Thursday, June 21, 2012

Greenberry's Complications...


There are always names that spark the interest of the researcher.  Sometimes because they are just so unusual and other times because they seem kind of silly; I personally think the name “Greenberry” is kind of a silly name.  Perhaps it is because I’m not from the south so I don’t really get its significance.   However, I must say that Greenberry Pennington was one of the more complicated Pennington’s I’ve researched.
Greenberry Pennington was born 2 May 1826 in Lee Co., VA and died after 1900 in Perry Co. KY or Lee Co., VA.  As far as I know, his death date, location, or burial location is unknown.   

Greenberry was the oldest son of Charles Pennington and Diana Parsons and was the grandson of Micajah Pennington, Jr.   Greenberry first married Letitia Robbins sometime around 1846 probably in Harlan Co., KY.  I have eleven children listed for this marriage.  I have a few that I have doubts about that I probably will research again and see if anything new has popped up.  Anyway, Letitia and Greenberry divorce or separate in abt 1859.  They still have one more child together after they had split (this is one of them that I need to look more closely at.) 

Greenberry next marries Susannah Holmes on 6 May 1871 in Harlan Co., KY and she is the widow of Jonathan Witt.  By my count, there are three children that precede that marriage.  She was widowed sometime after 1863 and before the birth of her first child with Greenberry in 1866.  Susannah probably dies sometime before 1893.  (I am not sure that she has died…Greenberry didn’t seem to worry about that fact when remarrying)

Greenberry marries for the final time a widow and his first cousin, Cynthia Parsons.  Cynthia herself is on her fourth marriage.  She had previously married Joseph Thomas on 5 Jan 1859, Jehue Bailey on 6 Feb 1866, Isaac Ball on 5 Oct 1883 and then Greenberry on 27 May 1893.  She has 5 children through these three marriages.  Greenberry has 18 children from his first two wives.  Now, I can’t tell you if Greenberry divorced or just left his wives or that his second wife died before he married again.  Normally, you can pretty well make that conclusion – but I find it hard to make that leap with Greenberry Pennington’s history.  His is a complicated line to decipher.   Below is a list of his marriages and children for your reference. 


Descendants of Greenberry Pennington


Generation No. 1

1.  GREENBERRY  PENNINGTON  was born 02 May 1826 in Lee Co., VA, and died Aft. 1900 in Perry Co., KY or Lee Co., VA.  He married (1) LETITIA ROBBINS Abt. 1846 in Harlan Co., KY, daughter of CHARLES ROBBINS and SARAH MCGRAW.  She was born 1827 in Lee Co., VA, and died 11 Sep 1884 in Lee Co., VA.  He married (2) SUSANNAH HOLMES 06 May 1871 in Harlan Co., KY, daughter of ROBERT HOLMES and NANCY OLINGER.  She was born 26 Dec 1834 in Harlan Co., KY, and died bef 1893 in Perry Co., KY.  He married (3) CYNTHIA A. PARSONS 27 May 1893 in Lee Co., VA, daughter of JOEL PARSONS and HANNAH DARE.  She was born Mar 1838 in Lee Co., VA, and died 08 Jan 1916 in Harlan Co., KY.

Notes for GREENBERRY PENNINGTON:


Signed Deed giving Perry Co., KY property to his sons, Alexander , Thomas, & Harry. (Source Wanda Llombardo)

More About GREENBERRY PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 02 May 1827, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 05 Aug 1870, Perry Co., KY, #47
Census 2: 1850, Lee Co., VA, Dist. 31, p. 412, Family #1537
Census 3: 1860, West. Dist. Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg, 252, #1659
Census 4: 1870, Campbell Prec. Perry Co., KY, Pg 8, #48
Census 5: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 6: 1900, Sulphur Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 4A, #56

More About LETITIA ROBBINS:
Burial: Sep 1884, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1850, Lee Co., VA, District 31, Pg 412, Family #1537
Census 2: 1860, West. Dist. Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg, 252, #1659
Census 3: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #361

More About SUSANNAH HOLMES:
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1870, Campbell Prec. Perry Co., KY, Pg 8, #48

More About CYNTHIA A. PARSONS:
Census: 1900, Sulphur Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 4A, #56
       
Children of GREENBERRY PENNINGTON and LETITIA ROBBINS are:
                   i.    SARAH A.6 PENNINGTON, b. Oct 1847, VA; d. 1925, Wolfe Co., KY; m. (1) WILLIAM N. MCNEILL, 28 May 1866, Lee Co., VA; m. (2) CHARLES H. GARRISON, 21 Mar 1868, Harlan Co., KY; b. Oct 1844, Lee Co., VA; d. 1933, Wolfe Co., KY.

More About SARAH A. PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 1848, Harlan Co., KY
Burial: 1925, Troy Napier Farm, Meadow Branch, off Hwy 15, Wolfe Co., KY
Census 1: 1850, Lee Co., VA, District 31, Pg 412, Family #1537
Census 2: 1870, Yokum Station, Jonesville PO, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 7, #42
Census 3: 1880, Dist. 118, Precinct 3, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 34, #149
Census 4: 1900, Dist. 95, Torrent, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 14B, #273
Census 5: 1910, Dist. 195, Campton, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 7A, #175

More About CHARLES H. GARRISON:
Burial: 1933, Troy Napier Farm, Meadow Branch, off Hwy 15, Wolfe Co., KY
Census 1: 1870, Yokum Station, Jonesville PO, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 7, #42
Census 2: 1880, Dist. 118, Precinct 3, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 34, #149
Census 3: 1900, Dist. 95, Torrent, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 14B, #273
Census 4: 1910, Dist. 195, Campton, Wolfe Co., KY, Pg. 7A, #175

                  ii.    ZION R. PENNINGTON, b. Jan 1849, Lee Co., VA; d. Aft. 1920; m. (1) SUSANNAH PARSONS, Abt. 1873; b. Apr 1849, VA; d. Bef. 1909; m. (2) MARY ANN "POLLY" PARSONS, 22 Jan 1909; b. 1853, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA.

More About ZION R. PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 1849, Harlan Co., KY
Census 1: 1850, Lee Co., VA, District 31, Pg 412, Family #1537
Census 2: 1860, West. Dist. Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg, 252, #1659
Census 3: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #364
Census 4: 1900, Sulpher Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5B, #89
Census 5: 1910, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 17A, #289/290
Census 6: 1920, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 9A, #150

More About SUSANNAH PARSONS:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #364
Census 2: 1900, Sulpher Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5B, #89

More About MARY ANN "POLLY" PARSONS:
Census 1: 1920, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 9A, #150
Census 2: 1910, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 17A, #289/290

                 iii.    MARY ANN PENNINGTON, b. Feb 1852, Slemp, Lee Co., VA; d. 27 Mar 1939, Lee Co., VA; m. HARVEY JACKSON PARSONS, 28 Nov 1869, Lee Co., VA; b. Feb 1852, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA; d. 30 Sep 1914, Lee Co., VA.

More About MARY ANN PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg 321A, #352
Census 2: 1900, Dist. 50, Bear Creek, Lee, Kentucky, Pg. 13B, #223
Census 3: 1910, Dist. 94, St Helens, Lee Co., KY, Pg. 4A, #35

More About HARVEY JACKSON PARSONS:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg 321A, #352
Census 2: 1900, Dist. 50, Bear Creek, Lee, Kentucky, Pg. 13B, #223
Census 3: 1910, Dist. 94, St Helens, Lee Co., KY, Pg. 4A, #35
Occupation: Minister

                 iv.    MARTHA JANE PENNINGTON, b. Sep 1852, Lee Co., VA; d. 1929, Lee Co., VA; m. MCGRIGGIN "GREIG" ROBBINS, 29 Sep 1866, Lee Co., VA; b. Apr 1847, Scott Co., VA.

More About MARTHA JANE PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 1850, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #358
Census 2: 1900, Sulpher Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5A, #78
Census 3: 1910, St. Charles Prec., Rocky Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5A, #77/78

Notes for MCGRIGGIN "GREIG" ROBBINS:


Denver R. Robbins b. 7/1897 - Grandson in 1900 Census.

More About MCGRIGGIN "GREIG" ROBBINS:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #358
Census 2: 1900, Sulpher Springs, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5A, #78
Census 3: 1910, St. Charles Prec., Rocky Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 5A, #77/78

                  v.    DELILA PENNINGTON, b. Feb 1854, VA; d. Aft. 1930; m. NATHANIEL DUDLEY WOODWARD, 12 Dec 1884, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1859, Lee Co., VA; d. 31 Mar 1891, Lee Co., VA.

More About DELILA PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #361
Census 2: 1900, Salem, Rock Station Dist., Lee Co., Pg. 9B, #31
Census 3: 1910, St. Charles Prec., Rocky Station Dist, Lee Co., VA Pg. 2B, #34
Census 4: 1930, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg 4B, #66

                 vi.    AMANDA PENNINGTON, b. 16 Feb 1855, Lee Co., VA; m. ROBERT MULWEE, 16 Jan 1878, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1858, Washington Co., VA; d. Bef. 1903.

More About AMANDA PENNINGTON:
Census: 1880, Yocum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 39C, #334

More About ROBERT MULWEE:
Census: 1880, Yocum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 39C, #334

                vii.    WILLIAM W. PENNINGTON, b. 09 Nov 1857, Lee Co., VA; d. 22 Apr 1963; m. (1) SARAH "SALLIE" ROBERTS, 08 Mar 1879, Lee Co., VA; b. 01 Apr 1859, VA; d. 23 Jan 1925; m. (2) NANCY C., 28 Sep 1929, Lee Co., VA; b. 1857.

More About WILLIAM W. PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 08 Nov 1855, Lee Co., VA ?
Burial: Apr 1963, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #362

More About SARAH "SALLIE" ROBERTS:
Burial: Jan 1925, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #362

               viii.    JOHN LEE PENNINGTON, b. 06 Nov 1860, VA; d. 27 Jan 1940, Lee Co., VA; m. (1) ELIZABETH ROBBINS, 14 Aug 1879, Robbins Chapel, Lee Co., VA; b. 27 Aug 1857, VA; d. 23 May 1913, Lee Co., VA; m. (2) SALLIE SMITH, 13 Nov 1913, Lee Co., VA; b. 03 Apr 1861, Lee Co., VA ?; d. 10 Jan 1926, Lee Co., VA; m. (3) MATILDA BALLARD, 08 Jul 1926, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1880, KY.

More About JOHN LEE PENNINGTON:
Burial: Jan 1940, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #363
Census 2: 1900, Sulpur Springs District, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 4B, #72
Census 3: 1910, Yokum Station District, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 231 A, #146
Census 4: 1920, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 1A, # 4
Census 5: 1930, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 3B, #44

More About ELIZABETH ROBBINS:
Burial: May 1913, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #363
Census 2: 1900, Sulpur Springs District, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 4B, #72
Census 3: 1910, Yokum Station District, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 231 A, #146

More About SALLIE SMITH:
Census: 1920, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 1A, # 4

More About MATILDA BALLARD:
Census: 1930, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 3B, #44

                 ix.    CHARLES PENNINGTON II, b. 18 Nov 1862, Lee Co., VA; d. 14 Jun 1932, Lee Co., VA; m. NANCY ARMINTA CLARK, 30 Oct 1881, Lee Co., VA; b. May 1869, KY; d. 1936, Lee Co., VA.

More About CHARLES PENNINGTON II:
Burial: Jun 1932, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #361
Census 2: 1900, Dist. 31, Salem, Rocky Station Dist., Lee Co., VA, Pg. 10A, #176
Census 3: 1920, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 1A, # 1
Census 4: 1930, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 3B, #45

More About NANCY ARMINTA CLARK:
Burial: 1936, Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Lee Co., VA
Census 1: 1900, Salem, Rocky Station Dist., Lee Co., VA, Pg. 2B, #361
Census 2: 1930, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 3B, #45

                  x.    DIANA PENNINGTON, b. Mar 1864, Harlan Co., KY; d. Harlan Co., KY; m. EDWARD WOODWARD, 11 Oct 1879, Lee Co., VA; b. Aug 1857, VA.

More About DIANA PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B
Census 2: 1900, Salem, Rocky Station Dist., Lee Co., Pg. 9B, #169
Census 3: 1910, St. Charles Prec. Rocky Station Dist., Pg. 2B, #30

More About EDWARD WOODWARD:
Census 1: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B
Census 2: 1900, Salem, Rocky Station Dist., Lee Co., Pg. 9B, #169
Census 3: 1910, St. Charles Prec. Rocky Station Dist., Pg. 2B, #30

                 xi.    REBECCA PENNINGTON, b. 19 Aug 1872, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA; d. 11 Mar 1965, Henryetta, Okmulgee Co., OK; m. (1) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HALL, 17 Apr 1889, Maggard, Letcher Co., KY; b. 06 Sep 1866, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA; d. 26 Jul 1930, Henryetta. Okmulgee Co., OK; m. (2) MELVIN THOMAS CRAWFORD, Aft. 1930.

More About REBECCA PENNINGTON:
Burial: Mar 1965, Senora Cemetery, Okmulgee Co., OK
Census: 1880, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 321B, #361

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HALL:
Burial: Jul 1930, Senora Cemetery, Okmulgee Co., OK

       
Children of GREENBERRY PENNINGTON and SUSANNAH HOLMES are:
                xii.    LOUISA6 PENNINGTON, b. 05 Apr 1866, Perry Co., KY; d. 03 Jun 1952, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK; m. ABIJAH B. DIXON, 30 Nov 1882, Lee Co., VA; b. 18 Jul 1859, Clay Co., KY; d. 08 Nov 1951, Sayre, Beckham Co., OK.

More About LOUISA PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1900, Hyden, Dist. 1, Leslie Co., KY, Pg. 18A, #284
Census 3: 1920, Buffalo, Beckham Co., OK, Pg. 5A, # 82
Census 4: 1930, Buffalo, Beckham Co., OK, Pg. 4A, # 68

More About ABIJAH B. DIXON:
Census 1: 1920, Buffalo, Beckham Co., OK, Pg. 5A, # 82
Census 2: 1900, Hyden, Dist. 1, Leslie Co., KY, Pg. 18A, #284
Census 3: 1930, Buffalo, Beckham Co., OK, Pg. 4A, # 68

               xiii.    ALEXANDER H. PENNINGTON, b. 14 Apr 1868, KY; d. 23 Feb 1952, Krypton, Perry Co., KY; m. ARMINTY BELL DAVIDSON, 27 Feb 1890; b. 04 Feb 1871, Grapevine, Hopkins Co.,  KY; d. 02 Feb 1963, Perry Co., KY.

More About ALEXANDER H. PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1870, Campbell Dist, Perry Co., KY, #48
Census 3: 1920, Campbell, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 13B, #226
Census 4: 1920, Rocky Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 8B, #143
Census 5: 1930, Dist. 2, Campbell, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 11A, #187

More About ARMINTY BELL DAVIDSON:
Census 1: 1920, Rocky Station, Lee Co., VA, Pg. 8B, #143
Census 2: 1920, Campbell, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 13B, #226
Census 3: 1930, Dist. 2, Campbell, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 11A, #187

               xiv.    ELIZABETH K. PENNINGTON, b. 02 Aug 1870, KY; m. (1) IRVING STACY; b. Abt. 1846, Perry Co., KY; m. (2) SAUL BEGLEY.

More About ELIZABETH K. PENNINGTON:
Census: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143- listed as Elsie

                xv.    THOMAS M. PENNINGTON, b. 19 Jul 1872, KY; d. 07 May 1951, Perry Co., KY; m. (1) SARAH ELLEN EDWARDS, Abt. 1899; m. (2) ELIZABETH EVERSOLE, Abt. 1905; b. Abt. 1884, KY.

More About THOMAS M. PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1920, Campbell Prec. #17, Perry Co., KY, #199

More About ELIZABETH EVERSOLE:
Census: 1920, Campbell Prec. #17, Perry Co., KY, #199

               xvi.    HARRISON E. PENNINGTON, b. 25 Feb 1876, KY; d. 20 Apr 1956, Richmond, Madison Co., KY; m. (1) MARTHA JANE BEGLEY, Abt. 1895, KY; b. 20 Nov 1878, KY; d. 06 Aug 1906, KY; m. (2) MARY ELLEN CAMPBELL, 30 Jul 1907, KY; b. 15 May 1891, KY; d. 17 Mar 1982, OR.

More About HARRISON E. PENNINGTON:
Burial: Apr 1956, Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Madison Co., KY
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1920, Krypton Village, Campbell Prec. #17, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 22B, #370

More About MARY ELLEN CAMPBELL:
Burial: Mar 1982, Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Madison Co., KY
Census: 1920, Krypton Village, Campbell Prec. #17, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 22B, #370

              xvii.    MASON PENNINGTON, b. 25 Feb 1876, KY; d. 25 Feb 1876, KY.
             xviii.    LUCY PENNINGTON, b. 11 Apr 1880, Perry Co., KY; d. 24 Nov 1964, Perry Co., KY; m. (1) PATTON EVERSOLE, 24 Oct 1891, Lee Co., VA; b. 1874, Perry Co., KY; m. (2) ROBERT C. COMBS, 24 Oct 1898, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1874, KY.

Notes for LUCY PENNINGTON:


Not listed with Letitia in 1880 census.

More About LUCY PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: 1874
Census 1: 1880, Dist. 81, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 19, #143
Census 2: 1930, Dist. 11, Hazard, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 2A, #32

More About ROBERT C. COMBS:
Census: 1930, Dist. 11, Hazard, Perry Co., KY, Pg. 2A, #32