I am the g-g-grandaughter of Caleb Conklin who can be found in the (Minisink) Wawayanda 1850 census. We have recently found his parents who were
James S. Conklin and Sally or Sarah Strickland. Caleb was born in 1828 and was the oldest of the children under the age of 21 when his father died in 1847. James the father and Caleb were Shoemakers. Caleb married Catherine Gould Nov 14, 1849 in Minisink NY. Caleb then moved to Greenville, Orange County, NY in 1853 and in 1855 was is Oneida, Delaware County, IA and he appears to have died before 1860.
I know there are a lot of Conklin's in this area. James and Sarah Conklin had 8 children that we know of from the guardianship papers.
Caleb P Conklin b. June 19, 1828
Agnes Conklin b. Feb 5, 1829
Martin W Conklin b. Feb 22, 1831
Nathaniel J Conklin b. Jan 27, 1834 - Civil War Vet Co. K 124th NY Infantry
James H. Conklin b. March 12, 1836 - Civil War Vet 123rd Infantry NY Died in Chester, NY 1916
Phebe Jane Conklin b. March 13, 1839
Harriet Conklin b. June 7, 1841
Eliza Conklin b. Sept 22, 1844
I am looking for any information or ideas to locate these family members and the parents of James S. Conklin. The children appear to be placed with multiple families in the 1850 census and I suspect that Sarah/Sally died young also.