Thank you for the information. Using it, I was able to find more information on this family. Please let me know if I need to make any corrections. Using One World Tree, It shows that James Monroe Penland was born in 1848 in Candler, Buncombe County, NC & died in 1924 in Haywood County, NC. He married Melissa Almina Sorrells (Born Dec. 17, 1860 & died Dec. 12, 1947). Is this your grandmother Bertha's parents? Whoever listed the info on One World Tree only listed one child for them, but I can add others if I know them. Listed is Bonnie Lee Penland born April 16, 1895 & died June 19, 1973. Bonnie married Charles Paul Edmonds in 1916 and had a daughter Evelyn.
It appears that James Monroe Penland was the son of James Wilburn Penland & wife Barbara Caroline Taylor. James Wilburn is listed as the son of Charles Davidson Penland and Elizabeth Limbrough. It is showing two children for them, and if you have more would you let me know? It is showing James Wilburn and another son William.
Lastly, Charles Davidson Penland is shown to have been born in Buncombe County, NC on Jan. 27, 1804 & died there on March 14, 1892. His wife Elizabeth was born in 1804 and is listed with him in the 1850 census, as being 46 years old. It appears that the children and grown and gone. Evidently Elizabeth died about 1855, because in the 1860 census, Charles is 56 and married to Mary age 22. They have three small children: John age 3, Ally age 2 and Mary age 7 months.
Charles Davidson Penland was a son of John Newton Penland (Nov. 29, 1764 - April 12, 1855), and wife Alice B. Moore (1770-1863). Lastly, John Newton Penland was a son of William Penland (1741 - 1815) and Annis Donnal. William was a son of John (b. 1706) & Jean Penland, who were married in Chester County, Maryland about 1735.
I have been told, but have no proof that John (b. 1706) was the son of Nathaniel William Penland, who was born about 1671. I've also been told, but have no concrete proof that this family originated from Scotland.
If you can add any info to this, I'd love to have it. Also, if you have any corrections, I'd be happy to have those also. Working together, maybe those of us who are descendants can make the records as accurate as possible.
I hope to hear from you again.
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