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Connick/Conick in Mass, NH, VT NY (pre-1840)

Connick/Conick in Mass, NH, VT NY (pre-1840)

Posted: 985275119000
Edited: 998272047000
My ancestor was James Connick/Conick. It was also spelled Connock, Connex and Conneck as well as McConick, McConnick, McConnock & McConneck. These are the most common variations - I won't list the others!

From "History of Brookline ...", I have the following information:

James Connick in 1741 was living in Townsend, Mass. In that year, the boundary lines were re-drawn and his residence became part of Raby, Hillsborough Co, NH (Raby was renamed Brookline).

James Conick married Elizabeth Campbell of Townsend Mass in 1755 (the book also indicates he married a Betsey Campbell in 1760 - not sure if this is the same person and a typo in dates or if he married Elizabeth's sister or what!) He and Elizabeth had the following children, all born in Brookline:
1. John Conick, born 6/10/1756
2. William Conick, born 5/9/1761
3. Robert Conick, born 2/19/1764
4. Sarah Conick, born 12/20/1766
5. Elizabeth Conick, born 7/19/1769
6. Daniel, born 2/25/1772
7. James, born 9/22/1775 (posthumously)

James Conick was in the battle of Bunker Hill and was wounded. He died in Boston Jail on July 24, 1775.

By 1788, John Conick (James' oldest son) was living in Whiting, Addison Co, VT. He was there for the 1790 and 1800 census. At some point, he then moved to Exeter, Otsego Co, NY.
John Conick, married Abigail Hartshorn of Dunstable on February 13, 1782. John Conick served in the Revolutionary War and applied for a pension. On his pension application, he lists the following children:
1. Sally Conick, born about 1784
2. Polly Conick, born about 1786
3. Sophia Conick, born about 1789
4. James Conick, born about 1791
5. David Conick, born about 1794 (my ancestor)
6. Abigail Conick, born about 1795
7. Betsey Conick, born July 19, 1797
8. Cynthia Conick, born about 1799
9. Susannah Conick, born about 1803

John Conick and his wife Abigail are buried in Old Schuyler Cemetery in Exeter, Otsego Co, NY. Their son David is buried there as well - but as David McConick.

I am looking for any information on the descendents or ancestors of these people.

Re: Connick/Conick in Mass, NH, VT NY (pre-1840)

Chuck Metcalfe (View posts)
Posted: 1080512577000
Classification: Query

I noted that your post was a few years old, but I just saw it for the first time. In case you are stilling looking for information I thought I would pass this on.
John and Abigail are in my line through their daughter Polly (aka Mary). A few years ago I stopped at the Schuyler Lake Cemetery in Exeter to view the headstones of John & Abigail. I did make some notes of other related headstones near theirs. There was a row of nine of them together. Three that might be of interest to you are:

"David McConnick [he appeared to use the Mc], Died April 29, 1845, AE 51 y'rs. We feel no mourn, though he is gone To join the holy happy throng We hope in Christ to meet again. Beyond all earthly care and pain."

To his left is:

"Ordilla Lidell, wife of Benjamin Morehouse, formerly wife of David McConick, Died Dec 27, 1858, aged 55 y'rs 4 mo. & 8 da's."

To his right is:

"In memory of Mrs. Sally, wife of David Conick [no Mc here] who died June 28, 1825 aged 30 years 6 months & 17 days. Go where to love and enjoy are one, and till I share your joy forgive my grief of love sincere oh this last pledge receive a s.....[the rest is buried and unreadable].

Re: Connick/Conick in Mass, NH, VT NY (pre-1840)

Janet Samuels (View posts)
Posted: 1080520058000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Conick, McConick, Liddell, Lidell, Heartshorn, Hartshorn
Thanks for the info!! I had David's info but not Orrilla's. While I have suspected that Orrilla Lidell was David's wife, I haven't seen anything that substantiated this (only that David's son was Dwight Liddell McConick and Dwight named his daughter Orrilla!).

If you want to correspond re: John & Abigail, I have some information (sometimes contradictory) on John's lineage. Abigail's is fairly well documented. John's father James Conick (or McConick) was captured after the battle of Bunker Hill. It APPEARS that he was married to a Betsey as well as an Elizabeth - in some places, they assume these are the same women. Also, I have copies of John's Revolutionary War pension file. Please contact me if you want any of this information. My e-mail is janet.samuels at (I didn't use the @ sign in the hopes of people not being able to harvest my e-mail address!)
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