Williamson County, Texas
of Texas Coordinator: Brenda E.
provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site
FM 971, 1.8 miles east in Pennington Place Estates; corner of Founders Oak Way
and Pennington Lane, turn south on Settlers Path, east on Founders Oak Way,
in Fannin County, Texas, during the Republic of Texas period, John Parker
Pennington (1840-1904), lived as a young man in Arizona Territory. As a member
of one of the first families to settle in the territory he survived several
deadly encounters with the region's Native Americans. He participated in the
Civil War then moved his family to Texas in 1867. The first recorded burial was
that of Pennington's sister, Margaret (Mag) Dennison, in 1872. John Pennington,
his two wives, Emily J. McAllister (d. 1880) and Isabelle Purcell (d. 1916), and
their descendants are interred here.