This INDEX section consists of the nominal indexes relating to four Titus lines. The largest is the line of Robert Titus who arrived in America from England with his wife, Hannah, and two children in 1635. The second is the Dutch line, descended from Titus Syrach de Vries. The third is the German line, and the last is a New Brunswick Titus line that has yet to be connected to any of the other lines. In total, the lists approach 140,000 names. The main databases in which these names are to be found will not be included because of the confidentiality factor. However, the lists should provide Titus researchers enough information to see whether or not their families are connected to one of the known databases.
The nominal lists consist of four columns, the first being the generation number; in other words, the number of generations the person listed is descended from the first of the line in America. The second column is the surname and first name with initial (s). The third column is the file letter(s) and page where the person can be found in the main database. The last column is the named person's relationship within the family. h/o means "husband of", w/o means "wife of", s/o means "son of", d/o means "daughter of", and c/o means "child of".
One of the unsolved mysteries of the Titus family of North America is the ancestry of John Titus whose lineage is the subject of this index. All that is known is that he arrived in New Brunswick around 1771 from New York and settled on a land grant at Washademoak, Queens Co., NB along with a Benjamin and a Silas Titus, who also originated in New York. Church of Latter Day Saints records state that John was the son of a John and Elizabeth Titus, but no source of this data is given except that it was submitted by Kay Beal of 1482 W. Hanks Circle, Farmington, VT, 84025. "Loyalist Families" indicates that John Titus originated in New Jersey.
Titus Syrach De Vries, the sire of the North American Dutch line, was born in Holland and died in 1688 at Flatbush, Kings Co., NY. He was a Lieutenant in an infantry Company at Midwont (Flatbush, NY) in 1673. According to the “History of Bucks County” by William W. H. Davis (1905), p. 437 “The pioneer ancestor of the Titus family was Titus Syrachs de Vries, who emigrated from Vries, a village of Drenthe, Holland about 1650, and settled on Long Island, living at different periods at Brooklyn, Flatlands and New Utrecht, and owning considerable land.”
was born in 1715 and emigrated from Germany with his three brothers and settled on Staten Island, New York City, NY before 1768 (William B. Moore record says 1739). He moved to Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA a few years later. He married Mary Williams either before leaving Germany or soon after (William B. Moore says 1742).
His son, Jonathan, is said to have been the founder of Titusville, Crawford Co., PA.
Data has been separated into files by the initial letter of the surname. This nominal index lists the names of over 128,000 descendants of Robert Titus who emigrated from England to Weymouth, MA in 1635. The first column is the generation number, with Robert being number one. The second column is the surname, with first name and initial(s). The third column is the file and page numbers of my main data files. The fourth column is the relationship to the person in column two, with h/o denoting "husband of," w/o being "wife of," s/o being "son of," d/o being "daughter of" and c/o being "child of." The base files are not available on this website because of confidentiality factors. I will gladly share them with cousins if they will contact me directly.