John Lawson Penley married Ida Adell Cochenour on October 11, 1894 in Stark county Ohio. John was born on 22 jun 1866 n Springfield, Clark County, Ohio to Austin(Alston) Floyd Penley and Mary Ann Sutton. Mary Ann's mother was Nancy White. Nancy was married to Noah Ellis Sutton of Clermont County, Ohio. She had a twin sister, Easter.
John Lawson Penley was chief of police of Canton, Ohio at one time.Both John and Ida are buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Canton, Ohio. He died on Feb 18, 1950, she in 1954.
John was the first of 8 children. The others are Levi Ezra, 1868-1927, Annie, b. 1871, Mary Rosetta 1875-1956, Limia B. 1878-1880, Noah Earl, b. 4 Jul 1881 and Frederick Lee b. 29 Oct 1885 and died Jan. 1971. Fred was my greatgrandfather.
Austin (Alston) was from Georgia and was enlisted in the 60th Georgia Infantry, Company C. He was listed as a deserter, but I am thinking he was taken prisoner and then released, since 3 other soldiers from his unit were captured the same day he was listed as deserting.
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