July 31, 2003
From Jean Penrose Sundborg, family history researcher
In reply to: Kimberly Bernhardt (ID*****7935) of Penrose Genealogy Forum inquiry dated May 19, 2003
And in reply to:Vicki at email@example.com who posted this request for information about the Penrose her grandfather married.
On July 29, 2003, I was surfing around the Penrose sites because I am again able to spend time on my Penrose family research.I’m also leaving on Sept 9 for my third trip to East Riding of Yorkshire to learn more about my ancestors.They are: James Penrose and wife, Susannah Riby Penrose married in Foxholes, ER, Yorks Sept 8, 1795.We have incomplete records of their numerous children, spouses and the next generation.
Luckily for both Kim and Vicki, your post asks for information about one of their grandchildren, John Riby Penrose.Note the different spelling: “Ribe” and Riby” are used.I prefer the Riby because that was indeed Susannah’s name before marriage.
I use Family Treemaker, v. 5, so I don’t have a way to send you the complete Outline Descendent report.
Well, I guess I could use the GEDCOM method, but I’m not veryskilled at that.If you think you want to have the family pages, and genealogy report printed out, email me your snail mail address, please.
One of James and Susannah’s sons was William Ellsworth Penrose born Nov. 30, 1805, near Foxholes.
We don’t know yet how he got from Yorkshire to Detroit, Michigan, where he married Martha Eleanor Wilson in 1837.
Their eleven children included:
THE MAN KIMBERLY WANTED INFO ON: John Ribe Penrose, did marry Emeline Norton on Dec 18, 1868 in Independence, IA. John Riby Penrose was born April07, 1843 in Brookfield, WI.Maria Ellen Penrose, is second born of eight children, on Mar 10, 1872. We have very complete records on his line because of family history work done by Ivan F. Penrose, the son Milo Frances Penrose, another of William and Martha’s sons.Ivan gave us Oregonian Penroses a notebook of more than 200 pages of complete family sheets of Iowa Penroses.
VICKI WANTED INFO ON: Bertha Elizabeth Penrose, wife of Ulysses Melburn Harris is also in the family sheets I inherited from Ivan Penrose.She is the first child of John Riby Penrose and his wife, Emeline.According to Ivan’s info, Bertha was born Nov 01, 1869, in Buchanan County, IA.Ivan lists 8 children for this couple.
I consider our sources accurate and complete because of the way Ivan gathered information in person for many years.He died in 1979.We have copies of marriage, citizenship, and land ownership for William and Martha, also photos.
I think it is correct to say that Kimerbly, Vicki, and Ivan are all descendents of John Ribe Penrose.
I am a descendent ofLewis Earl Penrose, 11th child of William and Martha, born Oct 20, 1861 in Brookfield.Lewis was brother of John Ribe Penrose, but 18 years younger.
So many words to tell the Penrose family line of James and Susannah.
Please let me know what kind of information and how to send it to you.On August 1, I may take the step and install FTM v. 10 with PDF capability.
Jean Penrose Sundborg born 9-7-39 in Ontario, Oregon, to George Lewis Penrose and Elinore Shields Penrose.Home address 619 5th Ave W Unit 303, Seattle, WA 98119