Monday, July 26, 2010

Conger, Uzziah

Summary of Uzziah CONGER - 26 Jul 2010

Name: Uzziah CONGER
Sex: Male
Father: Job CONGER (bet 1725 and 1728 - abt 1802)
Mother: Lydia CODDINGTON (abt 1732 - abt 1800)

Individual Facts
Birth 14 Jan 1758 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ
Death 12 Jul 1834 (age 76) Cato, Cayuga Co., NY
Burial Jul 1834 (age 76) , Cayuga Co., NY, Ira Hill Cemetery

Marriage 19 Jan 1780 (age 22) New York
Job C. CONGER (19 Nov 1780 - 15 Jun 1845)
Elizabeth CONGER (1783 - 1783)
Nancy Ann CONGER (15 Mar 1786 - 7 Feb 1870)
James CONGER (1789 - )
Enoch CONGER Rev. (15 Feb 1792 - 17 Apr 1872)
Sabrina CONGER (1 Feb 1794 - 2 Sep 1875)
Lucy CONGER (20 Oct 1796 - 7 Nov 1847)
Mary CONGER (9 Dec 1797 - abt 3 Jul 1878)
Silas CONGER (7 Jan 1800 - 25 Nov 1869)
Lydia CONGER (3 Mar 1802 - 1 Apr 1848)

Notes (Individual)
Uzziah Conger

MILITARY: Served as a Corporal in Capt. Van Weis' 3rd & 5th Rensselier Company of Gen. Schuyler's 1st Albany Regt., New York, 1776-1783
(Source: Conger Confab, Vol. II, Mar 1996 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

BIOGRAPHY: Uzziah Conger was born in Woodbridge, N.J., and with his father's family removed before the Revolution to New York, finally settling in Albany County. He served in the Revolution for some seven years, part of said service being as Corporal of 5th (Rensselaerwyck) Company (Vanwies) of the 3rd Albany County (Col. Philip Schuyler's) Regiment, New York Troops. See p. 347, Vol. 1, Archives of New York. He removed with his family after the Revolution to Cayuga County, New York, where he died at Cato. He was a Revolutionary pensioner.
(Source: Book of Charles G.B. Conger, p. 45)

Uzziah Conger removed with his father's family from Rahway, NJ to Dutchess Co., New York about 1770, and finally settled in Albany county, NY.

He served in the Revolution for seven years, a part of said service being as corporal of Van Wie's Co. of 3rd Albany Co., Regiment Troops. He also served in the 5th Resselaerwyck Regt (Page 347, Vol. I., Archives of New York).

He removed with his family after the Revolution to Cayuga county, New York, where he died at Cato. He was a Revoluntionary Pensioner.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 493 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

He was known as, Deacon Uzziah Conger, due to being a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church.

A Presbyterian Church founded in 1836 at Meridan, NY was a branch of the Ira Hill Church founded in 1807.

In 1836, Nancy Ann Conger Bradt, Sabrina Conger Cogswell, Mary Conger Elwell and Lydia Conger Van Wie brought their certificates to the Meridan Church. They were daughters of Uzziah and Mary (Hungerford) [Conger].

Nancy was dismissed 17 Mar 1845; Mary dismissed 9 Jul 1837; Sabrina d. 1 Apr 1848. [What does the "d." abbreviation mean? REH] They are buried in the Meridan Cemetery.

The Ira Church ceased to function sometime about 1876. No records of that church have been found, but that Ira Church must have been the Presbyterian Church where the two Job Congers were deacons. There were two Job Congers living there in 1820, along with Uzziah, John, Benjamin, Hugh and William Conger. They all had families in the 1820 census.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 221 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

DEATH-CEMETERY: Date of death, 12 Jul 1834, from the tombstone inscription at Ira Hill Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY. (CFA II, p. 723)

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