Greetings to any and all PENLEY or PENLY descendants that have any connection to Maine and / or New England.
If you are or know of any one who is a PENLEY or has such a PENLEY relative, PLEASE contact me.
I am trying to up-date a PENLEY genealogy that has a number of PENLEY descendants of Joseph 1 PENLY who was b 1755 in England and arrived in Freeport, ME in 1770. Joseph is a Rev War patriot.
Joseph 1 was 1m 1780 to Esther 5 FOGG JOHNSON, widow of Joshua JOHNSON, by whom she had 2 daus, Esther and Elizabeth JOHNSON. Esther was a descendant of Samuel 1 FOGG who was in Hampton, NH in the mid 1600's. Joseph and Esther had 10 ch before Esther d in 1796.
Joseph 2m 1797 Thankful MOODY and they had 6 children. Joseph died in 1844 and was buried beside Penley Corner Church which is 3 miles south of Auburn, ME.
During the 1940's - 1970's, Rev Robert Irving 6 PENLEY did a tremendous amount of research on the ancestors in England and the descendants of Joseph 1 PENLY. Some lines were brought up to as late as the 1950's, but some lines are not followed beyond the mid 1850's when a number of descendants left ME for MA and points beyond.
Another descendant and I are working to find and bring as many of these lines as up-to-date as possible. If you have or know of anyone who is a PENLY / PENLEY or has a PENLY / PENLEY relative that might be a descendant of the New England PENLEY family, PLEASE contact me with as much of the direct PENLEY line as you have, clearly identifying the earliest known PENLEY ancestor, so we can work together to bring as many lines as possible as up-to-date as possible.
This summer marks the 250th anniversary of Joseph 1 PENLY's birth and we would like to have as much data as possible ready for our annual Reunion at 2 PM on July 10th (2nd Sun in July) at Penley Corner Church, Auburn, ME.
I have had contact with New England descendants in AZ, MN, and MS, and know of a line that went to Canada in the 1800's, so there could be descendants of this New England PENLEY family anywhere in Canada or the USA.
Most grateful for any additions, corrections, or help with any PENLEY connections.
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