Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brookberry Conrad Pedigree

Faye Moran has an excellent history on the genealogy of many families of Stokes and Forsyth counties, and in this case, sheds light on the Conrads of Forsyth County in general, and Rufus and Robert C Conrad in particular. I don't find Vance E Conrad in this pedigree however, so there may not be any connection between him and these other Conrads. Really, the only Conrad who's lands were later in Brookberry was Robert C Conrad, but Rufus appears to be his 1st cousin.

Here are some genealogy details:

Children of Calvin Conrad and Edna Brown
Lucas Isaac Conrad (1866-1913)
Luther Conrad (1868-1878)
Robert Curtis Conrad (1872-1936) m. Della Sheets (1877-1936)
Mary Conrad
Titus Conrad

Then, going back one generation:

Children of Isaac D. Conrad and Sarah Maria Shamel
Selesta Conrad (abt. 1837-?) m. Elisha McKnight (abt. 1834-?), prob. s/o George McKnight and Lydia Elrod
Calvin Conrad (1838-1895) m. Edna Brown (1839-1908)
Gideon Conrad (1844-1886) m. Mary Jane Livengood (1846-1909)
George Dallas Conrad (1847-1917) m. Clementine Rebecca Cornish (1851-1934)
Lewis Conrad (abt. 1850-?)
Augusta Conrad (1852-1937) m. John Livengood
Regina Conrad (1853-1926) m. Julius Sylvester Norman (1851-1943)

Notice above that the McKnights and Elrods start showing up. Let's go one more generation back:

Children of Leonard Conrad and Annie Vest
Joseph G. Conrad (abt. 1808-aft. 1870) m. Nancy Stolz (abt. 1816-aft. 1870). Who were her parents?
Sarah Conrad (1810-1898) m. Nathaniel Ketner (1810-1879)
Isaac D. Conrad (1814-1882) m. Sarah Maria Shamel (1817-1905)
Samuel Conrad; named in his father's will (1865) as deceased, but left heirs
Susan Conrad (1818-1855) m. Nathaniel Hartman (abt. 1812-?)
Fizy or Fisa W. Conrad (1820-1905) m. George H. Flynt (1818-1893)

Children of Leonard Conrad and Rebecca Lash
Delphia Conrad (1827-1877) m. Milton Hartman (1821-1870)
John Leonard Conrad (1832-1862) m. Caroline L. Conrad (1836-1925)
Lucetta Conrad (1833-1873) m. 1) Lewis Hartman (abt. 1825-1865, 2) Joseph Brewer, s/o Henry Brewer and Elizabeth Boeckel
Julia Sybilla Conrad (1835-1902) m. Julius Abraham Transou (1832-1930)
James H. Conrad (abt. 1837-1911) m. Emily L. Gamble (1839-1911), d/o Andrew Gamble
Mary Ann Conrad (abt. 1844-?) m. Jesse Marshall (abt. 1840-?), s/o Tandy Marshall

The above family group shows that Isaac's step mother was Rebecca Lash, presumed niece of Nathaniel Lash, who is buried on Brookberry Farm! Robert C Conrad's land is known to have come from Leonard Conrad, as well. Flynts live just north of Brookberry, and Ketners were on the western edge of, and part of, Brookberry.

Children of Johann Jacob Conrad and Catharina Weybrecht
Johann Conrad
Jacob Conrad (1779-?)
Daniel Conrad (1783-?)
Leonard Conrad (1787-1865) m. 1) Annie Vest, 2) Rebecca Lash, probably d/o George Lash Jr. and Nancy Wall
Elisabeth Conrad (1789-aft. 1850) m. Martin Leinbach (1791-1848)

So, we see that the Conrads were intricately connected with these other Moravian and Brookberry Farm families.

1 comment:

  1. Latest from Tom Cash, descendant of Vance and Rufus Conrad:

    Ok, here is what I have in my 135 page conrad family compilation. I was transcribed from family records, newspapers, and other documents.

    There were two John Leonard Conrads, father and son.

    The first John Leonard Conrad (son of Jacob and Catharina Reyer Conrad) was born Feb 21, 1787 and died September 17, 1865

    He married twice. His first wife was Annie Vest (I have no birth or death dates for her as she is not in our line). They produced the following children:

    Joseph Conrad (March 19, 1806 - Sept 19, 1889)
    Sarah Conrad (Oct 11, 1810 - March 1, 1898)
    Samuel Conrad (Sept. 12, 1812 - unknown)
    Isaac Conrad (Jan 15, 1814 - July 19, 1882)
    Susan Conrad (1818 - ?)
    Sophia Ann Conrad (April 20, 1820 - Aug 13, 1902)

    His second wife was Rebecca Lash (Dec 17, 1806 - March 26, 1843) they married Nov 21, 1826 and they produced the following children:

    Delphia Conrad (Nov 14, 1827 - Nov 28, 1897
    John Leonard Conrad (July 7, 1830 - December 13, 1863) killed Fredricksburg, Va. [should be 1862, wp]
    Lusettia Conrad
    Julia Sybilla Conrad
    James Henry Nathaniel Conrad
    Mary Ann Conrad

    The John Leonard above married Lisetta Carolina Conrad (Feb 18, 1836 - Nov 16, 1925) married on May 17, 1857 they produced the following children:

    Eliot Monroe Conrad (April 4, 1858 - Dec. 1, 1894)
    Rufus Virgil (Oct. 23, 1859 - March 19, 1956)
    James Edwin (Nov 13, 1861 - March 6, 1918)

    Rufus Virgil married Sarah Lee Ziglar (Jan 23, 1863 - Jan 20, 1926) on Feb 18, 1880) They had 10 children and I have the info for all of them but I will shorten this for now to just Vance Elmer who was my great grandfather.

    Vance Elmore (Oct. 26, 1888 - April 28, 1981) married Cora Lee Thacker (Aug. 15, 1892 - Jan 22, 1965) on Dec 14, 1913. He produced my Grandfather, Thomas Lee Conrad who married Sarah Swaim. They produced my Mother Janice Lorraine.

    Vance's homeplace is still on Meadowlark. If you drive south from Olivet Church, you pass Brookberry on the right, plus 3 houses close together, (the 3rd is my grandfathers old home, it is now a shade of purple I believe) then a field and a larger house with lots of outbuildings (including a quansahut) with a dilapidated dairy barn on the left side of the rode, that homeplace on the right was Vance's. One of his grandsons lives there now.


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