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Silas Condict
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1738
Death: Sep. 16, 1801
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

Honorable Silas Condict, son of, Peter and Phebe (Dodd) condict.

Honorable Silas Condict passed away at the age of 64 years old.

Silas Condict siblings are:

Peter and Ebenezer Condict.

Silas Condict, first wife, was Phebe Day. They married April 10, 1860, Mendham, New Jersey.

Silas Condict married (his second wife) Abigail Byram on March 16, 1763.

In "Historic Homes of NJ" the following is given. "Abigail Byram Condict, wife of Counselor Condict of Morristown. Mrs. Condict was present when Martha Washington delivered his famous rebuke to the Morristown ladies in the Ford mansion. She was a tireless knitter and early in 1779 she organized the "knitting bees" which were held at the Condict home for the benefit of the stocking less soldiers.

To close this sketch without some reference to Abigail Byram, wife of Counsellor Silas Condict of Morristown would overlook one of the most loved women of Revolutionary fame. Her father Ebenezer 2nd ( son of Ebenezer 1sr) and her mother was Abigail, daughter of Captain Ebenezer Alden. She was born in Mendahm. Her residence in Morristown during the period of Washington's encampment there, and the fact that she had no children to claim her attention, enabled her to give untiring service to the needy soliders. Her devotion to the cause of the colonies won her the approval and affection of Governor Livingston as well as of the men in the camps for whom she organized the knitting bees which provided them with stockings. Jay Mills, in his stories of historic houses in New Jersey, narrates the tradition that "the knitting kneedles flew so fast on these occasions that Governor Livingston praised their owners for their industry and noble work.

"Many famous American Generals shared the Condict hospitality during the Revolutionary War and there was a saying Among Officers encamped at Middleton the "Victuals were always waiting at Dame Condict's."

Silas Condict was a large land owner in Morristown and vicinity. During his life he was a chosen leader in public affairs both in Church and State. He was a member in the New Jersey State Legislature and was a member of the Continetal Congress. No issue.

Silas was a member of the Provincial Congress which drafted New Jersey's first constitution. He was also a member of the Council of Safety in 1778-9 and a member of the Continental Congress from 1781-4.

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Abigail Byram Condict (1746 - 1823)
  Phebe Day Condict (1743 - 1762)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Phebe Condict Cook (1762 - 1785)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
64y
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Yvette Aune
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Oct 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12180145
Silas Condict
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Silas Condict
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- Yvette Aune
 Added: Apr. 6, 2009
You opened your home and gave your hospitality to our soliders and distinguished American Generals during the Revolutionary War. Abigail (Byram) Condict gave her time to knit stockings for our troops. Thank you
- Yvette Aune
 Added: Jan. 26, 2009
 
 
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