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William Eli Conklin Sr (1750 - 1830)

William Eli Conklin Sr
Born in Haverstraw, Orange County, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1774 in Port Jervis, Orange, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 79 in Cochecton, Sullivan, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Nov 2009 | Last significant change: 15 Sep 2022
23:56: Lisa DeCarpio edited the Biography for William Eli Conklin Sr (1750-1830). (Data Doctor - 586: FindAGrave - Link to merged Grave ID, corrected citation and added template) [Thank Lisa for this]
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William Conklin Sr served with Orange County New York Militia during the American Revolution.
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William Conklin Sr is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-A025027
Rank: Ensign

William Conklin was an Ensign in the Revolutionary War. He fought with Captain John Gardner's Company under Colonel Ann Hawk Hay's Second Regiment of the Orange County Militia of New York. [1] [2] He lived in Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York and signed the following letter: [3]

[No. 1460.] No Harm Apprehended from the Indians at Cochecton.

Cosheton [Cochecton] June ye 2 ad 1778.
To major John Deaker; Sur; these Lins may Inform you tha there has not Ben any harm Don to the inhabitants of this Place, only at the house of Moses Thomas and had we known it, we Should have Don our indevour to Provented it. We Do not Expect any mischef from the Indins at Presant and Shoul be Sorroy to Put the meliti to any Trouble to Come here.
Benj'm Skinner, Joseph Ross, Nathan Mitchel, Gersham Smith, Dan. Skinner, William Conklin, David Young, Lem'u Burehem, Solomon Dacker, John Conklin, Paulus [?]


About 1750, Haverstraw Precinct, Orange County, New York. [4]


Hester Elizabeth Brink. [4]


  • Esther Conklin
  • Nicholas Conklin
  • William Eli Conklin, Jr


1830, Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York. [4]


  1. James A. Roberts. New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Albany, New York: Press of Brandow Printing Company, 1898, pg. 157.
  2. Papers of George Clinton, Volume IV, pg. 169-172.
  3. Papers of George Clinton, Volume III, pg. 392.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 15 April 2017), "Record of William Conklin", Ancestor # A025027.
  • Published by the State of New York. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York. 1777-1795-1801-1804., Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.

See Also

"Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 15 September 2022), memorial page for William Conklin (1754–1830), Find A Grave: Memorial #239372708, citing Curtis Eddy Cemetery, Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York, USA; Maintained by Chris Conklin (contributor 50532227)

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When William Conklin married Jannetje Brouwer, his marriage record stated he lived at WESTCHESTER County, NY. However, you William Conklin appears to be from Orange county, and then settled in Sullivan County. No mention of any connection to Westchester County, which is next door to Dutchess Co Ny which is where they married, and was Jannetje's home county.

Therefore, I believe the William Conklin who married Jannetje Brouwer March 16, 1771 is not the same man as above. The birth record of Nicholas Conklin states his both parents 1777.

posted by Lilly Martin
Please be advised I have removed Nicholas Conklin as son of William Eli Conklin and an UNKNOWN WOMAN.

Nicholas has a birth record, and his mother is my relative, and his father is indeed a William Conklin. However, I can't see how this William Eli Conklin, with a marriage to Hester in 1774 could be the same man married to Jane Brouwer in March 16, 1771 RDC Dutchess Co NY. Jannetje Brouwer-1548.

Question: how did you previously connect Nicholas Conklin,named for his paternal Uncle Capt. Nicholas Brouwer, Jr of Dutchess Co NY to William Eli Conklin? How could William be married to 2 women at the same time? Let's work to get this correct. Thank you so much. Lilly Martin

posted by Lilly Martin
Conklin-1786 and Conklin-7 appear to represent the same person because: Its ready for merge.
Conklin-1587 and Conklin-1786 are not ready to be merged because: Conflicting dates of birth. Conflicting place of birth. Conflicting death dates.
posted by Rick Waldron
Conklin-1587 and Conklin-1786 appear to represent the same person because: I believe they are same. Both married to The same woman