Biography of Henry Pennington
Hancock County, OH Biographies

HENRY PENNINGTON, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. McComb, was born in Centre County, Penn., January 14, 1826, son of Simon and Nancy Pennington, natives of Pennsylvania. His father's parents were natives of Scotland, and his mother was of Irish descent. Simon Pennington, who was born in 1800, is still living; he came to Hancock County in 1851, and settled south of McComb. Our subject, the third in a family of nine children, acquired his education in his native State, and in 1846 settled in Seneca County, Ohio, where he chopped wood and cleared up land. He afterward rented land near Tiffin Ohio, where he remained three years, at the end of which time he bought a farm of eighty acres, which he sold in 1852, and came to Pleasant Township, this county, where he is now owner of a fine farm of 240 acres, on which he resides. He was married, in 1849, to Mary Ann Bachtel, a lady of German descent, daughter of Andrew Bachtel, a pioneer of this county, coming here in 1832. Mr. and Mrs. Pennington have had eight children, of whom seven survive; Eliza, wife of William George; Jemitua, wife of Israel Howell; Geneva, at home; J. W., a physician; Andrew, now farming; Jacob Wesley, and Lucinda, attending school. In politics our subject is a Democrat. He has been trustee of the township most of the time since 1862, and has also served as school director.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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