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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904

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Description:
With more than thirty thousand entries, this encyclopedia of important Americans spans the history of the nation from the first arrivals in the 17th Century through the end of the 19th Century. Rich in detail, each entry includes a short family history and a record of the important accomplishments of the individual.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904 [database online]. Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.

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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume II

JOHN CONDIT

CONDIT, John, senator, was born in Orange, N. J., July 8, 1755; son of Samuel and Martha (Cutter) Wilcox Condit; grandson of Samuel and Mary (Dodd) Condit; great-grandson of Peter and Mary (Harrison) Condit; and great-great grandson of John Cunditt who came to America probably from Wales sometime previous to 1678 and purchased lands in Essex county, N. J.

John Condit was a farmer and a practising physician at Orange, N. J. He served in the Revolutionary war as a surgeon, and subsequently served several years in the state legislature. He was a representative from New Jersey in the 6th and 7th congresses, 1799-1803, and was U.S. senator from Oct. 17, 1803, till March 4, 1817.

He was married first to Abigail Halsey, who died in 1784, and secondly to Rhoda Halsey, who died in 1834. He died at Orange, N. J., May 4, 1834.

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