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Jefferson "Jeff" Pennington (1836-1916)

Jefferson "Jeff" Pennington was a son of Jefferson Brown Pennington and Edith Redford. Jeff was born 26 Aug 1836 in Monroe Co., IN. He moved with his family as a child to Cole Co. (now Moniteau Co.), MO and married Elizabeth A. Armitage on 11 Jul 1858 in Linn Twp., Moniteau Co., MO. Jefferson Pennington served in the Civil War, Union, Private, enrolled Missouri Miliitia, 43rd Regt. E. M. M. Company C, Capt. Courtright, age 26, enrolled Aug 24, 1862 in California, Moniteau Co., MO, volunteered into active duty on 27 Nov 1862 on the roll of Apr 1, 1863. Honorably discharged on 27 Nov 1862.

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1840 Cole Co., MO (now Moniteau Co.)
Jefferson B. Pennington 230001-101001
2 males under age 5 (Jeff)
3 males bet. 5 - 10 yrs.
1 male bet. 30 - 40 yrs. (Jefferson B.)
1 female under age 5
1 female bet. 10 - 15 yrs.
1 female bet. 30 - 40 yrs. (Edith)

1850 Moniteau Co., MO census: House #645
Jefferson Pennington 45 VA Farmer $600
Nancy 22 VA
William 18 VA
Jesse 17 VA
Isaac 15 IN
Jefferson 13 MO
Columbus 10 MO
John 8 MO
Marion 5 MO

1860 - s/be Moniteau Co. MO (could not locate)

1870 Carrollton P.O., Hurricane Twp., Carroll Co., MO Census, Roll 766, Book 1, page 294a (177-185)
Jefferson Pennington, age 35, M, W, Farmer, Real Estate Value $2,400, Personal Estate Value $550, b: IN
Elizabeth, age 29, F, W, Keeping house, b: KY
Nathaniel, age 9, M, W, b: MO
James, age 8, M, W, b: MO
John, age 7, M, W, b: MO
Jefferson, age 5, M, W, b: MO
Henry A., age 3, M, W, b: MO
Maggie E., age 1, M, W, b: MO

1880 Morris Twp., Carroll Co., MO, pg. 391c, taken on June 11, 1880
J. Penington, head, married, M, W, age 43, b: IN > VA > NC; Farmer
Elizabeth Penington, wife, married, F, W, age 40, b: KY > PA > KY; Keeping House
Nathaniel R. Penington, son, single, M, W, age 19, b: MO > IN > KY; was listed with a sickness Orfery?
James Mc. Penington, son, single, M, W, age 17, b: MO > IN > KY; Farm Laborer
John J. Penington, son, single, M, W, age 16, b: MO > IN > KY; Farm Laborer
Thomas J. Penington, son, single, M, W, age 14, b: MO > IN > KY; Farm Laborer
Henry A. Penington, son, single, M, W, age 12, b: MO > IN > KY; Farm Laborer
Minnie E. Penington, dau., single, F, W, age 10, b: MO > IN > KY
Mason Penington, son, single, M, W, age 7, b: MO > IN > KY
Mary E. Penington, dau., single, F, W, age 5 mos., b: MO > IN > KY

1890 - destroyed in fire

1900 3 Ward Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory Census, pg. 211 (128-136)
Jefferson Pennington, head, W, M, b: Aug 1836, age 63, Married once for 40 yrs, b: IN > VA > VA; Wood dealer
Elizabeth Pennington, wife, F, W, b: Apr 1840, age 60, 8 of 12 children living, b: KY > KY > KY
Nathaniel Pennington, son, M, W, b: Oct 1860, age 39, b: MO > IN > KY; Gardener
Minnie Pennington, son, M, W, b: Apr 1870, age 28, b: MO > IN > KY; Day Laborer
Ezra Pennington, son, M, W, b: Aug 1881, age 18, b: MO > IN > KY; At School

1910 W. Frisco St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Census, pg. 284 (253-325)
Jefferson Pennington, head, W, M, age 73, Married once for 52 yrs, b: IN > VA > VA; Own Income
Elizabeth Pennington, wife, F, W, age 69, 8 of 12 children living, b: KY > PA > KY
Nathaniel Pennington, son, M, W, age 49, b: MO > IN > KY; Gardener
Minnie Pennington, son, M, W, age 39, b: MO > IN > KY; Cripple

Marriage

Linn Twp., Moniteau Co., MO

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County of Moniteau
State of Missouri
Pennington to Armitage
I the undersigned one of the justices of the peace within and for the township of Linn in Moniteau do hereby certify that by the Grace of God and according to the laws of the State of Missouri joined in matrimony on the 11th day of July 1858 Jefferson PENNINGTON and Elizabeth ARMITAGE all of Linn Township, Moniteau County, Missouri.  Signed T. C. Moore, J. P. Filed August 9th, 1858 by Wm. G. Howard, Clerk, Book 1, Page 248.

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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25 Sep 1893 "Delaration for Invalid Pension" form - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK Territory, Jefferson Pennington, age 58 yrs, resident of County, enrolled on 24 Aug 1862 in Co. C, 43rd Regt. MO Milita Vols.  He is physically unable to earn support by reason of disease of respiratory, urinary organs, heart, and also sciatica (rheumatism).  Signed Jefferson Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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17 Apr 1895  "Delaration for Invalid Pension" form - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK Territory, Jefferson Pennington, age 59 yrs., He is physically unable to earn support by reason of neuralogia confined to his head, liver trouble, rheumatism, piles, deafness, weakness of eyes, kidney trouble and general disabilities.  Signed Jefferson Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Letter requesting medical records from OKC, OK attorney's office, D. F. Mac Martin.  He states his address will be Dewitt Twp., Carroll Co., MO until further notice.  Signed Jefferson Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

MO

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State of MO service record certification, No. 31329, Jefferson Pennington, enlisted 24 Aug 1862 at California, MO as a Private, Co. Co, 43rd Regt. MO Militia.

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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"Delaration for Invalid Pension" form - address is 126 Frisco Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK Territory, Jefferson Pennington, age 68 yrs., He is physically unable to earn support by reason of his age, infeebled condition _______ is physically weak and emaciated, and his nervous system is broken down.  Signed Jefferson Pennington.  Witnessed by: Wm P. Harper, M. Pennington (signed with X)  & H. H. Armitage

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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"Declaration for Pension" form, Jefferson Pennington, age 72, resident of 126 Frisco St., OKC, Oklahoma Co., OK.  Physical description: Height 6 foot 2" inches; complextion: Light; eyes: Blue; color of hair: Auburn; Occupation: Farmer; DOB: 26 Aug 1836 in Monroe Co., IN.  Residences: Carroll Co., MO from 1865-1891; California (Moniteau Co.), MO from 1862-1865; and OKC, OK Co., OK from 1891 to present.  Signed Jefferson Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Jefferson Pennington, P.O. address 126 Frisco Ave. OKC, OK Co., OK, rejection due to military records not found. Date of birth: 26 Aug 1836.  Claimant does write.  Enlisted 24 Aug 1862 - honorably discharged 27 Nov 1862.

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Typed letter from Dick T. Morgan, 2nd Dist. House of Representatives, OK, asking about Jefferson Pennington's present status of pension.

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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"Declaration for Pension" form Jefferson Pennington, age 75, resident of OKC, OK Co., OK, gives military record, personal discription, Occupation at time of war: Farmer, Resident of Moniteau Co. until 1891.  In OK Co. OK after 1891.  Signed Jefferson Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Typed letter from J. B. Thompson, House of Rep's, asking about Jefferson Pennington's present status of pension.

Civil War Pension Record

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Letter written by Elizabeth (Armitage) Pennington, widow of Jefferson Pennington, address 126 Frisco St., OKC, OK to Pension office in Wash. D.C. - requesting information about her husband's military service and Widow's Pension.  Her husband serviced under Capt. Austin and that Jefferson was in the Barrack's in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO for several weeks and then having taken sick, was sent home to California, Moniteau Co., MO on disability furlough, subject to call at any time.  This was only a few months prior to close of the war, and he was never called back, nor returned.  She was not certain that he received any formal discharge from the regular army.  His officer's were Capt. Courtwright, Frank Haycock, Lieut. Hart and Major Simmons.  She stated that her husband died 31 July 1916 lacking 26 days of being 80 yrs of age.  She was his only wife and was married 57 yrs.  He died a member in good and regular standing of the G. A. R. and was laid away under their services. She states she was left a poor widow nearly 80 yrs of age without support.  She stated she could furnish proof and affidavit of membership of G. A. R. of the Grant Post Okla. City.  Signed Mrs. Elizabeth Pennington

Civil War Pension Record

Wash D.C.

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Typed letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Pennington of 126 Frisco, OKC,  from Civil War Division stating her dead husband's and her widower's pension is and would be rejected because her husband's organization was never mustered into the service of the US.  Basically, stating that there were no such organization as the Co. C, 43rd MO Home Guards Militia.

Civil War Pension Record

Wash D.C.

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"Dept of the Interiors" No military records were found for Jefferson Pennington.

Civil War Pension Record

Wash D.C.

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 "Dept of the Interiors" No military records were found for Jefferson Pennington.

Death Certificate

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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Death Certificate for Jefferson Pennington

Obituary

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

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The Oklahoman, Wednesday, August 2, 1916
Obituary
Jeff Pennington
Funeral services for Jeff Pennington, 80 years old, 126 West Frisco Avenue, under the auspices of Oklahoma City Post No. 17 G.A.R., will be held at the home Wednesday morning at ? o'clock. Mr. Pennington died Monday.

Burial

Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK

Jeff Pennington was interred on Aug 2, 1916 in the Pennington Rupert Mosoleum in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He was later removed to Block 4, E2, Lot 39.  There is no explaination for the removal of his body.  There is no stone where he is now buried.

Jeff Pennington
Married Male
Age: 80 years
Address: 126 W. Frisco, OKC
Date of death: July 31, 1916
Date of burial: August 2, 1916
Cause of death: Dropsy
Lot 164, Block 10 - Vault; removed February 5, 1921 to E 1/2 Lot 39, Block 4
Undertaker: Street and Draper

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