Benajah Ephraim Pennington

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Benajah Ephraim Pennington

Also Known As: "Benejah"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Salisbury, Rowan Co, N Carolina
Death: Died in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ephraim Pennington, IV and Joanna Pennington
Husband of Elizabeth Pennington
Father of Levi Pennington; Capt. Micajah Pennington; William Pennington; Ephraim Pennington; Timothy Pennington and 8 others
Brother of Levi Pennington, I; Ephraim Pennington, V; Richard Pennington; Joshua Pennington; Jemimah Pennington and 1 other

Managed by: Lydia Wagner
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About Benajah Ephraim Pennington

Father of Richard Pennington-Benejaw Pennington

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Pennington b: 1720, NC Married: 1742


Levi Pennington            b: Abt 1738 in ,Rowan,NC
Benajah Pennington     b: Abt 1741 in ,Rowan,NC
Micajah Pennington      b: 28 Apr 1743 in ,Rowan,NC
William Pennington      b: Abt 1745 in ,,NC
Richard Pennington     b: 21 Dec 1748/1752 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC
Benijah Pennington     b: Abt 1749 in ,Rowan,NC
Timothy Pennington     b: 1749 in ,,NC
Abel Pennington          b: Abt 1750 in ,Rowan,NC
Joshua Pennington     b: 1760 in ,,NC
Robert Pennington      b: 1761 in ,,NC


Benijah Pennington, born Abt. 1720 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA; died 1792 in Wilkes Co, NC, USA; married Elizabeth Humphries Abt. 1742 in NC, USA; born Abt. 1719; died Unknown.

Notes for Benijah Pennington:

On 1759 tax list for Rowan Co, NC

It is also noted that Benejah Pennington b: 1 Jan 1723/24 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC d: 1792. married

Elizabeth Pennington b: 17

NOTE: By 1779, Ashe developed into two militia districts, political power appeared to be resolving around t

locations: 1. in southern Ashe in the area of Boone with Andrew BAKER, a Justice of the Co Court and Capta

the Militia, the political leader 2. in the northern district centered around Pennington's Mill (located on Gras

Creek just south of the VA border) with Micajah PENNINGTON, a Justice and Captain of the Militia,

the political leader of this ar

NOTE: Land grants were issued to Benajah Pennington in the Upper New River Vally between 1778 and

1783 in the area of Martin's Branch (#1086 and #1088) and Grassy Creek (#371).

This could be Benajar Sr. or Benajar Jr. , or both. More likely it was both, since the land was in different areas.

NOTE: Micajah PENNINGTON's reputed father, Benajah PENNINGTON, is first found on the Yadkin Riover in Row

Co in 1753 NOTE: By 1770, Benajah and Micajah PENNINGTON were on the Upper Catawba River moving

into Ashe Co sometime in the 1770

NOTE: (1) Wilkes Co., NC, Minutes of the Court of P & OS, Oct. Term 1778; (2) Rowan Co., NC, Land Grants at NC Land Grant Office, Dep't. of Sec. of State; (3) "Early Settlement of the Catawba," by William D. Bennett in T

Genealogical Society Journal, Aug. 1982, p. 13

NOTE: Census listed Benajah as head of household in 1755 at Rowan Co., TN.

NOTE: He lived c1782 at Wilkes Co., NC.

Benajah Penington owned a mill located on Reddies River. This mill is mentioned in a court ordered road view from Deep Ford on Reddies River to Benajah Pennington s Mill.[liii] 10 Jun 1779 – Ordered following appt. Esquires, Constables & Assessors summons Inhabitants to give in Taxable Property by Districts: Capt. Pennington District: Micajah Penington , Benajah Penington, James Ward .

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Benajah Ephraim Pennington's Timeline

January 1, 1724
Salisbury, Rowan Co, N Carolina
Age 14
Bladen County, Province of North Carolina
April 28, 1743
Age 19
Rowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America
April 28, 1743
Age 19
Rowan County, Province of North Carolina
Age 21
Province of Virginia
Age 21
Age 25
North Carolina, USA
Age 26
Province of Virginia
December 21, 1752
Age 28
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America