PENNINGTON, ISAAC M.
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.
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