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 Abigail <I>Byram</I> Condict

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Abigail Byram Condict

Birth: Jan. 19, 1746
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1823 [Edit Dates]

Abigail Byram, daughter of, Ebenezer and Abigail (Alden) Byram.

Abigail Byram siblings are:

Hulda, Huldah, Edward, Ebenezer III, Naphtail, Anna, Joseph, Mary, Alden, Phoebe, Alden 1st, Alden 2nd Condict.

Abigail Byram married Silas Condict 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 war; and there was a saying among the officers encamped at Morristown that victuals were always waiting at Dame Condict's."
When Mrs. Benjamin F. Whitehead of Newark gave a party for Byram-Chidester descendants, March 9th, 1929, I wrote a Byram Ballad of which the following are the closing stanzas.
Referring to Ebenezer Byram at Mendham:--
The Black Horse Tavern there he built,
And on a summit near
He took the lead and found the means
The Hilltop Church to rear.
A Major of Militia next
King George's foe he felled,
Anon as Judge of County Court
The King's Commission hold.
Japhet his son, our forebear too,
As proudly we record,
Against that same king's tyranny
Wielded a useful sword.
Rebecca Byram Chidester
Comes next in family line,
Who more than four-score years upheld
Byram traditions fine.
When Phineas went off to war
Bravely she carried on,
And gladly welcomed him back home
When British foes were gone.
In Brookside's vale they settled down
And there reared children ten
Whose children scattered far and wide
In numbers beyond ken.
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Of Byram blood and Chidester,
All kin in some degree,
Today we gather 'neath on roof,
Proud of our legacy
Of sturdy man--and womanhood,
Of faith and loyalty,
God help us all that we may live
Up to our ancestry!

June 08, 1938
34 Chestnut Street,
Dover, New Jersey Signed: Mimerva Freeman

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune



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Gravesite Details 2nd w/o Silas Condict, Esq.

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  • Maintained by: Yvette Aune
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 27 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12180150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Byram Condict (19 Jan 1746–14 Feb 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12180150, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .