John Tilton

Male27 October 1756–12 August 1849

Brief Life History of John

When John Tilton was born on 27 October 1756, in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Tilton, was 31 and his mother, Mary Parsell, was 30. He married Mariah "Marya" Sutphen on 15 September 1784, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1784. He died on 12 August 1849, in Orange Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Nankin, Ashland, Ohio, United States.

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John Tilton
Mariah "Marya" Sutphen
Marriage: 15 September 1784
Elizabeth Tilton
Amy Tilton
Phebe Tilton
Ira Stout Tilton
Sarah Jane Tilton
Deborah Tilton
Aaron Gilbert Tilton
Samuel Tilton
James Albert Tilton
Albert John Tilton

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  • John Tilton, "Find A Grave Index"
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  • Marriage
    15 September 1784Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 19

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 20

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 25

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (Berkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila, Tilla + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

    History: William Tilton came to Lynn, MA, in or before 1637. Many of his descendants were master mariners, living on Martha's Vineyard. James Tilton of DE (1745–1822) was a physician who became US surgeon general.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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