In 1798, all the members of Benjamin’s family, along with kinfolks, the Van Ettens and others moved from the Minisink Region to Cayuta Township, Tingo County, New York in the Susquehanna Valley—more later.
ENNES (III), born 11-30-1745, son of William (II), and Elizabeth Quick
was a farmer and blacksmith. Later he owned a tavern situated on the main
stage route to Owasco, New York. Old records say Daniel was uprights worthy
and well-liked. He served as a midshipman in the American Revolutionary
ELEANOR HORNBECK. They had two sons and several daughters. By industry
and perseverance they acquired valuable property. One, a farm where his
son Alexander resided in New Jersey near Brick House (now destroyed by
the approaches of a bridge over the Delaware River) and another near Owasco
Lake in New York, later owned by their son, James Ennes, sometimes spelled
life Daniel and his good wife Eleanor moved to New York, too, where they
lived to a ripe old age. Daniel was ninety-four when he died in 1838, His
wife was ninety-one when she died in 1837. Both were buried in the Owasco
Cemetery, Cayuga County, New York.
made a Will dated 10-24-1837. In it he mentioned the names of his children:
(1) to heirs of son, James; (2) to my son, Alexander; (3) to daughter,
Elizabeth Van Etten; (4) to heirs of Polly Dexter; (5) to Ruth Shimer,
wife of Richard: (6) to daughter, Sally Westbrook; (7) to heirs of my daughter,
More about Daniel’s Children
(IV), born 4-11-1767, son of Daniel, and Eleanor Hornbecko married Hannah
DeWitt. They had at least one daughter Elizabeth, born 1791. They owned
a farm near the outlet of Skaneateles Lake, New York. More will be given
under U.S. census later.
ENNES (IV), the other son of Daniel, and Eleanor Hornbeck, lived near the
Brick House (a noted stage stop in Minisink Region in New Jersey). Alexander’s
wife’s name is not known. He had children: Sally Ann (V), who married
Joseph Westbrook, and Daniel (V), who married 3-8-1828, Jemina Hornbeck,
The last mentioned produces too many descendants to be listed here.
ENNES (III), born 7-17-1748, second daughter of William, and Elizabeth
Quick, married Jacobus Hornbeck, a miller. They bore several sons—one named
Evert—and daughters, Elizabeth baptized 1772, and Lena, baptized 1780.