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    February 21, 2018

    Compiled by Lois A. Case

    Edited by Carl J. Case, Ph.D., 16 Sunburst Lane, Allegany, NY 14706


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    James Enno or Eno, the immigrant to the New World and founder of the

    Eno family in America, was baptized 8/21/1625, in London England, at the

    Threadneedle Church. The Threadneedle Street Church was a church for

    French Protestants or Hugenots who had fled France due to religious

    persecutions in the 15th, or 16th and 17th centuries. James was given

    the baptismal name of Jacques which is the French name for James. His

    father's name was given in the record as Jean Hennot or (John Hennot).

    Extracts from documents relating to the Hugenot immigration of the 16th

    and 17th Centuries in the British Museum contain the record that Jacque

    Hennot left London for North America, which fits perfectly with the

    records available for James Enno (or Eno) of Windsor, CT.

    In 1648 James Enno purchased a house in Windsor that was occupied by

    direct Eno decendents as late as 1859. James married Anna Bidwell, the

    widow of Richard Bidwell.

    Anna died in 1658 and James married the widow Elizabeth Holcomb in

    1658. Elizabeth was the mother of Benajah and grandmother of Abigail

    Bissell, both of whom married children of James Enno by his first wife,

    Anna. In 1680 James married Hester Eggleston, widow of James Eggleston.

    James Eno, Jr. was born to James and Anna Bidwell Egos on 10/20/1651.

    He married his step-sister's daughter, Abigail Bissell, on 12/2/1678.

    James Eno III was born to James and Abigail Bissell on 9/23/1679. He

    married (1) Mary Grant and (2) Hannah Phelps. Benjamin Egos was born to

    James and Hannah on 10/5/1719.

    In January 1741 Benjamin married Jerusha (Griswold) Pinney, the widow

    of Joseph Pinney. Jerusha was born 4/19/1714. Besides her eight Enos

    children, Jerusha also had four Pinney children, one of whom, John Pinney

    (1736-1816), resided in the Windsor area and three of his children,

    Salome, Erastus, and Nathaniel, married into the Eno family.

    James Enos was born to Benjamin and Jerusha Egos in Windsor, CT on

    6/17/1743. On 10/18/1764 he married Silence Sessions in Union, CT.

    Erasmus Enos was the first born of eight children of James and

    Silence Enos. He was born in Union, CT 4/8/1765. He married Anna

    Griswold 3/18/1784. They had one child recorded in Windsor after which

    they moved to New York State. He appears on the 1800 Census of

    Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY. In 1804, Erasmus moved to Lewiston,

    Niagara County, NY and he purchased land in that township that year. An

    E. Enos appears on the 1810 Census of Cambria Township, Genesee County,

    NY. (Canbria Township in 1810 encompassed all of that land that is now

    known as Niagara County, NY.) Erasmus died 12/29/1812 in Buffalo, NY.

    Ann survived and was living in 1849, age 83 years in Cattaraugus, NY.

    Erasmus and Anna had only one known child and one other child is thought

    to be theirs. They likely had other children.

    The other child who is thought to be theirs is Nathaniel Enos. This

    information is from the book, ENO AND ENOS FAMILY IN AMERICA by Douglas

    Richardson, published in 1973. Mr. Richardson has nothing but

    circumstantial evidence to cause him to assign Nathaniel to this family.

    I would like to prove his theory but I just don't know how to go about


    The Earliest information we have been able to find on the Enos family

    is that Nathaniel C. Enos was born in the State of New York, probably in

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    1789. He died on May 28, 1871 at age 82 and is buried in the Quaker Hill

    Cemetery in Warren County, Pennsylvania.

    Nathaniel Enos was a private in Captain McFarland's Company, 22nd

    Regt. U.S. Infantry during the war of 1812. He enlisted at Erie, PA. for

    five years. He was discharged June 19, 1815 at Pittsfield, on surgeon's


    He was wounded on May 27, 1813 at Fort George, Upper Canada. He was

    hit by a musket or rifle ball in the right hip, fracturing his femur and

    partially depriving him of the use of his leg. He was discharged June

    19, 1815, at Pittsfield, on surgeon's certificate. At that time he was

    awarded a 3/5 disability pension of $4.80 per month. Total disability

    was requested on December 9, 1837. A letter with the request stated that

    he was a poor man with a large family to support. He stated that he had

    moved to Pennsylvania because of the high price of land in New York.

    He had dark hair, blue eyes, dark complexion and was five feet five

    and one half inches tall.

    Warrant #8629 was for 160 acres of bounty land in Fulton County, IL.

    In March 2, 1894 Fannie Enos Van Wink, a "personal heir of the estate" of

    Cottonwood, Idaho wrote to the land office concerning said grant. She

    could not find the deed or locate the land. I do not know how Fannie was

    related to Nathaniel as this letter is only record of her existence that

    I have found. Nathaniel died interstate and according to probate records

    Mary Jones, Ann Morrison and Abram Enos survived.

    Sarah, the wife of Nathaniel Enos, was born in Canada, probably in

    1800. She died in 1867 at age 67 and is buried in the Quaker Hill

    Cemetery in Warren County, Pennsylvania.

    In 1834 Nathaniel and Sarah Enos bought ninety four acres on Quaker

    Hill from Thomas and Elizabeth Pound. According to a history of Russell

    written in 1916, they had five sons in the Civil War.

    1. Abram Enos:(B) 7/10/1834

    2. Nathaniel Enos

    3. John P. Enos

    4. Ephriam Enos

    5. Petram Enos

    The above mentioned Mary Jones and Ann Morrison must have been

    daughters of this couple. There were probably other children also, but I

    have found no record of them thus far.

    [Reproduced in 1974 through the sponsorship of the Warren County

    Historical Society. Page 507]

    Nathaniel Enos formerly lived in Niagara County, NY, and settled on

    the Shuler place in this township (Elk) about 1830 or 1831. He built a

    log house and found it convenient to occupy it before he finished his

    fireplace. One winter's night a panther leaped onto the roof and peered

    through the hole left for the chimney. The tracks were examined by the

    neighbors next morning. After a few years Mr. Enos moved to near

    Clendennings; of his large family only one son, Abraham, who lives on the

    old place, is now in town, the others being scattered or deceased. Mr.

    Enos was a man of decided individuality.


    John P. Enos was 18 years old at the time of the 1850 Census so he

    was probably born in 1832. He married Sibli Casort October 26, 1853 in

    the Town of Carroll, Chautauqua County, NY. Their children were John

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    Edward, Silas Francis, Roxanna Matilda.

    He enrolled at Waterford, PA on September 5, 1864 and served in

    Company G, 211th Regt. of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In a letter dated

    April 22, 1865, C.W. Stone reported that John Enos had been killed in the

    capture of Petersburg and Richmond. He died April 1865.

    Abram A. Enos was born July 10, 1834 on Quaker Hill in

    Warren County. He was married and had a daughter, Sarah Jane who was

    known as Jennie. On November 8, 1857 he married Elizabeth (Betsy) Bull

    and they had nine children.

    He served with Company F, 151st Regt. Vol. Infantry, PA from

    September 20, 1862 to July 27, 1863. He enrolled at Busti and served

    with the New York Artillery Volunteers; Private in Company D, 13th Regt.

    in 1864 - 1865. He was injured at Bull Run and Gettysburg and had

    Typhoid fever while he was in the Army.

    Nathaniel C. Enos was born in 1838 (at least he was 12 years old at

    the time of the 1850 census). He married Carolina Zibble on December 4,

    1858. They had a daughter Alice Amanda.

    He enrolled as a Private in Company K, 113th Regt. (12th Cavalry) at

    Philadelphia, PA on January 16, 1862. He reenlisted at Martinsburg, VA

    February 1, 1864. He was killed in action near Hamiltonville, VA on

    March 22, 1865.

    Ephriam Enos was six years old at the time of the 1850 Census so was

    probably born in 1844. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness

    and died in Washington, D.C. on May 12, 1864. He was one of the first

    soldiers to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is buried in

    Section 27, Grave 38 of Arlington National Cemetery. He was a Private in

    Company H, 39th Regiment from PA.

    Petram Enos is our mystery man. I have not found him on Census

    records. In the Warren Observer it was stated that he was never heard

    from after the Battle of Gettysburg. [Schenclllk, J.S. (edited by)

    History of Warren County Pennsylvania. D. Mason & Company, Publishers.

    Syracuse, NY. 1887.] According to family sources and the Thornton

    history of Russell cited before, Petram also served during the Civil War.

    Richard Enos says he thinks that Petram died at Antietam. Thus far we

    have been unable to find any proof of his existence.

    Ann Elizabeth Enos

    Alanson G. Mo