Thursday, July 19, 2012

Daniel Pennington


Several years ago another researcher started questioning me about Daniel Pennington.  At first I thought Daniel was a son of Levi Pennington b. 1767 and therefore a brother to my Levi b. 1794.  Then I thought that perhaps he was an older son of Levi b. 1794.  Then I got a copy of a document (obtained from Doyle King) that after some careful reading cleared it all up!

Daniel Pennington was born bet 1813-1814 in Ashe Co., NC and was married to Alpha King sometime around 1830.  He left Ashe Co., NC sometime before 1849 and settled in Claiborne Co., TN where he is recorded in the 1850 census.  Like many of his era, he took his young family away Ashe Co., NC and went elsewhere.  However, he did come back and visit.  Daniel wrote a letter to his son, John Wesley Pennington that spells out the family tie.  In it, Daniel talks about staying with his brother, Andrew Pennington in Laurel Bloomery and comments that they are going to go over and see his “unke levi” the next day as well as James King.   You can look at the letter here - http://pragroup7.genheirlooms.com/images/LandDocs/Daniel_Pennington.jpg

So, Levi Pennington b. 1794 is not the father of Daniel but rather the brother of Daniel.  Andrew and Daniel are born fairly close together and could be twins.  Levi is much older than his brothers – by almost 20 years.  All three are the sons of Ephraim Pennington and as yet an unknown woman.  This Ephraim Pennington was born about 1769 if you look at Andrew Pennington in the Ashe Co., NC Census in 1850.  Andrew leaves for Laurel Bloomery, TN around 1852 and either Ephraim has passed or he travels over the mountain with Andrew’s family.  So…after many years, the mystery of Daniel was finally learned!

  Here is the information that I have on his wife and children:

Descendants of Daniel Pennington


Generation No. 1

1.  DANIEL4 PENNINGTON  (EPHRAIM3, EPHRAIM2, EPHRAIM1) was born Bet. 1813 - 1814 in Ashe Co., NC, and died 25 Sep 1898 in Claiborne Co., TN.  He married ALPHA KING Bet. 1830 - 1832, daughter of JOHN KING and ELIZABETH JONES.  She was born Bet. 1813 - 1816 in NC, and died Aft. 1880 in Claiborne Co., TN.

More About DANIEL PENNINGTON:
Burial: Sep 1898, Buffalo Creek Cemetery, Claiborne Co., TN
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 67
Census 4: 1880, Claiborne Co., TN
Occupation: Farmer

More About ALPHA KING:
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 67
       
Children of DANIEL PENNINGTON and ALPHA KING are:
                   i.    WILLIAM RILEY5 PENNINGTON, b. 1834, NC; d. Bef. 1900, Claiborne Co., TN; m. MARY POLLY KING, 28 Mar 1855, Claiborne Co., TN; b. Aug 1839, NC; d. Aft. 1900, Claiborne Co., TN.

More About WILLIAM RILEY PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #16
Census 3: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 8, # 61
Census 4: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B

More About MARY POLLY KING:
Census 1: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #16
Census 3: 1860, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 8, # 61
Census 4: 1900, Claiborne Co., TN, 1st District, Pg. 7 A, #59

                  ii.    ELIZABETH MALINDA PENNINGTON, b. May 1834, NC; d. Aft. 1910; m. JAMES THOMAS, Abt. 1856; b. Sep 1830, VA; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910.

More About ELIZABETH MALINDA PENNINGTON:
Date born 2: May 1836, NC
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, Speedwell PO, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 2, #14
Census 4: 1900, Civil District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 1B, #9

More About JAMES THOMAS:
Census 1: 1900, Civil District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 1B, #9
Census 2: 1870, Speedwell PO, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 2, #14

                 iii.    GOVENOR SHELBY PENNINGTON, b. 1839, NC; m. LUCINDA THOMAS, Abt. 1869; b. Abt. 1845, VA.

More About GOVENOR SHELBY PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 68
Census 4: 1880, Dist. 13, Grainger Co., TN, Pg. 500A

More About LUCINDA THOMAS:
Census 1: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 68
Census 2: 1880, Dist. 13, Grainger Co., TN, Pg. 500A

                 iv.    JOHN WESLEY PENNINGTON, b. Apr 1846, NC; d. 1924; m. (1) NANCY THOMAS, Abt. 1866; b. Abt. 1848, VA; d. Aft. 1880; m. (2) LUCY PARROT, Abt. 1908; b. Abt. 1883, TN; d. 1947.

More About JOHN WESLEY PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 69
Census 4: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B
Census 5: 1900, 1st Civil District. Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 8A, #117
Census 6: 1910, 9th Civil District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 14B, #277
Census 7: 1920, 9th Civil District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9A, #162

More About NANCY THOMAS:
Census 1: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B
Census 2: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 69

More About LUCY PARROT:
Census 1: 1920, 9th Civil District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9A, #162
Census 2: 1910, 9th Civil District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 14B, #277

                  v.    OMEGA PENNINGTON, b. 31 Jul 1847, NC or TN; d. 1927, Claiborne Co., TN; m. DAVID KING, Abt. 1862; b. Abt. 1845, NC; d. Bet. 1892 - 1900, Claiborne Co., TN.

More About OMEGA PENNINGTON:
Burial: 1927, Buffalo Creek Cemetery, Claiborne Co., TN
Census 1: 1850, Claiborne Co., TN, pg 331-332, Fam. #1267
Census 2: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 3: 1870, Speedwell, PO, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, #66
Census 4: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B

More About DAVID KING:
Census 1: 1880, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg 106 B
Census 2: 1870, Speedwell, PO, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, #66

                 vi.    MARY PENNINGTON, b. 1849, TN.

More About MARY PENNINGTON:
Census: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15

                vii.    NANCY JANE PENNINGTON, b. Bet. 1853 - 1854, TN.

More About NANCY JANE PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 2: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 67

               viii.    MARTHA PENNINGTON, b. Nov 1860, Claiborne Co., TN; d. 23 Feb 1934, Lily, Laurel Co., KY; m. (1) JAMES JONES, Abt. 1875, TN; b. Abt. 1857, VA; m. (2) JAMES W. BROUGHTON, 03 May 1893, Lincoln Co., KY; b. Aug 1854, KY.

More About MARTHA PENNINGTON:
Census 1: 1860, 1st District, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 3, #15
Census 2: 1870, District 1, Claiborne Co., TN, Pg. 9, # 67
Census 3: 1900, Dist. 35, Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., KY, Pg. 11A, #189
Census 4: 1910, Dist. 125, Lily, Laurel Co., KY, Pg. 7B, #118
Census 5: 1920, Dist. 143, Lily, Laurel Co., KY, Pg. 5B, #99

More About JAMES W. BROUGHTON:
Census 1: 1920, Dist. 143, Lily, Laurel Co., KY, Pg. 5B, #99
Census 2: 1910, Dist. 125, Lily, Laurel Co., KY, Pg. 7B, #118