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In memory of David Ensign Jr, my Maternal 8th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Vol. 14, p. 612.

  • Oliver-Minor ancestors and descendants, by Frederick L. Oliver, 1956, p. 70-73.

  • Record of the Descendants of James Ensign and his wife Sarah Elson, by Martha Eunice Ensign Nelson, 1960.

  • NEHGR Vol 13 p. 345 [Read] and p. 143 [Read]

  • Kingsbury-Bush : American ancestry of Wayland Briggs Kingsbury, son of Joseph B. and Hannah Brown Kingsbury, of Windham Co., Vt. and Osage, Iowa, and Flora Jane Bush Kingsbury, daughter of Alva and Eliza Moore Bush of Chautauqua Co., N. Y. and Osage, Iowa, by Forrest Kingsbury, 1958

  • NEHGR Vol 13 p. 146 Hartford Records [Read]

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David Ensign Jr

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1688 Oct 10 (Bapt.)



1726 Apr 29




1759 Dec 4/5

Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut



David Ensign was baptized October 10, 1688 in West Hartford, Connecicut. He married first at Hartford on May 16, 1709 to Hannah Smith, daughter of Symon Smith. She was born in 1688 and died in 1719. He married second to Sarah Moody on April 29, 1726, with whom he had at least six more children, all born in West Hartford. He died on December 5, 1759, at the age of 71.


David Ensign Jr & Sarah Moody were the parents of my ancestor,

Children with Hannah Smith were:

  • Abigail Ensign, who married Abell Gillet
  • Hanna Ensign, who married John Seymour
  • Zerviah Ensign
  • David Ensign
  • Eliphalet Ensign
  • Elizabeth Ensign, stillborn on the 9th of November, 1719. Her mother died five days later.

Children with Sarah Moody:

  • Sarah Ensign, who married Ebenezer Price
  • Datus Ensign (1729-1787)
  • Jerusha Ensign
  • Ezekiel Ensign
  • Solomon Ensign
  • Otis Ensign
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