John Penn

10 November 1772–about 1828 (Age 55)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Penn was born on 10 November 1772, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Philip Penn, was 30 and his mother, Martha Rollins Holladay, was 31. He married Mary Baker about 1794, in Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He died about 1828, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, at the age of 56.

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John Penn
Mary Baker
Marriage: about 1794
John Penn Jr.
Martha "Patsy" Penn
Elizabeth Penn
Winney H. Penn
Mary Penn
Sarah Jane Penn
Frances "Fanny" Penn
Lucinda Penn
John Penn
Frances Penn
Martha Penn

Spouse and Children

about 1794
Elbert, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

Georgia is the 4th state.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 15

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from various places, for example Penn in Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire, named with the Celtic element pen ‘hill’, which was apparently adopted in Old English.2 English: metonymic occupational name for an impounder of stray animals, from Middle English, Old English penn ‘(sheep) pen’.3 English: pet form of Parnell .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Penn, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990;

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