1670 - 1761 (91 years)
||Titus, John  |
||Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA 
||Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA 
||1 Jan 1761 
||1 May 1761 
||Pennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA 
||11 Nov 2021 |
||Titus, Capt. Content, b. 28 Mar 1643, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA , d. Jan 1730, Elmhurst, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA (Age 86 years) |
|+||1. Titus, John, b. 1670, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA , d. 1761, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA (Age 91 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||____, Rebecca, b. Abt 1685, d. 1762 (Age ~ 77 years) |
|+||1. Titus, Samuel, b. 14 Feb 1727, d. 1778, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA (Age 50 years)|
| ||2. Titus, Mary, d. Unknown|
||11 Nov 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 1670 - Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA
|Died - 1761 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
|Buried - - Pennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
- 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.
- [S2624] Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, 375, 378-379 (Reliability: 2), 11 Nov 2021.
Elizabeth Moore2 and Capt. Content Titus had
. . .
3370. John Titus3, m. Rebecca ____, d. 1762; he d. 1761. 
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3370. John Titus3 (Elizabeth Moore2, m. Content Titus, Rev. John1) and Rebecca ____.
John Titus3 came to Hopewell Township, N. J., from Newtown, L. I., before 1717. His will is dated January 1, 1761, and was proved May 1, 1761.
John Titus3 and Rebecca ____ had
3446. Joseph Titus4, m. 1. Elizabeth ____, d. February 19, 1762, aet. 38; November 12, 1764, 2. Pelatiah Moore, d. October 25, 1773, aet. 48; April 5, 1775, 3. Martha Moore, sister of Nathaniel, of Hopewell, d. April 4, 1801, aet. 76; he d. December 4, 1797, aet. 76, Titusville, N. J. , 
3447. Andrew Titus4, m. Hannah Burrowes, half-sister of Maj. Stephen (Stephen, Sr., m. ____ Moore); he d. 1800 (will); Titusville, N.J. 
3448. Samuel Titus4, b. 1727, m. October 10, 1753, Rebecca Johnson (John), d. 1737; he d. ____ ____. 
3449. Benjamin Titus4, m. Catharine Moore; had children. 
3450. John Titus4, m. ____ ____; Harbourtown, N. J.; will 1784 (?) 
3451. Philip Titus4; Harbourtown, N. J.
3452. Thomas Titus4, d. 1769; administrator, Samuel Titus.
3453. Rebecca Titus4, m. Thomas Blackwell. [3691a]
3454 . Mary Titus4, m. Josiah Hart (Ralph), d. March 22, 1799; she d. ____ ____. 
3455. Susan Titus4, m. Thomas Blackwell.
Transcribed by Ted Smith
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 11 Nov 2021.
Memorial ID 130487266
John Titus Sr.
Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 1761 (aged 85?86)
Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Pennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
John was probably born in the 1675-85 period, presumably in Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens Co., Long Island, NY. He settled in Maidenhead or Hopewell Twp., old Burlington Co., NJ, where he was one of the 36 devisees in the deed for the Maidenhead Church (later Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church) in 1710. He settled north of Stoney Brook in Hopewell Twp. (which had become part of old Hunterdon Co. in 1714 and is now in Mercer Co.), on what is now Elm Ridge Road, before 1733.
John died between 1 Jan. 1761 (when he made his will) and 3 Mar. 1761 (when the will was proved), presumably at his residence in Hopewell Twp. He is referred to as a yeoman. Based on his and his wife Rebeckah's wills, they had at least 10 children, as follows:
1) John Jr., b. prob. 1705-10--linked below;
2) Philip, b. prob. 1705-15;
3) Rebecca, b. prob. 1710-20;
4) Mary, b. 28 June 1717--linked below;
5) Joseph, b. abt. 1722--linked below;
6) Susannah, b. prob. 1720-25--linked below;
7) Samuel, b. 14 Feb. 1727--linked below;
8) Thomas, b. prob. 1725-30--linked below;
9) Andrew, b. abt. 1730--linked below; and
10) Benjamin, b. abt. 1730-35.
This memorial is tentatively placed here based on John's residence in Hopewell Township, the likelihood that he was a Presbyterian, and his descendants' affiliation with this church.
Researched by Ted Smith