My Grandmother always told me that she was descended from William Penn, but as I did her tree, I saw no Penn's. I assumed that she had just assumed or something (as her Blackburn family were Pennsylvania Quakers and did go back a long time).
Yesterday, though, on the last day of a Newspapers.com free trial, I came across the Obituary of her grandmother, Sarah White (Mother's maiden name = Giles):
"MRS. SARAH W. ENGLISH. Mrs. Sarah White English, 85, widow of James English, died in her home. 1208 Orchard Street, Northside Thursday. She was the last living child of Henry and Elizabeth White, of Connellsville, descendents, respectively of Captain Thomas Field and William Penn. Mrs. English leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Wilcox and Mrs. Glenn Blackburn; two sons A.E. English of Philadelphia and Joseph English, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."
I don't see any tie to Elizabeth Giles from the Penn side going down, and can find no link going up. Think that this was a perceived tie between the Giles surname and Giles Penn?
Is there a tie between Penn-40 and White-45631 that I just haven't found?