Biography of Philip Titus
Monroe County, MI Biographies

PHILIP TITUS, a retired black smith and farmer, was born in Wheeling, W. Va., Deb. 22, 1804. He began his trade with his father when eight years old, his people then living in Ohio. He lived at home until 21, caring for his mother, his father having died. In 1826 he married Louisa Oxley, of Brown county, Ohio. She was born in Virginia in 1802. By this marriage one child, a son, was born to them, who only lived 11 months. Louisa Titus died in 1831, In 1842 Mr. Titus married Catherine Sulby, of Medina county, Ohio. She was born in Richmond, Va., in 1820 In 1845 Philip and his family started for Monroe, working there six months at his trade. He then went to Raisinville, remaining there three years. In 1850 he moved upon his farm, erecting a tavern and keeping the same; also was appointed gate keeper of the Satune and Monroe Plank Road Co. They never had any children of their own, but adopted a girl, now Mrs. Loyal Jones. Mrs. Titus died Sept. 13, 1885, aged 65 years.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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