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Penn Family

  Edward Penn and Judith Deavor

Edward Penn was born about 1683.  His will proven in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1741.  He married Judith Deavor on February 11, 1703
at All Hallow's Parish in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Records of All Hallow's Parish state, "Edward Penn and Judith" parents of Mary Penn,
daughter, born 15 February 1703; Edward Penn, son born 29 January 1705; Benjamin Penn, son, born 26 October 1707.  All children baptized
28 October 1708.  Other children children are: John Penn, Jane Penn, Joseph Penn, Edward and Benjamin Penn, Sr.  Edward Penn owned 100
acres, known as "Planters Delight" bequeathed to son, Benjamin and 157 acres, known as "Duvall's Delight went to son, Joseph.

Benjamin Penn, Sr. and Dinah Action

Benjamin Penn, Jr., son of Edward and Judith Deavor Penn, was born October 26, 1704 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He married
Dinah Action on August 12, 1741 in Anne Arundel County.  Benjamin died prior to 1779 in Maryland.  His will was proven in Anne Arundel
County April 25, 1779. He left his 100 acre tract of land, known as "Planters Delight" to his son, Shadrach Penn.

Known Children

Charles Penn - no information is known.
Edward Penn - no information is known.
Joseph Penn, born about 1750 in Maryland, married first Jane Kennedy; date and place not proven.
On July 29, 1792 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, he married Charlotte Aker.  Joseph migrated to
Kentucky in the early 1790's and first appears on Kentucky census in Bourbon County for 1800.  In
1810 Bourbon County, Kentucky, his family consisted of; 1 - male under 10, 2 males 10-16,
1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 plus, 4 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45.  The
Joseph Penn family remained in Bourbon County and is listed on the census for 1820.  Joseph Penn drops
from census records between 1820 - 1830, indicating his possible death.  In 1830 his wife, Charlotte Penn
is listed as head of household. Penn researchers state Joseph was a Revolutionary War soldier, however,
no record of a pension application has been  located for Joseph or Charlotte Penn.  Children not proven
at this time.  Possible sons may be, George Penn and Eli Penn, who are living next to Joseph in 1810.
No further information is known.
Benjamin Penn, Jr., born about 1753 in Maryland.
Shadrach Penn, was born on January 8, 1756 in Maryland.  On September 5, 1788 in Anne Arundel
County, Maryland, Shadrach married Margaret Holland, who was born on September 4, 1760 and died
July 27, 1843 in Scott County, Kentucky.  He migrated to Kentucky with his  brothers, Joseph and
Benjamin Penn, Jr., and settled in Scott County, Kentucky.  His family in 1810 consisted of; 1 male under
10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 45 plus, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45.  Shadrach Penn died
in Scott County, Kentucky on June 6, 1831. He was a Revolutionary War soldier serving in the Maryland
line. His wife, Margaret, applied for pension September 5, 1838 in Scott County, Kentucky.  Living
at the time of application were; Henry Penn, Trimble County, Kentucky and Warren Penn, a grandson,
William Penn made inquiry May 22, 1862 from Georgetown, Kentucky. The children of Shadrach and
Margaret as submitted with pension application are: Sarah, born July 5, 1781, Samuel,  born
December 20, 1782, Shadrach, Jr., born May 22, 1791, Mary, born December 5, 1792, Nimrod,
born January 16, 1795, Margaret, born December 19, 1796, Henry, born October 1798, Warren, born
October 1, 1800 and John Wesley, born September 22, 1802.  No further information is known.
Jane Penn, birth unknown, married a Mr. Murphy. No further information known.
Mary Penn, birth unknown, married William Farmer on November 23, 1789 in Frederick County,
Maryland.  No further information known.
Sarah Penn, birth unknown, married William Cordon on October 13, 1787 in Frederick County,
Maryland. No further information known

Kentucky Census Index, 1800-1830
Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Applications, by White
Bourbon County, Kentucky marriage bonds

Scott County, Kentucky Wills
Penn Surname file, KHS Library
Records of All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Personal research of Anne H. Lee
Personal research of  Steven L. Penn



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