New One Name Project for Surname Ennis

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Please join me in the quest to connect our Ennis relatives. Hopefully this will not only lead me to my own missing links, but join the Ennis families as a whole.
WikiTree profile: Space:Ennis_Name_Study
in The Tree House by Misty Musco G2G6 Mach 2 (25.9k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
I have Ennis in my line. Check out my tree. We may be connected!
Will do Brian. Mine, went from North Carolina to Alabama and some ended up in Mississippi. You are welcome to come be a part of the Ennis one name study!!
This is information per my grandmother. She is the daughter of Josephine "Josie" Ennis Dyess. Her parents are James and Louise Ennis. James is said to have been born avout 1832 in North Carolina and Louise about 1840 in Mobile, Alabama. Here is where things go a bit crazy. My grandmother believes her grandmomma was a McAdory. The only record I have found with anything but Ennis says Richardson. We are under the assumption that she was married previously. So I don't know if she was a McAdory and married a Richardson or vice versa. She had several children I think with this man. Irene who my grandmother said was a Rich. Mattie who married a Dunn, Sarah who married a Kitts and Mary with a last name unknown. I can't find anything on them. I don't know if they are from a previous marriage or if they were Ennis. I found a 1880 census from Lincoln County, Mississippi with James, Louise and their known children together. William, George, John and Josie. Now my grandmother says that Louise saw her husband shot in Mobile Bay by the Spanish. The Spanish-American War was 1898. So if this is to be true they were is Mississippi at that time. Maybe he was still assigned to the Alabama military and had to go there to fight. I know he isn't buried with Louise. Unless it wasn't during the was and maybe this was her first husband that was shot. She told me that Irene was in Alabama, and the rest of the family all made it to parts of Mississippi. I have searched till I have run out of spots to search. I am no longer a paid member of Ancestry.com, but it wasn't much help when I was paying for it. Someone suggested my James may be kin to the Ennis family that included William Pickney Ennis, but I can't connect. If yall have any info to maybe help, please let me know.
Once we get more information on our different branches, we may break them up into different groups. Maybe start with Ennis of the North and Ennis of the south. We can just go from there. I may be the study leader, but this will always be a group effort and any and all suggestions and tasks that you would like to see posted are welcome. Like I said, this is in its very infancy, so I am as new to this One Name Study stuff as any of you joining. Happy Hunting!!

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I would love to learn more about my Ennis family who came to the US in 1887 from Ireland.
by Channon Moon G2G Crew (570 points)
This study is in its infancy stage. Everyone is welcome. Would love to have you a part of the journey. Just make sure you have Ennis as a tag you are following and add this [[Category:Ennis Name Study]] to the top above your biography. This will link your profile to the name study page. Happy hunting!!
My Ennis ancestors have no connection to the south. They immigrated to NYC and upstate NY.
Who knows if some broke off and made their way south. Many families did. We could be looking at several different Ennis clans or a break off of one great family.

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