Book – Pennington Family History, soft cover, perfect bound, 133 pp, published 1978 by American Genealogical Research Institute, Washington D.C; The volume is in good condition. This book is made up of Pennington family information that has been extracted from a number of sources. The book is a basic history of the surname itself. Much of the volume is also a basic text on America’s early history and genealogical sources. Materials that refer directly to the Pennington family include: Early references to the name in England; possible origins of the name; a description of five Pennington family coats of arms from Burke’s General Armory; a listing of 10 Penningtons that immigrated to America in the 17th, and 18th centuries; a listing of three Pennington marriages taking place in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries; a listing of 63 Pennington heads of family (with county of residence) taken from the census of 1790 for the states of Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Eleven additional names, from a reconstructed 1800 census (from taxpayer lists) for the state of Kentucky are included; military history data (usually with birth, and death dates as well as the spouse’s name) is found for 12 Pennington Revolutionary War veterans. This data was taken from the DAR Patriot Index; Hoyt’s Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications and Heitman’s Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution; short biographical sketches are given a number of Penningtons who have been prominent in their positions. A listing of seven Pennington place names fills out the Pennington data in the volume. Historical data and genealogical source information found in the volume includes: a listing of reference books useful in composing the history of a family name or coat of arms. A section of the book is made up of the history of early immigration to America; a listing of reference books pertaining to immigration to America, marriage records, military related records, and sources of biographical records is found, as well as a listing of State and Federal Sources of genealogical information. This volume has data in it that deals with individuals by the Pennington family name, can be very helpful in compiling a family history, and can be an interesting addition to one’s surname oriented materials. Do not bid on this item if you are expecting a full “family history.” All items are shipped U.S. Postal Service by priority mail. Within the United States, P&H is $4.30. If the customer wants the item insured, they must add $1.30 (total for P, H, & I is $5.60). Outside the United States exact postage plus $1.00 packaging will be calculated and charged to the customer. If the customer purchases multiple items, they may email us for exact P&H costs. Pay with Paypal or eBay Payments (Billpoint) and the item is shipped normally within 24 hours (weekends excluded of course). We also accept personal checks, or money orders. Personal checks take 10 business days to clear.