Born: 1801-02-26 Massachusetts
Died: 1886-01-06 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
In 1822, Conant married Lydia R. Heminway in Shutesbury, MA. They had four children in Massachusetts before moving west in 1830. In February 1831, they settled in Springfield, Illinois, where they had five more children. Conant soon established a business manufacturing furniture, which he continued for most of his life. Politically, Conant was a Whig. He served as a Springfield alderman in 1845 and 1846. He was also an organizer and member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Springfield.
“Whig City Meeting”; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 216-17; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 566; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 7 January 1886, 8:4, 9 January 1886, 8:3.