I received the following information from a professional genealogist who knew of a book in the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.She wrote:
First thing I did was check the Pyles/Piles of America book and sure enough your Conrad was in there.The author said an Aaron E. Pyles contacted him after learning he was compiling a book and offered info on Conrad, then also mentioned he had published a book and sent this author a copy, so this author said, being that it was lengthy, he couldn't publish the whole thing, so just quoted relevant details. Learning of this other book, I checked to see if the library had a copy and indeed they did.
Here is a brief run-down on your Piles----------
John Pyle b. Wiltshire, Eng. 1594 d. 1652
Nicholas Pyle, s/o John b. Wiltshire, Eng. 1625 d. 1691 Marr: Edith Muspratt
Nicholas II, s/o Nicholas b. Wiltshire, Eng d. Marr: (1) Abigail Bushnell (2) Ann Webb He came to America in 1683, settled in PA
Col. John Pyle, s/o Nicholas II - (Col. John of Tory Fame) b. 1693 PA. d. Marr: (1) Sarah Baldwin (2) Abigail Moved to NC in 1767
Children: Conrad John, Jr. Nicholas William Jehu Samuel Joseph Sarah m. ___Lindley Edith m. ___Steele Susanna m. ___ Justice Ann m. ___Steele Mary m. ___Hall
Ernie Pyle, war correspondent, is a descendant of above Samuel
Conrad is listed in the 1790 tax list in Orange Co., NC b. 16 Mar 1766 d. 14 Oct 1849, age 83 Married: Margaret Had 8 children - 6 known Jacob, Daniel, William, Elijah, James, Polly
Among his friends was John M. Clemens, father of Mark Twain and David (Davy) Crockett.