|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1808|
Prince Edward County
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1879|
Joel Johns Penick was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, April 19, 1808, died in St. Joseph, MO, age 71. He married Sophia Barnes Ridgeway on May 1, 1828 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. They are both buried at Mt. Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO. He went with his family to Kentucky when nine years old and was reared in Greene and Breckenridge Counties going to Missouri when 19. On May 1, 1828 he and Sophia were married at Columbia, Boone County, MO, and lived some years in Boone County. They went to the Platte Purchase in Buchanan County, MO, on July 10, 1837, and settled at West Point, a small village fourteen miles south of St. Joseph, MO where he became Postmaster. Twelve years later he moved to St. Joseph where he entered the mercantile business and late became a druggist and owned a drugstore. He was a member of the City Council for two terms. They had four children: General William Ridgeway Penick of St. Joseph; Sarah Ann Bell of Jackson County; Robert Thomas Penick of St. Joseph and Mattie W. Riley of St. Joseph
-(SOURCE: Pinckney Glasgow McElwee. Geneology [sic] of Shadrack Barnes of Rowan County, North Carolina, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, Washington D.C., 1957. p22.)
Joel John Penick was the son of John Penick and Sarah (Johns)Penick. Both John and Sarah were born in Prince Edward Co, VA and died in Breckinridge Co, KY. Joel was also the brother of Nancy Penick.
-Information and death date courtesy of Bill Hartley with my thanks!
Sophia Barnes Ridgeway Penick (1813 - 1880)
Robert Thomas Penick (1841 - 1914)*
Mount Mora Cemetery
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