

RELATIONSHIP: Benjamin H. Towner was married to twin sisters, Rachel and Ruth Redman, in that order. He later married their sister, Martha.

   706 M    x. Elias REDMAN was born on 21 Apr 1835 in Illinois.

General Notes:
Elias Redman

CENSUS: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL

   707 M    xi. Isaac REDMAN was born on 22 Jul 1837 in Illinois and died before 1887.

General Notes:
Isaac Redman

CENSUS: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL

DEATH: Deceased at the time the biographical sketch of Thomas and Nancy Freeman was written. Died between 5 Sep 1850 and 1887.

   708 F    xii. Rebecca REDMAN was born on 4 Jul 1840 in Illinois and died on 21 Aug 1846 in Illinois at age 6.

General Notes:
Rebecca Redman

DEATH: Apparently not listed in the 1850 census of Vermilion Co., IL. Barbara Turner lists, death as, 21 Aug 1846 in Illinois.

   709 F    xiii. Clarinda REDMAN was born on 4 Jan 1844 in Illinois and died on 8 Jun 1846 in Illinois at age 2.

General Notes:
Clarinda Redman

CENSUS: 1850, in Vermilion Co., IL

Clarinda married Samuel K. WRIGHT.

239. Hannah Jane WRIGHT was born between 1804 and 1807 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Hannah Jane Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

ERROR: The 1870 Monroe Co., OH census lists, OH as the place of birth. She was born in PA.

BIRTH-MARRIAGE According to Robert Guilinger, Hannah Jane Wright, b. 1804, married Jesse Henthorn.

Census: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp. 141.

Hannah married Jesse HENTHORN, son of William HENTHORN Jr. {3T4L-CL} and Margaret UNKNOWN, about 1828. Jesse was born on 15 Jan 1803 in Virginia and died on 29 May 1878 at age 75.

General Notes:
Jesse Henthorn

PARENTS: William Henthorn and Margaret

BIRTH: He was born according to one account in 1804 in VA, which later became WV.

Problem: Was the date of birth, 15 Jan 1803 or in 1806?

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp. #5/5, 4 Sep 1850
Jesse Henthorn, 46, m. farmer, $300, VA; Hannah, 46, f. PA;
Merinda, 20, f. OH; Andrew, 18, m. farmer OH: Elijah, 15, m. farmer, OH;
Isaac, 13, m. OH; Nancy, 7, f. OH; Julia, 4, f. OH

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp. (P.O. Clarington) 1003/1003, p.
146, 24 Jul 1860
Jesse Henthorn, 57, m. farmer, /500, VA; Hannah, 56, f. domestic, PA
Marinda, 29, f. domestic, OH; Isaac, 22, m. farmer, OH; Nancy, 17, f.
domestic, OH; Julianne, 14, f.OH
(Furnished by June Thompson and Gordon Paul)

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp. #207/206, p. 99
Jesse Henthorn, 64, VA, farmer; Hannah, 61, OH, keep house
Marinda, 38, OH, help mother; Isaac, 31, OH, laborer; Nancy, 30, OH,
help mother
[Note: the birth place of Hannah is in error in this census. She was
born in PA not OH.]
(1870 Census data furnished by Estral Tennant)

RESIDENCES: They lived in Clarington, Monroe Co., OH.

PROBATE-LAND: Jesse Henthorn died in fee simple. A Quit Claim deed by Andrew J. to Hannah Henthorn was recorded in Vol. 37, page 67. A Quit Claim deed by Hannah Henthorn and all to Elijah Henthorn was recorded 30 Jul 1880, Vol. 37, page 72. A Warranty deed from Elijah Henthorn to John W. Shaw was recorded on 15 May 1884, Vol. 41, page 336.
(Furnished by Shirley J. Craib)


Children from this marriage were:

   710 F    i. Merinda HENTHORN was born in Sep 1829 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Merinda Henthorn

PARENTS: Jesse Henthorn and Hannah Jane Wright

Birth date of Sep 1829, Monroe, OH from the IGI which spells her name Marinda.
Birth: Batch #: 8606401, Sheet #: 41, Source Call #: 1396167

Problem: Was her name, Marinda or Merinda?

Problem: Was the date of birth, Sep 1829 or in 1832?

+ 711 M    ii. Andrew Jackson HENTHORN was born about Oct 1832 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 18 Oct 1910 in Jerusalem, Monroe Co., OH about age 78.

+ 712 M    iii. Elijah HENTHORN was born about 1835 in Monroe Co., OH.

   713 M    iv. Isaac HENTHORN was born in Jul 1838 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Isaac Henthorn

PARENTS: Jesse Henthorn and Hannah Jane Wright

Birth month from the IGI.
Birth: Batch #: 8606401, Sheet #: 41, Source Call #: 1396167

+ 714 F    v. Nancy HENTHORN was born between 1840 and 1843 in Monroe Co., OH and died about 1921.

+ 715 F    vi. Julia Anne HENTHORN was born on 8 Apr 1846 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 30 May 1877 at age 31.

241. John Conger WRIGHT was born on 16 May 1811 in Greene Co., PA, died on 14 Jul 1890 in Sharron Twp., Appanoose Co., IA at age 79, and was buried in Jul 1898 in Appanoose Co., IA, Wright Cemetery.

General Notes:
John Conger Wright

PARENTS: Reuben Wright and Mary E. Conger

AKA: John C. Wright

RELATIONSHIP: John C. Wright was the great-great grandfather of Charles Thomas "Tom" Stevens who researched the John Conger Wright family.

RELATIONSHIP: John Conger Wright married McElroy sisters, Margaret and Lucinda who were daughters of Jesse and Sarah McElroy.

RESEARCHER: Charles T. (Tom) Stevens; 1203 Fairview Road; Columbia, MO 65203-0809 (as of July 1995)

Census: 1830, in Monroe Co., OH
John Conger was living in the home of Jesse McElroy, his future, father-in-law.
(Furnished by Tom Stevens)

BIOGRAPHY:
John C. Wright married Margaret McElroy in 1833 and lived in Adams Township, [Monroe Co., OH] for at least twelve years. We presume her to be buried in Monroe Co., OH. Margaret's youngest daughter, Mary Ann also died in Monroe Co. as did Margaret's uncle and aunt, John and Nancy McElroy.
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Families, p. 238 - written by Eric A. Stevens)

EMIGRATION: In 1847 John Conger Wright and his family left Monroe Co., OH. They traveled via the Ohio River and the Mississipi River to Keokuk, Iowa. From there they went overland by covered wagon to Appanoose Co., IA. With him was his 2nd wife and 4 children from his first marriage and 1 from his second marriage.

OCCUPATION: He was a cooper and could make good oak barrels to sell for $1 each. CFA II, p. 458, farmer.

RESIDENCES: Upon arrival in Appanoose Co., IA he first settled about six miles west of Moulton, near the old Goose Lake.

Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Center Twp., 3/3
John C. Wright, 39, farmer, PA; Lucinda, 23, OH
Melissa, 16, OH; William, 14, OH; Reuben, 12, OH; Jesse, 11, OH
Isaiah, 4, OH; Margaret, 1, IA
[Note: In the next residence, 4/4, on the census Sarah McElroy, age 55 was listed. This was probably the mother of Lucinda McElroy Wright. REH]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

OCCUPATION: The Appanoose Agricultural Society held a County Fair on 5 Oct 1855. J.C. Wright took 2nd place prize for best mare colt.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

LAND: John C. Wright acquired land in Township 68, Range 17, District of Chariton.
(Source: Land Patent Book 1, Purchasers of Land Before 1856 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., #155/155
Note: () = years in state
John C. Wright, 49, PA (8); Lucinda, 28, OH (8)
Malissa, 22, OH (8); William, 20, OH (8); Reuben, 18, OH, (8)
Jesse, 16, OH (8); Isaiah, 10, OH (8); Milton, 5, IA (5)
Sarah, 2, IA (2); Elizabeth, 0, IA (0)
Note: The Gilbert McCoy family was recorded just prior to this entry.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA, Sharon Twp., 650/621
John C. Wright, 48, OH, farmer, $1800, $600; Lucinda, 32, wife, OH;
Melissa, 25, OH; Reuben, 21, OH; Jesse, 19, OH; Isaiah, 14, OH;
Milton, 9, IA; Sarah, 6, IA; Elizabeth, 4, IA
[Note: Some say that this census shows the state of birth of John C. Wright as PA. A photocopy of the census page, 637 clearly indicates everyone in this household through Isiah, age 14 was born in Ohio, with the word written out. REH]
(Furnished by Tom Stevens)

MARRIAGE: John C. Wright to Elizabeth Cochran, 8 Mar 1863 in Appanoose Co., IA; Book 2, p. 13 [Note: This is Mrs. Thomas Cochran. REH]
(Source: "Index to Grooms, Early Marriage Records, 1847-1900" published by Appanoose County Genealogical Society, Centerville, IA 52544, 1986 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1870, in Appanoose Co., IA, Sharon Twp., 96/98
John C. Wright, 59, PA, farmer, $3200, $1288; Elizabeth, 53, OH, keephouse
Milton, 19, IA, at home; Sarah, 16, IA, at home; Elizabeth, 14, IA, at
home; Issac Cochran, 22, farmer, $130, IA; Samantha Cochran, 14, IA
[Note: Issac Cochran and Samantha Cochran were probably children of
Elizabeth Cochran from an earlier marriage.]
(Furnished by Tom Stevens)

Census: 1880, in Appanoose Co., IA, Sharon Twp., 408/425
[Note: father and mother's birth place listed with each person, father first]
John C. Wright, 69, PA, farmer, MD, NJ; Elizabeth, 63, OH, wife, keeps
house, PA, PA; Milton, 29, IA, farm hand, PA, OH;
Ellis, 10, IA, granddaughter?, at school, IA, IA (marked Maimed,
Crippled, Bedridden or other)
[Note: The name of the last person listed might have read, Ellis, Samantha. REH]
(Furnished by Tom Stevens)


BIOGRAPHY:
John C. Wright, farmer, Sec. 10, P.O. Centerville, [IA]; born 16 May 1811, in Greene Co., Pa. When an infant, came to Monroe Co., Ohio, with his parents; in 1847, came to Appanoose Co., Iowa, he being one of the oldest settlers of this county; owns 124 acres of land, valued at $25.00 per acre.

Married Margaret McElroy in 1833, she was born in 1816, in Ohio, died in 1845; they had five children, three living; Melissa, William and Reuben.

Second marriage to Lucinda McElroy [first wife's sister] in 1845; she was born 9 Jul 1827, died 24 July 1862, in Iowa; they had four children: Isaiah, Milton, Sarah and Elizabeth.

Third marriage to, Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran, 8 March 1863, she was born 9 Sep 1816 in Hamilton Co., Ohio; she came to this county with her husband [John Wesley Cochran,] in 1845, he died 30 Sep 1855, in this township. [Elizabeth Cochran Wright died on 23 Mar 1902, age 85 years, 6 months, 14 days. She was buried in New Salem Cemetery, Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.] Democrat. (Sharon Township)
[Note: Text in [] added by Robert Guilinger and Joyce Posey. REH]
(Source: History of Appanoose Co., Iowa 1878, page 544 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

QUESTION: Delm Bayley reported that he died on 14 Jul 1890 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA. Can anyone cite a source for Centerville as the place of death?

CONFLICT-CEMETERY: Some say she was buried at the Wright Cemetery. Duane L. Jones thinks that the cemetery is Brannon Cemetery. He writes, From the book, Appanoose Co., IA Cemeteries of Sharon Township that I found at the courthouse, there is a picture of the tombstone of, Martha A., wife of William Wright, with the death date of March 28, 1871, age 32y, 2m, 10d. Another picture on the same page #1 is that of J. Wright's tombstone, stating that he died July 14, 1890, age 79y, 1m, 28d.

CEMETERY: The Old Wright Cemetery became the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

John married Margaret Mc_ELROY, daughter of Jesse Mc_ELROY and Sarah UNKNOWN, about 1833 in Monroe Co., OH. Margaret was born on 23 Feb 1816 in Ohio and died about May 1844 in Monroe Co., OH about age 28.

General Notes:
Margaret McElroy

EMIGRATION: Parents emigrated from Monroe Co., Ohio to Appanoose Co., IA.

REFERENCE: An article on the McElroy family appears in "Monroe County Ohio Families," page 226, submitted by Charles "Tom" Stevens. Much of the article deals with Samuel McElroy, brother of Margaret. Apparently he had returned to Monroe Co., Ohio from Appanoose County, Iowa in order to marry. Shortly after marriage he became ill and died in Nov 1852. It is not clear why Samuel McElroy chose to spent the last 5 weeks of his life living with Stephen and Sarah Randall Henthorn in Washington Twp., Monroe Co., OH. He was most certainly sick and needed someone to care for him. In 1853 Stephen Henthorn submitted a bill for $31.80 for reimbursement of expenses incurred during the care of Samuel McElroy. The bill was found in the estate papers of Samuel McElroy. It was common to bill the estate for care given to a sick person and the bills were usually honored by law as long as costs were reasonable.

Problem: Did she die in Monroe Co., OH or as suggested by Tom Stevens, in Preston, Randolph Co., IL?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 716 F    i. Melissa WRIGHT was born on 8 Apr 1834 in Monroe Co., OH, died in 1881 in Henry Co., MO at age 47, and was buried in 1881 in Henry Co., MO, Norris Cemetery.

+ 717 M    ii. William M. WRIGHT was born on 11 May 1836 in Monroe Co., OH, died about 8 Mar 1921 in Dodge City, Ford Co., KS about age 84, and was buried in Mar 1921 in Dodge City, Ford Co., KS, Maple Grove Cemetery.

+ 718 M    iii. Reuben WRIGHT was born on 14 May 1838 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 23 Aug 1919 in Exline, Appanoose Co., IA at age 81, and was buried in Aug 1919 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

   719 M    iv. Jesse WRIGHT was born on 30 Jul 1840 in Ohio.

General Notes:
Jesse Wright

NEVER_MARRIED-SEX: Mr. Jesse Wright never married. He was listed as male in the 1850 Ohio census and the 1860 Iowa census according to Robert Guilinger.

   720 F    v. Mary Anne WRIGHT was born on 31 May 1843 in Monroe Co., OH and died in 1843 in Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Mary Anne Wright

DEATH: Died as an infant.

John next married Lucinda Mc_ELROY, daughter of Jesse Mc_ELROY and Sarah UNKNOWN, about 1845 in Ohio. Lucinda was born on 9 Jul 1827 in Ohio and died on 24 Jul 1862 in Appanoose Co., IA at age 35.

General Notes:
Lucinda McElroy

SPOUSE: Lucinda McElroy was the 2nd wife of John Conger Wright.

EMIGRATION: Parents emigrated from Monroe Co., Ohio to Appanoose Co., IA.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 721 M    i. Isaiah M. WRIGHT was born on 21 Aug 1846 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 19 Dec 1923 at age 77.

   722 F    ii. Margaret WRIGHT was born on 15 Jan 1849 in Appanoose Co., IA and died in 1850 at age 1.

+ 723 M    iii. Milton WRIGHT was born on 24 Mar 1851 in Appanoose Co., IA.

+ 724 F    iv. Sarah E. WRIGHT was born on 28 Dec 1853 in Appanoose Co., IA and was buried in Kay Co., OK, Mt. Olive Cemetery.

+ 725 F    v. Elizabeth WRIGHT was born on 30 Jan 1856 in Appanoose Co., IA.

John next married Elizabeth RICHARDS on 8 Mar 1863 in Appanoose Co., IA. Elizabeth was born about 9 Sep 1816 in Hamilton Co., OH, died on 23 Mar 1902 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA about age 85, and was buried in Mar 1902 in Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, New Salem Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran

EMIGRATION: John Wesley and Elizabeth Cochran came to Van Buren Co., IA about 1840.

AKA: Elizabeth Richards; Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran; Granny Wright

QUESTION: How do we know that her maiden name was, Elizabeth Richards?

Census: 1856, Iowa state census, in Appanoose Co., IA, Abt. Dec 1855, 162/162
Elizabeth Cochran, widow, f. 39, OH, 15 years in Iowa
Mary A., f., 20, OH, 15 years in Iowa
James, m., 18, OH, 15 years in Iowa
William, m. 15, IA, 15 years in Iowa
Harvey, m. 12, IA, 12 years in Iowa
Issac, m. 8, IA, 8 years in Iowa
Samantha, f. IA, less than a year old, 0 years in Iowa
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

SPOUSE-NO_ISSUE: Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran was the 3rd wife of John Conger Wright.
They had no issue. Cochran was her surname from a previous marriage to John Wesley Cochran who had died 30 Sep 1855 in Appanoose Co., IA. (See 1870 census).

CHILD: Her son, Harvey Cochran married Rebecca McCoy, daughter of Gilbert McCoy and Sarah Mellott. Tom Stevens reports that she had many children before marrying John Conger Wright.

CEMETERY: New Salem Cemetery, Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., IA; Row 19; listed on the gravestone, Elizabeth Cochran, Mar 23, 1902, 85 yr, 6 mo, 14 da; w/o JW.
[Note: J.W. probably stands for John Conger Wright, her 3rd husband. Birthdate calculated is: Abt. 9 Sep 1816. REH]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

242. Eunice CONGER was born on 13 Jul 1794 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 13 Nov 1881 at age 87.

Eunice married William BAKER on 19 Oct 1815. William was born about 1790 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

Children from this marriage were:

   726 F    i. Elizabeth BAKER was born about 1816 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   727 F    ii. Fanny BAKER was born about 1817 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   728 M    iii. Azariah BAKER was born about 1819 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   729 M    iv. Thomas BAKER was born on 23 Dec 1821 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   730 M    v. Benjamin Franklin BAKER was born on 8 Aug 1823 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   731 M    vi. Aaron Younglove BAKER was born in 1827 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

   732 F    vii. Mary BAKER was born in 1831 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY.

244. Rachel CONGER was born on 18 Jun 1798 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

Rachel married James TELFORD on 14 Nov 1821. James was born about 1790 in Washington Co., NY and died in 1846 in Crawford Co., OH about age 56.

General Notes:
James Telford

AKA: James Tilford, CFA II, p. 324


Children from this marriage were:

+ 733 F    i. Mary C. TELFORD was born in 1824 in Steuben Co., OH.

   734 M    ii. James TELFORD was born in 1825 in New York.

James married Hannah Mc_KINLEY on 13 Aug 1846.

+ 735 F    iii. Ruth TELFORD was born in 1827 in Steuben Co., OH.

+ 736 M    iv. John Conger TELFORD was born on 13 Mar 1829 in Seneca Co., OH, died on 28 Mar 1896 in Olathe, Johnson Co., KS at age 67, and was buried in Mar 1896 in Olathe, Johnson Co., KS.

   737 F    v. M. E. TELFORD was born about 1835 in New York.

M. married Joseph FLICKINGER on 20 Dec 1853.

   738 F    vi. Sarah TELFORD was born about 1836 in New York.

Sarah married Valentine BRETZ on 22 Sep 1855.

   739 F    vii. Margaret K. TELFORD was born about 1841 in New York.

Margaret married Edwin LEE on 24 Dec 1857.

247. John Baker CONGER was born on 1 Oct 1806 in Hammondsport, Steuben Co., NY and died in 1871 in Wyandot Co., OH at age 65.

General Notes:
John Baker Conger

Problem: Where was he born, Cambridge, Washington Co., NY or Hammondsport,
Steuben Co., NY, as listed in CFA II, p. 138?

CENSUS: 1850, in Wyandot Co., OH

John married Beulah CARSON in 1830 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. Beulah was born about 3 Sep 1806 in New York, died on 7 Mar 1881 in Ohio about age 74, and was buried in Mar 1881 in Sycamore, Wyandot Co., OH, Pleasant View Cemetery.

General Notes:
Beulah Carson

DEATH: 7 Mar 1881 at the age of 74 years, 6 months, 4 days. Birth date
calculated: Abt. 3 Sep 1806.


Children from this marriage were:

   740 M    i. Azariah Winfield CONGER was born on 12 Dec 1831 in Penn Yan, Yates Co., NY and died on 20 Apr 1905 at age 73.

Azariah married Hester Ann HANKS on 25 Oct 1852.

   741 M    ii. William CONGER was born in 1835.

+ 742 M    iii. Abraham CONGER was born on 21 Jul 1836 in Seneca Co., OH and died on 31 May 1905 in Lewis Center, Delaware Co., OH at age 68.

   743 M    iv. John CONGER was born in 1838.

+ 744 M    v. Myron B. CONGER was born on 15 Jan 1843 in New York, died on 24 Feb 1904 in Sycamore, Wyandot Co., OH at age 61, and was buried in Feb 1904 in Sycamore, Wyandot Co., OH, Pleasant View Cemetery.

   745 M    vi. W. Scott CONGER was born in 1847.

   746 M    vii. Frank CONGER was born in 1850.

249. Aaron CONGER was born about 1812 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 22 Aug 1843 in Washington Co., IA about age 31.

Aaron married Electa FISHER.

General Notes:
Electa Fisher

SPOUSE: After the death of Aaron Conger she married, Daniel Pringle and had a son, Amos Pringle. Both lived in Texas in the 1880s.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 3 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

NAME-CONFLICT: Electa Unknown, CFA I, p. 3; Electa Fisher, CFA II, p. 300 & p. 713


Children from this marriage were:

+ 747 M    i. William J. CONGER was born about 1834 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 31 Jul 1887 in Ludington, Mason Co., MI about age 53.

+ 748 F    ii. Sarah Elizabeth CONGER was born on 11 Jun 1839 in Ohio and died on 20 Apr 1914 in Sibley, Osceola Co., IA at age 74.

   749 M    iii. John CONGER was born in 1841.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: Aaron Conger and Electa Fisher

John married Eliza BOWERS.

250. William Dennis CONGER was born on 10 May 1814 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 1 Apr 1866 in Washington, Washington Co., IA at age 51.

William married Araminta BISHOP in 1840. Araminta was born in 1819 in Washington.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 750 M    i. Dennis CONGER was born on 9 May 1842 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 9 Nov 1914 in Hazelton, Barber Co., KS at age 72.

William next married Mary LE_FEVER. Mary was born in 1825.

General Notes:
Mary LeFever

RESIDENCES: Lived in English Twp., Keokuk Co., IA in 1860
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 515 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 751 F    i. Sarah Elizabeth CONGER was born on 12 Sep 1845 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 21 Apr 1878 at age 32.

   752 M    ii. John CONGER was born on 16 Feb 1847 and died on 23 Mar 1847.

+ 753 F    iii. Clarissa CONGER was born on 5 Aug 1849 and died on 17 Feb 1869 at age 19.

+ 754 F    iv. Rose Anna CONGER was born on 24 Mar 1851 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 30 Jun 1895 at age 44.

+ 755 F    v. Mary Jane CONGER was born on 12 May 1854 in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

+ 756 M    vi. William Buchanan CONGER was born on 8 Aug 1856 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 23 Apr 1934 in Okaton, Jones Co., SD at age 77.

+ 757 F    vii. Arena CONGER was born on 16 Apr 1859 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 31 Jan 1884 at age 24.

   758 M    viii. Dean CONGER was born on 8 May 1861 and died on 8 May 1861.

   759 M    ix. James CONGER was born on 23 Jun 1963.

253. Jonathan Clark CONGER was born on 18 Sep 1819 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 2 Nov 1904 in Washington, Washington Co., IA at age 85.

General Notes:
Jonathan Clark Conger

AKA: Listed as Clark Conger in wedding record of daughter, Marietta.


RECOLLECTIONS: Jonathan Clark Conger House - Washington, Iowa
Ella Conger Hartmann of Davenport, Iowa sent a note card to Job C. Conger. On the front was a very nice drawing labeled, "Home of Washington County Historical Society - Since 1848."

On the backside is printed the following, "Jonathan Clark Conger, an early pioneer in Washington County became wealthy buying and selling land. He died in 1904 and bequeated the house to his daughter, Clara (Mrs. C.J. Wilson).

For many years this house was the center of Washington's social life. It is being restored to its former splendor and is considered a showplace of 19th Century living.

The original brick farm house built in 1848, was enlarged after the Civil War by Conger and is not the Museum and headquarters for Washington County Iowa Historical Society.
(Source: Conger Confab, March 2000, p. 11)

Jonathan married Jane SLOAN on 30 Dec 1840. Jane was born in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   760 M    i. Oliver CONGER was born on 5 Apr 1842 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 5 Sep 1845 at age 3.

+ 761 F    ii. Marietta Elizabeth CONGER was born on 31 Mar 1844 in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

+ 762 F    iii. Florence Clarinda CONGER was born on 25 Sep 1847 in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

   763 U    iv. Orvan CONGER was born on 22 Jan 1850 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 19 Jun 1853 at age 3.

+ 764 F    v. Clara CONGER was born on 23 Dec 1852 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 24 Mar 1930 in Washington, Washington Co., IA at age 77.

   765 F    vi. Medora CONGER was born on 9 Feb 1854 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died on 4 May 1881 at age 27.

General Notes: COMMENT: Underlined in CFA I, but there is no family group record.

Medora married W. O. MITCHELL.

254. Clarissa CONGER was born on 3 Nov 1820 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died on 16 May 1887 at age 66.

Clarissa married Harrison R. STRATTON on 2 Jun 1841. Harrison was born in 1818 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

General Notes: AKA: Harrison R. Stratton (CFA I, p. 333); Harrison B. Stratton (CFA I, p. 792)


Children from this marriage were:

   766 F    i. Mary STRATTON was born on 6 Mar 1842 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

   767 F    ii. Eunice A. STRATTON was born on 4 Feb 1844 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

   768 M    iii. David W. STRATTON was born on 18 Feb 1845 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

   769 M    iv. John C. STRATTON was born on 18 Feb 1854 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

   770 F    v. Alice C. STRATTON was born on 17 Mar 1858 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY.

255. Allen Fish CONGER was born on 3 Oct 1822 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY and died in 1899 in Kansas at age 77.

General Notes:
Allen Fish Conger

CENSUS: Family data in CFA II, p. 54 from 1880 census.

Allen married Elizabeth Jane YOUNG. Elizabeth was born in 1832 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 771 M    i. Elmer Elsworth CONGER was born on 15 Oct 1854 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died about 1947 in Kent, King Co., WA about age 93.

+ 772 M    ii. Charles Fish CONGER was born on 17 Aug 1856 in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

+ 773 M    iii. Allen Alonzo CONGER was born on 8 Dec 1857 in Washington, Washington Co., IA and died in 1927 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA at age 70.

+ 774 M    iv. William Henry CONGER was born on 8 Apr 1859 in Washington, Washington Co., IA.

   775 M    v. B. R. CONGER was born in 1861 in Iowa.

General Notes:
B.R. Conger

SEX: Male

   776 F    vi. M. B. CONGER was born in 1867 in Iowa.

General Notes:
M.B. Conger

SEX: Female

+ 777 M    vii. Julius Albert CONGER was born on 23 Dec 1869 in Kansas and died in Sep 1969 at age 99.

   778 M    viii. A. CONGER was born in 1870 in Kansas.

General Notes:
A. Conger

SEX: Male

+ 779 M    ix. Murray Howard CONGER was born in Mar 1872 in Kansas.

259. Henry Reuben CONGER was born on 25 Mar 1818 in New York and died in 1899 at age 81.

Henry married Orre M. LEWIS on 23 Sep 1847. Orre was born on 30 Aug 1818 and died on 13 Feb 1885 at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   780 U    i. Infant CONGER was born on 26 Mar 1849 and died on 26 Mar 1849.

   781 F    ii. Harriet A. CONGER was born on 4 Apr 1850.

Harriet married George LEWIS on 2 Jul 1869.

General Notes: RESIDENCES: CT (CFA II, p. 115)

   782 M    iii. William H. CONGER was born on 1 May 1852.

General Notes:
William H. Conger

EMIGRATION: Went to Connecticut

William married Georgia NILES on 4 Jul 1880.

   783 F    iv. Mary CONGER was born on 3 Jan 1856.

Mary married Edmund BENTLY on 2 Jul 1875.

+ 784 M    v. Earl Allan CONGER was born on 14 Mar 1858 and died on 18 Feb 1926 at age 67.

   785 F    vi. Orre Elizabeth CONGER was born on 15 Jan 1863 and died on 9 May 1953 at age 90.

Orre married Ethelbert THES on 23 Dec 1886.

262. Jonathan CONGER was born about Aug 1817 in Pike Co., IN and died on 1 May 1859 in Klamath Lake, Klamath Co., OR about age 41.

General Notes:
Jonathan Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

LAND-RESIDENCES: Jonathan Conger took a donation land clain in Lane county, Oregon in what is now Eugene, OR. He was killed by Indians in S. Oregon. Hannah (Crow) Conger sold out and moved to Eastern Washington, near her brothers. When son, John, was old enough he returned and bought part of the land, now owned by his granddaughter, Louise Nickels.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 334 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIRTH-CHILDREN: First 6 children born in Pike Co., IN, others probably Lane Co., OR (CFA II, p. 148)

Jonathan married Hannah CROWE, daughter of John CROW and Elizabeth HOWELL, on 23 Feb 1840 in Pike Co., IN. Hannah was born in 1821 in Gibson Co., IN.

General Notes:
Hannah Crowe

NAME-CONFLICT: Hannah Crow; Hannah Crowe (CFA II, p. 387 & 717)

MARRIAGE: She was married 20 Sep 1861 at Lane Co., OR to Robert Embrick. (CFA II, p. 717) Robert Emerick (CFA II, p. 719)

CENSUS-RESIDENCES: Living with her daughter, Charlotte, and husband, James S. Wooley at the time of the 1870 census. [Place of census not listed. REH]


Children from this marriage were:

   786 M    i. Columbus Clayborne CONGER was born on 28 Jan 1842 in Pike Co., IN and died on 23 Dec 1917 at age 75.

General Notes:
Columbus Clayborne Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Claybourne Conger, CFA I; (Columbus) Clayborne Conger (CFA II, p. 148)

Columbus married S. M. BOWERS on 15 Dec 1874.

   787 M    ii. Burl CONGER was born about 1844 in Pike Co., IN.

General Notes:
Burl Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Barian (Burl?) Conger (CFA II, p. 148)

Burl married Elizabeth GILBERT.

+ 788 F    iii. Isabelle CONGER was born on 2 Dec 1846 in Pike Co., IN and died on 16 Sep 1935 in Duncan, Greenlee Co., AZ at age 88.

   789 M    iv. Joseph CONGER was born in 1849.

+ 790 F    v. Charlotte CONGER was born in Mar 1850 in Pike Co., IN and died in 1916 in Oregon at age 66.

   791 F    vi. Christina CONGER was born between 1850 and 1852 in Pike Co., IN.

   792 M    vii. Jonathan CONGER was born about 1852 in Pike Co., IN.

Jonathan married Laura MURPHY.

   793 M    viii. Thomas J. CONGER was born in 1854.

   794 M    ix. James CONGER was born on 10 Jan 1854 in Pike Co., IN and died on 12 Mar 1863 at age 9.

General Notes:
James Conger

DEATH: At age 12, CFA I, p. 334

BIRTH-DEATH: b. 10 Jan 1854, d. 12 Mar 1863 (CFA II, p. 719); also listed in CFA, b. Abt. 1857., d. Abt. 1863

+ 795 M    x. John S. CONGER was born on 12 Aug 1855 in Lane Co., OR, died on 6 May 1921 in Eugene, Lane Co., OR at age 65, and was buried in May 1921 in Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

   796 M    xi. Jonathan G. CONGER was born on 17 Mar 1859.

Jonathan married Laura MURPHY in 1886.

263. William Jay CONGER was born on 16 Feb 1822 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN, died on 20 Jul 1900 in Pike Co., IN at age 78, and was buried in Jul 1900 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN, Walnut Hills Cemetery.

General Notes:
William Jay Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

RESIDENCES: According to Mrs. Jack Kinn, 640 Glenview Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, "My mother said the Conger homestead was in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN between Princeton and Hazelton. There was a creek running through the property known as 'Conger Creek' and a Methodist Church near the farm was called, 'Conger Chapel.' There was also a large farm in Madison Twp. which Alice inherited from her parents, and is presently owned by her grandson." Mrs. Kinn's mother was Florence V. Robling Shake, daughter of William Sherman Robling and Essie Patterson.

COMMENT: Daniel Lockwood points out that both Princeton and Hazelton are towns in Gibson county, Indiana and no point between them lies close to Pike Co., IN, the next county to the east. There is a Clay Twp. in Pike Co., IN. There isn't a Clay Twp. in Gibson Co., IN. The homestead was in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN between Princeton and Petersburg.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 523 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

William married Frances STUCKEY on 17 Oct 1848. Frances was born in 1828 and died on 27 Sep 1856 at age 28.

General Notes:
Frances Stuckey

AKA: Fanny

DEATH: 28 Sep 1856, 28 years, 2 mos, with infant son (CFA I, p. 523)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 797 F    i. Alice CONGER was born on 15 Sep 1849 in Indiana, died on 29 Apr 1925 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA at age 75, and was buried in Apr 1925 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN, Walnut Hills Cemetery.

   798 F    ii. Mary CONGER was born on 10 Oct 1851.

   799 M    iii. John CONGER was born on 23 Sep 1853 and died on 27 Feb 1876 at age 22.

General Notes:
John Conger

NEVER_MARRIED: .

PROBATE: John Conger made a will, leaving his possessions to his sister, Alice
Patterson. Three days later he died, supposedly killed by his own gun in a
hunting accident.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 523 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   800 U    iv. Infant CONGER was born on 30 Mar 1856 and died on 30 Mar 1856.

General Notes:
Infant Conger

BIRTH-DEATH: Stillborn daughter. (CFA II, p. 724)

William next married Mary Frances MARTIN on 1 Mar 1858. Mary died on 10 Oct 1876.

General Notes:
Mary Frances Martin

SPOUSE: Widow of George Bates, probably had 2 daughters. Second spouse of William J. Conger. (CFA II, p. 724)

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary E. Martin Bates, CFA II, p. 347; Mary Frances Bates (CFA II, p. 724)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 801 F    i. Francis E. CONGER was born on 24 Jan 1861 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN, died on 5 May 1928 in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN at age 67, and was buried in May 1928 in Walnut Hills Cemetery.

   802 M    ii. William J. CONGER was born on 10 Aug 1861 and died on 8 Feb 1862.

General Notes:
William J. Conger

REFERENCE: Appears in two places on this page, CFA II, p. 724

BIRTH-CONFLICT: b. 10 Aug 1862 (CFA II, p. 724); "b. 10 Aug 1861, d. 8 Feb 1862" (CFA II, p. 724)

William next married Rachel RITTER. Rachel was buried in Bowman, White River Chapel.

General Notes:
Rachel Ritter

HEALTH_HISTORY-BURIAL: She lost her mind soon after William Conger's death. She was committed to Evansville State Hospital. Her son took care of her and the balance of her estate went to his daughter. She is buried at White River Chapel near Bowman.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 523 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

SPOUSE: Third spouse of William J. Conger.

270. Indiana CONGER was born between 1836 and 1838 in Pike Co., IN and died in 1911.

General Notes:
Indiana Conger

PARENTS: Sebastian Conger and Matilda Davidson

BIRTH-CONFLICT: 1838 (CFA I, p. 459); 1836 (CFA I, p. 770)

Indiana married William NIXON, son of Abraham NIXON and Eliza WHIPPS, about 4 Nov 1855 in Pike Co., IN. William was born in 1832 and died in 1901 in Pike Co., IN at age 69.

General Notes:
William Nixon

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: 4 Mar 1855 (CFA I, p. 770); 4 Nov 1855 (CFA I, p. 459)


Children from this marriage were:

   803 F    i. Effie NIXON was born in 1856 in Pike Co., IN.

Effie married Edward REEDY in 1873.

   804 M    ii. Otis J. NIXON was born in 1857 in Pike Co., IN and died in 1925 at age 68.

Otis married Mollie SHAWHAN.

   805 F    iii. Laura NIXON was born in 1868 in Pike Co., IN.

Laura married James MAYES.

   806 F    iv. Temperance NIXON was born in Pike Co., IN.

Temperance married Edgar SNYDER.

   807 M    v. O. Abraham NIXON was born about 1863 in Pike Co., IN.

General Notes:
O. Abraham Nixon

CENSUS: 17 years old in the 1880 census; he disappeared and was never heard from again. (CFA I, p. 770)

273. Electra Ann CATT was born on 22 Nov 1814 in Knox Co., IN and died on 9 May 1856 in Cynthiana, Posey Co., IN at age 41.

Electra married William POLLARD, son of Joseph POLLARD and Elizabeth THORNTON, on 2 Aug 1831 in Carmi, White Co., IL. William was born on 25 May 1799 and died on 25 Aug 1872 in Cynthiana, Posey Co., IN at age 73.

General Notes:
William Pollard

REFERENCE: CFA I, p. 779


Children from this marriage were:

   808 M    i. Joseph POLLARD was born in Jun 1832 in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died in Jul 1832.

   809 F    ii. Pauline POLLARD was born in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died in Posey Co., IN.

Pauline married Unknown MALONE.

   810 F    iii. Emma Jane POLLARD was born on 11 Jun 1836 in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died on 13 Mar 1904 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN at age 67.

Emma married Samuel Hunter LEWIS on 16 Feb 1864.

   811 U    iv. Sebra POLLARD was born about 1841 in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died on 15 Aug 1856 about age 15.

   812 F    v. Flora POLLARD was born in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN.

Flora married N. B. HOBSON.

   813 M    vi. Almanzar Cola POLLARD was born about 1848 in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died in 1913 about age 65.

General Notes:
Almanzar Cola Pollard

AKA: Almanzar Cola (Colby) Pollard (CFA I, p. 779)

Almanzar married Catherine UNKNOWN.

   814 F    vii. Mary Elizabeth POLLARD was born in Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN and died in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR.

Mary married James HALE.

278. Richard W. CONGER was born on 4 Nov 1833 in Knox Co., IN, died on 23 Mar 1893 in Mason City, Mason Co., IL at age 59, and was buried in Mar 1893 in Mason City, Mason Co., IL.

General Notes:
Richard W. Conger

AKA: Richard W. (Patrick) Conger, CFA I, p. 360

EMIGRATION: Richard and Martha Conger left Indiana in the spring of 1838 with their children, James, b. Abt. 1859; Sarah Jane, 1863,; and Harriet, b. Abt. 1865. They moved to the Clay City area of Clay county, Illinois and then lived in the area of Florina, Xenia and Oskaloosa, all in Clay county, before moving to Mason City, in Mason county, IL, where he was employed in a flour mill. He died and was buried there.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 188 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BURIAL-CONFLICT: Mason City, IA (CFA II, p. 703)

Richard married Martha DAVENPORT on 14 Mar 1858 in Knox Co., IN. Martha was born on 19 Jun 1840 in Kentucky, died on 23 Mar 1923 in Jonathan Creek Twp., Moultrie Co., IL at age 82, and was buried in Mar 1923 in Oskaloosa, Clay Co., IL, Oskaloosa Cemetery.

General Notes:
Martha Davenport

NAME-CONFLICT: Margaret Davenport, CFA I, p. 360; Martha Davenport, CFA II, p. 188 and 296.

DEATH: Died at the home of her daughter, Sarah Drew, in Jonathan Creek Twp., Moultrie Co., IL.


Children from this marriage were:

   815 M    i. James CONGER was born about 1859.

General Notes:
James Conger

DEATH: At age, 58 (CFA I, p. 436)

   816 F    ii. Anna CONGER was born about 1860 in Illinois.

General Notes:
Anna Conger

DEATH: At age, 18 in IL (CFA I, p. 436, CFA II, p. 188)

   817 M    iii. Thomas CONGER was born in Illinois.

General Notes: DEATH: At age 10, (CFA II, p. 188)

+ 818 F    iv. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 15 Mar 1863 in Knox Co., IN and died on 2 Jun 1944 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL at age 81.

+ 819 F    v. Harriet CONGER was born in Nov 1865 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN and died in 1903 in Missouri at age 38.

279. Harriet CONGER was born about 1835 in Pike Co., IN.

Harriet married Harrison RODERICK, son of Francis RODERICK and Eleanor JOHNSON, on 1 Oct 1855. Harrison was born on 27 Dec 1829 in Knox Co., IN and died on 19 Jan 1863 in Knox Co., IN at age 33.

Children from this marriage were:

   820 F    i. Josephine RODERICK was born in 1858 in Knox Co., IN.

   821 M    ii. Levi RODERICK was born on 21 Jan 1859 in Knox Co., IN and died on 21 Feb 1864 at age 5.

   822 F    iii. Ann RODERICK was born in Knox Co., IN.

281. Keturah CONGER was born on 11 Oct 1838 in Pike Co., IN and died on 24 Dec 1905 in Knox Co., IN at age 67.

General Notes:
Keturah Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Keturah (Catherine) Conger, CFA I, p. 701

Keturah married Thomas L. BECKES, son of William P. BECKES and Margaret JORDAN, on 1 Dec 1864 in Knox Co., IN. Thomas was born on 18 Nov 1823 in Knox Co., IN and died in Knox Co., IN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 823 M    i. Horace Clark BECKES was born on 30 Nov 1868 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 824 M    ii. Norman Elsworth BECKES was born on 13 Feb 1873 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 825 M    iii. Duncan Le_Roy BECKES was born on 5 Mar 1872 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 826 F    iv. Olive Ada BECKES was born on 15 Jun 1878 in Knox Co., IN.

+ 827 M    v. Homer Marcus BECKES was born on 29 Jan 1867 in Knox Co., IN.

282. Commodore Perry CONGER was born on 15 Dec 1839 in Gibson Co., IN, died about 11 Aug 1911 in Clay Twp., Pike Co., IN about age 71, and was buried about Aug 1911 in Gibson Co., IN, Old Phillips Cemetery.

General Notes:
Commodore Perry Conger

AKA: Probably called, Perry

DEATH-CONFLICT: 11 Aug 1911 (CFA I, p. 424); 11 Aug 1900 (CFA I, p. 361)

RESIDENCES: Couple lived in Illinois and Arkansas

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist

BIBLE: Data from the family Bible in the possession of Leona Hoover Robertson.

Commodore married Lucinda PHILLIPS, daughter of John PHILLIPS and Sarah GARDNER, on 18 Nov 1861 in Gibson Co., IN. Lucinda was born on 12 Mar 1843 in Gibson Co., IN, died on 8 Nov 1924 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN at age 81, and was buried in Nov 1924 in Gibson Co., IN, Old Phillips Cemetery.

General Notes:
Lucinda Phillips

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist


Children from this marriage were:

+ 828 F    i. Sarah Ellen CONGER was born on 17 Nov 1862 in Washington Twp., Gibson Co., IN and died on 2 Jun 1939 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN at age 76.

   829 F    ii. Mary Jane CONGER was born on 17 Sep 1865 and died on 23 Jul 1866.

+ 830 M    iii. Joseph Clinton CONGER was born on 24 May 1868 in Gibson Co., IN and died on 17 Mar 1935 in Marmaduke, Greene Co., AR at age 66.

   831 F    iv. Dora Elizabeth CONGER was born on 8 Aug 1870 and died on 17 Aug 1885 at age 15.

   832 M    v. Robert Willis CONGER was born on 22 Aug 1872 and died on 20 Aug 1872.

   833 M    vi. Levi Crawford CONGER was born on 10 Jul 1874 and died on 6 Feb 1877 at age 2.

   834 M    vii. Charley Homer CONGER was born on 4 Jan 1879 and died about 1930 about age 51.

General Notes:
Charley Homer Conger

NEVER_MARRIED:

   835 M    viii. Thomas Perry CONGER was born on 24 Jan 1881 and died on 2 Oct 1885 at age 4.

285. Napoleon Bonaparte EDWARDS was born on 20 Nov 1822 in Knox Co., IN.

General Notes:
Napoleon Bonapart Edwards

OCCUPATION: Wagon and carriage maker, like his father; as of 1875 he was postmaster of Redcloud, Knox Co., IN.

RESIDENCES: Still living in Knox Co., IN as of 1880-1881

AKA: Called, N.B.

Napoleon married Sally ALMY, daughter of Seneca ALMY and Elizabeth TICE, on 26 Oct 1848. Sally died on 15 Feb 1861 in Knox Co., IN.

Children from this marriage were:

   836 M    i. James EDWARDS was born about 1850.

   837 U    ii. Seneca EDWARDS was born about 1852 and died on 23 May 1875 about age 23.

+ 838 F    iii. Misouria Elizabeth EDWARDS was born on 31 Aug 1858 in Knox Co., IN, died on 19 Feb 1904 in Nr. Francisco, Gibson Co., IN at age 45, and was buried in Feb 1904 in Gibson Co., IN, I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Napoleon next married Nancy WALKER on 3 Aug 1861. Nancy was born about 1838 and died on 29 Apr 1867 about age 29.

General Notes:
Nancy Walker

SPOUSE: Nancy Walker was the 2nd spouse of Napoleon Edwards.

DEATH: She died on 29 Apr 1867 at the age of 29. Birth date calculated, Abt.
1838.

Napoleon next married Nancy P. CROW. Nancy was born about 1830 and died on 7 Feb 1876 about age 46.

General Notes:
Nancy P. Crow

SPOUSE: Nancy P. Crow was the 3rd spouse of Napoleon Edwards.


Children from this marriage were:

   839 F    i. Lillie EDWARDS was born about 1870.

   840 M    ii. Vincent EDWARDS was born about 1872.

Napoleon next married Eliza UNKNOWN in 1880. Eliza was born in 1829.

General Notes:
Eliza Unknown

SPOUSE: Fourth spouse of Napoleon Edwards.

NAME: Daniel Lockwood thinks her surname was either, Beadle or Taylor. She had been married before and he thinks her maiden name was Taylor and Beadle was her married name. Her mother was from NJ and her father from NY.

286. Andrew Jackson EDWARDS was born about 1826 in Knox Co., IN.

Andrew married Julia ALMY.

Children from this marriage were:

   841 F    i. Alice EDWARDS was born in 1852 and died in 1935 at age 83.

Alice married Isaac HILL on 20 Mar 1872.

Alice next married George H. COLLINS.

General Notes:
Geroge H. Collins

SPOUSE: George H. Collins was the 2nd spouse of Alice Edwards.

   842 M    ii. Seth EDWARDS was born in 1857.

   843 F    iii. Belle EDWARDS .

   844 F    iv. Matilda EDWARDS .

Matilda married Joseph HILL on 23 Jul 1873.

   845 U    v. Francis EDWARDS was born in 1854.

287. John M. EDWARDS was born on 2 Jul 1831 in Knox Co., IN and died on 28 Jan 1862 at age 30.

John married Mary Jane ZIMMERMAN, daughter of John ZIMMERMAN and Elizabeth UNKNOWN, on 1 Jul 1858. Mary was born on 29 Apr 1838.

Children from this marriage were:

   846 M    i. Bill EDWARDS was born on 8 Jun 1859 and died on 4 May 1914 at age 54.

Bill married Mary HILLMAN on 12 Nov 1890.

   847 M    ii. Loomis EDWARDS .

288. William EDWARDS was born in 1835 in Knox Co., IN.

General Notes: COMMENT-DEATH: There was a William Edwards who died of disease during the Civil
War, in 1862, at Helena, AR.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 730 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

William married Tabitha Ann UNKNOWN.

Children from this marriage were:

   848 F    i. Elizabeth Ann EDWARDS .

General Notes:
Elizabeth Ann Edwards

AKA: Betty; Bettie (CFA I, p. 730)

Elizabeth married Joseph DEFFENDALL on 4 Feb 1870.

   849 F    ii. Anna M. EDWARDS was born in 1862 and died on 14 Jul 1919 at age 57.

Anna married Benjamin F. PAUL on 18 May 1882.

   850 M    iii. David EDWARDS .

290. Jesse EDWARDS was born in Knox Co., IN.

Jesse married Lucinda MILLER on 1 Nov 1866.

Children from this marriage were:

   851 F    i. Lillie EDWARDS .

   852 M    ii. Unknown EDWARDS .

General Notes: SEX: Son.

296. James Edward DAVIDSON was born on 7 Oct 1827 in Pike Co., IN and died on 27 Feb 1895 in Pike Co., IN at age 67.

James married Elizabeth ADAMS on 31 Jan 1853 in Pike Co., IN. Elizabeth was born on 7 Feb 1829 in Pike Co., IN and died on 17 Nov 1905 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   853 F    i. Mary Jane DAVIDSON was born on 6 Jan 1854 in Pike Co., IN and died on 2 Sep 1870 at age 16.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Davidson

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Jane (Isabelle) Davidson, CFA I, p. 726

+ 854 F    ii. Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born on 21 Jan 1856 in Pike Co., IN.

+ 855 F    iii. Alice DAVIDSON was born on 26 Jul 1858 in Pike Co., IN.

   856 F    iv. Thirza E. DAVIDSON was born on 9 Jan 1861 in Pike Co., IN and died on 16 Nov 1879 at age 18.

   857 F    v. Ettie DAVIDSON was born on 17 Nov 1863 in Pike Co., IN.

Ettie married William LINGO.

   858 F    vi. Martha DAVIDSON was born on 15 Jun 1866 in Pike Co., IN.

Martha married Thomas H. CUNNINGHAM on 28 Sep 1893.

+ 859 M    vii. Lawrence Elmer DAVIDSON was born on 16 Jan 1869 in Pike Co., IN.

+ 860 M    viii. Joseph Adams DAVIDSON was born on 1 Dec 1871 in Pike Co., IN and died in 1939 at age 68.

297. Jane M. DAVIDSON was born on 8 Jan 1831 in Pike Co., IN and died in Aug 1912 at age 81.

Jane married Robert W. PHILLIPS Dr., son of William PHILLIPS and Elizabeth HARVEY, on 19 Dec 1847 in Pike Co., IN. Robert was born about 1822 in Gibson Co., IN and died in 1885 in Pike Co., IN about age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 861 M    i. Joseph R. PHILLIPS .

+ 862 F    ii. Etta PHILLIPS .

+ 863 F    iii. Mary PHILLIPS .

   864 M    iv. William H. PHILLIPS was born in 1867 and died in 1883 at age 16.

   865 F    v. Hattie PHILLIPS was born in 1852 and died in 1877 at age 25.

299. Joseph DAVIDSON was born on 5 Apr 1835 in Pike Co., IN and died on 3 May 1871 at age 36.

Joseph married Mary Jane PHILLIPS, daughter of John PHILLIPS and Sally GARDNER, on 15 Sep 1859. Mary was born on 29 Sep 1837 in Gibson Co., IN and died on 6 Oct 1901 in Gibson Co., IN at age 64.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 866 M    i. Newton DAVIDSON was born in Gibson Co., IN.

   867 M    ii. John DAVIDSON was born about 1868 in Gibson Co., IN and died on 20 Oct 1886 about age 18.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED: .

   868 F    iii. Mary Belle DAVIDSON was born in Gibson Co., IN and died in Gibson Co., IN.

General Notes:
Mary Belle Davidson

BIRTH-DEATH: Born and died in the same day.

   869 F    iv. Flora DAVIDSON was born in Gibson Co., IN and died in Gibson Co., IN.

300. Daniel Boone DAVIDSON was born on 16 Nov 1836 in Pike Co., IN, died on 21 Jul 1899 in Pike Co., IN at age 62, and was buried in Jul 1899 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

Daniel married Susanna ADAMS on 8 Oct 1860 in Pike Co., IN. Susanna was born on 11 Mar 1833 in Indiana, died on 27 Aug 1910 in Pike Co., IN at age 77, and was buried in Aug 1910 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Susanna Adams

CEMETERY:
Susanna Adams Davidson
Birth: Mar. 11, 1833, Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1910, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Spouse:
Wife of Daniel B Davidson

Burial:
Davidson Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Created by: Jon Rice
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 25085815)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 870 M    i. George Culmer DAVIDSON was born on 26 Oct 1870 in Pike Co., IN and died on 11 May 1931 at age 60.

   871 F    ii. Minnie DAVIDSON was born on 26 Jul 1860 in Pike Co., IN, died on 2 Jan 1942 in Pike Co., IN at age 81, and was buried in Jan 1942 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

General Notes:
Minnie Davidson

NEVER_MARRIED:

CEMETERY:
Minnie Davidson
Birth: Jul. 26, 1860, Pike County, Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1942, Pike County, Indiana, USA

Burial:
Davidson Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Indiana, USA
Note: Date of birth and death are recorded on the tombstone of her parents. REH

Created by: Jon Rice, Record added: Mar 05, 2008
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 25085715)

   872 F    iii. Kate DAVIDSON was born in Pike Co., IN.

Kate married Unknown LOCKWOOD, son of James LOCKWOOD and Unknown,. Unknown was born in 1866.

   873 F    iv. Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born on 30 Mar 1864 in Pike Co., IN and died on 31 May 1934 at age 70.

Elizabeth married Art ADAMS.

301. Jasper Newton DAVIDSON was born on 13 Oct 1839 in Pike Co., IN, died on 4 Sep 1925 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN at age 85, and was buried in Sep 1925 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Princeton IOOF.

Jasper married Phavilla CUNNINGHAM, daughter of John B. CUNNINGHAM and Phoebe Ann KEY, on 31 Dec 1860 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN. Phavilla was born on 13 Dec 1842 in Gibson Co., IN, died on 17 Oct 1898 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN at age 55, and was buried in Oct 1898 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Princeton IOOF.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 874 F    i. Hope DAVIDSON was born on 29 Aug 1862 in Pike Co., IN, died on 17 Feb 1913 at age 50, and was buried in Feb 1913 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Princeton IOOF.

   875 M    ii. Newton C. DAVIDSON was born in 1864 and died on 6 Nov 1864.

+ 876 F    iii. Florence DAVIDSON was born on 25 Dec 1865 in Pike Co., IN, died on 9 Jan 1947 at age 81, and was buried in Jan 1947 in Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Princeton IOOF.

   877 M    iv. Charles Luther DAVIDSON was born on 22 Nov 1867 in Pike Co., IN and died on 6 Jul 1953 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL at age 85.

Charles married Augusta WINKLEMAN. Augusta was born on 1 Apr 1885 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL and died on 15 Jun 1960 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL at age 75.

+ 878 M    v. Clarence Yancey DAVIDSON was born on 15 Dec 1869 in Pike Co., IN, died on 29 Dec 1956 at age 87, and was buried in Dec 1956 in Pike Co., IN, Davidson Cemetery.

+ 879 F    vi. Phoebe Ann DAVIDSON was born on 21 Dec 1873 in Pike Co., IN, died on 6 Aug 1949 in Pike Co., IN at age 75, and was buried in Aug 1949 in Union, Pike Co., IN, Union IOOF Cemetery.

   880 F    vii. Octavia DAVIDSON was born on 2 Feb 1877 in Pike Co., IN and died on 10 Oct 1901 at age 24.

   881 F    viii. Mary Adna DAVIDSON was born on 20 Dec 1878 in Pike Co., IN and died on 22 Feb 1915 at age 36.

+ 882 F    ix. Gertrude DAVIDSON was born on 9 Mar 1833 in Pike Co., IN and died in Jan 1968 at age 134.

303. Mary Ann EVANS was born on 5 Oct 1827 in Clay Co., IL and died in Mar 1866 in Clay Co., IL at age 38.

Mary married Walter GILL on 15 Mar 1855. Walter was born about 1828 in England.

General Notes:
Walter Gill

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: 27 Feb 1855 in Clay Co., IL, per WFT Vol. 4


Children from this marriage were:

   883 M    i. James S. GILL was born about 1856.

   884 M    ii. William E. GILL was born about 1858.

   885 U    iii. Francis H. GILL was born about 1860.

304. Matilda EVANS was born on 12 Nov 1829 in Clay Co., IL, died on 26 Dec 1922 in Stanford, Clay Co., IL at age 93, and was buried in Dec 1922 in Foster Hill Cemetery.

Matilda married Jeremiah DEVORE, son of John DEVORE and Unknown, on 8 Jul 1850 in Clay Co., IL. Jeremiah was born on 21 Jan 1826 in Clay Co., IL, died on 21 Mar 1867 in Clay Co., IL at age 41, and was buried in Mar 1867 in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jeremiah Devore

OCCUPATION: Farmer

AKA: DeVore, CFA I, p. 731


Children from this marriage were:

   886 M    i. William E. DEVORE was born about 1854.

   887 M    ii. Walter DEVORE was born about 1856.

   888 M    iii. Seth E. DEVORE was born about 1858.

   889 M    iv. James DEVORE .

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305. Rachel Lavina MORGAN was born on 16 Jun 1816 in Cabarrus Co., NC and died on 20 May 1887 in Lowndes Co., AL at age 70.

Rachel married John Lawrence KIRKPATRICK, son of James KIRKPATRICK and Martha Caroline BARR, on 23 Jul 1835. John was born on 7 Aug 1813 in Lancaster Dist., Lancaster Co., SC and died on 12 Sep 1891 in Butler Co., AL at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   890 M    i. James Archibald KIRKPATRICK was born on 15 Jun 1836 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 30 Jun 1862 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL at age 26.

General Notes:
James Archibald Kirkpatrick

MILITARY-DEATH: 30 Jun 1862 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL while a prisoner of war.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 353 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   891 F    ii. Emily Jane KIRKPATRICK was born on 23 Jul 1838 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 12 May 1912 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL at age 73.

Emily married Archibald Alexander Mc_FARLAND on 14 Dec 1860.

   892 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth KIRKPATRICK was born on 15 Jun 1840 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 2 Apr 1844 in , Butler at age 3.

   893 F    iv. Minerva Ann KIRKPATRICK was born on 19 Dec 1841 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 9 May 1868 in Lowndes Co., AL at age 26.

Minerva married William Henry MOORE on 19 Dec 1866.

   894 M    v. William Morgan KIRKPATRICK was born on 3 Oct 1843 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 10 May 1917 in Belton, Bell Co., TX at age 73.

William married Mary Elizabeth ALEXANDER on 31 Dec 1867.

General Notes:
Mary Elizabeth Alexander

AKA: Probably called, Mollie

   895 M    vi. Martin Witherspoon KIRKPATRICK was born on 23 Oct 1845 in Butler Co., AL and died on 25 Nov 1919 in Lowndes Co., AL at age 74.

Martin married Martha Ellen SMITH on 19 Dec 1873.

   896 M    vii. Robert Mc_Kemie KIRKPATRICK was born on 28 Jan 1848 in Butler Co., AL and died on 6 Aug 1888 in Westminster, Oconee Co., SC at age 40.

Robert married Laura Amelia FOSTER on 16 Nov 1876.

   897 M    viii. Milton Randolph KIRKPATRICK was born on 16 Jun 1850 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 24 Jan 1928 in Montreat, Buncombe Co., NC at age 77.

Milton married Laura Estelle HOLT on 26 Dec 1878.

Milton next married Amanda Mc_DIARMID on 15 May 1912.

+ 898 M    ix. John Alexander KIRKPATRICK was born on 2 Sep 1852 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 24 May 1928 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL at age 75.

   899 M    x. Infant KIRKPATRICK was born on 24 Jul 1855 and died on 21 Sep 1855 in Lowndes Co., AL.

General Notes: SEX: Male child .

   900 M    xi. Willie Preston KIRKPATRICK was born on 18 Aug 1856 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 2 Jun 1857 in Lowndes Co., AL.

   901 M    xii. Junius Watson KIRKPATRICK was born on 19 Nov 1858 in Lowndes Co., AL and died on 12 Mar 1940 in Lowndes Co., AL at age 81.

Junius married Martha Elvira BLACK on 9 Dec 1873.

312. Martha Wylie LAKE was born about 20 May 1819 in Greene Co., GA and died on 27 Apr 1871 in Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN about age 51.

General Notes:
Martha Wylie Lake

BIRTH-CONFLICT: 20 May 1819 (CFA II, p. 356); 10 May 1819 (CFA II, p. 327)

Martha married George Washington HARRIS, son of Robert William HARRIS and Margaret ROBB, on 10 May 1836 in Hardeman Co., TN. George was born on 13 Jul 1799 in North Carolina and died on 21 Mar 1867 in Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

   902 F    i. Margaret Jane HARRIS was born on 18 Apr 1837 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 4 May 1907 at age 70.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED:

   903 M    ii. Robert Justus HARRIS was born on 10 Jul 1838 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 4 Dec 1905 at age 67.

   904 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth HARRIS was born on 10 May 1840 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 30 Mar 1860 at age 19.

Mary married Patrick M. K. PREVITT on 5 Jan 1860.

   905 M    iv. George Washington HARRIS Jr. was born on 12 Aug 1844 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 8 Jan 1864 at age 19.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED:

   906 M    v. Matthew Laird HARRIS was born on 12 Jul 1842 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 30 Jul 1864 at age 22.

General Notes: NEVER_MARRIED:

   907 M    vi. Charles Edwin HARRIS was born on 28 Sep 1846 in Hardeman Co., TN and died on 6 Dec 1935 at age 89.

Charles married Harriet Leona HAM on 13 Jan 1874.

   908 F    vii. Martha Ann HARRIS was born on 7 Sep 1848 in Hardeman Co., TN and died in 1891 at age 43.

General Notes:
Martha Ann Harris

NEVER_MARRIED:

AKA: Patty

   909 F    viii. Sarah Temperance HARRIS was born on 24 Feb 1850 in Hardeman Co., TN and died in 1923 at age 73.

Sarah married John E. COX about 1876.

   910 M    ix. Richard Henry HARRIS was born on 26 Nov 1853 in Hardeman Co., TN and died in Aug 1860 at age 6.

+ 911 M    x. Joseph John HARRIS was born on 6 Dec 1855 in Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN and died on 23 Mar 1935 in Saulsbury, Hardeman Co., TN at age 79.

330. Elizabeth Baxter HARRIS was born on 24 Jul 1832 in Greene Co., GA, died on 15 Jun 1906 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 73, and was buried in Jan 1906 in Green Hill Cemetery.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Ephraim and Elizabeth Baxter Harris were twins.

Elizabeth married Alexander COBB, son of Samuel B. COBB and Mary (Polly) GRICE, in 1858 in Jefferson, Cass Co., TX. Alexander was born on 6 Nov 1827 in Traupe Co., GA, died on 29 Mar 1908 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 80, and was buried in Mar 1908 in Green Hill Cemetery.

General Notes:
Alexander Cobb

MILITARY: Served in the Civil War, Co. F., 18th Regt., Texas Inf

SPOUSE: His first wife was Mary Jane Justice.

OCCUPATION: Farmer


Children from this marriage were:

   912 F    i. Mary Ella COBB was born in 1860.

Mary married C. M. GINGLES.

   913 F    ii. Anna COBB was born about 1862.

Anna married L. M. CROOKS.

   914 F    iii. Hettie Lillian COBB was born about 1864.

Hettie married Arthur Twigg SMITH.

   915 M    iv. Larry Mc_Camey COBB was born about 1866.

Larry married Dora PORTER.

   916 M    v. Ephraim Harris COBB was born about 1868.

Ephraim married Cynthia RUTLEDGE.

Ephraim next married Sally Pope BROWN.

+ 917 F    vi. Minnie Myrtle COBB was born on 24 Jan 1877 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX and died on 28 Jan 1968 in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX at age 91.

331. Nancy Ellen CONGER was born on 10 Jul 1834 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL and died on 3 Apr 1923 in Butte, Jackson Co., OR at age 88.

Nancy married Robert L. PARKER Dr., son of Wanton H. PARKER Dr. and Rosannah LEMMON, about 19 Dec 1850. Robert was born on 5 Jan 1830 in Ohio and died about 22 Apr 1907 in Butte Falls, Jackson Co., OR about age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   918 M    i. William W. PARKER was born on 11 Oct 1853 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.

General Notes:
William W. Parker

NAME-CONFLICT: William W. or Wanton Parker, CFA I, p. 772.

+ 919 F    ii. Mary Lucretia PARKER was born on 25 Jan 1859 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA, died about 9 Jan 1957 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR about age 97, and was buried in Jan 1957 in Lakeview, Lake Co., OR.

   920 F    iii. Ellen H. PARKER was born on 14 Feb 1867 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.

General Notes:
Ellen H. Parker

NAME-CONFLICT: First name was either, Ellen or Ella.

Ellen married Unknown SMITH.

332. John D. CONGER was born on 4 Apr 1836 in Springfield, Mc Lean Co., IL, died on 31 Jul 1924 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA at age 88, and was buried in Aug 1924 in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

General Notes:
John D. Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Lydia Howell

Problem: Was the middle initial "B." or as listed in CFA II, p. 140, "D."?
John B. on p. 719 of CFA II.

MILITARY:
John Conger enlisted as 3rd Sgt. Co. A, Regt. Iowa Infantry. He was described as: age 24, height 5 ft. 11 in., complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer. He enlisted at Eldora.

He was promoted to 2nd Sgt. on 17 Apr 1863.

In action at Shiloh, TN on 6 Apr 1862; Corinth, MS wounded 3 Oct 1862; skirmish before Jackson, MS 14 May 1863. In action at Vicksburg from May 19 to June 22, 1863; also at Jackson, MS from 10 Jul to 17 Jul 1863; also at Brandon, MS July 19.

He was promoted to Sgt. on 1 Jul 1863; enlisted as a Vet Vol 25 Dec 1863. He was in action at Moush White River 22 Jun 1864. In action at Nashville, TN on the 15 & 16th of Dec 1864. Promoted to 1st Sgt on 16 Jan 1865. While in Corinth, MS he was wounded in the right thigh and spent some time in the hospital. He was promoted from 1st Sgt. to 1st Lieut. on 16 Jan 1864 and to Capt. on 18 Feb 1865. While in the service as a Vet Vol he spent some time recruiting in Iowa. He was honorably discharged as a Captain on 20 Jan 1866.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, 140 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


DEATH: The death certificate records the cause of death as Senility. On his Declaration for Pension it states that "He is so nearly helpless and blind as to require regular person aid and attendance of another."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, 140 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Pinina Ann BENSON, daughter of John BENSON and Unknown,. Pinina was born on 6 Dec 1844 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died in Jan 1930 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA at age 85.

General Notes:
Pinina Ann Benson

AKA-ERROR: Pimona Benson in CFA I, which was in error. Pinina Ann Benson, CFA II, p. 140. Penina Ann Benson in CFA II, p. 167. Penina, CFA II, p. 140. Pemina Ann Benson, CFA I, p. 181. What was the name of this person?

EDUCATION: Pinina could not write, as her signature on the application for widow's pension was signed with her "X" and the name written by her son, Max.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 140 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 921 M    i. Fred Benson CONGER was born on 19 Aug 1868 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.

   922 M    ii. Frank Reed CONGER was born on 14 Apr 1870 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA and died on 28 Jan 1899 at age 28.

General Notes:
Frank Reed Conger

PARENTS: John D. Conger and Pinina Ann Benson

   923 M    iii. Harold Riley CONGER was born on 17 Mar 1872 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.

General Notes:
Harold Riley Conger

PARENTS: John D. Conger and Pinina Ann Benson

NEVER_MARRIED : Unmarried.

AKA: Harry (CFA I, p. 561)

   924 M    iv. John Samuel CONGER was born on 3 Jul 1875 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA and died on 19 Dec 1965 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA at age 90.

General Notes:
John Samuel Conger

PARENTS: John D. Conger and Pinina Ann Benson

REFERENCE: CFA I, p. 561

MILITARY: Retired as a Major in the U.S. Army in 1926

NO_ISSUE: There was no issue, CFA I, p. 561

John married Arlie LIPPETT. Arlie was born about 1884.

General Notes:
Arlie Lippett

BIRTH: Age 87 in 1971 (CFA I, p. 561)

+ 925 M    v. Max Omar CONGER was born on 17 Oct 1881 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA and died about 1 Dec 1968 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA about age 87.

336. Mary Susan CONGER was born on 17 Jan 1830 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL and died on 22 Oct 1856 in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA at age 26.

General Notes:
Mary Susan Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Lydia Howell

CHILDREN: 4 children, according to the Will of her father.

Mary married William Thomas BLAIR on 24 Dec 1846 in Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL. William was born in Kentucky.

General Notes:
William Thomas Blair

OCCUPATION: Farmer


Children from this marriage were:

+ 926 F    i. Sarah Jane BLAIR was born on 12 Nov 1847 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 13 Feb 1919 in Brownsville, Nemaha Co., NE at age 71.

   927 F    ii. Lydia Ellen BLAIR was born on 18 Apr 1849.

   928 M    iii. William L. BLAIR was born on 6 Feb 1851.

   929 M    iv. Jonathan BLAIR was born on 23 Jul 1853 in Hardin Co., IA.

337. Samuel Oscar CONGER was born on 30 Oct 1837 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died after 1911.

General Notes:
Samuel Oscar Conger

CENSUS: 1870 Eldora, Iowa

MILITARY: Enrolled at Danvers, IL in the 94th Illinois (?), transferred to Co. F, 37th Illinois on 7 Feb 1875 [sic, probably should read, 1865], mustered out 6 Feb 1866.

CHILDREN-HEALTH_HISTORY: A letter from him, dated 20 Jan 1911, stated that he had only one daughter living at that time -- Susan Opal Powlson, and that she had two girls and a boy.

He was suffering with rheumatism in his side and breast, which was so severe he could not sleep in bed at night, but in a rocking chair. He found no relief for his illness at Hot Springs, Ark. or in Des Moines, Iowa.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 457 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Samuel married Ann RATHBONE on 7 Nov 1867 in Hardin Co., IA.

General Notes:
Ann Rathbone

AKA: Annie


Children from this marriage were:

   930 M    i. Robert Lee CONGER was born about 1860 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died before 20 Jan 1911.

General Notes:
Robert Lee Conger

QUESTION: Was Robert Lee Conger born in 1860 as listed in CFA II, p. 209. He
is listed as the 2nd child which might mean his birth date was 1869.

   931 F    ii. Ellen CONGER was born in 1868 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died before 20 Jan 1911.

   932 F    iii. Susan Opal CONGER was born about 1870 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

Susan married Unknown POWLSON.

General Notes:
Unknown Powlson

CHILDREN: two girls and a boy

342. Benjamin Franklin CONGER was born on 8 Sep 1848 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died in Sep 1916 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA at age 68.

General Notes:
Benjamin Franklin Conger

RESIDENCES: 1881, probably in Dallas Co., IA

BIRTH-CONFLICT: 11 Sep 1849 (CFA I, p. 41)

Benjamin married Mary Geneva SNEDAKER on 8 Mar 1876 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. Mary was born on 11 Aug 1854 in Knox Co., OH.

General Notes:
Mary Geneva Snedaker

AKA: Mary Geneva Snedeker (CFA I, p. 41)


Children from this marriage were:

   933 M    i. Robert Guy CONGER was born on 12 Dec 1876 and died on 16 Oct 1881 at age 4.

+ 934 M    ii. Claude Merritt CONGER was born on 29 Oct 1881 in Milburn, Dallas Co., IA.

   935 F    iii. Emma Mable CONGER was born on 13 Aug 1883 and died on 10 Jun 1884.

   936 F    iv. Cleo Clare CONGER was born on 6 Nov 1897.

346. Elizabeth CONGER was born in 1840 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

Elizabeth married Jesse BENSON on 24 Sep 1864 in Mc Lean Co., IL. Jesse was born in 1839 in White Oak Grove, Mc Lean Co., IL.

General Notes:
Jesse Benson

Problem: Was he Jesse or Jessie (CFA I, p. 704), both used in CFA I?


Children from this marriage were:

   937 F    i. Nannie BENSON was born on 12 Nov 1865 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died in 1899 at age 34.

   938 M    ii. John F. BENSON was born in 1688 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

   939 M    iii. Bruce BENSON was born on 15 Aug 1872 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

   940 M    iv. Frank BENSON was born on 23 Aug 1875 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

347. Robert M. CONGER was born on 14 May 1843 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 25 Sep 1911 in Waverly, Coffey Co., KS at age 68.

General Notes:
Robert M. Conger

RECOLLECTIONS: Robert M. Conger was one of 3 delegates to present the 47th star (for Oklahoma) to the Union Flag in Philadelphia, PA. [Note: No source citation. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 42a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: Robert M. Conger enlisted in the 84th Ill. Inf. on 14 Feb 1864, transferred to Co. F, 37th Ill. Inf. and was discharged 16 Jun 1866.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 446 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Robert married Melissa Ann BENSON on 5 Dec 1866 in Mc Lean Co., IL. Melissa was born on 24 Nov 1840 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 23 Dec 1921 in Bristow, Creek Co., OK at age 81.

General Notes:
Melissa Ann Benson

AKA: Melissa A. Benson in CFA I. Melissa Brown in CFA II, p. 196.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 941 M    i. Isaac Darius CONGER was born on 27 Nov 1867 in Mc Lean Co., IL and died on 5 Oct 1932 in Waverly, Coffey Co., KS at age 64.

+ 942 F    ii. Nannie Belle CONGER was born on 23 Apr 1869 in Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL, died on 26 Jul 1942 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS at age 73, and was buried in Jul 1942 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Stringtown Cemetery.

+ 943 M    iii. Lorain B. CONGER was born on 12 Aug 1872 in Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL, died in 1935 in Bristow, Creek Co., OK at age 63, and was buried in 1935 in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

+ 944 M    iv. Ollie D. CONGER was born on 6 Jul 1874 in Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL, died on 29 Jul 1935 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS at age 61, and was buried in Jul 1935 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS, Holy Angels Cemetery.

   945 F    v. Louella CONGER was born on 24 Sep 1876 in Mc Lean Co., IL.

   946 M    vi. Robert Watkins CONGER was born between 25 Jul 1880 and 1882 in White City, Morris Co., KS, died on 7 Feb 1934 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, and was buried in Feb 1934 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Graceland Cemetery.

General Notes:
Robert Watkins Conger

BIRTH: 25 Jul 1880, McLean Co. IL in CFA I. 25 Jul 1882, White City, Morris
Co., KS in CFA II, from the obituary.

EDUCATION: Attended Kansas City Dental College; finished his course in Denver,
CO.

OCCUPATION: Dentist

ORGANIZATIONS: 32nd degree Mason; Shriner; active in Rotary Club

NO_ISSUE: There was no issue.

Robert married Pearl Leona GRIMES on 25 May 1912. Pearl was born on 21 Mar 1883 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, died on 26 Jun 1953 in Emporia, Lyon Co., KS at age 70, and was buried in Jun 1953 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Graceland Cemetery.

General Notes:
Pearl Leona Grimes

HOBBIES: Flowers

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of Bristow Garden Club

352. Thomas A. BILES was born on 4 Oct 1818 in Wilson Co., TN and died on 15 Sep 1888 in Mantura, , TX at age 69.

General Notes:
Thomas A. Biles

CHILD-DEATH: One child died in the Civil War. CFA II, p. 260

Thomas married Priscilla ARRINGTON, daughter of Henry ARRINGTON and Nancy STOKES,. Priscilla was born about 1821 and died in 1877 in Collins, Jasper, TX about age 56.

Children from this marriage were:

   947 F    i. Nancy Jane BILES was born about 1839.

   948 M    ii. James I. BILES was born about 1844.

General Notes:
James Biles

AKA: Listed as James I. or Dallas Biles in CFA II, p. 260.

+ 949 F    iii. Martha Ann BILES was born about 1846 and died on 25 May 1925 about age 79.

+ 950 M    iv. Zachary Taylor BILES was born on 28 Sep 1849 and died in Jan 1932 in Madill, Marshall Co., OK at age 82.

   951 M    v. William H. BILES was born about 1850.

General Notes:
William H. Biles

AKA: CFA II, p. 260, points out that the middle name may have been, Hugh.

   952 M    vi. Alfred BILES was born about 1854.

   953 F    vii. Sarah Elizabeth BILES was born about 1856.

Sarah married J. W. PATTIE on 13 Dec 1875.

   954 F    viii. Priscilla BILES .

   955 M    ix. Joseph Alexander BILES .

Joseph married Sara FRANCES.

   956 M    x. Daniel BILES .

   957 M    xi. Brock BILES .

   958 M    xii. Samuel BILES .

Thomas next married Ellen C. WEATHERFORD in 1882.

General Notes:
Ellen C. Weatherford

SPOUSE: Ellen C. Weatherford was the 2nd spouse of Thomas A. Biles.

357. John Condra BILES was born on 8 Mar 1830 and died on 12 Oct 1902 at age 72.

John married Martha BROWNING. Martha was born on 10 Jan 1832 and died about Jun 1915 about age 83.

General Notes:
Martha Browning

Problem: Was her name, Martha Browney or Martha "Patsy" Browning? CFA II, lists both on page 260.

AKA: Patsy


Children from this marriage were:

   959 M    i. William Condra BILES was born on 6 Jun 1854 and died on 18 Jun 1942 at age 88.

William married Lavada E. YORK.

   960 M    ii. Scott BILES was born on 4 Sep 1856 and died on 11 Apr 1911 at age 54.

Scott married Rebecca DECKARD.

   961 F    iii. Elizabeth BILES was born on 18 Jan 1859 and died on 1 Oct 1947 at age 88.

Elizabeth married William CAPSHAW.

   962 F    iv. Katherine BILES was born on 4 Feb 1861 and died on 20 Mar 1918 at age 57.

Katherine married Samuel DECKARD.

   963 F    v. Margaret BILES was born on 26 Mar 1863 and died on 29 Nov 1953 at age 90.

Margaret married Anderson BROWNING.

   964 M    vi. James BILES was born on 25 Apr 1866 and died on 4 Aug 1959 at age 93.

James married Floretta BROWN.

   965 F    vii. Emma BILES was born on 30 Dec 1868 and died on 26 Nov 1902 at age 33.

Emma married Lars BILBREY.

+ 966 M    viii. Pleasant T. BILES was born on 16 Mar 1871 in Hermitage Springs, Clay Co., TN, died on 14 Feb 1950 in Franklin, Simpson Co., KYKY at age 78, and was buried in Feb 1950 in Gamaliel Cemetery.

   967 M    ix. John Condra BILES was born on 13 Nov 1873 and died on 8 Aug 1895 at age 21.

General Notes: Unmarried.

362. Jonathan Conger TODD was born on 7 Jan 1820 in Madison Co., KY, died on 12 Feb 1892 in Grant Twp., Ottawa Co., KS at age 72, and was buried in Feb 1892 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co., KS, Highland Cemetery.

Jonathan married Mary Elizabeth HUBBARD on 4 Feb 1892 in Lawrence Co., IN. Mary was born on 25 May 1821 in Hardinsburg, Breckenridge, KY, died on 6 Apr 1901 in Grant Twp., Ottawa Co., KS at age 79, and was buried in Apr 1901 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co., KS, Highland Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Elizabeth Hubbard

EMIGRATION: While yet a young girl, she moved with her parents, settling at Salem, Washington Co., IN.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 968 M    i. Leander L. TODD was born on 21 Oct 1841 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 15 Oct 1910 at age 68.

   969 M    ii. William Conger TODD was born on 26 Feb 1843 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 3 Dec 1864 at age 21.

General Notes: William Conger Todd never married.

+ 970 M    iii. Jonathan Dodd TODD was born on 21 May 1845 in Putnam Co., IN, died on 26 Jan 1922 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS at age 76, and was buried on 29 Jan 1922 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co., KS, Highland Cemetery.

+ 971 M    iv. Austin Hubbard TODD was born on 24 Feb 1847 in Putnam Co., IN.

   972 F    v. Jane T. TODD was born on 21 Jul 1849 in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN and died on 30 Nov 1927 at age 78.

Jane married Thomas UNDERHILL on 8 Jan 1871.

   973 M    vi. Thomas T. TODD was born on 27 Feb 1851 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 16 Jan 1860 at age 8.

   974 M    vii. John Dodd TODD was born on 20 Apr 1852 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 9 Jan 1866 at age 13.

   975 M    viii. Smith Hubbard TODD was born on 16 Sep 1854 in Lawrence Co., IN.

   976 F    ix. Sarah M. TODD was born on 28 Oct 1856 in Lawrence Co., IN and died on 9 Jul 1886 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS at age 29.

General Notes:
Sarah M. Todd

DEATH: 9 Jul 1886 at the mental home in Topeka, KS. Friends claimed the body.

   977 F    x. Maggie Belle TODD was born on 10 Apr 1859 in Kansas Territory, Jefferson Co., KS and died on 25 Aug 1928 at age 69.

Maggie married John B. UNDERHILL on 24 Nov 1881.

   978 M    xi. Andrew Dodd TODD was born on 4 Mar 1861 in Jefferson Co., KS and died on 30 Jan 1934 at age 72.

General Notes:
Andrew Dodd Todd

RELATIONSHIP: Andrew Dodd Todd and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Todd, married siblings, Helen Maria Goodfellow and Chauncey Albert Goodfellow, respectively. George Lincoln Goodfellow, sibling of Helen and Chauncey Goodfellow, married Ida May Todd, the daughter of Jonathan Dodd Todd, who was a niece of Andrew Dodd Todd and Mary Elizabeth Todd.

RESEARCHER-RELATIONSHIP: Aldine Thurston, granddaughter of Andrew Dodd Todd was interested in family history and genealogy and shared her information with Ida Mae (Todd) Drommer. Aldine Thurston listed Thomas Todd as the husband of Zipporah Conger, which does not agree with what some of the other Conger family researchers have listed.

Andrew married Helen Maria GOODFELLOW, daughter of Henery GOODFELLOW and Sarah Roszellah MATTESON, on 14 Apr 1886.

General Notes:
Helen Maria Goodfellow

AKA: Nellie

   979 F    xii. Mary Elizabeth TODD was born on 2 Jan 1866 in Jefferson Co., KS and died on 19 Jan 1960 at age 94.

General Notes:
Mary Elizabeth Todd

AKA: Molly

RELATIONSHIP: Andrew Dodd Todd and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Todd, married siblings, Helen Maria Goodfellow and Chauncey Albert Goodfellow, respectively. George Lincoln Goodfellow, sibling of Helen and Chauncey Goodfellow, married Ida May Todd, the daughter of Jonathan Dodd Todd, who was a niece of Andrew Dodd Todd and Mary Elizabeth Todd.

Mary married Chauncey Albert GOODFELLOW, son of Henery GOODFELLOW and Sarah Roszellah MATTESON, on 1 Nov 1885.

366. Andrew D. TODD was born on 21 Apr 1834 in Lawrence Co., IN, died on 19 Sep 1874 at age 40, and was buried in Sep 1874 in Heltonville, Lawrence Co., IN, Gilgal Cemetery.

General Notes:
Andrew D. Todd

CEMETERY: Gilgal Cemetery is just outside of Heltonville, Lawrence Co., IN

Andrew married Henrietta A. LUCAS, daughter of Jesse LUCAS and Elizabeth PARK, on 19 Jun 1856 in Jackson Co., IN. Henrietta was born on 18 Nov 1837 in Indiana, died on 29 Oct 1910 at age 72, and was buried in Oct 1910 in Heltonville, Lawrence Co., IN, Gilgal Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   980 U    i. D. TODD .

+ 981 M    ii. Mc_Clellen TODD .

+ 982 M    iii. Unknown TODD .

372. Jeptha CONGER was born about 26 Oct 1819 in Mississippi, died on 5 Jun 1896 in Pattonville, Independence Co., AR about age 76, and was buried in Jun 1896 in Ashdown, Little River Co., AR, Paytonville Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jeptha Conger

FATHER: William Conger

Problem: Was the date of birth, 26 Oct 1819 or 19 Oct 1819 (CFA I, p. 266)? Both dates listed in CFA I.

RELATIONSHIP: Jeptha Conger's father died when he was a small child and he was raised by his uncle, Martin Conger. (CFA I, p. 267)

RECOLLECTIONS: Edmund Jackson Conger says, "My father was a volunteer in the Mexican War and although a small slave owner he was a staunch Unionist. He was as brave as the bravest, but the kindest man, I think, I ever knew. My initials have no family significance, is of local origin, as my father named me for a warm personal friend."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 267 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: Jeptha Conger's Louisiana Mexican War Patent land is iron ore and was marginal agriculturally at best. It is now covered in pine trees for use as pulp to make kraft paper. (CFA I, p. 267)

Jeptha married Cary Ann WARNER, daughter of Nathan WARNER and Mary THIGPIN, about 1842. Cary was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Mississippi, died on 29 Jun 1899 in Pattonville, Independence Co., AR at age 67, and was buried in Jun 1899 in Ashdown, Little River Co., AR, Paytonville Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 983 F    i. Sarah Lauvil CONGER was born on 22 Jul 1850 in Louisiana.

+ 984 M    ii. William Nathan CONGER was born on 24 Jun 1852 in Louisiana and died in 1936 in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, LA at age 84.

+ 985 F    iii. Viola Cassandra CONGER was born on 4 Oct 1854 in Louisiana, died on 10 Dec 1944 in Duson, Lafayette/Acadia Parish, LA at age 90, and was buried in Dec 1944 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA, Greenwood Cemetery.

+ 986 M    iv. Sidney Algernon CONGER was born on 14 Jul 1856 in Old Woodville, Jackson Parish, LA, died on 14 Jan 1937 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA at age 80, and was buried in Jan 1937 in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, LA, Arcadia Cemetery.

   987 F    v. Mary Athelia CONGER was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Louisiana.

General Notes:
Mary Athelia Conger

PARENTS: Jeptha Conger and Cary Ann Warner

AKA: Molly

Mary married Unknown CLIFTON.

+ 988 M    vi. Samuel Warner CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1860 in Louisiana, died on 8 Nov 1912 at age 52, and was buried in Nov 1912 in Mount Moriah, Pike Co., AR.

   989 F    vii. Elizabeth Susan CONGER was born on 5 Jun 1861 in Arkansas and died on 23 Aug 1899 at age 38.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Susan Conger

PARENTS: Jeptha Conger and Cary Ann Warner

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried

+ 990 M    viii. Edmund Jackson CONGER was born on 20 Feb 1864 in Louisiana and died on 29 Jan 1924 in Shreveport, Caddo / Bossier Parish, LA at age 59.

   991 F    ix. Martha Malissa CONGER was born on 31 Jan 1867 in Arkansas and died on 27 Jan 1887 at age 19.

General Notes:
Martha Malissa Conger

PARENTS: Jeptha Conger and Cary Ann Warner

AKA: Mattie

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried

   992 F    x. Adelia Jane CONGER was born on 1 Jul 1869 in Arkansas.

General Notes:
Adelia Jane Conger

PARENTS: Jeptha Conger and Cary Ann Warner

AKA: Delia

Adelia married Unknown DOOLEY.

Adelia next married Unknown BUSH.

+ 993 F    xi. Annie May CONGER was born on 21 Nov 1872 in Arkansas, died on 17 May 1961 in Hugo, Choctaw, OK at age 88, and was buried in May 1961 in Arkansas, New Ashdown Cemetery.

+ 994 M    xii. Asbury Bernard CONGER was born between 13 Apr 1873 and 1875 in Arkansas, died on 28 Mar 1925, and was buried in Mar 1925 in Old Ashdown Cemetery.

373. Sidney CONGER was born in 1825 in Mississippi and died in Mar 1857 in Warren Co., MS at age 32.

General Notes:
Sidney Conger

FATHER: William Conger

Sidney married Mary BOLES in Warren Co., MS. Mary was born in 1831 in Mississippi and died in 1859 in Mississippi at age 28.

Children from this marriage were:

   995 M    i. John Jeptha CONGER died on 12 Nov 1878.

+ 996 F    ii. Nancy Jane CONGER was born on 27 Sep 1853 in Warren Co., MS and died on 9 Feb 1917 in Carroll Co., MS at age 63.

   997 F    iii. Francis CONGER was born in 1855 in Warren Co., MS and died in 1896 in Carroll Co., MS at age 41.

General Notes:
Francis Conger

SEX: Female

AKA: Called, Fannie

383. David CUMMINGS was born in Aug 1827 in Carroll Co., MS and died on 30 Aug 1862 in Camp Hope, , AR at age 35.

General Notes:
David Cummings

MILITARY-DEATH: Died at Camp Hope, Arkansas during the Civil War

David married Charlotte SHULTS, daughter of John SHULTS and Unknown, on 13 Nov 1850 in Shelby Co., TN. Charlotte was born in 1836 in Tennessee and died in 1861 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 25.

General Notes:
Charlotte Shults

SPOUSE: Charlotte Shults was the 2nd spouse of David Cummings.

AKA: Charlotte Schults by Stella Holt


Children from this marriage were:

+ 998 M    i. Benjamin Lewis David CUMMINGS was born on 2 Dec 1847 in Rison, Jefferson Co., AR, died on 1 Feb 1922 in Kirby, Pike Co., AR at age 74, and was buried in Feb 1922 in Kirby, Pike Co., AR, Cummings Cemetery.

   999 F    ii. Martha CUMMINGS was born in 1852 in De Soto Co., MS.

Martha married Lee GILBERT.

+ 1000 M    iii. John Crockett CUMMINGS was born on 15 Mar 1854 in De Soto Co., MS and died on 24 Mar 1924 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 70.

   1001 F    iv. Perline CUMMINGS was born in 1855 in De Soto Co., MS.

   1002 M    v. Wilson Lee CUMMINGS was born on 12 Oct 1857 in De Soto Co., MS and died on 18 Aug 1919 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 61.

Wilson married Treaser MASSEY.

   1003 M    vi. James A. CUMMINGS was born on 4 Aug 1859 and died on 5 Jun 1910 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 50.

387. Frances Amanda CUMMINGS was born on 22 Sep 1839 in Desoto Co., MS and died on 3 Jun 1904 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 64.

Frances married John Lane CONGER, son of Jonathan Lee CONGER and Sara FAULKNER, in 1858 in Desoto Co., MS. John was born on 21 Jul 1835 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS and died on 27 Sep 1893 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 58.

General Notes:
John Lane Conger

RELATIONSHIP: John Lane and Jonathan Conger were twins.

RELATIONSHIP: John Lane Conger and his wife, Frances Cummings were first cousins. Their common ancestor was Jonathan Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   1004 M    i. William Lee CONGER was born on 9 Apr 1860 and died on 5 Oct 1932 at age 72.

General Notes: RESIDENCES: Locust Cottage, AR

NO_ISSUE: He had no issue.

William married Ella HENRY in 1877.

   1005 F    ii. Florence CONGER was born in 1861.

General Notes:
Florence Conger

RESIDENCES: Stone, AR

Florence married A. J. SULLIVAN.

   1006 M    iii. Edwin CONGER was born in 1864 and died in 1870 at age 6.

+ 1007 M    iv. John Marvin CONGER was born in 1871 in Grant Co., AR and died on 26 Jul 1911 at age 40.

   1008 M    v. Benjamin CONGER was born in 1873 and died in 1886 at age 13.

   1009 F    vi. Jewell CONGER was born on 24 Jan 1873 and died on 13 Mar 1891 at age 18.

General Notes:
Jewell Conger

FATHER: Probably John Lane Conger (CFA II, p. 702)

   1010 F    vii. Cora E. CONGER was born on 22 Feb 1878 and died on 24 May 1969 at age 91.

General Notes:
Cora E. Conger

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried.

+ 1011 F    viii. May CONGER was born in 1885 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR.

390. Asbury Bernard CONGER was born in Jan 1828 in Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS and died on 5 Jan 1862 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA at age 34.

General Notes:
Asbury Bernard Conger

Problem: Was he born at Warren Co., MS or at Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS? Both places listed, in CFA I.

NAME-CONFLICT: Asberry Bernard Conger by Janell Wheeler

Asbury married Lena JONES in 1856. Lena was born in 1838 in Tennessee.

General Notes:
Lena Jones

NAME-CONFLICT: Lena Jones and Leann Jones are both listed in CFA I. Laura [Jones ?] by Janell Wheeler


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1012 M    i. Asbury Bernard CONGER II was born on 22 Dec 1857 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

   1013 M    ii. John Robert CONGER was born on 24 Feb 1860 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA and died on 2 Jul 1887 at age 27.

+ 1014 M    iii. William Edwin CONGER was born on 28 Feb 1862 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA, died on 5 Mar 1932 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA at age 70, and was buried in Mar 1932 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

392. Susan Margaret CONGER was born in 1832 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS and died in May 1898 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL at age 66.

Susan married Elisha B. LAMON in 1857. Elisha was born about 1828 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS and died in Jan 1873 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS about age 45.

General Notes:
Elisha B. Lamon

NAME-CONFLICT: E.B. Lamon; Surname might have been, Lemon. Elisha B. Lamon by Janell Wheeler

CHILDREN: Married in 1857 and had several children. All died before marriage except, Annie and Lauren G., a bachelor.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 370 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: 7 Jan 1851 in Hinds Co., MS by Janell Wheeler


Children from this marriage were:

   1015 F    i. Annie LAMON was born about 1858.

   1016 M    ii. Laurence G. LAMON was born about 1860.

394. William Wilson CONGER was born on 4 Jan 1833 in Chocot Co., AR and died on 20 Nov 1888 in Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS at age 55.

General Notes:
William Wilson Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Lee Conger and Sara Faulkner

MILITARY: Captain of the 30th Mississippi Regt.

William married Susan Ann HOLMES on 6 Oct 1853 in Carroll Co., MS. Susan was born in 1832 in Union Co., TN and died on 20 Nov 1905 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS at age 73.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1017 F    i. Mary Elizabeth CONGER was born on 10 Oct 1854 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1903 at age 49.

+ 1018 F    ii. Lucy Florence CONGER was born on 7 Feb 1856 in Carroll Co., MS.

   1019 F    iii. Martha Hill CONGER was born on 5 Oct 1858 in Carroll Co., MS and died on 3 Apr 1866 at age 7.

+ 1020 M    iv. Lucius Lee CONGER was born about 5 Sep 1860 in Blackmonton, Carroll Co., MS, died on 2 Mar 1925 in Winona, Montgomery Co., MS about age 64, and was buried in Mar 1925 in Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS.

   1021 F    v. Sarah William CONGER was born on 16 Oct 1862 in Carroll Co., MS.

Sarah married J. E. PAGE.

General Notes:
J.E. Page

ERROR: His wife's name is underlined in CFA I, p. 536. There doesn't seem to be a family group record for J.E. Page.

+ 1022 F    vi. Susan Elnora CONGER was born on 12 Nov 1865 in Carroll Co., MS.

   1023 F    vii. Edna Earl CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1867 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1885 at age 18.

General Notes:
Edna Earl Conger

DEATH-HEALTH_HISTORY: Died in 1885 of typhoid

   1024 M    viii. Benjamin Luke CONGER was born on 29 Dec 1869 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1898 at age 29.

   1025 F    ix. Bessie Athalia CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1872 in Carroll Co., MS and died in 1885 at age 13.

395. John Lane CONGER was born on 21 Jul 1835 in Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS and died on 27 Sep 1893 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 58.

General Notes:
John Lane Conger

RELATIONSHIP: John Lane and Jonathan Conger were twins.

RELATIONSHIP: John Lane Conger and his wife, Frances Cummings were first cousins. Their common ancestor was Jonathan Conger.

John married Frances Amanda CUMMINGS, daughter of Wilson T. CUMMINGS and Jane CONGER, in 1858 in Desoto Co., MS. Frances was born on 22 Sep 1839 in Desoto Co., MS and died on 3 Jun 1904 in Rison, Cleveland Co., AR at age 64.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 387)

397. Sara Lucinda CONGER was born on 11 Nov 1838 in Carroll Co., MS.

General Notes:
Sara Lucinda Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Sara and Sarah in CFA I.

Sara married William R. TYLER in Jun 1854. William was born on 5 Apr 1839 and died on 16 Apr 1869 at age 30.

Children from this marriage were:

   1026 M    i. William Edwin TYLER was born on 16 Feb 1856 and died on 21 Jul 1925 at age 69.

William married Virginia SMITH on 28 Nov 1878.

   1027 F    ii. Carrie TYLER was born in 1866.

398. Edward Lee CONGER was born about 1846 in Carroll Co., MS.

Edward married Eliza CAIN in 1875. Eliza was born about 1848.

Children from this marriage were:

   1028 F    i. Eliza Cain CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1876.

   1029 F    ii. Mattie CONGER was born on 4 Jun 1878.

   1030 M    iii. Joe Cain CONGER was born on 6 Mar 1884.

   1031 M    iv. Edwin CONGER was born on 12 May 1886.

   1032 F    v. Mary Elizabeth CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1891.

   1033 M    vi. Craig CONGER was born on 8 Dec 1894.

400. Louisa Jane SHIPP was born in 1821 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN and died on 10 Mar 1890 in Knox Co., TN at age 69.

Louisa married Hiram FRANKLIN, son of John FRANKLIN and Unknown, on 19 Dec 1844 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN. Hiram was born in 1823 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN and died on 20 May 1910 in Guthrey, King, TX at age 87.

General Notes:
Hiram Franklin

MILITARY: Served during the Civil War in the First Frontier District from Parker Co., TX.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 312 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1034 M    i. James Fletcher FRANKLIN was born on 6 Feb 1846 in Lincoln Co., TN and died on 5 Jan 1885 in Jacksboro, Jack Co., TX at age 38.

   1035 F    ii. Mary Nell FRANKLIN was born on 21 Mar 1847 and died on 26 Nov 1857 at age 10.

   1036 M    iii. John Austin FRANKLIN was born on 19 Mar 1849 and died on 16 May 1926 at age 77.

John married Sarah VANCE.

   1037 M    iv. Stephen W. FRANKLIN was born on 31 Oct 1854 and died on 13 Jun 1930 at age 75.

Stephen married Margaret COLTHORP on 10 Apr 1878.

   1038 F    v. Sarah Louise FRANKLIN was born on 7 Sep 1857 and died on 23 Jan 1880 at age 22.

Sarah married Frank J. WILLIAMS on 16 Apr 1874.

   1039 F    vi. Laura Ann FRANKLIN was born on 30 Jul 1859 and died on 30 Oct 1930 at age 71.

Laura married Hamner COLTHORP on 3 Jan 1882.

   1040 F    vii. Nancy Ellen FRANKLIN was born on 20 Dec 1862 and died on 28 Mar 1940 at age 77.

Nancy married C. C. GREGG on 18 Nov 1883.

   1041 M    viii. Hiram Monroe FRANKLIN was born on 5 Jan 1866 and died on 18 May 1910 at age 44.

Hiram married Dora DRESSER on 24 Dec 1890.

405. Joshua CONGER was born about 1818 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1846 about age 28.

General Notes:
Joshua Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RESIDENCES: Joshua and Elisha Conger remained in Smithville, [TN?]. (CFA I, p. 290)

Joshua married Hannah BELLAR. Hannah died on 17 Jul 1853 in Smith Co., TN.

General Notes:
Hannah Bellar

AKA: CFA II, p. 717 & 718 points out that her surname was Bellar, not Bell, according to Nona Lowrey of Crittenden Co., KY. CFA II, p. 390 lists her name as, Hannah Bell as does CFA I, p. 245 & 345.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1042 F    i. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 23 May 1838 in Smith Co., TN.

   1043 M    ii. John CONGER was born on 15 Aug 1840.

+ 1044 M    iii. James Isaac CONGER was born on 12 Aug 1842 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1870 in Smith Co., TN at age 28.

   1045 F    iv. Rebecca CONGER was born on 3 Jan 1844 and died in 1868 at age 24.

   1046 F    v. Pauline E. CONGER was born on 12 Dec 1846.

General Notes:
Pauline E. Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Pauline (Perliny) E. Conger, CFA I, p.345

Pauline married James PARIS on 11 Oct 1864.

407. Elisha CONGER was born on 23 Aug 1820 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Apr 1885 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 64.

General Notes:
Elisha Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RELATIONSHIP: Elisha Conger and his wife, Jane R. Conger were 1st cousins. Their common ancestor was Joshua Conger.

EMIGRATION: Crittenden Co., KY
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: Joshua and Elisha Conger remained in Smithville, [TN?]. (CFA I, p. 290)

DEATH: Elisha Conger and his son Paton (Peyton) kept the custom of "sitting up" with a neighbor who died of typhoid fever. A short time later they both died of the same disease. (CFA I, p. 151)

RESEARCHER-QUESTION: Geneva Love (Wilcox) Clark and her daughter, Sylvia, were the compilers of the "<i>Crittenden County Congers</i>" and spent many hours traveling and reading census records. Where can a copy of this document be found?
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 715-716 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

Elisha married Jane R. CONGER, daughter of Isaac CONGER and Malinda COFFEE, on 19 Apr 1838 in Smith Co., TN. Jane was born on 1 Jan 1824 in Tennessee and died on 19 Apr 1898 at age 74.

General Notes:
Jane R. Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Malinda Coffee

PENSION: Jane Conger applied for a pension as follows:
"On this 15th day of Oct. 1888, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk of a Court of Recordd in and for the County and State aforesaid, Jane Conger, resident in the county of Crittenden and State of Kentucky, aged 64 years, who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of Elisha Conger, who was a corporal in Co. "H" commanded by Capt. T.M. Duvall in the 20th Reg of Ky, in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was Jane Conger and that she was married to said Elisha Conger on or about the 19th day of April 1836, at Malinda Conger's the county of Smith and the State of Tenn., by John Lancaster, Esq. She further declares that said Elisha Conger, her husband, died on or about the 20th of April 1885, at home in Crittenden County in the State of Ky, and the immediate cause of his death was disease of heart."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 151 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   1047 M    i. Joshua CONGER was born on 8 Nov 1845 in Smith Co., TN and died on 22 Aug 1862 at age 16.

General Notes:
Joshua Conger

NEVER-MARRIED: Unmarried

MILITARY: Certificate for Disability Discharge from the Civil War
"Joshua Conger, a private of Capt. Thomas Jewell's Co. H. of the 20th Reg. of the U.S. Kentucky Volunteers was enlisted by Capt. Hayner of the 20th Reg. of Ky Vol. at Smithland on the 5th day of November 1861 to serve three years. He was born in Smith Co., in the state of Tenn., is sixteen years of age, five feet five inches high, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 10 days.

"I certify that I have carefully examined the said Joshua Conger of Capt. Thomas Jewell's Co. and find him incapable of performing duties of a soldier because of extreme debility induced by chronic diarrhea. He is only sixteen years of age and cannot soon perform military duty, if ever. (signed) H.W. McCorm, Surgeon.

"Discharged this thirty-first day of May 1862 at Louisville, Ky." [He died about three months later.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 151 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

+ 1048 M    ii. Ira Thomas CONGER was born on 14 Aug 1848 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.

+ 1049 M    iii. Lemuel P. CONGER was born on 19 Sep 1850 in Kentucky and died on 28 Jan 1900 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 49.

+ 1050 M    iv. Paten N. CONGER was born on 8 Oct 1853 in Tennessee, died on 8 Jan 1885 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 31, and was buried in Jan 1885 in Crooked Creek Cemetery.

+ 1051 F    v. Malinda Jane CONGER was born on 3 Feb 1856 in Crittenden, KY and died on 17 Dec 1872 at age 16.

   1052 M    vi. Elisha J. CONGER was born on 28 Apr 1858 in Kentucky.

+ 1053 F    vii. Sarah E. CONGER was born on 28 Nov 1860 in Kentucky and died on 25 May 1891 at age 30.

+ 1054 M    viii. Emanuel S. CONGER was born on 30 Apr 1866 in Kentucky and died on 17 Jun 1933 at age 67.

   1055 M    ix. Nathaniel G. CONGER was born on 30 Apr 1866 in Kentucky.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Emanuel S. and Nathaniel G. Conger were twins.

408. John P. CONGER was born about Jan 1820 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1861 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR about age 41.

General Notes:
John P. Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RESIDENCES: Smith Co., TN; Johnson Co., AR

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Baptist

Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., AR
John P. Conger; Mary [Clubb] [sic]
Jincey, f. 8; Ozias, m. 6; John D., m. 4; Joshuad, m. 2
(Furnished by Gerald Gentry)

DEATH: Siblings: John, Jane, Miles and Isaac Conger died in Johnson Co., AR.
(CFA I, p. 290)

John married Mary LAME in 1842 in Smith Co., TN. Mary was born in 1824 in Tennessee and died in 1885 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR at age 61.

General Notes:
Mary Lame

ERROR: CFA II, p. 181 points out that her name was mistakenly listed as, Mary Clubb in CFA I.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Baptist

CENSUS: 1860, in Johnson Co., AR, Pittsburg, Twp.

RECOLLECTIONS: Mary Conger was left a widow early in the Civil War. She and her children managed to make a living on the family farm. She kept a small flock of sheep which she sheared. She spun the wool into yarn and knitted men's socks which she sold as a small source of income. Perhaps her most famous, or infamous, customer was Jesse James.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 295 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   1056 F    i. Jincey CONGER was born about 1842.

General Notes:
Jincey Conger

SEX: Female

+ 1057 M    ii. Ozias Denton CONGER was born in Jul 1844 in Tennessee and died on 18 Jan 1916 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO at age 71.

+ 1058 M    iii. John D. CONGER was born in Jul 1846 in Tennessee and died after 1912 in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR.

   1059 U    iv. Joshuad CONGER was born about 1848.

+ 1060 F    v. Mary Elisabeth CONGER was born about 1859 in Arkansas.

   1061 M    vi. Seth CONGER was born between 1856 and 1858 in Arkansas.

General Notes:
Seth Conger

QUESTION-CENSUS: Can it be proven that the John D. Conger who was living in
Logan Co., AR at the time of the 1880 census was this, John D. Conger, the son
CENSUS: 1880 in Logan Co., AR
John D. Conger, m. 34, w, farmer, TN TN TN; Melvy, f. 33, w, TN TN TN
keep house
John E., f. [sic], 6, dau, AR TN TN; Hattie, f., 3, dau, AR TN TN
Annie, f. 1, dau, AR TN TN
Seth, m. 22, brother, farmer, AR TN TN
(Source: Carole Tyler lookup volunteer, Logan Co., AR - furnished by Elyce
Hughes on GenForum, 31 Dec 2000)

   1062 M    vii. Toby CONGER was born in 1856 in Arkansas.

General Notes:
Toby Conger

DEATH: Accidently drowned in the Arkansas River when he was a small child.

   1063 M    viii. James CONGER was born in 1858 in Arkansas.

+ 1064 M    ix. William Lemuel CONGER was born on 25 Jul 1860 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR, died on 15 Sep 1931 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ at age 71, and was buried in Sep 1931 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, Greenwood Cemetery.

411. Lemuel CONGER was born on 3 Apr 1827 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1865 in Illinois at age 38.

General Notes:
Lemuel Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RESIDENCES: As of 1870, Marion, Crittenden Co., KY
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 357 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: Crittenden Co., KY; later moved to Arkansas
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH: Lemuel Conger died in Illinois. (CFA I, p. 290)

Lemuel married Sarah PARIS in 1845. Sarah was born in 1822 in Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1065 M    i. Paul Walker CONGER was born in 1847 in Arkansas and died about 10 Oct 1890 about age 43.

+ 1066 M    ii. Francis M. CONGER was born in 1849 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY and died in Sep 1934 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 85.

   1067 F    iii. Mary (Molly) Margaret CONGER was born in 1853 in Kentucky.

Mary married William B. HUGHES on 9 Apr 1873.

+ 1068 F    iv. Martha Jane CONGER was born on 17 Apr 1854 in Arkansas and died on 29 Oct 1948 at age 94.

+ 1069 M    v. W. Daniel CONGER was born in 1859 in Kentucky, died in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY, and was buried in Freedom Cemetery.

413. William D. CONGER was born on 27 Oct 1832 in Smith Co., TN and died on 21 Oct 1870 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 37.

General Notes:
William D. Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

EMIGRATION: Crittenden Co., KY; later to Arkansas (Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell
Leonard)

RESIDENCES: William Conger went to Marion, KY. (CFA I, p. 290)

Problem: Did he die on 6 Sep 1869 or as listed in CFA I, p. 514, 21 Oct 1870, Crittenden Co., KY?

William married Martha J. PARIS on 17 Feb 1853 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY. Martha was born in 1829 in Smith Co., TN and died on 24 Dec 1881 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 52.

General Notes:
Martha J. Paris

PARENTS: Father born, VA, mother, IN, CFA I, p. 514

COMMENT: Samuel Ross Gass, married a Martha Paris, daughter of Jesse Paris and g. dau. of Obediah Paris, Abt. 1846 in Smith Co., TN. He died in 1852, leaving a daughter (who died 1862) and a son born posthumusly on 20 Jan 1853. He was was named, Samuel Ross Gass, Jr. and he married Martha Jane Conger, daughter of Isaac Conger, b. 1842, and Elizabeth Hunt. This may be the same Martha Paris who married William D. Conger.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 514 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1070 M    i. John Benjamin CONGER was born on 25 Dec 1853 in Crittenden Co., KY and died on 25 Oct 1936 at age 82.

   1071 F    ii. Sarah Jane CONGER was born in 1855.

Sarah married Winfield S. ROBINSON on 8 Aug 1874.

+ 1072 F    iii. Louisa Ann CONGER was born about 1858 and died about 1888 about age 30.

   1073 F    iv. Mary Elizabeth CONGER was born in 1861.

Mary married Louis SISCO on 9 Jun 1883.

   1074 F    v. Martha F. CONGER was born in 1865.

+ 1075 F    vi. Levona Edith CONGER was born in 1868 in Kentucky, died about 1913 about age 45, and was buried about 1913 in Crittenden Co., KY, Crooked Creek Cemetery.

415. Isaac R. CONGER was born on 28 Feb 1837 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Jun 1875 in Johnson Co., AR at age 38.

General Notes:
Isaac R. Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

CENSUS: 1860, Crittenden Co., KY
Isaac, Nancy and John S.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 246 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Problem: Was the year of death, 1865 or 1875? Both listed in CFA I.

EMIGRATION: Arkansas
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH: Siblings: John, Jane, Miles and Isaac Conger died in Johnson Co., AR. (CFA I, p. 290)

Isaac married Nancy M. SWANSEY on 23 Dec 1857. Nancy was born on 4 Jan 1842 in Smith Co., TN and died on 16 Apr 1873 at age 31.

General Notes:
Nancy M. Swansey

AKA: Nancy M. Swansey, not Swanson, according to marriage records, 23 Dec 1857, not, 24 Dec. Was listed as Nancy M. Swanson on p. 140 of CFA I.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   1076 M    i. John S. CONGER was born on 21 Jul 1859 and died on 25 Jun 1877 at age 17.

   1077 M    ii. Jefferson D. CONGER was born on 14 Sep 1861 and died on 15 Sep 1861.

+ 1078 M    iii. Henry Miles CONGER was born on 3 Sep 1864 in Smith Co., TN and died on 7 Jan 1911 at age 46.

   1079 M    iv. James Anderson CONGER was born on 23 Jan 1868.

   1080 F    v. Mary Ellen CONGER was born on 25 Apr 1870.

+ 1081 M    vi. Eli Newton CONGER was born on 11 Oct 1872 in Johnson Co., AR and died on 25 Mar 1953 in Sand Springs, Tulsa/Osage Co., OK at age 80.

416. Josiah CONGER was born on 28 Nov 1840 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Jan 1924 in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN at age 83.

General Notes:
Josiah Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RECOLLECTIONS: Josiah Conger wrote, "My father was in the War of 1812 (at age 14?). My brother, Elisha, was in the Union Army four years. I was in the Confederate Army against my brother. We were both in the Battle of Shiloh two days. He didn't kill me, nor I him, so were we not very lucky?"
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 347 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

EMIGRATION: Crittenden Co., KY
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: As of 1911, lived in Lexington, KY (CFA I, p. 290)

Josiah married Arabella N. YOUNG on 28 Sep 1865 in Smith Co., TN. Arabella was born on 13 Jan 1845 in , Putnam and died on 14 Jul 1885 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 40.

Children from this marriage were:

   1082 M    i. John R. CONGER was born on 22 Sep 1866 in Putnam Co., TN and died on 5 Oct 1866.

+ 1083 M    ii. Samuel Young CONGER was born on 26 Nov 1867 in Putnam Co., TN, died about 22 Feb 1955 in Linden, Perry Co., TN about age 87, and was buried about 22 Feb 1955 in Linden, Perry Co., TN.

+ 1084 F    iii. Minnie Etta CONGER was born on 28 Oct 1869 in Tennessee, died on 23 Jun 1951 in Paramount, Los Angeles Co., CA at age 81, and was buried in Jun 1951 in Rose Hills Memorial.

+ 1085 M    iv. William Frederick CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1872 in Allen Co., TN, died on 5 Jun 1950 in Paris, Henry Co., TN at age 78, and was buried in Jun 1950 in Paris, Henry Co., TN, Van Dyke Cemetery.

   1086 F    v. Emma D. CONGER was born on 29 Aug 1873 in Allens, Haywood Co., TN and died in 1902 at age 29.

General Notes:
Emma D. Conger

COMMENT: Underlined in CFA I, but there is no family group record.

Emma married Charles MORGAN.

+ 1087 M    vi. James Robert CONGER was born on 15 Jun 1875 in Allen Co., KY, died about 26 Jun 1951 in Lexington, Henderson Co., KY about age 76, and was buried about Jun 1951 in Lexington, Henderson Co., KY.

+ 1088 F    vii. Dede CONGER was born on 26 Aug 1877 in Allens, Haywood Co., TN and died on 28 Apr 1955 at age 77.

+ 1089 F    viii. Carrie May CONGER was born on 9 Oct 1879 in Allens, Haywood Co., TN and died on 12 Feb 1923 in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN at age 43.

   1090 M    ix. Josiah CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1881 in Allens, Haywood Co., TN and died on 21 Dec 1896 at age 15.

Josiah next married Martha Mc_CONNELL on 30 Aug 1885 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY. Martha was born on 4 Apr 1852 in Crittenden and died on 21 Mar 1930 in Crittenden at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1091 F    i. Cora CONGER was born on 25 Jun 1886 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.

+ 1092 M    ii. Smith CONGER was born on 1 Jul 1889 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY and died on 7 Feb 1960 at age 70.

+ 1093 M    iii. Elmer CONGER was born on 3 Oct 1890 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY and died on 26 Aug 1964 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN at age 73.

   1094 F    iv. Mary CONGER was born on 15 Jun 1893 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.

Mary married Unknown STEVENSON.

   1095 M    v. Bryan CONGER was born on 29 Feb 1896 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY and died on 21 Dec 1896.

417. Jane R. CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1824 in Tennessee and died on 19 Apr 1898 at age 74.

General Notes:
Jane R. Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Malinda Coffee

PENSION: Jane Conger applied for a pension as follows:
"On this 15th day of Oct. 1888, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk of a Court of Recordd in and for the County and State aforesaid, Jane Conger, resident in the county of Crittenden and State of Kentucky, aged 64 years, who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of Elisha Conger, who was a corporal in Co. "H" commanded by Capt. T.M. Duvall in the 20th Reg of Ky, in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was Jane Conger and that she was married to said Elisha Conger on or about the 19th day of April 1836, at Malinda Conger's the county of Smith and the State of Tenn., by John Lancaster, Esq. She further declares that said Elisha Conger, her husband, died on or about the 20th of April 1885, at home in Crittenden County in the State of Ky, and the immediate cause of his death was disease of heart."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 151 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Jane married Elisha CONGER, son of John CONGER and Jonca PIGG, on 19 Apr 1838 in Smith Co., TN. Elisha was born on 23 Aug 1820 in Smith Co., TN and died on 20 Apr 1885 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 64.

General Notes:
Elisha Conger

PARENTS: John Conger and Jonca Pigg

RELATIONSHIP: Elisha Conger and his wife, Jane R. Conger were 1st cousins. Their common ancestor was Joshua Conger.

EMIGRATION: Crittenden Co., KY
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: Joshua and Elisha Conger remained in Smithville, [TN?]. (CFA I, p. 290)

DEATH: Elisha Conger and his son Paton (Peyton) kept the custom of "sitting up" with a neighbor who died of typhoid fever. A short time later they both died of the same disease. (CFA I, p. 151)

RESEARCHER-QUESTION: Geneva Love (Wilcox) Clark and her daughter, Sylvia, were the compilers of the "<i>Crittenden County Congers</i>" and spent many hours traveling and reading census records. Where can a copy of this document be found?
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 715-716 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

(Duplicate Line. See Person 407)

418. William J. CONGER was born in 1826 in Smith Co., TN and died in 1884 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 58.

General Notes:
William J. Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Malinda Coffee

AKA: Dick; it is believed that he was called, "Uncle Dick" by family members.

William married Julia A. SPURR. Julia was born in 1832.

General Notes:
Julia A. Spurr

AKA: Julia A. Spurr (Spear?) in CFA I, p. 523; Julia A. Spear; Julia Spur(rier) in CFA II, p. 349.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1096 F    i. Angeline CONGER was born on 31 Oct 1848 in Tennessee and died on 1 Feb 1931 in Shady Grove, Crittenden Co., KY at age 82.

+ 1097 M    ii. Isaac CONGER was born in 1851 in Tennessee.

+ 1098 F    iii. Mary Jane CONGER was born in 1853 in Illinois.

   1099 M    iv. Wade W. CONGER was born in 1855 in Kentucky and died in Illinois.

General Notes:
Wade W. Conger

AKA: Hamp

EMIGRATION-DEATH: "Hamp" Conger, believed to be, Wade, left home at the age of 19 and died in Illinois.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 524 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

   1100 F    v. Nancy CONGER was born in 1856 in Kentucky.

Nancy married William R. LANHAM on 21 Dec 1876.

   1101 F    vi. Malinda CONGER was born in 1858 in Kentucky and died on 12 Oct 1876 at age 18.

General Notes:
Malinda Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Matilda in CFA I, p. 524. Malinda in CFA II, p. 724.

QUESTION: What was the first name of his person?

Malinda married James C. ALEXANDER on 17 Dec 1874.

+ 1102 M    vii. William Grigston CONGER was born on 19 Apr 1860 in Kentucky and died on 31 Jul 1951 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY at age 91.

   1103 F    viii. E. Manda CONGER was born in 1862 in Kentucky.

E. married George HORNING on 8 Dec 1881.

   1104 M    ix. Ira Tom CONGER was born in 1865 in Kentucky.

General Notes:
Ira Tom Conger

NEVER_MARRIED: Unmarried.

   1105 F    x. Laura Ann CONGER was born in 1868 in Kentucky.

Laura married Charles HORNING.

+ 1106 M    xi. Francis Marion CONGER was born in 1870 in Crittenden Co., KY and died in 1950 in Crittenden Co., KY at age 80.

+ 1107 M    xii. Charles Utley CONGER was born in 1873 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY and died about Jul 1906 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY about age 33.

419. Ira Charles CONGER was born on 17 Aug 1827 in Tennessee, died on 7 Aug 1908 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA at age 80, and was buried in Aug 1908 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA.

General Notes:
Ira Charles Conger

PARENTS: Isaac Conger and Malinda Coffee

FATHER: CFA I, p. 239 states, He may have been the son of Issac Conger, 1802, son of Joshua Conger, 1768. "Several child of Isaac's brother, John 1798, moved to Johnson Co Arkn in the 1840's. Ira Charles moved to Arkn in 1845, abt age 18; emigrated to Yamhill county Oregon in 1852 (abt age 25); moved to Cowlitz co Wshn in 1868 and died there in 1908, age 81.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 239 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CHILDREN-DEATH: Ira's 3rd, 4th and 5th child all died of scarlet fever in a two week period.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 239 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Ira married Melissa O'NEAL, daughter of Abijah O'NEAL and Unknown, on 13 Apr 1848 in Batesville, Independence Co., AR. Melissa was born on 26 Sep 1828 in Independence Co., AR, died on 1 Oct 1895 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR at age 67, and was buried in Oct 1895 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA.

General Notes:
Melissa O'Neal

Problem: What was the surname, O'Neil or as listed in CFA II, O'Neal?


Children from this marriage were:

   1108 F    i. Margaret Malinda CONGER was born on 13 Feb 1850 and died on 27 Oct 1937 at age 87.

Margaret married James R. HENDERSON on 26 May 1866.

   1109 F    ii. Martha J. CONGER was born on 13 May 1851 and died before 1895.

General Notes:
Martha J. Conger

DEATH: Died young

   1110 U    iii. Oriellen CONGER was born in Sep 1856 and died on 30 Sep 1863 at age 7.

General Notes:
Oriellen Conger

DEATH: Died young, scarlet fever

RELATIONSHIP: Oriellen and Thomas Rita Conger were twins.

   1111 U    iv. Thomas Rita CONGER was born on 7 Sep 1856.

General Notes:
Thomas Rita Conger

DEATH: Died young

RELATIONSHIP: Oriellen and Thomas Rita Conger were twins.

   1112 M    v. John Medford CONGER was born on 24 Apr 1859 and died on 6 Oct 1863 at age 4.

General Notes:
John Medford Conger

DEATH: Died young, scarlet fever

   1113 M    vi. Charles Newton CONGER was born on 4 Apr 1863 and died on 8 Oct 1863.

General Notes:
Charles Newton Conger

DEATH: Scarlet fever

RELATIONSHIP: Charles Newton and James Kelsey Conger were twins.

+ 1114 M    vii. James Kelsey CONGER was born on 4 Apr 1863 in Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR and died on 19 Apr 1939 in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA at age 76.

   1115 F    viii. Mary Louise CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1865 and died on 28 Dec 1907 at age 42.

Mary married William Mc_COY.

   1116 F    ix. Melissa CONGER was born about 1869.

   1117 F    x. Luella CONGER was born about 1871.

Luella married William D. CURRY.

422. Eli CONGER was born on 20 Jan 1832 in Smith Co., TN and died on 18 Aug 1886 at age 54.

Eli married Elizabeth MERRITT on 24 Jul 1856. Elizabeth was born on 24 Sep 1834 and died on 27 Sep 1894 at age 60.

General Notes: RESIDENCES: "of DeKalb Co., TN"


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1118 M    i. William P. CONGER was born on 18 Aug 1857 in De Kalb Co., TN and died in 1929 at age 72.

+ 1119 M    ii. John Elisha CONGER was born on 6 Jan 1859 in De Kalb Co., TN, died on 4 Mar 1947 in Smithville, De Kalb Co., TN at age 88, and was buried in Mar 1947 in Town Cemetery.

+ 1120 M    iii. Albert Manson CONGER was born on 26 Sep 1867 in Smithville, De Kalb Co., TN, died on 17 Aug 1929 in Smithville, De Kalb Co., TN at age 61, and was buried in Aug 1929 in Town Cemetery.

423. Martha CONGER was born on 24 Aug 1834 in Smith Co., TN and died on 24 Aug 1885 at age 51.

General Notes:
Martha Conger

Problem: Was she born in Smith Co., TN or DeKalb Co., TN? CFA I, lists both.

Martha married Archibald B. CHEATHAM on 4 Nov 1852. Archibald was born about 1827 in De Kalb Co., TN.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1121 F    i. Martha J. CHEATHAM was born on 30 Oct 1853 in De Kalb Co., TN.

427. Isaac Ross CONGER was born on 18 Jan 1832 in De Kalb Co., TN and died in 1904 in Texas at age 72.

General Notes:
Isaac Ross Conger

RESIDENCES: As of 1870, DeKalb Co., TN

Isaac married Louisa J. LEE on 6 Apr 1854.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1122 F    i. Mary J. CONGER was born on 18 Mar 1855.

   1123 M    ii. William T. CONGER was born on 18 Aug 1858.

General Notes:
William T. Conger

CENSUS: Not found in the 1870 census.

   1124 U    iii. Kit CONGER .

General Notes:
Kit Conger

CENSUS: Not found in the 1870 census.

   1125 F    iv. Nancy CONGER was born in 1870.

428. Wiley CONGER was born on 22 Apr 1836 in Tennessee, died about 1919 about age 83, and was buried about 1919 in Wesley, Atoka Co., OK.

General Notes:
Wiley Conger

MARRIAGE: The marriage to Drucilla Caroline White "probably at Laurel Hill, DeKalb, Tenn," CFA I, p. 504.

RESIDENCES: Lived in Kentucky for a short time.

Wiley married Nancy M. GIBBS on 16 Jun 1859 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   1126 F    i. Frankie CONGER was buried in Tom Bean, Grayson Co., TX.

Frankie married Abraham GENTRY.

   1127 F    ii. Martha Jane CONGER .

General Notes:
Martha Jane Conger

RESIDENCES: Remained in Tennesse when other members of the family moved to Texas.

Martha married John DUNHAM.

Wiley next married Drucilla Caroline WHITE, daughter of William Jason WHITE and Unknown HILL, on 10 Nov 1870 in Kentucky. Drucilla was born in De Kalb Co., TN and died about 1923 in Weatherford, Custer Co., OK.

General Notes:
Drucilla Caroline White

SPOUSE: Drucilla Caroline White was the 2nd spouse of Wiley Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1128 M    i. William Jason CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1871 in Tennessee and died on 8 Nov 1963 in Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX at age 92.

+ 1129 F    ii. Ida CONGER was born on 24 Mar 1877 in Tennessee, died on 26 Dec 1932 in Clinton, Custer/Washita Co., OK at age 55, and was buried in Dec 1932 in Colony, Washita Co., OK.

+ 1130 M    iii. John Braxton CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1882 in Laurel Hill, De Kalb Co., TN and died in Nov 1976 at age 94.

+ 1131 M    iv. George Washington CONGER was born on 7 Sep 1886 in De Kalb Co., TN, died on 11 Sep 1969 in Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX at age 83, and was buried in Sep 1969 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

429. Nancy CONGER was born on 17 Apr 1838 in De Kalb Co., TN.

General Notes:
Nancy Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Conger, CFA II, p. 311

Nancy married James F. HAMILTON, son of Green B. HAMILTON and Aletha UNKNOWN, in 1859. James was born in Mar 1835 in North Carolina.

General Notes:
James F. Hamilton

AKA: Bud

CENSUS: 1900 census says he was born in Fannin Co., TX
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 325 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   1132 M    i. John S. HAMILTON was born in 1863.

   1133 F    ii. Mary E. HAMILTON was born in 1866.

   1134 M    iii. James T. HAMILTON was born in 1867.

   1135 F    iv. Martha J. HAMILTON was born in 1868.

   1136 M    v. William Riley HAMILTON was born in Apr 1870.

William married Ira Etta WINSTEAD in 1897.

   1137 M    vi. Leroy HAMILTON was born in 1872 and died in 1919 in Fairlie, Hunt Co., TX at age 47.

General Notes:
Leroy Hamilton

AKA: Lee

Leroy married Beulah UNKNOWN.

   1138 M    vii. Silas HAMILTON was born about 1875.

General Notes:
Silas Hamilton

AKA: Si

+ 1139 F    viii. Naomi HAMILTON was born on 28 Mar 1877 in Silver Point, Putnam Co., TN and died on 28 Aug 1948 in Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX at age 71.

430. John B. CONGER was born on 27 Sep 1848 in Tennessee.

John married Mary D. LEE on 18 Aug 1868.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1140 M    i. William Edward CONGER was born on 13 Jan 1882 in Lancaster, De Kalb Co., TN and died on 5 Apr 1938 in Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., TX at age 56.

431. John James COFFEE was born on 9 Jan 1833 in Smith Co., TN and died on 27 May 1927 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX at age 94.

John married Nancy Christine LAMBERSON on 1 Jul 1856. Nancy was born on 20 May 1830 and died on 12 Jan 1895 in Howard Co., TX at age 64.

Children from this marriage were:

   1141 M    i. Richard Cornelius COFFEE was born on 16 Apr 1857 in Texas.

Richard married Kate ANDERSON in Apr 1882.

   1142 M    ii. Thomas Joshua COFFEE was born on 18 Oct 1858 and died on 10 Jun 1934 at age 75.

Thomas married Hannah DERN in 1895.

   1143 M    iii. Francis Marion COFFEE was born on 11 Dec 1859.

Francis married Callie DOMAZHE in 1882.

   1144 M    iv. John Leonard COFFEE was born on 25 Feb 1862 and died in 1946 at age 84.

John married Dora BOURNE.

   1145 M    v. Robert Taylor COFFEE was born on 9 Apr 1863.

Robert married Nancy SMITH in 1896.

   1146 M    vi. Samuel Clark COFFEE was born on 26 May 1867.

Samuel married Clemmie KEEN in 1893.

   1147 F    vii. Mary Elizabeth COFFEE was born on 28 Oct 1868 and died in 1870 at age 2.

   1148 M    viii. William Riley COFFEE was born on 14 Feb 1870.

William married Addie COX.

   1149 M    ix. Alfonso James COFFEE was born on 15 Nov 1871 and died in 1905 at age 34.

Alfonso married Ida HALL.

433. Joshua David COFFEE was born in 1839 and died in 1915 in Brown Co., TX at age 76.

Joshua married Mary Lou BLANTON on 20 Dec 1860. Mary was born in 1840 and died in 1884 at age 44.

Children from this marriage were:

   1150 F    i. Mary A. COFFEE was born in 1864 and died in 1891 at age 27.

   1151 F    ii. Rosa L. COFFEE was born in 1866 and died in 1888 at age 22.

   1152 M    iii. John T. COFFEE was born in 1869.

John married Nora WHALEY on 5 Feb 1893.

   1153 M    iv. Hamby D. COFFEE was born about 1871 and died in 1911 about age 40.

Hamby married Minnie WHALEY.

   1154 M    v. Leonard S. COFFEE was born about 1873 and died in 1896 about age 23.

   1155 F    vi. Lucy COFFEE was born about 1875.

Lucy married Unknown JACKSON.

   1156 F    vii. Nancy COFFEE was born about 1897.

Nancy married Lynn PHILLIPS.

442. Mary C. WALKER was born about 1824 in Georgia.

General Notes: AKA: Polly

Mary married D. B. WILLIAMS on 20 Sep 1853 in Tishomingo Co., MS.

The child from this marriage was:

   1157 M    i. Samuel WILLIAMS was born in Feb 1855 in Texas and died in 1932 in Fayette Co., TX at age 77.

444. Thomas Eli CONGER was born about 12 Feb 1843 in Butts Co., GA, died on 31 Oct 1885 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX about age 42, and was buried in Nov 1885 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
Thomas Eli Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

Problem: CFA I, p. 489 lists the date of birth as, 12 Feb 1843. A date of 12 Feb 1842 has also be listed.

MILITARY: Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He returned home after the war.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

MILITARY: In the summer of 1861, Thomas Eli Conger enlisted in the Confederate Army, in Captain Wilson's Co. B, 10th Texas Cavalry, Ector's Brigade, Tennesse Army. In Nov 1861 he re-enlisted in Jacob Ziegler's. He was in battles on: Georgia Campaign, Nashville, Tenn., and other small battles in Georgia. He also was in battles in Richmond, KY, Corinth, MS, Cattanooga, TN, Chickmauga, TN, Murfeesboro, TN, and many others. (CFA I, p. 489)

OCCUPATION: After the Civil War he was a merchant, in partnership with his father. At the time of his death he was the Wood Co., TX Tax Collector

DEATH: 1885, Mineola, TX, CFA I, p. 489

Thomas married Sarah Elizabeth JONES on 21 Dec 1865 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX. Sarah was born in 1844 in Indian Springs, Butts Co., GA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1158 F    i. Ada CONGER was born on 5 Oct 1867 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 2 Oct 1876 at age 8.

   1159 F    ii. Stella CONGER was born on 9 Jul 1869 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 12 Sep 1870 at age 1.

+ 1160 F    iii. Eloise CONGER was born on 25 May 1872 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

   1161 M    iv. T. Elmer CONGER was born on 31 Aug 1874 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

General Notes:
T. Elmer Conger

EMIGRATION: T. Elmer Conger moved to Greenville sometime around 1910, based on his mother's residence as found on her Confederate Widow's Pension Application. He is known to have visited with the family in 1934 at the time of the funeral of his cousin, Robert Fowler Conger, as it was mentioned in the obituary which appear in the Wood County Democrat.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

   1162 M    v. W. Alvin CONGER was born on 8 Jan 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 9 May 1902 at age 23.

   1163 F    vi. Vivian CONGER was born on 29 Dec 1881 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 21 Jul 1883 at age 1.

General Notes:
Vivian Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Vivien Conger, CFA I, p. 489

446. Mary Ann CONGER was born on 27 Jul 1847 in Butts Co., GA.

General Notes:
Mary Ann Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

AKA: Mollie

Mary married James A. CALLAWAY in Dec 1868 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

General Notes:
James A. Callaway

AKA: James A. Callaway, CFA I, p. 139. James A. Calloway, Robert Mark Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   1164 M    i. Lorenzo Dow CALLAWAY was born in Oct 1870.

Lorenzo married Lizzie WILLIAMS in 1892.

   1165 F    ii. Estelle CALLAWAY was born in 1872.

Estelle married Unknown HARPOLE in 1898.

+ 1166 F    iii. Sadie CALLAWAY was born in 1873.

   1167 F    iv. Vesta CALLAWAY was born in 1879.

   1168 M    v. James CALLAWAY was born in 1881.

447. Andrew Jackson CONGER was born on 8 Dec 1849 in Butts Co., GA, died on 16 Dec 1925 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX at age 76, and was buried in Dec 1925 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
Andrew Jackson Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

RELATIONSHIP: Siblings Andrew Jackson and Jefferson Davis Conger married sisters Louzinka Minerva and Jemmie Sallie Haines, respectively.

AKA: Bud; also called A.J.

EMIGRATION: He was a young boy when his parents moved from Georgia to Wood Co., TX, prior to the Civil War.

OCCUPATION: Farmed the Conger and Haines farms for most of his life. He was a highly respected farmer. He grew cotton, melons, ribbon cane, sorghum, peas, beans and many other crops.

RESIDENCES: His family lived in the Lone Star Community, just north of Quitman, TX. In Quitman there is a Conger street which runs north to the location of the old high school. About 500 acres in the vicinity of Quitman once belonged to the Conger family and was farmed extensively by them. Gradually they sold off the land as farming became less and less of the central means of support.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

HEALTH_HISTORY: In the early 1920s he contracted tuberculois and went to live at the Texas Sanitariou in Kerrville, TX where he died in 1925.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

Andrew married Louzinka Minerva HAINES, daughter of George Washington HAINES Colonel and Narcissa Ann FLOURNOY, in Dec 1876 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX. Louzinka was born on 3 Dec 1857 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 26 Aug 1900 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 42.

General Notes:
Louzinka Minerva Haines

NAME-CONFLICT: Luisia Hayner, CFA I, p. 139; Louisa Hayner (Haynes?), CFA I, p. 23 Louisinka Haynes, CFA I, p. 440


Children from this marriage were:

   1169 M    i. George M. CONGER was born on 21 Dec 1877 in Wood Co., TX and died on 22 Aug 1883 in Wood Co., TX at age 5.

   1170 U    ii. Perlan CONGER was born on 24 Nov 1879 in Wood Co., TX and died on 21 May 1883 in Wood Co., TX at age 3.

General Notes:
Perlan Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Pearla Conger, CFA I, p. 23

+ 1171 M    iii. Robert Fowler CONGER was born on 1 Apr 1882 in Wood Co., TX, died on 10 Jun 1934 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 52, and was buried in Jun 1934 in Coke, Wood Co., TX, Clover Hill Cemetery.

   1172 M    iv. James Kleber CONGER was born on 1 Jan 1885 in Wood Co., TX, died on 12 Mar 1931 in Wood Co., TX at age 46, and was buried in Mar 1931 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
James Kleber Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Pat; Kleber Conger in CFA I, p. 23

James married Louise LONG on 1 Nov 1910. Louise was born on 29 Sep 1888, died on 11 Jun 1927 at age 38, and was buried in Jun 1927 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
Louise Long

NAME-CONFLICT: Louisa Long, CFA I, p. 23

   1173 M    v. Thomas Jefferson CONGER was born on 30 Aug 1888 in Wood Co., TX, died on 14 Sep 1918 in Dallas, , TX at age 30, and was buried in Sep 1918 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

General Notes:
Thomas Jefferson Conger

DEATH: 14 Sep 1918. Thomas Jefferson Conger was found dead inside of a railroad boxcar in the Katy Railroad yard in Dallas, TX. Apparently a load of lumber shifted and fell on him, crushing him to death.
(Furnished by Robert Mark Conger)

   1174 F    vi. Lillie CONGER was born on 5 Mar 1890 in Wood Co., TX.

Lillie married Wiley WILLIAMS.

+ 1175 F    vii. Eloise CONGER was born on 19 Aug 1892 in Wood Co., TX, died in 1963 at age 71, and was buried in 1963 in Winnsboro, Wood/Franklin Co., TX, Lee Cemetery.

   1176 M    viii. John H. CONGER was born on 17 Oct 1894 in Wood Co., TX, died on 7 Nov 1896 at age 2, and was buried in Nov 1896 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX, Quitman Cemetery.

+ 1177 F    ix. Mattie CONGER was born on 1 Mar 1897 in Wood Co., TX.

449. Rebecca Spear CONGER was born on 20 Jan 1855 in Butts Co., GA.

General Notes:
Rebecca Spear Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

NAME-CONFLICT: Rebecca Spears Conger by Robert Mark Conger

Rebecca married Unknown UNKNOWN.

Rebecca next married Lycurgus B. BROWN on 7 Feb 1874 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

General Notes:
Lycurgus B. Brown

QUESTION: Was his middle name, Bonapart, like his son?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1178 F    i. Mattie J. BROWN was born on 1 Jan 1876 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

+ 1179 F    ii. Loula BROWN was born on 25 Dec 1879 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

   1180 F    iii. Rosa L. BROWN was born on 10 Aug 1883 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

Rosa married Henry J. RAY on 24 Oct 1903.

   1181 M    iv. Lycurgus Bonapart BROWN was born on 16 Apr 1886 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX.

General Notes: COMMENT: Not found in the SSDI

Lycurgus married Jennie QUISENBURY on 19 Jan 1910.

451. Henry Amos CONGER Dr. was born on 8 Apr 1860 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 26 Mar 1928 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK at age 67.

General Notes:
Henry Amos Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

EDUCATION: 1886 graduated of Louisville Medical College, Louisville, KY

OCCUPATION: Physician in Mineola, TX; Was a surgeon with two railroads. Had a very successful medical practice in Duncan, OK. He was also in the drug business, real estate and banking. It has been reported that he became a millionaire by investing in the oil business in Duncan, OK.

RESIDENCES: Mineola, TX; Celeste; Hunt Co., TX; moved to Duncan, OK in 1892

Henry married Fanny ANDERSON on 25 Oct 1880 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX.

General Notes:
Fanny Anderson

NAME-CONFLICT: Fanny Anderson, CFA I, p. 139; Fannie Anderson by Robert Mark Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   1182 F    i. Essie CONGER was born in 1887 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX and died in 1888 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX at age 1.

   1183 U    ii. Infant CONGER was born in 1889 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX and died in 1889 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX.

452. Dr. Jefferson Davis CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1864 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 14 Jul 1936 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 72.

General Notes:
Jefferson Davis Conger

PARENTS: Eli Martin Conger and Judith Burford

RELATIONSHIP: Siblings Andrew Jackson and Jefferson Davis Conger married
sisters Louzinka Minerva and Jemmie Sallie Haines, respectively.

OCCUPATION: Horse and buggy doctor in Quitman, TX

Jefferson married Jemmie Sallie HAINES, daughter of George Washington HAINES Colonel and Narcissa Ann FLOURNOY, on 30 Sep 1886 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX. Jemmie was born on 30 Oct 1867 in Wood Co., TX and died on 8 Jul 1918 in Wood Co., TX at age 50.

General Notes:
Jemmie Sallie Haines

NAME-CONFLICT: Jennie Hayner, CFA I, p. 139; Hyner and Haynes and Hayner on p. 266 of CFA I. Jennie Haynes (CFA II, p. 697)

FATHER: The town of Hainesville, TX was named after her father. CFA II, p. 94


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1184 M    i. Eugene Martin CONGER was born on 20 Mar 1887 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died in 1939 at age 52.

+ 1185 F    ii. Reba CONGER was born on 13 Oct 1888 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 19 Aug 1986 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX at age 97.

   1186 M    iii. Andrew Washington CONGER was born on 10 Sep 1890 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX and died on 23 Feb 1941 in Calcasieu Parish, LA at age 50.

General Notes:
Andrew Washington Conger

AKA: Pete

MILITARY: WWI veteran, served in Army Air Corp, 2nd Wing Conc Brigade

OCCUPATION: Worked in the oilfields of Texas and South Louisiana

DEATH: 23 Feb 1941 in an automobile accident in Calcasieu Parish, LA

456. Sion Iliff CONGER was born on 22 Dec 1861 in Rowan Co., NC and died on 27 Dec 1933 at age 72.

General Notes:
Sion Iliff Conger

PARENTS: Sion Moores Conger and Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

AKA: Called, Illif

BIOGRAPHY:
Sion Illiff Conger was educated at Barnitz school at Tullahoma, Tenn. He entered apprenticeship in the drug business with Dr. S.W. French in 1877. He later learned watchmaking. For a time he was with Spurlock-Neal Co., wholesale drugs of Nashville, and then became a buyer for the University of the South.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 237 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RESEARCHER:
Iliff Conger was very active in trying to compile the Conger genealogy and gave much assistance to Charles L. Conger of McIntosh, Minnesota. A letter from him dated, 29 Aug 1906 indicates the organization had been established and a publication was being considered.

"I have just learned with deep regret of the death of Charles G.B. Conger of the 22d inst., and presume you have also been informed of the sad fatality. The secretary wrote me about it, and I also had a copy of the Washington Star, containing an account of his death.

"The secretary was in favor of returning the subscriptions, and making a settlement with the publishers of the Bulletin, and let the affairs of the Union drop, but am not at all in favor of it. It is a whole lot of trouble to get this sort of work started and some member of the family can undoubtedly undertake to carry on the work that has been inaugurated, and it is my impression that your are the man to do it.

"The addresses of his brothers, as given in the STAR, are Clinton B. Conger, Grand Rapids, Mich, Norman B. Conger of Detroit, and Edmund D.R. Conger, Edenton, NC. I presume that one of these would agree to carry on his work.

"I will write to them and recommend it, and you can specify your willingness to undertake the work, if not permanently, at least until a permanent editor can be found. Make a proper memorial announcement of the death of our Chief in the Sept. number, and we will soon have things in working order."

The next letter from him, dated 13 Sep 1906, indicates that Charles L. [Conger] had accepted the recommendation. In another letter, Iliff, mentioned that he had sketched some trees of the different branches.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 238 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: Sion Iliff Conger wrote the following about his family, "As to a sketch of my grandfather, [Isaac Conger], I am unable to give you very much. My father, Sion Moores Conger, died when I was 12 years of age, and, being the last of his race -- a very modest man, with quiet manner, seldom speaking except when questioned -- it happened that I learned very little from him about his father or antecedents."

In speaking of his grandfather, Iliff wrote, "He was an untiring preacher, often preaching 12 to 12 sermons a week, and rarely less than two hours at a time. He died in 1847. He was opposed to slavery, and 'turned his members out of society' for 'trading in black meat.'"

"My father was married at the age of 49. He was a planter, and following the custom of the times, was a slave owner, as was also his aunt, Jane Brown Moores. Being possessed of considerable lands in cultivation, and having inherited the slaves belonging to his aunt as well as his own, he had at the outbreak of the Civil War, perhaps thirty slaves to till his soil."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 472 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

Sion married Willie Moore MALONE, daughter of Charles Wesley MALONE Dr. and Caroline MOORE, on 14 Jun 1893 in Tullahoma, Coffee/Franklin Co., TN. Willie was born on 7 Jul 1866 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

General Notes:
Willie Moore Malone

BIOGRAPHY: Willie Moore Malone Conger's mother died of yellow fever in Memphis, [TN] in 1878. Her father was a physician and went through the plague. He died about 1889. She lived with relatives in Louisville for some time and began teaching in 1891; then married.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 237-238 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


The child from this marriage was:

   1187 F    i. Caroline Beall CONGER was born on 18 Nov 1894.

457. Dixie Lamar CONGER was born on 20 Feb 1864 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 4 Apr 1952 in Mimosa, Lincoln Co., TN at age 88, and was buried on 5 Apr 1952 in Fayettville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

General Notes:
Dixie Lamar Conger

PARENTS: Sion Moores Conger and Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

SEX: Male

EDUCATION: Educated at the Barnitz School, Tullahoma, TN.

OCCUPATION: Was in the drug business for a short time before becoming a farmer in 1885.

RESIDENCES: Dixie Lamar Conger and his brother, Charles Henry Conger, lived at "Beachlawn," the home established, about 1815, by their grandfather, Isaac Conger, near Fayetteville, TN. Their brother, Robert Alonzo Conger, lived on the adjoining farm called, "Eeldon."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 472 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

OBITUARY:
Birth: Feb. 20, 1864, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1952, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA

Dixie L. Conger, Civic Leader, Died At Home April 4 [1952]--
Dixie Lamarr Conger, 88, died at his home in the Mimosa community Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Higgins Funeral Home. The Rev. J. E. Wolfe and R. A. Largen officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Conger was a native of Lincoln County. Except for 10 years when he lived in Tullahoma, Tennessee as a young man, he had spent his entire life on his farm at Mimosa. He was the son of Sion M. and Beall Norton Conger. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was a former member of the county board of education and was active in the school consolidation movement. He served as Vice President of the Elk National Bank and President of the Lincoln County Electric Membership Corporation for many years. He also served as president of the farm bureau, and helped organize the Producer's Livestock Association, and was a director of the organization for many years.

Mr. Conger was instrumental in obtaining TVA power for Lincoln County and having this county become the first county in the nation to have TVA current.

As long as his health permitted, Mr. Conger was highly active and influential in all civic movements of the county.

Mr. Conger was the grandson of Isaac Conger, the first Methodist circuit rider in Tennessee who built the ancestral home in 1808 where the family resides. He died in the same room in which he was born, as was his father before him and each of his children. The home has always been a landmark in the county and a center for civic and social affairs.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Shofner Conger; two daughters, Mrs. Bert Madden, Nashville, and Mrs. Robert Lamb, Darien, Conn.; three sons, Iliff Conger, Knoxville, D. L. Conger, Jr., Chattanooga, and John Conger, Lincoln County; and 10 grandchildren.
(Source: Lincoln County News, Fayetteville, Tennessee, April 10, 1952, found on FindAGrave)

Dixie married Mary Louise SHOFFNER, daughter of James SHOFFNER and Mary RUTLEDGE, on 16 Jan 1901. Mary was born on 5 Sep 1879 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, died on 11 Apr 1969 in Lincoln Co., TN at age 89, and was buried in Apr 1969 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Louise Shoffner

Problem: Was the surname, Shofner or Shoffner? Both listed in CFA I. Mary Louise Shofner Conger on FindAGrave.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1188 F    i. Glyndon Montene CONGER was born about 22 Mar 1902 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, died on 27 Jul 1982 about age 80, and was buried in Jul 1982 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

+ 1189 M    ii. Iliff Pillet CONGER was born on 9 Aug 1903 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, died on 23 Dec 1990 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN at age 87, and was buried in Dec 1990 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

+ 1190 M    iii. John Beall CONGER was born on 5 Nov 1905 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN and died in Apr 1995 at age 89.

+ 1191 M    iv. Dixie Lamar CONGER was born on 25 Jan 1910 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

+ 1192 F    v. Mary Charlotte CONGER was born on 18 Aug 1915 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.

459. Robert Alonzo CONGER was born on 18 Mar 1869 in Rowan Co., NC, died on 28 Feb 1951 at age 81, and was buried in Mar 1951 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Rose Hill Cemetery.

General Notes:
Robert Alonzo Conger

PARENTS: Sion Moores Conger and Rebecca Cordelia Clemantha_Beall Norton

EDUCATION: Educated at Barntis School.

OCCUPATION: Worked in the drug and jewelry business in Fayetteville, TN; later joined brothers, Dixie and Charles in farming.

RESIDENCES: Dixie Lamar Conger and his brother, Charles Henry Conger, lived at "Beachlawn," the home established, about 1815, by their grandfather, Isaac Conger, near Fayetteville, TN. Their brother, Robert Alonzo Conger, lived on the adjoining farm called, "Eeldon."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 472 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Robert married Ola Ashley SHOFFNER on 23 Jan 1893.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Ola Ashley and Mary Louise Shoffner were cousins.


Children from this marriage were:

   1193 F    i. Bessie Lynne CONGER was born on 4 Nov 1893 and died on 14 Feb 1940 at age 46.

General Notes:
Bessie Lynne Conger

RELATIONSHIP: Bessie Lynne and Jessie Beall Conger were twins.

   1194 F    ii. Jessie Beall CONGER was born on 4 Nov 1893.

General Notes:
Jessie Beall Conger

RELATIONSHIP: Bessie Lynne and Jessie Beall Conger were twins.

   1195 F    iii. Nettie Norton CONGER was born on 15 Mar 1896.

460. Josiah Conger MARSHALL was born on 31 Aug 1830 in Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Jan 1902 at age 71.

Josiah married Sarah HOWELL.

Children from this marriage were:

   1196 M    i. Murray Webster MARSHALL .

   1197 M    ii. Thomas Austin MARSHALL .

General Notes:
Thomas Austin Marshall

RESEARCHER: Gary Marshall, member of the Washington, DC, CPAFUG, (PAF User's Group) is the great grandson of Thomas Austin Marshall.

   1198 F    iii. Phoebe Ann MARSHALL .

   1199 M    iv. Isaac Ross MARSHALL .

   1200 M    v. George H. MARSHALL .

   1201 F    vi. Maggie MARSHALL .

461. Jacob Murray MARSHALL was born on 23 Aug 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 21 Mar 1886 at age 53.

Jacob married Caroline KENTON.

Children from this marriage were:

   1202 F    i. Sylvania MARSHALL .

   1203 F    ii. Lulu MARSHALL .

   1204 M    iii. William MARSHALL .

465. John Newton CONGER was born on 13 Oct 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 6 Nov 1904 in Preble Co., OH at age 72.

John married Louisa KENNEDY on 14 Feb 1854. Louisa was born on 20 Feb 1936 in Preble Co., OH.

General Notes:
Louisa Kennedy

NAME-CONFLICT: Louisa Kenney; Louisa Kennedy (CFA I, p. 313)


Children from this marriage were:

   1205 F    i. Mary L. CONGER was born on 25 Feb 1859 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Jul 1860 at age 1.

   1206 M    ii. Albert A. CONGER was born on 3 Dec 1860 in Preble Co., OH and died on 13 Apr 1901 at age 40.

Albert married Mattie E. WOOLMAN on 25 Feb 1896.

+ 1207 F    iii. Carrie L. CONGER was born on 5 Nov 1862 in Preble Co., OH.

+ 1208 M    iv. Joseph E. CONGER was born on 29 Sep 1865 in Preble Co., OH and died in Eaton, Preble Co., OH.

   1209 M    v. Herbert A. CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1867 in Preble Co., OH.

Herbert married Lucy PARKER on 9 Jan 1902.

+ 1210 F    vi. Catherine A. CONGER was born on 5 Jul 1870 in Preble Co., OH.

   1211 U    vii. Infant CONGER was born on 18 Nov 1873 in Preble Co., OH and died on 18 Nov 1873 in Preble Co., OH.

+ 1212 F    viii. Bertie A. CONGER was born on 11 Jan 1879 in Preble Co., OH.

466. Wheeler M. CONGER was born on 19 Aug 1834 in Preble Co., OH and died on 16 Sep 1911 at age 77.

Wheeler married Catherine HALDERMAN on 25 Aug 1857. Catherine was born on 15 Mar 1833 and died on 15 Jan 1893 in Preble Co., OH at age 59.

General Notes:
Catherine Halderman

Problem: Was the surname, Helderman or Halderman? Both listed, in CFA I.


Children from this marriage were:

   1213 M    i. Lewis CONGER was born in 1861 in Preble Co., OH.

   1214 U    ii. Infant CONGER was born about 1863 in Preble Co., OH.

   1215 F    iii. Myrtie CONGER was born on 29 Apr 1865 in Preble Co., OH.

468. Anna CONGER was born on 4 Feb 1839 in Preble Co., OH.

Anna married George W. POTTER on 19 Aug 1862. George was born on 29 Oct 1834 in Preble Co., OH and died on 18 Jul 1904 at age 69.

General Notes:
George W. Potter

Problem: Was the middle initial, W. or N.?


Children from this marriage were:

   1216 M    i. Elmer POTTER .

   1217 U    ii. Ollie POTTER .

   1218 U    iii. Infant POTTER .

470. Sarah Jane CONGER was born on 7 Feb 1832 in Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Mar 1881 in Preble Co., OH at age 49.

Sarah married Meeker S. MORTON on 22 Feb 1860. Meeker was born on 23 Dec 1832 and died on 3 Feb 1908 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   1219 F    i. Stella MORTON was born on 29 Mar 1861 in Preble Co., OH and died on 1 May 1964 at age 103.

   1220 M    ii. Charles MORTON was born on 30 Oct 1863 in Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Mar 1903 at age 39.

Charles married Lena HUBBARD on 16 May 1888.

   1221 M    iii. James MORTON was born on 12 Apr 1865 in Preble Co., OH and died on 22 Feb 1897 at age 31.

James married Annie UNKNOWN.

   1222 M    iv. Chester MORTON was born on 16 Nov 1867 in Preble Co., OH and died on 24 Sep 1890 at age 22.

+ 1223 M    v. Elmer MORTON Dr. was born on 9 Feb 1872 in Preble Co., OH.

+ 1224 M    vi. Fred MORTON was born on 29 Nov 1873 in Preble Co., OH.

   1225 M    vii. Spencer MORTON was born on 3 Aug 1877 in Preble Co., OH.

Spencer married Moranda GARDNER.

471. Elizabeth Ann CONGER was born on 1 Sep 1834 in Preble Co., OH and died on 20 Jul 1902 at age 67.

Elizabeth married Lemuel BENNETT on 25 Dec 1854. Lemuel was born on 24 Dec 1829 in Preble Co., OH and died on 27 Apr 1895 at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

   1226 M    i. Harry Clayton BENNETT was born on 11 Oct 1856 in Preble Co., OH and died on 4 Oct 1907 at age 50.

   1227 M    ii. Arthur B. BENNETT was born on 8 Jan 1859 in Preble Co., OH.

   1228 F    iii. Clara Belle BENNETT was born on 14 Mar 1863 in Preble Co., OH.

Clara married Robert WRIGHT on 15 Jul 1883.

   1229 M    iv. Moses Oscar BENNETT was born on 5 Dec 1865 in Preble Co., OH.

   1230 F    v. Phoebe Leona BENNETT was born on 25 Dec 1867 in Preble Co., OH.

Phoebe married George BRASHER on 7 Jun 1900.

   1231 F    vi. Mary Etta BENNETT was born on 12 Feb 1873 in Preble Co., OH and died on 17 Aug 1907 at age 34.

Mary married Arthur HENDRICK on 24 Feb 1903.

474. William Wims CONGER was born on 18 Oct 1841 in Preble Co., OH and died on 9 Oct 1882 at age 40.

William married Julia WILKINSON on 1 Oct 1863. Julia was born on 30 Jun 1843 in Preble Co., OH and died on 27 Dec 1906 at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   1232 F    i. Emma Constance CONGER was born on 22 Jul 1864 in Preble Co., OH and died on 27 Mar 1885 at age 20.

Emma married Charles COX on 27 Jan 1885.

   1233 M    ii. Royal E. CONGER was born on 27 Jun 1867 in Preble Co., OH and died on 1 Jan 1885 at age 17.

+ 1234 M    iii. Edwin Pearl CONGER was born on 3 Aug 1870 in Preble Co., OH.

   1235 F    iv. Lucy Bertha CONGER was born on 27 Feb 1877 in Preble Co., OH and died on 24 May 1904 at age 27.

   1236 M    v. George Wilkinson CONGER was born on 27 Sep 1881 in Preble Co., OH.

475. John Armour CONGER was born on 3 Feb 1847 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH and died on 12 Aug 1927 in Goldfield, Wright Co., IA at age 80.

General Notes:
John Armour Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: John Amos Conger in CFA I, p. 297 & 380. "John Armour (Amos?) Conger" in CFA II, p. 138.

BIRTH: 3 Feb 1847, near Eaton, Preble Co., OH
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 138 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MARRIAGE: 5 or 6 Oct 1869 at Preble Co., OH
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 138 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

OCCUPATION: Owner/operator of a brick and tile factory which supplied northwest Iowa.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist, active in church

CHILDREN-PUBLIC_SERVICE: His homw was open to foster children as well as he own.

HOBBIES: Fishing was his hobby and in later years he went deep sea fishing off the Florida coast.

John married Leah Ellen FELTON, daughter of Edward FELTON and Tillitha C. WRIGHT, about 5 Oct 1869 in Preble Co., OH. Leah was born on 19 Mar 1849 in Sugar Valley, Preble Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1918 in Goldfield, Wright Co., IA at age 69.

General Notes:
Leah Ellen Felton

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Methodist


Children from this marriage were:

   1237 M    i. Perry G. CONGER was born on 12 Jun 1871 and died in 1892 at age 21.

+ 1238 F    ii. Ethel Gertrude CONGER was born about 5 Feb 1883 in Earlville, La Salle Co., IL and died on 1 Nov 1980 in Goldfield, Wright Co., IA about age 97.

476. Henry Clayton CONGER was born on 23 Aug 1849 in Preble Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1908 in Preble Co., OH at age 59.

Henry married Sarah SMITH on 5 Mar 1871. Sarah was born on 15 Jun 1849.

Children from this marriage were:

   1239 M    i. Oscar CONGER was born on 8 Oct 1873 in Preble Co., OH and died on 5 Aug 1885 at age 11.

   1240 M    ii. Shelby CONGER was born on 26 Jul 1875 in Preble Co., OH and died on 4 Apr 1883 at age 7.

   1241 F    iii. Della May CONGER was born on 7 Mar 1880 in Preble Co., OH.

   1242 F    iv. Ruth CONGER was born on 11 Nov 1881 in Preble Co., OH.

483. Robert Milton RHEA was born about 22 Apr 1848 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Oct 1919 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX about age 71.

General Notes:
Robert Milton Rhea

EMIGRATION: In 1878 he moved from Ohio and settled in Garden Plain, KS.

RESIDENCES: Goddard, KS (CFA I, p. 783)

Problem: Was the birth, 15 Apr 1848 or as listed in CFA II, p. 403, 22 Apr 1848?

BURIAL: Buried at Lakeview, a hurricane later carried the casket into the Gulf of Mexico.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 404 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Robert married Sarah Elizabeth HARVEY, daughter of Samuel HARVEY and Sophronia HAZELTON, on 26 Jul 1868 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH. Sarah was born on 17 May 1848 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died in Oct 1909 at age 61.

General Notes:
Sarah Elizabeth Harvey

BIOGRAPHY: Devoted Christian and writer of many beautiful verses.


Children from this marriage were:

   1243 F    i. Samantha Leora RHEA was born on 4 Jul 1869 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died on 24 Dec 1878 in Kansas at age 9.

   1244 M    ii. Rolandus Everheard RHEA was born on 25 Feb 1872 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH and died on 3 Jul 1888 at age 16.

+ 1245 M    iii. Royal Conger RHEA was born on 24 Nov 1874 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH, died on 27 Aug 1942 in Denver, Denver Co., CO at age 67, and was buried in Aug 1942 in Seiling, Dewey Co., OK, Seiling Cemetery.

   1246 U    iv. Orvie RHEA was born on 28 Feb 1885 in Dixon, Preble Co., OH.

487. Sarah Ellen Mc_WHINNEY was born in Jan 1838 and died on 7 Feb 1871 at age 33.

Sarah married J. C. AYDELOTTE. J. was born in 1833 and died in 1901 at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1247 F    i. Emma AYDELOTTE was born in 1861 and died on 26 Jul 1908 at age 47.

+ 1248 M    ii. Halstead AYDELOTTE was born in 1863.

+ 1249 F    iii. Mary AYDELOTTE .

488. Issac Newton Mc_WHINNEY was born on 16 Jun 1845 and died on 10 Nov 1904 at age 59.

Issac married Emma DUTTON on 18 Dec 1866.

Children from this marriage were:

   1250 F    i. Emma Mc_WHINNEY .

Emma married Unknown PEPPER.

   1251 M    ii. Thomas Mc_WHINNEY .

490. Caroline CONGER was born on 13 Sep 1840 in Preble Co., OH and died on 30 Sep 1922 at age 82.

Caroline married Andrew Lietner HARRIS on 17 Oct 1865. Andrew was born on 17 Nov 1835 and died on 13 Sep 1915 at age 79.

General Notes:
Andrew Lietner Harris

BIOGRAPHY: Andrew Leitner Harris of Preble Co., Ohio was Governor of Ohio from 1906 to 1909. He was a lawyer by profession and occupied many positions of honor and trust.

He was a Colonel in the Civil War and at the close was made a Brigadier General for bravery.

In a Democratic county of over 4,000 majority he was only defeated by about 100 votes when he ran for Congress. He was Lieutenant-Governor under McKinley and a close friend of his.

He was an extensive land owner and spent most of his leisure time on his farms in Preble Co., OH.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 745 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


The child from this marriage was:

   1252 M    i. Walter A. HARRIS was born on 17 Aug 1870.

Walter married Ethelwyn SHERMAN on 17 Oct 1898.

492. James Harvey CONGER was born on 18 Feb 1845.

James married Emma Jane LOCKWOOD.

General Notes:
Emma Jane Lockwood

COMMENT: Apparently there is confusion about whether Emma Jane Lockwood was married to James Harvey Conger or John Newton Conger. CFA I lists Emma as the spouse of James Harvey and they are listed as a couple in this genealogy file as well.


Children from this marriage were:

   1253 M    i. Harry B. CONGER was born on 10 Sep 1876 and died on 11 Oct 1884 at age 8.

   1254 F    ii. Grace CONGER was born on 7 Feb 1879.

Grace married Wilbert MILLER on 17 Jan 1900. Wilbert was born on 30 Jul 1873.

+ 1255 F    iii. Jessie CONGER was born on 15 Aug 1885.

493. Elizabeth CONGER was born on 22 Sep 1847 in Preble Co., OH and died on 31 Aug 1896 at age 48.

Elizabeth married Barney W. HUFFMAN on 30 May 1865. Barney was born on 25 Oct 1844 and died on 20 Feb 1910 at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

   1256 F    i. Mary HUFFMAN was born on 23 Mar 1868 and died on 4 Jan 1884 at age 15.

   1257 M    ii. Charles HUFFMAN was born on 7 Jun 1867 and died on 11 Feb 1881 at age 13.

   1258 M    iii. William HUFFMAN was born on 24 Aug 1869.

William married Ollie KINNARD on 5 Mar 1890.

   1259 M    iv. Frank HUFFMAN was born on 8 Jan 1873.

Frank married Jennie SILVER.

   1260 M    v. Harvey HUFFMAN was born on 5 Nov 1882.

494. Sarah Jane OVERHOLSER was born on 9 Jun 1842 and died on 6 Feb 1874 at age 31.

Sarah married Samuel FESSLER about Jan 1860 in Johnson Co., IA. Samuel was born about 1840 and died on 17 Feb 1906 about age 66.

General Notes:
Samuel Fessler

MILITARY: Served 3 1/2 years in the Union Army, Co., K, 22nd Iowa Reg; wounded in the knee. (CFA I, p. 733)


Children from this marriage were:

   1261 F    i. Ida M. FESSLER was born on 29 Mar 1862.

Ida married William C. LEE on 17 Feb 1885.

+ 1262 F    ii. Estella FESSLER was born on 22 Oct 1865.

   1263 M    iii. Elmer FESSLER was born on 21 Apr 1867.

   1264 F    iv. Addie FESSLER was born on 30 Jun 1870.

Addie married Unknown OVIS.

495. Stephen R. OVERHOLSER was born on 15 Oct 1859.

Stephen married Mary E. SCHAEFFER on 1 Apr 1882. Mary was born on 14 Nov 1863.

Children from this marriage were:

   1265 M    i. Ora OVERHOLSER was born on 1 Jul 1883.

Ora married Maria PECKOVER on 9 Jun 1909.

   1266 M    ii. Arnold OVERHOLSER was born on 29 Dec 1885.

   1267 M    iii. Willard OVERHOLSER was born on 6 Nov 1902.

497. Eli CONGER was born on 27 Oct 1848 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Eli married Lenora LAKE.

Children from this marriage were:

   1268 F    i. Liene Etta CONGER was born about 1875.

   1269 F    ii. Osa Estella CONGER .

   1270 M    iii. William Ellis CONGER .

498. Mary Catherine CONGER was born on 8 Jan 1850 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN and died on 2 Mar 1885 at age 35.

General Notes:
Mary Catherine Conger

PARENTS: William Alexander Conger and Sarah Paddock

AKA: Kate

Mary married Taylor D. BLAKELY, son of Herbert BLAKELY and Sarah (Sally) KENNEDY, on 1 Oct 1867 in Osceola, Clarke Co., IA. Taylor was born on 24 Feb 1842 in Plymouth, Marshall Co., IN and died on 1 Jul 1923 in Osceola, Clarke Co., IA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

   1271 M    i. William BLAKELY was born on 30 Aug 1868 in Ford Co., IL.

+ 1272 M    ii. Chester Eli BLAKELY was born on 29 Nov 1869 in Ford Co., IL and died on 1 May 1954 in Grants Pass, Josephine Co., OR at age 84.

   1273 F    iii. Onetta BLAKELY was born in 1871.

   1274 M    iv. Sylvester BLAKELY was born on 2 Dec 1873 in Harrisonville, Case, MO and died on 1 Dec 1953 at age 79.

   1275 F    v. Ethelbert BLAKELY was born on 28 Jan 1875 in Bates Co., MO and died on 12 Dec 1960 at age 85.

Ethelbert married Garnie CURTIS.

   1276 M    vi. Claude BLAKELY was born on 14 Jan 1878.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Claude and Clyde Blakely were twins.

   1277 M    vii. Clyde BLAKELY was born on 14 Jan 1878 and died on 16 Oct 1947 at age 69.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Claude and Clyde Blakely were twins.

   1278 M    viii. Charles BLAKELY was born on 28 Feb 1880 in Cass Co., MO and died on 11 Feb 1911 in Larned, Pawnee Co., KS at age 30.

   1279 M    ix. Walter BLAKELY was born on 24 Jun 1884 and died on 1 May 1917 at age 32.

502. Samantha Jane CONGER was born on 6 Jul 1857 in Knoxville, Knox Co., IL and died on 1 Aug 1925 in Baca Co., CO at age 68.

General Notes:
Samantha Jane Conger

PARENTS: William Alexander Conger and Sarah Paddock

AKA: Maybe called Mattie Conger, see CFA II, p. 456.

REFERENCE: Conger Confab, Vol. XIV, No. 2, June 1988

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Was the date of marriage to John J., Blakely, 2 Sep 1874 or as listed by Roy Markham, 10 Dec 1874?

Samantha married John J. BLAKELY on 2 Sep 1874. John was born about 1855 and died on 9 Oct 1879 about age 24.

Children from this marriage were:

   1280 F    i. Zella M. BLAKELY was born on 15 Dec 1875.

   1281 F    ii. Emma N. BLAKELY was born on 27 Dec 1877.

   1282 F    iii. Anna L. BLAKELY was born on 24 Sep 1879.

Samantha next married Jacob Jasper RIDDLE on 27 Mar 1881 in Bates Co., MO.

General Notes:
Jacob Jasper Riddle

SPOUSE: Jacob J. Riddle was the 2nd spouse of Samantha Jane Conger.


Children from this marriage were:

   1283 F    i. Carrie L. RIDDLE was born on 3 Nov 1882.

   1284 F    ii. Eva Mary RIDDLE was born on 3 Jul 1884.

   1285 F    iii. Sadie F. RIDDLE was born on 29 Jun 1885.

   1286 M    iv. William A. RIDDLE was born on 6 Mar 1888.

+ 1287 M    v. Fred Alvin RIDDLE was born on 28 Mar 1890.

+ 1288 M    vi. Clyde Raymond RIDDLE was born on 24 Jun 1892.

   1289 F    vii. Ida M. RIDDLE was born on 22 Jul 1895.

   1290 M    viii. Guy G. RIDDLE was born on 7 Nov 1897.

505. Sarah Etta CONGER was born on 3 Dec 1863 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL.

Sarah married Frank M. KEETON on 29 Jan 1882. Frank was born about 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1291 F    i. Sallie D. KEETON was born on 9 Nov 1882 in Amsterdam, Bates Co., MO.

   1292 M    ii. William O. KEETON was born on 31 May 1885.

William married Eunice M. CLINTON on 23 Dec 1909.

   1293 F    iii. Bessie May KEETON was born on 25 Apr.

Bessie married Charles HENSON on 11 Aug 1909.

509. John MARSHALL was born on 13 Aug 1852 and died on 6 Feb 1892 at age 39.

John married Katherine LESLIE.

Children from this marriage were:

   1294 F    i. Minnie D. MARSHALL .

   1295 M    ii. Virgil MARSHALL .

   1296 F    iii. Ruby I. MARSHALL .

510. Katherine Alice MARSHALL was born about 1854.

Katherine married John W. LEASE.

The child from this marriage was:

   1297 M    i. De_Witt LEASE .

511. Mary Ann MARSHALL was born on 26 Oct 1856 and died on 25 Oct 1880 at age 23.

Mary married Nelson BOUTA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1298 M    i. Homer BOUTA .

   1299 M    ii. Charles BOUTA .

   1300 M    iii. Horton BOUTA .

513. Lucinda Clementine MARSHALL was born on 26 Feb 1865.

Lucinda married Parker Mc_GRIFF Jr. on 3 Oct 1880.

The child from this marriage was:

   1301 F    i. Evaline Mc_GRIFF was born on 29 Jun 1884.

514. Daisy Dean MARSHALL was born in 1867.

Daisy married Valentine TILLMAN.

Children from this marriage were:

   1302 F    i. Ina H. TILLMAN .

   1303 F    ii. Lela M. TILLMAN .

   1304 U    iii. Gale TILLMAN .

   1305 M    iv. Russell TILLMAN .

   1306 M    v. Paul TILLMAN .

   1307 M    vi. De_Witt TILLMAN .

515. Mary Elizabeth ELSTON was born on 14 Mar 1837 in Bolivar, Hardemon Co., TN and died in Henderson Co., TX.

Mary married Andrew Jackson GUTHRIE, son of Joseph GUTHRIE and Sarah JONES,. Andrew was born on 9 Nov 1834 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC and died between 1863 and 1870 in Henderson, Rusk Co., TX.

Children from this marriage were:

   1308 F    i. Annie Julia GUTHRIE was born on 16 Oct 1857 in Henderson Co., TX and died on 21 Sep 1949 in Shreveport, Caddo/Bossier Parish, LA at age 91.

Annie married Benjamin F. WINDERWEEDLE on 1 Oct 1881 in Kaufman, Kaufman Co., TX.

   1309 M    ii. Jonathan Wesley GUTHRIE was born in 1859.

+ 1310 M    iii. James David GUTHRIE was born on 8 May 1860 in Henderson Co., TX and died on 28 May 1929 in Kaufman Co., TX at age 69.

   1311 F    iv. Sarah Lucinda GUTHRIE was born in 1862 in Henderson Co., TX.

519. David Elias ELSTON was born on 18 Sep 1843 in Madison Co., TN, died on 6 Dec 1893 in Kaufman Co., TX at age 50, and was buried in Dec 1893 in Peel Cemetery.

General Notes:
David Elias Elston

OCCUPATION: Farmer

David married Sarah Elizabeth PEEL, daughter of James Turner PEEL and Martha HILL, on 24 Dec 1868 in Henderson Co., TX. Sarah was born on 21 May 1846 in Tishomingo Co., MS, died on 17 Jan 1902 in Kaufman Co., TX at age 55, and was buried in Jan 1902 in Peel Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   1312 M    i. Jesse James ELSTON was born on 22 Oct 1869 in Henderson Co., TX and died about 1871 about age 2.

   1313 F    ii. Sarah Frances ELSTON was born on 26 May 1872 in Henderson Co., TX and died on 14 Sep 1873 at age 1.

+ 1314 M    iii. William David ELSTON was born on 30 Jun 1875 in Henderson Co., TX, died on 13 Aug 1948 in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK at age 73, and was buried in Aug 1948 in Rose Hill Cemetery.

   1315 F    iv. Martha Alice ELSTON was born on 27 Apr 1878 in Henderson Co., TX and died on 17 Dec 1959 at age 81.

Martha married Samuel PYLE on 24 Dec 1899.

   1316 M    v. Alford ELSTON was born on 4 Aug 1880 in Henderson Co., TX and died about 1882 about age 2.

   1317 M    vi. Oscar Frank ELSTON was born on 1 Apr 1885 in Henderson Co., TX.

Oscar married Gertrude ODOM.

523. Juliette A. RAILSBACK was born on 6 Feb 1835 and died on 27 Feb 1886 at age 51.

Juliette married James EVERSON on 1 Jun 1857. James died on 4 Jul 1863.

Children from this marriage were:

   1318 F    i. Georgia E. EVERSON was born on 2 Apr 1860.

   1319 U    ii. Vestella A. EVERSON was born on 12 Apr 1862.

Juliette next married Thomas Mc_CLANNAHAN.

The child from this marriage was:

   1320 M    i. Thomas Melton Mc_CLANNAHAN .

526. Martha A. RAILSBACK was born on 19 Feb 1850 in Eaton, Preble Co., OH.

Martha married James M. DAVIS on 8 Nov 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

   1321 M    i. William M. DAVIS was born on 15 Aug 1871 and died on 12 Nov 1882 at age 11.

   1322 F    ii. Edna E. DAVIS was born on 30 Dec 1874 and died on 15 Feb 1875.

530. John Overton ROSS was born on 9 Sep 1849 in Morehouse Parish, LA and died on 22 Jun 1940 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX at age 90.

General Notes:
John Overton Ross

OCCUPATION: Teamster, farmer

John married Roxie Ann PARKS, daughter of William S. PARKS and Martha Ann Robinson HOLCOMB, about 1881 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX. Roxie was born on 5 Nov 1865 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 11 Oct 1952 at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   1323 M    i. Willie ROSS was born on 12 Aug 1882 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 6 Aug 1885 at age 2.

   1324 F    ii. Robertia ROSS was born on 17 Feb 1885 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 5 Jun 1886 at age 1.

   1325 M    iii. Lawrence Sullivan ROSS was born on 6 Jan 1887 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 24 Mar 1951 at age 64.

General Notes: AKA: Lonnie

Lawrence married Nettie COLEMAN on 14 Oct 1914.

   1326 M    iv. Henry Grady ROSS was born on 13 Dec 1889 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 22 Oct 1971 at age 81.

Henry married Mabel BUSH.

Henry next married Unknown UNKNOWN.

Henry next married Lantya Cbarker HANSON.

   1327 M    v. Frank Parks ROSS was born on 14 Mar 1892 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX and died on 25 Jul 1971 at age 79.

Frank married Lucille HOOPER.

+ 1328 M    vi. John Belve ROSS was born on 19 Sep 1894 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX.

534. Elias Elihugh HAFER was born between 1817 and 1819 in Pennsylvania, died on 10 Aug 1870 in Bebee, Wetzel Co., WV, and was buried in Aug 1870 in Wetzel Co., WV, Highland Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

CENSUS: 1870, in Wetzel Co, WV, Proctor Dist., #194-194
Elias Hafer, 53, PA, Stonemason; Sarah J., 46, VA, Keeping House
John, 21, VA; Washington, 17, VA; Adaline, 11, VA; Hetty, 9, VA
Rachel, 7, VA; Bruce, 5, WV; Elias, 2, WV
(Furnished by Linda (Goddard) Stout)

CEMETERY:
Elias Elihugh Hafer
Birth: 1819, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1870, Bebee, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Family links:
Parents:
Israel Hafer (1781 - 1865)
Hannah J. Conger Hafer (1790 - 1868)

Spouse:
Sarah Jane Miller Hafer (1824 - ____)

Children:
John P. Hafer (1849 - 1934)*
James H. Hafer (1857 - 1884)*
Heta (Hattie) Elizabeth Hafer Newman (1860 - 1937)*

Siblings:
Joseph Hafer (1814 - 1892)*
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Highland Cemetery, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Created by: Ken Childers, Record added: Apr 22, 2003
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 7374306)

Elias married Sarah Jane MILLER on 20 Oct 1844 in Marshall Co., VA/WV. Sarah was born on 16 May 1824 in Marshall Co., VA, died before 1880 in Marshall Co., WV, and was buried before 1880 in Wetzel Co., WV, Highland Cemetery.

General Notes:
Sarah Jane Miller

NAME-CONFLICT: Sarah Jane Morrison by some researchers; Sarah Jane Miller on FindAGrave.

CEMETERY:
Sarah Jane Miller Hafer
Birth: May 16, 1824, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
Death: unknown, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA

Death:
before 1880...

Marriage-Children:
Married Elias Elihugh Hafer in Marshall County on Oct. 20, 1844.
They were the parents of:
Sabina Jane Hafer (18481894)
John P. Hafer (18491934)
George Washington Hafer (B: 1852)
Adaline Hafer (B: 1858)
Hester Hafer (B: 1860)
Heta Hattie Elizabeth Hafer (18601937)
Rachel M. Hafer (18631939)
Bruce Hafer (B: 1865)
Matilda Blake (18681896)
Elias Hafer (B: 1868)

SOURCE: [Probably requires a paid subscription. REH]
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12881853/person/1689740960

Family links:
Spouse:
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)*

Children:
John P. Hafer (1849 - 1934)*
Heta (Hattie) Elizabeth Hafer Newman (1860 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Highland Cemetery, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Created by: Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 100020667)


Children from this marriage were:

   1329 F    i. Sabina Jane HAFER was born in 1848 and died in 1894 at age 46.

   1330 M    ii. John P. HAFER was born about 1849 in Virginia and died in 1934 about age 85.

   1331 M    iii. George Washington HAFER was born ABT 18521853 in Virginia.

   1332 F    iv. Adaline HAFER was born ABT 18581859 in Virginia.

   1333 F    v. Hester HAFER was born ABT 18601861 in Virginia.

+ 1334 F    vi. Heta Elizabeth HAFER was born on 26 Apr 1860 in Wetzel Co., WV, died on 28 Dec 1937 in Terrapin Ridge, Wetzel Co., WV at age 77, and was buried on 30 Dec 1937 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

+ 1335 F    vii. Rachel Matilda HAFER was born about 1863 in Proctor District, Wetzel Co., VA, died on 22 May 1939 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV about age 76, and was buried in May 1939 in Magnolia District, Wetzel Co., WV, Kendall Cemetery.

   1336 M    viii. Bruce HAFER was born about 1865 in West Virginia.

General Notes:
Bruce Hafer

PARENTS: Elias Elihugh Hafer and Sarah Jane Miller

RESIDENCES: As of Jun 1939, Jackson Co., WV

   1337 F    ix. Matilda HAFER was born in 1868 and died in 1896 at age 28.

   1338 M    x. Elias HAFER was born about 1868 in West Virginia.

535. John HAFER was born on 19 Aug 1824 in Washington Co., PA, died on 13 Feb 1898 in Wetzel Co., WV at age 73, and was buried in Feb 1898 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

General Notes:
John Hafer

PARENTS: Israel Hafer and Hannah J. Conger

BIOGRAPHY:
JOHN HAFER of Proctor District, Wetzel Co., WV and Jane MCBRIDE were united in marriage in Marshall county, Virginia, May 7, 1850, and made their home in Wetzel county, April 5, 1855. The country was then in an unsettled condition and they experienced many pioneer hardships. He engaged in business as a stone and brick mason, and in farming, they prospered and reared a family of ten children: now settled as follows: Israel S., born August 19, 1851; Samuel N., March 13, 1852; Hannah J., September 25, 1853; John W., April 15, 1855, these four living in Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia; James H., March 8, 1857, lives at home, Susanna, January 3, 1859, lives in Marshall county, this State; Jefferson B., January 26, 1861; Robert E. L., February 28, 1863; Joseph E., January 28, 1866; Elle Z., December 6, 1869 - the four last named at home.

John HAFER was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1824, and his wife was born in the same State and county, May 15, 1825. His parents were Israel and Hannah J. (CONGER) HAFER, and they died in Guernsey county, Ohio. Joseph HAFER, his father's brother, was a soldier in 1812 from "Old Virginia." The wife of Mr. HAFER was a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (MCCRADY) MCBRIDE. Her mother is still living in Centre district, this county, at the age of 83 years.

John HAFER has been six years justice of the peace in this county. His post office address in Proctor, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

His post office address in Proctor, Wetzel County, West Virginia.
(Source: Hardesty's History of West Virginia Counties - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

RESIDENCES: Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV

BIRTH-DEATH-CONFLICT:
There is a conflict between the date of birth in the Biography, 22 Nov 1824, and the date of birth on the FindAGrave tombstone photograph, 19 Aug 1824. The date of death on the photo reads, 13 Feb 1898 but the Age on the tombstone reads, 73y 5m 24d which is off by one day, 73y 5m 25d when the two dates from the tombstone are used.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CEMETERY;
John Hafer
Birth: Nov. 22, 1824, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1898, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Spouse-Parents:
John Hafer, husband of Jane McBride and son of Israel and Hannah J. Conger Hafer.

Family links:
Parents:
Israel Hafer (1781 - 1865)
Hannah J. Conger Hafer (1790 - 1868)

Spouse:
Jane McBride Hafer (1825 - 1899)*

Children:
Jefferson Bueregard Hafer (1861 - 1943)*
Robert E. L. Hafer (1863 - 1895)*

Siblings:
Joseph Hafer (1814 - 1892)*
Elias Elihugh Hafer (1819 - 1870)*
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Peabody, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Created by: Ken Childers
Record added: Mar 23, 2004
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 8550205)

John married Jane Mc_BRIDE, daughter of Samuel Wesley Mc_BRIDE and Margaret Mc_CRADY, on 7 May 1850 in Marshall Co., VA. Jane was born on 15 May 1825 in Washington Co., PA, died on 10 Mar 1899 in Wetzel Co., WV at age 73, and was buried in Mar 1899 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

General Notes:
Jane McBride

CEMETERY:
Jane McBride Hafer
Birth: May 15, 1825, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1899, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Spouse:
Jane McBride, wife of John Hafer.

Family links:
Spouse:
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)

Children:
Jefferson Bueregard Hafer (1861 - 1943)*
Robert E. L. Hafer (1863 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Peabody, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Created by: Ken Childers
Record added: Mar 23, 2004
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 8550217)


Children from this marriage were:

   1339 M    i. Israel S. HAFER was born on 19 Aug 1851.

   1340 M    ii. Samuel N. HAFER was born on 13 Mar 1852.

   1341 F    iii. Hannah J. HAFER was born on 25 Sep 1853.

   1342 M    iv. John Wiley HAFER was born on 15 Apr 1855 in Virginia/West Virginia.

General Notes:
John Wiley Hafer

PARENTS: John Hafer and Jane McBride

AKA-CENSUS-OCCUPATION: Probably called, Wiley. He was living with his brother, Jefferson Beauregard Hafer in Wetzel Co., WV at the time of the 1900 census. Sales Mang. Optical

   1343 M    v. James H. HAFER was born on 8 Mar 1857.

+ 1344 F    vi. Susannah HAFER was born on 3 Jan 1859 in Wetzel Co., VA, died on 12 Aug 1938 in Short Creek, Marshall Co., WV at age 79, and was buried on 14 Aug 1938 in Fish Creek, Marshall Co., WV, Graysville Cemetery.

+ 1345 M    vii. Jefferson Beauregard HAFER was born on 26 Jan 1861 in Virginia/West Virginia, died on 21 Jun 1943 at age 82, and was buried in Jun 1943 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

   1346 M    viii. Robert E. L. HAFER was born on 28 Feb 1863, died on 29 Jun 1895 at age 32, and was buried in Jun 1895 in Peabody, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.

General Notes:
Robert E.L. Hafer

PARENTS: John Hafer and Jane McBride

CEMETERY:
Robert E.L. Hafer
Birth: Feb. 28, 1863
Death: Jun. 29, 1895

Parents:
Robert E. L. Hafer was the son of John and Jane McBride Hafer.

Family links:
Parents:
John Hafer (1824 - 1898)
Jane McBride Hafer (1825 - 1899)

Sibling:
Jefferson Bueregard Hafer (1861 - 1943)*
Robert E. L. Hafer (1863 - 1895)
*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Peabody, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA

Created by: Ken Childers, Record added: Apr 21, 2009
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 36159633)

   1347 M    ix. Joseph E. HAFER was born on 28 Jan 1866.

   1348 F    x. Ella Z. HAFER was born on 6 Dec 1869 in Wetzel Co., WV.

General Notes:
Ella Z. Hafer

PARENTS: John Hafer and Jane McBride

SPOUSE: Ella Z. Hafer was first married to an unknown Tayler. She was the 2nd spouse of Wilford Moore Garner.

NAME-CONFLICT: Elle Z. Hafer

RESIDENCES: As of Aug 1938, Mrs. W.M. Garner of Moundsville, WV.

Ella married Unknown TAYLOR.

Ella next married Wilford Moore GARNER, son of Henry GARNER and Eleanor KECK, on 11 Jul 1896 in Wetzel Co., WV. Wilford was born on 16 Jun 1856 in Wetzel Co., VA/WV, died in 1946 in Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV at age 90, and was buried in 1946 in Riverview Mausoleum.

General Notes:
Wilford Moore Garner

NAME-CONFLICT: Wilfred Moore Garner

Problem: Was he born on 26 Jul 1856 or as listed in the obituary, 16 Jul 1856?.

MARRIAGE: Book 1, page 249 to Harriet Ann Arnold. Ethel Briggs did not cite a marriage location.

MARRIAGE: Book 7, page 495 to Ella Hafer Taylor. Ethel Briggs did not cite a marriage location.

MARRIAGE: Wilford M Garner age 20 b Wetzel Co, WV res
Wetzel Co WV Harriet A Arnold age 18 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV mrd 19
May 1877 at res. of Melissa Arnold by David Budey?
(Source: WETZEL CO., WV MARRIAGES - EXTRACTED FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES;LDS Film #839982, Vol. 1, Page 249 - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)

MARRIAGE: Wilford Garner age 39 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV
Ella Taylor age 27 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV mrd 11 Jul 1896 at res of brides father by G F Strickling
(Source: WETZEL CO., WV MARRIAGES - EXTRACTED FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES;LDS Film #839984, Vol. 7, Page 495 - Extracted by Darlene Bacon).

Census: 1900, in Wetzel Co., WV, (West) Proctor Dist., #138
Wilford M. Garner, Jul 1856, 43, 3 years, WV WV WV
Ella Z., Dec 1869, 30, 0/0, WV PA PA
Clarence L., Feb 1878, 22, WV WV WV;
Lawrence H., Jun 1885, 14, WV WV WV
Amanda F. Hall, Sep 1886, 13, WV WV WV, boarder

Census: 1910, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor Dist., #65-66
Wilford Garner, 53, m2, 13 years, WV WV WV, farmer
Ella, 39, m2, 0/0, WV PA PA.

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1923, Moundsville, WV.


OBITUARY: W.M. Garner
W.M. Garner, 90, a resident of Marshall and Wetzel counties his entire life, died Saturday morning at 6:45 o'clock at Glen Dale hospital, following a lengthy illness. His home was at 1011 Tomlinson avenue.

He was born July 16, 1856, in Wetzel county, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garner. He was married to Harriet Ann Arnold to which union were born three children, and after her death in 1895 he married Ella Hafer. He was a farmer all his life, operating a farm near Antioch church until age forced his retirement, when he moved to Moundsville only a few years ago.

He was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Garner; a son, C.I. [sic] Garner of Moundsville; a grandson, Joseph Earl Garner of Wheeling and a half-brother, Albert Garner of Proctor.

The body is at the Grisell funeral home, where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. I. Clifford Bucy, pastor of the First Christian Church, and Rev. O.J. Howearth of Wellsburg, former pastor, will officiate and entombment will be in Riverview mausoleum.
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume IV, 1994, p. 27, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon).

542. Elias Milton CONGER was born on 2 Aug 1812 in Pennsylvania, died before 1880 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, and was buried before 1880 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, Farm Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Milton Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Problem: Was he born in Monroe Co., OH or as the 1860 and 1870 census states, in PA? Allan Mustard lists, 12 Aug 1813, PA from hand written notes of his mother.

Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20669
Abt 1816, Elias Milton Conger

BIOGRAPHY:
Elias Milton Conger, Manchester, Dearborn Co., Indiana was a resident of the Ohio Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Columbus, Ohio (Known today as, School for the Deaf) according to records of the period 1829-1850. He was born on 2 Aug 1812. Date of admission: 23 Nov 1834. Cause of deafness: fever at age 2 years. Parents: David Conger. Date of discharge: 1 Aug 1839. Remarks: a farmer and cooper, married deaf mute. Absent before final discharge date. Entry $69.
(Published in the OGS quarterly, "The Report," Vol. 24, No. 3, 1984, page 130 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

BIOGRAPHY:
Elias Milton Conger had Scarlet Fever when a child of three and lost his hearing. Consequently he never learned to talk. He went to school in Columbus, Ohio and there met Mary Jane Hatton.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

RESIDENCES: Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN; Monroe Co., IA; Appanoose Co., IA


CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., IA, Bluff Creek Twp., 592
David Conger, 69, [sic, 71], farmer, NJ
Elias, 47, farmer, PA
Mary J., 26, domestic, IN
Jacob, 3, IA; Amanda, 1, IA
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

Census: 1870, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp.
Elias Conger, m. 58, b. PA, farmer, deaf and dumb, RE $1200, PE $431
Mary J. (Hatton) f. 34, b. Ind., hskp, deaf and dumb
Jacob D., son, 13, b. IA; Clara A., dau., 11, b. IA; Halleck G., son, 7,
b. IA
David S. Conger, father, 79, b. NJ, farmer
Robert Kee, boarder, 29, b. NY, carpenter, deaf and dumb

REFERENCE: "Conger Family of America," Vol. 2

DEATH: Elias Conger is buried with his parents on their homestead at Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Elias married Mary Jane HATTON on 8 Nov 1851 in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL. Mary was born on 16 Oct 1835 in Indiana and died on 16 Jun 1921 in Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT at age 85.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Hatton

BIOGRAPHY: Mary Jane Hatton was born mute. She went to Illinois to live with her sister, Elizabeth Osgood, until marrying Elias. After Mary Jane was widowed she lived with her daughter, Clara, in Montana until her death.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1880, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp., #172/180
Mary J. Conger, 46, IN, keephouse
Clara, 21, domestic servant IA PA IN
Mary, 8, dau, IA PA IN
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

RESIDENCES: 1880, widowed and still living in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.

RESIDENCES: 1900, lived in Vermillion Twp., Appanoose Co., with Lewis F. Phillips and daughter, Clara.

RESIDENCES: As of 1910, Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA; Phillip E. and Mary S. Wells and his mother-in-law, Mary Jane (Hatton) Conger.

RESIDENCES: As of 1920, Musselshell Co., MT; Lewis and Clara Phillips and his mother-in-law, Mary Jane (Hatton) Conger aged 85 years.

DEATH: Allan Mustard lists the place of death as Roundup, MT, from the notes of his mother.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1349 M    i. Jacob David CONGER was born on 1 May 1857 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA and died on 21 Dec.

+ 1350 F    ii. Clara Amanda CONGER was born on 22 Feb 1859 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, died on 25 Apr 1948 in Roundup, Musselshell Co., MT at age 89, and was buried on 29 Apr 1948 in Roundup, Musselshell Co., MT, City Cemetery.

   1351 F    iii. Lenora Bell CONGER was born on 17 Mar 1861 in Monroe Co., IA, died on 22 Jul 1863 in Iowa at age 2, and was buried in Jul 1863 in Monroe Co., Iowa, Hayden Chapel.

General Notes:
Lenora Bell Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Senora B. Conger; Lenora Bell Conger by Allan P. Mustard

CEMETERY: Senora [sic, Lenora] B. Conger, d. 22 Jul 1963, d/o E.M. & M.J. Grave Designation: HDC 188.
(Source: 2000 Hayden Chapel Cemetery Census, Monroe Co., IA - furnished by Joyce Posey)

+ 1352 M    iv. Halleck Gettis CONGER was born on 17 Jan 1863 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA, died on 27 Jul 1933 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 70, and was buried in Jul 1933 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

   1353 M    v. Elias Benoni CONGER was born on 1 Mar 1866 in Monroe Co., IA, died on 30 Apr 1870 in Iowa at age 4, and was buried in May 1870 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA, Evergreen Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Benoni Conger

NAME: Elias B. Conger; Elias Benoni Conger by Allan P. Mustard

QUESTION-DEATH: Can anyone prove that siblings, Elias B. and Rachel Jane Conger died on the same day, 30 Apr 1870?

CEMETERY: Elias B. Conger, s/o E.M. & M.I. [sic M.J.], d. 30 Apr 1870; 4 yr, 3 mo; Row 7, Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA
(Furnished by Dortha Walters to Joyce Posey)

   1354 F    vi. Rachel Jane CONGER was born on 31 Aug 1869 in Monroe Co., IA and died on 30 Apr 1870.

General Notes:
Rachel Jane Conger

QUESTION: Can anyone prove that siblings, Elias B. and Rachel Jane Conger died on the same day, 30 Apr 1870?

+ 1355 F    vii. Mary Sophia CONGER was born on 15 Aug 1871 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA.

543. Isaac W. CONGER was born about 1818 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., OH.

General Notes:
Isaac W. Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

CONFLICT: It has been reported that he was born in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN. This is not supported by the 1850 census of Monroe Co., OH.

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 44/44, 19 Jul 1850
Isaac Conger, 32, m. Cooper, OH; Caroline, 26, f. PA
Napoleon, 3, m. OH; Sarah, 2, f. OH

OCCUPATION: May have been the Isaac W. Conger, 1818, who was Clothing store owner in Cincinnati, OH.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 37a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Isaac married Caroline FALWELL. Caroline was born about 1824 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes:
Caroline Falwell

RELATIONSHIP: The parents of Caroline Falwell might have been: Frettle and Jane Fallwell, who were living next door to Isaac and Caroline Conger at the time of the 1850 census of Monroe Co., OH.

RESIDENCES: Caroline Conger and children were living in Cincinnati, OH in 1911.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 246 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

   1356 M    i. Napoleon B. CONGER was born in 1847 in Ohio.

   1357 F    ii. Sarah CONGER was born about 1848 in Ohio.

General Notes:
Sarah Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Sarah (Emma Jane?) Conger
(Source: The Conger Family of America Vol. I, p. 246 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

544. Mary CONGER was born on 8 Jun 1814 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 19 May 1884 in Monroe Co., IA at age 69, and was buried in May 1884 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel. User ID: 51DK-CP.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

EMIGRATION:
It appears that Mary Conger Croel's parents [David S. and Rebecca Sharp Conger] preceded her to Iowa and settled in Monroe County, Iowa. Her uncle, Elias Gregory Conger, b. 1806, had settled in Appanoose county, Iowa.

A year after the death of her husband [in July 1853], Mary Conger Croel sold the land [in Indiana] and with her nine children (the youngest born 4 months after Hiram's death) emigrated to Monroe county, Iowa in a covered wagon with her son-in-law, Omer Palmer, and her brother, Edward, to assist her on the journey. She settled at Bluff Creek Township, [Monroe Co., IA] where her children grew to maturity.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIOGRAPHY:
Mary bought 160 acres of land at $1.25 per acre and cleared it with oxen. She deeded an acre of land on the corner for a Methodist Church. Across the road was a grocery store, cheese factory and school. In later years, her son Wilber, attended the store and once a week drove to Oskaloosa for the mail. This little community was known as "Bluff Creek," in the township of the same name. This was near the prosperous town of Buxton, a mining town of about 5,000 people. For many years the only remnants of the town were the abandoned railroad tracks and the rebuilt schoolhouse which was razed in 1963.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1860, Monroe Co., IA

LAND:
The Monroe County, Iowa census of 1860 revealed that Mary Crowel had 60 acres of improved land, 140 acres unimproved with cash value of $2,500, implements worth $750, also 2 horses, 1 milk cow, 2 oxen, 8 sheep, 5 swine valued at $160, 35 bu wheat, 300 bu corn, 48 lbs wool, 200 lbs butter, 8 tons of hay, 30 gal molasses, value of animals slaughtered, $50.

In 1870 her real estate was valued at $6,300 and personal property at $1,580.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1880, Las Vegas, NM
At the age of 66, Mary (Conger) Crowell was shown in the Las Vegas, New Mexico census, visiting her daughter, Electa Jane Sutfin, accompanied by her son, Wilber Fish Crowell.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

LAND: Mary willed 40 acres a piece to her sons, Wilber and Hiram, and the remaining land was divided equally among the other children. David (D.G.) acquired his 80 acres by buying and trading with others -- in one instance, giving a sewing machine to one of his sisters for her land. Recipient of the 40 separate acres of timber land is not known.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CEMETERY: The Ancestral File says the Hayden Chapel cemetery is near Albia, IA.

Mary married Hiram S. CROWELL {51DK-BJ} between 1832 and 1834. Hiram was born in 1809 in Chautauqua Co., NY and died on 29 Jul 1853 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN at age 44.

General Notes:
Hiram S. Crowell

NAME-CONFLICT: Hiram S. Croel & Hiram S. Crowel; Crowell
Problem: Was the surname, Croel, Crowel or Crowell? Maxine Crowell Leonard lists all three. (CFA I, p. 719)

BIRTH: 1809 in New York state, supposedly in Chautauqua, Co. (CFA I, p. 719)

RELATIONSHIP: So far as is known, Hiram had one brother named, Sylvanus, who was a mill-wright and sisters Martha (Starkey & Acres), Elizabeth (Newkirk), Lorena and Elmira (Stebbans). According to some family notes, the mother died enroute to the "west," and the father died soon after arriving in Ohio. The father had brothers, John and Royal Crowell, who stayed in New York.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 719 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIOGRAPHY:
Hiram Croel seemed to prefer spelling his name CROEL, as shown by a letter he wrote in 1847. However, on his property deed he spelled it CROWEL on one page and CROEL on another.

Hiram was a cooper by trade and he worked in a shop on his home place until his death in 1853.

According to his obituary, Hiram, "came with his parents to the West when but a child of 9. At the age of 20 he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a few months later he experienced religion." Also, "After his physician had informed him that he must soon die, he called his family around him, he gave them his last counsel and advice, solemnly charging each of them to meet him in heaven; and when he could no longer articulate, he conversed by signs with his deaf and dumb brother-in-law (Elias Milton Conger, b. 1816) about his prospect of soon getting to heaven."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 720 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1358 F    i. Martha Ann CROWELL was born in 1834 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 19 May 1882 at age 48.

+ 1359 F    ii. Electa Jane CROWELL was born on 20 Sep 1836 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 27 Mar 1923 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO at age 86, and was buried in May 1923 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, Forest Hill Cemetery.

   1360 F    iii. Mary Rebecca CROWELL was born on 28 Mar 1840 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 7 Jun 1915 at age 75. User ID: 51DL-RW.

Mary married Dyas NEILL {CXNC-S1} on 20 Feb 1868. Dyas was born about 1840.

   1361 F    iv. Rhoda Helen CROWELL was born in 1841 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 11 Apr 1876 at age 35. User ID: 51DL-S3.

General Notes:
Rhoda Helen Crowell

Problem: Was her first name, Rhoda or Rohda? The Ancestral File lists, Rohda.

Rhoda married William LEWIS {CXNC-T6} in 1860. William was born about 1841.

   1362 M    v. John William CROWELL was born in 1843 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 2 Dec 1862 in St. Louis, , MO at age 19, and was buried in Dec 1862 in St. Louis, , MO, Jefferson National. User ID: 51DL-T8.

General Notes:
John William Crowell

NEVER_MARRIED: John William Crowell never married

MILITARY: Drummer boy at the age of 18. He was in the service only four months when he died of Spotted Fever.

CEMETERY: Jefferson National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO

RECOLLECTIONS: Of Electa Jane Crowell Sutfin
My oldest brother, John William Crowell, and 18 years old, was a drummer boy in the same company and regiment as my husband (Co. D. 36th Reg. Iowa Volunteer Infantry). He died at Jefferson Barracks, in St. Louis, Dec. 2, 1862, four months after leaving home. He was only sick about 12 hours until death came and claimed him. The disease was Spotted Fever.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: Co. D., 36th Reg. Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Aug - Dec 1862. Died while in the service.

+ 1363 F    vi. Victor Belfort CROWELL was born on 30 May 1846 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 27 Sep 1911 at age 65, and was buried in Sep 1911 in Albia, Monroe Co., IA, Albia Cemetery.

+ 1364 M    vii. David Goble CROWELL was born on 7 Dec 1847 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 2 Oct 1919 in Wapello Co., IA at age 71, and was buried in Oct 1919 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA, Mc Intosh Cemetery.

+ 1365 M    viii. Wilber Fisk CROWELL was born on 24 Feb 1852 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 4 Nov 1902 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA at age 50, and was buried in Nov 1902 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

+ 1366 M    ix. Hiram Sylvanus CROWELL was born on 11 Nov 1853 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died on 27 Apr 1938 at age 84, and was buried in Apr 1938 in Bethel, Mahaska Co., IA.

546. John Spencer CONGER was born on 24 Oct 1819 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 19 Jul 1907 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA at age 87.

General Notes:
John Spencer Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Birth: Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20670
24 Oct 1819, John S. Conger, Monroe Co., Ohio

Problem: Was the place of birth, Monroe Co., OH or Manchester, Dearborn, IN?


RECOLLECTIONS:
Cora Conger Henry said that her father, John Spencer Conger was sheriff for one term at Lawrenceburgh, IN. Her uncle, Ed, served the next term. She also said he was in the Mexican War from 1846 to 1848.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 118 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: John S. Conger enlisted in 1847 in the 3rd Regt. Ind. Co. L. The following notation is from Vol. 5, pg 168, Waupaca Co., Wis. which may refer to the above John, although the birth and death dates are different than on the family record: "David Conger born New Jersey, son: JOHN SPENCER b. Dec 1825 at Lawrenceberg, Ind. d. 2 Jul 1907." Also, "John S. Conger, Pvt, 49th Inf. Reg Co. E; res--Prairie du Sac, enlisted Feb. 4, 1865 (Civil War)."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 317 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MILITARY: John Spencer Conger kept a diary during his time in the Mexican War. The diary covered the period 10 Jun 1846 to 8 Jul 1847. The first few lines of the diary are given here (See: Maxine Crowell Leonard's book, p. 318 for the full text).

1846
June 10-- The Dearborn volunteers started from Lawrence-burgh,
Indiana, on the S.B. Pike No. 7. Landed at Louisville, KY the same
evening.

June 11-- Cross the river next morning to North Albany, Ind. The
Rendevous for the Indian[a] Troops.

June 18-- Mustered into the service of the United States for the term of
12 months. So much for the start. We rather took the shine of the other
companies--at least the North Albany girls said so.

June 25-- This day the Election of Officers for the three regiments took
place. The election for the 3rd Regiment resulted as follows: Lane,
Colonel, McCarty, Lt. Colonel, and Gorman, Major.

1847
Feb 22-- The long roll beat, and we sprang to arms to meet Santa Anna,
who was advancing with 21,000 men, and we did meet him and gave him a
hearty welcome.

Feb 23-- Early in the morning the strife recommenced, and the greatest
victory of America was won this day. The Mexicans numbered 21,000 and
the Americans about 4,500.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 41a and others - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RECOLLECTIONS: Electa Jane Crowell Sutfin (daughter of Mary Conger Crowell) spoke of her uncle as follows: "When visiting at Madison, Indiana, sometimes my uncle John would take me with his wife and baby out in a skiff to ride the waves of the big steamboats. Sometimes we would be eight or ten feet up -- and then down to the level -- then up again. My, I wonder how I ever did such a thing! Sure thought it fine fun then."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 318 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

BIOGRAPHY: The family records state that John died at the Soldier's Home at Waupaca, Wis. and Charles L. Conger records say Marshalltown, [IA]. Prior to going to the Soldier's Home he lived with his son, Robert, and was remembered as "a fine looking aristocratic old gentleman." John must have removed back to Manchester, [IN], because at one time he was the sheriff.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 318 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Corintha Jane PALMERTON after 1848. Corintha was born on 10 Nov 1830 in Delhi, Hamilton Co., OH and died on 26 Nov 1867 at age 37.

General Notes:
Corintha Jane Palmerton

Problem: Was the surname, Palmerton or Palmorton?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1367 M    i. Rolla P. CONGER was born on 17 Jan 1849 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died on 30 Sep 1881 in Franklin, Johnson Co., IN at age 32.

   1368 M    ii. Wayne CONGER was born on 2 Aug 1850 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN.

General Notes:
Wayne Conger

Birth: Batch #: 442581, Source Call #:
2 Aug 1850, Wayne Conger, Manchester, Dearborn, IN

   1369 F    iii. Cora L. CONGER was born on 16 Dec 1852 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., IN.

General Notes:
Cora Conger

Birth: Batch #: 442588, Source Call #:
16 Dec 1852, Cora L. Conger, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana

RECOLLECTIONS:
Excerpts from letters written by Cora Conger Henry to Charles L. Conger, dated July 1911: "Soon I will write and give you what data I have regard to my father's sisters and brothers, but enclosed you find a book of the beginning and ending of the Mexican War, which my father was a member of, from 1846 to 1848, before father was married.

Now you will see in this little old book where the lead pencil begins, the death of his brother, David Conger. I have several letters from his father and sisters and brothers while he was in the Mexican War, but not place mentions their deaths.

One of his sisters, Hannah Jane Conger, died in 1854. I will find out for certain through some old letters that were sent to my father when he was in the Mexican War. Please send the letters and book back, as I think when I die I will have them placed in my coffin or confined to the four winds." (See data for John Spencer Conger)

My cousins are scattered everywhere and they are so long in answering my letters. I will write again to them, and a cousin Edward Conger in Phoenix, Ariz. His father, Edward Conger, was my father's youngest brother, and the youngest of David Conger's children. He died somewhere about 1870, I think, or about 1868. ..."
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 118-119 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Cora married Isaac B. HENRY on 16 Sep 1886.

+ 1370 M    iv. Robert Owen CONGER was born on 30 Sep 1859 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, died on 29 Jan 1914 in St. Marys, Auglaize Co., OH at age 54, and was buried in Feb 1914 in St. Marys, Auglaize Co., OH.

547. Amanda M. CONGER was born in 1822.

General Notes:
Amanda M. Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

MARRIAGE: The name of Amanda Conger's husband is unknown. The names of her children were known.

Amanda married Unknown UNKNOWN.

Children from this marriage were:

   1371 M    i. William UNKNOWN .

   1372 M    ii. Luther UNKNOWN .

   1373 F    iii. Anna UNKNOWN .

   1374 M    iv. James UNKNOWN .

   1375 M    v. Enoch UNKNOWN .

548. Rachel H. CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1824 in Dearborn Co., IN, died on 31 Mar 1899 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA at age 75, and was buried in Apr 1899 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

General Notes:
Rachel H. Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Birth: Batch #: 452097, Source Call #:
31 Mar 1824, Rachel H. Conger, Dearborn Co., Indiana

Problem: Was the date of birth, 3 Mar 1824 as listed by Maxine Leonard or 31 Mar 1824 as listed in the IGI?

RECOLLECTIONS:
Rachel H. Conger was the widow of Columbus I. Peas and had 2 daughters. They went to Iowa and lived in the first house her father built in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., Iowa. Rachel needed a man to help with the farming. She proposed to Daniel Brewington, who was five years her junior.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 707 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Rachel married Columbus I. PEAS Dr. in 1842. Columbus was born about 1820.

General Notes:
Columbus I. Peas

Problem: Was his middle initial, "I." or "C."?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1376 F    i. Electa Melissa PEAS was born on 17 Aug 1843 and died on 15 Dec 1862 at age 19.

+ 1377 F    ii. Isabella PEAS was born on 29 Jan 1847.

   1378 F    iii. Infant PEAS .

General Notes: SEX: Female child

   1379 M    iv. Infant PEAS .

General Notes: SEX: Male child

Rachel next married Daniel Ryan BREWINGTON, son of Elijah BREWINGTON and Elizabeth HANCOCK, on 29 Aug 1855 in Bluff Creek, Monroe Co., IA. Daniel was born in 1829 in Dearborn Co., IN, died in 1904 in Monroe Co., IA at age 75, and was buried in 1904 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

General Notes:
Daniel Ryan Brewington

CENSUS: Ceciley and Cecil Brewington are both listed in the 1870 census, but the family records do not have a Ceciley.

RECOLLECTIONS: Daniel Brewington was remembered by Henry N. Crowell (father of Maxine Crowell Leonard) as being exceptionally kind and dignified. He usually walked to Albia (about 15 miles) for supplies, and would carry the flour on his shoulder. The only time he was ever known to use a swear word was when he stumbled over a piece of wire, frozen in the ground.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 707 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CEMETERY: Daniel and Rachel Brewington are both buried at Hayden Chapel Cemetery, S.W. of Eddyville, Iowa.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1380 M    i. John Cecil BREWINGTON was born on 27 Jul 1856 and died in 1918 at age 62.

   1381 M    ii. Ralph Daniel BREWINGTON was born on 12 Jan 1861 and died on 12 Jan 1861.

+ 1382 M    iii. Walter Conger BREWINGTON was born on 29 Jul 1865, died on 29 Jan 1898 in Boise, Ada Co., ID at age 32, and was buried in Feb 1898 in Eddyville, Monroe Co., IA, Hayden Chapel.

550. Sophia Rebecca CONGER was born in 1829 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN.

General Notes:
Sophia Rebecca Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

NAME-CONFLICT: Jane Holsclaw in a piece written about Henry Norton Crowell by Maxine
Leonard.

Sophia married Samuel HOLSCLAW in 1850. Samuel was born in 1830 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   1383 M    i. Arthur S. HOLSCLAW was born in 1851 and died on 11 Jan 1887 at age 36.

General Notes:
Arthur S. Holsclaw

RESIDENCES: Alliance, NE

   1384 M    ii. Oliver Le_Roy HOLSCLAW was born in 1853.

   1385 M    iii. John F. HOLSCLAW Dr. was born in 1855.

General Notes:
John F. Holsclaw

RESIDENCES: Albia, IA

   1386 F    iv. Mary Edith HOLSCLAW was born in 1857.

   1387 M    v. Frederick HOLSCLAW was born in 1858.

   1388 M    vi. Edward HOLSCLAW was born in 1861.

   1389 M    vii. Charles HOLSCLAW Dr. was born in 1863.

General Notes:
Charles Holsclaw

RESIDENCES: Lovilia, IA

   1390 M    viii. Wesley HOLSCLAW was born in 1865.

552. Sabrina M. CONGER was born on 2 Sep 1833 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN, died in Feb 1911 in Rush Co., KS at age 77, and was buried in Feb 1911 in Nichol.

General Notes:
Sabrina M. Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Problem: Was her first name, Sabrina or Sabina?

APPEARANCE-TRAITS: Talented pianist and taught music.

Sabrina married Marcus L. BARBER, son of Philemon BARBER and Phebe UNKNOWN, on 21 Feb 1856 in Monroe Co., IA. Marcus was born about Jul 1826 in Ohio, died in 1898 in Rush Co., KS about age 72, and was buried in 1898 in Nichol.

General Notes:
Marcus L. Barber

BIRTH: Age 43 in 1870

MARRIAGE: Marcus L. Barber and Sabrina M. Conger, b. 1833, IN, daughter of David S. and Rebecca Sharp Conger were married on 21 Feb 1856 in Monroe Co., IA
(Source: Marriage Records 1845-1862, page 64 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Problem: Was his first name, Marcus or Markus? Markus L. Barber on page 698 of CFA I.

RESIDENCES: In 1860 & 1870, Albia, Monroe Co., IA

CENSUS: Malvina and Henry were not listed in the 1870 census.

COMMENT-BIRTH-CHILDREN: It is not clear in what year most of the children were born. Further research is needed.


Children from this marriage were:

   1391 F    i. Emma Florence BARBER was born about 1856 in Monroe Co., IA.

Emma married Samuel S. NICHOL on 11 Mar 1875.

   1392 F    ii. Mary Emily BARBER was born on 6 Oct 1857 and died on 2 Dec 1928 in Albia, Monroe Co., IA at age 71.

Mary married Robert FORD on 15 Jan 1874.

   1393 F    iii. Adelaide BARBER was born about 1861.

General Notes:
Adelaide Barber

AKA: Adelaide (Adeline?) Barber, CFA II, p. 462

BIRTH-QUESTION: She was 9-1860. CFA II, p. 462. What does this mean?

Adelaide married Tom Mc_CLURE.

   1394 M    iv. Benjamin BARBER was born about 1864.

General Notes:
Benjamin Barber

BIRTH: 6-1860, CFA II, p. 462.

   1395 M    v. Edward BARBER was born about 1865.

General Notes:
Edward Barber

BIRTH: 5-1860, CFA II, p. 462

   1396 F    vi. Eveline BARBER was born about 1868.

General Notes:
Eveline Barber

AKA: Eva

Eveline married Ben HENSLEY.

   1397 F    vii. Malvina BARBER was born about 1861.

   1398 M    viii. Henry BARBER was born about 1863.

553. Edward Arington CONGER was born between 1835 and 1837 in Manchester, Dearborn Co., IN and died between 1868 and 1870.

General Notes:
Edward Arington Conger

PARENTS: David S. Conger and Rebecca Sharp

Problem: Was the middle name, Arlington or Arington?

Birth: Batch #: 471435, Source Call #:
Abt. 1837, Edward Arlington Conger, Manchester, Drbrn, Indiana

EMIGRATION: Moved to Bluff Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IA with his sister, Mary Conger Croel and her son-in-law, Omer Palmer, about 1854.

CENSUS: 1860 in Indiana Edward A. Conger in Dearborn County, Lawrenceburgh City, page 019
(Furnished by Myra McDonald)

REFERENCE: "Family Search Ancestral File v4.19"

DEATH: Myra McDonald reports that he died in Indiana.

Edward married Mary CORDRAY.

General Notes:
Mary Cordray

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Cordry from family records; Mary Cordray in CFA.
(Furnished by Myra McDonald)


Children from this marriage were:

   1399 M    i. Lewis Kent CONGER was born about 1860 and died in 1911 about age 51.

General Notes:
Lewis Kent Conger

MILITARY: U.S. Army QM at Fort Leavenworth, KS in 1914

   1400 F    ii. Mary C. CONGER was born about 1862.

General Notes:
Mary C. Conger

DEATH: Died in childbirth in early 1800's.

   1401 F    iii. Lillian M. CONGER was born about 1864.

General Notes:
Lillian M. Conger

CHILDREN: Had 2 children in 1911.

QUESTION: Who was her husband and what were the names of the children?

+ 1402 F    iv. Leah Rebecca CONGER was born in Apr 1864 in Indiana, died on 15 Jun 1939 in Harmon, Ellis Co., OK at age 75, and was buried on 17 Jun 1939 in Harmon, Ellis Co., OK.

   1403 M    v. Edward Arington CONGER was born about 1866.

General Notes:
Edward Arington Conger

RESIDENCES: Phoeniz, AZ

CHILDREN: Had 2 children in 1911.
QUESTION: Who was his wife and what were the names of the children?

554. James M. CONGER was born on 17 Feb 1820 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, died on 25 Jan 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS at age 90, and was buried in Jan 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS, East Paradise.

General Notes:
James Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Birth: Batch #: 7806802, Sheet #: 53, Source Call #: 1126241
Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20679
17 Feb 1820, James Conger, Cameron, Monroe, Ohio

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 82/82, 25 Sep 1850
James Conger, 29, m. farmer, $200; OH; Elizabeth, 24, f. OH
Mary, 6, f. OH; Isaac, 4, m. OH; Stephen, 1, m. OH


RECOLLECTIONS:
In the 1800s "the grass was greener farther west" (and the land was free).

James Conger, b. 1820, and Elizabeth Lowe left Monroe county, Ohio and moved west, settling in the Appanoose county Iowa and Putnam, county Missouri area.

In 1873, they moved to Jewell Co., KS and five years later to Rooks Co., KS where they died in 1911. Most of their children settled in this area or in Nebraska. Three of their sons moved back to Ollie, Jackson Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa: (John) Sherman, Elias, and William. Sherman and Elias died there. William moved to Fairfield, Jefferson Co., IA and then in 1911 he moved to Lyons, Burt Co., NE.
(Source: Written by Willis Hollingsworth, 9 Apr 1998)


RESIDENCES: 1860, Liberty Twp., Putnam Co., MO
RESIDENCES: 1870, Polk Twp., Nodaway Co., MO
RESIDENCES: 1880, Paradise Twp., Rooks Co., KS
RESIDENCES: 1900, Jackson Twp., Keokuk Co., IA
ages 80 and 74, trapper, parents of 13 (sic) children, owned home free and
clear


OBITUARY:
James Conger, son of Stephen and Mary (Piatt) Conger. The subject of this sketch was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, Feb. 17, 1820, and died Jan. 25, 1911 at the home of his son, Isaac Conger, near Codell, [Rooks Co.], Kansas. At the time of his death he was 91 years of age. In July 1843 he married to Elizabeth Lowe, with whom he was permitted to live in congenial companionship for nearly 68 years.

In 1873 they came to Jewell county, Kansas, and five years later to Rooks county, where they have made their residence during the greater part of the time since. To them were born 12 children, 10 of whom, with the aged wife, survive him. All, but four, were present at the hour of his death.

Besides his family he had 46 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. His mind was clear to the last, and he had quite rugged health for a man of his age until about three weeks before his death. At that time he fell, hurting himself badly. From that time he failed rapidly until the close of life came about 1 o'clock on the date mentioned above. Every effort was made by friends and family that his life might be prolonged. But it was evident that they soon must bid him good-bye.

He was much respected as a citizen and neighbor, and friend. He was faithful and loyal in his devotion to this family, and they loved him, and cherished his presence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 17, from the home of M.D. Ross, Pastor of the Methodist Church, and the body interred in the neighborhood cemetery. (Note: His wife, Elizabeth, died one month later.)

Isaac Conger was a great stock buyer and shipper. Jane lived at Superior, Neb., Melvina at Blair and Florence at Natoma. Jock was "a soldier in Iowa," Elias and Sherman lived in Ollie (Olin?) Iowa, Addie at Mankato, Kans., William at Fairfield, IA and Rebecca at Sigourney, Iowa.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 252 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


RESIDENCES: Monroe Co., OH; 1873, Jewell Co., KS; 1878 near Codell, Rooks Co., KS


CEMETERY: The East Paradise Cemetery is located 3.2 miles east of Codell, Rooks Co., KS on the north side of Highway 18. The graves are along the fence, west of the gate. (Furnished by Willis Hollingsworth)

COMMENT: James Conger was a trapper. He and his wife moved about in later years and retired at their son Isaac's ranch.
(Furnished by Janine Shirley)

James married Elizabeth LOWE, daughter of Isaac LOWE and Mary UNKNOWN, in Jul 1843 in Monroe Co., OH. Elizabeth was born on 22 Nov 1826 in Belmont Co., OH, died on 21 Feb 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS at age 84, and was buried on 22 Feb 1911 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS, East Paradise.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Lowe

NAME-CONFLICT: Elizabeth Low in her obituary.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

OBITUARY: Obituary of Mrs. James Conger
Elizabeth Low was born in Bellemont [Belmont] county, Ohio, November 22nd 1826. In 1843, she was married to James Conger. They came to Jewell county in 1873 and five years later to Rooks county, [KS]. She passed away February 21st, 1911, being past 85 years of age.

It is seldom indeed that people are permitted to live together in companionship so long a time as did Grandpa and Grandma Conger. And an unusual occurance when their lives drew to a close so nearly the same time. For some years they have been making their home among their children. Last summer they came to live with their son Isaac near Codell, [KS].

Although grandpa was past 90 and his companion 85, it seemed they had strength for some years yet. But on account of a fall some weeks ago grandpa began to decline and passed away on January 25th. Grandma though ill at the time seemed to improve for a while, but became worse and partially paralyzed and passed away on February 21st, surviving her companion less than one month. Had they lived until July they would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversay.

To them were given twelve children. The ten now living are: Mrs. Jane Caster, Superior, Nebraska; Jack Conger, Soldier, Iowa; Mrs. Adda Cline, Mankato, Kansas; Elias and Sherman Conger, Ollie, Iowa; Mrs. Mella Lemon, Blair, Nebraska; Mrs. Florence Clair, Natoma, Kansas; Wm. Conger, Fairfield, Iowa; Isaac Conger, Codell and Mrs. Rebecca Brogg, Sigourney, Iowa.

Besides their own family they left 46 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

She became a Christian and united with the Methodist Episcopal church when but about seventeen years and has lived a consistant Christian throughout her life. And her closing hours were hours of peace. To measure the life, one must estimate the worth of a Christian mother, true and loyal to her family, faithful to the Master and a friend to all.

The funeral services were conducted from the home February 22, by M.D. Ross pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Lundey of Natoma and the body was laid to rest in the neighborhood cemetery.

Her course in life has been finished,
Her labors on earth have been blessed,
She received her reward life eternal
And now is enjoying sweet rest.
(Source: undated clipping - furnished by Willis Hollingsworth)


Children from this marriage were:

   1404 F    i. Mary J. CONGER was born about 1844 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH and died before 1911.

General Notes:
Mary J. Conger

PARENTS: James M. Conger and Elizabeth Lowe

Problem: Was she born in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH or in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH?

+ 1405 M    ii. Isaac CONGER was born on 26 Jul 1847 in Maryette, Monroe Co., OH, died on 28 Mar 1932 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS at age 84, and was buried on 31 Mar 1932 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS, East Paradise.

   1406 M    iii. John CONGER was born on 26 Jul 1847 in Maryette, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: James M. Conger and Elizabeth Lowe

RELATIONSHIP: Isaac and John Conger were twins.

DEATH: Janine Shirley reports that he died at birth.

+ 1407 M    iv. Stephen Jackson CONGER was born on 2 Jul 1849 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, died on 10 Nov 1923 in Soldier, Monona Co., IA at age 74, and was buried in Nov 1923 in Soldier, Monona Co., IA, Jordan Cemetery.

   1408 F    v. Jane M. CONGER was born about 1851 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Jane M. Conger

PARENTS: James M. Conger and Elizabeth Lowe

RESIDENCES: Feb 1911, Superior, NE

Jane married James CASTER.

General Notes:
James Caster

AKA: Jim

+ 1409 F    vi. Adaline CONGER was born on 4 Oct 1854 in Clinton, , OH, died on 18 Jan 1935 in Otego, Jewell Co., KS at age 80, and was buried in Jan 1935 in Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS, Burr Oak Cemetery.

+ 1410 M    vii. Elias Gregory CONGER was born on 27 Apr 1859 in Exline, Appanoose Co., IA and died on 10 Dec 1934 in Ollie, Keokuk Co., IA at age 75.

+ 1411 F    viii. Rebecca CONGER was born on 27 Apr 1859 in Exline, Appanoose Co., IA.

+ 1412 M    ix. William M. CONGER was born on 16 Aug 1861 in Putnam Co., MO, died on 4 May 1950 in Ollie, Keokuk Co., IA at age 88, and was buried on 6 May 1950 in Lyons, Burt Co., NE, Lyons Cemetery.

   1413 M    x. John Sherman CONGER was born in May 1865 in Putnam Co., MO.

General Notes:
John Sherman Conger

PARENTS: James M. Conger and Elizabeth Lowe

CONFLICT:
Birth: Batch #: 444868, Source Call #:
Abt. 1852, Sherman Conger, Belmont Co., OH, son of James Conger and Elizabeth Lowe. [Note: if this IGI record reads as listed here it is obviously in error. None of the siblings of John Sherman Conger were born in Belmont Co., OH. The last sibling to be born in Monroe Co., OH was probably Jane M. Conger, born Abt. 1851 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH. REH]

AKA: Sherman in the obituary of his mother. According to Janine Shirley he was called, Sherman.

Census: 1900, in Keokuk Co., IA, Jackson Twp
married 6 years, no children
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2)

RESIDENCES: Feb 1911, Ollie, IA

RESIDENCES: Mar 1932, Ollie, Iowa
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

John married Marguerite M. BOROUGH about 1894. Marguerite was born in Jan 1874.

General Notes:
Marguerite M. Borough

AKA: Maggie

+ 1414 F    xi. Florence Emma CONGER was born about Jul 1866 in Putnam Co., MO.

+ 1415 F    xii. Melvina CONGER was born in Jun 1869 in Putnam Co., MO.

   1416 F    xiii. Emma CONGER was born in 1871 in Putnam Co., MO.

General Notes:
Emma Conger

PARENTS: James M. Conger and Elizabeth Lowe

555. William CONGER was born about Jun 1825 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 1 Mar 1896 in Nr. Hillsdale, Miami Co., KS about age 70.

General Notes:
William Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

QUESTION: Is this the William Conger living at 87/87, Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1850 census? According to Maxine Crowell Leonard the answer to this question is, yes.

He was 24 at the time of the 1850 census and 29 at the time of the 1860 census.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 87/87, 25 Sep 1850
Wiliam Conger, 24, m. farmer, OH; Catharine, 24, f. OH
David, 4, m. OH; Stephen, 2, m. OH

Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

QUESTION-CHILD: "son John M. age 4 in 1870 census, not listed in CFA." (CFA II, p. 724) Was this a son of William and Catherine Conger? What census is CFA II talking about?


DEATH:
"Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Conger, of Lincoln township, called yesterday, They had just received a letter from their nephew, Stephen Conger, stating the latter's father was killed by a train near Hillsdale, Kansas, on the 1st instant [1 Mar 1896]. Mr. Conger was a cripple and was crossing a bridge when the train overtook him. He was instantly killed."
[Note: Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Conger were James Conger and his wife, Elizabeth Lowe. REH]
(Source: Unionville Republican, Unionville, Putnam Co., Missouri. Issue date: March 11, 1896 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

William married Catherine UNKNOWN. Catherine was born in 1826 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   1417 M    i. David CONGER was born in 1846 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

+ 1418 M    ii. Stephen CONGER was born on 5 May 1848 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Nov 1915 in Rockville, Bates Co., MO at age 67, and was buried in Nov 1915 in Rockville, Bates Co., MO.

   1419 F    iii. Mary CONGER was born in 1857 in Appanoose Co., IA.

556. Sarah CONGER was born on 8 Oct 1827 in Monroe Co., OH and died on 19 Apr 1899 at age 71.

General Notes:
Sarah Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

QUESTION: Was this Sarah Smith living in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1870 census?

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 177-177
Sarah Smith, 42, OH, keep house
Pleuma, 15, OH, help mother

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 222/224
David H. Devore, 20, OH OH OH; Pluma, 24, w, OH OH OH
Emmadela, 1, d, OH OH OH
Sarah Smith, 54, mil, OH VA MD
(Furnished by REH)

Sarah married Riley SMITH, son of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL, about 1846. Riley was born on 19 Apr 1827 in Ohio and died on 3 Apr 1855 in Monroe Co., OH at age 27.

General Notes:
Riley Smith

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 183/183
Riley Smith, 23, m. farmer, OH; Sarah, 21, f. OH
Mary, 3, f. OH; Elizabeth, 1, f. OH

RELATIONSHIP: Surnames appearing in this line: Conger, Williams, Nalley, and Devore. [Fedorchak gives no source citations. REH]
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. V, p. 162)


Children from this marriage were:

   1420 F    i. Mary SMITH was born in 1847 in Ohio.

   1421 F    ii. Elizabeth SMITH was born in 1849 in Ohio.

Elizabeth married Jacob WILLIAMS.

+ 1422 F    iii. Juliet SMITH was born in 1851.

+ 1423 F    iv. Pluma SMITH was born on 29 Jun 1854 in Ohio and died on 3 May 1927 at age 72.

557. Mary CONGER was born in Oct 1830 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Oct 1904 in Morgan Co., OH at age 74, and was buried in Oct 1904 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

NAME-CONFLICT: Barbara Conger, born Abt. 1829, by some researchers, with no husband or children found as of Sep 1998.

NAME-CONFLICT: Mary Conger in CFA II, p. 249. Maxine Leonard wrote, "She was probably the "Barbara" listed with the family.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 249 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Mary married John Warner ALLEN Sr., son of James ALLEN and Jane UNKNOWN, on 19 Aug 1848 in Morgan Co., OH. John was born on 17 Oct 1819 in Belmont Co., OH, died on 9 Jun 1898 in Morgan Co., OH at age 78, and was buried on 11 Jun 1898 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

General Notes:
John Warner Allen, Sr.

PARENTS: The parents of John Warner Allen, Sr. were James and Jane Allen.

OCCUPATION: Farmer

COMMENT-CEMETERY: Maxine Leonard states that "most of the family bd at Crossroads Cem." It is not clear what this means. According to Robert Guilinger this cemetery is in Morgan County, OH. Mrs. Zeta M. Young points out that the cemetery is in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH and that John and Mary Allen just have foot stones.


OBITUARY:
John Allen was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Oct. 17th, 1819; was married to Mary Conger Aug. 19th 1848, died after a lingering illness, June 9, 1898, aged 78 years, 7 months and 23 days.

He was united with the Baptist church, when a young man and afterward with the M.P. church at Reinersville, [OH]; of which he was a member at the time of his death.

To Mr. and Mrs. Allen were born fifteen children, of whom seven sons and three daughters survive him.

The aged wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community. He was respected by all.

On Saturday June 11, the funeral services were held at Cross Roads Presbyterian church and the body was laid away in the cemetery near by, to await its reunion with the soul at the resurrection.
(Source: undated Morgan Co., OH newspaper - furnished by Zeta Young)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1424 M    i. Benoni O. ALLEN was born on 9 Oct 1848 in Manchester Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 12 Aug 1917 in Bristol Twp., Morgan Co., OH at age 68, and was buried on 14 Aug 1917 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 1425 F    ii. Mary Jane ALLEN was born on 15 Feb 1850 in Morgan Co., OH, died on 10 Apr 1898 in Morgan Co., OH at age 48, and was buried in Apr 1898 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 1426 M    iii. Stephen J. ALLEN was born on 21 Sep 1851 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 1 Dec 1881 in Morgan Co., OH at age 30, and was buried in Dec 1881 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 1427 M    iv. William Henry ALLEN was born in 1853 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died on 4 Mar 1896 in Morgan Co., OH at age 43.

+ 1428 F    v. Pluma ALLEN was born in 1855 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH.

+ 1429 M    vi. Dennis ALLEN was born in Sep 1856 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 2 Jun 1936 in Manchester Twp., Morgan Co., OH at age 79, and was buried in Jun 1936 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 1430 M    vii. George Washington ALLEN was born on 10 Apr 1858 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died on 7 Jul 1935 in Morgan Co., OH at age 77.

   1431 M    viii. Isaac ALLEN was born in 1861 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 23 Sep 1877 in Morgan Co., OH at age 16, and was buried in Sep 1877 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

General Notes: Unmarried.

+ 1432 M    ix. John Warner ALLEN Jr. was born on 2 Apr 1862 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 27 Mar 1908 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH at age 45, and was buried in Mar 1908 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

+ 1433 F    x. Elizabeth Ann ALLEN was born on 17 Apr 1865 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 30 Dec 1947 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH at age 82, and was buried in Jan 1948 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH, Reinersville Cemetery.

   1434 M    xi. Zachariah ALLEN was born in Apr 1867 in Meigs Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died in Dec 1928 in Manchester Twp., Morgan Co., OH at age 61.

General Notes: Unmarried

RESIDENCES: As of Aug 1917, Reinersville, OH area.

+ 1435 M    xii. Emanuel ALLEN was born on 11 Sep 1869 in Meigs Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died on 13 Nov 1908 at age 39.

+ 1436 M    xiii. Evangalist ALLEN was born about 11 Aug 1869 in Meigs Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died on 15 Feb 1940 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH about age 70, and was buried in Feb 1940 in Morgan Co., OH, Centerville Cemetery.

   1437 M    xiv. Joseph Morris ALLEN was born on 4 Jun 1872 in Meigs Twp., Morgan Co., OH.

+ 1438 F    xv. Orilla W. ALLEN was born about 24 Feb 1873 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, died in 1957 in Morgan Co., OH about age 84, and was buried in 1957 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH, Cross Roads Cemetery.

558. Benoni G. CONGER was born about Feb 1831 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died in 1918 about age 87, and was buried in 1918 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH, Reinersville Cemetery.

General Notes:
Benoni G. Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Birth: Film #: 170878, Page #: 427, Ordinance #: 20666
1828, Benoni Conger, Monroe Co., Ohio
QUESTION: Does this IGI entry pertain to this Benoni Conger?

Batch #: 7222289, Sheet #: 91, Source Call #: 822001
1831, Benoni Conger, son of Stephen Conger

RESIDENCES: As of 1880, Bristol Twp., Morgan Co., OH

Benoni married Sarah Jane ALLEN on 1 Nov 1856 in Morgan Co., OH. Sarah was born about Jun 1835 in Morgan Co., OH, died on 5 Oct 1918 about age 83, and was buried in Oct 1918 in Reinersville, Morgan Co., OH, Reinersville Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   1439 M    i. John C. CONGER was born in 1857 in Manchester Twp., Morgan Co., OH.

   1440 F    ii. Mary Ann CONGER was born from about 1859 to 1860 in Manchester Twp., Morgan Co., OH.

Mary married Unknown HARRIS.

General Notes:
Unknown Harris

RESEARCHER: Descendant, Joan E. Harris Blanton was interested in the family of Benoni G. Conger and Sarah Jane Allen.

Noted events in his life were:

Reschr:

Mary next married Unknown THOMPSON.

   1441 M    iii. Cornelius CONGER was born on 8 Apr 1865 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died on 15 Dec 1923 at age 58.

Cornelius married Sarah FOGLE, daughter of Elijah FOGLE and Hannah Maria OLIVER,.

Cornelius next married Martha KUNTZ.

+ 1442 F    iv. Matilda CONGER was born on 19 Feb 1868 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH and died on 25 Sep 1920 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH at age 52.

   1443 F    v. Melissa CONGER was born on 19 Feb 1868 in Center Twp., Morgan Co., OH.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Matilda and Melissa Conger were twins

Melissa married Washington FERGUSON.

Melissa next married Emmett WOODWARD.

   1444 M    vi. Benjamin CONGER was born on 10 Jul 1871 and died in 1944 at age 73.

Benjamin married Cora HARMON.

   1445 M    vii. William CONGER was born on 5 Jun 1875.

General Notes:
William Conger

BIRTH-CONFLICT: A birth year of 1872 has also been listed.

William married Sarah Martha FOGLE.

559. Stephen Jackson CONGER was born in 1833 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 10 Apr 1862 in Beverly, , VA at age 29, and was buried in Apr 1862 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

General Notes:
Stephen Jackson Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Census: 1860, living with his mother, Mary. His father, Stephen had died on 12 May 1859. Perhaps he had gone to his mother's to help with the farm work.
[Note: His wife, Mary, was listed in the next dwelling with their children. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2)

RESIDENCES: According to granddaughter, Ottice Anna Bell Conger Ridgley he lived near Marietta, OH.

MILITARY-DEATH: Private, he died on 10 Apr 1862 in Beverly, VA of typhoid fever.

Stephen married Mary Jane SMITH, daughter of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL, on 24 Nov 1852. Mary was born about Jun 1835 in Washington Co., OH, died about Apr 1913 in Athens, Athens Co., OH about age 77, and was buried about Apr 1913 in Dalzell, Washington Co., OH, Dalzell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Smith

BIRTH: Abt. 1844 according to the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH


RELATIONSHIP: Surnames appearing in this line: Conger, Dearth
[Fedorchak gives no source citations. REH]
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. V, p. 162)


PARENTS-QUESTION: Andrew Smith and Julian Forshey. [What was the source of this information? Wasn't this couple the brother and sister-in-law of Mary Jane Smith? REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 1114/1114, p. 160, 19 Jul 1860
Mary [no surname], 24, f. domestic, OH
Hulda, 7, f. OH; Nazel, 5, m. OH; Zachariah, 3, m. OH; Enos, 1, m. OH
[Note: This is probably Mary Jane (Smith) Conger who was married to Stephen Conger. Stephen was not listed in this household. He was listed in the household of his mother, in the household just previous to this one. REH]

SPOUSE: The first husband of Mary Jane Smith was Stephen Jackson Conger who died on 10 Apr 1862 as a result of his service during the Civil War.

SPOUSE: According to Robert Guilinger she later married, John Conger, the brother of her first husband. Researchers have listed the date of this marriage as, 28 May 1866.

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 121-121
Mary Conger, 34, OH, keep house
Huldah, 17, OH, help mother; Basil, 15, OH, farm work;
Zacharia, 13, OH, farm work; Enos, 11, OH, school; Joseph M., 9, OH,
school
CONFLICT-QUESTION: If Mary Jane Smith was married a 2nd time on 28 May 1866 to John Conger and they had children: Louisa born 20 Feb 1867 and John born 28 Nov 1870, why isn't the marriage and two children reflected in the 1870 census of Monroe Co., OH?

RESIDENCES: 1880, Washington Co., OH with sons, Enos, Joseph and John
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2, p. 215)

PENSION: On 25 Oct 1909, Mary applied for widow's pension, stating she had no children under 16. (#222744)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 296 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH: 1913 Athens Mental Hospital, Athens, OH


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1446 F    i. Huldah CONGER was born on 22 Apr 1852 in Lewisville, Monroe Co., OH and died on 1 Sep 1919 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH at age 67.

   1447 M    ii. Basil CONGER was born about 1855 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Basil Conger

RELATIONSHIP: Basil and Stephen Conger were twins.

Basil married Rachel UNKNOWN.

   1448 M    iii. Stephen CONGER was born about 1855 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes: RELATIONSHIP: Basil and Stephen Conger were twins.

   1449 M    iv. Zachariah CONGER was born about Aug 1857 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

   1450 M    v. Enos CONGER was born about 1859 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Enos Conger

NEVER_MARRIED: Enos Conger probably never married.

+ 1451 M    vi. Joseph Maurice CONGER was born on 3 Apr 1861 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH and died on 18 Apr 1930 in Warren, Trumbull Co., OH at age 69.

560. Eliza Jane CONGER was born on 20 Apr 1834 in Ohio and died on 27 Sep 1915 at age 81.

General Notes:
Eliza Jane Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Eliza married Basil SMITH Jr., son of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL,. Basil was born on 28 Dec 1833 in Ohio and died on 24 Apr 1917 at age 83.

General Notes:
Basil Smith, Jr.

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 118-118
Basil Smith, 37, OH, farmer; Eliza J., 35, OH, keep house
Mary, 13, OH, help mother; Matilda, 11, OH, school; John, 8, OH, school
Harriet, 6, OH, school; Huldah, 3, OH; Sarah, 1, OH

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 66/66
Bazil Smith, 46, OH PA PA; Eliza J., 45, w, OH OH OH
Matilda, 21, d, OH OH OH; John, 19, s, OH OH OH
Harriet, 17, d, OH OH OH; Hulda, 13, d, OH OH OH
Sarah E., 10, d, OH OH OH; Asberry, 8, s, OH OH OH
Lilly M., 6, d, OH OH OH; Margaret E., 4, d, OH OH OH
James F., 5/12, grandson, OH OH OH
(Furnished by REH)


Children from this marriage were:

   1452 F    i. Mary SMITH was born about 1857 in Ohio.

Mary married Cornelius ALLEN on 20 Aug 1876.

   1453 F    ii. Matilda SMITH was born about Sep 1858 in Ohio.

Matilda married Nathan BEDFORD on 22 Apr 1875.

+ 1454 M    iii. John B. SMITH was born in Nov 1861 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, died in 1934 at age 73, and was buried in 1934 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, Oaklawn Cemetery.

   1455 F    iv. Harriett SMITH was born about 1864 in Ohio.

Harriett married John Carpenter UNKNOWN on 1 Jul 1882.

   1456 F    v. Hulda SMITH was born about 1867 in Ohio.

   1457 F    vi. Sarah E. SMITH was born about 1869 in Ohio.

   1458 M    vii. Asberry SMITH was born on 26 May 1871 in Ohio.

Asberry married Mary J. DAUGHERTY on 20 Aug 1892.

   1459 F    viii. Lila May SMITH was born on 1 Mar 1873 in Ohio.

   1460 F    ix. Margaret E. SMITH was born in 1876 in Ohio.

   1461 M    x. James F. SMITH was born in 1879 in Ohio.

General Notes:
James F. Smith

RELATIONSHIP: Probably the grandson of Basil Smith, see the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH.

BIRTH: Listed as 5/12 years old in the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH.

561. John CONGER was born on 14 Oct 1836 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died on 14 Oct 1909 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH at age 73.

General Notes:
John Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

MILITARY: Civil War, Private in Co. D, 116th Ohio Vol. (CFA I, p. 296)

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington, Twp. 69/70
John Conger, 43, OH OH OH; Mary J., 36, w, OH OH OH
Louisa J., d, OH OH OH
Elizabeth Smith, 28, sil, OH OH OH; Eunice, 2, ni, OH OH OH
(Furnished by REH)

CENSUS: 1900, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington, Twp.
John and Mary Jane Conger and daughter Louisa.
[Note: not a complete extraction as far as the names and data on the family
members. REH]

John married Mary Jane SMITH, daughter of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL, on 28 May 1866 in Edwina, Monroe Co., OH. Mary was born about Jun 1835 in Washington Co., OH, died about Apr 1913 in Athens, Athens Co., OH about age 77, and was buried about Apr 1913 in Dalzell, Washington Co., OH, Dalzell Cemetery.

General Notes:
Mary Jane Smith

BIRTH: Abt. 1844 according to the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH


RELATIONSHIP: Surnames appearing in this line: Conger, Dearth
[Fedorchak gives no source citations. REH]
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. V, p. 162)


PARENTS-QUESTION: Andrew Smith and Julian Forshey. [What was the source of this information? Wasn't this couple the brother and sister-in-law of Mary Jane Smith? REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 718 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 1114/1114, p. 160, 19 Jul 1860
Mary [no surname], 24, f. domestic, OH
Hulda, 7, f. OH; Nazel, 5, m. OH; Zachariah, 3, m. OH; Enos, 1, m. OH
[Note: This is probably Mary Jane (Smith) Conger who was married to Stephen Conger. Stephen was not listed in this household. He was listed in the household of his mother, in the household just previous to this one. REH]

SPOUSE: The first husband of Mary Jane Smith was Stephen Jackson Conger who died on 10 Apr 1862 as a result of his service during the Civil War.

SPOUSE: According to Robert Guilinger she later married, John Conger, the brother of her first husband. Researchers have listed the date of this marriage as, 28 May 1866.

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 121-121
Mary Conger, 34, OH, keep house
Huldah, 17, OH, help mother; Basil, 15, OH, farm work;
Zacharia, 13, OH, farm work; Enos, 11, OH, school; Joseph M., 9, OH,
school
CONFLICT-QUESTION: If Mary Jane Smith was married a 2nd time on 28 May 1866 to John Conger and they had children: Louisa born 20 Feb 1867 and John born 28 Nov 1870, why isn't the marriage and two children reflected in the 1870 census of Monroe Co., OH?

RESIDENCES: 1880, Washington Co., OH with sons, Enos, Joseph and John
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2, p. 215)

PENSION: On 25 Oct 1909, Mary applied for widow's pension, stating she had no children under 16. (#222744)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 296 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH: 1913 Athens Mental Hospital, Athens, OH


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1462 F    i. Louisa J. CONGER was born on 20 Feb 1867 in Edwina, Monroe Co., OH.

+ 1463 M    ii. John CONGER was born on 28 Nov 1870 in Washington Co., OH and died on 18 Jan 1953 in Dalzell, Washington Co., OH at age 82.

562. Elias Darby CONGER was born on 2 Apr 1837 in Monroe Co., OH, died on 5 Mar 1913 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV at age 75, and was buried in Mar 1913 in Drift Run Cemetery.

General Notes:
Elias Darby Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

OCCUPATION: farmer

RESIDENCES: Jan 1855, Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH

MARRIAGE: Married on the 25th ult. by Robt. Cree Esq., Mr. Elias Conger and Miss Rachel Smith, all of Wayne Twp.
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 7 Feb 1855 - Fedorchak, Vol. IV, p. 63)

QUESTION-CENSUS: Where was Elias Darby Conger living at the time of the 1860 census of Monroe Co., OH?

MILITARY: In the Civil War, Pvt, Co. E, 9th Regt., West Virginia Vol.

RESIDENCES: Post Office address is Route 2, Sandyville, Jackson county, WV


MILITARY-PENSION:
Department of the Interior
United States Pension Agency
Washington, D.C., Apr. 21, 1913
Pensioner Dropped, Certificate No. 71122
ELIAS D. CONGER, Pvt E. 9 W. Va Inf and B. 1 W VA Vet Inf.
Last paid at $20, to March 4, 1913, has been dropped because of death March 5, 1913.

General Affidavit
State of West Virginia, County of Mason
In the matter of increase claim No. 71, 122 of ELIAS D. CONGER,
Co E 9th W.VA Infantry Vols., on this 26 day of April 1887 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and the aforesaid county authorized to administer oaths, Oliver Phelps aged 43 years, a resident of Mason in the County Mason and state of West Viginia

I remember that sometime in July, 1862, Elias D. Conger, who was then a member of Co. E 9 W.VA Vol Inf, was afflicted with sore eyes and was sometime under treatment for his eyes. I had been a member of the Company for some 4 or 5 months previous to this and had not known him to have any trouble with his eyes previous to this time. He was afterwards treated for sore eyes frequently, during the remainder of his service and was rejected as a veteran at the time the Company re-enlisted on account of his eyes. He wore green glasses during the remainder of this service nearly all the time.

Sometime in April 1864 said Conger was treated in regimental Hospital at Fayetteville, W.VA for swollen leges and being unable on this account to accompany us on to Lynchburg Raid was left back at Fayetteville in May 1864. Did not see him again until about the 6th of July, 1864, when he joined his company at Martinsburg West VA and accompanied it up the valley. He was wounded in battle on the 24th of July and I do not remember seeing him again during our term of service
Oliver Phelps
Late Capt Co E 9th W VA Inf

Declaration for Pension
County of Jackson
State of West Virginia

On this 4th day of April A.D. One thousand nine hundred and twelve personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, ELIAS D. CONGER, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of Sandyville county of Jackson State of West Virginia; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Ravenswood, W.VA under the name of ELIAS D. CONGER on the 19th day February, 1862, as a Private, in Company E., 9 Regt. West Virginia Vol. Infantry in the service of the United States, in the Civil War, and was Honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.VA on the 19th day of February, 1865.

Height, 5 feet 7 inches; complexion, dark; color of eyes; brown hazel; color of hair, dark; that his occupation was farming; that he was born April 2nd, 1837, at Monroe county, Ohio.
Applied for pension number of certificate 71122.
Post Office address is Route 2, Sandyville, Jackson county, West VA.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 87-88 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)


CEMETERY-COMMENT: All of the children were buried in Drift Run Methodist Cemetery.
QUESTION: Who can prove this statement? Where is this cemetery located?
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CEMETERY: Drift Run Methodist Cemetery [Note: no location given. REH]

Elias married Rachel SMITH, daughter of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL, on 25 Jan 1854 in Monroe Co., OH. Rachel was born on 12 Dec 1838 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 31 May 1855 at age 16, and was buried in Jun 1855 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, Barber Ridge Cemetery.

General Notes:
Rachel Smith

Problem: Was Rachel Smith married twice? If so, who was her first husband? CFA II, p. 421 says Elias Darby Conger was her 2nd spouse, but doesn't list the name of the first husband.

RESIDENCES: Jan 1855, Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1464 M    i. Stephen Jackson CONGER was born on 22 May 1855 in Graysville, Monroe Co., OH, died on 20 Jan 1920 in Ashland, Ashland Co., OH at age 64, and was buried in Jan 1920 in Memorial Cemetery.

+ 1465 M    ii. Samuel CONGER was born about 1874 in Monroe Co., OH and died about 1926 about age 52.

Elias next married Margaret Jane BAKER. Margaret was born in 1837 and died in 1913 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV at age 76.

General Notes:
Margaret Jane Baker

SPOUSE: Margaret Jane Baker was the 2nd wife of Elias Darby Conger.

QUESTION: Who were the parents of Margaret Jane Baker?


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1466 M    i. David M. CONGER was born in 1864 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., VA and died about 1941 about age 77.

+ 1467 F    ii. Hannah CONGER was born between 1865 and 1867 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV and died in 1905.

+ 1468 M    iii. Charles Ulysiss CONGER was born on 31 Oct 1870 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV and died on 24 Nov 1941 in Drift Run, Jackson Co., WV at age 71.

   1469 M    iv. Samuel CONGER was born about 1874.

+ 1470 F    v. Martha Althenia CONGER was born about 20 Dec 1875 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV and died on 26 Dec 1942 about age 67.

+ 1471 M    vi. Edward Marshall CONGER was born on 14 Jan 1878 in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV, died on 16 Apr 1949 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV at age 71, and was buried in Apr 1949 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

   1472 M    vii. Harvey CONGER .

General Notes:
Harvey Conger

NEVER_MARRIED: Harvey Conger never married.

563. Enos CONGER was born on 19 Nov 1838 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, died on 20 Dec 1905 in Palco, Rooks Co., KS at age 67, and was buried in Dec 1905 in Marcotte Cemetery.

General Notes:
Enos Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Problem: Was he born in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH or Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH?

Batch #: 7728004, Sheet #: 80, Source Call #: 1126130
Batch #: 7222289, Sheet #: 91, Source Call #: 822001

QUESTION: Maxine Crowell Leonard stated that the children of Enos and Emily were born at Prinston. Where is this place located? Could it be, Princeton, Franklin Co., KS? In her Volume 2 she lists, Prinston, OH. The IGI lists the place name as, Princeton, Butler Co., OH which agrees with the Rand McNally Commercial Atlas.

CENSUS: Enos and Emily were shown in the 1860 census living with, Sidney Southers, 60, Benjamin and Samuel Southers. They had been married within the year. The place of the census was not listed.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 243/243, p. 33, 11 Jun 1860
Sidney Southers, 60, m. /100, DE
Benjamin, 27, m. OH; Samuel, 23, m. OH
Enos Conger, 20, m. OH; Emely, 18, f. OH (married within the year)
Samuel, 8/12, m.
[Note: Sidney Southers could have been the father of Emily Southers Conger. REH]

RESIDENCES: Paradise Twp., Rooks Co., KS

COMMENT: In 1900 David was a widower, with 4 children, living with his father, Enos.

QUESTION: Where is the Marcotte Cemetery located?

Enos married Emily SOUTHERS in 1859. Emily was born in 1842 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Emily Southers

CENSUS: She was 18 at the time of the 1860 census.

RELATIONSHIP: She may have been the daughter of, Sidney Southers.


Children from this marriage were:

   1473 M    i. Samuel CONGER was born in Nov 1859 in Princeton, Butler Co., OH and died in 1872 at age 13.

General Notes:
Samuel Conger

PARENTS: Enos Conger and Emily Southers

Birth: Batch #: 8205003, Sheet #: 26, Source Call #: 884755
Birth: Batch #: 7222289, Sheet #: 88, Source Call #: 822001
Nov 1859, Samuel Conger, Princeton, Butler, Ohio

+ 1474 M    ii. David CONGER was born about 1 Jan 1861 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, died on 8 Jul 1939 in Tremonton, Box Elder Co., UT about age 78, and was buried in Jul 1939 in Tremonton, Box Elder Co., UT, Riverview Cemetery.

+ 1475 F    iii. Ella CONGER was born on 2 Sep 1865 in Princeton, Butler Co., OH and died on 11 Dec 1954 at age 89.

   1476 F    iv. Harriet CONGER was born in 1868 in Iowa.

General Notes:
Harriet Conger

PARENTS: Enos Conger and Emily Southers

   1477 M    v. William CONGER was born in 1870 in Iowa.

General Notes:
William Conger

PARENTS: Enos Conger and Emily Southers

+ 1478 F    vi. Levina J. CONGER was born on 9 Feb 1871 in Monroe Co., IA and died on 14 Oct 1928 in Friday Harbor, San Juan, WA at age 57.

   1479 M    vii. Harry Brown CONGER was born on 11 Mar 1874.

General Notes:
Harry Brown Conger

PARENTS: Enos Conger and Emily Southers

NAME-CONFLICT: Harry Brown Conger, b. 11 Mar 1874 (CFA I, p. 107); Harry Brown (Conger?) in CFA II, p. 91.

COMMENT:
There was a question about whether Harry Brown Conger was the son of David Conger, b. 1861. He was David's brother. He was listed as the son of Enos Conger, b. 1838, in the 1880 census. He probably went to live with his brother, David, after the death of his mother.

In 1900 Harry was living with Bert Cahail and his wife, Mabel E. (she was David's daughter). Harry was identified as brother-in-law of Bert.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 717 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Enos next married Julia Ann Mc_CONKEY.

General Notes:
Julia Ann McConkey

MARRIAGE: Julia Ann McConkey was first married to, William Combs. Her 2nd husband was a Mr. Smith. Enos Conger was her 3rd husband and she was his 2nd wife. She was shown as the wife of Enos and age 49 in 1880.

564. David CONGER was born on 3 Mar 1841 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 21 Jul 1926 in Friendly, Tyler Co., WV at age 85, and was buried in Jul 1926 in Sistersville, Tyler Co., WV, Locust Grove Cemetery.

General Notes:
David Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

MILITARY: Pvt, Co. D 116th Regt. Ohio Vol; War Dept. Record 252694. His 1890 pension application lists son, James, not otherwise given in family record.

Batch #: 7806802, Sheet #: 53, Source Call #: 1126241
Batch #: 7222289, Sheet #: 91, Source Call #: 822001

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 210/212
David Conger, 35, OH OH OH; Margaret, 30, w, WV WV WV
Charles, 13, s, WV OH WV; Florida E. 12, d, WV OH WV
Stephen J., 7, s, OH OH WV; Rosetta, 5, d, OH OH WV
Mary D., 2, d, OH OH WV
(Furnished by REH)

RESIDENCES: According to the 1880 census David Conger must have been living in WV during the first years of his marriage.

David married Margaret Jane HUGHS on 25 Aug 1865 in Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV. Margaret was born in 1848 in Washington Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died in May 1885 in Edwina, Monroe Co., OH at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   1480 M    i. Charles M. CONGER was born on 29 Jun 1866 in Washington Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Charles M. Conger

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 68/68
Charles M. Conger, 13, OH OH VA
[Note: Living with Jno. W. & Juliett Nalley.]

   1481 F    ii. Florida Ellen CONGER was born about Aug 1867 in Washington Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

Florida married William W. DALRYMPLE Jr., son of William W. DALRYMPLE Sr. and Unknown, on 9 Sep 1896 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1482 F    iii. Louisa CONGER was born in 1868 in Washington Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

General Notes:
Louisa Conger

COMMENT: Not listed with her parents and siblings in the 1880 Monroe Co., OH census.

Louisa married Andrew POWELL, son of Reuben POWELL and Margaret PRYOR, on 20 Mar 1889 in Monroe Co., OH. Andrew was born in 1839 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1483 M    iv. Stephen J. CONGER was born about 1873 in Ohio.

   1484 F    v. Rosetta CONGER was born about 1875 in Ohio.

Rosetta married Unknown BAKER.

   1485 F    vi. Mary D. CONGER was born about 1878 in Ohio and died before 1916.

Mary married Unknown HOOD.

   1486 F    vii. Rhoda Ann CONGER was born in 1883.

Rhoda married Unknown OFHOLTER.

   1487 F    viii. Laura A. CONGER was born about 1885 and died before 1916.

   1488 M    ix. Maywood CONGER was born about 1887 and died before 1916.

   1489 M    x. James CONGER was born about 1889.

565. Joseph Morris CONGER was born on 14 Jun 1843 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH, died on 18 Oct 1896 in Howland, Putnam Co., MO at age 53, and was buried on 20 Oct 1896 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO, Mendota Cemetery.

General Notes:
Joseph Morris Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Problem: It has also been reported that he was born Abt. 1827 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH.

AKA: Morris Conger; Maurice Conger; Maurice (Morris) Conger (CFA I, p. 373)

RESIDENCES: Saline Twp., Ellis Co., KS; Lincoln Twp., Howland, Putnam Co., MO

MILITARY: 167-167 Joseph M. Conger, Private, Co. I, 3rd Iowa Cav in Civil War
(Source: 1890, Putnam Co., MO Civil War Census - furnished by Joyce Posey)

MARRIAGE: Joseph M. Conger married Margaret A. Oden on 25 Dec 1864 at Appanoose Co., IA
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA, Index to Grooms, Marriage Records Book 2, p. 138 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

OCCUPATION: farmer

Census: 1870, in Putnam, Co., MO, Lincoln Twp., #181
Joseph Conger, 27, farmer, OH; Margaret, 23, OH
Mary, 4, OH; Stephen, 3, OH, James E., 2, MO
[Note: It seems very doubtful that children, Mary and Stephen were born in Ohio. The parents were married in Appanoose Co., IA and there is no evidence that they ever lived in Ohio as a married couple. Joseph and Mary Conger lived in Saline Twp., Ellis Co., KS before settling at Howland, Putnam Co., MO. It seems likely that the first two children were born while they were living in Kansas. REH]

[Note: Living next door at #182 was John R. and Louisa (Rice) McGee. Their daughter, Savilla (various spellings) would later marry Moses D. Conger, b. 9 Apr 1864. REH]
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)


MARRIAGE: Joseph M. Conger, 49, and Emily Powell, 44, were married on 30 Mar
1893 in Putnam Co., MO.
(Source: Putnam Co., MO, Marriage Records Vol. 2, pg 414 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

COMMENT: The birth dates for Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret were in the 1900 census, under A.J. Warren.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2)

ERROR: Date of death is reported as Feb 1898 in CFAII, p. 151. This is in error.


OBITUARY: J. Morris Conger - Suicides by Cutting his Throat from Ear to Ear with a Razor

Word reached this city early Monday morning [19 Oct 1896] that J. Morris Conger, one of Lincoln townships aged citizens, had taken his own life at his home about two and a-half miles northwest of Howland, [MO] shortly after noon the previous day [18 Oct 1896].

From all the information received from an interview of the family, deceased had been in a fit of despondency for several days. This, however, is brought more impressively upon the minds of the family since he took his life than before. His seven-year old daughter, Margaret E., has been seriously afflicted with diptheria and Sunday just before he left the house he stated to Mrs. Conger that for Maggie to die would be more than he could stand. He then drew his purse from his pocket, handed it to his wife with the remark, "Take this and provide for the children for I am going away." He bade Mrs. Conger good bye and started from the house. The wife followed and made every effort she could to have him remain, but the more she insisted the faster he would step from her. She pursued him as rapidly as she could, but found that her efforts to have him return were in vain. She screamed and cried out for help from the little boys who had gone to the sawmill a short distance south of the residence. The little sons heard her cries and ran as fast as they could to learn what was the trouble. They stated that their first impression was that their little sister was dying. But it was a great or even greater misfortune. They were informed that the father had left and after being told of what had happened, Joseph, the eldest son at home ran to the cornfield half a quarter distant and tracked the parent to a straw stack in the same field where he found him with a gasping wound in his throat and inch or more deep from ear to ear in length, and breathed his last before he could give an alarm. The work was done with a razor, which he used to do his own shaving.

The neighbors were notified of what had taken place after consulting the family called Justice Anderson McKinley to the scene and an inquest was held. The verdict of the jury being that deceased came to his death by his own hands.

Deceased was born in Monroe county, Ohio, June 14, 1843, and came to Missouri in the 60's. He was wedded to Margaret Oden and to this union were born ten children, nine of whom were living at his death, namely, Mary Wellman and Lizzie Norman of Adair County, MO; Stephen Conger of Rooks Co., Kansas; John Conger of Keokuk, Iowa; Ezra, Joseph, Charles, Sherman and Margaret Conger of this county. The mother of these children died several years ago and later he married Emily Powell, who survives him.

Deceased was a member of the ? Christian Church and served his county faithfully and well for three years in the late war.

The funeral took place yesterday, [20 Oct 1896], the remains being taken to the Mendota cemetery.
(Source: Unionville Republican, Unionville, Missouri, Wednesday 21 Oct 1896 - furnished by Joyce Posey)


DEATH: Conger, J. Morris Obit & Suicide, published 21 Oct 1896; Born 14 Jun 1843, Died 18 Oct 1896, Buried Mendota
(Source: Putnam Co., MO, Newsprint Death Index - furnished by Joyce Posey)


CEMETERY: J. Morris Conger, b. 14 Jun 1843, d. 18 Oct 1896, no headstone, buried at Mendota Cemetery, Mendota, Putnam Co., MO.
(Source: Mendota Cemetery Records, Mendota, MO - furnished by Joyce Posey)


PROBATE: Joseph M. Conger, filed 12 Nov 1896, #1110, p. 26
Widow Emily F. Conger. Heirs: Mary Wellman of Adair Co., Mo.; Stephen J. Conger of Rooks Co., Kan.; James E. Conger of Appanoose Co., Ia.; John W. Conger of Keokuk Co., Ia.; Elizabeth Norman of Adair Co., Mo.; Joseph M. Conger of Putnam Co., Mo.; Charles Conger, Sherman Conger, Margaret E. Conger all of Putnam Co., Mo. (Last 4 are minors).
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Estate Records 1845-1909, compiled by Sarah Lemen Phillips - furnished by Joyce Posey)

PROBATE: Conger Minors, filed 24 Nov 1896, #1111
Joseph M., Charley, Sherman and Maggie E. Conger minors, children of Joseph M. Conger, dec'd.
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Estate Records 1845-1909, compiled by Sarah Lemen Phillips - furnished by Joyce Posey)

Joseph married Margaret A. ODEN, daughter of Thomas L. ODEN and Nancy H. BRYAN, on 25 Dec 1864 in Appanoose Co., IA. Margaret was born on 8 Aug 1846 in Ohio, died on 22 Feb 1891 in Putnam Co., MO at age 44, and was buried in Feb 1891 in Mendota, Putnam Co., MO, Mendota Cemetery.

General Notes:
Margaret A. Oden

DEATH: Conger, Margaret A., Local & Died 3/18 published 25 Feb 1891; Born 8 Aug 1846; Died 22 Feb 1891; Buried Mendota; Nee ODEN; Wf of J.M.
(Source: Putnam Co., MO, Newsprint Death Index - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1490 F    i. Mary CONGER was born in Dec 1865.

+ 1491 M    ii. Stephen Jackson CONGER was born on 22 May 1868 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH and died on 23 Jan 1951 in La Crosse, Rooks Co., KS at age 82.

+ 1492 M    iii. James Ezra CONGER was born in 1870 in Howland, Putnam Co., MO.

+ 1493 M    iv. John Wesley CONGER was born on 5 Sep 1873 in Putnam Co., MO and died in Nov 1963 at age 90.

   1494 F    v. Nancy CONGER was born in 1876.

+ 1495 F    vi. Elizabeth CONGER was born in Mar 1878 in Rooks Co., NE and died in Lansing, Ingham Co., MI.

   1496 M    vii. Joseph M. CONGER was born in 1880.

General Notes:
Joseph M. Conger

RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1896, Putnam Co., MO

COMMENT: John, Sherman, Joe and Charles Conger were "of Iowa."
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Joseph married Hattie ADAMS on 21 Jan 1902.

+ 1497 M    viii. Charles CONGER was born in Dec 1882 in Putnam Co., MO.

+ 1498 M    ix. Sherman Logan CONGER was born on 14 Feb 1886 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA, died on 23 Jun 1973 in Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA at age 87, and was buried in Jun 1973 in Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

   1499 F    x. Margaret E. CONGER was born on 17 Oct 1889 and died in Burbank, Osage Co., CA.

General Notes:
Margaret E. Conger

AKA: Maggie

RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1896, Putnam Co., MO

HEALTH_HISTORY: Was suffering from diptheria at the time her father took his life.

QUESTION: What was the order of marriages?

CENSUS: 1900, in Putnam Co., MO, Lincoln Twp.;
A. Jefferson Warner family. Also living with the family were Elizabeth Warner's sisters, Margaret (10) and Mary Welman (34), with her son, Guri (3).
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 446 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Margaret married Lee BOUGHMAN on 26 May 1906.

Margaret next married Ross Mc_BURNEY.

General Notes:
Ross McBurney
E. Conger.

   1500 M    xi. Ezra CONGER died in Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

General Notes:
Ezra Conger

RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1896, Putnam Co., MO

Joseph next married Emily Frances POWELL, daughter of Abram POWELL and Lorinda DALE, on 30 Mar 1893 in Putnam Co., MO. Emily was born on 24 Jan 1848 in Madison Co., KY, died on 5 Feb 1936 in Putnam Co., MO at age 88, and was buried in Feb 1936 in Unionville, Putnam Co., MO, Unionville Cemetery.

General Notes:
Emily Frances Powell

PARENTS: Abram Powell of Kentucky and Lorinda Dale of Kentucky

SPOUSE: Emily Powell was the 2nd wife of Joseph Morris Conger.

MARRIAGE: Emily Frances (Powell), Mr. Flanigan, James B. Powell, Joseph M.
Conger, Mr. Bragg (or Boggs) per Joyce Posey.

MARRIAGE: The various marriages of Emily Frances Powell
Charles Flanigan to Emily Powell; 5 Aug 1861; [book 1 page 236]
James B. Powell to Mrs. Emily Flanigan; 13 Dec 1863; [book 1 page 287]
Joseph M. Conger age 49 to Emily Powell age 44; 30 March 1893; [Vol. 2 page
414]
John Bragg age 69 to Emily F. Conger age 52; 14 June 1900; [Vol. 4 page 261]
All Marriages took place in Putnam County, Missouri
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

CEMETERY: Emily Frances Bragg, b. 24 Jan 1848, Madison Co., KY; d/o Abram and
Lucinda Powell. d. 5 Feb 1936.
(Source: Unionville Cemetery Index, p. 75, Unionville, Putnam Co., MO -
furnished by Joyce Posey)

566. Pluma CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1846 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died on 14 Mar 1917 in Monroe Co., OH at age 70.

General Notes:
Pluma Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

Batch #: 7222289, Sheet #: 91, Source Call #: 822001
1846, Pluma Conger

RELATIONSHIP: Pluma and Juliette Conger were twins.

Problem: Was her first name, Pluma or Plunara?

MOTHER-RESIDENCES: After the death of her husband, Mary Jane (Piatt) Conger lived with her daughter, Pluma Shafer.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 416 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Pluma married Isaac Wilford SHAFER, son of Michael SHAFER and Mary UNKNOWN, on 15 Mar 1863 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH. Isaac was born on 28 Aug 1838 in Belmont Co., OH, died on 7 Dec 1916 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH at age 78, and was buried in Dec 1916 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, Oaklawn Cemetery.

General Notes:
Isaac Wilford Shafer

BIRTH: Maxine Leonard in CFA II, p. 416, lists the birth place as Monroe Co., OH.

MARRIAGE: Married on the 15th ult. Isaac Shafer and Miss Pluma Conger, all of Wayne Twp.
(Source: "Spirit of Democracy," 1 Apr 1863 - appeared in the Monroe Co., Ohio Navigator, Vol. 6, No. 4, pg. 13 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

OCCUPATION: Farmer

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 138-138
Isaac Shafer, 31, OH, farmer; Plunara, 24, OH, keep house
John, 4, OH; Asher C., 1, OH
Mary Conger, 68, OH, help daughter
Pheby E. Shafer, 23, OH, domestic

EMIGRATION-QUESTION: It has been stated that he moved to Vernon Co., Wisconsin after 1870. Can this be proven? He was still in Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1880 census.

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 86/86
Isaac Shafer, 41, OH VA OH; Pluma, 34, w, OH OH OH
John, 14, s, OH OH OH; Horace [sic] S., 11, s, OH OH OH
Stephen J., 9, s, OH OH OH; Hannah E., 3, d, OH OH OH
Mary Conger, 78, mil, OH OH OH
(Furnished by REH)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1501 M    i. John C. SHAFER was born on 22 Apr 1866 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1502 M    ii. Asher C. SHAFER was born about Sep 1868 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1503 M    iii. Horatio S. SHAFER was born about 1869 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1504 M    iv. Stephen J. SHAFER was born in Aug 1871 in Monroe Co., OH.

+ 1505 F    v. Hannah Elizabeth SHAFER was born in Aug 1878 in Wayne Twp., Monroe Co., OH and died in Jan 1930 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH at age 51.

   1506 F    vi. Mary E. SHAFER was born in Oct 1880 in Monroe Co., OH.

   1507 F    vii. Ellen J. SHAFER was born in May 1883 in Monroe Co., OH.

567. Juliette CONGER was born on 6 Apr 1846 in Ohio and died on 3 Aug 1915 at age 69.

General Notes:
Juliette Conger

PARENTS: Stephen Elijah Conger and Mary Jane Piatt

RELATIONSHIP: Pluma and Juliette Conger were twins.

Juliette married David SMITH, son of Basil SMITH and Mary HOWELL, on 22 Jun 1865. David was born on 14 Mar 1846 in Ohio and died on 16 Jul 1919 in Ashland City, Ashland Co., OH at age 73.

General Notes:
David Smith

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 178/178
David Smith, 24, OH, farmer; Juliet, 24, OH, keep house
Roda E., 2, OH; Riley, 5/12, OH

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 221/223
David Sm