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Myron Brown/Moses Condit

Lynn (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 1999 8:44AM GMT
Hi Scott --
Nothing more is indicated for Myron Brown's descendants.

Electa B. Condit was the youngest of seven children born to Moses Condit. The seven are: David P. (b. 1/31/1796), Julia A. (b. 2/8/1797), John B. (b. 11/4/1798), Caroline (b. 12/26/1802), Sarah (b. 4/21/1804), James H. (b. 5/7/1807), and Electa B. (b. 5/1/1812).

Moses Condit (b. 3/21/1770) married (about 1795) Electa Ball of Morris County, NJ. She was the daughter of Samuel Ball (of Caleb, of Caleb, of Caleb, of Edward, the Newark NJ ancestor). Moses was a shoemaker by trade. Soon after marriage he moved to Goshen, Orange Cty, NY, where all but the two youngest of his children were born. In the winter of 1805-6 they moved on a sled drawn by a yoke of oxen to what is now the town of Junius, Seneca Cty, NY. Here he worked at his trade and by diligence and frugality was enabled to purchase land and became a prosperous farmer. Like his father and gradfather, he was a devout Christian and was permitted to see his children and grandchildren members of the same church, and some of them holding official positions in the same. He died at the home of his eldest son, where he spent his later days, 8/26/1844. His wife died a few months later, 2/17/1845.

Moses was the fourth of ten children of Jabez Condit. The children were: David (b. 1764), Mary (b. 7/9/1767), Jonas (b. 1/14/1769), Moses (b. 3/21/1770), Ira (b. 3/6/1772), Ezekiel (b. 12/20/1773), Martha (b. 9/20/1775, d. 8/21/1776), Phebe (b. 9/16/1777 and d. unmarried at Jersey, Ohio, 7/14/1829), Abigail (b. 10/10/1779), and Zenas (b. 5/21/1782).

Jabez Condit (b/ 2/8/1739)marries Phebe Smith (of David) of Orange, born 1736. He was a farmer and lived with his father, Philip, where he reared his family. He died 11/22/1804. His wife survived him but a few years; she died 3/6/1813. The vicinity of the old home of Philip and Jabez Condit is full of the sacred memories of the Condits of the last century, whose religious and moral character can be traced in the history of their descendants in all parts of our country.

Jabez was the second-born of the nine children of Philip Condit. Siblings of Jabez: Abigail (b. 12/5/1736), Jabez, Zenas (b. 5/11/1741), Mary (b. 12/18/1743), Rebecca (b. 4/3/1746), Abner (b. 8/1/1749(, Ezekiel (b. in 10/1751, died young), Philip (b. 5/6/1753), and Hannah (b. 3/4/1756).

Coincidentally, I have also been in contact with descendants of Zenas and Philip, Jabez's brothers. Their descendants live in the SF Bay Area.

Philip Condit was born at Newark NJ in April 1709. He married Mary Day, who was born in 1713. They lived in Morris County, NJ and in 1742, at the organization of the First Presbyterian Church at Morristown, he and his wife were among its members, of which church he soon became an elder. His children were baptized there, and his life was identified with the early years of its existence. While the lineage of his brothers were quite frequently represented in publicv and civil affairs, as well as in mechanical pursuits, Philip's descendants have been more conspicuous in the Church and in society, and have had a continuous representation in the Morristown Church since its organization. Five of the grandsone of Philip were prominent in the early years of Presbyterianism in Western Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren and a great-grandson were among those who laid the foundation of the Presbyterian Church at Jersey, Ohio. A great-grandson, Rev. Philip Condit, was the first Presbyterian minister in a group of several counties in Northwestern Ohio, where he organized four churches, and later in life organized the church at Pleasant Grove, Oregon, where he died. His son represented that Presbytery in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1883. A large number of the male descendants of Philip have been either ministers, elders, or deacons in the church.

Philip purchased from Josiah Stanbrough one hundred acres of land three miles west of Morristown for "sixty pounds, current money of othe Province of New Jersey, eight shillings per ounce." The deed is dated "29th day of November, in the twenty-third year of his Majesty's reign, King George the Second, of Great Britain, 1749." This land in regular descent is part of the farm occupied by his great-grandson, the venerable Sylb\vester R. Whitehead, now in his ninetieth year of age [NOTE: this was written around 1885]. Philip died 12/23/1801, aged 92 years. His wife died 9/30/1785.

Philip (b. 4/1709) was the sixth of seven children born to Peter Condit. The children were: Samuel (b. 12/6/1696) [NOTE: this is my husband's direct Condit ancestor], Peter )b. 1698 or 1699), John (b. 1701), Nathaniel (b. 1703), Mary (b. 1705 or 1706), Philip, and Isaac (b. 1711 or 1712).

Peter, the father, married in 1695 Mary, daughter of Samuel Harrison. Peter died in 1714. His widow survived him, and upon her (assisted, doubtless, by the eldest son, Samuel, then a young man of 18) devolved the care of the family. The prayers and teachings of the father undoubtedly, under the blessing of God, added much to the moral character of the chldren; but to the mother, coming as she did from a pious ancestry, must we attribute the larger part of the work of their early training and religious education. She probably lived with her mother-in-law, as reference is made in the early town records of Newark to "two widows Cundits".* Three of these sons of Peter (John, Nathaniel, and Isaac) settled at the foot of the Orange mountain, on the east; Samuel settled between the first and second mountains, then in Newark Township -- now the township of West Orange, NJ. The daughter Mary is said to have married W. Gould and may have died without issue. The other sons, Peter and Philip, settled in Morristown.

Peter was the son of John (THE ANCESTOR and basis of the Condit Genealogy, from which I have herein quoted your ancestry)and came to America in 1678. John Cunditt [*Peter seems to be the one who settled upon the spelling of CONDIT, as his father is listed in several old documents as either John Cundict, Condict, and Cunditt. John is known to be the ancestor of nearly all bearing the name Condit or Condict in the United States. Of his ancestry nothing is certainly known. Tradition says he came from England or Wales. If from either, it is probable he was a native of the latter, as we learn from residents of that Province that there are those now living there bearing the name "Conduit." Reasons exist, however, for believing that he may have been of English extraction, as the name has honorable mention in English history. [John Conduit, Knight, married in England a widow, Catherine Barton, who was a niece of Sir Isaac Newton, and with whom they resided during the life of Sir Isaac and inherited his estate. He succeeded Sir Isaac, also known as Master and Warden of the Mint, and died 1/20/1739, aged 80 years. She died 5/27/1737, at 49. Their monument is at Westminster Abbey. They had one child, a daughter, who married a Mr. Wallop, eldest son of Lord Lymington. The estate at Kensington descended to the Earl of Portsmouth. {See "Life of Sir Isaac Newton" by David Brewster.}

John, of Norman descent, was married first in Great Britain, where his wife died. He came to America in 1678 with his son Peter and settled in Newark NJ. He was a weaver by trade. He married second Deborah (unk. descent) by whom he had a son John who died a minor. There is also reason for the belief that Deborah had a daughter by a former husband, named Mary, who married Captain John Morris, who died 10/22/1749 at age 83; she died 10/10/1761, aged 84 years, and her grave is in the Orange burying ground. John died in 1713.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Michael Cheaves 1 Jul 1999 7:03PM GMT 
dliveley1 4 Jul 1999 2:26PM GMT 
Elizabeth Bond 7 Aug 1999 9:06AM GMT 
Scott Tipling 7 Aug 1999 6:33PM GMT 
Lynn Condit 21 Sep 1999 11:48PM GMT 
Scott Tipling 22 Sep 1999 3:23AM GMT 
Lynn 25 Sep 1999 10:24PM GMT 
Scott Tipling 26 Sep 1999 12:19PM GMT 
Lynn 26 Sep 1999 2:44PM GMT 
Scott Tipling 26 Sep 1999 3:56PM GMT 
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