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Re: ENOCHS,Mourning TN-LA
Posted by: Wilson Hoag Date: June 10, 1999 at 19:01:53
In Reply to: Re: ENOCHS,Mourning TN-LA by Mary F. Campbell of 350

The following may be of some interest. The text comes from some source data submitted for a new book on the Enochs family that is due out later this year.


An unknown researcher has compiled this information from the New Jersey
Archives. It is shared by Dr. James Enochs of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Frank
H. Roberts of Petal, Mississippi.
"The Dutch granted 4 Dec 1654, patented 5 Dec 1654, Jan Gerritsen
VanImme 50 A. between the Hudson River and Newark Bay at Penbrepogh near
present Bayonne, NJ. He died in Salem Co., NJ and his inventory was reported
17 Sep 1706. ( ...)
His [Jan's] eldest son Garret lived to a remarkable 100+ yrs. He and
Yelious Gill Johnson purchased 300 A. in 1684 from William Penn. He willed
the land "which purchased of Penn" to his sons 5 Jan 1753. His inventory
returned 23 Mar 1761. (...)
Garret married at least three times. By the first, and unidentified
wife, he had sons John (1687 - ??, married Isabell Hendrickson), David
(1695-1732/33), Desiderious(1692-??, married Deborah Long), and Samuel (abt
1690 -1731). Garret was taxed 1694 for 1000 A. in Glouster Co., NJ. This
was conveyed to him by Andrew Robinson, executor of Samuel Robinson, 1 Sep
1702. It consisted of two tracts, 883 A. at the mouth of Clonmell Creek on
the Delaware and 167 A. near the head of the creek. He transferred this land
to his four sons 24 May 1717." (... )
The suggestion can be taken from these transactions that Garret's first
wife was a daughter of Samuel Robinson, possibly Margaret Robinson. More
research is needed.
"Garret's second wife was Margaret Johnson, widow of Harmon. Her
daughter testified 7 Aug 1701 she witnessed the marriage by Justice Andrew
Borinson about five years ago at his house." (...) The third and last wife
was taken soon after Margaret's death on November 6, 1717. Garret was over
60 years of age. His will named two sons and five daughters by Maria [the
third wife]. All four of the daughters were under fourteen years of age in
1753. "The Swedish pastor, Abraham Reincke, entered a visit in his
journal, 1 Apr 1745, 'Garred van Nimmen, one of the principal men among the
Swedes in Penn's Neck... Van Nimmen's family is very numerous and lives in
the neighborhood. The emigrant was from Holland. (... )
Samuel, son of the first wife, is presumed to be the father of Margaret
Von Jman Enochs. If this is proven so, he was possibly named for his
grandfather, Samuel Robinson.
The first record found for Margaret von Jman was listed in 1727 as a
godparent for her brother David's son Aaron. (48) She witnessed the baptism
of Gabriel and Mary Enok's son, Gabriel on September 27, 1731. John was not
listed with her. She was a witness for the baptism of Andrew and Catherine
Enoks daughter on March 29, 1730. On March 31, 1734, both John Enochks
[Enochs] and Margretta Vaniman were listed as godparents at the baptism of
Benjamin Wordento's daughter, Hannah. (49)
Margaret, as widow, married Benjamin Rounsaval on 3 Dec 1774 in Rowan
Co., North Carolina, and was living at the time of Benjamin's death. (50)
No further record has been found for her.


It should be noted that Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig, a longtime researcher of the Swedish settlers on the Delaware and an author of several books on the subject, states that Margaret Vanneman was NOT the daughter of Samuel Vanneman but rather the daughter of his brother David Vanneman, a justice on the Gloucester County, NJ court. There seems to be some evidence for this as the first child of John and Margaret was named David. The Swedes in this period normally named the first son after the grandfather.


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