Seeking information on PENTON family. Believed to have emigrated from England between 1790-1800. James PENTON is listed in the 1800 census of Broad Creek Hundred. During 1800-1850 a number of PENTON household heads are listed in the various Delaware census, primarily in Sussex County. By 1850 several had moved to central Illinois. Family history says that James may have started an early(perhaps first) public school in Delaware.
Would be very grateful for anyone having information on this family.