May 5, 1815, Shutesbury, Massachusetts.
April 30, 1867, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Ithamar was the son of John Conkey and Eunice Beeman.
He played the organ for a while at the Central Baptist Church in Norwich, Connecticut. In 1850, he moved to New York City and was a bass soloist in choirs at Calvary Episcopal Church and Grace Church. Beginning in 1861, he was the bass soloist and quarter choir director at the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, where he served until his death.
Conkey’s burial place