Barnes Rucker Penn
- Born: 28 Feb 1872, Penn's Store, Patrick Co., Virginia
- Marriage: Mary Kathryn Penn on 3 Nov 1897 in Danville, Virginia
- Died: 22 Aug 1939, Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia at age 67
- Buried: 23 Aug 1939, Green Hill Cemetery, 700 Block Lee St., Danville, VA.
Cause of his death was Cerebral Hemorrhage / Nephritis.
The 1910 Federal Census for Danville City, Ward 4, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 24, page 114A, dated April 18, 1910 records Barnes R. (37) and Mary K. (36) Penn with daughter Elizabeth P. (10) living at 1020 Main Street. Barnes and Mary have been married for 12 years and have had 1 child. Barnes is a Tobacconist with a Tobacco Factory.
The 1920 Federal Census for Danville City, Ward 4, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 39, page 174A records Barnes R. Penn (50) with daughter Elizabeth P. (20) living at 1020 Main Street. Barnes is a Tobacconist with a Tobacco Factory. He is listed as married; however, Mary is not recorded here.
The 1930 Federal Census for Danville City, Ward 4, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 7, page 180A, dated April 10, 1930 records Barnes R. Penn (57) and his wife Mary C. Penn (56) living at 1020 Main Street. Barnes is a Dealer with a Tobacco Factory and owns his home valued at $15,000. Also in the household is their married daughter Elizabeth P. Carter (30) and her husband Everette E. Carter (32). Everette is a Dealer with a Tobacco Factory. Barnes and Mary have been married for 32 years whiloe Elizabeth and Everette for 6 years.
Historic Designation: Penn-Carter House Address: 1020 Main Street
Resembling nothing so much as a giant wedding cake with wreaths, swags, and other classical decorations, this mansion stands today as an example of architecture in transition; its freewheeling Queen Anne form is bedecked with Classical Revival details. Typical 189Os Queen Anne features include the three-story corner tower and projecting bays. Its Classical embellishments, an architectural mode that became the rage after the turn of the century, include not only the bas relief Adam-type decorations near the roofline and over the second-story win\emdash dows, but also the graceful Ionic porch that curves around the base of the tower. Completed in 1902. by local contractor James Fitzgerald after a design by architects Frye and Chesterman of Lynchburg, Virginia, the two-and-a- half-story clapboard house remains to modern eyes a well-proportioned design of exceptional craftsmanship. It was a gift from James Gabriel Penn to his daughter Mary Katherine Penn and her husband of five years, Barnes R. Penn.
As a girl Mary Katherine Penn lived with her parents James 0. and Sallie Penn two blocks down the hill in the elaborate Italianate mansion at 862 Main Street. Barnes Penn was one of eight sons of Greenville and Kate Rucker Penn who resided at 138 Holbrook Avenue. Both these families, and all the Danville Penns, came originally from Penn's Store in Patrick County. After their marriage in 1897, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes Penn first lived at 1031 Main Street and in this narrow American Picturesque style house, currently under restoration, their daughter Elizabeth was born. Upon completion of their house at 1020 Main \emdash originally painted yellow with white trim \emdash Elizabeth moved here from across the street where she lived for the next eighty-three years, first with her parents and later with her husband Everett E. Carter, whom she married in 1925. Mr. Carter, a native of Bluefield, West Virginia, and long associated with the Penn family's venerable tobacco business, Pemberton and Penn, also became a city councilman and served several terms as Danville's mayor before his death in 1960.
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Barnes Rucker Penn (widow)
Residence: 1020 Main Street, Danville, VA
Occupation: Tobacco, Leaf Dealer
Age at Death: 67
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1872 at Penns Store, VA
Death Date: 22 Aug 1939
Death Place: Danville, Virginia
Burial: Aug 23, 1939 at Green Hill Cemetery
Registration Date: 1 Sep 1939
Father: Greensville Penn
Mother: Kate Rucker
Spouse: Mary Kate Penn
Informant: Everett Carter of Danville, VA
Barnes married Mary Kathryn Penn, daughter of James Gabriel Penn and Sallie B. Pemberton, on 3 Nov 1897 in Danville, Virginia. (Mary Kathryn Penn was born on 11 Aug 1873 in Danville City, Virginia, died on 28 Mar 1937 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia and was buried on 29 Mar 1937 in Green Hill Cemetery, 700 Block Lee St., Danville, VA..) The cause of her death was Spiro Chestal Infection of Lungs / Lobar Pneumonia.
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Barnes Rucker Penn
Birth Date: 1872
Birth Place: Patrick Co., VA.
Marriage Date: 3 Nov 1897
Father: Green Penn
Spouse: Mary Kathyrn Penn
Birth Date: 1873
Father: James G. Penn
FHL Film Number: 888896