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Captain Micajah Pennington (b. 28 Apr 1743, d. date unknown)Micajah Pennington1094 was born 28 Apr 1743, and died date unknown in Wilkes Co., NC.He married Rachel Jones on 28 Jan 1761 in Wilkes Co., NC.
Notes for Micajah Pennington:
On the earliest Montgomery Co. militia lists there are two Penningtons, Ephraim and Joshua; on the later lists there are four, Micajah, Richard, Robert, and Timothy. Ephrim is also on the Prior to 1800 List (Fields, 57).
Heritage of Ashe states that Micajah Pennington, b. 28 Apr 1743, was the son of Isaac P. of Goodstone Manor, a preacher and writer in Kent, England; Micajah came to America as a young man and m. in N.C., 28 Jan 1761, Rachel Jones, and had nine children; they lived on the east side of the Blue Ridge and New River in Wilkes Co. (later Ashe) NC on Elk Creek. In 1785 one grant showed 100 acres there. Later Pennington Gap, VA was named for Micajah's son, Edward, who settled there (Heritage, 392-3). Also see Family Portraits by Phyllis G. Roop, 1988.
MILITARY: Micajah Pennington of Wilkes County, North Carolina provided public services for Capt. Enoch Osburn's Co., Fincastle and Montgomery County, Virginia
BIOGRAPHY: Micajah Pennington was appointed tax collector of his district in 1778. He is found in Lee County, Virginia in 1815. His holdings in the county were described as one farm on Powells River and in the Por [Poor}Valley, 50 acres having thereon one dwelling, "cabbin", one story, 16 feet square, one loomhouse, one stable, with a value of $50.
Micajah Pennington's Bible is in the National Archives, Washington, DC
More About Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones:
Marriage: 28 Jan 1761, Wilkes Co., NC.
Children of Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones are:
- +Mary Pennington, b. 18 Nov 1765, Yadkin River, Wilkes Co., NC, d. 21 Mar 1842, Quicksand Creek, Breathitt Co., KY.