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084    JOHN PENN

      Location - from within Stovall turn right on Rockwell Rd. and drive 2 miles; turn left on John Penn Rd. and drive 1.9 miles; turn left on John Penn Ave. and drive 1/2 mile. Park your vehicle at John Penn Circle and walk about 500 ft. to the grave site.

      Coordinates: 36d 27m 26.0s N; 78d 31m 31.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Canvassed by Bonnie Breedlove, Mildred Goss, Jessie McLam and Shirley Pritchett, September 2000.

      This site was erected and is maintained by the DAR. A slave cemetery is located to the right of the path and is approx. one acre. There is one fieldstone with the initials 'PJ' craved on it.

      PENN, John, 1741-1788, (nephew of Edmund Pendleton and cousin of Nathaniel Pendleton), a Delegate from North Carolina; born near Port Royal, Caroline County, Va., May 17, 1741; was educated under private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1762 and commenced practice in Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va.; moved to Granville County, N.C., in 1774; elected to the Provincial Congress which met in Hillsboro, N.C., in August 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1780; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; one of the three representatives from North Carolina to ratify the Articles of Confederation on behalf of the State; member of board of war in North Carolina in 1780; receiver of taxes for North Carolina in 1784; resumed the practice of law; died near Williamsboro, Granville County, N.C., September 14, 1788; interment on his estate in Granville County, N.C.; reinterment at Guilford Battle Grounds, near Greensboro, N.C., in 1894.


      More information may be obtained from website http://www.colonialhall.com/penn/penn.php

  1. Penn, Child   (b. - d. )
  2. Penn, John   (b. 1740 - d. 1778)
  3. Penn, Susan Lyne   (b. - d. )
      • Wife of John Penn

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