John Penn

Male10 November 1772–about 1828

Brief Life History of John

When John Penn was born on 10 November 1772, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, John Phillip Penn, was 30 and his mother, Martha Holloday, was 38. He married Mary Baker about 1794, in Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died about 1828, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (2)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1794Elbert, Georgia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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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

    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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