John Penn DOI


John Penn was born in caroline County, Virginia on 17 May1741 and died 17 September 1788. He was an Episcopalian. He studied law privately with Edmund Pendleton at age 18 after his fathers death. He was accepted to the North Carolina Bar in 1774. On 28 July 1763 he married Susannah Lyne and they had three children. He was elected to the North Carolina Congress and to the Continental Congress in 1774 and served until 1780.

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