Micajah M Pennington, Sr. (c.1743 - 1813) MP

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Birthplace: Rowan, North Carolina
Death: Died in Wilkes, North Carolina
Occupation: Military Captain, Revoluntionary War veteran, slave holder
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About Micajah M Pennington, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A088598

Micajah (Micage) Pennington was presented to the government by Elizabeth Pennington Barton in her application for a Revolutionary War pension. His marriage to Rachel Jones was mentioned and the names and dates of birth of all their children .Micajah Pennington appears in the court records of Rowan Co, NC, in 1765-1766, he was appointed Constable "in the neighborhood--up the Catawba River". He was also a Justice of the Peace in Wilkes Co, NC. Many feel that this was the Micajah Pennington who served with Capt. Enoch Osborn's Company from Montgomery Co, VA in the Revolutionary War. He apparently died in Ashe Co, NC, about 1812. This is according to a power of attorney as given by his son, Benejah. More information on Michjah was found in a Bible record that gave his b date as 28 April 1743. Michajar and Rachel were m. on Jan. 28, 1761, and were the parents of 10.

NOTE: Micajah, Levi, Levi Jr., Ephraim, and Aaron Pennington appear in the 1815 Tax List for Ashe Co. NC. Place names were N. Fork, S. Fork, and Bare Creek. These were apparently the children and grchildren of Micajah Sr.

NOTE: According to The Upper New River Vally-The British Period, Justices of the Peace living in the Upper New River Valley from Wilkes Co were William Colvard and Michajah Pennington. Those in Montgomery Co were Enoch Osborne and Minitree Jones. In this same document a court case was cited as follows: "1776-Sept. 16. The Wilkes Co. Court ordered the confiscation of the estates of John Barton, David Smith, Thomas Waters, Daniel Manning, Doty illiam Atkins, Joshua Yeats, Micajah Pennington. These properties were ordered sold at a public sale at the court house on Sept. 20th. This order was amended and the sale postponed until ample notice could be given of the sale. " No reason was given. John Barton was Micajah's son-in-law. This sale could be due to the fact that NC was a proprietary colony, with the Earl of Granville holding title to much of the land. Residents of the Old North State before the Revolution paid a quit rent to the Earl for some years then perhaps could acquire title to the land they lived on. In 1777 the NC legislature passed a confiscation act which took the Earl of Granville's holdings and transferred title to the State. The state in turn issued land grants to its citizens for a nominal fee.

Five land grants were issued to Micajar Pennington, three to Benajah Pennington, one to Levi Pennington, and one to Abel Pennington between the years of 1778-1783. (Upper New River Valley Land Grants

NOTE: Micajar Pennington is listed in the 1800 Ashe Co. Census. The household consisted of 1 female (0-9 yrs.), 1 female (45+), and 1 male (45+). The household was also noted as having slaves. This would fit Micajar Sr. Their children: 1.Elijah , 2.Micajah "Micage" , 3.Mary , 4.Levi , 5.Edward "Neddie" , 6.Rachel , 7.Elizabeth , 8.Sarey "Sarah" 9. Johanna 10.Benajah

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Capt. Micajah Pennington's Timeline

1743
April 28, 1743
Rowan, North Carolina
1761
January 28, 1761
Age 17
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
December 9, 1761
Age 18
Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
1763
December 13, 1763
Age 20
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
1765
November 8, 1765
Age 22
Yadkin River, Wilkes County, Province of North Carolina

Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: Mary Pennington
Spouse: Pennington Jesse
Parents: Jones Mica Rachel
Birth Place: Wilkes Co, Yadkin River, NC
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1765
Marriage Date: 6 Jan 1785
Death Date: 21 Mar 1842
Source Citation: Birth year: 1765; Birth city: Yadkin River; Birth state: NC.
Source Information:
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Description:
The Family Data Collection - Individual Records database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease.

1767
December 21, 1767
Age 24
Wilkes
1769
December 29, 1769
Age 26
Ashe County, NC
1771
December 26, 1771
Age 28
Ashe
1774
August 10, 1774
Age 31
Wilkes Co.,NC
1776
November 24, 1776
Age 33
North Carolina, United States