1832–1895

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Born: Au­gust 11, 1832, Ru­ther­ford Coun­ty, Ten­nes­see.

Died: Ap­ril 29, 1895, Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas.

Buried: Eu­re­ka Springs Ce­me­te­ry, Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas.

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Biography

Penn was the hus­band of Co­ril­la Fran­ces Sayle.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at the Male Acad­e­my in Tren­ton, Ten­nessee, and at Un­ion Un­i­ver­si­ty, Mur­frees­bo­ro, Ten­nes­see.

After read­ing law at the firm of Will­iams and Wright, he be­came an at­tor­ney and op­ened a law of­fice in Lex­ing­ton, Ten­nes­see, around 1852.

He was an of­fi­cer in the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, spend­ing ov­er a year as a pri­son­er. Af­ter the war, he moved his fa­mi­ly to Jef­fer­son, Tex­as, where he re­turned to the prac­tice of law.

Ac­tive in the church, he served as pre­si­dent of the Tex­as Bap­tist Sun­day School and Col­port­age Con­ven­tion, 1873–74. He was lat­er or­dained a Bap­tist min­is­ter, and was a well known ev­an­gel­ist in Tex­as, oth­er Am­er­i­can states, Scot­land, and Eng­land.

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