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Introduction to the Condits and Cousins Web Pages

Welcome to the Condits and Cousins Web Site. Here you will find individuals surnamed Condit, Condict, Cundict, and a few Conditt's, along with husband's and wive's of the same along with, in many cases, ancestors of the in-laws. It has been my desire to put all the information available for Condit's and their Cousins on the web. In addition to the Condit family stretching back to John Cundict, the Ancestor who settled in Newark, New Jersey, I have include my wife's family and as many of her ancestors as I can identify. There are also a few Condit lines that are not connected into the overall Condits and Cousins and I am working to tie those into the genealogy, so if you have any information, please share.

This update is as of 15 May 2018 and includes many additional cousins along with lots of corrections. This version of the web site was produced using Reunion 12 and this has again necessitated a change in color scheme. Please let me know how you like it, total rejection will result in the colors changing again, but at least now I know how to change it.

This update expands my maternal lines beyond what they have been and adds a rich and colorful history to several ancestors on both the Condit lines and my maternal lines. I have also spent time connecting early Essex county families together. Many of the Essex county families intermarried and I am continuing to find Condit’s in the 3rd through 6th generations who married into the Dodd, Williams, Harrison, Lindley, Lyon, and other early Essex county families.

I have finally found my maternal Great Great Grandmother’s maiden name and her parents. She is Sarah Pope Morrow Ritter, married twice, first to my GG Grandfather James David Morrow and then to a Mr. John M. Ritter. She died in Oak Hill, Lee Co., Mississippi and her intestate file was the first indication of her maiden name along with known children and their families. Confirmation of her maiden name came from her son Hugh Conrad Morrow’s social security application which matched her death certificate. From there it was not difficult to find her parents but now her mother’s maiden name is the challenge.

I am currently collaborating with a distant cousins trying to identify the various Samuel Parks/Parke/Park that fought in the Revolutionary War. My GGGG Uncle Samuel Parks is thought to have fought in the war and eventually moved to Perry Co., Indiana, but maybe the Samuel who moved was my 1st cousin five times removed. They were born within spitting distance of each other and both married a women named Mary and are in New York in 1800 but soon one disappears. Which one is the question. If your interested in helping with the search drop me a line.

DNA has also become one of my interests especially since my brother, sister, children, multiple nieces and nephews along with many Uncles, Aunts and cousins have tested on both my maternal and fraternal sides. Now if I could just make heads or tails (tales?) of it all. I continue to search for a maternal (mtDNA) relative although I have 77 perfect matches but NO, not one, person that seems to descend from one of my direct line female ancestors. Oh well, maybe in the future. The one family line I am willing to pay for a cousin to test has no direct line female descendants.

When you get into the new web pages take a look at the top menus, expecially the Search menu. I think you'll really like this capability. Enter a last name, first name and find all the possibilities. Thank you Leister Productions for adding that into Reunion 12. If you have a Macintosh take a look at Reunion, one of the best programs around for Genealogy.

First, if you have Condit or Cousins information to share, please provide that information to me in some manner. You can email me the information, snail mail the information, or download a copy of the Family Group Sheet pdf or the Family Group Sheet Word Document and fill it out and send it to me. That will allow me to insure your family is included in Condits and Cousins database and web site. If you have multiple families, you, your parents, grandparents, there is no need to duplicate information, but please include dates and locations if you have them.

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A Note About Privacy

I do not publish any information about living people except their name and their sex. Anyone without a death date and less than 100 years old is marked as Name (private, sex). This insures that birthdays and other private information is not shared in an open forum. Although genealogy data sometimes includes quite a bit information it really is not the source thieves use to steal identities, unless the theif is someone you know. Most identity theft happens in restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and similar places where you personally hand over either a credit card or a personal check, along with identification such as a driver's license. You have just given the minimum wage employee on the other side of the counter all the information needed to impersonate you and to make charges in your name. For some intereting facts on identity theft read some of the articles below from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Who I am

I'm David Condit and welcome to my family web pages. I have recently expanded these pages to include much of the Condits and Cousins family data that has been collected over the last 120+ years. You can read more about this effort on the Condits and Cousins page. I originally designed my site to assist others in tracking their genealogy and hopefully provide a little more information for my own genealogy. There are several places on the web where the "Condits and Their Cousins in America" book has been reproduced and I was not attempting to duplicate those sites with these pages. But since inheriting the Condits and Cousins library and archives I have changed my mind and have put the entire book on the site. I plan on putting all the data in the Condits and Cousins archives on the web, you can read more about this on the Condits and Cousins page.

I wanted to add some value to the information in the Condit family genealogy book by providing a place where additional information can be shown and updated. That means providing references where available, filling in the blanks where the Condit genealogy has no information, and extending the family lines past 1916 where the book ends. Additionally, I have compiled and put on the web many of my Condit family stories obtained from parents, grandparents, Aunt's and Uncle's and various relatives. This data is unique and available only from a few Condit researchers but adds imeasureably to the Condit story. If you are willing I would like you to share your information also.

If you have additional information on any of the Condit people or family lines I would appreciate you emailing with the information and allowing me to add it to this web site. I do not plan on including information on living people on the web site, but would like the information for my files. If you see errors in my data, please let me know so I can fix it. And finally, help me document original sources to verify the data on this site and in the Condit genealogy so we can make the data more accurate and complete for future generations.

A brief history of my Condit Family

The first known Condit in America was John Cundict in 1678 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. John Cundict is known to be the ancestor of virtually all bearing the name of Condit or Conditt in the United States.

The family remained primarily in Newark for the first 20 years but quickly branched out in the immediate area of Newark. Several of the brothers moved to Morristown, NJ while the rest of the family lived in the Orange and Newark area. The family was very much involved in the building up of the Orange and Morristown area, running to large families. A hundred years after John was first known in Newark the Condit family became quite involved in the Revolutionary war with many of the Condit's participating. The most well known being Colonel David Condit, Dr. John Condit and Captain Jonathan Condit. Soon after the end of the war the a group of Condit's moved to the Washington County, PA area and into Mercer County, PA. Twenty years later a another group moved to central Ohio and established the town of Condit.

My branch of the family, David Condit10 (Sheldon Everett9, John Winford8, John Henry7, Silas Whitehead6, Jeptha5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, Peter2, John1 Cundict) headed west to Ohio where my great-great-grandfather joined the early LDS Church and moved west again to first Nauvoo, IL and then founded and settled in Little Sioux, Iowa when he left the LDS Church. Thirty years later several of Silas' sons and daughters moved west again, settling in the Hagerman, Idaho area. World War II moved my father, Sheldon, away from the Idaho homestead and brought us to California where most of the family still lives. The U. S. Army moved me away from California, around the world, and my family and I now live in Virginia.

Additional information on my Condit family and ancestry is available on my Family Info page.


For a listing of Surnames go to Surname Listings page.

Contact Me

For additional information on any individual or to share information, please contact me, David Condit, at I will try and respond as quick as possible.
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