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In memory of Datus Ensign Jr, my Maternal 6th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • Record of the Descendants of James Ensign and his wife Sarah Elson, by Martha Eunice Ensign Nelson, 1960.
  • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors, vol. 5, p. 380-381 [Read]
  • A history of the Seymour family: descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut, for six generations, with extensive amplification of the lines deriving from his son John Seymour of Hartford, by D. Jacobus, 1939, p. 69 [Link].
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Datus Ensign Jr

Honorable Soldier of the American Revolution

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1752 May 21 (baptism)

Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts


1780 Feb 9

Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts



1832 Apr 15

Boston, Erie County, New York


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Datus Ensign, son of Datus and Lucretia, was baptized in May of 1752 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. He married Abigail Woolworth, on February 9, 1780, in Westfield. (The intention to marry may have been filed on Nov. 14, 1779). She was born in May or June of 1754, in Murraysfield, England, and died on Dec. 28, 1825.


During the American Revolution, Datus Ensign Jr, was in Capt. David Moseley's Company from Westfield in Nov 1776 and also Sept and Oct 1777. His Captain, David Moseley was married to Paul Revere’s sister. DAR records report him as a private in Col. Danielson's Regt. Additional research needed. [DAR #A036947]


Datus (the younger) died in 1832. Both he and his wife died in Boston, New York. Boston is a town in western New York, near Buffalo. Together they had nine children. Note: His name is alternately found as Datis Ensign or Datus Ensing.




Datus Ensign Jr & Abigail Woolworth were the parents of my ancestor,

  • Seymour Ensign
  • Reuben Ensign
  • (Rev.) Datus Ensign (1783-1853), lived at Ketchums Corners and preached throughout the locality. He organized the first society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in a schoolhouse in the village of Mechanicsville, New York, in the year 1828. (Recalled in The Daily Saratogian, 2 May 1865, and in The Saratogian, 10 Nov 1925).
  • John Ensign
  • Aaron Ensign
  • Royal Ensign
  • Abigail Ensign, who married William Walker
  • William Ensign
  • Hiram A. Ensign
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Datus Ensign Jr:

DNA Notes:

Match with jerrylrhodes on Ancestry, descendant of Datus Ensign and Abigail Woolworth

Match with jerrylrhodes on Ancestry, descendant of Datus Ensign and Abigail Woolworth

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