Friday, March 30, 2007

Query: ENLOW/INLOW of Crawford County

ENLOW/INLOW—Looking for information on the ancestors of Herbert H. ENLOW (born about 1901 in Indiana; son of Jonas G. Enlow and Carrie GRANT). He married Bertie E. Odie WATTS (born about 1901 in Illinois) in about 1921 and they lived in Whiskey Run Township, Crawford County, Indiana in the 1930 census. Herbert and Bertie had children:

--Eugene (born about 1922 in Indiana)
--Billie (born about 1923 in Indiana)
--Donald (born about 1924 in Milltown, Harrison County, Indiana)
--Richard (born about 1927 in Indiana)
--Mary L. (born about 1929 in Indiana)

Herbert left Bertie when the children were small and remarried.

Jonas G. Enlow was born September 1877 in Indiana and died after 1930. He married Carrie Grant (born about 1888 in Indiana; died after 1930) and they had children:

--Herbert H. (born about 1901 in Indiana)
--Rowan (born about 1902 in Indiana)
--Lowell V. (born about 1907 in Indiana)
--L. Kenneth (born about 1909 in Indiana)
--Kathleen (born about 1913 in Indiana)
--Geraldine (born about 1917 in Indiana)
--Mary B. (born about 1919 in Indiana)

Jonas Enlow was found in Ohio Township, Crawford County, Indiana for the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses; by the 1930 census, he had moved to Milltown, Harrison County, Indiana. He was the son of Nancy ?? (born about 1856 in Illinois; stepdaughter of Jonas GREEN who was born April 1829 in Indiana). Nancy married a Mr. INLOW (who died before the 1880 census) and they had children:

--John W. Enlow (born December 1872 in Indiana)—married Minnie about 1896.
--Jonas G. Enlow (born September 1877 in Indiana)—married Carrie Grant.
--Mary B. Enlow (born about 1877 in Indiana)

Sometime after 1880, Nancy remarried to a Mr. JOHNSON, who died before the 1900 census. They had children:
--Allen D. Johnson (born June 1885 in Indiana)
--Eddie E. Johnson (May 1887 in Indiana)
--Leonard T. Johnson (born November 1889 in Indiana)
--Claude A. Johnson (born September 1893 in Indiana)

An Enlow researcher has published a book that says that Jonas G. Enlow's mother was named Elvira THOMPSON and that she married to a Henry Enlow (born 1835 in Knox County, Indiana; died 1877 in Kansas) and that this Henry Enlow may have had a brother named Joe or Joseph Enlow. HAINES, GREEN and BELL appear to be family names associated with this family.

Any help on this family would be appreciated.

Contact: Donna Enlow Shields (

1 comment:

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