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Penelope (Unknown) Lynn (abt. 1813 - abt. 1853)

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Penelope Lynn formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Tattnall County, Georgiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Died about in Tattnall County, Georgiamap
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Penelope, first wife of Dempsey Lynn in Tattnall County, Georgia, was born in Tattnall County about about. She bore six children before her untimely death sometime between 1850 and 1857. She is found with Dempsey and the children in the 1850 census ...

1850 Census, 79th Subdiv., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 361, 28 Sep
Dempsey Lynn, age 45, b. in SC, Farming
Penelope Lynn, age 37, b. in Tattnall Co.
 ?arter Lynn, age 16, b. in Tattnall Co., Farming
Nancy Lynn, age 12, b. in Tattnall Co.
Jane Lynn, age 10, b. in Tattnall Co.
Martha Lynn, age 6, b. in Tattnall Co.
John Lynn, age 1, b. in Tattnall Co.[1]

In 1860, after Penelope's death and Dempsey's remarriage, the son who was 16 in 1850 was no longer in the home, and in his place was a 23-year-old daughter who was not in the home in the earlier census.

1860 Census, Reidsville P.O., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 37, 5 Jul
Dempsey Lynn, age 54, b. in Sc, Farmer
Sarah Lynn, age 31, b. in Tattnall Co.
Mary Lynn, age 23, b. in Tattnall Co.
Nancy Lynn, age 20, b. in Tattnall Co.
Sarah Lynn, age 18, b. in Tattnall Co.
Martha Lynn, age 15, b. in Tattnall Co.
John Lynn, age 11, b. in Tattnall Co.
William Steward, age 12, b. in Tattnall Co.
Nicey E. Steward, age 10, b. in Tattnall Co.
Joshua Lynn, age 2, b. in Tattnall Co.
Henry D. Lynn, age 1, b. in Tattnall Co.[2]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016)
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2017)

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