THE CONDIT FAMILY
John CUNDITT, and son Peter, came to America in about 1675. Peter married and had five sons. Most, if not all, the Condits in America are related to these five gentlemen, and their wives of course.
Our interest lies with the fifth grandson of John, the ancestor Philip CONDIT. We can trace out linage directly back to 1600's but fear that it is almost at end and has now "daughtered out." My only brother died in infancy. Only my cousin remains and he with one adopted son.
Our great great grandfather was Rev. Philip CONDIT, whom with his wife Nancy GORDON Condit and their six grown children, crossed the plains with a wagon train, and settled just north of Salem, Marion, Oregon.
Alva Martin CONDIT married Cora BUCKMAN on Dec 25, 1900. They became the parents of three sons and one daughter. The oldest was my father, John Theodore CONDIT, who was born July 27, 1902. He was born in Canby, OR but lived most of his life on the family farm just north of Vancouver, WA. The property was an original donation land claim and remained in the family until the late 1970's. John was married to Geneva DAVIS on Nov. 4, 1929 and they had a daughter, Betty (that's me) and one son, Alva E. who died at the age of one year. The last year of
John's life was spent living on the Oregon coast so he could be near my family.
Alva M. Condit and
John Theodore Condit
Mary Abigail REASONER Condit Cole
with her grandson, John T. Condit
Ralph Emerson Condit
Stan Condit as a boy
John (Cunditt) Condit
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN (CUNDITT) CONDIT was born Bet. 1612 - 1656 in England or Wales, and died 1713 in Trenton New Jersey. He married DEBORAH Bet. 1637 - 1690 in England or Wales.
Child of JOHN CONDIT and DEBORAH is:
i. PETER CONDIT, b. 1670, Great Britain; d. 1713, Trenton New Jersey
Generation No. 2
2. PETER CONDIT (JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born 1670 in Great Britain, and died 1713 in Trenton New Jersey. He married MARY (WARD) HARRISON 1695 in New Jersey, daughter of SAMUEL HARRISON and MARY WARD. She was born Abt. 1675 in Newark, NJ, and died Bet. 1714 - 1770.
Children of PETER CONDIT and MARY HARRISON are:
i. SAMUEL CONDIT, b. December 06, 1696.
ii. PETER CONDIT JR, b. 1698.
iii. JOHN CONDIT, b. 1701.
iv. NATHANIEL CONDIT, b. 1703.
v. PHILIP CONDIT, b. April 1709, Newark , N.J.; d. December 23, 1801, New Jersey.
vi ISAAC CONDIT, b. 1711.
Generation No. 3
3. PHILIP CONDIT (PETER, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born April 1709 in Newark, N.J., and died December 23, 1801 in New Jersey. He married MARY DAY 1735 in New Jersey. She was born 1713 in Newark , N.J., and died September 30, 1785 in Morris CO. N.J..
Notes for PHILIP CONDIT:
Philip Condit was the fifth grandson of John the Ancestor.
In 1742 at the organization of the First Presbyterian Church at Morristown became one of the first members.
More About PHILIP CONDIT:
Child of PHILIP CONDIT and MARY DAY is:
i. JABEZ CONDIT, b. February 08, 1738/39, New Jersey; d. November 22, 1804, New Jersey.
Generation No. 4
4. JABEZ CONDIT (PHILIP, PETER, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born February 08, 1738/39 in New Jersey, and died November 22, 1804 in New Jersey. He married PHEBE SMITH. She was born 1736 in Orange, New Jersey, and died March 06, 1813 in New Jersey.
Child of JABEZ CONDIT and PHEBE SMITH is:
i. SQUIRE DAVID CONDIT, b. 1764, New Jersey; d. November 1846, Mercer CO, Penn.; m. RACHEL ROSS, 1795, Pennsylvania; b. 1773, Washington Co, Penn; d. November 1846, Mercer Co., Penn..
Generation No. 5
1. SQUIRE DAVID CONDIT (JABEZ4, PHILIP3, PETER2, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born 1764 in New Jersey, and died November 1846 in Mercer CO. Penn.. He married RACHEL ROSS 1795 in Pennsylvania. She was born 1773 in Washington Co, Penn, and died November 1846 in Mercer CO. Penn..
Notes for SQUIRE DAVID CONDIT:
David Condit resided for several years in Washington Co. PA and was married there. After the birth of his two eldest children he moved to New Vernon, Mercer Co. PA. Some other families accompanied them. This locality was then an unbroken forest, the nearest settlement being 16 miles north, known as the Taylor Settlement, and 20 miles easterly was the French Creek settlement, now the city of Franklin. Their first summer was spent in clearing a little spot where they intended to make their new home. A small log cabin was also erected during this season. Their first crop was a few bushels of oats and some turnips. Subsistence for the approaching winter being found inadequate for their support, they determined to select one of their number to remain and care for their little herd of stock, while the other members of the company returned to Washington Co. for the winter. David was chosen to remain. Procuring a little corn meal from the nearest settlement, and with the milk furnished by the stock, together with game procured by his trusty rifle, he passed a comfortable winter in his enforced retirement. The return of the colony in the spring brought three children to David, one having been born during their absence in Washington Co. His wife traveled the entire distance of 100 miles on horseback, using a mans saddle and carrying the little one, less than 4 months old, on her knee. The following summer this colony was blessed with a bountiful harvest. Twelve children were born to this family.
David was a justice of the peace for many years by appointment of the Governor. Many instances are related to parties coming to "Squire Condit" as he was always called, with the most bitter feelings of strife and resentment, who, under the mild and Christian advice given them would finally become reconciled. When nothing but litigation would satisfy contending parties, the trial was conducted with the most solemn dignity and decorum. It is said that no appeal was ever taken from this court to a higher one. The members of the new colony in Mercer Co. were Presbyterians, and founded what is now know as the old Fairfield Church, of which David became an elder. He was married to Rachel Ross in 1795.
More About SQUIRE DAVID CONDIT:
Occupation: Farmer, Justice Of The Peace
Child of DAVID CONDIT and RACHEL ROSS is:
i. REV. PHILIP CONDIT, b. May 01, 1801, Mercer CO> Penn.; d.
November 29, 1856, Aumsville OR.
Generation No. 6
2. REV. PHILIP CONDIT (DAVID, JABEZ4, PHILIP3, PETER2, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born May 01, 1801 in Mercer CO, Penn., and died November 29, 1856 in Aumsville OR. He married NANCY GORDON February 02, 1826 in Penn. She was born March 30, 1806, and died 1861 in Oregon.
More About REV. PHILIP CONDIT:
Occupation: Presbyterian Minister
Child of PHILIP CONDIT and NANCY GORDON is:
i. ALVA CONDIT, b. June 03, 1831, ILL.; d. December 01, 1862, Aumsville, OR.
Generation No. 7
3. ALVA CONDIT (PHILIP, DAVID, JABEZ4, PHILIP3, PETER2, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born June 03, 1831 in ILL., and died December 01, 1862 in Aumsville, OR. He married MARY ABIGAIL REASONER February 15, 1860, daughter of JOHN REASONER and TYPHENA NORTHWAY. She was born August 24, 1839 in Newton, ILL., and died December 14, 1925 in Aurora, OR.
Child of ALVA CONDIT and MARY REASONER is:
i. ALVA MARTIN CONDIT, b. December 23, 1862, Aumsville, OR; d. May 14, 1949, Vancouver, WA.
Generation No. 8
4. ALVA MARTIN CONDIT (ALVA, PHILIP, DAVID, JABEZ4, PHILIP3, PETER2, JOHN (CUNDITT)1) was born December 23, 1862 in Aumsville, OR, and died May 14, 1949 in Vancouver, WA. He married (1) FLORENCE FAUBIEN May 30, 1886. She was born April 17, 1869. He married (2) CORA BUCKMAN December 25, 1900 in Multnomah Co, Oregon, Home Of Lydia Buckman, daughter of THEODORE BUCKMAN and KITTY ASHCRAFT. She was born October 16, 1869 in Canby, OR, and died October 29, 1951 in Vancouver, WA.
More About ALVA MARTIN CONDIT:
Burial: May 17, 1949, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
Notes for CORA BUCKMAN:
The Buckman family owned much property in Portland Or. and Vancouver area. Much of the land around the LLOYD CENTER was once owned by Cora's uncles. This is still known as the Buckman district. The Condit family farm in Vancouver was an original donation land claim. The farm was 120 acres in size.
More About CORA BUCKMAN:
Burial: November 1951, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
Children of ALVA CONDIT and CORA BUCKMAN are:
Generation No 9
i. JOHN THEODORE CONDIT, b. July 27, 1902, Canby, Or; d. April 18, 1981, Lincoln City, Or; m. GENEVA DAVIS, November 04, 1929, Vancouver, WA, Condit Family Home; b. May 17, 1900, Harrisburg, MO; d. January 20, 1983, Lincoln City, OR.
More About JOHN THEODORE CONDIT:
Burial: April 1981, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
Notes for GENEVA DAVIS:
Geneva was actually 3 or 4 years older than she told everyone. She "dropped" a few years , I think, because she was older that John. It didn't matter. They were wed more than 50 happy years.
More About GENEVA DAVIS:
Burial: January 1983, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
ii. LYDIA LILLIAN CONDIT, b. September 29, 1903, Canby, OR; d. October 17, 1941, Vancouver, WA; m. DOUGLAS WILSON, January 14, 1929, Vancouver, WA
iii. RALPH EMERSON CONDIT, b. January 16, 1906, Canby, OR; d. May 09, 1991, Vancouver, WA. Burial: May 14, 1991, Wilson Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
iv. ORMEL MARTIN CONDIT, b. August 20, 1908, Canby, OR; d.
January 23, 1965, Vancouver, WA; m. BERNICE STANLEY; b. June 08, 1907; d. August 1979, Battlecreek, MI.
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