Lovincy Magaline Ensley

Female20 March 1860–23 May 1863

Brief Life History of Lovincy Magaline

When Lovincy Magaline Ensley was born on 20 March 1860, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Bailey Ensley, was 38 and her mother, Cynthia or Cintha Parris, was 29. She died on 23 May 1863, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 3, and was buried in Old Field Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bailey Ensley
Cynthia or Cintha Parris
Melvina Ensley
John Bowen Ensley
Joseph Ensley
Mary Ann Ensley
Martha Jane Ensley
Samuel Bailey Ensley
Mariah Ensley
Lovincy Magaline Ensley
Ellen Theodosia Ensley
Sarah Bell Ensley
Emmaline Candas Ensley

Sources (4)

  • V M Ensley in household of Jno Ensley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margarite Ensley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Magdalene Ensley, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"

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Siblings (11)

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World Events (3)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ensli or Ensle, pet forms of Anselm or Ernst.

English: possibly a habitational name from Ingestre (Staffordshire). The placename, which clearly gave rise to a medieval surname, shows various irregular developments over the centuries, an intrusive -l- being one of them. The origin of the placename is uncertain, though the initial element may be a derivative of Latin angustiæ ‘the narrows’, which would become engyst under Brittonic influence, and the final element may be from the river Trent. This would be topographically appropriate, as the river Trent becomes narrow near Ingestre.

English: perhaps a variant of Ilsley , with dissimilation of l-l to n-l, or a variant of Hinchley from Hinchcliffe with development of -cliff via -liff to -ley.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Died of Diphtheria in 1863

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