Descendants of Michael Pence (1738-1799)

Earliest Pence and History

Most information about the early Pence line has been derived from an internet website. Unfortunately, that website is difficult to follow, has spotty source documentation and scatters uncoordinated stuff among multiple pages. I have not scrutinized it all in detail. Consequently, that information is reported here loosely, as-is and uncited. I use the word "reported" here a lot, which means I consider the stuff unsourced hearsay until I see clear documentation. Information about the Pence line in Adams County, Ohio and Missouri from about the mid-1800's on I have researched and verified myself, so that part is sound.

One page reports the the earliest ancestor of this line as a "Michael Bentz," born probably Germany ca. 1710 and who had one known son Michael Pence (1738-1799). This is the line known as the "Shenandoah County (Virginia) Pence Families." Another page has further discussion of Michael Bentz, possible parents and other children from church records. That page also brings other Shenandoah Pence's into the mix.

Michael Pence (1738-1799) is reported by some (a history and Rootsweb WorldConnect family trees) as born at sea, but that apparently was the result of confusion with another Michael. There reportedly is a record at Trinity Lutheran Church at New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that shows he was born/baptized there on 12 March 1738. (Another place on that website lists other christening records that could be his siblings.) He died 25 December 1799 in Adams County, Ohio (or near Maysville, Kentucky) drowning while attempting to cross the Ohio River when his horses bolted from the ferry. The inventory of his estate was returned 17 January 1800 in Adams County, Ohio. (The website does not show a transcription of the will, its date, list of beneficiaries, date it was filed with the court, etc.) Michael Pence married Sybilla (Isabella, Ibby, Civie) Frye on 29 December 1767 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, she the daughter of Henry Frye of Maidencreek Township, Berks County. She remarried second to John Davidson 6 October 1803 in Adams County and later sought and obtained separate maintenance.

Reportedly (I have not seen the record), the marriage record of "Michael Bens" names his father as Michael of Earl Town, Lancaster County. Also reportedly, a "Michael Bentz" age 27 arrived (where?) on the ship Loyal Judith in 1732 and a Michael Bentz of Earl Town married an Anna Elizabeth Huber (or Hoover) 10 May 1737. One webpage seems to indicate that the connection is uncertain; another appears confident these are Michael's parents and goes further in listing sublings from baptism records of the Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA.

From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania the family went to Shenandoah County, Virginia. Based on reported births and marriages of children this move would have been between 1770 and 1785. There is an apparent gap between reported births of children between 1770 and 1780 which is unexplained. Births of some children reportedly listed in the records of Old Pine Church in Shenandoah County, Virginia. I have not seen that data. Another page elsewhere on the website cites the source: 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, by "Kelly" (no further cite info.) and indicates the surname was mis-spelled (mis-read or mis-transcribed?) as "Lentz."

From Virginia, the family moved to Sprigg Twp., Adams County, Ohio which is on Ohio River on Kentucky border. Adams and Brown County, Ohio adjoin E-W and their southern borders are the Ohio River. Again, based on reported dates, the move to Ohio was apparently between 1795 and 1799, probably around 1796.

Burials of some Pence's in Adams County, Ohio are reported in a Pence (Family) Cemetery (Sprigg Twp.), Bentonville Church Cemetery (Sprigg Twp.) and Shelton Cemetery (Sprigg Twp.). Looks like Bentonville Church is "Manchester Islands" USGS Topo Map, 38.742dN, 83.619dW. (Poss. Bentonville/West Union, OH: 12577 State Rt 125, West Union OH 45693; Methodist) A transcription of cemeteries in Adams County exists: Adams County, Ohio Cemeteries. Description from FHL catalog: "includes cemetery inscriptions from Green, Monroe, and Sprigg townships, with brief historical notes." Available via FHL fiche 6088941 which I have not (yet) seen.

Some other Pence in Shelby Co. KY, not known if any connection; Adams/Brown Counties are way far east of Shelby/Henry Counties. There were also some Patton's from the County Donegal Ireland line in Adams County, Ohio. There is an Ellsberry town in Brown County, near the Ohio River.

At this point, I am jumping a couple generations ahead. The following information I have personally researched and cited.

Charles Lyston Pence (1852-1942)

Charles Lyston Pence was born 2 June 1852 in Adams County, Ohio married about 1873 to Sarah C. "Sally" Maddox (1849-1928), daughter of Thompson Maddox (1812-1894) and widow of Samuel Lytle. She had one daughter, Ella N. Lytle (1869/1870-aft1880). Nine Pence children, first seven born 1875-1887 in Adams County, apparently migrated to Missouri between 1887 and 1891. Found in 1900 census in Lincoln County, afterwards lived in Belleview Precinct, Calhoun County, Illinois (1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses). He died 19 April 1942 at Calhoun County and is buried with his wife at the Elsberry City Cemetery in Lincoln County, Missouri.

Charles Lyston Pence was son of Peter Pence (1815/1816-1880/1900) and Lydia Ann Howell (1823-aft1900). This is confirmed by the Illinois death certificate of Charles Lyston Pence and is supported by the various censuses. The informant on the death certificate was a Lydia Ann Hawkins of Keokuk, Iowa whom I believe to be the Lydia Pence who was his daughter (1880 & 1900 censuses). She should have been a knowledgeable informant but she did not know the surname of her grandmother. Note that Lydia Ann Pence has the same given name as Peter Pence's wife, Lydia Ann (Howell) Pence, apparently having been named after her grandmother. (Lydia Pence became wife of John J. Hawkins and they lived for a while in Pike County (1910 census) and between 1910 and 1920 moved to Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa (1920 and 1930). John J. Hawkins apparently died between 1920 and 1930.)

The apparent Pence ancestry of Charles, subject to correction, is: Charles (1852-1942) < Peter (abt1815/1816-aft1880) < George (1793-1873) < Peter (1770-1832) < Michael (1738-1799).

There was another Charles Pence who was born April, 1852 in Adams County, Ohio who has been confused with Charles Lyston Pence. This was Charles F. "Charley" Pence who was born 4 April 1852; died 2 April 1926 at Byrd Twp., Brown Co., Ohio; buried 4 April 1926 at Decatur Cemetery, Brown Co., Ohio; son of John Pence and Matilda Elizabeth or Jane Henderson; married Sarah ________. This is likewise confirmed by an Ohio death certificate and is also consistent with the censuses.

Analysis - Charles Pence's

Following is data comparing the two Charles Pence's who were born in Adams County, Ohio who were close in age and have been confused.

  Charles Pence, s/o John and Elizabeth/Matilda:
    1860 census: age 4, Adams Co., Ohio, with parents.
    1870 census: can't find census.

  Charles Pence, s/o Peter (abt1816/1820-) and Lydia Ann (abt 1824-) :
    1860 census: age 7; Adams Co., Ohio; with parents
    1870 census: age 17; Adams Co., Ohio; with parents

  Charles Lyston Pence (1852-1942), s/o Peter (abt1816/1820-) and Lydia Ann (abt 1824-) :
   1880 census: age 28 b. Ohio; Bradyville, Adams Co., Ohio; head of household
   1900 census: age 47; born June 1852 in Ohio; Lincoln Co., Missouri; head of household
   1910 census: age 58; Belleview Pct, Calhoun Co.; Illinois, head of household
   1920 census: age 59; Calhoun County, Illinois; head of household
   1930 census: age 68; Belleview Pct.; Calhoun Co., Illinois; head of household; widowed
   1942 death cert.: born 9 June 1850 (prob. s/b 1852), died 19 April 1942 at Calhoun Co., Illinois

Family Tree Data

A partial family tree follows; it only contains extended descendants of two lines. Another family tree that shows more extended descendants, but only of five of the eleven reported children is at: "Diane's Family Tree ..." - Descendants chart

1-- Michael Bentz [(Pence)] (    -    )
    2-- Michael Pence (1738-1799)
     sp-Isabella "Sybilla" "Ibby" "Civie" Frye [Pence Davidson] (1740-1803)
        3-- Catherine "Katy" Pence [Cook] (1767-    )  ,,PA
         sp-John Cook (1765-    )
        3-- John Pence (1769-1853)  ,,PA
         sp-Priscilla Tumbleson (1772-1860)  ,,PA
            4-- Thomas Pence (1798-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Michael Pence (1804-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Elizabeth Pence (1805-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Ann Pence (1808-    )  (probably),,Ohio
            4-- John Pence (1810-1860)  ,,Ohio
             sp-Matilda Elizabeth or Jane Henderson (1815-1860)  ,,Ohio
                5-- Samuel Pence (1833-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Henry Pence (1834-1916)  ,,Ohio
                5-- Eliza Jane Pence (1836-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Amanda Pence (1838-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Harrison H. Pence (1844-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- John W. Pence (1846-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Alfred Pence (1846-1920)  ,,Ohio
                 sp-Mary [Pence] [Mrs.] (    -1920)
                5-- Malinda "Minnie" Pence (1849-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Charles F. "Charley" Pence (1852-1926)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                 sp-Sarah Jane [Pence] [Mrs.] (1854-1926)
                5-- Joseph Pence (1856-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
            4-- Goddard Pence (1812-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Sarah "Sally" Pence (1820-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Westlake (Wesley) Pence (1821-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Eliza Pence (1824-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Harrison Pence (1828-    )  ,,Ohio
        3-- Isabella "Ibby" "Sabina" Pence [Bowman] (1769-1842)  ,,PA
         sp-Henry Bowman (1767-1814)
        3-- Peter (Johann Peter) Pence (1770-1832)  Muddy Creek,Lancaster Co.,PA
         sp-Susannah Roush (1770-1851)  ,,VA
            4-- George Pence (1793-1873)  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
             sp-Harriet Moore (1798-1873)
                5-- Peter Pence (1815-1880)  ,,Ohio
                 sp-Lydia Ann "Ann" Howell [Pence] (1823-1900)  ,,Ohio
                    6-- George Pence (1843-1914)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Ellen [Pence] [Mrs.] (1841-1910)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Allen Pence (1878-1910)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- William Henry "Henry" Pence (1845-1916)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Anna Belle [Pence] [Mrs.] (1851-1900)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Omer Pence (1874-1900)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- James G. (Grover?) Pence (1886-1900)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Levi C. Pence (1847-1860)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Thomas Nathaniel "Nathan" "Nate" Pence (1850-1913)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Rebecca Rachel R. Gaffin (1845-1928)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Etta Pence (1873-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Virgil Pence (1875-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Vina [Pence] [Mrs.] (1878-    )  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Carrol (Frank?) Pence (1884-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Lewis Simmons Pence (1851-1920)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Rachel Ann Decamp (1857-1920)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Harvey Pence (1878-1970)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Emma A. [Pence] [Mrs.] (1878-1964)
                        7-- Preston E. Pence (1881-1920)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Clifton A. Pence (1883-1910)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Lizzie M. Pence (1888-1910)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Austin H. Pence (1891-1910)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- (Child) Pence (    -1900)
                        7-- (Child) Pence (    -1900)
                        7-- (Child) Pence (    -1910)
                        7-- Harry O. Pence (1890-1910)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Charles Lyston Pence (1852-1942)  Benton City,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Sarah C. "Sally" Maddox [[Lytle Pence]] (1850-1928)  Huntington Twp.,Brown Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Allen Thompson Pence (1875-1962)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Ida Johanna Hausgen [Berger Pence] (1875-1950)  Elsberry (R.F.D),Lincoln Co.,MO
                        7-- William Clarence "Willie" Pence (1877-1955)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Nancy Mae Watson (1883-1960)  ,,MO
                        7-- Lydia Ann Pence [Hawkins] (1878-1942)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-John Gordon Hawkins (1876-1920)  ,,MO
                        7-- David E. Pence (1880-1900)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Lydia A. [Pence] [Mrs.] (1882-    )
                        7-- Mary L. Pence [Peets] (1882-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Marshall A. Peets (1880-    )
                        7-- Dora Elizabeth Pence [Robinson] (1883-1920)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Claude Samuel Robinson (1882-1951)  Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO
                        7-- Charles Lyston "Liston" Pence (1887-1973)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                         sp-Elsie L. McMahill [Pence] (1901-1973)  Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO
                        7-- Sarah Katherine "Kate" "Sallie" Pence [Martin] (1889-1977)  Vandalia,Audrain Co.,MO
                         sp-Thomas M. "Tom" Martin (1875-1952)  ,,IL
                        7-- Eva Lena Pence (1892-1930)  ,,Missouri
                    6-- Peter Pence [Unmarried] (1858-1932)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Jeremiah M. "Jerry" Pence (1859-1926)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Emma Brady (1867-1925)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Thomas Pence (1892-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Stanley Pence (1897-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Benjamin F. Pence (1861-1900)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                     sp-Ann "Annie" [Pence] [Mrs.] (1864-1900)  ,,Ohio
                        7-- Francis Pence (1885-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Fisher Pence (1887-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                        7-- Joshua Pence (1889-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Ida Mae Pence [Child] (1862-1865)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                    6-- Eliza Jane Pence (1865-1880)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                5-- Daniel Pence (1817-    )  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                5-- Allen Pence (1820-1890)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                5-- Harrison L. Pence (1822-1901)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
                5-- William Lewis "Lewis" Pence (1824-1893)  ,,Ohio
                5-- Robert F. Pence (1830-    )  ,,Ohio
                5-- Jacob Pence (1838-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Elijah Pence (1796-1875)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Elizabeth Swearingen (1797-1876)
            4-- Aaron Pence (1798-1861)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Elizabeth Moore (1801-1886)
            4-- Robert Pence (1797-1835)
             sp-Martha Ann Ellis (1805-    )
            4-- Sarah "Sallie" Pence [Swearingen] (1802-1872)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Thomas Swearingen (1800-    )
            4-- Eleanor "Ellie" Pence [Thompson] (1804-    )  ,,Ohio
             sp-John Thompson (    -    )
            4-- Peter Pence (1807-1877)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Margaret Newell (1817-1867)
            4-- Andrew Pence (1811-1898)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Sarah "Sallie" Bloomhuff (    -1893)
            4-- William Pence (1813-1849)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Harriet [Pence] [Mrs.] (    -    )
            4-- Benjamin Pence (1816-1894)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Drusilla Brady (    -    )
            4-- Anna Pence [Child] (1822-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Druzilla Pence [Pollard] (1824-    )  ,,Ohio
             sp-Elijah Pollard (    -    )
            4-- Catherine Pence (1826-    )  ,,Ohio
            4-- Lucinda Pence [Chillcott Moore Laney] (1829-1900)  ,Adams Co.,Ohio
             sp-Valentine Chillcott (    -    )
             sp-Thomas Moore (    -    )
             sp-John Laney (    -    )
        3-- Mary Pence [Roush] (1780-1855)
         sp-Philip Roush (1774-1858)
        3-- Philip Pence [Young] (1785-    )  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
        3-- Henry Pence (1788-1849)  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
         sp-Catherine "Katy" Layman (1791-1885)  ,,VA
        3-- George C. Pence (1790-1866)  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
         sp-Sarah Windle (1792-1854)  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
         sp-Caroline Reese [Danger Pence] (1813-1903)  ,,,Germany
        3-- William Pence (1791-    )  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
        3-- Susannah (Susan) Pence [Bowman] (1793-    )  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
         sp-Philip Bowman (    -    )
        3-- Lydia Pence [Wilkin] (1794-1882)  ,Shenandoah Co.,VA
         sp-Benjamin Wilkin (1790-1853)  ,,VA

Some Source Data



Transcription "Gone But Not Forgotten"; Douglas, William:

  Elsberry City Cemetery, Page 81:
    Robinson
       "Dora E.-1883-1920  Claude S.-1882-1951(SS)"

  Elsberry City Cemetery, page 76
    Pence
       "Liston C.-1885-1973  Elsie L.-1902-1973(SS)"
       "Arnold-No dates  Charles L.-No dates  Sally M.-No dates-(SS)"

Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950:
  PENCE      CHARLES    M/W  Y-91 0000024 1942-04-19 CALHOUN     ROAD DIST NO 1 ONE    -  -
  PENCE      SALLY      F/W  UNK  0070043 1928-09-29 CALHOUN     ROAD DIST NO 1 1/2  28-10-02

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 Household Record             1880 United States Census

   Name   RelationMarital  Gender RaceAge BirthplaceOccupation Birthplace
                   Status                                      FA  MO
  Charles
 PENCE    Self     M       Male    W   24  OH        Farmer    OH  OH
  Sarah
 C.       Wife     M       Female  W   29  OH        Keeping   OH  KY
 PENCE                                              House
  Allen
 T.       Son      S       Male    W   5   OH                  OH  OH
 PENCE
  Willie
 C.       Son      S       Male    W   3   OH                  OH  OH
 PENCE
  Lydia
 A.       Dau      S       Female  W   1   OH                  OH  OH
 PENCE
  David
 PENCE    Son      S       Male    W   1M  OH                  OH  OH
  Ella N.
 LYTLE    SDau     S       Female  W   10  OH                  OH  OH
  Thompe
 MADDON   FatherL  W       Male    W   68  OH        Farmer    VA  VA

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 Source Information:
  Census Place                 Bradyville, Adams, Ohio
  Family History Library Film  1254990
  NA Film Number               T9-0990
  Page Number                  183D
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US Census 1900 - Missouri - Lincoln Co. - Hurricane Twp. - Page 268
Heritage Quest index/image
27 272 286 Pence, Chas      Head     W M June 1852 47 M 26      Ohio
28         -----, Sallie    Wife     W F July 1849 50 M 26 10 9 Ohio
29         -----, Willie    Son      W M Aug  1877 22 S         Ohio
30         -----, David E   Son      W M May  1881 19 S         Ohio
31         -----, Lydia A   Daughter W F July 1878 21 S         Ohio
32         -----, Mary L    Daughter W F July 1882 17 S         Ohio
33         -----, Dora L    Daughter W F Aug  1884 15 S         Ohio
34         -----, Charlesveston Son  W M Feby 1887 13 S         Ohio
35         -----, Sallie K. Daughter W F Apr  1891  9 S         Missouri
36         -----, Eva Lena  Daughter W F July 1892  7 S         Missouri


US Census 1910 - Illinois - Calhoun Co. - Belleview Pct. - District 10/Sheet No.
Ancestry.com index / ED image 22/26
19 229 233 Pence Charles      head M W 58 M1 36      Ohio     Ohio Ohio
61         ----- Sallie C     Wife F W 60 M1 36 10 8 Ohio     Ohio Ohio
62         ----- Lena     Daughter F W 18 S          Missouri Ohio Ohio


US Census 1920 - Illinois - Calhoun Co. - Belleview Pct. - District 11/Sheet No. 2B? - Page 65?
Ancestry.com index / ED image 4/26
60  42  42 Pence Charles H    head M W 59 M  Ohio     Ohio Ohio
61         ----- Salie        Wife F W 61 M  Ohio     Ohio Ohio
62         ----- Eva L    daughter F W 26 S  Missouri Ohio Ohio
63         ----- Listem C  ?????   M W 33 S  Missouri Ohio Ohio
Ages of Charles and Salie are entered above as written, both 10 years off.


US Census 1930 - Illinois - Calhoun Co. - Belleview Pct. - District 1/Sheet No. 2B
Ancestry.com index / ED image 4/24
76  36  36 Pence Charles      Head M W 68 wd 18  Ohio     Ohio     Ohio
77               Eva      daughter F W 38  S     Missouri Ohio     Ohio
78               Earl     grandson M W 17  S     Illinois Illinois Missouri


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PETER PENCE:

US Census 1850 - Ohio - Adams Co. - ...
(Peter Pence age 31.)

US Census 1860 - Ohio - Adams Co. - Sprigg Township - Page No. 58
Ancestry.com index / ED image 6/63
07 385 385 Peter    Pence    40 M " Farmer          Ohio
08         Lydia A    "      36 F "                  "
09         George            17 M "                  "
10         William H         15 M "                  "
11         Levi C            13 M "                  "
12         Lewis S           11 M "                  "
13         Nathan             9 M "                  "
14         Charles            7 M "                  "
15         Peter              5 M "                  "
16         Jeremiah F         3 M "                  "
17         Benjamin F      3/12 M "                  "
08* In 1880 census named as Lydia Ann

US Census 1870 - Ohio - Adams Co. - Sprigg Township - Page No. 14
Ancestry.com index / ED image 14/53
14 118 112 Pence Peter    54 M W Farmer          Ohio
15          ---  Ann      46 F W Keeping House   Ohio
16          ---  Lewis    19 M W Attends School  Ohio
17          ---  Charles  17 M W Attends School  Ohio
18          ---  Peter    14 M W Attends School  Ohio
19          ---  Jeremiah 12 M W Attends School  Ohio
20          ---  Benjamin 10 M W Attends School  Ohio
21          ---  Elijah    5 M W At Home         Ohio
15* In 1880 census named as Lydia Ann
21* Writing fairly clear: "Elijah" "M"; checked 1880 actual schedule which is equally clear: "Eliza J", "F", age 14, "Daughter"

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 Household Record                      1880 United States Census

    Name  RelationMarital  Gender RaceAge BirthplaceOccupation Birthplace
                   Status                                      FA  MO
  Peter
 PENCE     Self    M       Male    W   64  OH        Farmer    OH  OH
  Lydia
 Ann       Wife    M       Female  W   56  OH        Keeping   OH  OH
 PENCE                                              House
  Peter                                              Works On
           Son     S       Male    W   23  OH                  OH  OH
 PENCE                                              Farm
  Benjamin                                           Works On
 F. PENCE  Son     S       Male    W   20  OH       Farm       OH  OH
  Eliza J.
 PENCE     Dau     S       Female  W   14  OH        At Home   OH  OH

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 Source Information:
  Census Place                 Bentonville, Adams, Ohio
  Family History Library Film  1254990
  NA Film Number               T9-0990
  Page Number                  202B
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JOHN PENCE

US Census 1850 - Ohio - Adams Co. - Sprigg Twp. - Page 114 (stamped), 227 (written), left side
Ancestry.com index/ ED image 54/55
16 970 870 John     Pence   40 M Labors     " [Ohio]
17         Eliz/th    "     34 F            "
18         Samuel     "     17 M            "
19         Henry      "     15 M            "
20         Eliza J    "     14 F            "
21         Amanda     "     12 F            "
22         Harrison   "      8 M            "
23         John       "      4 M            "
24         Alfred     "      3 M            "
25         Malinda    "      1 F            "

US Census 1860 - Ohio - Adams Co. - Sprigg Twp. - Page No. 66
Ancestry.com index / ED image 14/63
29 442 442 Jno      Pence   44 M Farmer   Ohio
30         Matilda          39 F            "
31         Henry            25 F [sic]      "
32         Eliza J.         23 F            "
33         Amanda           21 F            "
34         Harrison         18 M            "
35         Jno              14 M            "
36         Alfred           10 M            "
37         Malinda           9 F            "
38         Chas              4 M            "
39         Joseph            3 M            "
40         Joseph Milles?    3 M            "

US Census 1870 - can't find.


Pence website

The only significant information I have found on the internet for this Pence line is one Pence surname website. It appears that at least some of the information has been derived from primary sources such as the censuses, but underlying source data is not shown or always specifically cited or transcribed. Unfortunately, this website also is difficult to follow and scatters uncoordinated stuff among multiple pages. Writing is imprecise in various areas. Also, it appears that not all easily available sources such as censuses have been checked. There are also inconsistencies between pages. Overall, very muddy. Its creator died in 2009. As of February 2012, the site remains online but is not being updated or otherwise maintained. His paper files have been given to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

I had found various errors in the information in just the few sections of his site pertaining to the Michael Pence (1738-1799) family line of interest which I read mid-2007. It also appears from the narratives that some information and relationships sound uncertain, so use this website with a LOT of caution. I reported certain specific errors that I found to him and after several tortured emails back and forth they were sort of corrected in November 2007. The errors I have found as of October 2007 are listed at the end. I will retain this list for reference since some users may have copied the incorrect information previously. See website at: Pence main page . Following discusses early Shenandoah Pence family: "Michael, Conrad, George Philip and Nicholas Pence" -

Following are pointers to specific family group lists:

Pence website - Old Errata

Errors in Richard A. Pence website as of October 2007, corrected November 2007. They are included here because earlier users of the website may have copied that incorrect data. Some numbering was changed to reflect realignment; following shows the old numbers.

Following are additional errors, additions and comments about Richard A. Pence website. The > mark indicates the original item from that site.

Bibliography

Some random additional sources found listed on the internet. First four from a familysearch.org web page. I have not seen.

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