here are names of heads of Ennis families (all spellings) living in the
United States north of Maryland with the exception of New Jersey whose
census records are lost.
Co., Pa,, Alexander, Robert, and Joshua; in Mass., Suffolk Co., Dorchester
Town, Thomas; and at Boston Town, John; and in Bristol Co., Free Town,
William; in New York, Ulster Co., at Newburgh, James; at Marbleton, George,
William, and Cornelius; and at Rochester, Hartman. States not listed had
no Ennis. Therefore in all northeastern United States in 1790 there were
only eleven Ennis families.
Ennis Living In New Jersey
to records, nearly all Ennis in New Jersey lived in Bergen, or Sussex counties
in the northern part of the State, portions of which were at one time in
here is another will which tells more about Ennis not already mentioned
who lived in New Jersey about 1790. (Archives of the State of New Jersey.
First Series Vol. XXXVIII Calendar of N.J. Wills. Admins. Etc Vol. IX 1796-1800
1797, Feb. 8 ENNIS, James, Sr., of Barbadoes Neck, Bergen Co., will of Eldest son, James, 25 acres of land at Broadberry’s lane, Acquaknonk Twsp., Essex Co. Youngest sonJohn, home place, when 21; also 5 acres of woodland bounded on lands of William Kingsland and lands of Elizabeth Harrison; he paying my daughters, Mary and Jane, each £20. Son, William £25. Residue to be divided between the first 4 mentioned children, i.e., James, John, Mary and Jane Ennis.
Witnesses—John Scidmore, Casparus DeGray and
Proved, Oct. 20, 1797