Hon. Isaac McConihe

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Hon. Isaac McConihe

Birthplace: Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: November 01, 1867 (80)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John McConihe and Sarah Moor
Husband of Sarah Sophia McConihe
Father of Thomas Jefferson McConihe; Sarah Theresa Mallory; Isaac McConihe; Maj. William McConihe; Brevet Brig. General John McConihe (USA) and 6 others
Brother of Mary Ann Washburn; Sarah Campbell and John McConihe

Occupation: lawyer, judge, county treasurer, postmaster
Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Hon. Isaac McConihe

Isaac McConihe, son of John McConihe and Sarah Moor, was born in Merrimack, New Hampshire on August 22, 1787. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1812 and went, that same year, to Troy, New York and entered the law office of Stephen Ross, whose partner he became on his admission to the bar in 1815. He practiced law there in Troy for more than fifty years.

He married, in 1826, with SARAH SOPHIA STRONG, daughter of Hezekiah W. Strong and Martha Dwight. Her father was a graduate from Yale College in 1800, and was one of the founders of Amherst College.

Children were: Thomas Jefferson 8/18/1827-8/23/1827), Sarah (8/23/1828), Isaac (3/31/1830), William (7/6/1832), John (9/1/1834), Samuel (9/8/1836), Thornton (9/26/1839), Alanson Douglas (11/16/1841), Philanda Wells (1/2/1845), Mary (12/20/1845), and Alonzo (6/8/1850-5/5/1851).

McConihe was appointed, at different times, to many offices. In 1828 he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas of Rensselaer County (the youngest judge who ever sat on that bench), in 1831 county treasurer, in 132 post-master of Troy (which office he held ofr 10 years in succession, being appointed by President Jackson, and for the third time by President Van Buren).

By the time of his death on November 1, 1867, he was the oldest bank director in Troy, and the oldest member of the bar of Rensselaer County. For many years he was a railroad director, president of the Troy Lyceum of Natural History, trustee of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and of the Troy Orphan Asylum, and senior wardem of St. Paul's Church (Episcopal).

  • 1850 Census: Isaac (62) b. New Hampshire; with wife Sarah S. (45, b. Mass), and children: Isaac (20), William (18), John (14), Samuel (13), Thornton (11), Alanson (9), Mary C. (5), and Andrew J. (1).
  • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/bio123.htm
  • http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/state/hampsh/homes/strong.html (I find this article especially intruiging since it mentions BOTH "Mr. Baldwin" in ref. to Thankful Strong (who is Jonathan Baldwin, brother of Joseph Baldwin...my direct ancestor) AND further down the Hon. Isaac McCONIHE...who leads to my grandmother COPP (who married another BALDWIN descendant, also from Joseph Baldwin).
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Hon. Isaac McConihe's Timeline

August 22, 1787
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
August 18, 1827
Troy, NY, United States
August 23, 1828
Troy, NY, United States
March 21, 1830
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
July 6, 1832
Troy, NY, United States
September 1, 1834
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
September 8, 1836
Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
September 26, 1839
Troy, NY, United States
November 16, 1841
Troy, NY, United States