According to my family tree, I AM A DIRECT DESCENDENT OF WILLIAM PENN OF PENNSYLVANIA.My research indicates that John Penn, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, WAS NOT the grandson of William Penn of Pennsylvania.John Penn, the Signer of the Declaration of Independence was born in Caroline Counaty, Virginia on May 17, 1740.He died September, 1788 at the age of 47 near Stovall, NC.He was 36 years old when he signed the Decalaration of Independence.He was a lawyer and represented North Carolina. He retired because of ill health. John Penn was the son of Moses Penn and Catharine Taylor Penn and a relative of Edmund Pendleton.John Penn married Susannah Lyme and they had three children.
William Penn's grandson, John, lived from 1729-1795.Everyone in my family thought we were related to John Penn, the Signer of the Declaration of Independence.They also thought he was the grandson of William Penn of Pennsylvania.Not so.There were two John Penn's.I found this information at the Main Library in New Orleans, LA where my father was born and raised and where there are quite a few Penn's.
Admiral Penn of England (1621-1670) was knighted Sir William Penn by Charles II in 1660.Sir William Penn was the father of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.Supposedly William Penn had three sons:Gabriel, Wilson and James.
Gabriel had no children.
James Penn was the father of John Penn.
Wilson Penn had five sons:Francis, George, Phillip, Abraham and William; also a duaghter, Maria.
J. George Penn, born January 6, 1770 in Bedford County, Virginia, died in Covington, Louisiana.He married Sallie Gordon, who was born April 2, 1779 in Manchester, Virginia.She died in Covington Louisiana.Sallie Gordon was the daughter of Barbara Baker who married Solomon Gordon of Scotland.Sallie had seven children by Solomon Gordon.She married a second time to Peter Heath and had four children.
Colonel George Penn, born in Virginai in 1770, was, for nearly twenty years, a member of the House of Delegates, or the Senate of that state.In 1782 he emigrated to Louisiana.In 1797 he married the sister of Martin Gordon, Esq, Sarah (Sallie) Gordon of New Orleans.George Penn and Sallie Gordon had ten children, one of whom is my great-great grandma.My great-great grandmother was Martha Ann Penn.She was born on February 9, 1815 and died on April 8, 1896 in New Orleans, LA.I found her obituary in The Daily Picayune-New Orleans, dated Thursday, April 9, 1896.Martha Ann Penn was married to Judge Paris Constantine Childress who died January 1, 1884 in New Orleans, LA.
I need links to William Penn's children.William Penn, the Founder of Pennsylvania, was married twice.His first wife was Gulielma Maria Springett.They were married in 1672 and had eight children.She died in 1694.William Penn remarried in 1696 to a Hannah Callowhill and they had seven children, four of whom died in infancy.Penn returned to England in 1701, had two strokes (one or both in 1712) which impaired his mental ability and eventually paralyzed him. From 1712 until his death in 1718, his affairs in America were handled by his wife and by his colonial secretary, James Logan.Pennsylvania remained a proprietary colony in the PENN family until it gained statehood during the Revolutionary War in America (1775-1783).
What are the names of William Penn's 15 children?
I hope the information I have provided is helpful.
Signed:A DIRECT DESCENDENT OF WILLIAM PENN