I am a direct descendant of Benjamin Ennis, b. 5 April 1783 in either Orange Co, NY, or New Jersey d. after 1832 in Ohio. He married Mary Whiting (b. 19 March 1784, died after 1854 in Huron County, Ohio), the daughter of Elijah Whiting and Anna Faurote.
I have it that Benjamin may have been the son of Joseph Ennis and Margaret van Etten, but does anyone have verification of this??
Of anything else I've seen that mentions this couple, I have seen no parents listed for Benjamin, let alone an exact location of where he was born, raised, or even was married (guess is that his son, my ancestor, Joseph Ennis, was born in New Jersey). Due to the few Ennis's (or Ennes's) living in this part of the country at the time, he strongly fits in with the Ennis' of southern New York/northern New Jersey, but how I don't know.