All the Enfinger's of Dale County and all the Emfinger's of Alabama and Infinger's of panhandle Florida are descendants of the same Infinger family who came from Germany in the 1740's to Dorchester County, SC. Conrad Cornelius Infinger brought his family to Dale Co. in the late 1820's and was among the earliest pioneers of the region.
CORNELIUS INFINGER was born in the 1760's. Neither of his two wives are known. He had at least 12 children, including John (1786), Henry (1795), Jacob ("Jake") (ca 1796), Nicholas ("Nick") (1803), Emanuel (1806), Daniel (1809- 1883) and Ellis (1812-1870). Cornelius died in Dale Co. in the 1840's. Due to illiteracy in pioneer days, the spelling of this family name has undegone numerous spellings over the years. The modern spelling for the family in Southeast Alabama and most of those in panhandle Florida is Enfinger.
HENRY ENFINGER m. Nancy Ann Brown in 1825 in Henry Co. Nancy was a dau. of Lewis and Mary Brown. They had at least 6 ch, including Lavinia, Thomas (1832-1989), Alsa (Elsa, Alesey) and Haminton (1841). Henry died in the 1860's.
JACOB INFINGER had 2 sons, Abraham and Francis, both of whom moved to Florida, and at least 4 daughters, one of whom, Sarah, m. Moses Riley.
NICHOLAS INFINGER (1803-1860's) and his wife Mary A. had at least 10 ch: Lucy, Mary, Nancy Frances ("Fannie"), Elizabeth, Charles Edward (1843-1881) m. Elizabeth Evans, James, Enos (1848), Benjamin Franklin and Henry. Nicholas moved to Walton Co., Fl. in the 1860's.
EMANUEL ENFINGER (1806) had at least 10 ch, including Jane Elizabeth, John, Francis Marion, Lavinia m. (1) J. H. Larrimore and (2) Nathan Hall; Gilbert, James E. and Clarissa.
DANIEL ENFINGER (1809-1883) m. (1) Lydia and they had at least 8 ch, including Nicholas ("Nick"), John, Mary, Jennie, Thomas, Absolem Noah and Jasper. DANIEL m. (2) Nancy Rhoda Jane Bagwell in 1878. They had 3 ch: Rhoda Jane m. James Roberts, Josephus ("Joe C.") (1880-1956) m. Lula Jane Thompson and Henry Terrell (1882-1922) m. Anzilla ("Annie") Riley. Daniel and Nancy Rhoda Jane are buried at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery.
NICHOLAS ("Nick") ENFINGER, son of Daniel, was born 24 Mar., 1832 in Dale Co. and died 8 Jan., 1918. He m. Margaret Beverett in 1850. They had 9 ch.: Joseph Henry ("Joe"), Mildred Ann ("Milly") (1856-1934) m. Ira Edward Woodham, John Wesley (Wesley), Nicholas Jr., Daniel A., Horatio Nelson ("Nelse"), John E., James Irvin (Erwin) and Benjamin. Nick served in both the Confederate States Army and was captured by the yankees and given the choice of prison or joining the yankee army, during the War for Southern Independence. He and Margaret are buried at Mt. Carmel Church.
ELLIS ENFINGER (1812-1870) m. Matilda Tiller and had 9 ch: Sarah ("Sally") m. John Beverett, Cornelius (1838- 1898) m. Sarah Vann, William ("Billy") (1841-1921) m. Martha Atwell, Mary Jane, Piety Ann m. Wiley Wesley Riley, Mill- edge (1850-1920) m. Martha Frances. Martha Ann (1854-1913) m. Daniel W. Woodham, Nellie and Isabella ("Ibba") m. William Bull.