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By John Carroll Power

These biographies were submitted by a researcher and evidently abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.

ENOS, PASCAL P., born in 1770, at Windsor, Conn. Salome Paddock was born March 12, 1791, at Woodstock, Windsor county, Vt. They were there married, Sept., 1815, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, the same fall, and a year later to St. Charles, Mo., where one child was born. In the spring of 1817 they moved to St. Louis, where one child was born, and in the fall of 1821 moved to Madison county, six miles north of Edwardsville, Ill. While residing there, at the solicitation of the Vermont delegation in Congress, Mr. Enos was appointed by President Monroe Receiver in the land office then established at what was called Springfield District, although there was no town laid out. Mr. Enos arrived with his family in Sept., 1823. He opened the land office in a double log cabin, at what is now the northwest corner of Third and Jefferson streets. He soon after united with Elijah Hes, John Taylor and Thomas Cox, each entering a quarter section of land. They then laid out a town, and called it Calhoun; afterwards it was changed to Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. Enos had three children born in Springfield. Of their five children--

PASCAL P., Jun., born Nov. 28, 1816, at St. Charles, Mo., was married in Springfield, Ill., to Eliza J. Johnson. She died April 15, 1859, and he died Feb. 17, 1867, both in Springfield. They were without family. He served one term in the State Legislature, and was appointed United States Circuit Clerk by Judge McLean, and again by Judge Davis, and died in office.

ZIMRI A., born Sept. 29, 1821, in St. Louis, Mo., was married in Springfield, Ill., June 10, 1846, to Agnes D. Trotter, who was born in New York city Feb. 15, 1825. They have six children born in Springfield. PASCAL P., born April 6, 1847, resides in Kansas. GEORGE T., is a Civil Engineer, and resides at Toledo, Ohio. WILLIAM P., CATHARINE I., ALLEN Z., and LOUISA I., live with their parents. Z. A. Enos served two terms, of two years each, as County Surveyor of Sangamon county, and three terms as Alderman of Springfield. He and his family reside in Springfield. Ill.

MARTHA M., born April 26, 1824, in Springfield, died there Jan. 4, 1837.

SUSAN P., born Oct. 27, 1829, in Springfield, resides with her mother.

JULIA R., born Dec. 20, 1832, in Springfield, was married in 1860 to Ozias M. Hatch, who was born April 14, 1814, in Hillsborough, Hillsborough county, N. H. His father, Dr. Reuben Hatch, with his family, moved to Pike county, Ill., in 1835, and Ozias M. followed in 1836. He has been heard to say, in a jocular way, that he was born in New Hampshire, educated in Massachusetts, and graduated in Pike county, Ill. The latter, probably alluding to the fact that he was appointed, by Judge Samuel D. Lockwood, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pike county, in 1841, for seven years. From 1847 to 1851, he was engaged in merchandising, in Griggsville. In 1851 he was elected to represent Pike county in the State Legislature for two years. In November, 1856, O. M. Hatch was elected, on the Republican ticket, Secretary of State, for Illinois, and re-elected in 1860, serving in all eight years. He was one of the original members of the National Lincoln Monument Association, temporarily organized April 24, 1865, and assuming a legal form on the 11th of May following. Mr. Hatch was elected Secretary of the Association Jan. 18, 1866, and holds the office to the present time--June, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Hatch have three living children, OZIAS M., Jun., PASCAL E., and FRANK LOCKWOOD, and reside in Springfield, Illinois.

Pascal P. Enos held the office of Receiver of the Land Office at Springfield, under Presidents Monroe and John Quincy Adams. He was removed by President Jackson solely because they differed in politics--Mr. Enos being a Whig. He died April, 1832, in Springfield, and his widow now--June, 1876--in her eighty-sixth year, and the forty-fifth of her widowhood, resides in Springfield, Illinois.

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