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Re: pannells of pontotoc, MS,
Posted by: Sarah Price (ID *****1669) Date: January 29, 2006 at 10:51:19
In Reply to: Re: pannells of pontotoc, MS, by Patricia Gresham of 1032

I noticed your first 2 postings as well as one to Renee Yates last night just before turning off my computer. I did not answer because I needed time to recheck a few things before starting. I have read the others this afternoon and will try to answer. If I leave out something you can email me if you like and perhaps we can sort it all out. I would have emailed you, but I think there are one or two things that need to be read by more than the two of us.

You are to commended on the work you have done on the Lott family. I am afraid I can't add anything to what you already have on them. My only knowledge came from the Grubbs wills.

Elizabeth Grubbs and Richard Walter Pannell were my 4grgrandparents. She was the daughter of Enoch Grubbs, Jr. She was not mentioned in his will nor was her brother, Tolliver, I don't know if their father was miffed because they had left the state or because he had already given them their share. She and Richard were in Pontotoc Co. MS by 1848/9; Tolliver stopped over in AL for a time but was in MS by 1850.
Fortunately for us the heirs named in the will were not satisfied to own the property jointly so they had the will overturned and petitioned the court to sell everything and divide it evenly among themselves. As a result, all heirs had to be notified and were named in the settlement.

I assume you have seen the wills of both Enochs, but in case you haven't the children of Enoch Grubbs,Sr. with his first wife-whose name is said to have been Florid K. Burton, although I have never seen a document to verify that-was Rhoda who married Peter Hedgepeth, William, Mary, Enoch Jr.-who later called himself Sr.-(he married Sarah Rhoda Parnell who survived him), John, and Sarah. By his second wife, Mary Henson he had Ashford, Thomas, Minerva, Methena, Lucinda and Serena.

Children of Enoch Jr. and Rhoda were Elizabeth, Levi, Savilla, Jane, John, Thomas, Enoch III, Tolliver who married Jemima Carolina Pannell and Lucinda Caroline.

William Pannell, Sr. whose wife is said by one branch of the family to be Lucinda Dove, children assumed to be his judging by the deeds of property sold to them are Thomas, William, Jr., Benjamin, Anderson and Luke, likely others.

Anderson Pannell's children were Daniel, Littleton, Richard who married Eizabeth Grubbs, David who married Mary Coggins, Elias Mitchell, and Anderson W.

David was born ca 1808 in Fairfield Co. and died ca 1883 in Union Co. MS. He and Elias were in Pontotoc Co. by 1840, the part of Pontotoc Co that is present day Union Co.
I don't think there is any connection between him and the Lott family except that they were neighbors and there was a lot of buying and selling of property during that time. I have a lot of copies of deeds from Fairfield but have not been able to search in Chester Co. However, most of these folks lived near the county line and seemed to cross back and forth. David and Mary Pannell had 2 daughters who lived to be grownups and perhaps one that died young, judging from early censuses. They appeared in 1830 with 1 female aged 5/10. He left a will and mentioned two daughters by name. There is no indication that they had any sons. In 1840 they had 2 young females, but the older daughter from 1830 was already married.

I think the David Pannell that Renee Yates was looking at appeared in Winston Co. AL in 1860 age 97, born SC living with a Thomas family. On one of my trips from GA back to MS, before I became a bit too decrepit to drive that far alone, I stopped off at the library in Winston Co. to see if I could find out something about the family. They had very little at the time, perhaps they have more today. The town was Eldridge so may be in an adjacent county. I had already contacted the courthouse and, you guessed it, there had been a fire in the late 19th century.

I do not believe this David is connected with William's family. There have been errors made in the family line including David Pannell and Drucilla Dove. In 1928 a descendant of Zachariah Pannell claimed he(Zachariah) was the son of Capt. David Pannell of King William VA born abt 1745 and died 1793 and said David's wife was Drucilla Dove. Trouble was, Capt David's wife's name was Sarah/Sallie and they had 4 perhaps 5 children. I have tried every way i know to prove some connection and there is none. Lately I am seeing this same couple mingled in with the later generation with children mixed in helter skelter.

William Pannell, Jr. died 1810, married Elizabeth, their children were Simeon, Barbary, Ester, Zachariah, William Semor, Thomas, Dove and Martin. He died intestate and these children are named in the estate settlement in that order with those spellings, except the clerk misspelled Pannell as Pennell. Simeon, Zachariah, William Seymor, and Thomas went to Pontotoc and Tippah Counties, MS and Dove and Martin with their mother went to Rutherford Co. NC.

This has become very long, sorry. I will be happy to give you any details you might need, if I have them.


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