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ALLEN COUNTY PUBUC LIBRARY
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A Chronological Record
WILLIAM M. CLEMENS
45 William Street
A CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF THE
PENN FAMILY, OF VIRGINIA.
1621 — Christian Penn, from James City to
1621 — Robt. Penn (aged 22), passenger on
"Abigail" to Capt. Matthew's Plantation,
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-
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
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
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
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
3. Gabriel Penn, b. Nov. 14. 1773 ; m. Miss
Jinsy Clark, of Patrick county, where he lived
4. Horatio Penn, b. Nov. 14, 1775; m.
Nancy Parr; had several children, and moved
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
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
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
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
Aug., 1779 — Abraham Penn is appointed
Burser to receive fines.
Mar., 1780 — Abraham Penn, Esq., Lieut.
Col., advanced to the office of Colonel, Henry
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
(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-
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).
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
Gabriel Penn (d. 1798), of Amherst; wife,
Sarah (living), bro. George. Will in Amherst
CHILDREN OF GABRIEL AND SARAH 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.
THE PENN FAMILY OF MRGINIA
Matilda Penn, wife of Abner Nash (m.
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-
1809 — Deed, Edmund Penn, of Amherst
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,
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
AMHERST COUNTY MARRIAGES.
1792— Matilda Penn and Abner Nash.
1792 — Betsy Penn and George Lillard.
1798, Sept. 12 — Wilson Penn and Frances
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-
1821, Dec. 23— David Penn and Eliza E. H.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY MARRIAGES.
1799, Dec. 5 — Martha Penn and John Jen-
1800, Jan. 21 — John Penn and Magdalene
THE PEXN FAMILY OF VIRGINIA
HENRY COUNTY MARRIAGES.
1784, July 26— Sarah Penn and John Mor-
17S4, Dec. 6 — George Penn and Patty Fer-
BEDFORD COUNTY MARRIAGES.
1846, May 12 — Frances L. Penn and David
WESTMORELAND COUNTY MARRIAGES.
1818, March ll_Henry Penn and Eliza
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.
2. Anne Penn, m. E. G. Penn, of IMartins-
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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EA3LY MARsI-'Gi: RECORDS
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William M. Clemens
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