Enoch Enochson (1670 - 1735)

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Birthplace: Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Ridley, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Enoch Enochson

Enoch Enochson, born in 1670, is first mentioned in records by his patronymic. In 1690, Blackwell made a list of unpaid quitrents and found that Enoch Garretson, then 20 years old, had never paid quitrents since William Penn acquired Pennsylvania in 1681. In 1694, Enoch married Susanna Friend, daughter of Nils Larsson Frände and Anna Andersdotter. He found that living on the Friend family plantation was preferable to his land in Kingsessing and remained at Crum Creek in Ridley Township He therefore sold the his 100-acre inheritance in Kingsessing to Richard Bonsal for ^58 on 2 July 1696.

In 1697 Enoch Enochson pledged 12 shillings annually for the salary of the new minister from Sweden, Andreas Rudman. However, like the Friend family, he became unhappy over the decision in 1698 to build the new church at Wicaco rather than at Passyunk or Tinicum Island. He therefore gave nothing to build the new church and, in protest, attended St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Chester instead. After his mother deed-ed him the land at Pennypack Creek, he turned around and sold it to Matthias Keen on 12 September 1711 for ^105.

In 1715 Enoch Enochson was still being taxed on land in Ridley Township. Soon thereafter, how-ever, he moved to Cecil County, Maryland, where he lived on land owned by his wife's cou-sin, Lawrence Rawson, until the latter died about 1718. Enoch then returned to Crum Creek in Ridley Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he was taxed in 1722. He stayed there until December 1725, when he acquired a 665-acre tract north of Raccoon Creek in Gloucester County in western New Jersey from his brother-in-law John Friend. Ten years later, Enoch Enochson and his wife Susannah transferred this land to another brother-in-law, Gabriel Friend, and moved with their sons to western Maryland. In 1740, Enoch Enochson, aged 70, and his son John Enochson, aged 36, both living on the Potomac, presented an affidavit which was used in the litigation between Pennsylvania and Maryland regarding the proper boun-dary between the two provinces.

Enoch Enochson and Susanna Friend had four known children:

Gabriel Enochson, born 25 February 1695 at Crum Creek, Ridley Township, married Maria Guarron, daughter of James and Brigitta Guarron, at the Swedish Raccoon church, 30 Decem-ber 1730. She died three days after the birth of their only child, also named Gabriel, who was born 21 September 1731. Gabriel, Sr., moved west with his father and in 1739 was granted land in present Washington County, Maryland, which he called "Enochson's Lot." He did not remarry and died soon after 1751.His only known son, Gabriel, remained with the Guarron family in Gloucester County, where he died in 1761. Anders Enochson, born in 1697 at Crum Creek, was married at the Raccoon Church on 25 October 1727, to Catharine Jones, daughter of Stephen Jones and Anna Mattson. He is traced in western Maryland up to 1754. Known children, all baptized at Rac-coon, were: Rebecca, Priscilla, Abraham and John Enochson. Enoch Enochson, Jr., born c. 1702 at Crum Creek, never married. He lived in western Maryland until 1756 when he moved with his younger brother to Rowan County, North Carolina, where he died in 1788. John Enochson, born 1704, at Crum Creek, was married at the Raccoon Church to Margaret Vanneman, daughter of David and Catharine Vanne-man, 27 June 1729. In 1745, he was granted an 80-acre tract at the Potomac River which he called "Enochson's Delight." This tract adjoined his brother Anders Enochson's land. John Enoch-son sold this land to Thomas Cresap in April 1750 and moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1756. He died there on 20 June 1765. He had six known children: David, Rebecca, Gabriel, Mar-garet, Mary and Isaac Enochson

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Enoch Enochson's Timeline

1670
1670
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1694
December, 1694
Age 24
MD, USA
1694
Age 24
PA
1695
February 25, 1695
Age 25
Chester, Ridley twp, PA, USA
1697
1697
Age 27
1707
March 2, 1707
Age 37
Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1710
1710
Age 40
1735
1735
Age 65
Ridley, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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