Gabriel Fleming Penn (1741 - 1798)

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Birthplace: Drysdale Parish, Caroline, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Amherst, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Sarah Waterman (Wilson)
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About Gabriel Fleming Penn

up-dated 12 nov 08 PamRegLib  JRTM
  *   court records, Amherst Co VA: Coleman's heirs vs. Penn's heirs 

--O. S. ----; N. S. 98--Bill, 30th March, 1812, by William, Robert H., Reuben and Lindsey Coleman, heirs and devisees of Geo. Coleman.

On 4th May, 1782, Gabriel Penn conveyed to George Coleman 562 acres in Amherst. Gabriel died, testate, in Amherst, leaving children,

viz: James and Edmund Penn;

3 Elizabeth, wife of William Long;

4 late Elizabeth Callaway, widow of James Callaway;

5 Sophia, wife of William S. Crawford;

6 Pamelia, wife of Thomas Haskins;

7 Matilda, wife of Abner Nash;

8 Fannie, wife of William White;

9 Nancy, widow of John McCredie, deceased, late widow of Alexander Brydie;

10 Sarah, wife of Thomas Crews;

11 Catherine, wife of ---- Holder.

Elizabeth Braxton recovered dower in said lands as widow of Carter Braxton, to whom they were patented. Colemans seek to recover from Penns. Will of Gabriel Penn of Amherst. Son, James, lands by military land warrant, surveyed to Gabriel's deceased brother, William Penn; daughters, Betsey Callaway, Sophia Crawford, Permelia Haskins, Matilda Nash, Fanny White, Nancy Penn (infant); son, Edmund (infant); daughters, Sally and Catherine Penn (infants); wife, Sarah; sons-in-law, William Crawford and James Callaway. Dated 21st November, 1794. Recorded in Amherst, 16th July, 1798.

Deed, 4th May, 1782, by Gabriel Penn and Sarah of Amherst to George Coleman, 562 acres on Rutledges Creek. Recorded in Amherst, 6th May, 1782.

Deed, 4th May, 1782, by George Coleman and Judith of Amherst to Gabriel Penn, 370 acres on Buffaloe River in Amherst, whereon George lives, conveyed to him by Dudley Gatewood, 30th January, 1778. Recorded in Amherst, 6th May, 1782. Recorded from Richmond Superior Court of Chancery.

Bill filed 23d April, 1798, by Elizabeth Braxton, widow of Carter Braxton, against following, viz: James Watson, William Warwick, Samuel Meredith, George Dillard, Benj. Rucker, Wm. Long and Elizabeth. Richard Wilson, Peter Cashwell, Ezekiel Gilbert, Benami Stone, Joseph Higginbotham, Lindsay Coleman, Joshua Hudson, Benjamin Miles, Samuel Huckstep, James Liveley, Drury Tucker, Sarah Penn, Edmund Penn (infant of Gabriel Penn), Robert Holloway and Sally (his wife); William Coleman, Robert Coleman, Reuben Coleman, Lindsey Coleman, infants of Geo. Coleman, deceased.

George Braxton devised to his son Carter Braxton (whose widow Elizabeth is) 2,500 acres in Goochland (Amherst), patented to George 25th November, 1743. Defendants are holders of parts of this tract and Elizabeth seeks to recover dower in the lands. These defendants added, viz: William Cabell, John Penn, James Savage, Sophia and Wm. Lee, infants of Francis Lee, deceased; Seaton M. Penn, Charles B., Elizabeth, Polly, Joseph Penn, infants of Joseph Penn, deceased.

James Watson answers, he purchased from Carter Braxton in 1776. Alleges a marriage settlement between Carter and Elizabeth. William Warrick answers ditto, he bought of William and George Penn, Jr., who were devisees of their father, George Penn, Sr., who was devisee of Ambrose Lee, deceased, who is supposed to have bought from George Braxton.

Edward Watson answers, he holds by deeds from Henry and George Gilbert sons of Henry Gilbert, who purchased from Carter 6th October, 1774.

Will Long answers, holds by marriage with wife Elizabeth, part was conveyed by Braxton to David Shepherd, remainder is part of Gilbert's purchase.

Samuel Meredith answers.

Benami Stone answers, title from John Steuart and Benj. Rucker, part of Gilbert's purchase.

Ezekiel Gilbert answers, purchased from James Watson.

Sarah Penn answers, dower as widow of Gabl. Penn.

Robert Holloway answers, holds by purchase under a deed of trust from Smyth Tandy.

James Savage answers.


   *  ??? *  Gabriel Penn, b July 14, 1741, d July 1798, m Sarah Callaway
      *  Nancy C. PENN  b 11 JUN 1777   Amherst Co., Va.  d 26 JUN 1822  Richmond  Chesterfield Co  d/o Gabriel PENN & Sarah CALLAWAY
      Spouses:    1.  Alexander BRYDIE                        2.John MCCREDIE

-------------------- Gabriel Penn served as paymaster, sergeant, captain and colonel in the Amherst County, Virginia militia. Was also a member of the Committee of Safety, Convention of 1776 and of the General Assembly, Virginia. He was born, 1741 in Caroline County; died in Amherst County, Va.


Gabriel Fleming Penn's Timeline

July 17, 1741
Drysdale Parish, Caroline, Virginia, United States
Age 20
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Amherst, Amherst, Virginia
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June 11, 1777
Age 35
Amherst Co., VA.
December 11, 1778
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