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Abel Pennington
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1843
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1915
Elliott County
Kentucky, USA

Son of Elijah Pennington and Sarah Elizabeth (Betty) Caudill

(1) Margaret Bumgardner Wagoner [1838- <1880]
(2) Rhodempsey "Dempsie" J Reynolds 1877

Funeral photo of Abel Pennington on N Ruin

Shared by Mr. John Stegall on Rootsweb 2001

Yes, Elijah, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Caudill Pennington had a son Abel. He was a brother to my great-grandmother, Malinda Pennington DeHart. Abel first married Margaret
Bumgardner Wagoner. She had been married to a Henry?? Wagoner and had a daughter Almire "Allie" who married Trigg Carter.
Abel next married Rhodempsia Reynolds from near the Elliott-Carter Co. line.

Yes, she was several years his junior.
But Abel and Margaret had a son William "Willie", and a set of twins that died at birth, or soon after.
Willie Pennington taught in the Louisville school system until his death while still a fairly young man. He is buried on the former Pennington farm on N. Ruin about a mile from where I live. Abel and Rhodempsia "Aunt Demp"
are also buried there. Abel and Rhodempsia had a large number of children.
Rhodempsia had not been previously married and, therefore, had no children prior to her marriage to Abel.
I sure wish you could have read my article "Civil War and Lost Love".
It involved Abel and James Pennington (brothers) and a young woman named Mary Davidson (I am not sure of her last name, right off). She was a daughter of the Mary Nichols, Crockett, maybe Davidson, and later Bumgardner. Abel and Mary were engaged to be married but the Civil War and
Abel's capture and imprisonment caused a long-time seperation with the family probably thinking Abel had died. In the meantime, James had returned from the war and he and Mary struck up a courtship and eventually married.

It was then that Abel and Margaret Bumgardner married.
Yes, there were several Abel Penningtons.

CHILDREN:(with Margaret)
William Lee "Willie" Pennington 1871 1932
Mary E. Pennington [twin] 1874 1874
Nancy A Pennington [twin] 1874 1874

CHILDREN: (with Dempsie)
Bertha Pennington 1882 1912
Malinda Ethel "Linda" Pennington Jones 1884 1949
Arizona Miles 1888 1971
Myrtle Pennington 1890 1890
Vessie G. Pennington Jones 1900 1921
Family links: 
  Elijah Pennington (1812 - 1878)
  Sarah Elizabeth Caudill Pennington (1815 - 1881)
  Margarett Bumgardner Pennington (1838 - 1880)
  Rhodempsey J Reynolds Pennington (1860 - 1944)*
  William Lee Pennington (1871 - 1932)*
  Mary E. Pennington (1874 - 1874)*
  Nancy Pennington (1874 - ____)*
  Ida F Pennington Scaggs (1880 - 1966)*
  Bertha Pennington (1882 - 1912)*
  Malinda Ethel Pennington Jones (1884 - 1949)*
  Mary Dell Pennington Fraley (1886 - 1952)*
  Arizona Pennington Miles (1888 - 1971)*
  Myrtle Pennington (1890 - 1890)*
  Roscoe C. Pennington (1893 - 1968)*
  Julia Pennington (1899 - 1921)*
  Vessie G. Pennington Jones (1900 - 1921)*
  Nelson Pennington (1835 - 1910)*
  Frances Pennington Caudill (1841 - 1930)*
  Abel Pennington (1843 - 1915)
  Elijah Clarence Pennington (1849 - 1926)*
  Sarah L. Pennington Egan (1851 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Abel Pennington Cemetery
Sandy Hook
Elliott County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Victoria Taylor-True
Originally Created by: Mindy
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38236270
Abel Pennington
Added by: Victoria Taylor-True
Abel Pennington
Added by: Victoria Taylor-True
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