Searching for decendents of my CONKLIN line who lived in the Dayton area late 1800s. William Henry CONKLIN b. Oct 16,1831, m. Elizabeth Aldrich (Ft Wayne, IN.) Children: Ida Conklin William Conklin Samuel Conklin Lulu Conklin Laura Conklin m. George Brown (Bloomington, IL)
This is the line of James CONKLIN originally from Orange County, NY, moved to Owego, NY in 1820 with sons Jacob and James (Jr). All were wagon makers. Jacob moved to Ft. Wayne area in mid-1830s and most of their children from his first marriage followed him. James Jr remained in Owego. William Henry is the first son of Jacob and his second wife Frances Jayne Conklin.
Any assistance would be helpful. I am trying to break the brick wall prior to the Conklin family 1820 arrival in Owego.