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Thomas P Conrey b 1761 Monmouth NJ, d 1828 NYC
Posted by: Tom Gregory (ID *****0130) Date: May 30, 2006 at 23:50:28
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Seek to learn the names & dates of b,d, & m of the parents, wives, children & siblings of my 4th great grand parents Thomas P Conrey & his wife Esther.

Thomas P CONREY/CONERY, occupation = cartman, b calculated 1761, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey; d 18 Feb 1828 New York City (Manhattan), NY (bur Bethel Baptist, NYC. (No known records for this cemetery.)

1776-1784 Revolutionary War

Private in Monmouth Co patriot militia; listed in secondary sources as Thomas ConVey. (V capitalized for emphasis.) Present as militia member when they captured the crew of the British ship/privateer, Britannia, 31 Dec 1779 at Sandy Hook when the crew came ashore.

1778-1797, 1806
Middletown Township, Monmouth County tax lists
1778-1781- tax lists exist; 1782-1783 - tax list does not exist
1784- Thomas CONREY listed
1785-1787 tax lists exist ;1788- tax roll does not exist
1789--Ju[ne?ly?]-August 1789 Thomas CONREY listed
1790- Tax list exists; 1791- tax list does not exist
1792, Ju[ne?ly?]-August 1792, Thomas CONREY listed
1793 Thomas CONREY, single man with a horse
1794, 1795-1797, & 1806 tax lists exist

first wife- prob Lydia Whitlock (dau of John Whitlock & Lydia born Bowne) m est btwn 1781-1791; prob m abt 1784 based on est age at m & ending of Revolutionary War, & Thomas first appears on tax lists in 1784. (Lydia b cal 25 Sep 1761, d 17 Aug 1791, bur Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Cem owned by the Presbyterian Ch), Frenau section of Matawan, Monmouth Co, NJ

1790 NY census- found no possible Thomas/ variations listed (NJ 1790 census does not exist)

Btwn June 1793 tax listing & 1799 -m second wife- Esther- prob in NJ as Esther b NJ.
second wife= Esther, b cal 1765- 1775 (NJ birth per 1892 d cert of dau Sarah.); believe d aft 1820 census- d not found in NYC d registers thru & including 1833.

New York City
1798, June 16 [sic] (Apr 24, May 5 & 19th) NYC newspaper notice that filed for bankruptcy to be finalized on or shortly aft June 15 “next”; two others were included in the bankruptcy notice.

1800 NYC directory
pages 93- 108: list of cartmen- twenty classes each of abt fifty men; Wm CONREY is number twelve in the first fifty. ASSUMING that the classes were listed in chronological order & men held seniority in them in the order in which they joined indicates Wm had been in NYC for many yrs which indeed was the case- since at least 1768 or 1770. Some of the classes had less than fifty men, & the numbers not filled were scattered throughout the fifty of each class. Suggests vacancies were not filled in each class when someone d, moved, or became too old to work- but a new class was created. Thomas P CONREY was on p 107 & was number 997 in class 20- the last class. ASSUME Thomas P had only recently become a cartman.

-Listed 1800 Heritage Quest index as Conray; listed Ancestry index Comay [sic; image ten]; census, roll 23, p 88 B, 6th ward
-THOMAS CONRAY, males: one 26-44; females: one under ten & one 26-44. Nine lines up from bottom of p.

ASSUME the female under ten is Thomas' dau.
-[some of the persons above & below Thomas are listed in the following order]:
Abraham Foulk- nil, also nil for Faulk; Robert ______, Abraham Quackenbush- not listed; Susan (Snider?); Nicholas Lawrence or Laurence- LauR...- cartman at 44 Chamber; William Lawrence or Laurence- shipwright, lumber; cartman- Eagle; merchant at 36 William; milkman- First Street; physician- 19 Cherokee; James Downing-nil, James Downey- cartman 42 Chamber; Thomas CONRAY; Maria Theresa Rosett- Mrs Rosett- 40 Chamber and 47 Whitehall; Isaac Ball- physician & man midwife, 40 Chamber; John Martin- carpenter on Mulberry; Mary Bonds- [pages 140-141 missing]; Zach__ Hinch____, Ramo____, William M Collick- no listing; Richard Wilkinson- composition maker, 276 Broadway
Based on theaddresses of the neighbors’ on either side of Thomas, APPEARS Thomas lived at 42, 41, or 40 Chamber St..

-1801 Thomas first listed in alphabetical section of NYC (Manhattan) dirs
Also listed 1802- 1814, 1819-1820, (in 1822 as CONERY), & 1825 (1823 & 1824 not checked); 28 Nov 1827 admitted to almshouse where he d. (FHL film 1029820.)

Based on extracted dirs 1801- 1826 there were two two yr periods (1801-1802) & (1813-1814) when Thomas P lived at the same address. Every other yr Thomas was listed, Thomas lived at a different address each yr. Strongly suggests that Thomas P never owned real estate in NYC. Thomas P not listed 1815-1818, 1821; not extracted 1824

1806, Apr 1
Thomas P CONREY had letter at the post office

1807, July 4 & 13
July 13th- Thomas P CONREY awarded warrant to be paid for transporting brass ordnance to and from the arsenal on July 4th $36.87.
Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York; Common Council refs were extracted by John Goebel.

1809, Sept 4
Thomas P CONREY had letter at the post office

1810 census
Thomas P CONREY listed in Heritage Quest/ Proquest & Ancestry index as Thomas P ConSey (“S” captitalized for emphasis), roll 32, p 262; second line up from bottom of p, NYC, sixth ward.
males: one male 45 & over
females: four under ten; one 10-16; one 26-45.
ASSUMING Thomas P m Esther aft Lydia's d (17 Aug 1791) then the 26-45 female is prob Esther as cal b = 1765- 1784.
Addresses of neighbors in 1810 dir:
-Robert Mason- no Robert Mason listed in 1810 dir
Glenn Dunn- no Glenn Dunn listed in 1810 dir
Samuel Higgins- no Samuel Higgins listed in 1810 dir
Isaac Bogert- 99 Rynders (sic; no occupation given- same address as Thomas P)
Jenny [last name not given]
[next p]
Thomas Bates, [5 First; no occupation given]
____ Rider [first name not given]
Jane Jordan- no Jane; Jordan Widow, 61 Murray [no occupation listed]
James Tabele- not listed in dir
William Abbott- no William Abbott/variations listed in dir

-1813, April 12 Thomas P CONREY Petitions Council for appointment as Lumber Inspector & fails when the appointment of Andres van Orden is made to replace Henry Crum. _Minutes …, vol seven, p, 430.

-1818, January 26- A petition of Thomas P CONREY for the appointment of Inspector of Wood...referred to the Committee on Applications. Minutes …_, vol 9, p 451.

-1818, February 2- A further petition of Thomas P CONREY for the appointment of Inspector of Wood... referred to the Committee on Applications. Source: Minutes..._, vol 9, p 461.

Heritage Quest census index listed as Tho[ma]s CoMey; Ancestry index is Thos ConrOy
M33, roll 78, p 44; fourth line down from middle of p; eighth ward
one male 45 & upwards [1775 or bef]
females: one under ten b[1810-1819]; one age 10-15 [fits Sarah cal b = 1807 = abt 13]; one 16 – 25 [1795-1804]; one 45 & upwards [1775 or bef; combining 1810 & 1820 census ages = b 1765-1775.]
Combining 1800, 1810, 1820 census:
No known sons.
Five daus in 1810 & one more in 1820 = six known daus
The dau under ten in 1800 census was one day to five yrs old, & lived until at least the 1820 census. IF Margaret who m Collin Cammel in 1821 was Thomas’ dau, then she would have been this dau. Sarah would be the 10 to 15 year old dau.
Four daus were b btwn 1800 & 1810
One of the daus in 1810 was btwn one day & 5 yrs old
names above & below Thomas P: RECHECK census for names couldn’t read previously. (Check for addresses in directories.)
Jeremh Tompkins [Jeremiah Tomkins, cartman, Thompson n ***Broome and Isaac, cartmen at 71 & 97 Sullivan]
Jno Phillips [no Phillips on Broome- John Philips-sic-, 60 ***Sullivan- no occupation given]
Geo Higbly [check spelling] directory: George Higday [sic], shoemaker ***Broome near Sullivan [as Thomas Conrey in 1820 directory]
David ________ [S_ ring or L _ ring- *note: check sometime in directory]
Saml Smith, fisherman, Broome near Sullivan. Samuel's also: waiter- Thompson near Prince and cartman, Jones near Bowery.
Abraham _________

-1821, Sep 3- A petition of Thomas P CONREY (among others) for the appointment of Inspector of Wood... referred to the Committee on Wharves, Piers and Slips.
Source: _Minutes …_, vol 11, p 461.
Thomas would have been abt 60 & likely unable to continue as a cartman.

1821, October 21 Margaret CONREY m Collin Cammel (sic) at the Bethel Baptist Ch. Because of surname & connection to the Bethel Baptist Ch at which Thomas P CONREY was buried conclude Margaret is Thomas P’s dau.

-1825, June 20- "A petition of THOMAS J [J as in John] COUNEY(Conrey)" for the appointment of Inspector of Wood ... referred to the Committee on Wharves, Piers, and Slips. _Minutes…_, vol 14, p 637.

-1825, Sep 30 "A petition of Thomas COUNEY [sic] for the appointment of Inspector of Wood... referred to the Committee on Wharves, Piers and Slips. _Minutes..._, vol 14, page 1785.

-1825, Dec 5- A petition of Thomas CONREY [sic] (among others) for the appointment of Inspector of Wood...referred to the Committee on Wharves,Piers and Slips. Two vacancies were filled, but neither by Thomas. Source: _Minutes..._, Volume 15, pages 54-55
A Thomas- no initial- is listed in the 1825 NYC dir. ASSUME the Thomas J listed in _Minutes..._ is Thomas P CONREY, because Thomas J is listed in the typed copy extracted from the original Minutes only in 1825, & a script P & a script J were very similar abt 1825. Also- Thomas P had already applied for this position previously. If this is Thomas J- he was not listed previously & is not found again in NYC dirs thru 1833- disappearing from the dirs at the same time as Thomas P.

Est 1825- 1826 dau of Thomas P CONREY, Sarah m James BARNES

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