Diana Pennington

30 May 1839–3 July 1925 (Age 86)
Randolph, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Diana

When Diana Pennington was born on 30 May 1839, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Pennington, was 36 and her mother, Winefred Thompson, was 36. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Hambleton, Tucker, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 3 July 1925, in St. George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in St. George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pennington
Winefred Thompson
Sidney Pennington
Nathaniel Jason Pennington Sr
Elizabeth Pennington
Mary Ellen Pennington
Vincent E Pennington
Diana Pennington
Jesse Pennington
Martha E. Pennington

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 23

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

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)

  • Dianna Pennington in household of A J Pennington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dianah Pennington in household of John Pennington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dianna Pennington in household of John Pennington, "United States Census, 1860"

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