Levi Pennington (AARON2, EPHRIAM1) was born August 15, 1807 in North Carolina, and died September 23, 1894 in Burning Springs, Clay Co., Kentucky. He married Nancy Winnery Lewis October 11, 1842 in Perry (now Leslie) Co., Kentucky. She was born September 23, 1810 in Perry (now Leslie) Co., Kentucky, and died June 1888 in Clay Co., Kentucky.
Levi's tombstone lists his birth as Aug. 15, 1807. The census data reflects his birth between 1810-1811. Photo of Levi's Grave on file.
"Old Levi" built a log house and barn on Pennington Rd. Levi's son James and his wife Liza (Sizemore) Pennington also lived in this house. It was moved to Renfro Valley, Kentucky at "Brush Arbor Appalachian Homestead".
The 1840 Perry Co., Kentucky Census pg. 251, line 24 lists a Levi Pennington: 2 males 0-4, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 0-4, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 40-49.
The 1850 Perry Co., Kentucky Census pg. 401, #57-60 lists Levi 40, born in North Carolina, and Winnery 38. The children listed are Rebecca 14, Timothy 12, William 8, Anny 7, Felix 4 and James 2 and all were born in North Carolina.
The 1860 Clay Co., Kentucky Census pg. 57, #365 lists Levi 49, and Wina 48. The children listed are Timothy 21, William 19, Annie 17, Felix 14, James 12, Samuel 9, Rachael 6, Nancy 4 and Matilda 4. Polly Lewis 73 born in North Carolina and Nelly Lewis 36 (insane) born in Perry Co., Kentucky were also listed in this household.
Levi 59 and Winy 58 are listed in the 1870 Clay Co., Kentucky Census, Dist.32, Precinct 2, #116 with Rachel 16 and Mary 14. Mary is unknown but may have been Matilda.
Levi 68 and Nancy 67 are listed in the 1880 Clay Co., Kentucky Census, ED# 24, #107-108, page 513B. Also listed was Samuel 27-son and Nancy 24 Daughter-in-law. The children Timothy 9, Lucinda 6, Rachael 4 and William 2 are listed as Nieces and Nephews. Samuel and Nancy (Estridge) were married on July 27, 1868 in Clay Co., Kentucky according to Census notes.
There is some confusion regarding this Levi and wives. He has been listed as married to Nancy Lewis and to Winnie Lewis. It is unclear if Nancy and Winnie were sisters or perhaps the same person. Nancy Winnery Lewis's marriage record to Levi Pennington is said to be on file in Perry Co., Kentucky dated Oct. 11, 1842.
The Lewis Family Records reflect that Levi's first marriage was to Rachael Combs on Dec. 16, 1833 in Perry Co., Kentucky. However, the 1850 Owsley Co., Kentucky Census indicates a different Levi was married to Rachael.
A descendant of this Levi's son Felix stated that this Levi was married to Winnie Templeton.
Levi and Nancy were both buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A photo of Winney Pennington's Grave is on file.
Children of Levi Pennington and Nancy Lewis are:
Rebecca Pennington, b. June 28, 1836, Kentucky; d. November 05, 1922, Clay Co., Kentucky.
Timothy Pennington, b. May 1838, Kentucky.
William Pennington, b. about 1842, Kentucky.
Anna Pennington, b. 1843, Perry Co., Kentucky.
Felix Pennington, b. 1847, North Carolina.
James Pennington, b. March 12, 1848, Perry/Clay Co. Kentucky; d. January 16, 1933, Little Sexton Creek, Clay Co., Kentucky.
Samuel Pennington, b. October 1851, Perry Co., Kentucky; d. October 1938, Berea, Madison Co., Kentucky.
Rachel Pennington, b. December 02, 1853, Perry Co., Kentucky.
Matilda Pennington, b. April 13, 1856, Perry Co., Kentucky.
Nancy Pennington, b. April 13, 1856, Perry Co., Kentucky; d. August 14, 1944.