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Biography of Jeremiah Titus

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Jeremiah Titus, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Oakland; born in Loudoun Co., Va., Sept. 13, 1810, where he remained with his father, Tunis Titus, and engaged in farming until he attained his majority, and, for the first few years, worked at $5 per month, after which he hired by the year for $100 per year, which was the highest wages he received until 30 years of age, at which time he rented land and engaged in farming until 1855, when he removed to Muskingum Co., Ohio, and rented land until 1860, when he came to Coles Co., Ill., by team in company with Thomas Roberts, and located upon his present place, where he has since continued to live. He owns 106 acres upon his home farm, which he has made by his own hard labor energy and industry, in which he has been nobly assisted by his wife; Mr. Titus is now in his 60th year and, although exposed to all the hardships and privations of frontier life, is now in possession of all his faculties, and continues in good health; in 1872, he suffered the amputation of his right arm, since which time he has not been able to attend to all the duties of his farm; is yet able to saw the wood and attend to most of the light labor. He married, Oct. 2, 1837, to Susan Good-heart; she was born in Loudoun Co., Va., Jan. 6, 1817; they have four children now living, having lost two by death; the names of the living are James W. (born Feb. 22, 1839), Joshua Jonas (born March 21, 1845), John A. J. (Sept. 14, 1846), Eliza Jane (April 6, 1854); the deceased are Jacob J. and Mary Virginia; Joshua Jonas Titus, the second son now living, married Louisa E. Blevins April 2, 1868; she was born in Edgar Co., March 30, 1850; three children were the fruit of this union, one of which is de-deceased; the names of the living are Martha E. (burn June 18, 1870), John (born Feb. 3, 1875); the deceased was Sarah Jane; Mr. Titus now manages the farm of his father, which duty he has performed for the past four years.

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