David G. Keirstead
On the walk home from school, Cliff
I wondered what Mum would be having for supper. The cool weather of
not only gave us red cheeks but an appetite.
As soon as we approached the back door, I got a whiff of the most
delicious aroma in the whole wide world, apples smothered in brown
sugar with a touch of cinnamon and cloves, baking in the oven.
Probably the children of Warrie and Grace Titus of Bloomfield also
found baked apples waiting for them when they arrived home from school
on a cold afternoon. By the way, their home had been built in 1901, at
the time of the
marriage of their parents, at a cost of two thousand dollars and had
a concrete cellar and a furnace.
Frederick Warren Titus, known as Warrie, the second son of Gilbert
William Titus and Fannie Matilda Dickson was born in Upham on March 11,
1872. By the
time he was twenty-nine, he was part owner and treasurer of the G. and
Flewelling Manufacturing Company in Hampton. Later he established a
large dairy herd and raised foxes in Bloomfield.
His grandson, David G. Keirstead has compiled, “A Titus History”
that follows the direct-line approach of the Titus ancestry for
generations from the arrival of Robert, the first Titus in North
to the present day.
Robert Titus, of England, came to America with his wife and two sons on
the “Hopewell” in 1635. He was granted land in Brookline, Massachusetts
later settled on Long Island, New York.
John Titus, a great grandson of Robert, arrived in New Brunswick with
the Loyalists and settled in Jemseg, Queens County. Several of John’s
grandsons, the sons of Jonathan, took up land in Kings County,
particularly in the Titusville area that was named for them.
Through marriage many other families such as Coates, Dickson, Dykeman,
Fairweather, Humbert, Keirstead, Sharp, Springer and Upham have become
entwined into the Titus family.
The text in the book, has been written in 14 sections dealing with each
generation and with each one starting at page one. This allows the
to insert new material in the three ring binder. Information on the
lines in the Titus family, related families and interesting connections
been included. A 15 page full name index simplifies the task of finding
David states, “Although this genealogy was written as a project
give to my near-relatives a record of their Titus line, I trust that
interested in the Titus family or the related families connected to it,
benefit from the research in this work.”
“A Titus History” by David G. Keirstead is available for viewing
County Museum, Hampton. For more information E-mail email@example.com.
Sederquest - Pickle - Keen: John Sederquist, a Loyalist, first
up in Saint John in 1785 and by 1790, he is in Granville, Nova Scotia
three of his children were baptized. I am particularly interested in
son, James Sederquest, who resided at Lakeside near Hampton, Kings
New Brunswick until his death in 1870. He first was married to
Pickle in 1812 and after her death, to Mary Wiggins. One son, John
Sederquest married Amanda Keen of Maine and served in the Civil War in
United States. After the close of the war, John Harvey Sederquest and
family lived in Kings County at Cassidy Lake on the farm where Camp
is now located. My direct line comes from their son Albert, who was
in Princeton, Maine in 1862, raised on the farm at Cassidy Lake and
most of his adult years in Massachusetts. Any information on anyone
to the Sederquest name, would be most appreciated. I would also like to
photos of the Sederquest home at Cassidy Lake, Clover Hill which in
years was owned by John Harvey’s son, Cassius Sederquest.
-Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gritty: My grandmother’s brother, George Ambrose Gritty, born 1892
England, was in the 26th Battalion CEF 69357 and was killed on 06
1917 at Passcendaele. He gave his address as Saint John when he
in 1914. He probably came to Canada from England between 1906 and
I am trying to get some background to when George arrived in Canada,
he lived, whether he married and if there were offspring. Any help
-Tony Hellard, 146 Foldcroft, Harlow, Essex,
UK. E-mail Tony.Hellard@essexcc.gov.uk.