Shirley, I'm very pleased that you have opened an "Ener" message board.I have wanted to do so many times, but I procrastinated.
I am descended from James T. Ener, my gg-grandfather (b. 1808 England, d. 1869 Hemphill, Texas) married to Mary Ann Gomer (b. 1828 Tennessee, d. 1897 Hemphill, Texas).They were m. 1847 in Sabine Co., Texas.
Their son, William Goodloe Ener, my g-grandfather (b. 1858, Yellowpine,Texas, d. 1951, Beaumont, Texas) married Arbry Savita Smith (b. 1864, Bayou, Texas, d. 1951, Bayou, Texas).They were m. 1879, in Sabine Co., Texas.
Their daughter Mary (Molly) Ener, my grandmother (b. 1882, Bayou, Texas, d. 1959, Houston, Texas) married George William Fletcher (b. 1966, Smith Co., Mississippi, d. 1951, Rusk, Texas).They were m. 1902, Bayou, Texas.
Their daughter, Hazel Eliza (Edith) Fletcher, my mother (b. 1903, Bayou, Texas, d. 1985, Houston, Texas) married Joseph Wheeler Thigpen (b. 1898, Dewitt Co., Texas, d. 1980, Houston, Texas).They were m. 1922 in Houston, Texas.
Their son, Joseph David Thigpen, your respondant, (b. 1926, Houston, Texas, still kicking - though just barely).
Will sincerely enjoy exchanging notes with you about this family.I have some 175 Ener's in my data base, but no "Linnie".So, perhaps we can help each other.
Please note that I am not an accomplished researcher.Much of my data came from a cousin, Robert Guy Ener and he credits another cousin, Wallace Turner Ferguson, with most of the research.
Please e-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Thigpen in Houston, Texas