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Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley

Passaic Valley in New Jersey was first settled in the early 1700’s, primarily by families from Long Island, New York and Connecticut. The Family records, or, Genealogies of the first settlers of Passaic Valley and vicinity above Chatham provides genealogies of these early settlers from family records when they could be obtained, otherwise the author used family members to provide the information. Since some of the information comes from memory of individuals, one should validate what is written before relying on it to greatly.

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1921 Farmers’ Directory of Viola Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Allen, Charles F. Wf. Libbie; ch. Ray and Fred. P. O. Gray, R. 1. O. 468.64 ac., sec. 7. (40.) Allen, R. L. Wf. Laura. P. O. Gray, R. 1. R. 160ac., sec. 7. (20.) Owner, Chas. F. Allen. Anderson, Charles. Ch. Jennie, Fred, Frank and John. P. O. Coon Rapids, R. 3. O. 298.41 ac., sec. 1;O. 40 ac., sec. 12. (27.) Anderson, D. B. Wf. Lillie; ch. Bessie, Nellie, Alice, Mary and Hope. P. O. Audubon, R. 2....

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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History of Cayuga County New York

This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.

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Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Map and Occupants, 1890

The Cattaraugus Reservation, in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties, New York, as delineated on the map, occupies both sides of Cattaraugus creek. It is 9.5 miles long on a direct east and west line, averages 3 miles in width at the center, dropping at is eastern line an additional rectangle of 2 by 3 miles. A 6-mile strip on the north and 2 “mile blocks” at diagonal corners are occupied by white people, and litigation is pending as to their rights and responsibilities. The Seneca Nation claims that the permit or grant under which said lands were occupied and...

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Biography of Augustus Titus

AUGUSTUS H. TITUS is a man that has a wide range of experience both in the affairs of life in its ordinary occupations and also in pioneer experiences, having passed through practically all the various vocations usually met with in frontier life, as mining, camping, opening up a new farm, as well as the incidents of danger and adventure with which such existence is frequently attended, beside much fighting with the savages in various places; universally manifesting both a cool and wise judgment and capabilities and valor and courage that are the constituent parts of the true man and progressive spirit. Mr. Titus was born on July 17, 1843, in Morgan county, Illinois, being the son of Noah and Melissa Titus, and when a child was taken by his parents near Quincy, Adams county, in the same state. He remained on the farm with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age, and then followed the advice of Horace Greeley, and embarked on the weary journey across plains and mountains to the Pacific coast. When as far as the Black Hills on their journey, they were attacked by the Indians, who killed four men, one colored boy, and captured two women, one of whom was released in a few days and the other was detained for three years before she made her escape. The train proceeded from this...

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Biography of Alonzo Silas Titus

Alonzo Silas Titus, conducting business under the name of the Waterford Milling Company, was born at Richland Center, Wisconsin, February 14, 1858, a son of Starr and Elsa (Hickox) Titus. The father was born at Buffalo, New York, where he was reared to manhood, and thence removed to Illinois. He was a millwright by trade, but afterward took up the occupation of farming, which he followed for a number of years in McHenry County, Illinois. There most of his children were born. At length, because of failing health, he removed to the pine woods of Wisconsin and in 1859 he passed away. He was a wide-awake, enterprising business man and prospered in his undertakings. He was also active in matters of reform and stood for public improvement along all lines, doing much effective work for the benefit of his community. He was held in high esteem by those who knew him best, for his life record was such as would bear the closest investigation and scrutiny. In politics he was a stanch republican. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Starr Titus were twelve children, of whom three are yet living. Three of his sons were soldiers of the Civil war and two died while defending the Union cause, while the third, Ira, passed away in 1916. Those who still survive are : Frank, a fruit grower in California;...

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Biography of Herbert B. Titus

Herbert B. was born in the old farm house built by his grandfather, and long since demolished. At the age of fourteen he taught his first school of forty scholars, sixteen of whom were older than himself, and with such success that his services were again sought for the same school Teaching and work upon the farm alternated with study at the academy at West Brattleboro, Vt., Chesterfield and Meriden, until 1854, when he entered Yale college where he remained but a single term, the death of a relative who had promised pecuniary assistance, leaving his way not clear at so expensive an institution. He resumed teaching and farming, and in 1859 was appointed county commissioner of common schools. In this position he was an earnest worker, and his interesting and practical addresses throughout the county showed much force and originality of thought. In April, 1861, he was holding a teachers’ institute in Keene, when, at the call of President Lincoln for troops, his name was first upon the list for a volunteer company it was proposed to raise under Capt. T. A. Barker, of Westmoreland. This company became Co. A, of the 2d N. H. Regt., and re-enlisting for three years, he was commissioned its second lieutenant. After the battle of Bull Run, in which his bravery and perfect coolness under fire were conspicuous, he was promoted to...

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Biography of Joseph Titus

Joseph Titus came to Chesterfield in 1777, from Douglas, Mass., soon after his marriage there to Mary Bigelow, and cleared and put in thorough cultivation one of its most rocky, hill-side farms. He was fourth in descent from Robert Titus, who came from near Stanstead Abbey, Hartfordshire, England, in 1635, and finally settled on Long Island. The immigrant was of a family of some note; a brother was the Colonel Titus, of Cromwell’s army, who afterwards espoused the cause of King Charles II., and on the occasion of an attempt upon the life of the Lord Protector, wrote anonymously the famous tract entitled “Killing no Murder,” which created ouch a sensation at the time, and is characterized in the State Trials as “that most able, logical, artificially constructed, and occasionally eloquent treatise,”The children of Joseph were Lucy, Lydia, Joseph, Martin, Mary, Demmis, Isaac, Samuel, Anna and Ezra, but two of whom settled in this town or state. Ezra, born January 15, 1789, married Electa, daughter of John Kneeland. A quiet, methodical man, of few words, carefully considered, apt in illustration, and of great firmness of character, as a teacher he left his impress upon a generation few of whom now remain. From rural homes, in those days of large families, from seventy-five to a hundred, where now perhaps scarce a tenth of that number is to be found, they...

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Titus, Gertrude – Obituary

Union, Oregon Gertrude Titus, 97, of Union, died Oct. 24 at a local care center. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 26, 2009 ________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Oct. 29 – Gertrude Titus, celebration of life, 10 a.m., Union United Methodist Church; La Grande Observer – October 28, 2009, Union Cemetery _____________________________ Gertrude Helen Titus, 97, of Union, died Oct. 24 at a local care center. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Union Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Gertrude was born Nov. 13, 1911, to Conrad John and Marie Margaret (Horch) Schuetz in Odessa, Wash. She was one of 10 children and helped with her siblings growing up in Ritzville, Wash., and then Rathdrum, Idaho, where she graduated from high school. On March 28, 1936, she married Marvin W. Titus in La Grande. They lived at Haines and on a ranch near Telocaset before moving to Union in 1940. Over the years she worked at almost every business in Union, the drug store, Union Hotel, hardware store, Ben Franklin and even baked pies for the Knotty Pine cafe. She was the fire chief’s wife for 32 years and was always helping around the fire station. The...

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Biographical Sketch of Beverly Titus

Beverly Titus, a native of Tunbridge, Vt., came to Wolcott from Vershire, Vt., in 1832, and located upon the farm now owned by C. G. Moulton, on road 26. Mr. Titus reared a family of twelve children, several of whom are living, viz.: William C., in Oakland, Cal. , John H., and Mrs. Celia Titus Baxter, in Monticello, Wis. , Beverly J., still resides in Wolcott, and Daniel lives in Charlestown,...

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Biography of Oliver Titus

Oliver Sabin, second son of Anson and Almira (Sabin) Titus, was born in Phelps, New York. May 13, 1843. He was educated in the public schools of Phelps and the Clinton Liberal Institute, Clinton, Oneida county, New York. In August. 1862, when nineteen years old, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and remained in the army until the close of the rebellion. Soon after his enlistment he was detailed for clerical work in the office of judge advocate of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, under General Benjamin F. Butler, with headquarters at Fortress Monroe. Old Point Comfort, Virginia, and was finally mustered out at Richmond, Virginia. June 5, 1865, with an honorable record for efficiency and conscientious service. In 1869 he went to Kirksville, Adair county, Missouri. where he engaged in farming, but subsequently returned to Phelps, and in December. 1874, moved to Shortsville, New York, as bookkeeper in a general store; he later accepted the position of bookkeeper for Messrs. Hiram L. and Calvin P. Brown, manufacturers of the Empire Grain Drill, and having been admitted to partnership in 1877 he was thenceforward in charge of the sales and advertising departments. Through his untiring energy and superior ability the business of the concern was rapidly developed, the working force being increased from twenty to two hundred men, and...

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Biographical Sketch of Joel Titus

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...

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Biographical Sketch of Billy Titus

Billy, son of Joel and Mary (Treat) Titus, was born in Washington, Connecticut, March 2. 1780. He settled at Paris, now (1910) Marshall, Oneida county, New York, in 1804, where he found excellent opportunities for the pursuit of his trade, that of blacksmith, and eventually built up an extensive business in Forge Hollow. He died in Marshall, January 4, 1860. He married (first) May 26, 1806, Judith Huested, who died November 11, 1829; he married (second) April 4, 1830, Susan Derby, who died May 9, 1859, aged sixty-four years. Children, all of first wife: 1. Sophia, born 1807, died 1808. 2. Anson, see elsewhere. 3. Lucius, born July 28, 1811, settled in Coldwater, Michigan. 4. Sophia, born March 13, 1813, married Adonijah Day, of Deansville (now (1910) Deansboro), New York. 5. Horace H., August 4, 1816, settled in Phelps, New York. 6. Phebe J., December 28, 1818, married James McAdam, of New York City. 7. Orrin Strong, July 23, 1821, settled in New York City. 8. Juliet, October 27, 1823, married Mark Hanchett and resided in Chicago, Illinois. 9. Hosea Ballou, January 2, 1826, settled in Waterville, Oneida county. New York. 10. Delos M., May 10, 1828, settled in New York City, died there in...

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Biography of Anson Titus

Anson, eldest son of Billy and Judith (Huested) Titus, was born in Marshall, March 13, 1809, died December 22, 1882. As a skilled mechanic and an inventor of agricultural and other useful appliances, he sought to improve the prosperity of his fellowmen. He located first in Byron, Genesee county, New York, and settled permanently at Phelps, Ontario county, New York. In 1835 he established himself in business on the site now (1910) occupied by a laundry, manufacturing stoves, plows, etc. He was the inventor of the Titus No. 9 Pointer Plow, which acquired a high reputation throughout the country, and was awarded a silver medal in 1858 by the New York State Agricultural Society, in a contest participated in by nine competitors. More than seven hundred of these plows were produced at his factory in 1860. In 1855 he purchased the Gamwell & Atchley Axe Factory, and carried on the business there until he sold out in 1873. He married, June 3, 1834, Almira Sabin, born in Sherburne, Chenango county, New York, January 26. 1810, died November 16, 1888, daughter of Oliver and Olive (Upham) Sabin. Olive Upham was a daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Porter) Upham, and a descendant, in the seventh generation, of John Upham (1), who arrived in New England in 1635, settling in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Children of Anson and Almira (Sabin) Titus, the first born...

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