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John Ennis Sr. (abt. 1735 - bef. 1824)

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John Ennis Sr. aka Innis
Born about in Albemarle, Virginiamap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died before in Warren, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Biography

date given for death is date of John Ennis' estate sale by son John Ennis, Jr. and son-in-law James Edmunds, Jr. joint executors--info on father and mother of John Ennis, Sr. is not known--many Ennis archivers list his father as James Ennis, son of John Ennis and Elizabeth Nalle.

John Ennis, Sr Birth: 1735 Albemarle County Virginia, USA Death: Jan. 15, 1824

John Ennis, Senior

Birth 1735 in Albermarle Co, Virginia, United States Death before Jan. 15, 1824 in Warren, Kentucky

from my Ennis notes------ Aunt Mandane Hobson--she stated he may have been married to a Sarah---also in Sarah T Ennis' family when they applied for DAR or SAR--they listed her mother as Sarah

his children and spouses:

Children of John Ennis and Mary Ann,

Birth and Marriages, Amherst County,Virginia.

1 George Ennis 1770-1835 (Bachelor) married Francis Campbell (spenster) Dec. 24, 1796

2 John Ennis, JR married Aug. 7, 1797 to Rachel Campbell born 13 FEB 1778 she died Sept 1822

3 Sally T. Ennis married Axel H. Page Apr. 12, 1807

4 Betsy Ennis married Pleasant Martin Nov. 23, 1791

5 Molly Ennis (spenster) married Lewis McQueen Dec. 7, 1785, Geo Purvis Jr security, Consent of her father John Innes

6 Franky Ennis (spenster) married Gideon Martin Mar. 13, 1789, Security John Innes

7 Jean Ennis married James Edmonds Feb. 24, 1796

8 Winney Ennis was born 1789, and died 1822-1823 in Simpson Co, Ky married Absolom Stratton December 16, 1805 son of John Stratton and Mary Shannon.

In a history book on Lafayette County, Missouri that had a write-up on his son John Ennis, Jr--said that his father John Ennis, Sr was a man of prominence in Virginia where they came from--and another write up of his grandson Granville R. Page-- "The maternal grandfather was John Ennis, well known as a man of influence and position in the Old Dominion (in writeup of grandson Granville R. Page in Missouri History Book)" that is the only 2 items I have ever found about John Ennis, Sr.'s life in Virginia. Around 1805, John Ennis, Sr and most of his grown children trekked to Warren Co., Ky from Amherst Co., Va--his wife Mary Ann Whitlock was buried in the Whitlock Farm Cemetery and that is where I think John is buried and not in Simpson Co., Ky where so many different family trees have him--Since Mary Ann Whitlock Ennis died about 3 years after her husband, I think she would have wanted to be buried by him--there is not a stone there with his name on it but the Cemetery is in very bad shape and could be buried in the ground.

He and Mary Ann were parents of 8 known children and I think they were parents of a William . Ennis who stayed in Virginia. I was contacted by Kevin Iness who strongly felt they were the parents of William Ennis in his family.


Burial: Whitlock Farm Cemetery Warren County, Kentucky Find A Grave Memorial# 118155701


1810 United States Federal Census

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American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Name John Ennis Birth Date 1740 Birthplace Virginia Volume 51 Page number 55 Reference Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):256


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Name John Innis Birth Date 1740 Birthplace Virginia Volume 89 Page number 103 Reference Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):409


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Name John Innis Birth Date 1740 Birthplace Virginia Volume 89 Page number 103 Reference Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):409

Land Deal in Virginia 9 Jun 1791 Lucas Powell and wife Elizabeth to William Johnson for 250 pounds, 297 acres Rucker’s Run – except 13 acres sold to John Innis.

Warren Co, Ky (Case 755) lawsuit to settle estate of John and Mary Ennis: Folder 14 George Ennis [admin. of Mary Ennis] v. James Edmunds and John Ennis [admins. of John Ennis] settlement of estate of John and Mary Ennis 1829 2 items Folder 17 James Edmunds v. John Ennis, Richard Robert Merritt, William Merritt, and Adam McCool Edmonds and Ennis were co-administrators of an estate; before Ennis left for Missouri a mistake was found in the settlement (Case 920) 1830 20 items


Albemarle Co, Va road repair order John Enes: 14 March 1742 Old Style, Page 17 On the petition of Henry Bunch, John S now, Samuel Wells, Joseph Keaton, James Keaton, John Enes, Alexander MacKoy, Martin H acket, John Hacket, William Davis, Thomas Vernon James Frances, Beasell Maxwell, James Carney, Andrew Rey, John Cook, John Thompson and William Oens It is ordered that a Road be laid off and Cleared from Courseyís Road up to Rocky Creek and Henry Bunch is ap pointed Overseer of that part above Buck- mountain Creek and John Snow of that part be low the same And all th e petitioners and their Labouring Male tithables that live above Buck m ountain Creek are allotted to Henry Bunch and those below to John Snow to assist in clearing the s d . Road and keeping the same in repair. ---------- Ennis's road Albemarle Co., Va* 22 April 1746 O.S., Page 183 On the Petition of Benjamin Brown for a bridle way to be cleared from Doyles River down into Ennis's road; it is Ordered that Henry Bunch Joseph Keaton James Carney & Andrew Rea; or any three of them; meet at the said road and view the same; and report to the next Court; where the most convenient bridle way may be had ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * 26 August 1746 O.S., Page 198 Ordered that John Ennis be added to the other persons appointed to view a road on the petition of Henry Downs


index of wills Albemarle Co, Va: INDEX TO WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS – ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA Ennis, John 1762 Clark, Micajah 1788 Clark, Micajah Junior 1774 Moorman, Thomas --my kinsman 1787 Meriwether, Nicholas 1773 Venable, William 1772


Halifax Co., Va, PLEAS--- John Ennis against Mattox Mays: Mattox Mays, son of Henry Maies and Elizabeth Gaskins, was born in Prince Georgia, Virginia, USA; died March 1773 Halifax, Virginia, USA. Married Dorcas Abney in Virginia, USA.-------------------------------- Issue of Mattox Mays and Dorcas Abney: 1.Sarah Mays 2.Abney Mays born 1758 Virginia, USA; died 1804. 3.Mattox Mays Jr. born 1761 Halifax, Virginia, USA; died Virginia, USA. 4.William Mays born 1761. 5.Samuel Mays born 23 July 1762 Virginia, USA; died 28 January 1816 Greenwood, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA. 6.Tabitha Mays born 1768. 7.John Mays born 1770 Halifax, Virginia, USA. 8.Joseph Mays born 1770 Halifax, Virginia, USA; died 11 November 1803.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Halifax Co., Va, PLEAS---John Ennis against Mattox Mays, deft no inhabitant of County, suit abates.


Warren Co, Ky (Case 755) lawsuit to settle estate of John and Mary Ennis: Folder 14 George Ennis [admin. of Mary Ennis] v. James Edmunds and John Ennis [admins. of John Ennis] settlement of estate of John and Mary Ennis 1829 2 items Folder 17 James Edmunds v. John Ennis, Richard Robert Merritt, William Merritt, and Adam McCool Edmonds and Ennis were co-administrators of an estate; before Ennis left for Missouri a mistake was found in the settlement (Case 920) 1830 20 items



Albemarle Co, Va: INDEX TO WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS – ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA Ennis, John 1762 Clark, Micajah 1788 Clark, Micajah Junior 1774 Moorman, Thomas 1787 Meriwether, Nicholas 1773 Venable, William 1772


Amherst Co, Va July 8, 1762 some one bought land adj to Jno Enniss-- John Mitchell of Great Britain and Andrew Shepherd of County of Orange in Virginia, Merchant, his certain attorney, of one part, sell to William Dalton, of County of Albemarle-for 30 pds.--a tract of land in the County of Albemarl containing 277 acres, adjoining land of John Ennis.---recorded same day (no witnesses listed)


In Amhurst Co.Va John Ennis bought 133 acs on Rucker's Run 1 Mar, 1778 ------ 1783 Census lists John Ennis with 11 Whites and living next to Ambrose Campbell(2 of his sons married 2 of Ambrose's daughters)----------------- 1785 Census lists John Ennis with 11 White Souls, 2 dwellings, and 2 other buildings.



Warren County, Kentucky John Ennis, Sr Estate Sale held on January 16, 1824 by administrators John Ennis Jr and James Edmonds.: Ennis, John, Inventory: Appraisers were John Garland, Charles Epperson & James Skaggs and taken 15 Jan 1824. Huge inventory, no value given. Included Slave Jack. Signed by above and recorded Oct Term 1824. The sale was held 16 Jan 1824.

Those buying included a large list of people: Wm Potter, Alfred George, Axel Page, John Ennis, Jr, Simon Williams, John Garland, William Kerby, Wm Hickman Jr, Buckner Justice, James Edmonds, WIlliam Kerby, Saml Vontress, Levi Skaggs, Henry Clingman, Simon Williams, Harmon Haner, Samuel Vaughtrase, A W Morris, Simon Williams, Tandy Johnson, Abraham Skaggs, Tandy Campbell, Wm. Hickman, Bartholomew Ellis, William Kerby, Graves Harris, Ignatious Wheeler, John Martin, Frederick Potter, Philip Wolf, John Ennis Jr, James Ennis, Frederick Potter, Philip Wolf, John Hugh Forgason, John a White, Simon Williams, Lavender Edmonds, Alfred George, Josiah Tibbs, Wm Hickman, James Dishman, Hardin Burgess, Micajah Thompson, Frederick White, James Dishman, Polly Ennis, Matthew Lively, Admiral Runels, Richard Collins, Jesse Bunch, Charles Epperson, John Evans, John Mrtina, Philip Sears, Hugh Fergason, George Ennis, Joseph R Allcock, Simon Williams, Hugh L Moon, Harmon Hanor, Adam Lesabaugh & Absolam Stratton. Signed by John Ennis, Jr and James Emondsd, Adms, recorded Oct Term 1824. Will book C 1824 John H Doke - balance of estate John Ennis - inv & sale


John Ennis Estate Sale John Ennis-Estate sale held on January 16, 1824 by administrators John Ennis Jr and James Edmonds. William Potter-1 grubing hoe, riddles, 1 hilling hoe, Alfred George-1 oven and lid, 1 small tin bucket, 1 broad hoe, 1 claw hammer, 1 broad ax, John Garland-100 lb pork, 2 butter stands, 2 stands of lard, 1 ax, 2 reap hooks, William Kirby-8 pewter spoons, 1 gallon pot, 2 whiskey barrels, 1 bunch of hemp, 1 powdering tub, 1 fro, barrel augers, 1 buckett and irons, Axel Page-1 dish and cream jar, 1 tub of hemp seed, 1 pewter bason, 4 pewter plates, 1 coffee pot and box, 1 sley and harnis, 1 frying pan, 1 shaving glass, 1 bunch of hemp, 2 chisels,

  • John Ennis, Jr-1 horse, 3rd choice of sows, 1 pail of soap fat, 1 slew and harnis, 2 fire irons, 1 stone jug, 1 salt barrel, 2 axes, 1 shovel plow,

Simon Williams-1 kettle and hooks, 750 bundles of foder, 10 barrels of corn, 3 salt barrels, 1 ax, 1 buckett and irons,

  • William Hickman Jr-2 iron wedges, Buckner Jestice-1 ladle and forks, 1 hand saw, 4 bridles, 1 lot of old collars,
  • James Edmonds-1 large chest, 1 womans saddle, 1 steer, 1 meal tub, 1 baker, 1 small tin bucket, 7 chairs, 1 pewter bason, 1 speckled cow, 1 feed trough, 25 lbs bacon, 1 hackle, 1 iron spoon, 1 box of shoe tools, 1 box, 1 drawing knife, 1 lot of cooper tools, Samuel Vaughrase-1 negro man, 1 claw hammer, 1 coalter,

Levi Skaggs-1 curry comb, 1 sythe, Henry Clingman-1 bell, Harmon Haner-1 chest lock, 1 washing tub and sifter, 1 washing tub, 1 shovel plow, A.W. Morris-1 pair of hames and traces, Graves Harris-1 bag of cotton, 1 powdering tub, Tandy Johnson-3 bowls, 1 water tub, Abraham Skaggs-1 grind stone,

  • Tandy Campbell-1 side soal leather,
  • William Hickman-1 meal bag, 1 shovel and tongs, 1 sley and harnis, 1 bed and furniture, 1 raw hide,

Bartholomew Ellis-1 bunch of hemp, Ignatious Wheeler-1 large pot and hooks, 1 keg,

  • John Martin-1 pewter bason1 red hefer, 1 box,

Fredrick Potter-1 pewter dish, 2 screw augers, 1 mans saddle, 1 box and lumber, Philip Wolf-1 set of cups and saucers, 1 lot of files,

  • John Ennis Jr-40 barrels of corn, parcel of cabbage, 11 barrows, 1 cake of tallow, 1 keg of vinegar, 6 chairs,
  • James Ennis-parcel of corn, 2 mugs, 1 meal tub, 1 tin pan, 1 trey, 1 looking glass,

David Kirby-parcel of books, Malcom McFabe-1 candle stick, Noah Johnson-1 bed and furniture, Adam McCool-100 lb of pork, 1 barrel and salt, Hugh Forgason-100 lb pork, 2 trays, John A. White-1/2 bushel and pigan,

  • James Dishman-3 bowls, 2 pans and cups, 2 pot chains, 4 bowls, 1 pewter dish, 4 pewter plates,

James Skaggs-1 churn, 1 meal bag, Hardin Burgess-10 knives and 12 forks, 11 lb of pork, Josiah Tibbs-1 skillet and lid, 1 sifter,

  • Lavender Edmonds-1 sley and harnis, 2 glasses, 1 small pot,
  • Polly Ennis(widow)-2 irons, 1 coffee mill, 1 yankee clock, 1 meal tub,
  • George Ennis-1 large trough, 1st choice of sows, 2nd choice of sows, 1 trough, 8 bushels of wheat,
  • Joseph R. Allcock-1 top stack,

Hugh L. Moon-1 shotgun, Josish Tibbs-1 cotton wheel, 1 water pail, Fredrick White-6 plates, 1 water pail, Jesse Bunch-1 meal bag, Charles Epperson-2 water pails, Micajah Thompson-5 plates,

  • Richard Collins-2 pewter basons, 4 pewter plates, 1 black cow,

John Evans-1 red cow, Philip Sears-1 hefer, Matthew Lively-1 tin pan, Admiral Runels-1 pewter dish. A list of accounts paid by James Edmonds Viz, Jonathan Hobson-fee bill--4.75 John Robertsons account for crying property--2.00 A list of accounts paid by John Ennis Viz, John Garlands receipt--1 00 Sheriffs receipt for taxes for 1824--2 10 1/2 Whiskey furnished for estate sale--2 81 1/4 John Garland account as an appraiser--1 00 Paid commissioners for settlement--2 00 Estate settlement October 19, 1825 Total amount paid out by John Ennis and James Edmonds----1567 3/4 Total amount of sale for John Ennis Estate Sale---1316 40 Relation to John Ennis Dec'ed Present at Estate Sale Axel Page son-in-law, John Ennis-son, George Ennis-son, James Edmonds-son-in-law, Polly Ennis-wife, John Ennis Jr-grandson, James Ennis-grandson.

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  1. Name John Enniss Home in 1810 (City, County, State) Warren, Kentucky Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 1 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over 1 Numbers of Slaves 1 Number of Household Members Over 25 2 Number of Household Members 5 1820 United States Federal Census Name John Ennis Senior Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Warren, Kentucky Enumeration Date August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over 1 Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture 1 Free White Persons - Over 25 2 Total Free White Persons 2 Total Slaves 1 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other 3


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On 9 Jan 2015 at 00:33 GMT Myrtle Mandane Ennis wrote:

John Ennis died

before Jan. 15, 1824 in Warren, Kentucky---I have copies of his estate sale--I am a descendant of his son George Ennis who married first Mary Frances Campbell and then married 2nd Matilda Allcock who was a cousin of his first wife--I live in Warren Co, Ky where John died-------- M M Ennis




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