Titus, Capt. Content

Titus, Capt. Content

Male 1643 - 1730  (86 years)

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  • Name Titus, Content  [1
    Title Capt. 
    Born 28 Mar 1643  Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1730  Elmhurst, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Newtown Cemetery, Elmhurst, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I67228  Sackett
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2021 

    Children 
    +1. Titus, John,   b. 1670, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F26833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1643 - Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Titus, John - 1670 - Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1730 - Elmhurst, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Newtown Cemetery, Elmhurst, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial ID 130487266 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130487266 contains the following note.

      Note: As to John's parentage, numerous genealogies report that he was the son of Content Titus of Newtown, and his wife (as was previously supposed) Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. John Moore. The purported link between John Titus of Hopewell and Elizabeth Moore is conclusively disproved. Rev. John Moore's daughter Elizabeth did not marry Content Titus. See The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 137:245-263 (Oct. 2006).

      It is also questionable as to whether John was the son of Content Titus. This lineage was first proposed, without citation to sources, by Rev. Anson Titus Jr. in his article, "The Titus Family in America: Three Generations." See The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 12:92-99 (April 1881). Rev. Titus's statements regarding Content Titus and Elizabeth (Moore), and/or supposed son John, were subsequently repeated by Mercer Co., NJ, genealogists, including the Cooleys (1883), Ralph Ege (1906), Francis B. Lee (1907), Alice Blackwell Lewis, and many others.

      In James Riker Jr.'s monumental work, The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New York ... (1852), p. 327-8n, the author discusses the relocation of members of Content Titus's family to Hopewell, NJ. Specifically, Riker states that Content's son Timothy and his grandson Ephraim, son of Silas, were part of the Long Island migration to Hopewell. Riker does not indicate that Content's son John came to Hopewell. While it seems likely that John of Hopewell belonged to Content's family, it might be that he was a grandson of Content rather than a son. Based on John's children's ages, he was likely born in the 1675-1685 period (i.e., when Content Titus was in his 40s or 50s).

      Consequently, at this time the identification of John as the son of Content Titus and corresponding parent link below should be considered tentative and by no means proven according to modern genealogical standards.

      Heartfelt thanks to Direwolf for creating this memorial.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2624] Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, 35, 375 (Reliability: 2), 31 Jul 2021.
      6. Elizabeth2, b. Newtown, L. I., m. Content Titus2 (Robert1), b. at Weymouth, Mass., Mar. 28, 1643, d. Jan. 1730, buried at Newtown, L. I.; she d. _____. [3368]

      . . .

      6. Elizabeth Moore2 (Rev. John1) and Content Titus2 (Robert1, Silius, died 1637, married Constantia, died 1667).

      . . .

      Content Titus2 was born at Weymouth, Mass., 28th March, 1643. He was a landholder in Huntington, Long Island in 1666, and in Newtown in 1672. In 1675 he was taxed for 1 male, 20 land, 1 horse, 2 oxen, 3 cows, i 3-yr, 2 2-yr, 2
      i-yr, 10 sheep, 1 swine. He was active in church and state, was Overseer April, 1679 to 1681, Commissioner of the Town Court 1686-1690, Supervisor 1686, Assessor 1686, 1693 was a Captain in the war against the Indians, and became an
      elder of the Presbyterian Church in 1724 at the age of 8o. He died 17th January, 1730, aged 87. His gravestone, which was in the southwest corner of the ancient burial place at Newtown, L. I., has been removed to the First Presbyterian Church
      ground (1901).

      Elizabeth Moore2 and Capt. Content Titus had

      3368. Robert Titus3 ; removed to New Castle County, Del., in 1731.

      3369. Silas Titus3, m. 1715, Sarah Hunt3 (Edward2, Ralph1) ; he d. November 2, 1748. [3375]

      3370. John Titus3, m. Rebecca ____, d. 1762; he d. 1761. [3446]

      3371. Timothy Titus3, m. Mary ____; he d. about 1757 (will). [3798]

      3372. Hannah Titus3, unmarried.

      3373. Phebe Titus3, m. Jonathan Hunt3 (Edward2, Ralph1), who came to Trenton Township not long after 1700. [3834]

      3374. Abigail Titus3, m. George Furniss.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 11 Nov 2021.
      Memorial ID 151929263
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151929263

      Content Titus
      Birth 28 Mar 1643
      Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death 17 Jan 1730 (aged 86)
      Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Old Newtown Cemetery
      Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA

      Note: that Content was buried in this cemetery is stated by James Riker, in his Annals of Newtown (1852), p 328,: "In the southwest corner of the ancient public burial ground at Newtown, stands a rude stone that marks his grave, bearing the simple inscription, 'Content Titus.' " This cemetery is now defunct, and has been replaced with a playground. Find-a-grave contributor Jospeh Klett writes: "After looking at it more carefully, it appears that Content's grave was removed from the old Newtown burial ground in 1901 to the old cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst. But then in 1962, when this cemetery was relocated, his remains were presumably among those brought to The Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn."

      Content Titus was the son of Robert and Hannah Titus of Weymouth, Mass. and Huntington, Long Island, He was married twice, but the first wife remains unidentified. She was once thought to be Elizabeth, the daughter of Rev. John Moore, but research published in 2006 indicates otherwise. Content married (2) in late 1711 Mary (CORNISH) Samway of Huntington, as her third husband. Mary, b. Exeter, NH 1 July 1648, m. (1) 1667 John Corey; and m. (2) 1687 John Sammis/Samway. Riker says that Content moved from Huntington to Newtown, Long Island (now Elmhurst, Queens, NY) in 1672. He appears on the 1675 and 1683 rate lists for Newtown, , and in the 1698 census of Newtown he had a household of ten members plus three negroes. He held various jobs in the town, including constable in 1681, supervisor in 1686, and assessor in 1686 and 1693. As an old man in 1724 he was chosen as an elder of the Newtown Presbyterian Church. Content's will was dated 24 Feb 1727/8, and proved 31 Jan 1729/30.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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