John Elbert Penland

Male1848–27 February 1923

Brief Life History of John Elbert

When John Elbert Penland was born in 1848, in Reems Creek Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Hughey Penland, was 40 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Hyatt, was 36. He married Sarah E Hunsucker on 19 May 1875, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 February 1923, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Haw Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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John Elbert Penland
Sarah E Hunsucker
Marriage: 19 May 1875
Ettie Ida Penland
Mary Ethel Penland
James Arthur Penland
Elbert DeVault Penland
Walter Thurman Penland

Sources (15)

  • John Penland in household of J H Penland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John E Penland, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • J. E. Penland in entry for Mary Ethel Keasler, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1875Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 5

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 15

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

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 20

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly an altered form of Pentland or a habitational name from Penlan Hall, Essex or Penlan Farm in Hereford and Worcester. There are also numerous places in Wales named Penlan, notably in Dyfed, and the name may have been adopted on arrival in the US by immigrants from any of these places.

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

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