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Henry Enoch, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1780
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1858
Trinity Farms
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Son of Henry Enoch, Sr. Married Mary Jane Hall, September 5, 1813. Mr. Enoch was an abolitionist while Mary Jane's family had numerous slaves; this was the stated reason that they set out to the West to find a life of their own. They lived in Ohio for some time as their 7 children were born there; after 1831, they moved to Joliet, Illinois. Henry sent his oldest son William Henry with five other men to explore the Rock River area to look for cheap land. In February 1835, they arrived in Harlem Township. In July 1835, Henry Enoch came with other men to stake claims by blazing trees and writing their names on them. Their wagon was where they slept, and they cooked over an open fire. In September the father returned with his sons richard and abraham, and found the land. They built a log cabin there becoming the first family to settle in Guilford Township, Winnebago County. Henry Enoch plowed the first land in the township; their land was bordered by the Bell School Road and Lyford Road on the west and the east, and by Spring Creek and Spring Brook Roads on the north and south. Money, supplies and food were scarce; they lived on hulled corn, coffee, and tea during the winter months. On a visit back to Maryland to see Mary's family, Henry became ill and died. He was initially buried in Maryland, but after the War was brought to Illinois and buried on land not far from their farm. The couple are buried under a common stone in the cemetery. Known children: William Henry; Richard Hall; Abraham Isaac; Martha; John T.; Hiram Randolph; and Mary Jane. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Hall Enoch (1790 - 1859)*
 
 Children:
  William Henry Enoch (1815 - 1837)*
  Richard Hall Enoch (1817 - 1837)*
  Abraham Isaac Enoch (1819 - 1883)*
  Hiram R Enoch (1828 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Guilford Union Cemetery
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lisa
Record added: Dec 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63458883
Henry Enoch, Jr
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