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 Samuel Penfield

Samuel Penfield

Birth
Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 May 1857 (aged 52)
North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Burial North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 21346791 · View Source
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Samuel was the son of Ephraim Penfield and Esther Turney.

From, "The History of Huron and Lorain County Ohio" by Warner Beers, we find that Samuel walked from CT to Ohio in 1827 to take up the land grants of his deceased father and also those of his uncles, John and Isaac Turney. He built a cabin and came back to CT for his mother and sisters. Eventually they all went there. Samuel's grandfather James had received government land grants as compensation for property losses in the revolutionary skirmishes, along with many Fairfield citizens who were burned out. Thus the Ohio lands were called the "Firelands" of Western Reserve. All Samuel's children were well educated and distinguished themselves in their respective fields. The famous brain surgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield of McGill University in Toronto was recently decorated by Queen Elizabeth II. He is a direct descendant

The children are: " Ephraim P., Frances E., James W. (deceased), William C, Charles (deceased) and Henry B. (deceased in infancy). Of these, Ephraim P., a physician, resides in the State of Washington; Frances E. married T. H. Kellogg, an attorney of Norwalk, Huron county; Charles enlisted in the One Hundred and First O. V. I., attached to the army of the Cumberland (he was seriously wounded in the battle of Stone River, and died in 1871)."



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  • Created by: L.Reilly
  • Added: 4 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21346791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Penfield (11 Sep 1804–21 May 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21346791, citing Old North Fairfield Cemetery, North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by L.Reilly (contributor 46621306) .