What's New on the Condits and Cousins Web Pages 2015
Obviously I haven't been keeping up with this page, I'll try to do a better job with it. New this year? More cousins and more information and source documentation on many Condit's. I have also pruned a few twigs off of my line and added a few twigs, especially on the Hiscock and Knowlton lines.
Information on several Condit lines has been extended into the 21st century, with only names as these are living people. I also hope to update this page and the site four times per year versus my occasional updating in the past.
What's New on the Condits and Cousins Web Pages 2012
Entry of all information for the grandsons of Peter Condit has been completed and approximately half of the 1500 Family Group Sheets received for the 1916 update have been entered into the database. If you have researched your ancestors on these pages before, It is time to relook the information as many of the early wives and husbands have been tied back to their parents, grandparents and even farther. Many of the early Newark and Orange New Jersey families have been tied together although much research is still needed. An additional entry and analysis of the family of Captain Jonathan Condit and his wife Jemima is included documenting previous unreported children.
A page has been added documenting the mark of John Cundict, the Ancestor on his will and the signature of Peter Cundict on his will. Included is the seal attached to each of the signatures. To read about this to to Signatures & Seal.
Several new documents have been added with the histories of different Condits and Cousins and all the Documents and Stories of Our Condit Ancestors have been consolidated to one page.
What's New on the Condits and Cousins Web Pages 2011
First, a name change for the web pages to reflect they are concentrating on Condits and Cousins rather than just the Condit family.
Second, there are now over 35,600 individuals, both Condits and Cousins, listed on the web site and tied properly into the Condit family. If you don't find your Condit kin on these pages please email me and I will check the Condit archive records for them. All of the families of Condits and Cousins in the 1916 updated Condit Genealogy are now online along with all the Cousins I have corresponded with in the last 20 years and the family information for the first four sons of Peter Condit. I am working on Phillip Condit, id 6 and hope to soon begin working on Isaac Condit's descent which would include the data in the 1989 published volume on Isaac. I expect in the next 4-6 months [as of 5/2012 maybe in the next 2-3 months] to complete all the data entry of information collected since 1916 by Condit Genealogists and begin actively soliciting additional information for the Condits and Cousins Web Pages. This update also begins the process of tying many of the early Condit, Harrison, Peck, Dod/Dodd, Matthews, Whitehead, and Williams families together. As most know, there were a lot of intermarriages in these families in early Newark and Orange.
Third, I have update several of the pages and made minor corrections to the text and flow of the pages. There is also now a page with the history of Condit Genealogy publications and I have added additional references on the References for the Condit Family Genealogy.
Fourth, I have also added a map of where John Cundict the Ancestor settled along with where his son Peter and his grandsons settled in the Newark/Orange New Jersey area. This map was shared with me by Dr. Norman I. Condit who worked out the locations.
What's New on the Condit Web Pages 2010
The entire Genealogical Record of the Condit Family, Descendants of John Cunditt, 1678 to 1885 is now available on the web site in the Condits and Cousins genealogy. Along with those many entries are the records of all the Condits and Cousins I have corresponded with over the last 20 years. I am about to start adding all the Condits and Cousins that Cousin Elroy Condit and Dr. Norman I. Condit corresponded with over the many years they worked on the Condit Family genealogy. Norman had planned on only adding one level of descendants from families of Cousins to a new book but since I am using the web as a publishing medium I will be adding ALL the cousins Elroy, Norman or myself have contacted.
I am also beginning to add additional information that Norman I. Condit has passed down to me. The first being a map of where John Cundict the Ancestor settled along with where his son Peter and his grandsons settled in the Newark/Orange New Jersey area.
What's New on the Condit Web Pages 2008
Over 6000 new records of Condits and their Cousins. It has been an exciting time working through the family of Samuel Cundict, first grandson of John Cundict, the Ancestor. I have 100% of Samuel's line from the Genealogical Record of the Condit Family, Descendants of John Cunditt, 1678 to 1885 available here with approximately 50% of the family records sheets information added. Another couple of hundred family record sheets yet to go along with all the information sent into the Condit Family genealogists from about 1960 until 2007.
I have also been expanding my direct family tree although not very much since starting work on the Condits and Cousins data. Primarily I have been filling in the edges with no new breakthroughs of brickwalls. If anyone has any information on Hannah Morris' family in Essex County, New Jersey in about 1800, please send it to me! She is one of my brickwalls! I hope this site meets with your expectations of what a good genealogy site should contain. If you have any recommendations, please send them along.
I haven't had time to make a list of "new cousins" since they have been coming hot and heavy during the last year. I am probably averaging one new Condit cousin a week and there are other lines also. So maybe next time.
What's New on the Condit Web Pages 2007
This release of my genealogy includes my wife's family back through America and into both Ireland and England. Her family shares a rich heritage of both recent immigrants and lines back to the start of America. I have also tracked my daughter's husband's line, the Putnam's, through Virginia during the last two hundred years.
I have begun adding the Condit family from the early years of our country into the genealogy to allow those of you who are not in my line to find your Condit ancestors. I have also added several new cousin's lines right down to their own entry. As always, I am looking for new cousins to add to the list and enter into the genealogy. Won't you join us?
What's New on the Condit Web Pages - 2004
My how a year flys by when you think about updating a web site. I have had lots of visitors and lots of cousins contact me over the last year after looking at the web pages and I have really enjoyed corresponding with you all. My big genealogy excursion for 2002 was a stop at Salt Lake City and the Mormon History Center during a trip to Idaho for a cousin's wedding. The J.W. "Win" Condit clan gathered in July 2002 to celebrate the marriage of cousins and we spent 3 days in Boise, Idaho gabbing, eating, and floating down the Boise River.
The days in Salt Lake were quite eventful as I tracked down the elusive parents of David I. Parks, the father and grandfather of two of my direct Condit line ancestors. This set of parents had avoided detection for many years and it was nice to finally identify them from Deed, Probate, and Dower records in Dutchess County, New York. The search in the court records of Dutchess County were inspired by a document Cousin Richard Buckman found indicating the selling of land by David I. Parks and a group of other Parks family members. This eventually led to a hypothesis that Jonas and Zillah Parks was David Parks parents and that the others listed in the deed were his brothers, sisters, and in-laws. This proved correct when I found court records that documented his family and his father. Subsequent research in the census records have led my cousins and I to the tentative identification of David's grandfather and a set of records that lead from Dutchess County back through Connecticut to the Parke family in Massachusetts. I now have four other cousins helping me with analysis of this family, two that have been helping me for years and Cousin Richard Buckman and Cousin xxx xxx, both of whom are descendents of siblings of Jonas Parks of Dutchess County, New York. I am sure more research is need in court records to prove this line back to MA, but we've made a lot of progress.
I have also identified several more generations of my mother's Ray family. Census records on the web allowed me to track back two more generations and then contact with a cousin took me back another generation as we both found our first other cousin tracking the Ray family in Illinois back to Tennessee. I also have used the census records to identify my mother's grandfather on the Hand side of the family.
You will note that I have put a copy of Captain (Rev. War) Jonathan Condit's last will and testament on the web site. After I a lot of squinting and consulting with my wife we think we have a proper translation. It identifies the timeframe when my ggggrandfather, Jeptha Condit, died, but gives no additional information as to how or specifically when. Still nice to have.
I also have put several of the letters from Silas Whitehead Condit's first two wives to family in Maine on the site. Not of interest to many except family and those interested in the Nauvoo period of Mormon history. Silas' return to Nauvoo and subsequent flight west make interesting reading.
I am now trying to put together all the descendents of Silas Whitehead Condit, John Henry's father. If I can bring this any where close to up to date will be only because you, the reader, has helped me. So send all that great information you have on your branch of the family. I actually have been contacted by several of the descendents of Silas and his third wife, Cordelia. This has helped to fill in some of the families, but I am still looking to fill in the rest of the family.
New Cousins Identified
New cousins will be a re-occuring part of the "What's New" page. I want to share with the Condit descendant community the list of people researching and participating in Condit research. Over the last year I have had a chance to correspond with many Condit cousins, several of which have been willing for me to share his family information on the web site.
- Edward10 (Edward Francis9, Edward W.8, Francis Ridley7, Israel D.6, John5, Matthew4, John3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt) Edward's family moved west to California around 1900 after being in New Jersey for many years.
- David11 (George Rhodes10, Elizabeth Jane Griffin9, Annette Condit8, Josiah7, William6, David5, Jabez4, Philip3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt) David has recently tracked down his Condit family and is really interested in expanding his knowledge.
- David 11 (Frances Ultican10, Mary Condit9, J. Ervin8, John H.7, Silas W.6, Jeptha5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt) David and his son recently visited the old homesteads in Idaho.
- Timothy 12 (Jeanne Chambers11, Walter Chambers10, J. Walter Chambers9, Abigail Ruff8, Almira Tompkins Fox7, Almira Tompkins6, Sarah Condit5, Col. David4, Samuel3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt) Timothy has shared quite a bit of documented family from Almira Tompkins back and I hope he doesn't mind that I've put some of it on the site.
What's New on the Condit Web Pages - 2002
During the last few years I have identified verified Silas Whitehead Condit's first and second wives. Silas' first wife was always known to be a Parker and his second wife was a Hiscock or sometimes a Hitchcock, but who knew they were related? It turned out that Julia Ann Parker, Silas' first wife, was Sarah (Sally) Hiscock's, Silas' second wifes aunt, Julia being Sarah's mothers sister. This information, along with 14 letters written by Julia and Sally back to family in Maine while they lived in Ohio, Nauvoo, and Illinois, was shared by Bill Kempton and Bill is not even related directly to the Condit's.
During 2004 I finished and formated several pages of information including brief articles on my Grandfather, John Winford Condit, my Great Grandfather John Henry Condit, and my Great Uncle Ervin Condit. I have also created a Adobe PDF copy of the "Pioneer History of Hagerman Valley" by my Grandfather that I created in 1997 for the Win Condit Family Reunion in Idaho.
I have also finally put on the web the series of sketches that Parker Smith Condit drafted during data collection for the 1916 Condit Family Genealogy. Parker was the source for a lot of the information on the Silas Whitehead Condit family and descendents, and although he got most of it right, he did not get it all right. These sketches have been residing in the same town Parker lived in for many years and although deteriorating greatly, have been typed and shared by a great niece of Silas Whitehead Condit.
The last new item is a partial copy of a newspaper article from the Little Sioux Hustler from 15 February 1915. In the article, T. B. Neely shares about the founding of Little Sioux Iowa and how my Great, Great Grandfather, Silas Condit, became the first postmaster of the town. An interesting story of the early frontier and how it didn't pay to cross the early pioneers, you just might get crossed back. It also indicates that politician have always been willing to stick it to their enemies and help thier friends.
I have completed entry of all the information I have or I have been provided on the descendents of John Henry Condit. Most of this information came from the "Condit Clan" prepared by my cousin Karen Bell, and her mother Marilyn Bell. They put together a family tree back in 1989 and although not updated since it is pretty complete starting with John Henry Condit. I am now trying to put together all the descendents of Silas Whitehead Condit, John Henry's father. If I can bring this any where close to up to date will be only because you, the reader, has helped me. So send all that great information you have on your branch of the family.
New Cousins Identified
New cousins will be a re-occuring part of the "What's New" page. I want to share with the Condit descendant community the list of people researching and participating in Condit research. Over the last three months I have had a chance to correspond with two additional Condit cousins, one of which has been willing for me to share his family information on the web site.
- Richard11 (Richard10, Theodore9, John8, Theodore7, Moses6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt) Rich's family moved to Virginia/Maryland in the early years.
- David (...Anna6, Byram5, Peter4, Peter3, Peter2, John1 Cunditt)-David is especially interested in the Condit family in Kentucky around Ohio Co.
What's Coming in the Future? - 2002
I am currently trying to decipher and type a copy of Captain (Rev. War) Jonathan Condit's last will and testment. I found the will on microfilm at the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton, NJ and I am attempting to decipher it. It is not a good copy and parts of it are unreadable, but I am trying.
The letters from Silas Whitehead Condit's first two wives to family in Maine are also on my list of things to put on the web. Bill Kempton has given his permission to scan his documents and put them on the web.
I am also trying to put all of the Condit family genealogy onto this site. Currently I only have my line with a few others. I have the children of each of my ancestors entered along with a few additional that might tie in later or earlier. In addition to these lines I have tried to extract the lines of any other Condit researchers that I know of directly. So if you would like your line on the site just let me know, gedcoms appreciated so I don't have to hand enter the information.
Additional documents, history information, letters from Condit's to Condit's, are all on my long term agenda, the only qualifier is time and I know all of you are suffering from a lack of that just as I am.
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