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Enos Jones

Male 1734 - 1803  (69 years)


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  • Name Enos Jones 
    Born 31 May 1734  Sutton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 August 1803  Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Elbert Smith’s Descendants of Joel Jones:
      Enos Jones moved from Charlton, Mass. to Lanesborough, in the extreme western part of the state, in 1768. Enos Jones briefly states that he died Aug. 15, 1803, and that he was drowned while swimming after ducks that had been shot. He had moved from Lanesborough prior to 1790, and we do not know certainly where he died, but believe it was near Castleton, Vermont, which is about 15 miles from Whitehall, N.Y. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and his record is given in full in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, volume 8, page 917. From this it appears that he served for twenty-seven days in September 1777, and that he enlisted again March 17, 1781, and served to Feb., 1782, when he was mustered out.
      The description of him as given at this time in the record was:–“Age 46 years; Stature 5 ft. 7 inches; Complection, light; hair, brown; occupation, laborer; residence Lanesborough.” His record as a soldier seems to be clean and honorable. Our information about Enos Jones is very scanty indeed. If some member of the family could supply additional facts they weould be thankfully received.

      The History of the town of Lanesborough, lists names of Revolutionary soldiers: Daniel Jones, Ephraim Jones, Enos Jones, another Daniel Jones, Joel Jones, and Samuel Jones.

      Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War NARA 570910 ID. Rec. Group 93; 1775-1784; Roll 0473. Massachusetts, Simonds’ Detachment, Militia.. No. 53. Card Number 39170184. 
      Jones, Enos. Sgt. Simonds’ Detachment, Massachusetts Militia. Revolutionary War. 
      Enos “appears on a PAY ROLL of Capt. Daniel Brown’s Company, Col. Benjamin Simonds’ Regiment of Militia from the County of Berkshire and State of Massachusetts Bay, Called out by order of Maj. Gen. Lincoln and ordered to March to join the Army under his Command.”
      Roll dated Lanesborough, Nov. 6, 1777.
      Entered service Sept. 5
      Left service Oct. 2
      Number of days service 27
      Number of miles travel 70

      1790 Federal Census. Stamford, Bennington County, Vermont
      Roll 12, page 23
      Family of Enos Jones
      1 male under 16
      2 males 16 and over
      3 females
      Stamford is a town on the southern border of Vermont, just north of the town of North Adams, Massachusetts.

      1800 Federal Census. West Haven, Rutland County, Vermont
      Roll 52, page 93
      Family of Enos Jones
      1 male under 10
      1 male 45 and over [Enos]
      2 females under 10
      1 female 10-15
      1 female 45 and over [Prudence]
      West Haven, Vermont, was set off from Fair Haven in 1792. It’s on the western border of Vermont, next to New York.

      From Joel Jones’ Record Book as recorded in Elbert Smith’s Descendants of Joel Jones:
      “Enos Jones Dyed in the 70th year of his age, was drowned by swimming after ducks that were shot. Blessed are the dead who die in the lord for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them.” [3, 4]
    Person ID I94084  Schirado
    Last Modified 10 April 2017 

    Father Dea. Nathaniel Jones,   b. 5 April 1707, Weston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Hannah King,   b. 19 February 1712/3, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before April 1747, Leicester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years) 
    Married 2 November 1731  Sutton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F61931  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Amplias Wadsworth,   b. 7 June 1738, Coventry, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 June 1785, Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 7 March 1758  Suffield Congregational Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Daniel Jones,   b. 1 October 1758, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 August 1759, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Samuel E. Jones,   b. 11 January 1760, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. February 1835, Whitehall, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Daniel Jones,   b. 13 January 1762, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. August 1782  (Age 20 years)
    +4. Joel Jones,   b. 7 July 1764, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 August 1845, Randolph Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Asahel Jones,   b. 31 March 1766, Charlton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Mary Jones,   b. 13 June 1772, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 June 1864, Northville Township, LaSalle County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +7. Amos Jones,   b. 6 January 1773,   d. after 1830  (Age > 58 years)
    +8. Nathaniel Jones,   b. 10 March 1779, Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 August 1856, LaSalle County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Weston Jones,   d. 15 March 1844
    Family ID F61932  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Prudence Lincoln 
    Married 1 October 1785  [3
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Jones,   b. 30 July 1786, Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isaac Jones,   b. about 1788,   d. 1 April 1788  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F76527  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S600] (F.P. Rice, Worcester MA, 1907).

    2. [S599] Descendants of Lewis Jones and Anna Stone of Taunton, MA, Terry.

    3. [S603] Elbert Smith, (Rutland VT: Tuttle Co., 1925).

    4. [S621] Charles J. Palmer, (1905).

    5. [S620] (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1941).


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