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Manuscript Group 67, Lewis Condict (1773-1862), Doctor and statesman Papers, 1833-1837, 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 67


Summary:

Notes on New Jersey Revolutionary War veterans and their families collected by Condict primarily from pension applications submitted between 1833 and 1839.  Most abstracts contain testimony concerning the applicant's military service.  A typescript copy is in the Halsey Collection (H 412).  Printed in New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings, n.s., 5-10 (1920-25).

Gift of Joseph F. Tuttle

 

Biographical Note:

Lewis Condict, the youngest child of Annie Byram (d.1826) and Peter Condict (1744-1774), was born in Morristown, New Jersey on March 3, 1773.  He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794 and soon entered into medical practice in his hometown of Morristown.

He also entered public office, serving as sheriff of Morris County in 1800 and as a member of the New Jersey Assembly from 1805-1810, the final two years of which he was speaker. He next served as a U.S. congressman from 1811-1833 and then from 1837-1838 he again was speaker of the Assembly. During his time in office, Condict was appointed as a commissioner to settle the boundary dispute between New York and New Jersey and as a presidential elector (1840).

In addition to his medical and political career, Condict was active in a number of other areas. He was a trustee for the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (1827-1861), the first president of the Morris and Essex Railroad Company (1825), a commissioner of the Trenton asylum, a founding member of the American Colonization Society, a member of the State Medical Society, chairman of the Reception Committee for General Lafayette at Morristown (1825), and an accomplished Latin scholar.

On October 6, 1798, Lewis Condict married Martha Woodhull (1781-1820), with whom he had ten children. On December 20, 1824, the widower Condict married Martina Elmendorf (1784-1851), with whom he had another daughter. Lewis Condict died on May 26, 1862 in Morristown, New Jersey.

Sources:

Condit, Jotham H. and Eben Condit. Genealogical Record of the Condit Family, Descendants of John Cunditt, A Native of Newark, NJ, 1678-1885 (Ward & Tichenor: Newark, NJ), pgs. 184-185.

Wickes, Stephen. History of Medicine in New Jersey, and of its Medical Men, From the Settlement of the Province to A.D. 1800 (Martin R. Dennis & Co.: Newark, NJ, 1879), pgs. 214-215.

 

Provenance Note:

This collection was a gift to the Society from Reverend Joseph F. Tuttle, who was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1818, moved to Ohio in 1832, and later became the president of Wabash College in Indiana. He was a noted writer and historian.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The Lewis Condict Papers consist of a bound volume of notes on Revolutionary War pension applications taken by Lewis Condict between the years 1833-1837. In these notes, Condict attempted to outline and verify the war service of 122 applicants using each man’s own statements and/or the testimony of fellow soldiers. He then passed his findings along to the pension office where they approved or declined the application.

The notes are often under the headings "The case of…" or "Testimony of … in case of …" In addition, the application can be filed by the veteran’s widow under her husband’s name. Occasionally it is unclear to which case the notes are referring.

The case notes are in no particular order and are not indexed. However, below are two lists of the applicants whose names appear in the volume. The first list gives the names in the order they appear and assigns a number to each name. This number has been used in the second list, which places the names in alphabetical order, to give the user an idea of where that case is located in the volume. The lists only refer to the first time an applicant’s case is mentioned.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 348, Lewis Condict (1773-1862) Diary

Manuscript Group 123, Jemima Condict (1754-1779) Diary

Manuscript Group 324, Ruth W. Condict (1798-1815) Diary

Manuscript Group 454, Condit-Dodd Family Papers

 

List of pension applicants in the order they appear: List of pension applicants alphabetically:

1.

Clark Miller

Aber (?), Israel

77

2.

R. Stanbury

Allen, Samuel

119

3.

Jonathan H. Osborn

Alwood, Benjamin

84

4.

Erick Ryno

Anderson, Cornelius

103

5.

Daniel Hetfield

Baird, John

112

6.

William Clark

Baldwin, John P.

30

7.

Jacob Davis

Baldwin, Stephen

44

8.

Henry Williams

Beam, Peter

74

9.

David Williams

Bedford, David

101

10.

John Dunham

Blower, John

59

11.

Jacob Ludlum

Brookfield, Brown

40

12.

Nathan Elmer

Brookfield, Jacob

69

13.

Joseph Doty

Brown, Stephen

24

14.

Jacob Potter

Buck, A.

118

15.

Amos Potter

Burt, Benjamin

82

16.

Abraham Harrison

Chedister, Phineas

85

17.

George Townly

Christian, C.P.

116

18.

Nehemiah Day

Clark, Henry

122

19.

Aaron Hand

Clark, William

6

20.

James Kitchell

Clayton, Joseph H.

94

21.

Winans Harris

Compton, Job

100

22.

Dennis Morris

Comstock, Caleb

113

23.

Nathaniel Whittaker

Cook, Daniel

93

24.

Stephen Brown

Craig, Frazer

27

25

Jonathan Ruckman (?)

Davis, Jacob

7

26.

List of Pension applications

Davis, ( )

36

 

sent to Pension Office in 1834

Davison, John

115

27.

Frazer Craig

Day, Artemas

86

28.

Aaron Thompson

Day, Moses

108

29.

Isaac Tompkins

Day, Nehemiah

18

30.

John P. Baldwin

Dorlane (?), Peter

104

31.

Samuel Satphin (?)

Doty, Joseph

13

32.

Israel Lee

Dunham, John

10

33

Jacob Sisco (?) (b.1760)

Duran, Alexander

80

34.

Jos. Lyons

Edwards, Jacob

106

35.

Daniel Skellinger

Elmer, Nathan

12

36.

( ) Davis

Erwin, David

107

37.

Peter Hendrickson

Eston, Samuel

79

38.

John Hall

Fairchild, Benjamin

62

39.

John A. Hight (?)

Farrand, Bethuel

61

40.

Brown Brookfield (b.1760)

Farrand, Phineas

73

41.

Samuel Reynolds

Felter (?), Tunis

78

42.

Samuel Shipman

Gerard, Daniel

57

43.

Abraham Westbrook

Gurney, Isaac

117

44.

Stephen Baldwin

Hall, John

38

45.

Daniel Swayze

Hall, Josiah

72

46.

Timothy Sanders (d.1827)

Hand, Aaron

19

47.

Thomas Hill

Harris, Winans

21

48.

Jno. Jerolman (?)

Harrison, Abraham

16

49.

Joseph Sutton

Hendrickson, Peter

37

50.

Nathan Lun

Hetfield, Daniel

5

51.

Joseph Kinnan

Hight (?), John A.

39

52.

Victor King

Hill, Thomas

47

53.

Jacob Thompson

Horton, Daniel

90

54.

Richard Roff

Horton, John

92

55.

Aaron Roberts

Jacobs, John

99

56.

Robert Little

Jerolman (?), Jno.

48

57.

Daniel Gerard

Johnson, Jos.

87

58.

Peter Marshall (?)

Kelsey, ( )

111

59.

John Blower

Ketcham, James

88

60.

Frederick Moss

King, Victor

52

61.

Bethuel Farrand

Kinman, Joseph

51

62.

Benjamin Fairchild

Kitchell, James (b.1759)

20

63.

Samuel Parsons

Larrison, Thomas

76

64.

Simon Morham (?)

Lee, Israel

32

65.

Philip Scudder

Little, Robert

56

66.

Timothy Tuttle

Ludlum, Jacob

11

67.

William Willis

Lun, Nathan

50

68.

Benjamin Thompson

Lyons, Jos.

34

69.

Jacob Brookfield

McCarter, John

96

70.

Richard Stevens

Marshall (?), Peter

58

71.

Charles Wagner

Meeker, Caleb

109

72.

Josiah Hall

Miller, Clark

1

73.

Phineas Farrand

Moreau, John

89

74.

Peter Beam

Morham (?), Simon

64

75.

Joseph Wood

Morris, Dennis

22

76.

Thomas Larrison

Morris, Jonathan F.

95

77.

Israel Aber (?)

Moss, Frederick

60

78.

Tunis Felter (?)

Osborn, Jonathan H.

3

79.

Samuel Eston

Parsons, Samuel

63

80.

Alexander Duran

Pierson, Robert

102

81.

Caleb Ward

Potter, Amos

15

82.

Benjamin Burt

Potter, Jacob

14

83.

Jonas Ward

Radley, William

105

84.

Benjamin Alwood

Reynolds, Samuel

41

85.

Phineas Chedister

Roberts, Aaron

55

86.

Artemas Day

Roff, Richard

54

87.

Jos. Johnson

Ruckman (?), Jonathan

25

88.

James Ketcham

Ryno, Erick

4

89.

John Moreau

Sanders, Timothy (d.1827)

46

90.

Daniel Horton

Satphin (?), Samuel

31

91.

John Toland (?)

Scudder, Philip

65

92.

John Horton

Seely, Samuel C.

98

93.

Daniel Cook

Shipman, Samuel

42

94.

Joseph H. Clayton

Sisco (?), Jacob (b.1760)

33

95.

Jonathon. F. Morris

Skellinger, Daniel

35

96.

John McCarter

Stanbury, R.

2

97.

John Wortman

Stevens, Richard

70

98.

Samuel C. Seely

Stiles, John

114

99.

John Jacobs

Sutton, Joseph

49

100.

Job Compton

Swayze, Daniel

45

101.

David Bedford

Thompson, Aaron

28

102.

Robert Pierson

Thompson, Benjamin

68

103.

Cornelius Anderson

Thompson, Jacob

53

104.

Peter Dorlane (?)

Toland (?), John

91

105.

William Radley

Tompkins, Isaac

29

106.

Jacob Edwards

Townly, George

17

107.

David Erwin

Tuttle, Timothy

66

108.

Moses Day

Wagner, Charles

71

109.

Caleb Meeker

Ward, Caleb

81

110.

William Willet

Ward, Jonas

83

111.

( ) Kelsey

Westbrook, Abraham

43

112.

John Baird

Whittaker, Nathaniel

23

113.

Caleb Comstock

Willet, William

110

114.

John Stiles

Williams, David

9

115.

John Davison

Williams, Henry

8

116.

C.P. Christian

Willis, William

67

117.

Isaac Gurney

Wilson, Stafford

121

118.

A. Buck

Wood, Joseph

75

119.

Samuel Allen

Wortman, John

97

120.

Daniel Yard

Yard, Daniel

120

121.

Stafford Wilson

   

122.

Henry Clark

   

 

Processed by Kim Charlton, July 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

 

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