Author Archives: Jackson Pemberton

About Jackson Pemberton

I started the Pemberton Family World Wide in 2010 as a place to publish findings of the Pemberton One-Name Study based in London.

Coca-Cola Touts Dr Pemberton

 Coca-Cola TV Ads Feature Dr. John Stith Pemberton. Most Pembertons are well aware that the beverage that dominates the world is Coca-Cola and that its formula was invented by Dr. John Stith Pemberton.  However, many do not know that The … Continue reading

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Pemberton Castle, Austin, Texas

The following article was taken, in its entirety, from the website of the Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association in Austin, Texas, and with its permission. The Pemberton Castle actually has never been home to a Pemberton. But it surely should have … Continue reading

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Addison Pemberton, Aviator

In 2018, Addison piloted one of three Stearman Speedmail aircraft. He flew the NC485W. Pictured here is (left to ritght): Addison, Ben Scott, and Jeff Hamilton Flight website http://cam8in2018.com/

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Family History Library

This is the door to the PFWW’s Family History Library – a work in progress – of course. Soft Copies (Descriptions and links to internet resources) on this website and others. Hard Copies (Books and such held at the headquarters … Continue reading

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Research Aids

Here is a link to maps of England dating back as far as 1850: https://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch-england-and-wales/

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The Pemberton DNA Project

The Pemberton DNA Project was started in 2012 as a means to help put together the pieces of the worldwide Pemberton family puzzle. A Brief Introduction to Genealogical DNA Huguenot Pemberton DNA Found The Pemberton Huguenot Line Is Not French … Continue reading

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The Pemberton Huguenot line is not French.

March 20, 2016 – The PFWW received an email today from a member who traces his line back into Manakintown, Virginia. The email states that he has expanded his test to a full 67 markers and that it still matches … Continue reading

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Pemberton DNA Project Donation

Donation to the Pemberton DNA Project By donating to the Pemberton DNA Project, you are assisting the documentation of the genealogy of the worldwide Pemberton family. Funds received by the Project are used solely for the purchase of tests at … Continue reading

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Year-round Discount Offer on DNA Tests

March 31, 2015 – Because the Pemberton Family World Wide (PFWW) is an official one-name study recognized by the Guild of One-Name Studies in London, England, the PFWW’s Pemberton DNA Project has been given a permanent discount on its Y-DNA … Continue reading

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Y-DNA Test in the Pemberton DNA Project

Pemberton DNA Project Tests This is where you can order a 37 marker, Y-DNA test kit from Family Tree DNA at the year-round discounted price and be certain your test is within the Pemberton DNA Project. Please note that the … Continue reading

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The Story of the 2014 Edition of Pemberton Pedigrees

The re-publishing of Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton’s (RCB) famous old book has been the work of a number of people, some of whom we cannot identify.  The microfilm was created decades ago, the work of unknown volunteers of the … Continue reading

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Now Shipping! Pemberton Pedigrees: Famous Book by R.C.B.Pemberton

Pemberton Pedigrees, by Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, is undoubtedly the most famous and the earliest widely known book on Pemberton Genealogy. The Pemberton Family World Wide has a complete digital copy of this wonderful book thanks to the efforts … Continue reading

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Pemberton Pedigrees Book on DVD

Pemberton Pedigrees DVD DVD: The DVD will be posted to the address provided by the purchaser. SHIPPING: Your price will include an estimated shipping charge depending on your distance from Utah, USA. Order Your DVD Here Please contact the president@pembertonfamily.com … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Edition of Pemberton Pedigrees

December 22, 1914 is the death date of Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, the author and compiler of the famous Pemberton Pedigrees book. The book has been a standard for Pemberton genealogists for nearly a century. Today, in commemeration of … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, Benjamin: Sullivan County, Tennessee: 1877

The Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Pemberton Decd Ordered to be recorded July term 1877 I Benjamin Pemberton of the county of Sullivan and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory and wishing to dispose of my … Continue reading

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Known Pemberton Households in 1790 American Census

This is not about a particular Pembrton branch, but about the branches that were found in the early American Colonies. The following is from a posting on rootsweb on February 22, 2014. This is a list of known Pemberton households … Continue reading

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Two New DNA Samples Join the Pemberton DNA Project

February 9, 2014 – With the purchase of a second DNA test in as many weeks, the Pemberton DNA Project is growing again. We will soon have 15 samples at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), our host company. We hope that … Continue reading

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Robin Leigh Pemberton Passes

November 24, 2013 – Robert “Robin” Leigh Pemberton, Governor of the Bank of England from 1983 to 1993, passed away today. An obituary published by The Scotsman, mentions that Robin headed the famous old bank during some of its most … Continue reading

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Leigh-Pemberton, Robin: Governor of the Bank of England

Robert “Robin” Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, was born January 5, 1927, the son of Robert Douglas Leigh-Pemberton (1896 – 1964) and Helen Isabel Leigh-Pemberton. Robert Douglas was the son of Robert Leigh Pemberton (1851 – 1918) and Edith Selina Murray. This … Continue reading

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Pemberton Leigh, Thomas: First Baron Kingsdown

Thomas Pemberton, as he was named at his birth February 11, 1793, was a British barrister who eventually served as a judge and was also active in political endeavors including sitting as an MP from 1831 to 1832 for Rye … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Henry, Dr.: Assistant to Sir Isaac Newton

Henry Pemberton (1694–1771), physician and mathematician, was born in London, the third son of Edward Pemberton and his wife, Elizabeth. Henry’s father, a wealthy fruiterer, intended his son to become a physician; it was mathematics, though, which became his serious … Continue reading

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The Pemberton Family – a Book.

Newly added to our Family History Library in the Soft Copy section (internet links to items published elsewhere) is The Pemberton Family, Watkins, Boston, 1892, . This is a short treatment of the family that begins in America with Phineas … Continue reading

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Hall & Pemberton Assisted Suicide

John Pemberton Gets Help From James Hall From the book Annals of Newberry, John Belton O’Neall, 1892, page 346, comes this little humorous and sad tale of two friends. The reference to Newberry is to Newberry, South Carolina, the home … Continue reading

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ffrench-Pemberton DNA Results Are In

September 12, 2012 – John Pemberton, a New Zealander of the famous old ffrench-Pemberton line, joined the Pemberton DNA Project recently by submitting his sample for testing. Today we learn from the returns of that test, that this famous old … Continue reading

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Reunion Presentations Downloadable

September 3, 2012 – The PFWW webmaster today completed the preparation of the PFWW website (the one you are looking at) so members can download the presentations made at the recent worldwide reunion in Annapolis, California. One of the presentations, … Continue reading

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Download Presentations of the 2012 Reunion

After the reunion was over, this author received several emails from attendees. The majority of these included praise for the excellent presentations that the PFWW provided. The PFWW is happy to share these with all its members. Dixie Ann Pemberton’s … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, George; Yeoman; Wallesey, 1685

Will of George Pemberton of Wallesey, Chesshire, 1685, transcription from a photocopy of an original found in the Chester Record Office, March, 2010. Transcriber’s Notes: 1. The will is dated 22 February 1685, and probated 10 July 1686. 2. There … Continue reading

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There Never Was a George X Pemberton?

Was There a George X Pemberton? It seems apparent to this writer, that there is no original document from the early American Colonies, that will support the idea that there was a Pemberton named George X or George X. or … Continue reading

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Wanted – Pennsylvania Pemberton DNA

The Pemberton Family World Wide’s Pemberton DNA Project is trying to locate a direct line, male descendant of Phineas Pemberton. There are a couple Pemberton branches already found in the DNA Project, but this famous one has yet to be clearly … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Richard – Huguenot

Richard Pemberton: Huguenot When the second DNA sample from a male Pemberton (who traced his line back into Manakintown, VIrginia Colony) formed a 100% match [Ed. Note. As of March 20, 2016, both samples have been expanded to 67 markers … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Lewis: High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

Sir Lewis Pemberton ( – 1639) High Sheriff of Hertfordshire beginning in 1616. This office was a very old one, originating in the period of the Angles. Sir Lewis would have been responsible for law and order and some functions … Continue reading

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Huguenot Pembertons DNA Found

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – DNA results came in today for our latest DNA sample and they have exactly the same values in all 37 markers as a prior sample! This means the two Pembertons who contributed these sample are … Continue reading

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Pemberton Pedigrees Emerging!

February 12, 2012 – A landmark has been reached in the history of the worldwide Pemberton family. The Title Page, Preface, Introduction, and table of Contents of Pemberton Pedigrees, the famous work by Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, are now published … Continue reading

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Pamela Pemberton Births Tim Tebow

January 20, 2012 – It has come to our attention that Tim Tebow, star quarter back for the Denver Broncos, was born of Pamela Elaine Pemberton and that it is by a near miracle that they are alive. According to … Continue reading

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World Wide 2012 & Addison Pemberton Reunion

Report on the 2012 PFWW Reunions The PFWW held its first reunion from August 9 to 14, 2012, at Camp Liahona Redwoods, Annapolis, California. The PFWW had invited all Pemberton families to hold their own reunions at the same time … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Robert, Esq.: of Rushden, Northamptonshire

Sir Robert Pemberton ( – 1492) elected Knight of the Northamptonshire in 1477 and Sheriff of the Shire in Nov 1480. He was also Usher of the chamber to King Edward IV (reigned 1461 – 1483) and evidently served in … Continue reading

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Pemberton, George, 1685 – , Cheshire, England

George Pemberton, ca. 1685 – and his Son Isaiah Pemberton This George Pemberton, the son of George Pemberton and Sarah Middleton (both of Cheshire) emigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1710. He married Elizabeth Brooks with whom he had issue: … Continue reading

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Pemberton, George, 1927 – 2011, Obituary

An obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizone, USA, on Friday, October 28, 2011 –

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Mr. Washington’s Order

“Why did George Washington, future first President of the US, order George Pemberton’s Fairfax land grant and survey charged to his (Washington’s) personal account? October 19, 2011 – James Lloyd is finishing up an deeply researched article for the next … Continue reading

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Library Card Catalogue (index to images and photographs)

This is the Library Card Catalogue to the PFWW soft library (items held only in digital form and published on this site). It begins with a list of items in this library. Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Quaker Meeting House, Winchester, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Library Card Catalogue (links to soft copies)

Family History Card Catalogue for Soft Copies (links) This is a card catalogue of books and other publications that one might find in hard copy and of books out of print that are of particular interest for their Pemberton history … Continue reading

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Pemberton Pedigrees Merge!!

April 19, 2011 – DNA test results for a George Pemberton of Cheshire arrived today with very exciting consequences! This George is clearly in the same Pemberton branch as a George Pemberton of Cheshire born about 1685! To see for … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, Isaiah; South Carolina; 1801

Transcriber’s Notes: This is the will of Isaiah Pemberton, born 27 Dec 1756, Newberry, South Carolina and died 2 February 1801. The will was written 18 Jan 1801 and proven 2 Feb 1801 and recorded in Will book C., page … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Edward: Thief, 1682

December 6, 1682 – Edward Pemberton was found guilty today of stealing a coquo [see the orginal record below] cup from Lyonel Jones. The value of the cup was set at 10 pence, and the punishment was whipping. The full … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 097 – 109

[page 97]·CHAPTER (Tape) VI.2 The town we went to in Minnesota on the west line right close to where North Dakota and south Dakota come together and butt into Minnesota. The town was Breckenridge. Here again, we got there a … Continue reading

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Four Ancient Pemberton Y-DNA’s Revealed

March 29, 2011 – Family Tree DNA posted the results of the lastest 37-marker Y-DNA sample this evening. From it we can infer with high confidence, that we know the entire Y-DNA profile for George Pemberton, born about 1685 in … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Pemberton, Northamptonshire, 1445 – 1500

The following was contributed by Walter C. Burgner of Lima, Ohio. Generation One Geoffrey Pemberton was born circa 1445 at Heyford, Northamptonshire, England and died circa 1500 at Solihull, Warwickshire, England. The name of his wife hasn’t been documented. (This … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Gideon, 1809 – 1851

Gideon Pemberton Family, by Walter Lewis Pemberton Gideon was born in Wayne Co. Kentucky about 1809 son of George Pemberton and Mary Lyon. He Married Mahala Koger about 1839 in Kentucky. Her father was John Koger and mother Hester Jones. She … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Steve: Writer, Actor, Comedian

Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith wrote the League of Gentleman, a popular sitcom that ran in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, about which the BBC says: The story of a simple Northern village [Royston Vasey] where everyone … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Sir Francis: Lord Chief Justice

Sir Francis Pemberton (18 July 1624 – 10 June 1697) was an English judge and briefly Lord Chief Justice of the King’s Bench. He was born at St Albans, the son and heir of a former London merchant, and was … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Sir Max: Novelist

Sir Max Pemberton (19 June 1863 – 22 February 1950) was a popular British novelist, working mainly in the adventure and mystery genres. He was educated at St Albans School, Merchant Taylors’ School, and Caius College, Cambridge. A clubman, journalist … Continue reading

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Pemberton, JC: Inventor

JC Pemberton (1914 – 1996) [JC is his proper name, those are not initials] was the youngest son of Addison and Emma Frey Pemberton, of Creston, Union County, Iowa. JC attended Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, George; Yeoman; Virginia, 1756

Transcriber’s Notes This is the will of George Pemberton born in Chershire, England and died in Virginia (probated in Frederick County on Tuesday the 4th day of October 1757) transcribed by Ernest L Pemberton and Daniel Buckley 24 May 2001 … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Caroline: Miss Australia

Caroline Pemberton is an Entrepreneur, TV Presenter, Model, Speaker, Former Miss Australia, Humanitarian… …. (and all round nice person whose job description doesn’t fit easily on a business card!).  Caroline lives to be on camera and is a freelance presenter, … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Melissa: Aerobatic Pilot

Melissa, born June 22, 1984, attended several years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University studying Aeronautical Science and Mathematics.  Melissa was a champion rock climber throughout high school, winning numerous competitions and served as the president of ERAU’s Bouldering Crew in Prescott, … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Rex: First on Everest

On May 31, 2005 Rex Pemberton made history by becoming the youngest Australian to climb to the summit of Mt Everest, after raising in excess of $100,000 to support his dream. Having delivered significant Return on Investment to his sponsors, Rex … Continue reading

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Pemberton, The Now Extinct Family of Adams County, Ohio

[The following article by Stephen Kelley appeared in The People’s Defender, a publication of the Ohio Community Media News Service. Reprinted here by permission from Carleta Weyrich per her email of January 28, 2011.] The Now “Extinct” Pemberton Family Stephen Kelley Another family … Continue reading

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Pemberton Places

Pemberton Places World Wide This link takes you to a list of 109 places around the world with Pemberton as part of the name of the place: http://www.geonames.org/search.html?q=pemberton&country=. A click of the mouse gives you a map of the world wide … Continue reading

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Pemberton, John Stith: Inventor of Coca Cola™

Next to the very first Pemberton, whose name is yet to be determined, John Stith Pemberton is undoubtedly the most famous. This short treatment of him is drawn from a number of resources available on the internet including The New … Continue reading

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George Pemberton of Cheshire: King Charles II’s Poem?

Overview of the George Pemberton of Cheshire to Virginia Colony Branch This branch starts with George Pemberton I [Note: the “I” is an arbitrary addition for the sake of clarity in this and related articles on this branch.] who was … Continue reading

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The Pemberton One-Name Study

The Pemberton One-Name Study was started when the surname Pemberton (with its major variants) was registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) of London, England. That was in early 2010. Jackson Pemberton registered the name because in his efforts … Continue reading

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A Brief Introduction to Genealogical DNA

Concerns and Myths about Genealogical DNA Since other, non-genealogical, DNA is often in the news, there is always some concern about personal safety, legal and professional matters in relation to any DNA testing. There are also some other misunderstanding about … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 052 – 096

[page 52b] CHAPTER (Tape) IV Well, back to the 240! I don’t exactly remember the year, probably the early or middle 1920’s, the corn was down, and down bad. There had been a 14″ snowfall that had thawed and melted to … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, George; Husbandman; Wrenbury; 1684

Transcription from a photocopy of an original found in the Cheshire Record Office, March, 2010. Transcriber’s Notes: 1. The spelling of the locale “Fryth” is rendered as it was in the will, it being difficult to read. However, if the … Continue reading

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Will: Pemberton, John; Blacksmith; Thornton Hough; 1669

Transcription of a photograph of an original document found in the Cheshire Record Office, April 2010. Transcriber’s Notes: 1. The name “William” (occurs three times) is somewhat in question. The spelling is clearly “Will” but with a double back stroke … Continue reading

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Unindexed Names in Hinshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy

The CD purchased by this author that contained the full works of William Wade Hinshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy included a file called names.txt which proved to be a list of over 3,500 unindexed names. These names all appear on … Continue reading

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Pemberton Y-DNA Results

Even Early Results as of (June, 2011) Demonstrated the Power of DNA to Confirm (or Challenge) Documentary Research Already in June, 2011 the Pemberton DNA Project hosted at FamilyTree DNA had 6 full results for their Y-37 (37 markers) tests. … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Stanley Addison, 1 Aug 1902 – 12 Nov 1968

Notes for the bio of Stanley Addison and Ada Velva Pemberton 9 January 1925 Iowa Census in Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa shows: Stanley, age 21, 1 year of college, father AJ b. Iowa, age 53, mother Emma. Velva [his wife], age 24 … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 001-051

Wendell Pemberton, born 24 July 1906 in Eldora, Iowa, and died 12 January 1987 in Sunnyside, Washington, was the second son of Addison Pemberton, born 27 July 1871 and died 6 January 1945, and his wife Emma Adelle Frey born … Continue reading

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Pemberton, William George (1885 – 1940) & Family, Photographs of

These are photos of William George Pemberton and a few of his relatives submitted by PFWW member Corinne Freethy. Here is a photograph of my Gr Grandfather William George Pemberton, as a War Veteran. He was born at Toxteth Park, … Continue reading

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Coincidence Beyond Belief!

In one of those coincidents that happen too often to be conincidental, Graham Pemberton of Tarvin, Cheshire, UK launched PembertonFamily.Net on almost the same day as Jackson Pemberton of Copalis Beach, Washington, US launched PembertonFamily.Com: both aimed at the publication … Continue reading

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About Pemberton Family History

Note that on this website the following nomenclature is used: “Family History” is any historical information while “Pemberton Genealogy” is confined to information that is narrowly restricted to pedigree charts, family group information, and other data that describes genealogical linkages. … Continue reading

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The Pemberton DNA Project Information

Click on a section title to go directly there. Introduction Privacy of DNA Results Why We Don’t Use Ancestry’s DNA Tests How DNA Jumps Brick Walls About the Pemberton DNA Project How the DNA Sample is Gathered Who Should Test … Continue reading

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