Biography of John A. Enos
Yates County, NY Biographies





Enos, John A., is a descendant on the maternal side of Abiel Carpenter, who served in the Revolutionary War and was at the battle of Bunker Hill; on the paternal side of Alexander Enos, of Connecticut. He is the son of Newton and Mercy Enos, and was born in Canton, N. Y. At an early day they settled at Hoosick Falls, N. Y., remaining there a few years, they removed to Whitestown, N. Y They had eight sons and three daughters; John A., being the eldest child. He lived with his father until eighteen years of age, then went as an apprentice to a tanner and currier at Marcellus, N. Y. While he was there General La Fayette and his son came to that place and young Enos shook hands with the distinguished guests. From there Mr. Enos came to Jerusalem, N. Y., and bought a farm on which he still lives. He has been a very successful farmer. In politics he is a Democrat. He married, first, Mary Ann, daughter of Hull Sheppard, of Skaneateles, N. Y.; she died in 1880. They had two sons, Isaac Newton, who died when six years old, and George A., who died in 1880, aged forty eight years. For his second wife Mr. Enos married Mariah, daughter of Albert Cowen, of this town.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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