Biography of Abraham Enoch of Bergan, NY





Abraham Enoch was born in Wood County (now Wirt), West Virginia, January 16, 1804. His father, Isaac, was one of the earliest settlers. in the "Old Dominion." Abraham married Mary Gibbrus, October 14, 1830, and to them were born eight children, of whom six are living, viz.: I. L., M. V., J. T., A. F., J. G., and A. B. The first four named are now residents of Virginia. I. L. Enoch has served four years. in the West Virginia legislature. Mr. Enoch was a farmer and lumberman, and at the breaking out of the civil war was a Union man-and a Democrat He was the first county judge of Wirt County in the new State of West Virginia, and held court contrary to the order of the rebel governor, who subsequently offered a reward for his person delivered at Richmond. Wirt County was near the borders, and furnished men for each army, but pronounced Union men had to suffer from the repeated raids and injuries of the rebel bushwhackers. It was nothing to be stripped of horses and stock, and also sleep in well-guarded quarters. The last eight years Mr. Enoch spent in Henrietta, Monr.oe County, N. Y., where he died in November, 1883. His youngest son, A. B. Enoch, was born in Wirt County, as above, February 6, 1849. Although a boy he belonged to the home guard during the war, and had considerable army experience while protecting property. He had one brother who served in the 6th W. Va. Regt., and another who raised a company for the 11th Regt. A. B. Enoch was married, January 12, 1871, to Mary, daughter of Cornelius S. Dewitt, of Henrietta, N. Y. They have one child, Sherman D., born September 25, 1873. Mr. Enoch came to this town April 18, 1880, and engaged in the mercantile business. He was appointed postmaster March 16, 1868.


Source:
Our Countty and it's people
a descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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