Till Family Generation 11
Morris County, New Jersey

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Cresseveur Family Tree
Chronological History of Till Family in Morris County, New Jersey

Filename: Till Chronological History                                                                                                     Revised: 03/23/01
Contact: John Cresseveur

Generation # 11: Samuel S. & Mahitable Till


Verified Information: Samuel S. Till

Relationship…………………… paternal great, great-grandfather
Date of birth…………………... 1783(?)
Place of birth………………….. Walnut Grove (now Mount Freedom), NJ
Date of first marriage………….
Place of first marriage…………
Maiden name of first wife…….. Catherine (maiden name unknown)
Date of second marriage……….
Place of second marriage………
Maiden name of second wife….. Mahitable (maiden name unknown)
Date of death…………………... February 11, 1870
Place of death………………….. Rockaway, Morris County, NJ
Cause of death…………………. Marasmus
Where buried…………………...

Verified Information: Mahitable Till

Relationship…………………… paternal great, great-grandmother
Maiden name…………………..
Date of birth…………………...
Place of birth…………………..
Date of first marriage………….
Place of first marriage…………
Date of second marriage……….
Name of second husband………
Date of second marriage……….
Place of second marriage….……
Date of death…………………...
Place of death…………………..
Cause of death………………….
Where buried…………………... .

First shown together as selling land on April 6, 1839 to John H. Davis of Randolph, NJ. Place of residence listed as Randolph. Sale was for nine acres in Randolph for $300 (Source: Morris County deed book S-3, Page 423)

(2) Census information:

The following listing appears for Samuel Till in the 1830 Census:

1 male: 40 or under, 1 female: 40 or under, 1 female: 5 or under, no slaves.

The following listing appears for Samuel Till in the 1840 Census for Randolph Township:

1 male of 40 and under 50, 1 female of 40 and under 50, 1 female of 5 and under 10.

 

Next appeared in 1850 Census as living in Rockaway Township, Morris County, NJ (Source: Morristown Public Library, microfilm roll #316, page #639)

                                   Attended             Estimated year
                                   School               of birth based
Name            Age Sex Occupation Within 1 year        on age listed      Date of death
Samuel Till      67 M   Laborer                         1782               02/11/1870
Mahitable Till   47 F                                   1803
Catherine Till   16 F              Yes                  1834
                                   Attended             Estimated year
                                   School               of birth based
Name            Age Sex Occupation Within 1 year        on age listed      Date of death
Ruth Till        14 F              Yes                  1836
Charles Till     10 M              Yes                  1840               12/19/1876
James Till          M              Yes
John W. Till        M              Yes
Sylvester Till (not listed in Census)                                      04/08/1917

Listed as mother and father of Ruth Jane Till on Ruth Jane’s marriage certificate to William Cadmus, dated April 27, 1877 (Source: Bureau of Archives, NJ State Library, Trenton, NJ, Liber: BT, Page #274, microfilm)

Mahitable purchased cemetery plot in the First Presbyterian Church on Academy Street in Rockaway, NJ, in July of 1870. Willed to John Till and brother Sylvester. Sylvester Till buried there along with other members of Till Family.

Samuel Till: Death Certificate: (Source: Copy of original death certificate from New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ, Volume AP, page #146. Obituary listed in Morristown Public Library, Morristown, NJ, New Jersey Room. )

Returns of Death in the Township of Rockaway, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, from the 20th day of August, 1869, to the 20th day of August, 1870.

Date of death: February 11, 1870 Name of deceased: Samuel Till
Married or single: Married Age: 88 years
Occupation: Laborer Place of death: Rockaway
Place of birth: Walnut Grove Names of parents: "Can’t Tell’
Cause of death: Marasmus Date recorded: August 3, 1870

The following information on the children of Samuel and Mahitable was obtained at the NJ Bureau of Archives History, State Library, 185 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ.

Marriage of Sylvester Till on November 30, 1876 at the age of 39 years. Place of residence was Littleton, NJ. Occupation listed as laborer. Parents listed as Samuel S. and Mahitable Till. Married to Cornelia VanDerhoof, age 27, parents were William and Sara (Wooduff) Vanderhoof. Married by Rev. Fasgan at Parsippany, NJ, (Source: Copy of original marriage license: New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ, Liber: BS, Page #114)

Sylvester Till is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Plot E36. Died on April 8, 1917, at Denville at the age of 83 years, 10 months, 21 days. Buried April 11, 1917. Cause of death was heart disease – Dr. Flagg.

Sylvester Till Jr. also buried in Presbyterian Cemetery on February 25, 1962 at the age of 82 years. Son of Sylvester Till above, last residence was Dover, NJ.

Margaret Till, wife of Sylvester Till Jr., buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, died October 30, 1932, at the age of 62 years. Buried November 2, 1932.

Catherine Till married to Terrance Branmin on November 21, 1858 by Robert B. Gard in Morristown.


LAND TRANSFERS: Information obtained from deed books located at Morris County Surrogate Vault, Morris County Courthouse, Morristown, NJ

(1) February 21, 1824: Deed book: PP, Page #6

Grantor: Nathan Till, John Till, Samuel Till, Peter Till, Joseph McCord (husband of Anna Till), Philip Till, and Anna (Till) McCord.

Grantee: Rebecca (Till) Smith

Whereas Peter Till, late of the Township of Randolph, died intestate and at the time of his death was lawfully seized and possessed of several lots of land situated in the Township of Randolph aforesaid and the said land and real estate late of the said Peter Till deceased, did descend to the said Rebecca Smith, Nathan Till, John Till, Samuel Till, Peter Till, Anna (Till) McCord, and Philip Till, his children and heirs at law. And they have divided said land and real estate among themselves so that each can hold their part

or share of said land in severalty. Now this indenture witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for, and in consideration of the said Rebecca Smith, releasing to each one of them their part or share of said land and real estate and also for and in consideration for the sum of $1.00 to them in hand paid by the said Rebecca Smith at and before the sealing and delivery of those present the receipt whereby is here acknowledged and the said parties of the first part are herewith fully satisfied, contented, and paid, hath given, granted, bargained, and sold, released, and quitclaimed the parcel of land now described.

(2) February 21, 1824: Deed book QQ, Page #477

Grantor: Rebecca (Till) Smith, Samuel Till, John Till, Peter Till, Joseph McCord, Anna (Till) McCord of Randolph

Grantee: Philip Till of Randolph

Distribution of land of the late Peter Till for $1.00

(3) March 5, 1825: Deed Book: QQ, Page #480

Grantor: Samuel Till and his wife Catherine of Pequannach

Grantee: Philip Till of Randolph

25 acres of land in Randolph for $60.00

(4) September 11, 1836: Deed book: M-3, Page #109

Grantor: Elakim Cooper and his wife Eunice of Pequannach

Grantee: Samuel Till of Randolph

0.85 acres of land in Randolph for $130

(5) September 19, 1836: Deed book: M-3, Page #113

Grantor: Mark W. Davis and his wife Ann of Randolph

Grantee: Samuel Till of Randolph

8 aces of land in Randolph for $200

(6) April 6, 1839: Deed book: S-3, Page #423

Grantor: Samuel Till and his wife Mahitable of Randolph

Grantee: John H. Davis of Randolph

9 acres of land in Randolph for $300

(7) February 21, 1850: Deed book: S-4, Page #104

Grantor: Rebecca (Till) Smith, Nathan Till, John Till, Samuel Till, Peter Till, and Philip Till

Grantee: Joseph McCord and his wife Anna (Till) McCord

Settlement of land from the death of Peter Till in 1824 for $1.00


UNVERIFIED INFORMATION:

The following information was obtained at the NJ Bureau of Archives History, State Library, 185 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ. Firm relationship as children of Samuel and Mahitable Till not yet made.

The death of Charles Till on December 19, 1876, married, at the age of 39 years. Place of death was Hudson County Smallpox Hospital, Jersey City, NJ, Cause of death was Viral Asthemia. (Liber: BC, Page #569)

(2) The following information was obtained at the Morristown Public Library, Morristown, NJ.

Cornelia Till, died on December 24, 1881, at the age of 33 near Morristown.

 

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