Hello distant cousins-I have some information on William Columbus Enloe. William Columbus Enloe was abrother of my great grandfather, Francis Marion Enloe- his nickname "Bill Booter" came from the fact that he worked as a blacksmith and leather man, as well as farming in the earlier years around the Plattesville area, I think. Francis Marion Enloe was a farmer in Rewey, Wisconsin. The 1880 Soundex Census records under E-540, show a William Enloe, birthdate around 1851, with a wife, Mary, in the index. Lists him as born in Mifflin Township/Iowa County/Wisconsin. This is probably the same man as William Columbus Enloe, who also had a wife, Mary, but further research should be done to verify. This is the same township and county for William Columbus Enloe. The only descrepancy I see is that William Enloe on the Census of 1880 is listed as 29 years old. William Columbus according to my records, which come from family bible and other original documents, would have been 35.
William Enloe in th 1880 census lists his children:
There was also a servant listed:
Bassie(?Bessie)Carter, age 30.
I did not find a William Columbus Enloe on the census, although he most certainly was there at the time, which makes me feel all the more that these are the same man.I possess a newspaper article about William Columbus Enloe, from a North Carolina newspaper in the early 1900 era. He was a well known person by then. If you want a copy or more information, please contact me here or at PatDeutsch@aol.com
. I have many, many Enloe's in my records, especially William Columbus's family. Peg Fleege- you mentioned your 101 year old mom, and a visit you would pay to her to find out more about the Enloe family of Francis Marion and William Columbus's day. I would love to hear what she recalls, since it is also my great grandfather whom she probably remembers. I know he had a farmhouse in Rewey that was still standing up until perhaps the 1940's at least. Please contact me with more information, and we can compare notes. My records are verified by many original source documents, and family memoirs. I have 4,000 Enloe's in my records.