The first photo is of Linwood Lake...you can see that the colors
were absolutely fantastic. This was taken in 2001. The leaves
had not changed on this past trip (2003.) The photo on the right was
taken at the Yadkin Valley Overlook. This is essentially the area that
Daniel Boone followed when blazing the road to KY that so many Pennington's
photo on the left is the seal within the new Ashe Co., NC Courthouse with a
photo of the new Courthouse on the right.
Waters took this photo of the old Ashe Co., NC courthouse in Jefferson which
is currently undergoing renovations.
are two views of Jefferson and West Jefferson. This is taken up near
the Blue Ridge Parkway near Ashe Co., NC>
"Coon" Pennington and family were buried for the most part at the Elijah
Shepherd Cemetery. Carolyn brought back some wonderful pictures of the
area. The photo on the left is the cemetery itself and the other photo
is the path to the cemetery. Here is Carolyn's explanation "This is
the way to the cemetery..... behind the little white house, across the
creek, through the cow pasture, and up and up and up the hill, through the
photo on the left is most likely Elijah Amons "Coon" Pennington. He
was b. 4 Aug 1868 and d. 7 Apr 1936. Elijah was the son of
Elijah Pennington and Mary Osborne, and grandson of Levi Pennington and
Elizabeth Henson. His wife was Polly Jane Osborne b. 14 Jul 1872 and
d. 14 Dec 1947. I do not have any info on her parents.
Pennington was also a son of Elijah Pennington and Mary Osborne and grandson
of Levi Pennington & Elizabeth Henson. He was b. 12 May 1862 and d. 12
Aug 1936. His wife is Martitia Osborne b. 6 Oct 1869 and d. 4 Mar
1943. I do not have any further info on her parents.
Pennington was also a son Elijah Amons "Coon" Pennington and Polly
Osborne, grandson of Elijah Pennington and Mary Osborne and great-grandson
of Levi Pennington & Elizabeth Henson. He was b. 31 Aug 1890 and d. 14
Jun 1955 and was m. to Bertha E. Graybeal b. 18 Oct 1894 and d. 21 Aug 1977.
She was the daughter of Joseph Graybeal and Isabel Allen.
is Elijah and Polly's Church. It is called the Little Laurel United
Methodist Church. Carolyn was told that Elijah or Isaac donated
the land that the original church was on. It was torn down and rebuilt just
down the road. This is the third actual church building. It was built in
1905. Inside is a pew that says donated by or dedicated to Elijah Coon
according to Carolyn's source.. The church is on the corner of
Graybeal Hollow and Little Laurel Road. It is called the Little Laurel
United Methodist Church. It is right down the road from the Pennington
Branch Road off of Little Laurel which is where Elijah Sr., Elijah Jr., and
Isaac lived. The cemetery is .5 miles west off to the right and up the hill
from Pennington Branch Road.
is the stained glass window dedicated to Elijah and Polly Pennington. It is
on the left of the entryway to the church. It has a lot of stained
glass windows. Carolyn provided the pictures.
"Coon" Pennington 1868-1936 and Polly's old house. Carolyn's sources said
that it used to be painted yellow and had a big front porch all the way
across the front.
Bowling is the daughter of Elijah "Lige" Bowling and American "Mary Ann"
Cobb, and granddaughter of Mary Pennington and Jesse Bowling. She was
married to George Washington Patton and was b. 25 June 1847. This pic
was supplied by Opal Moore.
is a photograph of William Pennington's gravestone in the Johnson Co., KY
Memorial Cemetery. It was supplied by Steven Pennington. William
was the son of Joshua Pennington and Nancy Sparks and probable grandson of
Micajah Pennington, Jr. He was b. abt 1816 in VA (probably around Lee
Co., VA) and d. abt 1880 in Johnson Co., KY. He was married to Martha
Patsy Blanton and they had 9 children including: Claiborne b. 1838, Rachel
b. 10/28/1838, Joshua b. 1845, George Washington b. 1847, Rebecca b. 1848,
Levi b. 1848, Mary Ann "Polly" b. 1/1850, Jesse b. 10/4/1854, and David b.
Washington Pennington was the son of William Pennington and Martha Patsy
Blanton and grandson of Joshua Pennington and Nancy Sparks. He was b.
abt 1847 and d. 10/25/1929. George Washington Pennington was married
to Mary Rebecca Young and they were the parents of 6 children including:
Martha J. b. 1869, Julia b. 1873, Jessie b. 1874, Amanda b. 6/12/1875,
Claiborne b. abt 1877, and Frederick b. 11/4/1878. George Washington
was buried in the Denver Hill Cemetery in Johnson Co., KY. Special
thanks to Steven Pennington for supplying these pictures.
Pennington was the son of William Pennington and Martha Patsy Blanton and
grandson of Joshua Pennington and Nancy Sparks. He was married to Sylvania
Colvin. Both were originally buried in the Pendleton Cemetery, Johnson
Co., KY - Moved to Johnson Co., Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson
Co., KY. Levi was born in 1848 and d. 1923. He and Sylvania were
the parents of 4 children including: William J. b. 1873, George W. b. 17 Oct
1876, Cora A. b. 7 Oct 1878, and Claiborne b. abt 1882. Special thanks
to Brenda Penix for supplying the photo.
Washington Pennington was a son of William Pennington and Martha Blanton and
grandson of Joshua Pennington. This is a photograph of George
Washington Pennington and wife Mary Rebecca Young. Pictured in the
middle is their youngest daughter, Exer, born in 1888. Picture supplied by
is a photograph of Fred Pennington and wife Jonie Riggs. According to
Steven Pennington, who supplied the photo, Jonie Riggs was 1/2 Cherokee
Indian. Fred is the son of George Washington Pennington and Mary
is a photograph of Elmer Pennington and wife Luna Skaggs. Elmer was
the only son of Fred Pennington to have children. These are Steven
Pennington's grandparents. Thank you to Steven for supplying the
Pennington sent these pictures of Fred Pennington's grave in Hitchens, KY.
He describes the area this way. "The graveyard has no name. It is behind &
two houses on a hill on St. Rt. 773 going west out of Hitchins on the north
side of the road
where it curves north at Berrywood Dr. If you pull into the Clevenger's
driveway, there is a
gravel lane to the left that leads to it." Thank you to Steven for the
||This is a photo of Eliajah "Lige"
Bowling b. 22 Jan 1898 and d. 20 Oct 1883. He was a son of Mary
Pennington and Jesse Bowling. Eliajah married Susannah Roberts on 18
Mar 1819 in Clay Co., KY and then married American "Mary Ann" Cobb on 13 Nov
1843. He married Nancy Ann Bryant. He was the father of 8
children with Susannah Roberts, and 5 children with Mary Ann Cobb.
He is buried in Bowling Cemetery, Greenmount, Laurel Co., KY. Special
thanks to Opal Moore and Ed Miller for this wonderful picture.
||This is a Fidella Pennington
Tritt. She was b. December 23, 1895 and d. April 23, 1996. She
was the daughter of Alexander Nathan Pennington and Virginia Harbor and was
one of 9 children. Alexander Nathan Pennington was descended from
Edward "Neddy" Pennington through David then William "Black Bill"
Pennington. Fidella was married to Charles Allen Tritt on November 29,
1914. He died in 1943. They were the parents of 3 children.
This picture was supplied by Linda Tritt Crawford, Della Pennington's