Mary Conant1,2

b. 4 April 1694
Father*William Conant3
Mother*Mary Trow3
Birth*4 April 1694Mary Conant was born on 4 April 1694 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

Nathaniel Conant1

b. 3 January 1679, d. 8 September 1745
Father*Nathaniel Conant2 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______2
Birth*3 January 1679Nathaniel Conant was born on 3 January 1679 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
MarriageHe married first Mary ______.2
No Issue*Nathaniel and Mary Conant probably had no children together.2
Marriage*He married second Margret ______.2
Marriage*17 December 1716He married third Elizabeth Hains on 17 December 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4
Death*8 September 1745He died on 8 September 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 66.5

Family 1

Margret ______

Family 2

Elizabeth Hains
Children1.John Conant+2 b. 20 Apr 1725
2.Elizabeth Conant+1 b. 25 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 90. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 451, and noted husband of Margaret, husband of Elizabeth.

Nathaniel Conant1

d. 22 August 1732
Marriage*He married Hannah ______.1
Biographical Info*before 1690Nathaniel with his wife Hannah came from Beverly, Essex County, and settled in South Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), before 1690. Nathaniel was a descendant of Roger Conant, who came to New England in 1623 and lived at Plymouth, Nantasket, Cape Ann and afterwards at Salem where he built the first house about 1626. Roger Conant died in Beverly in 1679 in his 89th year.1
Will*1712Nathaniel wrote a will dated in 1712 and proved in 1732 naming his children.1
Death*22 August 1732He was probably the Nathaniel Conant who died "old" on 22 August 1732 in Bridgewater.2

Family

Hannah ______
Children1.Bethia Conant1 b. 8 Nov 1677
2.Nathaniel Conant+1 b. 3 Jan 1679, d. 8 Sep 1745
3.Josiah Conant1 b. 26 Nov 1681
4.William Conant+1
5.Hannah Conant1 b. 25 Jan 1683/84
6.Martha Conant1 b. 24 Feb 1686/87
7.Lot Conant+1 b. 20 Aug 1689
8.Lydia Conant1 b. 8 Nov 1692
9.Rebecca Conant1 b. 4 Oct 1694

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Deaths, page 451. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Rebecca Conant1

b. 4 October 1694
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*4 October 1694Rebecca Conant was born on 4 October 1694 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 80, her surname spelled "Conent". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Timothy Conant1

Father*Timothy Conant2 b. 21 Nov 1732, d. b 22 May 1803
Mother*Hannah Blackman2 b. 31 Jul 1737, d. 25 Feb 1825
Marriage*25 February 1788He married Nancy Pratt, daughter of Solomon Pratt Jr. and Abihail Hooper, on 25 February 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3,2

Family

Nancy Pratt

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 309. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Timothy Conant1

b. 21 November 1732, d. before 22 May 1803
Father*Lot Conant2 b. 20 Aug 1689
Mother*Hannah Goodspeed2
Birth*21 November 1732Timothy Conant was born on 21 November 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage27 October 1754He married Hannah Blackman of Stoughton, daughter of Thomas Blackman and Mary Horton, probably shortly after 27 October 1754, when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,2
Death*before 22 May 1803He died before 22 May 1803 when his widow married again.5

Family

Hannah Blackman b. 31 Jul 1737, d. 25 Feb 1825
Child1.Timothy Conant2

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 79. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 92.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hooper, pages 195-197.

William Conant1

Father*Nathaniel Conant2 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______2
Marriage*He married Mary Trow of Beverly, Essex County.2

Family

Mary Trow
Children1.Mary Conant2 b. 4 Apr 1694
2.William Conant2 b. 30 Jan 1695/96
3.David Conant2 b. 17 Aug 1699
4.Elizabeth Conant+1 b. 16 Nov 1701
5.Abigail Conant2 b. 2 Aug 1705

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

William Conant1,2

b. 30 January 1695/96
Father*William Conant3
Mother*Mary Trow3
Birth*30 January 1695/96William Conant was born on 30 January 1695/96 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

Tim Condly1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandPeter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly witnessed the will of Ralph Clarke of Drumheel dated 14 October 1797 in Drumheel, County Cavan.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Alice Shove Conger1

b. 8 July 1870, d. between 1958 and 1959
Alice Shove Conger Hunter
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*8 July 1870Alice Shove Conger was born on 8 July 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The family was enumerated there for the 1870 Census the day after Alice's birth, although Alice was too young to be included.2
(Daughter) ResidenceAround the time of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 8 Oct 1871, baby Alice moved with her parents to a farm near Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Their daughter Alice's two letters contradict each other regarding the timing of the family's move. Her "c1935" source said the move was just prior to the fire and her "c1950" notes stated it was shortly after.3,4,5,6
(Daughter) Relocation12 April 1878 Within a few years of the family's move to the farm in Oneida, her father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, her parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Her brother Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Her half-brother, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Her father and Arthur invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.7,4,5
Marriage*15 June 1892She married Guy Hunter, son of Andrew Oliver Hunter and Eliza Heaton, on 15 June 1892.4,5,1
Education*between 1895 and 1898Alice was educated in the field of Dentistry between 1895 and 1898 at Northwestern University, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, graduating with a degree of D.D.S. "with honors" in 1898 and earning a Demonstratorship which was offered to a few in each class who held the highest grades. She was one of only three women who were the first ever permitted to study dentistry at the Northwestern University Dental School. At the end of her freshman year the Northwestern purchased the American Dental School, acquiring a large building with its equipment and many more students including four more women. With the additional students, upon Alice's graduation, there were 7 women and 180 men. Although the Dean admitted that she was among those entitled to a Demonstratorship, a paid position and considered almost the same as a post graduate course, she was not permitted to return for the years-work in the clinic which a Demonstratorship required because the faculty decided it would not be wise to permit a woman to teach or advise the men. She was, of course, very disappointed at the injustice. At the end of the next year, however, she was pleasantly surprised to receive an "Honorary Diploma" just as she would have earned had she been permitted to serve.4,5
Occupation*She was a dentist, beginning her practice in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. After her graduation from dental school, Alice and Guy Hunter moved their family into a large house which was able to accommodate an office and its equipment and also provided living quarters for their family.4,5,1
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.8
Family Photo*1910She had a lovely photo taken early in 1910 with her new son Robert Heaton Hunter.
Employment*She was employed by the School District, and was "in charge of dental exams for school children" in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.1
Death*between 1958 and 1959She died between 1958 and 1959 in Des Moines.9,1

Family

Guy Hunter b. 1867
Children1.Donald Hunter1 b. 25 Nov 1893, d. 8 Oct 1913
2.Robert Heaton Hunter1 b. 14 Dec 1909, d. bt 1977 - 1978
3.Janet Hunter+1 b. 3 Mar 1911, d. c 1946

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S256] The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, online at http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/timeline/greatfire.html. Hereinafter cited as Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  4. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  5. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  6. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  7. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  8. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Summerlin, Nevada, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  9. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Summerlin, Nevada).

Alta Helen Conger1,2

b. 31 August 1874
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Frank DeLyle Conger1 b. 16 Nov 1848
Mother*Eliza Riford1 b. 18 Jun 1850
Marriage*She married Charles Hugh Schaefer.1
Birth*31 August 1874Alta Helen Conger was born on 31 August 1874.1
Marriage*18 October 1893She married Carl Bolton Conger, son of Silas Wright Conger and Emma Nancy Hacker Conger, on 18 October 1893.1
Divorce*after 1894Alta Helen Conger and Carl Bolton Conger were divorced after 1894.1

Family 1

Charles Hugh Schaefer b. a 1895

Family 2

Carl Bolton Conger b. 4 May 1870
Child1.Eliza Emma Conger1 b. 5 Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Arthur Willis Conger1

b. 20 June 1851
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hasbrook1 b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Birth*20 June 1851Arthur Willis Conger was born on 20 June 1851 in Albany, Albany County, New York.1
(Son) Census 18709 July 1870Arthur Willis Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother, Crayton Hall Conger and Louisa (Shove) Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.2
Marriage*30 March 1874He married Ella Chase on 30 March 1874.1
Historical Note Fort Union, an Army post in New Mexico, was soon to become a residence, investment and business for both Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur. The post was established in 1851 about 24 miles from Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe Trail and was intended to protect travelers and local settlers from marauding Indians and to serve as a supply depot. After the Civil War, the newly rebuilt post would become the largest military installation in New Mexico.

Arthur, his wife Ella, and their very young daughter Lucy, left for New Mexico and Fort Union probably in late 1876 or early 1877 and Arthur went to work as the storekeeper in the post trader's store owned by John C. Dent, the post trader. Dent was the brother of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant who was the country's eighteenth President from 1869-1877.

For most of its existence, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West, and the position of post "sutler" (called post "trader" after 1866) was highly coveted. The history of the Fort Union sutlers before and during the Civil War, and the very difficult period of the changeover from post sutlers to post traders after the war, is fascinating. Numerous hazards jeopardized a sutler's chances for economic success. Political patronage was probably the most important; short-term leases, usually for three years, made the sutler vulnerable to political whim. Often, through no fault of his own, the sutler lost a promising position to someone with more political clout. Other dangers included overextension of credit, competition from other merchants, destruction of property by soldiers, and the hazards associated with overland freighting, such as loss of mules or oxen, delays, storms, theft of commodities, and Indian raids. And then, the rapidly changing, and often confusing, regulations from 1866-1870 made things for the post trader even more difficult.

Both Crayton and Arthur Conger would also have been aware of the government bribery and corruption scandal that forced the resignation of Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876, after years of selling traderships to those offering the highest bribes. President Grant's brother Orvil and Belknap's wife were implicated in the charges, and collected testimony during the impeachment hearings implied that similar accusations could have been brought against President Grant's wife, Julia, and her brother, John Dent, who Arthur Conger would work for, at Fort Union, the following year. (For more information about the history of the sutlers and traders at Fort Union, click the text icon.)3
(Son) Relocation12 April 1878 As his father's health began to fail, he thought that a change in climate might help and decided to move his family to New Mexico in 1877. Alice was 7 years old, Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Arthur and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Arthur and his father invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.4,5,6
Historical Note* The period from 1866 to 1870 was a very difficult time in the changeover from post sutlers to post traders. The sudden advent of multiple traders suddenly brought competition to a business that had been a monopoly for many decades; conflict and the rapid construction of new trader's buildings resulted. Before and during the Civil War, and well before Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur Willis Conger arrived in New Mexico, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West and the post tradership there was highly coveted.

After the Civil War, sutlers and traders experienced significant difficulties. As a result of the reduction of the size of the army for peacetime, and abuses of sutler privileges during the war, the United States government made post-war changes to the regulations controlling sutlers, and abolished the office of "sutler" entirely in 1867. Many posts, as a result, abruptly acquired several competing traders for a brief period during these disruptive years, but few had such a neatly laid-out row of buildings as Fort Union, New Mexico, or as clear a series of rapid changes in ownership that could be directly linked to political influence. Fort Union was not unique in the conflict between traders or in the use of political influence to place traders at a post, but it provides an excellent example of these events, and leaves a clear record in the ruins of the buildings built by the men involved.7
Death18 December 1889He died on 18 December 1889 at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, at age 388
Burial*21 December 1889 and was buried on 21 December 1889 in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.8

Family

Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Children1.Lucy Minerva Conger b. 22 Jan 1875
2.Delia Chase Conger b. 18 Dec 1885
3.Ethelin Weston Conger+ b. 4 Oct 1887

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S257] Darlis A. Miller, "The Perils of a Post Sutler: William H. Moore at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1859-1870", Journal of the West volume XXXII, number 2, pages 7-18 (April 1993): pages 7-18. Hereinafter cited as "Post Sutler W. H. Moore at Fort Union."
  4. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  5. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  6. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  7. [S258] James Ivey, "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union", pages 299-327.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Willis Conger, Memorial# 51730356. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Bertha Conger1,2

b. 19 April 1874, d. 10 April 1885
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Birth*19 April 1874Bertha Conger was born on 19 April 1874.1
Death*10 April 1885She died on 10 April 1885 at age 10.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Bertha Conger1

b. 29 October 1893
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence LaForest Conger1 b. 16 Jun 1855
Mother*Frances Vincent Cook1 b. 20 May 1856
Birth*29 October 1893Bertha Conger was born on 29 October 1893.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Carl Bolton Conger1,2

b. 4 May 1870
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Birth*4 May 1870Carl Bolton Conger was born on 4 May 1870.1
Marriage*18 October 1893He married Alta Helen Conger, daughter of Frank DeLyle Conger and Eliza Riford, on 18 October 1893.1
Divorce*after 1894Carl Bolton Conger and Alta Helen Conger were divorced after 1894.1

Family

Alta Helen Conger b. 31 Aug 1874
Child1.Eliza Emma Conger1 b. 5 Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, pages 50 and 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Clarence LaForest Conger1,2

b. 16 June 1855
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Bolton
5th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*16 June 1855Clarence LaForest Conger was born on 16 June 1855.1
(Son) Census 187011 June 1870Clarence LaForest Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of his parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.3
Marriage*8 January 1878He married Frances Vincent Cook on 8 January 1878.1,4
Burial*24 October 1925He was buried on 24 October 1925 in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri.5

Family

Frances Vincent Cook b. 20 May 1856
Children1.Lucien Cook Conger4 b. 6 Jun 1881, d. 26 Oct 1883
2.Edwin Cook Conger4 b. 28 Sep 1886
3.Bertha Conger4 b. 29 Oct 1893

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 366. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.
  5. [S116] Sarah Lemen Phillips, compiler, Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries (Kirksville, Missouri 63501: Simpson Printing Company, 1990), Volume B, page 174; source reports death as 24 Oct 1925. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries, Putnam County, Missouri.

Cora Elizabeth Conger1

b. 18 March 1849, d. 29 December 1851
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*18 March 1849Cora Elizabeth Conger was born on 18 March 1849.1
(Daughter) Census 185023 September 1850Cora Elizabeth Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 23 September 1850 in the household of her parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. On the 1850 Census report, Lucien was spelled "Lutian", he was age 24 and his occupation was Merchant. He was born in New York and was living with his wife, Elizabeth, age 24, born in Rhode Island. Others in the household were daughter, "Emmah", age 4 born Illinois, daughter Cora, age 1 born Illinois and two of Lucien's younger siblings, Edward Conger, age 14, and Lois Conger, 12, both born in New York and students.2
Death*29 December 1851She died on 29 December 1851 at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Lutian" Conger, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 352, image 286. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Crayton Hall Conger1

b. 24 April 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Crayton Hall Conger
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Uzziah Conger2 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Mother*Hannah West2 b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Birth*24 April 1825Crayton Hall Conger was born on 24 April 1825.3,4
Marriage*30 October 1849He married first Minerva Hasbrook on 30 October 1849. Crayton's name was transcribed as "Craton" in both of the Illinois indexes.5,6,3
Census 1850*14 October 1850He and his wife, Minerva Conger, appeared on the 14 October 1850 census in Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois. Clustered together on the same census page, and apparently living on neighboring farms, were D.J. Hasbrook and his wife Alpha, likely Minerva's parents, Crayton's brother, Lauren Clark Conger and his family, whose wife, Amanda, was very likely Minerva's sister, another brother Norman Hurd Conger with his wife Mary and family. John Newton Conger, another brother, and his new wife Elizabeth, both age 19, were listed as a separate family residing with Norman and Mary. Crayton's name was transcribed as "Creston" H. Conger and Minerva's as "Manerva". Crayton was 25 and a farmer, and Minerva was just 16.7
(Husband) Death10 July 1864Crayton became a widower when Minerva Conger died on 10 July 1864 at age 29.3
Marriage*2 May 1866He married second Louisa Agnes Shove, daughter of Samuel Shove and Elizabeth Everett Bolton, on 2 May 1866 in Henry County, Illinois.2,3,1,8
Census 1870*9 July 1870Louisa and Crayton Hall Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.9
Great Chicago Fire*8 October 1871 No one knows how the fire started in the cow barn at the rear of the Patrick O'Leary cottage at 137 DeKoven Street on Chicago's West Side. The blaze began about 9 p.m. that Sunday night, and by midnight the fire had jumped the river's south branch and by 1:30 a.m., the business district was in flames. Shortly thereafter the fire raced northward across the main river.

The waterworks were evacuated although the tower was not badly damaged and still stands. During Monday, the fire burned as far as Fullerton Avenue and rainfall, which started about midnight, helped put out the last of the flames. 300 Chicagoans were dead, 90,000 homeless, and the property loss was $200 million.

Chicago quickly rebuilt and by 1875 little evidence of the disaster remained.10
Residence*Around the time of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 8 Oct 1871, Louisa and Crayton Hall Conger moved with their baby daughter to a farm near Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Their daughter Alice's two letters contradict each other regarding the timing of the family's move. Her "c1935" source said the move was just prior to the fire and her "c1950" notes stated it was shortly after.10,11,12,13
Historical Note* Fort Union, an Army post in New Mexico, was soon to become a residence, investment and business for both Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur. The post was established in 1851 about 24 miles from Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe Trail and was intended to protect travelers and local settlers from marauding Indians and to serve as a supply depot. After the Civil War, the newly rebuilt post would become the largest military installation in New Mexico.

Arthur, his wife Ella, and their very young daughter Lucy, left for New Mexico and Fort Union probably in late 1876 or early 1877 and Arthur went to work as the storekeeper in the post trader's store owned by John C. Dent, the post trader. Dent was the brother of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant who was the country's eighteenth President from 1869-1877.

For most of its existence, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West, and the position of post "sutler" (called post "trader" after 1866) was highly coveted. The history of the Fort Union sutlers before and during the Civil War, and the very difficult period of the changeover from post sutlers to post traders after the war, is fascinating. Numerous hazards jeopardized a sutler's chances for economic success. Political patronage was probably the most important; short-term leases, usually for three years, made the sutler vulnerable to political whim. Often, through no fault of his own, the sutler lost a promising position to someone with more political clout. Other dangers included overextension of credit, competition from other merchants, destruction of property by soldiers, and the hazards associated with overland freighting, such as loss of mules or oxen, delays, storms, theft of commodities, and Indian raids. And then, the rapidly changing, and often confusing, regulations from 1866-1870 made things for the post trader even more difficult.

Both Crayton and Arthur Conger would also have been aware of the government bribery and corruption scandal that forced the resignation of Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876, after years of selling traderships to those offering the highest bribes. President Grant's brother Orvil and Belknap's wife were implicated in the charges, and collected testimony during the impeachment hearings implied that similar accusations could have been brought against President Grant's wife, Julia, and her brother, John Dent, who Arthur Conger would work for, at Fort Union, the following year. (For more information about the history of the sutlers and traders at Fort Union, click the text icon.)14
Relocation*12 April 1878 Within a few years of moving his family to the farm in Oneida, Crayton's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, he and Louisa moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Their daughter, Alice, was 7 years old and wrote that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Son Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Crayton's older son, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Crayton and his son, Arthur, invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.15,11,12
Historical Note The period from 1866 to 1870 was a very difficult time in the changeover from post sutlers to post traders. The sudden advent of multiple traders suddenly brought competition to a business that had been a monopoly for many decades; conflict and the rapid construction of new trader's buildings resulted. Before and during the Civil War, and well before Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur Willis Conger arrived in New Mexico, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West and the post tradership there was highly coveted.

After the Civil War, sutlers and traders experienced significant difficulties. As a result of the reduction of the size of the army for peacetime, and abuses of sutler privileges during the war, the United States government made post-war changes to the regulations controlling sutlers, and abolished the office of "sutler" entirely in 1867. Many posts, as a result, abruptly acquired several competing traders for a brief period during these disruptive years, but few had such a neatly laid-out row of buildings as Fort Union, New Mexico, or as clear a series of rapid changes in ownership that could be directly linked to political influence. Fort Union was not unique in the conflict between traders or in the use of political influence to place traders at a post, but it provides an excellent example of these events, and leaves a clear record in the ruins of the buildings built by the men involved.16
Death*22 May 1880The high altitude at Fort Union proved detrimental to Crayton's health. He left his family in residence at the fort, and started back to Illinois hoping to recuperate, stopping to visit his brother in Kansas on the way. He failed rapidly and, before word could reach his family in New Mexico, died at the home of his brother, John Newton Conger, on 22 May 1880 in Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 55.11,4

Family 1

Elizabeth Hasbrook b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Children1.Arthur Willis Conger+3 b. 20 Jun 1851
2.Irene Amanda Conger+3,17 b. 14 Aug 1853, d. 23 Feb 1890
3.Lillian Eugenia Conger3 b. 23 Jul 1855, d. 19 Jun 1877

Family 2

Louisa Agnes Shove b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Children1.Alice Shove Conger+3 b. 8 Jul 1870, d. bt 1958 - 1959
2.Roy Uzziah Conger3 b. 6 Feb 1873, d. c 1934
3.Elizabeth May Conger+3 b. 12 Apr 1875, d. 20 Aug 1922
4.Hazel Conger+3 b. 19 Sep 1877, d. 13 Jun 1929
5.Emma B. Conger+3 b. 29 Jan 1880, d. 14 Dec 1911

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Summerlin, Nevada).
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  4. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 494. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  5. [S259] Illinois Marriages to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages to 1850.
  6. [S260] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Creston" H. Conger, Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 377, image 337. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  8. [S512] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S256] The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, online at http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/timeline/greatfire.html. Hereinafter cited as Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  11. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  12. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  13. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  14. [S257] Darlis A. Miller, "The Perils of a Post Sutler: William H. Moore at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1859-1870", Journal of the West volume XXXII, number 2, pages 7-18 (April 1993): pages 7-18. Hereinafter cited as "Post Sutler W. H. Moore at Fort Union."
  15. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  16. [S258] James Ivey, "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union", pages 299-327.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Amanda (Conger) Courtney, Memorial# 81622063, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

David Conger1

Marriage*He married Rachel Sharp, daughter of Isaac Sharp and Mary Wolverton.1,2

Family

Rachel Sharp b. 1788

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456, his surname reported as "Conger". Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174, noting his surname as "Cougar". Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Delia Chase Conger1

b. 18 December 1885
Father*Arthur Willis Conger b. 20 Jun 1851
Mother*Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Birth*18 December 1885Delia Chase Conger was born on 18 December 18851
Death* and died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

Edith B. Conger

b. 1861
Birth*1861Edith B. Conger was born about 1861 in Illinois. She was possibly a niece or other relative of Lucien West Conger as she was enumerated in his household in 1870.1
(Relative) Census 187011 June 1870Edith B. Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of Lucien West and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.2

Citations

  1. [S8] Births - Marriages - Deaths, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah: www.familysearch.org), information that Edith was the daughter of Lucien West Conger and his wife Elizabeth Everett Brown was submitted to the LDS church by an unnamed source, has not been verified and is not believed to be correct. The information provided gave Edith's year of birth as 1859 in Cook County, Illinois, and if the 9-year-old Edith who appeared with the family on the 1870 Census was this Edith, she was more likely born in 1861. To further complicate the question of Edith's birth and parentage is that the Congers were living in Galesburg, Illinois in 1860 and were not identified in Cook County until the 1870 Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Edwin Cook Conger1

b. 28 September 1886
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence LaForest Conger1 b. 16 Jun 1855
Mother*Frances Vincent Cook1 b. 20 May 1856
Birth*28 September 1886Edwin Cook Conger was born on 28 September 1886.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Eliza Emma Conger1,2

b. 5 December 1894
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
7th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Carl Bolton Conger1 b. 4 May 1870
Mother*Alta Helen Conger1 b. 31 Aug 1874
Birth*5 December 1894Eliza Emma Conger was born on 5 December 1894.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50, reporting her her given name as Elia. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Elizabeth May Conger1,2,3

b. 12 April 1875, d. 20 August 1922
Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger2 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove2 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*12 April 1875Elizabeth May Conger was born on 12 April 1875 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.1,2,4
(Daughter) Relocation12 April 1878 Within a few years of Elizabeth's birth, her father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, her parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Her sister Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Her brother Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Their half-brother, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. His father and Arthur invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.5,6,7
(Daughter) Census 190015 June 1900Elizabeth appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in the household of her mother at 565 6th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Her date of birth was recorded on the census as April 1875, she was 25 years of age and worked as a stenographer.8
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.9
Marriage*8 February 1903She married Arthur Duane Heaton, son of William Naylor Heaton and Lucinda Willis, on 8 February 1903 in Polk County, Iowa.10,11
Census 1910*2 May 1910Elizabeth and Arthur Duane Heaton appeared on the 1910 census taken on 2 May 1910 at 319 Fourth Avenue West, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota. Elizabeth was 34 years of age, two years older than Arthur Duane. They had been married seven years, the first marriage for each, and Elizabeth had had only one pregnancy and had one living child. Richard C. was two months old and their residence was a many family dwelling.12,13
(Aunt) Residence1919For a few months in 1919, A. D. and Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton provided a home in Dickinson, North Dakota for their 10-year-old niece, Mary Lou Heaton, after a fire destroyed her parents' house on their homestead ranch in Powder River County, Montana. Mary Lou described her Aunt Elizabeth as one of her favorite aunts. In 1981 she wrote, "There is something nurturing, still, in the memory of that warm and loving person who was my Aunt Elizabeth."14
Census 19206 January 1920Elizabeth and A. D. Heaton appeared on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 at 245 First Avenue East, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota. Elizabeth's age was listed as 40, two years younger than A.D., and four years less than her actual age. Son Richard was 9, and daughter Elizabeth was 8. They rented their single family residence.15
Death*20 August 1922She died on 20 August 1922 in Glendive, Dawson County, Montana, at age 47. Her death certificate reported her cause of death as "General Septicemia" which the dictionary describes as "blood poisoning" and gives a secondary cause of death as "Uterine Fibroma". According to the dictionary, Fibroma is "a benign tumor usually composed primarily of fibrous tissue." Her certificate states she had had this condition for several years, that surgery was performed on 14 Aug 1922 and that death occurred six days later. Dr. R. H. Beach of Glendive was her physician and, according to Elizabeth Conger Heaton Rabe, the deceased's daughter, Dr. Beach was a friend of her parents. She also reported that her brother, Richard Conger Heaton, the deceased's son, "was visiting the Montana ranch at the time."16,3
(Wife-1) BurialShe was interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, and was followed in 1951 by her husband's second wife, Irene (Courtney) Williams Heaton, and then in 1964 by her husband, Arthur Duane Heaton.17,18,19

Family

Arthur Duane Heaton b. 8 Jan 1878, d. 5 Dec 1964

Citations

  1. [S1] Personal Knowledge of LHB, (Summerlin, Nevada), Son Richard's Birth Cert gives Mother's full name, place of birth and age.
  2. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  3. [S135] Elizabeth May (Conger) Heaton, Death Certificate, Glendive, Dawson County, Montana, Index# GLD. 238 Registered No. 1504, Montana Vital Statistics 111 N. Sanders, Room 209, Helena, Montana.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71; noting her birth date as April 1875 and her age as 25. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  6. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  7. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  8. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71.
  9. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Summerlin, Nevada, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  10. [S242] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 11, 1903-1904 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 10 and 22. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1903-1904.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 263. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  12. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Arthur Duane Heaton, Dickinson Ward 5, Stark, North Dakota; Roll: T624_1148; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0162; FHL microfilm: 1375161. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  13. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 263, noting that two other sons, one Arthur and the second Duane, were born to A.D. and Elizabeth. However, according to the 1910 census, Elizabeth and Arthur Duane had been married seven years, and Elizabeth had had only one child and he was still living.
  14. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.
  15. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of A.D. Heaton, District# 200, 3rd Ward, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota, series T625, roll 1339, Page 173B; Image# 8 of 22. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  16. [S136] Montana Death Index 1907 -1953, online at Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Montana Death Index 1907 -1953.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth May (Conger) Heaton, Memorial# 62159492. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Louise (Courtney) Heaton, Memorial# 62159809, information maintained by Stan Courtney.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Duane Heaton, Memorial# 61317763.

Emma B. Conger1

b. 29 January 1880, d. 14 December 1911
Emma B. Conger
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*29 January 1880Emma B. Conger was born on 29 January 1880 in New Mexico.1,2
(Daughter) Census 190015 June 1900Emma appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in the household of her mother at 565 6th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. She was 20 years old.2
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.3
Marriage*7 August 1905She married Dr. William A. Sharp on Monday evening 7 August 1905 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Eleanor Gordon, assistant minister of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, at the home of Emma's sister, Dr. Alice Conger Hunter.4,1
Residence*Following their marriage, Emma and Dr. William A. Sharp lived at Forty-third and Grand, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.5
Census 1910*15 April 1910William and Emma Sharp appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. They were lodgers in the home of a family, had been married for four years and had no children.6
Employment*At the time the census was taken in 1910, Emma was working as a secretary to a theater manager in Des Moines, Iowa.6
Death*14 December 1911Emma B. (Conger) Sharp died on 14 December 1911, just two days after the birth of her first child, a daughter, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at age 31.1
Burial*She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.7

Family

Dr. William A. Sharp b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Summerlin, Nevada, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  4. [S243] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 12, 1905-1906 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 11 and 46. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1905-1906.
  5. [S783] Richard Conger Heaton, "The Richard Heaton Box of Treasures" (a personal collection of his saved remembrances, collected over multiple years and received from JDH in September 2010 by LHB, Summerlin, Nevada), newspaper articles and photos were found among the collection. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Heaton Box of Treasures."
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Charles A. Dudley, 2-Wd, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, series T624, roll 419, page 237A, Enumeration District 112, part 2, line 11. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  7. [S178] Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, online at www.charter-pierce.org/woodland.htm. Hereinafter cited as Woodland Cemetery.

Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1

b. 5 September 1846
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*5 September 1846Emma Nancy Hacker Conger was born on 5 September 1846.1
(Daughter) Census 185023 September 1850Emma Nancy Hacker Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 23 September 1850 in the household of her parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. On the 1850 Census report, Lucien was spelled "Lutian", he was age 24 and his occupation was Merchant. He was born in New York and was living with his wife, Elizabeth, age 24, born in Rhode Island. Others in the household were daughter, "Emmah", age 4 born Illinois, daughter Cora, age 1 born Illinois and two of Lucien's younger siblings, Edward Conger, age 14, and Lois Conger, 12, both born in New York and students.2
Marriage*5 September 1866She married Silas Wright Conger, son of Moore Conger and Jane Wager, on 5 September 1866.1

Family

Silas Wright Conger b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Children1.Myrtle Gertrude Conger1 b. 14 Jul 1867
2.Carl Bolton Conger+1 b. 4 May 1870
3.Emma Silas Conger1 b. 1 Feb 1872
4.Bertha Conger1 b. 19 Apr 1874, d. 10 Apr 1885

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Lutian" Conger, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 352, image 286. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Emma Silas Conger1,2

b. 1 February 1872
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Marriage*She married Hugh T. Thompson.1
Birth*1 February 1872Emma Silas Conger was born on 1 February 1872.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Ethelin Weston Conger1

b. 4 October 1887
Father*Arthur Willis Conger b. 20 Jun 1851
Mother*Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Birth*4 October 1887Ethelin Weston Conger was born on 4 October 1887 in Illinois.1,2
Marriage*1918She married John Desmore Brewster about 1918.1,2
Census 1930*10 April 1930Ethelin and John Brewster appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 on Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. John was 38 years of age and worked as a superintendent at a lace mill, and Ethelin was 42 years of age. They had been married about 12 years, rented their home and owned a radio. Three children, all of whom had attended school within the last year, resided with their parents in 1930. John Jr. was 9, David 6 and Edward 4. Also living in the household was 21-year-old servant, Mabel Montross.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Frank DeLyle Conger1,2

b. 16 November 1848
Father*Lorentus Everett Conger1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
Mother*Mary W. Hurd1 b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 17 May 1888
Birth*16 November 1848Frank DeLyle Conger was born on 16 November 1848.1
Marriage*8 June 1869He married Eliza Riford on 8 June 1869.1

Family

Eliza Riford b. 18 Jun 1850
Child1.Alta Helen Conger+1 b. 31 Aug 1874

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Hannah West Conger1

b. 7 August 1841, d. 17 February 1873
Father*Lorentus Everett Conger1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
Mother*Mary W. Hurd1 b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 17 May 1888
Marriage*She married Owen P. Williams.1
Birth*7 August 1841Hannah West Conger was born on 7 August 1841.1
Death*17 February 1873She died on 17 February 1873 at age 31.1

Family

Owen P. Williams
Child1.Edwin Conger Williams2 b. 22 Sep 1869, d. 22 May 1916

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edwin Conger Williams, Memorial# 5629526. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.