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Joseph Titus, Sr
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Birth: 1722
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1797
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Joseph was born about 1722 based on his age at death (he was in his 76th year), the son of John and Rebeckah Titus. He is presumed to have been born in Hopewell Twp., old Hunterdon (now Mercer) Co., NJ, where his parents resided.

He married first to Elizabeth (possibly Ketcham), who died in 1762. They had four known children. He married second to Pelatiah Moore by license dated 12 Nov. 1764, presumably in old Hunterdon Co., NJ. No children are certain from this marriage. He married, apparently fourth, to Martha Moore, who survived him.

Joseph lived in Hopewell Twp. near Titusville, where he is presumed to have died based on estate records. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Hopewell (in Pennington), where he is buried.

He had at least six children according to the Cooleys, Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing ... (1883), p. 271. Some of them whom are linked below.

It is not clear as to who the mother of the last two children was. Joseph's last wife Martha did not name any daughters in her will (at least according to the published abstract), and named four other female relatives or friends as her primary heirs. And Joseph's daughter Rebecca was born after the death of Joseph's second wife. So it would appear that Joseph had another wife, between Pelatiah and Martha.

Joseph's children were:

By first wife Elizabeth:
Hannah (abt 1746-1802), unmarried
Samuel (abt 1751/52-1825)
Joseph Jr. (1757-1823)
Uriel (1760-1834)

Mother uncertain:
Rebecca (1783-1849), married John Guild Hunt
Elizabeth, married Mr. Phillips

Note: I have created a virtual cemetery for Joseph's descendants here. -Joseph R. Klett 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Titus (____ - 1761)
  Rebeckah Titus (____ - 1762)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Titus (1723 - 1762)
  Pelatiah Moore Titus (1726 - 1773)
  Martha Moore Titus (1725 - 1801)
 
 Children:
  Hannah Titus (1745 - 1802)*
  Samuel Titus (1751 - 1825)*
  Joseph Titus (1757 - 1823)*
  Uriel Titus (1760 - 1834)*
  Rebecca Titus Hunt (1783 - 1849)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Titus (1710 - 1769)*
  John Titus (1715 - 1785)*
  Mary Titus Hart (1717 - 1790)*
  Susannah Titus Blackwell (1720 - ____)*
  Joseph Titus (1722 - 1797)
  Samuel Titus (1727 - 1778)*
  Andrew Titus (1730 - 1800)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Cindy Clark for creating this memorial and to Wayne Irons for the gravestone image.
 
Burial:
Pennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Pennington
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: Cindy Clark
Record added: Apr 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13936578
Joseph Titus, Sr
Added by: Joseph R. Klett
 
Joseph Titus, Sr
Added by: Joseph R. Klett
 
Joseph Titus, Sr
Added by: Wayne Irons
 
 
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May you rest in peace. (From a nephew, a few times removed.)
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
 
 
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