SAMUEL ENYART, Circuit Clerk, Louisville, is a native of Licking County, Ohio, and was born March 14, 1838. His father, Jabez T. Enyart, deceased, was born in New Jersey in 1801, and was brought by his parents to Licking County in 1805. Our subject has spent his life on the farm, or until his election, which occurred in 1877. He came to Macoupin County, Ill., in 1884, and to Clay County in 1870. He was re-elected to the office of Circuit Clerk in 1880. In 1860, he married Maria Vail, daughter of Moses Vail (deceased), a native of Cincinnati. Ohio. Mrs. Enyart was born in Butler County, Ohio. They have had six children, five of whom are living, viz.: Mary (Moore), Edward, Myrtle, Cora and Elizabeth. Mr. Enyart owns a farm of 226 acres of valuable land in Stanford Township, his old home, and still carries on farming, stock-raising and fruit-growing. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and holds the office of W. M. of his lodge. Mr. Enyart is a genial, energetic man, and one whose example is worthy of imitation.
Transcribed by Laurel White from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 149.