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Enoch Ensley

Enoch Ensley, American planter, manufacturer, economist.

Background

  • Ensley, Enoch was born on November 8, 1836 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Enoch and Mary (Rains) Ensley.

  • Education

    • Educated Hardeman’s Academy, Willamstown County, Cumberland U.

    Career

    • President Memphis Gas Light Company (Tennessee), 1872-1886. An organizer, also director Union and Planters Bank. Organizer Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railway Company.

      Advocated exemption of personal property from taxation. Author: What Should be Taxed and How it should be Taxed, 1873.

    Works

    • Author: What Should be Taxed and How it should be Taxed, 1873.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Martin, 1860.
    • father: Enoch Ensley
    • mother: Mary (Rains) Ensley
    • spouse: Laura Martin
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    Born November 8, 1836
    Died November 18, 1891
    (aged 55)
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