Ruth <I>Stovall</I> Penn

Ruth Stovall Penn

Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Death unknown
Patrick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Patrick County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 81898143 · View Source
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(She may have been a daughter of George Stovall Jr., and Mary Cooper OR a daughter of Major Brett Stovall and Nancy Hughes.)
Ruth and Abraham lived at the home they called "Poplar Grove".
Children of Abraham Penn and Ruth (Stovall) Penn

1. George Penn (October 6, 1771, Amherst County, VA-February 12, 1828, Tammany Parish, LA, who married Sarah Gordon on November 23, 1795 in Chesterfield County, VA and moved to New Orleans, LA
2. Lucinda Penn (September 3, 1771, Stuart, Patrick County, VA-April 9, 1850, Stuart, Patrick County, VA), who married Col. Samuel Staples (March 23, 1762, Rockingham County, VA-March 23, 1825, Stuart, Patrick County, VA)
3. Captain Gabriel Stovall Penn (November 14, 1773, Patrick County, VA-July 18, 1818, Patrick County, VA), who married Jane “Jinsey” Clark (January 14, 1780-January 1864), daughter of Samuel Clark and Penelope Clark of Patrick County, VA on February 6, 1797. He fought in the War of 1812.
4. Horatio Gates Penn, (November 14, 1775, Patrick County, VA- September 27, 1838. Ralls County, MO), who married Jane “Nancy” May Parr (b. about 1777), daughter of Henry Parr, and moved to Ralls County, Missouri in November 1829. Burial: Penn Cemetery in Ralls County, MO
5. Mary Pauline “Polly” Penn (July 1, 1777, Henry County, VA-about 1868), who married Charles Foster (January 15, 1755, Patrick County, VA-1849, Patrick County, VA), on September 8, 1811.
6. Col. Greensville “Green” Penn (May 16,1779, Henry County, VA-June 20, 1844), who first married Nancy Anna Leath, daughter of Peter Leath and his second wife, Barbara Leath of Manchester, VA on May 5, 1808, and second married Martha Reid (March 15, 1791-May 18. 1859), daughter of Major William Reid of Bedford County, VA
7. Captain Thomas Jefferson Penn (June 15, 1781, Henry County, VA-March 29, 1858, Patrick County, VA), who first married Frances Martha Leath (April 15, 1790-August 28, 1816), daughter of Peter Leath and his first wife, Mary Leath of Manchester, VA, and second married Mary Christian Kennerly (November 26, 1803-June 29, 1885), daughter of Joseph Kennerly and Sarah (Christian) Kennerly of Amherst County, VA. He and his wives are buried in Penn Cemetery in Patrick County, VA. He served in the War of 1812 as a Captain. He became a successful farmer and also served as a Gentleman Justice in VA. His four youngest sons represented Virginia as soldiers during the Civil War.
8. Abraham “Abram” Penn, Jr. (March 1753, Henry County, VA-December 22, 1885, Todd County, KY), who married Sarah “Sally” Critz (born January 1788), daughter of Captain Haman Critz, Jr. and Anne “Nancy” (Dalton) Critz of Henry County, VA, and moved to Tennessee and then to Todd County, Kentucky.
9. James Francis Penn (January 31, 1785-1849), who first married Catherine Leath, daughter of Peter Leath and his second wife, Barbara Leath, of Manchester, VA, and second married Mary Shelton, daughter of William Shelton and Patricia “Pattie” (Dillard) Shelton
10. Luvenia Penn (April 3, 1787-1787), who died young
11. Edmund Penn (January 8, 1789, Henry County, VA-August 11, 1860, Trenton, TN) , who married Mary “Polly” Ferris (February 1, 1796, Patrick County, VA-September 2, 1862, Trenton, TN), daughter of Josiah Ferris and Mary (Stovall) Ferris of Patrick County, VA, on June 11, 1816, in Patrick County, VA.
12. Philip Stovall Penn, (March 5, 1792, Patrick County, VA-November 25, 1851, TN), who married Elie Louise Briscoe (1792-1850), daughter of John Briscoe and Charity (Warren) Briscoe of Bedford County, VA on September 22, 1815 in Pittsylvania County, VA

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Gravesite Details She was called "Ruth" .........


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  • Maintained by: Patricia Taylor
  • Originally Created by: deegraver
  • Added: 12 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81898143
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Stovall Penn (27 Apr 1743–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81898143, citing Penn Cemetery, Patrick County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Taylor (contributor 47087729) .