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The Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Penistons

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

One of the first families to settle in Daviess County was that of the family of Robert Peniston, Sr. ,who came in the fall of 1831, according to son, Theodore’s, obituary. The family came from Jessamine County, Ky., when Theodore was 19. The children were: Robert Jr., buried in Livingston County; Col. William, P., buried in California; Theodore;  Francis, killed at

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