Joseph Pender

February 1826–1902 (Age 75)
Shawswick Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Pender was born in February 1826, in Shawswick Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States. He married Hannah Dunlavey on 31 August 1848, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Shawswick, Lawrence, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1902, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Pender
Hannah Dunlavey
Marriage: 31 August 1848
Milton Pender
Wesley Pender
Willard Pender
Emily Pender
Mary Etta Pender
Phetna or Fettie Pender

Spouse and Children

31 August 1848
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


    Milton Pender


    Wesley Pender


    Willard Pender


    Emily Pender



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 10

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for rounding up stray animals and placing them in a pound, from an agent derivative of Middle English pind(en) ‘to shut up or enclose’. Black and MacLysaght quote Woulfe's opinion that in Ireland this is often a reduced form of Prendergast .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Tender, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Pender, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Pender, "United States Census, 1880"

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