James Ennis

James Ennis (abt. 1832 - aft. 1880)

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James Ennis
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
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This man is a complete mystery. From the 1880 Census in Lincoln County, Mississippi we know he was born abt 1832 in North Carolina. There is no clue as to when he actually made it to Mississippi, but it's likely between 1872 and 1875 and from Alabama. His first child was born in Alabama in 1872 and second in Mississippi in 1875. As far as his death, he was alive in the 1880 Census and had a child born in April of 1881. Since there is no 1890 Census to see if he was still living, we don't know if he made it that far. His wife shows as a widow in 1900 census. He was the second husband of his wife. I figure they likely married in Alabama around 1870-71 right before first son was born. There was 2 other children of Louisa that we don't know when they were born or if they were from the 1st husband or from James. They were older than the first known child. It is likely they were his step children.

Research Notes

Through y-dna tests from decendants of James Ennis, we have found out that we were not Ennis at all. We actually are Byrne coming from the O'Byrne of Leinster, Ireland. Somewhere down this line we took on the Ennis surname, but we have not been able to connect.

Name: William T. Ennis Event Type: Death Event Date: 12 Apr 1926 Event Place: Johnson City, Washington Gender: Male Marital Status: Single Race: White Age: 53 Birth Year (Estimated):  Birth Date: 04 Aug 1872 Birthplace: Al Spouse's Name:  Father's Name: James Ennis Father's Birthplace:  Mother's Name: Louise Richardson Mother's Birthplace: Al Occupation:  Address:  Residence Place:  Cemetery:  Burial Place: Brookhaven, Ms Burial Date:  Informant's Name:  Additional Relatives:  ...

Name: Louisa Ennis Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880 Event Place: Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States District: ED 29 Gender: Female Age: 48 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): W Occupation: Keeps House Relationship to Head of Household: Wife Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife Birth Year (Estimated): 1832 Birthplace: Alabama, United States Father's Birthplace: Alabama, United States Mother's Birthplace: Alabama, United States Note:  Sheet Letter: D Sheet Number: 33 Sheet Number and Letter: 33D Household ID: 12902967 Person Number: 1 Volume: 1 ...


  • "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS5P-FF8 : 25 May 2014), Louise Richardson in entry for William T. Ennis, 12 Apr 1926; citing Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington, cn 10909, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,714.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4GK-59G : 22 August 2017), Louisa Ennis in household of James Ennis, Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district ED 29, sheet 33D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0655; FHL microfilm 1,254,655.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James:

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