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.
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.
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