Col. Abraham PENN ID#6212, b. 27 December 1743, d. 1801
Father*George PENN1
Mother*Ann FLEMING1
Birth*Col. Abraham PENN was born on 27 December 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia.1 
He was the son of George PENN and Ann FLEMING.1 
Marriage*Col. Abraham PENN married Ruth STOVALL, daughter of George STOVALL Jr. and Mary "Molly" COOPER, about 3 March 1767.1 
Military*Abraham Penn was a Captain of Militia in Dunmore's War and commanded a fort at Culbertson Bottom in 1774.1,2 
Property*George Hairston purchased 350 acres of land on Beaver Creek for 50 pounds from Abraham Penn. Henry County Deed Book 2.1 
Court RecordLt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS; Peter Saunders, George Waller, Edmund Lyne and Abraham Penn held the first court in Henry County, Virginia.3,1 
Court RecordOn 20 January 1777, the first county court of Henry County was held. Peter Copeland, Robert Hairston, John Salmon, Edmund Lyne, Abraham Penn, James Lyon, Robert Woods, Jesse Heard, Jonathan Hanby and Peter Saunders. - Henry County Court Order Book 1, page 1. FSL #7898572, image 7.4,1 
MilitaryAttached is a copy of the March 11, 1781 Muster Roll signed by Col. Abraham Penn -->
Court Record*Patrick Henry, Abram Penn and John Dillard were recommended to the Governor as Commissioners of peace for Henry County.1 
Death*Col. Abraham PENN died in 1801 in Patrick County, Virginia. 
Burial*He was buried in Poplar Grove, Patrick County, Virginia.5 
Court RecordOn September 21, 1808 in the Superior Court in Franklin County, George Hairston and Abraham Penn are defendants being sued for 4,000 pounds by the widow and estate of Jacob Lindsey regarding a property dispute that started in 1778 in Patrick County. Land suits, 1805-1818, 1821-1822, FSL 8141191-123. 


Ruth STOVALL b. a 1743, d. a 1800

Sources (

  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  2. [S3555] Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913, Louise Phelps Kellogg, Sons of the American Revolution. Wisconsin Society, and State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774. Madison: Wisconsin historical society, 1905., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S3073] Hill, Judith Parks America, A History of Henry County, Virginia : With Biographical Sketches of Its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of Its Oldest Families, Press of Bulletin Printing and Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1925 - Henry County, Va. (THERE ARE MANY ERRORS IN THIS BOOK)
  4. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933 available on - CAUTION - this book was written in 1933 and has many errors regarding the Hairston family., Personal Collection - printed book.
  5. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
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