Edward Wilson Enlow and Elizabeth Wood

Edward Wilson Enlow was born 1800 May 11 in Carlyle, Nicholas, Kentucky and died 1872 Aug 21 in Van Buren County, Iowa. He married abt 1819 to Elizabeth Wood who was born 1803 Feb in Massachusetts and died 1877 June 28 in Winchester, Van Buren, Iowa. Both are buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Winchester.

Edward was a son of Jesse Enlow (1768-1845) and Eleanor Wilson (1774-1849). He was named for his mother’s father, Edward Wilson.

Edward and Elizabeth had 11 children:

  1. Amos Wood b. 1820 Jan 1, died 1862 May 10
  2. Hannah Bunty b. 1822 Feb 22, died 1822 Feb 26
  3. William Henry b. 1823 Aug 28 in Adams Co., Ohio, died April of 1904, married 1856 June 5 in Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa to Laura J. Stonebraker b. 1836 March 16 in , Washington Co., Maryland, died 1891 June 28 in Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa.
  4. Mary Jane b. 1824 Nov 15 in Ohio, died 1895 Jan 2 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, married William S. Hackney b. 1820 March 17 in Ohio and died 1891 June 2 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas. Direct line.
  5. Lucien (Lucian) Lafayette b. 1826 Aug 23, died 1832 June 15
  6. Eleanor (Elinor) Watson b. 1828 Aug 1, died 1828 Aug 30
  7. George Andrew b. 1829 July 10, died 1830 April 18
  8. Edward Albert b. 1832 Feb 11, died 1833 March 10
  9. Ann Elizabeth b. 1833 March 17 in Ohio, died 1883 Dec 12. I read that she married Hershey Blackstone, born 1834 in Ohio. Instead I find her in the census married to a W. E. Blackstone.
  10. Susannah Amanda b. 1836 Oct 7 in Iowa, died 1900 Jan 8 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa. 1866 Feb 13 she married Andrew Bradford b. 1840 Dec 15 in Patriot, Switzerland, Indiana, died 1899 Dec 4 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.
  11. Carolina Matilda b. 1839 May 8, died 1839 Sept 18.

We find the family in the census in 1820 in Scott, Adams, Ohio.

A confusing entry. 1 male under 10 would be Amos Wood, and the 16 to 26 year old male would be Edward. No female is given. The Susannah WOOD living two houses away could possibly be Elizabeth WOOD’s mother.

1820 OH, Adams Co.
pg. 64
Joseph FRY
Elizabeth FRY
William WALLING
John NESBIT
Thomas THORMAN
Edward INLOW 1 – – 1 – – – –
1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 26
Jacob CLARK
Susanna WOOD – – – – – – – 1
1 female over 45

As far as I’m aware, the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ohio in 1820. I’ve been unable to locate the family in the 1830 census. They’ve been reported as moving in 1835 to Carthage, Illinois, and on to Lee Co., Iowa that same year. But the bio of son, William Henry Enlow gives them in Iowa by 1833 but daughter Ann is given as born 1833 in Ohio.

They appear in the 1838 census in Lee Co., Iowa.

They are in the 1840 census in Van Buren Co., Iowa.

1840 Van Buren Co., Iowa

Joshua YOUNG
James J. SUTTON
Edward ENLOW – – – 2 – – 1/1 1 1 – – 1
Jacob DIEL
William MILLER
Job GAMAL
John R. SPARKS – 2 – – – 1/ 2 1 – – 1

1841 land patents:

ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 15
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 15
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 40 69N 3
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 2

On 1842 Dec 29 daughter Mary Jane married William S. Hackney.

1847 Van Buren Co., Iowa

Pg. 22
Eli MYRES
Samuel ATWATER
Edward ENLOW
Samuel HAVERSTOCK
Seaton HARNESS
Samuel PERRINE
H. B. BEVINGTON
Joseph FOSTER
William MILLER

Edward’s daughter, Mary Jane HACKNEY, is in the household with her children. Her husband, William S., appears to be in the 1850 OR census with W. W. Baker.

1850 VAN BUREN CO., UNION TOWNSHIP, IA CENSUS
pg. 390 B
Enumerated 2 Nov. 1850
87/87 Robert JAMISON and Emily
88/88 Hannah YOUNG
David JAMISON
89/89 John CALHOUN and Isabella
Julia FOX
Paschal KOOTING?
90/90 Lown BENJAMIN and Eliza
Jepa PARRISH
John ALEXANDER
91/91 Edward ENLOW 50 m $200 b. KY (John ALEXANDER is given as being a clerk and Edward may be a ditto)
Elizabeth 50
? 25 m clerk OH
Ann 17 b. OH
Susan 14 b. IA
Jane HACKNEY 22 b. OH
Amos HACKNEY 6 b. IA
Charles 3 b. IA
W. 8/12 b. IA
92/92 Cynus ROOD? and Susan

1852 Union, Van Buren, Iowa
Joseph NIXON
Benjmamin WIDNER
Edward ENLOW 2 males 3 females 2 voters
Robert JAMISON
John M. DAY
Henry NESMITH Jr.
Cyrus ROOD
Ezra S. RAND
? KNIGHT
Nathaniel DAVIS
Asa SMITH
John LAYPORT
William HACKNEY 3 males 1 female

1860 VAN BUREN CO., IA CENSUS
pg. 358
UNION TOWNSHIP
750 ENLOW Wm. H. 35 Wagonmaker $1400 $400 b. OH
Laura 25 b. MD
Emma F. 2 b. IA
Edward H. 1 b. IA

pg. 359 UNION TOWNSHIP
753 GOODALL
754 CHAPMAN J. M. and Hester (head born PA and wife OH)
755 DAY T. R. and Eliza J. (head b. PA and most others OH)
756 ENLOW Edward 60 m farmer $1920 $500 b. KY
Elizabeth 56 b. MA
Susannah 23 b. IA
757 PATTERSON Nancy b. PA children b. OH
758 JULIAN John (England) and Jane (Ireland)
CHAPMAN William
CHAPMAN John
759 CRAWFORD Matthew (OH) and Mary (OH)
CHAPMAN Mary F.

1870 VAN BUREN CO., UNION TOWNSHIP, IA CENSUS
pg. 317
157/155 GREENBAUGH L.
158/156 RUSSEL Charles and Mary
159/157 YARNELL L. J. (Lydia Jane Yarnell, widow of Job Yarnell, relative of Eli Yarnell whose daughter married William McKenney and lived in Van Buren)
160/158 ROBISON John and E. J.
161/159 ENLOW Edward 70 m w farmer $3550 $400 KY
Elizabeth 67 f w keeping house b. MA
161/160 BRADFORD A. 26 m w farmer $2500 $500 b. IN
Susan 35 f w keeping house b. IA
Jane 3 f w b. IA
Edward 3/12 m w b. IA
162/161 BARKER James
163/162 MATHEWS John and J. A.
164/163 DENNING Charles and Emily
165/164 JONES John

I have no photos of the Edward Wilson Enlow family.

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