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Re: Abraham Pennington b. 1795 NC on the 1850 Cobb Co. Census
Posted by: Julie Perkins (ID *****2826) Date: May 10, 2003 at 05:47:23
In Reply to: Abraham Pennington b. 1795 NC on the 1850 Cobb Co. Census by PATSY TESTEMENT of 796

I found your query on the family of Abraham PENNINGTON in Cobb County on the Cobb County GenForum website. I am researching for the family of my ancestor, Rebecca/Rebakah PENNINGTON who married in Warren County, GA 1808 to George COTTEN as his second wife. She may have been the sister of Thomas PENNINGTON who married Leitha BEALL, as they were near neighbors to George and Rebecca. George's first wife had been Amelia BEALL, probable sister to Leitha. Rebecca died in 1811, leaving 2 small children. Thomas and Leitha Beall PENNINGTON moved from Warren County to Jasper Co., GA where they lived in the Shady Grove community.

Rebecca Pennington Cotten's young son, James Kennon COTTEN, lived most of his adult life in Cobb County in the community of Powder Springs where he was a doctor (of sorts) and farmer (of sorts). He married and had several children. His sister married and lived in Upson County. Their father, George COTTEN, married Susannah GIBSON as his 3rd wife, had more children and then died in 1833 in Warren County.

Do you think there could be a connection between your Abraham Pennington and my Rebecca?

Also, I have a resource that has given me some information which may be helpful to you in your research...

from METHODIST PREACHERS IN GEORGIA 1783 - 1900
PENNINGTON, Abraham (1795- 9-8-1852) Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Ep. Church South
b. Rowan Co., NC; converted 1825; m. Martha ... (d. 9-21-1852)
on trial 1835 - 1836; full connection Deacon 1837 ; Elder 1839
Georgia Conference: 1835-36 Covington (Athens); 1836-37 Cumming (Cherokee Co.); 1838 Decatur; 1839 - 40 Carnesville (Athens); 1841-42 Fayetteville & Zebulon (Cherokee Co.); 1843-44 McDonough; 1845-46 Newnan (LaGrange); 1847 Culloden (Macon); 1848 Ft. Valley; 1849 Supplied.

PENNINGTON, Ephraim (1791 - 12-23-1862) Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Ep. Church South
b. Campbell Co., GA ; m. Mary Ann ... (1814 - 12-11-1847) d. Troup Co., GA ; m. 2 Troup Co., GA 1-25-1848 Eliza A. Hicks
lay minister in Georgia Conference; elected deacon 1838; elected deacon 1841; elected elder 1846; elected elder 1847.

PENNINGTON, Samuel S. Methodist Episcopal Church South
lay minister in Georgia Conference; 1865 deacon

PENNINGTON, Thaddeus (d. 7-27-1864) Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Ep. Church South
d. Monroe Co., GA Lay minister in Georgia Conference; elected deacon 1842; Elder 1856.

These would seem to be brothers (Abraham and Ephraim) and sons (Samuel and Thaddeus).

Finally, I have this, from my own research:
household of Abel Pennington - Greenville Co., S.C - page 267
2 - males to 10
4 - males 10 to 16
1 - males 16 to 20
1 - males to 45
0- male over 45
5 - females to 10
3 - females 10-16
0- females 16-20
1 - females to 45
0- females over 45
0- free man of color
0- slaves

I hope that something here is helpful to you, and I also hope that something here seems coincidental enough that we might find a relationship between your Pennington's and mine.

Julie O'Neil Perkins


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