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.