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Re: William Penn or Henry Penn

Posted: 10 Apr 2009 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also connected to the Penn family from Samoa. I have started researching my family history and this is all the information I know: My grandmother is Mary Penn, born to John Herbert Penn and Mele (last name unknown) in Upolu or Savaii in the early 1900s. John Herbert Penn was born in 1859 in Shenstone, Straffordshire, England and moved with his family to New Zealand in 1881. John Herbert Penn moved to Samoa in 1888 from New Zealand. My grandmother had 2 brothers, Arthur Penn and Charles Penn. Their father, John Herbert Penn, remarried to a Jane Coe in 1908 or 1909 and they had 3 children, Geoffrey, Effie and Lucy. My grandmother, Mary Penn, married Roy William Akers (U.S. Navy) in Pago Pago, American Samoa and they had 3 boys - Herbert Joseph Akers (my father), Norman Akers and Lionel Akers. My father, Herbert Joseph Akers, married Julia Bertha Hunt (born in Lotofaga, Upolu) in Auckland New Zealand and had 6 children - Ingrid, Eugene, Marjorie (me), Herbert Jr., Roy and Paul, born and raised in Tokora, New Zealand. My parents moved our family to California in 1970. My mother, Julia Bertha Hunt Akers, passed away in 1999 at Sacramento, California. Please contact me at if you think William or Henry Penn are related to my great-grandfather/grandmother's family. Thank you.

Marjorie Akers McGill
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Foxypenn 28 Nov 2000 5:11AM GMT 
amanda fesolai 29 Aug 2001 12:59AM GMT 
Alex Penn Bremer 15 Oct 2001 5:59PM GMT 
marjoriemcgil... 10 Apr 2009 10:05PM GMT 
Chris_Liavaa 1 May 2009 10:45PM GMT 
marjoriemcgil... 2 May 2009 3:36AM GMT 
Chris_Liavaa 2 May 2009 4:04AM GMT 
Foxypenn 16 Apr 2013 10:30AM GMT 
Chris_Liavaa 16 Apr 2013 7:51PM GMT 
Foxypenn 17 Apr 2013 2:14AM GMT 
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