According to his death certificate, Joseph was born Jul. 1, 1878. In 1900 he reported to the census taker that he was born in August, 1880, was 19 years old and had been married for three years. Rosa reported that she too was age 19 and was born in September, 1880. Her death certificate reports only that she was born in 1879.
Joseph was the son of John and Susan Adeline Reid Pennell. Rosa was the daughter of William Franklin and Sarah (Sally) Holsclaw Coffey. William Franklin from Alexander Co., NC and was a son of Calvin and Serena White Coffey. Joseph died on Jan. 28, 1970 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC and Rosa on Nov. 12, 1949 in Taylorsville, Alexander Co.
Their children were:
William Arthur, born Jun., 1898, married Mary Lola Earp.
[Update May 6, 2010: Mary Lola, born Aug., 1894 in Little River Twp., was the daughter of James and Jane Earp. See 1900 Little River Twp., Alexander Co., NC census]
Lola, born c1901, married Thomas M. Farrell
John Robert, born 1905
Sallie Emma, born Sep. 11, 1908, died Aug. 27, 1994. She married Glenn A. Payne, born 1905, died 1980.
Luther V., born 1910
Samuel B., born c1911
Hershell george, born Jul. 16, 1915, died Sep. 6, 2005, married Mary JoAnn Spencer
Edna Hessie, born Sep. 29, 1915, died Jan. 5, 2001. She married a James, last name unknown
Perry Conly, born Sep. 26, 1923, married Mary Lou Hubbard. Perry died on Jul. 21, 2003
Other children of John and Susan Adeline Reid Pennell were:
Mary Salina, born c1863
Susan C., born c1864
Samuel Leroy, born 1866, died Dec. 15, 1942, married Nancy M. Caldwell.
Lawson William, born 1863, married Lena Hollar, daughter of David A. and Ellen Bentley Hollar.
Lavina E., born c1871, died Nov. 6, 1963
Michel Andrew, born 1872, died Nov. 23, 1956. He married Nora Ainer Coffey, sister to Rosa who married Joseph Pennell.
Frances E., born 1875, died Apr. 15, 1937, married Lark Pope.
Elsie, born Mar., 1882
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