* * * * THE ENSLIN FAMILY * * * *

Variations of the name include ENSLINE, ENSLING, ENZLIN, ANSLEY & others.

George ENSLIN was born June 1770 but it is unsure if he was born in America or Germany. He came from Newport Township in Northumberland Co. Pennsylvania. He was in Canaan Township, Wayne Co. PA by January 7, 1797 when he purchased 50 acres for 50 pounds from Hans Ulrich Swingle. A photo of the original land deed is on the So. Canaan Anniversary page.
He married Catharine 'Kate' SWINGLE, daughter of Johann 'Hans' Ulrich & Anna Maria 'Mary' (SHAFFER) SWINGLE. From a 1900 biographical sketch of one of the grandsons (Asher) this is one of the most illustrious and popular families of Wayne County. I have more information on some parts of the family and some unidentified pictures that could belong to this part of my Pennsylvania family. See how George signed his will on the 'Signature' Page.

Children of George & Kate, my grgrgrgr grandparents:
Jacob b 5 Nov 1793; d 10 June 1827; married Elizabeth TRANSUE
George Jr. b 16 Mar 1797; d 7 Mar 1872; married Sarah SWINGLE, dau of Conrad & Lucy
Elizabeth 'Betsy' b 1799; d 12 Dec 1858; married John BURLEIGH
Frederick b 1801; d 5 Dec 1850; married Nancy A. QUICK
Christiana 'Tina' b 1803; d 1888; married David FREEMAN
Sarah 'Sallie' b 28 Aug 1805; d 25 July 1871; married John McLEAN
Mary 'Polly' b 1806; d 1898; married Moses SWINGLE, son of Fred & Susan (ENSLIN) SWINGLE
Susan b 18 Feb 1810; d 28 April 1866; married Jacob SHAFFER, son of Moses & Mary (SWINGLE) SHAFFER
Simon b 1816; d 29 April 1890; married Lydia SHAFFER

Children of Simon & Lydia (SHAFFER) ENSLIN, my grgrgr grandparents:
Elmer b Dec 1836 married Rebecca L. SWINGLE
George Porter b 27 July 1838, died in Civil War
Levert b 15 Apr 1840; d 1 Aug 1846
Melissa D. b 30 Nov 1842 married (1) Daniel C. BUCKLAND
        (2) Charles A. MASTERS
Simon D. b 17 Jan 1845; d 19 July 1846
Catherine 'Kate' b July 1847 married Andrew Jackson 'Jack' ROBINSON, my grgr grandparents [photos on ROBINSON page]
Simon Levert b 19 Aug 1849 married (1) Ellen HOBBS
        (2) Mary (HINES) TALLMAN
Letitia L. 'Tish' b 1852 married Charles E. WEBSTER
Orpha C. b 1854 married Stephen SUTCLIFF
infant born 21 May 1855; died 1855
John b May 1859 m Effie (WELLS) ROCKWELL
Ashton b 30 June 1863; d 31 Aug 1868 (twin)
Ashford b 30 June 1863; d 13 Aug 1868 (twin)
Frank b abt. 1868 married Nellie MCGOUTY

Bible Protestant/Swingle Cemetery, South Canaan, Wayne Co. PA
George ENSLIN June 1770 - 7 May 1837; Catharine 'Kate' (SWINGLE) ENSLIN 6 May 1772 - May 1836

1885 photo
Simon Levert ENSLIN, standing at rear of wagon; sons L-R Nelson, Harley, Otto, Earl, George (sitting)
Brothers John ENSLIN at reins, Frank ENSLIN standing in front

        Catherine "Kate" ENSLIN, age 18 (left) year unknown (right)   

my great great grandmother

         Simon Levert ENSLIN born 19 Aug 1849

Letitia (ENSLIN) WEBSTER (sitting)
who is the other lady?
Post Card Photo - Feb. 1915                 Is this Letitia & Charlie Webster?

Is Letitia the lady standing at top left with the apron? And Charlie sitting at right, middle row?
They lived in Peckville, Lackawanna Co. PA.    Who are the others?

          John ENSLIN born May 1859

       Frank ENSLIN born about 1868     

Leroy 'Roy' ENSLIN b 1891 son of Frank & Nellie (MCGOUTY) ENSLIN, d 1949 Carbondale, PA

  Asher ENSLIN b 1 April 1828 son of George Jr. & Sarah (SWINGLE) ENSLIN; d 1 Feb 1899 married Rhoda Ann ROBINSON 10 Nov 1850 daughter of James G. & Elizabeth (SWINGLE) ROBINSON

Robert ENSLIN b 5 September 1831 son of George Jr. & Sarah (SWINGLE) ENSLIN; d 1923 married Sarah J. BUCKLAND daughter of Charles D. & Eunice (JAGGERS) BUCKLAND

Elbert N. SWINGLE b June 2, 1865                                 Daughters of Elbert & Lizzie
son of Daniel Horatio SWINGLE & Sarah CISCO       #1 Back L-R Leoma M., Lena F. Front L-R Ruth M. & Gertrude L.
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' ENSLIN b Dec 1863                            #2 1962 L-R Gertrude, Ruth, Leoma, Lena
daughter of Robert ENSLIN & Sarah J. BUCKLAND

Edgar C. ENSLIN, b Apr 19, 1871; d 27 July 1943 son of Robert ENSLIN & Sarah J. BUCKLAND
m May 3, 1893 Vilettie 'Lettie' BELL b Sept 12, 1871; d 1960
Garland ENSLIN b Feb 5, 1900; d Aug 5, 1972
Kenneth A. ENSLIN b May 30, 1901; d Oct 25, 1990


Enos ENSLIN b 12 Feb 1836 son of George Jr. & Sarah (SWINGLE) ENSLIN
d 2 Apr 1916; married Mary E. CAREY, Ardella D. SWINGLE

           Norman Nathaniel ENSLIN 1895-1970 (left) & Robert "Asher" ENSLIN 1872-1957 (right), sons of Enos ENSLIN


Abel ENSLIN b 22 March 1838 son of George Jr. & Sarah (SWINGLE) ENSLIN; died 26 April 1920;
married 20 Nov 1860 Washington DC
Mary A. SPRINGER b 16 July 1842; d 1 December 1918



Updated February 25, 2010