Welcome! I have completely updated the website. Unfortunately you will have to request a new user account to access the website.
This is an on-going project subject to change due to the dynamic nature of family relationships and to corrections and additions that other individuals may submit from time-to-time. I believe that our family history should be shared and honored, not hidden away and forgotten by following generations.
My intent was to share the information I have been collecting since 1968. I believe that this web site can and should be used as a place where family members who are interested in preserving and sharing 'accurate' information can coordinate research efforts, add new family information, and correct old information about our shared families. I like the ability to 'show' the source documents, i.e. census images, cemetery headstones, bible pages, certificates, etc. I feel strongly that copies of such important documents and photographs should be shared and stored in more than one place \"just in case\" something should happen to the original. I am especially interested in photographs of our ancestors. I think it is sad indeed to have photos of our families that have been cherished for a time only to have the next generation throw them away in the trash because they (the photos) were not labeled or the individuals were not identified.
If you have any photographs you would like to share please let me know. It is really nice to have a \"face\" to put with a name.
Any information that you would like to share, see corrected, or if you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
LIVING INDIVIDUALS: For security and privacy reasons, this website does not display personal information of individuals believed to be living. Family members can be authorized to view details of living individuals by registering for a user account. Please allow 24-48 hours for processing.
The Peden DNA Research Project seeks to identify as many of the various Peden male descendants, regardless of location, and determine if they are related and indeed descend from one common ancestor.
I have labeled the various groups as follows:
Peden01 (DNA Group 1): The Pedens of Kentucky: Descendants of John Peden (1734-1815) and Mary Smith (1734-1806).
Peden02 (DNA Group 2): The Pedens of South Carolina: Descendants of John Peden (1702-1792) and Margaret "Peggy" McDill (1715-1788).
Peden03 (DNA Group 8): The Pedens of Pennsylvania: Descendants of Samuel Peden (1730-1810) and Lydia Susan Potter (1728-1810).
Peden04 (DNA Group 9): The Pedens of Maryland: Descendants of James Hiram Peden Sr. (1764-1844) and Jane Isobel Calhoun (1769-1819).
Peden05 (DNA Group 7): The Peadens of North Carolina: Descendants of Bartlett Peaden and Martha Ann Sprawls (1810-1869).
Peden06 (DNA Group 4): The Peedens of North Carolina: Descendants of James Peeden (1740-1790) and Patience (1745-1800).
Peden07 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Robert Paden Sr. (1764-1831) and Elizabeth McCready (1767-1856).
Peden08 (DNA Group 4): The Peedens of North Carolina: Descendants of William Peden (1790-1875) and Mary Anne Clemens (1791-1876).
Peden09 (DNA Group 9): The Pedens of Maryland: Descendants of John Paden Sr. (1766-1849) and Tabitha.
Peden10 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Benjamin Pedan (1737-1813) and Jane Griffin.
Peden11 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Joseph Peden (1777-unk) and Ruth Blain).
Peden12 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Joseph Paden (1816-unk) and Matilda Lucas (1821-unk).
Peden13 (No DNA yet): Descendants of William Paden (1779-1849) and Mary Hosack (1781-1869).
Peden14 (DNA Group 1): Descendants of John Peden (1695-unk) and Griselda Scott (1704-unk).
Peden15 (No DNA yet): Descendants of John Paden (1820-1880) and Magdelena "Mary" Stine (1825-unk).
Peden16 (DNA Group 1): Descendants of Mungo Peden (1741-1830) and Isobel Swinton (1744-1823).
Peden17 (DNA Group 3): Descendants of William Paden (1787-1871) and Catharine Hall (1804-1866).
Peden18 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Robert T. Paden (1812-1863) and Sarah (1811-1880).
Peden19 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Crawford Paden (1813-unk) and Mary Ann Anderson (1817-1874).
Peden20 (No DNA yet): Descendants of Henry Paden (unk-unk) and Ellen Harper (unk-unk).
To learn about the Peden/Paden DNA project and how to participate please click here.
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.