Ralph Hart Ensign

Male3 November 1834–22 March 1917

Brief Life History of Ralph Hart

When Ralph Hart Ensign was born on 3 November 1834, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Moses Ensign, was 40 and his mother, Martha Tuller Whiting, was 37. He married Susan M Toy on 21 July 1863, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1860 and Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 22 March 1917, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Ralph Hart Ensign
Susan M Toy
Marriage: 21 July 1863
Sadie Belle Ensign
Joseph Ralph Ensign
Susan A Ensign
Julia Whiting Ensign
Edward William Ensign

Sources (31)

  • Ralphy H Ensign, "Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917"
  • Ralph Hart Ensign, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ralph H. Ensign, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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  • Marriage
    21 July 1863Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1835 · Treaty of New Echota

    Age 1

    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 27

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

    Name Meaning

    English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.

    History: James Ensign (known as ‘the Puritan’) was born in Chilham, Kent,England, in 1606 and came to Hartford, CT, before 1644.

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

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