Conrad Apgar : Family Sheet

Birth:       3 January 1755
Gender:       Male
Died:       2 November 1839 or 1 March 1839
Notes:       At the age of 20, Conrad was already in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, NJ.

Near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Conrad enlisted and served four short tours, at various times, as a wagoner under Captains Carhart and Mettler and under Colonels Beavers and Frelinghuysen. His pension application was dated 14 August 1832. His application was received and pension granted, according to S File 941, recorded in the Pension Department, Washington, D.C. To receive this pension, Conrad had to appear in person in Flemington, the capital town of Hunterdon County, NJ At this time Conrad was seventy-seven years of age and a trip to Flemington and back was quite arduous and expensive for him. Besides, the one who took him to get his pension would lose a day from work, probably have to stay overnight, and pay for room and meals, plus stable for the horse. The pension for a private was small and there was probably little left after expenses each time he made the trip to Flemington - but he continued to collect for several years. The last payment was on 14 Sep 1837, although he lived another 2 years.

As soon as he completed his Rev. War service, Conrad returned to Cokesbury, NJ, his native village. There, his brother, Adam, turned over to him the proprietorship of the Cokesbury Tavern or Hotel, which had been built by John Farley before 1778. This hotel today is still standing and is a private home.

There is a military stone from the War Department at the foot of Conrad”s grave in the first Reformed Church Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.
Father:       Friedrich Epgert
Mother:       Anna Eva Schaefer
Family 1:       Mary Farley, b. 1753, d. 1790
Notes:       Several of the children went West. John, the eldest, went as far as Pennsylvania. Charles, the second son, went only as far as Belvidere to find his wife, then settled in Warren County, NJ. His third son, Minard, went as far West as Ohio. Aaron, twin to Jacob C., and his sisters, Catherine and Hannah, also went to Ohio. The rest of the family seemed to be content to stay in New Jersey.
  1. John Apker, b. 17 April 1778, d. September 1840
  2. Charles F. Apgar, b. circa 1780, d. Before 1837
  3. Barbara Apgar, b. September 1783, d. 6 August 1867
  4. Mary Elizabeth Apgar, b. 1784
  5. Minert Apgar, b. 3 April 1785, d. 30 January 1867
  6. Sarah Apgar, b. 1737, d. 24 October 1865
  7. Joshua Apgar, b. 1790, d. 1868
Family 2:       Charity Sutton, b. 1768, d. 20 February 1845
  1. Hannah Apgar, b. 1793
  2. Elizabeth Apgar, b. 31 March 1795, d. 28 February 1864
  3. Jacob C. Apgar, b. 1797, d. 1 May 1860
  4. Aaron Apgar, b. 1797
  5. Ann Apgar, b. 12 March 1798, d. 25 April 1876
  6. Catherine Apgar, b. 26 January 1800, d. 28 May 1873
  7. Conrad Apgar, Jr., b. 21 June 1804, d. 26 April 1879