Bridge Street PO Box 18 Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Your Roots in Tusten?
Updated June 30, 2001
“From 1743 to 1798, Tusten was a part of Mamakating from 1798 to 1853,
Tusten was a part of the town of Lumberland, on 17 December 1853 Tusten
township was formed from Lumberland” quote from Quinlan’s History of
Sullivan County 1873.
There has not been much printed information on Tusten. Much of what has been
written, is credited to the late Mr. Arthur N,. Meyers, local historian and
Resources you can find in the Tusten
--- Tusten Federal census records 1860 to 1920
Church records 1868 – 1901
Records 1859 – 1925
News-Times 1929 – 1969
Extracted records from various sources:
Vital Statistics :
1883 – 1925
1884 – 1949
1884 – 1949
New York State Census for Tusten:
Tusten Cemetery inscriptions :
Wills and deeds from 1800’s to early 1900
originals, some extracted from Surrogates Court in Monticello, New York
Over 20,000 obituaries extracted from area newspapers from 1880’s to
present (note: not complete in early years). We are in the process of getting
them on computer for easier viewing.
We also have extracted newspaper articles on the early history of the area,
most of which came from the Delaware Valley News-Times published
Recently we acquired local news items extracted from the Sullivan
County Record, published in Jeffersonville, NY . The columns were called
“Along the Delaware”. These run from late 1870’s to 1929. Then from
1929 we have the newspapers on microfilm to 1969.
These local columns give a look into the way things were in the past, telling
of births, deaths, the transfer of businesses and much more on the daily lives
of our ancestors.