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Re: Isaac Titsworth - Amer. Revol.
Posted by: Sarah Tittsworth (ID *****5764) Date: August 10, 2003 at 13:47:11
In Reply to: Isaac Titsworth - Amer. Revol. by Gaye E. Stanga of 761

Recently got the following items from fellow Tittsworth researchers not sure if this is what you were looking for??

Re: Thomas Titsworth b. 1731. I recently got a copy of an original court document from Washington Federal District (Territory South of the Ohio) which in early 1795 incl. Sullivan, and several other cos. Thomas Titsworth was indicted for "breaking the peace of God....and the dignity of the Territory....in and on the body of one".... BRANDON. He dodged the rap however as Tennessee, w/o anyone's permission, declared statehood unilaterally and appointed Isaac Titsworth as a militia Col. for whole state. They trashed the (old) Fed. approved court and started anew in late 1795. This most likely is Thomas II, as Thomas I was 64, and THOMAS II was 32 and more likely a thrasher. I thought you'd enjoy the Brandon connection. I have considerable suspicion that both these Thomas T's were "over the mountain" fighters at King's Mountain. Thomas I was a Lt. in N.C militia at Moore's Creek Bridge(events) in Feb.-Mar. 1776, (for sure)where they took 800 Tory prisoners. The assaulted Brandon was Thomas Brandon, and a Tory leader killed at King's Mt. was also(so named). He had a son (name unk.)there too , but he escaped hanging. I don't know there is a legit connection, but it IS a motive!? The court doc. is Titsworth- not Tittsworth. Hope this brightened your day!


-- Isaac Titsworth and his son Isaac were also in Surry Co. NC in 1774 on the same tax list as Marshall Duncan's family. Thomas Titsworth Sr. had a grant #188 in 1783 from NC for land on Horse Creek, joining John Mullins line, Isaac Titsworth, and Marshall Duncan's branch (5.) (Sullivan Co. TN Deed Book 1, pg. 169; from "Watauga Assn. of Genealogists Bulletin," Vol. 2, 1973, from Alice Duncan). On 5 Oct. 1789 Isaac Titsworth sold one parcel of land on the Fall Branch of Horse Creek on Charles Duncans orphans line to William Berry, and another parcel on Horse Creek on Charles Duncans orphans line to Thomas Vincent 5 Oct. 1789 (Sullivan Co. TN Deed Book 1, pg. 385, 386). John Vincent in his will dated 7 May 1857 (Sullivan Co. TN Will Book 1, pg. 101) mentioned his land on Duncans orphans old line which was also on the east bank of the Fall Branch and on John Duncan's old line. Apparently Isaac Titsworth owned land between that of Robert Duncan's son Charles (10.1.) and that of John Duncan (1.).


Dear Sir(1) 15th Septr. [1778]
I don't know where your favor of the 5th (2) has been detained, but it reached me no earlier than the present morning and unluckily half an hour too late for a conveyance to South Carolina of the letter to your Brother.(3)
Your returning health is a subject for congratulation. I hope the present temperate weather will confirm it in strength and vigor. When you have occasion for Money, draw on me without apology and your Bills shall be honored, or, if it suits you better, I will transmit the sum necessary, by such hand as you shall direct.
The latest News from Charlestown is unpleasant, the shipping in the Harbour had suffered greatly in the late tempest which seems to have taken its course from the Gulph of Florida along Shore to Newfoundland, the Column was wide, since we find many Vessels were destroy'd by it an hundred leagues from the Coast-In Charlestown 'tis said about 20 Vessels were lost or had suffered great damage in the harbor-but this I apprehend will be trifling when compared with the loss of the Planters Crops of Indigo and Rice, of which I have not yet received accounts.
I have not receiv'd or seen a Letter for you since our departure an Express Messenger from Charlestown has been some days due to me, I expect every day his appearance; depend upon it, Sir, if he imposts any dispatches for you, they shall be immediately forwarded, and now that I know where to address, you may expect to receive from me the Carolina Gazettes when such come to my hands. I am with great Regard &c.
LB (ScHi). Addressed: "Doctor William Read, General Hospital, Princetown, by ((Isaac Titsworth)) to be deliver'd Mr. Humphreys."
1 William Read (1754-1845) had been raised in Savannah, but most of his adult life was identified with South Carolina. His medical education had been interrupted by the Revolution, and after studying under Benjamin Rush at the College of Philadelphia he had volunteered his medical services to the Continental Army shortly before the Battle of Monmouth. He subsequently became a deputy surgeon general, serving in the middle department until 1780 and in the southern department during the later campaigns. See Walter B. Edgar et al., eds., Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1974-), 3:599-600.
2 Read's September 5 letter to Laurens is in the Laurens Papers, ScHi.
3 Jacob Read, whose letters of April 5 and July 16, 1778, to Laurens contain considerable information on William's career at this time. Laurens Papers, ScHi.

Hope this helps someone
Sarah Tittsworth






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