Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Material World of Early Springfield


Salome Paddock Enos (1791-1877)

Born: Woodstock, Vermont
Came to Springfield: 1823
Spouse: Pascal P. Enos

From the Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL 10-26-1877:

The venerable Mrs. Salome P. Enos, who has been severely indisposed for some time past, died at her residence, corner of Enos avenue, yesterday, in her 87th year. The intelligence, though not entirely unexpected in view of her advanced age, will be learned with general regret. She was a lady of much excellence of character, among the foremost in good work, and was highly esteemed by a very extended acquaintance in the city and county. Her death is the removal of another life prominently identified with the early history of Sangamon county and Central Illinois.

The deceased was born at Woodstock, Vt., March 12th, 1791, and in 1815 married the late Pascal P. Enos. Her husband and herself removed to Cincinnati, O., that year, and afterwards, successively, to St. Charles, Mo., St. Louis, and in 1821 to Madison county, Ill., near Edwardsville. While living there Mr. Enos was appointed, by President Monroe, Receiver in the land office established at what wsa called Springfield District, and moved here in 1823 with his family, although there was no town until a short time after when one - first called Calhoun and afterwards Springfield - was laid out by Mr. Enos in connection with Major Iles and others.

Three children were born in Springfield. Mr. Enos died in 1832, and his widow thus survived him forty-six years. She leaves three children: Zimri A. Enos, Esq., Miss Susan P., and Mrs. O. M. (Julia R.) Hatch, all residing in this city, and several grand children. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, from her late residence.