Frances Susan Pennington

16 September 1828–11 September 1908 (Age 79)
Webbville, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Frances Susan

When Frances Susan Pennington was born on 16 September 1828, in Webbville, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, her father, Abel Pennington, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 37. She married Jordan S Waddell in 1844, in Elliott, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 11 September 1908, in Ibex, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ibex, Elliott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jordan S Waddell
Frances Susan Pennington
Marriage: 1844
Mary Elizabeth Waddell
Susan Waddell
William Waddell
Abel Waddell
Meredith E Waddell
Frances Mary Waddell
Amanda Waddell
Alfred Waddell
Martha Ann Waddell
James N Waddell
Laura Belle Waddell
Ellen Louisa Waddell

Spouse and Children

Elliott, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Waddell


    Abel Waddell


    Meredith E Waddell


    Frances Mary Waddell


    Amanda Waddell


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ ( Penny ) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtūn ‘settlement (tūn) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susan Wadle in household of Jourdan Wadle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Waddle in household of Jordan Waddle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Waddle in household of Jordan Waddle, "United States Census, 1870"

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