Stephen Conklin

25 May 1791–5 August 1878 (Age 87)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Conklin was born on 25 May 1791, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Usher Conklin, was 26 and his mother, Lucretia Meigs, was 20. He married Betsey Scranton on 12 June 1817. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years and Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 5 August 1878, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in West Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Conklin
Betsey Scranton
Marriage: 12 June 1817
Margaret L. Conklin
Antoinette Betsey Conklin
Mary Landon Conklin
Leonidas Wadsworth Conklin

Spouse and Children

12 June 1817


    Margaret L. Conklin


    Antoinette Betsey Conklin


    Mary Landon Conklin


    Leonidas Wadsworth Conklin


Parents and Siblings

    Usher Conklin






    Richard C. Conklin


    Samual Benjamin Conklin


    Jehiel Meigs Conklin


    Joseph Conklin


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Most likely of Dutch origin (the name is found in the 18th century in the Hudson Valley), or possibly a variant of Irish Coughlin .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Conkling, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Stephen Conkling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Conklin, "United States Census, 1840"

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