Category Archives: Pemberton Family History

This is the family history section of the PFWW.

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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Frazier, Adelbert

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Torgler, Mary Elizabeth

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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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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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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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Pemberton, George M. of Sedalia, Missouri, 1810 – 1878

With Family Tree Maker one can print a Register Report for anyone in their Family Tree File. The report below was thus generated. My grandfather, Thomas Mason Pemberton (03 May 1870-19 Apr 1963) was  the son of George M. Pemberton, … 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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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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Pembertons of Early Virginia

The article now before you arose from the presentation of the same title by Dixie Ann Pemberton, the Vice President of the Pemberton Family World Wide association at the 2012 PFWW reunion.This will provide background, context and elaborative information associated … 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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A Pemberton Scrapbook, of George Middleton Pemberton

What is this Scrapbook? Our Pemberton Family Scrapbook is a red leather bound book, having two distinct parts. The first part contains the Minutes of a Baptist Church to which our early MO Pembertons belonged. The Second Part contains miscellaneous … 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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Pemberton, Robert Charles Boileau

Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton Author and Compiler of Pemberton Pedigrees by Herbert Pemberton, Blackpool, Lancashire The following is taken from a “Family Group Record for Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton” found here: http://www.barrow-lousada.org/PDFdocs/Robert%20Charles%20Boileau%20Pemberton.pdf “Introduction. Those of us researching our Pemberton origins … 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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Pemberton, Charles: son of John Stith Pemberton

This is an obituary for Charles Pemberton, who apparently inherited the Coca-Cola formula and sold it.

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The Pemberton Post Newsletter

The Official Newsletter of the Pemberton Family World Wide The Pemberton Post is the house organ of the PFWW. It is published irregularly depending on news worthy material available. Articles are written by various authors, mostly members of the PFWW. … Continue reading

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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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Will: Pemberton, Richard; Halifax County; Virginia; 1784

Transcriber’s Note: This is a Date: 2 March 1784 Names in order of mention: testator: Richard Pemberton wife: Elizabeth Pemberton man: William Jackson man: Charles Blanton man: Henry Montfort man: Josiah Gardner son: William Pemberton son: Jesse Pemberton son: Joshua … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Robin: NASCAR’s Vice President of Competition

Robin Pemberton is an American motor racing official, currently the vice president for competition of NASCAR. He has held that position since 2004. Previously, Pemberton was a crew chief for several NASCAR teams over the course of 17 years, heading … 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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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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Library Card Catalogue (index to hard copies)

This family association is only a few years old, and this physical portion of the library is nearly empty. What we do have in hard copy is listed below in two categories: Materials owned by the PFWW and other materials … 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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Miscellaneous Snippets

These are strange or humorous items that one finds while searching the archives of the world – not necessarily about a Pemberton – just strange or humorous. Burial at St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich, Norfolk, England Name: “The skull … 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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George Pemberton’s Huff or Hough? A Few Speculations

George M. Pemberton (1810 – 1878) stated in his scrapbook: “My great great Grandfather, George Pemberton, lived in Cheshire County or parish England. His residence was known by the name of “Pemberton Huff,” and received its name from some circumstance … 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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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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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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Pemberton Origins

Pemberton Origins The origin of the name Pemberton has been traced as far back as 1189 when Adam de Pemberton is mentioned in the Close Rolls of London, during the reign of King Richard I, “the Lionheart” who was King … 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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