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~ William Sanford Enis Family ~

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Mary Tinker Stubbs

1. WILLIAM SANFORD ENIS (son of Milas/Miles Enis and Lovie E. Feltman) was born 19 Mar 1854, Fayette Co., AL, and died 11 Jul 1951, Lamar Co., AL, buried Vernon Cemetery (Springfield), Lamar Co., AL, m. 6 Apr 1884, in Fayette Co., AL, MARY FRANCES LAWRENCE (daughter of Jesse Lawrence and Frances Whitley).  She was born Oct 1865, Fayette Co., AL, and died 16 Dec 1907, AL, buried Flatwood Cemetery, Walker Co., AL
Children of William S. Enis and Mary F. Lawrence:
i.
JAMES OLIVER ENIS b. 3 Feb 1885.
ii.
JERRY DEMPSEY ENIS b. 2 Feb 1886, AL, m. 1912, in Fayette Co., AL, JOHANNA (Jodie) RUTLEDGE, b. 25 Aug 1883, d. 26 Jan 1924, Fayette Co., AL.  Jerry died 28 Sep 1964, AL, buried Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.
iii.
CORA JANE ENIS b. 22 Jul 1888, Marion Co., AL, d. 20 Dec 1974, Lamar Co., AL, m. 26 Nov 1905, in Marion Co., AL, WILLIAM DAVID MOORE (son of George Washington Moore and Mary Ann Webb), b. 8 Jan 1885, Marion Co., AL, d. 11 Jan 1967, Lamar Co., AL.  Cora and William are both buried Furness Hill Church Cemetery, Lamar Co., AL.
iv.
WILLIAM HENRY ENIS b. 12 Feb 1890, AL, d. 23 Nov 1991, AL, m. 1911, in AL, NANCY LULA WHITLEY, b. 9 Feb 1884, Fayette Co., AL, d. 9 Aug 1971, Fayette Co., AL.  Both are buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
v.
CURTIS MONROE ENIS b. 17 Nov 1891, Fayette Co., AL, d. 15 Sep 1966, Walker Co., AL, m. 1914, in AL, MARY TIDWELL, b. 6 Feb 1897, AL, d. 16 Aug 1968, AL.  Both buried Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.
vi.
EULA VIVIAN ENIS b. Sep 1894, AL, d. 2 Oct 1978, AL, m. 8 Feb 1914, in Lamar Co., AL, EARNEST BOWEN, b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 1923.
vii.
EARLY OSCAR ENIS b. 10 Feb 1897, AL, d. 5 Dec 1971, Lamar Co., AL.
viii.
JEFFREY OWEN ENIS b. 18 Apr 1899, AL, d. Nov 1991, Lamar Co., AL.
ix.
EULIS AUSTIN ENIS b. Sep 1901, AL.
x.
HOMER FLETCHER ENIS b. 8 Jun 1904, Fayette Co., AL, d. 2 Aug 1948, Walker Co., AL, buried Vernis Hill Cemetery, Lamar Co., AL.  He never married.
xi.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT ENIS b. 26 Jul 1906, AL, d. 17 May 1972, Lamar Co., AL.
It is not known when the ENIS family first came to Fayette County.  There were many other ENISes who came to Fayette County with William Sanford ENIS’ family.  The surname was first spelled ENIS; however, in later generations, some changed the spelling to ENNIS.  It can be found spelled both ways still today.  William Sanford ENIS is listed on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Fayette County, Alabama.



SECOND GENERATION

2. JAMES OLIVER ENIS was born 3 Feb 1885, Fayette Co., AL, and died 28 Sep 1973, Walker Co., AL, buried Old Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL, m. 1905, in Fayette Co., AL, CRILLAR IDA BELLE GLOVER (daughter of John A. Glover and Caldonia Farris).  She was born 24 Sep 1889, Winston Co., AL, and died 20 Sep 1951, Jefferson Co., AL, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
Children of James O. Enis and Crillar I.B. Glover:
i.
RENTHA MAE ENIS b. 1906, AL, d. before 1910, AL.
ii.
FLORA BELL ENIS b. 8 Mar 1909, AL, d. 7 Jun 1997, AL, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
iii.
AGNES BEATRICE ENIS b. 25 May 1912, AL.
iv.
JAMES HENRY ENIS b. 10 Jan 1916, AL, d. Feb 1982, AL, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
v.
JERRY AUSTIN ENNIS b. 18 Oct 1919, Fayette Co., AL, d. 14 Dec 1984, Winston Co., AL, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
vi.
LEONA VICK ENIS b. 3 Jul 1921, AL.
vii.
ELVA ELLEN ENIS b. 27 Jun 1922, AL, d. 2 Aug 1996, AL.
viii.
ALTON ALLEN ENNIS b. 25 Oct 1926, AL, d. 6 Apr 2000, AL, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Walker Co., AL.
ix.
EZRA LYNELL ENIS b. 9 Sep 1930, AL. d. Feb 1970, AL, buried Walker Memory Gardens, Walker Co., AL.
x.
WILLIAM FRILLON ENIS b. AL, d. Mar 1966.
James Oliver ENIS and his family are listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Fayette County, Alabama.

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