Condits and Cousins Family History - Person Sheet
Condits and Cousins Family History - Person Sheet
NameSilas Whitehead Condit7,455,456,41,42,43,457,458, 1648
Birth17 Jul 1819, Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey7
Baptism3 Feb 1842, Ohio459
Death27 Oct 1879, Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa7
Burial29 Oct 1879, Little Sioux Cemetery, Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa
Memofindagrave #113019540
FatherJeptha Condit , 164 (1767-~1820)
MotherCharlotte Smith (1782-1854)
Birth3 Feb 1821, Farmington, Kennebec Co., Maine460,461
Death11 Jun 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois462
BurialOld Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois
FatherPeter Parker III (1777-1842)
MotherSally Bradford (1778-1852)
Marriage15 Jun 1842, Delaware Co., Ohio463
ChildrenParker Smith , 1648 1 (1843-1926)
Birth18 Dec 1824, Farmington, Franklin Co., Maine465,466
Death13 May 1867, Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa7
BurialLittle Sioux Cemetery, Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa
Memofindagrave #113019691
FatherThomas Hiscock Jr. (1795-1842)
MotherSally Parker (1800-1826)
Marriage27 Sep 1844, Delaware Co., Ohio467
ChildrenMary Angline (Died as Child), 1648 2 (1845-1848)
 John Henry , 1648 3 (1847-1940)
 Leonard Merry , 1648 4 (1850-1912)
 Sarah Mariah , 1648 5 (1852-1895)
 Cordelia (Died as Infant), 1648 6 (1855-1855)
 Julia Adaline , 1648 7 (1856-1925)
 Silas Dana , 1648 8 (1859-1931)
 Frederick T. (Died as Infant), 1648 9 (1866-1867)
Birth7 Sep 1840, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois474,475
Death5 May 1909, Weiser, Washington Co., Idaho474,476
BurialHillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington Co., Idaho474
Memoas Cordelia Condit
FatherEgbert Ellsworth (1816-)
MotherSarah Parrish (1820-1842)
Marriage19 Sep 1870, Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa477
ChildrenLottie Estella , 1648 A (1871-1956)
 Frank Alvin , 1648 B (1873-1949)
 Bertha May , 1648 C (1876-1961)
 Catherine (Died as Infant), 1648 D (1878-1878)
 Florance (~1878-)
Notes for Silas Whitehead Condit
Silas was a shoemaker by trade. In early life he went to Ohio, and settled in Sunbury, where his first child was born. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in about 1843 where he borrowed money from the church to build a house that is still standing in Nauvoo. In the spring of 1847, after the troubles after the the death of Joseph Smith the Prophet, he went West to the town of Kainsville, now Council Bluffs, on the Missouri River. After the death of his brother Amos he decided to leave Kanesville and in the spring of 1848 he placed his family and a few household goods in a wagon drawn by oxen and started north to the valley at the junction of the Missouri and Little Sioux Rivers. There were no roads or bridges, and rivers were crossed by fording or on rafts. He settled near what is now Little Sioux, Iowa, and built a log house covered with bark from cottonwood trees. There were no windows and the door was of split planks put together with wooden pins. The fireplace was built of sod. For some time his only neighbors were Indians, as this region was the hunting ground of several tribes. They were often in danger from the Indians, but while a family only seven miles away were killed and their house burned, they were not injured. The Indians called him "Tunger-maw-he," meaning Big Knife. The clothing of the family was made by his wife from skins which he tanned. Their provisions were such as they could raise, shoot, or catch in the streams. He had a corn mill, which was operated by a crank turned by hand. This was fastened to a tree, the hopper holding about a peck of shelled corn. It was called Condit's Mill by their few white neighbors, who came from miles around with their shelled corn to grind their grist. He was appointed the first postmaster in Harrison County, Iowa, at Little Sioux. He was also the first justice of the peace, and as such performed the first marriage ceremony in the county. On this occasion he was dressed in a new suit of buckskin made by his wife. He killed the deer and tanned the hides. The thread was dried sinews from the deer's spine. He would work his farm, sell enough of his produce to pay his expenses and go out and preach the gospel until his money was gone, come back for another supply and go out again. He died Oct. 27, 1879, in Little Sioux, Iowa, a strong believer in Christ and his church.7

Deed from Joseph Smith to Silas W. Condit for southeast quarter of lot number four in block number 119 in the City of Nauvoo, IL dated 9 Nov 1843, recorded 6 December 1843.478

Walked from Little Sioux, IA to Council Bluffs, IA along with several others, to vote in the 1852 Presidential elections.479

Nauvoo : Block 119, Lot 4, E/2 of S/2
Kimball 1st: Block 5, Lot 46, SE Corner tenant

Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register pg 114
70's Record, pg 164
Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 11, p 292-294

Picture Silas Condit home
Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Susan Easton Black, Vol 2, p 265-266

Silas Whitehead Condit joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 3 February 1842 in Ohio, being baptized by John Riggs. He was ordained an elder by Hyrum Smith and John P. Greene. He was ordained a seventy and later endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on 7 January 1846. Silas was a resident of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, in 1840 and of Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, from 1843-1846. During these years he earned his living as a shoemaker.
He was baptized and confirmed a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by J. McIntosh. He was appointed to serve a mission by the General Conference of 1863. He was ordained an evangelist.
Source: Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-1871, Book A, pp. 90, 126, 428, 433, 575
Notes for Julia Ann (Spouse 1)
Mentioned in her father’s will.480
Notes for Silas Whitehead & Julia Ann (Family)
Ret. & Recorded June 28, 1842
Attest. - W.D.Heim, Clerk
Silas W. Condit & Julia Ann Parker lic. June 15th 1842
State of Ohio Delaware County
On the 15th day of June AD 1842 I solemized the marriage of Silas W. Condit with Julia Ann Parker - Ahab Jinks m.g.
Notes for Sarah Parker “Sally” (Spouse 2)
Mentioned in his grandfather’s will, “Sally Hiscock who now lives with me.”480
Was a niece of Silas Whitehead Condit’s first wife.
Notes for Cordelia Cidelia (Spouse 3)
Born possibly 15 Sep 1840374,481
Possible spelling last name of Eldridge
Did Cordelia remarry in Baker Co., Oregon on 25 Dec 1891 to Thomas Finlayson?
Listed in 1900 census as Cordelia Waldo473
Last Modified 12 Jun 2015Created 12 May 2018 using Reunion for Macintosh
Created 12 May 2018 by David E. Condit with Reunion for the Macintosh

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