About when was Penelope born?There is a Penelope Davis, born 1839 in Wayne Co. on Rootsweb's Worldconnect site.It gives her father as James Davis, born 1786 Wayne Co., and mother Penelope ??, born 1800 Wayne Co.However, the children of James do not exactly fit with the ones you have given.Children given are: Needham, b. 1823, David, b. 1826, Mary, b. 1850, Martha, b. 1831, Penelope, b. 1839, and Ursula, b. 1846.
In 1860 census records for Wayne Co., Burwell is listed as age 28, with wife Fereby and children Samuel, Nancy and Wm. He is in New Hope.In Stony Creek is a David Davis, age 34, wife Lucinda, children Wm. and Gray, and two Howell children.
Also in Stony Creek is James Davis, age 75, b. NC, living alone, apparently a widower.Next door is John, age 40, with wife Emily and children James, John, Eliza, Anna, Penelope, Martha, Keziah and female baby, age 1 mo.
Next door to James and John is John Davis, Sr., age 80 and wife Elizabeth, age 60.Perhaps John, Sr. is a brother to James, age 75.