||28 Apr 1743
||Ashe County, North Carolina
||28 Jan 2006
||PENINGTON Benajah, b. 1 Jan 1720, North Carolina
||LYCANS Elizabeth, b. 1719
||JONES Rachel, b. 12 Jun 1741, North Carolina
||28 Jan 1761
|>||1. PENNINGTON Elijah, b. 9 Dec 1761, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|>||2. PENNINGTON Mary Elizabeth, b. 8 Nov 1765, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|>||3. PENNINGTON Levi, b. 25 Dec 1767, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|>||4. PENNINGTON Edward Neddie, b. 29 Dec 1769, Ashe County, North Carolina|
| ||5. PENNINGTON Rachel, b. 26 Dec 1771, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
| ||6. PENNINGTON Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug 1774, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
| ||7. PENNINGTON Sarah, b. 24 Nov 1776, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
| ||8. PENNINGTON Johanna, b. 24 Mar 1779, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|>||9. PENNINGTON Benjah, b. 15 Jun 1782, Grayson County, Viriginia|
||28 Jan 2006
- We are not sure where Micajah was born,many feel he was born in WIlkes County,NOrth Carolina. We know he livced in Wilkes County in 1772, He was appointed Constable "in the neighborohood-up the Catawba River," which was possibly Rowanc County (At that time Rowan extended to Wilkes). Micajah appeared in court records in ROwan County in 1765-176. He was also a Justice of Peace in Wilkes County. He served with, and was made Capkin, in Captin Odborn's Company from Montgomery County,Virginia in the Revolutionary War.
Family Group 7
Micajah, 1743-1813, NC
Micajah Pennington was probably born in North Carolina...there are no definitive records yet that prove a birthplace for him or definitive proof of his parentage. Many feel that Benajah Pennington is his father and circumstantial evidence supports this, however, there is no actual documentation that proves that supposition.
According to the LDS records (specifically the IGI), Rachel Jones is the daughter of Hezekiah Jones and Ann Dibble and was born in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA on 12 Jun 1741 and died 12 Jan 1841 probably in North Carolina. (Please keep in mind that we have no further corroboration for these parents and birthplace)
There is actual documentation of birth dates for Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones as well as their children. A copy of a Bible entry was supplied with a pension application through Elizabeth Pennington and John Barton.
The names are listed in this way:
Micage Pennington was born April the twenty eight in yr 1743
Rachel Jones was born June the twelfth day in yr 1741
Micage Pennington and Rachel Jones was married January in yr 1761 the twenty eight day.
Elige Pennington was born December the ninth day in ye 1761.
Micage Pennington was born November the eight day in ye 1763.
Mary Pennington was born December the twenty first in ye 1765.
Levi Pennington was born December the twenty first in ye 1767.
Edward Pennington was born December the twenty ninth in ye 1769. Rachel Pennington was born December the twenty (six) day in ye 1771.
Lesebeth Pennington was born August the tenth day in ye 1774.
Sarey Pennington was born November the 24 day in ye 1776.
Johaner Pennington was born the 24 day of March in the ye 1779.
Benajah Pennington was born the 15 day of July (month may be incorrect) in the ye 1782.
Places where Micajah Pennington's name is found:
1765 - Anson-Mecklenburg Co., NC, Surry Co., NC 1772 Rowan Co., NC...Catawba River 1778-1798 Wilkes Co., NC 1782-1787 Montgomery Co., VA 1806 Ashe Co., NC
Although there is a Benajah Pennington who is a son of Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones, he is often confused with another Benajah Pennington. Several members are descended from this "other" Benajah Pennington. He was connected to this family by John French. Gene Pennington, a descendant of Benajah Pennington believes that Benajah is a son of Andrew Pennington, Micajah's brother and they were both sons of Benajah Pennington and Elizabeth. There are probably two Benajah's around the same age...the Benajah born in 1770 shown below and the Benajah born in 1781. The link has neither been proven nor completely disproved. The Benajah born in 1781 is the probable son of Micajah Pennington and Rachel. He shows up in Barren County, KY married to an Elizabeth and is listed in court records as a guardian of an Elizabeth Dobson. There is no further trace of him.
This is an extremely large family with descendants concentrated in areas like Lee Co., VA, Ashe Co., NC, Johnson Co., TN, Clairborne Co., TN, Clay Co., KY, & Perry Co., KY. From these areas, they have scattered throughout the United States. Some of the associated families are: Bowling, Barton, Edwards, Wyatt, Dollar, Johnston/Johnson, Robbins, Parsons, Dickson, and many more.
Micajah Pennington Bible Record, taken from pension application of Elizabeth Pennington Barton, file #12277
[NOTE: Some letters & numbers are very difficult to read]
Micage Penington was born Apr.28, 1743
Rachel Jones was born June 12, 1741
Micage Penington and Rachel Jones married January 28, 1761
Elige Penington was born Dec 9, 1761
Micage Penington was born December the 13th in year 1763
Mary Penington was born November the 8th day in year 1765
Levi Penington was born December the 21st day in year 1767
Edward Penington was born December the 29th in the year 1769
Rachel Penington was born December the 25th [or 26th] in year 1771
Lesebeth Penington was born August the 10th day in year 1774
Sarey Penington was born November the 24th day in year 1776
Johaner Penington was born March the 24th day in year 1779
Benajah [or Benegeth] Penington was born June the 15th [or Jan. the 14th] day in year 1782
Hanah Bolin, daughter of Jesse Bolin and Mary his wife was born the 28th of April 1786
Mary Bolin, daughter of Jessie Bolin and Mary his wife was born March the first day, 1788
16th Apr. 1787. This day Benjamin Yeats sat in to work with Micajah Penington till he is 18 years old.
15 Sept. 1807. James Penington and Edward Penington sat in to work with me till they are 18 years old.