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The Ashe Co., NC Penningtons have
been an area of concentration for me for several years. During that time,
I have come to the conclusion that the best way to research the background of
the Group 7 Penningtons was to look at all of the Pennington's in the area.
I've included parts of VA, NC, KY, and TN in that research and have come to some
surprising conclusions. I believe that all of these Penningtons are
connected several generations back. DNA research has confirmed that there
is a link between the families. The question is - who is the common
ancestor. If you would like to read about the Pennington Research
Association's DNA project please go to
http://www.penningtonresearch.org/rc/DNA/dna.htm The following are the
known groupings of Ashe Co., NC Penningtons that I have been researching.
Group 7M - Descendants of
Micajah Pennington - These descendants include primarily the
children of Micajah, Jr, Mary Pennington Bowling, Edward Pennington,
Elizabeth Pennington Barton, Sarah Pennington Johnston, and Johanna
Pennington Dickson. At this time, there are no known descendants of
Elijah Pennington, Levi Pennington, Rachel Pennington, and Benajah
Group 7E - Descendants of Ephraim
Pennington - These descendants include the children of Levi
Pennington b. 1794 (previously thought to be son of Levi, grandson of
Micajah), Andrew Pennington and Daniel Pennington.
Group 7B - Descendants of Benajah
Pennington - These descendants include the children of Benajah
Pennington b. 1770 - we believe them to be connected to the other groups
listed here, but we do not, as yet, know the connection.
Group 12 - Descendants of Samuel
Pennington - These descendants are the children of Samuel
Pennington b. 1795 who is probably rather closely connected to the rest of
the Ashe Co., NC Penningtons.
Group 30 - Descendants of Abram
Pennington - We really don't know if Abram Pennington is the true
projenitor of this group - but it does involve the descendants of the
siblings: Elizabeth Pennington Blevins, Andrew Pennington, James Pennington,
Artemecia Pennington Blevins, & Lorenzo Dow Pennington.
Group 31 - Descendants of Aaron
Pennington - This group involves the descendants of Aaron
Pennington and Ann Coldiron who left the Ashe Co., area around 1820 and
settled in KY.
Group 32 - Descendants of Wells
Pennington - Wells Pennington and descendants left Ashe Co., NC
between 1810-1820 and settled in KY.
Unknown? - These descendants
are connected to the Douglas Pennington b. 1818 - who I have been unable to
connect to any of the above groups.
As an active member of the PRA
(Pennington Research Association), I have benefited from the information that
has been provided to me through the Pennington Pedigrees and the Pennington
Research Association website at
www.penningtonresearch.org - If you would like information on becoming
a member, please contact me or write to Melinda Pennington at
Please remember that this info is
the product of members of the Pennington Research Association and myself.
It represents our work and research.
This page last updated
July 31, 2011.