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Early PRA Records Group 04 & 10 Question

  • June 06, 2012 8:26 AM
    Message # 950229
    Deleted user
    Wondering if someone might know the answer to this question, years ago a PRA researcher (I believe her name was Flora Martin Smith she's since passed away) researched Asa Pennington abt 1750 m. Mary Taylor/Tyler she had his father a George Pennington (abt 1626), Gloucester, VA (this information is over 25 years old) That information can be found on the JFMF.  Who would have her research information?
    We now know that (my family line Grp 04) goes: Asa + Rachel Lane Pennington > Timothy + Nancy/Susannah Riggs Pennington > Ephraim Pennington (1713)
    Group 10 - My Question is: Could George Pennington 1726, Gloucester, VA have been John George Pennington abt 1733, Surry, VA of group 10?
  • June 07, 2012 11:07 AM
    Reply # 953482 on 950229
    Deleted user
    Mary, she may have published some of her sources for her research in the Pennington Pedigree issues.  I am really not sure but don't forget checking them.  Many of the PP issues are online now and many other PP's will be online very soon.  This is a project that Gene Pennington has been working on "getting more PP's online for members".
  • June 07, 2012 3:46 PM
    Reply # 955704 on 950229
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Not sure I'm following...are you asking if George Pennington
    (b. abt 1626), Gloucester, VA could be the John George Pennington b. abt 1733 (or according to the Lantz records, "before 1727").  That's quite a difference in birth years.  Also, J.G.'s line seems to reside primarily in Surry Co, VA versus Gloucester.  Please let me know if I misunderstood.  Thanks.
  • June 08, 2012 4:14 AM
    Reply # 958064 on 950229
    Deleted user
    Thank you both, I'll check old PP's and see what I can find from her, and I'll also go back and check dates.
  • June 08, 2012 7:18 AM
    Reply # 958192 on 950229
    Deleted user
    Mary, you might check to see if either of these lines have had their DNA tested.  DNA tests may show that they are clearly two different Pennington surname lines.

    Nick Penington handles the DNA test results.
  • July 13, 2012 10:12 AM
    Reply # 1008542 on 950229
    Deleted user
      I think you will find that George and John George are not the same person.  Jim Lantz's group 10 tree ( has a John George (son of Thomas of Surry) born 1691 in Surry Co, VA.  His wife was Phyllis/Phillis Forte.  The Lantz record provides will information and a list of children. There is no Asa there.
      A second group 10 John George is son of Thomas Jr and born 1727 in Surry Co.  His children are also listed with no Asa there either.
      The DNA test, by the way, indicates that Group 10 is not directly related to any other Pennington group that has been tested.  Still trying to find my family's connection to Group 10.
    Paul Pennington (Group 10)
  • July 14, 2012 6:16 AM
    Reply # 1009231 on 950229
    Deleted user
    Wondering where and why Flora got this information!  Thanks everyone, for the replies. 
  • July 14, 2012 9:04 AM
    Reply # 1009326 on 950229
    Deleted user
    Re: Flora's research

    Mary, sign into the website and go to 

    These are where all the older pedigrees are stored in case you do not have them saved to your computer.  Search each issue for Flora's name.  Perhaps she listed her sources for the information in the information she submitted in her pedigree articles.  Its worth a try.

    Good luck.  Melinda

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