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Micajah Pennington was probably born in North Carolina...there are no definitive records yet that proves a birthplace for him or definitive proof of his parentage.  Many feel that Benejah Pennington is his father and circumstantial evidence supports this, however, there is no actual documentation that proves that supposition.
    According to the LDS records (specifically the IGI), Rachel Jones is the daughter of Hezekiah Jones and Ann Dibble and was born in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA on 12 Jun 1741 and died 12 Jan 1841 probably in North Carolina. (Please keep in mind that we have no further corroboration for these parents and birthplace)
    There is actual documentation of birth dates for Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones as well as their children.  A copy of a Bible entry was supplied  with a pension application through Elizabeth Pennington and John Barton. 
    The names are listed in this way:

Micage Penington was born April the twenty eight in yr 1743
Rachel Jones was born June the twelfth day in yr 1741
Micage Penington and Rachel Jones was married January in yr 1761 the twenty
eight day.
Elige Penington was born December the ninth day in ye 1761.
Micage Penington was born December the thirteenth day in ye 1763.
Mary Penington was born November the eighth in ye 1765.
Levi Penington was born December the twenty first in ye 1767.
Edward Penington was born December the twenty ninth in ye 1769.
Rachel Pennington was born December the twenty (six) day in ye 1771.
Lesebeth Penington was born August the tenth day in ye 1774.
Sarey Penington was born November the 24 day in ye 1776.
Johaner Penington was born the 24 day of March in the ye 1779.
Benejah Pennington born the 15th day of July in the ye 1782.


Here is a scan of the Bible records...please remember that the quality is not good.  Click the picture and then use your back button to come back to this page. Special Thanks to Esther Bruesch and Wanda Lombardo for supplying me with the photocopy.

     Micajah Pennington appears in the court records of Rowan County. North Carolina, in 1765-1766. In 1772, he was appointed Constable "in the neighborhood--up the Catawba River". He also was a Justice of the Peace in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Many feel that this was the Micajah Pennington who served with Capt. Enoch Osborn's Company from Montgomery County, Virginia in the Revolutionary War. He apparently d. in Ashe County, North Carolina, about 1812. This is according to a power of attorney as given by his son. Benejah. More information on Micajah was found in a Bible record that gave his birth date as 28 April 1743. His wife was Rachel Jones, b. 12 Jun 1741. This couple was m. on 28 Jan 1761, and were the parents of ten children. They left a huge number of descendants in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and on westward. Dozens of descendants have contributed to Pennington Pedigrees on their lines. Much of the early information was gathered by Bee Holmes. 

Places where Micajah Pennington's name is found:

  • 1765 - Anson-Mecklenburg Co., NC, Surry Co., NC

  • 1772 Rowan Co., NC...Catawba River

  • 1778-1798 Wilkes Co., NC

  • 1782-1787 Montgomery Co., VA

  • 1806 Ashe Co., NC

Here is a list of the known dates on both Micajah Pennington, Sr, his wife Ann Dibble and their known children.

1. MICAJAH2 PENNINGTON, SR. (BENAJAH1) was born 28 Apr 1743 in Rowan Co., NC, and died Aft. 1815 in Ashe Co., NC. He married RACHEL JONES 28 Jan 1761 in Wilkes Co., NC, daughter of HEZEKIAH JONES and ANN DIBBLE. She was born 09 Jan 1739/40 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA, and died 12 Jan 1841 in NC.


i. ELIAJAH3 PENNINGTON, b. 09 Dec 1761, Wilkes Co., NC; m. SUSANNAH KELLY, 08 Sep 1800, NC.

ii. MICAJAH PENNINGTON, JR., b. 13 Dec 1763, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aft. 1850, Harlan Co., KY?; m. Bef. 1790.

iii. MARY PENNINGTON, b. 08 Nov 1765, Hollow of Yadkin R., on east side of Blue Ridge & New River, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 21 Mar 1842, Breathitt Co., KY; m. JESSE BOWLING, 06 Jan 1785, Wilkes Co., NC; b. 22 May 1758, Hillsboro, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 10 Mar 1841, Quicksand Creek or Crockettsville, Breathitt Co., KY.

iv. LEVI PENNINGTON, b. 21 Dec 1767, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aft. 1815, Ashe Co., NC; m. ELIZABETH, Abt. 1788; b. Abt. 1775, NC ?; d. Bef. 1805.

v. EDWARD "NEDDY" MITCHELL PENNINGTON, b. 29 Dec 1769, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 05 May 1860, Lee Co., VA; m. (1) AGNES LITTLE; m. (2) MARTHA "PATSY" FLANARY, Abt. 1793, Wilkes Co., NC; b. 30 Dec 1779, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 25 Dec 1852, Lee Co., VA.

vi. RACHEL PENNINGTON, b. 26 Dec 1771, Wilkes Co., NC.

vii. ELIZABETH "LESEBETH" PENNINGTON, b. 10 Aug 1774, Hollows of Yadkin R., on east side of Blue Ridge & New River, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aft. 18 Jun 1857, Grayson Co., VA ?; m. JOHN BARTON, JR., 06 Sep 1793, Wilkes Co., NC; b. Bet. 1760 - 1765, NC; d. 03 Jan 1839, Grayson Co., VA.

viii. SARAH "SAREY" PENNINGTON, b. 24 Nov 1776, NC; d. 1817, Buckhorn, Perry Co., KY; m. SAMUEL JOHNSTON, SR., Abt. 1799, Yadkin Rover, Rowan Co., NC; b. 1777, VA; d. 1861, Buckhorn, Perry Co., KY.

ix. JOHANNA PENNINGTON, b. 24 Mar 1779, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Bef. 1860; m. DOUGLAS DICKSON, Bef. 1804, NC; b. Abt. 1775, Ashe Co., NC; d. Aft. 1860, Ashe Co., NC.

x. BENAJAH PENNINGTON, b. 15 Jun 1782, Ashe Co., NC.

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