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John Titus Sr. (1672 - 1750)

John Titus Sr.
Born in Westbury, Nassau, Long Island, NYmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1695 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1732 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Apr 2009
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Biography

John was a Friend (Quaker)

John Titus was the son of Edmond and Martha.[1] He was born 29d 2m 1672 [29 Apr 1673].[1][2]

He married Sarah Willits on 9d 8m 1695 [9 Oct 1695].[3][4] Sarah was the daughter of Henry Willis and his wife Mary Peace.[3][5]

He married second Martha Smith.

He died 4d 1m 1751 [4 Mar 1752] aged near 80y.[1]

The following is an abstract of John's will from the Abstracts of Wills On File In the Surrogate's Office: City of New York:[6]

"These Presents Witnesseth that I John Titus of Westbury in the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, Being this 19 day of Sept 1747, well in health. I leave to my youngest son, Richard Titus, 2 cows and calves and all my horses and 8 sheep to be put at use for him until he is 21. I leave to my wife's daughter, Mary Post, my round table and trundle bed. I leave to my wife Mary all the rest of my household goods and L30, now in the hands of my son William, also a negro woman, during her life or widowhood, and then to be sold and the money to be paid to my son Richard. I leave to my eldest sons, John, Jacob and William, all my lands mentioned in their several deeds under my hand and seal. Leaves legacies to his 4 daughters Mary, Philada, Sarah and Phebe. I make my wife and my son Jacobe, executors. Witnesses, Richard Post, Sarah Titus, Benjamin Smith.
Proved, 22 May 1751, Sarah titus being a known Quaker.

Children

Children named in his will:
  • John, 1st son named
  • Jacob, 2nd son, co-executor with mother Mary (Post) Titus
  • William, 3rd son named
  • Richard, 4th and "youngest of my sons"
  • Mary
  • Philada
  • Sarah
  • Phebe


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James E. Hazard Index, The Records of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College.; Call Number N 452; Volume 3.1; Page 122; ID 71635
  2. William Wade Hinshaw. The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930, Vol. III. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969- 1977.
  3. 3.0 3.1 James E. Hazard Index, The Records of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College.; Call Number N 452; Volume 3.1; Page 20; ID 71592
  4. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Reprinted by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA. Accessed 25 Jan 2020.
  5. Weygant, Charles H. "The Sacketts of America: their ancestors and descendants, 1630-1907; pub.1907; e-book image pg.368; online db reprinting by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005, Provo, UT., USA. Accessed 25 Jan 2020.
  6. New York (State). Surrogate's Court (New York County), John Keller, William S. (William Smith) Pelletreau, and New York (State). Prerogative court. Abstracts of Wills On File In the Surrogate's Office: City of New York. [New York: Printed for the Society, 18931913. volume unknown. p. 336
  • Genealogical Research Library, comp. New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s; Vital Record Extracts. Reprinted as "NY City, Compiled Marriage Index, 1600s-1800s by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA. Accessed 25 Jan 2020. Source text: Sarah Willis and John Titus m. 1695, Wesbury, New York. record marriage id: 2220322388. Reprinted by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Accessed 25 Jan 2020.
  • WikiTree profile Titus-342 created through the import of Clancy Family 9.ged on Aug 22, 2011 by Shirley Becker. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Shirley and others.


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Titus-342 and Titus-8 appear to represent the same person because: same wife and children
posted by Robin Lee

Rejected matches › John Titus (1703-1785)