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Re: Pennell/Eakle
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****3873) Date: September 04, 2004 at 05:00:05
In Reply to: Pennell/Eakle by Donna Love of 809

There are lots of Pennell's in the old Harpswell, Cumberland Co., Maine VR's, cemeteries, genealogies etc.
I am guessing that that is why you are posting to the Cumberland Co., Maine page. I couldn't tell from your post if your family had any link to Maine.
Harpswell, Brunswick, Topsham, Freeport, No. Yarmouth, Bath, Bowdoinham and Portland may all be areas to search for your family.
The sister Charlotte who married someone last named ALLEN, the Allen's were very plentiful around these same areas and from York Co., Maine, Kittery I believe is where they came from before coming to Harpswell.
Some of the Pennell's from Harpswell were sea going men so perhaps if your family descends from some of them, explains who they were in Maryland. (just a guess on my part).
If they ended up in OH, may suggest they were farmers or Quakers. Have you checked Henshaw's books on the Quakers?
Again, I'm just making a guess at it.
My entire family on my Dad's side was from Harpswell and Cumberland Co., so the majority of my books and genealogies are from that area. I will look at all the Pennell's that I have in my books and see if I can find anything that might fit the time frame and see if there are any similar names etc.
IF I do, I'll come back Here to post what I find.
Good Luck to you in the mean time.

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