Deacon Enos Ferrin

Male 1749 - 1811  (62 years)


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  • Name Enos Ferrin 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 03 Mar 1748/1749  So.Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 12 Apr 1776  Weare, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution 
    Died 03 Mar 1811  Hebron, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1768, in the will of his grandfather, Jonathan FARREN [F1952], he is bequeathed one-half of three-quarters of 40 acres in Sandown, New Hampshire, but no record is known of its disposition. He appears on the Newtown (now Newton), New Hampshire tax lists in 1770 through 1774.

      He married (1) in 1773 probably in Newtown, New Hampshire Mary CURRIER [F489]. His first child's birth is recorded there 19 NOV 1773.

      On 18 MAY 1774 "Enos Ferren of Newtown, yeoman, buys of Jacob Tuxbury of Weare, N. H., 60 acres of land in said Weare for the sum of forty one pounds eight shillings." This land was in lot No. 41, range No. 1, and on the map of Weare, New Hampshire. It was in the southwest part of the town near the Francestown line. The old cellar hole was still seen in 1916.

      Of his service in the Revolutionary War, the following has been found. His name is inscribed on a tablet in the Stone Memorial Building in Weare in memory of Weare men who served in the Revolution. In the "Town History of Weare, from a footnote on page 195, he was one of twelve men that Weare sent to Cambridge in 1775 for six weeks. This was in response to the alarm sounded by Paul Revere and others on 18 APR 1775, or shortly thereafter. He was one of eight men that Weare again sent to Cambridge for six weeks in 1776. On 7 APR 1777, a committee voted that "those who had paid out anything for the year should bring in their bills to this Committee who shall find out how much each should be allowed." Enos Ferren was allowed 1:7 for his services in 1775 and allowed __?__ dollars per month for his services in 1776. The "History of Weare" states that Weare men for the most part only saw camp service at Cambridge.

      Enos remained in Weare about 5 years, and in OCT 1779 sold his land to Moses Eastman. Tradition says Enos removed to Chester, New Hampshire for a couple of years. This may mean "New Chester" which was the old name for Bristol, as some descendants relate that Enos walked from "Chester to Alexandria" searching for a place to build a house. He found a site on the hill road between Bristol and Alexandria, now known as the Atwood farm, and built a log house for himself and his family. It was the only house on this road. His wife Mary died about 1787 and was buried there, the first person buried in Alexandria. Her remains were afterwards removed to the Blake Fowler Place. Enos next moved to a part log house opposite the Henry Bailey place. When Enos first came here he had in his hand a willow cane cut by himself.

      He put it in the ground just below the old Aaron Sleeper place on the right side of the road from Bristol to Alexandria. It sprouted and grew to be a large tree that was standing until recent times.

      On 10 JUL 1781 Enos bought one third part of a lot of land of Jonas Minot in Alexandria, numbered 26 in the first division of lots. He lived in Alexandria, New Hampshire from 1781 to 1798. He was among those signing the petition of 10 JUN 1782 asking to be incorporated. On 23 NOV 1782 this request was granted.

      He married (2) OCT 1788 at Alexandria, New Hampshire to Judith CORLISS, widow of David CROSS. They were married by Pastor Whipple. She had five children. Their children were about the same age and were brought up in the same household.

      Enos appears often in the town records until 1798. On 4 JUL 1798 he swapped farms with William Crawford of Hebron, New Hampshire. From then until his death he appears in the Hebron town records. He is referred to from that time in as Deacon Enos Ferrin.

      He died 3 MAR 1811 at East Hebron, Grafton County, New Hampshire; and was buried on his property there, with a common field stone to mark his grave. In 1916 a bronze tablet was erected in his memory.
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    Last Modified 30 Oct 2011 

    Father Zebulon Ferrin,   b. 18 Sep 1727, Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1805, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Alice Tucker,   b. 1721, Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Sandown, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1747  Sandown, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Currier,   b. 06 Apr 1757, Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Newton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1772  Newton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Olive Ferrin,   b. 19 Nov 1773, Newton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Aaron Ferrin,   b. 25 Aug 1775, Weare, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1854, Bridgewater, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Ebenezer Ferrin,   b. 04 Sep 1777, Weare, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1852, Concord, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Timothy Ferrin,   b. 1779, Weare, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Enos Ferrin, Jr.,   b. 25 May 1781, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1854, Hebron, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Zebulon Ferrin,   b. 29 Mar 1783, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1871, Hebron, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Samuel Ferrin,   b. 21 Apr 1785, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Polly Ferrin,   b. 6 May 1787, Newton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Corliss, Cross,   b. 1755,   d. 1839, Bridgewater, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Oct 1788  Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ferrin,   b. 1791, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Ferrin,   b. Abt 1795, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jonathan Ferrin,   b. 7 Apr 1798, Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1882, Temple, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F1799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Mar 1748/1749 - So.Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1772 - Newton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Revolution - 12 Apr 1776 - Weare, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Oct 1788 - Alexandria, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Mar 1811 - Hebron, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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