I was so glad to find your posting on the Penney family.I'm a descendant of Virginia "Jennie" Penney and have been trying to find her parents as well as more information about her.I knew Eliza was her mother from the US Census but hadn't found her father until I read your post!
Do you have any other info. on Jennie Penney?My great grandmother was her daughter, Maggie Rena Johnson (b. 1885).From what I can tell, Maggie Rena was living with an uncle Benjamin by the time she was 15.No one I've spoken with knows why that is.Samuel did died in 1898 but not sure what happened to Jennie?Any info. you might have would prove to be very helpful.