Person:Samuel Conklin (4)

  • HSamuel Conklin1788 - 1860
  • WMary Elwell - Bef 1817
m. 7 Apr 1813
m. 19 May 1817
  1. Ann Eliza ConklinBet 1817 & 1829 -
  2. Mary ConklinBet 1819 & 1831 -
  3. Samuel Clarence Conklin1820 - 1905
  4. Priscilla Conklin1827 - 1887
m. 20 May 1832
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Conklin
Unknown Samuel Conklen
Unknown Samuel Conklyn
Unknown Samuel Conkelon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1788 New York, United States
Alt Birth[2] New Jersey, United States
Marriage 7 Apr 1813 Salem, New Jersey, United Statesto Mary Elwell
Marriage 19 May 1817 Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesto Hannah Elwell
Alt Marriage 16 May 1832 Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesto Sarah Smith
Marriage 20 May 1832 Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesto Sarah Smith
Residence? aft 1832-1860 Indiana, United States
Residence[1] 1850 Wayne (township), Randolph, Indiana, United States
Death[2] 1860 Randolph, Indiana, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    1850 United States Federal Census

    Name: Samuel Conklin
    Age: 62
    Birth Year: abt 1788
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1850: Wayne, Randolph, Indiana
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 833
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Samuel Conklin 62
    Sarah Conklin 40
    Catharine Conklin 12
    Angelina Conklin 8
    Francis M Conklin 4
    Washington Conklin 0
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Wayne, Randolph, Indiana; Roll: M432_168; Page: 99B; Image: 200

  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, John L. Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana: with biolographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: A. W. Bowen, 1914)
    pp. 1481 and 1482.

    The Conklin family is eminently entitled to specific mention in a work
    of the nature of the one in hand, for the name has been an honored and in-
    fluential one here since the early pioneer days. The various members of the
    family have played well their parts in the local drama of civilization, leading
    industrious, helpful and honorable lives, taking a leading part in the general
    upbuilding of the locality. One of the best known of the younger generation
    is Jacob E. Conklin, successful farmer and stock raiser of ¥Vayne township.
    Mr. Conklin was born in the above-named township and county on
    September 19, 1874. He is a son of Jacob Conklin, who was born in Ran-
    dolph county on April 14, 1846, and was a son of Samuel and Catherine
    Conklin, who were among the first settlers of the county, braving the wilder-
    ness here when neighbors were few and privations and hardships many.
    _lacob Conklin, the father, grew up amid pioneer conditions and found plenty
    of hard work to do in assisting his father develop the home farm from the
    virgin soil. He received such education as the old-time schools of the rural
    districts afforded. In 1865 he married Mary A. Ingle, and to them six chil-
    dred were born, three of whom are still living. Mr. Conklin has devoted his
    life to general farming and has been very successful. He owns a valuable
    and well-kept farm of one hundred and forty acres three miles west of Union .
    City. He and his wife are members of the Christian church at Harrisville.
    The paternal great-grandfather, Samuel Conklin, was one of the earliest
    settlers of Randolph county. He was a native of New jersey, from which
    state he came overland to this county when it-was considered on the frontier
    of American civilization, and here he made for himself and family a home in
    the great woods, when neighbors were few and far between, but'he was a man
    of resolute determination and far-seeing traits which have ever predominated
    in the Conklin family, so he directed his strength and efforts with that iron
    will which such hardy frontiersmen usually possessed, and be cleared his land
    to fertile fields, a comfortable home in due time arising as a result of his
    efforts. This family to the present day are all people of industry and fru-
    gality and are prosperous, prominent and highly respected citizens.
    The subject of this sketch has two sisters. Mrs. Melissa Jones, of \Vayn<
    township, and Mrs. Catherine Combs, of \-Vhite River township, this county.
    Jacob E. Conklin grew to manhood on the home farm a11d he assisted
    with the general work there when a boy. He was educated in the common
    schools of his community and at the Union City high school. Early in life
    he took up farming. which has continued to be his vocation and he has made a pronounced success as a general farmer and stock raiser. He now owns a
    choice and valuable farm of eighty acres in Wayne township, where is to be
    seen a tastily kept dwelling. substantial outbuildings and a good grade
    of live stock. He has every modern convenience about his home and farm
    and everything denotes that a gentleman of good management and thrift is
    in charge here. His valuable place lies just north of Harrisville,
    Politically, Mr. Conklin is a Democrat. but has ne\'er aspired to the
    emoluments of office, although interested deeply in public matters. Relig-
    iously. he is a member of the Christian church.
    Mr. Conklin was married on September I2, 1896. to Margaret E- Difihlt
    who was born in \Vhite River township, this county, December 28. 1878.
    Here she grew to womanhood and received a common school education. She
    is a daughter of \V. R. Diehl. a substantial farmer of White River township.
    this county. To our subject and wife one child has been born. Bessie Mae
    Conklin. whose birth occurred July 23, I913.