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Looking for Cousins with Roots in Maine or Massachusetts
Posted by: Janice Robbins Freeman (ID *****6132) Date: July 18, 2006 at 11:41:17
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Greetings to all PENLEY Cousins with roots in Maine,

If you have any reason at all to think you may have connections to the Maine PENLEY's, please contact me.

The following is a list of most of the surnames that the daus and gdaus of Joseph 1 PENLY had as a result of their known marriages. There may be others.

Daughters and granddaughters of progenitor Joseph 1 PENLY 1755 Eng -1844 Maine are known to have married into the:
ACKLEY / AKELEY, CROCKETT, DAKIN, DAVIS, DINGLEY, DYER, GARCELON, HACKETT, HAINES, HODGKIN, JORDAN, MARSHALL, MITCHELL, PACKARD, RANDALL, VICKERY, WAGG, WATERHOUSE, and other families and lived in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and York counties in Maine.

Some of these families, individual gch or G gch went to MA to live and/or work beginning in the 1840's. From MA or directly from Maine, some descendants are known to have moved on to CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, OH, OR, MI, MN, ND, PA, WA, and WI by 1900. One G gs stayed in MS after the Civil War, married, and many of his descendants now live there. One gs went to Ontario before 1850 and his descendants now live across Canada in ON, SAS, AL, and BC. One G gdau moved to KS with her family where she married. She and her husband were missionaries in India and all but one of their ch were born there.

Several distant cousins and I are doing all we can to try to contact all living descendants or anyone with any data about any possible descendants in order to bring the descendants of Joseph 1 PENLY as up-to-date as possible. Our base is the work of the late Rev Robert Irving 6 PENLEY 1909 - 1996. If you or anyone in your family had contact with him, please let me know.

The success of this effort is absolutely dependent on the help of all of our cousins. No matter what we do, there is no way we will be able to find every cousin without the cooperation and collaboration of each and every one of you.

I will be looking forward to hearing from you and am most grateful for any additions, corrections, and help with data and in finding living cousins.

Janice


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