I recently learned the Conant surname is in my late mother-in-law's side of the family. I have little to go on except this which was in a Bio about a cousin...
"His great-grandfather Conent answered the general call for volunteers to defend the city of Buffalo against the English and Indians, who threatened its destruction. He was then an old, gray-haired man and with others of the same age they formed the company known as the "Silver Grays." The British and their allies, however, won the day, and Mr. Conent was taken as a prisoner into Canada, where he re-mained for three months, and during that time his family knew not whether he was dead or alive.During an engagement a rifle ball struck him about the center of the forehead, and, glancing over, made a severe scalp wound which never afterward healed."
The daughter of the above mentioned man was Susan Conant born Oct. 2, 1798, married Richard S. Richardson in 1815 and died Feb. 12, 1871. They had 11 children.
Is any of this in your Conant book? Thanks in advance for checking.