Judge Silas Condict


Judge Silas Condict

Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Sep 1801 (aged 63)
Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 12180145 View Source
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Honorable Silas Condict, son of, Peter and Phebe (Dodd) Condict. Peter was the son of John Condict, a Weaver from Wales who came to Newark NJ in 1678.

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

Silas Condict siblings are:

1) Peter Condict
2) Ebenezer Condict

Silas Condict, first wife, was Phebe Day. They married in 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.

The Honorable Silas Condict was a member of the Provincial Congress, NJ, and helped draft the First Constitution of NJ.
See picture Re: Sites of Interest in the Sons of American Revolution memorial plaque shown here by this memorial's original creator,P. Reilly, who transferred this memorial of my ancestor.

The Honorable Silas Condict's lineage was of Peter Condict, of Peter Condict, of John Condict (memorialized surname).

Silas married first, Phebe Day, and had Elizabeth Phebe, who married James Cook, who had Elizabeth, who married James Cutler, who had Silas C., Abigail S. Cutler,Rev. James B. Hyndshaw, and Silas Condict.

He married 2nd, Abigail Byram --John Alden/Priscilla Mullin's great, great granddaughter.

Unfortunately, The Daughters of the American Revolution misspelled Silas' patriotic Revolutionary War surname as Condit; Perhaps this information was based upon the 1885 or 1916 Condit genealogy books by the two Condit authors of the Condit Family Assoc., of which no Condicts were involved. The book was published 50 years after the Condict memorial was erected by the Honorable Silas Condict, John's great, great grandson on this site.

He is listed with the Sons of the American Revolution as patriot # 137230.
The Honorable Silas Condict, who erected the foremost & only John & Peter Condict gravestone memorial for his great, great grandfather, John, and his great grandfather, Peter, was a member of the Continental Congress 1781-1784, and Speaker of the House (1792,1793., 1794 and 1797) in the New Jersey Legislature.
Silas is also found on wikipedia and in historical Congressional Archives of the State of New Jersey.
Bio is written by a direct descendant.

Source 1: Byram's in America Book by John Byram
Source 2: Yvette E. Aune
FAG: 47044096

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  • Maintained by: Yvette Aune
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 27 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12180145
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Silas Condict (7 Mar 1738–16 Sep 1801), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12180145, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .