Enoch Martin Stringfellow

Brief Life History of Enoch Martin

When Enoch Martin Stringfellow was born on 14 November 1797, in Ellerbe, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, Enoch Martin Stringfellow, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Womack, was 12. He married Elizabeth Harris on 2 January 1823. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States in 1800. He died on 26 August 1868, in Greene, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oak Grove, Hale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Martin Stringfellow
1797–1868
Elizabeth Harris
1806–1874
Marriage: 2 January 1823
Erasmus S Stringfellow
1816–1881
Mary E Stringfellow
1823–1857
Martha Armond Stringfellow
1828–1861
Murcy Ann C
1830–1903
William Martin Stringfellow
1831–1856
Enoch Stringfellow
1833–1865
Elizabeth Ann Stringfellow
1835–1849
Salatha Stringfellow
1840–1857
Erastus Stringfellow
1842–1863
Donald Stringfellow
1847–1883
Thornton Stringfellow
1849–

Sources (2)

  • Enoch Stringfellow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch Martin Stringfellow, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English string-felagh ‘string-fellow, man who works at a string-hearth’. This was the hearth or furnace at which iron was heated for its second working. A 1547 document from south Yorkshire defines the string-fellow's duties: ‘the stringefelloe wages, for layeinge the stone and breakeinge and feyinge of synders and breakeinge of the blowme and hewinge’. Thornhill and Ecclesfield were two of several iron-working districts in Yorkshire. See also Stringer .

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

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