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Noah SPURGEON & Cordelia ENNIS




Husband Noah SPURGEON

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    Married: 22 Mar 1912 - Washington County, Arkansas




Wife Cordelia ENNIS

        AKA: Cordelia SPURGEON   
       Born: Oct 1889 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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     Father: Jasper Neal ENNIS (1863-1912)
     Mother: Elizabeth ENNIS (1855-1901)




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Cornelius Dayton ENNIS & Lela Edna WILMOTH




Husband Cornelius Dayton ENNIS

       Born: 18 Jul 1901 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: 8 Sep 1985 - Grass Valley, Nevada County, California
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     Father: William Hayden ENNIS (1861-1928)
     Mother: Margaret Jane Elizabeth Martha DAVIS (1876-1965)


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Wife Lela Edna WILMOTH

        AKA: Lela Edna ENNIS   
       Born: 11 Aug 1901 - Benton, Arkansas
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       Died: 6 Jan 1983 - Sacramento, California
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Cornelius Dayton ENNIS & Elizabeth VINCENT




Husband Cornelius Dayton ENNIS

       Born: 1828 - Tazewell County, Illinois
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       Died: 1868 - Washington County, Arkansas
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     Father: William ENNIS (1804-1884)
     Mother: Unknown VINSON OR AARON (Abt 1806-Abt 1844)


    Married: 21 Nov 1846 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a farmer.




Wife Elizabeth VINCENT

        AKA: Elizabeth ENNIS   
       Born: 1824 - Illinois
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       Died: Abt 1894 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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Children
1 F Annie H. ENNIS

        AKA: Annie H. FULLER   
       Born: Abt 1840 - Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: After 1880
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     Spouse: William FULLER (1857-      )
       Marr: 15 Feb 1880 - Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas



2 M Amos Aaron ENNIS

       Born: Mar 1848 - Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: 1903 - Woolum, Van Buren County, Arkansas
     Buried: 1903 - Liberty Cemetery, Woolum
     Spouse: Charity Ann COLLINS (1854-1901)
       Marr: 1870 - Pope County, Arkansas



3 F Malissa Leann ENNIS

        AKA: Malissa Leann DOWNUM   
       Born: 1854 - Montgomery County, Arkansas
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       Died: 18 Jan 1919 - Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas
     Buried:  - Rosehill Cemetery
     Spouse: Wiley Lee DOWNUM (Abt 1858-1916)
       Marr: 6 Nov 1877 - Benton, Arkansas



4 F Mary E. ENNIS

        AKA: Mary E. CLARK   
       Born: 1855 - Montgomery County, Arkansas
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       Died: 1887 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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     Spouse: Joseph W. CLARK (      -      )
       Marr: 30 Jan 1879 - Montgomery County, Arkansas



5 M William Hayden ENNIS

       Born: Dec 1861 - Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: 1928 - Arkansas
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     Spouse: Margaret Jane Elizabeth Martha DAVIS (1876-1965)
       Marr: Abt 1898 - Washington County, Arkansas
     Spouse: UNKNOWN (      -      )



6 M Jasper Neal ENNIS

       Born: Apr 1863 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: 23 Mar 1912 - Washington County, Arkansas
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     Spouse: Elizabeth ENNIS (1855-1901)



7 F Rachel L ENNIS

       Born: 1868 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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       Died: 1880 - Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas
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Husband's General Notes

Cornelius Dayton Ennis was born about 1828 (he was 18 in 1846 when he married) in Illinois, probably Tazewell County where the family was enumerated in the 1830 U.S. Census. There is not much known at this time of his early life. His family did move from Illinois to Missouri, then to Arkansas. His mother died sometime between 1840 and 1845 while he was a boy. He is first found in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1846. He was married to Elizabeth Vincent November 13 , 1846. His father signed his consent to the marriage:

State of Arkansas)
County of Washington)
I, Asa Combes, an acting and duly Commissioned Justice in and for the County aforesaid do certify that I performed the marriage ceremony o n the 13th day of November A D 1846 between Cornelius D Ennes aged 18 years old and Elizabeth Vincent aged 22 years old and by written con sent of Mr. Ennes parent Wm. Ennes.
Given under my hand this 11th day of January A. D. 1847
Asa Combs J. P.
The foregoing Certificate was Deposited in my office for Record on the 11th day of January 1847 and Recorded the Same day.
P. Y. Smith Clerk
and Exofficio Recorder

Elizabeth was born about 1824 (her age when she married was 22 in 1846 ). In 1852, Cornelius and his family followed his father to Montgomery County, Arkansas, where the latter was a minister. They were enumerated in August, 1860, in the 1860 U. S. Census on page 112, household number 46:

46 Cornelius D. Ennis 34 male farmer 300 (per prop) Ill.
Elizabeth 35 female Ill.
Ann 12 female Ark.
Amos 11 male Ark.
Malissa 6 female Ark.
Mary 5 female Ark.

By November 17, 1860, the family had returned to Washington County, Arkansas, where Cornelius bought the land of his first cousin, John Ennis, Jr

Know all men by these presents John Ennis Mahala Ennis wife of the said John Ennis all of the State of Arkansas and County of Washington fo r the Sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars in hand paid by Cornelias D . Ennis in the County of Washington and State aforesaid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and have this day granted bragained an d Sold and Conveyed unto Cornelias D. Ennis his heirs and assigns forever the following tract of Land lying in the County of Washington to w it the the South West quarter of the North West quarter of Section twe nty Eight in Township Eighteen North of Range thirty West, containing forty acres of Land the aforesaid premises with all the tenements an d appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said John Ennis and wife an d assigns forever for the Consideration paid to us in hand hereby bind ouselves our heirs assigns Administrators and Executors to ever Warrant and defend the Said Land to Said Cornelias D. Ennis, whereunto we Subscribed our names this the 17 day of November in the year of our Lord 1860.
John Ennis (Seal)
Mahala Ennis (Seal)
Signed and Sealed in the presence of us
Christopher (his X mark) Miller
Daniel (his X mark) Ennis

This forty acres was located near the settlement of Elm Springs west of Shiloh (Springdale). It bordered the county of Benton. Cornelius Dayton Ennis was not found in any Civil War records for the Confederate Army or Union Army in Arkansas. According to land records, Cornelius died in 1868. He was buried in an unmarked grave, probably in the Elm Springs Cemetery. His wife was widowed by 1870 when she was enumerated as such in the 1870 U. S. Census for Washington County , Arkansas:

Ennis, E. 45 female white Keeps House 40 (per prop) Ill.
Annie 23 " " At Home Ark.
M. D. 16 " " " Ark.
M. E. 14 " " " Ark.
W. H. 10 male white At Home Ark.
J. N. 8 " " " Ark.
R. L. 2 female white " Ark.

Their youngest child was born in 1868. A deed by an act of the general Assembly of the State of Arkansas entitled:

"An act to regulate the Donation and Redemption of Forfeited Lands" which was approved March 14, 1879, the Commissioner of State Lands for the State of Arkansas did grant his Donation Certificate dated the 6th day of May, 1879 and numbered 12951 to and in favor of Elizabeth Enn is for the following described Lands To Wit:
Parts of Section SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec. 28-Township 18-N. Range 30 W. 4 0.00 acres-Year forfeited 1868. NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec. 28 Township 18 N. R ange 30 W. 40 acres Year forfeited 1868. 80 acres.

Elizabeth paid the full amount required by law and provided proof of improvement and was granted a deed by the state. The family lived on this farm all of Elizabeth's life. She sold this land to William Alexander Downum January 20, 1893.


Wife's General Notes

Elizabeth Vincent was born in 1824 (she was 22 when she married in 1846) in Illinois. She is believed to have been a daughter of Daniel and Annie (Ennis) Vinson, which would make her a first cousin to her husband. The theory has not been proven but she did name her eldest daughter, Ann or Annie. She was widowed by 1870, left with six children still at home. She never remarried and lived on the farm that was homesteaded by her husband, Cornelius, near Elm Springs in Washington County, Arkansas. She was last recorded January 20, 1893, when she sold some of her property to William Alexander Downum. She was not listed in the personal tax lists for Washington County in 1895. She was buried in an unmarked grave, probably in the Elm Springs Cemetery


General Notes for Child Malissa Leann ENNIS

Malissa's father died when she was 14. Her mother reared seven children on her own and never remarried. Called Lissie, she helped her mother with her younger brothers and sisters. She was first married to a man named Mayfield before 1877, possibly in Missouri or Indian Territory . They had either separated or he had died by November 6, 1877, when she married Wiley Downum in Benton County, Arkansas. Their marriage wa s recorded in Benton County Marriage Book, B, page 5, as "W. L. Downum to Lizzie Mayfield."
They first lived with his mother near Spring Creek in Benton County. A fter her death in 1890, they moved in with her mother near Elm Springs . They were not found in the Arkansas census in 1900 but sold the fami ly farm in November, 1900, in Washington County, Arkansas. They move d to Boone County, Arkansas, then Madison, then Washington, and finall y back to Boone County. She visited relatives in Benton County, Arkans as, a different time.
The following notice was found in "The Springdale News," under Spring Creek Items, Friday, October 21, 1910, page 4, column 1:
Mrs. Wiley Downum, of Harrison, is visiting Alex Downum and family .
A granddaughter, Esther Downum, remembered her grandmother Malissa chewed tobacco. If she and Wiley had an arguement, she would always win and he would have to sleep in the barn.
After Wiley's death in 1916, she sold their farm and bought a lot in the Fairgrounds Addition from G. S. and Marcelline Bounds. She sold her lot to A. M. Hathcock July 10, 1918. She went to live with their son, Lee, in Gline's Court.
She became ill with which caused her death in 1919. She was buried in an unmarked grave in the Rosehill Cemetery
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Dail ENNIS & Alta HAYS




Husband Dail ENNIS

       Born: 15 Aug 1914 - Royal, Garland County, Arkansas
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       Died: 6 Mar 1984 - Tulare County, California
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     Father: Lewis Jackson ENNIS (1881-1952)
     Mother: Emily Lusetta PATE (1882-1974)


    Married: 21 May 1958

Other Spouse: Mollie May CASS




Wife Alta HAYS

        AKA: Alta ENNIS
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David J. ENNIS & Dorothy PAGET




Husband David J. ENNIS (details suppressed for this living person)

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     Father: James Monroe ENNIS (1877-1959)
     Mother: Ella Beatrice SAVAGE (1894-1963)


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Other Spouse: Bonnie ALLEN




Wife Dorothy PAGET (details suppressed for this living person)

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David Lee Gaston ENNIS & Kay MOTT




Husband David Lee Gaston ENNIS

       Born: 3 Jul 1942 - Alameda County, California
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       Died: 10 Dec 1998 - Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
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     Father: Homer Lee ENNIS
     Mother: Alice S. LAYMANCE (      -      )


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Wife Kay MOTT

        AKA: Kay ENNIS   
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Thomas Winford FARR & Dora Mae ENNIS




Husband Thomas Winford FARR

       Born: 27 Jul 1909 - Arkansas
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       Died: 16 Feb 1974 - Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
     Buried:  - Lowe Cemetery
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Wife Dora Mae ENNIS (details suppressed for this living person)

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     Father: James Monroe ENNIS (1877-1959)
     Mother: China Selina PATE (1877-1916)




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John Allen HOLDEN & Dorothy Imogene ENNIS




Husband John Allen HOLDEN

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    Married: 9 Oct 1938




Wife Dorothy Imogene ENNIS

        AKA: Dorothy Imogene HOLDEN   
       Born: 30 Oct 1920 - Barry County, Missouri
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       Died: 22 Sep 1987 - Monett, Barry County, Missouri
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     Father: Oliver Monroe "Ollie" ENNIS Rev. (1887-1942)
     Mother: Emma Francis HENDERSON (1887-1979)



Other Spouse: Howard Preston McCULLOUGH (      -      ) - 18 Nov 1952

Other Spouse: Arthur Raymond MICHAEL (      -      ) - 24 Nov 1975



Children
1 M Kent Allen HOLDEN (details suppressed for this living person)

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2 U Twins HOLDEN

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Howard Preston McCULLOUGH & Dorothy Imogene ENNIS




Husband Howard Preston McCULLOUGH

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    Married: 18 Nov 1952




Wife Dorothy Imogene ENNIS

        AKA: Dorothy Imogene HOLDEN   
       Born: 30 Oct 1920 - Barry County, Missouri
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       Died: 22 Sep 1987 - Monett, Barry County, Missouri
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     Father: Oliver Monroe "Ollie" ENNIS Rev. (1887-1942)
     Mother: Emma Francis HENDERSON (1887-1979)



Other Spouse: John Allen HOLDEN (      -      ) - 9 Oct 1938

Other Spouse: Arthur Raymond MICHAEL (      -      ) - 24 Nov 1975



Children
1 F Sandra Kay McCULLOUGH (details suppressed for this living person)

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2 F Sandra Jan McCULLOUGH (details suppressed for this living person)

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Arthur Raymond MICHAEL & Dorothy Imogene ENNIS




Husband Arthur Raymond MICHAEL

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    Married: 24 Nov 1975




Wife Dorothy Imogene ENNIS

        AKA: Dorothy Imogene HOLDEN   
       Born: 30 Oct 1920 - Barry County, Missouri
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       Died: 22 Sep 1987 - Monett, Barry County, Missouri
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     Father: Oliver Monroe "Ollie" ENNIS Rev. (1887-1942)
     Mother: Emma Francis HENDERSON (1887-1979)



Other Spouse: John Allen HOLDEN (      -      ) - 9 Oct 1938

Other Spouse: Howard Preston McCULLOUGH (      -      ) - 18 Nov 1952


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