Underground Railroad Research Forum
Re: HINSON VILLAGE IN CHESTER COUNTY PA
Just wanted to share that I found the book at a local university library and have read most of it and it is a good read.
Unfortunately, it didn't mention much about my ancestor specifically - Nathan Bailey Enos except the deed of which I already have a copy of.
However, additional research I've done makes me think that the mother of my ancestor may have been Emory Hinson/Hensons' (founder of Hinsonville) second wife - Keziah. Nathan Bailey moved to the community around the same time that she did and bought land from Emory's son - Jesse. Also he had a daughter named Keziah, but this is just circumstantial stuff I'm looking into. I am doing more research and felt this book was a great resource on the Hinsonville community. So thank you for keeping the older threads alive and available here!
Also wanted to share the Chester County Archives website where I initially located the deed and I am having them look up some additional records pertaining to a criminal case involving the wife of my ancestor mentioned above - her name was Julia Ann ALLISON Enos. She was the victim of an assault and battery in Hinsonville in 1846. The perpetuator was named Rachel COLE who actually was written about in the book as she was a daughter of the WALLS family. I'm waiting on them to get the documents back to me from Chester County.
I will note though that I thought it was odd that the author did not review more of the archives of Chester County, which are pretty extensive, in order to paint a better picture of the earliest years of the community as most of the book focused on years post 1850 and I was looking for earlier informational resources. The archives have a variety of sources that were not mentioned in the book. For instance, the book did mention some families were previously residents of Pennsylvania and Chester County and may have been related but didn't really provide an overview of this. My own ancestor was a resident of Chester County for a large amount of his life prior to living in Hinsonville which I found out via the Poor Children's School records via the archives in Chester County, which placed him, a brother (John ENOS) and father (Ceasar ENOS) in Kennet Township in 1825. There were also criminal cases involving residents of Hinsonville prior to 1850 like my own 4th great grandmother's.
But the book only raised more questions fore me with this family in particular. I also realized from the book that the Glasgow family were residents of Hinsonville. I believe the Enos and Glasgow families also were related/inter-married as some of the descendants were named Glasco(w) or had middle names of Glasco(w) who were born in Canada.
Chester County, Pennsylvania: