Sanford Pennington

13 October 1848–6 July 1927 (Age 78)
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sanford

When Sanford Pennington was born on 13 October 1848, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, his father, Phillip Madison Pennington, was 24 and his mother, Sarah F Morrow, was 23. He married Elizabeth Jane Gentry on 1 September 1874, in Clark, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Greenville Township, Clark, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 July 1927, in Clark, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Hollywood, Clark, Arkansas, United States.

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Sanford Pennington
Elizabeth Jane Gentry
Marriage: 1 September 1874
Emma Carrol Pennington
Darphil Johnson Pennington
Harris Winfield Pennington
William Sanford Pennington
Mary Eugenia Pennington
Sarah Tennessee Pennington

Spouse and Children

1 September 1874
Clark, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Sanford Pennington in household of Phillip Pennington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sanfored Penington in household of P M Penington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sanford Penington in household of Philip M Penington, "United States Census, 1850"

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