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In memory of Royal Ensign, my Maternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


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

  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census Lisle, Cortland, New York
  • 1855 New York State Census Lisle, Cortland, New York
  • 1865 New York State Census Lisle, Cortland, New York
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Royal Ensign

Soldier of the Civil War

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1792 Jan 22

Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts


1822 Sep 27

Winfield, Herkimer, New York




1868 Sept 11

Lisle, Broome, New York

Hunts Corners Cemetery

Hunts Corners Cemetery, Lapeer, New York


Royal Ensign, son of Datus and Abigail Ensign, was born on January 22, 1792 in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He married 1st to Polly Warner Rood of Plainfield, on May 26, 1814. Polly was born on May 11, 1789, and died on Feb. 9, 1822. With Polly, Royal fathered three children. He married Sally Rood on Sept. 27, 1822. Sally was born on Aug. 30, 1796, at Bristol, New York. Royal and Sally had three more children. They appear to have moved to Lisle, Broome County, New York between 1826 and 1828. Royal died at the age of 76, on the 11th of September, 1868, in Lisle and was buried in Hunts Corners Cemetery in Lapeer, Cortland County, New York. His grave is adorned with a G.A.R. marker, indicating he was a soldier of the Civil War. Sally died on the 14th of February, 1875, at the age of 78. She is buried beside him.


Royal Ensign & Sally Rood were the parents of my ancestor,

​With Polly Rood:

  • Ozias W. Ensign
  • Datus W. Ensign
  • Ezra R. Ensign


With Sally Rood:

  • Mary Parthenia Ensign, who married Seba Johnson. She was born in Herkimer County.
  • Esther Abigail (Ensign) Shirley, also born in Herkimer County.
  • Ezra Ensign (another Ezra, who died at 5 months old). He was born in Herkimer County.
  • Sarah Ann Ensign, born in Lisle, Broome County, New York, in 1828. She who married John Q. Talbot. (Note: There are several "Talbut" burials in Hunts Corners Cemetery but no John or Sarah.)
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