Joseph Ketcham Penney

31 March 1804–19 September 1875 (Age 71)
Mount Hope, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Ketcham

When Joseph Ketcham Penney was born on 31 March 1804, in Mount Hope, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Downs Penney, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Ketcham, was 25. He married Polly Lain on 20 April 1826, in Mount Hope, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Northumberland, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 19 September 1875, in Northmoreland Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ketcham Penney
Polly Lain
Marriage: 20 April 1826
Sarah Ann Penny
Mary Penney
Arabel Penney
Sophia Penny
Meritt Cash Penney

Spouse and Children

20 April 1826
Mount Hope, Orange, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Fanny Jane Penney


    Rhoda Penney


    Prudence Penney



    Sarah Ann Penney


+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 8

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Penny .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Penny, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Penny, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Penny, "United States Census, 1850"

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