Biographical Sketch of Joel Titus
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Joel, son of Jonah Titus, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in March and baptized August 24, 1740. He was a blacksmith by trade and for many years followed that calling in Washington, Connecticut. His place of business, known as the Joel Titus forge, was burned about the beginning of the last century. He subsequently resided for a time with some of his children, and he died about 1820 in Ferrisburg, Vermont, while visiting his daughter Hannah. He served in the French and Indian and revolutionary wars. He was a member of the Church of England and a vestryman of St. John’s church in Washington. He married, in Washington, September 27, 1762, Mary Treat, born in Milford, Connecticut, October 29, 1744, daughter of Samuel (4) Treat and a descendant of Richard (1) Treat, through Governor Robert (2) and Joseph (3). Children, all born in Washington, but birth dates are not known: 1. Joel, died at the age of about forty years. 2. Samuel, died in Olean, New York. 3. Peet Treat, died in Mexico, New York. 4. Henry, died in Illinois. 5. Hannah, married a Quaker preacher and resided in Ferrisburg, Vermont. 6. Esther, married Gardner Geer and resided in Kent, Connecticut. 7. Sally, married William Lyon, of Washington, Connecticut. 8. Nabby, married a Mr. Troup and settled in Ashtabula, Ohio. 9. Huldah, married Orrin Strong. 10. Charles, married Emma Daniels and has descendants living in Oneida county, New York. 11. Billy, see elsewhere. 12. Beulah, married jedediah Smith and resided in Walworth, New York. 13. Betsey, married a Mr. Case. 14. Margaret, or Polly, married a Mr. Clark and resided near Cazenovia, New York. 15. Anson.