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Re: Benjamin Franklin ENSOR b. 1854 MD; d. TX
Posted by: Ronald Cofiell (ID *****1174) Date: March 21, 2004 at 04:28:57
In Reply to: Re: Benjamin Franklin ENSOR b. 1854 MD; d. TX by Brenda Marin of 454

I started to pursue this Nathan ENSOR line in the 1970s, when I was at the Md. Hist. Soc. and found a 1967 letter from Mrs. Dorothy E. MCLAUGHLIN of Millbrae, CA. She descended from Nicholas ENSOR b. August 26, 1797 through his son Wm. born 1837, according to her letter. Later, I visited her and her husband, and was able to persuade them to copy a few pages from her booklet, The Jonathan Ensor Genealogy, 1971. The only mention of your line was "Franklin Ensor(5), born December 24, 1854. No further information." In 1992 Mrs. Lucille ("Lu") Ensor Roseman sent me several pages of names and dates, including those of Franklin - with the annotation "Jennie Shirley Father." Also sent me a booklet which appears to concentrate on one line of descent, and which appears to have been prepared in 1978 by Lu's sister Ida B. PUCKETT and updated by Lu. On p. 7 is Franklin's name and DOB, the statement that he was father of Jennie Shirley of Lubbock, and a notation that "we met her." Lu also sent a copy of a 1972 letter signed "Jennie." She said that Papa's "name was Bingham Franklin. Said he came from Baltimore M.D. at 16 with a cousin Eli. Papa and Mama married in Ark. he married Laura Presly. They had four children Jennie, Bonnie & Mannie & Mervin Ensor." Bingham died when Jennie was 18. So if Bingham died in 1923, then Jennie was born about 1905. There's another note, perhaps by Ida B., that states that Bingham Franklin d. 1923 age 69, and that "I got some of this from Jennie but too late to put in book. She said uncle Nate told her that her Dad was 69 when he died." Anyway, I'm relieved that I found the sources for some of the information I gave in the last posting. If you'd like, I can send you copies of some of my records. Just send me an E-mail with your mailing address. By the way, I do not know where B. Franklin ENSOR was buried.

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