Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.
Devoting his energies to agricultural pursuits at Troy Hills, Mr. CONDIT is a representative of one of the honored old families of Morris county. He was born February 15, 1832, on the old CONDIT homestead, now the property of his brother, John H. CONDIT, and is a son of John O. CONDIT. His childhood was passed in the neighborhood of his birthplace, and after attending the public schools he matriculated in Princeton College, where he pursued a thorough course of study and was graduated in the class of 1854. The first three years after his graduation he taught a select school in Troy Hills and was a very capable educator, but he preferred the independence and freedom of farm life to the confinement of the school-room, and accordingly has since devoted his energy and industry to the cultivation and improvement of his land, which constitutes one of the fine farms of Hanover township.
He is also deeply interested in all movements affecting the weal or woe in of the county, and does all in his power to promote its interests. He is a man of firm convictions and decided opinions, founded on sound judgment, and is therefore a leader in public thought and is active in moulding public sentiment. His fidelity to the duties of citizenship makes him one of the substantial residents of his township, and in the history of his native county he well deserves honorable mention.
On the 29th of October, 1867, in Newark, was celebrated the marriage of Benjamin Smith CONDIT and Miss Sarah DE HART, a daughter of Charles and Sarah (COBB) DE HART. They now have two children:
The family is one of prominence in the community and in the Presbyterian church they hold membership.
This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.
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