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By Joseph Wallace, M. A.
of the Springfield Bar
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

PASCAL P. ENOS, Sr. is known chiefly to the men of this generation as one of the four original proprietors of Springfield. He was born at Windsor, Connecticut, in the year 1770, and in 1815 was married to Salome Paddock, of Woodstock, Vermont. Soon after his marriage he went west to Cincinnati, Ohio, but did not remain there long. In the spring of 1817 he came to St. Louis, Missouri, whence, in 1821, he removed to Madison county, Illinois. While residing there, upon the recommendation of the Vermont delegation in congress, Mr. Enos was appointed by President Monroe to be receiver of the land office at Springfield, Illinois. He reached this place with his family, in September, 1823, and opened office in a double log cabin at the corner of what is now Third and Jefferson streets. In November of that year he united with Major Iles, Thomas Cox, and John Taylor, in laying out a town site, since known as Springfield. Mr. Enos retained the office of receiver until General Jackson became president in 1829, when he resigned, and devoted his time to land transaction and mercantile pursuits. He died in 1832, leaving a large landed estate, and was survived by his wife and four children, to wit: Pascal P., Zimri A., Julia E. and Susan. Pascal P. Enos, Jr., was for a number of years clerk of the United States circuit court for the southern district of lllinois, and died in office, February 17, 1867. Julia E. Enos became the wife of the late 0. M. Hatch, who was for eight years secretary of state of Illinois 1856-1864.

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