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Joseph Cory Conkling
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1794
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1872
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Joseph Cory Conkling, son of Joseph and Rebecca (Ross) Conkling was born on 21 December 1794 in Essex County, New Jersey. Family letters suggest that he was called Cory, perhaps to distinguish him from his father, Joseph. He is probably the Joseph C. Conkling listed on the Ohio Roster of the War of 1812. Joseph married on 24 April 1817, in Reily Township (Butler County), Ohio. His wife's first name was Mary and she was born on 2 March 1801 in
New Jersey. A record kept by her son, Elijah shows her maiden name as March. It was more probably, Marsh as two of Joseph's brothers married women named Marsh. Mary was born on 2 March 1801 and died on 29 January 1851 at the age of 49 years, 10 months, and 28 days.
She is buried at Bethel Cemetery, Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio. The home where Joseph and his family lived was still standing in 1999 in Reily Township, Butler County,Ohio. The current owners of the home say that several people have reported a ghost residing in the upstairs of this home. On the small two story brick home, Joseph has signed his name on the bricks along with the date 1832. He has also scribed his family's names and birth dates on the home's bricks. They were still visible in the late 1990's.

In the 1870's Joseph moved to Kansas with his sons Elijah and Moses. A family letter dated 13 September 1870 says that "Elijah's folks and Uncle Cory have gone to their
new home." They settled in Medina, Kansas which is near Topeka. Family records show that Joseph died there on 6 September 1872. Joseph seems to have maintained an active
life as he had spent a week at church camp shortly before he died.

Family links: 
  Joseph Conklin(g) (1764 - 1814)
  Rebekah Ross Conklin(g) (1769 - 1813)
  Elijah Conkling (1827 - 1908)*
  Pierson Conkling (1787 - 1870)*
  Keziah Conkling Woolley (1789 - 1850)*
  Isaac Conklin(g) (1791 - 1849)*
  David Conklin (1793 - 1841)*
  Joseph Cory Conkling (1794 - 1872)
  Daniel Conklin (1797 - 1866)*
  Elijah Conklin(g) (1799 - 1842)*
  Phoebe Ross Conkling Talbott (1800 - 1859)*
  Rebecca Conkling Conwell (1803 - 1864)*
  Aaron Conklin (1806 - 1857)*
  Felix Conklin (1808 - 1894)*
  Benjamin Conklin (1811 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Rochester Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, Lot 171
Created by: Larry & Nancy Brooks
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66483794
Joseph Cory Conkling
Added by: B. Presley
Joseph Cory Conkling
Added by: B. Presley
Joseph Cory Conkling
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