Abigail Pennington

1820–1880 (Age 60)
Harlan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Pennington was born in 1820, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States as the daughter of James Caudill and Mary Adams. She married George Jordan on 16 October 1837, in Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1880, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

George Jordan
Abigail Pennington
Marriage: 16 October 1837
Martha J Jordan
John R Jordan
Ruth Jourdan Or Jordan
James Jordan
George Buckham Jordan
Joseph Albert Jordan

Spouse and Children

16 October 1837
Carter, Kentucky, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Caudill


    Mary Adams




World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 10

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Abegal Jordan in household of George Jordan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abigal Jourdan in household of George Jourdan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abigail Pennington, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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