Joseph Penn

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Penn was born in 1751, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Benjamin Penn Sr, was 44 and his mother, Dinah Acton, was 42. He married Jane Kennedy on 10 October 1779, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 29 August 1823, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bethlehem Pike Farm Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Penn
Charlotte Aker
Marriage: 27 July 1792
Eli Penn
Daniel Penn
about 1783–1865
Thomas Kennedy Penn
about 1784–
Mary Elizabeth Penn
John Penn
Sarah Penn
Samuel Kennedy Penn
George Washington Penn
Ann Penn
Jane Penn
David Penn
Delilah Penn
Susan Penn
Joseph Penn

Sources (11)

  • Joseph Penn, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Joseph Penn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Joseph Penn, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Penn (in Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire), both of which are named with Brittonic penn ‘head’, often used in hill-names.

English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name from Middle English pen(n) ‘enclosure, animal pen, fold’ (Old English penn), for someone who lived by or worked at a fold. Examples of this surname are formally difficult to distinguish from those in 1 above.

English: from a pet form of the female personal name Pernel, see Parnell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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