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Re: Congers in Tallapoosa County AL, late 1800s
Posted by: Cathy Eagleton (ID *****8351) Date: December 26, 2007 at 16:09:31
In Reply to: Re: Congers in Tallapoosa County AL, late 1800s by Bill Rhode of 983

Hi Bill, the children are as follows John, Francis, Safronia, Catherine, Ann, Susan, James, Sarah, Emma, Thomas. Are you familar with the Conger Books? I believe there to be two, and they list every Conger in America since the first one arrived. There is a page for Robert with no proven parentage. There is also a son for Eli Conger of Georgia, previously of North Carolina, who had a son name John who fit the age for Roberts Father. Since I knew Robert's wife's father's name was James, it only made sense they would name one after Robert's father also. There was indeed a John Conger in Henry Co,same county as Robert's wife's family was from,until about 1840.In the letter my aunt had it listed Robert's father as dying young and Robert's mother a widow. I found all the cirmcumstanal evidence from land deeds that tied Eli, and John Conger with Robert Meek, the father of Rebeca Meek, John Conger's wife. That and the fact I found a marriage bond for a Rebeca Meek and John A. Conger. Also in the letter, it listed Roberts mother as grandmother Dunn and mentioned her stepdaughter a Harriet Bailey. With the help of someone doing Bailey genealogy I was able to locate Harriet and her father's name, John. Harriet's mother died after 1850 and Robert's son John was born before 1850 so naming him after his step father was not feasible. By 1860 the census it showed a John Dunn married to a Rebeca,Robert's mothers name, in the same county and township 10 years ealier he was married to Harriets mom. so I knew I was probably right with all the evidence I had collected. I feel fairly certain this is correc. If you have something different please let me know. Thanks Cathy


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