John Penny

1818–1896 (Age 78)
New York, United States

The Life of John

John Penny was born in 1818, in New York, United States. He married Susan Fairchild in 1845, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States in 1855. He died in 1896, in Colesville, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Center Village, Colesville, Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Penny
1818–1896
Susan Fairchild
1828–1902
Marriage: 1845
Sarah C Penny
1846–
George W Penny
1848–1928
Charles E Penney
1849–1900
Jane E Penny
1852–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1845
New York, United States
children

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (also present in Ireland): from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’, applied as a nickname, possibly for a person of some substance or for a tenant who paid a rent of one penny. This was the common Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th century, when the groat and the gold noble were introduced, and was a silver coin of considerable value. There is some evidence that the word was used in Old English times as a byname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John [Illegible] in household of [illegible] Steir, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Penny, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Penny, "New York State Census, 1875"

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