Posted By:Timothy Fox
Subject:Re: Penhallow Penhollow Penharlow
Post Date:December 11, 2000 at 12:37:33
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Forum:Clayton County, IA Genealogy Forum
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Kevin -- I'm descended from Edna PENHOLLOW (b. January 13, 1813; d. September 19, 1853) and Charles RICHARDSON (b. July 19, 1802; d. January 27, 1888) through their son, Frederick William RICHARDSON (b. July 31, 1844, d. December 1928). Edna is the child of Richard PENHOLLOW (b. March 31, 1781; d. September 1843) and Abigail HOUSE (b. March 16, 1790; d. January 21, 1866) of Connecticut, and with eight children she holds her own in the famous PENHOLLOW tradition of prolificacy. I have a scan of a terribly faded photograph of Edna's farm in Clayton County.

Frederick, son of Edna, married Emily BARTLETT (b. March 17, 1851, d. October 16, 1903) of Clayton County on September 9, 1867. Emily's family was from modern-day West Virginia, and is reputed by family lore to be a disinherited branch of the New Hampshire BARTLETTs of pear and Declaration of Independence fame. I mention this because there are several other BARTLETT/PENHOLLOW marriages that I've come across. These marriages might be directly with the New England BARTLETTS rather than the Virginia ones, though.

I doubt there is much more I can offer you, since I've relied heavily upon your and used it to correct the confusion in my sources in distinguishing among the many Richards. Do you have birth and death dates for the Cornish PENHALLOWs -- Chamond and older?

Feel free to e-mail directly if your response departs from the Clayton County topic area.