James Penington

Male2 October 1723–

Brief Life History of James

James Penington was born on 2 October 1723, in John Town, Cecil, Maryland, United States as the son of William Pennington and Mary Elizabeth Atkey. He married Elizabeth Beaston on 11 October 1742, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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James Penington
Elizabeth Beaston
Marriage: 11 October 1742
Jacob Penington
William Penington
Rachell Penington
Elizabeth Pennington
Alkey Pennington
Ann Pennington

Sources (18)

  • James Penington, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • James Penington, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • James Penington in entry for Elizabeth Beastin, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1742Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 53

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 53

    Maryland is the 7th state.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 63

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Pennington . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    History: Edward Penington, born in 1667 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, was appointed surveyor-general of the province of PA in 1698 and accompanied William Penn to Philadelphia.

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

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