52 Ancestors in 53 Weeks

52 Ancestors in 53 Weeks
Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Click on the image to navigate to the blog site.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

52 Ancestors-#33- Ephraim Cock Hauxhurst and Charity Titus and Their Family

Ephraim Cock Hauxhurst (Hawxhurst / Hawkshurst) was my great grandmother Bertha Hauxhurst’s grandfather (my great-great-great grandfather).

Ephraim C Hawxhurst was the son of William Hauxhurst and Viotetta Allen (or Alling), and a longtime member of Westbury Monthly Meetings. 


His father, William Hauxhurst  was born 1761 and died 1831 while his mother was Violetta Alling [Allen] was born in 1765 and died 1819. It looks like they had seven children who survived to adulthood, Ephraim C being the third eldest.

1-Esther (1789-1858)
2-Noah Townsend (1791-1826)
3-**Ephraim Cock (1793-1860)
4-Allen (1796-1879)
5-Mary (1798-1858)
6-Sarah (1801-1885)
7-Phoebe (1804-1883)

Ephraim was given a middle name Cock which reflected yet another Long Island family he was descended from. The Cock (Cox, Cocks, Coke) family was had settled in Matinecock, Oyster Bay in the 1600s. 

This sample page from a book (publ. 1914) shows a testimony of some early Quaker families listed on the right-hand page. The book is “The History and genealogy of the Cock, Cocks, Cox family, descended from James and Sarah Cock, of Killingworth upon Matinecock, in the township of Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y”
 

Cock Family on Long Island
Ephraim Cock Hauxhurst's Birthdate & His Marriages
Ephraim was born April 29, 1793 and was married three times.
He married first Julia Lefferts on September 22, 1821, but she died. 

Ephraim married second a Mary Ann McKenny [McKenna] on November 27, 1824. She died also.
His third wife was Charity Titus, daughter of Timothy Titus and Margaret TitusCharity Titus was born December 24, 1802.

Third Marriage
Ephraim married Charity Titus on March 26, 1834 at Westbury. 


Titus Family
Charity Titus was of the of the Long Island Titus family--another long-time Quaker family of Long Island. 
The Titus family is arrived first to New England and then settled in Long Island about 1650. Her parents were likely distant cousins as they both bore the Titus surname and Quakers within a region frequently married distant cousins (or, sometimes, first cousins). 

Her father was Timothy Titus (1765-1850). His first wife Margaret Hoagland bore two sons and then died. His second wife, and Charity's  mother, was Margaret Titus (1773-1855).


Family
Unlike his first wives Charity Titus (Hauxhurst) survived and gave birth to children and then outlived Ephraim.
Charity Titus died November 7, 1877, outliving Ephraim by seventeen years. Ephraim died November 12, 1860 in Westbury, Long Island, NY.


Their children and grandchildren

1-Elizabeth was born February 7, 1835. Elizabeth married Oliver Van Cott.
 -Her brother,the son (William), noted that this sister’s husbandwas of Dutchess County NY.  And, that he (Oliver) was a descendant of one of their grandmothers, Jemina Titus.  Jemima was his grandfather Timothy's sister, and she married John Van Cott. They were distantly related. (Got that?)

William noted that Elizabeth and Oliver Van Cott had two children at the time he was writing (in mid or late 1880s): Sons were: William E. Van Cott, and George T. Van Cott.

2 Caroline was born July 17, 1836 and died June 21, 1860, buried at Westbury.
William notes that this sister “never married.” 

She had a “spinal disease and could not walk. She died with diphtheria in 1860.”
 

3 William Ephraim, (subject of Post # 34) was born May 19, 1838. William E Hauxhurst married Marianna Hicks (subject of Post #31).  William made a nice summary of genealogical notes, including the ones mentioned here.
William and Marianna had six children. Their youngest child was my great grandmother, Bertha Charity.


4 Margaret T, born July 4, 1845 and died March 14, 1916 was  “unmarried.” William notes she “Lives with me.”(her brother William at Buckram, LI)

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