Selected Families and Individuals

 

 

 

PENNINGTON

FAMILY GROUP TEN

 

About 1650-prior to the English Civil War, the Puritans and the first Thomas Pennington

 

The material concerning the first four generations of Group 10 Penningtons was taken from “Pennington Pedigrees, Vol. 34-1, pg. 46”, The John French Master File and was added-to and corrected by Al Matthews since 2004.  It was the best information that this writer had at the time, but it should not be taken as totally factual as documentation is missing to prove every statement.  Some of the information is based on oral tradition and publication by others.  Any corrections, and especially additions, that you may be able to offer will be gratefully received.

 

            Thomas Pennington I is the most ancient ancestor of Pennington family Group Ten whose life can be documented.  Our line before that time is uncertain.  Various early Pennington researchers had different ideas about the family’s origin.

 

            In 1978 Group Ten’s John Hensell of Houston, Texas announced that he had traced our family back to Sir William Pennington, Knight of Muncaster, who purchased land in 1526 in Henham Parish of Essex County England.

 

            One of his sons was William II, abt. 1486-…., whose son was Robert, the grocer, of London.  Robert was a heavy contributor to the Virginia Company, which settled the Jamestown Colony.

 

            One of Sir William’s grandsons was Thomas Pennington, abt 1514-1593, of Tottenham High Cross in today’s northern London.  Thomas m. (1) Jane Foster or Foyster, widow of George Foyster of St. Antholin’s  Parish.  Thomas Jr. m. in 1579 to Joane King.

 

            Still another grandson may have been Richard Pennington, abt 1532-1592, whose sons, John and Robert Pennington, came to Jamestown with Capt. John Smith.

 

            Sidney Graveston, leader of Group 27 found a record of  a Thomas Pennington, 1630-…., of Ulverston in England’s Lancaster County who was living in Surry County Virginia in 1654.

 

            Former leader of Group 10, Modell Burt, once wrote to me that some PRA researchers thought that Edward Pinton came to York County VA before 1650, indentured to Col. Nathaniel Bacon.  Edward m. Carolyn (Legh) or Leigh or Lee.

 

            Our early Penningtons in Surry had family and friends living in Accomack County on Virginia’s “eastern shore”.  The “History of Accomack County” by Fleet, Vol. 32, pg. 90 notes “John Foster ordered to pay Edward Peddenden 400 pound tobo” in 1639.  The History also records an older Henery Peddenden “to have 200 acres of land for transporting himself, his wife Mary and Christopher Bryan and James Harding to Accomack.”  Org  P. 160 Abs Tran Pg. 123.

           

            Mary Peddenden’s second husband was Ambrose Dixon, a neighbor of Thomas Pennington I in Surry County.  See sketch PP 30-2, pg. 46 plus “Thomas Lockett of Virginia” by Katherine Dixon (Carter) Blankenburg in 1940, San Diego, CA.  Ambrose previously had lived in Cecil County MD.

 

            Nicholas Penington advised in 2004 that DNA studies had found “no genetic link in the direct male line of Group 10 to any other Pennington.”

 

            Guye Pennington suggested that this was because Group 10 may well have sprung from one of several illegitimate sons of Alan de Percy; and so would have no genetic interaction with other Penningtons.  You may be interested to read Sidney Graveston’s PP 32-3, pg. 62 and PP 33-1, pg. 14 on which he has a copyright.  Might our line really be Percys rather than Penningtons?

 

            The Percy family can be traced from Northumberland as early as 1070, to Sutton-Upon-Dewent near Yorkshire, to Legh in Lancashire, to Shropshire and to Devonshire in the “West Country” in the 17th century.

 

            The Percys were among the first colonists at Jamestown.  An adventurer of some note there was George Percy the youngest brother of the 9th Earl of Northumberland.  He sailed to VA in 1607 with his nephew, Algernon Percy.  Both men later became admirals in the Queen’s Navy. 

 

            Sailing with them on “The Discovery” was John and Robert Pennington.  A monument at Jamestown records the landing of John Pennington, “A Gentleman”, 1583-…., and his indentured servant Robert Pennington.  Robert probably was a younger brother for such was the custom in those days for siblings with little or no inheritance.

John is supposed to have returned to England on “The Goodspeed”, also later becoming an Admiral.  Robert died in 1607 at Jamestown.

 

            It is thought that a William Pennington came to Jamestown in 1634 and died there a few days later leaving a wife and family in England. 

 

            My Chappell and Winfield ancestors came from Gloucestorshire, England where they were associated with the ancestors of George Washington.  Capt. Edward Maria Wingfield was a primary shareholder in the Virginia Company and accordingly was named its first President.  A year later one of his employees, Capt John Smith, succeeded Edward.

 

Vance Pennington formerly of the UK found records of his ancestors in Devonshire.  They were the Coffin family who were closely associated with the Grenville family and Sir Walter Raleigh.  Vance is in the 11th generation of  family Group 10.

The Coffins intermarried in Devon with the Marshall, Meredith and Stanly families. 

 

            There is a record of a William Pennington, headright of James Foster, who lived in Surry in 1652.  James Foster patented 800 acres of land at the head of the second branch of the Nansemond River in Isle of Wight County VA.  This would place William Pennington at the right place and at the right time for him to be a possible progenetor of Group 10.  More research is needed.

 

            Group 27’s Josslyn Francis Pennington, Baron and 5th Lord of Muncaster, died without male heirs in 1917.  The current Lord of Muncaster acquired the Castle and the title through the female side of the family and changed his name from Duff to Pennington to accomplish it.

 

THE COMMONWEALTH

 

            The Virginia Commonwealth ruled the colony from 1648 to 1660 while the Puritans and loyalists waged a Civil War in England.  During that time Virginia’s Royal Governor was expelled and 3 Puritan Governors were elected in turn to preside over the House of Burgesses.   

                                    1 – Richard Bennett of Isle of Wight

                                    2 – Edward Digges of Warwick County

                                    3 – Col. Samuel Mathews, who died in office in 1660.

 

In time The King was restored to his throne and Gov. Sir William Berkeley was able to regain control of the Virginia Colony.

 

 

THE PURITANS

 

            The English Presbyterians were called Puritans.  Lawnes Creek Peninsula in Virginia was across the river from Jamestown.  Today it divides Surry County from Isle of Wight County where two very early Puritan Colonies were unsuccessfully attempted.  The third Puritan attempt in 1620 resulted in the successful venture known today as The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock. 

 

 

THE GEORGE FAMILY

 

            The George family emigrated from Scotland to Kent County MD in the very early 1600s.  One of Henry George’s two sons was Col. John George, who moved from MD to that part of Isle of Wight County, which in 1652 became Surry County VA.

“Historical Notes on Isle of Wight County Virginia” by Helen Haverty King records Col. George as a Justice of the Peace for Isle of Wight in 1646 and Burgess in 1647-48.  We estimate John George’s birth year as abt 1620 and his daughter’s as abt 1650.  Thomas Pennington I probably was his wife’s age.

            Col. George’s will in 1678 named his daughter, Sarah Peddington.  Isle of Wight Will & Deed Book A, pg. 170.  Sarah married twice, (1) to Morgan Lewis and (2) abt 1678 to Thomas Pennington I.

Col. George called Mary Baugh a Kinswoman in his will, which usually meant a cousin.  Baugh’s Store was located at the intersection of today’s Route 10 & 40 in Surry.  The Albermarle Parish Register records Mary Bough or Baugh, Joshua Winfield and Jemima Freeman as godparents in 1659 for the twin daughters Martha & Elizabeth Eccles.    “Historical Southern Families” Vol. 11, pg. 229 by Boddie

            William Baugh abt 1610-1697, lived in London and came to VA before 1639.  He was a Gentleman Justice for Henrico County and is recorded in 1656 as serving at Fort Henry, today’s City of Petersburg, VA.    “Some Immigrants to Virginia”, pg. 11 by W. G. Stanard reveals that William’s granddaughter, Priscilla (Baugh) Farrar inherited a large tract of land in Henrico County, now Powhatan County, from her grandfather in 1682.

            My ancestor, Thomas Lockett, purchased some of this land adjoining the land of John Baugh and John Pleasant.  In time, the Lockett home, “Manor Plantation”, was built alongside Butterwood Creek where it flowed into the north side of the Appomatox River.  As VA county lines changed through the years the Lockett home was located in Henrico County, Cumberland County, Goochland County and eventually Powhatan County where our Lockett family lives until this day.

 

THE COLE FAMILY

 

            The Cole family from MD was a prominent Puritan family.  Humphrey Cole 1598-1664 was born in Essex England and immigrated to VA aboard The Neptune in 1616.  He became the Burgess for Warwick County.

            The children of Col. John George and Jane (Cole) were:

1.      A son Isack George, who had a son also named John George

2.      Rebecca (George) Lewis, wife of Thomas Lewis, my ancestor

3.      Sarah (George) Lewis Pennington, wife of Thomas Pennington I, also my ancestor.

            William Cole III was appointed to the Council of Virginia in 1639 and became the Secretary of The Colony in 1689.  He married 3 times: (1) Mary (Roscoe) or Roscow, (2) to Ann (Digges) , d/o Dudley Digges and (3) to Martha (Lear) d/o Col. John Lear of Nansemond County VA.  Mary (Roscoe;s) son, William Cole abt 1796-…., m. Lucy (Bassett).

            Martha (Cole) West Leigh, 1711-…., married (1) to Thomas West and (2) to Fernando Leigh, perhaps the s/o Col William Leigh of Norfolk, VA.  Fernando Leigh, Thomas Moore and Elizabeth West were godparents in 1773 for William Cole Clairborne.    Surry County Will & Deed Book #5, 1694-1709, pg. 246,

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE OSBORNE, KING AND LOCKETT FAMILIES

 

 

            Former Group 10 leader, Modell Burt, advised that she was a descendant of John King and Mary (Osborne), d/o Richard Osborne of Westmoreland County VA.

            The King Plantation was located in Surry County on the White Marsh, just east of Thomas Pennington’s land, near today’s Surry Courthouse.

            John Osborne, 1514-1666, of Surry County sold 300 acres in 1639 to Gregory Rawlings.  The site was on the Upper Chippoakes Creek just west of Thomas Pennington I’s land.  John later owned 100 acres in 1654 at Cabin Point, home site for our Pennington and Graves families midway into the 20th century.

            John King, John Osborne and William Rookings, as well as Arthur Allen, Benjamin Harrison and Jeremiah Clements owned land adjacent to Flood’s Plantation.

            Morgan Lewis’ sister married James Jones of Prince George County VA, which is the next county west of Surry.  Her 2nd husband was 2—2 Thomas Pennington.

            Lt. Thomas Osborne was born in England abt 1605.  He was “First in Command” in Virginia’s Indian War of 1626 and was recoded on the “Muster Roll of Settlers in Virginia” in 1634 as living in Henrico County.  Capt. Osborne assigned unto Thomas Lockett I, my ancestor, his headright for the transportation of Abe Woods to VA in 1667.

            Margaret (Osborne) Lockett was born in 1675 in Henrico and died after 1746.  She was probably a cousin, or perhaps a niece of Margaret (Osborne) Lockett, as well as her daughter-in-law.

            In 1679 in Henrico County, John Pleasant gave a power of attorney to Thomas Lockett I to collect various sums owed him.  In 1682 in Henrico Thomas Lockett I witnessed the will of Richard B. Ward.  In 1683 William Farrar and his wife Priscilla (Baugh) a kinswoman of John George, sold land in Henrico to Thomas Lockett I on which Manor Plantation was built.  Margaret & Martha and  Thomas Lockett I & II made their home at Manor Plantation in Powhatan County.  The house was bequeathed to Thomas I’s sons Thomas II and James Lockett.

            Thomas Lockett II, 1673-1745 m. Martha (Osborne).  His will in Goochland County was witnessed by John Chitwood, Ludwig Elam and John Northcut.

            Thomas II bequeathed his home to his son Gideon B.(all?) Lockett abt 1730-1808 of Powhatan County VA.  Gideon was made an Ensign in the Powhatan Militia on Nov. 19, 1778 and served in the Revolutionary War.  He freed all of his slaves in 1808.

            Manor Plantation went next to Gideon’s older son, Stephen Lockett.  His younger son, Lawson Lockett 1814-1887 became a carpenter.  Lawson was Al Matthews’ great grandfather and is interred in Blanford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA.

            The Standley, Mitchell, Henry Clay, Dixon, Waller, Scott and Leigh families moved west into the mountains together with our Pennington, Lockett, Osborn and Lewis families in the mid 1700s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LEWIS FAMILY

 

 

            Morgan Lewis, the 1st husband of Sarah (George) Lewis Pennington had two brothers, Christopher and Thomas Lewis.  He left at least two daughters at this death in 1677.

1.      Sarah (Lewis) who married John Ingram

2.      Ann (Lewis) who married Robert Andrus or Andrews

 

Morgan Lewis left a will in Surry, Will Book #5, pg. 248.  Witnesses were George Hardy and Philip Pardoe.  George Hardy and Thomas Pardoe appraised Morgan Lewis’ estate in 1678.

My Lewis family lived in the mid 1600s on land along the north side of the Blackwater River near Moore’s Swamp in today’s southeast Surry County.

Thomas Lewis, who died 1670, m. Rebecca (George) another daughter of Lt. Col. George.  Thomas’ will can be found in Prince George County Will Book 1713-38, pg. 822 witnessed by John , Roger and Thomas Moore.

            Capt. William Lewis examined the estate of Benjamin George in 1790 Dinwiddie County VA.  Dinwiddie Order Book 1789/90 reveals that Capt. Lewis was ordered to maintain the road between Moore’s Mill and Namozine Road near his home.

            William Moss and Alice (Tucker) Flood were among the indentured servants whom John Flood transported to VA for which he received a grant of 200 acres in Surry in 1649.

            Col. Flood’s son owned their plantation until 1679 when he died and his widow married David Andrews.

            The widow of 2-3 John Pennington, s/o Thomas Pennington, married (2) John New.  William W. Andrus or Andrews witnessed the event.

 

BACON’S REBELLION

 

            Bacon’s Rebellion took place in VA in 1676.  It was led by Nathaniel Bacon, the Colonel’s namesake nephew.  He burned the colony’s capitol at Jamestown and his forces, including William Rookings, William Drummond and John Barker, seized Maj. Arthur Allen’s “brick house” in northern Surry near the Isle of Wight County line.  Bacon’s followers made the house their headquarters for some 6 months and ever since then, the Allen home has been known as “Bacon’s Castle”.

            Among those opposing the rebels were Col. Nathaniel Bacon, Charles Clay, Stephen Lockett, Col. Thomas Ballard and Capt. Hubbard Ferrell.  The Capt. was killed in the battle of King’s Creek in York County.  His wife was Dorothy (Drew) d/o Col. Thomas Drew.

            As the Rebellion neared its unsuccessful end, Nathaniel Bacon, the Rebel, died mysteriously in prison.  William Rookings also died in prison and his land was confiscated but later returned to his heirs.  William Drummond was tried and hung.  John Barker’s estate was permanently forfeited.  Capt. William West, brother of Lord De La Warre, also was captured and would have been executed but for the large number of colonists from south of the James River, including Anthony Mathews, perhaps my ancestor, who signed a petition to King Charles pleading for mercy for Capt. West.  About this time, Gov. Samuel Mathews died at his home, the monarch was restored to his throne and the Puritan Movement and the Virginia Commonwealth came to an end.

 

 

            Designations: A pair of parentheses ( ) will enclose each woman’s maiden name when it is known.  Each Pennington will have a numeral in front of his given name that will indicate his generation number.  That number will be followed by a dash and a second numeral which should not be duplicated by any other Pennington. 

                        Example:  1-1 Thomas Pennington I

 

 

THOMAS PENNINGTON

                                       About 1650-1701/02 of Surry County, VA                                      

 

Generation No. 1

 

1-1  THOMAS PENNINGTON I, or Piddington, was born abt 1650, perhaps in England, but more likely in Accomack or Surry County VA.  His will was written in 1701 and entered for probate in 1702 in Surry County VA.  It was witnessed by John Grissom or Gresham and William Rookings.  Surry Will and Deed Book #5, Part 2, 1694-1709, pg. 246, mentions his eldest son Thomas, his 2nd wife Abigail O. and two younger unnamed sons.

 

            The Pennington homestead in Southwark Parish of Surry County was once a part of Flood’s Plantation and bordered on Stoke’s Mill Swamp.  “The Guide to the Buildings of Surry and the American Revolution”, pg. 16, 1976 by Thomas D. Kornwolf tells us that “Thomas Flood sold 200 acres of woodland in 1633, Surry to William Shivers”.  Pennington Pedigrees Vol. 1, Part 3, Pg. 42 or (PP 1-3, pg. 42).

 

          A Second William Chivers’ deed in 1682 states that he “sells to Thomas Peddenton, 200 acres of woodland given to me by my father.”  Refer to William Chivers’ “indenture and Bill of Sale for 1750 pounds of mercantile tobacco….. Thomas Peddenton, cooper (or barrel maker)…..land extending to Benjamin Harrison’s line, to William Knott’s line, a part of the divident where I now live, 100 acres with houses, orchards, etc.”.  The deed was witnessed by William Rose and Edward Petway.  PP 10-1, pg. 36

 

            William Knot, the Rev. Dibdall and Benjamin Harrison owned land along the western border of Pennington land while Robert Hubbard, Thomas Woodhouse and the first church of Southwark Parish bordered the eastern side.

            “Southside Virginia Families”, Vol. 2 1956 by John Bennett Boddie

 

            Thomas bequeathed land on either side of his Surry homestead to his two older married sons, 2-2 Thomas II and 2-3 John.  He bequeathed his homestead to his widow, and at her death to 2-4 Edward, his oldest unmarried son, expecting that Edward would care for his mother and younger siblings.  Their names are recorded in Edward’s will.  Brunswick County Will Book #3, 1751-69, pg. 73

 

MORE ABOUT THOMAS PENNINGTON AND HIS (1) FIRST WIFE, SARAH (GEORGE) LEWIS.     

 

 Thomas was the second husband of Sarah (George) Lewis, d/o Lt Col. John George and his first wife, Jane (Cole) of MD and Isle of Wight County VA d/o Humphrey Cole of Essex County England.  Sarah’s first husband, before 1676, was Morgan Lewis.

 

MORE ABOUT THOMAS PENNINGTON AND (2) HIS SECOND WIFE, ABIGAIL O.

 

Abigail O. Pennington later became the wife of Thomas Midleton.    PP 1-2. pg. 5

 

            SECOND GENERATION CHILDREN OF THOMAS PENNINGTON I AND SARAH (GEORGE) LEWIS:

 

            2-2.  Thomas Pennington II, born abt 1680 and died 1727 in Surry

2-3.  John  Pennington, born abt 1684 and died 1766 in Sussex County VA.

2-4.  Edward  Pennington, born abt 1686 and died 1727 in Brunswick County VA.

2-5.  There may have been a Moses  Pennington, born abt 1690, who may have been the father of 3-8 Jane  Pennington and 3-11 David  Pennington of Surry County VA.

    We are not sure of his name, nor even his relationship to Thomas Pennington I and his wife Sarah.  We only know with certainty that there was a  Jane and  David Pennington in the 3rd generation who were associated with and probably were related to our Group Ten Penningtons.

          2-5 Moses  Pennington, or perhaps, 2-6 David Pennington, might have been a nephew, rather than a son of Thomas & Sarah Pennington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END NOTES AND REFERENCES FOR GENERATION NO. 1

 

A.) Before Thomas Pennington I

Thomas Pennington I is the most ancient ancestor of Family Group Ten Penningtons whose life can be documented.  The line of ancestors prior to Thomas I is uncertain.

(1)   Nicholas Penington in 2004 noted that Group 10 DNA studies have produced “no genetic link in the direct male line with other Pennington Groups”.

(2)   Guye Pennington in 2005 suggested that this was because Group 10 may have sprung from one of several illegitimate son of Alan de Percy, who would bear no genetic interaction to other groups.

Guye reports that Group 27’s Josslyn Francis Pennington, Baron and 5th Lord of Muncaster died without known male heirs in 1917.  The current Lord of Muncaster acquired Muncaster Castle through his relationship to the female side of the family and changed his name from Duff to Pennington to accomplish it.

            History records this happening on more than one occasion.  The Radcliffes of Leigh from Lancashire, England are examples.

                        PP 32-3, pg. 62 and PP 32-2, pg. 32

(3) John Hensell of Houston, Texas announced in 1978 that he had traced the line of Group 10 Penningtons back to Sir William Pennington, Knight of Muncaster who purchased land in 1526 in Henham Parish of Essex County in England.  PP 10-1, pg. 34.

However, not all PRA researchers agreed with Mr. Hensell.

            (4) One of Sir William Pennington’s sons was William II, abt 1486-…., of Essex County, whose son was Robert, “the grocer” of London.  Robert was a heavy contributor to the Virginia Company which settled the Jamestown Colony in VA in 1607.  He was granted a patent to land in the new colony by King James I.  PP 8-2, pg. 58.

(5) One of William II’s sons was Thomas Pennington, abt 1514-1593/94 of Tottenham High Cross in today’s northern London.  He married (1) Jane Foster or Foyster, widow of George Foyster of the Parish of St. Antholin.

Thomas Pennington Jr. married in 1597 to Joane King.  His brother was Richard Pennington “of the Fleet”.  PP 7-2, pg. 16

(6) Still another grandson may have been Richard Pennington, abt 1532-1592, whose sons – John Pennington, “A Gentleman”, 1583-1607 and his brother, Robert Pennington came to Jamestown in 1607 with Capt. John Smith.

            A monument at Jamestown records Robert’s death in 1607 and John’s soon afterwards.

            It is thought that a William Pennington came to Jamestown in 1634 and died there a few days later, leaving a widow and family in England.

(7) A number of families of my known ancestors once lived in Essex County, England, then in Accomack County VA and finally in Surry County VA.

            “The History of Accomack County Virginia” by Fleet, Vol 32, pg. 90 notes an Edward Peddenden, abt 1622-…., who was living on the Eastern Shore of VA in 1639.  “John Foster ordered to pay Edward Peddenden 400 pounds of tobo”.

 

            Could Edward Peddenden somehow be related to Thomas of Tottenham High Cross as well as to the Foster family?  Note William Pennington was a headright of John Foster of Isle of Wight County VA in 1652.

            The History also records an older Henery Peddenden “to have 200 acres of land for transporting himself, his wife Mary and Christopher Bryan and James Harding to Accomack”.  Org. P. 160 Abs Tran pg. 123.

            Mary Peddenden later became the wife of Ambrose Dixon and owned land in Somerset County MD in 1663.

            A.(mbrose?) Dixon owned land in Surry near the site of Thomas Pennington I’s land.  Refer to sketch on PP 30-2, pg. 46 and “Thomas Lockett of Virginia” by Katherine Dixon (Carter) Blankenburg, 1940 of San Diego, CA.  The Dixon family was associated with my Osborn and Lockett families in the 18th century as they moved westward across VA along with the Bryan, Harding, Ball, Clay, Carter, Bolling and Leigh families.

            (8) Sidney Graveston, leader of Group 27, found a Thomas Pennington born in 1630 in Ulverston, Lancaster County England and living in Surry County VA in 1654.  He was the s/o Edward Pennington.  PP 9-1, pg. 42 and PP 8-2, pg. 24 and PP 3-2, pg. 52.  It seems to me that there would have been a generation gap between Thomas Pennington 1630-…., of Ulverston and Thomas I abt 1650 of Surry.

            (9) Former leader of Group 10, Modell Burt, once wrote me that some PRA researchers thought that Edward Pinton came to York County VA before 1650, indentured to Col. Nathaniel Bacon and m. Carolyn (Legh) or Leigh or Lee.  But, Modell offered no documentation.  Perhaps it was PP 10-2, pg. 13.

            (10) I believe that Mr. Hensell was at least partially accurate in his theory that the Pennington trail led from Lancashire England to Essex England, to Accomack, Virginia and then to Surry County VA.

            My Cook, Chappell, Lewis and Winfield ancestors probably lived in all these places.  Capt. Edward Maria Wingfield was one of the primary shareholders of the Virginia Company and so was appointed the Jamestown Colony’s first Governor in 1607.  A year later one of his employees, Capt. John Smith succeeded Edward as Governor.

(11)There was a William Pennington, headright of James Foster, living in 1652 near the Nansemond River adjoining Isle of Wight County.  James patented 800 acres at the head of the 2nd branch of the Nansemond River.  “History of Accomack County, etc.”

This would place William Pennington at the right time and right place; near today’s City of Smithfield in Isle of Wight County where many other of my ancestors once lived.

Flood’s Plantation lies some 5 to 10 miles or so to the west of Smithfield.  Bacon’s Castle, Wrenn’s Mill and Benn’s Church are located nearby.  These circumstances point to William Pennington as a possible progenitor of Group 10.

(12) Could the Group 10 line lead from Edward Pennington of Ulverston through Edward Pennington of Accomack County to Thomas Pennington of Surry and William Pennington?  More research is needed.

 

B.) THE PURITANS

 

            The British branch of  Presbyterians were called Puritans.  Lawne’s Creek Penninsular separates Isle of Wight and Surry Counties in VA where Col. John George,

most likely a Puritan, once lived.  It was the site of two early unsuccessful attempts by the Puritans to plant a colony in the New World.  Their third try in 1620 resulted in the successful venture known today as the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock.

           

            The Virginia Commonwealth ruled the colony from 1648 to 1660, while the Puritans and Loyalists waged a civil war in England.  During that time Virginia’s Royal Governor was expelled and three Puritan Governors were elected in turn to preside over the House of Burgesses.

(a)    Richard Bennett of Isle of Wight

(b)   Edward Digges of Warwick County

(c)    Col. Samuel Mathews who died in office in 1660.

In time the King was restored to the throne and Gov. Sir William Berkeley was able to regain control of the Virginia Colony.

 

C.)  THE QUAKERS

 

            The Furness District of Lancashire in the mid 17th century was the birthplace of The Society of Friends or “Quakers”, as they were more often called.

           

            We learn from the “Guide to Surry, etc.” that Elizabeth Harris brought the Quaker movement to VA beginning in Surry in 1657.  George Fox made his first missionary journey to America in 1672 and afterwards Nansemond County, adjacent to Isle of Wight, became the center of the Friends Movement in VA.

 

            In 1679 Isle of Wight County records show that Robert Lacy of Surry sold 90 acres in the Upper (or northern) Parish of Isle of Wight to George Lowther.  The land had once belonged to William Cocke from the Allen family and William Myles.  The deed was witnessed by Edward Jones and Susannah (Jones) Bressie.  Later that year William Bressie and Susannah sold to William Yarret (or Jarrett), John Groves (or Graves) and Edward Jones a house called “Levy Neck’s Auld Field” as a place of worship for the Quakers, and granted them access to it over Bressie’s land.  William Bressie had once been a Quaker in MD.  His wife, Susannah, was Edward Jones’ sister.  It is possible that Susannah was the d/o Rev. Richard Jones of York County.  She married (1) William Bressie of Isle of Wight and (2) Matthew Jordan of Nansemond County.  In 1718 Susannah bequeathed much of what she owned to her nephew, William Jones of Charles City County VA.

    

D.)  .  One of Henry George’s two sons was Col. John George, who moved from MD to that part of Isle of Wight County, which in 1652 became Surry County VA.

                        “Historical Southern Families”, Vol. 7, pg. 263  by Boddie.

            “Historical Notes on Isle of Wight County Virginia” by Helen Haverty King records Col George as a Justice of the Peace for Isle of Wight in 1646 and Burgess in 1647-48.  We estimate John George’s birth year as abt 1620 and his daughter’s as abt 1650. Thomas Pennington I probably THE GEORGE FAMILY:

 

The George family emmigrated from Scotland to Kent County MD in the very early 1600s was his wife’s age.

            Col. George’s will, in 1678 named his daughter, Sarah Peddington.  Isle of Wight Will & Deed Book A, pg. 170.   Sarah married twice; (1) to Morgan Lewis and (2) abt 1678 to Thomas Pennington I.

            In Col. George’s will he called Mary Baugh his kinswoman, which usually meant a cousin.  Baugh’s Store was located near Spring Grove at the intersection of today’s Routes 10 & 40 in Surry.  The Albemarle Parish Register records Mary Bough or Baugh, Joshua Winfield and Jemima Freeman as godparents in 1659 for the twin daughters Martha & Elizabeth Eccles.

            “Historical Southern Families” Vol. 11, pg. 229 by Boddie

            William Baugh abt 1610-1697, lived in London and came to VA before 1639.  He was a Gentleman Justice for Henrico County and is recorded in 1656 as serving at Fort Henry, today’s City of Petersburg, VA  “Some Immigrants to Virginia” pg. 11 by W. G. Stanard reveals that William’s granddaughter, Priscilla (Baugh) Farrar inherited in 1683  a large tract of land in Henrico County, now Powhatan County, from her grandfather.

 My ancestor, Thomas Lockett, purchased some of this land adjoining the land of  John Baugh and John Pleasant.  In time the Lockett home, “Manor Plantation”, was built alongside Butterwood Creek where it flowed into the north side of the Appomatox River.  As VA county lines changed through the years the Lockett home was located in Henrico County, Cumberland County, Goochland County and eventually Powhatan County where our Lockett family lives until this day.

           

E.) THE OSBORNE, KING AND LOCKETT FAMILIES

 

            Former Group 10 leader, Modell Burt, advised that she was a descendant of John King and Mary Osborne, d/o of Richard Osborne of Westmoreland County VA.

            The King Plantation was located in Surry County on the White Marsh, just east of Thomas Pennington I’s land, near today’s Surry Courthouse.

            John Osborne, 1614-1666, of Surry County sold 300 acres in 1639 to Gregory Rawlings.  The site was on the Upper Chippoakes Creek just west of Thomas Pennington I’s land.  John later owned 100 acres in 1654 at Cabin Point, home site for our Pennington and Graves families midway into the 20th century.

          William Knott owned 200 acres in 1652 in Surry adjacent to Thomas Pennington I.

Lt. Thomas Osborne was born in England abt 1605.  He was “First in Command” in Virginia’s Indian War of 1626 and was recorded on the “Muster Roll of Settlers in Virginia” in 1634 as living in Henrico County.  Capt. Osborne assigned unto Thomas Lockett I his headright for the transportation of Abe Woods to VA in 1667. 

            Margaret (Osborne) Lockett was born in 1640 in Henrico.  She m. in 1667 to Thomas Lockett I.  She left a will which was witnessed by Capt. John Bolling and Mary Puckett Sr.  Thomas II was executor of Margaret’s estate. 

Martha (Osborne) Lockett was born 1675 in Henrico and died after 1746.  She was probably a cousin, or perhaps a niece of Margaret (Osborne) Lockett, as well as her daughter-in-law.

In 1679 in Henrico County, John Pleasant gave a power of attorney to Thomas Lockett I to collect various sums owed to him.  In 1682 in Henrico Thomas I witnessed the will of Richard B. Ward.  In 1683 William Farrar and his wife, Priscilla (Baugh) a kinswoman of John George, sold land in Henrico to Thomas Lockett I on which Manor Plantation was built.  Margaret & Martha and Thomas Lockett I & II made their home at Manor Plantation in Powhatan County.  The house was bequeathed to Thomas I’s sons, Thomas II and James Lockett. 

Thomas Lockett II 1673-1745 m. Martha (Osborne).  His will in Goochland County was witnessed by John Chitwood, Ludwig Elam and John Northcut.  Thomas II bequeathed his home to his son Gideon B.(all?) Lockett abt 1730-1808

of Powhatan County VA.  Gideon was made an Ensign in the Powhatan Militia on Nov. 19, 1778 and served in the Revolutionary War.  He freed all of his slaves in 1808.

            Manor Plantation went next to Gideon’s older son, Stephen Lockett.  His younger son, Lawson Lockett 1814-1887 became a carpenter.  Lawson was Al Matthews’ great grandfather and is interred in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA

            The Standley, Mitchell, Henry Clay, Dixon, Waller, Scott and Leigh families moved west into the mountains together with our Pennington, Lockett, Osborn and Lewis families in the mid 1700s.

 

F.) THE LEWIS FAMILY

 

 Morgan Lewis, the 1st husband of Sarah (George) Lewis Pennington had two brothers, Christopher and Thomas Lewis.  He left at least two daughters at his death in 1677:

                        (1) Sarah (Lewis) who married John Ingram     

                        (2) Ann (Lewis) who married Robert Andrus or Andrews.

 

Morgan Lewis left a will in Surry, Will Book #5, pg. 248.  Witnesses were George Hardy and Philip Pardoe.  George Hardy and Thomas Pardoe appraised Morgan Lewis’ estate in 1678.   

My Lewis family lived in the mid 1600s on land along the north side the Blackwater River near Moore’s Swamp in today’s southeast Surry County.

Thomas Lewis who died 1670 m. Rebecca (George) another dau. of Lt. Col. George.  Thomas’ will can be found in Prince George County Will Book 1713-38, pg. 822 witnessed by John, Roger and Thomas Moore.

Capt. William Lewis examined the estate of Benjamin George in 1790 Dinwiddie County VA.  Dinwiddie Order Book 1789/90 reveals that Capt. Lewis was ordered to maintain the road between Moore’s Mill and Namozine Road near his home. 

            William Moss and Alice (Tucker) Flood were among the indentured servants whom John Flood transported to VA for which he received a grant of 200 acres in Surry in 1649.

            Col. Flood’s son owned their plantation until 1679 when he died and his widow married David Andrews.

            The widow of 2-3 John Pennington, s/o Thomas Pennington married (2) John New.  William W. Andrus or Andrews witnessed the event.

 

 

 

            John King, John Osborne and William Rookings, as well as Arthur Allen, Benjamin Harrison and Jeremiah Clements owned land adjacent to Flood’s Plantation.

            Morgan Lewis’ sister married James Jones of Prince George County VA, which is the next county west of Surry.  Her 2nd husband was 2-2 Thomas Pennington.

 

G.) THE COLE FAMILY

 

            The Cole family from MD was a prominent Quaker family.  Humphrey Cole 1598-1664 was born in Essex England and immigrated to VA aboard The Nepetune in 1616.  He became the Burgess for Warwick County. 

            The Children of Col. John George and Jane (Cole) were:

                        1.  A son Isack George, who had a son also named John George

                        2.  Rebecca (George) Lewis, wife of Thomas Lewis, my ancestor.

                        3.  Sarah (George) Lewis Pennington, wife of Thomas Pennington I, also my ancestor.

            William Cole III was appointed to the Council of VA in 1639 and became the Secretary of The Colony in 1689.  He married 3 times:  (1) to Mary (Roscoe) or Roscow,  (2) to Ann (Digges), d/o Dudley Digges and (3) to Martha (Lear) d/o Col. John Lear of Nansemond County VA.  Mary (Roscoe’s) son, William Cole, abt 1796-…., m. Lucy (Bassett).

            Martha (Cole) West Leigh, 1711-…., married (1) to Thomas West and (2) to Fernando Leigh, perhaps the s/o Col. William Leigh of Norfolk, VA.  Fernando Leigh, Thomas Moore, and Elizabeth West were godparents in 1773 for William Cole Clairborne.  Surry County Will & Deed Book #5, 1694-1709, pg. 246.

 

H.)  THE HUBBARD OR HUBARD FAMILY AND THE WALKER FAMILY

 

 My ancestor, Robert Hubbard, abt 1602-before 1663, paid his own way to VA and became the Clerk of the Virginia Council in 1650.  He owned land in New Kent County VA.  The Rev Folliott officiated at the funeral of Robert Hubbard.  Robert had 3 sons – Matthew, Major John and Robert II.  Matthew Hubbard ….-1667 lived on Skimino Plantation along Queen’s Creek and was a Justice of the Peace for York County.  His brother, Major John Hubbard, abt 1629-1672 was in the York County Militia and married Katherine (Bennett), whose dau. became Katherine Ballard.  Her son, John Ballard Jr. helped in closing the estate of Matthew Hubbard abt. 1722-1783 in Lunenburg County.

Another descendant, Ralph Hubbard, abt 1725-after 1783 was a member of the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting as were the Waddell and Lockett families.  The Ballard family also were Quakers who lived in Lunenburg VA and then Davidson County TN.

Robert Hubbard II, abt 1631-before 1692 lived in James City County VA.  He married the d/o The Rev. Richard Jones and had at least 3 sons – Gabriel, Robert III and William Jones.  William Jones’ will in Charles City County in 1718 mentioned such Group 10 relatives as Edward Harper, John Macon, Ann (Hunt), Matthew Edloe and Edmund Hubard who witnessed William’s will.

Benjamin Walker was mentioned in Matthew Hubbard’s York County Will in 1744.  Elizabeth Walker’s godparents in Albemarle Parish in 1766 were David Walker, Elenor Hobbs and Anne Wrenn.  Francis Walker and 4-42 Lucy Pennington were godparents in 1766 for 4-40 Elizabeth  Pennington, dau. of  3-20 Joseph  Pennington.

3-2 John Pennington’s line intermarried with the descendants of John Stewart and Hannah (Boone) of Group 4.  Benjamin Mathews, Frances Davis and Rebecca Robertson were godparents in 1773 for Elizabeth (Walker), Francis’ sister.

            Matthew and Mary Hubbard and Francis Hutchens were godparents in 1742, Albemarle Parish for 3-7 Thomas  Pennington III’s eldest son, 4-32  Howell  Pennington.

Howell was godfather in 1784 for John Hubbard, 1763-1826 in Mecklenberg County, father of Capt. Ralph Hubbard.  5-185 Peggy (Pennington), 1792-1835 became the bride of Capt. Ralph Hubbard, a veteran of the War of 1812.    5-185 Peggy  (Pennington) and Capt. Ralph Hubbard of Brunswick County were Al Matthews’ great, great grandparents.

            Processioner records in the Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County reveal that the Pennington, Hubbard, Hutchens, Jones and Chappell families were neighbors and relatives there in 1767. 

 

I.)     BACON’S REBELLION

 

Bacon’s Rebellion took place in VA in 1676.  It was led by Nathaniel Bacon, the Colonel’s namesake nephew.  He burned the colony’s capitol at Jamestown and his forces, including William Rookings, William Drummond and John Barker, seized Maj. Arthur Allen’s “brick house” in northern Surry near the Isle of Wight County line.  Bacon’s followers made the house their headquarters for some 6 months and ever since then, the Allen home has been known as “Bacon’s Castle”.

            Among those opposing the rebels were Col. Nathaniel Bacon, Charles Clay, Stephen Lockett, Col. Thomas Ballard and Capt. Hubbard Ferrell.  The Capt. was killed in the battle of King’s Creek in York County.  His wife was Dorothy (Drew), d/o Col. Thomas Drew.

            As the Rebellion neared its unsuccessful end, Nathaniel Bacon, the Rebel, died mysteriously in prison.  William Rookings also died in prison and his land was confiscated but later returned to his heirs.  William Drummond was tried and hung.  John Barker’s estate was permanently forfeited.  Capt. William West, brother of Lord De La Warre, also was captured and would have been executed but for the large number of colonists from south of the James River, including Anthony Mathews, perhaps my ancestor, who signed a petition to King Charles pleading for mercy for Capt. West.  About this time, Gov. Samuel Mathews died at his home, the monarch was restored to his throne, and the Puritan Movement and the VA Commonwealth came to an end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERATION NO. 2

 

2-2. THOMAS PENNINGTON II (s/o Thomas 1 Pennington) was born about 1680.  His will was entered for probate in 1727 Surry County.  He married 1711 to Mary (Allen), d/o Major Arthur Allen II and Katherine (Baker) of Bacon’s Castle in Surry.  Mary was born abt 1692-died after 1757.  

 

Third Generation Children of Thomas Pennington II and Mary (Allen) were:

 

3-7. Thomas Pennington III, abt 1713-1762, of Sussex County VA and perhaps Giles County TN, m. 1733 to Martha (Pare) or Parr or Pair d/o of William and Rebecca Pare.

            3-9.  William Pennington, abt 1715-1784, of Brunswick County VA, m. Mary. 

3-10.Edward Pennington, abt 1716-1753, of St. Andrew’s Parish in Brunswick County, died unmarried.

3-12.Mary (Pennington) Walker, abt 1720-1797 of Brunswick, married William Walker.

3-13.John George Pennington, 1722-1797, Mecklenburg County VA m. abt. 1758 to Martha (Smith) d/o of John and Paulina Smith.  Martha was born abt 1740 and died 1824.

            3-14.James Pennington, Sr. 1725-1803 Mecklenburg County, my ancestor, m. Mary (Smith) also d/o of John and Paulina Smith.  Mary died about 1802.

            3-15.Benjamin Pennington, Sr., 1727/29-1803, of Harrison County Indiana m. abt 1742 to Lucy (Bailey) d/o Walter Bailey of Surry. 

 

2-3.  JOHN PENNINGTON SR. (s/o Thomas 1 Pennington) was born about 1684 died 1766, Sussex County VA, m. Phillis (Forte) 1713, d/o Elias Forte of MD.  Phillis died 1765.  

John was a long time resident of Sussex County.  He lived along the Hunting Quarter Swamp on the boundary between today’s Surry and Sussex counties.

 

The Third Generation Children of John Pennington Sr. and Phyllis Forte were:

 

            3-16. John Pennington Jr. abt 1715-1764 Brunswick m. Anne (Andrews).

            3-17. Hannah (Pennington) Wrenn, abt 1718-1764 m. Thomas Wrenn Jr. in 1742 in Albemarle County VA.

            3-18. Sarah (Pennington) Wrenn abt 1720-before 1793 m. Joseph Wrenn of Albemarle County VA      PP 8-2, pg. 25

            3-19.a. Maybe David Pennington, abt 1722-1783, of Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC, m. (1) abt 1755 to Lydia (Gilliam) and m. (2) in 1783 to Ursula (Byrd) who later became the widow of John Carter.  The family moved between 1772/79 to Anson County NC and then to Stanly County NC  PP 3-2, pg. 16 (maybe Moses 2,  Thomas 1)

            3-19.b. Maybe Moses Pennington, 1725-1763/65 of Brunswick County m. abt 1757 to Lucy and she survived him until 1783.

3-20. Joseph Pennington abt 1728-1766 Sussex County, m. Elizabeth. (John 2, Thomas 1)

 

2-4.  EDWARD PENNINGTON SR. (s/o Thomas 1 Pennington) 1688-1727, of Brunswick, m. 1710 to Tabitha (Rowland?) or Rolland.  Tabitha married (2) in 1729 to John New of Surry.    PP 1-4, pg. 1 and PP 2-2, pg. 12.

 

            Third Generation Children of Edward Pennington Sr. and Tabitha were named in his Sussex County will 1727:

 

3-21.  Edward Jr. 1711-….   His father bequeathed him land on Wyche’s Swamp Branch in Surry.

3-22. John Pennington, called “the carpenter”, 1713-1764/66 m. abt 1738 to Mary (Pare) niece of  William and Rebecca Pare of Sussex.  The will bequeathed land to John on Ingon Branch in Surry.

3-23. Edmon Pennington, 1715-abt 1743 of Sussex m. Sarah (Bird?) abt 1740

 d/o Richard Bird and Sarah (Jones?). Edmon also was bequeathed land in Surry. 

                        William Pare or Pair left a will in Sussex County Will Book, 1751.  Three Pare women m. three Pennington men.    PP 8-2, pg. 25

 

2-5. Maybe MOSES  PENNINGTON, born abt 1690 in Surry County VA

 

            Third Generation Children of Moses Pennington may have been:

 

            3-8. Jane (Green?) Pennington Longbottom Hutchins or Houtchins or Hudgens, 1714-…., who m. (1) William Longbottom but seems to have had no children and (2)  Francis Hutchens; PP 8-2, pg. 24 and Albemarle Parish Register of Surry & Sussex Counties, VA.

            3-11. David Pennington, 1717-1783 of Sussex m. Susannah (Holmes) d/o Boisseau Holmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END NOTES AND REFERENCES FOR GENERATION NO. 2           

 

A.     2-2 Thomas Pennington II or Peneton, abt 1680-1727, (s/o Thomas 1) was an orphan and almost 21 years old when he petitioned the May Court 1703 in Surry County to allow him “the benefit of his own labour” without having a guardian appointed for him.   Surry Order Book #5 & 6, 1691-1711 notes that Thomas chose as his guardian Robert Andrus or Andrews, husband of Ann (Lewis), his cousin.  Thomas Pennington was recorded in Surry in 1702 as having one tithable in his household.      PP 8-2,pg. 29 and PP 2-2. pg 14

His will was written in 1726 and entered for probate in 1727 in Southwark Parish of Surry County.  It was witnessed by Lewis Deloney, William Gilbert, Thomas Alstin or Alstone and William Saunders, most of whose families had previously lived in Accomack County.  An inventory of Thomas Pennington II’s estate was recorded in 1785 probably upon the death of his widow, Mary (Allen) Pennington.  Surry Will Book #7, pg. 772

Mary (Allen) Pennington may have had a sister, Elizabeth Alstin or Alstone, who probably was the wife of Thomas Alstin.  Elizabeth left a will in Surry in 1735 which was witnessed by James Rookings and Tabitha Niblet.  It made minor bequests to Hannah Stewart, Mary Knott and Ann Collins, all of whom were neighbors of Thomas Pennington II, but most of her estate went to Thomas Alstin.   PP 1-3, pg. 43.   The Allen line which owned Bacon’s Castle came to an end when a dau. m. William Cocke.

The land on which Thomas Pennington  lived in Surry was once a part of “Flood’s Plantation”.  Col Flood originally lived with the Rev. Whitaker in Charles City County VA.  Col. John Flood m. (1) Margaret Finch before 1625 and (2) Fortune (Jordan), sister of Attorney Gen. George Jordan.

Thomas II was bequeathed land next to his father’s homestead but about 1730 his family seems to have moved to Brunswick County VA where he lived near the Nottaway River on land adjacent to William Finch, Peter Brewer and David and Meredith Moss and Drury Malone.  

Thomas II witnessed at least 3 wills before 1720 in Surry- those of David Hart, Henry Jarrett and Fernando Jarrett. The Jarrett family was Thomas’ cousins from my Jones/Chappell families.  Thomas died in 1727 at approximately 47 years of age.

Almost all current Group 10 PRA members are descended from Thomas II and so our knowledge of the descendants of his brothers, 2-3 John Pennington and 2-4 Edward Pennington is very sketchy.  PP 8-2, pg. 24 and PP 30-1, pg. 21

           

B.     2-3 John Pennington Sr. (s/o Thomas 1) abt 1684-1766, left a will in Sussex County Will Book B, pg. 78 in 1766.  An inventory of John’s estate was recorded in 1770.  John was bequeathed land adjacent to his father’s homestead.  The Will notes “230 acres beginning at Lyon Branch; thence to Hunting Quarter Swamp; to Hog Pen Branch”.

John had a Grist Mill on Hunting Quarter Swamp.  His will named

as executors his sons, 3-16 John Jr. and 3-20 Joseph.  It was witnessed by John Weathers, William Johnson and James (Banks?).  Surry Deed Book #7, Part 2, pg. 246.

 

     C.  4-2 Edward Pennington Sr. (s/o Thomas I) 1688-1727/28, of Lyons or Lawne’s Creek Parish in Surry County,  m. 1710 to Tabitha (Rowland?) or Rolland.  Edward was bequeathed his father’s homestead upon his mother’s death.  The will read “the plantation where I now do dwell with 230 acres beginning at the mouth of Pasture Branch; and running to Wyche’s Swamp Branch.”  The site would have been between the lands of Thomas II and John Sr.

After Edward’s death Tabitha m. (2) in 1729 to John New.  Edward’s will in Surry Deed Book #7, pg. 799 was witnessed by William W. Andrus or Andrews, a Lewis cousin, Thomas Hatly, and Nicholas Bush.  Presumably these were Pennington associates of Daniel Boone on the Clinch River. 

PP 2-2, pg. 12                                    

Many of Edward’s descendants moved about 1730 to Brunswick County

and then west into or over the mountains to NC, KY and TN.  Originally Surry County stretched from Isle of Wight westward indefinitely into the mountains, along Virginia’s southern border; while Rowan County Stretched adjacent to it along the northern border of NC.  In time Ashe and Wilkes Counties were created out of Rowan County while other counties surrounding today’s Pennington Gap were created out of Surry.

           

D.  THE JONES AND CHAPPELL FAMILIES

 

Perhaps two of the most dominant families who were allied to our Group 10 Penningtons were the James Jones family of Surry and the Thomas Chappell family of Prince George County.  They were neighbors living across the Upper Chippoakes Creek from each other.  Jones was Chappell’s father-in-law.

 

I. The Jones Family

           

a.) 1-1 Thomas Pennington I was the 2nd husband of Sarah (George) Lewis, while Sarah’s sister was the 1st wife of James Jones.  I think that may make Thomas Pennington a brother-in-law of James Jones.

            b.) James Jones was named executor of the estate of Christopher Lewis in Surry County 1673. James received land grants in Charles City County, later Prince George County, in 1663, 83, 84 and in 1702 in Surry County.  He died in Prince George in 1719 “at an advanced age”.  James took as his first wife the sister of Morgan, Christopher and my ancestor Thomas Lewis.  They had several children including:

            1.   Mary (Jones) Williams Darden, 1660-after 1772

2.      James Jones II abt 1674-1725 and others…… to be continued later:

James Jones II left a will in Prince George.  He m. Rebecca and they were the parents of 7 children including:

aa. James Jones III, abt 1692-1742

bb.  Robert Jones 1694-1775, Burgess for Surry County

cc.   David Jones, abt 1698-1752

dd.  John Jones, abt 1700-1743 whose godparents were Benjamin Roberts and Mary Jones.

ee.   Richard Jones 1703-1774, whose godparents were also Benjamin Roberts and Mary Jones

c.)The Rev. Richard Jones abt 1635-before 1691 and his wife Elizabeth lived in York County.  He was a friend of Matthew Hubbard, abt 1627-1667 of Skimino Plantation on Queen’s Creek in York County and probably was the brother of James Jones.  Rev. Richard Jones was mentioned in Gabriel Jones’ York County will.  Richard had at least 5 children:

1.      Rev. Richard Jones II abt 1660-1742 m. Mary (Judkins)

2.      Gabriel Jones of York County VA

3.      Robert Jones

4.      William Jones who left a will in Charles City County in 1718

5.      A daughter who m. Robert Hubbard II, Matthew’s brother.

d.)  James Jones III, called James Jr., abt 1692-1742, m. Sarah d/o Howell Edmunds of Sussex County VA and had 6 children including:

1. James Jones IV abt 1717-1772

2. Howell Jones abt 1720-1772

3.      Thomas Jones, abt 1730-1768

4.      Edmunds Jones, 1732-…., whose godparents in Albemarle Parish were the Rev. William Willie, James and Elizabeth Jones, and Sarah Chappell.

e.) Robert Jones, 1694-1775, s/o James II, was the Burgess for Surry County, m. Elizabeth, and had 8 children including:

1.Robert Jones Jr. 1718-1766, Attorney General of NC

2.David Jones, abt 1723-

3.John  Jones, 1726-….

4.Jesse Jones, abt 1728-1771

5.Abraham Jones, 1729-….  who owned much of the land in the town of Blandford, later Petersburg, VA.

f.)  David Jones, abt 1698-after 1752, also s/o James II who m. Susannah (Boisseau) probably d/o Holmes Boisseau and had 10 children including:

1. James Boisseau Jones, 1731-…. m. Anne (Gilliam)

                        2. David Jones 1734-…., m. Mary (Judkins)

3.John Jones, 1736

4.Holmes Jones, 1739-….

5.Susannah (Jones) 1740-…., whose godparents were James Jones, Bridget Tatum and Bridget Gee.

6.Elizabeth (Jones), 1745-…. whose godparents were Holmes and Sarah Boisseau and Elizabeth Barnes.

7.Robert Jones 1752-…. Whose godparents were William Eldridge, John Hay and Rebecca Jones.

            g.) Richard Jones 1703-1774, also s/o James II m. Anne (Hamilton), 1708-1774, d/o George Hamilton.  Richard and Anne were m. for about 50 years and died within a few days of each other.  They both left wills in Surry in 1774, and were the parents of 9 children including:

1.Richard Jones, Jr., 1725-1771

2.Robert (Rives?) Jones, abt 1729-

3.William Jones, abt 1731-

4.Anne (Jones) Cargill Eldridge

5.Col. John Jones, called “Hellcat Jones”, 1735-1803 of Brunswick County VA m. Elizabeth (Binn) or Benn of Accomack County. 

6. James Jones, abt 1740-….

                        7. (George?) Hamilton Jones, 1745-1781

h.) James Jones IV abt 1717-1772, s/o James III of High Hills near the city of Jarrett in Sussex County VA may have had 4 children:

1.Sara (Jones), 1750-

2. Benjamin Jones, 1753-

3.Thomas Jones, abt 1756-after 1774.

4.Priscilla (Jones), 1762-

i.) Robert Jones Jr., 1718-1766, became the Attorney General of NC.  He lived in  Northampton County NC.  Robert  m. (1) to Sarah Cobb and (2) to Mary Eaton.  This was a wealthy and politically allied family.  Sarah Cobb was related to the Allen family of “Bacon’s Castle” in Surry County.  Mary Eaton’s father was in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson.  Robert Jr. had several female descendants who married governors of NC.

j.) Jesse Jones, abt 1728-1771, from Petersburg, s/o Robert Jones,

Burgess for Surry County, had 4 children including:

1.      Peter Jones V, 1763-…. For whom the City of Petersburg was named.

2.  Mary (Jones) whose godparents were John Weathers and William and Elizabeth Nicholson in 1766.

k.)   James Boisseau Jones, 1731-…. s/o David Jones and Susannah (Boisseau), married Anne (Gilliam).  J. B. Jones was the godparent in 1768 for Richard Jones, Jr., s/o Richard Jones and Mary (Bird).

J. B. Jones and Anne had 6 children including:

1.Mary (Jones) 1769-…. whose godparents were Willet Roberts, Sarah Andrews and Lucretia Jones.

2.Benjamin Jones, 1772-…. of Brunswick whose godparents were Benjamin Roberts, William Lackey or Lakey and Mary Jones. 

Records in Wilkes County NC Deed Book #1, pg. 147 note that Benjamin Jones in 1791 sold 100 acres of land on the north side of the Yadkin River opposite Moravian Creek (near Reddies River) to William Smith for 200 pounds.  The deed was witnessed by Gage Lewis and James Fletcher.

 Benjamin Jones, Jesse Taylor, Benjamin Malone, 4-103 Zack Pennington and Anthony Bennett witnessed a deed in 1792 from 3-15 Benjamin Pennington Sr. for 450 acres on the east side of Foxes Ferry Road in Brunswick to Joel Lambert.

            William Lackey was an ancestor of Lakey (Lawson) Pennington but I am not sure how.

            The Pennington-Chambers feud in Scott and Campbell Counties in eastern TN occurred in 1846.  We learn from Group 15 & 26 notes that William Pennington of Group 26 in Whitley County KY had 2 sons who married 2 sisters.

1.)Fielding Pennington m. Elizabeth (Chambers) d/o William Thomas Chambers of Scott County TN.  Their son was William Thomas Pennington, 1841-…., (of Group 15).

2.)George W. Pennington m. Lakey (Chambers) whose son was Thomas Chambers Pennington, m. Lakey (Lawson).  They were the parents of Lakey Chambers (Pennington). 

 

            There are so many mutually named Penningtons in Groups 10, 15 & 26 that one might suspect that they were part of the same Group.  I cannot, however, place Group 15’s William Thomas Pennington anywhere on our Group 10 tree.  Their William Pennington of Whitley County KY was apparently mistaken for   Group 10’s 4-35 William Thomas Pennington, 1753-after 1830.    PP 26-2, pg.12

The Wheeler and Dunn families were in all three Pennington Groups.

 

The Group 10 Line of 3-14 James Pennington and Drury Malone moved from western NC to Maury County TN in the early 1800s and then some went to Clarksville, Ark.

 

l.)   John Jones, 1736-…. s/o David Jones m. Mary Judkins, had 6 children including:

            1.Sarah Judkins ( Jones), whose godparents were Thomas Dunn , Jr., and Sarah and Lucy Judkins.

2.Richard Jones, whose godparents were Nathaniel Green, Sarah Judkins and Eldridge Jones. 

3.John Jones, Jr. 1755-…., whose godparents were Mathew Parham, Martha Woodward and John Malone.

                                    PP 26-1, pg. 87 relates that “the first settlements made in Lawrence County TN, formerly Maury County, were on the Big Buffalo River near “Pennington’s Old Mill”, at the crossing of that stream by the Columbia and Waynesboro Turnpike, in 1815.  Group 10’s descendants and those of Group 4, 7, 8, 11 and maybe 15 & 26 were also among the early settlers in central TN.  Our’s settled in Trenton in Gibson County and in Humboldt County and their’s in Sparta in White County.

                                    Micajah Benejah Pennington had the “Old Mill”.  PP 29-1, pg. 32

 

m.)  Richard Jones, Jr. abt 1725-1771, s/o Richard Jones and Anne (Hamilton) had     10 children named in his 1771 Sussex County will, including:

1.Howell Jones, 1760-1772 whose godparents were James Jones, Elizabeth Myrick, and Lawrence Gibbons.  The Myrick and Gibbons families were also connected with Group 7’s Murrell family. 

2.Anne (Jones) 1762-…., whose godparents were Solomon Graves, Sarah Avery and Elizabeth Barnes.  The Pennington/Graves family moved from Cabin Point in Surry to Pennington Bend in Nashville, TN..

3.Martha Myrick (Jones), 1768-….

 

n.)William Jones, abt 1731-…., also s/o Richard Jones, m. Mary (Thrower) and became the parents of Lucretia (Jones) in 1751 whose godparents were Sarah Bird and Thomas and Phoebe Thrower.

o.) Hamilton Jones, abt 1745-1781, s/o Richard  Jones, who m. Jacobina Willie, d/o the Rev. William Willie, pastor of Albemarle Parish, and his wife Elizabeth.

Hamilton’s twin sons in 1775 who were:

1.Willie Jones and

2.Nathaniel Jones whose godparents were William Dunn, and George & Martha Rives.

p.) Thomas Jones, abt 1684 – 1755/57 of Cumberland County VA m. Mary Mitchell.  Their children included:  Thomas Jones II, abt 1706-…., Repps Jones, John Robert Jones, Priscilla Jones, Edward Jones, plus maybe Lucretia, Elizabeth and Samuel Jones, 1720-1775 of Rowan County NC.

                        These Joneses were related to the Tanner, Waller, Branch, Archer, Scott and Lockett families of central VA, north of the James River; and perhaps to Group 7’s Flanary, Gee and Bugg families in the area around Pennington and Cumberland Gap in southwestern VA.

q.) Thomas Jones, s/o James Jones IV is recorded in “Petersburg’s Story” written by James Scott and Edward Wyatt IV, as a trustee in 1762 for the City of Petersburg along with Henry Walker, Col William Eaton, Robert Bolling, John Banister and others. 

James Jones’ son-in-law, Thomas Chappell II, m. Joan (Banister) d/o of Lt. John Banister.  The Bannister family built “Battersea” plantation in Petersburg and had a descendant, Col. John Bannister, who became the first mayor of Petersburg.

           

r.)     Yet another Thomas Jones, abt 1750-…., of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg

Counties VA participated in closing the estate of 4-54 Philip Pennington, 1755-1803, my ancestor.  Philip named his son, 162 Jones 5 Pennington, abt 1790-…..  He also had a daughter who was 166 Peggy 5 (Pennington) Hubbard and a granddaughter, Frances Ann 6 (Pennington) who m. Thomas F. Jones, abt 1794.

Lewis Jones and A. A. Middagh witnessed in 1859 the will of 5-166. Peggy’s husband, Capt. Ralph Hubbard from the war of 1812.

 

II.) The Chappell or Capel and Cocke Families

 

            a.)  The Allen line from Bacon’s Castle came to an end when  their daughter married William Cocke.

b.)    As previously noted, James Jones of  Prince George was the brother-in-law of Thomas Pennington I.  James was also the father of several children, including/continued:

 

3.      Elizabeth (Jones) Chappell Taylor, my ancestor, abt 1670-…., m. (1) to Thomas Chappell III or Capel, and (2) to Thomas Taylor.

 Elizabeth and Thomas Chappell had 4 sons:

aa.   Robert Chappell abt 1690-1724

   bb.Thomas Chappell IV, abt 1692-…. m. Hannah (Hunnicutt) d/o one of the most zealous Quakers in Surry County.  After Chappell’s marriage Thomas IV also became a prominent Quaker missionary in the mountains of VA, NC & TN.

cc.   James Chappell, 1694-1769, my ancestor,  m. Elizabeth (Briggs) whose dau. became Rebecca (Chappell) Northington

dd.  Samuel Chappell, 1696-1748/49 whose son was Benjamin Chappell.

 

4.Hannah (Jones) Cocke abt 1675-…. m. William Cocke of Surry and had 8 children including:

aa. Daniel Cocke, 1662-….whose godparents were James Cocke, Moses Williams and Wincy Hutchens.

bb.Twins, Thomas and James Cocke in 1664

cc.William Cocke 1666…. whose godparents were John and James Cocke and Susannah Henry

dd.Twins, John and Anna Cocke in 1670, whose godparents were James Cocke, Joshua and Amy King, Anna Wrenn and David Graves

ee. Joel Cocke 1675-…., whose godmother was Drucilla King

 

    5. Rebecca (Jones) Cocke, abt 1679-…., had 10 children, mostly daughters, who became: 

aa. Mary (Mrs. William Briggs) 1713-

bb.Capt. William Cocke,  abt 1715-1764, Indian Scout

cc. Reuben Cocke abt 1720-1764 of NC m. Anne

dd. Sarah (Mrs. Henry Mitchell) abt 1723-… , the mother of Reuben Mitchell who m. 4-65 Anna (Pennington) of Chatham County NC in 1783, from  Modell Burt’s line of Group 10 Penningtons.

ee. James Cocke, 1727-

ff. Elizabeth (Mrs. John Tomlinson) abt 1730-

gg. Rebecca (Mrs. James Andrews), abt 1733-

hh. Susannah (Mrs. Michael Hill), abt 1735-

ii.Hannah (Mrs. William Gary), abt 1738-

c. Capt. William Cocke became an Indian scout for Daniel Boone in the Ohio country and the mountains of VA.  Descendants of the Chappell, Cocke, Cole, Gist and Moore families were probably with Daniel Boone in 1775 as he cut the Wilderness Trail over the mountains at Cumberland Gap.  PP 29-1, pg. 49.  Later the William Cocke family was among some of the 80 settlers who made their homes in Boonesboro, KY near Lexington. 

            One of William’s descendants may have been William Cocke, who became the first Representative to the US Congress when TN was made a state.

Capt. William Cocke abt 1715-1764 m. Elizabeth and had several children including:

1. Sarah (Cooke), 1744-…. whose godparents were David Jones,

Elizabeth Shands and Anne Cook.

2.Forster or Foster Cooke, 1747-…. whose godparents were Benjamin Rives, and John & Frances Rives

3.Henry Cooke, 1749-…. whose godparents were J. B. Jones, Phoebe Mason and Joseph Goodwynne or Godwyn.

4.Christopher Cocke, whose godparents were William Stewart, James Cocke and Elizabeth Clifton in 1756.

 

E. The Bird Family

 3-23 EDMON PENNINGTON 1715-abt 1743 m. abt 1740 to Sarah (Bird?) d/o Richard Bird and Sarah (Jones?) of Sussex, and probably the granddaughter of John Bird, the bricklayer, of Accomack County VA.

            Edmon’s son was 4-109 WILLIAM WILLIE PENNINGTON 1741-…., who moved in 1816 to Carter County KY and then maybe to White County TN.  William was named for the Rev. William Willie of Albemarle Parish.  His godparents were Capt. William Cocke, Timothy Ezell Jr. or Zill and Elizabeth Willie, the pastor’s wife.

PP 1-1, pg. 2 may link 4-109 William Willie Pennington of Group 10 with Joshua Pennington of Group 4.  The 2 men may have been recorded together in the White County TN Court Minutes and the White County Tax List.  William Pennington was older than Joshua and may have been the first settler in Pennington Point, Illinois in 1828.  PP 1-1. pg. 3.  Cyrus Walker is supposed to have named the district in 1843 for a William Pennington, first resident of that district.  Walker Cemetery is located at Pennington Point.

F. The Stewart, Steward, or Stuart Family

a.) A number of Stewarts or Stewards from Surry County went to live in Lee, Wise, Russell and Patrick Counties of VA in the early 18th century not far from today’s Pennington Gap, where their surname was more often spelled in the Scottish manner as “Stuart”. 

b.) John Stewart, 1748-1777,  and Nicholas Gist were 2 young men who built tiny cabins on either side of Daniel Boone’s home at “The Forks” of the Yadkin River in NC.  John Stewart and Daniel Boone later served together on a military expedition in Florida. 

c.) John’s parents moved from VA to NC.  He may have been the brother of William Stewart of Sussex whose wife was Mary (Shands).  William and Mary’s children are recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register:

1.Thomas Stewart 1752-…. whose godparents were Mathew Wynne and Jane Williams, from my Chappell family

2.Charles Stewart, 1757-…. whose godparents were the Rev. William Willie and Isaac Mason

3.Elizabeth (Stewart) 1762-….whose godparents were William Weathers and Frances and Anne Stewart.

4.Charlotte (Stewart), 1763-….whose godparents were Henry Mitchell, Sally Ogburn or Osborn and Amy Shands.

d.)  In 1764 John Stewart became the 1st husband of  Group 4’s Hannah (Boone).   John and Hannah were the parents of 4 daughters PP 1-1, pg 21 and pg. 31:

                        1. Sarah (Stewart), 1765-…. m. John Osborn of Montgomery County VA.

2.Mary (Stewart) 1766-…. m. Solomon Osborn of Montgomery County   VA

3.Rachel (Stewart) 1768-…. m. James King

4.Ann (Stewart) 1770-…. m. James Lewis

e.) A younger John Stewart was the probable nephew of Group 4’s John Stewart as well as the s/o William and Mary Stewart.  He m. in 1754 Sussex to 4-72 Lucretia  (Pennington), d/o 3-16 John Pennington, Jr. and their children were:

1.)  5-216 William B. Steward (Jr.?), whose godparents were William and Selah Stewart and Thomas Ogburn and who moved in 1819 to Greene County GA, and then to Alabama.

2.)  5-217 Elizabeth (Steward) Gilliam of Weakly County TN m. Gray Gilliam in 1795.

3.) 5-218 Frederick P.(ennington?) Stuart who m. Cassandra (Jones) and lived in Logan County KY.

f.) William Stewart and Sarah (Chappell) Northington were godparents of Peter Hood, Sarah Hood’s brother.  4-35 William Thomas Pennington 1753-abt1810, of Group 10 m. in 1776 to Elizabeth (Northington) d/o Nathan Northington and Rebecca (Chappell) of Brunswick County.  PP 1-1, pg. 3

            Another William Thomas Pennington of Group 15 was b. 1784 in NC.

g.)William and Mary Stewart and Lucy Dunn were godparents in 1746 for Mary (Bird).  William and Mary Stewart and Elizabeth Dance or Dansey were godparents in 1758 for  4-83 Mary (Wrenn) d/o of Thomas Wrenn and 3-17  Hannah  (Pennington).  William Stewart, and Rebecca (Pare) Pennington, Ephriam King and Charles Williams were godparents in 1758 for William and James Pare, twin sons of William Pare Jr.  William Stewart, John Speed, a Pennington/Jones cousin, and Susannah Hunt, a Pennington/Macon cousin, were godparents in 1770 for James Speed who m. Elizabeth Macon.    PP 26-1, pg. 68.

            h.) In the winter of 1777-78 John Stewart and Daniel Boone went on a long hunting trip along the boundary between NC and VA, but only Daniel returned home.  It was later determined that John Stewart had been killed by the Indians.

H. Daniel Boone and Group 4 Penningtons

a.)I have not done any personal research on Group 4 Penningtons or the Stewart family.  Instead I have relied on publications and references by others noted in  the Pennington Pedigrees.  These references however, do not always agree with each other so I take no responsibility for their accuracy.  The notes that follow were taken from:

1.“Daniel Boone, The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer” by John Mack Faragher, 1992, map on pg. 40

2.Bob Sloan’s maps on page 5 & 7, PP 10-2.

3.“Hannah Boone and Her Descendants” by Bess L. Hawthorne 1960

 

4  “Pennington Family of North Carolina and Kentucky” by Duane Wilson, PP 30-1, pg. 57.

 

5.“Some Descendants of Ephriam Pennington of Rowan County North Carolina” by Marvin T. Jones, PP 30-1, pg. 61

 

            6 “Daniel Pennington and Esther Frailey, 1781-1865” by J. Nell (Beck) Truitt, PP 30-1, pg. 23.

b.) Following Braddock’s defeat in 1755 a young Daniel Boone returned to “The Forks of the Yadkin River” to build a home between Squire Boone’s Station and Bryan’s Settlement.  From there a trail led across the mountains into VA to Moore’s Fort where a mature Lt. Col. Daniel Boone was later was made the commandant. See map on pg. 40 of “Daniel Boone, etc.”

c.)    It was about 1760 that Edward Dobbs organized a company of Frontiersmen to defend the newly arrived settlers.  He built a little stockade called Fort Waddell on the south side of the Yadkin River and placed  Maj. Hugh Waddell in charge.  Daniel Boone served at Fort Waddell as a sharpshooter and teamster.  Later he made his home about 10 miles northwest of Salisbury, NC and later moved to higher ground along the Watauga River.

 

d.)Ashe and Wilkes Counties were located in the far northwest corner of NC.

They were created out of Rowan County in the early 1750s.  The Boone family and Group 4 Penningtons were apparently friends of our Group 10 Penningtons there, and sometimes may have even intermarried, but were not necessarily otherwise related.  Squire Boone and James Carter were named Justices of the Peace in the new Ashe and Wilkes Counties.

e.)  Squire Boone m. in 1720 to Sarah (Morgan) and they moved abt 1745 from PA to western NC.  Squire opened a “Pubick House” and a grist mill on his plantation located on a tributary of The Yadkin just upstream from  “The Forks”.  PP 30-2, pg. 23 and PP 26-2, pg. 72.    Their children included:

 

1.The famous Daniel Boone 1734-…. who m. in 1756 to Rebecca (Bryan) the d/o Morgan Bryan, a Welsh Quaker.  They had a son, Daniel Morgan Boone and a dau. Jemima (Boone), 1762-…., who m. Jeremiah Smith.

 

2. Jonathan Boone, abt 1738-…., who m. Mary (Carter), d/o James Carter

The 3 families, Boone, Bryan and Carter became a powerful family connection in the area.

 

3. Hannah (Boone), 1746-1828,  m. twice; (1) in 1764 to John Stewart and

(2) in 1777 to Richard Pennington 1748-1813 of Group 4.  Hannah (Boone) Stewart Pennington lived to be 81 years old and was interred in the graveyard of Old Mulkey Meeting House near Thompkinsville, KY.   Hannah & Richard had several children including:

 

aa. Joshua Pennington Sr., 1778-1868, m. (1) in 1806 to Polly (Gist), d/o William Gist and (2) in 1844 to Sarah (Howard).  The family lived in Sparta in White County TN and then in McMinnville, TN  PP 10-2, pg. 57 and PP 30-1, pg. 57  Joshua’s son was Richard Pennington 1809-…., a County Road Commissioner who once lived at the headwaters of the Reddies River in Wilkes County NC.

 

bb .John Stewart Pennington, 1784-1859, m. in 1807 to Jemima (Houser), d/o Nicholas and Jane Houser.  They lived at Pennington Point, in Industry Township of McDonough County, IL and then in Monroe County KY.  The Albemarle Parish Register records the Houser surname as:  House, Housman or Hauser.  John Housman, Elizabeth Wheeler and Thomas Weathers were the godparents in 1743 for John Sturdivant of Surry.  The Sturdivant family were neighbors and close friends of Thomas Pennington.  The Wheeler family were in-laws of Patrick Henry in Winston-Salem, NC and Henryville, TN, once known as Pennington, TN.

 

            John Stewart Pennington had 13 children including:

1.Nicholas Hauser Pennington 1808-1834

2.Thomas Jefferson Pennington 1810-1875 whose son, Thomas Jefferson Pennington Jr. m. Deuana (Henry)

3.Hannah Boone (Pennington) 1812-1857 m. William Bird Pile 1811-1904 of Sedan, KS.  Their Photograph can be seen on page 66 of PP 1-3.

4.Richard Pennington, 1814-1891 m. Delila (Shannon)

5.Abigail (Pennington), 1816-1899 m. William Gist Jr.

6.Esther (Pennington), 1820-1905 m. in 1854 to Benjamin Marshall.  The Marshall, Osborn and Lockett families were related to Chief Justice John Marshall and to Patrick Henry.

7.Joshua Jordan Pennington, 1828-1838

                                                            PP 10-1, pg. 10

 

f.) Daniel Boone Pennington, 1781-1865, of Line Creek, in Monroe County KY m. 1805 to Esther (Frailey) 1788-1854,d/o Christian Frailey and Elizabeth (Harding) of Augusta County VA.  Esther’s family lived in the Boonesborough, KY region with some of the Cocke and Chappell families. 

 

In 1778 Christian Frailey served as a Pvt. in Capt. Dickey’s Company of Cumberland Militia  PP 2-2, pg. 55.  Of special interest to our Chappell family was a genealogy “Chappell, Dickie and Kindred Families, 1635-1900” by Philip E. Chappell of Kansas City, MO.  A copy was in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in the 1940s.  It contained notes on our Chappell family.

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The Harding and Bryan families were friends of our Group 10 Penningtons in Surry County in the 17th century.  Later the Group 4 family and some of our Group 10 family lived in Henryville in Scott County TN where Ruth Dickey’s Group 8 family also lived.

 

            g.)Daniel Boone Pennington’s son was Squire Boone Pennington, 1806-…. M. Martha (Gist) in 1832 and lived near Thompkinsville, KY.  Their children included:

1.Benjamin Charpel or Chappell Pennington 1833-…. 

2. Nicholas Houser Pennington, 1834-1928 who m. (1)Elizabeth Whitson and (2) Polly Estep.

3.William Gist Pennington, 1837-

4.Daniel Boone Pennington, 1842-

5.Joseph Frailey Pennington, 1852-

 

h.)Abigail (Pennington), 1787-1840, granddaughter of Hannah (Boone), m. Jonathan Moore.  It is thought that his immigrant ancestor may have been another Jonathan Moore of Shenandoah County VA who came from Scotland.  Later a younger Jonathan m. Synthia (George) of Group 10 and lived in Barren County KY. 

PP 26-2, pg. 37& 40.

 

i.)Col. John Floyd, Capt. William Cocke, Col. John Todd, William Bailey Smith and the Mendenhall family were friends of Daniel Boone in KY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERATION NO. 3

 

(3-7) THOMAS PENNINGTON III  (s/o Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1713-1762, of Sussex County VA and maybe Giles County TN, m. 1733 to Martha (Pare), niece of William and Rebecca Pare.

 

Fourth Generation children of Thomas III and Martha were:

 

4-30 Faitha (Pennington), 1734-1797, of Surry

4-31 Mary (Pennington) (Mitchell?), 1736-1797, of Surry

4-32 Howell Pennington, 1741/42-abt 1819, of Mecklenburg County VA m. Margaret

4-33 Joel Pennington, 1744-after 1810, of Dinwiddie County VA

4-34 Rebecca (Pennington) 1747-abt 1830, of Surry

4-35 William Thomas Pennington, 1753-abt 1830, of Brunswick County VA.

 

(3-8) Maybe JANE (PENNINGTON), LONGBOTTOM HUTCHENS, 1714-…., (maybe  d/o Moses 2, Thomas 1) m. (1) William Longbottom, but seems to have had no children and (2) to Francis Hutchens whose Fourth Generation children were:

             

                        4-37 Frederick Hutchens, 1741-…., of Surry m. 1781 Anne (Larke) of Lunenburg

                        4-38 Mary (Hutchens), 1745-…., of Surry

                        4-39 Arthur Hutchens, 1748-…., of Surry

 

3-9 WILLIAM PENNINGTON  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1715-1784 of Brunswick County VA, m. abt 1737 to Mary.

 

Fourth Generation children of William and Mary were:

 

4-40 Elizabeth (Pennington) Collier, abt 1738-1784, of Brunswick

4-41 Sack Pennington, abt 1740-1788/95, of Brunswick

4-42 Lucy  (Pennington) Bugg, 1742-1801, of Giles County TN

4-43 Sarah (Pennington) Warren Holmes, 1746-…., of Brunswick

 

3-10 EDWARD PENNINGTON (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1716-1753, of St. Andrew’s Parish in Brunswick County died unmarried.   

 

3-11 Maybe DAVID PENNINGTON (maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1), 1717-1783 of Brunswick m. abt 1735 to Susannah (Holmes), d/o Boisseau Holmes.

 

Fourth Generation son of David & Susannah was:

4-44 (John?) Holmes Pennington, 1737-….

 

(3-12).  MARY (PENNINGTON) WALKER  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1720-1797 of Brunswick County m. William Walker

 

Fourth Generation dau. of William & Mary was:

 

                        4-45 Mary (Walker), abt 1747-…..

 

3-13 JOHN GEORGE PENNINGTON  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1722-1797 of Mecklenburg County VA m. abt 1758 to Martha (Smith), d/o John & Paulina Smith.

 

Fourth generation children of John George & Martha were:

 

4-46  David Pennington, abt 1760-1807 of Mecklenburg m. Selah (Smith)

4-47  William Pennington, abt 1763-1806, of  Lunenburg County.

4-48  John Pennington abt 1764-…., of Mecklenburg

4-49  Martha  (Pennington) Harper, abt 1765-1860 of Brunswick County

4-50  Sukey or Susan (Pennington) Nash, abt 1766-….,  of Mecklenburg

4-51  Jane or Jennie (Pennington) Connell, abt 1769-…., of  Mecklenburg.

4-52 Ann Marshall (Pennington) Oslin, 1771-1863 of Mecklenburg m.     1800 Isaac Oslin

 

3-14  JAMES PENNINGTON, my ancestor,  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1725-1803 of Mecklenburg County m. abt 1750  Mary (Smith) also d/o John & Paulina Smith.

 

Fourth generation children of James & Mary were:

 

4-53 Pvt. James Pennington Jr., 1753-1833 of Jefferson County KY 

4-54 Philip Pennington, my ancestor, abt 1755-1803 of Mecklenburg

4-55 Ensign Henry Pennington, abt 1756-after 1811 of Wake County NC

4-57 Faitha (Pennington) Nance, abt 1760-…., of Mecklenburg.

4-58 Mary (Pennington), abt 1764-…. of Albemarle County VA

4-59 Lucy (Pennington) Smith, abt 1768-…., of  Mecklenburg County m.   1795 to Ichabod Smith.

4-60 John Thomas Pennington, abt 1773-after 1810 of Albemarle County VA

           

 

3-15 BENJAMIN PENNINGTON  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1727/29-1803, of Lanesville in Harrison County Indiana, m. abt 1742 to Lucy (Bailey) d/o Walter Bailey of Surry.

 

            Fourth generation children of Benjamin & Lucy were:

 

4-62 Benjamin Pennington Jr., 1743-1788 of Lincoln County KY

4-63 Lt. Edward Pennington, abt 1745-1815 of Mercer County KY.

4-64 Anna  (Pennington) Mitchell, 1746-1845, of Chatham County NC –4-65 Robert Pennington, 1749-after 1793, of  NC

(3-16)  JOHN PENNINGTON, JR.  (John 2, Thomas 1) abt 1715-1764 of Brunswick m. abt 1739 to Anne (Andrews).

 

Fourth generation children of John Jr. & Anne were:

 

4-66 Jesse Pennington, 1740-1754, of Brunswick

4-67 Lucy  (Pennington) (Newsom?), 1741-…., of Hillsborourgh, NC

4-68 Lewis  or Aris Pennington, 1743-…., of Brunswick

4-69 Sarah  (Pennington), 1746-

4-70 Mary  (Pennington), 1748-

4-71 Frederick  Pennington, 1751-…., of Sussex m. (Elizabeth Reece?)

4-72 Lucretia  (Pennington) or Celia, 1755-…., m. 1774 John Stewart s/o William Stewart & Mary (Shands) of Lowdes County, AL.

 

3-17 HANNAH (PENNINGTON) WRENN,  (John 2, Thomas 1) abt 1718-1764, m.  1742 to Thomas Wrenn Jr. of Albemarle County VA:

 

Fourth generation children of Thomas Jr. & Hannah were:

 

4-73 Hannah (Wrenn), 1743/44-….,  m. Henry Porch or Poach

4-74 Sarah (Wrenn), 1747-before 1793, m. Issac Jesse Bendall from Middlesex County England.

4-75 Anna (Wrenn), 1750-….of Albemarle County VA, m. 1768 James Porch.

4-76 Nathaniel or Nathan Wrenn, 1752-…, of Albemarle County VA.

4-77 Hulda (Wrenn), 1755-….,  m. 1773 Amos Adams from Albemarle County 

      4-78 Mary (Wrenn) called “Mollie”, 1758-…., of Albemarle

4-79 Jesse Wrenn, 1763-1810/20 of Albemarle County.

 

3-18 SARAH (PENNINGTON) WRENN,  (John 2, Thomas 1) abt 1720-before 1793 of Albemarle County VA m. Joseph Wrenn.

 

                        Fourth generation children of Sarah and Joseph were:

 

                        4-80 Howell Wrenn, 1750-1752 of Albemarle County

                        4-81 Joseph Wrenn, 1752-

                        4-82 Moses Wrenn, 1753-

                        4-83 Elias Wrenn, 1755-

                        4-84 another Howell Wrenn, 1757-

 

3-19-a.  Maybe DAVID PENNINGTON,  abt 1722-1783, (maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1) of the Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC, m. (1) abt 1755 to Lydia (Gilliam) and (2) 1783 Ursula (Byrd) who later became the widow of John Carter.  The family moved 1772/79 to Anson County and then Stanly County NC.    PP 3—2, pg. 16.

 

            Fourth Generation Children of David & Lydia Pennington were:

 

4-85 Leah (Pennington), 1755-…., of Anson County NC

4-86 Mary (Tabitha ?) (Pennington), 1758-…., of Anson County NC m. Eli Boggs or Bugg

4-87 Pvt. Kinchen Pennington, 1759-1840/50, of Montgomery County NC

4-88 Edward Pennington, called Ned, 1763-…., of Montgomery County NC

4-89 Nelson Pennington, 1767-

4-90 Tempe (Pennington) 1769-

 

 3-19-b. Maybe MOSES PENNINGTON, 1725-1765 ( John 2, Thomas 1) of Brunswick County VA m. abt 1757 to Lucy …. who survived him until 1783. 

 

            Fourth Generation Children of Moses & Lucy were:

 

                        4-91 Sarah (Gilliam) Pennington, 1760

                        4-92 David Pennington, 1763-1832 of Sussex m. Sally (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield)

4-93 Jane Green (Pennington), 1765-

 

 

3-20. JOSEPH PENNINGTON,  (John 2 Thomas 1) abt 1728-1766 of Sussex County VA m.  abt 1751 to Elizabeth (Pennington)

 

Fourth Generation children of Joseph & Elizabeth were:

 

4-96 David Pennington, 1753-1783, of Montgomery County NC m. Nancy (Harris) d/o Arthur Harris & Elizabeth (Edwards)   PP 2-2. pg. 17

4-97 Frederick Pennington, 1755-abt 1806, of Sussex m. 1786 Ann (Williamson)

4-98 Rebecca  (Pennington), 1758-

4-99 John Pennington, 1760-1823, of Sussex whose godparents were Andrew Troughton and Elizabeth Stevens

4-100 Mary (Pennington) Tucker, 1763-…, of Sussex

4-101 Elizabeth (Pennington), 1766-….,  of Sussex m. 1781 John Meredith 

4-102 Edward Pennington, 1768-…., of  Montgomery County NC.

 

 

3-21 EDWARD PENNINGTON, JR., (Edward 2, Thomas 1), 1711-…., of Brunswick

 

 Fourth Generation son of Edward Jr. was:

 

4-103  Zachariah Pennington called “Zach”.

 

3-22    JOHN PENNINGTON, called “the carpenter” because there were two other John Penningtons- John Sr. & John Jr.- living in Sussex at the time,  (Edward 2, Thomas 1), 1713-1764/66 m. abt 1738 to Mary (Pare), niece of William & Rebecca Pare.

 

Fourth generation children of John the carpenter & Mary were:

 

4-104 Agnes (Pennington) Johnson, 1739-1810 of Sussex

4-105 Joshua Pennington, 1741-before 1760, died unmarried.

4-106 Marcus Pennington, 1744-…., of Sussex

4-107 Sarah (Pennington), abt 1750-…, m. Joshua Moss, s/o Henry & Susanna Moss.

4-108 Rebeckah (Pennington), abt 1752-…., of Sussex

 

            The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg County records John “The Carpenter’s” household with 7 whites and no blacks.

 

3-23 EDMON PENNINGTON, (Edward 2, Thomas 1), 1715-abt 1743, of Sussex m. abt 1740 to Sarah (Bird?) d/o Richard Bird & Sarah (Jones?)

 

Fourth generation son of Edmon & Sarah was:

 

4-109 William Willie Pennington, 1741-…., of Carter County KY m. abt 1793 to Elizabeth  (Pennington).

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END NOTES AND REFERENCES FOR GENERATION NO. 3                                   

 

By the mid 18th century almost all of the 3rd generation of Group Ten Penningtons had left Surry & Sussex Counties and moved west into the new counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick and Lunenburg.

 

            The Pennington land in Mecklenburg seems to have been located near the Brunswick County line, but I do not know its exact location.

 

            The Hubbard property was located closeby in Brunswick, and I know its exact location for my maternal grandmother, Delia (Hubbard) Lewis owned the farm until 1940 and I used to visit there with her.  It was near today’s city of Broadnax, the Railroad Station was in Skelton and their mail was collected at LaCross, VA.  The Hubbard homestead is gone, but I have snapshots of it dating from the 1930s.  No gravestones remain to mark the site.

 

   

3-7.  THOMAS PENNINGTON, III,  (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1713-1762 of of Sussex and maybe Giles County TN m. 1733 to Mary (Pare) d/o William & Rebecca Pare.  Thomas III left a will in Sussex County Will Book A, 1751-57, pg. 67.  It was witnessed by Col. Howell Briggs, and Gray Briggs, Chappell cousins. 

      Thomas III was bequeathed 150 acres of land adjacent to his father’s homestead but he moved to Brunswick sometime before 1744.  That was the year that Jacob Warrick was recorded as receiving 1000 acres in Brunswick on the south side of the Notoway River adjoining the land of Thomas III.  He was shown on the 1748 Voters List of Brunswick as well as in the Virginia State Papers, Vol. 6, pg. 97.

      As the eldest son, Thomas III should have become the “legatee-at-law” for the estate of his unmarried brother (3-10) Edward Pennington in 1752.  Edward left a will in which he made minor bequests to his mother and all of his siblings –

including (3-15) Benjamin Pennington, who was called by name in the will.  William      was bequeathed the bulk of Edward’s estate on condition that he care for his mother in his home for the rest of her life.  When the Will was entered for probate Thomas III did not contest his brother’s will, and so it was probated as Edward directed. 

      Thomas III, Elizabeth Grantham and Robert Seat were godparents in Albemarle Parish of Surry County in1739 for William Judkins, s/o William & Catherine Judkins.  THOMAS III, Elizabeth Rose and Elizabeth Adams were godparents in 1745 for Mary (Rachael).

 

 

3-8    There was a JANE (PENNINGTON) LONGBOTTOM HUTCHENS, 1714-…., in Surry but her parents are unknown.  (Maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)  Green may have been her mother’s maiden name. 

 

Chronology and the close connection of the Judkins descendants with my Chappell, Northington, and Cocke families suggest that Jane belongs here in the 3rd generation rather than in the 2nd generation as JFMF advises.

    

            Jane’s first husband, William Longbottom,  apparently died young, leaving no descendants.  Her 2nd husband was Francis Hutchens, the twin brother of Martha (Hutchens) in 1714.  

 

(A.)  THE HUTCHENS, HUTCHINS OR HUDGENS FAMILIES

 

In 1731 William and Anne Hutchens and Sarah (Bird) were godparents for Sarah Hood, a Chappell cousin.  In 1741 William and Ann Hutchens were godparents for

(3-16) John Pennington, Jr.  In 1753 Lucy Hutchens was the godchild of Ruth Warrick.

Francis Hutchens, Sarah Hern or Horn and Sarah Long were godparents for Susannah (Hood) in 1756.

 

      Lewis and Winefred Hutchens had 2 daughters, Prissillian, born in 1663 and Betty in 1665.  Wincy or Winefred Hutchens, James Cocke and Moses Williams, another Chappell cousin, were godparents in 1662 for Daniel Cocke.

 

      Francis Hutchens, and Matthew & Mary Hubbard were godparents for (4-32) Howell Pennington.  Howell’s 1738 will named Ann (Harper) who m. in 1811 to Emanuel Hundley Hudgens.

 

 

3-9    WILLAIM PENNINGTON, abt 1715-1784 (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. abt 1738 to Mary.  He inherited 100 acres on Stokes Mill Swamp in Surry but later lived in Brunswick on the south side of Taylor’s Creek and Bennit’s Branch, adjoining the land of Peter Brewer, William Finch and Meredith and David Moss.  William was noted on the 1748 Voters List of Brunswick.

 

William provided supplies for the Continental Army in 1782 during the Revolutionary War and received a Bounty Warrant.  Tyler’s Quarterly, Vol. 6, pg. 112.

 

He was recorded numerous times in Brunswick and Mecklenburg buying or selling land:

  a. 1736 Henry Chidley deeded 240 acres on the south side of the Maherrin River in Brunswick to William Pennington.  Brunswick Deed & Will Book I, pg. 288 and  PP 2-1, pg. 1.

       b. 1769 William Pennington & wife Mary to Peter Tatum in Brunswick.  (4-41) Sack Pennington was witness. 

Mecklenburg Order Book entries included:

         c. 1771 William Pennington to (4-32) Howell Pennington of Sussex.  Peter Tatum was witness.

         d. 1776 William Pennington to John Brown, land adjoining (3-14) James Pennington.

e.       1777 William Pennington to Howell Collier, his son-in-law

f.        1778 William Pennington and Jean Ezell or Zill to (4-55) Henry Pennington

g.       1780 William Pennington to William Rainey

h.       1781  (4-41) Sack Pennington to James Handley, land adjoining William Pennington’s land.  (3-10) Edward Pennington was witness.

i.         1782 William Pennington, planter of Brunswick, to Lefer Morris.  (4-41) Sack Pennington was witness.

j.        1782 Peter Thompson to William Pennington, land adjoining (3-13) John George Pennington’s land. 

 

                  The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg County shows William’s household of 4 whites and 3 blacks.  At one time William may have owned as many as 13 slaves according to the Personal Property Tax Roll in 1787.   PP 8-2, pg.. 21 

 

      With the inheritance of his brother’s estate (3-9) William became a man of some wealth.  The administration of William Pennington’s will in 1784 Brunswick County, Will Book No. 3, 1751-69, pg. 73 and Will Book No. 2, pg. 259 and Will Book No. 5 pg. 554 required a bond of 1000 pounds which was provided by Ebbin Sanders, John Ward and James Parrish.  The will was witnessed by my ancestor, John Hubbard, 1763-1827, (Capt.?) James Marshall, Jesse F. Osling, Richard Meanly and Joseph Williams, Chappell cousin.  It was proven in Brunswick Court by Justices of the Peace, Enoch George, Edward Sanders, James Macon and James Bass.  (4-41) Sack Pennington was named executor.  The will mentioned (5-117) Benjamin Bugg, a grandson.

       “History of Southern Families” Vol. 4, by Boddie in 1960  

 

 

3-10.       EDWARD PENNINGTON, (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1716-1753, of Brunswick, died unmarried.  Brunswick Order Book 4, 1751-53, pg. 257 relates that David Ross or Rose, Benjamin Ezell and Solomon Right or Wright witnessed it.  James Parrish and John Ward were surety.  Edward bequeathed a slave boy named Sam to his namesake nephew, (4-63) Edward Pennington. 

Edward supplied 300 cwt Beef for the use of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  Meckelenburg Order Book 5, pg. 129

 

 

3-11.       Maybe DAVID PENNINGTON (maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1) 1717-1783 of Lunenburg County m. abt 1735 to Susannah (Holmes) d/o Bouisseau Holmes.

 

Their fourth generation son, (4-44) (John?) Holmes Pennington, 1737-…., m. 1758 to Mary.

 

 

  3-12  MARY (PENNINGTON) WALKER, (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) abt 1720-1797 of Brunswick County VA m. William Walker and had a fourth generation daughter:

                        (4-45) Mary (Walker), abt 1745-

 

3-13  JOHN GEORGE PENNINGTON, (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1722-1797 m. abt 1762 Martha (Smith) d/o of John & Paulina Smith.  John George was bequeathed a Bible from his father and 30 pounds of VA money from his brother, (3-10) Edward.  He moved to Brunswick before 1748 when he was recorded on the County Voter’s List.  John George was surety there in 1785 for the marriage of his sister, (4-51) Jenney and in 1786 for his sisters (4-50) Sukey and (4-49) Martha.  John George witnessed a deed in 1794 Mecklenburg from Robert Haskins to his cousin (4-54) Philip Pennington.

 

He provided 300 cwt Beef in 1782 for the use of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.    Mecklenburg Order Book 5, pg. 124 and PP 2-1, pg. 17.

John George’s will was filed in 1797 Mecklenburg County Will Book #3, pg. 307.  It was witnessed by (4-64)Robert, (4-47) William and Elizabeth Pennington.  The Will directed John George’s son, (4-46) David to care for his brother (4-48) John for the rest of his life.  It was written in 1797 and entered for probate in 1824 by his nephew (5-560) Drury Pennington Sr. Esq. and his son-in-law Jame(y) Connell.    PP3-2. pg. 52 

 

 

3-14 JAMES PENNINGTON, my ancestor, (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1725-1803 of Mecklenburg m. 1750 to Mary (Smith), also d/o John & Paulina Smith.

He was bequeathed a Bible from his father and 10 pounds of VA money from his brother (3-10) Edward.  In 1782 James provided 325 cwt. Beef for the use of the Continental Army.  Mecklenburg Order Book #5, pg. 125.  He was noted as a patriot in the 1966 NSDAR Index when my mother became a member of the Col. John Bannister Chapter of DAR in Petersburg.  Mary (Callis), a descendant of  (3-13) John George Pennington, was Chapter Regent at the time.  The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg records James’ household of 8 whites and 9 blacks. 

             

(3-14) James had his will written in 1802 Mecklenburg County Will Book #5, pg. 58. He named as executors (4-54) Philip, his eldest son still living at home, and (4-60) John Thomas Pennington his youngest son.  John Northington, William Ladd Taylor and Sterling Northington witnessed the will.   He named as relatives (4-64) Robert Pennington, a niece (5-58) Peggy Pennington and John Hall, Jr. 

 

 

            Most, if not all, of today’s Group 10 PRA members are descendants of (3-14) James Pennington:

a.       Jim Pennington of Tulsa OK.

b.      Jim’s sister, Margaret Wood

c.       Al Matthews of Hacienda Heights, CA

d.      Jim Lantz of Joliet, IL

e.       Dr. Donald Harris Pennington of Clarksville, AK

f.        Cathy Ramsey Quinn of Conway, AZ

g.       Jim Pennington of Fairfax County VA

h.       Steve Privett of Pasadena, CA.

i.         Lillian Stamps of Nashville, TN

j.        Peggy (Pennington) Baker of Indianapolis, IN

k.      Vance Pennington

l.         Guye Pennington of Indiana

 

Jim Pennington of Mosely, in Powhatan County VA maybe the exception, having possibly been descended from (3-7) Thomas III’s line of the Judkins family.

 

 

(B.)   THE SMITH FAMILY

 

1.      My gt, gt, gt grandparents, John & Paulina Smith lived in Mecklenburg County VA in the mid 1700s.  They had 2 daughters, Martha & Mary, who m. two Pennington brothers, John George & James:

a.       Martha (Smith) m. (3-13)  John George Pennington and had a son (4-46) David Pennington, abt 1760-1807 who m. Selah (Smith)

b.       Mary (Smith) 1735-abt 1805 m. 1750 to (3-14) James Pennington, my ancestor whose sister (4-59) Lucy (Pennington) m. 1795 to Ichabod Smith.

2.      (3-14) James Pennington had a granddaughter (5-565) Peggy (Pennington), my ancestor who m. Capt. Ralph Hubbard.

The Captain’s sister was Patsy (Hubbard) who m. Thomas Smith and had 5 children:

a.       John H(ubbard?) Smith

b.      Sally G. (Smith)

c.       Robert W. Smith

d.      Christiana (Smith)

e.       Paulina (Smith)

3.      William Smith, Thomas Binford and Asa Gresham witnessed the will of Issac Jesse Bendall of Middlesex County England in Brunswick County VA 1788/95.  Issac was the husband of (4-74) Sarah (Wrenn) 1747-before 1793.

4.      (4-55) Ensign Henry Pennington, abt 1756-after 1811 of Wake County NC had a descendant, (5-573).  A. Smith, abt 1776-1872 of Madison County AK who m. 1819 to Rebecca (Smith).  PP 3-2, pg. 43.

5.      (5-571) James Smith Pennington, 1773-…., of Henderson County TN m. (1) 1813 to Mary Ann (Ogburn or Osborn) Smith and (2) to Catherine Shannon.  Henderson County Census in 1860 and PP 27-1, pg. 67.

6.      Sherwood Smith served as surety for the wedding of (4-64) Robert Pennington in 1787 Mecklenburg to Frances (Finch).

7.      Elizabeth (Smith) m. 1814 Abel Pennington (of Group 8 ?) in Harlan County KY     PP 29-2, pg. 32

Their children included:

a.       Frances Susan (Pennington) 1828-…., m. Jordan Waddell

b.      Issac Pennington m. Abigail (Neithercut)

c.       William Pennington abt 1815-…., m. Nancy Kelly

d.      James Pennington abt 1820-…., m. (1) Didema (Sturgill) of Group …… and (2) Celia (Harris)

e.       Abel Pennington

  Group 8 & 10 become intertwined in Lawrence County TN in the early 1800s.

 

8. Hugh Smith lived in Wilkes County NC in the 1780s.  He was associated there with Abel Pennington and the Wells family, ancestors of Theophilus Pennington, and the Hunt and  Sturgill families.     PP 29-1, pg. 32

9. William Bailey Smith and the Mendenhall family were friends of Daniel Boone in KY.

 

 

(3-15) BENJAMIN PENNINGTON (Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 1727/29-1803 of Mecklenburg m. abt. 1742 to Lucy (Bailey) d/o William Bailey of Surry.  Benjamin was not named in his father’s will probably because he was born between 1727 when the will was written and 1729 when his father died.  Benjamin, however, was named in his brother Edward’s 1752 will.

            Benjamin Pennington moved from Brunswick to Mecklenburg in the 1760s.

In the Revolutionary War in 1782 he supplied 275 cwt. Beef for the use of the Continental Army.

            There is a deed showing that Benjamin sold 300 acres on the Little Rattlesnake Creek in Mecklenburg to Nathanial Johnson.  Owen Myrick, John Fletcher and Jesse Tatum were witnesses.  In 1786 John Brown and his wife Anne of Henrico County sold 450 acres in Mecklenburg on the east side of Foxes Ferry Road to Benjamin.  In 1793 Benjamin sold the same land to Joel Lambert.  (4-41) Sack Pennington, Anthony Bennett, Jesse Taylor, Benjamin Jones and Benjamin Malone witnessed these deeds.

            Benjamin Pennington Jr. died in 1788 and in 1792 Lucy also died.  So with his son & wife gone,  Benjamin SR. moved in 1794 with the Larke family to Lincoln County KY and then to Harrison County IN.  Benjamin Sr’s household is noted in the 1790 Census of Mecklenburg as having 7 whites and 2 blacks.

 

(C.)  THE FLOYD, GRESHAM. MABRY AND HUNT FAMILIES

 

My maternal grandmother’s father was John Gresham Hubbard.  Her mother was Patty (Floyd) Pennington first wife of (4-54) Philip Pennington, abt 1755-1803 of Mecklenburg County VA.

      Patty (Floyd), abt 1770-1796 was the granddaughter of Richard Floyd and Drury Malone, and the d/o Charles Floyd per Cathy Ramsey Quinn of Conway, AZ.  The Malone family moved in the early 1800s to Maury County TN with Group 8.

      Josiah Floyd abt 1745-1815 of Brunswick County was the administrator of (4-54) Philip Pennington’s estate in 1804//11.  Josiah was the guardian of (5-183) Frances Ann (Pennington) who became the 2nd wife of Pennington Lett in 1810.  Josiah is recorded in The1782/87 Brunswick County Personal Property Tax List as having 6 slaves. Morris Floyd also took part in closing Philip’s estate.

Col John Floyd was friend of Daniel Boone in KY.

(5-594) Capt. Dennis Larke Pennington, 1776-1854 of Harrison County Indiana m. 1800 to Elizabeth Floyd (English).  The Capt. was the s/o (4-63) Lt. Edward Pennington, 1746-1801, who served during the Revolutionary War in Capt. Stephen Mabry’s Co. of Col. Lewis Burwell’s Regiment of Mecklenburg Militia.  Lt. Edward took two guns into the service which were not returned, Mecklenburg Order Book #5, pg. 124 and 160.  He was at Yorktown at the time of Cornwallis’ surrender to George Washington.

The Captain’s sister, (5-597) Mary (Pennington) Gresham, 1781-1843, m. George Gresham of Petersburg, VA and Lanesville, IN.  PP 2-2, pg. 35

Capt. Dennis Larke Pennington had a brother, (5-595) Rev. Walter Bailey Pennington, 1777-1853, of Albemarle County VA who m. 1802 to Mary (Mabry) of Harrison County IN.

Col. Walter Quentin Gresham, grandson of Lt. Edward Pennington, became the sheriff of Harrison County IN following Capt. Pennington’s term.  The Col. Became a Federal Circuit Judge in Chicago, Postmaster under Pres. Arthur, Sec. of the Treasury, Republican candidate for President in 1888 against Benjamin Harrison, and lastly Sec. of State under President Cleveland until the Colonel’s death in 1895.

Asa Gresham, abt 1742-…., of Mecklenburg was the brother of Mary (Gresham) Hubbard, my ancestor.  He witnessed Mary’s marriage in 1786 to John Hubbard.  Asa witnessed the will of (3-9) William Pennington in 1784 Brunswick County.  Asa also witnessed the marriage of (5-439) Lucy (Pennington) in 1794 to James Gee.  PP 1-3, pg. 42.  The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg County shows Asa with a household of 8 whites and 2 blacks.

  Francis Mayberry or Mabry m. abt 1700 to Elinor Hunt in Charles City County VA.  Thomas Hunt lived in Accomack County in 1632/37 and in 1655 in Surry.  Thomas  purchased from George Jordan 400 acres of land which once had been a part of Flood’s Plantation.  Thomas’ brother was Maj. William Hunt whose children were:

a.       George Hunt

b.      Elinor (Hunt) Mabry

c.       Ann (Hunt) Macon

     Elinor and Francis Mabry sold 100 acres in Surry to Maj. William Wyche, the first Thomas Pennington’s neighbor.  George Hunt, Ann (Hunt) and her husband John Macon witnessed the will of William Jones in 1719, Charles City County.    PP 3-1, pg. 27

Jane (Green), Lucy (Green) and Lewis Tyus were godparents in 1753 for Susanna (Hunt).

Abel Mabry and his wife Susannah of Surry had 5 children, including:

a.                          Frederick Mabry, 1767-…., whose godparents were Daniel Epps.

b.                          Jose ph Horne, a Chappell cousin.

c.                          Sarah Hubbard.

Sally (Mabry) Paschal, abt 1780-…., of Warren County NC m. Thomas Paschal whose dau. was Leticia (Paschal) Duke, 1820-….

 

 

(3-16)  JOHN PENNINGTON JR. abt 1715-1764 (John 2, Thomas 1) of Sussex m. Anne (Andrews).  He had as in-laws and friends Group 4’s Stewart, Moore, Hawthorne and Lofting families. 

            One of his daughters was (4-72) Lucretia (Pennington) Stewart 1755-…., who m.  1774 John Stewart, s/o William Stewart and Mary (Shands).

            Another daughter was (4-67) Lucy (Pennington) (Newsom?) 1741-…., who was the godparent along with Mary Lofting and Richard Johnson in 1764 for Moses Lofting.  Thomas Newsome, Jr., Lucy Sanders and Elizabeth Dunn were godparents in 1774 for Lucy Lofting.

            (4-57)  Faith (Pennington) Nance, Sarah Rawlings or Rollins and William Ezell were godparents in 1753 for William Moore’s sister, Rebecca.  Mary Stewart and Martha Gilliam were godparents in 1755 for another of William’s sisters, Suzanna (Moore).  William Stewart Jr., Ann Moore and Jemima Johnson were godparents in 1772 for another Rebecca (Moore), d/o of John & Mary Moore. 

 

 

(3-17)  HANNAH (PENNINGTON) WRENN abt 1718-1764 (John 2, Thomas 1) m.  1742 Thomas Wrenn Jr. of Albemarle County VA.  Hannah’s godparents were (2-3) John Pennington Sr., (3-16) John Pennington, Jr. and Joseph Wrenn.  Thomas Jr. and Hannah chose as godparents for their children between 1747 and 1763 John & Moses Pennington, Lucretia (Pennington) Stewart, Mary Heath or Heeth, Ann Dunn, William & Mary Dance or Dansey,  Sarah & James Wrenn, William & Mary Stewart, and Steven Lee.  My Heath family married into the Lee family of Lee’s Mill Pond in Prince George County VA.

 

 

(3-18)  SARAH (PENNINGTON) WRENN  abt 1720-1793 (John 2, Thomas 1) m. Joseph Wrenn.  They chose as godparents between 1750-57 James, Joseph and Hulda Wrenn, Winefred Woodruff, Moses & John Pennigton, Nathanial Northington, Lucy Dunn, Benjamin Hunt, Benjamin Seaborn and Isaac Mason. 

 

 

(3-19 a)  Maybe DAVID PENNINGTON (maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1) abt 1722-1783 of the Salibury District of Montgomery County NC m. (1) abt 1755 to Lydia (Gilliam) and (2) in 1783 to Ursula (Byrd) who later became the widow of John Carter.  The family moved 1772/79 to Anson County NC and then to Stanly County NC.  The 1790 Census of NC shows his household of 3 adult males, 8 adult females and 9 slaves.

  PP 3-2, pg. 16

 

            Fourth generation children of David & Lydia Pennington included:

a.       (4-85) Leah (Pennington), 1755-…., whose godparents were Charles Wood, Phoebe Lofting, and Elizabeth Pennington of Anson County NC.

b.      (4-86) Mary (Tabitha?) (Pennington) Boggs or Bugg, 1758-…. of Anson County m. 1810 Eli Boggs.     PP 29-2, pg. 32

c.       (4-87) Pvt. Kinchen Pennington, 1761-1840/50 of Montgomery County NC whose godparents were John Judkins, John Shands, and Sarah Freeman.

d.      (4-88) Edward Pennington, called “Ned”, 1763-…., of Montgomery County whose godparents were Joshua Pennington, John Gilliam and Elizabeth Moore.

e.       (4-89) Nelson Pennington, 1767-…., whose godparents were William Wrenn, Elizabeth Gilliam and Richard Hamlin.

f.        (4-90) Tempe (Pennington), 1769-…., whose godparents were Isam Gilliam, Peggy Newsom and Peggy Clanton.

 

 

(3-19 b)  Maybe MOSES PENNINGTON, 1725-1764 (Maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1) of Brunswick County m. abt 1757 to Lucy who survived him until 1783.  Most of Moses’ children seemed to have been reared by David after Moses’ death in 1764.

           

Fourth generation children of Moses & Lucy were:

a.       (4-91) Sarah Gilliam (Pennington), 1760-….

b.      (4-92) David Pennington, 1763-1832 of Sussex m. Sally Graves d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield)

c.       (4-93) Jane Green (Pennington), 1765-…., whose godparents were Anslem Gilliam, Martha Clanton and Selah Rachael.

 

 

(3-20) JOSEPH PENNINGTON,  abt 1728-1766 (John 2, Thomas 1) of Sussex m. abt 1751 to Elizabeth (Pennington).  They chose as godparents for their six children Moses & Lydia Pennington, Sally Pennington, Robert Wynne, Anne & Mary Dansey, Benjamin Wyche, Henry Gee, Mary & Andrew Troughton, Sarah Wrenn, Henry Porch, Jr. & Sr. , Hannah Porch, Francis Walker, Mary Land, Jessie Williamson, Elizabeth Stevens, Nathaniel Holt, John Clanton between 1753 and 1768.  Joseph Pennington was a godparent along with David Mason and Anne Bevin in 1751 for Archibald Dansey and a godparents in 1762 along with Richard Wilkerson for John Pare s/o John and Suzannah Pare.  Joseph left a will in Sussex Will Book B, 1765 which was witnessed by William Johnson, John Weathers and James (Banks?). 

           

 

(3-21) EDWARD PENNINGTON, JR. 1711-…., (Edward 2, Thomas 1) of Brunswick.

 

 

(3-22) JOHN PENNINGTON, called “the carpenter” because there were two other John Penningtons living in Sussex at that time, 1713-1764/66, m. abt 1738 to Mary (Pare), niece of William and Rebecca Pare.  (Edward 2, Thomas 1)

            The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg County records John the carpenter’s household of  7 whites and no blacks.   

 

 

(3-23) EDMON PENNINGTON, 1715-abt 1743, of Sussex m. about 1740 to Sarah (Bird?), d/o Richard Bird and Sarah (Jones?)

 

 

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

 

4-30.       FAITHA (PENNINGTON) 1734-1797, (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Surry County VA.  Fifth generation children are unknown.

 

4-31.  MARY (PENNINGTON) (MITCHELL?), 1736-1797 (Thomas 3, Thomas 2,             

           Thomas 1)  of  Surry.  Children unknown.

 

4-32.       HOWEL (PENNINGTON), 1741-abt 1819, (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Mecklenburg County VA m. Margaret.  Children unknown.

 

4-33.       JOEL PENNINGTON, 1744-after 1810, (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Dinwiddie County VA.  Children unknown.

 

4-34.       REBECCA (PENNINGTON), 1747-abt1830, (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Surry.  Children unknown.

 

4-35.       WILLIAM THOMAS PENNINGTON, 1753-abt 1830, (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Brunswick County VA m. (1) 1776 Elizabeth (Northington) d/o Nathaniel Northington and Rebecca (Chappell) and m. (2) 1795 Mary (Saxton) or Sexton, d/o Benejah Saxton.

 

Fifth generation children of William Thomas & Elizabeth Pennington were:

5-400.    Rebecca (Pennington) m. 1809 Laban Short

5-401.    Sara (Pennington) m. 1809 Joseph Kidd of Brunswick

5-402.    Nathan Pennington

5-403.    Nancy (Pennington) m. John Granger

5-404.    Betsey (Pennington) abt 1781-…., m. (4-60) John Thomas Pennington  of Albemarle County VA

 

 

4-36.        FREDERICK HUTCHENS, 1741-…., of Surry  (Maybe Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  m. 1781 Anne (Larke) of Lunenburg County VA.  Children unknown.

 

4-37.       MARY (HUTCHENS), 1745-…., of Surry.  (Maybe Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown.

 

4-39.   ARTHUR HUTCHENS, 1748-…., of Surry (maybe Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2,       

            Thomas 1) 

 

                        Fifth Generation child of Arthur Hutchens was:

                        5-415  Holmes Hutchens, abt 1770-

 

 

4-40.       ELIZABETH (PENNINGTON) COLLIER, 1738-1784, (William 3, Thomas 2,

 Thomas 1) m. 1757 Howell Collier of Brunswick.

 

            Fifth generation children of Howell & Elizabeth Collier were:     

5-420  Edward Collier

5-421  Betsy (Collier)

5-422  Lewis Collier

5-423  Sara (Collier), abt 1753-…., m. Benjamin Ferrell of Mecklenburg County

5-424  Howell Collier, Jr.

5-425  Frederick Collier, abt 1757-before 1788

 

4-41.       SACK PENNINGTON, abt 1740-1795 of Brunswick (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. abt 1770 Anna (Pepper) d/o of Stephen Pepper.

 

Fifth generation children of Sack & Anna Pennington were:

 

5-426  Lucy (Pennington), 1772-1794, m. Dr. Lucas Gee of Brunswick

5-427  William Pennington, 1776-…., m. 1799 Nancy (Murrell) or Merrill of    Brunswick

5-428  Mary B. (Pennington), 1780-1863, of St. Charles, MO m. 1799 Hutchens Ferrell

 

4-42.       LUCY (PENNINGTON), 1742-1801, of Giles County, TN m. 1758 Capt. John Bugg, Jr.  s/o John Bugg & Suzanna (Burleson)  (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of John, Jr. & Lucy Bugg were:

 

5-435 Mary (Bugg), 1759-…., m. (John Nance?) of Lunenburg County VA

5-436 Frances (Bugg), 1762-…., m. (Daniel Daly?)

5-437 Sara (Bugg), 1763-

5-438 Benjamin Bugg, 1765-1813 m. 1785 Anne (Andrews) of Giles County TN

5-439 Martha (Bugg), 1767-…., m. 1789 Samuel Benjamin Oslin

5-440 Elizabeth (Bugg), 1769-

5-441 Rebeckah (Bugg). 1771-

5-442 Zachariah Bugg, 1773-…., of Mecklenburg County VA

5-443 John Bugg III, 1776-

5-444 Lucy (Bugg), 1779-…., m. 1797 James Gee of Mecklenburg

5-445 William Bugg, 1781-…. of Brunswick

5-446 Nancy (Bugg), 1783-

5-447 Jesse Bugg, 1785-…. of Brunswick

 

 

4-43.       SARA (PENNINGTON) WARREN HOLMES, (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. (1) John Warren and (2) 1765 William Holmes of Lunenburg

Fifth generation children of William & Sara Holmes were:

 

5-450 Elizabeth (Holmes)

5-451 Pennington Holmes

 

 

4-44.       JOHN HOLMES PENNINGTON, 1737-…., (maybe David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1) of Brunswick.  Children unknown.

 

 

4-45.       MARY (PENNINGTON) WALKER, abt 1747-…., (Mary 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  of Mecklenburg.

 

Fifth generation daughter of Mary Walker was:

5-453 Mary (Walker), 1779-1863

 

 

4-46.       DAVID PENNINGTON, abt 1760-1807, (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Mecklenburg m. Selah (Smith) but had no children.

 

 

4-47.       WILLIAM PENNINGTON, 1763-1806, (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Lunenburg m. 1770 Drusilla (Smithson) d/o John S. Smithson & Ann (Walker)

Drusilla (Smithson) Pennington’s 2nd husband was William Murrell of Group 7.

 

Fifth generation of William & Drusilla Pennington children were:

5-454 Mary (Pennington) m. 1779 Wyatt Harper, Jr.

5-455 Nancy (Pennington) m. 1788

5-456 Elizabeth (Pennington) m. 1808 Ephraim Drumwright

5-457 Patsy (Pennington) m. 1782 Henry Lester (of Group 7?) of Lunenburg County VA

5-458 John Pennington of Albemarle County

5-459 Clement S. (Pennington), of Williamson County TN

5-460 Sally W. (Pennington) m. 1812 John Cook of Albemarle

5-461 Benjamin Pennington of Albemarle

5-462 Charles S. Pennington m. 1829 (to a younger Drusilla Smithson?)

5-463 Nathaniel Pennington  m. 1824 Martha (Overton) of Lunenburg

 

 

4-48.       JOHN PENNINGTON, abt 1764-…., of Mecklenburg (John Geo. 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) no children.

 

4-49.       MARTHA (PENNINGTON) HARPER, abt 1766-1860 of Mecklenburg m. 1785/90 John Harper, Jr. (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) s/o John Harper & Frances (Peterson)

 

Fifth generation children of John & Martha Harper were:

 

5-464 Howell P.(Pennington?). Harper, m. 1813 Lucy (Ogburn) or Osborn

5-465 Wyatt Harper, Jr m. 1799 Mary (Pennington) of Brunswick

5-466 Anne (Harper) m. 1811 Emanuel Hudgins (or Hutchens?)

5-467 Frances Wilkens (Harper) m. 1812 Benjamin Gee

5-468  John Peterson Harper, m. (1) 1821 Elizabeth Ann (Jeffried) and (2) 1832 Elizabeth Tanner in Mecklenburg.

5-469 David Harper

5-470 Benjamin Ingrahm Harper

5-471 Polly M. (Harper) m. 1830 Hartwell Arnold

5-472 Martha Wyatt (Harper) 1799-1837 m. Joseph Arnold

5-473 Elizabeth (Harper) Harper

 

 

4-50.       SUKEY (PENNINGTON) OR Susan abt 1768-…., m. 1786 James Nash (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown

 

4-51.       JANE (PENNINGTON) OR Jennie, abt 1769-…., m. 1785 James Connell of Mecklenburg (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown

 

4-52.       ANN MARSHALL (PENNINGTON), 1771-1853) (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. 1800 to Isaac Oslin, s/o Jesse Fletcher Osling & Winefred (Lucas) of Lunenburg.

 

Fifth generation children of Ann & Isaac Oslin were:

5-500    Jesse Isaac Oslin Jr. 1801-1830 m. 1829 Elizabeth (Pennington), 1811-1835, d/o (5-525) Drury Pennington Sr. & Polly (Quarles) of Mecklenburg

5-501    John Henry Oslin, 1803-1875 m. 1828 Judieth (Pennington) Powers, (twin sister of Jane Green (Pennigton) Pile?)

5-502    Mary L. (Oslin) 1805-1853 m. 1833 (6-…) Drury Pennington Jr. of Trenton in Gibson County TN

5-503    David S. Oslin 1806-1873 later also m. (1) Elizabeth (Pennington) 1811-1835 d/o (5-525) Drury Pennington Sr. & Polly (Quarles) of Mecklenburg.

David S. Oslin m. (2) 1852 Mary Elizabeth James (Barnes), 1827…., d/o of Henry Barnes

5-504    William Spencer Oslin, 1809-1873 of Mecklenburg

5-505    Samuel Wilkins Oslin, Sr. 1812-1892 of Lunenburg m. 1843 Pamela

Frances (Callis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-53.       PVT. JAMES PENNINGTON, JR. 1752-1823 of Jefferson County KY m. 1780 Rachel (Vick), d/o of William Vick & Martha (Boykin) of Southampton County VA. (James Sr. 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of James Jr. & Rachel Pennington were:

5-510    William Vick Pennington, 1784-1877 of Millard in Adair County MO. m. 1800 Mary H. (Henry) from Ireland. 

5-511    Charles Newitt Pennington, 1785-…., of Washington County IN m. 1821 Margaret (Clinton).

5-512    Burwell Pennington, abt 1787-…., of Brunswick

5-513    Patsy (Pennington), abt 1789-

5-514    Elizabeth (Pennington), abt 1791-…., m. William McDonald

 

4-54.  PHILIP PENNINGTON, 1756-1803, my ancestor, m. (1) 1789 Patty (Floyd) and    

(2)   1798 Mary Burton of Mecklenburg (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Philip & Patty Pennington were:

5-525    Capt. Drury Pennington Sr. Esq. 1788-abt 1839 m. (1) 1809 Polly (Quarles) and (2) 1823 Mary Connors.

5-526    Jones Pennington, 1790-abt 1864 of Arkansas had a twin sister, Mary (Pennington).  (He may have been killed in the Civil War?)

5-527    Mary (Pennington) abt 1790-1847 of Maury County TN m. 1804 Robert Joseph Westmoreland Jr.

5-528    Frances (Pennington) 1791-…. m. (1) to a Mr. Jones and (2) Pennington Lett in 1810 Mecklenburg County VA.  She was the 2nd wife of Pennington Lett.

5-529    Benjamin Pennington, abt 1792-1835, of Mecklenburg

5-530    Margaret (Pennington) called Peggy, my ancestor, abt 1793-1835 m. 1814 Capt. Ralph Hubbard.

 

4-55.  ENSIGN HENRY PENNINGTON, abt 1758-1811 of Wake County NC m. Martha

           (Smith) (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Henry & Martha Pennington were:

5-531    Faitha (Pennington) m. William Ladd

5-532    James S.(mith?) Pennington, 1778-after 1870 from Henderson County TN m. (1) 1813 Mary Ann (Ogburn) Smith and (2) Catherine (Shannon).

5-533    A. Smith Pennington, 1777-1872 of Madison County ARK. M. 1819 Rebecca (Smith) of Opelika, Lee County Ala.

5-534    John Pennington, 1784-1851, m. 1819 Dilley Thompson of Wake County NC

5-535    Jane (Pennington) abt 1786-1819 of Wake County NC m. John Hammock.

 

4-57.       FAITHA (PENNINGTON) NANCE, m. 1790 Robert Nance of Mecklenburg.  Children unknown  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-58.       MARY (PENNINGTON), of Albemarle County.  Children unknown. (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-59.       LUCY (PENNINGTON), abt 1766-…., of Mecklenburg m. abt 1795 Ichabod Smith.  Children unknown.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-60.       JOHN THOMAS PENNINGTON, abt 1770-after 1810, of Mooresville, MO. m. 1802 (5-404) Betsey (Pennington) (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of John Thomas & Betsey Pennington were:

5-540    Philip Pennington, abt 1795-…., m. 1839 Martha A. (Hubbard).

5-541    Peggy (Pennington), abt 1796-1855, m. James P. Elliot Sr. of Ireland. 

5-542    James Pennington, abt 1797-…., of Brunswick. 

 

4-61.       BENJAMIN PENNINGTON JR., 1743-1788 of Lincoln County KY m. abt 1777 Elizabeth (Larke) d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke.  (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Benjamin Jr. & Elizabeth Pennington were:

5-545    Patrick Pennington, abt 1765-…., of Harrison County IN m. 1800 Elizabeth (Pennell).

5-546    Nancy Anne (Pennington) Pennell, abt 1768-before 1850, m. 1807 Price Butler Pennell, Jr. of Harrison County IN

5-547    Elizabeth (Pennington), abt 1770-1838 of Harrison County IN died unmarried.

Elizabeth and maybe all her siblings were interred at Pennington Chapel per Modell Burt.

 

4-62.       LT. EDWARD PENNINGTON, 1745-1815, of Mercer County KY m. 1770 Nettie (Larke) d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke. (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Edward & Nettie Pennington were:

5-550    Benjamin Pennington, 1771-…., of Mecklenburg m. Lucy (Bailey)

5-551    Sarah (Pennington) 1772-…., of Mecklenburg died young

5-552    Dixon Pennington, 1773-abt 1789 of Mecklenburg died young

5-553    Edward Pennington Jr., 1775-1854 of Floyd County IN m. (1) 1796 Martha (Bilbo) or Belles and (2) 1823 Mary (Sigler) per Model Burt’s DAR application papers.

5-554    Capt. Dennis Larke Pennington, 1776-1854 of Corydon IN. m. 1800 Elizabeth Floyd (English) d/o William and Catherine English and stepdaughter of Major John Habison of Bean Station, NC/TN.  Elizabeth (English) was an Indian captive during the French & Indian Wars.

5-555    Rev. Walter Bailey Pennington, 1777-1853 of Albemarle County VA m. 1802 Mary (Maybry) 1802-1881 of Mecklenburg

5-556    Zachariah Pennington, 1779-1833, m. (1) 1808 Rachel (Decker) and (2) 1817 Lettice (Morgan) but had no children and lived in Harrison County IN.

5-557    Mary (Pennington) called Polly, 1781-1843 of Harrison County IN m. 1801 George Gresham of Petersburg, VA.  She was interred in Lanesville, Indiana Cemetery.

5-558    William Pennington, 1782-1806 of Harrison County IN m. Jane (English), sister of Elizabeth (English).

5-559    Robert Lake Pennington, 1784-…., of Mecklenburg died young.

 

4-64.       ANNA (PENNINGTON), 1746-1825 of Chatham County NC m. 1783, a Chappell cousin, Pvt. Reubin Mitchell, s/o Henry Mitchell Jr. & Priscilla (Parham?) of Petersburg.  Children unknown. (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-65.       ROBERT PENNINGTON, 1749-after 1793 m. 1786 Frances (Finch) (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Robert & Frances Pennington were:

5-560    Maybe Ryley Pennington, abt 1789-…., of Russell County VA

5-561    Ruth (Pennington) abt 1790-

5-562    Polly (Pennington) abt 1792-

5-563    Sallie (Pennington) abt 1794-

 

 

4-66.  JESSE PENNINGTON, 1740-1754 of Brunswick County VA  (John Jr. 3, John Sr. 2, Thomas 1) Died young.

 

4-67.       LUCY (PENNINGTON) (NEWSOM?), 1741-…., of Hillsborough, NC a prominent Quaker community. (John Jr. 3, John Sr. 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Lucy Newsom were:

5-570 Saley (Newsom?) m. John Carter

5-571 Betsy (Newsom?) m. William Clark

5-572 Liley Lee (Newsom?)

 

4-68.  LEWIS PENNINGTON OR ARIS, 1743-…., of Brunswick.  Children unknown.

             (John Jr. 3, John Sr. 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-69.  SARAH (PENNINGTON), 1746-…., children unknown.  (John Jr. 3, John Sr. 2,      

Thomas 1)

 

4-71.       FREDERICK PENNINGTON, 1751-…., of Sussex m. Elizabeth (Reece?).  (John Jr. 3, John Sr. 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Frederick & Elizabeth Pennington were:

5-580 Lucy (Pennington), abt 1771-…., of Sussex

 

4-72.       LUCRETIA (PENNINGTON) (OR CELIA), 1755-…., m. John Stewart s/o William Steward & Mary (Shands) of Lowdes, Ala. (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas1)

 

Fifth generation children of John & Lucretia Stewart were:

5-585 William B. Stewart of Lowdes, Ala.

5-586 Elizabeth (Stewart) m. 1795 Gray Gilliam of Weakley County TN

5-587 Frederick P.(ennington?) Stewart. m. Casandra (Jones) of Logan County 

          KY

 

4-73.       HANNAH (WRENN), 1743/44-…., m. 1742 Henry Porch or Poach, (Hannah 3,   

John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Henry & Hannah Porch were:

            5-590 Hartwell Porch, 1770-

            5-591 Nancy (Porch), abt 1772-…., of Albemarle County

            5-592 Mary (Porch)

 

4-74.  SARAH (WRENN) BENDALL, 1747-before 1793 of Albemarle County m.

1765 Issac Jesse Bendall of Middlesex County England and Dinwiddie County VA.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Issac & Sarah Bendall were:

5-600 John Bendall, 1768-

5-601 Sarah (Bendall) Adams, 1770-

5-602 Issac Bendall Jr., 1772-…., m. Sarah Adams

5-603 Judieth (Bendall) Adams, 1774-before 1832, m. 1796 Weathers Adams of         

           Sussex.

5-604 Elizabeth (Bendall) or (Barbara?), 1776-

           

4-75.  ANNA (WRENN), 1750-…., of Albemarle County m. 1768 James Porch.        

Children unknown.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-76.       NATHANIEL WRENN, OR NATHAN, 1752-…., of Albemarle.  Children

Unknown.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-77.       HULDA (WRENN) ADAMS, 1755-…., m. 1773 Amos Adams of Albemarle.

(Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Amos & Hulda Adams were:

5-610 Polly (Adams) Green

5-611 Pennington Wrenn Adams

5-612 Sarah (Adams) Wright, 1796-1857 m. William Uriah Wright 1795-1855

           of (Petersburg?)

 

4-78.       MARY (WRENN), 1758-…., of Albemarle County.  Children unknown

(Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

 

4-79.       JESSE WRENN, 1763-1810/20, of Albemarle.  Children unknown

(Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

 

 

4-80.       HOWELL WRENN, 1750-1752 of Albemarle.  Died young  (Sarah 3, John 2,

Thomas 1)

 

4-81.       JOSEPH WRENN, 1752-…., children unknown. (Sarah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-82.       MOSES WRENN, 1753-…., children unknown.  (Sarah, 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-83.       ELIAS WRENN, 1755-…., children unknown.  (Sarah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-84.  Another HOWELL WRENN,  1757-…., children unknown.  (Sarah 3, John 2,

           Thomas 1)

 

 

4-85.       LEAH (PENNINGTON), 1755-…., of Anson County NC.  Children unknown

(David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-86.       MARY (TABITHA?) (PENNINGTON), 1758-…., of Anson County NC m. Eli      

Boggs or Bugg.  (David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Eli & Mary Boggs were:

5-625 Eli Boggs, 1781-1864 of Wise County VA.  (Perhaps from Group 28?)

 

4-87.  PVT. KINCHEN(?) PENNINGTON, 1759-1836, of Lynchburg, SC m. Nettie

(David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Kinchen & Nettie Pennington were:

5-630 Bob Pennington

5-631 John Pennington

5-632 Ruth (Pennington)

5-633 Nettie (Pennington)

5-634 Beulah (Pennington)

 

4-88.  NED PENNINGTON, 1763-…., of Montgomery County NC.  Children unknown

(David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-89.       NELSON PENNINGTON, 1767-…., of Stanley County NC. m. (1) Eda (Carter)

            and ((2) Rebecca (Carter), Eda’s sister.  (David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Some of the 14 Fifth Generation children of Nelson & Eda Pennington were:

            5-670 Minerva (Pennington)

            5-671 Caroline (Pennigton)

            5-672 Jane (Pennington)

            5-673 Nelson Pennington Jr., abt 1790-

            5-674 Eliza (Pennington)

            5-675 Davidson Pennington

            5-676 Rebecca (Pennington)

            5-677 Priscilla (Pennington) m. Barrett Clayton

            5-678 Polly (Pennington) m. Hudson Biles

            5-679 Ann (Pennington) m. Stephen Foreman

            5-680 Frank Pennington m. Nettie Goss

5-681 Elizabeth (Pennington)

5-682 Eda (Pennington)

 

4-90.       TEMPE (PENNINGTON), 1769-…., of Sussex.  Children unknown. (David 3,

Maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

 

4-91.       SARAH GILLIAM (PENNINGTON) 1760-…., children unknown

(David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-92.       DAVID PENNINGTON, 1763-1832, of Sussex m. Sally (Graves), d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield).  (David 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of David & Sally Pennington were:

5-690 Caroline Holleman (Pennington) m. 1818 Neblett

5-691 John W.(m?) Henry Pennington, 1820-1853 m. Agatha John(son?)

5-692 Cornelia Virginia (Pennington) Birdsong, 1822-

5-693 Nancy Graves (Pennnington) Lilly, 1824-1893

5-694 Martha Emiline (Pennington), 1827-1881 m. (5-831)James Munroe Moss

5-695 Mary Eliza (Pennington), 1829-1830

5-696 Sally Ann (Pennington), 1831-1833

 

4-93.       JANE GREEN (PENNINGTON), 1765-…., children unknown.  (David 3,

Maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

 

4-96.  DAVID PENNINGTON, 1753-1783, m. 1777 Nancy (Harris) d/o Arthur Harris &

           Elizabeth (Edwards) of Anson County NC.  (Joseph 3, maybe Moses 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of David & Nancy Pennington per 1850 Census were:

            5-700 Claiborne Pennington, 1804-…., m. Polly Monroe

            5-701 Elizabeth (Pennington), 1806-…., m. Archibald Smith

            5-702 Kinchen Pennington, 1818-…., of Sampson, NC

            5-703 Delecta (Pennington), m. Eli Shankle

            5-704 Salina (Pennington), m. Henry Shankle

            5-705 Margaret (Pennington), m. Daniel Spence

            5-706 John Smith Pennington, 1826-…., m. 1850 (1) Caroline (Smith) and  (2)Emma (Stokes)

            5-707 Melvina (Pennington), 1824-…., died unmarried

            5-708 Elmira (Pennington), 1831-…., m. Enoch Burrage

            5-709 James Pennington, 1834-

 

4-97.  FREDERICK PENNINGTON, 1755-abt 1806 of Sussex m. 1786 Ann

            (Williamson).  Children unknown,  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-98.       REBECCA (PENNINGTON), 1758-…., of Sussex.  Children unknown.

(Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-99.       JOHN PENNINGTON, 1760-1823, m. (1) 1786 Sarah (Graves) d/o Solomon

Graves & Sarah (Winfield) and (2) 1816 Tempe (Parker), d/o Drury Parker of    Southampton County VA.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of John and Sally Pennington were:

            5-750 Patsy (Pennington) 1788-abt 1850 of Sussex m. 1810 Benjamin Marable

            5-751 Thomas Pennington, 1780-abt 1831 of Sussex m. 1810 Mary (Adkins)

            5-752 Nancy (Pennington), 1791-…., of Sussex m. 1810 Morris Zills or Ezell

            5-753 David Pennington, 1793-1832 m. (1) 1845 Ann (Edwards) (or Cheaves?) and (2) 1817 Martha Wilson (Holliman.

            5-754 William Graves Pennington, of Pennington Bend in Nashville, TN m. 1772 Ann (Graves) d/o of William Graves.

            Fifth generation children of  John & Tempe Pennington were:

5-755 John Joseph Parker Pennington, 1817-…., was a calvaryman in 1785 in the Revolutionary War per DAR application papers of Mrs. Belle Winfree (Moss) Gatewood, PP 1-4, pg. 56.

5-756 Henry Pennington, 1795-1849 of Sussex m. 1826 Lucy Graves (Adkins)

PP 27-2, pg. 56

5-757 Richard Pennington, 1800-1837 of Sussex m. 1825 Sally E. Lamb.

5-758 Rebecca (Pennington), 1802-1879 of Sussex m. 1826 (Joseph L. Jones?) or

Crosher Graves

5-759 Robert Simpson Pennington, 1819-1820 died young.

 

 

4-100.  MARY (PENNINGTON), 1763-…., of Sussex m. 1783 Paschal Tucker s/o 

Daniel Tucker (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Paschal & Mary Tucker were:

5-775 Paschal Tucker, of Green County KY m. Mary (Pentacost) or Pentecost.

5-776  Pennington Tucker

5-777  Epps Tucker m. (1) Elizabeth (Vaughn) in 1803 and (2) 1801 to Elizabeth Johns or Jones? in Charlotte County VA.

 

 

4-101  ELIZABETH (PENNINGTON), 1766-….,  of Sussex County VA m. 1781 John Meredith.  Children unknown (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-102  EDWARD PENNINGTON, 1768-…., of Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC  m. 1793 Elizabeth (Pennington)

 

Fifth generation son of Edward & Elizabeth Pennington was:

5-778  Zachariah Pennington, abt 1730-

 

4-104.    AGNES (PENNINGTON) JOHNSON, 1739-1810, of Sussex m. 1758 Benjamin Waddell Johnson.  (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Benjamin & Agnes Johnson were:

5-800 Collins Johnson, abt 1759-…., m. Sally (Gilliam)

5-801 Richard Johnson, 1760-…., died unmarried.

5-802 James Johnson, 1762-…., of Sussex m. Julia Ann (Jordan), d/o Theophilus Jordan of SC (or Polly George)

5-803 Betsey (Johnson), after 1763-…., m. Absolom Flowers

5-804 Sarah (Johnson) Gilliam, abt 1765-…., m. Anselm Gilliam

5-805 John Johnson, 1772-…., died unmarried

 

4-105  JOSHUA PENNIGNTON, 1741-before 1760, died unmarried (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

4-106  MARCUS PENNINGTON, 1744-…., of Lawrence County TN, m. 1769 Anne (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield).  (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Marcus & Anne Pennington were:

5-808 Elizabeth (Pennington), 1770-…., m. 1793 Edwin Pennington

5-809 William Pennington, 1772-…., of Pennington Bend in Nashville TN m. Frankey.

5-810 James Pennington, 1774-…., m. 1807 Polly (Loftin) of Group Four in Sussex

            5-811 Joshua Pennington, 1775-…., of Lawrence County TN (whose twin was Polly (Pennington) Graves?)

            5-812 Polly (Pennington) Graves. 1775-…., m. Solomon Graves

            5-813 Moses Pennington of Lawrence County TN

            5-814 Sally (Pennington), abt 1777-…., m. 1794 Edward Marable.

           

4-107  SARAH (PENNINGTON), abt 1750-1775 m. 1769 Joshua Moss s/o Henry & Susanna Moss. (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Joshua & Sarah Moss were:

            5-830 Sarah (Moss) Parsons of Sussex

            5-831 (James?) Munroe Moss m. 1764 (5-694) Martha Wilson Holleman

            5-832 Alfred Moss, 1770-after 1834 m. 1791 Susanna (Hawthorn) (of Group 4?) Southampton County VA

            5-833 Peggy (Moss), abt 1771-…., m. 1793 Henry Harrison of Sussex

            5-834 Henry P. Moss, abt 1772-…., of Sussex

            5-835 Lucy (Moss), abt 1774-…., m. 1805 Edwin Lanier of Sussex.

            5-836 Edmund Moss, 1779-1827, m. 1801 Sally (Whitfield) or (Winfield?) of Sussex

            5-837 Polly (Moss), abt 1780-…., m. Henry Hawthorne (of Group 4?)

            5-838 Susanna (Moss), 1782-before 1829, m. 1802 Lewis Loftin (of Group 4?) Sussex

           

4-108 REBECKAH (PENNINGTON), abt 1752-…., of Sussex children unknown

          (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

 

4-109  WILLIAM WILLIE PENNINGTON, 1741-…., of Carter County KY m. 1793 Elizabeth (Pennington)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54.)PHILIP 4 PENNINGTON, my ancestor, 1755-1803, of Mecklenburg, m. (1)1787  Patty (Floyd) and (2) 1798 Mary (Burton).  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Philip & Patty Pennington were:

180. Capt. Drury 5 Pennington, Esquire, 1788-abt 1839 of Trenton in Gibson County TN, m. (1) 1809 Polly (Quarles) and (2) 1823 Nancy (Connor).  John Wright was surety.

181. Jones 5 Pennington, abt 1790-abt 1864, of Arkansas (and his twin?)

182. Mary 5 (Pennington) abt 1790-1847 of Maury County TN, m. 1804 Robert Joseph Westmoreland Jr.  George Tucker was surety.

183. Frances 5 (Pennington), 1791-…. was the 2nd wife of Pennington Lett in 1810 Mecklenburg. (and her twin?)

184. Benjamin 5 Pennington, abt 1791-1834, of Mecklenburg.

185. Margaret 5 (Pennington) called Peggy, 1792-1835, my ancestor, of Mecklenburg, m. 1814 Capt. Ralph Hubbard

 

55.)ENSIGN HENRY 4 (PENNINGTON) abt 1756-after 1811, of Wake County NC  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. Martha (Smith)

 

Fifth generation children of Henry & Martha Pennington were:

            190. Faith 5 (Pennington) Ladd, m. 1800 to William Ladd. 

191. James S. 5 Pennington, 1773-after 1870 of  Henderson County TN, m. (1) in 1813 Mary Ann (Ogburn) Smith and (2) Catherine Shannon

192. John 5 Pennington, 1774-1851, m. 1819 Dilley (Thompson)

193. Issac 5 Pennington, abt 1775-1805, m. 1829 Abigail (Sawless) of Wake County NC

194. A. Smith 5 Pennington, abt 1776-1872 of Madison County Ark. M. 1819 Rebecca (Smith).

195. Jane 5 (Pennington), abt 1780-1819 of Wake County NC m. John Hammock

 

 56.) SARAH 4 (PENNINGTON) SMITH, abt 1757-…., of Mecklenburg    (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown

     

57.)FAITHA 4 (PENNINGTON) NANCE, abt 1760-…., m. 1790 Robert Nance of Mecklenburg.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown..

 

58.)  MARY 4 (PENNINGTON), abt 1764-…., of Albemarle County VA.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown.

 

59.)  LUCY 4 (PENNINGTON), abt 1766-…., of Mecklenburg m. abt 1795 Ichabod Smith.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1).  Children unknown.

 

 

 

 

60.) JOHN THOMAS 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1773-after 1810, of Albemarle County m. 1802, his cousin, Betsey 5 (Pennington).    (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Dr. William T. Pennington was surety

            Fifth Generation children of John Thomas and Betsey were:

                        196. Philip 5 Pennington m. 1839 Martha A. (Hubbard).  He was mentioned in Philip 3 Pennington’s will.

                        197. Peggy 5 (Pennington), also mentioned in Philip 3’s will.

                        198. James 5 Penniington

 

62.)  BENJAMIN 4 PENNINGTON JR. 1743-1788 of Mecklenburg, m. Elizabeth (Larke) d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke and moved to Lincoln County KY. 

                                    (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Benjamin & Elizabeth were:

200. Patrick 5 Pennington, abt 1765-…., of Harrison County IN, m. 1800 Elizabeth (Pennell)

201. Nancy Anne 5 (Pennington) Pennell abt 1768-before 1850 m. 1807 Price Butler Pennell Jr. in Harrison County IN.

202. Elizabeth 5 (Pennington) abt 1770-1838, died unmarried.  She was interred at Pennington Chapel, Harrison County Ind.

 

63.) LT. EDWARD 4 PENNINGTON, 1746-1801, from the Revolutionary War m. abt 1770 Nettie (Larke) also d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke of Lunenburg and moved in 1784 to Lanesville, IN.  (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Lt. Edward & Nettie were:

                        203. Benjamin 5 Pennington, 1771-…., of Mecklenburg m. Lucy (Bailey)

                        204. Sarah 5 (Pennington), 1772-…., of Mecklenburg died young.

                        205. Dixon 5 Pennington, 1773-abt1789, of Mecklenburg

206. Edward 5 Pennington Jr., 1775-abt 1855 of Floyd County IN, m. (1) 1796 Martha (Bilbo) and (2) 1823 Mary (Sigler).

207. Capt. Dennis Larke 5 Pennington, 1776-1854 of Harrison County IN m. 1800 Elizabeth Floyd (English), d/o William & Catherine English and stepdaughter of Major John Harbison of Bean Station NC, later TN.

208. Rev. Walter Bailey 5 Pennington, 1777-1853, of Albemarle County m. 1802 Mary (Mabry).

209. Zachariah 5 Pennington, 1779-1833, m. (1) in1808 Rachel (Decker) and (2) Lettice (Morgan), but left no descendants.

210. Mary 5 (Pennington) Gresham, 1781-1843, m. 1801 George Gresham of Petersburg, VA and Lanesville IN.

211. William 5 Pennington, 1782-1866, m. 1807 Jane (English), sister of Elizabeth (English).

212. Robert Larke 5 Pennington, 1784-…., died young, of Mecklenburg.

 

64.) ANNA 4 (PENNINGTON) 1748-1845, of Chatham County NC, m. 1783 Reubin Mitchell, s/o Henry Mitchell Jr, a cousin, from the Revolutionary War and Pricilla (Parham?)  Children unknown.         (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

65.) ROBERT 4 PENNINGTON, 1749-abt 1793 of Mecklenburg, m. 1787 Frances (Finch)    (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Sherwood Smith was surety.

           

            Fifth generation children of Robert and Frances were:

                        215. Maybe Ryley 5 Pennington, abt 1789…., of Russell County VA.

                        216. Ruth 5 (Pennington), abt 1790-

                        217. Polly 5 (Pennington), abt 1792-

                        218. Sallie 5 (Pennington), abt. 1794-

 

66.) JESSE 4 PENNINGTON, 1740-abt 1773 of Brunswick (John Jr 3,John 2, Thomas 1)

                        Children unknown.

 

67). LUCY 4 (PENNINGTON) (NEWSOME?), 1741-…., of Hillborough, NC

                        (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth Generation Daughters of Lucy Pennington may have been:

                        220. Saley 5 (Pennington) Carter m. John Carter

                        221. Betty 5 (Pennington) Clark, m. William Clark

                        222. Liley Lee 5 (Pennington)   PP 37-1, pg. 81

 

68.) LEWIS 4 PENNINGTON or ARIS, 1743-…., of Brunswick.  Children unknown

                        (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

69.) FREDERICK 4 PENNINGTON, 1751-…., of Sussex. (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1) m. (Elizabeth Reece?)

 

            Fifth generation daughter of Frederick Pennington was:

 

                        225. Lucy 5 (Pennington), abt 1771-…., of Sussex

 

70.) LUCRETIA 4 (PENNINGTON) or CELIA, 1755-…., of Lowdes County AL, m. John Stewart s/o William Stewart & Mary (Shands).

            (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of John & Lucretia Stewart were:

 

                        230. William B. 5 Stewart of Lowdes County AL.

                        231. Elizabeth 5  (Stewart) m. 1795 Gray Gilliam of Weakly County TN.

232. Frederick 5  Pennington 5 Stewart, m. Casandra (Jones) of Logan County KY.

 

72.) HANNAH 4 (WRENN) PORCH, 1743/44-…., of Albemarle County m. Henry Porch or Poach Jr..  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generations children of Henry Jr. & Hannah Porch were:

 

                        235. Hartwell 5 Porch, 1770-

                        236. Nancy 5 (Porch) abt 1772-

                        237. Mary 5 (Porch).

 

73.) SARAH 4 (WRENN) BENDALL, 1747-before 1793, of Albemarle County m. 1765 Issac Jesse Bendall from Middlesex in England.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of Issac & Sarah Bendall were:

 

                        240. John 5 Bendall, 1768

                        241. Sarah 5 (Bendall), 1770-

                        242. Issac 5 Bendall, 1772-

243 Judith 5 (Bendall), abt 1774-before 1832, m. 1796 Weathers Adams of Sussex

                        244. Elizabeth 5 (Bendall) or Barbara, 1776-

 

74.) ANNA 4 (WRENN) PORCH, 1750-…., m. 1768  James Porch of Albemarle.  Children unknown.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas1) (and her twin?)

 

75.) HOWELL 4 WRENN, 1750-before 1757,  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown. 

 

76.) NATHANIEL or NATHAN 4 WRENN, 1752-…. of Albemarle.  Children unknown.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) (and his twin?) 

             

77.) JOSEPH 4 WRENN, 1752-…., of Albemarle.  Children unknown (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1 )

 

78.) MOSES 4 WRENN, 1753-….Children unknown. (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) of Albemarle

 

79.) HULDA 4 (WRENN) ADAMS, 1755-…., m. 1773 Amos Adams of Albemarle,

            (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) (and her twin?)

 

            Fifth generation children of Amos & Hulda Adams were:

                        250. Polly 5 (Adams) Green.

                        251. Pennington Wrenn 5 Adams

252. Sarah 5 (Adams) Wright, 1796-1857, m. William Uriah 5 Wright, 1795-1855 of Petersburg, VA.

 

80.) ELIAS 4 WRENN, 1755-….,  children unknown.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

81.) Another HOWELL 4 WRENN, 1757-    (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) Had no children.

 

82.) MARY 4 (WRENN), called Mollie, 1758-…. of Albemarle.  Children unknown

                        (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

83.) JESSE 4 WRENN, 1763-1810/20, Albemarle Children unknown

                        (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

84.) WILLIAM 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1745-…., (Moses 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

84.) DAVID 4 PENNINGTON, 1735-1783 of the Salisbury District of  Montgomery County NC, m (1) abt 1755 to Lydia (Gilliam) and (2) in 1785 Ursula (Byrd) who later became the widow of John Carter.     (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth generation children of David & Lydia Pennington were:

 

                        255. Leah 5 (Pennington), 1755-

                        256. Mary, ( or Tabitha) 5 (Pennington), 1758 of Anson County NC m. Eli Boggs or Bugg?)

                        257. Sarah Gilliam 5 (Pennington), 1760-

                        258. Kinchen 5 Pennington, 1761-1840/50 of Montgomery County NC.

                        259. Edward 5 Pennington, called Neddy, 1763-…., of Montgomery County NC

                       

85.) FREDERICK 4 PENNINGTON, 1738-abt 1806, of Sussex, m. 1786 Ann (Williamson).  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1) Children unknown.

 

86.) REBECCA 4 (PENNINGTON), 1742-abt 1806.  Children unknown

            (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

87.) JOHN 4 PENNINGTON, 1760-1823, of Sussex, m. (1) in 1786 to Sarah (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield) and (2) in 1816 to Temperance (Parker) in Sussex.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1), d/o Drury Parker of Southampton County VA.

He fought in the Revolutionary War.

 

            Fifth generation children of John & Sarah were:

260. Patsy 5 (Pennington) Marable, 1788-abt 1850, of Sussex, m. 1810 Benjamin Marable.

261. Thomas 5 Pennington, 1790-abt 1831, of Sussex, m. 1810 Mary (Adkins)

262. Nancy 5 (Pennington) Ezell, 1791-…., of Sussex, m. 1811 Morris Zills or Ezell.

263. David 5 Pennington, 1793-1832, of Sussex, m. 1815 Ann Edwards (Cheaves) or Graves and (2) 1817 Martha Wilson Holliman or Holleman.

264. Henry 5 Pennington, 1795-1849, of Sussex, m. 1826 Lucy Graves (Adkins)

265. William Graves 5 Pennington, 1798-abt 1853, m. 1803 Franky (Graves) of Pennington Bend in Nashville, TN.

266. Richard 5 Pennington, 1800-1837, of Sussex m. 1825 Sally E. Lamb.

267. Rebecca 5 (Pennington) Graves, 1802-…. of Sussex, m. 1826 Crosher Graves.

 

            Fifth generation children of John & Temperance Pennington were:

 

                        268. John Joseph Parker 5 Pennington, 1817-…., of Sussex

                        269. Robert Simpson 5 Pennington, 1819-1820, of Sussex

 

88.) MARY 4 (PENNINGTON) TUCKER, 1763-…., of Sussex, m. 1783 Paschal Tucker, s/o Daniel Tucker.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            Fifth Generation children of Daniel & Mary Tucker were:

                        270. Pascal 5 Tucker, m. Mary Pentecost or Pentacost of Green County KY.

                        271. Pennington 5 Tucker

                        272. Epps 5 Tucker, m. (1) ______(Vaughn) and (2) Elizabeth (Johns).

 

89.) ELIZABETH 4 (PENNINGTON) MEREDITH, 1766-…., of Sussex m. 1781 John Meredith.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown.

 

90.) EDWARD 4 PENNINGTON, 1768-…., of Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

            The fifth generation son of Edward Pennington was:

                       

                        275. Zachariah 5 Pennington, abt 1730- called “Zach”

 

92.) ZACHARIAH 4 PENNINGTON (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1) 1711-…., of Brunswick.  Children unknown.

 

93.) AGNES 4 (PENNINGTON) JOHNSON, 1739-1810, of Sussex, m. 1758 Benjamin Waddell Johnson. (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)  PP 8-2, pg. 25, PP 3-2, pg. 75

 

            Fifth generation children of Agnes & Benjamin Johnson were:

                       

                        280. Collins 5 Johnson, abt 1759-…., m. Sally (Gilliam).

                        281. Richard 5 Johnson, 1760-…., never married.

282. James 5 Johnson, 1762-…., of Sussex, m. Julia Ann (Jordan) d/o Theophilus Jordan of SC.

283. Betsy 5 (Johnson), abt 1763-…., m. Absolom Flowers.

284. Sarah 5 (Johnson), abt 1765-…., m. Anselm Gilliam

285. Elizabeth 5 (Johnson) 1770-…., m. 1793 Edward Pennington

286. John 5 Johnson, 1772-…., never married. 

287. The Rev. Benjamin Waddell 5 Johnson Jr., 1776-…., m. (1) Polly Bailey and (2) Ann Smith Hawthorne

288. William 5 Johnson of Sussex, m. ______Wilkins

289. Samuel L. 5 Johnson

 

94.) JOSHUA 4 PENNINGTON, 1741-1768, of Sussex died unmarried.  (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1) 

 

95.) MARCUS 4 PENNINGTON, 1744-after 1768, of Sussex m. 1769 Anne (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves and Sarah (Winfield) and moved 1806 to Lawrence County TN.  (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

Fifth generation children of Marcus & Anne Pennington may have been:

 

290. Joshua 5 Pennington who moved in 1806 to Lawrence County TN.  291. Moses 5 Pennington who moved to Lawrence County in 1849.

292.  Elizabeth 5 (Pennington) 1770-…., m. 1793 Edward Pennington, a cousin. 

293. William 5 Pennington, 1772-

294.James 5 Pennington, 1774-…., of Sussex, m. 1807 Polly (Loftin) of Sussex.

295.Polly 5 (Pennington) Graves, abt 1775-…., m. 1807 Solomon Graves

296.Sally 5 (Pennington) Marable. abt 1777-…., m. 1794 Edward Marable of Sussex

 

96.) SARAH 4 (PENNINGTON) MOSS, 1750-1775, (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1) m. 1769 Joshua Moss, s/o Henry & Susanna Moss. 

 

            Fifth generation children of Sarah & Joshua Moss were:

300. (James?) Monroe 5 Moss, of Sussex m. 1764 Martha Wilson (Holleman)

301. Sally 5 (Moss) Parsons of Sussex

302. Alfred 5 Moss, 1770-after 1834, m. 1791 Susanna (Hawthorn).

303. Peggy 5 (Moss), 1771-…., m. 1793 Henry Harrison.

304. Henry P. 5 Moss, 1772-…., of Sussex

305. Lucy 5 (Moss) Lanier, abt 1775-…., m. 1805 Edwin Lanier.

306. Edmund 5 Moss, 1779-1827, m. 1801 Sally (Whitfield).

307 Polly 5 (Moss) Hawthorne, abt 1780-…., m. 1800 Henry Hawthorne of Group 4 from Sussex.

308.Susanna 5 (Moss) m. 1802 Lewis Loftin.

 

97.) REBECKAH 4 (PENNINGTON), abt 1752-…., of Sussex (John the carpenter 3, Edward 2,  Thomas 1).  Children unknown.

98.) WILLIAM WILLIE 4 PENNINGTON, 1741-…., of Carter County TN, m. 1793  286.Elizabeth 5 (Pennington).  (Edmon 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

            His Fifth generation son was 310.William Willie 5 Pennington of Webbsville in Lawrence County KY.

 

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30. FAITH 4 (PENNINGTON), 1734-1797, of Surry, was the godmother in 1753 for Mary Moore (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1).  She m. in 1794.   Benjamin Bugg was surety.  Lucy (Pennington), Gee Lucas and Asa Gresham were witnesses.

 

31. MARY 4 (PENNINGTON) (MITCHELL?), 1736-1797, of Surry.  (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  Her godparents were William Rachael and Mary Ezell.

 

32. HOWELL 4 PENNINGTON, 1741/42-abt 1819 of Mecklenburg m. Margaret.  His godparents were Matthew & Mary Hubbard.  In turn, Howell was the godfather for their son, John Hubbard, 1763-1826, my ancestor.

            In 1782 Howell supplied the Continental Army with 375 CWT Beef

                        Mecklenburg Order Book 5, pg. 124

            The 1790 Census of Mecklenburg records Howell’s household of 3 whites and 4 blacks.

            Howell left a will in 1816 Mecklenburg County Will Book #5, pg. 57.  Apparently he left no children.   In it he mentioned only nieces and nephews, children of his sister, Martha 4 (Pennington) Harper.  Howell named John Hall, Jr. in his will, who was an adjoining neighbor and may also have been a descendant of James 3 Pennington of Mecklenburg in 1803.  (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

33. JOEL 4 PENNINGTON, 1744-after 1830, of Dinwiddie County VA whose godparents were William & Mary Ezell and Richard Rachael.  His will was filed in Mecklenburg Will Book #6, 1816-19 pg. 57.  (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

34. REBECCA 4 (PENNINGTON), 1747-abt 1830 of Surry whose godparents were Mary Hubbard and David Stokes.  (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

35. WILLIAM THOMAS 4 PENNINGTON, 1753-abt 1830 of Brunswick County m. (1) 1776 Elizabeth (Northington) d/o Nathaniel Northington and Rebecca (Chappell) and (2) 1795 Mary (Saxton) d/o Benejah Saxton.  His godparents were Faith 4 (Pennington), Gregory Rawlings and Isam Ezell.  (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  PP 9-1, pg. 2

 

A.THE NORTHINGTON FAMILY

 

            My maternal grandmother, Delia 7 (Hubbard) Lewis, often related to me what good friends the Northington family had been with her Hubbard family.

            Nathaniel Northington granted a Power of Attorney in Brunswick to my ancestor, John Hubbard, 1763-1826 and 62,Benjamin 4 Pennington Jr. 1743-1788.  They in turn, gave permission to 180. Drury 5 Pennington to harvest all the crops on the Pennington farm.  Nathaniel was the father-in-law of William Thomas 4 Pennington.  He was the godfather of 73.Sarah 3 (Wrenn) Bendall and 80.Elias 4 Wrenn.

            John and Sterling Northington witnessed the will of my ancestor, 14 James 3 Pennington in 1802 Mecklenburg.

 

37. FREDERICK 4 HUTCHENS, 1741-…., of Surry whose godparents were John Pennington and John & Sarah Stokes.  He m. 1781 Anne (Larke) of Lunenburg County VA.    (Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

           

38. MARY 4 (HUTCHENS), 1745-…., of Surry whose godparents were William & Anne Hutchens and Mary Moore.   (Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

39.  ARTHUR 4 HUTCHENS, 1748-…., whose godparents were David Stokes, George Long, an Allen cousin, and Mary Roberts or Rogers.  (Jane 3, maybe Thomas 2,

 Thomas 1)

 

40. ELIZABETH 4 (PENNINGTON) COLLIER, called Betsey, 1735-1784, m. 1757 Howell Collier.  She lived on 12 acres of land in Mecklenburg County beginning at Daniel Cheatham’s line on the old Duke’s Road.  (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

B. THE FERRELL AND COLLIER FAMILIES

 

            Several associated families or in-laws of our Group Ten Penningtons came from the area of the port city of Bristol in England.  The Allen brothers were ship owners there, The Hamms and Hubbards were wine merchants and the Ferrall and Jones families were money-lenders.  They may have all been acquainted with each other.

            After the Revolutionary War Thomas Jefferson secured a huge loan from Ferrall and Jones. 

John Hensell researched the Ferrell and Collier families in the 1970s.  PP 9-1, pg. 42.  William Collier was a weaver who lived in London and immigrated to York County VA in 1655.  His cousin, Thomas Collier, settled in that part of Charles City County which in 1652 became Surry County VA. 

            Bryan Ferrall or O’Ferrall or Ferrell came to Charles City in 1658.  His son, Capt. Hubbard Ferrall was killed in 1676 in the Battle of Kings Creek in York County while supporting the Monarch and Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley during Bacon’s Rebellion.  The Capt. m. Dorothy (Drew), reported to be the only d/o Col Thomas Drew.

            Hubbard Ferrall’s gt. gt. grandson, Hutchens Ferrell m. in 1799 to 113 Mary B. 5 (Pennington).  He was in the mercantile business in Mecklenburg County in partnership with Edward Deloney and  Signal Abenathy.  After Hutchen’s death his business was almost ruined and Mary 5 sued his two partners.  Eventually she won a judgment in court against the partners, but spent much of her fortune in doing so.  Mary took her surrey  with her son, his family and  a wagon loaded with their servants and possessions to St. Charles, MO where she lived out the rest of her life.

            The Colliers were descendants of the Sowerby or Sawless family who were land owners in Surry next door to Thomas Pennington I.  Thomas Collier m. Mary (Sowerby), d/o Francis Sowerby and Mary (Jordan) and granddaughter of Samuel Jordan and Cicely (Farrar).  The Farrars were large land holders in Henrico County VA where they sold the site of my Lockett homestead to Thomas Lockett.

 

41. SACK 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1740-1788/95 of Brunswick m. abt 1770 to Anna (Pepper), d/o Stephen and Jean Pepper.  (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  His descendant 112.William 5 Pennington’s line m. into Group Seven’s Murrell or Merrill family and 111 Lucy 5 (Pennington) m. into the Gee family formerly of Surry.  Brunswick Will Book #8, pg. 75 in 1820.

            My maternal grandmother, Adelia Pennington 7 (Hubbard), d/o John Gresham Hubbard and granddaughter of  Peggy 5 (Pennington) Hubbard had 2 sisters who like herself lived into their 90s.  They gathered annually in the 1930s to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday.  Before the evening was over you could be sure that one of them would say, ” Well if it is money that you are after, you need to go to the Penningtons”, and this would be followed by nodding of the heads all around to signify a general agreement.

            I used to wonder who those wealthy Penningtons were that I had never before met or heard of; and then with the help of Pennington Pedigrees I discovered that they were the Sack 4 Pennington family of Homer Louisiana in the northern part of that state.

This caused more confusion for me, however, for I remembered that my grandmother had spent some time as a teenager in Houma, LA in the southern part of the state where her half brother, John Allen 7 Hubbard had been mayor.

            How did John Allen Hubbard get from VA to LA?  Was Homer and Houma one and the same town?  Apparently not, the name was only a coincidence.

            Today some call the town “Hu-mah” but my grandmother in her Scotch-Irish accent always called it “Ho-mer” and pronounced it in the same manner in both instances.

            Sack is recorded in several land transactions in Brunswick:

                        a. 1736 Sack sold 240 acres previously deeded to Henry Chidley. 

b.1780-John Burton to Sack Pennington

c.1781-Sack Pennington to James Handley, land adjoining William Pennington’s.  Edward Pennington was witness.

d. 1789-Sack Pennington to William & Mary Walker.

            PP 8-2, pg. 21 and Brunswick Deed Book #1 1732-40, pg. 288

The Burton and Hutchens families both produced descendants who became Governors of NC.

 

42. LUCY 4 (PENNINGTON) BUGG, 1742-1801 of Giles County TN m. 1758 Capt. John Bugg, Jr. who fought in the Revolutionary War.  (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

The Capt. was the s/o John Bugg & Suzanna (Burleson) in New Kent County VA.

            Her Fifth generation children included:

a.117 Benjamin 5 Bugg, 1765-1813 of Giles County m. 1785 Anne (Andrews)

                        b. 118 Martha 5 (Bugg) Oslin, 1767-…., m. 1789 Samuel Benjamin Oslin, s/o of Jesse Fletcher Osling and the brother-in-law of 52 Ann Marshall (Pennington) Oslin.

                        c. 123 Lucy 5 (Bugg) m. 1797 James Gee

 

            Witnesses to Capt. Bugg’s will were 55 Henry Pennington, William Ladd, Jesse Oslin, Daniel Daly, John Daly, John Hubbard and David Pennington.

 

43. SARAH 4 (PENNINGTON) WARREN HOLMES, 1746-1784 of Brunswick m. (1) John Warren and (2) William Holmes.  (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

            Sarah’s godparents were Mary Hubbard, David Stokes and Rebecca (Pennington)

                        Brunswick County Will Book  #5, pg. 554

 

44. (JOHN?) HOLMES 4 PENNINGTON, of Brunswick, 1737-…., m. 1758 Mary.  (David 3, maybe Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  In 1798 Samuel Sach and wife Mary deeded land in Mecklenburg to John Holmes Pennington.  In 1799 Holmes Pennington deeded land to Michael Wartman.  PP 2-2, pg. 17 and PP 11-1, pg. 53

 

45. MARY 4 ( WALKER), 1747-…., m. William Walker.  Her dau. 130.Mary 5 (Walker) 1779-1863, lived on 138 acres of land in Mecklenburg on both sides of the Acurt Creek on land adjoining George Malone, John Harris, Robert Johnson and John Hall.  It had been bequeathed to Mary from Sack Pennington. (Mary 3, Thomas 2 Thomas 1)

           

46. DAVID 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1767-1807  (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. Selah (Smith) d/o John & Paulina Smith of Mecklenburg.

                        Mecklenburg Will Book #3, pg. 409 and PP 1-1. pg. 47

 

47. WILLIAM 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1763-1807, (William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Lunenburg County VA m. 1780 to Drusilla (Smithson) d/o John S. Smithson & Ann (Walker?).

            William’s godparents were William Cocke, the Indian Scout, Elizabeth Willie, the Pastor’s wife and Timothy Ezell Jr.  William’s household is recorded in the 1782 Personal Property Tax Roll of Mecklenburg County with 4 white and 3 black persons. 

            William’s wife, Drusilla took as her 2nd husband, William Murrell or Merrill of Group 7 who was also a descendant of James Jones of Prince George County from Group Ten.  PP 22-1, pg. 59 tells about John Merrill, Virgil Stewart, Sack Pennington Gee and “Merrill’s Gang”.

 

48. JOHN 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1764-…., of Mecklenburg may have been disabled in some way.  His father’s will directed David to support John the rest of his life.  (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

49. MARTHA 4 (PENNINGTON) HARPER, abt 1766-1860, of Brunswick m. 1790 John Harper, Jr., s/o John Harper & Frances (Peterson).  John George Pennington was surety.  Drury & Martha Malone, Mely Harper and Peter Green were godparents for Martha’s children.  (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

50.  SUKEY OR SUSAN 4 (PENNIGTON), abt 1768-…., m. 1786 to James Nash.

(John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

51.  JANE 4 (PENNINGTON), called Jennie, abt 1769-…., m. 1785 James Connell of Mecklenburg.  John Adams was surety per Sue Gill’s report  PP 2-1, pg. 18.  (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas1)

52. ANN MARSHALL 4 (PENNINGTON), 1771-1853, m. 1800 Isaac Oslin, s/o Fletcher Osling and Winefred (Lucas) of Mecklenburg.  Her brother David was surety.  (John George 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

            a.  John George 3 Pennington’s descendant, Mary (Callis) lived in Petersburg and was Regent in the 1960s of  the Col. John Bannister Chapter, NSDAR when my mother became a member.

 

b.      52.Ann 4 (Pennington) Oslin’s son, 148.David 5 Oslin, m. (1) to Elizabeth of Warren County NC and (2) in 1852 to Mary Elizabeth (Stanley) Barnes of Brunswick.

 

c.       Ann’s sister-in-law, Nancy (Oslin), 1765-1813 m. Meredith Moss.

 

d.      Ann’s brother-in-law, John Henry Oslin, 1763-1843 m. (1) in 1789 to Sarah (Watters) of Hardford County MD and (2) Sarah (Wells), mother of Wells W. 6 Pennington of Williamsburg in Harlan County KY and grandmother of Theophilus 7 Pennington, 1802…. of Whitley County KY of Group 32

Pp 27-2, pg. 13, 55 & 64 and PP 1-2, pg. 41

      They lived on the north side of the New River in Wilkes County NC in 1785.  Theophilus Pennington m. Penelope (Jones).  Theophilus 7 Pennington had a son, William 8 Pennington of Grayson County TX.  Theophilus was a descendant of Thomas Gist, brother of William Gist of Group 4.  PP 10-2, pg. 7 & 61.  Wells 6 Pennington is recorded as a Juror in 1800 Ashe County NC.

 

e.       Ann’s brother-in-law, was Samuel Benjamin Oslin who m. 118,Martha 5 (Bugg) in 1789 d/o Lucy 4 (Pennington) and Capt. Bugg Jr.

 

f.        Ann’s father-in-law Jesse Fletcher Osling was mentioned in 9.William 3 Pennington’s will in 1784 Brunswick.

 

D.  THE STANLEY, MEREDITH AND MARSHALL FAMILIES

 

            Vance Pennington researched his Stanley, Meredith and Marshall families of Devonshire England before emigrating to the USA.  PP 26-1, pg. 21.  He reported that Barnabas Coffin m. 1776 to Phebe (Marshall).  Her dau., Huldah (Coffin) m. Jesse Standley; and Jesse’s son Elijah Standley m. Mary (Meredith) Pennington, Vance’s gt, gt. Grandmother.  Her dau. was 148.Mary E. (Stanley) who m. James Barnes 5 Pennington.

            The Standley, Meredith and Marshall families were associated with our Group 10 Penningtons in Cumberland County VA in the last half of the 18th century.  The Stanley family m. into my Lockett family as well as to Geroge Washington’s mother’s Ball family.  The Meredith family were Group Ten Pennington neighbors there after the Revolutionary War.  The Marshall family were cousins of Chief Justice John Marshall.  It seems that all these families were Quakers and might well have been related to those in Devonshire.  Research into their connections could be very interesting.

            Capt. James Marshall, John Hubbard and Jesse Fletcher Osling were mentioned in the will of 9.William 3 Pennington in 1784 Brunswick County.  William lived  there adjoining Meredith Moss and Peter Brewer along with Micajah and Benejah Pennington of Group 7.  

 

53. JAMES 4 PENNINGTON JR. 1752-1843 of Henry County KY (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. 1780 Rachel Vick d/o William Vick & Martha (Boykin) of Southampton County VA.  Burwell Pennington (perhaps an uncle?) was surety.

            James Jr. was approved as a soldier of the Revolution per Modell Burt’s DAR application papers.

a.1 July 1776-22 Dec. 1776 James Jr. served as a Private in Capt. John Ballard’s Company of Col. Ruffin’s and Col. Meredith’s VA Regiment.

b. In 1779, as a Private in Capt. Reuben Vaughn’s Company of Col. Lubriel’s Regiment.

c. In Feb.1781 as a private for 3 weeks in Capt. Marshall’s Company of Col. Deadmen’s Regiment.

d.      In 1 Sept. 1781, as a private for 6 weeks in Capt. John Bugg’s Company.

 

James Jr. received a pension in 1833 in Henry County KY.  Mecklenburg Order Book #5, pg. 125 and pg. 147 reveals that James Jr. contributed 325 cwt. Beef for the use of the Continental Army in 1782 as well as for two smooth (bore) guns taken into the service which were not returned.

 

            After The War James Jr. moved to Mercer County KY.  158.Burwell 5 Pennington was surety in 1782 for the marriage.  He is recorded in the Mecklenburg County 1782 Personal Property Tax List with a family of 4 whites and 1 black and in 1790 with 8 whites and 9 blacks.  PP 1-3, pg. 20

            In 1856 Howell R. Vick was living in Gibson County TN where Drury  Pennington Jr. sold land to him

 

54. PHILIP 4 PENNINGTON, my ancestor, 1775-1803 (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Mecklenburg m. (1) in 1787 to Patty (Floyd) with John Saunders as surety and (2) in 1798 to Mary or Polly (Burton) with  John Hubbard as surety.  The Rev. Ebenezer MacGowan, Methodist minister, officiated.  PP 2-1, pg. 17 & PP 8-2.

            Philip served in the Mecklenburg Militia in 1782 in the Revolutionary War and received pay for his service.  Mecklenburg County Audit Account Book #5, pg. 124.

            Philip’s son, 182.Benjamin 5 Pennington was administrator of Shipp Burton’s will in Mecklenburg.  PP 28-2, pg. 88.

            Sarah (Jones) m. Hutchens Gordon Burton, Gov. of NC, 1824-27.

            Philip and his younger brother, John Thomas 4 Pennington were named executors of their father’s estate.  He inherited a black female slave.  Josiah Floyd of Brunswick became administrator in 1804.  Morris Floyd, John Thomas 4 Pennington, John Hubbard, John David, William Mitchell, James Waller, Thomas Barrett, Goodwyn Taylor, Samuel 5 Oslin, and Edmond, Charles & Thomas Webb, John Turner and James Stanley took part in closing Philip’s estate.  Mecklenburg County Court Actions 1803/11.

            Philip bought and sold land in Brunswick and Mecklenburg several times:

a.In 1794 Robert Haskins to Philip in Mecklenburg.  Witnesses were Nancy Pennington, John Thomas Pennington, John George Pennington and James Singleton.

b.1790 Thomas Johnson in Brunswick to Philip.  Witness was Henry 4 Pennington.

c.1797 Sterling or Starling Morgan and Philip to the Commonwealth of Virginia  Mecklenburg County Deed Book & PP 8-2, pg. 21

d.1797 Cyer Hundley & wife Anne to Anne Pennington, Lucy Gee, William Pennington, Mary Pennington & her children.  Meckelnburg Will Book #4, pg. 51

e.1798-  444 acres in Brunswick to Ephraim Andrews and his wife Ann. Philip & John Thomas were witnesses.

f. 1798 Philip of Mecklenburg to Henry 4 Pennington

g. 1798 Philip to Richard Crowder

h. 1798 The Commonwealth of VA to Reuben Vaughn, Roger Gregory, Philip 4 Pennington & his wife Mary.

 

55. ENSIGN HENRY 4 PENNINGTON, abt 1756-after 1811 of Wake County NC, Gibson County & Humboldt County TN.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) m. Martha (Smith) d/o John & Paulina Smith.  In 1779 Henry was appointed Ensign of the Mecklenburg County Militia.  Mecklenburg Order Book #4, pg 476.  He was paid for his services per Mecklenburg Account Book #22, pg. 18.

a.1778 William & Jean Ezell deeded land to Henry of Mecklenburg.

b.1789 Henry Pennington & wife, Martha, indentured to Joseph Ingram  PP 8-2, pg. 21

c.  William Sterling and William Johnson.   Mecklenburg County  PP 8-2, pg. 21

d.1798 Philip to Henry Pennington of Mecklenburg

e.1802 Philip Pennington to John P. Smith

f. 1804 Henry Pennington of Wake County NC to John Pennington & Smith Pennington.

 

56. SARAH 4 (PENNINGTON), abt 1757-…., (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

57. FAITHA 4 (PENNINGTON), abt 1760-…., (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Mecklenburg m. 1790 to Robert Nance.  William Drumwright was surety.  Rev. John King, a Baptist minister officiated.  Faitha lived near the NC line on Old Duke’s Road in Brunswick.

 

58.MARY 4 ( PENNINGTON), abt 1764-…., of Albemarle County VA (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)  

 

59.LUCY 4 (PENNINGTTON) SMITH, abt 1766-…., m. abt 1795 to Ichabod Smith of Mecklenburg.  (James 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

60. JOHN THOMAS 4 PENNINGTON, 1773-AFTER 1810, (JAMES 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Albemarle m. 1802 to Betsey 5 (Pennington).  Dr. William T. Pennington was surety. 

            John Thomas was named executor of his father’s 1782 will in Mecklenburg.  He made bond for Lt. Drury 5 Pennington per Mecklenburg Court Actions 1803/11.  He participated in closing the estate of his brother Philip 4 Pennington.  John Thomas was surety for the marriage of Faitha 5 (Pennington) to Robert Nance.  PP 2-1, pg. 18

            In 1798 George Andrews deeded land to Ephriam Andrews.  John Thomas was witness. 

 

62. BENJAMIN 4 PENNINGTON JR., 1743-1788, (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) of Lincoln County KY m. Elizabeth (Larke), d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke, a prominent Quaker family.

            He was bequeathed a slave boy named Sam from his uncle William Pennington.

            Benjamin Jr. fought in the Revolutionary War.  He took a smooth bore gun into service in the Mecklenburg County VA Militia  which was not returned.

            Benjamin Jr. moved to Lincoln County KY in 1784 and died in 1788.  Benjamin Sr. was administrator of the estate.  Mecklenburg Will Book & PP 1-2, pg. 47.  Witnesses were Frederick Collier, Robert Pennington and Benjamin Pennington Sr.

 

63. LT. EDWARD 4 PENNINGTON, 1746-1801, m. abt 1770 Nettie (Larke) also d/o Dennis & Sarah Larke of Lunenburg. (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

            In 1773 Dennis Larke bequeathed his dau. Nettie, a slave girl named Nann, and in 1783 Nettie bequeathed the same slave to her son Edward .  Edward was also bequeathed a slave boy named Sam from his namesake uncle, Edward Pennington per Edward’s 1752 Brunswick County will.  Lunenburg Will Book #1, pg. 166, Lunenburg Will Book #6, pg. 372.

            Edward 4 was a Collector of Taxes imposed for recruiting Virginia’s quota of troops for the Continental Army in 1783.  Mecklenburg Order Book #5, pg. 389 and PP 2-1, pg. 17.  He was at Yorktown, VA at the time of The Surrender.

            In 1783 Edward moved over the mountains and purchased land in 1789 at Rolling Fork in Lincoln County KY.  Modell Burt’s family has a tradition that in 1784 Edward and his family packed everything into two oxen carts and took an old Indian woman who begged to be kept with the family, promising to care for Nettie, who was almost bedridden with arthritis.  Mecklenburg Order Book #5, pg. 124, 129 & 160 tells that Edward sold two slaves, two horses, 15 head of cattle, household furnishings and all other goods that could not be carried on the trip to his brother Benjamin Jr.  Witness was Ruben Mitchell.  Mecklenburg Deed Book #7 and Meckelnburg Deed Book #6, pg. 372, in 1792 to Edward Pennington Jr.  Samuel Goode, William Davis, Edward Davis and William Baskerville were witnesses. 

             

 

64. ANNA 4 (PENNINGTON), 1748-1845, m. 1783 Reubin Mitchell s/o Henry Mitchell Jr., and Priscilla (Parham?) in Albemarle Parish, in Surry.  Edward Pennington was surety for the marriage   Reubin Mitchell’s godparents were Henry Tatum, William Petway Jr., and Amy (Mitchell).  Reubin was a gt. grandson of William Cocke & Rebecca (Jones).  Reubin was a Pvt. in GA during the Revolutionary War.  Venessa Roberts’ 1966 NSDAR Application Papers approved Reubin’s military service: “Soldier’s Widow Ann was allowed pension on her application executed 29 July 1841 at 77 years of age, while living about 20 miles from Martha’s Vineyards in Chatham County NC.  She lived in that County for 53 years and died there 4 Sept. 1845.”   PP 2-1, pg. 17. (Benjamin Jr 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

65.ROBERT 4 PENNINGTON, 1749-abt 1793 (Benjamin 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1) 

of Mecklenburg m. 1787  to Frances (Finch).  Sherwood Smith was surety.  They lived in Russell County VA.  Robert was apprenticed to and lived with James Pennington Sr.  He was named in James Sr.’s will.  Robert was surety for the wedding of Henry Finch to Martha (Stragell) in 1794.  In 1783 Robert witnessed the indenture between Lt. Edward and Benjamin Pennington Jr. This Robert is not the brother of Riggs Pennington but they probably knew each other.  In 1793 Robert Pennington sold land in Brunswick to Stephen Mabry.

 

66. JESSE 4 PENNINGTON, 1740-abt 1773 (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 of Brunswick whose godparents were Thomas Wrenn, John Hancock and Hannah (Pennington).  Jesse m. Anne.

 

67. LUCY 4 (PENNINGTON) (NEWSOME?), 1741-…., of Hillsborough , NC whose godparents were Thomas Wrenn, Robert Hancock and Mary Pennington (or Elizabeth Nolly or Natty, and John & Mary Pennington?)      PP 37-1, pg. 81

 

68. LEWIS 4 PENNINGTON OR ARIS, 1743-…., of Brunswick.

(John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1.  His godparents were Thomas Pennington, Thomas Brewer and Mary Bailey. )  Albemarle Parish Register pg. 109

 

69. FREDERICK 4 PENNINGTON, 1751-…., of Brunswick m. (Elizabeth Reece?)

(John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)  His godparents were Charles Atherton, Anne Davis and John Land.  He is noted in the 1782 Personal Property Tax with a household of 5 whites and 9 blacks.

 

70. LUCRETIA 4 (PENNINGTON), or Celia, 1755-…., (John Jr. 3, John 2, Thomas 1)of Lowdes County AL m. 1818 to John Stewart s/o William Stewart & Mary (Shands)  of Sussex.  William Graves was surety.  The Rev. John Meglamore officiated.  PP 1-3, pg. 19.  Her godparents were Moss & Elizabeth Pennington and Anne Dansey or Dance.  John’s will was written in 1773 and settled in1793.

 

72. HANNAH 4 (WRENN) PORCH, 1743/44-…., of Albemarle County m. Henry Porch or Poach   (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

73. SARAH 4 (WRENN) BENDALL, 1747-before 1793 of Albemarle County m. 1765 Issac Jesse Bendall from Middlesex County in England.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

            There was a Lewis Bendall about my age living in Petersburg in the 1940s who worked in my father’s store.  He and my mother once related their family connection, but I did not record it.  Lewis was a descendant of Issac Bendall.

 

74. ANNA 4 (WRENN) PORCH, 1750-…., m. 1768 to James Porch of Albemarle County.    (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) (and her twin?).

 

75. HOWELL 4 WRENN, 1750-before 1757,   (Hannah 3, John2, Thomas 1)

 

76.NATHANIEL 4 WRENN, 1752-…., of Albemarle County. 

(Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1) (and his twin?)

 

77. JOSEPH 4 WRENN, 1752-…., of Albemarle.  (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

78. MOSES 4 WRENN, 1753-…., of Albemarle whose godparents were Moses Pennington, Issac Mason and Mary Dobie.    (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

79. HULDA 4 (WRENN) ADAMS,  1755-…., of Albemarle m. Amos Adams (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas !) (and her twin?)

 

80. ELIAS 4 WRENN, 1755-…., of Albemarle  whose godparents were Nathaniel Northington, Lucy Dunn and John Pennington.    (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

81. ANOTHER HOWELL 4 WRENN, 1757-…. (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

82. MARY 4 (WRENN), 1758-…., of Albemarle.   (Hannah 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

83. JESSE 4 WRENN, 1763-1810/20 of Albemarle.  (Hannah 3, John2 Thomas 1)

 

84. WILLIAM 4 PENNINGTON, ABT 1745-…., (Moses 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

84. DAVID 4 PENNINGTON, 1735-1783 o f Montgomery County NC m. (1) abt 1755 to Lydia (Gilliam) and (2) in 1785 Ursula (Byrd) who later became the widow of John Carter.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

            The 1790 Census of Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC records David’s household of 3 white males, 8 white females and 9 blacks.  David’s godparents were Moses Pennington, Robert Wynne, and Mary Dobie.

 

85. FREDERICK 4 PENNINGTON, 1738-abt 1806, of Sussex m. 1786 Ann (Williamson).     (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

86. REBECCA 4 (PENNINGTON), 1742-abt 1806 whose godparents were Henry Gee, Mary Dansey, and Mary Troughton.   (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

87. JOHN 4 PENNINGTON, 1760-1823 of Sussex m. (1) in 1786 to Sarah (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield) and (2) in 1816 to Temperance (Parker) d/o Drury Parker of Southampton County VA.  John served in the Revolutionary War as a Calvary man per NSDAR application papers of his descendant Belle Winfree Moss Gatewood .  PP 1-4, pg. 56 and 1810 Sussex Census in which his household of 9 whites and 7 blacks is recorded.  John’s godparents were Andrew Troughton and Elizabeth Stevens.  John witnessed the 1768 Sussex County will of Joshua Pennington.  Samuel Raines witnessed the 1817 marriage of John Pennington to Temperance Parker.(Joseph 3, John2,Thomas 1)

 

88. MARY 4 (PENNINGTON) TUCKER, 1763-…., of Sussex m. 1783 Paschal Tucker s/o Daniel Tucker.  Her godparents were Henry Porch Jr., Hannah Porch and Sarah Wrenn.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

            There was a Lear Tucker living in Petersburg in the 1940s who my mother told me was a double cousin.  He was my mother’s age.  Our Lewis family m. into the Pentecost, Chappell and Eppes families of Dinwiddie County VA. 

 

89. ELIZABETH 4 (PENNINGTON) MEREDITH, 1766-…., of Sussex m. 1781 John Meredith.  Her godparents were Francis Walker, and Lucy & Mary Land.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)

 

90. EDWARD 4 PENNINGTON or Neddie, 1768-…., of Salisbury District of Montgomery County NC.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1)   His godparents were Jesse Williamson, Nathaniel Holt and Sally Pennington.  Joshua Pennington, Elizabeth Moore and John Gilliam were  his godparents in 1768.

 

92. ZACHARIAH 4 PENNINGTON, 1711-…., of Brunswick.  (Joseph 3, John 2, Thomas 1) 

 

93. AGNES 4 (PENNINGTON) JOHNSON, 1739-1810 of Sussex m. 1758 Benjamin Waddell Johnson.  (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)  PP 8-2, pg. 25 and PP 3-2, pg. 75.

 

94 JOSHUA 4 PENNINGTON, 1741-1768 of Sussex died unmarried.  His godparents were Francis Houtchens, John Pennington and Martha Moore.  Joshua left a will in 1768 Sussex naming h is brother Marcus and brother-in-law Waddell Johnson as executors.  Sally & John Pennington and William Andrews were witnesses.  Sussex Will Book B, pg. 159.  He moved to Lawrence County TN in 1806.  (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)

 

95. MARCUS 4 PENNINGTON, 1744-after 1768,(John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1) of Lawrence County TN m. 1769 Anne (Graves) d/o Solomon Graves & Sarah (Winfield).  (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)  Marcus’ godparents were James Sasensick, Jessie Williams and James Andrews.  The family settled in Pennington Bend in Nashville, TN.

 

96. SARAH 4 (PENNINGTON) MOSS, 1750-1775 (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1) of Sussex m. 1769 Joshua Moss s/o Henry & Susanna Moss.  Her 1768 will was witnessed by John & Sally Pennington and William Andrews.   Suusex Will Book B, pg. 159.  Sarah’s godparents were William Longbottom, and Francis & Sarah Williams.

 

97. REBECCA 4 (PENNINGTON) abt 1752-…., of Sussex  (John the Carpenter 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)  Children unknown.

 

98. WILLIAM WILLIE 4 PENNINGTON, 1741-…., of Carter County TN.m. 1793 Elizabeth (Pennington). (Edmon 3, Edward 2, Thomas 1)  His son witnessed an oath of allegiance in Lawrence County KY in 1774.  His son was William Willie 5 Pennington, died in 1872.  He took an oath of allegiance in 1774 in Lawrence County KY and moved in 1872 to Webbsville with W. A. Kitchen and William Pennington.

 

 

 

 

PENNINGTON

FAMILY GROUP TEN

 

Generation No. 5 and paper trails to some of today’s descendants.

 

 

100. REBECCA 5 (PENNINGTON)  m. 1809 to Laban Short of Brunswick County VA.  PP 9-1, pg. 20  (William Thomas 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

    Sixth Generation children of Laban & Rebecca Short were:

            601. Nathan Howell 6 Short

            602. William 6 Short of Ogelthorpe County GA.

 

101. SARAH 5 (PENNINGTON) m. 1809 to Joseph Kidd of Brunswick.  Children unknown.  (William Thomas 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

102. NATHAN 5 PENNINGTON, abt 1790-1817, m. Elizabeth (Standley) d/o Elijah and Mary (Meridith) of Saint Simons Island, GA.

            Nathan left a will 1817/18 in Will Book B, pg. 148 Olgethorpe County GA.  Witnesses were Edward Matthews, Esq., George Abbott and John Cole.  Warrant and Appraisal Book D, pg. 23.

            He left his son Nathan 6 six slaves; his nephew Nathan Howell 6 Short, one slave boy, his brother-in-law, Joseph Kidd $100, his brother-in-law Laban Short $100, and the children of his sister, Betsy 5 (Pennington) $176.

(William Thomas 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

   

    Sixth Generation son of Nathan & Elizabeth Pennington was:

            603. Nathan 6 Pennington of St. Simon’s Island, GA.

 

103. NANCY 5 (PENNINGTON) m. John Granger.  Children unknown.  (William Thomas 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

104. BETSEY 5 (PENNINGTON) m. 1802 John Thomas Pennington of Albemarle County VA.

            Betsey was named in William 3 Pennington’s will.  Dr. William T. Pennington was surety for the marriage.  Children unknown.  (William Thomas 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

105. EDWARD 5 COLLIER, children unknown  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

106. BETSEY 5 (COLLIER), children unknown.  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

107. LEWIS 5 COLLIER, children unknown  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

108. SARAH 5 (COLLIER), abt 1753-…., m. 1773 Benjamin Ferrell of Mecklenburg County VA.  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

    Sixth Generation children of Benjamin & Sarah Ferrell were:

            604. Mary 6 (Ferrell), 1833-

605. Alexander Wesley 6 Ferrell, 1835-1889, m. Louisa (Epperson) in Granbury, TX.

            606. Benjamin 6 Ferrell, 1841-1910 of La Mar, MO

            607. Sarah Jane 6 (Ferrell), 1842-…., m. James Redman McGlenney

 

109. HOWELL 5 COLLIER, JR., abt 1755-  Children unknown.  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

110. FREDERICK 5 COLLIER, abt 1757-before 1798, m. Anne (Larke)  (Elizabeth 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

 

111. LUCY 5 (PENNINGTON), 1772-…., m. 1794 Dr. Lucas Gee.  Children unknown.  Asa Gresham was witness of wedding.  (Sack 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thommas 1)

 

112. WILLIAM 5 PENNINGTON, 1776-…., m. 1799 Nancy (Murrell) or Merrill (of Group 7?)  William was a carpenter.  Children unknown.  (Sack 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

            William Pennington, 1776-after 1799 of Brunswick m. 1799 to Nancy Murrell or Merrill, d/o John Murrell.  William Murrell was surety.  The Rev. Aaron Brown, Methodist Minister, officiated.  William Jr. was recorded in 1788 as a 21 year old carpenter.  The 1790 Census of NC shows William Pennington as a single white male.

   

    Sixth Generation children of William & Nancy were:

            612. Mary Ann 6 (Pennington)

            613. Dianetia 6 (Pennington)

            Nancy Murrell Pennngton’s 2nd husband was William Murrell.  PP 9-1, pg. 44; PP 1-1, pg. 47; PP 2-1, pg. 59 & PP 2-3, pg. 44.  The Murrell or Merrill family of Brunswick were descendants of James Jones of Surry County.  Therefore, they were distant relatives of our Group Ten Penningtons and perhaps part of Group Seven’s family.

 

113. MARY B. 5 (PENNINGTON), 1780-1863, of St. Charles, MO m. 1799 Hutchins Burton Ferrell 1776-1808 of Brunswick.  William Pennington was surety.  (Sack 4, William 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1)

   

    Sixth Generation children of Hutchins & Mary B. Ferrell were:

            615. Frederick Collier 6 Ferrell, 1802-1883 of St. Charles, MO

            616. Benjamin P. 6 Ferrell m. Sarah (Whitfield), Caroline’s sister.

            617. Martha Edwards 6 (Ferrell) of Mcklenburg

            618. Hutchins Burton 6 Ferrell, Jr., 1808-1884 of St. Charles, MO m. (1) 1832 Anne Caroline Hutchenson, 1815-1842, m. (2) Lourens (Briggs) widow of John McGlenney and (3) Abbey Lyle.

            Hutchins 5 Ferrell Sr. was prominent in the merchantile business of Mecklenburg with Edward Deloney and Signal A