Pennina Tomlinson has an estimated birth date of 1815 in Black Creek, Wayne County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Thomas Tomlinson and Mary 'Polly' Rountree. She married Thomas Saunders in North Carolina. During the period of 1859–1860, several members of the Tomlinson family migrated to Texas from Wilson County, North Carolina. Pennina Tomlinson and her husband, Thomas Saunders, migrated to Fayette County, Texas. Four (4) of Pennina's siblings and a nephew migrated to Montgomery County, Texas. The siblings were Daniel Tomlinson, John Tomlinson, James Tomlinson and Temperance Tomlinson. Thomas Tomlinson was the nephew of Pennina, Daniel, John, James and Temperance.

Children of Pennina Tomlinson and Thomas Saunders

  • William Saunders
  • John Thomas Saunders
  • Margaret Saunders
  • Sarah Saunders
  • Pennina Elizabeth Saunders
  • Mary Ann Saunders
  • Martha Saunders

Census 1850–1900

  • 1850, North Side of Neuse, Wayne County, North Carolina
  • 1860, Rutersville, Fayette County, Texas
2nd great-great-aunt