Person:Mathew Penn (1)

Mathew Penn
b.est. 1745-1755
m. bef. 1778
  1. Sarah Pennabt 1778 -
  2. Elizabeth Pennabt 1780 -
Facts and Events
Name Mathew Penn
Alt Name Mathew Pen
Gender Male
Birth[1] est. 1745-1755
Marriage bef. 1778 to Catherine Slack
Death[1] 1797 Washington County, Kentucky[Estate Records]

Mathew Penn was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • 18th February, 1783 - Mathew Penn received a patent for 250 acres "on Shaw's Fork of Cowpasture", (as listed in the records below)
  • Page 43.--26th April, 1785. James Rucker and Mary to Leonard Rucker, power attorney to convey tract to Mathew Penn and a tract to William Horschings (Houchings), of Amherst County

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 341.--10th August, 1784. Mathew Penn and Catherine to Isaac Johns, 250 acres patented to Mathew Penn 18th February, 1783, on Shaw's Fork of Cowpasture. Delivered: Wm. Johns, executor of Isaac, 28th December, 1797.

Military Service

  • Mathew Penn served in Captain John McCay's Company in the Rev. War for Augusta Co., VA.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 121.--21st March, 1780. Edward Hynds' estate settlement recorded--8th July, 1778, sale at vendue to, viz: John Peebles, Anthony Johnson, Francis Foard, Mathew Pen, Eli Bab Wilson, John Kingin, Thos. Deverix, Lewis Baker, Wm. McKeamey, Thos. Dugless, Joseph Newton; 1777, John Jordan; paid Elizabeth Peilentine, William Smith's legacy.
  • Page 531.--15th June, 1780. Sale of Joseph Gamble's estate--Sold to, viz: Samuel Redman, Capt. Jno. McCoy, Jonathan Shipman, Capt. Jos. Bell, George Dosian. Continued, 1st October, 1782; to Isabell Gamble, Edward Steward, Robert Duffield, Jno. Hiner, Mathew Pen, Moses Knapp, Lewis Mertin, Wm. Blagg, Joseph Breath.
  • Page 155.--7th April, 1788. John Miller and Margret, of Rockingham, to Thomas Devericks, Sr., 125 acres, part of tract patented to Daniel O'haro, 23d May, 1763, on a south branch of the Cowpasture, adjoining tract surveyed to Mathew Penn, now in possession of Isaac Johns.
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    Matthew Penn

    Birth: 1755
    Death: 1797

    Matthew served in Captain John McKay's Company in the Rev. War for Augusta Co., VA.

    Probate - Washington Co., Kentucky, Court Order Book 1792-1800, p. 53- William Kendrick, Guardum Grundy, Richard Gregory, and James Wilson were appointed to appraise his estate (p. 201, December 1st 1796); On 1 December 1796, Catherine Penn obtained letters of administration on the estate of Matthew Penn, dec'd, with John Slack and Samuel Grundy her security and bond of 300 pds. (p. 201, December 1st 1796).