Pennington Research Association

Resources Including History & Digital Books

Listed to the left are many pages with resources to help with your research.  Be sure to check them all.  You just never know where you'll find that next break through!

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History

The History of the Pennington Research Association - Part 1.  A great article written by Marvin Jones, Honorary PRA Member.  Part 1 discusses publications.

The History of the Pennington Research Association - Part 2.  A great article written by Marvin Jones, Honorary PRA Member.  Part 2 discusses Family Groups.

Names, Religions and Migration of the Penningtons.  A very interesting article written by Robert E. Sloan.

The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741 - 1799.  Nine (9) documents were found containing the Pennington name.

Interested in the Pennington Family in Henham, England?  Here is a link to a website all about Henham, England.  This link will take you to a specific web page titled "Henham History - The Pennington Family". 

Some very interesting reading.  Some of the people listed on this web page belong to PRA Family Group 18.

The author does a great job sharing information but unfortunately did not provide any citations, sources or evidence to support his dates, marriages, deaths, births, etc.

Click here to go to "Henham History - The Pennington Family".

Click here to read an article titled "Left for Dead, The true story of a pioneer woman's ordeal" by Chris Muehl, published in the Arizona Highway Magazine, February 1992, pages 12-14.*

This is a short article about Larcena Ann Pennington and how she survived the attack.  Larcena Ann Pennington was born on June 10, 1837 in TN.  She died on March 31, 1913 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.  She was buried in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, Evergreen Cemetery. 

Larcena Ann Pennington belongs to Family Group 22.

Larcena was the one who was captured by the Apaches in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson, repeatedly speared, knocked in the head, thrown over a cliff and left for dead.  However, she survived 16 days alone in the mountains, severely injured, most of her clothes taken by the Apaches, only what wild food she might find, but made her way back to the camp from which she was abducted.  She recovered and lived to a ripe old age.  He ordeal is well-recorded in the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson.  It took place about March, 1860.  Larcena had one child by Page, born 6 months after he was killed, and had two children by William Fisher Scott.

She was married to John Hemstead Page on December 24, 1859.   John Hemstead Page died in March 1861.  John Page was ambushed by Apaches while on his way to old Camp Grant with a load of lumber.  He was buried where he fell, at the top of the hill beyond Saminego's ranch, on the old road;  and all that Mrs. page ever saw of him was his handkerchief, his purse, and a lock of his hair.  Larcena Ann Pennington and John Hemstead Page had one child, Mary Page, born in September 1861 in AZ.

She was married to William Fisher Scott.   William Fisher Scott was born on July 27, 1870 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

The complete story of Larcena Ann Pennington is told in the book titled "With Their Own Blood - A Saga of Southwestern Pioneers" by Virginia Culin Roberts, copyright 1992.  The book can still be purchased through its' publisher, Texas Christian University Press.

A copy of "With Their Own Blood - A Saga of Southwestern Pioneers" by Virginia Culin Roberts, was donated this year by Omer C. and Ida L. Pennington to the PRA's Archive and Library at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.


Digital Books You Can Search and Download

Digital Books Available Through Google Search

I want to share something very exciting with you - digitized books. These projects are not new, but how these projects benefit the genealogy community is becoming more evident. I spent several hours last night exploring both of these projects and downloaded several books that were of interest to my research.

I was blown away at the books available. Many of them are available for you to download, free, while others can be purchased and/or it will list a library where you can check them out.

When you click on the book title, it will take you to the actual page in the book and show you (highlighted) on the page/s where the name is located. In the Google search site, you can even use a search box on the page to search within the book for a more complete search.

I found books dating back to the 1700's and published in England and America. I found a couple of books with details of Gamel de Penitone and his descendants as well as the story behind Muncaster Castle. There were images of the Coat of Arms as well.

You can do the same thing on Google. Go to their website and then click on "More" then click on "Books". Enter "Pennington genealogy" (no quotes) in the search box. Or you can just enter "Pennington" (no quotes) to see a long, long, long list of books in which Pennington appears.

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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