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Teunis Titus

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Flatbush, Long Island, New York, United States
Death: 1770 (89-97)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Mansfield Square, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Titus Syrachs de Vries and Jannetje Teunise Bergen
Husband of Mary Titus
Father of Syrach Titus; Francis Titus, I; John Titus; Tunies Titus; Titus Titus and 3 others
Brother of Trynetji van Ekelen; Syrach Titus; Femmetje Hegemans; Arays Titus; Jannetje Luyster, Titus and 2 others
Half brother of Sarah Bergen; Hans Bergen; Teunis Jan Bergen; Peter Bergen; Catalyn Jan Bergen and 2 others

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About Teunis Titus

Teunis Titus. b. ca. 1677 at Flatbush, Kings Co., NY. d. in Burlington Co., NJ. m. Mary Barre on Dec. 20, 1699 in New York City, NY. Lived in Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens Co., NY. According to the History of Bucks County, “Teunis Titus, son of Titus Syrachs and Jannetje Couverts, joined his mother in the conveyance of his father’s land at Flatlands, May 14, 1695, and removed to Newtown, Long Island, where he resided until 1703, and about that date removed to Mansfield Square, Burlington county, New Jersey, from whence two of his sons, Francis and Jacob, migrated to Bucks county about 1730.” Their child (among others):

Teunis Titus. b. ca. 1677 at Flatbush, Kings Co., NY. d. in Burlington Co., NJ. m. Mary Barre on Dec. 20, 1699 in New York City, NY. Lived in Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens Co., NY. According to the History of Bucks County, “Teunis Titus, son of Titus Syrachs and Jannetje Couverts, joined his mother in the conveyance of his father’s land at Flatlands, May 14, 1695, and removed to Newtown, Long Island, where he resided until 1703, and about that date removed to Mansfield Square, Burlington county, New Jersey, from whence two of his sons, Francis and Jacob, migrated to Bucks county about 1730.” Their child (among others): ___________________________

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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.”

He married Jannetji Teunis (Janette) Nyssen, daughter of Teunis Nyssen and Femmetje (Jans), in 1662 at Flatbush, Kings Co., NY. She was born on Mar. 29, 1648 at Heenstede, Netherlands. Her parents had emigrated from Heemstede, North Holland in 1651. Titus De Vries probably descends from the noble DeVries family of Holland.

There has been some conjecture as to why Titus Syrach De Vries changed his surname to Titus. One possibility was explained rather undelicately by Frank H. Titus, author of The Genealogy of the Dutch Family Titus, when he said: "Probably the change of name was the first nature of protective imitation as practised by various forms of animated creatures lower than the humans: Dutch blood was probably not as highly esteemed just after the land had passed from Dutch to English control as it is in our day, and the Britons have never been specially noted for tender consideration of the susceptibilities of those unwise enough to have been born under others' skies." However, a more likely alternative was put forward by Clarence Edwin Titus in his pamphlet, "A Titus Genealogy, The Direct Line of Descent of Titus Syrachs De Vries," when he writes "Under English rule in America it became compulsory to take a permanent surname. Since the Dutch traditionally used the patronymic naming system (identification by the father's given name), the children and descendants of Titus and Jannetje adopted and kept the surname Titus."

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Teunis Titus's Timeline

1677
1677
Flatbush, Long Island, New York, United States
1700
1700
Age 23
New York, New York County, NY, United States
1701
1701
Age 24
Queens County, New York, United States
1704
1704
Age 27
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
1710
1710
Age 33
1711
1711
Age 34
1712
1712
Age 35
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
1714
1714
Age 37
1722
1722
Age 45
NJ, United States