In memory of Datus Ensign Sr, my Maternal 7th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.
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Datus Ensign Sr
Surveyor of Highways, Hartford, CT
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1729 Sep 22
1750 Aug 1
1787 Nov 11
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Datus Ensign, sometimes spelled "Datis", son of David and Sarah, was born September 22, 1729 (or 1727) in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Lucretia Seymour on August 1, 1750. She was born August 1, 1730. According to the source, they were married on her 20th birthday. She was the daughter of John Seymour and Lydia (Mason) Seymour. In Hartford records, a record from 1752 reads, “Datis Ensign may build a dam for a fulling mill on his property” in Hartford. A fulling mill was used for converting light cloth into heavy cloth, such as canvas and the cloth used for sails. They lived in New Hartford, Connecticut, and in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Datus the elder died on the 11th of November, 1787 at Westfield. Lucretia died April 22, 1814. Together they had five children.
Datus Ensign Sr & Lucretia Seymour were the parents of my ancestor,
- Datus Ensign, Jr. (1752-1832)
- Lucinda Ensign, who died young (1754-1756)
- Isaac Ensign (b. 1756)
- Lucretia Ensign (b. 1759)
- Sarah Ensign, (b. 1760) who married Thomas Ashley
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