Descendants of John Belconger JR


954. James Harris

James Harris

DEATH-CONFLICT: 7 Oct 1869 (CFA II, p. 327); 7 Oct 1868 (CFA II, p. 328)

MILITARY: Served in the War of 1812, Pvt. 2nd Regt. Ga. Militia

2357. Ephraim Harris

RELATIONSHIP: Ephraim and Elizabeth Baxter Harris were twins.

960. Jonathan Conger

Jonathan Conger

RESIDENCES: Jonathan and Lydia (Howell) Conger lived at Stout's Grove, McLean Co., IL until 1848 when they went to Iowa. (CFA I, p. 241)

PROBATE: The Will of Jonathan Conger, dated 22 Jan 1857, mentions his wife, Lydia; children: Nancy Ellen Parker, John B. Conger, Charles H. Conger, Eliza Jane Conger, Lucy Ann Conger, the four children of my daughter Mary Susan Blair, now deceased. Witnesses, J.R. Lawrence and Henry Buchner. Executor, wife, Lydia.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 333 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

"Jonathan married Lydia Howell and they lived at Stout's Grove [in McLean Co., IL] until the year 1848. Then they went to Iowa, again to endure the hardships of a frontier life.

"His neighbors in McLean county tell a story of him, which shows the condition of things in the early days. He went on horseback to Bowling Green after a sack of salt. The wolves chased him and he made as good time as some of the brave soldiers in the Black Hawk War. When he had nearly reached home, he said to one of his neighbors, "I'll tell you, they were coming, and oh! They looked so savage -- I barely escaped with my life!" His fright was the subject of much merriment, for the old settlers did not fear the wolves and were anxious only to catch them.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Lydia Howell

Lydia Howell

PARENTS: The parents of Lydia Howell were cousins.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 719 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

961. Robert Barnett Conger

Robert Barrett Conger

NAME-CONFLICT: Listed as Robert Barrett and Robert Barnett in CFA I. Robert Barrett Conger, p. 42a of CFA I.

RECOLLECTIONS: Robert B. Conger attended school with Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky and Robert's wife, Nancy Howell, was Lincoln's school mate in Springfield, IL. [Note: No source citation. REH]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 42a - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CHILDREN: 9 children; three sons and six daughters (CFA I, p. 241)

"Robert Conger, my father, lived for thirty years on the farm, which he first improved in Stout's Grove. He died in the year 1860 at the age of fifty-six, leaving a wife and nine children, three sons and six daughters.

My father was an old school-mate of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky, and my mother also attended school with Lincoln near Springfield, Illinois. When I was quite a little girl I was with father in Bloomington when he met Mr. Lincoln. The latter said, "Howd you do, Bob?" Father then told me that Lincoln was a lawyer in Springfield and that he was a good man.

Father once told me of Ephraim Stout, the man from whom Stout's Grove took it's name. Shortly after father's arrival in the country he happened to be at Mr. Stout's cabin in the evening at supper time. Their table had no cloth on it, only the pewter plates and some mush and milk, which the family were eating. The old gentleman was at the hearth eating with a large spoon out of a kettle.

After the death of my father our family continued to live at the home place. Five years after his death my mother and one of my sisters died. The family remained together two years longer. Then our house caught fire and burned to the ground and the family separated.

The associations of our early home in McLean county have made it very dear to us all. It was there we listened to our parents as they told us the hardships of their early lives. I have often heard my mother speak of her fear of the Indians but she would add, that notwithstanding all her trials, those early days were full of happiness. It was great sport for her to go to the sugar camp and help make maple sugar, and eat it too, I suppose. She would tell how she spun her dozen cuts of yarn in one day and did her housework besides. Some young ladies would blush to tell this of their mothers, but I refer to it with pride, for labor was no disgrace in those days and ought not to be now."
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Unknown Ogden

NO_ISSUE: Mr. Ogden had no issue.

963. Benjamin Conger

Benjamin Conger

MILITARY: Served in the Black Hawk Indian War.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 38 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Benjamin Conger was a great hunter. One day while out in the grove he saw several deer coming towards him. As he had no gun with him he concealed himself behind a tree. When they passed him he three his knife with all force and killed one of them instantly.
(Source: Account of Miss Emma Conger in History of McLean County, IL - found in CFA I, p. 241)

Nancy Devenna Warwick

Nancy Devenna Warwick

MARRIAGE: First married to Robert McClure, 24 Dec 1818, Gibson Co., IN

2373. Isaac Conger

Isaac Conger

MILITARY-DEATH: Served in the 17th Ill. Inf. Co., G; died in service
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 38 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

964. Unknown Conger

SEX: Female

2376. Lucinda Gales Snodgrass

Lucinda Gales Snodgrass

NAME-RESIDENCES: Lucinda Gales living in Allerton, IA in 1911. (CFA I, p. 240)

Jane Davis

Jane Davis

Problem: Was she Jane Davies or Jane Davis? Maxine Leonard lists both.

Rachel Waddle

Rachel Waddle

AKA: Listed as, Rachel Waddle (?), on p. 260 in CFA II.

2381. Margaret Biles

Margaret Biles

AKA: Peggy

Unknown Unknown

Unknown Unknown

SPOUSE: "It is believed that John [Biles] had a second wife by whom he had [children].
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 260 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

2384. Daniel Walton Biles


985. Jonathan Todd

Jonathan Todd

MILITARY: War of 1812

2388. Polly Todd

Polly Todd

NEVER_MARRIED: Polly Todd never married.

994. Elizabeth Conger

Elizabeth Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

James Sims

James Sims

I deem it expedient, while in good senses of mind, to make my last will and testament. I do, therefore, leave my wife, Elizabeth Sims, sole executrix of my estate, and I do moreover leave to her my whole estate during her lifetime, and at her death do revert to my bodlily heirs, David C. Sims, William Sims and Martha Sims, to be equally divided between them, and so it is my wish. I acknowledge, in the presence of those witnessing, this is my last will and testament. (Signed) James Sims. Witnesses: Josiah Flowers, Benj. Newton.
(Source: Ross family genealogy on Google)

John Venable

John Venable

RESIDENCES: Of Claiborn Co., MS

SPOUSE: John Venable was the 2nd spouse of Elizabeth Conger

995. William Conger

William Willson Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

CHILDREN-BIRTH: Children were born in Paytonville Co., AR or Hinds Co., MS. William and his wife died when the children were young and they were raised by William's brother, Martin Conger.
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, 535 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

COMMENT: Both William and Wilson are mentioned in the will of Jonathan Conger. Could there have been two sons?

AKA: William Wilson Conger, CFA I, p. 464; William (or) Willson Conger, CFA I, p. 535.

2402. Viola Conger

Viola Conger

FATHER: William Conger

997. Mary Conger

Mary Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

Problem: Was the date of death, 6 Jan 1855 or 6 Mar 1835? Both listed in CFA I.

John Lobdell

John Lobdell

NAME-CONFLICT: John Labdelle in the Will of Jonathan Conger.

2408. John Venable Lobdell

John Venable Lobdell

RECOLLECTIONS: John V. Lobdell wrote, "I have heard my mother say that my grandmother, Margaret Conger, was a very noble woman, and that my father told her that she lost her life doing a kindly act of charity. During a severe storm she left her house to visit a sick negro slave and died from the resulting attack of pneumonia."

Thomas, Jonathan and John V. Lobdell, attracted by the fertile lands and fine opportunities for investment in the Yazoo - Mississippi Delta, came to Bolivar county in the early forties, where they purchased lands, and with their slaves opened large cotton plantations. They were among the first pioneers in this rich Delta section, and though all three of the brothers died before reaching middle life, they were highly esteemed in their new homes, and dying, left honored names behind them.
[Note: Who was Thomas Lobdell?]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. I, p. 761 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

William Estes

William Estes

SPOUSE: William Estes was the 2nd husband of Mary Conger.

998. Jane Conger

Jane Conger

PARENTS: Jonathan Conger and Margaret Elston

SPOUSE: Jane Conger was the 3rd spouse of Wilson T. Cummings.

COMMENT: It seems highly unlikely that 10 years would pass between the marriage of Jane Conger and Wilson T. Cummings before the first child was born. Especially in light of the fact that CFA II, p. 287 says she was the 3rd wife.

Wilson T. Cummings

Wilson T. Cummings

NAME-CONFLICT: Willson Cummings, CFA II, p. 724

ERROR-MARRIAGE: Married on 8 Mar 1817, not 15 Sep 1808
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 724 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

MARRIAGE: 11 Mar 1817 at Port Gibson, Claiborne, MS
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 287 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

QUESTION: Can anyone cite a source to prove the date of marriage?

2414. H. Frank Cummings

H. Frank Cummings

PROBATE: CFA II, p. 287 says, "w/p 6 Oct 1884." It is assumed that this means Will Probated.

NAME-CONFLICT: CFA I, p. 724, Frank Cummings