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John C Penn 1822 NC - 1902-Arkansas?

1840 United States Federal Census
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15-20 1 John C Penn
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50-60 1 John Penn -father ?

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Name: John Penn
Township: Van Buren
County: Conway
State: Arkansas
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 17; Page: 72.

John & Rosa got married in 1841
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Record

Name: John Penn
Gender: male
Birth Place: NC
Birth Year: 1822
Spouse Name: Rosa Reeves
Spouse Birth Place: IN
Spouse Birth Year: 1825
Marriage State: of AR
Number Pages: 1

1850 United States Federal Census
Nov 4, 1850 Arkansas, Newton Co., Van Buren, image 4 of 7 Roll M432_28 page 17

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Name: John Penn
Age: 28 b abt 1822 farmer $200
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Wife: Rosa age 25 abt 1825 b Indiana
Children: Elizabeth age 8 abt 1842 b Arkansas
Martha N age 7 abt 1843 b AR
John L age 5 abt 1845 b AR
Mary age 2 abt 1848 b AR

Rosa's sister lives next door:
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Colan Verlines age 26 farmer $200 N Carolina
Jincy age 23 b Indiana
William age 7 b AR
Mary G age 5 b AR
Nancy age 3 b AR

Colan's father????
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Abner Verlines age 78 farmer b Virginia
Martha age 78 b Virginia

Colan's brother???
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Hosa Verlines age 30 farmer $200 b North Carolina
Lucinda age 21 b Tenn
Margaret E age 3 b AR
Joseph age 2 born AR
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Van Buren, Newton, Arkansas

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Van Buren, Newton, Arkansas; Roll: M432_28; Page: 17; Image: 228.

1860 United States Federal Census
July 14, 1860 Arkansas, Newton Co., Boston Mountain twp image 7 of 7

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Name: John Penn
Age in 1860: 37 Farmer $485
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Tennessee ??????????
Home in 1860: Boston Mountain, Newton, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Wife: Rosa age 35 Domestic b TN????????
Children: Mary age 11 b AR
J H age 12 male b AR
George age 8 male b AR
J T age 6 male b AR
E R age 3 female b AR
J M age 2 male b AR
John Murphy age 21 Farmer $325 b MO
Elizabeth age 17 Domestic b AR

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Boston Mountain, Newton, Arkansas; Roll: M653_46; Page: 1030; Image: 506.

1870 United States Federal Census
Sept 13, 1870 Arkansas, Newton Co., Jasper twp image 1&2 of 2

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John Penn
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Age in 1870: 46
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Jasper, Newton, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father: John age 46 MW Farm Laborer 500,00 400,00 b VA
Mother: Rosa age 46 FW keeping house b Ind
Siblings: James MW age 16 Farm laborer b AR
Jasper M age 11 MW at home b AR
Alexander age 9 MW at home b AR
John H age 23 MW House Carpenter 950,00 b AR
Margaret (Henderson) Penn age 21 FW at home b AR

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John Penn 46 abt 1824 Virginia White Male 500,00 400,00 Farm Labour
Rosa Penn 46 abt 1824 Indiana White Female Keeping House
James Penn 16 abt 1854 Arkansas White Male Farm Labour
Jasper M Penn abt 1859 Arkansas White Male at home
Alexander Penn abt 1861 Arkansas White Male at home
John H Penn abt 1847 Arkansas White Male House Carpenter 95,000 July
Margaret Penn abt 1849 Arkansas White Female (Margaret Henderson) July

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Samuel Dial 33 abt 1837 Kentucky White Male Dry Goods Merchant $300,000 $1500,00
Susan Dial 29 abt 1841 Tennessee White Female (widow of Abalsom Penn1827)
William E Dial 4 abt 1866 Arkansas White Male
Sarah E Dial 3 abt 1867 Arkansas White Female
Susan C Dial 1 abt 1869 Arkansas White Female

Children of Ablasom Penn & Susan (Scallion) Penn, Dial:
Thomas W Penn abt 1859 Arkansas White Male
John W Penn abt 1864 Arkansas White Male

Elizabeth (Penn) Murphy John & Rosa Penn's daughter, lives a couple of houses away:
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John Murphy 32 abt 1838 Missouri White Male Dry Goods Merchant 875,00 3800.00
Elizabeth Murphy 27 abt 1843 Arkansas White Female keeping house
Mary M Murphy 5 abt 1865 Missouri White Female at home
Martha A Murphy 2 abt 1868 Missouri White Female at home

a couple of John & Rosa Penn's children are listed with their sister, Elizabeth (Penn) Murphy
Mary Penn 21 abt 1854 Arkansas White Male at home
George Penn 18 abt 1852 Arkansas White Male attending school

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Jasper, Newton, Arkansas; Roll: M593_59; Page: 160; Image: 317 & 318.

1880 United States Federal Census
June 12, 1880 Arkansas, Boone Co., Harrison twp., Dist 18 image 12/38

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Name: Rosa Penn
Home in 1880: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to head-of-household: Self
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: VA

Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Rosa PENN Self Married Female W 55 IN Keeping House NC VA
George W. PENN Son S Male W 28 AR Dry Goods Merchant NC IN
James T. PENN Son S Male W 26 AR Dry Goods Merchant NC IN
Jasper M. PENN Son S Male W 22 AR Clerk In Store NC IN
Alexander PENN Son S Male W 20 AR Clerk In Store NC IN
Matilda E. EDGMAN GDau S Female W 18 AR At Home AR AR
Nancy S. S. EDGMAN GDau S Female W 15 AR At Home AR AR
Nancy GOODWIN Other W Female W 55 MO KY KY

Household Members: Name Age
Rosa Penn 55 abt 1825 Indiana
George W. Penn 28 abt 1852 Arkansas
James T. Penn 26 abt 1854 Arkansas
Jasper M. Penn 22 abt 1858 Arkansas
Alexander Penn 20 abt 1860 Arkansas
Matilda E. Edgman 18 abt 1862 Arkansas
Nancy S. S. Edgman 15 abt 1865 Arkansas
Nancy Goodwin 55 abt 1825 Missouri

Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas; Roll: T9_39; Family History Film: 1254039; Page: 524.4000; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 0125.

In 1880 John Penn is listed with his daughter Elizabeth, but shows he is married??
1880 United States Federal Census
June 17 & 18, 1880 Arkansas, Boone Co., Harrison Dist 18 image 30 of 38

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Name: John Penn
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: <1822>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Boarding
Relationship to head-of-household: Father-in-law
Home in 1880: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas
Marital status: NA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
John Penn boarding with his daughter and son-in-law:

John Murphy WM age 42 farmer b MO TN TN
Elizabeth J WF age 36 keeping house b AR NC Ind
Nancy M WF age 14 b MO MO AR
Martha A WF age 12 b AR MO AR
Dora L WF age 5 b AR MO AR
Louisa M WF age 3 b AR MO AR
Rosa WF age 11/12 July b AR MO AR

Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas; Roll: T9_39; Family History Film: 1254039; Page: 533.2000; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 0143.

1900 United States Federal Census
June 18, 1900 Arkansas, Boone Co., Harrison Dist 28 image 16/26

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Living with son-in-law John Murphy and daughter, Elizabeth Penn
Name: John Penn
Home in 1900: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: 1823
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Father-in-law

Household Members: Name Age
John Murphy 62
Elizebeth J Murphy 58
William D Murphy 18
George A Murphy 14
John Penn 77

Murphy, John Jan 1838 age 62 married 41 yrs b MO TN TN Farmer
Elizabeth J May 1842 age 58 married 41 yrs 10 child 6 living b AR NC NC
William D (C) May 1882 age 18 S b AR MO AR
George A Mar 1886 age 14 b AR MO AR
Penn, John Father-in-law Sept 1822 age 77 married 60 yrs, b NC VA VA

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Harrison, Boone, Arkansas; Roll: T623 51; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 28

Source Info: Book: A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region:

John Penn, who was one of the pioneers of this State from Tennessee, first residing in Johnston County, then Newton County, and is now a resident of Boone County. He was born in Virginia September 22, 1822, and his wife (Rosa) was born in Indiana, March 13, 1825. Of the ten children given to them, seven are living:

Elizabeth Penn...............wife of John Murphy
Martha Penn...................widow of John T. Wilson, of Texas
John H. Penn..................who is a resident of Dale, Okla. Ter.
Mary Penn......................wife of John Miller, of Oklahoma territory
Absalom Penn................who died in infancy
George W Penn..............who is in the post office at Harrison, Ark
James T. Penn................married Fannie Reeder
Louisa A. Penn................deceased
Jasper N Penn.................deceased
Alexander L Penn............a resident of Okla

John Penn has always followed the occupation of agriculture, and prior to the war succeeded in accumulating a considerable amount of worldly goods, but the most of it was swept away during the great struggle between the North and South.

Long ago he was a Whig in politics, was a stanch Union man during the war, and since that time has supported the men and measures of the Republican party, but has never been an office seeker.

He is now living retired from the active duties of life, is a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is a man who has given a large part of his life to religious work, and has many warm friends in this section of the country.