|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1843|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1915|
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. John
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
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)*
Abel Pennington Cemetery
Maintained by: Victoria Taylor-True
Originally Created by: Mindy
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38236270