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William CONGLETON, Sr.

Male Abt 1765 - 1843  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name William CONGLETON 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1765  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1843  Guernsey County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Note by compiler: This William CONGLETON is often confused with the William CONGLETON who died before April 26, 1826 in Jackson County, IN.

      (2) Source: Marleen Van Horne <http://home.jps.net/~msvnhrn/VanHorne/conglton.html>.

      (3) Ohio, 1787-1840 Land and Tax Records [database online], Genealogy.com:

      P. 28:

      BELMONT COUNTY, OH 1806 TAX LIST
      Auditor of State of Ohio

      RESIDENT LANDS . . .
      Congleton, Wm.

      P. 31:

      BELMONT COUNTY, OH 1810 TAX LIST
      "Tax Resident Duplicate for Belmont County for the Year 1810"
      Auditor of State of Ohio

      Townships: Co-Colerain; Go-Goshen; Ki-Kirkwood; Pe-Pease; Pu-Pultney; Ri-Richalnd; Un-Union; Wa-Warren; Wh-Wheeling; Yo-York . . .
      Name: Congleton, Wm.
      Township: Richland

      (4) Early Ohio Settlers, 1700s-1900s [database online], Genealogy.com, p. 111:

      Index to Tax List of 1810 for Belmont County, Ohio, Received June 20, 1810 by B. Hough, Auditor, Recorded July 16, 1810:

      Congleton, William

      (5) A household headed by Wm. CONELITON is listed in the 1820 census of Wells Township, Guernsey County, OH.

      Listed in Wm.'s household are 1 free white male under 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 16 and 18 years of age; 3 free white males between 16 and 26 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 16 years of age; and 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Wm. is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Wm.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      It appears that the other persons listed in Wm.'s household include not only children of Wm. and/or his wife, but also other persons.

      (6) A household headed by William S. CONKELTON is listed in the 1830 census of Madison Township, Guernsey County, OH.

      Listed in William S.'s household are 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 2 free white females between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 60 and 70 years of age.

      Assuming that William S. is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1770 and 1780, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that William S.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, she would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in William S.'s household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son [which son would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census], and two daughters [which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1830 census].

      (7) A household headed by William CONKLINTON Sr. is listed in the 1840 census of Madison Township, Guernsey County, OH.

      Listed in William's household are 1 free white male between 70 and 80 years of age; and 1 free white female between 70 and 80 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in William's household in the 1840 census, William must be the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 70 and 80 years of age. He was born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 70 and 80 years of age, she would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1840 census.

      (8) http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.congleton/122/mb.ashx:

      [Author: Marleen Van Horne; Date: 9 Aug 2007 9:18PM GMT]

      Guernsey County
      State of Ohio
      Will Book B
      Page 27

      William Congleton???s Will

      I William Conkleton of the County of Guernsey and State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz that is to say.

      First. It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.

      Second. I Give devise and bequeath to beloved wife Jane Conkleton in lieu of her dower all the live stock, Horses Cattle, Sheep Hogg and by me now owned and kept on the farm on which I now reside and also all the house hold furniture and other Items of property not particulary named and other wise disposed of in this will during her natural life and at the death of my said wife all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid or so much there of as may then remain unexpended shall be at her my said wifes disposal to do with as she may see proper.

      Third. I Give and devise to my eldest son David Congleton the one half of the farm on which I now reside situate in Madison Township Guernsey County and State of Ohio containing about one hundred and twenty five acres to be divided equal through the center of said tract and my son David as aforesaid is to have the North East side of said farm containing about Sixty two and one half acres, and to his heirs and assigns forever by him my said son David to be at the one half of all the necessary expense of keeping my beloved wife as aforesaid during her natural life. Such as is necessary for her to have for a comfortable living.

      Fourth. I Give and bequeath to my second son James Conkleton five Dollars to be paid at or soon after my death by my son David and my third son William Conkleton Equally.

      Forth. I Give and bequeath to my third son William Conkleton the one half of the farm I now live on described as aforesaid and after dividing as aforesaid he is to have the South West side of said farm east of my two sons. David & William is to be equal in all expenses dividing said farm. William???s half is to him and to his heirs and assigns forever as aforesaid & him William is to be at one half of keeping my said wife as aforesaid in my third bequest.

      Fifth. I do Give and bequeath to my four grand children Martha & Eliza Conkleton & William & Leonidas Conkleton sons & daughters of my son John Conkleton who is now deceased in hand every one of them five dollars to be paid in two years after my decease and to be paid by my sons David & William each share alike.

      And lastly, I do give give and bequeath to my two daughters, Elizabeth Day and and Margaret Walker One Dollar Each to be paid at any time after my death to be paid by my son David and William Conkleton.

      Lastly of all I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons David & William Conkleton to be the executors of this my last will and testiment revoking and annulling all former wills by me made & rattify and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testiment. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

      William Congleton {seal}

      signed published and declared by the above named William Congleton as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses the same.

      James McMullen
      John Everton

      The State of Ohio Guernsey County SS.
      Court of Common Pleas April Term 1843

      The foregoing last will and testament of William Congleton late of Guernsey County Ohio deceased being brought it into court and James Mc Mullen and John Everton witnesses to said will appeared in Court and being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the testator sign will that he requested the same as a witness thereto in the presence at the request of said testator and the said Testator was at the time of executing said will of sound mind and memory of full age and not under any restraint. I hereby certify that the foregoing testimony was taken in open Court on the seventeenth day of April Anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty three and that the said will ws approved by the Count and ordered to be recorded with the testimony taken to move the same.

      Attest Thos. W Peacock Clerk of Said Court

      * * *

      This William Congleton was married twice, both marriages taking place in New Jersey. His first wife was probably named Elizabeth, or Eliza, last names unknown. His second wife was Jane, last name unknown.

      William and Elizabeth has [sic] one son, John Congleton, born in New Jersey in 1787. John died 19 January 1838 in Alleghany Township, Armstorng [sic] County, Pennsylvania. John and his wife Jane Derby had four children, Eliza, Martha, William and Leonidas.

      William married secondly, Jane, about 1796. Their three oldest children, Elizabeth, James, and David were born in New Jersey in 1798 and 1802. Please note William???s will names David Congleton as the oldest son. The census records imply David and James were either twins, or James was older. If these brothers were twins, both were born in New Jersey before the family moved to Ohio. Their children, Margaret and William were born in Ohio, in 1806 and 1809, respectively. The census records show all of these children either born in New Jersey or Ohio. The census records of Margaret Congleton Walker for 1880 shows both her parents born in New Jersey. James Congleton and Elizabeth Congleton Day were listed as being born in New Jersey in 1850, as was his mother, Jane.

      The 1880 census receords of John Congleton???s two daughters, Elizabeth Congleton Ulum and Martha Leonard show their father born in New Jersey.

      There is possibly one other daughter, a Mary Congleton, who died before William???s will was written.

      The land mentioned in the will was purchased by William Congleton on 13 September 1821 and 13 January 1831. The first deed is recorded in Guernsey County Deed Book D, page 149, and the second in Guernsey County Deed Book S, page 218. There is no evidence he ever owned any other land in Guernsey County.

      This William Congleton died in Guernsey County, Ohio in March 1843.

      (9) http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.congleton/122.1.1/mb.ashx:

      [Author: Marleen Van Horne; Date: 7 Apr 2008 10:13PM GMT]

      I want to make sure you understand this William Congleton was NOT the brother of Moses Congleton. Moses's brother, William Congleton died in Jackson County, Indiana prior to April 1826. At that time a deed was recorded in settlement of his estate that names all of his children, in Jackson County. A transcription of this deed can be found on the Congleton message board, if you go back to the early years, probably before 2000.

      Many Congleton researchers have confused these two men. Both men owned property in Guernsey County between 1815 and 1821, and they had the same name. The William of this will was married to Jane [Unknown] who like her husband was born in New Jersey. Jane died in Washington County, Ohio after 1850. Moses's brother, William, was married to a lady named Nancy. I do not know what happened to Nancy, but I believe she lived out her days in Jackson County, Indiana.
    Person ID I8347  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Family 1 Jane (CONGLETON),   b. Abt 1768, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 Sep 1850, Washington County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1798  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William CONGLETON, Jr.,   b. 18 Sep 1803, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1872, Liberty Township, Washington County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret CONGLETON,   b. 30 Apr 1805, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1882, Eagle Township, Vinton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary CONGLETON,   b. 16 May 1810, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1833, Salem Township, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth CONGLETON,   b. Abt 1798, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Jun 1880  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     5. David CONGLETON,   b. Abt 1802, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1867, Liberty Township, Washington County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     6. James CONGLETON,   b. 23 Aug 1802, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1877, Liberty Township, Washington County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F4030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 --- (CONGLETON),   d. Bef 1798 
    Married Bef 1787  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John CONGLETON,   b. Abt 1787, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1838, Armstrong County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F4031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart