Enoch Covert was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1781, and married Elizabeth Hannon, of the same place. In his young days, he was engaged in lumbering on the Susquehanna. In 1818, he came to Ohio, and first settled near Wooster, where he remained one year, and in 1819 came to Lake Township, Ashland, County, and settled in what was then a wilderness, on the farm now owned by William Covert.
At that time, there were only three families within a radius of four miles. While in Ohio he was engaged in farming. For several years he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, and was an earnest Christian, he contributed largely to the support of the church, and was respected by all who knew him. In 1861 he died, aged eighty years, his wife died in 1879, aged eighty-four years.
Ten of his eleven children are living: John E., who married Esther Hanbey, William, who married Hannah Ewalt, and afterward Married Rebecca Smith, James M., who married Martha Martin, Esty T., who married Elizabeth Byers, of Indiana, Susan, who married Matthew Leach, Lucinda, who married Henry Dillier, Matilda, Ithamer, who married Sarah A., Burd, Sarah A., and Nancy, who married David Leach.