|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1821|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1854|
Wife of John Alexander Penland, Married 1837.
Mary died before John.
After her death, John enlisted as an Infantry Private in the 57th Indiana Infantry (Volunteers) November 16, 1861 in Richmond, IN.
On December 31, 1862, Private John Penland was gut shot having been grazed across his stomach by a cannon ball and left for dead on the Battlefield near Stones River, Tennessee in an area of the Battlefield that would be named "Hell's Half Acre", a term that would be traditionally used for tough battles throughout history. After the Battle, John held in his guts and walked a mile back into camp and lived for 4 days before he died of infection and fever.
Mary Ann was also the Mother of 4 more Civil War Soldiers, one of them being Private Theodore A. Penland, Company "A", 152 Indiana Infantry, Union Army, who would become the Last Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), Union Army Veterans Organization. Theodore was be one of the last 16 Civil War Veterans alive, one of the last 6 Union Army Veterans alive and the Last Oregon Civil War Veterans alive before his death.
Isaac Abshire (1792 - 1866)
Mary McGrew Abshire (1786 - 1864)
John Alexander Penland (1817 - 1863)*
Francis Marion Penland (1839 - 1920)*
Hiram Fernandes Penland (1841 - 1927)*
Thomas Jefferson Penland (1842 - 1881)*
Eliza J. Penland Lawrence (1847 - 1924)*
Theodore Augustus Penland (1849 - 1950)*
Margaret E. Penland (1850 - 1854)*
Madora A. Penland (1852 - 1870)*
Maintained by: Richard Penland
Originally Created by: Nicole M.
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
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