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 Conrad Apgar, Sr

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Conrad Apgar, Sr

  • Birth 3 Jan 1755 Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1839 Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 22684810

This is the Conrad Apgar who's lineage I will be mapping on Find a Grave. His Apgar Lineage Number is #10.

Husband of wife #1 Mary Farley and Wife #2 is Charity Hering Sutton. Son of Johannes Peter Apgar and Catherine Sharp.

Conrad was the next to the youngest son. At the age of twenty, he was already in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. Probably he was attracted to this location because of his older brother, Heinrich.Near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Conrad enlisted and served four short tours, at various times, as a wagoner and Private under Captains Carhart and Mettler and under Colonels Beavers and Frelinghuysen. His pension application was dated 14 August 1832. His application was received and pension granted, according to S File 941, recorded in the Pension Department, Washington, D.C. To receive this pension, Conrad had to appear in person in Flemington, the capital town of Hunterdon County, NJ At this time Conrad was seventy-seven years of age and a trip to Flemington and back was quite arduous and expensive for him. Besides, the one who took him to get his pension would lose a day from work, probably have to stay overnight, and pay for room and meals, plus stable for the horse. The pension for a private was small, so there was little left by the time he returned home. However, he continued to collect for several years. The last payment was dated 14 September 1837, although he continued to live for another two years. Perhaps he was unable to make the trip to collect the pension by the time he was eighty-three.As soon as he completed his Revolutionary War service, Conrad returned to Cokesbury, NJ, his native village. There, his brother, Adam, turned over to him the proprietorship of the Cokesbury Tavern or Hotel. This hotel had been built by John Farley previous to 1778. The first tavern license was issued to Adam Apgar in 1779. Adam did not own the building, but soon John Farley sold his building to Conrad Apgar. In 1813 Conrad sold the Tavern back to John.Farley in exchange for a farm valued at $2,700.00. This Hotel building is still standing today, being occupied as a private residence. The barroom and the tavern bar are still intact, the same as they were two hundred years ago.Conrad's first wife was Mary Farley, daughter of Meindurt Farley. The Farley homestead, not far from the tavern, is still occupied today. It is possible that Meindurt kept his son-in-law solvent while his daughter was living. With eight of his fourteen children still at home, Conrad must have considered it better to put his sons to work on a farm, for the hotel would not keep them very busy. This line of thinking possibly resulted in the exchange of the hotel for the farm in Cokesbury.Several of Conrad's children went West. John, the eldest, went as far as Pennsylvania. Charles, the second son, went only as far as Belvidere to find his wife, then settled in Warren County, NJ. His third son, Minard, went as far West as Ohio. Aaron, twin to Jacob C., and his sisters, Catherine and Hannah, also went to Ohio. The rest of the family seemed to be content to stay in New Jersey. Conrad is buried in the first Reformed Church Cemetery of Lebanon, NJ The headstone is located next to that of his brother Herbert's first wife, Anne. Probably the space had at first been reserved for Herbert, but then Herbert decided to be buried on his home farm. Whether Mary or Charity were buried beside Conrad is presently unknown. There is plenty of space there for both wives, but the markers, if any, have long since disappeared.

Children of Conrad Apgar & Mary Farley
John APGAR b: 17 April 1778
Charles F APGAR b: 1780
Barbara APGAR b: 6 September 1783
Mary Elizabeth APGAR b: 1784
Mindert APGAR b: 3 April 1785
Sarah APGAR b: 1787
Joshua APGAR b: 1790

Children of Conrad Apgar & Charity Sutton
Hannah APGAR b: 1793
Elizabeth APGAR b: 17 Mar 1794
Jacob C. APGAR b: 1797
Aaron APGAR b: 1797
Ann APGAR b: 12 Mar 1798
Catherine APGAR b: 26 Jan 1800
Conrad APGAR b: 21 Jun 1804

This is the Conrad Apgar who's lineage I will be mapping on Find a Grave.


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  • Maintained by: Wayne Apgar
  • Originally Created by: Duke Thatcher
  • Added: 6 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22684810
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Conrad Apgar, Sr (3 Jan 1755–1 Mar 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22684810, citing Old Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery, Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Wayne Apgar (contributor 46960918) .