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PLUMMERS AND MORTONS 



AND THEIR DESCENDANTS IN AMERICA, 



From 1635 to 1885, 

Comprisina: the fienealogy and Biography, for about two hundred and fifty years, of 
the Families of Francis Plummer and wife Ruth Plummer, throiij;h their sons, 
Samuel and Joseph Plummer, down to their Tenth Generation through Moses 
Plnnnner and his wife Estlier, who was the son of Samuel 2d and Hannah 
(Woouman) Phunmer, Moses Plummer jr. and his wife Abigail (.Smith) 
Plummer, through their descendants of foui- generations. And of 
the descendants of William Plummer and his wife Margaret 
(Morrill) Plummer, the son of Moses and Esther Plummer, 
to their fourth geaeration, mailing Ten Generations of 
Plummers, in a direct line with our honored ances- 
tors, Grandparents Francis and Ruth Plummer, 
with the Ancient Proi)erty in title and posses- 
sion of his descendants to this day. 



-BY- 



MRS. JANE PLUMMER THURSTON, 
PORTLAND. 



PRINTED BY B. THURSTON & CO. 
1885. 



GENEALOGICAL RECORD 



-OF THE- 



COMPILER'S BRANCH 



-OF THE- 



PLUMMER FAMILY, 



-BY- 



JANE PLUMMER THURSTON, 
PORTLAND. 



PRINTED BY B. THURSTON & CO. 

1885. 

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EXPLANATION. 



Those names in the following pages that have 
this character + before them, are more fully devel- 
oped further on. 



BINDINQf , 

NUMBERS QQi ' 
OF 1898.) »-'0-l. 



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THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 



The following genealog}'- of the descendants of Francis 
Plummer of Newbury — mainly of those who remained 
in New England — is now printed to enable the surviving 
descendants of Moses Plummer, son of Samuel, and 
grandson of Sylvanus, to more clearly and satisfactorily 
trace the particular branch whence they came. 

Francis Plummer,^ b. 1594, d. 1673, came from Wool- 
wich or Wales, England, about 1633. He took the free- 
man's oath in Boston, May 14, 1634, and settled in New- 
bury, 1635, of which town he was one of the original 
grantees, and was the ancestor of all the Plummers in 
this country. He descended from the ancient family in 
England, which from the period of the Barons' wars has 
always maintained a respectable standing among the gen- 
try of that country. 

The Plummers of Georgia, the two Carolinas, and 
Maryland, are of the same stock. George and Arnold 
Plummer, late members of Congress from Pennsylvania, 
and Franklin Plummer from Mississippi, were descend- 
ants of Francis Plummer, as are also those of the name in 
New Hampshire, Maine, and other New England states. 



4 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

The huid upon which Francis Plummer settled in New- 
bury is now held in the eighth generation by direct 
descent from the original proprietor. 

He m. 1st, Ruth , d. Aug. 18, 1647 ; m. 2d, Mar. 

31, 1648-9, widow Ann Palmer, d. Oct. 18, 1665 ; m. 3d, 
Nov. 29, 1666, Beatrice, widow of -William Cantlebiiry, 
of Salem, Mass. He d. Jan. 17, 1673. 

Children : 

-f Samuel, b. 1619; m. Mary Bidfield. 
-j-Joseph, b. 1630 ; m. Sarah Cheney. 

Hannah, b. 1632 ; m. May 3, 165.^, Samuel Moores. 

Mary, b. 1634; m. May 20, 1660, John Cheney, and settled 
on the north side of Parker river. 



Samuel Plummer ^ (^Francis,^') b. 1619; m. about 
1646, Mary Bidfield. He d. 1702. 

Children : 

-|-Samnel, b. A})ril 20, 1647 ; m. Joanna Woodbury. 

Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1650 ; m. Dec. 6, 1670, John Swett. 

John, b. May 11, 1652 ; killed at Bloody Creek with Capt. 
Lathrop, Sept. 8, 1675. 
-f-Ephraim, b. Sept. 16, 1655; m. Hannah Jaques. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1657 ; m. David Bachelder. 
-|-Sylvanus, b. Feb. 22, 1658 ; m. Sarah Moody. 

Ruth, b. Aug. 7, 1660; m. .Tan. 18, 1682, Richard Jaques; 
he was drowned May 28, 1683. 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1662 ; m. June 26, 1682,Richard Jackman. 

Deborah, b. Mar. 16, 1665 ; m. May 13, 1684, Stephen Jaques. 

Joshua, )b. July ( m. Nov. 6, 1699, Elizabeth Dole. 
Lydia, ) 2, 1()()"S, |m. Joseph Mors. 

Bathshua, b. July 31, 1670 ; n. m. ; d. young. 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. ^ 

Joseph Plummer ^ (Francis,^) b, 1630 ; m. Dec. 23, 
1652, Sarah Cheney. 

Children : 

Joseph, b. Sept. 11, 1654. 

Benjaram, b. Oct. 23, 1656. 

Sarah, b. May 13, 1660. 

Francis, b. April 23, 1662 ; d. Dec. 5, 1663. 

Fian.cis, b. Feb. 25, 1664. 

Nathaniel, b. Jan. 31, 1666. 

Jonathan, b. May 13, 1668. 

Abigail, b. July 16, 1669; d. Dec. 18, 1683. 



Samuel Plummer ^ (Samuel,^ Francis,^} b. April 20, 
1647 ; m. Dec. 5, 1G70, Joanna Woodbury. 

Children : 

John, of Rowley, ra. 1701, Elizabeth Smith ; d. April 1, 1711. 

Sarah, m. 1705, John Smith. 

Ebiezar, of Salem, m. 1711, Elizabeth Rolf. 



Ephraim Plummer^ (jSamuel,"^ Francis,'^} b. Sept. 16, 
1655 ; m. Ja^n. 15, 1680, Hannah Jaques. 

Children : 

Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1681. Richard, b. Aug. 3, 1695. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 12, 1682. Bitfield, b. Jan. 12, 1697. 

Samuel, b. Oct, 27, 1684. Sarah, b. July 20, 1699. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1686. Emma, b. June 21, 1704. 

John, b. Nov. 7, 1688. 
Ruth, b. Nov. 5, 1690. 
David, b. Mar. 10, 1693. 



O THE PLTJMMEE FAMILY. 

Sylvanus Plummer 3 (Samuel,^ Francis,^) b. Feb. 22, 
1658; m. Jan. 18, 1682, Sarah Moody. 

Children : 
Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1683. 
Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1684; d. Aug. 2, 1685. 
+Samuel,'' b. 1686; ra. Hannah Woodman. 
Lydia, m. May 18, 1717, Timothy Noyes. 

Sarah, m. Titcomb. 

Benjamin, m. 1720, Keziah Storer. 

Samuel Plummer * (^Si/lvanus,^ Samiiel,'' Francis,-') b. 
1686 ; m. Aug. 1, 1717, Hannah Woodman. 

Children : 
Abigail, b. Feb. 7, 1718; m. 1744, James Bailey. 
Sylvanus, b. April 13, 1720; m. Dec. 7, 1749, Rebeckali, 
dau. of John and. Rebeckah Plummer. 
+Samuel, b. Jan. 14, 1722 ; m. Mary Dole. 
Mary, b. Nov. 26, 1723; m. Daniel Barbour. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 25, 1725 ; m. Nov. 27, 1753, John Chase 
Sarah, b. Mar. 30, 1727; m. Mar. 6, 1746, John Dole: 
EHzabeth, b. May 10, 1729; m. Thomas Merritt. 
Jonathan, b. April 9,1731 ; m. Nov. 27,1760, Abigail Greenleaf 
Anna, b. Dec. 6, 1734; m. Isaac Pearson. 
Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1735; m. 1776, Mary Foster; d. Sept 
30, 1812. ^  

Eunice, b. June 5, 1738; m. June 30, 1771, Wm. Alexander 
+Moses, b. Aug. 6, 1740; m. Esther Hersey. , 



1 



THE PLUMMEE, FAMILY. i 

Samuel Plummer ^ (Samuel,^ Sylvanus^^ Samuel,"^ 
Francis,^) b. Jan. 14, 1722; m. April 8, 1755, Mary 
Dole. 

Children : 

+William,« b. June 20, 1759. 
Rebecca, b. August 27, 1761, 
Mary, b. July 16, 1763. 



Moses Plummer ^ {Sa7nuel,'^ St/lvanus,^ Samuel,^ Fran- 
m,i) b. Aug. 6, 1740 ; in. Sept. 9, 1765, by Parson Smith, 
Esther Hersey of Boston ; came to Portland, Me., 
(then Falmouth,) and purchased, Oct., 1765, the property 
corner King (now India) and Fore streets. It was burnt 
by the British Oct. 18, 1776, and rebuilt 1784. He was 
a shoe and leather dealer, noted as a trader in hard money. 
He hired a substitute during the Revolutionary war. The 
government paid him $600 for the property burnt by the 
British. He saved his hard money and movables by two 
teams, carrying them to Stroudwater, where he also took 
his family. He died Oct. 17, 1824. She died July 29, 
1815, aged 70. 

The distress of the people of Falmouth may be learned 
from the following extract from Willis' History of 
Portland. 

" Letters were sent to Congress by E. Moody and S. 
Deane, who were committed with the petition and the 
following report was made. Whereas^ by the late unpar- 
alleled inhumanity of the British forces in burning the 



8 THE PLUiVESIEK FAJSHLY. 

greatest part of Falmouth, many of the inhabitants of the 
town are reduced to great distress and want, etc., Resolved^ 
they be allowed £250. The amount was really small, 
being in paper exceedingly dej^reciated. In an appeal 
from the town to all friends of humanity in Europe, in 
1783, it is said not less than 1000 persons, including our 
wives and children were instantly reduced to a state of 
unspeakable distress." 



Children : 

4-Dorcas, b. June 20, 1766; m. Asa Fiokett. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 29, 1767 ; m. Theophilus Boynton ; d. .June 
1794. He died 1797, aged 33. 

They had : 

Harriet (Boynton), m. Benj. Hudson of Boston; no issue. 
Hannan (Boynton;, m. Wm. Sawyer of Portland. 

They had : 

Charles (Sawyer), d. young. 
Harriet (Sawyer), m. Rev. Wni. Thompson. 
Albion (Sawyer), resides in Dorchester, Mass. 
Nathaniel Crockett (Sawj^er). 

Angle (Sawyer), m. Jonas Hamilton, supt. of Port- 
land and Ogdensburgh Railroad. 
Samuel, b. June 28, 1769; d. July 23, 1769. 
Joseph, b. Sept. 10, 1770 ; d. Sept, 27, 1770. 
-[-Moses, b. Jan. 3, 1772 ; m. Abigail Smith. 
-|-WiUiam, b. Nov. 17, 1774; m. Margaret Morrhl. 

John, b. Nov. 18,1778; m. Eleanor Haskell; she d. 1815; 
he d. May 8, 1816, aged 39. 



THE TLUIVEMEK, FAMILY. 9 

They had : 

Eleanor, m. Dr. John Coe, an apothecary in Poitland ; 
d. Jan. 3, 1882. 

They had : 

Eleanor Anna and Mary Eliza (Coe) ; both died in 
early womanhood. 
Eliza, ni. Daniel Gilbert, a hardware dealer in Portland. 

He d. in New Orleans Sept. 28, 1837, aged 30 ; she 

d. aged 25. They had Daniel (Gilbert) and anothei- 

son. 
Nancy, m. Mr. Wood. 
John, d. at sea in early life. 
Elias, d. in early manhood aged 25. 
Pamelia, b.Mar. 12, 1811 ; m. Charles E. Beckett. He 

d. Sept. 9, 1866, aged 54; shed. July 19, 1880. 

They had Maria and Charles (^Beckett), and three 

who d. in infancy. 
Caroline F., m. Thomas Sawyer, a cooper in Portland. 

She died 1867, aged 54. 
Samuel, b. Mar. 2, 1782 ; d. Oct. 13, 1782. 

William Flummery (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Sylvarms^^ 

Samuel,^ Francis,^} b. June 20, 1759; m. ; 

moved to Epping, N. H., was governor in the early part 
of 1800, and afterward judge of the U. S. court. He 
was a member of Congress, and Daniel Webster studied 
in his office. 

Child : 

William, was a member of Congress, and wrote a biog- 
raphy of his father, but died before completing it. 



10 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

Dorcas PlUxMMER^ {Moses,^ Samuel,^ Sylvayius,^ Sam- 
uel;^ Francis,^) b. June 20, 1766; m. Asa Fickett, a 
ship-builder in Portland, residing in Stroiidwater. 

Children : 

Theophilus (Fickett), d. young. 

Francis (Fickett), b. Oct. 8, 1798, an extensive sliip-owner and 

builder in New York ; m. May lU, 1825, Mary Augusta, b. 

Feb. 27, 1803. Slie d. Apr. 30, 1876; he d. Apr. 30, 1848. 

They had : 
Jeannette (Fickett), b. May 11, 1826; m. Sept. 15, 1846, 
Speffington Selby Sanxay. 

They had : 
Mary Augusta (Sanxay), b. Nov. 5, 1847 ; m. Oct. 
18, 1868, Edward N. Norton, b. 1846. 

They had : 

S. S. (Norton), b. July 30, 1869. 

Edward N. (Norton), b. Oct., 1870. 

Mary ( Norton), b. July 24, 1873. 

Jack (Norton), b. Dec. 15, 1877. 
Edward Curtis (Sanxay), b. July 31, 1849; m. Oct. 

18, 1878, Louise Cox. 
They had : 

Skeffie (Sanxay), b. July 25, 1879. 

Edward Kellogg (Sanxay), b. Sept. 20, 1880. 
Julia (Sanxay), b. Mar. 18, 1851. 
Ella (Sanxay), b. Nov., 1852 ; d. Nov., 1854. 
Nettie (Sanxay), b. May 1, 1855. 
Lizzie (Sanxay), b. Dec. 18, 1857 ; m. Feb. 20, 1877, 

C. McAllister. 

They had : 

Hannah (McAlHster), b. Feb. 15, 1878. 
Caldwell (McAllister), b. June 1, 1881. 



THE PLUMMEE, FAMILY. 11 

Charles (Sanxay), b. Jan. 15, 1862. 
J. Matilda (Fickett), b. Aug. 17, 1828. 
Charlotte (Fickett), b. Jan 4, 1831. 
Ellen (Fickett), b. Oct. 7, 1832; ra. Aug. 20, 1850, Wm. 

A. Wood, b. Oct. 18, 1820. 

They had : 

Celestine (Wood), b. Dec. 23, 1851; m. Oct. 18, 
1883, Alvah G. Scranton, b. June, 1845. 

They had : 

Henry K. (Scranton), b. April 13, 1885. 
Frank (Wood), b. Feb., 1853 ; d. Nov., 1856. 
Scott (Fickett), b. June 20, 1834 ; d. Feb. 27, 1838. 
Charles H. (Fickett), b. April 27, 1836 ; d. Sept. 22, 1856. 
Mary A. (Fickett), b. Feb. 13, 1838; d. May 13, 1838. 

Scott (Fickett), j twins b. Mar. ) d. Jan. 10, 1842. 
Francis (Fickett), | 20, 1839 ; j d. June 7, 1860. 

Martha (Fickett), b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; d. Jan. 8, 1842. 

George (Fickett), lived in New York. 

James (Fickett), lived in New York; d. 

Susan (Fickett), m. Milliken, in New York. 

Theophilus (Fickett). 

Nahum (Fickett), m. .Tan. 4, 1835, Elizabeth Larrabee. 

They had : 

Franklin ( Fickett), b. Sept. 24, 1842; m. Dec. 26, 1868 ; 
Abbie A. ; d. Aug. 12, 1884. 

They had : 

F. Alson (Fickett), b. July 13, 1870. 
Louis N. (Fickett), b. J.in. 2, 1878. 
Charles (Fickett), m. Mary Libby. 

They had : 

George F. (Fickett). 



12 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

Fred H. (Fickett). 
Wm. E. (Fickett). 
L. Perry (Fickett). 
Sarah E. (Fickett). 
Walter (Fickett), b. Sept. 13, 1850. 



Moses Plummer ^ (ifoses,^ Samuel,'^ Sylvanus,^ Sam- 
uel,'^ Francis,^') b. in Falmouth (now Portland), corner of 
Fore and King (now India) streets, Jan. 3, 1772 ; ra. 
Abigail Smith. He was a shoe and leather dealer, real 
estate agent and broker for his father in Portland for twenty- 
years. He was sergeant-major in Capt. Harry Frost's 
company in the war of 1812-15, entered the service Sept. 
25, 1814, and was honorably discharged Nov. 7, 1814. 
He d. Dec. 13, 1847. 

Their children were : 

Mary Ann Smith, b. Dec. 22, 1799 ; ra. July, 1825, by Rev. 
Thomas Ripley, Capt. .Tames R. Dockray, b. in New- 
port, R. I., 1797, an able ship-master of Portland. She 
d. M;u-. 15, 1854. He m. 2d, 1855, Kate Brown. He d. 

Sept., 1868. 

They had : 

Margaret Oldfield (Dockray), b. Mar. 26, 1826; m. 
April 1, 1845, Stoddard S. Blanchard, for many 
years president of Hamilton Bank, Boston. 

They had : 

James R. Dockray (Blanchard), b. Jan., 1846; ra. 
.James R. (Dockray), attorney-at-law in Boston, b. Feb., 
1834; m. and had a son James, b. 1859, who m. 
and d., leaving one son. 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 13 

George jr. (Dockray), b. Aug., 1835; ra. Oct. 13, 1875, 

Marie S. Miller. No children. 
Mary Abbie (Dockray), b. Sept., 1838, m. John Farwell, 
an attorn ey-at-law. 
Eliza, d. young. 

Harriet Boynton, b. Aug., 1802 ; m. 1822, Capt. Wra. Horsey, 
a shipmaster of Charlestown, Mass., where he d. 1848 ; 
she d. March, 1883. 
They had : 
Benjamin Hudson (Hersey), b. in Charlestown, Oct., 

1824 ; m. Emma ; had a daughter who m. 

Mr, Taylor. 
William Henry (Hersey). 
George Edward (Hersey). 
Samuel M. Plummer (Hersey). 
Hattie Ann (Hersey). 
Samuel, d. in infancy. 
Elias, d. in infancy* 
George, d. in infancy. 

Edmund Smith, b. 1806; d. in New York, July, 1832. 
Dorcas Fickctt, b. Jan. 30, 1808 ; m. Dec. 5, 1831, Silas J. 
Wilbur, b. in Sidney, Me., May 30, 1802, a slater in 
Baltimore, Md., and d. June 20, 1873. 

They had : 
Charles William (Wilbur), b. in Portland, Oct. 5, 1832; 

d. July 25, 1833. 
Samuel Plummer (Wilbur), b. in Baltimore, Oct. 4, 

1833 ; d. July 28, 1834. 
David Caleb (Wilbur), b. Dec. 28, 1835; m. Aug. 7, 

1859, Mary C. Grubb. He d. April 29, 1883. 

They had : 
Samuel Plummer (Wilbur), b. May 12, 1860. 



14 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

Mary Ann Plumnier (Wilbur), b. Oct. 22, 1838; m. 
Mar, 5, 1867, John Arnold. He d. in Johnson ville, 
N. C, Mar. 7, 1869. 

They had : 
Joseph Norman (Arnold), b. Nov. 16, 1867. 
Joseph Plummer (Wilbur), b. Sept. 13, 1841; m. Dec. 
1, 1868, Ada Thomas, daughter of Wm. Thomas, 
of Baltimore. 

They had : 
William (Wilbur), b. July 20, 1869; d. in infancy. 
Edith Thurston (Wilbur), b. Feb. 4, 1872. 
Wm. H. (Wilbur), b. May 7, 1876. 
Emily L. (Wilbur), b. Nov. 24, 1882; d. Aug. 5, 
1884. 
' William Henry (Wilbur), b. Mar. 19, 1850; m. Sept. 
20, 1877, Emily Louise Addison, b. in Baltimore, 
Jan. 6, 1854; she d. Aug. 18, 1885. 

They had : 

George (Wilbur), b. July 31, 1878. 

William Henry (Wilbur), b. Aug. 5, 1880. 

Annie Baughman (Wilbur), b. April 8, 1882; d. 

June 29, 1882. 
Catharet Barrett (Wilbur), b. Aug. 5, 1883; d. 
Sept. 8, 1883. 
John Webb Smith, b. 1810 ; d. at sea 1824. 
Samuel Motley, b. Oct., 1812; d. 1851. Educated at West 
Point from 1829 to 1834. Was 2d Lieut, in IT. S. 
army, went to Fort Snelling, N. W. Territory, thence 
to Florida in the Seminole war, where he was a captain, 
the youngest in the army ; became ill and came home to 
Portland on a furlough. Went to Fort Snelling again, 
thence to the Mexican war in 1846-7 ; rank Capt. and 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 15 

Asst. Quartermaster. Came to Washington on a fur- 
lough, and was one of the party on board the U. S. 
gunboat Princeton, when she blew up ; and d. in com- 
mand of Fort Merrill, in Texas, Oct., 1851. He m. in 
Newark, N. J., 1843, Emily H. Brady ; she d. June, 1852. 

They had: 

Joseph M., b. in Newark, June, 1847. 
Mary Morton, b. Jan., 1852. 
Three children, d. in infancy. 
Jane, b. Aug. 15, 1814; m. June 14, 1846, Capt. Henry 
Thurston, an enterprising ship-master in Portland. He 
d. Feb. 9, 1860. 

They had : 

Henrietta Maria (Thurston), b. July 10, 1848; m. July 
8, 1867, Calvin Warren, who served in" a Maine 
battery in the war of the Rebellion, was injured by 
a fall from his horse. He d. Nov. 13, 1882. She 
d. Sept. 28, 1870. 

Abbie Jane (Thurston), b. July 31, 1851 ; d. Feb. 5, 1862. 

Henry (Thurston), b. Nov. 20, 1857 ; d. in Marseilles, 
France, Aug. 20, 1859. 

Foster children or step-children of Jane P. Thurston. 

Capt. Thurston m. 1st, Sept., 1834, Rhoda Kinsman. 

Their children : 

Henrietta Marie, b. Aug. 28, 1836 ; d. Sept. 10, 1849. 

George Henry, b. July 28, 1838. 

William Edward, b. Mar. 29, 1840; d. at sea Feb. 26, 

1858. 
Charles Augustus, b. Mar. 15, 1842. 
Joseph, b. Dec. 22, 1817 ; m. Amanda Melvina Fitzallen 
McLellan. She d. Nov. 25, 1881. 



16 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

They had : 

Three children d. in infancy. 

Harry. 

Ella, m. Abrara Brown. 



William Plummer^ {Moses,^ Samuel,'^ Sylvanus^^ 
Samuel ■^ Francis,'^') b. Nov. 17, 1774; m. April 12, 1798, 
Margaret Morrill. He d. Feb. 1, 1«08, and she ra. 
2d, June, 1823, by Rev. Ichabod Nichols, Major Jonathan 
Moulton. Mr. Plummer was a blacksmith in Portland. 

Children : 

4-Winiam, b. Feb. 6, 1801 ; m. Abigail Tobin. 
Esther, m. John Thomas and d. without issue. 
Margaret, m. William Coffin. 

They had : 

William Plummer (Coffin), b. Dec. 6, 1823; m. 1st 
Mar. 5, 1844, Abigail A. Hunt, b. Aug. 7, 1822, and 
d. Mar. 10,1858; he m. 2d, April 12, 1869, Mar- 
garet Locke; d. Mar. 28, 1880. 

They had : 

Henry F. (Coffin), b. Dec. 9, 1844; m. Hattie A. 
Moody, b. July 18, 1849. 

They had : 

Charles H. (Coffin), b. Nov. 30, 1870. 

George W. (Coffin), b. Jan. 7, 1872. 

Fred. M. (Coffin), b. Dec. 18, 1874; d. Aug. 

28, 1883. 
Philip L. (Coffin), b. Oct. 10, 1876. 
Hattie F. (Coffin), b. Jan. 10, 1879. 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 17 

William Plummer (Coffin), b. Jan. 30, 1847 ; m. 
They had : 

George L, (Coffin). 

Mabel (Coffin). 

Maggie M. (Coffin). 

Stella A. (Coffin). 

Harold L. (Coffin). ^ 

Fred G. (Coffin), b. Nov. 3, 1855. 
Margaret (Coffin). 
Isabel A. (Coffin), b. Aug. 21, 1857. 



William Plummer "> ( William,^ Moses,^ SamueL^ Syl- 
vanus,^ Samuel,^ Francis,^^ b. Feb. 5, 1801 ; m. April 20, 
1824, Abigail Tobin, b. in Gorham, Me., Oct. 2, 1800. 

Children : 

Sarah Tobin, b. Nov. 14, 1824; d. Mar. 28, 1827. 
-j-Mary Crockett, b. June 17, 1826 ; m. Thomas Osborne ; d. 

Sept. 3, 1870. 
-f-Charles Moulton, b. Mar. 11, 1828 ; m. Marianda Snow Ridlon. 

William, b. Jan. 26, 1830; d. May 30, 1830. 

John Moulton, b. Jan. 24, 1831 ; m. Martha Weston. 

WilHam, b. April 6, 1833 ; d. Feb. 26, 1855. 

Ellen, b. Jan. 19, 1835; d. Jan. 2, 1836, 
-j-Ellen Moulton, b. Jan. 9, 1837 ; m. Charles H. Fickett. 

Esther, b. Feb. 23, 1839; d. Sept. 11, 1839. 
-j-Hiram Tobin, b. July 26, 184Q ; m. Louisa Sturgis Drew. 
-{-Esther Thomas, b. Mar. 16, 1843 ; m. Joseph H. Steele. 



18 THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 

Mary Crockett Plummer^ (William^'' Wllliam^^ 
Moses,^ Samuel,'^ Sylvanus,^ Samuel,^ Francis,^} b. June 
17, 1826 ; m. Thomas Osborne, a seaman in Portland. 

Children : 

- William P. (Osborne), b. July 31, 1851 ; m. Mar. 20, 1872» 
Ellen B. Bent, b. Dec. 3, 1847. 

^ They had : 

William H. (Osborne), b. May 4, 1873. 
Eva May (Osborne), b. Jan. 19, 1876. 
Etha Mabel (Osborne), b. June 19, 1879, 
Angelia T. (Osborne), b. April 8, 1882. 
Marion (Osborne), b. Jan. 24, 1885. , 

John Edward (Osborne), b. Aug. 27, 1857; m. Aug. 31 
1876, Paulina T. Johnson, b. July 25, 1856. No children. 



Charles Moulton Plummer ^ ( William,'' William,^ 
Moses,^ Samuel,^ Sylvanus,^ Samuel,^ Francis,^^ b. March 
11, 1828 ; m. June 18, 1848, Marianda Snow Redlon, 
b. Feb. 6, 1827. 

Mr. Plummer is a steam, gas and water pipe fitter and 
dealer in Portland, in company with his brother, Hiram T. 

Children : 

Mary Isabel, b. June 15, 1849. 

William, b. July 2, 1851 ; d. Nov. 1, 1851. 

Charles Averill, b. Mar. 20, 1856 ; m. Oct. 16, 1878, 
Mabel R. Brackett, b. Dec. 25, 1854. They live in 
Portland, and have a daughter, Marian Snow, b. 
April 21, 1882. 

Minnie Snow, b. Dec. 19, 1866. 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 19 

Ellen Moulton Plummer ^ ( William^'' William,^ 
Moses,^ Samuel,^ Sylvaniis^^ SamueW^ Francis,^} b. Jan. 9, 
1837; 111. Dec. 1, 1854, Charles H. Fickett, b. in Port- 
land, May 22, 1833. He d. March 9, 1880. Mr. Fickett 
was a gas-iitter in Portland. 

Children : 

Mary Ella (Fickett), b. in Portland, May 10, 1856 ; m. May 
28, 1879, Clement V. Fickett, b. in Sebago, Me., Sept. 
26, 1852. No children. 

Etta F. (Fickett), b. Feb. 7, 1860; ra. June 27, 1883, Jere- 
miah F. Cohnan, b. in Athens, Me., Nov. 27, 1857, a 
machinist in Portland. 

Hiram Tobin Plummer ^ ( William,'' William,^ Moses,^ 
Samuel,'^ Si/lvanus,^ Samuel,'^ Francis,^') brother of the pre- 
ceding, b. July 26, 1840 ; m. Mar. 6, 1870, Louisa Sturgis 
Drew, b. Nov. 25, 1837. 

Mr. Plummer is in company with his brother C. M., in 
the steam, gas and water pipe business. 

Children : 

Edna Mabel, b. Dec. 14, 1872. 
John Mussey, b. July 3, 1875. 

Esther Thomas Plummer ^ ( William,'' Williain,^ 
Moses,^ Samuel,^ Si/lvanus,^ Samuel,'^ Francis,^) b. March 
6, 1843 ; m. Sept. 2, 1865, Joseph H. Steele, b. in Cape 
Ann, July 26, 1837, a jeweler in Portland. 

Children : 

Charles Moulton (Steele), b. June 13, 1866. 
Hattie E. (Steele), b. Oct. 9, 1869. 
Helen K. (Steele), b. July H, 1881. 



20 THE PLUMMEE FAMILY. 



JMEJVIOR^ND^. 



Boston, June 10, 1876. 

Inscription taken from an old gravestone situated at 
the " Old North Cemetery," so called, in Dorchester, Mass. 

In memory of Capt. Edmund Morton 
Wlio departed this life 
January 9f^ 1786, 
In the 73"* year of his age. ^ 



In his life he was a kind and 

Loving husband, a tender and 

Prdvident Parent A friendly and 

benevolent neighbor. 

Pitiful And liberal to the poor, 

Needy and distressed, 

His life useful, his Death Lamented. 



Capt Edmund Morton was the great-grandfather of 
Mrs. Jane Plummer Thurston, he being the grandfather 
of her mother, Mrs. Abigail Plummer. And when the 



THE PLUMMER FAMILY. 21 

British soldiers, called " The Red Coats," came up the 
heights of Dorchester, her mother saw them from her 
window, and ran down into the arch^ in the cellar, with 
her infant child, and remained until they ransacked the 
house and left it, when she ran with her infant to her 
father's. The neighbors ran from the next neighboring 
house, but one man sick in bed, whom they killed. 

Her mother has often said, that at the time of her 
grandfather's death, he owned half of Plymouth, Mass., 
which Perez Morton, his nephew and executor or adminis- 
trator, cheated her grandmother out of, by obtaining her 
signature to papers, before her children (daughters) were 
cognizant of the fact. She lived to be over ninety years, 
and had her carriage and servants till after her husband's 
death. 

One of her daughters married Capt. John Smith, cap- 
tain in the Revolutionary war. Her name was Mary Ann 
Morto7i. Her sister married Mr. Redding ; she died at an 
advanced age at her daughters, Mrs. Edwards, in Cam- 
bridgeport. Mrs. Edwards left several children. Another 
daughter married Mr. Dowse. 

The following are the children of Capt. John Smith 
and Mary Ann Morton Smith who were born in Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 

Children : 

Elizabeth (Smith), b. Feb. 29, 1774; m. Thomas Cross; d. 
Edmiind Morton (Smith), b. July 9, 1776; m. 
Martha (Smith), b. April 11, 1778 ; d. Oct. 3, 1778. 
Abigail (Smith), b. April 14, 1780 ; m. Moses Plummer jr. ; 
d. Oct. 6, 1860. 



22 THE PLUMMEli FAMILY. 

John Webb ( Smith), b. Feb. 6, 1781. Gen. John W. Smith 
held several offices of trust ; that of agent under Gov. 
Parris, on the separation of Maine from Massachusetts, 
to superintend the building of the State Arsenal, and 
receive our proportion of military property ; selectman 
of the town of Portland ; city assessor ; U. S. surveyor 
two terms under appointment of Gen. Jackson ; and 
county treasurer, five years. Whatever duty devolved 
upon liim, it was performed faithfully and con- 
scientiously. 

Sally (Smith), b. June 22, 1785; m, Joseph Harris. 

Mary (Smith), b. Jan. 15, 1787; d. Sept. 3, 1797. 



Sally (Smith) Harris and Joseph Harris had 
ten children : 

Sarah, m. Harry Prescott ; d. ; left one son, 

Elizabeth, m. Rev. Mr. Packard. 

Joseph, m. and has one daughter. 

Elbridge, m. and has one daughter. 

Frances, m. Capt. Henry Loring ; has two sons. 

Sophia, m. Thomas Hammond ; has two daughters, Mrs- 

R. W. Wood and Mrs. Willis. 
Horatio was a commission merchant and trustee of the 

estate of Sears. He left a son and two daughters. 
Harriet, d. young. 

Edmund Morton, m. ; d. and left one child. 
Cyrus, m. 



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