Amanda A. Penny

Female16 November 1828–1 November 1913

Brief Life History of Amanda A.

Amanda A. Penny was born on 16 November 1828, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Elizabeth. She had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with John L. McCallie. She lived in James, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 3, Lake, Tennessee, United States in 1910. She died on 1 November 1913, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Birchwood Methodist Cemetery, Birchwood, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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John L. McCallie
Amanda A. Penny
Sarah Isabelle McCallie
William Alexander McCallie
Cynthia Jane McCallie
Elizabeth Ellen McCallie
Mary Angeline McCallie
Jeanette McCallie
Archibald Preston McCallie

Sources (12)

  • Amanda McCallin in household of John McCallin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maude Penny McCallie, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amanda Penny in entry for Cynthia Jane Mccallie, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

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.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 34

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning


from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’ (Old English pening, penig), applied as a nickname, possibly for a person of some substance or for a tenant who paid a rent of one penny. This was the common ancient Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th century, when the groat and the gold noble were introduced, and was a silver coin of considerable value. There is some evidence that the word was used in Old English times as a byname. This surname is also found in Ireland. Compare Halfpenny , Farthing , Grote , and Shilling .

alternatively, a variant of Penning or Penn .

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

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