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A Chronological Record 



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WILLIAM M. CLEMENS 



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A CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF THE 
PENN FAMILY, OF VIRGINIA. 



1621 — Christian Penn, from James City to 
Pl}Tnouth, Mass. 

1621 — Robt. Penn (aged 22), passenger on 
"Abigail" to Capt. Matthew's Plantation, 
James City. 

1635t— Wm. Penn (aged 26), passenger on 
"Merchants Hope" to Virginia. 

1635 — Francis Penn (aged 22), passenger 
on "Matthew" to St. Christopher. 

1676 — John Penn, of (Old) Rappahannock 
county. Will proved Jan. 13, 1676-May 3, 
1677. No children mentioned. 

1685 — Geo. Penn transported to Barbadoes 
— Monmouth's Rebellion. 

1685 — John Penn transported to Barbadoes 
— Monmouth's Rebellion. 

1730 — Geo. Penn, of Caroline county. Drys- 
dale Parish. 

1739— Deed to Joseph Penn, of Drysdale 
Parish, Caroline county. 

1746— Deed to John Penn, of Drysdale Par- 
ish. V/itness, Moses Penn. 

1746— Deed to Geo. Penn, of Drysdale Par- 
ish. Witness, Moses Penn. 



THE PENN FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 

1761_Deed of Joseph (x) Penn, of Spott- 
sylvania county, and Elizabeth, his wife, to 
John Penn. 

1763— Deed, Sept. 3, Joseph Penn, of Spott- 
sylvania county, to John Taylor, of Caroline 
county, in trust for the purposes hereinafter 
named. Slaves, lands, stocks, etc. For the 
said Joseph Penn during his natural life, then 
to his son, Philip Penn. son Moses Penn, son 
Thos. Penn; dau. Catharine, wife of Larkin 
Gatewood; dau. Marv, dau. Frances, wife 
Elizabeth Penn. "John, Philip, Moses, Thos., 
Catharine, Mary and Frances, children of said 
Joseph." 

1764— Deed, Apr.' 20, Gabriel Penn, of Am- 
herst county, and Sarah, his wife, to John 
Penn, of Spottsylvania county. Witness, John 
Penn, Jr., Thos. Penn. 

1771— May 13, will of John Penn, Spottsyl- 
vania county; wife, Mary; children, John. 
Thomas, George, William, Mildred, Sally and 
Frances. 

1773— Jan. 21. Philip Penn, of Spottsylva- 
nia county, to , Merchants of Glasgow. 

Mortgage left the said Philip Penn by his 
father, Joseph Penn, dec'd, etc. 

According to Mr. Joseph Penn (dec'd 1906- 
14) Moses Penn m. Katherine Taylor, of Car- 
oline county. In his and his son's possessions 
(Mr. John Penn, of Martinsville, Va.) are the 



THE PENN FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 

to New Orleans, from which district his eldest 
son went to Congress. Several children. 

2. Lucinda Penn, b. Sept. 3, 1771 ; m. Sam- 
uel Staples, Clerk of Patrick county for many 
years. 

3. Gabriel Penn, b. Nov. 14. 1773 ; m. Miss 
Jinsy Clark, of Patrick county, where he lived 
and died. 

4. Horatio Penn, b. Nov. 14, 1775; m. 
Nancy Parr; had several children, and moved 
to Missouri. 

5. Polly Penn, b. July 1, 1777; m. Charles 
Foster, of Patrick county. Several children, 
and died in Patrick county. 

6. Greenesville Penn, b. May 16, 1779 ; m. 
a Miss Leath, of Manchester, Va. ; 2, Miss 
Martha Reed, of Bedford county, Va. Two 
sons went to Edgefield, V'a. 

7. Thomas Penn, b. June 15, 1781; m. 1st 
Miss Frances Leath, of Manchester, Va.; 2d, 
Miss Mary Christian Kennerly, of Amherst 
county, Va. 

8. Abram Penn, b. March 14, 1783; m. 
Miss Sally Kreitz (or Critz), and had several 
children ; moved to Tennessee, and died. 

9. James Penn, b. Jan. 31, 1785; m. 1st, 
Miss Leath, of },Ianchester, Va. ; 2d, Miss 
Mary Shelton, dau. of William and Pattie 
(Dillard) Shelton. Had several children, and 
died in Patrick countv. Note. — Pattie Dillard, 
dau. of Col. John Dillard (d. 1822) and his 

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THE PENN FA^^IILY OF VIRGINIA 

wife, Sarah Dillard. Sarah (Stovall) Dillard 
was sister of Col. Abraham Perm's wife. 

10. Luvenia Penn, b. Jan. 8, 1787; died 
young. 

11. Edmund Penn, b. Jan. 9, 1789; m. 
Miss Pollie Ferris, of Patrick county. Moved 
to Kentucky and died there, leaving a family. 

12. Philip Penn, b. Mar. 5, 1792; m. Miss 
Louise Briscoe, of Bedford county. 

COL. ABRAHAM PENN, B. 1743 ; D. 1801 ; M. 1768 

April, 1778 — The first court held for Henry 
county was Apr. 20, 1778, and was composed 
of Edmund Lyne, Abraham Penn, Peter Saun- 
der and George Waller, Justices. 

Oct., 1778 — Abraham Penn is appointed 
Lieut. Col. in the room of Ed Lyne, resigned. 

Mar., 1779 — Abraham Penn is appointed 
Escheator for Henry county. 

Aug., 1779 — Patrick Henry, Abraham 
Penn, John Dillard, etc., are recommended to 
his excellency, the Governor, as proper persons 
to serve on the Commission of the Peace of this 
County. 

Aug., 1779 — Abraham Penn is appointed 
Burser to receive fines. 

Mar., 1780 — Abraham Penn, Esq., Lieut. 
Col., advanced to the office of Colonel, Henry 
county Militia. 

July, 1780 — Col. Abraham Penn reccm.- 
mended as county lieut. 



THE PENN FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 

June, 1781 — Abraham Penn produced a 
commission as Coroner of County. 

Dec, 1781 — Archalaus Hughes and Abra- 
ham Penn, Esqs., are appointed to "settle the 
depreciation of what money run at after June, 
1781, and make report.'' 

Henry County Records. 

1799 — Patrick county, 3156 acres granted 
to Geo. Penn; 270 acres granted to Abram 
Penn. 



(Wm. and Mary Quarterly, v. 12, p. 129.) 

Data, alleged, taken from Family Bible of 
John Taylor, Sr. : 

John Taylor (b. Nov. 18, 1696; d. Mar. 22, 
1780), son of James and Mary Taylor. Mar- 
ried Feb. 14, 1716, to 

Catharine Pendleton (b. Dec. 8, 1699; d. 
July 26, 1774), dau. Philip and Isabella Pen- 
dleton. 

Among Children. 

Mary Taylor (b. May 30, 1718; d. Sept. 13, 
1757), m. (Feb. 3, 1735) to Joseph Penn. 

Catharine Taylor (b. Dec. 30, 1719; d. Nov. 
4, 1774), m. ("July 4, 1739) to Moses Penn 
(d. Nov, 4, 1759). 

Isabella Taylor (b. June 26, 1725). 

Elizabeth Taylor (b. July 9, 1735). 

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THE PEXX FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH PENN AND MARY TAYLOR. 

, b. Dec. 13, 1736. 



Joseph, b. Sept. 27, 1738. 
Catharine, b. :Mar. 11, 1741. 
Philip, b. Feb. 6, 1742-3. 
Moses, b. Dec. 3, 1744. 

Elizabeth, b. , 174—. 

James, b. Aug. 12, 174 — . 
Thomas, b. Apr. 25, 174 — . 



CHILD OF MOSES PENN AND CATHARINE TAYLOR 

John Penn, b. May 6, 1740; d. Sept. 14, 
1788. (The Signer.) 

Law Suit, 1812 — Coleman Heirs vs. Penn 
Heirs. 

Gabriel Penn (d. 1798), of Amherst; wife, 
Sarah (living), bro. George. Will in Amherst 
county. 

CHILDREN OF GABRIEL AND SARAH PENN 

James Penn. 
Edmund Penn. 

Elizabeth Penn, wife of 2d husband, Wm. 
Long (1st hus., Jas. Calloway). 

Sophia Penn, wife of Wm. S. Craw^ford. 
Pamelia Penn, wife of Thos. Haskins. 

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THE PENN FAMILY OF MRGINIA 

Matilda Penn, wife of Abner Nash (m. 
1792). 

Fannie Penn, wife of Wm. White. 

Nancy Penn, wife of John McCredie (1st 
hus., Alex. Brydie). 

Sarah Penn, wife of Thos. Crowe. 

Catharine Penn, wife of Holder. 

Referred to in same suit: 

John Penn, Sarah, widow of Gabriel ; Fran- 
cis Lee and children, Sophia and Wm. Lee; 
George Penn and chldren, AVm. and Geo., Jr.; 
Joseph Penn, dec'd, and children, Seaton M. 
Penn, Chas. B. Penn, Elizabeth, Polly and Jo- 
seph Penn. 



1809 — Deed, Edmund Penn, of Amherst 
county. 

1809— Deed, Edmund Penn, of Spotts. and 
Amherst counties, and Jane, his wife. 

1809— Deed, Edmund Penn, of Spotts., of 
land in Amherst. 

1791 — Thos. Penn, of Amherst, (living). 



Gabriel Penn, b. July 17, 1741. Serg. 1st 
Va. Reg. under Col. Wm. Byrd, in 1764; mem- 
ber Rev. Convention; d. 1798. Married Sept., 
1761, Sarah, dau. of Col. Richard Calloway 
(b. 1719; d. Mar. 8, 1780), of Bedford county, 
Va. 

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THE PEXN FA:\IILY OF VIRGINIA 

Moses Penn, Amherst county. Will filed 
Oct. 3, 1774. Bro. George, ' Philip, Wm., 
Gabriel ; niece Pamelia, dau. of Gabriel ; neph. 
George Penn, son of George; neph. Frank Lee, 
neph. Richard Lee; niece Nancy Lee. 

Wm. Penn, Amherst county. Will filed July 
7, 1777. Bro. George, Philip, Gabriel and 
Abraham. 



AMHERST COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

1792— Matilda Penn and Abner Nash. 
1792 — Betsy Penn and George Lillard. 

1798, Sept. 12 — Wilson Penn and Frances 
Taliaferro. 

1797_Thos. Penn and Beth. Stevens. 
1797— Sarah Penn and Robt. Halloway. 
1800, Nov. — Eady Penn and Wm. Beverley. 

CAMPBELL COUxNTY MARRIAGES. 

1787, Dec. 25— Wm. Penn and Martha Sto- 
vall. 

1821, Dec. 23— David Penn and Eliza E. H. 
Hutchinson. 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

1799, Dec. 5 — Martha Penn and John Jen- 
kins. 

1800, Jan. 21 — John Penn and Magdalene 
Firestone. 

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THE PEXN FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 
HENRY COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

1784, July 26— Sarah Penn and John Mor- 
ton. 

17S4, Dec. 6 — George Penn and Patty Fer- 
riss. 

BEDFORD COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

1846, May 12 — Frances L. Penn and David 
Roder. 

WESTMORELAND COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

1818, March ll_Henry Penn and Eliza 
Johnson. 

Col. John E'. Penn (descended from Col. 
Abram Penn), b. 1839; d. 1895; married Alice 
Hoge, of Montgomery county. 

Children (born in Patrick county) : 

1. G. H. Penn, living in Roanoke (b. 
1871). ^ 

2. Anne Penn, m. E. G. Penn, of IMartins- 
ville, Va. 

3. Lucy Penn, of Roanoke. 

4. Susie Penn, m. C. R. Moir. 

5. Huldah Penn, m. G. B. Junkin. 

6. Ida Penn. 

7. Edna Penn. 

8. Willie Penn (dau.). 



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