Names in this Line - Conkright (Conkwright, Krankheyt, Crancheyt). This line has numerous spellings. Everyone in the US and Canada with any variation of this name is descended from Herkel Syboutszen and Wyntje Theunis, who immigrated to New Amsterdam (e.g. New York City), in the 1600's. They were married in
My grandmother, Maude Ethel Conkright, was born to George W. Conkright and Sarah Ella Windsor, in Kickapoo Station (no longer on the map), Pottawatomie Co., Indian Territory before
George's middle name has not been found with certainty in any record; however, his middle name started with a "W". Some say this may be
John Oliver Conkright was the son of William Conkright and Martha Bell. There was some debate about Martha's maiden name, Bessie Taul Conkright, having been told it was either
William was the son of Isaac Conkright and Dolly Kook. It is unknown where Isaac was born, but it was in either New Jersey, because the only known baptism for any of his siblings has been found in NJ in 1763, or North Carolina, because his father, Hercules, was supposedly in NC by 1768 when he was one of the 260 "Regulators" who signed a petition to Governor Tryon for a redress of grievances. Since Isaac died before the 1850 census, which was the first census to list one's place of birth, and before death certificates were required, then without further record, it is not possible to determine if he was born in NJ, NC, or some place in between such as PA or VA. Isaac died in Pike Co., IL.
Hercules Conkwright was father of Isaac (and 11 other children - Aravest, Peter (not proven), Elizabeth, and Hannah, all born prior to Hercules' arrival in NC. Eleanora was the child baptized in NJ in 1763, and she and Phillip and Rachel, were those born before Isaac. Abraham, Elijah, Mary Frances, and John were all born after. There is only one record on Aravest - some have transcribed his name as Averest - I have the record showing his name; it is hard to discern, and there is only one record on Philip. As for Peter, I found him in a secondary source. Hercules was married to Dorothea, aka Dolly, some say Arcjke, but no proof of that patronymic has been found. After spending some time in NC, they finally settled in
Hercules' father was Herck Syboutszen Krankheyt. His mother was Fytje de Ronde. This is established in various church records in NY. Fytje's family tree is well established. She was the daughter of Willem Hendrickszen de Ronde (DeRonde) and Magdalena Brouwer. Magdalena's history goes all the way back to Thomas Badie and Aeltje Braconie, who, when she died, was the wealthiest person in
Herck was the son of Sybout Herricksen aka Krankheyt, who assumed the last name Krankheyt. This was a name totally invented in the
Sybout was the son of Harck Syboutszen and Wyntje Theunis, the immigrants from the
I have documentation on this line to include deeds, wills, estates, marriages, births, etc., leading all the way to Harck (Herckel, Herck) Syboutszen and Wyntje Theunis.
Hercules Conkwright, father of Isaac, should be considered a Patriot under the rules of the Daughters of the American Revolution for his actions as a Regulator in NC. He actually rebelled against the British years before the Revolutionary War.