Ancestors of Alva Anson Grant


6. James L Pennington

1William Henry Carman Folsom, Elijah Evan Edwards, Fifty Years in the Northwest, Pioneer Press Co., 1888, page 289, Google Books, <>.
" JAMES PENNINGTON was born in Queensborough, New Brunswick, in 1799. He lived in Houlton, Maine, fifteen years, and came to Kanabec county in 1854 with his family, who were the first permanent settlers in the county. Mr. Pennington farmed and lumbered. He died in December, 1887. Mrs. Pennington died in 1878. Six sons and three daughters are living. The sons are residents of Minnesota. The daughters are married as follows: Elisabeth to --- Grant, of Detroit, Minnesota; Charlotte to A. J. Conger, of Mora, Minnesota; Augusta to B. C. Newport, of Pipestone, Minnesota."

2New Brunswick Museum, manuscript catalog, <>.
"Manuscript Title: Dibblee, George J. (1800-1877). Papers. Location: S 169 F 64. Administrative History or Biographical Sketch: I. F64 (v. John Mitchell unless otherwise noted) . Items: 14. William Moffit v. Pennington, 1829. 15. William Moffit v. James and William Pennington, 1828 (2 items)."
The manuscript catalog has many more references to James Pennington.

3Iron Range Research Center, <>.
"Naturalization Record
Reel #: 1
Vol #: A
Code #: 1
Page #: 149

Naturalization Record JAMES PENNINGTON
Reel #: 11
Vol #: LNPP
Code #: 39
Page #: 53."

4Minnesota naturalization records, declarations of intention, SAM 49, roll 1, vol. A, p. 149; roll 11, vol. LNPP, p. 53, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN.
Rick Crume's file P 1132.

51885 Minnesota State Census, Arthur, Kanabec County, p. 258,, <>.
"A. J. Conger 64 M W New York
Charlotte " 50 F W Canada. Parents foreign-born.
Libby " 14 F W New York
R. W. Safford 26 M W Wis.
James Pennington 84 M W Canada. Parents foreign-born.
John L. Lawson 25 M W Canada. Parents foreign-born.
E. D. Wolf 32 M W Wis."