Need to confirm Caleb Conant - Ebenezer Conant - Chester Conant

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Hello all, and thank you in advance for all help!

I am looking for independent verification of my research that Caleb Conant (b. 10/12/1741) and Susannah Bibbins, who married 5/15/1760 in Mansfield, CT had a son named Ebenezer Conant, born 10/12/1762 in Mansfield, CT.  All reference I find to this marriage only brings up a son named Timothy Conant, b 4/19/1772.  

From there, did the above Ebenezer then have a son with Elinor Allen (b 1762?) after their marriage, named Chester Conant?  Chester was born 4/30/1802 in Litchfield, Herkimer County, NY.

My paternal grandmother was a Conant, descended from Chester.  I am trying to connect our small branch of the Conant tree to the Roger Conant line.

in Genealogy Help by S. Rizzo G2G Crew (340 points)
Did you look for a will for Caleb? A will for Ebenezer?

3 Answers

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Here's Ebenezer Conant, son of Caleb and Susanna Conant:

Ebenezer Conant

Connecticut Births and Christenings

Name Ebenezer Conant
Gender Male
Birth Date 12 Oct 1762
Father's Name Caleb Conant
Mother's Name Susanna
  • No image available

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Indexing Project (Batch) Number 7450317
System Origin Connecticut-ODM
GS Film number unknown

Citing this Record

"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch( : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Conant, 12 Oct 1762; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)

There was an Ebenezer Conant who served in the War of 1812 that lasted until 1815.

Ebenezer Conant

United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records

Name Ebenezer Conant
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1812-1815
Event Place United States


View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815

Affiliate Publication Number M602
Affiliate Publication Title Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812.
Affiliate Film Number 44
GS Film Number 000882562
Digital Folder Number 004867458
Image Number 01226

Citing this Record

United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch( : 11 March 2016), Ebenezer Conant, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 44; FHL microfilm 882,562.


Thank you, Frank!  That is what I was looking for.  Is it acceptable to rely on citations to add ancestors to WikiTree?

Timothy and Caleb Conant trace back to Roger Conant born or baptised 1592. If you click on ANCESTORS on Timothy or Caleb's WikiTree site you will see how they trace back to Roger and to Roger's ancestors. 

I would consider the Ebenezer Conant information at to be valid. The War of 1812 began when Ebenezer was 50 years old. Not sure if it's the same Ebenezer. 

My most recent Conant ancestor is Silvia Conant born 1791 in Massachusetts. 

Cousin Frank 


Thanks again, Cuz!  I have lots of information for Ebenezer's line to add to WikiTree, I just wanted to verify he can be connected to Caleb (and then back to Roger) before doing so. This whole process has been incredibly interesting and exciting.  I can't wait to share this with my (our!) Conant relations!
+3 votes, page 249:

131. Caleb^ {Benajah, Caleh, Exercise, i?o^er), b. 12 Oct., 1741, in Manslield, Conn. He settled at German Flats, N. Y., about 1801. He m. 15 May, 1760, Susanna Bibbins.

Children of Caleb and Susanna (Bibbins) Conant :

Mehitable, b. 27 Aug., 1760.
Ebenezer, b. 12 Oct., 1762.
Amos B., b. 7 Feb., 1765.
Tryphena, b. 25 Jan., 1767.
John, b. 12 Oct., 1769.
277. Timothy, b. 19 Apr., 1772.
Guerdon, b. 20 Nov., 1775.
Samuel, b. 5 Oct., 1779.
by Cj Follett G2G Rookie (290 points)

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