H. Rail Penuel

24 April 1811–26 June 1898 (Age 87)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of H. Rail

When H. Rail Penuel was born on 24 April 1811, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Hardy Penuel, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Patterson, was 25. He married Beatrice Louisa “Bedy” Jennings on 17 November 1834, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 26 June 1898, in Cainsville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Penuel Cemetery, Statesville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States.

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H. Rail Penuel
Beatrice Louisa “Bedy” Jennings
Marriage: 17 November 1834
Wiley J. Penuel
Susanna Penuel
Nancy Elizabeth Penuel
John Alexander Jennings Penuel
Sally Ann Hannah Penuel
Lucinda Cinderilla Berartie Penuel
Hugh Willoughby Penuel
Robert Bethel Penuel
Louisa Emaline Penuel
Hardy Monroe Penuel
Martha Unicia Williamine Penuel
Mary Alice Penuel
Albert Gallatin Carden Penuel

Spouse and Children

17 November 1834
Wilson, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 24

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Penwell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Real Pennal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rial Pennel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • H. R. Penuel in entry for H. W. Penuel, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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