John M. Pennybacker
This is an update with some corrections on the Pennybacker/Pennypacker family I am researching.
Granville Owings Pennypacker was my stepfather. He was born in 1903 and died in 1965. Known affectionately by all as "Penny".
His father was Clarence Pennypacker, who according to a Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WVa.)newspaper article in the fifties, was a manager with Western Union and had changed the spelling of his last name from Pennybacker to Pennypacker to make an impression upon Mary Paules of Colombia, Pennsylvania. (At the time Samuel Pennypacker was governor of Pennsylvania.) Clarence married Mary Paules. Clarence moved to Richmond, Va. approximately 1905 where he may have resided permanently. Mary and he divorced and Mary later married a Laycock.
The parents of Clarence were John M. Pennybacker m. Sarah H. G.(Unknown last name)and they were very early residents of Huntington, West Virginia where John held a land grant/farm between roughly Fifth and Eighth Streets, from the Ohio River to the hills. This comprised between 200 and 300 acres. Will know more when I receive the article. The land was sold to Collis P. Huntington of railroad fame and later became involved in a lengthy dispute when an outsider found a technical omission. Mrs. Sarah Pennybacker demurred in this suit as she stated she and her then late husband had sold it in good faith and been paid accordingly and wished no part of the suit.
This is about all I have at this time and hope it corrects the misinformation I had earlier posted about a possible G.W. Pennypacker having been the grandfather of Granville O. Pennypacker. I now believe the other person with initials G.W.P. was likely a maternal relative, possibly Granville W. Paules. As both families had the same "P" initial as last names, it was unclear at the time.
Any help in locating the siblings,other children, and parents of John M. Pennybacker would be greatly appreciated.
Carole Frederick Marcum