Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
1340 N. Astor St., Unit 2407
Chicago, IL  60610
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William PENNINGTON [629]
(Abt 1795-1873)
Jane EBSWORTHY [630]
(1795-1872)
James WAKELY [1792]
(-1842)
Grace LITTLEJOHN [3420]
John Dobray PENNINGTON [256]
(1820-1903)
Ann WAKELY [257]
(1823-1910)

James PENNINGTON [240]
(1854-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret WATSON [241] [9XH3-7K8]

James PENNINGTON [240] 138,270,271

  • Born: 14 August 1854, Clovelly, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom 270,271
  • Marriage (1): Margaret WATSON [241] [9XH3-7K8] on 18 December 1883 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 269,270
  • Died: 10 February 1928, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States at age 73 271,272
  • Buried: 12 February 1928, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 273

   Cause of his death was Chronic myocanditis.274

   FamilySearch ID: 9XH3-7KC.

  General Notes:

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Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 10:16 AM
Subject: Query: John Pennington, b.1781, d. 1866


James was the son of John and Ann Wakely Pennington. He was born in Cornwall, England in August 1854. He had four brothers: John, Thomas, William and Charles and one sister Margaret. The family operated a stone grist mill in the Western area of England: Clovelly, Bucks, and Bideford. The sons left and traveled back and forth to England, working their way, before settling in Canada. There is a possibility that shipping was involved. James' brother John owned a furniture factory in Canada and was quite wealthy. Margaret stayed in England and cared for thier parents until they died, she then came to the Sault. She married Thomas Hare and they had on son Cyril. They were supposed to be on the Titanic but Cyril got sick so they waited for the next voyage. James came to the United States in 1876 with two of his brothers. James and Charles farmed and settled in Pickford, MI. Charles first wife Melinda Davey died in 1899. Charles went back to England and married Mary Jane Dunn, and returned to the same farm he had left. His granddaughter still lives on Pennington Rd. in Pickford, MI.

James met Margaret Watson in Canada st the Sault St. Marie where she was working as a waitress at the Locks. The couple married and had four children: Thomas John (my grandfather), the oldest, born January 8, 1886 and died October 16, 1979; Ivy, Anna, and Tillie. They all lived to be 93 years old. James died in 1928 of consumption. He is buried at the cemetery in Sault ST. Marie, MI.
--- Pat Clemens, clemens@intella.net

  Research Notes:

freebmd.rootsweb.com
Located a birth index for James PENNINGTON for July through September in Bideford, volume 5b, page 488.

  Medical Notes:

Age 73 years, 5 months and 27 days at time of death.

  Noted events in his life were:



1. Census: 1861 British, 7 April 1861, Woolfardisworthy, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. 149

2. Residence: Lane Mill, 7 April 1861, Woolfardisworthy, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. 149



3. Census: 1871 British, 2 April 1871, Woolfardisworthy, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. 1871_UK_Woolfardisworthy_1



4. Land: acquired via the Homestead Act of 1862, 10 December 1889, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States.
East half of the south west quarter and the west half of the south east quarter of section twenty seven in township forty four north of range one east of Michigan Meridian in Michigan and containing one hundred and sixty acres.

5. Immigration: Canada, 1894, , , , United States. 270



6. Census: 1900 United States, 6 June 1900, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1900_MI_Chippewa_12_18_03b

7. Occupation: Farmer, 6 June 1900, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 98



8. Cemetery: Pine Grove Cemetery, 1928, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Pine Grove Cemetery Photos


James married Margaret WATSON [241] [9XH3-7K8] [MRIN: 135], daughter of Thomas WATSON [2321] and Unknown, on 18 December 1883 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 269.,270 (Margaret WATSON [241] [9XH3-7K8] was born on 3 January 1853 in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada,270,275,276 died on 26 March 1936 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 275,276 and was buried on 29 March 1936 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 275.)


  Marriage Notes:

James met Margaret Watson in Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada where she was working as a waitress at the Locks. The couple married and had four children: Thomas John (my grandfather) , the oldest , born January 8 , 1886 and died October 16, 1979; Ivy, Anna, and Tillie.