Stephen H. Condit
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

The subject of this sketch is one of the leading and wealthy agriculturists of Morris county, living at Troy Hills. He Was born June 13, 1830, and is the eldest son of the late John O. CONDIT, who was born in Orange, New Jersey, in September, 1797, and came to what was then "Troy," in 1800, with his father, Stephen CONDIT. The latter, who died in 1816, married Polly OGDEN, and their children were:

  • Swain A., who spent his last years in Boonton, and left a son,
    • Isaac; and
  • John O., the father of our subject. He married Elizabeth SMITH, daughter of Benjamin SMITH, and they had a family of three sons and one daughter, as follows:
    • S. Hobart;
    • Benjamin Smith;
    • Susan M., wife of Charles F. OGDEN; and
    • John H.

The father of this family was a very prominent and influential citizen, held in the highest esteem throughout the community. He died in 1866 and his wife passed away in 1839.

Stephen Hobart CONDIT, of this review, has been one of the leading farmers of Hanover township for thirty years. His greatest successes were attained during the period of twenty-five years immediately succeeding the war of the Rebellion and placed him in a position of independence, financially, in which few farmers are found. He has a very pleasant home, presided over by the wife who for almost forty years has traveled life's journey by his side. He was married December 29, 1860, to Miss Mary Josephine OGDEN, daughter of Farrand and Hily A. (MITCHELL) OGDEN. The children of this union are:

  • Elizabeth Smith, wife of Stephen H. MITCHELL, by whom she has five children:
    • Mabel J.,
    • Ruth,
    • Irene,
    • Hobart CONDIT and
    • Susan Margaret;
  • John O., deceased;
  • Judd, who is living at home with his parents; and
  • Harry Hobart, who married Julia A. OSBORNE and resides in Newark.

Mr. CONDIT is a recognized leader in matters pertaining to the welfare of his community, whether educational, political or religious, and his advice is sought and valued for its wisdom and sincerity. He is prominent in the ranks of the Republican party, but has persistently refused to become a candidate for public office. He holds membership in the Parsippany Presbyterian church, and is filling the office of church trustee and elder. His well spent life makes him one of the valued factors in the social, church and public life of the community.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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