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Benjamin PENN
Ms. __?__
Martha Caroline HILL
Elizabeth __?__
Husband:  Benjamin PENN
Birth:  1799/1800, TN
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Scott Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Marriage-2:  6 Jul 1843, Cape Girardeau Co., MO
Note:  this is a double wedding with Martha's brother, Thomas Green HILL
Wife-2:  Martha Caroline HILL
Birth:  12 Jan 1821, Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri Territory [now MO]
Death:  1856-60, presumably in Scott Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 29 Dec 1838, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, Thomas ISBELL
Father:  Ezekiel HILL
Mother:  Rachael BLOUNT
Wife-3:  Elizabeth __?__
Birth:  1809/10, KY
Death:  1860-70, presumably in Scott Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Wife-1:
1.  Catharine PENN, b. 1829/30, TN
2.  Richard PENN, b. 1834/5, KY
Children with Martha HILL born in Cape Girardeau Co., MO:
3.  Benjamin F. PENN, b. 1843/4
4.  Dorcas PENN, b. 1844/5
5.  Mary M. PENN, b. 1847/8
6.  Martha Ann PENN, b. 1849/50
7.  Elizabeth PENN, b. 1852/3
8.  Matilda PENN, b. 1855/6
9.  Susan PENN, b. 1856/7
Children with Elizabeth:
Elizabeth was too old to be the mother of Susan, so she wouldn't have been the mother of any of the earlier children, either.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri, Tennessee


1a.  Byron Sistler & Barbara Sistler.  1987.  Early East Tennessee Marriages, Vol. 1, Grooms.  Byron Sistler & Assoc., Inc., Nashville, TN (said to contain all extant ante-bellum marriage records in eastern Tennessee):  not found.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Benjamin PENN
Spouse: Martha Caroline ISBELL
Marriage: 06 Jul 1843, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records, 1805-1950. Cape Girardeau County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21-22 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 MO Cape Girardeau Co. Byrd Twp. Roll 221 pp. 252B-253A Ln. 8 Benj Penn 000 001 - 000 100 001 0100000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Benjamin 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = ?
1 person employed in agriculture
This man is said to be our subject, but he has no sons, at all, and no daughter young enough to be Catharine.  The lack of children is not due to a lack of female help to care for them because he's go two women living with him who surely could care for them.  There is no other Benjamin PENN (of this exact spelling) in Missouri, but I really can't accept this as our subject without some corroborating and compelling evidence.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27-28 of 67):  District 92, Scott Co., MO, Roll M432_419, pp. 172A-172B, 210/210, enumerated 5 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Benjamin Penn 50 M   farmer   Tennessee
Martha 30 F       Missouri
Catharine 20 F       Tennessee
Richard 15 M   farmer   Kentucky
Joseph 10 M       Missouri
William  8 M       "
Benjamin  6 M       "
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Dorcas Penn  4 F       Missouri
Mary  3 F       "
Martha Ann  1 F       "
Joseph and William are Martha's children from her first marriage.  Listed three households from Martha's brother, Thomas Green HILL.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36-37 of 41):  Benton P.O., Moreland Twp., Scott Co., MO, Roll M653_657, pp. 40-41, PN 40-41, 265/267, enumerated 19/20 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Benjamin Penn 60 M   Farmer 400 1200 Tennessee
Elizabeth  " 50 F         Kentucky
Benjamin F " 16 M   Farm hand     Missouri
Darcus     " 14 F         Do
Mary M     " 12 F         "
Martha A   " 10 F         "
Elizabeth  "  7 F         "
Matilda    "  4 F         "
Susan      "  3 F         "
William R. Underwood 14 M         "
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Amanda McCall 10 F         Missouri
Listed next to Richard PENN (æ 26, b. KY, wife Margaret).

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 28):  Morley P.O., Richland Twp, Scott Co., MO, Roll M593_805, p. 603A, PN 3, 23/23, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Penn Benjamin 70 M W Farmer 700 300 Tennessee
____ Elisabeth 18 F W Keeping house     Missouri
____ Matilda 14 F W at home     Missouri
____ Susan 12 F W       Missouri
Isbell Thomas  4 M W       Missouri

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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