Penelope Susannah Quinn

20 March 1831–6 February 1926 (Age 94)
Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Penelope Susannah

When Penelope Susannah Quinn was born on 20 March 1831, in Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, James S. Quinn, was 51 and her mother, Charity Tolleson, was 42. She married John Eliphus Harmon about 1844. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Gowdeysville Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 6 February 1926, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Eliphus Harmon
Penelope Susannah Quinn
Marriage: about 1844
John Samuel Harmon
Rosanna Eliphas Harmon
Margaret Harmon

Spouse and Children

about 1844


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 4

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Age 29

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’ ( see O'Quinn ). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Penelope Mathews in household of John Harmon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Penelope Harmon in household of John S Harmon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pinelope Quinn in entry for Mrs. Marie Harmon Or Hammett, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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