I will happily give you an update when I have something worth mentioning. What CONANT names are you interested in? Have you visited Windham County CT GenWeb site?Click on "Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens".Back in January, I printed up a biography of Joseph Conant b 1792 in Mansfield. At one time, he went into partnership with Dwight Swift in Northampton. When Swift died, Conant sold the property and moved back to Mansfield where he formed Conantville.Guess what -- Nathan Rixford's wife's maiden name was SWIFT. A biography is also offered for Olon S. Chaffee, Joseph's maternal grandfather.
Another website of interest is www.threadcity.com/articles/chronicle/1996/october10.shtml. You will find a biographical sketch of John Ashbel Conant (1829-1918) born in Chafeeville / Mansfield. He was the manager of the Holland Manufacturing Company and nephew of Joseph CONANT.
See also GenForum Post #388 on CONANT message board titled Sarah Conant abt. 1628. Posting refers also to Mansfield CT.