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Query: Benajah Pennington b 18 Aug 1770, Grayson Co., VA. d 12 Oct 1855, Stockton, Cedar Co., MO.

  • May 26, 2010 5:07 PM
    Message # 349995
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Looking for information on the parents of Benajah Pennington b 18 Aug 1770, Grayson Co., VA. d 12 Oct 1855, Stockton, Cedar Co., MO. Benajah is also spelled as Benagah or Benaga.

    Sp. is Matilda Hembree Emery m. 26 July 1814, Roane Co., TN.

    Many researcher have speculated as to his father and mother may be but to date I've not seen any solid source or evidence to support any positive id of his parents.

    Benajah Pennington, b. 18 Aug 1770, d. 12 Oct 1855, is my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather. Click here to view more information on my website ยป under the "P" surnames.

    The Pennington Research Association's DNA Study has linked my DNA with several other Family Groups who all share a common ancestor within the last 6 generations but we've not been able to find who he may be. For more information on the PRA's DNA Study go to www.PenningtonResearch.org and click on "DNA Study".

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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