William (Ennis) Ennes Jr.

Wilhem (Ennis) Ennes Jr. (1712 - abt. 1804)

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Wilhem (William) "Wilhelm" Ennes Jr. formerly Ennis aka Ennies
Born in Marbletown, Ulster, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 May 1739 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Sandyston, Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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William (Ennis) Ennes Jr. was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Biography

Wilhem Ennes Jr. aka. William Ennis, Jr.

Parents

  • Father: Wilhem Ennes, Sr.
  • Mother: Cornelia Vier-Vant

Name

Given Name: William (Wilhem Ennes on KRDC bp. record)
Surname: Ennis[1][2][3]
Name: William /ENNIES/
Name: William /ENNES/
Name: William /ENNIS/
Note N2288The last name has various spellings - Ennies/Ennes

Birth

According to an entry he made in his family bible, William Ennis was born on 10 January 1711 at Mormal (now Marbletown, in Ulster County, New York). This was an English family that apparently was using the Julian (Old Style) calendar, so this is interpreted as an Old Style date equivalent to the New Style (Gregorian) date 10 January 1712. He was baptized on 27 January 1712. His baptism was recorded in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, whose registry shows New Style dates. At baptism, he was recorded as Wilhem, child of Wilhem Ennes and Cornelia Vier-Vant. Witnesses were Wiljam West and Mary West.[4]

The exact date of his birth is to be found in the Old Ennis Bible, recorded in William's own hand: "1711 January 10th was I, William Ennis, born at Mormal."[5]

Birth:
Date: 10 JAN 1711/12
Place: Marbletown, Ulster, New York, USA

William Ennis Jr. arrived in Sandyston Twp, Sussex County NJ [Now Hainesville, NJ, a community which is located at the intersection of Sussex country road CR-640 (Bevans Road) and Ennis Road], about 1738 from Kingston, New York, where he was born. Upon his arrival, he at once began teaching. William was the first teacher in Sussex Co. He was a one-armed man, very able, with a good education. He was severe in his punishment, but kept a successful school and won the general respect of his students and their parents. His first school was a log cabin, but later a better building was provided in Montague {Sussex, NJ], near the township line.

William was one of the selected administrators of the estate of his Father-in-law, Thomas Quick. He and his wife Elizabeth joined the church in Port Jervis, New York, on 19 July 1745, being received in membership,"on confession of faith in the presence of Hendrick Kortreght and Dirk Westbroeck, Elders of Menissinck". He was an active member of church and began service as a Deacon in on April 21, 1747. According to deed records in Kingston, New York, on Oct 5, 1753 William purchased a farm in Sandyston from one of the Proprietors, Richard Gardner, where he lived until his death. The land was inherited by his son-in-law, Simon Cortright, of Dutch extraction. His original house (purchased in 1739?), where he lived in 1751 in Sandyston Township, is still standing on land taken by the National Park Service. It is occupied by a Park Ranger and is not open to the public. Willliam was a Justice of the Peace, served three terms in the Legislature, and later was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for fifteen years.

Residence

He moved from Ulster County NY to Sussex, NJ about 1738.

Date: 1753-1759
Place: Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey, USA

Revolutionary War

It is often said that William served as a Private in Colonel Pawling's 3rd Ulster County Militia of New York during the American Revolution. However, there is no proof that it was this William Ennes. Instead the William Ennes who served in that Militia was probably his cousin's son William Ennes (b. 1760?) who served under Col. Pawling in the 3rd Ulster County Militia along side his three older brothers (Cornelius, Peter, and Hartman Ennes). If our William Ennes (b. 1711/12) had served, he would no doubt have served in New Jersey (along side his son Daniel).

Marriage

Wilhelm Ennis married: Elizabeth Quick on 18 Mar 1739 at Minisink, Sussex, NJ.

Marriage:
Date: 18 MAY 1739 at Minisink, Sussex, New Jersey, USA[6]

Children

Known children of Wilhelm Ennes and Elisabeth Quick|Kwik were:

Note: While the Baptism events were recorded at Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York. These records also include various Minisink Valley meeting house events, where such events were officiated by a visiting Dominee]
  1. Cornelia Enness, was bp. Jun 7, 1741 at Minisink. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 104; sponsors were: Lammert Brinck, Cornelia Viervan [7]
  2. Benjamin Ennes, bp. May 3, 1743 at Sussex County, New Jersey. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 105; sponsors were: Benjamin Quik, Heilje Wessebroek[8]; m. Aug 1769 to Lena Van Etten.
  3. Daniel Ennes, bp. Dec 8, 1745 at Sussex County, New Jersey. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 110; sponsors were: Hendrick Cornelise Kortrecht, Jannetje Ennes, his wife[9]
  4. Margriet (Grietje) Ennes, b. 12 Jun 1748 at Sussex County, New Jersey, was bp. Jul 17, 1748. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 116; sponsor was: Margriet Decker [10]; m. Dec. 18, 1766, Jacobus Hoornbeck.
  5. Joseph Ennes, b. 9 JUL 1751 at Sussex County, New Jersey, bp. on Aug 18, 1751. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 123; sponsors were: Joseph Westbroeck, Elisabeth Kuykendal, his wife[11]; m. Jun 22, 1770 to Grietje|Margriet van Etten. # John Ennes, bp Mar 24, 1754 at Sussex County, New Jersey. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 128; sponsors were: John Van Etten, Maritje Westfael, his wife[12]; d. 21 JUN 1778.
  6. Cornelius Ennes, b. 26 NOV 1756 at Sussex County, New Jersey, was bp. on 19 AUG 1757. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 133; sponsors were: Cornelius Quik and his wife Maria[13]; died young, d. 10 Sep 1760 (bef. 5 Nov 1761).
  7. Alexander Ennes, was b. Aug 16, 1759 and bp. on Aug 19 1759 at Sussex County, New Jersey. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, p. 137; sponsors were: Johannes van Etten, Maria Gonsales, his wife[14]; d. 11 OCT 1769, at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York.
  8. Cornelis Ennes b. 5 Nov 1761. No baptism record was found due to the poor quality of the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York source. "The Manuscript from 1760 to 1771 is so poor that in many instances the copying is mere guesswork." Note: p. 147.
  9. Catherine Ennes, b. 24 MAY 1764. No baptism record was found due to the poor quality of the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York source. "The Manuscript from 1760 to 1771 is so poor that in many instances the copying is mere guesswork." Note: p. 147.

Death

William Ennes Jr. (d. bef. July 22, 1804) and his wife Elizabeth Quick (d. April 8. 1771) are buried in the Old Dutch Cemetery on the Mine Road in the northeast corner of Sandyston township, Sussex County, New Jersey.

Will of Willem Ennes Jr.

Archives of the State of New Jersey. First Series Vol. XXXVIII Calendar of N.J. Wills, etc. Vol. V. 1801-1805, pp. 153-154 [15]

1799, April 19. ENNES, WILLIAM, of Sandyston, Sussex Co.; will to Grandson, Alexander Ennes (son of eldest son, Benjamin, dec'd) 5 shillings for his birthright. Daughter Catharina, (wife of Simon Cortright) farm where I now live (16 acres); she to pay £ 50. Son, Cornelius, the improvement purchased from Solomon Decker, where George Quick now lives; he to pay £ 20. To the 6 children (unnamed) of son, Benjamin, dec'd. £ 18 to be divided among them, Sons, Daniel, Joseph and Cornelius, wearing apparel. Daughter, Margaret (wife of James Hornbeck), bed and bedding. Residue to sons, Daniel and Joseph, heirs on son, Benjamin, dec'd, and daugh-Margaret (wife of James Hornbeck) In 4 equal shares. Executors: sons, Daniel and Joseph Ennes.

Witnesses: Lydia Capron, Alexander Ennes, Thomas Kyte,
Proved: July 22, 1804. (Recorded, Surrogate's Office, Sussex Co.) File 1010S.

Research Notes

LNAB: If he called himself "Ennis" in his family bible, then that should be his LNAB, according to the New Netherland project's naming convention. - Smith-62120 14:55, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Note N00343
WILLIAM ENNES JR. (II), 1711-1804 was the son of William (I). A summary of his biography can best be given by a copy of records from the Old Ennis Bible:
William (Jr.) Ennis, in his own hand viz.
William Ennes Jr. (II) and his wife Elizabeth Quick are buried in the Old Dutch Cemetery on the Mine Road in the northeast corner of Sandyton township, Sussex County, New Jersey.
from Calvin Emory:
William Ennis arrived in Sandyston Twp, Sussex Co NJ, about 1738 from Kingston, New York, where he was born. Upon his arrival, he at once began teaching. William was the first teacher in Sussex Co. He was a one-armed man, very able, with a good education. He was severe in his punishment, but kept a successful school and won the general respect of his students and their parents. His first school was a log cabin, but later a better building was provided in Montague, near the township line. William was one of the selected administrators of the estate of his Father-in-law, Thomas Quick. He and his wife Elizabeth joined the church in Port Jervis, New York 19 July, 1745, being received in membership,"on confession of faith in the presence of Hendrick Kortreght and Dirk Westbroeck, Elders of Menissinck". He was an active member of church and began service as a Deacon in on April 21, 1747. According to deed records in Kingston, New York, on Oct 5, 1753 William purchased a farm in Sandyston from one of the Proprietors, Richard Gardner, where he lived until his death. The land was inherited by his son-in-law, Simon Cortright, of Dutch extraction. His original house, where he lived in 1751 in Sandyston Township, is still standing on land taken by the National Park Service. It is occupied by a Park Ranger and is not open to the public.
He settled in Sandyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey: in 1753, being the first settler. He was a Justice of the Peace, served three terms in the Legislature, and later was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for fifteen years.

Sources

  1. Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: Birth date: 1660 Birth place: Marriage date: Marriage place: of NY Page: Source number: 3203.002; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Note: N01100
  2. Source: #S00225 Data: Text: Record for William Ennis Page: Database online.
  3. Source: #S00344 Data: Text: Record for William Ennis Page: Database online.
  4. KRDC Baptism Record: 1712. 27 Jan. Wilhem Ennes; Cornelia Vier-Vant. Wilhem. Wiljam West, Mary West.
  5. Citation needed.
  6. Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: Birth date: 1660 Birth place: Marriage date: Marriage place: of NY Page: Source number: 3203.002; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Note: N01100
  7. MRDC Baptism Record, p. 104: 1741 Jun 7; William Enness ; Lizabeth Quick; Cornelia ; Lammert Brinck, Cornelia Viervan
  8. MRDC Baptism Record. p. 105: 1743 May 3; William Ennes ; Elisabeth Quik ; Benjamin ; Benjamin Quik, Heilje Wessebroek
  9. MRDC Baptism Record, p. 110: 1745 Dec. 8; William Ennes; Elizabeth Quick ; Daniel ; Hendrick Cornelise Kortrecht, Jannetje Ennes, his wife
  10. MRDC Baptism Record, p. 116: 1748 Jul 17; William Ennes ; Elisabth Quick ; Margriet ; Margriet Decker
  11. MRDC Baptism Record, p. 128: 1751 Aug 18; William Ennes, Elisabeth Quick; Joseph; Joseph Westbroeck, Elisabeth Kuykendal, his wife
  12. MRDC Baptism Record, p. 128: 24 March 1754 ; William Ennes; Lisa Quick ; John ; John Van Etten, Maritje Westfael, his wife
  13. MRDC Bapt Record, p. 133: 1757 Aug 19; William Ennes, Elisabeth Quick; Cornelius; Cornelius Quik and his wife Maria
  14. MRDC Bapt Record, p. 157: 1759 Aug 19; William Ennes, Lisabeth Quick; Alexander; Johannes van Etten, Maria Gonsales, his wife
  15. Find A Grave, database and images : accessed 29 July 2019, memorial page for William Ennes (10 Jan 1711–Mar 1804), Find A Grave: Memorial #87244280, citing Minisink-Westbrook Family Cemetery, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Yvonne Florance (contributor 47639743).
  • The Reformed Dutch Church, now known as the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY; Marriage Records (1660-1809); Baptism Records (1660-1809; Burial Records (1696-1881. The Kingston Reformed Dutch Church was the central repository for all records of marriages and baptism conducted by circuit-rider Domines throughout Ulster and Orange counties of NY; Sussex County, NJ, and parts of Pike County, PA, until local churches were built and staffed. This occurred between 1735 and 1745 depending on the area.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Ancestral File Number: 3406-4V
  • Source: S-1342756024 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing
  • Source: S00225 Title: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; N; Note: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93.
  • Source: S00344 New Jersey Census, 1643-1890 Author: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999; Note: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., New Jersey Census, 1643-1890 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999).
  • William Ennes and Elizabeth Quick, by Michelle Boyd.

Acknowledgments

  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • This person was created through the import of small2.ged on 30 November 2010.
  • WikiTree profile Ennis-185 created through the import of scaralexanderennis.ged on Jul 14, 2012 by Rosina Lippi. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rosina and others.
  • Ennies-3 was created by Michael A Orr through the import of Michael A. Orrs Missouri Orrs_2014-03-25.ged on Mar 25, 2014.

Extra material related to father/mother and possible siblings removed and placed here


[The following info is for Wilhem's father and mother]

Husband: William Ennis
Wife: Cornelia Viervant
Marriage:
Date: 1706
Place: Marbletown, Ulster, New York, United States Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Cornelia VierVant Gender: Female Spouse Name: Willaim Ennis Spouse Birth Year: 1675 Marriage State: of NY Number Pages: 3 Source Citation: Source number: 23905.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; . Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line] Page: Source number: 23905.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: .
Child: Alexander Ennis
Child: Cornelius Ennis
Child: Catherine Ennis
Child: Jannetje Ennis
Child: William Ennis
Child: John Ennis

Research material

Wilhelm Ennes b. 10 JAN 1711, Marbletown, Ulster Co., New York, bpt. 27 JAN 1712, Old Dutch Church, m. SEP 1743, in Minisink RDC, Orange Co., New York, Elizabeth Quick, b. 28 JAN 1722, Rochester, Ulster County, New York, bpt. 28 JAN 1722, Roc. Ref. Du. Ch, Ulster County, New York, (daughter of Thomas Jacob Quick and Margriete Dekker) d. 3 APR 1771, Sandyton Twp., Sussex Co., N. J, bur. Old Dutch Cem., Sandyton Twp., Sussex Co., N.J. Wilhelm died 18 MAR 1804, Sandyton Twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, bur. Old Dutch Cem., Sussex Co., New Jersey. His baptism may have taken place the day after he was born, i.e. the 11th of January in 1710 or 1711. Mr. Dan Allen's research shows the marriage taking place on 19 Jun 1745. Mr. James Emery's research shows the marriage as taking place in the Minisink Reformed Dutch Church on 19 Jun 1737. He was a schoolmaster and, in fact, became known as the "one-armed schoolmaster" (in a manner that displays great respect). He settled in Sandyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey in 1753, being the first settler. He was a Justice of the Peace, served three terms in the Legislature, and later was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for fifteen years. The "Townships and Boroughs: Northwestern New Jersey" says he died in 1824 in his sixtieth year. This appears to be in error in light of his birth year, i.e. 1711. Elizabeth: The Quick genealogy says they were married on 19 Jun 1745. The church records say Sep 1734, but this looks like it has a transposition error in it, e.g. the most likely date is Sep 1743. My latest input gives several more wedding dates, as follows: 11 or 18 May 1739, or 19 Jun 1737. Also, her date of death is in contention, i.e. 8 Apr 1771. Her brother was the well-known Indian fighter Thomas Quick. children: i Cornelia Ennis b. 28 SEP 1740, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, bpt. 7 JUN 1741, d. 24 JAN 1743, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York. The U.C.G.S. says he died 7th of June 1741. 13. ii Benjamin Ennis b. 23 APR 1743. 14. iii Daniel Ennis b. 30 NOV 1745. 15. iv Margriet "Greetje" Ennis b. 12 JUN 1748. 16. v Joseph Ennis b. 9 JUL 1751. vi John Ennis b. 9 MAR 1754, Sussex County, New Jersey, bpt. 24 MAR 1754, Deerpark R.D.C., Port Jervis, Orange Co., New York, d. 21 JUN 1778. vii Cornelis Ennis b. 26 NOV 1756, Sussex County, New Jersey, bpt. 19 AUG 1757, Deerpark R.D.C., Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY. d. 10 SEP 1760. The Deerpark Reformed Dutch Church records show his baptism date as 19 Jun 1757. His name also appears spelled "Cornelius". He died young. viii Alexander Ennis b. 16 AUG 1759, Sussex County, New Jersey, bpt. 19 AUG 1759, Deerpark R.D.C., Port Jervis, Orange Co.,NY, d. 11 OCT 1769, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York. 17. ix Cornelis Ennis b. 5 NOV 1761. 18. x Catherine Ennis b. 24 MAY 1764. -I-4- Ennist Genealogy



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William Ennes' Schoolmaster's House, built in 1751
William Ennes' Schoolmaster's House, built in 1751

Collaboration

On 25 Aug 2017 at 15:42 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Ennis-655 and Ennis-10 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. Keep the precise death location in Sandyston, Sussex, New Jersey. Thanks!




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