Cpl. Uzziah Conger by Joseph Conger

Uzziah Conger was born Jan 14, 1758 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey and died June 21, 1841 at Cayuga County, New York.1 He served in the Revolutionary War for seven years, a part of said service was being a corporal of Van Wie’s Company of the 3rd Albany County Regiment Troops. He also served in the 5th Rensselaerwyck Regiment.2 He was a Revolutionary War prisoner. He was married to Mary Hungerford on January 19, 1780. He is the son of Job Conger and Lydia Coddington. He removed with his father’s family from Rahway, NJ for Dutchess County, NY about 1770, and the family settled in Albany County, NY. He removed with his family after the revolution to Cayuga County NY, where he died at Cato, Cayuga County, New York, and was buried at Ira Hill.3

Uzziah had ten children: Job, Elizabeth, Nancy, James, Enoch (a veteran of the War of 1812, captured as prisoner as well), Sabria, Lucy, Mary, Silas, and Lydia. He served as a corporal in the 5th regiment, Albany County, New York Militia. He resided in 15 September 1832 in Cayuga County, NY at age 74 as a resident of Ira, NY. The record shows he was a soldier was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey and lived in Bethlehem in Albany County, New York at enlistment.

Uzziah’s soldier’s pension was applied for by daughter Sabria, wife of Daniel Cogswell. She applied 10 March 1853 Cayuga County, NY as soldier’s legal heir.4

Note: Uzziah Conger is the patriot ancestor of the 23rd President of MISSAR (1933), Norman Beach Conger, who worked for the US Government Weather Service.

References and Notes

1Daughters of the American Revolutionary War, pension record No. 96972, page 286.

2Archives of New York, Vol. 1, page 347.

3Hatcher, Patricia. Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary War Patriots, Vol. I: A-D, page 199.

4Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, R2201 NY Line, page 731.

Additional information: Leonard, Maxine. CFA Conger Family of America, Book 1, page 493.

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