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Subject: Re: [Q-R] William Penn cane
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 19:54:47 EDT
Yes, indeed, this William Penn is ours. Well, he's actually my
granddaughter-in-law's ancestor. She is a Daniel Boone and William Penn (this one,
not the Founder) descendant.
This William Penn (who belongs to peripheral lines of the famous Penn
family) is, according to my records, born April 17, 1786 at Yadkin River, Rowan
County, NC and died Sept 6 1873 at Kingspoint, Dade County, MO. For a time
the family was at Grainger, Jefferson County, TN, where he married
Elizabeth ? in 1806. Various sources show Elizabeth as either a Snider or a Neal,
but if she was a Neal we have parents for her. William served in the
military 1813-1814, which would suggest that he was not Quaker. His house
is a historic site.
Since the Boones were a Quaker family for a time, and since William the
Founder was Quaker, I had thought perhaps more of the Penn family was Quaker,
but I don't find any indication that they were.
I've forwarded your note along to my granddaughter-in-law, since she's
familiar with the Pennsboro area and the Penn and Boone family sites nearby.
In a message dated 6/21/2011 10:41:12 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
i am in possession of a cane.
it is inscyrpted on the four sides.
"cane from residence william penn.
built 1834 near pennsboro Dade Co. Mo.
where first court held 1840
judges william penn, neson mcdougal, davis hunter."
does this mean anything to you?
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