Levi Pennington married his first cousin, Elizabeth Pennington, in 1848 and became a farmer in Mercer County. He joined the Virginia militia of the Confederate Army in 1862, and returned to his farm after the war ended. He and his wife had at least 10 children. He died in 1887 at the age of 62.
|a painting of Levi Pennington|
Eli Pennington and his cousin, Issac Pennington, were convicted of a felony in 1852 in Mercer County. This is the last record I find of him.
James H. Pennington is living in the household of his uncle, Highland Pennington, in 1860 and working as a laborer on his farm. This is the last record of him.
Mary Pennington gave birth to her own illegitimate son, James Henderson Pennington on November 27, 1857. She died shortly after at age 20. Many of the Penningtons are hard to find on the 1860 census, but in 1870, James is living with William and Araminta Phillips (though they never legally married) in Mercer County. James married Sarah Denks when he was 19 and had five children; his family moved to Kansas.
And for good measure, Minty was charged with horse theft in 1823.