It was always believed by his descendants that Roby’s full name was Roby Patterson Pennell. But his death certificate indicates his full name was
and Tom and Emma
Patterson Roby Pennell, which apparently was his true legal name. But his gravestone does read Roby Patterson.
6 of Roby's grown children in the 1970's or 80's - Emma is center in blue Gravestone of Roby and Carrie
Benjamin, born Dec 27, 1855 married Elizabeth Estes and together they had eight children, Roby, Walt (who was blown up in a saw mill accident), Mary, Florence, Lottie, Finley, Bessie and Lee Hobson. Mary was killed in a car accident in the ‘30’s. Benjamin died Nov 23 1929
in Boomer, Wilkes County, North Carolina. All the children, except for Roby, Walt and Mary attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School  in Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Pennell Benjamin’s grave Roby Pennell and wife Carrie Lou Mink with family around 1912. Daughter Emma, eight, is center.
John Pennell was born 1494 in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, England and died around 1518 at the age of 23. He married Agnes Pennell born in 1495. The Pennell family was known to be
Actual Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England Carrie Mink Pennell, 1939 Genealogy researched at
Research has determined that the family name Pennell has been listed as also Pennell, Pinnell, Pannell and Pennel in different records.
Roby's eldest daughter, Emma Victoria, married  Clyde Millard "Tom" Shew  in 1923.
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Samuel left behind his wife Susan with four sons, Harvey (never married), Benjamin, John and Richard.  There were three daughters:  Alley, Elizabeth and Clara. Samuel and Susan had bought a large track of land on Cub Creek in Wilkes County (Moravian Falls) before he went to war. The farm was eventually divided between all of Samuel and Susan's heirs except for Benjamin who did not get anything because he and his brother Harvey did not get along Harvey "beat him our of his share." Their mother Susan died on November 11, 1895.
You can look up records for Samuel ( listed as Pennel ) and others at Civil War records          
Early Pennell Family Cresst
Turson Pennell was born in 1470 in England. He was married to Phoebe Pennell also born in 1470
In June 1862 the 1st North Carolina finally joined the Army of Northern Virginia as part of the brigade of Brig. Gen. Roswell S. Ripley in the division of Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill.It subsequently became subordinate to the Second Corps and participated in almost every battle the army fought in the Eastern Theater. It surrendered with the army at Appomattox on April 9, 1865; fielding 10 officers and 61 enlisted men. Samuel, whose last name is spelled Pennel in Confederate records, was killed on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
established in the area of Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England which lies about 15 miies SE of Sherwood Forest. The area is famed for its connection to the legends of Robin Hood.
John’s son, William Pennell married Elizabeth Inkersol in November of 1542. William was born in 1518 and died January 31, 1568. Elizabeth was born abt 1518 and preceeded William in death, dying in 1547. He married a second time to Alice who outlived him. Click to read a pdf text of his will  language and spelling much different than now.
Robert Pennell born abt 1546, was son to William and Elizabeth. He was born in Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom and married Isabella Pennell. She was born between January 11, 1550 and January 10, 1551 Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert died sometime after 1604. 
It is believed that one of his children, a son, Thomas Pennell, was by an unknown woman out of wedlock. This is probably the reason Thomas was not mentioned in his father’s will. His brother and two sisters along with their mother, Katherine, were soul beneficiaries in the will. Thomas was born in 1623 in St Lawrence, Kent, England and married Katherine Prow(1627-1707). In 1642, after being supposedly shunned by the family, he migrated to South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia on the ship Hesperides where he died 11 May 1676.
Samuel Pennell was born in  1824 to John and Susan (Curtis)  Pennell.  He married Susan Emily Greene  in 1844. She was born on April 26,  1824. Samuel died during the Civil  war at Chancellorsville on May 3,  1863.
American Civil War listing for Samuel Pennell (Pennel) Name: Samuel Pennell Residence: Wilkes County, North Carolina Enlistment Date: 16 Mar 1863 Enlistment Place: Skinker's Neck, Virginia Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 16 March 1863 at the age of 36. Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 16 Mar 1863.
The Major Oak is a large English Oak in the midst of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept and is about 800–1000 years old. Then Benjamin Joshua Pennell was born in Surry County 1769. He was married to Elizabeth Judd(1769–1837) in 1787 in Reddies River, Wilkes County, NC and he died in Wilkes County in 1843.
Their second child, William John, born 1790 in Caldwell County. John was married to  Susannah (Susan) Curtis  (1790-1882) and he died Feb. 26, 1865 in Watauga, North Carolina.
Map of Chacellorsville Battlefield and area Samuel was killed
Either the home of Samuel or Benjamin Pennell who married Elizabeth Estes. Awaiting confirmation. Susan Greene Pennell's grave William John Pennell’s grave
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Thomas (Pinion Pinnel) Pennell   came next. He was born in Middlesex, Virginia  April 08, 1721 and was married to Susannah Tyree (1725-1778). He died in Surry County, NC in 1793.
Thomas Pannell (Pennell), Jr. was born circa 1653. He died in Richmond, Henrico, VA. 4 Mar 1718/19. Extensive info on Thomas and other family ancestors can be studied at  “Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties”
John Pinnel Pennell was born in 1680 in Middlesex, Accomack County, Virginia. He was married to Elizabeth Ingram (1690 – 1721). He died in 1726.
His son was Robert, Jr. born abt 1604. Records indicate Robert, Jr. married Isabel Ingersoll and died after Apr 1663. Read the pdf text of his will by here
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