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PENNINGTON, ISAAC M. (?–?). Isaac M. Pennington, an Old Three Hundred settler, was a teacher in Stephen F. Austin's colony as early as the winter of 1823–24. J. H. Kuykendall claimed that Pennington was the first person to teach school in the Austin colony. In April 1824 Pennington voted in the election of the Baron de Bastrop as deputy for Coahuila and Texas. Pennington was a partner of David Randon; together they received title to a sitio that is now part of Fort Bend County. The census of March 1826 listed Pennington as a farmer and stock raiser, a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. He was the mail contractor on the route between Independence and Milam in October 1836. In December 1836 at Columbia he was appointed an administrator for the estate of William McFarland.


Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Eugene C. Barker, ed., "Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin, 1828–1832," 12 parts, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21–24 (January 1918-October 1920). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 6–7 (January, April, July 1903). Telegraph and Texas Register, October 19, December 17, 1836. William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"PENNINGTON, ISAAC M.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.