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THE "GEORGE IRVING LAMB"FAMILY,& ANCESTORS

Updated April 19, 2003

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RESEARCH FOR THIS PROJECT CONSISTS OF INTERVIEWS,VISITING GRAVE SITES,REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF WANTAGE TOWNSHIP,SUSSEX COUNTY,NJ.GENEALOGY WORK DONE BY MY COUSINS SISTER JANET LAMB,AND KENNETH LAMB OF CAPE MAY,NJ.EXTENSIVE WORK DONE BY WALTER KENNETH GRIFFIN,B.SC,B.A.,L.LB IN HIS PUBLICATION"DESCENDENTS OF WILLEM ABRAHAMSE TIETSOORT",BLACKSMITH OF SCHENECTADY,NEW YORK.THIS RESEARCH SHOWS OUR DECENDANTS AS THE EARLY SETTLERS OF DEER PARK, PORT JERVIS,NEW YORK THUS FORMING THE MODERN FAMILIES KNOWN AS "TIETSOORT","TITSWORTH",ETC..THE PUBLICATION"OUR WANTAGE HERITAGE" BY THE PEOPLE OF WANTAGE,EDITED BY LAWRENCE E. KING AND ILLUSTRATED BY MURIEL ROBERTSON, SHOWS THE FIRST PERMANENT SETTLER OF WHICH THERE IS ANY RECORD WAS"WILLIAM TITSWORTH",WHO LEFT HIS NEVERSINK SETTLEMENT DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND LOCATED IN WANTAGE AROUND 1710.HE BUILT A ONE AND A HALF STORY STONE HOUSE NEAR THE CLOVE CHURCH ON ROUTE 23. THE HOUSE WAS ACTUALLY CONSIDERED A MINISINK FORT TO PROVIDE PROTECTION AGAINST INDIANS.WILLIAM TITSWORTH WAS A SON OF THE FOUNDER OF PORT JERVIS,NEW YORK,WHO WAS LATER KILLED BY THE INDIANS.THE TITSWORTH HOUSE REMAINED IN THE FAMILY UNTIL 1902

 
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