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Query by mpenn

I am researching Thoomas PPENNINGTON born in 1804 in Jefferson County, Georgia. He married Margarette B. Thompson and they had children named Augustus b. 12-21-1825; Thomas b. 1830; Julila b. 1832; David b. 1839 and James b. 1836. These are my great great grandparents and I am having trouble findin information on them.

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on 2005-03-21 12:14:15

mpenn , from United States, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2005. is researching the following names: WALKER, PENNINGTON, KINGERY and 13 other(s).

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by Bpenn on 2013-03-18 17:00:14

I am part of the Pennington Research Association. I will do a simple research for you and write you back if I find anything.

by Bpenn on 2013-03-18 18:00:12

The Thomas Pennington I have listed in my direct family line that matches your Pennington and married Margarette B Thompson Jan 30, 1842 in Jefferson County, GA , with the same children listed in your qureey.....the information I have is as follows:

Son of Thomas Ephraim Pennington 1773-1825 and Leatha Beall

Thomas Pennington b 180 1Warren, GA d 30 Oct 1842 Margarette 1805-1870 GA

1850 census lists all Pennington children in your query with Thomas and Margarette in the same household in district 48, Jefferson, GA

Married also to Eleanor Phillips and had 11 children, one child James Pennington born 1830 is also my direct line

In the Pennington Research Association, we have a membership available for $27.00 per year, which gives you access to our research and the myfamily.com and ancestry.com webpages. This group of Penningtons do extensive research at court houses, wills, land grants and marriages throughout the Pennington families. We have divided our family into 'groups' as to the oldest Pennington in each 'group'. It would be great for you to check out on the web!

by mpenn58 on 2013-07-16 19:17:10

Sorry it took me so long to respond but I have been doing different things. The information that you sent to me about Thomas's father has it been documented? I have been working on this for 12 years and have gotten wrong information before. So excuse me if I am a little weary. I had the inclination that he was born in Jefferson county. Am I wrong? If you could please help me more I would appreciate it very very much. I plan on joining the PRA as soon as I have the extra money.

by Bpenn on 2013-07-23 08:08:04

This is what I have

Collected facts and speculations
NAME IN FULL: Thomas Pennington, SeniorBIRTH DATE: PLACE: VA?OCCUPATION: MILITARY SERVICE: MARRIAGE DATE: 1796 March 29PLACE: Rowan CO NCDEATH DATE: before September 5, 1825DEATH PLACE: Jasper CO GABURIAL DATE: BURIAL PLACE: FATHER: check Ephraim Pennington, Ashe Co NC 1800 CensusMOTHER: SPOUSE: Leitha Beall
NAMEBIRTH DATE/PLACEMARRIAGE TO; DATE; PLACEDEATH DATE; PLACE; BURIAL SITEWilliam Beall1797Mary Phillips Ann Nancy1798John Phillips Samuel1800 March 16Warren CO GAEliza Shy Amma1805 September 2 William Hearn1821 November 15 ThaddeusCirca 1807Marion Wade1827Jasper CO GA (Betsy) Jonathan Hearn1823 July 8 ThomasCirca 1802Eleanor Phillipsc.1842 October 20Jasper CO GAFrederick Will1808Elizabeth Watts EphraimCirca 1809Mary Ann Phillips
TOWNCountyStateDates VA NC WarrenGA JasperGA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Read Jasper Co Minutes Book A and Will Book J. See Thomas Pennington, Jasper CO Ga, 1825-31, Will Book J. The relationship of Amma, Thaddeus and Betsy is theoretical. However, their ages make them possibilities for children of Thomas and Leitha. Thaddeus and Ammas names are the same as Leithas parents names. Another unaccounted for Pennington is William, born c. 1819 and living in Jasper County GA in 1850. Perhaps he is a grandson of Thomas and Leitha through some other unknown son. The Pennington-Hearn connection goes through several generations and should be investigated further. Thomas Pennington was mentioned in Warren County legal proceedings on May 20, 1816 as one of the heirs, in right of his wife, of Thaddeus Beall , deceased, and as poster of a security bond. Thomas Pennington certificate of land surveyed 287.5 acres, Washington or Warren CO, 17 May 1784. Bounty notation 8 June 1784, Executed. Family Group 29Thomas, 1796, Rowan Co., NC The date and place of birth of Thomas Pennington is unknown. The earliest proven document on Thomas Pennington is a marriage bond from Rowan County, North Carolina dated March 29, 1796. A copy of this Marriage Bond was obtained from the North Carolina State Archives and is in the possession of Group 29 leader. This marriage between Thomas Pennington and Lethe Bell is also listed in a book entitled Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1868, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb published by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981 on Page 3l7. The children of Thomas and Leatha Beall Pennington are as follows: William Beall Pennington, b. 1797 m. Mary PhillipsAnn Nancy Pennington b. 1798 m. John PhillipsSamuel Pennington b. 1800 m. Elizabeth ShyThomas Pennington b. 1802 m. Eleanor PhillipsAmanda Pennington b. 1805 m. Capt. Wm. HearnThaddeus Pennington b. 1807 m. Marian WadeFrederick Will Pennington b. 1808 m. Elizabeth WattsEphraim Pennington b. 1809 m. Mary Ann Phillips By 1800 Thomas and Leatha Pennington had migrated to Warren Co. Georgia where sons Samuel and Thomas were born. In 18l3 Thomas Pennington owned property in Warren Co., Ga. (Source: Book C, Pg. 579 Warren County, Ga. property records) Also in 1813 Georgia Military Records 1779-1839, Ga. Archives, lists Thomas Pennington as a soldier in an Indian Party with the 38th Regiment of the Georgia Militia, Jasper County, GA. In 1815 Property Deeds-Deed Book 7, Pg. 358 show property owned by Thomas in Shadydale, Jasper County, GA. Thomas died July 4, 1825. His estate was probated in Jasper County Probate Court in Monticello, Ga. Sept. 5, 1825-Min. Book A, Page 81 and 94. In our research we have been more successful in researching the Beall family and through that have found some clues that suggest further possible links with Penningtons. Leatha Bealls father, Thaddeus Beall and his wife Amelia Beall were born in Prince Georges Co., Maryland before the formation of Frederick County in 1748. They married in Frederick County and lived as Planters in that part of Frederick county which became Montgomery County in 1776. Thaddeus Beall was a member of the Continental Army and was a Brig. Major in the Revolutionary War; By November 20, 1779, a Montgomery County deed recites them to be of Guilford County, N.C. Land Grant records of North Carolina include applications executed by Thaddeus Beall in 1779 for 6 tracts of land, granted to him in the period November 1784 to May 1787 totaling 2,000 acres. These tracts were in Guilford County. The last tract of this property was sold in 1791 and Thaddeus and Amelia moved to Georgia. Sometime around 1794, Thaddeus moved his family into unsettled, virgin country then in Greene County, Georgia. (later formed Hancock County) where the family resided at Thaddeus death in 1808 (Source of Beall family information: Alexander Beall-1649-1744 of Maryland, one Line of Descent in America, by William Hunter McLean-Published by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society, Fort Worth, Texas.) This book also mentions that Thomas Pennington was with the Bealls in Guilford County, N.C. Thomas also owned land adjoining Thaddeus Beall in Georgia. Further possible links to Penningtons and Bealls is the fact that Leathas grandfather, Samuel Beall in 1760 was part owner of an iron works complex in Western Maryland near Antietam called Frederick Forge. (Source: Beall family web site and Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families credits Samuel Beall, Jr. with creation of The first Iron Forge in Maryland, if not in the United States. It cast the first Cannon for the Continental Army.) A book entitled Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants by Cartmell states that just 28 miles from Winchester, Virginia, Isaac Pennington owned an iron works on the Capon River and advertised bar iron for sale at $100.00 per ton, delivered at any point within 60 miles from his forge. Just southwest of Frederick Forge and North of Winchester was Coxsons Rest, present day Brunswick, Md. where Abraham Pennington, in the 1700s was an Indian trader from Cecil County where he built his cabin. Further west on the Potomac was the plantation of John Beall, grandfather of Thaddeus Beall. (Source: Book entitled Pioneers of the Old Monocacy) It would be reasonable to assume that Thomas Pennington migrated from Maryland or Virginia and possibly had a connection with the Abraham and Isaac Penningtons mentioned above and further research might possibly connect Groups 4 and 8. Group 29 is a very large group with many descendants in Georgia through the l800s with migrations into Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. There were several Methodist ministers in this family group and the name Ephriam is found often. It has also been speculated that Thomas may have been called Ephriam or it may have been a middle name for him. We are looking at the possibility that Thomas father could have been named William, based on the fact that William signed the marriage bond for his marriage to Leatha and also based on the custom of naming the first son after the father's father. We welcome coordination and sharing of research with all Georgia and Carolina researchers. Group 8 Penningtons and Group 11 Penningtons as well as Group 4 Penningtons have all seemed to be in some of the same places as our group. Any further comments or resources that any one has that would help us in achieving the goal of finding Thomas's parentage and connecting with established groups in PRA would be appreciated.
iluvhair2003added this on 15 Jan 2012
caffmomoriginally submitted this to Newby-Hayes/Bagley-Robertson Family Tree on 7 Apr 2011

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