Melissa Boydston Penry

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Melissa Penry

Melissa Penry was a daughter of Jonathan Penry and Cynthia Boydston. She and HJ lived in Summerville through the Civil War years, but decided to move on in 1865, at the end of the war. They gathered her family and relatives, and on Oct. 1, 1865, set out for Texas in a large party. They settled in Forney, near Dallas.

    Melissa at 31, with Newt

Melissa and HJ had 5 children, all born in Mississippi: