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Morris William Penn
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Birth: May 8, 1824
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1899
Corunna
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA

Morris married Elizabeth Derr October 22, 1847, in Hopewell, Ontario, New York. Together they had Lorada (1849), Lucretia (1852), William (1853), Clarissa (1855) Fidelia (1860), and Nellie (1865). As a young child, Clarissa became deaf due to Scarlet Fever. As a result, the entire family became fluent in sign language.

Morris was the youngest of the eleven children born to Roby Penn (born in Maryland and died in New York) and Lucretia Howes (of the same). His siblings were Clarissa, Ann, John, Elvira, Mary, Charles, Mehetable, William, Lorada, and Fidelia. This Penn lineage was cousin to the famous Quaker William Penn sharing a common set of great...grandparents. In every descending generation, the name William was honored through use.

In 1863, Morris was drafted to serve in the Civil War under Captain R. Strickland. Although he was married, he qualified for the Michigan draft because he was under the age of 45. He had to leave for war following the second death of one of his children. This meant that in addition to running the farm, Elizabeth, his wife, in her grief had to single parent two children under the age of fourteen, a deaf eight year old, and a toddler. After a fifty-two year marriage, Elizabeth survived four years of widowhood before following after Morris.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Roby Penn (1778 - 1837)
  Lucretia Howes Penn (1782 - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Derr Penn (1823 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Lorada Elizabeth Penn Piper (1849 - 1930)*
  Lucretia Mehitable Penn Allen (1852 - 1927)*
  William Penn (1853 - 1858)*
  Fidelia Penn (1860 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  John H. Penn (1804 - 1877)*
  Mehetabel Penn Frushour (1814 - 1857)*
  William Penn (1816 - 1899)*
  Lorada E Penn Dodge (1818 - 1852)*
  Morris William Penn (1824 - 1899)
  Charles E Penn (1853 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Tree Cemetery
Corunna
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Observer4wing
Record added: Jul 31, 2011
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Morris William Penn
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Morris William Penn
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- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Jul. 20, 2012
"Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I'm come..." You are remembered with gratitude, Grandfather.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 6, 2011
 
 
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