Benjamin (Ennis) Ennes

Benjamin (Ennis) Ennes (1743 - 1780)

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Lt. Benjamin Ennes formerly Ennis
Born in Sandyston, Minisink Valley Area, Sussex, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about Aug 1769 in Marriage recorded at the Minisink Area Machackemeck RDCmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Battle of Conesbaugh, Raymondskill Creek, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified 2 Aug 2019 | Created 30 Nov 2010
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Benjamin (Ennis) Ennes was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Biography

This profile is part of the Ennis Name Study.
Lt. Benjamin (Ennis) Ennes participated in the American Revolution
Benjamin (Ennis) Ennes is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-154949
Rank: Lieutenant

Benjamin Ennes

William Ennis, the grandfather of the brothers who settled here, came from Scotland, and settled in the valley of the Delaware River, near Port Jervis. His son, Benjamin, raised up a family of four sons and two daughters, and was killed in an encounter with the Tories and Indians in 1778. The four sons, viz., Alexander, John, Emanuel, and Benjamin, came here in 1798, and settled just above the Swartwoods, near the junction of the Cayuta and McDuffie Creeks.

Birth

Benjamin Ennes, was b. 25 April 1743 and bp. May 3, 1743 at Sussex County, New Jersey. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), Orange County New York, sponsors were: Benjamin Quik, Heilje Wessebroek[1]

Benjamin Ennes, born 25 Apr 1743, his baptism was recorded on 3 May 1743 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York, the central repository for church events at the time. Actual baptism might have occurred in the Sussex NJ meeting houses.
Christening: 3 MAY 1743 at Walpack, Sussex, NJ

Parents

  • Father: William Ennes
  • Mother: Elisabeth Quik|Quick

Marriage

Benjamin Ennes married Magdalena Van Etten in August (?) 1769. Marriage was recorded at the Reformed Church at Machackemeck, Orange County, New York.[2]

Children

  • i. Elisabeth <Benjamin> Ennis Van Garden was born 17 November 1769) {Gideon}. [Bp. record not found at the Machackemeck church]
Elisabeth Ennis; Birth: 17 NOV 1769 Minisink Twp, Orange, New York

Christening: 14 JAN 1770.

  • ii. Alexander <Benjamin> Ennis was born 6 December 1770 and died 13 February 1853 and married 19 May 1796) [Jane DeWitt]. [Bp. record not found at the Machackemeck church]
  • iii. Johannes Ennes was bp. on 23 May 1774 at Minisink Area. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Church at Machackemeck, Orange County, New York, sponsors were: Johannes Van Netten, Mare Counsoles[3]; d. 1850 or bef in likely Cayuta, Chemung, NY .
  • iv. Maria <Benjamin> Ennes was baptized 25 November 1776 at Minisink Area. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Church at Machackemeck, Orange County, New York, sponsors were: Manel Van Etten, Maria Helm[4]
  • v. Emanuel <Benjamin> Ennis was born about 1778).
  • vi. Benjamin <Benjamin> Ennis was baptized 19 August 1780). [Bp. record not found at the Machackemeck church]
Benjamin Ennis; Birth: Minisink Twp, Orange, New York, Christening: 19 AUG 1780 Minisink Twp, Orange, New York

Military Service

Benjamin Ennes served as a lieutenant in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution, he died in battle (against Mohawks supporting the British) on 20 Apr 1780 near Conashaugh, Pike, Pennsylvania.

Soldier in the Revolutionary War

Death

Benjamin Ennes died on 20 Apr 1780 near Conashaugh, Pike, Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Ennis was killed by Indians allied with British at the Battle of Conesbaugh on Raymondskill Creek, in Pennsylvania. He and others were pursuing the renegade Brant, to avenge the murder of children at a school, when they were ambushed. His wife taught school for a time, to support the family after his death. In 1798 many of this branch of the family, including sons John Emanuel and Benjamin moved to Tioga Co New York and settled near the Swartwood family by Cayuta Creek. A town in this area was later named Van Etten.

His exact date of death is found in the Old Ennis Bible, written by his father William: "1780 April 20 departed this life my son Benjamin, killed by Indians, being my eldest son." [5]

Sources

  1. Vosburgh, Page 105.
  2. Vosburgh, Page 274.
  3. Vosburgh, Page 164
  4. Vosburgh, Page 167
  5. Find A Grave, database and images : accessed 02 August 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) .

See also:

  • Vosburgh, Royden Woodward, ed. Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830.--Minisink (N.Y.) church record, 1805-1816.--Machackemeck (N.Y.) church record, 1803-1827.--Walpack (N.J.) church record, 1741-1830. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Vol. V.; 1913. Online Book
  • Source S6: Abbreviation: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM) June 1998: Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM) June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998: Repository: #R2: Repository R2: Name: Family History Library: Address: 35 N West Temple Street: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA: 35 N West Temple Street,: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA: Address 1: 35 N West Temple Street: Address 2: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA: City: 35 N West Temple Street: Country: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
FSFTID LQRX-TJV
Ancestral File Number: 3HQ3-10
  • Website: The Reformed Dutch Church, now known as the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY (pdf); Source of: 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.

Acknowledgments

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On 7 Sep 2017 at 04:13 GMT Tom Quick wrote:

Ennis-444 and Ennis-73 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicates

On 7 Sep 2017 at 04:06 GMT Tom Quick wrote:

Ennis-444 and Ennis-73 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicates




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