Hello my name is Myrtle Mandane Ennis and I am researching the ALLCOCK...
Hello my name is Myrtle Mandane Ennis and I am researching the ALLCOCK ancestors of my father William Franklin Ennis, Jr. Matilda Allcock married George Washington Ennis when she was 27 years old and he was in his 70s. They had two sons Robert,who died in his early 20s and my greatgrandfather William Tennant Ennis who married Nancy Mandane Gatewood. They were the parents of my grandfather William Franklin Ennis, Sr. Who owned a stone company and mill that ground corn and wheat for local farmers.
After George W. Ennis died, Matilda Allcock married David Phelps who was only ten years older than her son Wm. Tennant Ennis. I have found court documents where Willis Ennis sued David and Matilda Phelps about the estate left to his half-brother William Tennant Ennis from his father George Washington Ennis. Willis and William Tennant were both sons of George W. Ennis. Willis was a son of the first wife and William Tennant was the son by Matilda Allcock Ennis. Matilda was the daughter of Stilly Allcock. Matilda later divorced David Phelps which was unheard of in those times. She had 3 children by David Phelps;one son killed his half-brother, the daughter was committed to an insane asylum and i do not know what became of the 3rd son but none had any children. My sister said David Phelps went on to marry 2 more women. When Matilda died Wm. Tennant had to bury her as her 3 children by Phelps refused to bury her. My sister told me the family storyline that when William Tennant Ennis bought the mill, he told David Phelps never to step foot on his property.
David Phelps's brother had already married into the ENNIS family and it was said of him that he was a good man. The brother had married Sallie ENNIS.