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Re: Tintle in New Jersey
Posted by: Pat Thomas Date: January 02, 2002 at 19:19:20
In Reply to: Tintle in New Jersey by Wendy Joy of 25

Hello, Wendy! Just on a whim I typed the name "Tintle" in the search box and was delighted to be directed to this website.

It appears that we have the same ancestors! My mother was Grace Tintle and she was also descended from George and Catherine Sanders Tintle through their son Thomas (1835-1901), the couple's 11th child!. He married Sarah Gilbert. Their son was Washington Gilbert Tintle (no dates on him) who married Lydia Reynolds. And their son, Clarence Gilbert Tintle (1875-1933) was my mother's father. I suppose that makes us some kind of cousins about 12 times removed!

There is a family history that was written quite a few years ago, although it was out of print the last time we checked and none of us have been able to find anyone with a copy. However, my brother did some family research a while back and I'll be glad to tell you what we discovered.

John Peter Tintle's father, John Sr., came here from somehwere in Hesse, Germany in 1765 with 50 other German families to work in the iron mines in Ringwood. John Jr. enlisted in the Continental Army on October 14, 1782 and briefly served in Colonel Moses Hazen's NY regiment during the last days of the war. There is a family legend that someone in the family has John's discharge papers signed by General George Washington himself. The "George" and "Washingtons" in the family were probably named in honor of him. John Jr. married his Elizabeth on September 17, 1783. She was only fifteen years old at the time!

Our branch of the Tintle family has died out since my mother's only brother Gilbert had no children. But it's surely nice to know that there's a lot of other Tintles still out there.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share some family history with you. If you have any other information you'd like to share I'd love to hear back from you.

Pat Thomas
Wallingford, CT


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