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ENOS AND CHAMPLIN
LOIS A. CASE
February 21, 2018
Compiled by Lois A. Case
Edited by Carl J. Case, Ph.D., 16 Sunburst Lane, Allegany, NY 14706
ENOS FAMILY TREE
ENOS FAMILY IN AMERICA
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
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.
ENOS RECORD IN THE CIVIL WAR
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
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