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Elizabeth Derr Penn
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1823
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1903
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA

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

This Penn lineage she married into was cousin to the lineage of the famous Quaker William Penn as they shared a common set of great...grandparents. In every descending generation, the name William was honored through use.

In 1863, Elizabeth's husband, Morris, was drafted to serve in the Civil War under Captain R. Strickland. Despite the fact he was married, he qualified for the Michigan draft because he was under the age of 45. Morris left after the second death of one of their children. This meant that in addition to running the farm, in her grief, Elizabeth had to single parent two children under the age of fourteen, a deaf eight year old, and a toddler.

Elizabeth and Morris were married fifty-two years. She lived four years in widowhood before following him.

Family links: 
  John Derr (1793 - 1877)
  Hannah O'Dell Derr (1793 - 1865)
  Morris William Penn (1824 - 1899)
  Lorada Elizabeth Penn Piper (1849 - 1930)*
  Lucretia Mehitable Penn Allen (1852 - 1927)*
  William Penn (1853 - 1858)*
  Fidelia Penn (1860 - 1862)*
  Elizabeth Derr Penn (1823 - 1903)
  William Derr (1831 - 1911)*
  Isaac O'Dell Derr (1833 - 1909)*
  Hannah Derr Miller (1838 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Tree Cemetery
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Jul 31, 2011
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Elizabeth <i>Derr</i> Penn
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Elizabeth <i>Derr</i> 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, Grandmother.
 Added: Nov. 6, 2011

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