Through his father:
William I, "The Conqueror", King of England - 24th great grandfather.
Henry II, King of England - 21st great grandfather.
Philippe IV, King of France  - 18th great grandfather.
Edward I, "Longshanks", King of England - 18th great grandfather.
Edward III, King of England - 16th great grandfather.
Samuel greatly improved his father's grain drill, and invented and patented the "Iron Harvester," the first American mowing machine equipped with a cutter-bar that could be raised and lowered without the driver leaving his seat. In 1877 he invented, patented and introduced the "Pennock Road Machine," the first practical machine in this country for the construction and repairing of roads. His business firm at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, was S. Pennock & Sons, later S. Pennock & Sons Co., which in 1886 was reorganized under the name American Road Machine Company. This firm did an extensive business for many years. Samuel Pennock lived on the family land, the title of which went back to the purchase by his ancestor, George Collett from William Penn.
He passed away in 1903.
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