The Family of Enoch Cantrell London

Contributed by Jack London

With Special thanks to Dick Wood for his notes and work, contained within, printed here with permission.

Enoch Cantrell London
Born: Tn.: 03 Feb 1843
Died: ,Marshall, Tn.: 24 Dec 1914

Buried at Round Hill Cemetery, Marshall Co., Tn.

He served with Co H, 17th Tennessee Infantry, CSA. He sold his 1/6th interest in 404 acres of land in DST 11 of Marshall Co. that he inherited from his father, Nathan, to his brother A. L. LONDON on 26 Sep 1866. He was a doctor, veterinarian and midwife. His family and marriages are detailed  in "The London Family" by Opal London Cox, pgs.92/3.


First Wife: Susan V. Hill
Born: Tennessee : 1841

Married: Marshall Co. Tn.: 03 Jun 1862
Died: ,Marshall, Tn : Abt. 1900


Albert London
Born: Jan 1861

He never married an operated a grocery store in War Trace for many years. "The London Family" by Opal London Cox, pg. 93.

William Oscar London
Born: 1863

Lila Catherine London
Born: 1865

Mary Marie London
Born: 1867

Levi Callie London
Born: Mar 1873

John B London
Born: Nov 1875

Thomas C. London
Born: Nov 1875
Died: Shelbyville, Bedford, Tn.: 23 Jun 1952 Burial: Palmetto Cemetery, Marshall, Tn.

He was killed by his mentally deranged sister Etta on 23 Jun 1952- "The London Family" by Opal London Cox, pg. 93.

Percy D. London
Born: Oct 1877


Parlee Etta London
Born: Dec 1880
Died: Shelbyville, Bedford, Tn.: 23 Jun 1952
Burial: Palmetto Cemetery, Marshall, Tn.

She was mentally deranged and killed herself after killing her brother Charles T. "The London Family" by Opal London Cox, pg. 93.


Second Wife: Sallie Collins
Born: Tn. :  17 Dec 1886

Married: Marshall Co. Tn.: 09 Sep 1903, Beech Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Died: 21 Mar 1967, Marshall, Tn.




Enoch C. London & Sallie Collins were married 9 Sep 1903 at Beech Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church by A. D. Armstrong, J. P.  Certificate recorded in Marshall Co. MB, Vol. 6, pg. 194




Vetron London

Born:  1904

Died: 1905 burried at Round Hill


Zeda London

Born: 14 Apr 1907

Married: Harold A. Mark, 26 Oct 1945

Died: 26 May 1978 burried at Round Hill


Jewell London

Born: 3 Jul 1909

Married: Mary Lou Derryburg, 1 Dec 1928

Died:25 Nov 1941 burried at Round Hill


Georgia Kate London

Born: 13 Apr 1911

Married: Ernest Preston, 30 Jul 1927

Died: 1957


Enoch C. London, Jr.

Born 12 Jul 1913

Died: 28 Jul 1917 burried at Round Hill



From Dick Woods Notes of Dec 2004:
Enoch C. London made an application for a Tennessee Confederate Veteran's pension on 8 May 1911 (S13145).
Sallie applied for a widow's Pension in 1931 (W10210). She may have applied earlier. There are a lot of fragments of correspondence in Enoch's file that look like they were correspondence from Sallie as early as 1919. In his 1911 application, Enoch stated that he was born in Marshall Co., Tenn. in 1843. In her 1931 widow's pension application, Sallie stated that she was born 17 Dec 1886, Enoch was born 3 Feb 1839. She enclosed a copy of their marriage certificate (dated 9 Sep 1903). Her surname on the marriage certificate was "Collins."

There is an Enoch C. London enumerated as a boarder in the Geo. Montgomery household in Dist. 21 of Bedford County in 1900. [NA Series T623, Roll 1558, page 183]. His age was given as 65, born Feb 1835 in TN. His occupation was Veterinary Surgeon.

Also in the 1900 Census [NA T623, Roll 1587, page 48] in the 5th District of Marshall County, Sallie was
enumerated in her mother's [Mattie Endsley] household. She was b. Dec 1886, her surname was given as

In the 1910 Census of Marshall County [NA Series T624, Roll 1512, page 71, Enoch London is shown as age 70, married a second time for 6 years, farming. Sallie is shown as wife, age 23, first marriage, 6 years, mother of 2 children, 2 children living. Daughter, Zetta, was shown as age 3 and a son, Jebba??, [legibility, spelling?] was shown as age 1.

Enoch C. London died 24 Dec 1914. His Marshall Co., Tenn. Death Certificate # 561 reported he was born 3 Feb 1845, son of Nathan London who was born in TN & Nellie London, born VA, The informant was W. H. L. Endsley, Belfast,


Sallie's uncle, Enoch C. London, Jr. died 28 June 1917 and was buried at Round Hill. His Marshall Co., TN Death Certificate #552 gave the following information: Birth date: 12 Jul 1913. Parents: Enoch Cantral London and Sarah M???? Endsley. Informant: Mrs. Mattie Endsley Buried at: Round Hill

Jewell London died 25 Nov 1941 and was buried at Round Hill. His Tennessee Death Certificate # 25166 reported that he was born 3 Jul 1909. Parents were reported as Enoch Cantrell London and Sarah Collins. He operated a road grader for the county. Informant was "Miss Zadie London (sister)". His wife was Mary Lou London.

Enoch London's CSA tombstone marker was very near the tombstone of Mattie Endsley (his mother-in-law) at Round Hill. I noticed it and several other London markers close by and wondered why the London markers were so near Mattie's, but did not copy any of them in my 2001 visit to the cemetery.


The Marsh, Marsh & Whitesell book, CEMETERY RECORDS OF MARSHALL COUNTY TENNESSEE shows on page 177 stones for
Enoch C. London Co H 17th Tennessee Inf.
Vetron London 1904-1905
E. C. London, Jr. 1913-1917
Jewell London Jul 3, 1909-Nov 25, 1941
The Cemetery record book indicates that the cemetery stones were copied April 24, 1958 by Ralph D. Whitesell & Lounora Pickins and re-checked 1979 by Helen & Tim Marsh.

I have listed Vetron London as a child of Enoch & Sallie London because of the close proximity of the stone to the other London family stones and because of the known 9 Sep 1903 marriage date for Enoch & Sallie. In his 1911 pension application Enoch stated that he had had three children; two girls and a boy.


Looking at the 1910 Census and the family group page, I conclude that Jewell (male) and Zeda (female) were the only other two children known to have been born to Enoch & Sallie by 1911, and, therefore, Vetron must have been the third child Enoch referred to in the 1911 application and she must have been female. The Tennessee Confederate pension application did not ask if the children were living.
Submitted by Dick Wood, December 2004




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