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The best researched information about the Enoch family can be found  in "The Enoch Family in Hampshire County, (West) Virginia, and Washington County, Pennsylvania".  by Harry G. Enoch, published in November 1999.  Other sources used are listed at the end of this article.,              

Garrett Enochson

Brothers Herman and Garrett  Enochson probably arrived on the Delaware River around 1663-1664 when the Dutch  were recruiting young men to develop agriculture on the river.  They were recruiting from countries adjoining the  Netherlands,  and even from Sweden. 

The two brothers are named as being in America early as 1671, according to Peter Sebbins Craig,  "Jonas Nilsson claimed ownership of parts of land occupied by the brothers Herman and Gerrit Enoch. In 1671 they rented property in Kingsessing owned by Peter Andersson and Sven Gunnarsson.  In 1671, Herman was single and Gerrit was married to Gertrude and had one son, Enoch born 1670."   A second son attributed to Garret and Gertrude is Johan Enoch born about 1672. Garret Enochson probably married Gertrude around 1669 and  purchased 100 acres of land in Kingsessing now Philadelphia in 1683. It is believed that after Gerrit died, Gertrude married his brother Herman. 

Son Enoch Enochson gave his age as 35 when he testified to the will of Lassey Parker in 1705. In 1708 Enoch was deeded land in Oxford Township Pennypack Creek by his mother Gertrude, but he sold this land to Matthias Keen on 12 September 1711.  In 1715 Enoch Enochson was taxed on land in Ridley Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Shortly after he moved to Cecil County, Maryland, where he lived until about 1718.  Enoch then returned to Crum Creek in Ridley Townshipwhere he was taxed in 1722.  He stayed there until December 1725, when he acquired a 65-acre tract north of Raccoon Creek in Gloucester County New Jersey. Ten years later, Enoch Enochson and his wife Susannah transferred this land to Gabriel Friend, and moved with their sons to western Maryland.  In 1740, Enoch Enochson, aged 70, and his son John Enochson, aged 36, are both living on the Potomac, involved in the litigation about the Pennsylvania and Maryland boundaries.

Johan Enoch

Johan Enoch, the second son attributed to Garret and Gertrude was born about 1672.  In 1697 he married Brigitta Gastenberg, daughter of Olof Nilsson and widow of  Derrick Johansson. Johan lived in Nishaminy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with Brigitta's three children by her first marriage.  In 1713 John and his wife sold the 100-acre farm and moved to Kingsessing/Philadelphia.  They had six children with Brigitta dying in childbirth on January 29, 1716.  Some information about their known children:

� Henry Enoch, born was born about 1707 in Bucks County and was living in Kingsessing in 1730 when he signed the tardy inventory of his brother John's estate. He soon joined his Enochson cousins in western Maryland. He married Elizabeth Ross, daughter of William Ross, and on 23 April 1750.  George Washington surveyed 388 acres for him  at the Forks of the Cacapon River in Hampshire County, Virginia. George Washington was at his home in 1770. Henry died there in about 1783 in Hampshire County. He is believed to have had the following children: Henry, David, Enoch, John, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Sarah.
� Enoch Enoch, was born about 1712  in Bucks County and accompanied his brother Henry to Virginia, where in 1753 he was granted a patent for 168 acres on the Potomac River. The name of his wife in unknown. He died about 1760, survived by two daughters, Mary and Sarah.
� Phoebe Enoch, born about 1714, married Joseph Boyce, Jr., of Kingsessing on 10 October 1734. They moved to Ridley Township, Chester County, where Joseph died in 1742, survived by Phoebe and four children: Margaret, Joseph, John and Mary.

Henry Enoch of  Frederick and Hampshire Counties Virginia

Henry Enoch was born about 1707 probably in Bucks County Pennsylvania.  He  was living in Kingsessing in 1730 when he signed an inventory of his brother John's estate. On April 23, 1750, Henry married Elizabeth Ross, said to be a daughter of William & Arminella Ross. An Elizabeth is showing on land records as Henry's wife.  Henry and his brother Enoch were both were in Maryland by 1737, shortly after their father's death.  Their Enoch relatives were already there. 

"Several lines of evidence suggest that Henry and Enoch Enoch were related to the Enochson family that lived along the Delaware River near Philadelphia in the late seventeenth century -- in the area known as New Sweden. . .  Sometime after 1737 they migrated to Prince George's County near present day Hagerstown Maryland. In 1737 a Henry Enoch was a witness to a will of Samuel Finnly in 1737 in Prince George's County and in 1739 Gabriel, John and Enoch Enochs signed a petition for a new county."   

Both Henry and Enoch Enoch were in Frederick County Virginia by 1749 where they appear in separate lawsuits. 

In 1748, Lord Fairfax had sent a surveying party to survey his lands along the Potomac and South Branch Rivers which included present-day Hampshire County, WV.  Among the surveying party was 16 year-old George Washington who spent three summers and autumns surveying Lord Fairfax's estate,  and kept a journal.  On December 13, 1753, Hampshire County Virginia was created by the Virginia General Assembly  from parts of Frederick and Augusta counties Virginia. 

There is a record of Henry Enoch in George Washington's journal showing that on April 23, 1750, George Washington surveyed 388 acres for Henry Enoch in the forks of the Cacapahon.  This river is spelled many different ways in early records. On April 25, 1750, Washington surveyed another tract for John Newton beginning at Henry Enoch's Corner. The next day Washington surveyed a tract of 200 acres on the South branch of Little Cacapahon for John Parker with Henry Enoch serving as chainman. 

Survey of Henry Enoch's Land by George Washington


Colonial Hampshire Virginia County Road Orders 9 May 1750:  Ordered that Henry Enochs, Evan Rogers, and John Hopkins view the ground for a road from the mouth of the North Branch the most convenient and best way to this courthouse and make their report to the next Court and also what number of tithables are convenient to work on the said road.

April 22, 1753 Henry Enoch's grant of 388, surveyed by George Washington, was recorded.  In 1756, Henry Enoch, Sr., and Henry Enoch, Jr., were sued by Colonel Thomas Cresap over this same land - details are unknown.

Although Hampshire County's creation from Frederick County Virginia had been authorized in 1753, it was not actually organized until 1757 due to the outbreak of the French and Indian War in 1754. Although many people fled the area, it appears that Henry stayed in Hampshire County along with other families who were near Fort Pearsall, near the present day Romney, and Fort Edward, at Capon Bridge.  In 1755 Henry Enoch's plantation was selected as one of the points through which Braddock's army was to march on its way to Fort Duquesne. General Edward Braddock's army rested at the Forks of Cacapon on the march to the Monongahela and what was described as the most difficult stretch of the entire march to the Ohio River. Dunbar's retreating troops also stayed there while passing through after their defeat. Numerous military convoys stopped at Enoch's carrying supplies for Braddock's army and for Fort Cumberland. 

In May 1756 the House of Burgesses of the Colony of Virginia, at the urging of Colonel Washington, ordered a chain of forts to be built from Henry Enoch's at the Forks of Capon south to Halifax County.  They believed Henry Enochs�s plantation on great Capecahon, was an advisable place to build a second fort because it would defend the inhabitants on the waters of Capecapon, would be contiguous to the settlements on the heads of the waters of Sleepy and Back creeks, and maintain the communication with the Forts on Patterson�s Creek.   

Land Transactions:

Henry Enoch shows on the Frederick County Virginia rent rolls in 1759.  In 1761 Henry received, by grant, 271.5 acres on Little Cacapon recorded Book 1 page 58.  On 9 August 1762 Henry Enoch Sr. of Hampshire County and wife, Elizabeth, sold this land to George Untis for 15 pounds.  1762 Book 1 Page 176; 1764, Sept 12th  57 acres in Enochs Hollow on both sides of the Hollow Branch which runs into the North River of Cacapehon about a mile and a half above the mouth of the said branch. Book 1 page 225;   1763 Henry Enoch Sr 278 acres on Great Cacapon Book 1 page 196; 1762 Enoch, Henry Sr 38 Enoch's Hollow; 14 Feb.1765 Henry Enoch Sr and wife Elizabeth Enoch to William Bowels Sr 100 acres for 50 pounds PA money on the SE side of the Great Cacpon; wit. Henry Jr. and John Corbly. 10 May1779 154 acres on Gt. Cape-Copon to Enoch Enoch; 2 Aug 1782 Henry Enoch & Wife Elizabeth sold to John Chinoth 57 acres on Hollow Branch of the North River of Capacon for 37 pounds; 1782 Continental Census - Henry Enoch, Frederick County VA

November 28th 1770 From George Washington's Journal   "When we came to Cox's the river was impassible; we were obliged there to cross in a canoe and swim our horses. At Henry Enoch's at the Forks of Cacapehon we dined, and lodged at Rinker's."

It is believed that Henry Enoch died between 1782 and 1784 probably in Hampshire County Virginia.

Reported children of Henry and Elizabeth Enoch are:  Abraham born about 1729, Enoch born about 1734, Henry Jr born about 1735, Sarah, Anne, Mary, and David. Not all  have been fully documented

Henry Enoch Jr. of Hampshire County, VA and Washington and Greene Counties Pennsylvania

While Henry Sr was alive, son Henry was known as Henry Jr.  For a while after his father's death he is known as only Henry.  Later in Pennsylvania, when he had a son Henry, he became known as Henry Sr.  

We find a record of Henry Enoch Jr  in Northern Neck Grants in Hampshire County, Virginia.   14 June 1765 -  308 acres 'on both sides of Hogs Path between French's and little Cacapehon. He appears in the Hampshire County Virginia minute book on August 15, 1788 as a defendant and on April 17, 1789 on a deed. 

Before the Revolutionary War, Henry Jr and some other sons of Henry Sr had moved to the west side of the Monongahela River in the Tenmile Country of Pennsylvania which was also claimed by Virginia. They probably heard of the land available from visitors to their father's home in Hampshire County, Virginia. George Washington, Christopher Gist, and Thomas Cresap all noted stopping at the home of Henry Enoch in their journals.  It appears the Enoch family may have been  in the Tenmile Country before 1757 and gave their name to Enoch's Run,  later known as Swan's Run and now Pumpkin Run, which empties into the Monongahela at Rice's Landing.  There is nothing to show that the Enochs claimed land that early; they may only have surveyed it and gave their name to the stream. 

Henry Enoch, Jr was in the area that is now Greene County, Pennsylvnia by 1772. He is in a Washington County/Greene County, Pennsylvania in Springhill Township tax list in 1772.  

In 1776, Captain Henry Enoch Jr., was with General Gaddir's command of Virginia troops in an expedition against the Indians west of the Ohio River which lasted three months. In a letter dated Oct 16, 1776, from Gen Dorsey Pentacost to General Harold, Captain Henry Enoch Jr. is "creditably mentioned". Captain Henry Enoch was military observer of the District of Augusta that lies on the west side of Laurel Hill at Pittsburgh, chosen the 16th day of May, 1775 and also in 1778.  He served as Captain of the Monongalia County Virginia militia and was lieutenant-colonel under Major Carmichal in 1782. 

During the Revolutionary War he was advanced from Captain of the militia to Lt. Col of Washington County, PA 1st Battalion, March 28, 1781 and served until 1782. February 4, 1782, he was appointed, elected and commissioned to 2nd Battalion Pennsylvania militia May 7, 1783;  returned Officers Battalion 2, July 7, 1784 shows Lt. Colonel Henry Enoch.  He is mentioned in pension applications of soldiers who served under him and who document his Revolutionary War Service. Records show he went out on tours of duty at other times with his son Henry III.

From: PA Archives

(A redistricting occurred sometime prior to 22 March 1782 affecting only the 2nd and 4th Battalions)

1781 - 1st BATTALION Lt. Col. Henry Enoch

Morgan Township 
       1st Company Capt. Andrew Ferley
Morgan Township       2nd Company Capt. Benjamin Stites
Greene Township        3rd Company Capt. William Crawford
Monongahela between Whitlely and Muddy Creek, probably Big Whitely in Cumberland or Greene Township 
                                   4th Company Capt. (John) Huston
Cumberland Township 5th Company Capt. James Archer
Greene Township         6th Company Capt. John Guthery
Cumberland Township 7th Company Capt. Jesse Pigman
Amwell Township        8th Company Capt. John Miller

A deed in Washington Co, PA shows Henry Enoch II an improvement at the place he was selling on Wheeling Creek and was "land which was taken up in Augusta County, VA in 1777".  June 26, 1780, Henry Enoch, Jr. claimed 400 acres of land pursuant to a survey for same that was returned and certified on 31 Dec 1798. Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Vol. III, page 556, Virginia Claims to Lands in Western Pennsylvania. February 25,  1780 Henry Enoch, with survey returned and certified on 21 Apr 1788, to Thomas Ryerson, 1,400 acres. Source:  Virginia Claims to Lands in Western Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Vol. III, page 559. In 1786, Henry owned 400 acres in Ohio County, Virginia at Fishing Creek. February 13, 1788  Henry Enoch sold land on Wheeling Creek, Washington County, to Thomas Ryerson. Volume 1 D page 149.

Photo is courtesy of Linda Surrett-Johnson

This house was added onto over the years but is located near present day Clarksville, PA.  From a newspaper article about the house:  "Both Henry Enoch and Samuel Clark played a large part in the early fortunes of Clarksville, the site of a grist mill, iron works and wool factory. Much of the activity hummed near the north fork of Ten Mile Creek, or Tingooqua Creek, as the Indians called it.  While documentation is sketchy, the house was apparently built across from the creek like a duplex, with the original part being the smaller of the two sides. It was an Enoch brother or cousin named Enoch Enoch, who built the smaller, original 1778 part of the house. It is believed Clark expanded it in 1814."

This house, now vacant, has been the scene of two murders.  Read more about the house HERE

Mrs. Phebe Miranda, Morrow, Ohio, daughter of Maj. Benjamin Stites, born 3rd December 1774 in Berkeley County, Virginia reported,  "Removed from New Jersey at an early day and settled on Mill Creek, Berkeley County, Virginia, and in September 1775 removed to Ten Mile Creek of Monangahela. Forted first at Henry Enoch's fort, two miles below where he lived on Ten Mile, at the forks, and two miles above its mouth. The Enoch's being in the centre of the settlement, there the settlers resorted of summers, and Maj. Stites among them. Richard Jackson's fort, nine miles above on Ten Mile, was on the frontier, and there men from the region of Enoch's fort had to go to defend Jackson's." 

From Draper's Papers:  Jackson's Fort on south fork of Tenmile, was principal station in that region. Ross's, and John Antrim's (Ankrom's) on the south fork. Jacob Vanmeter's on Muddy Creek, Legg's (Clegg's) on Dunkard Creek, William Minors on Big Whitley Creek, Guthrie's on Big Whitley, John Swan's on Swan's Run, Henry Vanmeter's also on Swan's Run, Henry Enoch's at the forks of the Tenmile, (he was the father of Captain Enochs) Bell's Fort on Rough Creek and others.

Before 1783 Richard Lee owned 400 acres of land between the Little Kanawha and the Hughes Rivers in a part of Monongalia County Virginia, but was listed as delinquent for taxes The same area later became part of Harrison, Wood, Jackson and finally Wirt County, West Virginia.  Henry Enoch of Pennsylvania became owner of the land by paying the state of Virginia the sum of 10 pounds sterling and 16 shillings. Henry Enoch received a certificate for the land February 14, 1783 and was given a deed on April 9, 1789.  The deed was recorded in Harrison County which was formed from Monongalia County in 1784. In November 1796 this same tract of land was sold to Thomas Pribble, Henry's son-in-law.  Shortly after, Thomas and his family moved from Greene County to the area. 

From Crumrine's History of Washington Co PA:  "The Enochs family was largely represented in East Bethlehem township, and its members were interested in the manufacturing industries. The tract of three hundred acres, known as "Hupp's Bottom," was transferred to David Enochs, to whom the warrant for it was issued Nov.26, 1787. David Enochs also owned other lands in this township. On April 5, 1797, he deeded to his son, David Enochs, Jr., the two hundred and twelve acres which belonged to the tract "Righteous," warranted by James Foster, Sept. 4, 1786. It was situated on the waters of Ten-Mile Creek, was sold to David Enochs, March 27, 1787, and patented to him March 3, 1789. The land of Isaac Enochs was the tract "Essen," containing fifty-five acres, adjoining the land of William and Henry Enochs, John Hull, and Samuel Bell. William Enochs had thirty-three acres, which were warranted and surveyed to him in 1793, and next the lands of George Teagarden, Everhart Hupp, and Isabella Perry, and was given the name of " Hazard." Henry Enochs' land, which was located on the north bank of Ten-Mile Creek, was obtained by him upon a Virginia certificate. and surveyed May 13, 1786. Henry Enochs had two sons, Isaac and William Enochs, but whether they were the persons of those names already mentioned is not definitely known."

September 28, 1784 payment approved by Congress for payment to Henry Enoch for provisions provided to Washington County PA militia.

March 8, 1785 Henry Enoch, Jr. and wife Sarah of Washington County transferred land to John Minhur and on 11 January 1789 to John Bumfield. 

In 1786 Henry had bought 300 acres at the Forks of Tenmile Creek from Frederick Bumgarner. He was issued a warrant as Henry Enoch, Jr. registering the title "Mount Pleasant".  His home which is still standing, was built here, and he remained there rest of his days.  It is said he had fields of grain and flax, a grist and sawmill and an iron furnace. 

1794 Feb 7 Henry Enoch Sr sold land on Ten Mill Creek to Henry Enoch Jr. Volume 1 I pages 820, 822

1795 Oct 30 Henry Enoch Sr sold land in Washington co, Pennsylvania, to William Enoch. Volume 1 L page 518

1796 Apr 4, Henry Enoch sold land to Isaac Enoch and Henry Enoch. Volume 1 M pages 25 and 26

October 23, 1796 Isaac and his father signed an article of agreement that said Isaac was to take care of his father and mother until their death; Isaac would get the home plantation and saw mill. 

1797 Jul 13 Henry Enoch and spouse sold land at North Ten Mile Creek to William Enoch. Volume 1 N page 252

The last visit by a physician to his bedside was on July 14, 1797, the day he died.  

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania:  Sept 18, 1797, Orphans Court, Greene Co, PA. We desire Benjamin Bell may administer on the estate of Henry Enoch the older, our father, deceased July 14 1797. His sons: Isaac Enoch, Henry Enoch Jr., and William Enoch. Request approved and honored by Major Benjamin Bell, Sept 19, 1797. Deed Bk 1, Clerk's office. Debts were paid from the estate, and others listed were Henry Enoch Jr., Isaac Enoch; Hugh Craig (husband of Nancy Enoch); Enoch Galloway (nephew); Enoch Enoch (brother); Sara Bell (sister) ; John Bell M.D. (nephew); Isaac Enoch. Paid from Washington Co estate: Armanela Sargent, Elizabeth Bell and William Enoch. Also a note: "Remembrances from home sent down the river and up the Kanawha River to 'Amy' Sargent and Hanna Pribble.

In 1799, Isaac Enoch owed money to Robert Clarke and Ezekiel Hoover and found he was unable to pay. In the April session of Court, the sheriff of Greene County sold the available assets . These included the grist mill of his father, and the Iron Works his father had operated, as well as the land on which they stood, including the tracts of both Isaac and William Enoch. The buyer at the sheriff's sale was Samuel Clarke. Others were William Bell and Ellis Nichols. Records of the sale are tin Deed Book 344, pp 359 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. 

Isaac Enoch of Greene County Pennsylvania and (now) Wirt County West Virginia 

Although The TenMile Country & Its Pioneer Families  states that Isaac was born 1752, this is either a misprint, or he was named for an older deceased brother.  The Memories and Writings of Harold David Somerville says he was born January 24, 1774,  which matches with census data.  Isaac was showing as age 74 in the 1850 census. His gravestone shows date of birth as January 29, 1775 

On Oct 23, 1796 Isaac and his father signed an article of agreement that said Isaac was to take care of his father and mother until their death, for which Isaac was to get he home plantation and saw mill, but as mentioned previously, due to financial problems, Isaac was unable to keep the home.  On May 5, 1796, in Washington Greene County, PA, Isaac patented land under the title "Essex".   It is not known what happened to this, but it probably was also sold as one of Isaac's assets.

The Enochs family was largely represented in East Bethlehem (PA) township, and its members were interested in the manufacturing industries. The tract of three hundred acres, known as "Hupp's Bottom," was transferred to David Enochs, to whom the warrant for it was issued Nov.26, 1787. David Enochs also owned other lands in this township. On April 5, 1797, he deeded to his son, David Enochs, Jr., the two hundred and twelve acres which belonged to the tract "Righteous," warranted by James Foster, Sept. 4, 1786. It was situated on the waters of Ten-Mile Creek, was sold to David Enochs, March 27, 1787, and patented to him March 3, 1789. The land of Isaac Enochs was the tract "Essen," containing fifty-five acres, adjoining the land of William and Henry Enochs, John Hull, and Samuel Bell. William Enochs had thirty-three acres, which were warranted and surveyed to him in 1793, and next the lands of George Teagarden, Everhart Hupp, and Isabella Perry, and was given the name of " Hazard." Henry Enochs' land, which was located on the north bank of Ten-Mile Creek, was obtained by him upon a Virginia certificate. and surveyed May 13, 1786. Henry Enochs had two sons, Isaac and William Enochs, but whether they were the persons of those names already mentioned is not definitely known.   From: http://www.chartiers.com/crumrine/twp-ebethlehem.html

 Isaac Enoch's sister & brother-in-law Thomas & Hannah Enoch Pribble took possession of the land which Hannah and Isaac's father had sold to his son-in-law Thomas Pribble.  Isaac either received land from his father or purchased land in the area because in 1802 Isaac Enoch is showing with 40 acres - corner to Thomas Pribble - in what was then Wood County, Virginia.

John House said,  regarding the settlement of 'Sheppard's Fork' area, "Thomas Prebble, Isaac Enoch, Jacob Deem, Richard Lee and William Dent located on the Newark flats in 1803, and Hyatt Lazure, the Newark pioneer, who settled a little below the village, came earlier that year. Jonathan Sheppard bought his first tract of land from Isaac Enoch. He entered a large tract of land extending from the Lockahrt Ford over six miles to the forks of the creek at Pewee. From the records at Parkersburg, on April 3, 1809, Jonathan Sheppard of Wood County bought 600 acres of land for $1,000.00. The land was patented to Isaac Enoch the February before. Sheppard may have been there on the land three years before the title was made, or his first land may have been a different place." 

A descendant of Thomas Pribble reported, "After his father died, Isaac came to Wood Co, VA with his brother-in-law, Thomas Pribble, and settled near the present village of Newark, Wirt Co, WV. He established a saw and grist mill and was prominent in the industrial life of the county. He dealt in land. Isaac had five daughters and three sons, most of whom married and lived in the Wood or Wirt County area of WV".

Isaac's son Abraham, born in 1804, shows birthplace as Virginia, also suggesting the family had relocated to Virginia prior to 1804.  Isaac Enoch was Captain of the 1st Military Co. in Wood County, VA under Col Deason Barnes which was established in 1800, and Isaac is showing on the 1804 Tax List Wood County.

Hardesty's History of Wirt County says Isaac was early settler in Clay District and that he died in 1858, aged seventy-seven years.  It further states that Isaac Enoch, came from Greene County, PA to what is now Wirt County, WV in May 1797. He came with his sister, Mrs. Thomas Pribble, and 5 children when she came to join her husband. He returned to Pennsylvania in July 1797 due to the death of his father. Hannah and Thomas Pribble erected their home in Newark (Wirt Co). They came down the Ohio River in a flatboat and found their way to what is now Newark. The Newark district is bounded east by Clay, south by Elizabeth, west by Tucker, and north and northwest by Wood county. The Little Kanawha river flows centrally through the district. Standing Stone creek enters from the east and discharges its waters into the Kanawha a short distance above the town of Newark. Hyatt Leisure settled on the right bank of the Little Kanawha river, just below the present site of the town of Newark, in the year 1803. Jacob Deem, Richard Lee, and William Dent came the same year.  Isaac's wife was Amy Tracy, whom he married in 1800. Amy Tracy was a step-sister to Henry Steed, 1st, who came from Greene County PA and settled near the junction of Hughes and Little Kanawha Rivers in Wirt County, WV.  Isaac had purchased 16 acres of land from Richard Lee and the mill site of Sheppard Cornell. He operated the first grist mill in the Newark District in about 1804. It was constructed of logs, and propelled by water power. He several years later erected a saw mill in connection with it.  He was serving as deputy sheriff of Wood Co, VA on June 3, 1806.  In 1807, he was allowed to build a mill dam across the little Kanawha River at Lee's Ripple, below the Steed farm. The mill was located on the East bank of the river.

By 1809 Isaac is showing with 600 acres on Reedy Creek - patented land February 15, 1809 and on April 3,1809 he sold 600 acres on Right Reedy Creek to Jonathan Sheppard for $2000; in 1810 he is showing with another 200 acres on 2nd Left Hand Fork both in then Wood County, Virginia. And October 3, 1810 Jonathan Sheppard sold Isaac Enoch 100 acres Right Reedy Creek for $100.

Isaac is in the 1810 in Wood County Census with 1 male 26-45; 1 female 16-26; 1 male under 10; 1 female under 10 - New Point Township.

He served in the War of 1812 as Lieutenant in Colonel William Rowel's company of VA militia.  In 1812 he is also showing with 150 acres on Reedy Creek along with other land grants on Slate Creek, Worthington Creek, Hughes River and Goose Creek.  In 1812, he sold two tracts of land to Thomas Pribble, and moved to  the East side of Hughes River on a large tract of land that he had bought from the heirs of George Green. The area, known at various times as Green's Ford, Greenville & Green Castle, was at the ferry on Hughes River, 1/2 miles from Staunton Pike in Wirt County, 1 1/2 miles above the junction of the Hughes River with the Little Kanawha. At that time the country road went around the hill, divided his land, and crossed the Hughes River at Peck's Ford, and on through the hills to Elizabeth WV. It was abandoned by the coming of the locks and dams on the Little Kanawha River in 1874.  His home was on the east side of the road, and the chimney was standing in 1877. Some of his older children married there and lived in that section.

March 31, 1815, Phidillas Ott bought 80 acres for $100.00, a part of a tract patented to I. Enochs, and joining Barnes and Chapman. 

In 1820 Isaac is showing with 1800 acres on Reedy Creek in what was then Wood County, Virginia.

1820 Census of Wood County shows Isaac Enock with following household members:
1 male under 10
1 male 10-16
1 male 45 years and upward
3 females under 10
1 female 10-16
1 female 26-45 years

John House reported, "John Boggs bought the Fifteen Hundred acres of land of Enoch and Steed, February 19, 1825, for $2,250.00 "in hand paid" the deed says, but Enoch sued him in the Circuit Superior Court of Wood County, and obtained judgment. Presumably this was for payment on the land. Judgment was dated March 13, 1827.On March 20th, Boggs, having given Enoch bond in the amount of $3,978 to cover this judgment, with William Boggs, Thomas Boggs, James Boggs, Charles Rector, William Fisher, William P. Fisher, Scarlett G. Foley, John Boyle, Travis Wilson, B.H. Foley and George V. Lewis, all of Wood County, as sureties.  Being "willing and desirous to save harmless his said securities" he gave a mortgage or Deed of Trust to James David and James M. Stephenson, on "the following negro slaves: Jeremiah, James, George, Caty, Rachel, Matilda, Sarah, Betsy, Martha, Mary, Polly, Benny, Bob, Henry and Maria, with the future increase of the females." The slaves to be sold at auction to the highest bidder immediately upon the issuing of an execution against said sureties. Boggs paid taxes on land, 1826, 1827 and 1828. He probably lived at the house at William Ball place, or in a cabin about the bend of the Creek. The Deed mentioned above was signed by Isaac Enoch and Aaron Steed. However, there is no record of Steed's ever buying or being taxes with any part of it. Thomas, William, or James Boggs never paid land tax in Wood County."

1830 census of Wood County shows Enoch, Isaac with following household members:
1-male 10-15
1 male 50-60
1 female under 5
3 females 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 30-40

In 1843 an Isaac Enoch is showing as owning 50 acres on Hartley's Run in Jackson County & 100 acres on Reedy creek in 1846,

In 1850 census of Wirt County, Isaac Enoch age 74 born in PA is living in household of son-in-law Adolphus Peck who married Nancy Enoch.

Hardesty's History of Wirt Co says: Isaac Enochs, . . . died in 1858, aged seventy-seven years. . . He died while on a visit to the home of his daughter, Amy Enoch Clark. His funeral was held at the home of his nephew, Hiram Pribble, Newark, VA with the Rev Wilson Hindman officiating. 

Another source says he died Oct 1, 1852 and another source says June 9, 1852. A reading from the tombstone reports Oct 10, 1852.

From Harry G Enoch: "Isaac was buried on a mountaintop near Newark. Don Withers of Hanover PA showed me a photo of Isaac's tombstone. It has birthdate 29 January 1775 and death date 10 October 1852. "

Photo of a Portion of the Stone


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1st Battalion Washington County Militia 1781-82
Lt Col Henry Enoch, Morgan Twp

PA Archives, Third Series, Vol. XXIII.Pages 198-220 Washington County Rangers on the Frontiers � 1778-1783 - lists Henry Enoch

Lee, Howard B. "Burning Springs and Other Tales of the Little Kanawha". West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1968 

Sims, Edgar B, State Auditor. "Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia", 1952

Draper Manuscripts, Series 3C -- Draper interview with Phebe Miranda

Unpublished writings of Barr Wilson
"Your Ancestors & Mine" 

"The Raymond M. Bell Anthology" Washington County Militia Officers 1782 July 1980 Washington County Militia 1781-82  1st Battalion Lt Col Henry Enoch

Compiled by Pauline Somerville Smith and Lola Mae Smith.  "The Memories and Writings of Harold David Somerville", Volume I.& III.  Ravenswood, WV, 1999

Website:  http://www.colonialswedes.org/Forefathers/Enoch.html

Nancy E. Gates. Enoch researcher

Hardesty's Atlas of Wirt County, Newark District,  1882

House, John.  Writings about Roane and Wirt County Families, 1906