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  Samuel S. Till
     (Paternal great, great-grandfather)

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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)

Samuel TILL Census information:
1830 Census:
1 male: 40 or under, 1 female: 40 or under, 1 female: 5 or under, no slaves.

1840 Census: Copy of Census Record
Hanover Township, 1 male of 60 and under 70, 1 female of 30 and under 40,
1 female under 5, 2 females of 5 and under 10.

1850 Census:
(Source: Morristown Public Library, microfilm roll #316, page #639) Rockaway Township,
Morris County, NJ   
                                                                                                       Date of birth
                                                                             Attended school  based on age
                                 Age      Sex    Occupation   within one year      listed             Died
Samuel TILL           67         M      Laborer                                        1782          02/11/1870                  
Mahitable TILL      47          F                                                            1803
Catherine TILL      16           F                                    Yes                  1834
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

Other Verified Information:
(1) Samuel and Mahitable TILL 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)

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

(3) 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.
    Name of deceased: Samuel TILL
    Date of death: February 11, 1870
    Date recorded: August 3, 1870
    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 

(4) 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.

    (A) Marriage of Sylvester Till on November 30, 1876 at the age of 39 years. (Source:
          Copy of original marriage license: New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ, Liber:
         BS, Page #114)

         Place of residence:Littleton, NJ.
         Occupation: Laborer
         Parents: Samuel S. and Mahitable TILL
         Married: Cornelia VANDERHOOF
         Age 27
         Parents: William and Sara (WOODUFF) VANDERHOOF
        Married by: Rev. FASGIN at Parsippany, NJ 

  (B) 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.

  (C) 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.

  (D) 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.

  (E) Catherine TILL married to Terrance BRANMIN on November 21, 1858 by Robert
        B. GARD in Morristown.
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LAND TRANSFERS:
Information obtained from deed books located at Morris County Surrogate Vault, Morris
County Courthouse, Morristown, NJ

February 21, 1824
Deed book: PP, Page #6
Grantor: Nathan, John, Samuel, Peter, and Philip TILL, Joseph 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, John, Samuel, 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.

February 21, 1824
Deed book QQ, Page #477
Grantor: Rebecca (TILL) SMITH, Samuel, John, and 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

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

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

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

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

February 21, 1850
Deed book: S-4, Page #104
Grantor: Rebecca (TILL) SMITH, Nathan, John, Samuel, Peter, 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
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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.

(1) 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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