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THE 

Plumer Genealogy 



FRANCIS PLUMER, WHO 
SETTLED AT NEWBURY, 
MASSACHUSETTS, & SOME 
OF HIS DESCENDANTS 



By SIDNEY PERLEY 



SALEM, MASS. 

THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 

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THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 



About the year 1630, Francis Plumer, a linen weaver, 
just past bis thirty-sixth birthday, was living in Norfolk 
county, or in Woolwich, near London, England. Some 
say that he was a Welshman ; bat wherever his abode, or 
whatever his nationality, records have not removed the 
doubts that tradition has originated. 

Tradition is also responsible for the statement that he 
was one of the company which came to New England 
with Rev. Thomas Parker of Newbury, Berkshire, Eng- 
land, in the early spring of 1634, in the ship Hector, 
sailing from London. 

With Mr. Plumer came his family, consisting of his 
wife Ruth and three children, at least, Samuel, aged 
fifteen, Joseph, four, and Hannah, three. They had a 
daughter Mary, but whether she was born just before or 
immediately after their arrival is unknown. 

They landed at Ipswich, where the company remained 
during the summer. Many of the men were given the 
rights of suffrage in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, of 
which Ipswich was a part ; and Mr. Plumer was made 
a freeman on May 14, 1634. He must have been a mem- 
ber of the church in good standing at the time, for that 
was necessary to his eligibility to citizenship. He had 
undoubtedly united with the church in England. 

Early in the autumn, the company, with some other 
colonists, decided to settle at a place about six miles 
northerly from Ipswich, between what are now known as 
Parker and Merrimack rivers. They established them- 
selves on the north bank of Parker river, about two miles 
from its confluence with Plum Island river, where the 
stream is about three hundred feet wide. It was a beau- 
tiful spot, dry, healthful and fertile, and well supplied 

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2 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

with water. The village was laid out systematically, a lot 
of six acres being first marked off on the border of the 
stream for a public square. The following is a diagram 
showing the location of the first grants to freeholders of 
the settlement and consequently the location of their 
original habitations. As will be seen, Mr. Plumer lo- 
cated upon Merrimack street, as it was then called, which 
is now the main street, and only a few rods from the 
" village green." The house lots varied in size from half- 
an-acre on the square to four acres on the streets. It is 
presumed that Mr. Plumer chose the street location be- 
cause he could thus obtain a larger quantity of land. All 




land adjoining this first layout of the settlement was held 
in common for pasturage, forest and culivation. Soon, 
however, some of the settlers wished to own larger tracts 
of land, and farther grants were made to individuals by 
the local government, which the freemen of the colony 
constituted, and in many instances the settlers left the 
village to live upon their broader acres. Francis Plumer 
was thus enabled to purchase two lots next his own on 
the north, thus securing a homestead of twelve acres of 
land fit for cultivation, and the best in the region. Near 
his house he dug a well and planted an orchard. In the 
spring of 1893, the walls of the cellar of the house were 
disclosed by the plowshare, they having been permitted to 
remain when the cellar was filled, evidently. The older 
members of the family then living in the neighborhood 



BY SIDNEY PERLBY. 3 

remembered having seen the old well. The illustration 
herewith given shows the site of the house as it appeared 
in 1893, the stake in the ground designating the precise 
location. 

From the volume in which are recorded the grants of 
real estate made to the early settlers of Newbury, the 
following records are taken. These are all that appear in 
favor of Francis Plumer. 

To Francis Plumer an house lott of four acres be it more or less 
in breadth eight rod & in length four score rods. Bounded by Mr. 
Batt on the south Richard Kent senr on the north Merrimack street 
on the west & great salt marsh on the east. 

And four acres of upland on the neck over the Poynt be it more 
or less bounded by the River on the south the Creeke on the north 
Robert Coker on the east and Nicholas Batt on the west. 

And a field Lott of twenty acres of upland and meadow on the 
Little River be it more or less bounded by John Mussellwhite on the 
south John Pike senr on the North the river on the west and the 
comon on the east 

Also seaven acres of meadow be it more or less and is bounded 
by Mrs. Straten on the south Thomas Smith on the north the four 
acre Lotts on the west and Archelaus Woodman on the east 

And five acres of meadow be it more or less by Mr. Woodbridg 
& is bounded by Mr. Parker on the north Mr. Noyes on the south & 
west and a great Pond on the east 

And eight acres of salt marsh in the Great marsh be it more or 
less Bounded by Mr. Stephen Dumer on the north & west and a 
creek west & Henry Lunt on the south 

And two acres of upland be it more or less Bounded by Thomas 
Blumfield on the south the four acre lotts on the west John Rem- 
ington on the east and 

In consideration of Francis Plumer his resigning up into the 
Townes hand of four acres of land in the neck over the river wch he 
doth by these presents yeald up ther was granted unto him four 
acres of upland in the feild of Exchange land beyond the new Towne 
to enjoy to him & his heyrs Forever 

Laid out unto Francis Plumer four acres of land be it more or 
less in the field of Exchange beyond the new Towne Joyning to 
Abraham Topans land on the east Nicholas Batts land on the west 
the comon on the south and the way going to Birchen meadows on 
the north 

In consideration that Francis Plumer did resign up nine acres of 
that twenty two acres of his scituate on Merrimack River and also 



4 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

did Resigne and yeild up into the Towns hand nine acres of Divi- 
dent land they granted him the Inheritance of his owne hous lott 
and Abraham Toppans house lott as they be scituate in the Old 
Towne notwithstanding they have lands therfore at the new Towne 
to enjoy to him & his heyrs Forever 

Anthony Somekbt Register. 

The following is a copy of the record of another grant 
made to Mr. Pluraer : — 

In consideration of his receiving of twenty acres of land at the 
new Towne by the way and John Musselwhites land and Richard 
Kent senr his land Francis Plumer Resigned up unto the Townes 
hands the twenty acres of Land by that which was John Mussle- 
whites and John Pikes Land w th Condition that if ever the lands be 
returned to any other use than Comon Then to returne to Francis 
Plumer againe Only Francis Pluraer reserves the trees to himself 
and the meadow adjoining to the Little River but the upland to re- 
maine to the Towne Forever 

Laid out unto Francis Plumer for his Freehold portion in the neck 
over the great River five acres of marsh Land be it more or less 
bounded by John Bishops land on the east and southeast a great 
creek west and southwest and a little creek northwest and north 
and the comon North west from the creek on a straight line to John 
Bishops north west bounds. 

In the list of those who in 1642 had rights in the ox 
and cow commons in Newbury the name of Francis 
Plumer appears, and five rights are assigned to him. 

Mr. Plumer was one of the ninety-one freeholders of 
the town, and as such to him and his heirs was granted 
his share of salt marsh, woodland and planting lots. 
" This freehold right," said William Little, president of 
the Old Newbury Historical Society, " appears never to 
have been sold, but was transmitted through the line of 
his son Samuel, Joshua, Joshua, Simon, and to his daugh- 
ter who married Samuel Danforth, and their son, George 
Plumer Danforth, who died in 1876, was the last living 
person who acted as one of the proprietors of Newbury, 
and he represented Francis Plumer. This proprietorship 
was terminated in 1827 by the sale of Plum Island, the 
last of the common and undivided lands of the town." 

So far as the records show Mr. Plumer received but one 



BY SIDNEY PERLEF. 

deed of real estate. In it he is described as of " New- 
bury, Lynnen weaver." The grantor was John Bishop of 
Newbury, carpenter ; it was dated March 5, 1648, ac- 
knowledged March 31, 1652, and conveyed "an house 
lott of four acres be it more or less with a barne orchard 
and fences to it which Richard Kent senior formerly gave 
to Samuel Scullard as p* of a marriage portion with Re- 
becka aforesaid another house lott of four acres be it more 
or less adjoining thereto with the appurtenances thereto 
belonging both which lotts are bounded by the house lot 
of Francis Plumer on the south W m Palmer on ye north 
merrimack street on the west & a neck of upland on the 
east ; with an other house lott of four acres be it more 
or less w ch is bounded by W m Palmer's lott that was on 
the south Robert Marstons lott on the north & the street 
west & neck of upland aforesaid East."* 

Mr. Plumer made two conveyances by deed. The first 
was to William Sawyer of Newbury, dated Nov. 16, 1649, 
acknowledged June 15, 1657, no wife being mentioned, and 
the consideration being five pounds. It conveyed " All 
that four acre lott be it more or less which was formerly 
Henry Palmers and is now in the possession of W m Ilsley 
as it lyeth situate in Newbury aforesaid bounded with y e 
land of the said W ,n Iisley on the south & north Merri- 
mack street on the west & the neck of upland next to the 
marshes on the east."f The other conveyance, in which 
Mr. Plumer is described as of " Newbury, yeoman," was 
to Robert Coker of Newbury, dated Jan. 7, 1651, ac- 
knowledged March 31, 1652, no wife being mentioned. It 
conveyed four acres of upland in Newbury " adjoining 
to the land of the said Robert Coker where also his house 
standeth on the east end of the street on the south, & the 
lane going to Watts seller on the West & John Bartletts 
land on the North. "J 

As soon as the people of the little hamlet, which con- 
sisted of about twenty families, had become established 
in their new home, Mr. Plumer was chosen to be its inn- 
keeper, being licensed therefor by the general court Sept. 

♦Ipswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 101. 
tlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 191. 
Jlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 109. 



6 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

3, 1635, in the language of the records, to " keepe an 
ordinary in the plantacon where he lived during the pleas- 
ure of y e court." He probably continued his inn for only 
two years, as, in June, 1637, John Knight was appointed 
to that position. Mr. Plumer devoted the remainder of 
his life to the cultivation of the soil, although he un- 
doubtedly did more or less weaving for the families in the 
town. 

His home was indeed a wilderness one. To the south 
six miles of unbroken forest lay between theni and their 
friends at Ipswich. North of them, at thrice that dis- 
tance, were the two weak, defenceless settlements on the 
Piscataqua river. On the east rolled three thousand 
miles of trackless deep, and on the west was an equally 
trackless illimitable wilderness, shielding within its gloomy 
depths cruel savages and wild beasts. The forest extend- 
ed to their very thresholds, the limited clearings they 
made for agricultural purposes comprising most of the 
open country around them. They had very little chance 
for intellectual improvement, as books were rare and 
newspapers and schools were unknown. Anthony Som- 
erby taught children a short time, however. 

Oct. 16, 1637, with other prominent men, Mr. Plumer 
was fined ten shillings for defect of fences, and he agreed 
that the fine should be added to his tax. 

At a generall towne meeting feb. 24 ; 1637. ... It was . . . agreed 
that w m moody, James Browne, Nic. Holt, ffrancis Plummer, Nic. 
Noyfe shall lay out all the generall highways in the towne that are 
to he made, as likewife tenn rodd between man & man for garden 
platts, this to be done by the fifth of march on the penalty of 5 
apeice. 

April 21, 1638, with several other prominent men, he 
was fined two shillings and sixpence for not attending a 
town meeting. 

At a Towne meeting of ye 8 men ye 16 December 1646. Itt is or- 
dered y* all fuch Inhabitants as will keepe or purchase any of y e 

valley of plough land where Mr No is oufe lands shall lay downe 

seven ac« of their divident lands for one there. & alfo w» Inhab- 
itants still keepe or purchase any of ye plough land wch lyeth in 
the verge where franncis Plumer dwells shall lay downe five ac« 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 7 

of his divident land for one there ffurther it is ordered y* all thofe 
yt will accept of the land afore mentioned on thofe termes shall 
w*hin three dayes after the publicacon thereof give in their names 
to Richard Knight or elf the land is to be difpofed of & the divi- 
dent lands to be layd out at the new Towne as was formerly Ap- 
pointed. 

Francis Plurner served on the grand jury at Ipswich 
quarterly court in 1646, 1653, 1654 and 1658. 

His wife, who had braved the dangers of the ocean 
voyage and thirteen years of wilderness life, died July 18, 
1647, causing the first breach in the family circle. After 
being a widower about two years, his household affairs 
being cared for by his daughters, who were in their teens, 
he married Ann Palmer, said to have been widow of 
William Palmer, who was formerly of Newbury, but lat- 
terly of Piscataqua, March 31, 1649. 

In 1653, Mr. Plumer was an appraiser of the estate of 
William Stevens 
of Newbury, and rf ^ 

his autograph, as -brc+Yi/yi^ \q 
be affixed it to / y 

the inventory, is 
given herewith. 

In 1663, there was living in Salisbury one Robert Pike, 
thirty-six years of age, who had been formerly a near 
neighbor of Francis Plumer in Newbury, and had re- 
moved across Merrimack river into Salisbury. He had a 
good education, and was a worthy son of a puritan, being 
a magistrate and having served as a member of the gen- 
eral court for two years. He criticised the general court 
for their intolerance in religious worship, declaring " that 
those members who had voted for it had violated their 
oaths as freemen ; that their act was against the liberty of 
the country, both civil and ecclesiastical, and that he 
stood ready to make his declaration good." They were 
amazed at his audacity, and arraigned him therefor. He 
was tried Sept. 7, 1653, and was convicted, " disfran- 
chised, and disabled to bear any public office in town or 
commonwealth, and from pleading any case except his 
own in any court ; and further, that he be bound to good 
behavior during the Court's pleasure, and be fined the sum 



8 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

of twenty marks to the country." The obnoxious order 
was, however, immediately repealed. 

These proceedings caused great agitation in the region 
of Pike's home, and petitions were circulated and signed, 
asking for the revocation of the unjust sentence. The 
petition of the Newbury citizens was signed by Francis 
Plumer and his sons Samuel and Joseph, and fifty-five 
others. The petitions were presented to the court at its 
next session, the following spring. The record of the 
action of the general court begins as follows : " The 
Court cannot but deeply resent that so many persons of 
several towns, conditions, and relations, should combine 
together to present such an unjust and unreasonable re- 
quest as the revoking the sentence passed the last court 
against Lieutenant Pike, and the restoring him to his 
former liberty, without any petition of his own, or at 
least acknowledgment of his offence," etc. The court 
appointed a commission of six men to learn the reasons 
why the petitioners signed the request. The commission- 
ers proceeded to perform their duty and the various 
offenders appeared before them. Some said that they 
signed without reflection ; some because they were asked 
to do so ; and others because they thought it was the 
proper thing to do. Francis Plumer said that Pike was a 
useful man, and that he thought that he might petition 
without offence ; that it was in the liberty of the court to 
accept it or reject it, and that he could not see that he had 
done amiss in petitioning. Samuel Plumer said that he 
intended no affront to the honored court, but only desired 
Pike's liberty in a lawful way. Joseph Plumer said that 
the reason he signed the paper was expressed in it, he ap- 
prehending the person to be a quiet and serviceable 
man ; and he would not divulge the name of the person 
who brought him the petition, saying that he was not 
bound to do so. 

Among the petitioners the commissioners found fifteen 
refractory spirits, who either gave no explanation, or as- 
serted their right to petition whenever they thought fit, 
denying the right of any persons, or body of persons, to 
interfere. The names of these fifteen were duly reported 
to the general court, which bound them over in the penal 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 9 

sum of ten pounds each for trial in the county courts. 
Eight of these fifteen belonged in Newbury, one of them 
being Joseph Plumer. But their trial never took place. 

This demonstration may have been of little moment in 
itself, but the vital issue of the right of petition was thus, 
for the first time, boldly asserted in America ; and these 
men were in the front rank of the genuine defenders of 
civil liberty. The action of these men will impress the 
reader more deeply when he considers that the spirit of 
that time was such that the result of their action would 
most likely be a punishment equal to that of Pike him- 
self. 

In September, 1659, Francis Plumer was relieved from 
ordinary training, by the county court held at Ipswich, on 
condition that he pay eight shillings per annum for the 
use of the military company. 

In 1662, by his attorney, who was his son Samuel, Mr- 
Plumer recovered judgment in a civil suit against Richard 
Dole for cutting and carrying away hedging from his 
land. The trial was held before the commissioners of 
Newbury Aug. 27th. 

March 7, 1663, Francis Plumer was chosen a fence 
viewer for his end of the town. 

After they had lived together sixteen years, Mrs. 
Plumer died, Oct. 18, 1665. Forty-three days later, Nov. 
29, 1665, Mr. Plumer married, thirdly, Beatrice, widow 
of William Cantlebury of Salem. The court records 
show that she was a disagreeable woman to have in the 
neighborhood, yet Francis Plumer himself told Christo- 
pher Waller " that he lived so comfortably with her . . . 
as a man would desire, and that if he had sought all ye 
world over he could not have had a Better wife."* 

In the long controversy that in his time almost rent the 
church in the hamlet, which is spoken of at length in the 
sketch of Francis Plumer's son Samuel, Mr. Plumer and 
both his sons were opposed to their pastor. The question 
at issue was, shall the clergy or the church govern, or, in 
other words, it was the early struggle between presbyter- 
ianism and Congregationalism. The matter was carried 

*See Salem quarterly court files, book 25, leaf 91. 



10 THE PLUMEK GENEALOGY. 

into the courts, and Mr. Plumer was fined one mark, and 
each of his sons a noble for their part in the affair. This 
was in 1669 and 1670. 

Mr. Plumer was now an old man, having had a varied 
and an interesting career. He died Jan. 17, 1672-3, aged 
about seventy-eight. His wife, Beatrice, survived him, 
and before June, 1676, married Edward Beny of Salem, 
whither she removed. They did not get along pleasantly, 
in spite of her name, and she evidently lived at last with 
one of her children in Salem, dying before 1684. 

Mr. Plumer died intestate, and Feb. 20, 1672-3, two 
magistrates, Mr. Samuel Symonds and Major-general Den- 
ison, appointed the two sons of the deceased to care for 
the estate and bring in an inventory until the court met 
at Ipswich.* The court convened at Ipswich March 25, 
1675, and appointed Samuel Plumer, the elder son, ad- 
ministrator of the estate. His surety was William Saw- 
yer.f 

The inventory of the estate of the deceased is on file 
in the office of the probate court at Salem,! and the fol- 
lowing is an accurate copy of the original document : — 

An Inventory of the Houfeing lands goods & chattells of ffranois 

Plumer who deceafed this life January 17 th 1672 taken January 24 th 

by Richard Knight John Emery fenr Thomas Hale junr & Anthony 

Somerby 

Impr the Houfe barne orchard & fixteen acres of land 
adioyneing being four four acres Lotts with previ- 
ledg of frehold 

It twenty acres of fait marfh & meadow 

It a horfe at 81 & 2 mares & 2 colts at 81 

It four oxen one yoake 131 & another yoake ll 1 

four Cows at 181 & 2 yerling fteers & 2 calfes at 5-10 be- 
ing wintred 

five and twenty f heep 

His weareing Apparrell w th 2 pr of bootes 2 cuf hions 3 
hatts & a pr of f hous 

four fwyne 

In the chamber in Indian Corne about 20 buf h 

•Records of Ipswich quarterly court, 1672, page 191. 
tRecords of Ipswich quarterly court, 1673, page 194. 
JDocket number, 22,135. 



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A thoufand of boards 2 ladders 4 formes troughes 3 
hold pofts & old timber of a houfe falne downe 

A long cart with wheels ftockbands boxes plow & Irons 
yoaks & 2 chaynes 

In the f hop a weavers loome with Gears harneffes & 
with 6 prongs pitchforks a fpade f hovell Hooes an 
Iron Barre a frooe Chiffells Augurs Beettle & wedges 
4 axes 5 Iron Hoopes planes files an Iron vice a 
woodden vise a fhort Croffcut saw 2 hand fawes 
wimble ftocks wimble bitts 2 faddles & bridles 2 
paire of fcales & weights & many other tooles for 
fmitbs tooles & carpenters fquare which we are not 
able to particularise 

In the parlour a feather bed & bolfter 2 pillows a 
blanket & coverlet & bedfted 

In the Hall a table & forme a Cubbard & great cheft 

In another Roome a bed w th 2 flock bolfters a p r of 
blankets a Rug & Coverlet 

four paire of f heets 3 pillow bears 1 holland pillow beare 
a table cloth 7 napkins a f hirt & 4 peices of old 
f heets & 2 caps 

two paire of gloves & a remnant of kerfy 

A fmall Iron kettle & Iron pot & Iron fkillet 4 peuter 
dif hes 2 bafons a fmall flagon a pint pot a pint bot- 
tle a brafen candlefticke, a lining dripping pan 4 
fpoones & an old Iron kettle 

A bible & 4 bookes 

It 2 chayres, a fmall table 2 tramells a Grid Iron a 
fmoothing Iron a fpit tongs old fire f hovell bellows 
a cheft 3 paire of wooll cards a welf h bill 5 trayes 
2 bucketts 9 trenchers an earthen pan & pitcher a 
woodden platter 5 dif hes a paire of f hooes 4 facks 

In the Hall chamber 6bufhels of barly 2 buf hels of 
Rye three buf hels of wheat 8 buf hels of oats a 
buf hell of peafe & beanes & 5 buf hels of meale & 
2 buf hels of malt 

Three hayre feiues a Kidder a feine atrowell4old hogf- 
heds 3 barrells a meale trough a bottom of an old 
trunke a ffanne 3 Raw f heep fkins a hogfkin A 
Reele a fpining wheele an old bedfted & lumber 

fifteen pound of wooll & 10 pd & 1-2 of cotton wooll 

It 2 pound of feathers 4 pound of flaxen yarn & 2 pd of 
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A Gun a fword bullets fnapfacke 1 — 10 — 0' 
two barrells a mef hing tub a halfe buf hel & gallon & 

a pounding trough — 11 — 6 
twelve pound of woollen yarne 1 — 10 — 
In the Little chamber a great Tray a trough a fyder 
preffe a cheefe preff cartrope Dungpot old wheel- 
barrow & old fled 2 tand f kins 1 — — 
In the dairy houfe 4 flitches & halfe of Bacon & a quarter 
of a barrell of porke about 28 pound of cheefe and 
3 pound of butter with 2 barrells & a butter tub 4 — 10—0 
In 4 the Cellar a peice of leather a full Barrell of fyder 2 

empty barrels & an old Churne 1 — 5 — 

Debts from Joseph Plumer 6 — — 

from William Sawyer 4 — — 

In Larde 0—10—0 

Total Sum is 412—05—6 

Anthony Somebby 
Richabd Knight 
John Emmebby jb. 
Thomas hale Jun"\ 

Samuell Plumer administrator to the estate returned this Inven- 
tory into llcourtll upon oath to be a full & true Inventory of the es- 
tate to the best of his knowledge & if more doe after appeare that 
he will add it In court held at Ipfwich the 25 of march 1673 

As attest Robert Lobd Cleric. 



Debts due from the estate to feverall men 
and to the widdow 



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Item to goodm Pore 

It for two buf hels of wheat for the burial 
due to goodman march 
to goodie Rondall 
to goodman Perfon 
to John Adkinfon 
to goodman Sumerbe 
to goodman Ilf lay 
to thomas haines 



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to goodman Perfe 

to the Conf table for Kates 

to goodman Emry 

to Stover Grenleaf 

to Peter tayok 

to Samvell Plumer 

to Abram Adams 

to Thomas Moyre 

to John Wold 

to goodman davis 

to Jofeph Palmer 

to Marie duoll 

to goodman Mirick 

to Richard dole 

to Capt Gerif h 

to thomas hale fenior 

to Rich knight goodm Sumerbe John Emry tho hale 

to william titcum 

2 Befides what is due to the widow vpon a late Agrement 

to John knight 

Crossed out on back of the original inventory is the 
following : — 

The widdow doth lay Clayme to thefe things vnder written as due 

to her by marriag Contract that is not fet down in the Covenant 
(viz) : 

A Cloake prifed at 8—0—0 

2 chayns at — 5 — 

A muf ket 1—0—0 

Abedfted at 1—0—0 

A brewing tub & barrell — 5 — 

2 pewter Chamber pots — 5 — 

pot hooks & tofting Iron — 3 — 

And a little kettle 0—4—0 

Befides (f he faith) that her huf band borrowed of her after f he 
was marryed fifty f hillings & thirty f hillings and two & forty 
f hillings in mony within a weeke after f he was marryed & f he 
faith he promifed to pay her againe. 

The marriage covenant referred to is on file in the office 
of the probate court at Salem, with the papers in this 
estate, and is as follows : — 



14 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Artticles of Agrement made the five & twentyeth day of Novem- 
ber In the yeare of our Lord one thoufand fix hundred and Seaven- 
ty, Betweene ffrancis Plumer of Newbury in the County of Effex in 
Newengland & Beatrice his wife, witneffeth that faid ffrancis 
Plumer did & do hereby agree as a contract between him the faid 
ffrancis Plumer and Beatrice his wife upon their marriage, that ||if || 
the faid f rancis Plumer f hall Deceafe before the faid Beatrice his 
wife that then the faid Beatrice f hall have all the eftate of goods 
& chattells that was properly hers before marriag, and alfo to hav» 
the new Roome and halfe the Orchard ||wch half f he pleased and the 
Thirds of the Lands of the faid ffrancis Plumer her huf band dur- 
ing her naturall life and alfo fire wood out of the faid ffrancis 
Plumers twenty acres that is neere the little Riuer & the garden as 
it is now enclofed And if the faid Beatrice f hall deceafe firft be- 
fore her faid huf band that then f he f hall have full liberty & power 
to difpofe of what eftate was properly hers before marriag to any 
of her relations whomfoeuer f he pleafe And if any perfon or per- 
fons f hall lawfully clayme any debts due from william Cantlebury 
deceafed that then the faid eftate of the faid Beatrice f hall pay fuch 
debts & not the eftate of the faid ffrancis Plumer her now huf band 

november 25 th : 1670 
Signed feald & deliuerd ffbancis P Plumeb 

in the pfence of vs his marke 

Richard Dole [seal] 

Anthony Someeby 

An Invoyes of the eftate that ffrancis Plumer had with Beatrice 
his wife 

Impre A horfe & mare & cattell fo many as was prifed to him at 
||five & thirty pounds to be paid within one yeare|| after the deeceafe 
of francis Plumer 

It two Ruggs, & four blanketts, two paire of f heets of cotten & 
linnen, and a pr of || fine || f heets of fix yards a peice in them, one 
feather bed one braff kettle & an Iron kettle a paire of f heets more, 
& one cheft with a coffer with wearing linnen in them & petticoats 
& wafcoats two pillows foure platters & a bafon & poring pint pott a 
paire of old curtaines & vallons 

Theife goods abovefaid ffrancis Plumer do by these prfents ac- 
knowledg to refigne vp unto the heirs of his wife Beatrice or ||her|| 
affignes if the faid Beatrice fhall Deceafe before the faid francis 
Plumer (Cafualtyes excepted) or elfe at the Death of the faid ffran- 
cis thefe are to be at her difpofe 

the five & thirty pounds abovefaid is to be paid within one yeare after 
the deceafe of either of the faid ffrancis plumer or Beatrice his wife 

november 25 th 1670 
witnef Richaed Dole ffbancis P Plumee 

Anthony Somebby his marke 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 15 

It is to be vnderftood that houfe & land at Salem that was william 
Cantleburyes is the proper eftate of the faid Beatrice the now wife 
of ffrancis Plumer & that the faid ffrancis Plumer do acknowledg 
himselfe to have no Intereft in it by the marriag contract betwen 
the faid ffrancis & the faid Beatrice befides four cattell that is now 
in the hands of me the faid ffrancis Plumer and alfo what is due by 
bills from Jofeph Plumer Daniell Thurfton & Rob* Long & further 
I ffrancis Plumer do engage not to require any thing for keeping my 
wives Grandchild for the time paft to this day & there is alfo four 
f heep in my hands 

november 25 th 1670 

Witneff ffrancis R Plumer 

Richard dole his marke 

Anthony Somerby 

At the decease of Francis Plumer his homestead passed 
to his son Samuel, who gave it to his son Ephraim by an 
interesting deed, which is still preserved with care by de- 
scendants. This deed is dated Nov. 7, 1679, and begins 
as follows : " Whereas a contract of marriage exists be- 
tween my son Ephraim and Hannah the daughter of 
Henry Jaques," etc. The house was owned and occupied 
by the family of Ephraim until it was taken down. The 
lot has since remained in the possession of the family. 

Francis Plumer is the ancestor of nearly all the people 
bearing the name of Plumer or Plummer in the United 
States. His children were all by his first wife, Ruth, and 
were as follows : — 

2 — I. Samuel 2 , born about 1619. See family numbered " 2 ". 
3 — ii. Joseph 2 , born about 1630. See family numbered " 3 ". 
4— in. Hannah 2 , born perhaps about 1631; married Samuel 
Moores of Newbury May 3, 1653. She survived her 
wedding day but nineteen months, and died in Newbury 
Dec. 8, 1654, at the age of about twenty-three, child- 
less. Mr. Moores subsequently married Mary, daugh- 
ter of William and Barbara Ilsley of Newbury Sept. 12, 
1656; and probably removed from Newbury. 
5 — iv. Mary 2 , born about 1634; married, first, John, son of John 
and Martha Cheny of Newbury April 20, 1660. He 
was a brother of her brother Joseph's wife, Mr. Cheny 
died in Newbury, where they lived, Jan. 7, 1671. Mr. 
Cheny's physician was Dr. David Bennett of Rowley, 
and during his professional visits became acquainted 
with Mrs. Cheny, whom he married April 29, 1672. She 



16 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

lived -with Doctor Bennett in Rowley until her decease 
in 1682. At the time of her marriage with Doctor Ben- 
nett he was about fifty-seven years old; and after her 
death he married Rebecca Spencer in 1683, when he 
was nearly seventy. She was a daughter of Capt. 
Roger Spencer and a sister of the wife of Sir William 
Phips, the wealthy governor of the colony. He had 
three children by each wife. Mrs. Bennett died March 
26, 1712; and the doctor Feb. 4, 1718-9, at the great 
age, according to the records, of one hundred and three 
years. Mary Plumer had three children by each of her 
husbands. 



Samuel Plumer 2 , born in England about 1619. He 
was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury. 

In 1642, the town granted him some land in the follow- 
ing language : — 

In Coniideration of Samuell Plumer his refigning & yelding into 
the townes handes feaven acres of ex-change land out of his father's 

two and twenty at the which his father gave him and ten akers 

of divide which he doth by thef pfents They granted him hale 

his houfe lot and halfe an akre that was J oh chins and an aker 

and halfe that was formerly fa knights to nif Brownes and an 

aker of his owne lo the hill to enioy to him and his heirs forever. 

The following extracts from the town records relate to 
an exchange of land with Edmund Moores : — 

Samuell Plummer of this towne March 1 st 1648. Acknowledged 
to have fould vnto Edmund Moores of this towne, alfo, his foure 
Akers of lande that lyeth in the verge of lotts that butteth on the 
lane going downe to watts his feller on the righte hande of the ftreet 
being at ye weft end of the lott, the Lande of Henry Somerby on 
the north fide & the Eaf t end & the Lande of francis plumer on the 
fouth to remaine to him & his heires for ever for& in Consideration 
of Seaven Akers of marif h & meadow that lyeth in the great marifh 
on the east fide of thofe lotts that lyeth in the old towne from new- 
bury River vp to the oxe Comon. before me Anth. Somerby. 

Edmund Moores of this towne March 1 st 1648 Acknowledged to 
have fould vnto Samuell Plummer alfo of this town for & in Conf id- 
eration of foure Akers of planting land y* lyeth on the Right hand 
of that lane that goeth down to watts feller, all his Seaven Akers of 
marifh and meadow that lyeth in the great marf h, bounded with 



BY SIDNEY PBRLBY. 17 

the land of John Pike fenr on the north & eaft, & with the land of 
francis plummer on the South, & the verge of lotts that lyeth be- 
tween Newbury great River and the oxe common on the to re- 

maine to him & his heires for ever before mee Anth. Somerby. 

At a Generall meeting of the Towne march 6: 1671, 72. . . . Sam- 
uell Plummer propofed to furrender vp all his right Title & intereft 
in his fathers twenty acres neere the little River for about three acre 
of marfh in the necke referveing the timber for himselfe. 

At a General meeting of the Towne Aprill 29: 1672 whereas the 
Towne of Newbury and Samuell Plumer made choyse of Capt. will 
Gerrifh Archelaus woodman Steven Greenleife Daniell Peirce fenr 
& John Emerfon to Iffue a motion of Sam: plumer about the ex- 
change of what Land the faid Plumer hath by the Little River in 
Lobbs pound derived from his father ffrancis Plumer as by deed ap- 
peared. It is agreed this eleventh day of May 1672, That ffrancis 
Plumer & fam: Plumer doe declare themfelves satiffyed for all their 
Intereft (except wood & timber) what intereft they have had or may 
in the faid land or to any exchang the Towne may make with any 
man for the faid Land, although by agreement if difpofed of it 
would bee theirs for and in confideration of a parcell of meadow, 
over the River in the necke, about four acres bee it more or leffe, 
bounded from the fouth corner poft by a pond from his own Land 
to another pond which is neare a ftrait Lyne from thence to another 
pond, which lyes weft from that pond & fo to the great Creeke to a 
Stake agreed upon by vs, which runs into the great River and fo to 
the great River vpon the north his owne Land on the eaft & the 
Comon on the South. This being the full Iffue of the exchange & 
demand that may be made by ffrancis Plumer his heirs or affig 
or Sam: Plumer his heirs or affignes. In witneff hereof wee have 
put onr hands this 11 th of may 1672 

Will GERRifH 
Arohelaus woodman 
John Emery fEN r 
Steven Greenleafb. 

Mr. Plunder's real estate transactions, as recorded in the 
registry of deeds, are several in number. In 1666, he 
bought of William Deal of Haverhill twelve and one-half 
acres of land in the east part of that town ;* and the 
next year he sold it to John Swaddock.f He purchased 
of John Perry of Newbury, for thirty-five pounds, April 

♦Old Norfolk Registry of Deeds, book 2, page 133. 
tOld Norfolk Registry of Deeds, book 3, page 70. 



18 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1, 1651, " all that his house land meadow marsh & upland 
containing 21 acres be it more or less eight acres of it 
being partly upland and partly meadow commonly called 
the nshernians lott being bounded with Newbury great 
river on the north the land of Mr Henry Sewall on the 
east & west & Steven Kent's land on y e south the other 
land being nine acres adjoining to the house bounded with 
the land of Daniel Thurston on y e west the marsh on y e 
south ; other four acres of it lying in the same is also 
bounded with the said river on the north and the land of 
the said Mr Sewall on the east West and south and four 
acres also adjoining to the said nine acres on y e east wch 
the said John Perry formerly bought of Abell Huse with 
privilidge of a freehold which John Merrell also sold to 
him formerly belonging to John Kelly deceased."* June 
3, 1651, Mr. Plumer bought of William Gerrish of New- 
bury, for one hundred pounds, " All that his dwelling 
house barn hayhouse with all other housen on the ground 
situate in Newbury old-town with twelve acres of broken 
up ground or thereabouts be it more or less with 6 acres 
of pasture ground adjoining to it on the south side, but- 
ting on y e river with islands & flatts, . . . also all shelves 
dressers dores with their locks & keys to the said house 
belonging with a freehold or priveledge of comoning ; . . . 
& what other land the s d W m Gerrish hath in the ould 
town Newbury bounded high street on the north the 
green on the east Newbury river on the south and An- 
thony shorts land on y e west."f He sold to William 
Sawyer, in 1656, five acres of salt marsh in the great 
neck in Newbury, J and bought it back ten years later.§ 
He also conveyed to Sawyer ten acres of marsh at a place 
called Jericho in the great marsh in Newbury, in 1656, || 
and bought it back ten years later.!" 

Mr. Plumer conveyed to his son Sylvanus, upon the 
occasion of his first marriage, Jan. 18, 1681-2, one new 
house with an orchard, containing half-an-acre of land, 

*Ipswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 130. 
tlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 129. 
Jlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 185. 
§Ipswich Registry of Deeds, book 3, page 13. 
ylpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 185. 
Tlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 3, page 10. 



BY SIDNEY PEELEY. 19 

the land having formerly belonged to Mr. Sewall ; also 
twenty acres of upland & pasture & plow land joining to 
my house bounded with the riuer upon the south Mr 
Kents & Rich d Doles land westerly, John Kents orchard 
& the hight st. Northerly and the orchard of John Web- 
ster & the Greene easterly together with my house barne 
& all other out houseings orchards fences appertaining ; " 
sixty-seven acres of marsh at Jericho in the great marsh 
in Newbury ; sixteen acres of " pasture land joyning to 
the s d meadow southerly and easterly with the land of 
John Emery and Ephraim Northerly and the land of Rich d 
Dole southerly and by merrimack st on the west; " and 
his freehold right in the common lands in Newbury.* 
Nov. 14, 1698, " in consideration of y e afection he had to 
his dutiful son Joshua Plumer of Newbury and as a 
recompence for said son's good service which he had done 
for him in his old age," he conveyed to him " a parcell of 
about three acres of vpland with dwelling house barn 
standing vpon the same bounded vpon y e high street 
northerly by y e green commonly caled Old Town Green 
easterly by John Kents orchard Westerly by y e land of 
Silvanus Plumer Southerly from ye Northerly corner of 
John Websters Orchard vpon a streight line to y e south- 
east corner of John Kents orchard ; " a two acre lot 
known as " Cheneys lott with one acre & a half of pas- 
ture land joyning to it y e whole being bounded with land 
formerly in y e possession of Rich d Kent late of Newbury 
dec d on y e west John Kents land & the high st on y e north 
and the grantors Pasture on y e East and y e River on ye 
South ; " one and one-half acres of land, " bounded with 
Ephraim Plummers land on ye north Richard Doles land 
on ye South Merrimack street and Rich d Doles Orchard 
on ye west & the Grantors Pasture on y e east ; " " a little 
orchard on y e south side of y e great Hill Joyning to ye 
High street ; " four acres of marsh on Plum island, "which 
I have possessed for many years past ; " ten acres of 
marsh on Newbury river ; the wood and timber growing 
on twenty acres of land in Lobbs Pound ; the grantor's 
rate lot laid out to him in the " upper woods beyond 

♦Ipswich Registry of Deeds, book 4, leal 448. 



20 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Artichock River ; " and six acres of pasture in a place 
called John Emery's neck.* 

In 1688, he conveyed to John Emery, sr., of Newbury 
about one and one-half acres of marsh on Plum island, in 
Newbury.f 

Mr. Plumer lived, during the latter part of his life, at 
least, west of the green and about thirty rods north of 
the river, in an old house that formerly stood where the 
residence of Dr. Daniel T. Plumer now stands. 

The travel from Boston and Salem to Portsmouth was 
doubtless through this little settlement, and Samuel 
Plumer established a ferry across the river near bis house, 
probably, previous to 1649, as that year, in answer to his 
petition, the general court granted him liberty of twopen- 
nies for each person he ferried across the stream. Some 
years later, after Thurlow's bridge was built across the river, 
he petitioned the general court again, " humbly Shewing 
that by a county highway & bridge set fourth & erected 
up the river by y e county court of Ipswich for y e benefit 
of y e county his inheritance & trade is much weak-ened & 
endangered & humbly desiring this court to make such due 
reparation to him in consideration thereof as in their wis- 
domes they shall see meet." The erection of this bridge did 
not cause the abolition of the ferry, and the court allowed 
Mr. Plumer " to take one penny more than formerly for 
the passage of each person & each beast that he shall trans- 
port over that ferry & that he is and shall be discharged of 
all rates that are or shall be made in refference to the bridge 
and highway mentioned in his petition so long as he shall 
duly attend y e ferry." He was conducting the ferry as late 
as 1684, when the town paid him ten shillings for ferriage. 

Mr. Plumer was publicly known all his life. He served 
in the county court as a trial juror in 1647, 1664, 1668 
and 1679, and as a grandjuryman in 1665, 1666, 1667, 
1673, 1677, 1680 and 1681. He also served, in 1648, on 
a jury of inquest which sought to discover the cause of 
the death of a young son of Thomas Smith of Newbury, 
who was found dead in a pit on the green.;}: 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 73, 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 193. 
Jlpswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 54. 



BY SIDNEY PBELEY. 21 

He also held numerous town offices. He was a fence 
viewer for the Neck in 1666 and 1680, and he probably 
lived there for a while, perhaps for some twenty years, 
until he took up his abode on the other side of the river. 
He was chosen constable in 1671, but held the then hon- 
orable office of tithingman in 1680, 1682, 1684-1686 and 
1697. He served as one of the selectmen, to manage the 
prudential affairs of the town in 1665, 1670, 1673 and 
1681 ; and was the representative of the town in the 
general court in 1676. In those days the inducements to 
serve as a legislator were not very strong, except the 
honor. It necessitated a long and tedious journey through 
a country little travelled, and the pay was small, but this 
was a year that demanded able deputies, as the Indian 
war was about at an end, leaving the people poor in goods 
and weak in defence, so many of the able men having been 
killed. 

Mr. Plumer took the oath of a freeman when about 
twenty-two years of age, and with most of the men of 
the colony took the oath of allegiance to the King in 1678. 

He served on committees in the church many times, 
and assisted in the settlement of estates. 

Mr. Plumer was one of the signers of the petition to 
the general court for the reversal of its action in regard 
to the punishment of Robert Pike of Salisbury. Although 
he was not quite as assertive as his younger brother, yet 
he was in full sympathy with the feeling entertained by 
his entire family and others that the right of petition to 
a representative body chosen by themselves was a natural 
one. 

He was the most prominent member of his family in 
the early local church troubles. The church in Newbury 
and churches generally in New England originally were 
governed in the congregational way, and for the first ten 
years all went smoothly in the church at Newbury. Mr. 
Parker had at first supported the congregational system, 
but a few years later entertained the idea of control by 
the clergy. Then began to rise a restlessness on the part 
of the laity that they should have a voice in their own 
affairs. The church was awakening to its position when 
the assembly of elders was held at Cambridge, Aug. 4, 



22 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

1643. The presbytery system at Newbury was discussed 
freely, and the famous Cambridge platform, which was 
the result of the convention, was in a great degree the 
outgrowth of the discussion. In Newbury, this feeling 
against the control by the clergy was manifest in 1664, by 
the town voting to reduce Mr. Parker's salary. In 1669, 
the matter was so acute that the civil authority was sought 
to adjust the differences and restore harmony. The peo- 
ple were tenacious of their supposed rights, and jealous 
of every real or apparent encroachment upon them. The 
church was divided into two nearly equal parties. Edward 
Woodman, the leader of the congregational side, was a 
man of talent, influence, firmness and decision. One of 
his most devoted supporters was Samuel Plumer. Mr. 
Parker continued his labors, and both factions regularly 
attended the services of the church. Each party claimed 
to constitute a majority of the members of the church. 
Councils were called to advise, and each party held meet- 
ings, passed orders, etc. When the matter was brought 
before the county court the judges had diverse opinions, 
and so the civil power proved inadequate. 

On a Sunday in February, 1670, one of the opposers 
of Mr. Parker read a paper in the open congregation after 
meeting without leave of the elders, charging Mr. Parker 
with being the cause of the division and trouble. Mr. 
Woodman called a " church meeting," at which his party 
" considered " the charges, and found Mr. Parker guilty 
and worthy of blame. This decision was reported to him 
by Samuel Plumer and three other men, and Mr. Plumer 
read the finding of the meeting to him. 

The next month, Mr. Parker was suspended from all 
official acts in the church. A number of letters passed 
between the factions, each exhorting the other not to be 
obstinate, but to submit to the discipline of the church. 
Samuel Plumer was generally the spokesman on these 
occasions. 

The next month, at a council, called for the purpose, a 
covenant was agreed upon, but it was of brief continu- 
ance, and the ecclesiastical storm again raged. 

May 29, 1671, the county court decided that the doings 
of Mr. Woodman's party were improper and offensive, 



BY SIDNEY PBRLEY. 23 

not being a majority of the church, and the participants 
were accordingly fined. Francis Plumer, the father of 
Samuel, was fined one mark* and Joseph and Samuel, the 
sons, a noblef each. After some months, quietude again 
settled over the church. 

Mr. Plumer married Mary, daughter of Samuel and 
Elizabeth Bitfield, about 1646. She was probably living 
in Boston at that time. Mr. Bitfield died in 1660, hav- 
ing, in his will, devised his residence in Boston to his wife 
for her life and then to his grandson, Samuel Plumer, jr., 
to be entailed in his family. Mrs. Bitfield died in 1669, 
and Samuel Plumer, jr., took possession of the Bitfield 
homestead upon his marriage the next year. 

Mrs. Plumer died in 1701, and Mr. Plumer died in the 
summer of the following year, at the age of eighty-three. 

The following is an accurate copy of Mr. Plumer's will 
transcribed from the original instrument on file in the 
office of the probate court at Salem : — 

In y e name of God I Samuel Plumer of Newbury in the County of 
Efsex in y e Province of the Mafsachusetts Bay in New England 
(yeamon) being in Bodily health & of a difposing mind do Humbly 
Comitt my Soule into y e hands of God who gave it & my Body to 
y e earth hoping thro' y e Mercies of God in Jefus christ to have a 
happye refurrection 

And for my Worldly Goods I do difpofe as is heerafter exprefsed 

Imprm. To my son Samvel Plumer of Bofton I give five pounds 
in or as mony to be paid by my son Silvanus Plumer w th in one moneth 
after my Death Befides what I formerly gave him 

Item To my son Ephraim Plumer I give one shilling in mony to 
be paid by my execut r befides what I formerly gave him 

Ite To my son Silvanus Plumer I give one f hilling to be payd by 
my execut r besides ye housing & land that I have given him by 
deed of gift under my hand & seale 

Ite To my son Joshua Plumer I give all my utenfiles of Husban- 
try as alfo all the divifion or divifions of land that shall be layd out 
in any of ye Cocoons or undivided lands of Newbury to me or my 
right by vertu of my paying Rates in the years 1684 & 1685 to the 
Ministry in Newbury according to the votes of sd Towne in the year 
1685 besides the houfing & lands wch I gave to my said son by a deed 
under my hand & seale bearing date Novemb'' 14 th 1698. 

*A mark was equal to 13s., 4d. 
tA noble was equal to 6s., 8d. 



24 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Ite To my son in law Nathaniel Hazeltine who formerly marred 
w th m y Daughter Ruth (now deceased) I give one shilling to be payd 
by my executr befides what I formerly gave to my sd Daughter. 

Ite To my Daughter Mary Swett the wife of John Swett I give 
one shilling to be payd by my executr befides what I have formerly 
given her. 

Ite To my Daughter Hanah Bachelour the wife of David Bach- 
elour I give one shilling to be payd by my executr befides what I 
have formerly given her 

Ite I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Jackman the wife of Rich- 
ard Jackman five pounds in or as mony to be payd by my executr 
as alfo the Great Bed in my Kitchen Chamber w th one Bolfter to the 
sd Bed belonging to be delivered to her imediatly after my Death 

Ite To my Daughter Deborah Jaques the wife of Stephen Jaques 
I give one shilling to be paid by my executor befides what I have 
formerly given her 

Ite To my son in law Joseph Morfe who Marred w tu my Daugh- 
ter Lydia (deceafed) I give one shilling befides what I formerly gave 
her wch shilling is to be payd by my executr 

Ite To my Grand Daughter Lydia Morfe the daughter of Joseph 
Morfe I give one shilling to be pd by my exeeutr 

Ite To Bittfield Plumer the son of my son Ephraim Plumer I 
give five pounds in or as money to be payd by my son Silvanns 
Plumer w th in one month after my deceafe alfo I give him three of 
my Great platters 

My Will is that Kate my Indian servant at my death shall be free 
& at her owne difpose & I give her one flock bed one Blanket & one 
coverlid 

All ye rest of my Estate both real & prfonall (not formerly by me 
difpofed of in this my last will & Testament or other wife) that is 
due to me by Bill bond Booke or other wise or that in time to come 
may become due to me I give to my son Joshua Plumer hereby ap- 
poynting him to be the sole executor of this my last will & Testa- 
ment my debts & funerall charges to be by him discharged heerby 
revoaking all former wills of mine In wittnefs wherof I the sd 
Samuel Plumer as my last will & Testament have heerunto sett my 
hand & seale this 24 th day of January. Ano Domi 170i 
Signed Sealed & declared 

by mr Samuel Plumer 

in prfents of us Samuell Plumer [Seal] 

Joseph Willet 

Richard Dole ye 3d 

Henry Short 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 25 

This will was proved Oct. 14, 1702, at which time an 
inventory was filed in court by the executor. The follow- 
ing is an exact copy of this inventory taken from the 
original document on file in the office of the probate court 
at Salem : — 

An Inuentory of the estat of samuell Plumer lat of Newbury de- 
cest taken this 23 dy of September 1702. 

to thre oxen & 5 Cowes and 3 Calfes and 7 young cattell 33 — 0—0 
to 15 shep: and 7 lambs: 41b 8s 0d 

to a horse 20s : to 11 swine 51b 10s 0d 10—18—0 

to waring apparrill wowllin and linin and bookes 14 — — 
to 2 fathar bead and 3 flok beds and 5 Covrleds a blinkit 

2 Kuges 14— 0—0 

to 2 bedsteds and a paire of Curtins: and bedcords 2 — — 
to 2 trunckes and a chist : and3tabals: and 5 joyent 

stuels 3—10—0 
to a Cubard 20s : and 6 Chares 12s and 2 whels: and ould 

Caske 3—10—0 
to putuar and bras, and Iron pots and andears : tongs : 

a Iron cettel 6 — 0—0 

to a bead pan 10s and saverall utensels 2 — — 
to corne and heay 201b to a plow Chairs whels youckes. 

axis howes 23 — 0—0 

to sieths bedall Ringes wiges. a saddell a sled 2 — — 

to a bill standing out 201b to shepes woull and cloth 21 — 18—0 



135—16—0 
halfe ye ferry boat & halfe the Cannoe 1 — 00 — 



136—16—0 



Taken by us 
Tristram Coffin- 
Cutting Noyes 

The inventory was sworn to by Joshua Plumer, the 
executor, Oct. 14, 1702. 



26 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Mr. Plumer's homestead was next occupied by his son 
Silvanus, and has been in the possession of the family 
since that time. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

6 — I. Samuel 3 , born April 20, 1647. See family numbered «' 6". 

7 — II. Mabt 3 , born Feb. 8, 1649-50; married John, son of 
Stephen and Hannah (Merrill) Swett of Newbury Dec. 
6, 1670, the day after her brother Samuel was married. 
Mr. Swett was born in Newbury Oct. 20, 1648. They 
lived in Newbury. She died before 1717 ; and he died 
in Newbury March 17, 1717-8. They had seven children. 

8 — hi. John 3 , born May 11, 1652. At the age of twenty-three, he 
entered the military service of the colony in the armed 
resistance to the final attempt of King Philip to regain 
Indian supremacy over New England; and he was one 
of the famous company, which has ever since been 
known as " The Flower of Essex," being composed of 
many of the best and most promising young men of the 
county. During the summer of 1675, King Philip was 
operating along the Connecticut river, and a considera- 
ble force of the colonists were stationed at Hadley. 
Preparations were being made to gather at that place a 
large supply of provisions, and a considerable quantity 
of wheat was in stacks at Deerfield. To take that to 
Hadley in safety required a military escort, and this 
company of about eighty men volunteered for the ser- 
vice. The wheat was threshed and in wagons had pro- 
ceeded on its way as far as a brook in the South Deer- 
field woods, when the company stopped to gather some 
grapes along the narrow road. Here, the Indians am- 
bushed them in great numbers, and only seven or eight 
of the colonial soldiers escaped from the murderous 
fire of the unseen savages. Young Plumer was slain. 
This was on Sept. 18, 1675. He was unmarried. 

9— iv. Ephbaim 3 , born Sept. 16, 1654. See family numbered " 9 ". 
10 — v. Hannah 3 , born Feb. 16, 1655-6; married David, son of John 
and Rebecca Batchelder of Reading Dec. 30, 1679. He 
was born in Dedham Dec. 14, 1643. They lived in Read- 
ing; and had five children. 
11 — vi. Silvanus 3 , born Feb. 22, 1657-8. See family numbered 

" 11 ". 
12 — vii. Ruth 3 , born Aug. 7, 1660; married, first, Richard, son of 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 27 

Henry and Anne (Knight) Jaques of Newbury Jan. 18, 
1681-2, on the same day that her brother Silvanus was 
married. Richard Jaques was a brother of the wife of 
his wife's brother Richard, and of the husband of her 
sister Deborah. He was born in 1658; and lived in 
Newbury, where he was drowned May 28, 1683, at the 
age of about twenty-five. She married, secondly, Na- 
thaniel, son of John and Joan (Auter) Haselton of 
Haverhill July 20, 1688. He was born in Rowley Sept. 
20, 1656 ; and lived in Haverhill. She was his second 
wife, and died before 1702. He died in Haverhill, where 
he was a farmer, Jan. 14, 1723-4, at the age of sixty- 
seven. She had two children by her first husband, and 
five by the second. 

13 — viii. Elizabeth 3 , born Oct. 19, 1662; married Richard, son of 
James and Joanna Jackman of Newbury June 26, 1682. 
He was born in Newbury Feb. 6, 1660. He succeeded 
his wife's family in the business of the ferry over 
Parker river. They had five children. 

14 — ix. Deborah 3 , born March 13, 1665; married Serg. Stephen, 
son of Henry and Anne (Knight) Jaques of Newbury 
May 13, 1684. He was born in Newbury Sept. 9, 1661; 
and lived there, being a carpenter. He built the meet- 
ing house there in 1699 for five hundred and fifty 
pounds, and this was the church of Oldtown from 1700 
to 1806, a large portion of the worshippers there being 
Plumer familes or their connections. He is best 
known, however, by his interesting and valuable jour- 
nal. He died in the summer of 1744, his wife having 
gone before him. They had ten children, one of whom 
was Richard, who, as a soldier against the Indians at 
Norridgewock, Me., shot the chief, Mogg Megone, and 
the French priest, Father Sebastian Rasle, Aug. 23, 
1724. 

15 — x. Joshua 3 , born July 2, 1668, twin with Lydia. See family 
numbered " 15 ". 

16— xi. Lydia 8 , born July 2, 1668, twin with Joshua; married 
Joseph, son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Knight) Morse 
of Haverhill Jan. 4, 1688-9. He was born in Newbury 
July 29, 1665 ; and was a weaver, living in Haverhill 
until his wife's decease, Nov. 8, 1689, at the age of 
twenty-one, six days after the birth of her child and 
less than ten months from her wedding day. Mr. 
Morse returned to Newbury and married again and 
again. 



28 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

17 — xii. Bathsheba 3 , born July 31, 1670; probably died young and 
unmarried, as she is not mentioned in her father's will, 
in 1702. 



Joseph Plumer 2 , born in England about 1630. He 
lived in Newbury, on the Neck. 

Upon the records of the proprietors of Newbury are 
found the following extracts : — 

In consideration of Joseph Plumer resigning up into the Townes 
hands four acres of salt marsh by Great Pine Island to Ly perpetu- 
aly Comon the Towne Granted him over the Great River the pro- 
priety of the cutting of the grass of four acres to be laid out within 
the creeks so y* it Do not prejudice the cattels feeding to him and 
his heyres For Euer to be laid out by Richard Knight Tho Hale & 
Daniel Thirston. 

At a meeting of the Townes-men Feb. 2, 1653 Having considered 
Joseph Plumers proposition about the changing of the way from 
his house runing into the meadows and finding that the neighbours 
Tho. Hale and Daniel Thirston and John Poer are all willing and do 
consent therunto 

It was therfore Granted unto Joseph Plumer that in considera- 
tion of his resigning up into the Townes hand that half acre of land 
at Old Towne on the east side of Samuel Plumers Orchard and also 
a parcell of land for a way into the meadows along by his house and 
by the side of Daniel Thirstons land that is to say three rod broad 
by the street at the going in neer about two rod and an half at the 
cross fence and between the street and the cross fence in the midst 
neer about two rod broad and from the cross fence downe the side 
of his lott to the meadows which is broader & broader as now the 
fence stands and at the house Joseph Plumer doth reserve twelve 
foot from the west end of the house the breadth of his house to 
build on 

There was granted that Joseph Plumer should have the old way 
into the war as now the fence stands to be to him and his heyrs For 
Euer Only Mr. Sewall is to have a way to all his land of two rods 
broad by Daniel Thurstons land & Mr. Sewalls land w*h a gate to 
go in to it 

Laid out unto Joseph Plumer four acres of marsh in the neck 
over the Great Riuer bounded by the Great River on the North and 
his owne land on the west and that marsh he had of Thomas Smith 
on the South and the land he had of Richard Dole on the east 

Laid out unto Joseph Plumer in the Behalfe of Thomas Smith 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 29 

three acres of marsh in the neck over the Great River be it more or 
less Bounded by Joseph Plumer land on the north and west and the 
land which Joseph Plumer had of Richard Dole on the South & 
East this three acres is part of the six acres and it was granted that 
if ever the land be improved to any use but for comon of that wch 
was yeilded up It shall returne back to the said Joseph Plumer 
again. 

Laid out unto Joseph Plumer in the behalf of Richard Dole four 
acres of marsh in the neck over the Great River bounded by a great 
creeke coming out of the River at the east end and his owne Land 
on the west and the comon on the south Bounded w th three stakes 
on a streight line and range to a little creeke at both ends from the 
stake this four acres is in consideration of Benj. Rolfe his resigning 
vp into the Townes hands four acres of his land in the Aspen 
swamp. 

Laid out unto Joseph Plumer For Mr. Greenleaf three acres of 
marsh be it more or less in the neck over the Great River being a 
part of that eight acres of marsh the towne granted unto Mr 
Greenleaf for eight acres of land Mr. Greenleaf resigned up to the 
Towne by the Little River the which three acres of marsh is Joyn- 
ing to the River next Rowley on the south and a great Creek on the 
west and a Creek on the east and a piece of meadow of a Rod of 
land Joyning to the Northwest part of it and joyning to a creek on 
the west and the comon on the east and it is Bounded w th two stakes 
and runing over a salt pond to make up three acres Given in to 
be Recorded Dec 6 1657 

Per Richard Knight 

Teste Anthony Somerby 

Joseph Plumer In consideration of his receiving of a parcell of 
Land over the great River in the neck Joseph Plumer resigning vp 
into the Townes hands that half acre of land he had at the Old- 
Town on the east side of Samuel Plumers Orchard under the great 
Hill to Remaine to the Towne For-Ever. 

March 1, 1652, the spring preceding his marriage, Jos- 
eph Plumer bought of Thomas Hale of Newbury a four- 
acre lot of upland and marsh on the neck, adjoining his 
own land on the south. It was bounded on the east and 
south by a creek and on the west by a highway leading to 
the marsh.* 

He conveyed to his son Joseph, in fulfilment of an 
agreement with him and John Jewett of Ipswich, whose 

*Ipswich Registry of Deeds, book 1, page 185. 



30 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

daughter Joseph was engaged to marry, one-half of his 
buildings and land in Newbury, Jan. 20, 1684.* June 
17, 1695, Mr. Jewett, Edward Nealand and Caleb Boyn- 
ton testified in regard to this agreement, — that the father 
and son dwelt together under one roof on Newbury neck 
when Joseph was first married, and the father thought 
that he should in about five years build a house and then 
Joseph should occupy the old house alone, etc. The 
father reserved to himself the land he had in Rowley 
field.f 

Mr. Plumer conveyed to Tristram Coffin of Newbury, 
for ten pounds and twelve shillings in money and 
thirty-six shillings in pork, " his rate lott land in 
Newbury in y e vper woods about 24 acres bounded 
by y e land of James Smith westerly & by y e Comon 
Land northerly & by y e land of Daniel Merrill east- 
erly & by a high way Southerly," Feb. 20, 1687-84 
He also conveyed to Mr. Coffin, June 24, 1690, freehold 
lot numbered fifty-five, " in y e vper woods," containing 
about twenty-six acres, " bounded with Bradford highway 
Easterly & y e Land of Henry Lunt southerly & y e high- 
way by merri[m]ok River westerly & y e Land of Benj 
Rolph Northerly.§ 

Mr. Plumer conveyed to his son Jonathan, Sept. 14, 
1694, for forty pounds in silver and as a recompence " for 
y e constant & faithfull service that his said son Jonathan 
hath done & performed for his said parents since he ar- 
rived at y e age of twenty & one years," reserving to him- 
self and his wife the right to remain as long as they live 
in the house, which Jonathan is to keep in repair, one-third 
of his real estate in Newbury, forty-six acres in all, viz. : 
" y e house barne Orchard & outhouses with Tilliage land 
adjoyning being about ten acres by land Called Mr Sew- 
alls northerly : by land set out by S d parent to his son 
Josephs thirds ... on ye south & by his Orchard as pt of 
s d third West and by other parts of his third p* Easterly 
Westerly & Southerly & Westerly bounded partly by ye 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 243. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 156. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 474. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 478. 



BY SIDNEY PERLBY. 31 

way yt leads to s d Joseph Plumer Junr. his house ; " four 
acres of pasture, "bounded by Marsh Lotts doth lately layed 
out on ye southerly side by s d Joseph Plumer J r his plow- 
ing ground & marsh ground easterly & by y e tilliage 
land before mentioned in part Northerly & s d Josephs in 
part also westerly by y e lane that leads by s d Joseph 
Plumer Jr his house ; " about thirty acres of marsh on 
the south side of " Newbury Old-Town River ; " and two- 
thirds of a freehold right in Newbury.* He also con- 
veyed to him, June 5, 1696, nine acres of upland, meadow 
and orchard on Newbury neck, bounded " by ye land of 
Ezekiel Northend on y e West by ye Old Town River on 
ye north and on y e easterly side by marsh of ye abovesaid 
Jonathan Plumer & southerly bounded by land now in y e 
possession of Joseph Plumer Jr."f 

He conveyed to his " loving & dutifull son ffrancis 
Plumer of Newbury," May 21, 1697, four acres of up- 
land and meadow in Newbury, bounded " by ye countrey 
Road leading from Rowley Towne to Newbury ferrey on 
ye east & Northeast by y e Rough marsh of John Sawyers 
on ye North by land of Samuel Johnson on ye West & 
Northwest and by a way that Leadeth to perticular mens 
lands on ye south. "J 

Mr. Plumer bought of Richard Dole, sr., of Newbury, 
July 1, 1698, five acres of marsh on Newbury neck, 
bounded north by Parker river ;§ and sold it to Capt. 
Samuel Sewall of Boston just a month later, for thirty 
pounds. || June 1, 1706, Mr. Plumer conveyed to Corp. 
Richard Jackman, sr., of Newbury, for four pounds, all 
his rate rights in Newbury, which belonged to him by 
virtue of his paying rates to the ministry of Newbury in 
the years 1684 and 1685, as voted by the town Oct. 20, 
1686.^[ 

With his father and brother and other citizens, Mr. 
Plumer was summoned to appear before the committee of 
the general court and answer concerning his petition for 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 21. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 174. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 245. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 14, leaf 251. 
IIEssex Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 109. 
ITEssex Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 109. 



32 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

the reversal of the sentence against Robert Pike in 1653. 
He was also interested in the ecclesiastical troubles in the 
church at Newbury, about 1668. He was on the side of 
the congregationalists with the rest of his family. 

Mr. Plurner was a farmer all his life. He was a trial 
juror in 1671, 16 79 and 1683, and a grandjuryman in 
1693 ; fence viewer for the Neck in 1674 and 1688 ; and 
tithingman in 1682, 1685, 1686, 1694, 1701 and 1702. 
He also served on various committees, perambulating town 
lines, protecting the common forest from being cut down, 
etc. 

When he built his new house, in 1685, the town voted 
to give him liberty to cut the necessary timber off the 
Newbury common. 

Mr. Plumer married Sarah, daughter of John and Mar- 
tha Cheney of Newbury Dec. 23, 1652. She was born 
about 1637, and was living in 1692. He was alive in 
1706, and probably died two or three years later, at about 
eighty years of age. When his sons established them- 
selves in life he began to dispose of his estate to them, 
and so at the time of his decease had no estate to be ad- 
ministered. He was indeed his own executor. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

18 — I. Joseph 3 , born Sept. 11, 1654. See family numbered "18." 
19 — ii. Benjamin 3 , born Oct. 23, 1656. See family numbered " 19." 
20 — in. David 3 , born about 1658 ; was probably never married ; 
lived in Newbury; and died in 1697. Administration 
upon bis estate was granted to his brothers Benjamin 
and Jonathan Sept. 27, 1697. It was agreed between 
the father and brothers of the deceased that they 
should all share equally in the estate. 
21— -iv. Sarah 3 , born May 13, 1660; died May 26, 1676, aged six- 
teen. 
22— v. Francis 3 , born April 23, 1662; died Dec. 5, 1663. 
23— vi. Francis 3 , born Feb. 25, 1663-4. See family numbered "23." 
24— vii. Nathaniel 3 , born Jan. 31, 1665-6; probably died, unmar- 
ried, before 1697. 
25— viii. Jonathan 3 , born May 13, 1668. See family numbered "25." 
26— ix. Abigail 3 , born July 16, 1669; died Dec. 11, 1683, aged four- 
teen. 
27— x. 3 (daughter), born July 26, 1674; died young. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 33 



Samuel Plumer3, born in Newbury, Mass., April 20, 
1647. He was reared in Newbury, and after his marriage 
lived in Rowley for a while. In 1676 he removed to Bos- 
ton and lived in the house his grandfather Bitfield had 
devised to him. He was a cooper, and the next year, 
with one hundred and twenty-eight others, who styled 
themselves " the hand-craftsmen, a very considerable part 
of the Town of Boston," petitioned the general court to 
protect them from unskilled labor, suggesting that there- 
after no one should set up in business until he had served 
apprenticeship and become proficient in his trade, etc.* 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Joanna, daughter of Nicho- 
las and Ann (Pasgrove or Paulsgrove) Woodbury of 
Beverly Dec. 5, 1670. She was born in Salem, in that 
part afterward Beverly, in March, 1653. Her father died 
before May 8, 1700, when her mother conveyed to her 
and her sister and brothers, for love, her buildings and 
land in North or Great Yarmouth, Norfolk county, Eng- 
land.! April 6, 1714, she and her husband conveyed to 
Hezekiah Ober of Beverly, mariner, her interest in about 
eighty acres of land at Lord's hill, in Beverly.:}: Mrs. 
Plumer died in Boston June 30, 1714, at the age of sixty. 
Mr. Plumer married, second, Elizabeth Lake of Boston 
Dec. 9, 1714. He died there in October, 1718, at the 
age of seventy-one. His wife Elizabeth survived him, 
and married, second, Elisha Odlin, jr., of Boston Dec. 8, 
1720. 

The following is a copy of Mr. Plumer's will, the orig- 
inal instrument being on file in the office of the probate 
court in Boston : — 

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Plumer of Boston being sound 
in Memory but sick and weeke in Body doe make this my Last will 
and testiment; I doe give my soule to God that gave it and my 
body to be desently buried and after my due debts are paid I give 
and bequeath to my deare and beloved wife Elizabeth Plumer all 
my personall esteat and debts oweing to me to maintaine her and 
bring vp my Child and I doe appoint and make her my sole Execu- 

*Drake's History and Antiquities of Boston, page 426. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 14, leaf 258. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 79, leaf 3. 



34 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

trix — and my will is that shee have the vse and Rents of my house 
and houses till my Child Comes of Age In witnefse whereof I have 
sett my hand and seale this second day of December 1717. 
Signed Sealed and declared 
to be my Last will in the 
presence of vs 
Silence Allen Samuel plumer [seal] 

Samll May 

MARY MAY 

The will was proved Oct. 20, 1718. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 

28 — I. John 4 , born in 16 — ; died in Rowley June 17, 1695. 

29 — ii. Sarah 4 , born in 16 — ; married John Smith, jr., of New- 
bury (published July 15, 1704). 

30 — in. Eliezer 4 , born in 16 — ; married, when of Salem Village, 
Elizabeth Rolfe in 1711. 

31 — iv. Mary 4 , born Jan. 1, 1716, in Boston; married Joseph, son 
of Robert and Elizabeth Randall. He was born in 
Boston May 4, 1712 ; and was a " puterer." 

9 

Ephraim Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 16, 
1654. When young he assisted his father in carrying on 
the ferry, and probably because his father needed his 
assistance, he obtained permission for him to be free from 
impressment into the service of the colonies in the strug- 
gle against the Indians in 1676. He lived in Newbury 
on his grandfather Plumer's homestead, and carried on 
the farm. 

The only offices he held were those of tithingman and 
fence-viewer, the former in 1694 and 1700, and the latter 
in 1695. 

The records show but one real estate' transaction to 
which Mr. Plumer was a party. This was a conveyance 
of about twelve acres of land to his brother-in-law 
Stephen Jaques Jan. 28, 1694-5.* 

Mr. Plumer married Hannah, daughter of Henry and 
Anne (Knight) Jaques of Newbury Jan. 15, 1679-80. 
His sister Ruth married his wife's brother Richard on the 
same day. Hannah was born about 1656. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 35, leaf 143. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 35 

Mr. Plumer died in Newbury Aug. 13, 1715, at the 

age of sixty. 

The following is a copy of his will : — 

This may signify that I Ephraim: Plumer of nuhery in the County 
of Efex in new england: for divers Confiderations mee thereunto 
mooving: do make this my Last will & testament: fir ft I give & 
bequeath my Soul into ye hands of my Bleffed Saviour: & Redeemer 
Jefus Christ in hope of a Refurection : when it Shall pleafe y Lord 
to Call mee hence: as for that portion of worldly goods which god 
hath given mee : I dispofe of it: as ff olloweth : first I give unto my 
son John plumer : after my difceas the one half of all my: homstead 
with half of the houfing & orchards: barns & out houfing: imedi- 
atly after my disceas: unto my Son Samll Plumer: I give the one 
half of my free hold: Lott || her paying forty five pounds to my ex- 
ecutor II unto my: Son daniell I give : twenty pounds and to my son 
Richard I give twenty pounds: and to my Son Bittfield twenty 
pounds unto my daughter mary: I give five: pounds : and : to my 
davghter hanah five pounds : with what they have : alredy had : 
and to my Daughter Ruth: I give twenty pounds & to my 
daughter Sarah I give twenty pounds: as for my daughter 
Emy : I: Leave : her to the Care of my wife & to my: Son John : 
plumer: and: as for my perfonall eftate I give it all to my well be- 
loved wife : all the Stock of Cattell & Sheep with all: the houshold 
Stuff: During: her naturall Life: to be att her dispofe: farther my: 
will: is: that: after: mine & my wifes deceaf That my Son John: 
plumer whom I make my heire & executor to this my Last will & 
testament || shall II peacably & Quietly inioy all: the above faid: 
Lands ||undispofed of :|| & houfeing: orchards: pasture medow or 
medow grounds with all ye privelledges : therunto belonging: or 
any way appertaing tome in the : towne of newbury: hee: fullfilling 
all the Conditions : & obligations above written according to all 
intents &: purpofes : as wittnes my hand and Seall this twelvth dav 
of Jully one thoufand : Seven hundred : & fivteen : 

wittnes The mark 

SlLVANUS PLUMAE of O [SEAL] 

Joseph wili/et Ephraim plumer 

John Swett 

The will was proved Sept. 29, 1715. The inventory 
of the estate is as follows : — 

An Inventary of the Eftate of Ephraim Plumer Late of Newbury, 
Deceafed, As it was taken the twentieth Day of Sep* 1715; by us the 
Subfcribers. 



36 



THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 



Real Eftate as valued 
Eight Akers of plow land 
Twenty Akers of pafture land 
Sixteen akers of medow land, 
To a freehold Lot in the upper woods 
One houfe and One Barn 
Two Wood-Lots 
Common Rites 

total 
Perfonall Eftate as valued 

Arms and Wearing Cloths & books 

Carts, plough, Chains & Utenfills for hufbandry and 
Carpentrs tools 

Four Beds & furniture thereto 

Pewter, Brafs, Iron pots, pot hooks, Tramels, Tongs, 
Spit, with Othr Small things 

Tabels, Chefts, Boxes, Cobard, Stools, Chairs, 

Forty yards Cloth, & yarn not Woven, table-cloth, nap- 
kins with other linnen 

Wooden Ware 

One horfe & two Oxen 

Three Steers, Three Cowes, Three heffers 

About Sixteen Sheep 

nine Swine 

total 



£ s d 

80—0—0 
80—0—0 
80—0—0 
180—0—0 
40—0—0 
10—0—0 
04—0—0 

474—0—0 

£ s d 

20— 0—0 

06— 0—0 
28— 0—0 

10— 0—0 
06— 0—0 

15— 0—0 
01—10—0 

16— 0—0 
25— 0—0 
04— 0—0 
04— 0—0 

135 10 

474— 0—0 
135—10—0 



total Sum 609—10 

Cutting Notes 
Jonathan Emeky 
Stephen Jaques 



Mrs. Plumer survived her husband, and died, his widow, 
in Newbury, March 16, 1731, at about seventy-four years 
of age. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

32 — I. Mary 4 , born Feb. 19, 1680-1 ; married James, son of John 
and Rebecca (Noyes) Knight of Newbury July 13, 
1708. He was born in Newbury Sept. 30, 1672. They 
had three children. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 37 

33 — II. Hannah 4 , born Oct. 12, 1682; married Anthony, son of 
Jonathan and Mary (Woodman) Emery of Newbury 
(published March 21, 1711). He was born Nov. 13, 
1684. She died April 6, 1760, aged seventy-seven; and 
he died April 6, 1765, aged eighty. 
34 — in. Samuel 4 , born Oct. 27, 1684. See family numbered "34." 
35 — iv. Elizabeth 4 , born Nov. 21, 1686; probably died young. 
36 — v. John 4 , born Nov. 7, 1688. See family numbered " 36." 
37 — vi. Ruth 4 , born Nov. 5, 1690; died, unmarried, between 1725 

and 1748. 
38 — vn. Daniel 4 , born March 10, 1693. See family numbered " 38." 
39 — vin. Richard 4 , born Aug. 3, 1695. See family numbered "39." 
40 — ix. Bitfield 4 , born June 12, 1697; died, probably unmarried, 

in February, 1724-5, aged twenty-seven. 
41 — x. Sarah 4 , born July 26, 1699; died, unmarried, between 1725 

and 1748. 
42 — xi. Emma 4 , born June 21, 1704; probably died, unmarried, be- 
tween 1715 and 1725. 

11 

Sllvanus Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 22, 
1657-8. When twenty years of age, in 1678, he took 
the oath of allegiance to the crown. He settled where 
his father lived during the latter years of his life, west of 
the green, being the old house that formerly stood on the 
site of the residence of Dr. Daniel T. Plunier. The house 
was situated about thirty rods from Parker river, and the 
farm extended to the water. It is said that his father 
built the house for him about the time of his marriage, in 
1681 or 1682. 

He received most of the real estate of which he was 
possessed during his life from his father. He had about 
seventy-seven acres of land, besides freehold rights in 
several places in the town, and a number of conveyances 
of land, both to and from him, are on record. 

In 1711, Mr. Plumer paid the highest tax assessed to 
any one of the Plumer family. He served as night- 
watchman at the Little garrison in 1691 ; and, besides his 
business, which was agriculture, served the public as a 
member of the grand jury in 1696, 1702 and 1715, trial 
juror in 1726, fence viewer in 1697 and 1698, and a con- 
stable in 1703. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Sarah, daughter of Samuel 



38 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

and Mary (Cutting) Moody of Newbury Jan. 18, 1681-2, 
on the day his sister Ruth was married. Sarah Moody 
was born in Newbury June 20. 1663 ; and died previous 
to July 23, 1700. He married, second, Emma, daughter 
of John and Emma (Coddington) Jepson, and widow of 

Kelly of Boston, Nov. 5, 1700. She was born in 

Boston June 2, 1656 ; and probably died in 1743. 

Mr. Plumer accidentally fell in his barn, while unload- 
ing hay from a cart, striking on the standard that held the 
rigging over one of the wheels, and it resulted in his death. 
This was in the summer of 1733. The following is a 
copy of his will, transcribed from the original instrument 
on file in the office of the probate court at Salem : — 

In the Name of God amen I Silvenus Plumer of Newbury In ye 
County of Esex In y e Provence of y e masachusets Bay In New Eng- 
land being sencable of my own mortality & that it is my duty to 
setle my Estate while I have opportunity for it Wherefore I do 
make ordain and Establish thefe Presents to be my Last Will and 
Testament: first I Committ my Soul Into the hands of God who 
Gave it and my Body unto the Earth whence its origenal Was Taken 
by a decent Burial and throw the Power & faithfullness of my Glo- 
rious Kedeemer with a well Grounded hope of obtaining a Glorious 
Reserection And as to the Good things of this world wch it hath 
Pleafed God to make me owner of I Difpose of them as followeth 

Imprimis I Give to My Dear and Well beloved wife one third 
Part of all my Personal Estate after Debts are Payed : and one third 
Part of my Real Estate Dureing her Natural Life 

Item I Give and bequeath to my fon famuel the one half of all 
my Estate Real and Perfonal Excepting my said Wives Interest 
there In as above Exprefed : viz the Houfe & Shop where he now 
dwells and ye one half of my Barn and half my Plow land and Pas- 
ture Land Marsh Land and mowing Ground and of all other of my 
Lands Where fo Ever & what fo Ever they be and oue half of all my 
Rights In y e Common & undivided Lands within y e Town of New 
bury and Else where : and ye one Half of my Perfonal Estate Ex- 
cepting as aforsd my sd Wives Right therein: To be and Remain 
to him my faid fon Samuel and to his heirs and assignes for ever: 
with all and singular of y e Apurtenances there of — 

Item To my fon Benjamin I Give and Bequeath the one Half of 
all my Estate Real Estate & Perfonal Excepting my sd wives Inter- 
est there In as above Exprefsed: viz : the Houfe & Shop where he 
now Dwells: and y e one half of my Barn and one half my Plowland 
Pasture Land Marf h Land & mowing Ground and of all other of 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 39 

my Lands where fo Ever: and what fo Ever they be: and one Half 
of all my Rights In y e Common & undivided Lands within y e Town 
of Newbury as aforsd: my said wives Right there In to be and Re- 
main To Him my Said Son Benjamin and to his heirs and afsignes 
forever With all and f inguler of y e Appurtenances there of. 

Item To my Daughter Mary I Give and Bequeath fourty Pounds 
In or as money or Good Bills of Credit befides what I Have all 
Redy Given her 

Item To my Daughter Lydia I Give and Bequeath fourty Pounds 
In or as money or Good Bills of Credit : befides what I have before 
Given her. 

Item To my Gran Daughter Ann Titcomb y e only Daughter of 
my Daughter Sarah ||decesed|| I Give and Bequeath Ten Pounds as 
money or In Good bills of Credit befides what I formerly || have II 
Given said deceafed 

Item To my Granfon Sillvenus Plumer y e fon of my Son Samuel 
I Give and Bequeath my Lott on y e Bank by y e merimack River : 
Called a River Lott Layed out to y e origenal free hold Right of m" 
Oliver : any thing before mentioned to y e Contrary not withstand- 
ing 

The Lands before mentioned are to be Divided as llto|| Q[u]allity 
as well as ||Q[u]antity Equally || 

And I do hereby: make and Appoint my two fons famuel and 
Benjamin to be Joynt Executors of this my will and Testament 
ordring and appointing them to Pay all my Just Debts and funeral 
Expences and the Several Legacies before mentioned and Given In 
this my will: with full Power to Receive all fuch Debs y* are Due 
to me at y e Time of my deceafe allowing them six months Time to 
Pay Said Leagacies in and for the Disanulling and making Void all 
other & former wills by me made : and for the Establishing and 
Conforming of thefe Prefents to be my Last will and Testament I 
have here unto affixed my Hand and Seal on y e ninth Day of De- 
cembr Anoque Domino one thoufand feven Hundred twenty and 
three. In the Tenth year of y e Reign of our foverain Lord George 
of Great Britain &c. King Defend* of y e faith &c. 

Signed Sealed Published 

and Declared by y e Said 

Silvenus Plumer to Silvanus Plumes [seal] 

be His Last will and 

Testament In ye Prefence 

of us Defired by him to 

be wittnefses thereof. 

Benjamin Pike 
- timothy jackman 
John Pike 



40 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

The will was proved Oct. 22, 1733. 
The following is a copy of the inventory of Mr. Plum- 
er's estate : — 

Efex fc. 

An Inventory of the Estate of mr filvenus Plumer Late of New- 
bnry In faid County Decefeed Apprifed upon oath by us the fub- 
fcribe[r]s as Bills of Credit on the 19 th day of October, 1733. 

lb s d 
His Wearing Apparil of all forts at 26 — 01 — 

Books y e Great Bible 40/ other Books 20/ 03—00—0 

two feather beds and furnature to them 23 -16 — 

Chists Tables & Linin Chairs Cupbords morter all 8 — 11—0 

Puter Brafs & Iron Ware for Houf wifes 8 — 16—0 

barils Tubs and other wooden ware In y e Houfe 5— 5 — 

Sadies, Bridles and other utencils for Hosling 5 — 2 — 

one Horfe three Cows four young Cattell eight f heep and 

four fwine at 42—10—0 



Perfonall 1123—01—0 

Real Estate: y e Houfing orchards and Barn] 300 — 0—0 

about twenty acres of Plow Land att 600 — 0—0 

about thirty feven acres of Pasture II Land || 450 — — 

about fourty five acres of marsh Land 540 — — 

a fmall River Lott of 32 foot front at 008— 0—0 



Wittnes our Hands afixed on y e day above mentioned 

Samull Plumer John Pike 

Benjamin Plumer Richard Dole 

Nathaniel Dole 

The homestead, which included the house in which Mr. 
Plumer lived, descended to his son Benjamin, who contin- 
ued its occupancy. 

Mr. Plumer's children were as follows, all of them prob- 
ably being born in Newbury : — 

43 — i. Mart 4 , born Oct. 22, 1682; probably never married; was 
a tailoress; and erected a house which she sold to 
her brother Benjamin Plumer in 1741.* She bought 
several lots of land in Nottingham, N. H. She was 
living in 1743, in Newbury. 

44—11. Samuel 4 , born Nov. 12, 1084; died Ang. 2, 1685. 

45 — in. Samuel 4 , born about 1687. See family numbered "45." 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 86, leaf 85. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 41 

46 — iv. Lydia 4 , born about 1695; married Timothy, son of Timo- 
thy and Mary (Knight) Noyes of Newbury March 
18, 1717-8. He was born in Newbury Jan. 2, 1690-1. 
She died before 1735; and two years later, having 
married again, he removed from Newbury to Plais- 
tow, N. H. 

47 — v. Sakah 4 , born about 1697; married Titcomb; and died 

before 1724. 

48 — vi. Benjamin 4 , born before 1699. See family numbered "AS.' 1 ' 1 

15 

Joshua Plumer 3 , born in Newbury, Mass., July 2, 
1668, being a twin with his sister Lydia. He learned his 
grandfather's trade of weaving, and probably occupied the 
homestead of his father which was conveyed to him in 
November, 1698,* as recompense for his good service for 
his father in the latter's old age. In 1691, he was one o 
the night watch at Little's garrison, protecting the town 
from the Indians. 

Mr. Plumer married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and 
Sarah (Greenleaf) Dole of Newbury Nov. 6, 1699. She 
was born in Newbury Dec. 21, 1679. He died about the 
first of October, 1728, at the age of fifty-five ; and the 
homestead descended to his son Joshua. The following 
is a copy of Mr. Plumer's will, transcribed from the orig- 
inal instrument on file in the office of the probate court 
at Salem : — 

th . 

Newbury Septembr; 26: 1723 

The Last will & Testament of Joshua plumer I Joshua plumer 
of newbury being weak in bodey but in perfect memory Doe make 
& ordaine this to be my Last will & testiment 

I Geve to my Eldest fon Samuell plumer my Beat lot so called Ling 
in newbury exept Twenty ackers which I shall geve to my fun natha- 
neil & also I geve to my fun famuel my plum Hand Lot in newbury 

I geve to my fun ftephen plumer my plowland ajoying to John 
plumers Land & my paftuer Land ajoying to S* Joseph Ilslys Land 
& Liberty to Liue in my houes in one Romee so Long as he Liues 
a singel Life & also I geue him three Akers of marsh in newbury 
ajoying to Jonathan pors marsh & to the Grat Crick & halfe my 
woodlot & half y e Right in the comones 

I giue to my fun Enoch plumer on hundred pounds in or as money 
to be paid out of my goods or chatels & If that do not hold out then 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 73. 



42 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

my hayr shall pay it & lie is to have his portion when he is 21 yers 
of age 

I geve to my Dafter elizabath plumer on fether beed & curteins 
& bolfter & pelows & shets & coverleds & evry thing complat their- 
for & I give her fixty pounds in Lenen & Bras & Iron ware fit to kep 
houes to be paid by my hayr 

I give to my fun nathanel plumer the Twenty Akers of Land afore 
mentioned & Excepted in Samii Geufte 

I Give to my fun Joshua plumer all the Reft of my Eftat both Real 
& personoall not afore mentioned when he comes to ye age of 21 
yers: & untill then: I: geve to my well beloved wife Elizabath the 
improvement of all my estat both Ral & personoall & yn I give her 
as the Law Derects in intested estats; & I mak my Sun Joshua 
plumer my hayr 
Signed Sealed in 

presents of us : Joshua Plumer [seal] 

Stephen Dole 
Joseph Notes 
JofEPH Dole 
Joseph Lukt 

The will was proved Oct. 21, 1723, and the widow was 
appointed administratrix with the will annexed. 
Mrs. Plumer was his widow in 1735. 
Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

49—1. Samuel 4 , born Sept. 3, 1700. See family numbered "49." 

50—n. Stephen 4 , born Dec. 6, 1702; in his father's will Stephen 

was given the use of one room in the house as long 

as he should live a single life, and he probably lived 

here the remainder of his life, as he died, unmarried, 

Jan. 20, 1772, at the age of sixty-nine. 

51 — in. Joshua 4 , born Aug. 22, 1705. See family numbered " 51." 

52 — rv. Nathaniel 4 , born June 19, 1708. See family numbered 

"52." 
53 — v. Enoch 4 , born Dec. 3, 1711. See family numbered "53." 
54 — vi. Elizabeth 4 , born April 29, 1716; married Stephen Knight 
Sept. 23, 1760. 

18 

Joseph Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 11, 
1654. He was made a freeman at the age of twenty- 
three, and took the oath of allegiance in 1678. When 
about thirty years old, by an agreement between his father 
and his intended wife's father, he received from his father 
a deed of about one-half of his father's real estate, where 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 43 

he was brought up ; and as his father had promised to 
build a new house on the premises in the course of about 
five years, he brought his wife home, and both families 
occupied the old mansion for a while and perhaps most of 
the time until he sold out to his brother Jonathan Plumer. 
He possibly lived in Ipswich, near the Rowley line, from 
1708 to 1710. On the latter date he removed to the 
Newbury part of Byfield parish, in which religious pre- 
cinct he continued to reside until 1726, when he removed 
to the farm he then bought of Ebenezer Hedden in Row- 
ley (in that part now incorporated as the town of George- 
town), where he was living at the time of his decease. 

While he lived on Newbury neck, he attended church 
at Rowley, where some of his children were baptized. He 
was a fence viewer in Newbury in 1703, and a tithingman 
in 1704. Those were the two town offices that generally 
fell to the lot of the dwellers on the neck. 

Mr. Plumer was a party to a large number of real es- 
tate transactions. 

He married Hannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Cummings) Jewett of Ipswich Jan. 20, 1684-5 ; and 
died between Jan. 4 and Feb. 5, 1727-8, at the age of 
seventy-three. She survived him and died about 1731. 

Mr. Plumer's will is on file in the office of the probate 
court at Salem, and the following is an accurate copy of 
the original instrument : — 

The Laft Will & Teftament of Jofeph Plumer of Rowley in in the 
County of Efex in Newingland Jenuary the fourth Anno Dom 1727/8 

I being Weak weak in body but of a sound mind & memory & 
Calling to mind my mortality I Recomend my Soul into the hands 
of God that gave it & my body I Recomend to the earth to be buried 
in a chriftian manner at the defcrition of my executor 

As to the Worl[dl]y Eftate that God hath been Pleafed to blefs me 
me withall both real & Perfonal I Give & bequeath to my well be- 
loved wife to be freely at her difpofe on condition she fathfuly fulfill 
this my laft will and Teftament I alfo give her all honef t debts Due 
to my eftate 

and firft my Will is that Debts and funaral charges be difcharged 

Item my Children here mentioned Namly Samuell Abigal Mofes 
Meriam Aron Jofeph David Samfon Hanah Sarah each of them five 
shilings apice they having received there portions 

Item to my son Eliphelet II I Give the sum of || Eighty pounds to 
be payd by my well beloved wife 



44 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Item I Give to my son Nathaniel forty pounds to be payd by my 
well belov'd Wife 

Item I Give to my Daughter Debora twentifive pounds to be payd- 
by [my] well beloved Wife 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elifabeth twenty five pounds to be 
payd by my Well beloved wife 

I do ordaine and conftitute my Well beloved Wife to be the soal 
executrix of this my laft will and Teftament and my Children shall 
II not II put my well beloved wife II upon || Inconvenency or necefity to 
pay the Legafes herein given to them but if they be not payd my EeaL 
eftate to lay in security for said Legifes till they be di[s]charged so 
that they may not [be] wronged of ther proportion 
Signed Seald pronounced and declared to 

be my laft will and Teftament 
James Chewte I Give the sum of [his 

Jebeme Botnton upon enterlined Joseph + Plumer [seal] 

Maximilian Jewitt before signing mark] 

and sealling 

The will was proved Feb. 5, 1727-8. His widow con- 
veyed the farm to her son-in-law John Stevens of Haver- 
hill March 5, 1729-30,* and he came there and lived. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

55 — i. Samuel 4 , born May 4, 1686; and was living in 1728. He 
perhaps married Lydia, daughter of Jeremiah Poor 
and widow of Peter Cheney. 

56 — ii. Abigail 4 , born Dec. 11, 1687; married Samuel Kelley of 
Haverhill Jan. 12, 1721-2; and lived in Rowley. She 
died March 13, 1726-7, having had two children. He 
married, secondly, Mary Kilborn Dec. 5, 1727; and 
she died Nov. 3, 1771, at the age of eighty-seven. 

57 — in. Moses 4 , born in 1689; baptized in Rowley church May 5, 
1689; and was living in 1728. 

58 — iv. Mibiam 4 , born Jan. 16, 1690; married, first, Samuel Jack- 
man May 23, 1717; and lived in Newbury. She mar- 
ried, second, John Stevens of Haverhill in 1728; and 
they removed to her father's farm in Rowley in the 
spring of 1730. 

59 — v. Aabon 4 , born Jan. 16, 1692-3. See family numbered " 59." 

60— vi. Eliezeb 4 , born Jan. 29, 1693-4; died March 17, 1693-4. 

61 — vil. Joseph 4 , born Jan. 12, 1694-5; mariner; living, in 172S, in 
Newbury. He was probably never married. His 
father gave him a deed of one-half of his real estate, 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 53, leaf 233. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 45 

Feb. 20, 1724-5, upon condition that Joseph support 
his parents during their lives and pay them one hun- 
dred pounds;* and April 28, 1725, he reconveyed the 
real estate to his father. t 

62— viii. David 4 , born March 16, 1695-6. See family numbered "62." 

63— ix. Sabah 4 , born Oct. 24, 1697; died in 1701. 

64 — x. Sampson 4 , born March 14, 1699. See family numbered "64." 

65 — xi. Hannah 4 , born July 17, 1700; married Joseph Jackman 
(son of No. 13) Aug. 3, 1720. He was born April 17, 
1698. She was living in 1728. 

66 — xii. Sarah 4 , born April 17, 1702; married Jacob Eaton May 13, 
1726. 

,67 — xni. Deborah 4 , born Dec. 19, 1703; married Benjamin Howard 
of Haverhill about 1733. 

68 — xiv. Eliphalet 4 , born April 1, 1705 ; was living in 1728, and 
probably died before 1731. 

69 — xv. Elizabeth 4 , born in 1707; baptized in Rowley church May 
25, 1707; and lived, unmarried, in 1731. 

70— xvi. Nathaniel 4 , born May 2, 1711. See family numbered "70." 

19 

Benjamin Plumer^, born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 23, 
1656. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678, and the 
same year settled in Rowley, probably in the centre of 
the town, as, in 1695-6, he was surveyor of highways for 
district number one. He took an active interest in the 
affairs of the town, and served on the trial jury in 1688-9. 

About the year 1700, a considerable number of families 
settled around the falls on Parker river at a point about 
four miles to the west of Oldtown and Rowley, the set- 
tlers living on both sides of the line which divided the 
two towns. At the falls, one or two mills had been built, 
and this was probably the cause of the establishment of 
the hamlet, if such the scattering houses could be called. 
A twenty-acre lot of land that had been granted and laid 
out by the town of Rowley to Thomas Wood, Mr. Plund- 
er's father-in-law, on Clay brook, had come into the pos- 
session of John Wainwright, a merchant, of Ipswich. 
This lot, which then had a dwelling house upon it, Mr. 
Plumer purchased of Mr. Wainwright Feb. 27, 170 0-1, X 
and removed thereto. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 44, leaf 145. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 48, leaf 124. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 40, leaf 62. 



46 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

In 1702, he joined about a score and a half of men in 
the neighborhood, on both sides of the line between the 
towns of Newbury and Rowley, in building a meeting 
house there, and the Byfield church was organized. Mr. 
Plumer and his wife were dismissed from the church in 
Rowley Oct. 13, 1706, "in order to their imbodying in 
church order by themselves at Rowlbery alias Byfield." 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Ann, daughter of Thomas 
and Ann Wood of Rowley Jan. 15 (17?), 1678-9. She 
was born in Rowley Aug. 8, 1660 ; and was living Jan. 
31, 1714-5, but died soon afterward. He married, sec- 
ond, Elizabeth Felt Sept. 1, 1715; and died July 8, 1724. 

His will was proved July 20, 1724 ; and the following 
is an accurate transcript of the original instrument on file 
in the office of the probate court in Salem : — 

In y e name of God amen : y e seventeenth day of December In y e 
year of our Lord one thousand seventeen hundred & twenty two 
I Benjamin Plumer of Rowley in y e County of Essex in his majes- 
tys Province of y e massachusets ||bay|| in Newengland husband- 
man : being of perfect strenth of body and of sound mind & mem- 
ory: thanks be given to God therefor: being grown into years, & 
considering & calling to mind y e mortallyty of my body : & having 
a dangerous humor in one of my eyes and knowing y* it is apointed 
for all men once to dy : do mak & ordain this my last will & Testa- 
ment : That is to say Prinsab'lly, & first of all I Recoment my Soul 
into y e hands of God y* gave it; & my body I Recomend to y e earth r 
to be buryed in Decent & christian maner att y e Descression of my 
Executors hereafter named; nothing doubting but att y e genaral 
Resurection I shal receive y e same again by y e almigty Power of 
God: & as touching such worly estate wherewith it hath pleased 
almighty God to Bless me with in this life, I give Demise & dispose 
of of y e same in y e following maner & form. 

Imprimus I give to my wife Elisabeth Plumer fourty Pounds in 
curant money or bills of publick credit to be paid by my Executor 
hereafter named : viz : ten pounds in six months after my Deceas 
y e other to be payed in two years fifteen pounds a year and all 
sutable provistion for y e first half year after my deceas : provided 
& in case my wife aquit her Right of Dower ||to|| all y e Rest of my 
estate : 

Item I give to my well beloued son Benjamen Plumer : whom I 
likewise Constitute make & ordayn Sole executor of this my last 
will & Testament all and singuler my lands m[e]ssuages and tene- 
ments : together with all my real and personal Estate whether in 
Rowley or elce where: (excepting what I shal in this will Direct) by 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 47 

him & his Heirs & assigns freely to be posesed & enjoyd forever: 
and also a confirmation of what I have confirmed to him by deed 

Item I give to my well beloued son Thomas Plumer, a confirma- 
tion of what I have conveyed to him by Deed: and also a certain 
tract of upland and meado ground confirmed to me by Mark Prime 
Late of Rowley deceased : & Janne his wife, which land was part 
of mr Lomberds farm near or bordering on y e Sawmill: and also 
thirty Pounds to to be payed by my executor within twelve years 
after my Decease which is in ful of his portion 

Item I give to my Son Nathan Plumer: a confirmation of what he 
has had of me already: and sixty pounds to be payed ||by|| my Exec- 
utor within six years after my Decease which is in ful of his portion : 
y e reason why I confer no more upon him: is becase he has been a 
bad husband: & stuborn & rebellious 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter ann wheeler a confirma- 
tion of what she has alread[y] had : and twenty shillings to be Payed 
by my Executor within one year after my Decease which is in ful of 
her portion 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Cheaney : twenty 
shillings to be payd by my Executor within one year after my De- 
cease and a confirmation of what shee has already had wich is in 
ful of her portion 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter martha Heriman twen- 
ty shillings to be payed by my executor in one year after my De- 
ceas : and also a confir[mJation of what she has already had wich 
is in ful of her portion : 

Item I give to my grand Daughter || Elisabeth || Plumer: Daugh- 
ter of my son John Plumer Deceased thirty pounds to be Payed by 
my Executor, twenty pounds to be Payed when shee shal com to 
y e age of twenty one years, or marage: which shall first hapen; 
y e other ten pounds to be payed within eight years after (& I also 
confirm to her y* cow which I delivered to her father in law) which 
is in full of her portion 

Item I give to my other three grand chilldren Daughters of my 
Daughter Sarah Brecklebanck deceased: namly, Sarah, mary & 
marth fifteen pounds to be paid to them by my Executor as they 
com to y e age of twenty one years or marage which shal first hap- 
pen: y* is five pounds to each of them : and if ether of them depart 
this life not haveing receved their bequst herein given yn y e sur- 
vivor or survivors to receive there part or or parts all which is in 
ful of there portions : 

Item I order and apoint y* all my Just Debts & funeral charges 
be payed & Discharged in y e first place out of my moveable estate: 
In Testimony and the Confirmation of y e Premises I y e said Benja- 
min Plumer have hereunto set my hand and seal: y e day and year 
aforesd: 



48 



THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 



Signed sealed Pronounced 
published and Declared 
In Presents of us 
Daniel Plumee 
John HopkiIon 
David Wood 



Benjamin Plumes [seal] 



The following is a copy of the inventory of his estate, 
taken from the original document on file in the office of 
the probate court at Salem : — 

Septmber 15/ 1724 An Invitory of lithe Estate of II Beniamin Plum 
mer ||Late|| of Rowly Dasast 
One bad and hading all ould much worne 
Itm one ould father bad mooer with sum hading 
to one coubbord & three ould chasts 
to 4 ould Chaiens 
to 6 ould barills and 2 tubs 
for his whering Clothes one pound 
one tramill fier shoveill tongs & fundry Iron whaer 
for Brafe whaer to pound ten 
for puter 

Itm by sundrys of wooding whaer 
nexly by one Indein slave thirty five pounds 
Item by four Coues fourteene pounds ten shilns 

lb s d 

by tow Steres 6 an by one young and one 

lb s d 

ster 4—0—0 

lb s d 

Item by one to yare old haffer 2 — — and 10 sheepe 
lb s d 
3_0—0 05—00—00 

Item for utensels for Husbandtree 

to one pair timber Chains and to savell Chains 02 — 00 — 00 

by one pair Cart whales 30 plow Irons and Iren bar 2 — 00 — 00 

by one Cart Rop 2 forks spenshakells 00—12 — 00 

by five Lods of Haye three pounds 03—00—00 

by English Come 02—06—00 

by Indian Come 06—00—00 

by apples 05—00—00 

by one Swarme of bees and honny 01 — 04 — 00 

by housing and Lands six hundred pounds, 600 — 00 — 00 

Riohied Kimball 

ezekiel nobthend 

Joseph Hale 

RlOHABD DUMMEB 

David Wood 



03—19—00 
02—15—00 
02—00—00 
00—10—00 
01—00—00 
01—00—00 
02—10—00 
02—18—00 
01—08—00 
01—00—00 
35—00—00 
14—10—00 



10—00—00 



BY SIDNEY PEBLEY. 49 

Mr. Plumer's wife Elizabeth survived him, and was 
living in 1726. 

Mr. Plumer's children were all by his first wife, and 
baptized in the church at Rowley : — 

71—1. John 4 , born May 2, 1680. See family numbered "71." 

72—n. Benjamin 4 , born Marcb 4, 1681-2. See family numbered 
"72." 

73 — in, Thomas 4 , born April 15, 1684. See family numbered "73." 

74 — iv. Sarah 4 , born Aug. 6, 1686; married John, son of Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Platts) Brocklebank of Rowley March 
26, 1706. He was born Aug. 10, 1686. They had 
several children; and she died soon after 1708. 

75 — v. Stephen 4 , born Sept. 1, 1688; probably died young. 

76 — vi. Ann 4 , born Jan. 18, 1690-1; married Jonathan, son of Jon- 
athan and Mary Wheeler of Rowley Nov. 15, 1710. 
He was born April 15, 1686. They lived in Rowley, 
where many children were born to them. 

77 — vii. Mary 4 , born July 28, 1694; married Edmund, son of John 
and Mary (Chute) Cheney of Newbury Nov. 18, 1714. 
He was born in Newbury June 29, 1696. They had 
seven or more children. 

78 — viii. Martha 4 , born March 2, 1696-7; married Leonard, son of 
Jonathan and Margaret (Elithorp) Harriman of New- 
bury July 5, 1715. He was born in Rowley Oct. 5, 
1694; and lived there. 

79— ix. Nathan 4 , born Feb. 26, 1701-2. See family numbered "79." 



23 

Francis Plttmer3, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 25, 
1663-4. He lived in Newbury and Rowley ; and married 
Mary, daughter of John and Mary Elithorp of Rowley 
May 27, 1700, in Ipswich, 



50 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Their children ware as follows : — 
80—1. Mary 4 , born May 15, 1701, in Newbury; and lived in 

Rowley. 
81—n. David 4 , born May 7, 1703, in Rowley. 

25 
Jonathan Plumer 3 , born in Newbury, Mass., May 
13, 1668. He remained with his father at home after he 
became of age, and when about twenty-six received of 
his parents for his constant and faithful service a deed of 
three tracts of land, on one of which were the dwelling 
house and other buildings. He lived at the Neck in New- 
bury, and was postmaster of the town. 

Mr. Plumer married Sarah, daughter of Capt. John and 
Mary (Pickard) Pearson of Rowley June 16, 1696. She 
was born in Rowley April 7, 1672. He died Sept. 26, 
1726, aged fifty-eight. His wife survived him, and re- 
moved to Rowley, where she died Jan. 9, 1735, at the age 
of sixty-two. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
82—1. John 4 , born March 25, 1697. See family numbered " 82." 
83—n. Daniel 4 , born Jan. 7, 1698-9. See family numbered "83." 
84 — in. Mary 4 , born Dec. 6, 1701; married Nathan, son of Nathan 
and Rebecca Wheeler Jan. 26, 1725. He was born 
Aug. 8, 1701. They had two children born in New- 
bury. 
85 — iv. Jonathan 4 , born Aug. 14, 1705. See family numbered "85." 
86— v. Josiah 4 , born May 25, 1708. See family numbered " 86." 
87 — vi. Sarah 4 , born June 23, 1710; married Daniel Peirse Nov. 9, 

1732. 
88 — vii. Rebecca 4 , born June 23, 1713; married Jedediah, eldest 
son of Jedediah and Sarah (Wood) Pearson of Row- 
ley Nov. 30, 1743. He was born in Rowley Jan. 20, 
1717-8. 

34 

Samuel Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 27, 
1684. He was a housewright, and lived in Newbury. 
He owned land in Hampstead and Kingston, N. H, as 
well as in Newbury and Salisbury, Mass. 

He married Elizabeth Knight July 27, 1711 ; and died 
in the autumn of 1757. She survived him. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 51 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
89—1. Samuel 5 , born March 22, 1712. See family numbered "89." 
90 — ii. Rebecca 5 , born Nov. 17, 1715; probably died young. 
91 — in. Enoch 5 , born Feb. 14, 1717-8. See family numbered " 91." 
92— iv. John 5 , born Feb. 5, 1722-3. See family numbered '« 92." 

36 

John Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 7, 1688. 
He lived in his native town, and was a carpenter by trade, 
though he carried on his farm, which he received from 
his father. 

He married Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Hester 
(Hopkinson) Burpee of Rowley, in Byfield parish, Dec. 
25, 1728, She was bom Dec. 15, 1703. He died in the 
summer of 1762, at the age of seventy-three. She sur- 
vived him, and died in July, 1793, at the age of eighty- 
nine. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows :^- 
93 — i. John 5 , born Jan. 2, 1729-30; probably died, unmarried, 

soon after becoming of age. 
94—n. Hannah 5 , born Sept. 28, 1731; married Nicholas Petten- 
gill April 14, 1757 ; lived in Newbury ; he died July 8, 
1802; and she died Nov. 19, 1817, aged eighty-six. 
95 — in. Mehitable 5 , born Jan. 13, 1733-4; married Samuel Muz- 
zey of Boscawen Sept. 15, 1774; and died in Bosca- 
wen, leaving no family. 
96— iv. Thomas 5 , born March 30, 1735. See family numbered "96." 
97 — v. Epheaim 5 , born Aug. 9, 1737; cordwainer; lived in Bos- 
cawen in 1763; and probably died unmarried. 
98 — vi. 5 , born ; a child, who, tradition says, died in in- 
fancy. 
99 — vii. Jebemiah 5 , born Feb. 28, 1740-1. See family numbered 

" 99." 
100— vni. Bitfield 5 , born Feb. 11, 1742-3. See family numbered 

" 100." 
101 — ix. 5 , born ; a child, who, tradition says, died in in- 
fancy. 
102— x. Nathan 5 , born Nov. 19, 1747. See family numbered "102." 

38 

Daniel Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., March 10, 
1692-3. He settled at Fresh Creek, in Dover, N. H., in 



52 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

or before 1718, and was a coaster. He subsequently be- 
came a joiner. He conveyed his homestead in Dover to 
his son Ephraim in 1761.* 

He married, first, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and 
Sarah Wentworth of Dover Jan. 28, 1719-20, in Newing- 
ton, N. H. She was born in Dover April 16, 1700 ; and 
died before 1750. He married, second, Abigail, daughter 
of Nathan and Rebecca Wheeler, and widow of Daniel 
Plumer (83) of Newbury Dec. 24, 1750. He died at 
Fresh Creek (now Rollinsford) Jan. 8, 1773, at the age 
of seventy-nine. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 
103 — I. Ephraim 5 , born Oct. 12, 1720, in Dover. See family 

numbered " 103." 
104 — ii. Hannah 5 , born April 25, 1722, in Dover; was married. 
105— hi. Daniel 5 , born July 24, 1726. 
106 — iv. Benjamin 5 , born in 1728; baptized June 3, 1728. 
107 — v. Ebenezer 5 , born in 1731; baptized April 18, 1731. 
108 — vi. Gershom 5 , born in 1733(?). See family numbered " 108." 

39 
Richabd Plumer4, born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 3, 
1695. He settled on the Neck, in Dover, N. H., before 
1719, and was an innkeeper there. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Lt. Joseph and Elizabeth (Waldron) 
Beard of Dover about 1718. He died in the spring of 
1745 ; and she survived him, probably dying in or before 
1750. 

Their children were born in Dover, as follows : — 
109 — i. John 5 , born in 1719; baptized May 3, 1724. See family 

numbered " 109." 
110 — ii. Hannah 5 , baptized in Dover May 3, 1724; probably mar- 
ried Benjamin Titcomb of Dover, a husbandman. 
Ill — in. Elizabeth 5 , born in 1724; baptized in Dover May 3, 

1724; married "William Twombly. 
112 — iv. Bitfield 5 , born in 1726; baptized Aug. 7, 1726; living in 

Dover in 1753. 
113 — v. Sarah 5 , born Oct. 1, 1728; married, when of Madbury, 
N. H., Daniel, son of Ichabod and Abigail Hayes 
March 22, 1749; he was born in Dover Aug. 26, 1723; 

*Rockingham Registry of Deeds, book 105, leaf 294. 



BY SIDNEY PEELBY. 53 

lived in Dover until 1752, and afterward in Madbury; 
he died Feb. 26, 1807, at the age of eighty-three; and 
she died Feb. 9, 1812, aged eighty-three. They had 
thirteen children. 

114— vi. Thomas 5 , born in 1739; husbandman; lived in Kochester; 

married Olive ; she was his wife in 1775. 

1812, "March 10 th Baptized Thomas Plumer, 72 
Years of age, he being much out of health; upon his 
professing his faith in Jesus Christ, his repentance, 
& resolution to lead a pious & holy life so long as he 
lives." — Rochester Church Records. 

115 — vii. Samuel 5 . See family numbered " 115." 

45 
Samuel Plumeb 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., about 
1687. He was a yeoman, weaver and clothier ; and lived 
in Newbury, where he was a prominent man. He was 
owner of much real estate in Newbury ; and gave his 
" beloved and dutiful son " Joseph Plumer of Newbury, 
laborer, his house, barn and five acres of land adjoining, 
in Newbury, bounded "southerly on Benj. Plumer's 
land, westwardly on Henry Dole's land, northerly on 
Joseph Willet's land partly and partly on Joshua Plum- 
er's and John Hale's land and partly on a highway ? east- 
erly on the said Willet's land and Oldtown Green," six- 
teen acres of marsh and pasture land adjoining, a five- 
acre pasture on Oldtown hill, and about five acres of 
pasture on Parker river near the grantor's house, bounded 
easterly by the landing place, Jan. 10, 1760."* 

Mr. Plumer married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan 
and Abigail (Atkinson) Woodman of Newbury Aug. 8, 
1717. She was born in Newbury Aug. 24, 1696. He 
died in 1760. She survived him, and was living in 1765. 

Children, born in Newbury : — 
116—1. Abigail 5 , born Feb. 7, 1718; married James Bailey (pub- 
lished Sept. 29, 1744); lived in Newbury; and had 
children. 
117—n. Sylvanus 5 , born April 13, 1720. See family numbered 

"117." 
118— in. Samuel 5 , born Jan. 14, 1721-2. See family numbered 
"118." 
*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 108, leaf 56. 



54 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

119 — iv. Mary 5 , born Nov. 26, 1723; married Moses Merrill, jr., 
April 5, 1743; and she probably died in 1793. They 
had three children. 

120— v. Hannah 5 , born Oct. 25, 1725; married John Chase of 
Newbury Nov. 27, 1753; and she died Oct. 20, 1807. 
They had six children. 

121— vi. Sarah 5 , born March 10, 1727; married John Dole, jr., of 
Newbury March 6, 1745-6; and she died Jan. 4, 1810. 
They had five children. 

122 — vn. Elizabeth 5 , born May 11, 1729; married Daniel Barbour 
before Oct. — , 1765; and died Feb. — , 1809. 

123 — viii. Jonathan 5 , born April 9, 1731. See family numbered 
" 123." 

124 — ix. Anne 5 , born Dec. 6, 1734; married Isaac, son of Benja- 
min and Jane (Noyes) Pearson Jan. 11, 1774; he was 
born Oct. 21, 1728; she died April 21(?), 1789; and he 
died March 8, 1805. She had no children. 

125 — x. Joseph 5 , born Dec. 25, 1735. See family numbered 
" 125." 

126 — xi. Eunice 5 , born June 5, 1738; married William Alexander 
of Londonderry, N. H., June 3, 1771. She probably 
died April — , 1812. 

127 — xn. Moses 5 , born Aug. 5(6?), 1740. See family numbered 
"127." 

48 

Benjamin Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., before 
1699. He was a joiner by trade, and lived on the home- 
stead of his father in Newbury. He enlarged the house 
with lumber furnished by bis wife's father from a cargo 
sent from Wells, Maine. In the great earthquake of 
1727, his door stone fell into the cellar.* 

Mr. Plumer married Kezia, daughter of Joseph and 
Hannah Storer of Wells, in 1720. She was born May 2, 
1697. Mr. Plumer died, intestate, in 1743 ; and she died 
at about the same time. Their great-great-grandson 
George P. Danforth has in his possession a small silver- 
clasped bible, printed in 1730, with the name of Kezia 
Storer on the clasps, and his sister, Mrs. Mary P. Little, 
has a silver spoon marked with the same name. 

*Historic Storms of New England, by Sidney Perley, page 46. 



BY SIDNEY PEELEY. 55 

Their children were born as follows : — 

128—1. Sakah 5 , born in 1720, in Wells ; married Joshua Plumer 
(No. 51). 

129 — ii. Benjamin 5 , born Feb. 20, 1722, in Newbury. See family 
numbered "129." 

130 — ill. Hannah 5 , born Sept. 22, 1724, in Newbury; married 
Thomas Dole of Lancaster May 16, 1744. They were 
living in Lancaster in 1747, and subsequently removed 
to Jaffrey, N. H. 

131 — iv. Ebenezer 5 , born July 10, 1727, in Newbury. See family 
numbered " 131." 

132— v. Kezia 5 , born March 20, 1730, in Newbury; married Dea. 
Daniel Hale Jan. 9, 1755; and she died Sept. 4, 1763. 
They had one child, Amos, who was born Feb. 7, 
1759; and married Elizabeth Plumer (No. 503). 

133 — vi. Elizabeth 5 , born in 1732, in Newbury; died, unmarried, 
July 22, 1817, at the age of eighty-five. 

134 — vn. Seth 5 , born Dec. 7, 1736, in Newbury. See family num- 
bered " 134." 

49 

Samuel Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 3, 
1700. He lived in Newbury until about 1734, when he 
removed to Amesbury. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Ed- 
ward and Mary (Sawyer) Woodman of Newbury Feb. 15, 
1730-1 ; and, second, Rachel Barnard Sept. 13, 1744. He 
died in 17 — ; and his wife Rachel survived him, and died, 
his widow, in Amesbury, Oct. 5, 1798, aged eighty-four. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 
135 — i. Elizabeth 5 , born March 10, 1735-6, in Newbury ; married 

Barzilla Colby Jan. 1, 1756; and had nine children. 
136 — ii. Joshua 5 , born July 9, 1738, in Amesbury; was a retailer 
and yeoman; lived in Amesbury; married Mary Pills- 
bury Aug. 25, 1776; she died Dec. 16, 1805, at the age 
of sixty-nine; and he died Nov. 5, 1815, aged seven- 
ty-seven. They apparently had no children. 
137 — in. Samuel 5 , born Feb. 12, 1742, in Amesbury; yeoman and 
laborer; lived in Amesbury in 1768; and probably 
died before 1793. 
138— iv. John 5 , born Sept. 30, 1745, in Amesbury; farmer; lived 
in Amesbury; died in Amesbury Nov. 20, 1826, at the 
age of eighty-one. 



56 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

139— v. Moses 5 , born Sept. 30, 1748, in Amesbury. See family 
numbered "139." 

51 

Joshua Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 22, 
1705. He was a yeoman, and lived on his father's home- 
stead in Newbury, his house being on the northwest cor- 
ner of the Green and south side of High street. 

Mr. Plumer married Sarah Plumer (No. 128) Feb. 27, 
1737-8. She died in 1756 ; and he died in 1764. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
140—1. Lydia 5 , born April 26, 1739; died, unmarried, in New- 
bury, Jan. 11, 1814, at the age of seventy-four. 
141 — ii. Simeon 5 , born Nov. 16, 1740. See family numbered "141." 

52 

Nathaniel Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., June 
19, 1708. He was a cordwainer ; and lived in Byfield 
parish, Newbury. He was admitted to the Byfield church 
Sept. 29, 1751 ; and his wife Mary Oct. 21, 1759. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Mary , who was born in 

1711, and died about 1745. He married, second, Mary 
Greenleaf Oct. 5, 1750 ; and she died, of fever, April 20, 
1764, aged about thirty-three. He died in 1789. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Newbury, as fol- 
lows : — 

142—1. Samuel 5 , baptized July 25, 1736. 

143 — ii. Jesse 5 , born Sept. 18, 1740. See family numbered "143." 
144 — in. Nathaniel 5 , died a minor; his father was appointed 

administrator of his estate Oct. 25, 1756. 
145 — iv. Abigail 5 , born Jan. 24, 1744-5; probably married Oliver 

Sawyer of Hopkinton, N. H., Aug. 25, 1774. 
146 — v. Judith 5 , born Sept. 14, 1751; died, unmarried, in New- 
bury, Aug. 13, 1826, at the age of seventy-four. 
147 — VI. Joseph 5 , born July 12, 1753. See family numbered "147." 
148 — vii. Ruth 5 , born March 15, 1754; died with a fever July 3, 

1776, aged twenty-two. 
149— vni. Amos 5 , born April 7, 1756; died from worms June 16, 

1762, at the age of sis. 
150— ix. Hannah 5 , born Jan. 14, 1759 ; died, unmarried, in New- 
bury, March 27, 1836, at the age of seventy-seven. 
151 — x. Nathaniel 5 , born Sept. 15, 1761. See family numbered 
"151." 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 57 

53 

Enoch Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 3, 1711. 
He was a yeoman, and lived on the southwest side of the 
Crane-Neck road in the West parish of Newbury, near the 
Groveland line, on the farm he purchased of his brother 
Samuel Plumer, when he was only twenty-three years of 
age, Dec. 8,1734.* He subsequently bought a great deal 
of real estate. 

Mr. Plumer married Sarah, daughter of Stephen and 
Susanna (Noyes) Dole of Newbury Oct. 9, 1759. She 
was born in Newbury Feb. 18, 1725-6 ; and died Jan. 25, 
1772. He died there Dec. 12, 1788, at the age of seven- 
ty-seven. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
152 — i. Sabah 6 , born April 6(?), 1764; married Lt. James Fol- 

lansbee of Newbury Oct. — , 1789. 
153 — ii. Susanna 5 , born July 6, 1766; married Joseph, son of 
Joseph and Mary Goodridge of Newbury March 17, 
1791. He was born April 23, 1763. 

5.9 

Aaron Plxjmer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 16, 
1692-3. He was a house wright by trade, and lived in hi» 
native town until 1725, when he bought of Lionel Chute 
thirty acres of land in Rowley,f upon which he built a 
house the following winter, and conveyed the house and 
land to his father-in-law Ebenezer Hidden May 11, 17264 
Mr. Hidden conveyed the estate to Aaron's father, Joseph 
Plumer, in the succeeding autumn. Mr. Plumer was 
living in Rowley in 1730, but soon afterward removed to 
Scarboro', Me., settling on what was subsequently known 
as Plumer's Neck, where his descendants still reside. 

Mr. Plumer received, in 1728, of the town of Scar- 
boro', a grant of land on condition that he settled on it, 
but he sold his interest in it, and, while living in Rowley, 
he bought of Nathaniel Dole of Newbury one-half of 
what was then called Winnock's Neck, where he settled, 
and which was subsequently called after his own name. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 70, leaf 108. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 47, leaf 76. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 47, leaf 77. 



58 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Elizabeth Hidden of Rowley (published 
Feb. 14, 1718-9). She was born March 22, 1701-2. He 
married, second, Elizabeth Howard, in Scarboro', March 
29, 1749. Mr. Plumer and his first wife " owned the 
covenant " of the Rowley church Dec. 16, 1722. 

Mr. Plumer's children were as follows : — 

154 — i. Moses 5 , baptized in Rowley Feb. 17, 1723-4. See family 

numbered " 154." 
155 — II. Elizabeth 5 , baptized in Rowley March 7, 1725-6; mar- 
ried Enoch Libby March 5, 1746-7. They had nine 

children. 
156 — in. William 5 , baptized in Rowley July 21, 1727. See family 

numbered " 156." 
157 — iv. Aabon 5 , baptized in Rowley May 24, 1730. See family 

numbered "157." 
158 — v. Lucy 5 , baptized in Scarboro' March 17, 1734; married, 

first, Isaac Mc Kenny; second, Moses McKenny; and 

third, Samuel Waterhouse. 
159 — vi. Pbahois 5 , baptized in Scarboro' Aug. 29, 1736. 
160 — vn. 5 (daughter) ; married Fickett of Cape Elizabeth. 

62 

Dr. David Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., March 
16, 1695-6. He was a physician, and settled in Glouces- 
ter as early as 1723. He was a large owner of real estate, 
and there are many deeds to and from him on record. He 
owned at one time half of the Argilla farm in Ipswich. 

Doctor Plumer married, first, Ann, daughter of John 
and Ruth (Emerson) Newman of Gloucester Aug. 29, 
1723. She died May 2, 1736, at the age of about forty- 
three. He married, second, widow Anna Barber Aug. 25, 
1737. She was probably daughter of Jabez Baker and 
widow of Daniel Barber. Doctor Plumer died in 1748. 
His wife Anna survived him, and was his widow in 1754. 

Doctor Plumer's children were born in Gloucester, as 
follows : — 

161—1. Maby 5 , born July 17, 1723; married Joseph Allen of 

Gloucester, a mariner. 
162 — ii. Samuel 5 , born Dec. 24, 1725. See family numbered 

l « 162." 
163— in. Ann 5 , born Feb. 14, 1728. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 59 

164— IV. Ruth 8 , bom July — , 1730. 

165— v. Sarah*, born Nov. 8, 1732. 

166 — VI. Elizabeth 5 , born May 17, 1734. 

167— vii. David 5 , born May 24, 1738. See family numbered " 167." 

168 — vin. Daniel 5 , born March 8, 1741. See family numbered "168." 

64 

Sampson Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., March 14, 
1699. He settled in Scarboro', Me., about 1726, and 
lived on Oak hill, on the farm recently occupied by H. J. 
Libby, Esq., of Portland. Mr. Plumer was a man of 
more than ordinary intelligence. 

He married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Honor 
(Hinkson) Libby March 16, 1727. 

Their children were born in Scarboro', as follows : — 

169—1. Elizabeth 5 , born Feb. 27, 1728. 

170— n. James 5 , born Sept. 29, 1730. 

171 — in. Jeremiah 5 , born June 16, 1733. 

172— rv. Joseph 5 , born Feb. 8, 1735. 

173 — v. John 5 , baptized March 13, 1737 ; probably died young. 

174— vi. Jonathan 5 , born Oct. 20, 1739. 

175 — vn. Samuel 5 , born Sept. 16, 1742; married Sarah Bragdon 

April 9, 1767. 
176 — vin. Phebe 5 , born Sept. 29, 1744; married Benjamin Small 

Nov. 5, 1767. 
177 — ix. Hannah 5 , born June 15, 1747; married Thomas Libby 

June 2, 1767. 

70 

Nathaniel Plumer 4 , born in Newbury, Mass., May 2, 
1711. He married Mary Stevens June 12, 1729 ; and 
lived in Haverhill. 

Their children* were born in Haverhill, as follows : — 

178—1. Abigail 5 , born Jan. 17, 1729-30. 

179 — ii. Nathaniel 5 , baptized Aug.14, 1737; probably died young. 

180— in. Jesse 5 , baptized Aug. 14, 1737. 

181— iv. Nathaniel 5 , baptized Oct. 15, 1738. 

71 
John Plumer 4 , born in Rowley, Mass., May 2, 1680. 
He lived in Rowley, probably near Clay brook. 

*The writer tbinks that the first three children died of the throat 
distemper, which raged so extensively in Haverhill. 



60 THE PLUMBR GENEALOGY. 

Mr. Plumer married Elizabeth Smith of Newbury Nov. 
21, 1701. He died April 1, 1711 ; and she married, sec- 
ondly, Benjamin, son of Nicholas and Kebecca (Long) 
Rawlins of Newbury Nov. 22, 1711. He was born in 
Newbury March 2, 1687. She probably died before Nov. 
20, 1716, when Mr. Rawlins married Hannah Annis. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rowley, as fol- 
lows : — 

182—1. Abigaii/", born July 7, 1704; probably died young. 
183 — ii. Elizabeth 5 , born Aug. 29, 1705; was admitted to the 
church Jan. 28, 1727-8. 

72 

Ens. Benjamin Plumer 4 , born in Rowley, Mass., 
March 4, 1681-2. He settled in that part of Rowley 
which was incorporated as Georgetown in 1838 ; and was 
a husbandman. He also had a sawmill. He was chosen 
an assessor at the first meeting of the Second parish 
(Georgetown), in Rowley, Oct. 5, 1731. 

Mr. Plumer married Jane, daughter of Capt. John and 
Mary (Pickard) Pearson of Rowley Dec. 31, 1707. She 
was born in Rowley Aug. 21, 1684. He died June 29, 
1734, one hour after being kicked by his horse ; and was 
buried in the Byfield churchyard. She probably married, 
secondly, Jonathan Kimball of Bradford (published in 
Rowley Nov. 3, 1739). 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rowley, as follows : 

184—1. John 5 , born Oct. 5, 1708. See family numbered "184." 

185 — ii. Jane 8 , born May 29, 1710; married Moses, son of Jethro 
and Hannah Wheeler (published March 30, 1728). 
He was born March 12, 1699-1700. They lived in 
Rowley and had seven children. 

186— m Hephzibah 5 , born March 6, 1714-5; married William, son 
of Lt. Stephen and Abigail (Thompson) Longfellow 
of Newbury Jan. 24, 1739-40; and lived in Rowley, 
where their seven children were born. 

187 — iv. Benjamin 5 , born Oct. 20, 1717. See family numbered 
" 187." 

188 — v. Edna 5 , born July 15, 1723; married, first, Daniel Poor of 
Rowley (published Feb. 18, 1744); and had two chil- 
dren. Mr. Poor died in 1751; and she married, sec- 
ond, Samuel Plumer (198), Feb. 28, 1754. 



BY SIDNEY PERLBY. 61 

189 — vi. David 5 , born Nov. 9, 1725; living in October, 1732; and 

probably died young. 
190 — vii. Annb 5 , born May 5, 1730; baptized in Byfield church 

May 10, 1730. 

73 

Ens. Thomas Plumer*, born in Rowley, Mass., April 
15, 1684. He lived in that part of Rowley which was 
incorporated as Georgetown in 1838, at the easterly end 
of Pentucket pond, off Pond street. He built his house 
with a brick end toward the pond, some writers think, as 
a protection from the Indians who might come down the 
pond. This was built on land conveyed to him by his 
father Jan. 31, 1714-5,* the deed conveying one hundred 
and forty acres in one lot. The house was burned about 
1905. The accompanying illustration is made from a 
pencil drawing sketched about 1890. 

Mr. Plumer took an active part in town affairs ; and in 
the parish of Byfield he was an assessor, collector of 
taxes and a member of the church until Oct. 4, 1732, 
when the Georgetown church was organized, and he became 
one of its original and leading members frequently serving 
upon its committees. When the Baptists first made their 
appearance in that part of the county several members of 
this church embraced the new doctrines and became liable 
to church discipline ; and Mr. Plumer was appointed upon 
a committee, Sept. 1, 1751, to discourse with those who 
absented themselves from communion, "■ who are not 
known to be hindered by providence." 

He married, first, Ruth, daughter of Benjamin and 
Hannah (Thurston) Pearson of Newbury Dec. 18, 1707. 
She was born in Rowley Aug. 2, 1687, and died Nov. 16, 
1736, aged forty-nine. He married, second, Lydia, daugh- 
ter of Henry and Abigail (Hale) Poor May 20, 1737. 
Mr. Plumer died Nov. 15, 1762, at the age of seventy- 
eight. His wife Lydia survived him, and died May 1, 
1773, aged eighty-three. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rowley, as follows : 

191—1. Mehitabel 5 , baptized in Byfield church April 27, 1712; 
died young. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 27, leaf 156. 



62 THE PLUMEE GENEALOGY. 

192—11. Mehitabel 5 , baptized in Byfield church Feb. 27, 1713-4; 
died young. 

193 — in. Mehitabel 5 , born Jan. 11, 1714-5; died young. 

194 — iv. Stephen 5 , born Feb. 12, 1716-7; died young. 

195— v. Thomas 5 , born Feb. 18, 1719-20. See family numbered 
"195." 

196— vi. Kuth 5 , born Feb. 5, 1721-2; died June 24, 1736, aged four- 
teen. 

197— vn. Stephen 5 , born May 29, 1724; an invalid, and finally non 
compos mentis ; died, unmarried, Dec. 27, 1771, at the 
age of forty-seven. 

198— viii. Samuel 5 , born June 6, 1726. See family numbered "198." 

79 

Nathan Plumer 4 , born in Rowley, Mass., Feb. 28, 
1701-2. He was a husbandman, and settled in Byfield 
parish, in Rowley. He was a singular person in the fam- 
ily, judging from his father's last words on record and the 
absence of anything found on the records of the probate 
and registry of deeds except one conveyance of land in 
Rowley in 1741.* 

Mr. Plumer was a member of Captain Thurston's alarm 
list June 15, 1757. 

He married Barbary Davis of Newbury (published 
July 5, 1721). She died April 12, 1773, at the age of 
seventy-four ; and Mr. Plumer removed to Londonderry 
with his son Abel, in 1775, and died soon after. 

Their children were born in Rowley, as follows : — 

199 — I. Anne 5 , born Dec. 20, 1722; married Benjamin Quimby of 

Salem Nov. 4, 1742; and settled in Somersworth, 

N. H. 
200 — ii. Mary 5 , born May 23, 1726; married John, son of John 

and Jane (Bailey) Harriman of Kowley Dec. 26, 1751. 

He was born in Kowley Oct. 17, 1731 ; and they lived 

there. 
201— in. Eunice 5 , born Feb. 4, 1727-8 ; married EzraBnrbank July 

30, 1754; and lived in Kowley. 
202 — iv. Abel 5 , born Aug. 31, 1730. See family numbered " 202." 
203 — v. Martha 5 , born Aug. 24, 1733 ; baptized in Byfield church 

Aug. 26, 1733. 
204 — vi. Sarah 5 , born Nov. 23, 1735; baptized in Byfield church 

Nov. 28, 1736. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 105, leaf 247. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 63 

205— vil. Ruth 6 , born Jan. 28, 1737-8 ; baptized in Byfield church 
Feb. 4, 1738-9. 

82 

John Plumer4, born in Newbury, Mass., March 25, 
1697. He was a husbandman, and lived in that part of 
Rowley which is now Georgetown until the spring of 
1730, when he removed to Newbury. He was a large 
owner of real estate, and many deeds of land are on 
record in the registry of deeds in which he appears as a 
party. 

He married Rebecca, daughter of Nathan and Rebecca 
Wheeler of Newbury March 15, 1721-2. She was born in 
Newbury Sept. 11, 1694. Mr. Plumer died in Newbury 
Feb. 14, 1772, aged seventy-four. She survived him, and 
probably lived with her daughter Rebecca during her 
widowhood. She died in Newbury July 15, 1780, in her 
eighty-fifth year. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

206 — I. John 5 , born Dec. 25, 1722, in Rowley. See family num- 
bered "206." 
207—n. Jonathan 6 , born April 13, 1724, in Rowley. See family 

numbered "207." 
208 — in. Rebecca 5 , born Nov. 4, 1728, in Rowley; married Sylva- 

nus Plumer (117) Dec. 7, 1749. 
209— iv. Makk 5 , born Feb. 24, 1729-30, in Rowley; died June 3, 

1730, in Newbury. 
210— v. Paul 5 , born June 9, 1732, in Newbury; probably died, 

unmarried, before 1771. 
211— vi. David 5 , born Oct. 20, 1733, in Newbury; probably died 

young. 
212— vn. Saeah 5 , born May 5, 1737, in Newbury; married Nicholas 

Ourrier of Newburyport April 23, 1767. 

83 

Daniel Plumer4, born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 7, 
1698-9. He was a husbandman and vintner, and settled 
in the northwestern part of Rowley upon his marriagw, 
in 1724. He was one of the petitioners to the general 
court May 27, 1730, to be set off as a separate and dis- 
tinct parish (now Georgetown), and it was incorporated 
as the Second parish of Rowley Oct. 1, 1731. 



64 THE PLUMBE GENEALOGY. 

At the age of forty-five, Feb. 26, 1744, he enlisted in 
the company of Capt. Moses Titcomb for the expedition 
against Cape Breton. 

He married Abigail, daughter of Nathan and Rebecca 
Wheeler of Newbury Jan. 30, 1723-4. She was born in 
Newbury Dec. 16, 1698 ; and was admitted to full com- 
munion in the new church July 22, 1733. Mr. Plumer 
died between 1741 and 1750. She survived him, and 
married, secondly, Daniel Plumer (No. 38) of Dover, 
N. H., Dec. 24, 1750. 

Mr. Plunder's children were born in Rowley, as fol- 
lows : — 

213—1. Sarah 5 , born Feb. 4, 1724-5; baptized in Byfleld cburch 

Feb. 14, 1724-5. 
214 — ii. Abigail 5 , born March 31, 1726; baptized in Byfield 

church April 3, 1726. 
215— in. Elizabeth 5 , born May 18, 1728; baptized in Byfield 

church the next day. 
216— iv. Daniel 5 , born Jan. 22, 1729-30; baptized in Byfield 

church Feb. 1, 1729-30. 
217— v. Kebecoa 5 , born March — , 1733; died Nov. 21, 1735. 
218— vi. Maby 5 , born Nov. 18, 1736; married, first, Job Roberts; 

second, Elias Philpot; and, third, Maj. Daniel Wood. 
219— vn. Rebecca 5 , born Feb. 22, 1739-40; baptized in the Second 

church in Rowley Oct. 11, 1741. 

85 

Elder Jonathan Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., 
Aug. 14, 1705. He was a yeoman, and settled in the 
homestead of his father, in his native town, which was 
devised to him and his brother John, in their father's 
will. He was a large land owner. The house of Mr. 
Plumer stood nearly opposite the lane which leads to the 
marsh, and was two-story in height, with a back-linter. It 
descended through Mark 5 , John 6 , and John Moody 
Plummer 7 , whose heirs sold it to Moses Goodwin. Mr. 
Goodwin conveyed it to Charles M. Lunt about 1867. 
About a year after he bought it, he sold it and it was 
moved over the bridge. It stands on Silas Plumer's land 
on the north side of the Green, and used by him as a 
storehouse. It was moved in two sections, and reunited. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 65 

The well is about four rods west of the site of the house, 
and the barn stood about five rods from the road. 

Mr. Plumer married Mary, daughter of Samuel and 
Frances (Wicomb) Johnson of Rowley (published April 
22, 1732). She was born in Rowley Sept. 21, 1707. He 
died Jan. 16, 1753, at the age of forty-seven. She sur- 
vived him, and died Feb. 13, 1769, aged sixty-one. Their 
remains lie in the cemetery on Newbury Neck. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

220—1. Mark 5 , born Jan. 2, 1733-4. See family numbered " 220. " 
221 — ii. Samuel 5 , born June 16, 1737. See family numbered 

"221." 
222 — in. Hannah 5 , born July 15, 1740; married Moses Sweat of 
Newbury Aug. 13, 1760. He was living in Newbury- 
port in 1788, and in Bedford, N. H., in 1790. 
223— iv. Maby 5 , born Jan. 26, 1742; married, as his first wife, 
Nicholas Currier of Newburyport, a shipwright, Dec. 
23, 1762. She died, and he married, secondly, Sarah 
Plumer (212) . 
224— v. Daniel 5 , born about 1744. -See family numbered " 224." 
225 — vi. Josiah 5 , born about 1748; tailor; married Lydia Lake- 
man Aug. 23, 1770; lived on Prospect street, in New- 
buryport; and had no issue. He was a pious man, 
and would do no work on Saturday afternoons. He 
owned considerable real estate. He died Sept. 15, 
1828, at the age of eighty. She died, his widow, in 
Newburyport, Jan. 15, 1838, at the age of eighty-six. 

86 

Josiah Plumer,4, born in Newbury, Mass., May 25, 
1708. He settled in Rowley about 1736, removed to 
Falmouth, Me., in 1742, and finally lived in Alna, Me. 
He was a husbandman ; and an assessor of Byfield parish 
in 1738-9. He was a party to many transfers of real 
estate, and a large land owner. 

Child :— 

226—1. Benjamin 5 . See family numbered "226." 

89 

Samuel Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., March 22, 
1712. He was a yeoman, and lived in Amesbury, in that 
part of the town which, by the establishment of the state 



66 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

line in 1741, became a part of New Hampshire, and in- 
corporated as Kingston. From there he removed to 
Hampstead about 1750. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Ann, daughter of Benjamin 
and Hannah (Noyes) Lunt of Newbury Nov. 7, 1734. 
She was born in Newbury Oct. 14, 1714. He married, 
second, Judith Kelly Dec. 29, 1747. Mr. Plumer was 
then called of South Hampton District. He died in 
Hampstead in 1762. His wife Judith survived him, and 
was living in Hampstead in 1770. 

Mr. Plumer's children were as follows : — 

227 — I. Elizabeth 6 , bora May 31, 1735, in Newbury, Mass.; died 

young. 
228—n. Elizabeth 6 , born March 4, 1739, in Hampstead, N. H.j 

probably married Jonathan Atwood in Hampstead 

Oct. 5, 1758. 
229— in. Rebecca 6 , born about 1740; married Asa, son of Samuel 

and Abigail (Kelley) Currier of Haverhill, a cordwain- 

er, March 22, 1759 ; lived in Haverhill and Methuen. 
230 — iv. Samuel 6 , born Feb. 12, 1742 ; married Miriam Jones 

about April, 1767. 
231 — v. Henry 6 , born in 174-. See family numbered "231." 
232 — vi. Ann 6 , born in 17 — ; died young. 
233 — vn. Anna 6 , born in 17 — ; married, first, Benjamin Pillsbury 

Dec. 20, 1770; and, second, Thomas Harvey April 11, 

1780. 
234— vin. Kelly 6 , born Nov. 30, 1751; yeoman; living in Sandown, 

N. H., in 1801. 
235 — ix. Ichabod 6 , born in 175- : probably died before 1765. 
236 — x. Judith 6 , born Aug. 5, 1757 ; living in 1765. 

91 

Enoch Plumer 3 , born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 14, 
1717-8. He was a house wright and ship joiner ; and 
lived on Merrimack street, in Newburyport. He received 
his father's homestead by will. 

He married Hannah Racliffe about 1739 ; and died in 
Newburyport April 18, 1799, aged eighty-one. She sur- 
vived him ; and died there Jan. 19, 1801. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

237 — I. William 6 , born July 7, 1740; not mentioned in the divis- 
ion of his father's estate, in 1799. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 67 

238—11. Enoch 6 , born Aug. 6, 1742; shopkeeper; lived in New- 

buryport; married Mrs. Mary (Leonard) Majory of 

Marblebead Aug. 26, 1790, and died in Newburyport 

Dec. 13, 1801, aged fifty-nine. She survived him. 

They probably had no children. 
239 — in. Joseph 6 , born Sept. 17, 1744. See family numbered 

"239." 
240— iv. Hannah 6 , born Nov. 28, 1746; lived in Newburyport; 

died, unmarried, at the almshouse, May 17, 1817 

aged seventy. 
241 — v. Samuel 6 , born Oct. 10, 1749. See family numbered "241." 
242 — vi. Elizabeth 6 , baptized Jan. 19, 1752 ; died young. 
243— vii. Tristram 6 , born June 17, 1754. See family numbered 

" 243." 
244— viii. Michael*, baptized March 6, 1757. 
245 — ix. Martha 6 , baptized April 9, 1758. 
246— x. Mary 6 , born Feb. 17, 1761. 
247 — xi. Elizabeth 6 , born Nov. 13, 1763 ; married Nathaniel Dean 

of Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 18, 1781. He died Dec. 

7, 1828; and she died March 4, 1834. They left no 

children. 

92 

John Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 5, 1722-3. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury and Newbury- 
port until 1769, when he removed to Hampstead, N. H. 
He also owned land in Hawke and Sandown, N. H. 

He married, first, Jane, daughter of William and Han- 
nah (Burbank) Hardy of Bradford July 17, 1753, in 
Haverhill. She was born in Bradford May 22, 1731. At 
the time of his marriage, Mr. Plumer was called of 
Hampstead, and was probably living there for a while at 
that time. 

Their child was born in Newbury, as follows : — 

248—1. Jabez 6 , born Sept. 7, 1757. 

96 

Thomas Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., March 30, 
1735. He was a yeoman, and always lived in his native 
town. He owned much real estate, and attended Rev. 
John Tucker's meeting in the old parish, in Newbury. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Joanna, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Pettingell) Muzzey of Newbury March 



68 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

28, 1765. She was born in Newbury June 13, 1741 ; and 
died about the winter of 1766-7. He married, second, 
Ruth, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Emery) Dole of 
Newbury Nov. 3, 1767. She was born in Newbury Nov. 
30, 1738. Mr. Plumer died Oct. 10, 1786, at the age of 
fifty-one, and was the first person buried in the cemetery 
east of the Lower Green in Newbury. His wife Ruth 
survived him, and died in Newbury Aug. 24, 1805, aged 
sixty-six. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Newbury, as fol- 
lows : — 

249—1. John 6 , born Aug. 29, 1769. -See family numbered " 249." 

250—n. Joanna Muzzey 6 , bom April 8, 1771; married Capt. 
Nathaniel, son of Richard and Jane (Noyes) Little of 
Newbury Jan. 1, 1795. He was born in Newbury 
March 16, 1755; and died May 27, 1835. She died 
Feb. 18, 1846. They had nine children. 

251 — in. Richard 6 , born April 6, 1773. See family numbered 
"251." 

252 — iv. 6 (twin), died young. 

253 — v. 6 (twin), died young. 

254 — vi. Moses 6 , born June 28, 1778. See family numbered "254." 

255 — vii. Nathan 6 , born Feb. 19, 1784. See family numbered "255." 

99 

Jeremiah Plttmers, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 28, 
1740-1. He was a shipwright, and lived in Newbury, on 
the easterly side of the Lower Green, where he built for 
his occupancy a house on land he bought of Richard Dole 
in 1767.* His family attended Rev. John Tucker's meet- 
ing, in the old parish. 

Mr. Plumer married Hannah, daughter of Silas and 
Judith (Atkinson) Pearson of Newbury Feb. 22, 1770. 
She was born in Newbury Sept. 13, 1745. He died in 
Newbury April 30, 1795, at the age of fifty-four. She 
survived him, and died in Newbury, his widow, May 14, 
1816, at the age of seventy. Their remains were buried 
in the burial-place near their house. He left his home- 
stead to his son, Capt. Jeremiah Plumer. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 121, leaf 58. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 69 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

256 — i. Hannah 6 , born Nov. 25, 1770; married Amos, son of 

Amos and Susanna (Pettingell) Stickney of Newbury 

Oct. 6, 1802. 
257 — II. Judith 6 , born July 25, 1773; married Paul Plumer (son 

of No. 494) Nov. 29, 1797. 
258 — in. Maby 6 , born Aug. 18, 1776; died in infancy. 
259— iv. Jebemiah 6 , born Nov. 18, 1778. See family numbered 

"259." 
260 — v. Molly 6 , born March 10, 1781; died, unmarried, Jan. 1, 

1858, at the age of seventy-six. 
261— vi. Thomas 6 , baptized July 22, 1787; died Aug. 22, 1787 

aged sixteen weeks. 

100 

Bitfield Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 11, 
1742-3. He lived in his native town until about 1773, 
when he removed to Boscawen, N. H., where he afterwards 
resided. 

He married Priscilla, daughter of Thomas and Priscilla 
(Pearson) Richardson of Chester, N. H., Oct. — , 1769. 
She was born July 18, 1745. Mr. Plumer was killed, in 
Boscawen, by the falling of a tree, Nov. 19, 1788. He 
was forty-five years of age. She survived him, and died 
Sept. 13, 1833, at the age of eighty-eight. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

262—1. Ephbaim 6 , born July 26, 1771, in Newbury. See family 
numbered "262." 

263—n. John 6 , born Aug. 10, 1774; baptized in Newbury Feb. 19, 
1775. See family numbered '* 263." 

264— in. Pbisoilla 8 , born Jan. 12, 1786; married Richard, son of 
Benjamin and Rhoda (Bartlett) Little of Boscawen 
Dec. 7, 1815. He was born Nov. 27, 1791 ; and died 
Oct. 29, 1840. She died Feb. 24, 1825. They had five 
children. 

102 

Nathan Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 19, 
1747. He settled in Boscawen, N. H.; and married Eliz- 
abeth (Fowler) Dustin Oct. 18, 1771. He died on Bos- 
cawen Plains in 1773 ; and she married, secondly, 

Webster, and subsequently lived in Maine. 



70 THE PLUJtER GENEALOGY. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Boscawen, as fol- 
lows : — 

265 — I. Mehitable 6 , born Feb. 25, 1772; married Col. Benjamin 
Choate Nov. 20, 1793; and she died at Enfield Dec. 
17, 1858, at the age of eighty-six. 

266 — ii. Nathan, 6 born April 2, 1774. See family numbered "266." 

103 

Epheaim Plumers, born in Dover, N. H., Oct. 12, 
1720. He was a yeoman, and lived in Dover, at Fresh 
creek, later incorporated as Somersworth and now included 
in Rollinsford. His father conveyed to him, April 14, 
1761, his homestead at Fresh creek, consisting of the 
buildings and thirty-eight acres of land.* 

He married, first, Ann Goodwin, who died in 175 -. 
He married, second, Mercy Garland before Jan. 8, 1759 ; 
and died in the summer of 1767. His wife Mercy prob- 
ably survived him. 

The following is a copy of Mr. Plumer's will, which 
was proved Aug. 28, 1797 : — 

In the Name of God Amen the fifth day of June Anno domino 
one thoufand Seven Hundred & Ninety six I Ephraim Plummer of 
Dover in the State of New Hampshire Husbandman being in A 
weak state of bodily Health but of perfect Sound mind and memory 
do make And ordain this my last will and testament first of all 
Giving [?] recommending my Soul into the hands of God Who gave 
it hoping through the merits of Jefus Chrift for the Salvation 
thereof and my body to be Decently Buried at the discretion of my 
Executor hearafter named Nothing Doubting but I shall receive 
the Same again at the general Refurrection and touching Such 
worldly Eftate as it hath pleased God to blefs me with in this Life 
I give Demise difpofe of the Same in the following manner and form 
Yiz:— 

Imprimis: I will that all my juft debts and funeral Charges 
Shall be paid and discharged with all Oonveienent Speed out of my 
personal estate by my said Executor Hearafter named 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife mercy Plum- 
mer the income of one third part of the whole of my farm of every 
kind of produce that groweth on the Farm to be Secured in the 
house and barn Seafonably and Wood Sufficient for a fire cut up to 
the door free of Any expense to her & the ufe of two Cows During 

♦Exeter Registry of Deeds, book 105, page 294. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 71 

her Natural life to be performed by my Said Executor hearafter 
named 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved Son mof es plummer A 
Suit of clothes at my Difcease to be paid by my Executor Hearafter 
named. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved fon Ebenezer Plummer 
one f heep at my disceafe to be paid by my Executor Hearafter 
named 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Plummer one 
f heep at my difcease to be paid by my Said Executor hearafter 
named. 

Item I give and Bequeath to my beloved Son Richard Plummer 
one f heep to be paid at my difceafe by my Executor hearafter 
named 

Item I give and bequeath to my two grandchildren Daniel Plum- 
mer and Anna plummer one f heep Each which are the Children of 
my Son Daniel plummer Deceafed to be Paid by my Executor hear- 
after named at my Difceafe 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter mercy Perkins 
one Cow to be paid at my difceafe by my Executor hearafter named 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Hannah Han- 
fon one Cow to be paid at my Difceafe by my Executor hearafter 
named 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Dorcas 
Plummer one Cow to be paid at my Difceafe by my Executor hear- 
after named 

Item I give and bequeath by my three Daughters mercy hannah 
and Dorcas before mentioned all the houfe hold furniture that my 
wife mercy f hould leave at my Disceafe to be Equally Divided be- 
tween them 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved Son Ephraim Plummer 
All my whomeftead farm & buildings in Dover and Eight Acres of 
land in Somersworth at the great falls Swamp so called and all the 
Stock and out Door movables to him and his heirs And afsigns for- 
ever. Lastly I Conftitute ordain & appoint Ephraim Plummer junr. 
of Dover Executor to this my laft Will and testament hereby Re- 
voking disannuling all and Every teftament hearafter by me made 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my laft will and 
testament in Witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the day And year first above Written. Signed Sealed publif hed 
pronounced & Delivered by Ephraim Plummer to be his laft will 
And testament in prefence of us Subscribers. 

thomas Burrows his 

John Gdppey Ephraim X Plummer [seal] 

John Waldbon mark 



72 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Somersworth, as 
follows : — 

267—1. Daniel 6 , born Feb. 1, 1760. See family numbered "267." 
268 — ii. Ebenezeb 6 , born Jan. 25, 1762. See family numbered 

« 268." 
269— in. John 6 , born Nov. 10, 1765. See family numbered "269." 
270— iv. Richabd 6 , born Feb. 2, 1767. See family numbered "270." 
271 — v. Ephbaim 6 , born April 16, 1769. See family numbered 

"271." 
272 — vi. Meboy 6 , born March 31, 1772; married William Perkins. 
273 — vn. Moses 6 , born Dec. 18, 1774; settled near Canaan, Me. 
274 — viii. Hannah 6 , born April 29, 1777; married Hanson of 

Dover. 
275— ix. Doboas 6 , born in 17—; unmarried in 1796. 

108 

Gershom Plumers, born in 1733(?). He was a tailor 
at first, and then went as a sailor on board the Q-rey 
Hound from Dec. 20, 1768, to May 6, 1769, from Piscat- 
aqua to St. Croix and back, James Garvin, jr., master, 
and was also on board June 3, 1769. He was subse- 
quently a yeoman. He lived in Rollinsford, N. H. 

Mr. Plumer married Judith Roberts about 1760. 

Their children were born in Rollinsford, as follows : — 

276 — I. Reuben 6 , born March 7, 176-. 

277—n. Sabah 6 , born Aug. 4, 1765. 

278— hi. Hannah 6 . 

279— iv. Abigail 6 , born May 29, 1770. 

280— v. Enoch 6 , born May — , 1772. 

109 

Hon. John Plumers, born in Dover, N. H., in 1719. 
He was a yeoman and esquire, and lived in Rochester, N. 
H., on land deeded to him by his father Feb. 25, 1744-5,* 
which formerly belonged to his grandfather Joseph Beard. 
He was a large owner of real estate, an extensive stock 
raiser and a successful farmer. 

* Exeter Registry of Deeds, book 37, page 494. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 73 

He was moderator of the town meeting held Jan. 24, 
1774, to consider the situation of the country. He was 
also one of a committee of four to correspond with simi- 
lar committees of other towns relative to the Revolution ; 
and at that meeting patriotic resolutions were passed. 
Upon the receipt of news of the battle of Lexington, the 
committee hastily sent notice to seventy-one towns, re- 
questing delegates from each town to assemble at Exeter 
forthwith. Only three days after the battle, delegates 
had arrived from every town. The council was secret. 
John Plumer was there from Rochester. 

Mr. Plumer and others of Rochester, Oct. 15, 1776, 
promise and agree with their patriotic brethren of other 
towns and their own that they will to the utmost of their 
power, at the risk of their lives and fortunes, with arms, 
oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and 
armies against the United American Colonies. 

Mr. Plumer served on many important committees, and 
was a delegate to the convention held at Concord in June, 
1778, to prepare a state constitution. 

He was active and useful in the town, being interested 
in local affairs and possessing energy and sound judgment. 
He gained influence with the people, and his opinion was 
regarded as authority on important questions. He was a 
selectman for many years and frequently moderator of 
town meetings. 

His education was limited, and his success was at- 
tributable to his natural abilities and character. He was 
the first magistrate appointed in the town, and his spirit 
of conciliation enabled him to settle many disputes. 
Benevolent in his disposition, he was kind to the poor ; 
and his corn bins were never closed to the needy. He 
advised them freely, and often gratuitously and without; 
request pleaded the cause of the poor in court. He was 



74 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

a popular man, and indeed beloved by the whole commu- 
nity, 

He was well acquainted throughout the state, and a 
friend of Governor Wentworth, who showed his appreci- 
ation of him by appointing him judge of the court of 
common pleas for Strafford county in 17T3 ; and he was 
reappointed under the new state government. He served 
on the bench until hip resignation, in 1795, when he was 
chief-justice. 

He possessed an iron constitution, was hardy and ath- 
letic. Witty and humorous, he was fond of society, es- 
pecially of the young. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Dan- 
iel Titcomb of Dover. She was born April 21, 1728 ; 
and died Jan. 28, 1770, at the age of forty-one. Mr. 
Plumer married, second, widow Lydia Dennett of Ports- 
mouth before 1773 ;* and she died Aug. 4, 1812, at the 
age of eighty-four, being a native of Rochester. He died 
in Rochester Nov. 19, 1815, at the age of ninety-six. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rochester, as fol- 
lows : — 
281—1. Elizabeth 8 , born Feb. 22, 1750; married Hon. Aaron 

Wingate of Farmington Dec. 25, 1770. 
282 — ii. Joseph 6 , born in 1752; baptized in Rochester July 26, 

1752. See family numbered " 282." 
283— in. Beard 6 , born Aug. 12, 1754. See family numbered "283." 
284— iv. John 6 , born in 1761 ; died in 1824. 

115 

Dea. Samuel Plumers, born in Dover, N. H., about 

174-. He was a husbandman, and lived in Rochester, 

N. H., settling at a place since called " Chestnut hills," 

which is now within the town of Milton. He cleared a 

farm, and built a two-room log-house, his nearest neighbor 

being four miles away. This was about 1765. 

*The History of Rochester, N. H., gives an account of his odd 
proposal to the widow Dennett. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 75 

He was a deacon of the Congregational church in 
Rochester, and an assessor and overseer of the poor of 
the town. He joined with his brother and others in the 
town in the patriotic stand taken at the beginning of the 
Revolution. 

He married, first, Jones of Lee, N. H. ; and, 

second, Abigail Tebbets of Rochester Jan. 22, 1786. His 
wife Abigail died about four years later ; and he died in 
March, 1804. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rochester, as fol- 
lows : — 

285 — i. Ephraim", born in 1766; baptized in Rochester Nov. 2, 
1766. See family numbered *' 285." 

286—n. Ebenezer 6 , born in 1769; baptized Nov. 26, 1769. See 
family numbered " 286." 

287 — in. Samuel 8 , born in 1772; baptized Aug. 6, 1772; died at sea. 

288 — iv. Dodovah 8 , born in 17—. See family numbered " 288." 

289 — v. Susanna 8 , born June 17, 1775; married John Tebbetts of 
Rochester Nov. 16, 1794. 

290— vi. Ltdia 8 , baptized in Rochester June 10, 1779; married 
Jones of Farmington, and settled in New Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

117 

Sylvanus Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., April 
13, 1720. He was a cordwainer by trade, and lived in 
Newbury. He served in the colonial army in 1744. 
With eighteen other men he withdrew his membership in 
the First church in Newbury and with the eighteen he 
was one of the charter members of the Presbyterian 
church, which was organized Jan. 3, 1746, Rev. Jonathan 
Parsons being the pastor of the new church. 

Mr. Plumer married Rebecca Plumer (208) Dec. 7, 
1749 ; and died May 3, 1762, intestate. She survived him, 
and continued to occupy the homestead after his death. 
She died in the summer of 1780, at the age of fifty-one. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

291—1. Sylvanus 8 , born Sept. 12, 1750. See family numbered 

"291." 
292 — ii. Rebecca 6 , born about 1752; baptized in the Presbyterian 

church March 4, 1753; married Moses Davis of New. 

buryport April 11, 1773 ; and they had eleven children. 



76 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

293 — in. David 6 , born June 13, 1754; died young. 

294 — iv. Nathan 6 , born Dec. 5, 1755. See family numbered "294. " 

295— v. Sarah 6 , born Feb. 8, 1758; died young. 

296— vi. Hannah 6 , born Aug. 23, 1760; married Robert Dodge 

Dec. 18, 1785; and lived in Newburyport. 
287— vn. Samuel 6 , born in 1762; baptized Jan. 17, 1762, in the 

Presbyterian church ; died prior to Feb. 22, 1775. 

118 

Samuel Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 14, 
1721-2. He was a cordwainer by trade, and lived on 
Prospect street, in that part of Newbury which was in- 
corporated as Newburyport in 1764, until 1768, when he 
removed to Epping, N. H. He called himself of Exeter 
in 1769. He was a large land holder. 

He married Mary, daughter of William and Rebecca 
(Person) Dole of Newbury April 8, 1755. She was born 
in Newbury Sept. 16, 1731 ; and died April 8, 1800, on 
the forty-fifth anniversary of her marriage. Mr. Plum- 
er died at Epping March 14, 1803, at the age of 
eighty-one. ' 

Their children were born as follows : — 

298 — I. William 6 , born June 25, 1759, in Newbury. See family 

numbered " 298." 
299—n. Rebecca 6 , born Aug. 27, 1761, in Newbury; died at the 

house of her sister Hannah, in Epsom, unmarried, 

Sept. 23, 1841, aged eighty. 
300 — in. Maby 6 , born July 16, 1763, in Newbury; died in Epping, 

unmarried, Oct. 9, 1834, at the age of seventy-one. 

301 — iv. 6 , stillborn in 176-. 

302 — v. Samuel 6 , born Feb. 4, 1767, in Newburyport. See family 

numbered "302." 
303 — vi. Daniel 6 (twin), born June 18, 1770, in Epping. Seefam- 

ily numbered " 303." 
304 — vn. Hannah 6 (twin), born June 18, 1770, in Epping; married 

Col. Daniel Cilley of Epsom; lived in Epsom, where 

she died Feb. 18, 1850, in her eightieth year. 

123 

Jonathan Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., April 9, 
1731. He was a cordwainer by trade, and lived in his 
native town. He was a large real estate owner in New- 
bury, and also in Boscawen, N. H. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 77 

He married Abigail, daughter of Edmund and Lydia 
(Brown) Greenleaf of the West parish of Newbury Nov. 
27, 1760. She was born in Newbury July 4, 1737. Mr, 
Plumer died in the summer of 1801, at the age of sev- 
enty. She survived him, and died May 15, 1810, aged 
seventy-two. 

Their children were born in Newbury as follows : — 

305—1. Jonathan 6 , born June 13, 1761 ; was eccentric; " Lord " 
Timothy Dexter's poet laureate; and lived in New- 
buryport. Many stories of Jonathan Plumer's 
oddities have been told. He recited one as follows : 
" In the night I heard a voice, and it said, ' Jona- 
than! Jonathan!' And I answered, 'Speak, Lord, 
for thy servant heareth ;' and it then said, « Yea, 
that is made of camomile, will the pains of death 
beguile!'" He was witty in his manner, and wrote 
the following couplet to his hostesses, " Must I be 
bound, while you go free, Must I love girls who 
won't love me?" He was probably a little love- 
cracked in his youth. He never married. He wore 
a three-cornered hat; and drank about three pints of 
cider daily. He peddled pins, needles, etc., and his 
poems, which were printed on broad sheets, in New- 
buryport, Salisbury, Hampton, and other places. He 
boarded with an Alexander family (three unmarried 
sisters), which took boarders, for some years. These 
Alexander girls were named Hannah, Eunice and 
Betsey. They lived on the southeast corner of Fed- 
eral and High streets, in Newburyport, where 
Nathan Plumer (228) lived at one time. The Alex- 
anders kept a little shop in a part of their house on 
the Federal street side, in which they sold refresh- 
ments and a variety of small articles. Jonathan died 
in Newburyport Sept. 13, 1819, at the age of fifty- 
eight. He made a will, dated March 12th preceding 
his death, in which he called himself a pedlar, and 
gave to his brother James Plumer of Portland, rope- 
maker, two hundred dollars, to his sister Rhoda 
Bradbury of Portland two hundred dollars; to his 
cousins, the Alexanders, with whom he boarded, five 
dollars each. " My executor shall have six hundred 
copies of the occurrences of my life printed from the 
manuscript which I shall leave at my decease, and 



78 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

have the same bound in boards," and give them 
away, not more than one to a family. He also gave 
to John Smith, jr., of Newbury, shipwright, a seine 
or net; to his brother Edmund Plumer of Newbury, 

; and the residue to the Methodist Society in 

Greenland, N. H., to support the gospel. Samuel 
Newman, Esq., of Newburyport was named as execu- 
tor. The will was disallowed. His estate was ap- 
praised at $1,573.14. 

For a comprehensive sketch of Jonathan Plumer 
see History of Newburyport, by John J. Currier* 
volume II, page 431. 

306—n. Asa 6 , born Dec. 30, 1762. See family numbered "306." 

307 — in. Rhode 6 , baptized in the First Presbyterian church in 
Newburyport Nov, 19, 1764; probably died young. 

308 — iv. Francis 6 , born July 20, 1766; it is said that he was mar- 
ried and lived in Portland, Me., but probably had no 
children. 

309 — v. Samuel 6 , born June 13, 1768; and was drowned on 
Ipswich bar April 27, 1790, at the age of twenty-one, 
being unmarried. 

310— vi. Joseph 6 , baptized in the First Presbyterian church Sept. 
9, 1770. See family numbered "310." 

311— vii. Edmund 6 , born Aug. 12, 1772, in Newbury. See family 
numbered " 311." 

312— viii. Rhoda 6 , born April 24, 1775; married Daniel Bradbury 
before 1800; he was a joiner by trade, and lived in 
Portland, Me., in 1802. 

313— ix. Sarah 6 , born about 1779 ; married Zachariah Marston, 
jr., in Portland, Oct. 9, 1800; and died before Dec. 7, 
1819. 

314— x. James 6 , baptized in the First Presbyterian church May 
21, 1780; lived in Portland and Brownfield, Me.; rope 

maker; married, first, Content Mann; second, 

of Boston; and, third, ; had children. 

125 

Joseph Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1735. He was a farmer, and lived on his grandfather's 
homestead in Newbury. He was a beloved and dutiful 
son, and his father conveyed to him most of his real 
estate, including his dwelling house, barn and land, on 
the west side of Old-Town Green. He became a large 
land holder. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 79 

When nearly forty years of age, he married Mary Fos- 
ter of Rowley Dec. 15, 1774 ; and died Sept. 30, 1819, 
at the age of eighty- three. She survived him, and died 
the next spring, May 9th, at the age of sixty-nine. 

Their children were born in Newbury as follows : — 

315—1. Hannah 6 , born March 20, 1777; died, of throat distem- 
per, unmarried, May 16, 1797, aged twenty. 

316 — II. Amos 6 , born March 10, 1779. " Break your heart to 
please your eyes," he said on a time to a girl. He 
never married; and died Dec. 24, 1854, at the age of 
seventy-five. 

317 — Hi. Isaiah 6 , born March 22, 1781. See family numbered 
"317." 

318— iv. Samuel 6 , born Dec. — , 1783; married, first, Mary Dicker- 
son; she died Sept. 20, 1828, at the age of thirty- 
eight; he married, second, Widow Dolly Richards 
Nov. 29, 1829; and had no children. 

319 — v. Anna 6 , born July 24, 1785; married David, son of David 
and Mara (Russell) Hale of Rindge, N. H., Dec. 11, 
1821 ; and died March 5, 1824, at the age of thirty- 
eight. 

320 — VI. Abraham 6 , born Sept. 1, 1787. See family numbered 
"320." 

321— vii. Joseph 6 , born Jan. 19, 1790; went to sea when quite 
young; and probably died, unmarried, about 1810. 

127 

Moses Plttmer*, born in Newbury, Mass., Aug 5(6 ?), 
1740. He was a cordwainer by trade, and lived in Fal- 
mouth, now Portland, Me., from the time of his marriage. 

He married Esther Hersey of Boston Sept. 4 (9 ?), 
1765; and she died July 19, 1815, at the age of seventy 
years. He died Oct. 17, 1824, aged eighty-four. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

322 — i. Dorcas 6 , born June 20, 1766; married AsaFickett; and 

had seven children. 
323—n. Hannah 6 , born Sept. 29, 1767; married Theophilus 

Boynton; and died June — , 1794. 
324— m. Samuel 6 , born June 28, 1769; died July 23, 1769. 
325— iv. Joseph 6 , born Sept. 10, 1770; died Sept. 27, 1770. 
326— v. Moses 6 , born Jan. 3, 1772. See family numbered " 326." 
327— vi. William 6 , born Nov. 17, 1774. See family numbered 

" 327." 



80 THE PLFMER GENEALOGY. 

328— vii. John 6 , born Nov. 18, 1778. See family numbered " 328." 
329— vin. Samuel 6 , born March 2, 1782; died Oct. 13, 1782. 

129 

Benjamin Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 20, 
1722. He was a farmer, and settled in his native town, 
on the homestead of his father. His sons Isaac and 
Benjamin owned a fishing vessel that was lost on Sable 
Island between 1780 and 1790, and the crew had to stay 
from November to April and live on fish and wild horses. 
He was a large land owner and had an interest in the 
mills on Pine island, and other property there. He con- 
veyed to his son Benjamin the homestead, house, barn 
and land where he lived, Feb. 13, 1793.* 

Mr. Plumer and his family attended Rev. Mr. Tucker's 
meeting, in the old parish, in Newbury. 

He married Jane, daughter of Capt. William and Ruth 
(Haselton) Ilsley of Newbury Nov. 3, 1748. She was 
born in Newbury Nov. 6, 1720 ; and died there Dec. 24, 
1774, at the age of fifty-four. Coffin says, that, at her 
funeral, the minister and pall-bearers refused gloves, etc. 
She lies buried in the ancient cemetery. Mr. Plumer 
died March 7, 1805, at the age of eighty-three. His re- 
mains lie buried in the cemetery near the oyster beds. 

Their children were born in Newbury as follows : — 

330 — i. Sarah 6 , baptized in the First church in Newbury May 
6, 1750. 

331 — II. Benjamin 6 , born April 29, 1751. See family numbered 
"331." 

332— in. William 6 , baptized Sept. 16, 1753, in the First church. 
See family numbered " 332." 

333 — iv. Jean 6 , baptized in the First church Jan. 30, 1757; prob- 
ably died young, 

334— v. Isaac 6 , baptized in the First church March 18, 1759; 
"captain;" master mariner; lived in Newbury; mar- 
ried Mercy, daughter of Jonathan and Dorcas (Per- 
kins) Foster of Ipswich (published Aug. 24, 1785). 
She was born in Ipswich Jan. 20, 1764. She died in 
Newbury June 16, 1789, at the age of twenty-five. 
He died in Virginia soon after his wife's death, and 
before Dec. 6, 1790. They had no children. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 163, leaf 247. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 81 

335— vi. Jean 6 , baptized in the First church Feb. 27, 1763. 
836 — vil. Joshua 8 , baptized in the First church March 10, 1765. 

131 

Ebenezer Plumers, bora in Newbury, Mass., July 10, 
1727. He spent several years of his minority with his 
uncle Ebenezer Storer in Boston, and subsequently settled 
in Glastonbury, Conn. In 1749, he was a shopkeeper or 
trader in Boston ; and in 1775 he sent .£6, 13s. and 4d. to 
the sufferers in Boston. Descendants of Mr. Plumer still 
live in Glastonbury. 

His children were as follows : — 

337—1. Maby 6 , born about 1759; married Col. Howell, son of 
Rev. Ashbel and Jerusha Pitkins (Edwards) Wood- 
bridge Nov. 26, 1778; and died Oct. 1, 1794, at the 
age of thirty-four. 

338 — ii. Esther 6 ; married Maj. Theodore Woodbridge (brother 
of above-named Col. Howell Woodbridge) Nov. 13, 
1783; and removed to Salem, Wayne county, Pa., in 
1800. 

134 

Seth Plumer* , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 7, 1736. 
He was a shipwright, and lived in Newbury. He served 
in Capt. Paul Moody's company, in the Revolution, in 
1776. He and his family attended Rev. John Tucker's 
meeting, in the old parish, in Newbury. 

Mr. Plumer married Esther, daughter of Joshua and 
Esther (Swett) Mitchell of Newbury in 1759. She was 
born in Newbury April 4, 1739. He died in Newbury 
July 8, 1801, at the age of sixty-four; and she died, his 
widow, in Newbury, May 30, 1807, at the age of sixty- 
eight. 

Their children were Jborn in Newbury, and were as fol- 
lows : — 

339 — i. Sarah 6 , baptized in the First church in Newbury Oct. 

28, 1759; married William Crowninshield Feb. 12, 

1787; and lived in Portland, Me. 
340—n. Esther 6 , baptized in the First church Jan. 16, 1763; died 

young. 
341— in. Kezia 6 , baptized in the First church April 8, 1764; died, 

unmarried, Oct. 9, 1855, at the age of ninety-one. 



82 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

342— iv. Esthek 6 , baptized in the First church Jan. 12, 1766; 

married Daniel Dresser of Ipswich May 24, 1792; and 

she died in 1853, childless. 
343 — v. Joshua 6 , baptized Jan. 17, 1768. See family numbered 

" 343." 
344— vi. Caleb 6 , born in 1768; lost on Ipswich bar April 27, 1790, 

at the age of twenty-one. 
345 — vn. Seth Stoker 6 , baptized in the First church July 11, 

1773. See family numbered " 345." 
346 — viii. Cutting 6 , baptized in the First church May 7, 1775; died 

in 1776. 
347 — ix. Ebenezer 6 , baptized in the First ehurch April 8, 1777. 

Bee family numbered "347." 
348— x. Jane 6 , baptized in the First church Dec. 5, 1779; died 

young, and unmarried. 
349— xi. Sylvanus 6 , born in 1783; died, unmarried, March 3, 1813, 

at the age of thirty. 

139 

Moses Plumers, born in Amesbury, Mass., Sept. 30, 
1748. He was a farmer, and lived in his native town. 
His father conveyed to him one-half of his homestead, 
with one-half of the house and barn, May 6, 1768.* 

He married Mehitable, daughter of Isaac and Mehitable 
(Hastens) Merrill of Amesbury March 24, 1774. She 
was born in Amesbury Oct. 2, 1750. She was living in 
1802 ; and he died before 1815. 

Their children were born in Amesbury, as follows : — 

350 — I. John 6 , baptized Nov. 10, 1776, in Amesbury. 
351 — ii. Matthias 6 , baptized Dec. 7, 1777, in Amesbury. 
352 — in. Rachel 6 , baptized Aug. 27, 1780, in Amesbury. 

353— iv. 6 (son), born about 1782; died Oct. 7, 1790, aged eight. 

354 — v. 6 (son), born about 1784; died in 1804, aged twenty. 

355 — vi. Joshua 6 , baptized Sept. 4, 1791, in Amesbury; living in 

1815. 
356 — vn. Mehitable 6 , baptized Sept. 4, 1791, in Amesbury. 
357 — viii. Moses 6 , baptized Sept. 4, 1791, in Amesbury. 
358— ix. Polly 6 , baptized Sept. 8, 1793. 

141 
Simeon Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 16, 
*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 126, leaf 278. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 00 

1740. He was a yeoman, and lived in his native town, 
attending religious services in the old church in Newbury. 
He owned a large amount of real estate. Coffin, in his 
History of Newbury, says :* " About the year 1784 or 
85, . . . Mr. Simeon Plumer found a quantity of gold, of 
which, since much has been said and more conjectured, 
some account may be expected. The story, however, has 
been much exaggerated, and instead of a ' pot,' a small 
amount only was found, probably not far from three hun- 
dred dollars. The first piece was picked up by a child, 
from some dirt, which had been carried out of the cellar. 
Shortly another piece was found, and search being made, 
the amount above stated was found in various parts of 
the cellar, but how it came there, and by whom deposited, 
will probably ever remain a mystery." 

Mr. Plumer married Sarah, daughter of Capt. George 
and Hannah (Lambert) Jewett of Rowley Jan. 18, 1770. 
She was born in Ipswich April — , 1741 ; and died in 
Newbury May 14, 1805, at the age of sixty-four. He 
died in Newbury May 14, 1819, at the age of seventy- 
eight. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

359 — i. Joshua Jewett 6 , born Sept. 18, 1770 ; died, unmarried, 

Oct. 22, 1808, at the age of thirty-eight. 
360 — II. Sabah 6 , born Feb. 16, 1772; died, unmarried, Dec. 10, 

1835, at the age of sixty-three. 
361— in. Ruth 6 , born Feb. 23, 1774; died Sept. 26, 1775, aged one 

year. 
362 — iv. Geoege 6 , born April 18, 1776 ; died, unmarried, Aug. 14, 

1807, at the age of thirty-one. 
363 — v. Ruth 6 , born March 20, 1778; died, unmarried, June 21, 

1806, aged twenty-eight. 
364 — vi. Ednah 6 , born Sept. 14, 1781; married Samuel, son of 

Joseph and Rebecca (Brown) Danforth of Newbury 

Nov. 10, 1803. He was born in Newbury July 14, 

1772; and died June 5, 1818. They lived in Newbury. 

She died Dec. 22, 1824, at the age of forty-three. 

They had seven children. 
365— vn. Maby 6 , born Oct. 6, 1783; died, unmarried, July 5, 1818, 

aged thirty-four. 

•History of Newbury, by Joshua Coffin, page 897. 



84 THE PLTTMER GENEALOGY. 

143 

Jesse Plumers, born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 18, 1740. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in Londonderry, N. H., 
until about 1778, when he removed to Sanbornton, and 
about three years later to Meredith. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah 
(Bartlett) Merrill of Newbury Sept. 13, 1763. She was 
born in Newbury April 5, 1739 ; and died in Meredith 
Aug. 15, 1824, at the age of eighty-five. He died Dec. 
26, 1824, aged eighty-four. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

366—1. Nathaniel 6 , born May 29, 1764. See family numbered 

" 366." 

367—n. Moses 6 , born Oct. 20, 1765. See family numbered " 367." 

368— in. Molly 6 , born Nov. 27, 1766 ; married Capt. Elisha, son 

of Gideon and Rachel (Sanborn) Piper; and died 

Aug. 25, 1824, at the age of fifty-seven. He died 

June 30, 1834. 

369— iv. Jesse 6 , born Feb. 6, 1768. See family numbered "369." 

370— v. Amos 6 , born Sept. 11, 1769. See family numbered " 370." 

371— vi. Nathan 6 , born Oct. 3, 1772, in Newbury. See family 

numbered " 371." 
372— vii. Joseph 6 , born Oct. 28, 1774, in Londonderry. He lived 
alone in Meredith, as a hermit, in a log house, being 
known as the "Hermit of Meredith Plain"; and 
died, as he had lived, alone, Dec. 2, 1862, at the age 
of eighty-eight. A few days after his death the fol- 
lowing notice of him appeared in the Manchester (N. 
H.) Mirror : — 

" Death of an Aged Hekmit. Mr. Joseph Plum- 
mer, of Meredith, well known to many of the resi- 
dents of Belknap county as ' Old Joe Plummer, the 
Hermit,' who has passed sixty-seven years of his life 
by himself in a kind of log house, situated in a re- 
mote locality, died on the 3d inst., aged eighty-eight 
years. 

"This eccentric individual was a son of Jesse Plum- 
mer, and the last of a family of eleven children, who, 
as a class, were industrious and wealthy people. His 
habits when a youth were singular. When engaged 
in a field he would choose the centre of the piece, 
and enclosing himself with a fence, there work. On 
attaining his majority he commenced his life of soli- 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 85 

tude in a small house on a seven acre lot. In 1837 he 
selected a more remote situation in a wood lot, and 
erected a house which with its furniture and every- 
thing used by him — all being of his own manufac- 
ture — was no less singular than the old man himself. 
"Here he passed his life, cultivating his land, read- 
ing his Bible, and devoting a few moments to each of 
the many visitors who were yearly attracted by curi- 
osity to his dwelling. One of his friends called on 
him the evening previous to his death and requested 
permission to pass the night with him, but he replied, 
' You can do me no good. I shall die before morn- 
ing.' The friend granted his wish and left him, and 
during the night he died, as he had lived, alone." 

373 — vin. Parkek 6 , born May 20, 1777. See family numbered "373." 

374— ix. Stephen 6 , born March 14, 1779, in Sanbornton. See 
family numbered " 374," 

375 — x. Richard 6 , born June 10, 1781. See family numbered 
" 375." 

376 — xi. Sally 6 , born April 27, 1783, in Meredith; married John, 
son of Rev. Nicholas Folsom; and died Sept. 9, 1836, 
at the age of fifty-three. 

147 

Joseph Plumer 5 , born in Newbury, Mass., July 12, 
1753. After the close of the Revolutionary war, he re- 
moved to Henniker, N. H., and settled in the southeast 
part of the town. He was one of a coroner's jury to ex- 
amine into the death of Nathan Blanchard, of Henniker, 
who was drowned while attempting to cross Contoocook 
river in a small boat at Kimball's point on the night of 
Sept. 24, 1806. 

In front of Mr. Plumer's residence grows a large wil- 
low, which has an interesting history. When coming 
home one day on horseback, when he was settling in the 
town, he used a small willow twig for a riding stick. On 
reaching home, he imbedded one end of the stick in the 
ground, and shortly after his infant daughter pulled it up. 
Her father reprimanded her sharply for the act, saying to 
her that if she did it again he should punish her. She 
again pulled it up, and his promise was carried out, by 
the use of the twig itself. He again set it out ; it took 
root and grew, and became the enormous tree that has 



86 THE PLTTMER GENEALOGY. 

shaded the house for a century. In 1880, the farm was 
owned by a Mr. Parker. On this farm Mr. Plumer lived 
and died, and his children were born. 

He married, first, Jane Clough, who was born in South 
Hampton, N. H., Jan. 31, 1764. She died Feb. 20, 1817, 

at the age of fifty-three. He married, secondly, 

. He died Oct. 27, 1827, at the age of seventy-four. 

His wife survived him, and died Sept. 12, 1842. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Henniker, as fol- 
lows : — 

377 — i. Joseph 6 , born in 1787. -See family numbered « 4 377." 

378 — II. Maby 6 ; married Peter Whitman of Concord, N. H., Jan. 
24, 1804. 

379 — in. Sally 6 ; married Jonathan, son of David and Mary 
(Gilman) Dow of Weare, N. H., Dec. 23, 1807. He 
was born Feb. 15, 1788. They lived in Henniker. 

380— IV. David 6 , born July 10, 1794. See family numbered " 380." 

151 

Nathaniel Plumee*, born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 
15, 1761. He was a yeoman, and lived in Byfield parish, 
in Newbury. He lived in Ipswich awhile about 1805. 

He married, first, Lydia, daughter of Elkanah and 
Elizabeth (Palmer) Lunt of Newbury (published Nov. 
11, 1786). She was born in Newbury Aug. 6, 1761; and 
died there Jan. — , 1798, at the age of thirty-six. He 
married, second, Sarah Higgins of Ipswich Jan. 29, 1800. 
Mr. Plumer died in Newbury Aug. 19, 1839, at the age 
of seventy-seven. His wife Sarah survived him, and 
died May 9, 1852, aged eighty, and was buried with her 
husband in the ancient churchyard at Byfield. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Newbury, as fol- 
lows : — 

381 — I. Maby 6 , born June 27, 1787; married (when of Ipswich), 
first, William Brown of Newbury Aug. 19, 1806; and, 
second, Bosworth; and lived in Palmer, Mass. 

382—n. Amos 6 , born Sept. 5, 1789. 

383 — in. Dorothy 6 , born Dec. 20, 1791; married Bissell; and 

lived in Boston. 

384— rv. Ebenezeb 6 , born Sept. 3, 1796; died Dec. 9, 1797, in By- 
field. 

385— v. Jesse H. 6 , born Sept. 2, 1800. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 87 

386 — vi. Nathaniel Foster 6 , born Aug. 25, 1802; died in New- 
bury June 29, 1820, aged seventeen. 

387 — vii. Sarah Higgins 6 , born March 9, 1805; married Carr. 

388— viii. Nanoy Silloway 6 , born Oct. 20, 1807; married Harry 
Merchant. 

389— ix. Frances Maria 6 , born April 10, 1810; married Freder- 
ick, son of William and Betsey (Poor) Stickney of 
Newbury Dec. 1, 1829. He was born in Newbury 
May 12, 1806. 

390 — x. Emeline 6 , born May 25, 1813; married Jefferson Grant 
Dec. 8, 1840; and had three children. 

391 — xi. Catherine Maria 6 , born March 1, 1816; married Addi- 
son Merchant. 

392— xii. John Greenleaf 6 , born Dec. 25, 1819. See family num- 
bered "892." 

154 

Moses Plctmer*, born in Rowley, Mass., and baptized 
in the Byfield parish church Feb. 17, 1723-4. He lived 
in Scarboro', Me. 

He married, first, Mary Dyer in 1744. She died, and 
he married, second, Anna, widow of Joseph Ring (King ?) 
Nov. 9, 1767 (1776 ?). 

Their children were born as follows : — 

393—1. Moses 6 , born April 23, 1745. 

394 — II. Jeremiah 6 , born Nov. 8, 1747, in Scarboro 1 . See family 

numbered " 394." 
395 — in. Aaron 6 , born Feb. 27, 1750, in Scarboro'. See family 

numbered " 395." 
396— iv. Jesse 6 , born March 14, 1754, in Scarboro 1 . See family 

numbered "396." 
397 — v. Gibeon 6 , born May 3, 1756, in Scarboro 1 ; was killed by 

falling from a cart and breaking his neck Aug. 26, 

1816, aged sixty. 
398— vi. Isaac 6 , born Feb. 6, 1758; married Esther Libby March 9 

(Nov. 2?), 1784; and died in Gorham, childless. 
399— vii. Mary 6 , born Aug. 23, 1760; married Dea. Ebenezer S. 

Thomas Oct. 2, 1780. 
400— viii. Christopher 6 , born Aug. 25, 1762. See family numbered 

" 400." 
40L— ix. Ai 6 , born Aug. 22, 1764. See family numbered "401." 
402 — x. Samuel Calley 6 , born Nov. 17 (14?), 1766; married 

Babb. 



88 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

156 

William Plumers, born in Rowley, Mass., and bap- 
tized there July 21, 1727. He was a housewright, and 
settled on Plumer's Neck, in Scarboro', Me. 

He married Lucy Gordon of Cape Elizabeth ; and was 
drowned when coming from Richmond's Island in May 
1798, at the age of seventy-one. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

403 — i. Elizabeth 6 , born July — , 1757; baptized July 26, 1757; 
and died, unmarried, in 180-, aged about fifty. 

404 — n. James 6 , was always feeble and ill, and became blind be- 
fore bis deatb, which occurred about 1825. He was 
never married. 

405 — in Robert 6 , born March 1, 1761, at Cape Elizabeth. See 
family numbered "405." 

406 — iv. Moses 6 , born in 17 — ; lived in Portland; was small of 
stature; and died, unmarried, April — , 1829. 

157 

Aaron Plumers, born in Rowley, Mass., in 1730 ; and 
was baptized there May 24, 1730. He was a house- 
wright ; and lived at first upon a part of the old home- 
stead on Winnock's Neck, in Scarboro', and removed to 
Raymond about 1771. 

He married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Edward and 
Sarah (Mills) Skillings of Scarboro' July 9, 1752. She 
died ; and he married, second, Lydia Libby (published 
Oct. 5, 1770). She died ; and he married, third, Eleanor 
Davis. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 

407 — i. Sabah 6 , baptized May 20, 1753; and died soon after. 
408 — ii. Lucy 6 , born Feb. 22, 1754; married Ebenezer S. Thomas. 
409 — hi. Edward 6 , born May 27, 1755. See family numbered 

" 409." 
410 — iv. William 6 , born Dec. 14, 1756. See family numbered 

"410." 
411— v. Uriah 6 , baptized June 24, 1758. 

412 — vi. John 6 , born May 16, 1760. See family numbered " 412." 
413— vii. Samuel 6 , born Jan. 26, 1762. 
414 — viii. Sarah 6 , baptized Oct. 30, 1763; died in infancy. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 89 

415 — ix. Elizabeth 6 , born March 10, 1765; married Ai Plume 
(401). 

416— x. Sarah 6 , born Sept. 6, 1766; died soon after. 

417— xi. Aaron 6 , baptized July 10, 1768. See family numbered 
"417." 

418— xn. Hannah 6 , baptized July 12 (18?), 1770; married Elliot 
Harmon Sept. 24, 1789, and settled in Standish upon 
the " neck," on the shore of Lake Sebago, near the 
pumping station. Rev. George M. Bodge was her 
grandson. 

419— xin. Sarah 6 , baptized Oct. 13, 1771; married William Mar- 
shall. 

420— xiv. Lydia 6 , baptized March 23, 1787, inScarboro'; married 
Peter Ross of Yarmouth. 

421— xv. Polly 6 ; married Ezekiel Hanson in 1794; and lived in 
Windham, Me. 

422 — xvi. Dorcas 6 , baptized March 12, 1775; married Roland Hol- 
den April 16, 1812; lived in Otisfield, Me.; and she 
died Nov. 14, 1881, at the age of " ninety-five years, 
eleven months and two days." 

423— xvn. David 6 , baptized Oct. 13, 1776, in Scarboro'; settled in 
Danville or Minot, in Maine. 

424 — xviii. Elliot 6 . See family numbered " 424." 

425— xix. Carey 6 , baptized March 23, 1787. 

426 — xx. Lemuel 6 . 

427— xxi. Jane 6 ; married John Dyer of Scarboro 1 . 

428— xxii. Olive 6 , baptized March 23, 1787 ; married Abel Cook. 

429— xxiii. Abner 6 , baptized March 23, 1787; lost at sea. 

430 — xxiv. Eleanor 6 , baptized March 23, 1787; married Fisher 
Mann March 22, 1807. 

431 — xxv. Deborah 6 . 

163 

Dr. Samuel Plumers, born in Gloucester, Mass., Dec. 
24, 1725. He was a physician and a justice of the peace, 
and lived in Gloucester. He was a large owner of real 
estate, and Thatcher's Island belonged to him. He was 
celebrated in the practice of his profession, and univer- 
sally beloved. 

Dr. Plumer married, first, Mary, daughter of Dea. John 
Low, Dec. 13, 1748 ; and she died Oct. 15, 1749. He 
married, second, Hannah Moody of York, Me. (published 
Oct. 15, 1750) ; and she died Aug. 1, 1752. He mar- 



90 THE PLUMER, GENEALOGY. 

ried, third, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Joshua Gee of 
Boston, Dec. 5, 1753 ; and she died July 14, 1760, at the 
age of thirty. He married, fourth, Ann (Stevens), widow 
of Joseph Sanders, Nov. 17, 1763 ; and she was living in 
1768. Doctor Plumer died Jan. 30, 1778, at fifty-one. 

Docfor Plumer's children were born in Gloucester, as 
follows : — 

432—1. Maby 6 , born Sept. 24, 1749; died Feb. 24, 1750. 

433 — II. Samuel 6 , born July 23, 1752; was living in 1754. 

434 — in. Elizabeth 6 , born Sept. 8, 1754; died March 29, 1755. 

435 — iv. Joshua 6 , born Jan. 20, 1756. See family numbered "435." 

436— v. David 6 , born Jan. 16, 1758. 

437 — VI. Joseph 6 , born April 12, 1759. 

438— vii. Sabah Gee 6 , born July 8, 1760. 

439— vin. Elizabeth 6 , born Aug. 22 (23?), 1764; living in 1779. 

440 — ix. William Stevens 6 , born June 5, 1766. See family 

numbered " 440." 
441— x. Anna 6 , born Sept. 17, 1767 ; living in 1778. 
442— xi. John 6 , born June 22, 1769; living in 1779. 
443 — xii. Maby 6 , born in 1771; living in 1778. 
444— xiii. Hannah 6 , born in 1772; living in 1778. 
445 — xiv. Chables 6 , born in 1775; living in 1778. 

168 

David PlumerS, born in Gloucester, Mass., May 24, 
1738. He was a merchant or trader, and lived in his na- 
tive town, where, in his time, he was the richest man 
probably, leaving an estate of about forty thousand dol- 
lars. He was an extensive owner of real estate, and 
bought and sold land frequently. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Judith Norwood April 9, 
1761 ; and she died March 10, 1762, at the age of twenty- 
three. He married, second, Elizabeth Marshall of Boston 
(published May 17, 1765) ; and she died Sept. 11, 1781, 

at the age of forty. He married, third, Mary in 

178-. He died July 15, 1801, at the age of sixty-three, 
and his wife Mary survived him. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Gloucester, as fol- 
lows: — 

446 — i. Judith Noewood 6 , born March 8, 1762 ; married 

Bennett. 
47—n. Elizabeth 6 , born June 25, 1766; married Benjamin K. 



BY SIDNEY PBRLEY. 91 

Hough, Esq.; and died July 19, 1796, at the age of 
thirty. 

448 — III. Abigail 6 , born in 1768; married Capt. Joseph Smith ; 
and died Dec. 6, 1840, aged seventy-two. 

449 — iv. David 6 , died at Antigua Nov. 26, 1795. 

450 — v. Chablotte 6 ; married Hodgkins. 

451 — vi. Ebenezeb 6 . 

452— vii. Isaac 6 , born Nov. 9, 1777; rope maker ; lived in Glou- 
cester; married Mary ; died in 1813, when his 

widow, Mary Plumer, was appointed administratrix 
of his estate. She was his widow in 1816. - 

453— vin. Maby 6 , born in 1782; living in 1802. 

454 — ix. Addison 6 , born in 1784. See family numbered " 454." 

169 

Daniel Plumer 3 , born in Gloucester, Mass., March 8, 
1741. He was at first a cordwainer and afterward a 
cooper ; and lived in his native town. 

Mr. Plumer married Mary Davis of Newbury May 19, 
1763 ; and died Dec. 22, 1792, at the age of fifty-one. 
She survived him. 

Their children were born in Gloucester, as follows : — 



455- 


-i. 


Daniel 6 


456- 


-ii. 


Moses 6 . 


457- 


-in. 


Joseph 6 . 


458- 


-IV. 


Aabon 6 . 


459- 


-V. 


Joshua 6 , 



185 

Lt. John Plumer 5 , born in Rowley, Mass., Oct 5> 
1708. He was a yeoman, and an extensive land owner. 
He was lieutenant in Capt. Richard Thurston's Train 
Band, in the Second Foot Company, of Rowley, in 
1756 and 1757. He lived in Rowley until about 1764, 
when he removed to Newcastle, Lincoln county, Maine. 

Lieutenant Plumer married, first, Mary, daughter of 
Joseph and Hannah (Brocklebank) Nelson of Rowley 
(published Dec. 15, 1730). She was baptized in Rowley 
Feb. 15, 1712-3 and was admitted to the West parish 
(now Georgetown) church in Rowley July 27, 1740. She 
died in that parish May 31, 1743, at the age of thirty. 



92 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

He married, second, Ruth Burroughs, Sept. 8, 1749 ; and 
she was living in 1765, having become in sympathy with 
the Baptist faith. 

Mr. Plumer's children were as follows : — 

460 — I. Bemsley 6 , baptized in the Byfield church Jan. 2, 1731-2. 

See family numbered " 460." 
461 — ii. John 6 , baptized in the Byfield church Dec. 9, 1733; died 

June 21, 1736, at the age of two and a half years. 
462 — in. Hannah 6 , baptized in the Byfield church March 2, 1734- 

5 ; died Oct. 29, 1736. 
463 — iv. Mary 6 , baptized in the Byfield church April 18, 1736; 

died in Rowley Feb. 7, 1756, at the age of twenty. 
464 — v. John 6 , baptized in the Second church in Rowley (now in 

Georgetown) Feb. 19, 1737-8. 
465 — vi. Daniel 6 , baptized in the Second church in Rowley April 

29, 1739. 
466 — vn. Jane 6 , baptized in the Second church in Rowley Nov. 15, 

1741 ; married Elias, son of Moses and Sarah (Whiten) 

Cheney of Newbury Sept. 7, 1762. He was born in 

Newbury Feb. 20, 1741. 

188 

Benjamin Plttmer*, born in Rowley, Mass., Oct. 20, 
1717. He was a yeoman ; and lived in Byfield parish, in 
Rowley, until about 1758, when he removed to Walpole, 
York county, Maine (now Nobleboro', in Lincoln county). 
He sold his homestead in Byfield to Parker Mooers in the 
spring of 1759.* 

He married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth 
(Longfellow) Woodman of Newbury Feb. 17, 1736-7, 
while yet in his teens. She was born in Newbury Sept. 
22, 1713. She may have died about 1742 ; and he mar- 
ried, second, Barbara . 

Mr. Plumer's children were baptized in the Byfield 
church as follows : — 

467—1. Sabah 6 , baptized Nov. 6, 1737. 
468—n. Epnah 6 , baptized July 11, 1742. 

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BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 93 

196 

Thomas Plumers, born in Rowley, Mass., Feb. 18, 
1719-20. He lived in his native town. The Byfield 
church records read : " Thomas Plumer jr. sojourning 
among us recognized the covenant Oct. 26, 1740." 

He married Bethiah Tenney of Rowley Nov. 8, 1739; 
and died May 12, 1770, at the age of fifty. She survived 
him ; and died April 30, 1790, aged seventy-three. 

Their children were born in Rowley, as follows : — 

469—1. Joseph 6 , born Nov. 23, 1740. See family numbered "469." 
470—n. Asa 6 , born Dec. 27, 1742. See family numbered "470." 
471— in. Moses 6 , born Jan. 24, 1744-5. See family numbered "471." 
472— iv. Stephen 6 , born Feb. 1, 1746-7. See family numbered 

" 472." 
473 -v. Silas 6 , born June 21, 1750. See family numbered " 473." 
474— vi. Ruth 6 , born April 26, 1754; married Samuel Bacon Aug. 
17, 1780; and lived in Rowley until about 1784, when 
they removed to Templeton, Mass. He was a cord- 
wainer, and was living in Weare, N. H., in 1792. 
475— vii. Thomas 6 , born March 10, 1756. See family numbered 
'< 475." 

198 

Samuel Plumers, born in Rowley, Mass., June 6, 
1726. He was a yeoman, and lived on the homestead of 
his father, in the west part of Rowley, now in George- 
town. He was a large owner of real estate. At first he 
belonged to the Congregational church in that parish, but 
became prominent in the Baptist church there. He was 
in Capt. Richard Thurston's Train Band, in the Second 
Foot company, of Rowley, in 1757 ; and, in March, 1777, 
was paid nine pounds by the town, as bounty, to go into 
the Continental army to serve for three years or during 
the war. 



94 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

In the summer of 1769, his barn was set on fire by- 
lightning, and, with its contents, was wholly consumed. 

Mr. Plumer married his cousin, Ednah (Plumer) 
(188), widow of Daniel Poor, Feb. 28, 1754. Mr. Plumer 
died July 18, 1807, at the age of eighty-one ; and she 
died May 24, 1809, aged eighty-six. 

Their children were born in Rowley (now George- 
town), as follows : — 

476 — I. Samuel 6 , born Dec. 21, 1754; yeoman; lived on his 
father's homestead, in the West parish of Rowley 
(now Georgetown); was insane at times; married 
Sally Olough (published Oct. 20, 1792); she died 
March 6, 1819, at the age of forty-nine; and he died 
in 1841, childless. 

477 — II. Benjamin 6 , born Sept. 1, 1756. See family numbered 
"477." 

478 — in. Ednah 6 , born Sept. 13, 1758; died, unmarried, suddenly, 
Nov. 1, 1824, aged sixty-six. 

479— iv. Solomon 6 , baptized Sept. 23, 1764; died March 27, 1766. 

202 

Elder Abel Plumer*, born in Rowley, Mass., Aug. 
31, 1730. He was a yeoman ; and lived in the west part 
of Rowley until 1775, when he removed to Londonderry, 
N. H., where he was an elder in the church. 

He married, first, Mary Early of Berwick, Me. (pub- 
lished Oct. 6, 1750) ; and she died in Londonderry June 
4, 1794, at the age of sixty-five, He married, second, 

Abigail ; and she died in Londonderry Jan. 16, 

1818, at the age of eighty-five. He died in Londonderry 
June 18, 1822, aged ninety-one. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Rowley and were 
as follows : — 

480 — I. Nathan 6 , baptized Dec. 8, 1751. <See family numbered 
" 480." 

481—H. - 6 (son), stillborn Feb. 13, 1754. 

482 — in. Olive 6 , baptized April 6, 1755. 

483— iv. Eliphalet 6 (Elizabeth?), baptized Jan. 15, 1758. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 95 

484— v. Davis 6 , baptized June 29, 1760; enlisted from London- 
derry in 1777 or 1778 into the Continental service for 
three years or during the war, and died in the service. 

485— vi. Patty 6 , baptized Sept. 26, 1762. 

486— vn. Abel 6 , baptized March 10, 1765. See family numbered 

487— vin. Isaac", baptized Jan. 20, 1771; lived in Londonderry; 
married Betsey ; she died Dec. 6, 1850, aged sev- 
enty-nine; and he died in Londonderry Jan. 22, 1855, 
at the age of eighty-four. 

206 

John Plumer 5 , born in Rowley, Mass., Dec. 25, 1722. 
He was a husbandman, and lived in Newbury. 

He married Abigail, daughter of Richard and Sarah 
(Emery) Dole of Newbury April 4, 1751. She was 
born in Newbury April 14, 1727. He died Sept. 11, 
1765, at the age of forty-two ; and she died, having been 
his widow for forty-one years, May 24, 1807, at the age 
of eighty. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows :— 
488—1. Ruth 6 , born Jan. 29, 1751; died, unmarried, July 9, 1828, 

at the age of seventy-seven, in Guilford, N. H., where 

she was staying with her niece Abigail (662), after 

1771. 
489—n. Sarah 6 , born Jan. 22, 1752; married Nathan Kilborn 

June 12, 1777. 
490— in. Anna 6 , born Sept. 10, 1754; died July 21, 1755. 
491— IV . David 6 , born Oct. 23, 1757. See family numbered "491." 
492— v. Anne 6 , born Jan. 7, 1761 ; married Thomas Kilborn of 

Rowley Oct. 17, 1780. 

207 

Jonathan Plttmers, born in Rowley, Mass., April 13, 
1724. He first settled in the West parish of Rowley, in 
the Marlborough district, and removed to Gloucester in 
1749. After the death of his first wife, he removed to 
Maryland, in 1753 or 1754, where he again married. He 
subsequently emigrated to the " western country," set- 
tling in the western part of Pennsylvania. He lived 
within three miles of Fort Pitt, now Pittsburgh, where 
his son George was born. He was a shoe-manufacturer 
while he lived in Massachusetts, and after his removal to 
Pennsylvania manufactured shoes, leather, etc. 



9t) THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

He was commissary to General Braddock in his expe- 
dition in 1755, and there is evidence that he was quar- 
termaster in the army of General Forbes, which took 
possession of Fort Duquesne, in November, 1758 ; and 
that he remained in Fort Pitt, under General Bouquet, 
till in 1761. 

When he was fifteen or sixteen years old, the cele- 
brated evangelist Whitefield came to Newbury-port to 
preach. Jonathan's father, though a member of the 
church, was opposed to Whitefield and forbade his chil- 
dren to attend the services conducted by Whitefield. But 
Jonathan's mother was not prohibited from going, and 
she took Jonathan with her. The boy was converted, 
and in process of time went to the Oxford and Notting- 
ham districts in Pennsylvania and Maryland, where he 
in familiar intercourse with the Blairs, Finleys and other 
great preachers of that region in those days, and by 
means of an introduction given by one of them he mar- 
ried in Cecil county, Md. 

One time he owned the property in Pittsburgh, for- 
merly known as the " Ewalt farm," having purchased it 
from Colonel Croghan in 1761.* He subsequently recon- 
veyed it, and removed to Long Run, in Westmoreland 
county, that his sons might be free from the bad influ- 
ences and examples then abounding in Pittsburgh. He 
and all his sons by his second marriage were elders in the 
Presbyterian church. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Mehitable, daughter of Lt. 
Nathaniel and Mehitable (Spofford) Harriman of Rowley 
June 6, 1744. She was born in Rowley March 10, 1727 ; 
and died about 1751. She belonged to the church (now 
in Georgetown) and was dismissed to the Fourth church 

in Gloucester July 4, 1749. He married, second, 

C ), widow of Ferrel of Frederic county, Md. 

He died Dec. 15, 1803, at the age of seventy-nine. 

Mr. Plumer's children were as follows : — 

493 — i. Nathaniel 6 , born March 1, 1744-5, in Rowley. See family 
numbered " 493." 

*See Lessee of Gratz v. Ewalt, 2 Binney (Pa.) 95 (1809). 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 97 

494—n. Paul 6 , baptized Dec. 26, 1746, in Second church in Row- 
ley (now in Georgetown). See family numbered "494." 

495— in. Jonathan 6 , born about 1748. See family numbered 
"495." 

496— iv. William 6 , born in 1760 (1755?), in Fort Cumberland, 
Md. See family numbered "496." 

497— v. Geobge 6 , born near Fort Pitt, now Pittsburgh, Pa., in 
17 — . See family numbered ,l 497." 

498— vi. James. 6 

499 — vn. Thomas 6 . 

500 — viii. Nancy 6 . 

501— ix. Sally 6 . 

502— x. Rebecca 6 . 

220 

Mark Plumer 5 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 2, 
1733-4. He was a yeoman and cordwainer, and lived in 
Newbury, on his father's homestead, on the Neck. He 
was a party to a considerable number of real estate tran- 
sactions. 

He married Joanna, daughter of Nathaniel and Joanna 
(Fosdick) Willet of Newbury Dec. 1, 1761. He died 
Aug. 13, 1810, at the age of seventy-six ; and she died, 
his widow, Aug. 5, 1817, aged eighty-three. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
503 — i. Elizabeth 6 , born in 1762; married Amos Hale of New- 
bury Oct. 17, 1786. 
504—n. Maby 6 , born June 1, 1763; baptized as "Molly" June 
19, 1763; married Enoch, son of William and Judith 
(Jaques) Dole of Newbury Sept. 26, 1784. He was 
born in Newbury March 21, 1756; and died Dec. 24, 
1829. She died Oct. 7, 1849, aged eighty-six. 
505— in. Lydia 6 , born about 1766 ; baptized in Newburyport May 

3, 1773; died Aug. 20, 1775. 
506 — iv. Joanna 6 , born June 13, 1768; married Enoch, son of 
Joseph and Martha (Brown) Jaques of Newbury 
Feb. 9, 1797. He was born in Newbury Feb. 13, 1763. 
Their daughter Anna founded the hospital at New- 
buryport. 
507 — v. John 6 , born Feb. — , 1770. See family numbered "507." 

221 
Samuel Plumer 3 , born in Newbury, Mass., June 16, 



98 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1737. He was a carpenter by trade, and a man of large 
size, six feet tall and well-proportioned. He lived on 
Newbury Neck, until about 1767, then in Newburyport a 
short time, and removed to Rowley in or before 1770, 
where he settled on the easterly side of the highway 
leading from Newbury to Rowley, near the Newbury line. 
He owned considerable real estate. 

He married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Lt. Nathaniel 
and Hannah (Hammon) Bradstreet of Ipswich May 31, 
1764. She died in Rowley July 5, 1744 ; and he mar- 
ried, second, Hannah Jewett of Ipswich May 28, 1776. 
Mr. Plumer died, suddenly, April 13, 1817, in his 
eightieth year. His wife Hannah survived him, and died, 
his widow, Dec. 17, 1825, at the age of seventy-nine. 

Mr. Plunder's children were born as follows : — 
508—1. Hannah 6 , born in 1764, in Newbury ; baptized in New- 
buryport Aug. 4, 1765; died, unmarried, Aug. 15, 1832. 
509 — II. Samuel 6 , baptized in Newburyport Feb. 15, 1767; proba- 
bly died young. 
510 — in. Jonathan 6 , born in 1768; baptized Jan. 10, 1768. See 

family numbered " 510. " 
511— iv. Samuel, 6 , born Nov. 30, 1769, in Rowley. Sse family 

numbered " 511." 
512 — v. Bradstreet 6 , born in 1772, in Rowley; baptized June 
21, 1772. See family numbered " 512." 

513 — vi. 6 , born July 3, 1774, in Rowley; died the same day. 

514 — vii. Josiah 6 , born Oct. 13, 1778, in Rowley; probably of 
Newburyport, tailor, in 1805; lived in Waterford, 
Me.; married Sally Lovejoy; and probably had no 
children. 
515 — viii. Elizabeth 6 , baptized in Rowley March 11, 1781; mar- 
ried Edmund Plumer (311). 
516 — ix. Abigail 6 , born in 1785, in Rowley; married Nehemiah, 
son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Annable) Johnson of 
Rowley Dec. 6, 1820. He was born in Rowley in 
1780, and died Dec. 9, 1866, aged eighty-six. She 
died June 19, 1861. 
517— x. Mart 6 , born about 1787, in Rowley; died of fever, unmar- 
ried, Jan. 5, 1807, at the age of nineteen. 

224 

Daniel Plumer*, born in Newbury, Mass., about 1744. 
He was a carpenter by trade, and from 1783 to 1791 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 99 

called himself a chocolate maker. He lived in Newbury- 

port, and attended the First Presbyterian church there. 
Mr. Plumer married Jane, daughter of Dea. Samuel 

and Sarah (Adams) Somerby of Newburyport (published 

Sept. 7, 1771). She was born in Newbury March 31, 

1748. He died Sept. 1, 1797, at the age of fifty-two ; 

and she died, in Newburyport, his widow, Nov. 5, 1832. 
Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : 

518 — I. Sarah 6 , baptized June 30, 1773, in Newburyport; mar- 
ried Thomas Smith June 26, 1794. 

519 — ii. Daniel 6 , born Sept. 3, 1774; died, unmarried, March 30, 
1813, at the age of thirty-eight. 

520 — in. Samuel Somerby 6 , born Oct. 6, 1776. See family num- 
bered "520." 

521— iv. Jonathan 6 , baptized Dec. 16, 1781. 

227 

Benjamin Plumer*. Children : — 

522—1. 6 . 

523—n. — 6 . 

524— III. 6 . 

525— iv. 6 . 

526— v. Isaac C. 6 , born about 1795, in Jefferson, Me. See family 

numbered " 526." 
527 — vi. James 6 , born about 1802; lived in Damariscotta Mills, 

Me., in 1882, at eighty years of age. 

231 

Henry Plumer 6 , born in 174-. He was a yeoman 
and cooper ; and lived in Hawke (now Danville), N. H. 
He married Joanna Jones. 
Their children were as follows : — 
528 — i. Joseph 7 , born Feb. 8, 1771, in Hawke. -See family num- 
bered "528." 
529 — ii. Samuel 7 , born in 17 — . -See family numbered " 529." 
530— in. Abigail 7 , born Feb. 1, 1778 ; married Josiah Moulton. 
He was born March 10, 1779. They removed to 
Utah, and lived among the Mormons. They had sev- 
eral children. 
531— iv. Henry 7 , born March 20, 1782. -See family numbered 

"531." 
532— v. Richard 7 , born March 29, 1786. See family numbered 
"532." 



100 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

533— vi. Phimp 7 , born Oct. 30, 1788(9?). See family numbered 
"533." 

534— vn. Annie 7 , married William Gilman. Their son John S. 
Gilman married Joanna Plumer (1039); their daugh- 
ter Mahala Gilman married Henry Plumer (1057); 
and their son Franklin Gilman was a physician in 
Worcester, Mass. 

535 — viii. Jesse 7 , born Sept. 21, 1794. See family numbered "535." 

536 — ix. James 7 . See family numbered "536." 

239 

Joseph Plumer 6 , bora ia Newbury, Mass., Sept. 17, 
1744. He was a trader, and lived in Newburyport. He 
was a seaman on board of the frigate Alliance, which 
belonged to the squadron under the command of John 
Paul Jones in the war of the Revolution. 

He married Hannah, daughter of Nathan and Sarah 
Peirce of Newbury, Nov. 7, 1771. She was born in 
Newbury March 20, 1751 ; and died in Newburyport 
Aug. 1, 1799, at the age of forty-eight. He died in New- 
buryport Dec. 25, 1809, aged sixty-five. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : 
537—1. Hannah 7 , born Oct. 8, 1773 ; died, unmarried, Aug. 20, 

1799, at the age of twenty-five. 
538 — ii. Sarah 7 , born March 10, 1775 ; married Thomas Smith of 

Newburyport June 26, 1794. 
539— in. Martha 7 , born Feb. — , 1777; died Nov. — , 1779. 
540 — iv. Joseph 7 , born Oct. 22, 1781. See family numbered "540." 
541 — v. Enoch 7 , born Nov. 22, 1783; married Mrs. Jane (Rous- 
seau) Swain, daughter of Peter and Margery (Rob- 
erts) Rousseau of Newburyport, Aug. 7, 1809. They 
had no children. 
542— vi. Elizabeth 7 , born Aug. 22, 1785; died Aug. 3, 1799. 
543— vii. Nathan 7 , born Nov. 2, 1787. See family numbered 
"543." 

241 

Samuel Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 14, 
1749. He was a trader, and lived in Newburyport. 

He married Dorcas, daughter of Joshua and Sarah 
(Bartlett) Coffin of Newbury, Sept. 18, 1781. She was 
born in Newbury Feb. 9, 1761 ; and died in Newburyport 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 101 

March 2, 1801, at the age of forty. He died at Newbury- 
Newtown May 1, 1809, in his sixtieth year. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 
544 — I. Edmund 7 , born Jan. 28, 1782; died, unmarried, Jan. — , 

1806, at the age of twenty-three. 
545 — II. Samuel 7 , born Dec. 28, 1783. See family numbered " 545." 
546 — in. Mabgaret 7 , born Dec. 11, 1785; married Col. Benjamin 

Lord of Newburyport April 22, 1806; and she died 

in Newburyport May 7, 1831, aged forty-five. 
547 — iv. Elizabeth 7 , born Aug. 3, 1787; married Asa Davis of 

Bangor Sept. 6, 1813; and she died in Bangor Dec. 10, 

1844, at the age of fifty-seven. 
548 — v. Jonathan Coffin 7 , born Dec. 18, 1789. See family 

numbered " 548." 
549— vi. Nancy 7 , born Aug. 16, 1791; died July 6, 1816, in her 

twenty-fifth year. 
550 — vn. Thomas 7 , born April 1, 1793. See family numbered 

41 550." 
551 — vm. Charles 7 , born March 16, 1795. See family numbered 

"551." 
552 — ix. Maby Leonabd 7 , born Nov. 1, 1797; married Levi Cram; 

and died Jan. 15, 1860, aged sixty-two. 
553 — x. Dobcas 7 , born Oct. 2, 1800; married Daniel Parrish Pike; 

and died March 10, 1832. 

243 
Tristram Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., June 17, 
1754. He lived in Newburyport, and was a truckman 
and stageman. He drove a stage between Newburyport 
and Boston for several years prior to 1799. 

He married Miss Abigail Lord of Newburyport July 6, 
1773. He died in Newburyport Aug. 20, 1798, aged 
forty-four ; and she died, his widow, in Newburyport, Jan. 
3, 1807. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows: — 
554—1. William 7 , born Dec. 1, 1773; probably died before 1802. 
555 — n. Tbistbam 7 , born April 25, 1775. See family numbered 

" 555." 
556— in. Rebecca 7 , born June 10, 1777; married Robert Harvey 

Nov. 10, 1803. 
557 — rv. Mabtha 7 , born May 4, 1779; married Benjamin Whit- 
more Aug. 5, 1802; and died June 30, 1805. 
558— v. Nathaniel 7 , born Aug. 15, 1781; died June 20, 1782. 
559— vi. Nathaniel 7 , born June 19, 1783; died Sept.—, 1798. 



102 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

560 — vii. Mary 7 , bom June 14, 1785; married Nathaniel Harvey 

Sept. 19, 1805. 
561— viii. Enoch 7 , born June 27, 1787. See family numbered "561." 
562 — ix. Elizabeth 7 , born June 3, 1789; probably married John 

Johnson, jr., of Portland, July 22, 1810. 
563 — x. Sally 7 , born Jan. 23, 1799, posthumous; living in 1802. 

249 
John Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 29, 
1769. He was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury. 

He married Nancy Bailey Dec. 20, 1792; and died 
June 24, 1811, at the age of forty-one. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
564 — i. Thomas 7 , baptized in Newbury Nov. 17, 1793; died with- 
in a year after his birth. 
565 — ii. John 7 , born In 1795; killed in battle of Bridgewater, with 
General Brown, July — , 1814, aged about nineteen. 

566— in. Catherine 7 , born in 1797; married Greenough; and 

lived in New Sharon, Me. 
567 — IV. Prisoilla 7 , born in 1800; died young. 

251 
Richard Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., April 6, 

1773. He was a yeoman, and lived in his native town, 

at the entrance to the Green. 

He married Abigail, daughter of Capt. Jonathan and 

Sarah (Dole) Poor of Newbury Jan. 8, 1795. Mr. Plumer 

died in Newbury Dec. 2, 1852, at the age of seventy-nine. 

She died there, his widow, Jan. 30, 1859, aged eighty-three. 
Their children were born in Newbury, as follows :- — 

568—1. Ruth Dole 7 , born March 15, 1796 ; died, unmarried, Oct. 
25, 1876, aged eighty. She was courted for about 
thirty years by Nathaniel Dole, a near neighbor, who 
came over to her house every evening, and sat and 
chatted through the evening. The visits came to an 
end, and she ever afterwards was cross and unpleasant. 

569—n. Catherine 7 , baptized April 22, 1798; died Aug. — ,1798. 

570— in. Abigail 7 , born Dec. 11, 1801; married William, son of 
William and Ednah (Thurston) Dole Dec. 2, 1842; he 
died June 26, 1846, aged fifty-nine; and she died in 
Newbury Feb. — , 1887, aged eighty-five. 

254 
Moses Plummer 6 , horn in Newbury, Mass., June 28, 
1778. He was a housewright, and liyed in Newburyport, 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 103 

He married Jerusha Caswell of Newbury June 27, 

1802. She was living in 1845 ; and he died in Newbury- 

port June 21, 1852. 
Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 

571—1. Nancy J. 7 , born Oct. 2, 1802; died, unmarried, in New- 
buryport Nov. 22, 1824, aged twenty-two. 

572—n. Jerusha 7 , born Nov. 2, 1803 ; married William Burbeck 
Oct. 31, 1834; lived in Amesbury. 

573— in. Moses 7 , born Oct. 8, 1805. See family numbered " 573. " 

574— iv. Mary 7 , born May 6, 1808 ; died in 1820. 

575 — v . Harriet Newell 7 , born Dec. 22, 1810; married, first, 
Philip R., son of Capt. William Remick May 24, 1836; 
he died Oct. 26, 1850, aged thirty-eight; she married, 
second, Sprague, son of Jacob and Eliza Chase July 
2, 1863. 

576— vi. Thomas 7 , born Sept. 18, 1812. See family numbered 
"576." 

577_vn. Phebe Little 7 , born May 6, 1815 ; died in 1832. 

578 — viii. Leonard Withington 7 , born Feb. 11, 1820. See family 
numbered "578." 

579— ix. Richard 7 , born Jan. 22, 1823; married Mary, daughter 
of John and Margaret A. Crowley of Portsmouth 
N 0V . _ 1852; he died Feb. 18, 1858, aged thirty-five. 
They had no children. 

580 — x. Jacob William 7 , born March 25, 1825. See family num- 
bered "580." 

255 

Capt. Nathan Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
Feb. 19, 1784. He was a housewright by trade, but early 
went to sea, and in the War of 1812 shipped in the de- 
fence of his country. He was soon after taken prisoner, 
and retained by the English at Bermuda. On his way 
home, he was again captured, and imprisoned a second 
time. After the war, he was for years a ship master in 
the West India trade, in the employ of John Wood. 
About 1820, when the shores of the Spanish Main and 
of some of the West India islands swarmed with pirates, 
he was master of the schooner Boxer, which was boarded 
and plundered of everything valuable by a piratical party 
off the Isle of Cuba. At a later date, he had scarcely 
eft port on a West India voyage, when a gale swept his 
vessel of every spar, and he was forced to slowly work 



104 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

his way back with jury masts. After the decline of the 
West India trade, in 1826, he resumed work at his trade. 
He lived on High street, directly opposite Federal 
street, until about 1809, when he moved across the street 
to the southwest corner of High and Federal streets. 
After living there nearly three years, he moved to the 
next house. Five or six years later, he moved to the 
corner of Liberty and Federal streets, where he afterwards 
lived and died. 

He was a man of medium weight and height ; a good 
conversationalist ; forceful and plain in speech ; of sterl- 
ing integrity ; Orthodox and consistent in religion ; a pil- 
lar of his church ; full of patriotism and faith in God and 
his country. 

Captain Plumer married Alice, daughter of Samuel 
and Sarah (Home) Avery of York, Me., May 20, 1805. 
He died Oct. 17, 1865, at the age of eighty-one ; and she 
died Nov. 20. 1873. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 
581—1. Ruth Dole 7 , born Jan. 6, 1806; married Samuel, son of 
Samuel and Mary (Safford) Pettingell May 17, 1826. 
He was born Oct. 31, 1804; and she died in 1872 or 
1873, having had ten children. 
582—11. Nathan Thomas 7 , born Nov. 24, 1807. See family num- 
bered •« 582." 
583 — in. Richard 7 , born June 20, 1813. See family numbered 

" 583." 
584 — iv. Timothy Dow 7 [name changed to Charles Henry by 
the legislature], born Aug. 14, 1815. See family num- 
bered "584." 
585 — v. Nathaniel Dole 7 , born March 24, 1818, See family 

numbered " 585." 
586— vi. Alice Avery 7 , born Jan. 17, 1824; lived at 73 Federal 
street, in Newburyport, unmarried, in 1890. For sev- 
eral years she kept a private school. 
587— vii. Andrew Jackson 7 (twin), born Jan. 29, 1826. See fam- 
ily numbered " 587." 
588— viii. John Andrew 7 (twin), born Jan. 29, 1826; died on the 
same day. 

259 
Capt. Jeremiah Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
Nov. 18, 1778. He was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 105 

He married Sally Ilsley. She died Oct, 14, 1836, aged 
fifty-five ; and he died Jan. 12, 1859, at the age of eighty. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
589—1. Moses 7 , born Nov. 26, 1803. See family numbered "589." 
590—n. Sophia Ann 7 , born Sept. 29, 1806; married William 
James, son of William and Sarah (Rundlett) Badger 
Aug. 13, 1833; divorced; lived in Newburyport; no 
children. 
591— in. Harriet 7 , born Oct. 23, 1814; died Oct. 10, 1828. 

262 

Epheaim Pltjmer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 26, 
1771. He probably lived in Boscawen, N. H. 

He married Rachel, daughter of Nehemiah and Rachel 
(Choate) Cogswell, May 31, 1792. He died May 6, 1793, 
at the age of twenty-two. She remained his widow for sixty 
years, and died Dec. 29, 1853, at the age of eighty-one. 

Their child was born as follows : — 
592—1. Ephbaim 7 , born Aug. 29, 1793, posthumous. See family 
numbered " 592." 

263 
John Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 10, 
1774. He married Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and 
Jane (Woodman) Jackson Jan. 1, 1799. She was born 
Oct. 31, 1776 ; and died Aug. 24, 1824. He died Feb. 
24, 1827, at the age of fifty-two. 

Children : — 
593—1. Bitfield 7 , born Nov. 9, 1799. See family numbered 

" 593." 
594—n. Nancy 7 , born Sept. 7, 1801; married Daniel B., son of 

Bodwell and Sally (Poor) Emerson. He was born 

Nov. 16, 1799, and died at Biddeford, Me., May 8, 

1860. She died March 11, 1854, aged fifty-two. 
595 — in. Jebemiah 7 , born Oct. 8, 1803. See family numbered 

"595." 
596— iv. Mary 7 , born Aug. 25, 1805; married Charles, son of 

Dyer and Sarah Abbot of Lowell, Mass.; and died 

Dec. — , 1868. 
597— v. Hannah 7 , born March 31, 1807; died Sept. 9, 1823. 
598— vi. Frederick J. 7 , born Sept. 15, 1809; died March 24, 1815. 
599— vn. George W. 7 , born July 29, 1814; died July 10, 1841. 
600— vin. Frederick T. 7 , born July 26, 1817; died Nov. 25, 1853. 
601— ix. Nathan 7 , born July 21, 1821; died Nov. 2, 1873. 



106 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

266 
Nathan Plumer 6 , born in Boscawen, N. H., April 2, 
1774. He lived on Fish street, in his native town, being 
a farmer, and also engaged in lumbering. He was an 
energetic and persevering business man and a good citi- 
zen and highly esteemed. He served two terms in the 
state legislature. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Jane (Ger- 
rish) Ames June 14, 1804. She was born Nov. 15, 1780 ; 
and died Feb. 25, 1842, at the age of sixty-one. He died 
April 7, 1848, aged seventy-four. 

Their children were born as follows :— 
602 — i. Mehitable 7 , born June 14, 1806; married, first, Joseph, 
son of Jacob and Sarah (Ames) Gerrish Nov. 11, 
1830 ; he was born June 22, 1807, and died Dec. 17, 
1850. She married, second, Thomas Lyford of San- 
bornton Nov. 16, 1854; and died at Fisherville Feb. 
15, 1877, aged seventy. 
603—11. Mary 7 , born Jan. 16, 1810 ; married Fisher, son of 
Thomas and Lucy (Foster) Ames of Canterbury Feb. 
15, 1844. He was born Oct. 18, 1814. 
604 — in. Eliza Jane 7 , born Oct. 31, 1814; married Dearborn 
Glines June 11, 1846 ; and died Sept. 2, 1877, in her 
sixty-third year. 

267 

Daniel Plumer 6 , born in Somersworth, N. H., Feb. 1, 

1760. He lived in Dover ; married Roberts ; and 

died in or before 1796. 

Children : — 
605 — i. Daniel 7 ; lived in Alfred, Me., and had a son Eri. 
606—n. Anna 7 ; living in 1796. 

268 

Ebenezer Plumer 6 , born in Somersworth, N. H., Jan. 
25, 1762. 

He married Mehitable, daughter of Francis and Eliza- 
beth (Fields) Warren. She was born in Somersworth. 

Children : — 
607 — I. Benjamin 7 * born April 19, 1787. See family numbered 

"607." 
608—n. Avery 7 , born July 26, 1789. See family numbered "608." 
609— in. Oliver 7 j born June 20, 1792; died March 27, 1793. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 



107 



610— IV. Betsey 7 , born April 10, 1794; married William Kay of 

Berwick ; and died Jan. 24, 1864, in her seventieth year. 
611— v. Caroline 7 , born Jan. 3, 1797; married John Hayes of 

Dover. 
612— vi. John 7 , born Jan. 9, 1800; married Catharine Norris of 

Portsmouth; and died Sept. 25, 1873, at the age of 

seventy-three". 
613— vn. Mary 7 , born May 15, 1802; married Daniel Rollins of 

Somersworth Nov. 20, 1823; and lived in Dover in 

1893. Their son Edward H. Rollins of Concord was 

United States senator from New Hampshire. 
614— vin. William 7 , born Aug. 6, 1805; lived in Rollinsford, N. 

H., in 1889; married Pamelia Waldron of Dover Feb. 

22, 1833. 
615— ix. Francis 7 , born Dec. 29, 1811 ; married Almira Otis ; and 

had a child, H. M. Plumer. 

269 
John Plumer 6 , born in Somersworth, N. H., Nov. 10, 
1765. He lived in South Berwick and Alfred, in Maine, 
and removed to Canaan, Me., where he spent the remain- 
der of his life. 

He married Sarah Noble. She died Aug. 12, 1841, 
aged seventy-four ; and he died in 18 — . 

Children : — 
616—1. Nathaniel 7 , born Feb. 9, 1785, in Dover, N. H. See 

family numbered " 616." 
617—n. Betsey 7 , born Nov. 23, 1787; married Israel Mitchell 

(published Dec. 1, 1810). 
618 — in. John 7 , born April 26, 1789. See family numbered "618." 
619— iv. Michael 7 , born Feb. 23, 1793; married Lucy Gibbs of 

Bridgton, M.; and had a child, H. N. Plumer. 
620 — v. Sally 7 , born Jan. 28, 1795; married Simeon Chadbourn 

Dec. 28, 1813. 
621— vi. FollY 7 , born July 23, 1798; married Humphrey Chad- 
bourne May 7, 1818. 
622 — Vn. Andrew 7 , born Dec. 30, 1800. See family numbered "622." 
623— Vin. Edwin 7 , born Dec. 23, 1802; died March 15, 1839, aged 

thirty-six, leaving no family. 
624— ix. Isaac 7 , born Sept. 12, 1806 ; was killed by a fall July 26, 

1829, aged twenty-two. He had no family. 
626— x. Alvah 7 , born Jan. 17, 1809. 

270 
Richard Plumer 6 , born in Somersworth, N. H., Feb. 



108 



THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 



2, 1767. He lived at first in Dover, and soon removed 
to Sandwich, N. H. 

He married Anne Hoag of Dover ; and died about 1840. 

Their children were born in Sandwich, as follows : — 



626—1. 
627—n. 
628— in. 
629— IV. 
630— v. 
631— vi. 
632— vn. 
633— vill 
634— ix. 
635— x. 
636— xi. 
637— xii. 
638— xiii, 
639— xiv. 



Enoch 7 ; settled in Vassalboro, Me. 

Ephraim 7 . See family numbered " 627." 

John 7 ; settled in Vassalboro. 

Charles 7 ; settled in Vassalboro. 

Richard 7 . See family numbered " 630." 

William 7 , born June 12, 1806. See family numbered "631. ' r 

Lydia 7 ; married Coffin. 

Almira 7 ; married S. Hoit. 

Sarah 7 ; married Nathan Ferguson of Sandwich. 

Mary 7 ; married D. George. 

Abigail 7 ; married P. Bacon; and lived in Sandwich. 

Eliza 7 ; married I. Scribner. 

Mercy 7 ; never married. 

7 died young. 

271 
Ephraim Pltjmer 6 , born in Somersworth, N. H., April 
16, 1769. He was a husbandman, and lived in Dover. 

He married Judith Perkins of Dover July 21, 1791 ; 
and died June 6, 1848. 

Children : — 
640 — i. Polly 7 ; died, unmarried. 
641 — ii. Patty 7 ; married Stephen Robinson, 
642 — in. James 7 ; married Mary A. Roberts; and had no issue. 
Jeremy 7 . See family numbered " 643." 
Lucina 7 ; married John Linton. 

Nancy 7 ; married, first, Smith; and, second, David 

Wilson. 
John 7 ; went to Philadelphia to work in a cotton mill 
for " Old Quaker Wendall," and died there; married 

Putnam, in Philadelphia ; and had children. 

Robert 7 ; went to Philadelphia to work for " Old Quaker 
Wendall" in a cotton mill ; married, lived and died 
there. He had children. 
Susan 7 ; married George Gilman. 

Judith 7 ; married Walter Walsh; and removed to Min- 
nesota. 
Jane 7 ; married Pepperell Frye. 
Abigail 7 ; married Augustus Perkins. 



643— iv. 
644— v. 
645— vi. 

646— vn. 



647— vni. 



648— ix. 
649— x. 

650— xi. 
651— xii. 



BY SIDNEY PBRLEY. 109 



282 



Joseph Plumer 6 , born in Kochester, N. H., in 1752 ; 
baptized July 26, 1752. He lived in Rochester, N. H., 
where he was an overseer of the poor and an assessor of 
the town. He was a private in the company of Capt. 
David Place, which marched to Portsmouth, and served 
about five weeks on Seavey's Island, starting Oct. 23, 
1775, on the occasion of the startling report that a Brit- 
ish fleet was about to attack Portsmouth, and General 
Sullivan was dispatched by Washington to defend the 
harbor. The company went from there to take part in 
the siege of Boston, when the expected fleet did not ar- 
rive. He was one of the citizens of the town who, Oct. 
15, 1776, agreed that "to the utmost of their power, at 
the risk of their lives and fortunes, with arms," they 
would " oppose the hostile proceedings of the British 
fleets and armies against the United American Colonies." 

Mr. Plumer married Hannah Bickford of Rochester 
Nov. 30, 1778. She died Feb. — , 1811 ; and he died 
April 27, 1821, aged sixty-nine. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

652 — i. Betsey 7 , born in 1779; married Levi Jones of Rochester 
Oct. 15, 1801; and died Nov. 1, 1815, aged thirty-six. 
653—n. Sally 7 . 

654 — in. John 7 , died at the age of eleven. 
655— iv. Hannah 7 , born in 178- ; died June 24, 1800, aged twelve. 

283 

Hon. Beard Plumer 6 , born in Rochester, N. H., Aug. 
12, 1754. He lived in his native town, where he was a 
selectman and prominent man. With many others, Oct. 
15, 1776, he agreed that to the utmost of his power, at 
the risk of his life and fortune, with arms, he would op- 



110 THE PLUMBR GENEALOGY. 

pose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and 
armies against the United American Colonies. 

He married Susanna, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Ham, 
Sept. 7, 1780. She was born Oct. 9, 1762 ; and died 
Feb. 20, 1803. He died Sept. 5, 1817 (Oct. 7, 1816 ?). 

Their children were born in Rochester, as follows : — 

656 — i. Jonathan 7 , born May 6, 1782. See family numbered 

" 656." 
657 — ii. Enoch 7 , born May 31, 1784; married Frances Wheat of 

New Geneva, Pa., where he died, without issue, in 

1824. 
658— in. Joseph 7 , born Aug. 13, 1786. See family numbered 

"658." 
659— iv. Betsey 7 , born Sept. 26, 1788; married Joshua G. Hall of 

Wakefield, N. H., Sept. — , 1807; and died Aug. 9 , 

1865, in his seventy-seventh year. 
660 — v. John 7 , born April 25, 1791; died, unmarried, at Milton, 

N. H., Sept. 25, 1817, at the age of twenty-six. 
661 — vi. Susan 7 , born March 21, 1795; married Adam Brown in 

Milton; lived in Wolfboro', N. H.; and died Nov. 

15(?), 1829, at thirty-four years of age. 
662 — vii. Beabd 7 , born Aug. 8, 1797; died, unmarried, Sept. 5, 

1817, at the age of twenty. 

285 

Ephraim Pltjmer 6 , born in Rochester, N. H., in 1766 ; 
baptized Nov. 2, 1766. He was a private in Capt. An- 
drew Pierce's military company, and served from May 24 
to July 3, 1814. He lived in his native town. 

He married Anna (Mary ?) McDuffee of Rochester 
Feb. 25, 1790. He died about 1843. 

Children : — 

663 — i. Betsey 7 , born in 1791; died, unmarried, in 1812. 

664 — ii. Richard 7 , born in 1792; lived in Milton, N. H.; and mar- 
ried Mary Clark. 

665 — in. Daniel 7 , born in 1794 ; lived in Milton ; married Eunice 
Card of Milton; and died in 1872. 

666— iv. Susan 7 , born in 1796; married Benjamin Deland. 

667 — v. Lydia 7 , born in 1798; married Daniel (Thomas?) Legro 
of Lebanon, Me.; where they lived and died. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. HI 

668— vi. James 7 , born in 1800; lived in Milton; married Betsey 

Deland of Brookfleld; and died in 1856. 
669— vn. Ephbaim 7 , born in 1804; lost an arm in a cider mill ; and 

died, unmarried, in 1824, at the age of twenty. 
670— viii. Samuel 7 , born in 1806; lived in Milton; married Eliza 

Bicker of Milton; and died in 1881. 
671— ix. Abigail 7 , born in 1809; married Ebenezer Brock of 

Lebanon, Me., where she lived. 
672— x. Allen 7 , born Feb. 2, 1812; married Abigail J. Pendergast 

Jan. 23, 1842, in Barrington. 

286 

Ebenezer Plumer 6 , born in Rochester, N.H., in 1769 ; 
baptized Nov. 26, 1769. He settled on the old home- 
stead of his father in Rochester, and lived and died there. 
He was a corporal in Capt. Andrew Pierce's military 
company, and served from May 24 to July 3, 1814. 

He married Ruth Dole of Newburyport, Mass. She 
was born in 1773, and died in 1846. 

Children : — 
673—1. Bhoda 7 , born in 1792; married James Gerrish; and died 

in 1872. 
674—n. Jebemiah 7 , born in 1794. See family numbered " 674." 
675— in. Benjamin 7 , born in 1796; settled near his brother Jere- 
miah on the old homestead, in Rochester ; married 
Sarah Roberts of Rochester Jan. 30, 1820; she was 
born in 1796, and died in 1881; and he died in 1850. 
They had a child, who died in infancy. 
676— iv. Caboline 7 , born in 1810; married Henry (Hervey?) 
Home; he died in 1834; and she died in 1879. 

288 

Dodovah Plumer 6 , born in Rochester in 17 — . He 
married Temperance Bickford. 

Children : — 
677—1. Samuel 7 , born April 6, 1790, in Lee, N. H. -See family 

numbered "677." 
678—n. Sallie 7 ; married Ichabod Hayes of Farmington. 

291 

Sylvanus Pltjmer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 
12, 1750. He was called "esquire," and lived in St. 
John, Nova Scotia. 



112 THE PLUMES, GENEALOGY. 

He married Sarah Bournel ; and died in Sheffield, Sun- 
bury county, N. B., in the winter of 1806-7. She sur- 
vived him. 

Children : — 
679—1. John 7 ; living in 1805. 
680 — II. James 7 ; under twenty-one in 1805. 
681 — hi. Amasa 7 ; under age in 1805. 
682 — iv. Rebecca 7 ; married Elisha Edwards Freeman. 
683 — v. Anna 7 ; under age in 1805. 
684 — vi. Lavinia 7 ; under age in 1805. 

294 

Nathan Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 5, 
1755. He was a distiller, and lived in Newburyport. 

He married widow Abigail Delamore June 19, 1780. 

Child, born in Newburyport : — 
685 — I. Rebecca 7 , born Sept. 25, 1785. 

298 

Gov. William Pltjmer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
June 25, 1759. He removed with his parents to Epping, 
N. H., when nine years of age, in 1768, and resided 
there until his death. He was a lawyer by profession. 
He was a member of the New Hampshire house of rep- 
resentatives for several years, being speaker for two 
years, and a state senator, serving as president two years. 
In 1791 and 1792, he was a member of the convention 
which formed the present constitution of the state ; and 
was for some years solicitor for the County of Rocking- 
ham. He was senator of the United States congress from 
1802 until 1807 ; and governor of New Hampshire in 
1812, 1816, 1817 and 1818. His last public position was 
presidential elector, in 1820. On account of ill-health, 
he declined further public duties. 

Governor Plumer was a man of literary tastes, and 
wrote much. His series of papers, over the signature of 
" Cincinnatus," had a wide circulation and were much 
admired. He was a member of many literary, historical 
and antiquarian societies, and the first president of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society. 

In person, he was tall and erect, of dark complexion, 
face long and thin, with black hair and eyes. In his last 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 113 

days, his gray locks, the undimmed eye and the dignity 
of his person made him an attractive figure and a " grand 
old man." 

He married Sarah, daughter of Philip and Sarah 
(Shatswell) Fowler of Newmarket, N. H., Feb. 12, 1788. 
She was born in Newmarket June 22, 1762. He died in 
Epping Dec. 22, 1850, at the age of ninety-one. She 
survived him, and died April 1, 1852, in her ninetieth 
year. 

Their children were born in Epping, as follows : — 
686—1. William 7 , born Feb. 9, 1789. See family numbered "686." 
687—n. Sally Fowler 7 , born Nov. 17, 1790; married William 

Claggett of Portsmouth, N. H., May 20, 1816; and 

she died in Portsmouth, childless, Sept. 18, 1818, in 

her twenty-eighth year. 
688 — in. Samuel 7 , born Dec. 19, 1792. See family numbered 

"688." 
689 — iv. George Washington 7 , born Feb. 4, 1796. See family 

numbered " 689." 
690 — v. John Jay 7 , born Dec. 26, 1799; died, unmarried, May 2, 

1849, in his fiftieth year. 
691— vi. Quintus 7 , born May 5, 1805; died May 29, 1805.* 

302 

Samuel Plumer 6 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Feb. 
4, 1767. He married Betsey Cilley ; and died in Epping, 
N. H., Oct. 17, 1850, at the age of eighty-three. 

Children : — 
692 — i. Joseph Cilley 7 ; married Sally Shaw. 
693—n. Nancy 7 . 
694— hi. Elsie 7 . 
695— iv. Polly 7 . 

696 — v. Rebecca 7 ; married Daniel Ladd. 
697 — vi. Harriet 7 . 

698 — vn. Betsey 7 ; born July 13, 1802; married her cousin George 
Washington Plumer (689). 

303 

Col. Daniel Pltjmer 6 , born in Epping, N. H., June 
18, 1770. He married Sarah, daughter of Simon and 
Judith (Perkins) Drake of Epping, Dec. 8, 1794. She 

*See Portsmouth Journal of Aug. 6, 1859, for a notice of his 
gravestone. 



114 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

was an aunt of the late historian Samuel Gardner Drake 
of Boston, and was born in Epping Sept. 27, 1772. Her 
father built the first two-story house erected in Epping. 
Mr. Plumer died at Epping March 16, 1852, at the age 
of eighty-one ; and she died June 26, 1852, in her 
eightieth year. 
Children : — 
699—1. David Dole 7 , born April 24, 1795. 
700—n. Abraham 7 , born Sept. 21, 1796; owned the homestead of 

his grandfather Drake in Epping; colonel. 
701— in. Samuel 7 , born July 20, 1800; married Elizabeth Ann 

Martin. 
702— iv. Daniel 7 , born Nov. 12, 1802 ; married. 

306 

Asa Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 30, 1762. 
He was a trader, and lived in Portland, Me. 

He married Alice, daughter of Moses and Sarah 
(Noyes) Ilsley, Sept. 26, 1784. 

Children : — 

1789. See family numbered 



703—1. 


Moses Ilsley 7 , 
" 703." 


born in 


704—n. 


Asa G. 7 . 




705— in. 


Rufus 7 . 




706— iv. 


Andrew 7 . 




707— v. 


Elvira 7 . 




708— vi. 


Sarah 7 . 




709— vn. 


Harriet 7 . 





310 

Joseph Plumer 6 , baptized in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 9, 1770. He mar- 
ried Mary Bradbury ; and lived in Portland, Me. 

Children : — 



710—1. 
711—n. 



311 



Edmund Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 12, 
1772. He was a husbandman, and lived in Newbury, 
about midway between the Lower and Upper greens. He 
was somewhat eccentric and covetous. A story is told of 



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115 



him showing the latter characteristic. He owned some 
land bordering on Merrimack river. Logs came down 
the stream with freshets in the spring. It was under- 
stood, at least, that if logs were hauled up out of the 
water for safe-keeping, and not claimed by the owner 
before the succeeding autumn, they belonged to the 
owner of the land. One summer, having some logs thus 
secured, he thought he would not wait till fall, but hauled 
the logs to his house in the summer. He was taken quite 
sick soon after, and his conscience so troubled him for his 
theft, that he ordered his sons to haul them back to the 
river, which was done, but as soon as he was able to be 
out again his old love for the logs returned and they were 
again hauled to his house. 

He married Elizabeth Plumer of Rowley (515) in 1804 
(published Oct. 29, 1803). He was insane for some 
years before his death, which occurred in Newbury Oct. 
24, 1846, at the age of seventy-four. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

Julian 7 , born July 27, 1805. 

Greenleaf 7 , born Aug. 28, 1807. -See family numbered 

"713." 
Matilda 7 , born July 24, 1809. 
Mart 7 , born May 8, 1811; died Jan. 30, 1833, at the age 

of twenty-one. 
Caroline 7 , born Aug. 20, 1813. 
Francis 7 , born July 27, 1815; died, unmarried, Jan. 7, 

1871, aged fifty-five. 
Moses 7 , born April 24, 1817. See family numbered "718." 
Daniel Barber 7 , born Sept. 16, 1820; died Oct. 12, 1822, 

aged two years. 
Daniel 7 , born Dec. 10, 1823. See family numbered "720." 



712—1. 
713— II. 

714— in. 
715— iv. 

716— v. 
717— vi. 

718— vn. 
719— vin 

720— ix. 



317 



Isaiah Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., March 22, 
1782. He lived in his native town. 

He married Anna, daughter of John and Molly (Em- 
ery) Chase, Dec. 31, 1823. She was born in Newbury 
March 25, 1794. He died May 18, 1863, at the age of 
eighty-two ; and she died April 8, 1869, at the age of 
seventy-five. 



116 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

721 — i. Charles Edward 7 , born Oct. 10, 1824; died, unmarried, 
in 1855. 

722—n. Nathan Chase 7 , born July 4, 1826; died Sept. 22, 1828, 
aged two years. 

723 — in. Martha Foster 7 (twin), born April 3, 1830; non compos 
mentis ; died at the almshouse, unmarried, Jan. 5, 
1878, aged forty-seven. 

724 — iv. Luther Calvin 7 (twin), born April 3, 1830; died at the 
almshouse, in Peabody, of consumption, Nov. 14, 
1891, at the age of sixty-one. He was mentally de- 
ficient, and had been at the almshouse in Peabody for 
about twenty years, He was very industrious. 

320 

Abraham Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 1, 

1787. He was a farmer and lived in Newbury, next to 

the estate of Nathaniel Dole, until 1823, when he sold 

out to Albert Plumer, who built a new house on the site. 

Abraham Plumer then removed to Rindge, N. H. 

He married Hannah, daughter of Paul and Hannah 

(Long) Hale of Newburyport, Ma}- 14, 1809. She was 

born March 15, 1788. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

725—1. Hannah Matilda 7 , born Nov. 29, 1809, in Newbury. 

726—n. Charles Edwin 7 , born Dec. 7, 1811, in Newbury. See 
family numbered "726." 

727— in. Mary Ann 7 , born Dec. 12, 1813, in Newbury; married 
Obediah, son of Benjamin and Lovey (Leavitt) Glines 
of Northfleld, N. H., May 26, 1836; he was born in 
Northfield Feb. 9, 1804; she died there Feb. 23, 1871; 
and he died there March 24, 1893, aged eighty-nine. 
They had ten children. 

728— iv. Sarah Stocker 7 , born March 14, 1816, in Newbury. 

729— v. Eliza Lawrence 7 , born Aug. 27, 1818, in Newbury. 

730— vi. Maria Maden 7 , born April 14, 1820, in Newbury; mar- 
ried . 

731_ VII . Abraham Foster 7 , born Aug. 22, 1822, in Newbury. 

732 — viii. William Henry 7 , born Aug. 1, 1824. 

733— ix. Caroline Augusta 7 , born April 2, 1826. 

734 — x. Benjamin Wood 7 , born Jan. 16, 1828. 

735— xi. Isaac Augustus 7 , born Nov. 24, 1830; died when about 
seven years old. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. H7 

736— xii. Clementine Sabeina 7 (twin), born April 22, 1832 ; died 

when about two years old. 
737-xm. Angeline Sophia 7 (twin), born April 22, 1832; died when 

about two years old. 

326 
Moses Plumer 6 , born Jan. 3, 1 772, probably in Fal- 
mouth (Portland), Me. He married Abigail Smith; and 
died Dec. 13, 1847, at the age of seventy-five. 

Children : — 
738—1 Mary Ann Smith 7 , born Dec. 22, 1799; married Capt. 
James R. Dockray July -, 1825; he was born at 
Newport, R. I., in 1797; she died March 15, 1854, aged 
fifty-four ; and he died Sept. — , 1868. 
739—n. Eliza 7 , died young. 

740— in. Harriet Boynton 7 , born Aug. — , 1802; married Capt. 
William Hersey of Charlestown, Mass., in 1822; he 
died in Charlestown in 1848; and she died March — , 
1883, at the age of eighty. 
741— iv. Samuel 7 , died young. 
742— v. Elias 7 , died young. 
743 — VI. George 7 , died young. 
744— vn. Edmund Smith 7 , born in 1806; died in New York July — , 

1832. 
745— viii. Dorcas Fickett 7 , born Jan. 30, 1808; married Silas J. 
Wilbur Dec. 5, 1831; he was born in Sidney, Me., May 
30, 1802; and he died June 20, 1873, aged seventy-one. 
746— ix. John Webb Smith 7 , born in 1810; died at sea in 1824. 
747— x. Samuel Motley 7 , born Oct. — 1812. See family num- 
bered "747." 
748— xi. Jane 7 , born Aug. 15, 1814; married Capt. Henry Thurs- 
ton of Portland, Me., June 14, 1846; and he died Feb. 
9, 1860. 
749— xn. Joseph 7 , born Dec. 22, 1817. See family numbered "749." 

327 
William Pltjmer 6 , born Nov. 17, 1774, probably in 
Falmouth (Portland), Me. He married Margaret Morrill 
April 12, 1798 ; and died Feb. 1, 1808, at the age of 
thirty-three. She was his widow in 1823. 

Children : — 
750—1. William 7 , born Feb. 5 (6?), 1801. -See family numbered 
"750." 



118 THE PLTTMER GENEALOGY. 

751 — II. Esther 7 , married John Thomas; and died without issue. 
752 — in. Margaret 7 ; married William Coffin. 

328 

John Plumer 6 , born Nov. 18, 1778, probably in Fal- 
mouth (Portland), Me. 

He married Eleanor Haskell. She died in 1815 ; and 
he died May 8, 1816, at the age of thirty-seven. 

Children : — 
753 — i. Eleanor 7 ; married Dr. John Coe; and died Jan. 3, 1882. 
754 — ii. Eliza 7 ; married Daniel Gilbert; she died at the age of 

twenty-five; and he died in New Orleans Sept. 28, 

1837. 

755 — in. Nancy 7 ; married Wood. 

756 — iv. John 7 , died at sea in early life. 

757 — v. Elias 7 , died at the age of twenty-five. 

758 — vi. Pamelia 7 , born March 12, 1811; married Charles E. 

Beckett; he died Sept. 9, 1866, aged fifty-four; and 

she died July 19, 1880, at the age of sixty-nine. 
759— vn. Caroline F. 7 ; married Thomas Sawyer; and died in 

1867, at the age of fifty-four. 

331 

Benjamin Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., April 
29, 1751. He was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury. He 
was in the army of the Revolution two years, leaving it 
just before his marriage. He was first on duty at Chel- 
sea, to learn how many of the dead British soldiers were 
brought off Bunker hill after the battle. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Mary 
(Adams) Adams of Newbury May 15, 1777. She was 
born in Newbury March 3, 1756 ; and died there Jan. 
22, 1812, in her fifty-fifth year. He died there Oct. 19, 
1817, at the age of sixty-six. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

760—1. Enoch 7 , born Oct. 24, 1777. See family numbered " 760." 

761 — ii. William 7 , born Aug. 11, 1781; never married ; strayed 

from home March 18, 1821, and was never heard 

from; supposed to have died at Fort Ann in 1822(?). 

762 — in. Daniel 7 , born April 28, 1783 ; never married ; lived in 

Newbury; was known as " Master Daniel Plumer," 

having taught school in Newbury in early life ; was 

a man of about two hundred and forty pounds 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 



119 



weight and of great strength. He died worth a 
hundred thousand dollars, which he made by farm- 
ing, having one of the finest and most productive 
farms in Oldtown. He saved all he could, and thus 
amassed his fortune. He invested his profits in good 
stocks, and in order to collect his dividends, which 
were payable in Boston, he walked there and back, 
a distance each way of thirty-eight miles. It was his 
practice to start off early in the morning, walk to 
Ipswich; take breakfast with some friend or acquaint- 
ance, and then continue his journey to Boston. The 
total expense of the entire trip probably seldom ex- 
ceeded fifty cents. He died, unmarried, in Newbury, 
Dec. 27, 1862, at the age of seventy-nine. 

332 

William Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., where 
he was baptized Sept. 16, 1753. He was a farmer, and 
lived in Newbury. He was in the array which captured 
Burgoyne. 

He married Mary, daughter of Jonathan and Dorcas 
(Perkins) Foster of Ipswich, Dec. 20, 1791. She was 
born June 10, 1759; and died Oct. 6, 1798, at the age 
of thirty-nine. He survived her until Nov. 16th follow- 
ing, when he died, at the age of forty-five. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
763—1. Isaac 7 , born Sept. 15, 1793; died in Boston April 25, 

1815, at the age of twenty-one. 
764—n. Nathaniel 7 , baptized in Newbury May 15, 1796 ; died in 

Newbury Feb. 19, 1810, aged fourteen. 
765— in. Salome 7 , baptized March 19, 1797; died in Ipswich, un- 
married, at the age of about forty. 

343 

Joshua Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., where he 
was baptized Jan. 17, 1768. He lived in Newbury and 
Newburyport. 

He married, first, Hannah Safford of Rowley Dec. 17, 
1793 ; and, second, Jane Jewett of Ipswich Feb. 16, 1808. 
He died April 30, 1842. 

Children : — 
766—1. Mabt 7 ; married David North; and lived in Vermont. 



120 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

767—n. Margaret Jane 7 , born Nov. 1, 1811, in Newburyport; 

died at the age of two years. 
768 — in. Margaret Hazen 7 , born Ang. 6, 1815, in Newburyport; 

married Benjamin H. Jacques Dec. 17, 1835. 

345 

Seth Stoker Plumer 6 , baptized in the First church 
in Newbury, Mass., July 11, 1773. He rarely used his 
middle name. He was a felt-maker and hatter, and lived 
in Newburyport, on Washington street. 

He married, first, Patty Knowlton Sept. 2, 1796 ; and, 
second, widow Eunice March Jan. 7, 1799. He died 
July 16, 1805. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Newburyport, as 
follows : — 
769—1. Moses 7 (twin), born March 9, 1800; lost his mind, and 

died in the Ipswich insane asylum. 
770—n. David 7 (twin), born March 9, 1800; died Oct. 2, 1800. 
771— in. Elizabeth 7 , born Jan. 28, 1802; died about 1872. 
772— iv. Caroline 7 , born Feb. 22, 1804; married David E. Cutler 
July 10, 1823. 

347 

Ebenezer Plumer 6 , baptized in the First church in 
Newbury, Mass., April 8, 1777. He was a trader, and 
lived in Newburyport. 

Mr. Plumer married Hannah, daughter of Rev. John 
Adams, a Methodist clergyman, of Newbury June 16, 
1831. Mr. Plumer died July 2, 1857 ; and she survived 
him and died before the year was out. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : 
773—1. Ebenezer 7 (twin), born Sept. 15, 1832; died Nov. 29, 

1837. 
774 — ii. Sarah Cobb 7 (twin), born Sept. 15, 1S32; married Enoch 
George, son of John and Sarah Adams, June 16, 1853; 
and died Feb. 11, 1858. 

366 

Nathaniel Plumer 6 , born May 29, 1764. He mar- 
ried Susanna, daughter of Rev. Nicholas Folsom. She 
died May 22, 1829 ; and Mr. Plumer died June 13, 1853, 
at the age of eighty-nine. 



BY SIDNEY PERLBY. 121 

Their children were born as follows : — 

775 — i. John 7 , born Feb. 7, 1791; died Jan. 5, 1808, at the age of 
sixteen. 

776—n. Nathaniel 7 , born Feb. 19, 1793. See family numbered 
"776." 

777— in. Sally Merrill 7 , born April 27, 1795; married David 
Ames, jr., of Campton Feb. 27, 1826. She died Jan. 
4, 1838; and he died July 26, 1859. 

778— iv. Nicholas Folsom 7 , born July 20, 1797. See family num- 
bered " 778." 

779— v. Polly P. 7 , born June 11, 1800; married Aaron Sleeper of 
Bristol; and died Nov. 3, 1859. 

780 — vi. Jesse 7 , born July 23, 1802. See family numbered "780." 

781 — vn. David Burleigh 7 , born June 25, 1806. See family num- 
bered " 781." 

782— vni. John 7 , born Sept. 11, 1808. See family numbered " 782." 

783— ix. George W. 7 , born May 4, 1812 ; died July 4, 1817. 

367 

Moses Pltjmer 6 , born Oct. 20, 1765. He married 
Nancy Fox of Meredith, N. H., Sept. 10, 1808. She died 
March 6, 1857 ; and he died June 14, 1859, at the age of 
ninety-three. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
784—1. Esther 7 , born July 28, 1810; died March 6, 1830, at the 

age of nineteen. 
785 — ii. Betsey Gordon 7 , born Aug. 12, 1811; married Simeon 

Cate Drake March 14, 1848. 
786— in. Lovina 7 , born June 3, 1815; married Thomas Calley, son 

of Joseph and Betsey (Calley) Burleigh, Feb. 11, 1836. 
787— iv. Moses 7 , born Dec. 23, 1817. See faintly numbered " 787." 
788— v. John Ambrose 7 , born Sept. 26, 1821(7?). See family 

numbered "788." 

369 

Jesse Pltjmer 6 , born Feb. 6, 1768. He was a yeo- 
man, and lived in Meredith, N. H. He married, first, 
Sally, daughter of Taylor and Rachel (Taylor) Pearson. 
She was born Jan. 18, 1778, and died March 13, 1830. 
He married, second, Molly, widow of Josiah Burleigh, 
and sister to Mr. Plumer's first wife. She died Sept. 7, 
1836, at the age of sixty-seven. He married, third, 
Phebe, daughter of Capt. Aaron and Mary (Barter) San- 



122 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

born, and widow of John Sanborn. Mr. Plumer died 
Oct. 23, 1839, at the age of seventy-one. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born as follows : — 
789 — I. William 7 , born June 8, 1800. See family numbered 

" 789." 
790 — ii. Benjamin Fkanklin 7 , born Aug. 16, 1802. See family 

numbered "790." 
791 — in. Nanot 7 , born July 23, 1804; married, first, Nathaniel, 

son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Barker) Eastman, Dec. 

28,1830; he died May 7, 1869; she married, second, 

Chase, son of Samuel and Eunice (Chase) Jaques, 

Sept. 28, 1871; and she died Nov. 28, 1876, at the age 

of seventy-two. 
792 — iv. Hannah P. 7 , born Oct. 31, 1806; married John Calvin, 

son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Haynes) Gove, May 18, 

1837. 
793— v. Mabk 7 , born Feb. 19, 1809. See family numbered " 793." 
794— vi. Sophia 7 , born Sept. 26, 1811; died Nov. 14, 1833, at the 

age of twenty-two. 
795_vii. Jonathan Pearson 7 , born Nov. 6, 1815; died Aug. 29, 

1818, aged two. 

370 

Amos Plumer 6 , born Sept. 11, 1769. He was a yeo- 
man, and lived in Meredith, N. H. He married Abigail 
Gilman, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Gilman) 
Edgerly, Jan. 11, 1829. She died Feb. 9, 1835, at the 
age of thirty-nine ; and he died June 17, 1850, at the 
age of eighty. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
796_i. Amos 7 , born Feb. 17, 1830; died Feb. 18, 1830. 
797—n. Nathaniel 7 , born Oct. 27, 1834; died Aug. 22, 1835. 

371 

Nathan Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 3, 
1772. He married Hannah, daughter of Dea. Samuel 
and Judith (Clifford) Lane, July 23, 1793. She was 
born Oct. 15, 1777 ; and died Jan. 14, 1850, at the age 
of seventy-two. He died July 5, 1850, at the age of sev- 
enty-seven. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
798 — i. Samuel 7 , born Sept. 25, 1794. See family numbered "798." 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 123 

799 — II. Polly 7 , born March 1, 1796; died, unmarried, July 3, 

1836, at the age of forty. 
800 — in. Abigail S. 7 , born Dec. 16, 1798 ; married Ira Sanborn. 
801— iv. Nathan 7 , born Dec. 8, 1800; died May 14, 1828, at the 

age of twenty-seven. 
802— v. David 7 , born April 7, 1803; married Deborah Cooley; 

and had no children. 
803— vi. Lane 7 , born July 22, 1805. See family numbered "803." 
804 — vn. Moses Gilman 7 , born Dec. 11, 1807; married Smith; 

and died in New Hampton. 
805 — viii. Chakles H. 7 , born March 6, 1812. See family numbered 

" 805." 

373 

Parker Plumer 6 , born May 20, 1777. He married 
Mary, daughter of John Hubbard, and widow of John 
Ambrose, Nov. 17, 1811. Mr. Plumer died Dec. 12, 1861, 
at the age of eighty-four. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

806 — i. 7 , died young. 

807 — II. 7 , died young. 

808 — in. John 7 , probably died young. 

809— iv. Lucy 7 . 

810 — v. Maky 7 , died, unmarried. 

811 — vi. Sabah Eliza 7 ; married, first; ; and, second, 

Hanson. 

812 — vn. John H. 7 ; resided in Sandwich, N. H. 

374 

Stephen Plumer 6 , born in Sanbornton, N. H., March 
14, 1779. He married Polly, daughter of Samuel and 
Nancy Berry, Dec. — , 1808. She was born in Newfield, 
Me., Oct. 22, 1787. He died June 26, 1858, at the age 
of seventy-nine ; and she died Sept. 22, 1864, aged seven- 
ty-six. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

813—1. Cynthia 7 , born Sept. 24, 1811; died Dec. 13, 1832, at the 

age of twenty-one. 
814 — ii. Fbeeman Bebby 7 , born May 10, 1815; married Eliza A., 

daughter of Rev. Stephen Coombs, April 6, 1845; and 



124 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

died March 27, 1866, at the age of fifty. They had no 

children. 
815 — ni. Ebenezer Folsom 7 , born Aug. 23, 1817. See family 

numbered " 815." 
816 — iv. Sally Merrill 7 , born Aug. 10, 1819; married Nathaniel 

Farnham, son of James and Eunice (Farnham) Wad- 

leigh. He was born Aug. 12, 1816; and died Sept. 8, 

1879. 



375 



Richard Pltjmer 6 , born June 10, 1781. He married 
Sally Fox. She was born March 6, 1791. He died Jan. 
28, 1861, at the age of seventy-nine; and she died Nov. 
23, 1865, at the age of seventy-four. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

817 — I. Nancy F. 7 , born March 31, 1809; married, first, Moses 
K., son of James and Rebecca (Kimball) Cawley (Cal- 
ley?), Feb. 21, 1833; he died April 23, 1843. She mar- 
ried, second, Rev. Leland Huntley July 29, 1849; and 
he died June 16, 1861, at the age of seventy. 

818 — II. Fanny 7 , born Jan. 10, 1812; married William Brier, son 
of Joseph and Sarah (Emery) Huse, Dec. 15, 1833. 

819 — in. Laura 7 , born May 28, 1814; married, first, Josiah, son of 
Josiah and Molly (Pearsons) Burleigh, Nov. 14, 1833; 
he died Feb. 1, 1834; she married, second, Thomas 
Jefferson, son of David Philbrick, Dec. 4, 1834; she 
died July 29, 1837, at the age of twenty -three; and 
Mr. Philbrick died Sept. 23, 1877. 

820 — iv. Mary 7 , born Aug. 11, 1816; married, first, Jonathan, son 
of Jonathan and Abigail (Gilman) Edgerly, Feb. 1, 
1866; he was born April 3, 1797; he died Oct. 3, 1875; 
she married, second, William, son of Caleb and Sarah 
(Cass) Eaton(?), Oct. 8, 1878. 

821 — v. Joseph 7 , born Oct. 11, 1820. See family numbered "821." 

822— vi. Sarah Hill 7 , bora July 16, 1825; married Cyrus H., son 
of John S. and Abigail (Taylor) Lane, Oct. 25, 1848. 
He was born June 11, 1824. 

823 — vn. Luther 7 , born March 14, 1828. See family numbered 
" 823." 



BY SIDNEY PERLBY. 125 

377 

Joseph Plumer 6 , born in Henniker, N. H., in 1787. 
He lived in Henniker, on his father's homestead, and was 
a highly respected and substantial citizen. He married 
Sarah, daughter of Hezekiah Purinton of Henniker. She 
died June 24, 1845 ; and he died May 27, 1871, at the 
age of about eighty-three. 

Their children were born in Henniker, as follows : — 

824— i. Ira 7 , born June 6, 1810. See family numbered " 824." 

825— II. Roxy 7 , married Samuel Rollins, a native of Hopkinton; 
and she died Oct. 10, 1855. 

826— in. Hazen K. 7 , born July 17, 1820; lived in Henniker; at one 
time he was captain of the rifles; farmer, mechanic, 
mover of buildings and cider manufacturer; married 
Laura Piper April 23, 1845; she was born in Henniker 
Dec. 13, 1821. They had an adopted son, Joseph O., 
who died March 20, 1867. 

827— iv. John K. 7 , born July 8, 1829. -See family numbered "827." 

380 

David Pltjmer 6 , born in Henniker, N. H., July 10, 
1794. He lived in Henniker, where Ira Plumer resided 
in 1880, and was one of the most substantial farmers and 
citizens of the town. He married Mary, daughter of 
Samuel and Betsey (Sargent) Kimball of Henniker July 
20, 1815. She was born in Henniker Feb. 20, 1798. He 
died July 24, 1869, at the age of seventy-five; and she 
died Nov. 12, 1874, at the age of seventy-six. 

Their children were born in Henniker as follows : — 

828—1. William K. 7 , born Oct. 10, 1815. See family numbered 

" 828." 
829—n. George W. 7 , born in 1819. See family numbered "829." 
830— ill. 7 , born Feb. — , 1825; died July 31, 1825. 



126 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

392 

John Greenleaf Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
Dec. 25, 1819. He was a fish-dealer in Newburyport. 
He married Clara Poor. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
831 — I. Clara G-reenleaf 7 , died young. 

832 — ii. Catharine Mariott 7 , born July 7, 1847; married Hiram 
Gilmore, son of Hiram and Emeline (Feltch) Janvrin , 
Dec. 25, 1867; and lived in Somerville. 

394 

Jeremiah Plumer 6 , born in Scarboro', Me., Nov. 8 , 
1747. He married Sarah Eldridge Nov. 9, 1767. She 
was born on Cape Cod. He died Jan. 9, 1822, at the age 
of seventy-four ; and she died about 1838, aged ninety-six. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
833—1. William 7 , born Sept. 28, 1769; married Lydia Estes. 
834 — ii. Jeremiah 7 , born Jan. 8, 1771. See family numbered 

" 834." 
835 — in. Sarah 7 , born Dec. 1, 1772; married Capt. William Mar- 
shall of Saco. 
836 — iv. Timothy 7 , born Aug. 21, 1774. See family numbered "836." 
837 — v. Anna 7 , born July 10, 1776; married Joseph Libby; and 

settled in Pownal, Me. 
838 — vi. Mary 7 , born March 9, 1778; married Robert Tongue Dec. 

22, 1799. 
839 — vn. Hannah 7 , born June 11, 1779; died young. 
840 — viii. Aaron 7 , born March 14, 1780 ; died young. 
841— ix. Joshua 7 , born Feb. 19, 1782. See family numbered "841." 
842— x. Daniel 7 , baptized Oct. 10, 1784; died young, 
843— xi. Moses 7 , born Sept. 20, 1788. See family numbered "843." 

395 

Aaron Plumer 6 , born in Scarboro', Me., Feb. 27, 
1750. He lived in Scarboro' ; and married Lydia Libby 
Oct. 15, 1770. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

844 — i. Sarah 7 , baptized Oct. 13, 1771; married Adams in 

Wales, Me. 
845—n. Daniel 7 , died young. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 127 

846 — in. Dorcas 7 , baptized March 12, 1775; married, first, Walter 
Higgins; and, second, Frank Libby. 

847 — iv. David 7 , baptized Oct. 13, 1776; married Abigail(?) Has- 
kell. 

848— v. Lydia 7 , baptized Aug. 22, 1779; married Haskell. 

849— vi. Elizabeth 7 , baptized May 27, 1781. 

850 — vn. Aaron 7 , baptized in 1784. See family numbered "850." 

851 — vni. Martha 7 , baptized Nov. 12, 1786. 

852— ix. Isaac 7 (twin), baptized Feb. — , 1792. 

853 — x. Abigail 7 (twin), baptized Feb. — , 1792; married 

Merrill. 

854 — xi. Mart 7 ; married Lumbard. 

855— xii. Rhoda 7 , died Dec. 12, 1870. 

396 

Jesse Plumer 6 , born in Scarboro', Me., March 14, 1754. 
He lived in Raymond, Me. ; and married Mary Davis 
Sept. 6, 1773. 

Their children were born in Raymond, as follows : — 
856 — I. Charlotte 7 ; married Rufus Libby Dec. 13, 1798. 
857 — II. Jesse 7 , born in 1775; married Mary Marwick of Ray. 

mond about 1798. 
858 — in. Abraham 7 , born about 1775. See family numbered "858." 
859 — iv. Moses 7 , born about 1780. See family numbered "859." 
860 — v. William 7 , born in 1782. See family numbered " 860." 
861 — vi. Gibeon 7 ; married Lydia Davis of Raymond Nov. 24, 1811. 

They had no children. 
862— vn. Samuel 7 . See family numbered " 862." 
863— vni. Mart 7 ; married James St. John Nov.(?) 12, 1808. 
864— ix. Daniel 7 (twin). 

865 — x. Lydia 7 (twin); married Buckley. 

866 — xi. David 7 , died young. 

400 

Christopher Plumer 6 , born Aug. 25, 1762. He was 
a farmer, and lived in Gorham, Me., near " White Rock." 
He married Rebecca Libby Oct. 11, 1785. 

Their children were born in Gorham, as follows : — 
867—1. Esther 7 ; married Joseph Muzzey; and had no issue. 
868 — II. Mart 7 ; married Solomon Crockett; and had no issue. 
869 — in. Rebecca 7 ; married Daniel Davis of Gorham; and had 

no issue. 
870 — iv. Anna 7 , died, unmarried. 



128 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

871 — v. Elizabeth 7 ; married Russell Cole; and had no issue. 

872 — vi. Christopher 7 . See family numbered "872." 

873— vn. Isaac 7 , born Dec. 31, 1795. See family numbered " 873." 

401 

At Plumer 6 , born Aug. 22, 1764. He married Eliza- 
beth Plumer (415) March 15, 1787. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
874 — i. Hannah 7 , born May 20, 1787; married William Plumer 

(860). 
875 — ii. Polly 7 , born Dec. 22, 1789 ; married Thomas Libby 

Dee. 4, 1809 ; and she died April 27, 1841. They had 

twelve children. 
876 — in. Moses 7 , born Aug. 28, 1791; went West; never married. 
877 — iv. Jean 7 , born Feb. 23, 1794; married, first, Harris Seney; 

and, second, Stephen Holt: and lived in Saco. 

878 — v. Peggie 7 , born March 30, 1796; married Groghu. 

879— vi. Elizabeth 7 , born April 3, 1798. 

880— vn. Aaron 7 , born March 20, 1800. 

€81 — viii. Miriam 7 , born April 29, 1802; married Stephen Dole of 

Westbrook. 
882— ix. Ai 7 , born April 12, 1804. 
883— x. Alvin 7 , born March 16, 1807; married Sally Weeks of 

Gorham. 
884 — xi. James Madison 7 , born June 20, 1809; married Ellen 

Plumer ( ) of Westbrook Oct. 22, 1829. 
885 — xii. Sarah Cheevers 7 , born Aug. 9, 1811; married Joseph 

Boucher. 

405 

Robert Plumer 6 , born at Cape Elizabeth, Me., March 
1, 1761. He settled in Durham (Pownal or Danville) ; 
and lived in Portland in 1829. He married, first, Abigail 
(Zilpah?) Farr Aug. 29, 1786 ; she was born at Eastham, 
Mass., Nov. 3, 1768 ; and died at Dover, Me. ; he married, 
second, Amy Hoyt ; and, third, Nancy Mitchell. He died 
in March, 1840. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born as follows : — 
886 — I. William 7 , born May 26, 1787, in Royalsborough, now 
Durham, Cape Elizabeth; lived in Athens, Me. ; and 
had sons Loren and Horace. Loren lived in Dover, 
Me., or Foxcroft, and had three children. Horace 
had three sons. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 129 

887—n. Lucy 7 , born Sept. 17, 1789, in Durham; married John 

Merrill of Durham. 
888— in. John 7 , born June 25, 1791; died about 1803. 
889— iv. Abigail 7 , born Feb. 16, 1792; married Josiah True; and 

removed to Ohio. 
890 — v. Zilphia 7 , born Jan. 21, 1794; married John Robinson; 

and lived in Guilford, Me. 
891— vi. Henry 7 , born Dec. 18, 1796. See family numbered "891." 
892— vn. Moses 7 , born April 21, 1798; died, unmarried, at the age 

of twenty-two. 
893 — viii. James 7 , born July 17, 1801. See family numbered " 893." 
894 — ix. John 7 . See family numbered " 894." 
895 — x. Dolly 7 ; married Nathaniel Parker. 

409 

Edward Plumer 6 , born May 27, 1755. He lived in 
a log house in Danville, near his brother William. He 
married Deborah Bragdon of Scarboro' Dec. 10, 1781. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
896—1. Mehitable Bragdon 7 , baptized Sept. 15, 1782; married 

Otis Royal. 
897—n. Sally 7 , baptized Dec. 15, 1783. 
898— in. Edward 7 . 

410 

William Plumer', born in Scarboro', Me., Dec. 14, 
1756. He was a farmer, and settled in Danville, now 
Auburn, Me, He married Abigail, daughter of Thomas 
and Ann (Simonton) Jordan of Cape Elizabeth, March 
2, 1786 ; she was born in 1758. She died in October, 
1839 ; and he died in January, 1840, at the age of eighty- 
three. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
899 — I. Ann 7 , born July 28, 1785 ; married Capt. Ebenezer Wood- 
bury of Westbrook. He was a master-mariner, and 
lived at " Duck pond village." She died July 29, 
1852. 
900 — ii. Elizabeth 7 , born March 24, 1787 ; married Hugh Wood- 
bury. 
901 — in. Thomas J. 7 , born June 9, 1789. See family numbered 

" 901." 
902 — iv. Abigail 7 , born Sept. 2, 1791; died, unmarried, June 3, 
1863, aged seventy-one. 



130 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

903 — v. William 7 , born July 28, 1793. See family numbered 

" 903." 
904 — vi. Sabah 7 , born Jan. 14, 1795; married William. Larrabee ; 

and lived in Hartland, Me. 
905— vn. Jane 7 , born March 20, 1800; married Capt. William Hun- 

newell. 
906— vni. Hannah 6 , born Feb. 6, 1803; married William Penley; 

and lived in Danville. 
907— ix. Timothy 7 , born July 6, 1804; died Nov. 25, 1804. 

412 
John Plumer 6 , born in Scarboro', Me., May 16, 1760. 

He was a farmer, and settled in Freedom, Me. He mar- 
ried, first, Phebe Gould ; and, second, Abigail Gould. 
The children of Mr. Plumer were born as follows : — 

908 — i. A aeon 7 , born in 1792, in Freedom; lived in Montville, 
Me., and married Hannah Catlin. He died in Mont- 
ville Jan. 15, 1860. 

909 — ii. Samuel 7 , born June 17, 1793, in Freedom. See family 
numbered " 909." 

910— m. John 7 . 

911— iv. Jane 7 . 

912 — v. William 7 ; lived in West Troy, Me.; and died, unmar- 
ried, Sept. — , 1889, aged about ninety. 

913— vi. Koxanna 7 . 

914 — vn. Abigail 7 . 

915 — vni. Isaiah 7 . 

916 — ix. Jebemiah 7 , born Aug. 14, 1805. See family numbered 
"916." 

917 — x. Kufus 7 , born in Freedom. See family numbered " 917." 

918— xi. Hannah 7 . 

919 — xii. Oliveb 7 , born in Freedom. See family numbered " 919." 

920— xiii. Doecas 7 , 

921— xiv. Elizabeth 7 , born March 14, 1819, in Freedom; married 
Brintnall Searle Jan. 14, 1837. 

417 

Aaron Plumer 6 , baptized July 10, 1768. He settled 
in Albion, Me., and married Mary Ballard April 1, 1793. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
922—i. Aaeon 7 . 
923—n. John'. 
924— hi. Ai 7 . 
925 — iv. Ebastus 7 ; lived in Scarboro', Me. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 131 

424 

Elliot Plumeb, 6 , born in Scarboro', Me. He was a 
farmer, and lived in Raymond, Me. He married Jane 

West. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
926—1. Lydia 7 , bom March 1, 1800; married Major Whitmore; 

and lived in Standish. 
927—n. Olive 7 , born Jan. 5, 1802; married John Fields Nov. 26, 

1818. 
928— in. Aaron 7 , born June 30, 1804. See family numbered "928." 
929— iv. Mary 7 , born Sept. 5, 1806; married Asa Harmon April 

28, 1828. 
930— v. Eliott 7 , born Dec. 27, 1808. See family numbered "930." 
931— vi. Ezekiel Hanson 7 , born April 10, 1811; died Oct. — , 1815. 
932— vii. Eli 7 , born Sept. 2, 1813. See family numbered "932." 
933— vni. Kobert 7 , born Dec. 1, 1815. See family numbered "933." 

435 
Dr. Joshua Plumer 6 , born in Gloucester, Mass., Jan. 

20, 1756. He married Olive, daughter of Rev. Isaac and 

Ruth (Elizabeth ?) (Plumer) Lyman of York, Me., May 

27, 1777. She was born in York March 17, 1755 ; and 

died in Salem, Mass., Feb. — , 1802. 
Their children were born as follows : — 

934—1. Sophia 7 , born Sept. 6, 1778. 

935—n. Caroline 7 , born Jan. 13, 1780; died, unmarried, May 15, 
1854, at the age of seventy-four. She gave Plummer 
Hall in Salem, to the Athenaeum, and also established 
the Plummer Farm School and the Plummer Profes- 
sorship of Morals at Harvard College. 

936— in. Ernestus Augustus 7 , born Nov. 2, 1781; received a 
classical education and was fond of literature ; be- 
came a lawyer, but subsequently followed mercantile 
pursuits; was a man of integrity and social and be- 
nevolent; died Sept. 28, 1823, at the age of forty-one. 

937_ IV . Ootavius 7 , born Sept. 27, 1783. 

938 — v. Theodore Parsons 7 , born June 11, 1785. 

939— vi. Lyman 7 , born Dec. 27, 1786, at Salem. 

940— vii. Olivia 7 , born Nov. 24, 1789, in Salem. 

440 

Capt. William Stevens Plumer 6 , born in Glouces- 
ter, Mass., June 5, 1766. He was a sea captain, and 



132 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

lived in Boston. He married Catherine Marriot ; and 
died at sea in 1800. She survived him, and died in Bos- 
ton in 1828. 

Their only child was 
941 — i. Catherine Mariott 7 ; married William P. Matchett, jr. 

454 

Addison Plumek, Esq. 6 , born in Gloucester, Mass., in 

1784. He married Mary ; and died Nov. 17, 1835. 

She survived him. 

Their children were as follows : — 

942—1. 7 . 

943—u. 7 . 

944— in. 7 . 

945— iv. 7 . 

946— v. 7 . 

947— vi. 7 , born in 1828. 

460 

Bemsley Pltjmer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., and bap- 
tized in the church in Byfield Jan. 2, 1731-2. He was a 
yeoman, and lived in Rowley. He married, first, Abi- 
gail, daughter of John Wheeler of Rowley, Sept. 14, 
1756. She died July 19, 1759, at the age of twenty- 
eight. He married, second, Sarah, daughter of Daniel 
and Mary (Lull) Pearson of Rowley Oct. 29, 1761. He 
was living in 1764, and she in 1775. He was admitted 
to the Byfield church July 4, 1762. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were as follows : — * 
948 — I. 7 , born June 16, 1752; died on the same day, a few 

hours after it was born. 
949—n. Abigail 7 , baptized in the Byfield church Jnly 4, 1761. 
950— in. Mary 7 , baptized in Byfield church Jan. 20, 1765; married 

John Tirrell. 
951 — iv. Daniel 7 . See family numbered " 951." 
952 — v. Jane 7 , born July 17, 1772; married Jesse, son of Jesse 

and Mollie Tirrell of Londonderry; he was born Sept. 

24, 1776 ; and she died July 17, 1852, on her eightieth 

birthday. 

*He probably had other children than those mentioned above, — a 
son Edward and a daughter who married a Prescott. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 133 

469 

Joseph Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Nov. . 23, 
1740. He was a cooper, and lived in Barre, Mass., in 
1792. He married Hannah, daughter of Capt. Benjamin 
Lee of Barre. Mr. Plumer died in 1814. 

Their children were as follows : — 
953 — i. Asa 7 ; married, lived in Canada and Ohio, and had three 

children. 
954 — ii. Obek 7 . 

955 — in. Alpheus 7 . See family numbered "955." 
956 — iv. Joseph 7 ; killed by fall of a tree when fourteen years old. 

470 

Asa Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Dec. 27, 1742. 
He entered the army at the age of sixteen, and was at 
the siege of Louisburg. He was a cordwainer, and lived 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, first, Sarah Burpee 
(published Aug. 1, 1769) ; and she died Dec. 30, 1769, 
at the age of nineteen. He (then of Rowley) married, 
second, Betsey Gage of Bradford, Sept. 1, 1774 ; and she 
died Oct. 2, 1775, at her father's house in Bradford. Mr. 
Plumer married, third, Mary, daughter of Joseph and 
Mehitable (Marsh) Haynes of Haverhill, April 20, 1778. 
She was born April 14, 1738, and was living in 1801. 
He died Dec. 20, 1800, at the age of fifty-seven. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born in Haverhill, 
as follows : — 

957—1. 7 , born Dec. — , 1769; died Jan. 9, 1770. 

958 — ii. Betsey Gage 7 , born Aug. 29, 1782; married Appleton 

Swasey of Haverhill Jan. 16, 1802. 
959 — in. Sarah 7 , born Feb. 18, 1785; married James Walker of 

Salem, N. H., Dec. 6, 1804. 
960— iv. Hiram 7 , born March 25, 1787. See family numbered "960." 
961— v. Mary Haynes 7 , born Aug. 19, 1791; married Thomas 

Pearson of Salem Aug. 30, 1810. 
962 — vi. Joseph 7 , born March 11, 1796. See family numbered 

" 962." 

471 

Moses Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Jan. 21, 
1744-5. He was a wheelwright, and lived in his native 
town as late as 1774 ; in Bradford in 1776; in Andover, 



134 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1779-1798 ; and in Londonderry, N. H., in 1800. He 
married, first, Hannah Hale (published March 6, 1770) ; 
and she was living in 1792. He married, second, Phebe 
Poor of Methuen Nov. 22, 1796. He died in Methuen. 
He was a large owner and dealer in real estate. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born as follows : — 
963—1. Sally 7 , born Aug. 2, 1771, in Bradford. 
964 — ii. Polly 7 , born April 4, 1774, in Bradford. 
965— in. Moses 7 , born Feb. 2, 1786(?), in Methuen. See family 

numbered " 965." 
966— iv. David 7 , born March 23, 1798, in Andover. See family 

numbered "966." 
967 — v. Phebe Osgood 7 , born July 14, 1799, in Londonderry. 
968 — vi. Enoch 7 , born Oct. 9, 1801, in Londonderry. See family 

numbered " 968." 

472 

Stephen Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Feb. 1, 
1746-7. He was a wheelwright, and lived in Bradford 
most of his life, spending his last years in Londonderry, 
N. H. He married Martha Hale of Bradford May 24, 
1781. She died in Londonderry May 6, 1835, at the age 
of eighty-five ; and he died there Dec. 2, 1835, aged 
eighty-eight. He was a large land owner. 

Their children were born in Bradford, as follows : — 
969 — i. William 7 , born Oct. 9, 1782; lived in Derry; representa- 
tive; and died in Derry Oct. 8, 1862, at the age of 
eighty. 
970 — ii. Debokah 7 , born Sept. 7, 1784; married John Dwinnells 
of Londonderry March — , 1808; and died in Derry. 

473 

Silas Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., June 21, 1750. 
He was a cordwainer, and lived in Bradford and Haver- 
hill as well as his native town. He married, first, Joanna 
Barker (Chandler) of Andover Oct. 5. 1778 ; and she 
died. He married, second, Mary Adams of Rowley Feb. 
5, 1784; and she died in 1795. He died in Philadelphia 
in 1824(6?). 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 
971 — I. Polly 7 , born Dec. 7, 1779, in Bradford; married John 
Dow of Haverhill Sept. 27, 1804. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 135 

972—n. John 7 , born Jan. 16, 1781, in Bradford; died, unmarried, 

in Havanna. 
973— in. Theodore 7 , born April 12, 1785, in Bradford. See fam- 
ily numbered " 973. " 
974— iv. Frederick 7 , born July 3, 1787, in Bradford; clergyman; 

married, first, Catharine Singleton; and, second, 

Rachel Hathaway; and died May 26, 1854, leaving a 

child. 
975_ v . Sophia 7 , born Nov. 27, 1790, in Rowley; married Daniel 

Buswell April 13, 1809; and she died in Philadelphia 

May 5, 1824. 
976— vi. Henry 7 , born Feb. 22, 1793, in Haverhill. See family 

numbered " 976." 
977— vn. Pamelia 7 , born March 22, 1796, in Haverhill; married 

David Gannett, in Gloucester, N. J. ; and she died 

Dec. 10, 1847. 
978— vin. Charles 7 , born May 7, 1803, in Haverhill; clergyman; 

married Eleanor Gardner; and died Sept. 28, 1834 

(1824?), leaving two children. 

475 

Thomas Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., March 10, 
1756. He fought in the battle of Bunker hill. He was 
a wheelwright, and lived in Haverhill. He married Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (White) Chandler 
of Haverhill Sept. 12, 1780. After her father's death, 
she had been adopted by her uncle, Rev. James Chandler 
of the West parish of Rowley. Mr. Plumer died Dec. 
21, 1836, at the age of eighty; and she died in Haverhill 
Jan. 11, 1839, aged seventy-eight. He owned considera- 
ble real estate. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
979—1. Farnham 7 , born Dec. 17, 1780, in Rowley. See family 

numbered " 979." 
980—n. John Chandler 7 , born May 25, 1783, in Haverhill. See 

family numbered "980." 
981— ill. Mary 7 , born June 21, 1785, in Haverhill; married John 

Marsh of Haverhill Dec. 29, 1811; and he died in 

Haverhill July 12, 1849. John J. Marsh, Esq., of 

Haverhill was their son. 
982— iv. Elizabeth White 7 , born Aug. 22, 1789, in Haverhill; and 

died in Haverhill, suddenly and unmarried, April 

26, 1830, at the age of forty. 



136 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

983— v. Anna 7 , born April 3, 1793, in Haverhill; married Samuel 
Hale of Haverhill May 3, 1820; and she died Jan. — , 
1875. 

984— vi. Thomas 7 , born June 3, 1795, in Haverhill; died July 2, 
1795. 

477 

Benjamin Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Sept. 1, 

1756. He was a yeoman ; and lived in Rowley. He 

married Abigail Savory of Bradford Jan. 28, 1812 ; and 

died Nov. 18, 1823. She survived him. 

Their children were born in Rowley, as follows : — 

985 — I. John Savory 7 , born May 24, 1813. See family numbered 
"985." 

986—n. Sally Clough 7 , born May 4, 1815; married John Knap 
Sept. 30, 1836; and died May 19, 1842(6?). 

987 — in. Josiah Convers 7 , born Dec. 15, 1817. See family num- 
bered " 987." 

988 — iv. Mary Bacon 7 , born May 3, 1824; married Charles Osted 
Ames of Woburn. 

480 

Nathan Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., where he 
was baptized Dec. 8, 1751. He removed to Londonderry, 
N. H., with his father, in 1775 ; and was a soldier of the 
Revolution. He lived in Auburn, N. H. 

Child :— 

989—1. 7 ; was a physician in Auburn for many years, and died 

about 1885. 

486 

Capt. Abel Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., where 
he was baptized March 10, 1765. He married, first, 
Elizabeth Hall. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. ; and 
died Nov. 16, 1806, aged thirty-four. He married, sec- 
ond, Mary Anderson of Londonderry, N. H., Sept. 8, 
1824 ; and she died Feb. 21, 1832, at the age of forty- 
five. Capt. Plumer died Nov. 3, 1841, aged seventy-six. 

Child :— 
) 3 — i. Arley 7 , born in 1797, in Londonderry; lived in his native 
town, of which he was a selectman, and died Jan. 
10, 1879, at the age of eighty-one. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 137 

491 

David Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 23, 
175 7. He was a yeoman, and lived in his native town, 
on the homestead of his grandfather. He married Han- 
nah, daughter of Allen and Martha (Fowler) Perley of 
Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 8, 1785. She was born in Ipswich 
Nov. 27, 1765. He died April 30, 1847, at the age of 
eighty-nine; and she died May 3, 1849, aged eighty-three. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
991—1. Abiqail 7 , born Sept. 27, 1786; married Dudley Ladd, 

Esq., of Meredith, N. H., June 26, 1811. 
992—n. David 7 , born Jan. 11, 1789. See family numbered "992." 
993— in. Stephen 7 , born July 9, 1793. See family numbered "993. " 

493 

Maj. Nathaniel Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., 
March 1, 1744-5. He was a yeoman ; and settled in 

Bradford, Mass., having married Hannah . His 

father lived in Penny si vania, and in the autumn of 1788 
Nathaniel and his brother Jonathan visited him. The 
family tradition of the meeting is treasured yet with 
affectionate interest. The sons were so much pleased 
with the country that they decided to settle there. They 
removed to Pittsburgh in the same fall. In a letter to 
his brother Paul, dated Dec. 29, 1788, Nathaniel request- 
ed him to sell his property, so that he could have the 
money with which to buy a farm. He also stated that 
he wanted a watch, for he had sold his for fifty bushels of 
wheat and a gallon of whiskey; he also wanted the 
brasses, lock and hinges for a desk and hinges for a 
table ; also a great bible very much, for he thinks his 
sight has failed ; also a wagon to be sent out by Amos 
Whitmore, who will take it out for the use of it ; and also 
two heavy chains from one axle to the other, so he can 
make a strong draught chain of them. March 17, 1789, 
Nathaniel bought of Daniel Shawhan three hundred and 
ninety-eight acres of land on " Coal hill," a portion of 
which was recently the home of C. S. Fetterman, a great- 
grandson of Mr. Plumer. 

Major Plumer was a large owner of real estate both 
before and after his removal to Pennsylvania. 



138 THE PLUMES, GENEALOGY. 

Their children were born in Bradford, as follows : — * 
994 — I. Betsy 7 , born March 24, 1769; married Samuel Adams of 

Rowley Aug. — , 1786. 
995 — ii. Hitty 7 , born March 19, 1771; married Jesse Pearson of 

Newbury June 25, 1788. 
996— in. Samuel 7 , born Oct. 6, 1772. 
997 — iv. Nathaniel 7 , born Aug. 14, 1775. 

494 

Maj. Paul Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., where he 
was baptized in the Second church (now in Georgetown) 
Dec. 28, 1746. He lived in Newbury, Mass., was a large 
owner of real estate, and a yeoman and shipwright. In 
1803, he was called " esquire ". 

He married Hannah, daughter of William and Mary 
(Dole) Woodbridge of Newbury April 19, 1770. She 
was born June 1, 1751 ; and died Oct. 31, 1827, aged 
seventy-six ; and Major Plumer died Jan. 25, 1831, aged 
eighty-four. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
998 — i. Joseph Dole 7 , born Jan. 20, 1771. See family numbered 

"998." 
999 — ii. Anna Woodbeidge 7 , born Oct. 13, 1772; insane; died, 

unmarried, Aug. 4, 1816, aged forty-four. 
1000— in. Paul 7 , born Sept. 3, 1774. See family numbered "1000." 
1001 — iv. William 7 , born April 30, 1776; died, unmarried, Jan. 

31, 1846, in his seventieth year. 
1002 — v. Richard 7 , born Aug. 13, 1780; died, unmarried, Oct. 

22, 1806, at the age of twenty-six. 
1003— vi. Silas 7 , born Feb. 5, 1783. See family numbered "1003." 
1004 — vii. Mehitable 7 , born Oct. 1, 1785; died, unmarried, Jan. 

20, 1847, aged sixty-one. 
1005 — viii. Jonathan 7 , born Aug. 11, 1788; died, unmarried, Jan. 

26, 1819, at the age of thirty. 
1006— ix. Nathaniel 7 , born Sept. 7, 1791; went away from home 

when twenty-five, and died at New Orleans in 1825. 

495 

Jonathan Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., about 
1748. He was a blacksmith, and lived in Newburyport, 
Mass., until the autumn of 1788, when, with his brother 

*They had a child die in Bradford Oct. — , 1778. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 139 

Nathaniel, he visited his father in Pennsylvania. Being 
pleased with the country, he decided to settle there, and 
did so, having become involved, and sold his house and 
lot to Simeon Plumer March 31, 1788.* Jonathan wrote 
to his brother Paul, in a letter dated July 5, 1789, that 
" I now live near to my fathers where I built me a house 
and a shop. Work most of my time at my trade and get 
provisions for my work. I have got a famous field of 
corn as ever I saw, and expect to raise enough for my 
family. We get most excellent fish such as perch, pickerel 
and catfish and salmon, which I dined on this day. Nat. 
has bought a fine farm sixteen miles from here" — got 
some good tools except bellows and wants Paul to go to 
David Morrills and buy him a bellows pipe and send it 
on, he will send back a buckskin, — wants him to go to 
Mycalls and get him an account book and an alphabet and 
tell him he will call and settle the next time he is in 
Newburyport, which will be in twenty or thirty years at 
the longest ! ! wants to hear the news about the neighbors 
and mentions several — sends his love to a Capt. Longfellow 
and wants him to come out to keep school, and will guaran- 
tee him thirty pounds a year and board, — tells about a good 
trade he made swapping wagons with a Doctor Adams, on 
his way out I suppose, for he says the wagon went so hard 
that the Doctor's horses got so poor that they died after 
they got there. He also writes to Paul to know if he can 
get a boat builder to go out there, for he will have a saw 
mill finished soon, and could have all the work he wanted. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Anna, daughter of William 
and Ann (Poor) Brown July 15, 1773. She was born 
March 30, 1746. He married, second, . 

Mr. Plumer's children were born in Newburyport, as 
follows : — 

1007 — i. Joseph Bkown 7 , born May 4, 1774; died Feb. 25, 1787. 
1008 — II. Lydia Leighton 7 , born Aug. 6, 1776; died July 11, 1777. 
1009— in. John 7 , born Aug. 18, 1778. 

496 

Elder William Plumer 6 , born in Fort Cumberland, 
Md., in 1760 (1755?). He served in the Revolutionary 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 149, leaf 49. 



140 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

war ; and was at one time stationed in the block house 
which stood on the site formerly occupied by the mansion 
of the late General Robinson, in Allegheny, near the foot 
of Federal street, because of the aggressions of the In- 
dians. 

Mr. Plumer married, in the home of Col. John Orms- 
by, in Pittsburgh, Feb. 27, 1781, Miss Catharine McAllis- 
ter of Long Run, and lived there several years. Then 
he went to Greersburg, Beaver county, Pa., now Darling- 
ton, Lawrence county, at the urgent request of ministers 
and others, to board students attending the Presbyterian 
school then in existence at that place. After the school 
had been broken up and transferred to Canonsburg he 
built a batteau, put his family and goods on board, and 
descended the Ohio river to Red Bank, Ky., where he 
landed. But the surrounding country disappointed him, 
and he turned his boat upstream, pushing it with poles, 
and landed some eighteen miles above Marietta, Washing- 
ton county, Ohio, where he made his home. He traded a 
great deal along the Ohio and Kanawha rivers in a keel 
boat. He must have removed to or near Logstown, for 
he there built, in the winter of 1793-4, several boats for 
transportation of Wayne's army to Fort Washington. 
Directly after Wayne's crushing defeat of the Indians, 
emigration became active towards the upper valley of the 
Beaver, and Mr. Plumer must have followed, as he was 
one of the three elders ordained in the congregation 
known as the " Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church," or- 
ganized in 1798 by the Presbytery of Ohio, and he was 
of the very first settlers there. 

His wife died some time between 1824 and 1830. In 
1833, he visited his daughters at Charleston, now West 
Virginia, and while there was seized with cholera and 
died. The inscription on his tombstone is as follows : — 

In memory of William Plumer 

Born in Fort Cumberland, Maryland, 1755. 

Died, July 8th, 1833, in Charleston, Virginia. 

His children call him blessed. 

Proverbs xxxi: 28. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 141 

The children of Mr. Plumer were as follows : — 

1010 — I. Catherine 7 , born in 1782. 

1011—n. Jonathan 7 ; studied at Greersburg and afterwards at 
Canonsburg and was licensed to preach the gospel; 
graduated at Princeton; preached about a year; and 
died of consumption about 1808. 

1012— in. 7 . 

1013— iv. Robert 7 . 

1014— v. 7 . 

1015— vi. John McAllister 7 , born Dec. 29, 1799, in Greersburg. 
He lived near Marietta, O., his parents residing with 
him. He was a man of integrity and consistent 
Christian character ; his neighbors valued his coun- 
sel and sought his sympathy in their afflictions. He 
married Jane Hamilton Fulton in 1831; and she died 
in 1888. Mr. Plumer died, after a blindness of five 
years, at his home, near Lower Newport, Washing- 
ton county, O., May 10, 1889, at the age of eighty- 
nine. They had three sons and a daughter. 
1016— vii. William Swan 7 , born July 25, 1802, in Greersburg. He 
went to Kanawha county, Va., and studied with 
Doctor McElheny, and graduated at Washington Col- 
lege, in Lexington, Va., in 1823, and at Princeton 
Theological Seminary in 1826, being licensed to 
preach at Monmouth, N. J. He began his ministry 
as an evangelist at Warrenton, N. C, and in the ad- 
jacent region, and also at Danville, Va. He married 
Mrs. Eliza G. Hazen of Hillsboro', N. C, in 1829; 
and then became pastor of Briery church, Charlotte 
county, Va. In 1831, he became a pastor in Peters- 
burg, Va., and in 1834 accepted a call to the First 
church of Richmond, Va., where he remained thir- 
teen years, exerting a wide influence. He established 
the Watchman of the South in 1837, and was its ed- 
itor eight years. In 1847, he accepted a call to the 



142 THE PLUMBR GENEALOGY. 

Franklin Street church, Baltimore, where he remained 
for seven years. In 1854, the General Assembly 
meeting in Buffalo elected him to the chair of Sys- 
tematic and Pastoral Theology in the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary at Allegheny; and while performing 
those services he was pastor of the Central Presby- 
terian church of Allegheny. In 1862, he resigned 
both professorship and pastorate, and went to Phila 
delphia, where he remained until the close of the- 
war. From 1805 to 1867, he was pastor of a church 
in Pottsville, Pa. In the latter year he was called to 
the chair of Didactic Theology, in the Theological 
Seminary of the Southern Presbyterian church at 
Columbia, S. C, where, after a number of years, he 
retired as Professor Emeritus. He was an incessant 
worker and able preacher, and had a thorough knowl- 
edge of the Bible. His wife died Oct. 30, 1878; and 
he died at the Union Protestant Infirmary, Balti- 
more, Oct. 22, 1880, at the age of seventy-eight. One 
of his children married Douglass Plumer of Colum- 
bia, S. C, and another married S. S. Bryan of Alle- 
gheny. 

497 

Hon. George Plumer 6 , born within three miles of 
Fort Pitt, now Pittsburgh, Pa., in 17 — . He was a mem- 
ber of congress from Pennsylvania in the Seventeenth 
and Eighteenth congresses. He resided in Westmoreland 
county, about twenty-five miles from Pittsburgh. He 
married . 

Child :— 
1017 — i. 7 ; married Smith. 

507 

John Plumer 6 , born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 1, 1770. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in Newbury. He married 
Sarah, daughter of John and Mary (Little) Moody April 
24, 1796. She was born Jan. 23, 1772 ; and died in 
1853. He died June 21, 1861, at the age of ninety-one. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 143 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
1018—1. John Moody 7 , born March 2, 1797. See family numbered 

"1018." 
1019—n. Joanna 7 , born Oct. 2, 1798; married Nathaniel Grant, 

son of Samuel Spiller of Rowley, April 11, 1827; lived 

in Bosford; she died in 1850. 
1020— in. Jonathan 7 , born Jan. 7, 1801; died Jan. 27, 1806. 
1021— iv. Amos Moody 7 , born Nov. 4, 1802; died Jan. 5, 1822. 
1022— v. Sarah 7 , born Nov. 1, 1804; lived in Newbury; and died, 

unmarried, Oct. 9, 1841, aged thirty-six. 
1023— vi. Lydia 7 , born Dec. 28, 1806 ; married Silas Pearson Dec. 

26, 1S32. 
1024— vn. Mary 7 , born Sept. 5, 1808; married, first, Eleazer F. 

Keyes of Orford, N. H., March — , 1834; and, second, 

Benjamin Spiller; and she was the latter's widow in 

1857. 
1025— viii. Rebecca 7 ; married, first, Ebenezer S. Keyes Nov. 30, 

1830; and, second, Joseph Oliver. 

510 

Jonathan Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., in 1768 ; 
baptized Jan. 10, 1768. He married Hannah Jewett ; and 
died in Waterford, Me., at the age of eighty-five. 

Children : — 
1026—1. Stephen 7 ; went to Kansas, and died there. He had 
children, who went to California. 

1027 ii. Mark 7 ; died when about ten years old. 

1028— in. Ednah 7 . 

1029— iv. 7 (daughter); died unmarried. 

511 

Samuel Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass., Nov. 30, 
1769. He settled in Waterford, Me. ; and married Eliza- 
beth Jewett. 

Children : — 
1030—1. Daniel 7 ; died in Waterford. 

1031 ii. Eben 7 ; died in Waterford. 

1032— in. Samuel 7 ; died in Waterford. 
1033— iv. Cyrus 7 ; lived in Bath, Me., about 1882. 
1034— v. George 7 ; lived in Waterford about 1882. 
1035— vi. Edwin 7 ; died unmarried. 

1036— vn. ' (daughter). 

1037— viii. 7 (daughter). 



144 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

512 

Bradstreet Plumer 6 , born in Rowley, Mass.. in 1772. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in his native town. He 
married, first, Hannah Todd June 21, 1798 ; and she 
died Dec. 26, 1799. He married, second, Anne, daughter 
of James and Anna (Sawyer) Todd July 7, 1801. He 
died Nov. 17, 1851, in his eightieth year ; and she died 
May 25, 1858, at the age of eighty-five. 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born in Rowley, as 
follows : — 

1038—1. Sylvia 7 , born Jan. 21, 1799; died Aug. 6, 1815. 

1039 — II. Nancy 7 , born July 27, 1802 ; died, unmarried, June — , 
1859, aged fifty-six. 

1040 — in. Elizabeth Bradstreet 7 , born March 4, 1804; married 
Capt. Benjamin H. Smith of Rowley Nov. 2, 1826. 

1041 — iv. Bradstreet 7 , born Dec. 26, 1805. See family numbered 
" 1041." 

1042 — v. Jonathan 7 , born Dec. 29, 1807. See family numbered 
" 1042." 

1043 — vi. James Todd 7 ; born Jan. 9, 1810; married, first, Mary 
Harris, daughter of Joshua Jewett, Jan. 1, 1839 ; she 
died June 3, 1844, aged thirty-five; he married, sec- 
ond, Martha, daughter of Harris, and widow of 

Bullen, Jan. 17, 1847. He had no children. 

1044 — vii. Samuel 7 , born Aug. 31, 1811. See family numbered 
"1044." 

1045 — vin. Mehitable 7 , born July 6, 1816; married Oliver Atkin- 
son, son of Achilia and Nancy (Staples) Rundlett Oct. 
29, 1844. He was born in Tamworth, N. H., June 10, 
1820. 

1046— ix. Daniel 7 , born Aug. 31, 1820; died March 9, 1844, aged 
twenty-three. 

520 

Samuel Somerby Plumer 6 , born in Newbury port, 
Mass., Oct. 6, 1776. He lived in his native town. He 
married, first, Mary Edwards Sept. 29, 1801. She died, 
and he married, second, Mary Chase of Hampstead, N. H., 
Oct. 26, 1813. She died Oct. 25, 1816, at the age of 
thirty-four ; and he married, third, widow Lovey Edwards 
Dec. 21, 1825. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 145 

The children of Mr. Plumer were born in Newbury- 
port, as follows : — 
1047—1. Daniel 7 , born June 2, 1803; married Sarah Scott June 

7, 1825; and died in 1853. 
1048—n. Maey Chase 7 , born Oct. 13, 1816; married Greenleaf 

Boardman. 
1049 — in. Lydia Jane 7 , born Oct. 10, 1826; died young. 

526 

Isaac C. Plumer 6 , born in Jefferson, Me., about 1795. 
He married twice, and died April 18, 1881. 

Children : — 
1050—1. — 
1051—n. — 

1052— III. — 
1053— iv. — 
1054— v. — 
1055— vi. — 
1056— vii. — 
1057— vim. — 
1058— IX. — 
1059— x. — 

1060 — xi. Isaac F. 7 , born Feb. 22, 1854; was living, unmarried, in 
Chelsea, Me., about 1882. 

528 

Joseph Plumer 7 , born in Hawke (now Danville), 

N. H., Feb. 8, 1771. He married Hannah Elkins Jan. 20, 

1803. She was born Oct. 21, 1778. He died April 9, 

1842, at the age of seventy-one. 
Children : — 

1061 — I. Richakd 8 , born Nov. 25, 1805. See family numbered 
" 1061." 

1062—n. Joanna 8 , born Dec. 10, 1807, at Gilmanton, N. H.; mar- 
ried John S. Gilman in 1835; and she died in Moul- 
tonboro' Sept. 24, 1872. 

1063 — in. Sally 8 , born Nov. 3, 1810, in Gilmanton; married John 
L. Osgood of Gilford, N. H.; and died at Laconia, 
May 25, 1856, at the age of forty-five. 

1064— iv. James 8 , born Dec. 15, 1815, in Laconia. See family 
numbered " 1064." 

1065— v. Lydia 8 , born Aug. 6, 1818. 

1066— vi. Joseph 3 , born Dec. — , 181- in Belmont, N. H.; died 
young. 



146 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

529 

Samuel Plumer 7 , born in 17 — . He married Eliza- 
beth Norris. 

Children : — 
1067 — I. Joseph A. s , born Oct. 27, 1800. See family numbered 

" 1067." 
1068 — ii. Samuel 8 , born in 1804. See family numbered "1068." 

531 

Henry Plumer 7 , born March 20, 1782. He married 
Sarah Piper, who was born Jan. 12, 1781. 

Children : — 
1069—1. John C. 8 , born Jan. 9, 1804, at Gilford, N. H. See family 

numbered " 1069." 
1070 — ii. Jones 8 , born March 1, 1807, at Gilford. See family 

numbered " 1070." 
1071 — in. William 8 , born Sept. 4, 1808. See family numbered 

" 1071." 
1072— iv. Levi 8 , born July 14, 1812. 
1073 — v. Saeah 8 , born Aug. 1, 1814; married Joseph Stevens in 

1832. 
1074 — vi. Abigail 8 , born March 23, 1818; married Abel Davis, jr., 

in Winchester, N. H. He died there Aug. 29, 1877. 
1075— vii. Henby 8 , born Sept. 24, 1820, at Gilford. See family 

numbered " 1075." 
1076— viii. Susan H. 8 , born July 2, 1823(8?), at Gilmanton Iron- 
works ; married Ira M. Flanders Nov. 10, 1850. He 

was in the army, and died at Washington May 17, 

1863. 
1077 — ix. Aphiah T. 8 , born Sept. 17, 1826; married, first, Joseph 

C. Sawyer in 1849; and, second, Henry Aldrich March 

1, 1855. 

532 

Richard Plumer 7 , born March 29, 1786. He mar- 
ried Mary Perry. 

Children : — 
1078—1. Hibam 8 , born Oct. 12, 1809. See family numbered 

" 1078." 
1079 — ii. Betsey 8 , born Jan. 11, 1811; married Richard W. Crane. 
1080— hi. Henby 8 , born May 20, 1814. See family numbered 
"1080." 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 147 

10S1 — iv. Mary J. s , born July 19, 1817; married Rev. Daniel 
Batchelder of Campton, K H., Jan. 28, 1851. 

1082 — v. Richard J. 8 , born July 25, 1819. See family number ed 
" 1082." 

1083— vi. Joseph F. 8 , b. July 11, 1822. 

1084 — vii. George W. S. 9 , born Aug. 3, 1825. See family numbered 
" 1084. ' , 

533 

Philip Plumer 7 , born Oct. 30, 1788(9 ?). He married 
Betsey Randlett, at Gilmanton, on Thanksgiving day, 
Nov. — , 1811 ; and died in Groton, N. H., Sept. 2, 
1863. 

Children : — 
1085 — i. Josiah R. 8 , born May 18, 1812. See family numbered 

" 1085." 
10S6— ii. Henry 8 , born Oct. 27, 1813; died Sept. 28, 1860, aged 

forty-six. 
1087 — in. Charles 8 , born June 21, 1815; died in Hebron, N. H., 

May 20, 1883, at the age of sixty-seven. 
1088 — iv. William R. 8 , born April 29, 1818. See family numbered 

" 1088." 
1089 — v. George 8 , born Jan. 24, 1821. See family numbered 

" 1089." 
1090 — vi. Harrison 8 , born March 26, 1823. See family numbered 

" 1090." 
1091— vii. Mary Ann 8 , born Aug. 23, 1825. 
1092— viii. Philip 8 , born Feb. 6, 1828. 
1093 — ix. Betsey 8 , born Nov. 25, 1829, in Groton; married Willard 

Putney of Bridgewater, N. H., Oct. 29, 1856. He 

■was born at Wentworth, N". H., July 4, 1825. 
1094— x. Horace 8 , born April 3, 1833, in Groton. See family 

numbered " 1094." 

535 

Jesse Plumer 7 , born Sept. 21, 1794. He married, 
first, Sarah, daughter of Humphrey and Margaret Nichols 
of Bennington, Vt., Jan. 2, 1818 ; and, second, Polly 
Edmonds (Emmons?) of Gilmanton. 

Children : — 
1095 — i. Maria M. 8 , born Oct. 2, 1818; married Samuel B. Grant 

of Gilford, N. H., Nov. 17, 1836. 
1096 — ii. Elmira 8 , born Aug. 30, 1822, in Salem, Mass.; married 
Simeon Bardwell March 16, 1842. 



148 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1097 — in. Sarah Jane 8 , born April 8, 1833; married William 
Mudgett, at Laconia, N. H., April 5, 1866; and died 
Nov. 24, 1879, at the age of forty-six. 

536 

James Plumer 7 ; married Abigail Upton of Salem, 
Mass. 

Child :— 
1098—1. William Gardner 8 , born Feb. 20, 1822, in Salem. See 
family numbered, " 1098." 

540 

Joseph Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 22, 
1781. He was a merchant, and lived in his native place. 
He married Miss Anna Cram of Exeter, N. H., Sept. 4, 
1809; and died in 1856. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : 
1099 — i. Anna 8 , born Oct. 16, 1811; married John G., son of John 

and Elizabeth Flanders of New York Oct. 23, 1856 ; 

she survived him, and lived in Brooklyn. 
1100 — ii. Joseph Cram 8 , born May 2, 1813; lived in Exeter, and 

probably never married. 

548 

Nathan Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 
2, 1787. He married Abigail Stimpson. 

Child :— 
1101— i. Edward Payson 8 , born Sept. 17, 1817; lived in East 
Medway. 

545 

Samuel Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 
28, 1783. He removed to Bangor. He married Lucy 

Dent, daughter of Talbot, in 1816 ; and died at 

Alexandria, Va., Feb. 9, 1843(8?). 

Child:— 
1102 — i. Kate 8 ; married William MacLeod; and lived in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

548 

Joshua Coffin Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
Dec. 18, 1789. He lived in Boscawen, N. H., until 1829, 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 149 

when he removed to Bangor, Me. He was a man of cul- 
ture and active in citizenship. He married, first, Eunice 
Knight March 21, 1816 ; and she died March 10, 1828. 
He married, second, Sophia Wilkins, daughter of Timothy 
and Abigail (Wilkins) Dix, Dec. 25, 1828. She was 
born in Boscawen May 1, 1800. Mr. Plumer died in 
Bangor Dec. 10, 1814 ; and she died Jan. 26, 1865. 

Children : — 
1103—1. Caleb K. 5 , born Dec. 5, 1816; died Oct. 28, 1818. 
1104— n. Charles F. 8 , bom Jan. 4, 1819 ; died Sept. 4, 1820. 
1105 — in. Lucretia A. 8 , born Aug. 22, 1820; married Rev. Charles 

Temple; and died at Otsego, Mich., Dec. 3, 1864. 
1106 — iv. Louisa 8 , born Aug. 26, 1822; died, unmarried, July 12, 

1876. 
1107— v. William Laurens 8 , born May 11, 1824. See family 

numbered " 1107." 
1108— vi. Catharine K. 8 , born April 29, 1826; died Nov. 26, 1828. 
1109— vii. Eunice 8 , born Sept. 16, 1827; died Jan. 10, 1828. 
1110 — vin. George Dix 8 , born March 8, 1830; died, unmarried, of 

yellow fever, in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1S73. 
1111 — ix. Freddie 8 (twin); died in infancy. 
1112 — x. Eddie 8 (twin); died in infancy. 
1113 — xi. Frances M. Pomeroy s , born Dec. 23, 1833; married 

Edward Little Pickard Dec. 25, 1856; and lived in 

Bangor. 
1114 — xii. Lucy Hartwell 8 , born July 6, 1836; married John B. 

Chapin Aug. 20, 186S. 
1115— xni. Edward D. 8 ; died Feb. — , 1844. 
1116— xiv. John Adams 8 , born May 4, 1841. See famihj numbered 

" 1116." 
1117 — xv. Catharine Munroe 8 , born April 29, 1S45; lives in Au- 

burndale, Mass. 

550 

Thomas Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., April 
1, 1793. He married, first, Elizabeth Greenleaf Noyes, 
July 12, 1821. She died, and he married, second, Mary 
Melick May 7, 1829. Mr. Plumer died at St. John, 
N. B., Jan. 10, 1861. 

Children : — 
1118—1. Thomas 8 , born Jan. 31, 1822; died Feb. 2, 1822. 
1119—il John Notes 8 , born March 1, 1S23; died Aug. 27, 1837. 



150 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1120— in. Elizabeth Jane s , born Oct. 25, 1824; married Whit- 
comb Fairbanks; and lived in St. John, N. B. 

1121— iv. Henrietta 8 , born Nov. 13, 1827; died Oct. 28, 1828. 

1122— v. Thomas 8 , born Feb. 4, 1830; died March 12, 1831. 

1123— vi. Edmund 8 , born May 5, 1831; died July 18, 1832. 

1124 — vii. Mary Cram 8 , born Sept. 25, 1832; married her cousin 
William L. Plumer (1107). 

1125— vin. Emily 8 , born Oct. 19, 1834; died Feb. 8, 1836. 

1126— ix. Sarah Melinda 8 , born April 28, 1837. 

1127— x. Sophia 8 , born July 16, 1838; married J. B. Hawes of St. 
John Feb. 18, 1863. 

1128— xi. Ellen Humbert 8 , born Sept. 20, 1840; married William 
MacKintosh Welsh of St. John Sept. 10, 1864; and 
lived in Liverpool, England. 

1129— xii. John Thomas 8 , born May 19, 1844. See family numbered 
" 1129." 

1130 — xiii. Alice Zerviah 8 , born Dec. 13, 1847; married James 
Bell Sinclair of St. John Nov. 29, 1873; and lives in 
Liverpool, England. 

1131 — xiv. Margaret 8 , born March 23, 1851; died April 25, 1852. 

551 

Charles Plumer 7 , born in Newbury port, Mass., March 
16, 1795. He married Sarah Merrill Kimball of Hop- 
kinton, N. H. ; and died in Bangor Sept. 15, 1849. 

Children : — 
1132 — i. Elizabeth 8 ; married Calvin Hervey of Belfast, Me. 
1133 — ii. Mary 8 ; married Joseph Titcomb of Newburyport, Mass. 
1134 — in. Charles A. 8 ; lives in New York city; married Lavinia 
Roberts; and had a son, Charles Arthur, born in 1870. 

555 

Tristram Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
April 25, 1775. He lived in Epping, N. H. ; and mar- 
ried Nancy Bond of Newburyport Jan. 31, 1806. 

Child :— 
1135 — I. Jane 8 , born Jan. 12, 1811, in Newburyport. 

561 

Col. Enoch Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
June 27, 1787. He lived in Newburyport ; and married 
Miss Mary Gordon June 15, 1807. He died June 4, 
1831; and she died about 1855. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 151 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 
1136 — I. William 13 , born Jan. 8, 1808. See family numbered 

"1136." 
1137—n. Enoch 8 , born Nov. 28, 1809; married Martha Smith, 

daughter of Obadiah and Martha Horton, Dec. 6, 

1831; and she died Sept. 18, 1841, at the age of 

thirty-one. 
1138 — in. Mary Gordon 8 , born May 15, 1812; married Stephen 

Bartlett of Eastport, Me., April 3, 1832. 
1139— iv. Gordon 8 , born March 3, 1814; died July 28, 1816. 
1140 — v. Caroline Smith 8 , born Nov. 20, 1815. 
1141 — vi. Elizabeth Dean 8 , born Nov. 21, 1817; died, unmarried, 

Dec. 5, 1839, aged twenty-two. 

573 

Moses Pltjmer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 8, 
1805. He married Ann Doyle Nov. 25, 1830 ; and died 
in 1837. 

Children : — 
1142 — i. Phebe Ann 8 , born March 14, 1832; married Horace, son 

of Nathaniel and Ann Brown March 14, 1854. 
1143—n. Moses 8 , born Sept. 8, 1834. 
1144 — in. Nancy Horton 8 , born Feb. 10, 1837; married John, son 

of Daniel and Margaret Wilson March 16, 1854; and 

he died April 27, 1855. 

576 

Thomas Pltjmer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 
18, 1812. He lived in or near Philadelphia, Pa., and 
married Mary Jane Crockett of Philadelphia Oct. 8, 1850. 

Children (sons) : — 
1145—1. — 
1146—n. — 
1147— in. — 
1148— iv. — 
1149— v. — 
1150— vi. — 

578 

Leonard Withington Plumer", born in Newbury- 
port, Mass., Feb. 11, 1820. He married, first, Isabella 
Crawford. She died, and he married, second, Maria 
Crawford July — , 1855. 



152 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Children : — 
1151 — i. Isabella Crawford 8 , born July 7, 1848. 
1152 — ii. Luther Boutelle 8 , born July 17, 1856. 
1153 — in. Leonard 8 . 

580 

Jacob William Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., March 25, 1825. He married Louisa Plane of 
Charleston, S. C, in 1854. 

Children : — 

1154—1. s , born in 185- ; died before 1859. 

1155 — ii. Louise 8 , born Aug. 16, 1857. 
1156— in. 8 . 

582 

Nathan Thomas Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., Nov. 24, 1807. He was a carpenter, and worked 
at building both houses and ships. When about four- 
teen, he became cook on a schooner on a voyage to the 
West Indies. He then sailed before the mast until he 
became of age, and after that time he sailed as a ship- 
carpenter, generally on trips from New Orleans to Lon- 
don with cargoes of cotton and tobacco. 

He married Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Meriam 
(Cheever) Noyes April 28, 1833. She was born in 1812. 
He then stayed at home a number of years before he 
went to sea again. In 1849, he went to California, as a 
ship-carpenter, on the brig James Cashie, Oliver H. Jones, 
master, and soon after that date, in San Francisco, he 
assisted Samuel H. Jones of South Boston, Mass., who 
superintended the work, in building the " Young Amer- 
ica," which was taken in sections to Toboga Island, at 
Panama, where they set it up. This was the first steam- 
boat built in the Province of Panama. 

He left the sea in 1861 or 1862, and lived in his native 
Newburyport for several years, and then lived in Law- 
rence for several years. His wife died in Lawrence in 
1874, living there for several years before she died. 
While residing there, he worked for the Essex Company, 
having care of the canal. He also assisted Dea. Benja- 
min Coolidge in the survey of the South canal when that 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 153 

was built. He afterwards lived in Woburn, Mass., with 
a daughter. 

Children : — 
1157 — I. Charles 9 , born in 1834; died in infancy. 
1158 — ii. Hannah Notes 8 , born April 13, 1835, in Newburyport; 

married Charles, son of Alfred Putnam of Andover 

in 1853. 
1159 — in. Nathan 8 , born May 19, 1837. See family numbered 

" 1159." 
1160— iv. Charles Henry 5 , born in 1838; died Sept. 20, 1839, 

aged ten months. 
1161 — v. Sarah Carroll 8 , born Aug. — , 1841; married William, 

son of Elbridge Joslyn of Lawrence. 
1162 — vi. Lucy Ann 8 , born Dec. 24, 1844; married Baldwin Cool- 

idge of Lawrence; and lived in Boston. 

583 

Hon. Richard Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
June 20, 1813. He lived in his native town; and was a 
dry-goods dealer. He loved life and humanity, and was 
always benevolent. He had a broad sympathy, and early, 
against opposition and contempt, allied himself with 
the abolition and temperance movements. He was 
always a staunch supporter of Garrison, and his purse 
and house were always open freely to the workers for 
humanity, but no more than to the fugitives who wan- 
dered in wildernesses, forded morasses and swam rivers 
in their flight from Southern slavery to Northern free- 
dom. When at last popular opinion changed and the 
Republican party was organized for freedom, he became 
a local leader in politics. For twenty years he was in 
different branches of the city government, acting for the 
poor, and schools, and in the city council. He served the 
state one year in the senate, and voluntarily retired ; and 
for eight years was postmaster. 

Mr. Plumer married Miss Mary, daughter of Amos and 
Mary (Gage) Home of Hanover, N. H., Feb. 26, 1836 ; 
and died Jan. 23, 1881, at the age of sixty-seven. His 
wife survived him. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 
1163—1. Mary Horne 3 (twin), born March 12, 1837; died March 
16, 1837. 



154 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1164—n. James Richard 3 (twin), born March 12, 1837; married 
Emeline Augusta, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah 
Goodwin Aug. 2, 1860. He was mate of a vessel, 
which was lost, with all the crew, in September, 1868, 
when on a voyage from Norfolk, Va., tothe West 
Indies, with a general cargo, being overloaded. 
Their child died at the age of about three years. 

1165— in. Maey Alice 8 , born June 23, 1839; died Oct. 23, 1840. 

1166— iv. Nathan 8 , born Feb. 25, 1842; died June 22, 1842. 

1167— v. Frederick 3 , born Jan. 9, 1S44; died April 2, 1862, aged 
eighteen. 

1168 — vi. George Haley 8 , born April 28, 1847. See family num- 
bered "1168." 

1169 — vn. Wendell Phillips 3 , born April 14, 1852. See family 
numbered " 1169." 

1170— viii. Frank Horne 3 , born April 27, 1857. See family num- 
bered "1170." 

584 

Charles Henry Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., Aug. 14, 1815. He was a mariner, and lived in 
his native town. He married Elizabeth Burnham Jan. 4, 
1845. He was lost at sea in September, 1868; and she 
died in Newburyport in April, 1893. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 
1171 — i. Alexander Bragg 8 , born July 8, 1846. 
1172 — ii. Charles Andrew 3 , born May 27, 1848; married Rhetta 

B., daughter of Isaac and Sarah Titcomb July 17, 

1879. 
1173 — in. James Pettingell 8 , born Oct. 4, 1852. See family 

numbered " 1173." 
1174— iv. Henry Johnson 8 , born Sept. 8, 1857. 

585 

Nathaniel Dole Plumer 7 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., March 24, 1818. Mr. Plumer married Caroline 
Augusta, daughter of William Hall, April 25, 1839. He 
went fishing several years. He had a bronchial trouble, 
which entirely left him when he was on the salt water, 
and this was the reason of his spending so much of his 
time on the ocean. Leaving his family in Newburyport, 
he went to California for his health, and kept a large 
grocery store for three or four years at Knights ferry, 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 155 

about one hundred and twenty miles from San Francisco, 

He died at Knights ferry in October, 1860. 

Their children were born in Newburyport, as follows : — 

1175—1. Caroline Augusta 8 , born June 19, 1839. 

1176—n. Charles William 8 , born Dec. 4, 1840; was lost at sea; 
he sailed from Boston or New York for Australia, 
and went on board a ship at Australia to go to San 
Francisco, and was never heard from again. 

1177— in. Mary Alice 8 , born Nov. 28, 1842; married John B. 
Carpenter Jan. 6, 1870; and he died July 22, 1888. 

1178 — iv. Margaret Adelaide 8 , born May 7, 1844. 

1179 — v. Nathaniel Dole 8 , born July 7, 1846; died in infancy. 

587 

Andrew Jackson Plumeb, 7 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., Jan. 29, 1826. He married, first, Elizabeth Ann, 
daughter of Ebenezer and Drusilla Ames of North Haven, 
Me., April 25, 1850. She died, and he married, second, 
Eliza Ann Moore of Springfield. 

Children : — 
1180—1. Frank Kidder 8 , born Feb. 25, 1851; died April 7, 1857. 
1181—n. George 8 , born in 1853; died Oct. — , 1854. 
1182— in. Harry 8 , born about 1872. 
1183— iv. Fred 8 , born about 1874. 

589 

Moses Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 26, 
1806. He lived in his native town ; and married Elvira, 
daughter of John and Margaret (Lunt) Adams Dec. 6, 
1831. She was born in Newbury April 10, 1810. He 
died Jan. 4, 1850, at the age of forty-six; and she died 
June 5, 1866, aged fifty-six. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
1184 — i. Jeremiah 8 , born Oct. 8, 1835; died, unmarried, April 

20, 1874, at the age of thirty-eight. 
1185 — ii. Leonard 8 , baptized July 8, 1838. 

592 

Ephkaim Plumer 7 , born Aug. 29, 1793. He married 
Lucy, daughter of Henry and Mary (Foster) Gerrish 
Jan. 11, 1821. She was born Sept. 30, 1803 ; and died 



156 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

March 29, 1879. He died July 20, 1872, at the age of 
seventy-eight. 
Children : — 
1186 — I. Polly Little 8 , born Nov. 23, 1821; married Henry L. 

son of Paul and Jane (Pearson) Dodge June 17, 

1841. 
1187 — ii. Abiel G. 8 , born May 24, 1824. See family numbered 

"1187." 
1188 — in. Pliscilla Pearson 8 , born May 28, 1826; married 

Luther, son of Richard and Susanna (Chandler) Gage 

March 2, 1859; he was born Aug. 19, 1809. 
1189 — iv. Helen Elizabeth 8 , born March 26, 1834. 
1190— v. Frances Ann 8 , born Nov. 18, 1837; married Albert, son 

of Thomas and Joanna Reed Nov. 26, 1864. 

593 

Bitfield Plumer 7 , born Nov. 9, 1799. He married 
Susan, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Morrill) Chad- 
wick Nov. 2, 1835. She was born May 16, 1804. He 
died Oct. 23, 1875, at the age of seventy-five ; and she 
died Oct. 27, 1882, aged seventy-eight. 

Children : — 
1191—1. Hannah M. 8 , born Sept. 5, 1836; died June 13, 1838. 
1192 — ii. Frank J. s , born Feb. 16, 1844. See family numbered 
"1192." 

595 

Jeremiah Plumer 7 , born Oct. 8, 1803. He married 
Electa, daughter of Noble and Mary (Dewey) Day of 
Springfield, Mass., April 23, 1843. ' He died July 13, 
1867, from injuries received by a boiler explosion in 
Lancaster, Pa. 
Children : — 
1193—1. Elizabeth Hamlin 8 , born June 14, 1845; married Wil- 
liam, son of Chauncey B. and Celia B. (Sibley) Fow- 
ler Dec. 25, 1869. 
1194—n. George W. 8 , born Aug. 26, 1846; died Aug. 4, 1849. 
1195 — in. Mary Frances 3 (twin), born June 12, 1849; died Aug. 

29, 1850. 
1196— iv. Frank 8 (twin), born June 12, 1849; died June 20, 1849. 
1197 — v. Mary Frances 8 , born March 30, 1854. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 157 

607 

Benjamin Plumer 7 , bom April 19, 1 787. He married 
Lucy Yeatonof Somersworth ; and died Jan. 29, 1806(?). 

Children : — 
H98—I. Henry 8 ; married Martha Hale of Rochester, N. H. 
1199— n. Amanda 8 ; died unmarried. 
1200— in. George 8 ; lives in Portsmouth; married, first, Mary 

Clapham; and, second, Lydia Walker. 
1201— iv. Cyrus 8 , born Dec. 6, 1817. See family numbered "1201." 
1202— v. John 8 ; went to California, and died. 
1203 — vi. Ebenezer 8 ; died young. 
1204 — vil. Mahala 8 ; died unmarried. 

608 

Avery Plumer 7 , born July 26, 1789. He married 
Elizabeth Paul of Eliot, Me. She was born Nov. 29, 
1790 ; and died Oct. 21, 1842. He died June 30, 1859, 
in his seventieth year. 

Children : — 
1205—1. Avery 8 , born May 6, 1813; died April — , 1887. 
1206—n. Samuel N. 8 , born May 26, 1815. 
1207— in. Washington 8 , born April 4, 1817. 
1208— iv. Jacob P. 8 , born March 26, 1819. 
1209— v. Converse Francis 8 , born Oct. 28, 1821. 
1210— vi. Elizabeth Martha 8 , born April 4, 1824; married John 

E. Bailey March 6, 1848. 
1211— vn. Mary Ann K. 8 , born July 1, 1826. 
1212— vin. Louisa 8 , born Dec. 7, 1828. 

616 

Nathaniel Plumer 7 , born in Dover, N. H., Feb. 9, 
1785. He lived in Bowdoin and Topsham, Me. He 
married Agnes Pennell of Topsham, where she was born 
Jan. 13, 1784. He died in Topsham Sept. 14, 1868 ; and 
she died there April 26, 1873. 



158 THE PLUMES GENEALOGY. 

Children : — 

1213 — I. John Lincoln 8 , born Nov. 9, 1811, in Bowdoin. See 
family numbered " 1213." 

1214 — ii. Albert 5 , born Jan. 8, 1814; lived in Bowdoin, and re- 
moved to Orono, where be lived for some forty-five 
years. He married, first, Jane W. Hall of Bowdoin 
in 1839; and, second, Elmira Clark. He bad a daugh- 
ter by eacb wife. 

1215 — in. Pennell 8 , born Dec. 18, 1816; married Hannah Curtis 
April 2, 1844. 

1216 — iv. Sarah 8 , born July 21, 1818; married Joseph Hall of 
Bowdoin; and died in Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 22, 1878. 
He died in 1885. 

1217 — v. Andrew 8 , born May 1, 1822, in Topsham. Bee family 
numbered " 1217." 

1218— vi. Mart 8 , born Feb. 28, 1824; married Albert Hall of 
Bowdoin in 1847; and died Feb. 5, 1860. 

1219— vn. Lavinia O. 8 , born July 25, 1827; lived on the old place, 
unmarried. 

1220— vni. Isaac 8 , born Dec. 7, 1829, in Topsham. See family 
numbered " 1220." 

618 

John Plumes, 7 , born April 26, 1789. 

Children : — 
1221—1. — 
1222—H. — 
1223— III. — 
1224— IV. — 
1225— v. — 
1226— vi. — 
1227— vii. — 
1228— vni. — 

1229 — ix. Catharine 8 ; married Orlando Littlefield of Alfred(?), 
Me., Sept. 30, 1856. 

622 

Andrew Plumes, 7 , born Dec. 30, 1800. He died May 
9, 1840. 

Child :— 
1230 — I. Irvin 8 ; lived in Ipswich. 



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150 



627 

Ephraim Plumer 7 , born in Sandwich, N. H. He lived 

in Vassalboro, Me. He married, first, Crowell ; and, 

second, Patience Insjersoll July 2, 1823. She died Nov. 
— , 1844 ; and he died Oct. — , 1884. 

Mr. Plunder's children were born in Vassalboro, as 
follows : — 

1231 — I. Chakles 8 ; died. 
1232 — ii. James J. 8 , born May 6, 1824. See family numbered 

"1232." 
1233 — in. Cyrus B. 9 , born Jan. 4, 1826; enlisted in the navy; and 

was lost overboard at sea. 
1234 — iv. Lydia B. s , born June 16, 1827; died young. 
1235— v. Anna 8 , born March 29, 1829; died young. 
1236— vi. George H. 8 , born Feb. 2, 1833; died young. 
1237 — vn. Caroline M. 8 , born July 25, 1835; died June 16, 1886. 
1238 — vin. Albert s , born June 4, 1837; lives in Richmond, Me., 

and has three children. 
1239 — ix. Oscar s , born in 1839; went to sea, and was never heard 

from. 

630 

Richard Plumer 7 , born in Sandwich, N. H. He set- 
tled in Peabody, Mass. 

Child :— 
1240—1. Oliver 8 ; lives in Lynn, Mass. 

631 

William Plumer 7 , born in Sandwich, N. H., June 12, 
1806. He married Lydia Corliss, and lived in his native 
town. He died Sept. 21, 1887; and she survived him. 

Children : — 
1241—1. 
1242—n. 
1243— in. 
1244— iv. 



1245— v. 
1246— VI. 
1247— vn. 

1248— vin 



George M. 8 ; lived in Clinton, Mass. 

Enoch F.(?) 8 ; died in Sandwich. 

Cordelia J. 8 ; died young. 

Clara A. 8 , born Nov. 9, 1839; married, first, George D. 

Quimby Nov. 25, 1858; and, second, J. M. Morrison. 
Henry 8 ; lives in Cambridgeport, Mass. 
Lydia A. 8 ; married Louis Roberts ; and died in Sandwich . 
Antoinette H. 8 ; married William Cotterell(?); and died 

in Beverly. 
Charles F.(?) 8 . See family numbered " 1248." 



160 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

643 

Jeremy Plumer 7 . He lived in Dover, N. H. ; and 
married Hobbs of Somersworth. 

Children : — 

1249—1. 8 (daughter). 

1250 — II. s (daughter). 

1251 — ill. Maktha 8 ; married Shaw; and lived in Boston. 

1252 — iv. s (daughter). 

656 

Jonathan Plumer 7 , born in Rochester, N. H., May 6, 
1782. He married in Gardiner, Me. ; and died at Ban- 
gor, Me. 

Children : — 
1253—1. Mart'; married Anthony Davis of Gardiner. 
1254 — ii. 8 (son). 

658 

Joseph Plumer", born in Rochester, N. H., Aug. 13, 

1786. He was a farmer, and lived in Milton, N. H. tie 

married Sally Brown of Milton Oct. 9, 1810 ; and died 

in Milton. 
Children : — 

1255—1. Jonathan 8 , born Nov. 5, 1811; died March 21, 1812. 

1256—n. Caroline 8 , born Jan. 9, 1813; married David Porter 
Wentworth March 31, 1840; and died May 31, 1865. 

1257 — in. Enoch 8 , born April 4, 1815. See family numbered 
" 1257." 

1258 — iv. Beard 8 , born Aug. 16, 1817; married, first, Mary Ann 
Horr; second, Ellen Tarleton; and had two daugh- 
ters. 

1259 — v. Joseph 8 , born March 11, 1820. See family numbered 
" 1259." 

1260— vi. Sarah 8 , born Nov. 18, 1821; married George A. Neal of 
Wakefield, N. H., March 1, 1855. 

674 

Jeremiah Plumer 7 , born in 1794. He settled on the 
homestead of his father and grandfather in Rochester, 
N. H. He married Tamson Twombly of Farmington in 
1823. She was born in 1801 ; and died in 1878. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 161 

Children : — 
1261—1. Ruth 8 , born in 1824; died in 1834. 

1262 — ii. Hannah 8 , born in 1826; married George Lyman of Mil- 
ton, N. H., in 1851; and died in 1886. 
1263— in. Elizabeth*, born in 1829; and died in 1847. 
1264— iv. Jonas M. 9 , born in 1832. See family numbered " 1264." 
1265— v. Ruth C. 8 , born in 1837. 

677 

Samuel Plumer 7 , bom in Lee, N. H., April 6, 1790. 
His father died when Samuel was nine years old, and he 
and his mother went to live with his uncle Ebenezer 
Plumer, in Milton, N. H. His mother died three years 
later, and Samuel was then apprenticed to a tailor, with 
whom he remained two years. He then went to live with 
his father's cousin Joseph Plumer of Milton. When he 
became of age, his uncle paid him eight hundred dollars, 
and he removed to Sweden, Me., where he settled. He 
amassed quite a fortune for a farmer in his time and 
region ; and was a leading citizen of Sweden. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Abigail, daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Stillson) Porter of Conway, N. H., 
Dec. 13, 1813. She was born in Conway Oct. 4, 1790; 
and died Feb. 24, 1853. He married, second, Rhoda D. 
Smart of Fryeburg, Me., June 26, 1856. She was born 
in Fryeburg April 17, 1818. Mr. Plumer died in Sweden 
April 12, 1868, at the age of seventy-eight. Mrs. Plumer 
survived him, and lived with her daughter, Mrs. Gran- 
ville Smart, at Blue Earth City, Minn. 

Mr. Plumer's children were born as follows : — 
1266—1. John Porter s , born Sept. 26, 1814, in Sweden. See 

family numbered "1266." 
1267—n. Samuel 8 , born Feb. 14, 1817, in Sweden. See family 

numbered " 1267." 
1268— in. Sarah 8 , born Jan. 10, 1819; married John P. Osgood 

Jan. 17, 1856. He was born in Conway March 10, 

1819. She died May 26, 1860. 
1269 — iv. George 8 , born Jan. 30, 1821. See family numbered 

" 1269." 
1270 — v. Martha Maria s , born May 10, 1823; died, unmarried, 

Nov. 10, 1S42, aged nineteen. 



162 THE PLUMEK GENEALOGY. 

1271 — vi. Mary Ann 8 , born April '26, 1825; died, unmarried, Jan. 
8, 1846, at the age of twenty. 

1272 — vn. Abigail Porter", born July 31, 1830; married James 
Osgood Sept. 1, 1858. 

1273 — vin. Martha Annette 3 , born Aug. 17, 1860; married Gran- 
ville I. Smart June 18, 1S80. 

686 

Hon. William Plumer 7 , born in Epping, N. H., Feb. 
9, 1789. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and 
graduated at Harvard College in 1809. He then studie d 
law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1812, 
but entered political life. He was commissioner of loans 
for New Hampshire, being appointed by the general gov- 
ernment; representative in the general court in 1818; 
member of congress from 1819, serving in three con- 
gresses ; and state senator in 1827 and 1828. He filled 
many important and prominent positions. He was modest 
and unambitious, and a man of the strictest principles and 
of excellent judgment and ability. 

He married Margaret Frost, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Mary (Frost) Mead of Newmarket Sept. 13, 1820. She 
was born Dec. 9, 1794. He died Sept. 18, 1854, aged 
sixty-five ; and she was living in 1882. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
1274 — i. Mary Elizabeth 5 , born Jan. 6, 1822; lived, unmarried, 

in Epping. 
1275 — ii. William 8 , born Nov. 29, 1823. See family numbered 

"1275." 
1276— in. Sarah Adeline 5 , born Oct. 11, 1826; died Sept. 8, 1828. 

688 

Samuel PlumepJ, born in Epping, N. H., Dec. 19, 
1792. He married Mary Huse, daughter of David and 
Olive (Huse) Lawrence April 13, 1820. She was born 
in Epping Oct. 14, 1800 ; and died May 2, 1868. He 
died in Epping Sept. 9, 1871, at the age of seventy-eight. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
1277 — i. Sarah Fowler 8 , born Jan. 5, 1821; lived in Epping, 

unmarried. 
1278—n. William Lawrence 8 , born July 16, 1824; lived in Ep- 
ping, unmarried. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 163 

1279— in. Elizabeth Olivia 8 , born May 4, 1829; married Elisba, 
son of Ebenezer and Pbebe (Davis) Bacon of New 
York City April 13, 1858. He was born in Barnstable 
May 14, 1825. 

1280 — iv. Nathaniel Greene 8 , born Aug. 17, 1836 ; lives in Ep- 
ping; married Nelly Maria, daughter of Horace and 
Mary Dunlap of Skowhegan, Me., Oct. 24, 1876. She 
was born in New Hampton, N. H., Jan. 16, 1857. 
They had no children. 

689 

George Washington Pltjmer 7 , born in Epping, N. 

H., Feb. 4, 1796. He lived in his native town; and 

married Betsey Plumer (693) Sept. 19, 1824. 
Their children were born as follows : — 

1281 — i. George Washington 8 , born June 11, 1827. See family 
numbered " 1281." 

1282 — ii. Sarah Elizabeth 8 , born Dec. 25, 1829; married Fran- 
cis Vergennes, son of Dr. Francis Noyes of Newbury- 
port, Mass., Dec. 1, 1857. 

1283 — in. Catherine Jay 8 , born Aug. 7, 1833; married James 
Bradley, son of James and Eliza Ann (Bradley) Pear- 
son March 18, 1856. He was born in Boston April 8, 
1829. 

703 

Moses Ilsley Pltjmer 7 , born in 1789. He married, 
first, Fanny Knight ; and she died. He married, second , 
Mary Nowell ; and died in 1867. 

Children : — 
1284—1. George Henry 8 ; died in 1888. 

12S5 — ii. Charles Frederick 8 , born in 1831; married A. L. V. 
Garland in 1859, and had a child, C. F. W., who died 
in infancy. 
1286— in. Moses Ilsley 8 ; died in 1856. 
1287— iv. Mary Frances 8 ; died in 1883. 
1288— v. Albert Crockett 8 ; died in 1860. 
1289 — vi. Lucretia French 8 . 

713 

Greenleaf Pltjmer", born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 
28, 1807. He lived in his native town; and married 
Myra Noyes, daughter of Moses and Sarah (Noyes) Rolfe 



164 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Nov. 20, 1834. He died Nov. 27, 1876, at the age of 

sixty-nine ; and his wife survived him. 
Their children were born as follows : — 

1290—1. Sakah Elizabeth 8 , born July 25, 1839, in Newbury; 
married, as his second wife, John W. Allen June 15, 
1884. 

1291— n. Mary Estelle 8 , born Sept. 2, 1845; married John W. 
Allen Nov. 28, 1868; she died, and he married, sec- 
ondly, as above. 

718 

Moses Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., April 24, 
1817. He married Elizabeth Knight Sargent July 3, 
1845. 

Children : — 
1292—1. Oscar Syl vastus 8 , born July 5, 1846; d. Aug. 27, 1846. 
1293 — II. Frank 8 ; died at the age of three or four years. 

720 

Daniel Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 10, 
1823. He married, first, Lucy C, daughter of Joseph 
N. and Joanna (Dodge) Brown May 16, 1852. She was 
born in Newburyport Nov. 22, 1824 ; and died March 4, 
1865, at the age of forty. He married, second, Lydia 
L., daughter of Lebbins and Lydia Stockbridge of Han- 
over, Mass., Jan. 10, 1867. 

Children : — 
1294—1. Edmund Greenleaf 8 , born March 19, 1854; married 
Hannah Frances, daughter of Frederick W. and Han- 
nah F. (Jackson) Comerford Dec. 11, 1879; and had 
son Walter Francis, born Sept. 27, 1880. 
1295—n. Alice Carey 8 , born Aug. 8, 1858, in Newbury. 

726 

Charles Edwin Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
Dec. 7, 1811. He removed to Winchendon, Mass. ; and 
married Clarinda, daughter of Capt. Luke and Cynthia 
(Platts) Rugg of Rindge, N. H., June 2, 1835. She was 
born Feb. 3, 1814. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
1296—1. George E. 8 , born Feb. 28, 1838. See family numbered 
"1296." 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 165 

1297 — II. Charles W. 8 , : born March 25, 1840. See family num- 
bered "1297." 

1298— in. Henry F. 8 , born March 10, 1845; died Oct. 19, 1846. 

1299— iv. Walter D. 8 , born Oct. 1, 1857; married Hattie Church 
Dec. 25, 1875. No children. 

747 

Samuel Motley Plumer 7 , born Oct. — , 1812. He 
married Emily H. Brady in 1843, in Newark, N. J. He 
died in 1851 ; and she died June — , 1852. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

1300 — i. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1301 — ii. Joseph M. 8 , born June — , 1847, in Newark. 

1302 — in. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1303 — iv. Mary Morton 8 , born Jan. — , 3852. 
1304 — v. 8 ; died in infancy. 

749 

Joseph Plumer 7 , born Dec. 22, 1817. He married 

Amanda Melvina Fitzallen, daughter of McLellen ; 

and she died Nov. 25, 1881. 

Their children were born as follows : — 

1305 — i. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1306—n. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1307 — in. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1308— iv. Harry 8 . 

1309 — v. Ella 8 ; married Abram Brown. 

750 

William Plumer 7 , born Feb. 5(Q7), 1801. He mar- 
ried Abigail Tobin April 20, 1824. She was born in 
Gorham, Me., Oct. 2, 1800. 

Their children were born as follows : — 
1310—1. Sarah Tobin 8 , born Nov. 14, 1824; died March 28, 1S27. 
1311 — ii. Mary Crockett 8 , born June 17, 1826; married Thomas 

Osborne of Portland, Me.; and died Sept. 3, 1870. 
1312— in. Charles Moulton s , born March 11, 1828. See family 

numbered " 1312." 
1313— iv. William 8 , born Jan. 26, 1830 ; died May 30, 1830. 
1314— v. John Moulton 8 , born Jan. 24, 1831; married Martha 

Weston. 
1315— vi. William 8 , born April 6, 1833; died Feb. 26, 1855, at the 

age of twenty-one. 



166 THE PLUMEE GENEALOGY. 

1316— vii. Ellen 8 , born March 19, 18115; died Jan. 2, 1886. 

1317— vin. Ellen Moulton 8 , born March (Jan.?) 9, 1827; married 

Charles H. Fickett Dec. 1, 1S54. He was born May 

23, 1833, and died March 9, 1880. 
1318— ix. Esther 8 , born Feb. 23, 1839 ; died Sept. 11, 1839. 
1319 — x. Hiram Tobin 8 , born July 26, 1840. See family numbered 

"1319." 
1320— xi. Esther Thomas 8 , born March 16(6?), 1843; married 

Joseph H. Steele Sept. 2, 1865. He was born on Cape 

Ann July 26, 1837. 

760 

Capt. Enoch Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 
24, 1777. He was a yeoman, and lived in his native 
town. After harvest, when the first snow came, he gen- 
erally went fox hunting in his section of the county, and, 
it is said, was always successful. He was also a regular 
frequenter of the mouth of Parker river after ducks. 

He married Mehitable, daughter of John and Eunice 
(Dole^ Thurston Jan. 8, 1805. She was born Oct. 5, 
1782, and died in Newbury Feb. 19, 1824, aged forty-one. 
He died in Newbury May 8, 1860, at the age of eighty-two. 

Their children were born in Newbury as follows : — 
1321 — i. Enoch 8 , born June 24, 1805. See family numbered 

" 1321." 
1322 — II. Stephen 8 , born Jan. 15, 1807. See family numbered 

" 1322." 
1323— in. Jane 8 , born Nov. 6, 1808; lived at the Green, in New- 
bury, unmarried, in 1882. 
1324— iv. Maria 8 , born Dec. 26, 1810; unmarried in 1882. 
1325 — v. Albert 8 , born July 22, 1813; unmarried in 1882. 
1326 — vi. Mehitable Thurston 8 , born Oct. 5, 1815 ; unmarried 

in 1882. 
1327 — vii. Daniel Thurston 8 , born May 4, 1819. See family 

numbered " 1327." 
1328 — vin. Horace 8 , born April 26, 1821. See family numbered 
"1328." 

776 

Nathaniel Plumer 7 , born Feb. 19, 1793. He mar- 
ried ; and died Jan. 5, 1822, at the age of twenty-eight. 

Children : — 
1329 — I. 8 (daughter); died young. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 167 

1330 — II. George W. 8 ; lived in Bristol. 
1331— in. Charles 8 ; lived in Bristol. 

778 

Nicholas Folsom Plumer 7 , born July 20, 1797. He 
married Susan D. Kelly of New Hampton June(?) — , 
1818; and died Aug. 11, 1865, aged sixty-eight. 

Child :— 
1332—1. William Kelly 8 , born May 27, 1820. See faintly 
numbered " 1332." 

780 

Jesse Plumer 7 , born July 23, 1802. He married 
Lydia Goss of New Hampton ; and died June 18, 1854. 

Children : — 

1333 — I. 8 (son); died young. 

1334—n. Aaron 8 . 

781 

David Burleigh Plumer 7 , born June 25, 1806. He 
marrried Mary Gordon Flanders of New Hampton ; and 
died Sept. 13, 1872, aged sixty-six. 

Children : — 

1335—1. 8 . 

1336 — ii. Samuel Albert 8 . 

1337 — in. Cynthia Ann 8 . 

1338 — iv. George Washington. 8 

1339 — v. Nathaniel Bartlett 8 , born Aug. 1, 1838. See family 

numbered " 1339." 
1340 — vi. David Sumner 8 . 

782 

John Plumer 7 , born Sept. 11, 1808. He married 
Huldah S., daughter of Josiah George Oct. 2, 1828. 

Children : — 
1341—1. Emily M. 8 , born June 25, 1830; married E. W. Carpen- 
ter Nov. 19, 1854. 
1342 — ii. Nathaniel 8 , born Dec. 8, 1831. See family numbered 

" 1342." 
1343 — in. Esther Ann 8 , born Jan. 7, 1834; married J. Erwin 

Ward June 27, 1857. 
1344— iv. 8 (son), born Nov. 9, 1S48; died Nov. 10, 1848. 



168 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY. 

787 

Moses Plumer 7 , born Dec. 23, 1817. He married 
Matilda Cate Nov. 11, 1845 ; and settled in Minnesota. 

Children : — 
1345—1. George Cate 8 , born Oct. 17, 1846; died March 17, 1865, 
at the age of eighteen. 

1346—n. 8 . 

1347— in. 8 . 

1348— iv. 8 . 

788 

John Ambrose Pltjmer 7 , born Sept. 26, 1821(7 ?). 
He married Deborah F., daughter of George and Hannah 
(Taylor) Wallis Sept. 17, 1848. 

Child :— 
1349—1. Adah M. 8 , born July 15, 1854. 

789 

William Pltjmer 7 , born June 8, 1800. He married 

Betsey, daughter of Caleb and Sarah (Cass) Eaton Nov. 

11, 1824; and died March 2, 1854. 
Children : — 

1350 — i. Fanny A. s , born March 24, 1828; married Wiggin 
Sleeper Gilman in 1844. He was born June 29, 1823. 

1351 — ii. Sophia Pearson 8 , born Dec. 6, 1833; died Aug. 2, 1855, 
aged thirty-one. 

1352— in. Ann Maria 8 , born Feb. 26, 1836; died March 4, 1857, 
aged twenty-one. 

1353— iv. William Eaton 8 , born Feb. 7, 1839; died May 17, 
1871, aged thirty-two. 

1354 — v. Jonathan Jesse 8 , born April 23, 1843; married Mrs. 
Ellen J. Peabody (daughter of George W. Copp) 
Aug. 16, 1868; and died Sept. 19, 1877, aged thirty- 
four. 

790 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer 7 , born Aug. 16, 1802. 
He married Hannah Wilson of Holderness ; and died 
Feb. 12, 1864. 

Children : — 
1355 — i. Harriet 7 . 
1356 — ii. Benjamin Wilson 8 ; married. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 169 

1357 — in. Ellen 5 ; married. 
1358 — iv. Daniel Wobthen 8 . 
1359 — v. Leonette 8 . 

793 

Mark Plumer 7 , born Feb. 19, 1809. He married 
Nancy, daughter of John and Sally (Crockett) Clark 
Nov. 30, 1830 ; and died Oct. 10, 1866. 

Children : — 
1380 — i. Sally Sophia 8 , born Sept. — , 1831; married Archibald 

Robie May 12, 1853. He was born Dec. 3, 1830. 
1361—n. John Clabk 3 , born Oct. 7, 1833. See family numbered 
"1361." 

1362— in. 8 ; living in 1S77. 

1363— iv. 8 ; living in 1877. 

1364— v. 8 ; living in 1877. 

13G5— vi. Geobge Washington 8 , born Feb. 9, 1841. See family 
numbered " 1365." 

1366— vil. 8 ; living in 1877. 

1367— viii. 8 ; living in 1877, 

1368— IX. 8 ; living in 1877. 

1369— x. 8 ; living in 1877. 

1370— xi. s ; living in 1877. 

798 

Samuel Plumer 7 , born Sept, 25, 1794. He married, 

first, Lydia Cooley ; and, second, . He died 

Feb. 21, 1852. 

Children : — 
1371—1. Hannah F. 8 
1372 — ii. Jonathan Peabsons 8 . 
1373— hi. Mart Ann 8 . 
1374 — iv. David 8 . 
1375 — v. Samuel 8 . 

1376 — vi. s ; died yonng. 

1377— vn. ■; died young. 

803 

Lane Plumer 7 , born July 22, 1805. He married 
Mary Downing Sept. 27, 1830. 

Children : — 
1378 — I. Tsbael Pbescott 8 , born July 8, 1834 ; married Marion 
Hill July 15, 1869. 



170 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1379—n. Martha E. 8 (twin), born Jan. 9, 1839; died Nov. 25, 

1842. 
1380— in. Maky A. 8 (twin), born Jan. 9, 1S39; died Sept. 27, 1S69, 

just after her marriage. 

805 

Charles H. Plumes, 7 , born March 6, 1812. He mar- 
ried Abigail, daughter of John S. and Abigail (Taylor) 
Lane Oct. 11, 1838. She was born Jan. 6, 1820. He 
died Nov. 16, 1847. 

Children : — 
1381—1. Mart Jane 8 , born Aug. 1, 1839 ; died Aug. 5, 1846. 
1382 — II. Martha Ann 8 , born May 8, 1842; married Charles H., 

son of Loren and Mary Ann (Mason) Foss. 
1383— in. Charles H. 8 , born Aug. 4, 1847; died Feb. 8, 1848. 

815 

Ebenezer Folsom Plumer 7 , born Aug. 23, 1817. He 
married, first, Jerusha G., daughter of Joseph and Betsey 
(Calley) Burley April 14, 1842. She died Aug. 5, 1862 ; 
and he married, second, Sarah O., daughter of Jeremiah 
S. and Anna O. (Calley) Sanborn March 9, 1864. 

Children : — 
1384 — i. Joseph Burley 8 , born Jan. 1, 1844; married Ella J. 

Wilson Oct. — , 1876. 
1385 — ii. Stephen Merrill 8 , born Sept. 21. 1846. See family 

numbered " 1385." 
1386 — in. Moses Calley 8 , born May 24, 1849. 
1387 — iv. Belinda Ann 8 , born May 6, 1854; died July 8, 1854. 

821 

Joseph Plumer 7 , born Oct. 11, 1820. He lived in 
Elk River, Minn. ; and married Abigail Pearson, daughter 
of Obadiah and Nancy (Sinclair) Eastman Sept. 17,1845. 

Children : — 
1388—1. Sarah Ladora s , born Feb. 28, 1847; died Sept. 30, 1850. 
1389 — ii. Abby Josephine 8 , born Dec. 26, 1849. 
1390— in. Charles E. 8 , born March 2, 1852. 
1391 — iv. Mary Isabell 8 , born Jan. 5, 1857. 
1392 — v. Burns Freeman 8 , born Sept. 27, 1861. 
1393— vi. George A. 8 , born April 2, 1864. 
1394— vn. Helen H. 8 , born April 16, 1866. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 171 

823 

Luther Plumer 7 , bora March 14, 1828. He married 
Mary Abby Danforth Sept. 1, 1857. She was born in 
Franconia Jan. 18, 1841. 

Children : — 
1395—1. Edward R. 8 , born Dec. 23, 1858. 
1396—n. Willard L. 8 , born Nov. 2, 1866. 
1397— in. Nathan T. 8 , born Sept. 7, 1870. 

824 

Ira Plumer 7 , born in Henniker, N. H., June 6, 1810. 
He married, first, Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Peaslee) Folsom of Henniker. She died Aug. 
23, 1850 ; and he married, second, Alice E. Emery of 
Newbury March 31, 1853. 

Children : — 
1398—1. Mart 8 , born Nov. 30, 1836; married Alfred G., son of 

James and Eliza (Greene) Hanson of Weare. 
1399—n. Jane 3 , born Nov. 27, 1848; married G. M. Sawyer of 

Bradford. 

827 

John K. Plumer 7 , born in Henniker, N. H., July 8, 
1829. He married Harriet Pierce, daughter of Nathan and 
Mehitable (Hoit) Blanchard of Henniker Sept. 5, 1850. 
She was born Sept. 19, 1829. 

Children : — 
1400 — i. John Willis 8 , born June 14, 1852. 
1401 — II. Harriet Ella 8 , born July 24, 1857. 

828 

William K. Plumer 7 , born in Henniker, N. H., Oct. 
10, 1815. He married Cyrene H. Clark of Hopkinton 
April 28, 1839 ; and died Dec. 9, 1862. 

Children : — 
1402—1. Frank P. 8 , born Sept. 2, 1842, in Hopkinton; died Jan. 

14, 1875, aged thirty-two. 
1403—n. Laura A. 8 , born May 10, 1844, in Henniker; died Jan. 

12, 1868, aged twenty-three. 
1404 — in. Joseph 8 , born Sept. 25, 1846; married Mary A. Bean of 

Deering April 11, 1871. 



172 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1405— iv. George W. 8 , born Aug. 29, 1850. 

1408 — v. Lizzie A. 3 , born April 1, 1854. 

1407— vi. Willie W. 8 , born May 23, 1861; died July 13, 1861. 

.829 

Geoege W. Plumer 7 , born in Henniker, N. H., in 
1819. He lived with his father; and married Louisa 
Neal. He died Oct. 25, 1849. 

Children : — 
1408—1. Mary J. 8 , born Sept. 18, 1842; married Hon. Oliver H., 
son of Nathaniel and Batksheba (Sargent) Noyes of 
Henniker Nov. 7, 1865. 
1409—n. David O. 8 , born Aug. 11, 1846. 

834 

Jeremiah Plumer 7 , born Jan. 8, 1771. He married, 

first, Joanna Hayford ; and she died April 25, 1827. He 

married, second, Mercy Abbot of Falmouth Feb. — , 

1828 ; and died Oct. 20, 1861. 
Children ; — 

1410—1. Jeremiah 8 , born Oct. 22, 1796, in Freeport, Me. See 
family numbered "1410." 

1411 — ii. Solomon 8 , born April 8, 1799; probably died young. 

1412 — in. Joanna 8 , born July 26, 1801; probably died young. 

1413 — iv. Charity 8 , born Feb. 6, 1804; married Jordan; and 

died Feb.—, 1846. 

1414 — v. Ann H. 8 , born Nov. 30, 1806; married Hon. Rufus Syl- 
vester. 

1415— vi. Aurelia C. s , born May 2, 1809 ; died Sept. — , 1849, 
aged forty. 

1416— vn. Christiana G. 8 , born Sept. 13, 1811; died July — , 1872, 
aged sixty. 

1417— viii. Sarah 8 , born July 19, 1815. 

1418 — ix. William H. 8 , born Jan. 15, 1819. See family numbered 
"1418." 

1419— x. Frederick L. 8 , born Dec. 26, 1828. 

1420— xi. Charles A. 8 , born Oct. 20, 1831. 

1421— xn. Lorenzo T. 8 , born June 28, 1834. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 173 

836 
Timothy Plumer 7 , born Aug. 21, 1774. In 1812, he 
removed from Bucksport, Me., to Lee's Plantation (later 
Monroe, Waldo county), where he died. He married 
Mehitable Libby of Gorham, Me., Jan. 12, 1800 (Feb. 
20, 1800 ?). 

Children : — 
1422 — i. Cyrus 8 ; died unmarried. 
1443 — ii. Olive 8 ; married. 

1424 — in. Timothy 8 . See family numbered " 1424." 
1425 — iv. Abraham 8 , born Oct. 30, 1809, in Bucksport. See 

family numbered " 1425." 
1426 — v. Jeremiah 8 , born about 1812; in 1855, he went with a 

party to cross the mountains to Oregon, and was 

never heard from afterward. 
1427 — vi. Lemuel 8 , born about 1815; for several years he was in 

the grocery business on Leverett street, in Boston, 

and when his health failed he gave up his business 

and returned to Monroe, Me., where he died soon after. 

He married Maria Stearns. 

1428— vii. William Sullivan 8 , born about 1818 ; married Sybill 
Stearns; and lived on the old homestead in Monroe. 

841 
Joshua Plumer 7 , born Feb. 19, 1782. He married 
Elizabeth Bragdon June (Jan. ?) 28, 1815 (1814?) ; and 
died May 17, 1852, at the age of seventy. 

Child :— 
1429—1. Olive 8 , born Dec. 2, 1814. 

843 
Moses Plumer 7 , born Sept. 20, 1788. He lived in 
Saco, Me. ; and married Eleanor Seavey Aug. 9, 1810 
(1812 ?). She died June 28, 1862, at the age of seventy- 
four. 



174 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 
1430—1. Jebemiah 8 , born Nov. 19, 1813. 
1431—n. Richard 8 , born Jan. 22, 1814. 
1432— in. Jane 8 , born Nov. 7, 1816. 
1438— iv. Maby 8 . 

1434 — v. Robert Young 8 , born Feb. 22, 1820. See family num- 
bered "1434." 
1435— vi. Ellen 8 . 
1436 — vii. Eldeidge 8 . 
1437 — viii. Moses 8 . 
1438 — ix. Joseph 8 . 
1439— x. Isaac 8 , born in 1836; died in 1866. 

850 

Aaron Plumer 7 , baptized in 1784. He married An- 
nie Andrews. 

Children : — 
1440 — i. Libbt 8 , born in 1808; married. 
1441—n. Sally 8 . 
1442— hi. John Andbew 8 . 
1443— iv. Otis 8 . 
1444— v. Chables Mobbis 8 . 
1445 — vi. Aabon Bakes 8 . 
1446 — vii. Olive 8 ; married Hiram Hildreth. 
1447 — viii. Mabtha 8 . 
1448— ix. Elizabeth Ann 8 . 

858 

Abraham Plumer 7 , born about 1775. He married 
Martha Libby April 25, 1802. He died March 13, 1851 ; 
and she died July 12, 1853. 

Children : — 

1449 — i. Sewall 8 , born in Scarborough. See family numbered 

"1449." 
1450 — II. David 8 (twin). See family numbered " 1450." 
1451 — in. William 8 (twin). See family numbered '« 1451." 
1452 — iv. Majob 8 . See family numbered " 1452." 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 175 

1453— v. Abraham 8 , born July 4, 1816. See Jamily numbered 

" 1453." 
1454— vi. Benjamin L. 8 -See family numbered " 1454." 

859 

Moses PlumefJ, born about 1780. He married Mar- 
garet Simonton of Raymond, Me., April 19, 1804. 

Children : — 
1455—1. William 8 , born June 19, 1805. See family numbered 

" 1455." 
1456—n. Jesse 8 , born Feb. 24, 1807, died, unmarried, May 6, 

1827, aged twenty. 
1457— in. Lydia 8 , born March 4, 1809; died, unmarried, June 3, 

1832, aged twenty-three. 
1458— iv. Moses 8 , born May 5, 1811; died, unmarried, April 21, 

1837, aged twenty-five. 

1459 — v. Eliza 8 , born Aug. 1, 1813; married her cousin Osgood 

Libby ; and died June 29, 1838. 
1460— vi. Rebecca 8 , born June 4, 1815; died, unmarried, May 29, 

1838, aged twenty-two. 

1461— vil. Gibeon 8 , born Nov. 12, 1817. See family numbered 

" 1461." 
1462— viii. Jobdan 8 , born Oct. 27, 1819. Ses family numbered 

" 1462." 
1463— ix. David 8 , born June 1, 1822. See family numbered 

" 1463." 
1464— x. Ebenezeb 8 , born Sept. 3, 1824. See family numbered 

" 1464." 
1465— xi. Mabk Leach 8 , born Oct. 7, 1826 ; had not been heard 

from for fifteen years in 1889. 
1466— xii. Mabgabet A. 8 , born Feb. 20, 1829; married S. A. Dan- 

f orth ; and lived in Chicago. 

860 

William Plumer 7 , born in 1782. He married Hannah 
Plumer (874) of Scarborough Nov. 29, 1805 ; and died 
July 3, 1828(9?). 

Children : — 
1467—1. William 8 , born Aug. 7, 1806 ; died Oct. 6, 1877, aged 

seventy-one. 
1468 — II. Habbiet 8 , born Aug. 21, 1807. 

1469— in. Ai 8 , born Oct. 29, 1810; died May 7, 1872, aged sixty- 
one. 



176 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1470 — iv. Elizabeth 8 , born Jan. 29, 1813. 

1471 — v. Daniel, 8 , born June 6, 1815; died Nov. 16, 1845, aged 

tbirty. 
1472— vi. Mary 8 , born Dec. 29, 1817. 
1473— vn. Hannah 8 , born May 8, 1820. 
1474— vni. Jason 8 , born July 9, 1822. 
1475— ix. Jesse 8 , born Nov. 18, 1824. 
1476 — x. Alvin 8 , born July 16, 1827; married Ellen Boucber April 

16, 1853; and died Feb. 14, 1888, aged sixty. 

862 

Samuel Plumer 7 . He married Mehitable Brown of 

Vermont (Raymond?). 
Children : — 

1477 — I. David 8 , born Dec. 31, 1808, in Raymond, Me. See fam- 
ily numbered " 1477." 

1473 — ii. James 8 ; married, first, in Vermont; and, second, Mrs. 
Caroline Kimball of Naples, Me.; and had a son 
Leroy. 

1479 — in. Alonzo 8 . See family numbered " 1479." 

1480 — iv. Harriet 8 ; married Zechariah Tenney June 28, 1835. 

1481 — v. Jesse 8 . See family numbered " 1481." 

1482 — vi. George W. 8 See family numbered " 1482." 

872 

Christopher Plumer", born in Gorham, Me. He 
married Rounds of Gorham. 

Children : — 

1483 — i. Lucinda 8 ; married Starbird of Gray. 

1484 — ii. John 8 ; died, unmarried, in Boston, in 1855. 

873 

Isaac Plumer 7 , born in Gorham, Me., Dec. 31, 1795 
He married Sarah Harmon in 1819 ; and she died Nov 
14, 1832. 

Children : — 
1485 — I. Joseph M. 8 , born Aug. 8, 1820, in Raymond, Me. See 

family numbered " 1485." 
I486 — ii. Albion K. 8 , born Feb. 20, 1823. See family numbered 

"1486." 
1487 — in. Mary A. 8 , born Feb. 27, 1827; married Robert Barber; 
and died soon after ber marriage, leaving no issue. 
1488 — iv. Elizabeth J. 8 , born Dec. 16, 1829; married Frank Har- 
mon of Unity, Me., in 1850. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 



177 



1489— v. Nehemiah 8 , born Aug. 31, 1834. 
1490 — vi. Christopher 8 , born Sept. 20, 1835. 
1491— vn. Dan 8 , born Jan. 3, 1837. 

891 

Henry Plumer 7 , born Dec. 18, 1796. He lived in 
Durham; and married, first, Weltha Estes. She died 
Jan. 16, 1830 ; and he married, second, Martha Lancaster 
of Kichmond. He died Feb. 18, 1876, at the age of 
seventy-nine. 

Children : — 
1492 — i. Mary 8 ; died young. 

1493—n. Silas 8 , born Oct. 6, 1821. See family numbered "1493." 
1494— in. Mary 8 , born Sept. 24, 1823; died, unmarried, Oct. 19, 

1844, aged twenty-one. 
1495— iv. George 8 , born April 7, 1826, in Durham. See family 

numbered "1495." 
1496— v. Charlotte 8 , born Jan. 22, 1828; married Henry Hackett. 
1497— vi. Edward 8 , born Jan. 4, 1830. See family numbered 

"1497." 
1498— vn. Weltha 8 , born April 4, 1832; married her cousin John 

R. Plumer (1505) Feb. 4, 1852. 
1499— vm. John W. 8 , born June 18, 1833; lived in Lisbon Falls; 

married Harriet Wheeler; no issue; he died Dec. 

12, 1880. 
1500— ix. Joseph 8 , born Sept. 7, 1834; married Marcia Foss ; and 

had a daughter Clara. 
1501— x. Charles B. 8 , born Feb. 3, 1836. See family numbered 

" 1501." 
1502— xi. Susan G. 8 , born Sept. 1, 1838; married Webster Nevins 

in Lisbon. 
1503— xii. Margaret D. 8 , born Sept. 10, 1839; married Alexis 

Taylor ; and lived in Falmouth. 

893 

James Plumer 7 , born July 17, 1801. He lived in 
Kichmond, Me. ; and married Esther Paul in Hallowell. 

Children : — 
1504 — i. William 8 , born about 1828; married in Newburyport. 
1505 — ii. John R. s , born about 1830. See family numbered "1505." 

894 

John Plumer 7 . He lived in Durham, Me. ; and mar- 
ried Caroline Day. 



178 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 
1506—1. James 8 ; married in Fairfield. 
1507 — ii. Johns; married in Chicago, 
1508 — in. Maeia 8 ; married Frank Soper in Auburn. 

901 

Thomas J. Plumer 7 , born June 9, 1789. He settled 

in Danville, on the old homestead ; and married Hannah 

Small. She was born April 24(?), 1796. He died Nov. 

29, 1862, aged seventy-three. 
Children : — 

1509—1. Jerttsha Ann 8 , born Feb. 7, 1822 ; married Albert Jor- 
dan March 13, 1847 ; and lived in Durham. 

1510 — ii. Jane 8 , born in 1824; married Charles D. McKenney; 
lived in Portland; and died June 9, 1862, aged thir- 
ty-nine. 

1511 — in. Peter Woodbury 8 , born March 1, 1825; married Mary 
J. Libby of Portland; and died Feb. 1, 1873. They 
had a son Frederic Edgar, who was a musician in 
Portland. 

1512— iv. Jeremiah Smith 8 , born March 29, 1827; enlisted in First 
Maine cavalry; and died, unmarried, in Boston, 
Jan. 29, 1873, aged forty-five. 

1513— v. William 8 , born Dec. 14, 1829, in Danville (now Auburn), 
Me. See family numbered " 1513." 

1514 — vi. Thomas 8 ; died in infancy. 

1515— vn. Maria 8 , born April 14, 1833; married Almon J. Gard- 
ner; and lived in Lewiston. 

1516 — vni. Betsey Skillings 8 ; married George W. Fuller; and 
lived in Portland. 

1517 — ix. Emmeline Woodbury 8 , born Jan. 26, 1839. 

903 

William Plumer 7 , born July 28, 1793. He was a 
privateer in the war of 1812, and was taken prisoner by 
the English, being confined in Dartmoor prison twenty- 
two months. He was a farmer ; lived in Hartland, Me. ; 
and married a lady of Hartland. 

Children : — 
1518—1. Jane 8 . 
1519 — ii. Alonzo 8 . 
1520 — in. Ebenezer 8 . ' 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 179 

909 

Samuel Plumer 7 , born in Freedom, Me., June 17, 
1793. He married Deborah, daughter of Edward Plum- 
er, Dec. 24, 1815 ; and was a " traveling preacher " up 
to 1827, when he settled in Troy. He went to Detroit in 
1864, and then lived with his son John. She died in 
Detroit March 15, 1870 ; and he died there Sept. 12, 1872, 
at the age of seventy-nine. 

Children : — 
1521—1. Abraham W. 8 , bora Sept. 6, 1817; died in Troy in 1850. 
1522 — ii. Betsey Jane 8 , born June 7, 1819. 
1523— in. Samuel G-. 8 , born April 9, 1821. 
1524— iv. Moses Y. 8 , born Feb. 6, 1823; died in Florida Dec. 11, 

1846, aged twenty-three. 
1525 — v. John W. 8 , born Sept. 23, 1825, in Knox; died in Detroit 

Dec. 21, 1888, aged sixty-three. 
1526 — VI. Nancy L, 8 , born June 4, 1828, in Troy; married B. N. 
Thompson of East Eddington; he died in 1869; and 
she was living in Detroit in 1890. 
1527— vil. Stephen T. 8 , born Feb. 4, 1831, in Troy; died Jan. 25, 

1834. 
1528 — viii. Denison G. 8 , born Feb. 25, 1834; lived in Camden vil- 
lage. 

916 

Jeremiah Plumer 7 , born Aug. 14, 1805. He married 
Eliza Ann Kelley Oct. 4, 1829 ; and died May 26, 1864. 

Children : — 
1529 — i. Chables M. 8 , born March 14, 1831. See family numbered 
" 1529." 

1530 — ii. Eliza J. 8 ; married Penny. 

1531— in. Habbiet A. 8 

1532 — iv. Jebemiah W. 8 ; died, unmarried, in 1858 or 1859. 

1533— v. Eunice K. 8 

1534 — vi. Sabah Addie. 8 

1535— vii. MabyE. 8 

917 

Rufus Plumer 7 , born in Freedom, Me. He lived in 
Troy, Me. ; and married Patience Clark of Damariscotta. 
He died in Troy July 3, 1880 ; and she died Sept. 12, 

1882. 



180 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 

1536 — I. Lucy 8 ; married George Hillman. 

1537 — n. Ellen 8 , married Stephen Dyer; and lived in Fairfield, 
Me. 

1538 — in. Emulus 8 ; married Mary Hutchinson; and lived in Pitts- 
field, Me. 

1539— iv. Almika 8 ; married W. Garcelon; and lived on the old 
place in Troy. 

1540 — v. Alton 8 ; married. 

919 

Oliver Plumee 7 , born in Freedom, Me. He lived in 
Detroit ; and married, first, Mehitable, daughter of Eliot 
and Hannah (Plumer) Harmon ; and, second, Harriet 



Children : — 
1541 — i. Julia 8 ; married Hosea Crosby; and lived in Plymouth, 

Me. 
1542 — ii. Aukelia 8 ; married Henry Stewart; and lived in Lew- 

iston. 
1543 — in. Adelia 8 ; married Eliphalet Noyes; and lived in Lew- 

iston. 
1544 — iv. Ida 8 ; married Frank Pierce; and lived in Lewiston. 
1545 — v. Isabel 8 ; married John Benson of Newport, Me.; and 

died. 
1546 — vi. Albka 8 . 

928 

Aaron Plumer 7 , born June 30, 1804. He married 
Diana Dunham ; and lived at Phillips some years, and 
then at Bridgton, where he died. 

Children : — 
1547 — i. Ltdia Ann 8 ; married Daniel Cash. 
1548 — ii. Elvira 8 ; married Orin Thompson. 

930 

Eliott Plumer 7 , born Dec. 27, 1808. He married 
Elvira Dunham of Weld (Phillips ?), Me. 

Children : — 

1549 — I. Abbie 8 ; married Ireland. 

1550—n. Joseph 8 . 

1551— hi. Luoinda 8 ; married Butterfield. 



BY SIDNEY PBRLEY. 181 

1552— IV. Robebt 8 . 

1553— v. Jane 8 ; married Cleaves. 

1554 — VI. John 8 ; married. 

932 

Eli Plumer 7 , born Sept. 2, 1813. He was a farmer 
and boatman ; and lived in Naples some time ; but mostly 
in Bridgton, Me. He married Patience Green, in Lynn, 
Nov. 29, 1837. 

Children : — 
1655—1. Chables 8 ; married Linda Bangs. 

1556—n. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1557— in. Loeenzo 5 ; married, first, ; second, Alice Long; 

third, ; and, fourth, Nettie Gray. 

1558— IV. 8 ; died in infancy. 

1559— v. Amanda 8 ; married George Loring. 

1560— vi. Freeman 8 ; married Martha Dingley. 

1561— vii. Habbiet 8 ; died, unmarried, at age of eighteen. 

1562 — vin. Ida 8 ; married Granville Green. 

1563— IX. Luella 8 ; died in infancy. 

933 

Robert Pltjmer 7 , born Dec. 1, 1815. He lived in 
Lynn, Mass., and Albion, Me. ; and married, first, Eliza- 
beth Ripley ; and, second, Mary Ross. 

Children : — 
1564—1. RacheiA 
1565—n. Jane 8 . 

951 

Daniel Pltjmer 7 . 
Children : — 

1566—1. Jesse 8 ; married Martha ; and had children, John- 
son, Gilmon, Martha, Adaline, Sarah, Louisa and 
Hannah. 

1567—n. Henbt 8 . See family numbered " 1567." 

1568— in. John 8 . See family numbered " 1568." 

1569— iv. Daniel 8 ; married Persis, daughter of Benjamin Ste- 
vens; and had daughters Abbie, Martha, Mary, 
Persis, Julia and others, one of whom married a 
Farley. 

1570 — v. Mabt 8 ; married William Brown. 



182 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

955 

Alpheus Plumer 7 . He married Lydia Lee of Barre, 

Mass.; and died April 12, 1844. 
Children : — 

1571 — i. Maey 8 ; married Francis Libby. 

1572 — II. Henry 8 ; physician, married Adelia Bascom; and died 
in Sacramento, Cal., in 1850. His wife and daugh- 
ter Adele afterward lived at New Haven, Conn. 

1573 — in. George Anson 8 ; lived in Bangor, Me. ; married Harri- 
ette Harmon; and died in 1846. They had a child, 
G. A., who died in 1850. 

1574 — iv. Luoy 8 . 

1575 — v. Lydia 8 ; died young. 

1576— vi. Charlotte 8 ; died young. 

1577 — vn. Hannah 8 ; lived to adult age. 

1578 — vin. Joseph B. 8 , born Nov. 15, 1816; married Frances H. 
Clarke; and died in 186-. They had two children, 
Satily C. and Lydia. 

960 

Hiram Plumer 7 , born in Haverhill, Mass., March 25, 
1787. He married Eliza Greenleaf Nov. 22, 1810 ; and 
she died Nov. 18, 1821. He died Jan. 11, 1864, at the 
age of seventy-six. 

Children : — 
1579—1. William Henby 8 , born Sept. 22, 1811; died April 21, 

1832, aged twenty. 
1580—n. Haeeiet 8 ; married Charles L. Bartlett Oct. 20, 1836. 

962 

Joseph Plumer 7 , born in Haverhill, Mass., March 11, 

1796. He married Mary ; and died Aug. 11, 1836, 

at the age of forty. 

Children : — 
1581—1. Haeeiet Ann 8 , born Oct. 17, 1832. 
1582 — ii. Maey Elizabeth 8 , born July 22, 1835. 

965 

Moses Plumer 7 , born in Methuen, Mass., Feb. 2, 
1786(?). He lived in Methuen ; and married Sally Har- 
ney of Dracut (published May 1, 1808). 

Child, born in Methuen : — 
1583—1. Hannah Hale 8 , born June 9, 1809. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEX". 183 

966 

David Plumer 7 , born in Andover, Mass., March 23, 
1798. He lived in Methuen, Mass. ; and married Rhoda 
Harris of Dracut Oct. 30, 1821. She died in Dracut 
Oct. 28, 1829. 

Children : — 
1584—1. Charles 8 , born Oct. 29, 1822, in Methuen. 
1585—n. Hiram 8 , born Dec. 13, 1823, in Methuen. 
1586 — in. Louisa 8 , born April 5, 1825, in Methuen. 
1587— iv. Miamma 3 , born Dec. 7, 1826, in Methuen. 
1588— v. Almira 8 , born May 12, 1828, in Salem, N. H. 
1589— vi. Rhoda 8 , born Oct. 7, 1829, in Dracut; died Nov. 1, 1829. 

968 

Enoch Plumer 7 , born in Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 9, 
1801. He married Betsey Johnson Dec. 25, 1826. 

Children : — 
1590—1. William 8 , born Oct. 28, 1828. 
1591 — ii. Walter Stillman 8 , born July 9, 1831. 

973 

Rev. Theodore Pltjmer 7 , born in Bradford, Mass., 
April 12, 1785. He was a clergyman, and married Polly 
Porter Sept. 17, 1810. He died July 8, 1828, at the age 
of forty-three. 

Children : — 
1592—1. Everet H. 8 , born Aug. 12, 1811. 
1593— ii. Frederick A. 8 , born Nov. 12, 1813. 
1594 — in. Catharine B. s , born Jan. 9, 1816. 
1595 — iv. Mary Ann 8 , born June 10, 1818 ; married Edwin Morse 

May 18, 1845. 
1596— v. Charles H. 8 , born March 26, 1821. 

976 

Rev. Henry Plumer 7 , born in Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 
22, 1793. He was a clergyman ; and married Hannah 
Jenness. 

Children : — 
1597 — I. Franklin 8 , married Eunice Johnson. 
1598 — ii. Pamalia 8 ; married Bartlett Morrill. 
1599— in. Walter 8 ; married. 
1600 — rv. Mary 8 ; married Edwin Morse. 
1601 — v. Abbie C. 8 ; married William Turner. 



184 THE PLTJMER GENEALOGY, 

979 

FarnhAM Plumer 7 , born in Kowley, Mass., Dec. 17, 
1780. He married, first, Nancy, daughter of Amos and 
Hannah (Dustin) Sawyer, Aug. 24, 1801 ; and she died 
Dec. 27, 1831. He married, second, Abigail (Richard- 
son), widow of Henry Ballard, July 16, 1834 ; and she 
died in 1842. He died Oct. 10, 1857, aged seventy-six. 

Children : — 
1602—1. Edwin 8 , born Dec. 2, 1802, in Haverhill; married Anna 
Penfleld of Portland in 1830; she died March — , 
1876; and he died July 27, 1880. They had no 
children. 
1603—n. Caroline C. 8 , born Aug. 8, 1805, in Haverhill; married 
Ebenezer Porter Oct. 28, 1830: and died April 14, 
1876. 
1604— in. Thomas 8 , born Sept. 12, 1807, in Beverly; died June 

11, 1808. 
1605 — iv. Fabnham 8 , born July 13, 1809, in Beverly; died, unmar- 
ried, Nov. 14, 1877. 
1606— v. Hannah C. 8 , born Jan. 27 (22?), 1812, in Beverly; mar- 
ried Franklin Woodcock Oct. 3, 1830; and died May 
21, 1845. 
1607— vi. Thomas 8 , born May 19, 1814, in Lancaster ; died Oct. 2, 

1814. 
1608 — vii. Elizabeth Chandler 8 , born Aug. 17, 1816, in Lancas- 
ter; m. Edmund, son of Nathan and Lucy (Wood) 
Fletcher of Bradford Oct. 29, 1840. He died Jan. 
3, 1880. 
1609— vin. Charles 8 , born July 19, 1818, in Lancaster; died in 

infancy. 
1610— ix. Charles G. C. 8 , born July 12, 1819, in Lancaster. See 

family numbered " 1610." 
1611— x. Mary Marsh 8 (twin), born April 16, 1836. 
1612— xi. John Chandler 8 (twin), born April 16, 1836 ; died Nov. 

13, 1836. 
1618— vii. John Francis 8 , born Feb. 29, 1840. See family num- 
bered " 1613." 

980 

John Chandler Pltjmer 7 , born in Haverhill, Mass., 
May 25, 1783. He lived in his native town; and mar- 
ried, first, Sally Johnson of Bradford Feb. 21, 1811. She 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 185 

died Oct. 1, 1821 ; and he married, second, Mrs. Elizabeth 

McFarland April 24, 1824. Mr. Plumer died Sept. 2, 

1875, at the age of ninety-two. 
Children : — 

1614 — I. Harrison Lorenzo 8 , born March 2, 1814; lived in Hav- 
erhill; portrait painter; married in London; and 
had children. 

1615 — ii. James Henry 3 (twin), born Feb. 16, 1821; married and 
had children. 

1616 — in. Sarah Ann 8 (twin), born Feb. 16, 1821; married Rufus 
H. Duncan Oct. 26, 1843. 

1617 — iv. Frances Abby 8 ; lived in Haverhill, unmarried. 

985 

John Savory Plumer 7 , born in Eowley, Mass,, May 
24, 1813. He lived in Woburn ; and married Sarah B. 
Harriman. 

Children : — 
1618—1. John William 8 , born Jan. 23, 1833, in Bradford. 
1619—n. Sarah Jane 8 , born June 4, 1836. 

1620— in. 8 ; died. 

1621 — iv. Catharine Burden 8 ; married Frank Wentworth ; and 
lived in Lynn. 

987 

Josiah Converse Plumer 7 , bom in Rowley, Mass., 
Dec. 15, 1817. He married Maria, daughter of Thomas 
Wood, Aug. 25, 1835 ; and died in a hospital for the 
insane in New Hampshire. 

Children : — 
1622—1. George 8 ; married Hannah Dillingham. 
1623 — ii. Harriet Jane 8 ; unmarried. 
1624: — in. Rosemond Abigail 8 ; unmarried. 

992 

Dr. David Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 11, 
1789. He was a physician; and lived in Amesbury, 
Mass. He married Lydia Hoyt June 25, 1818; and died 
Jan. 29, 1852. She died Oct. 29, 1863, aged sixty-nine, 
and was buried in Oak Hill cemetery, in Newburyport. 

Their children were born in Amesbury, as follows : — 
1625—1. George Hoyt 8 , born Aug. 17, 1819; died Feb. — , 1833. 



186 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1626—n. Charles Ladd 8 , born July 29, 1822; died July 16, 1829. 

1627 — in. William Perley 8 , born June 22, 1825. See family 
numbered " 1627." 

1628 — iv. Hannah Abigail L. 8 , born Aug. 13, 1828; married Sam- 
uel U., son of Toppan W. and Harriet Craig July 
21, 1853. 

1629 — v. Charles Ladd 8 , born Nov. 16, 1830; trader; lived in 

Boston; married Sarah L. ; he died in New- 

buryport July 24, 1860; she survived him; they had 
a daughter Mary E. who was living in 1860. 

1630— VI. Mart Elizabeth C. 8 , born Oct. 10, 1833 ; died Oct. 8, 
1853, aged " twenty-one." 

993 

Capt. Stephen PltjmepJ, born in Newbury, Mass., 
July 9, 1793. He married Lydia Pilsbury of Barrington 
Jan. 2, 1824 ; and died Jan. 4, 1850, aged fifty-six. She 
died Aug. 27, 1876, aged seventy-nine. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
1681 — I. Salina Giles 8 (twin), born July 27, 1824; died by 

drowning Nov. 5, 1829, aged five. 
1632 — II. Sophronia Osgood 8 (twin), born July 27, 1824; married 

David Tullar, son of Abraham Perley of Ipswich 

in 1851; and died in Ipswich March 14, 1853. 
1633 — in. David 8 , born Nov. 20, 1826. See family numbered 

" 1633." 
1634— iv. Jane Dole 8 , born Feb. 5, 1829; died July 23, 1843, aged 

fourteen. 
1635 — v. Salina Giles 8 , born Aug. 29, 1830; married Daniel 

Harris Hale of Eowley (published April 24, 1851). 
1636 — vi. Perley 8 , born Aug. 12, 1832. See family numbered 

" 1636." 
1637 — vil. Elizabeth E. 8 , born Nov. 21, 1833; married Edward, 

son of Daniel and Ann (Hallet) Dole (published 

May 31, 1853). 

998 

Joseph Dole Plumer, 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 
20, 1771. He married Dorothy, daughter of Dea. John 
and Dorothy (Whitmore) Huse Aug. 10, 1797. She was 
born Aug. 31, 1775. They removed to Ohio about 1817, 
and were welcomed by Mr. Plumer's uncle William. Mr. 
Plumer died about 1854. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 187 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
1638—1. Ebenezeb Huse 8 , born Nov. 12, 1797. 
1639—n. Mary Dole 8 , born Jnly 14, 1799; died in 1818. 
1640 — in. Hannah Woodbeidge 8 , born Sept. 4, 1800. 
1641— iv. Habbiman 8 , born April 6, 1802. 
1642— v. Rebecca Hill 8 , born Sept. 9, 1803. 

1643 — vi. Habbiet Dobotht 8 , bom May 25, 1805 ; married 

Nye. 
1644 — vii. Melinda Ann 8 , born Oct. 6, 1806. 
1645— viii. Saeah Huse 8 , baptized in West Newbury May — , 1810. 

1000 

Paul Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 3, 1774. 

He married Judith, daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah 

(Pearson) Plumer ( ) Nov. 29, 1797 ; and died Nov. 

21, 1817, at the age of forty-three. She died Aug. 20, 1831. 
Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 

1646 — i. Clabissa 8 , born April 25, 1798; married Joseph Noyes 
Sept. 28, 1831. He died in 1834. 

1647 — II. Eliza 8 , born Oct. 20, 1799; married Atkinson Stanwood 
in 1823; and died in 1832. 

1648 — in. Ltdia 8 , born Sept. 26, 1801; married Moses Knight; and 
died June 20, 1877. 

1649 — iv. William 8 , born Dec. 21, 1803. See family numbered 
«' 1649." 

1650— v. Mabt 8 , born Nov. 22, 1805. 

1651 — vi. Judith Ann 8 , born Feb. 29, 1808; married Charles Os- 
good of Amesbury April — , 1835 ; and died Oet. 
— , 1835. 

1003 

Silas Pltjmer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 5, 1783. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in his native town. He 
married Hannah Harmon, daughter of William and Lydia 
(Bragdon) Moulton Nov. 18, 1804. She died June 18, 
1835, aged fifty-two ; and he died Jan. 3, 1838, aged 
fifty-four. 

Their children were born in Newbury, as follows : — 
1652 — i. Nathaniel Moulton 8 , [born Aug. 13, 1805; died Aug. 

1, 1827, aged twenty-one. 
165S— II. Hannah 8 , born Jan. 29, 1808; died Aug. 25, 1812, aged 

four. 



188 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1654 — in. Kichaed Page 8 , born July 5, 1810. See family num- 
bered "1654." 

1655 — iv. Hannah Haemon 8 , born Aug. 16, 1813; married Isaac, 
son of Simon and Sarah (Lunt) Adams Feb. 6, 1835; 
and died about 1836. 

1656— v. Silas 8 , born Sept. 17, 1816. See family numbered "1656." 

1657 — vi. Maey Dole s , born Dec. 14, 1818; married William, son 
of William and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Hale, Jan. 4, 
1845. He was born May 27, 1820. 

1658— vii. Abigail M. 8 , born Jan. 28, 1821; married William Wil- 
liams, son of Joseph and Eunice (Noyes) Perkins, 
Dec. 3, 1850. He was born May 15, 1814. They 
lived in Newbury. 

1659 — vin. Adeline S. 8 , born Feb. 18, 1823; married Paul, son of 
Paul and (Willet) Floyd of Rowley, July 7, 1844. 

1660 — ix. Paul 9 , born Jan. 19, 1826; married Dorothy Nye (daugh- 
ter of No. 1643) Feb. — , 1857; and had no children. 

1661 — x. Joanna A. 8 , born Dec. 14, 1830; married Stephen, son 
of Alexander and Hannah (Fawcett) Allen, May 25, 
1854. 

1018 

John Moody Plumer 7 , born in Newbury, Mass., March 
2, 1797. He married Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Sarah Edgerly of Rowley June 3, 1855. He died 
July 11, 1861 ; and she died seventeen days later, at the 
age of thirty-six. 

Children . — 
1662 — i. Saeah Moody 8 , born May 3, 1857; married, first, David 
Henry, son of Silas and Henrietta (Rutherford) 
Poor, in Ipswich, Oct. 13, 1880; he died Nov. 1, 
1881; and she married, second, Stephen M., son of 
John W. and Elizabeth (Lord) Ross, Oct. -, 1882. 
1663 — ii. John Moody 8 , born Nov. 7, 1860, in Newbury. See 
family numbered "1663." 

1041 

Bradstreet Plumer 7 , born in Rowley, Mass., Dec. 
26, 1805. He married Martha Waldron of Dover ; and 
died in Newburyport. 

Children : — 
1664 — I. Feank 8 ; died young. 
1665 — ii. Amanda 8 ; married Alexander Vaughn. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 189 

1042 

Jonathan Plumer 7 , born in Rowley, Mass., Dec. 29, 
1807. He lived in Georgetown, Mass. ; and married 
Harriet B. Wilkins of Dan vers. He died in Georgetown 
Aug. 1, 1875. 



lives in Georgetown, unmarried, 
married Clarence A. Poor of Georgetown. 



Children : — 




1666—1. 


Charles H 


1667—n. 


Harriet F. 


1668— in. 


s 


died. 


1669— iv. 


s. 


died. 


1670— v. 


8 


died. 


1671— vi. 


8 


died. 


1672— vii. 


8 


died. 


1673— vni. 


8 


; died. 



1044 

Samuel Plumer 7 , born in Rowley, Mass., Aug. 31, 
1811. He was a tailor ; and lived in Georgetown. He 
married Harriet Newell, daughter of Jonathan Keniston ; 
and died in Georgetown in 189-. 

Children : — 

1674 — i. Horace Bradstrekt 8 ; merchant; lived in Boston, un- 
married. 

1675—n. John 8 ; died young. 

1676— in. Harriet 8 ; died young. 

1677— iv. Mary 8 ; died young. 

1678 — v. Mary 8 ; unmarried. 

1679 — vi. Anna E. 8 ; unmarried; music teacher in Boston. 

1680 — vii. Sadie F. 8 ; married Hon. William Arthur Butler of 
Georgetown. 



190 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1061 

Richard Plumer 8 , born Nov. 25, 1805. He married 
Lucian(?) Hadley May 20, 1833. She was born Feb. 1, 
1804 ; and died Sept. 6, 1884, at the age of eighty. He 
died May 24, 1885, in his eightieth year. 

Their children were born in Gilmanton, N. H., as fol- 
lows : — 
1681 — i. Joseph 9 , born Dec. 28, 1834. See family numbered 

" 1681." 
1682—n. Eleanor 9 , boru May 6, 1836; died Aug. 11, 1840. 

1064 

James Plumer 8 , born in Laconia, N. H., Dec. 15, 1815. 
He was appointed ensign of Fourth company, in the 
Tenth regiment, April 12, 1843. He married Nancy Dan- 
iels at Madbury, N. H., Jan. 20, 1840 ; and was drowned 
at Lincoln, Neb., July 14, 1870, at the age of thirty. 

Children : — 
1683 — I. Harriet Minerva 9 , born Jan. 11, 1841; married Onis 
Perry Young, at Manchester, N. H., Jan. 11, 1858 ; 
and lives at Suncook, N. H. 
1684—n. James Marcellus 9 , born Dec. 8, 1843, at Upper Gil- 
manton, now Belmont, N. H. ; and died at Manches- 
ter July 2, 1845. 
1685— in. Byron Selwin 9 , born April 8, 1845, at Manchester. See 

family numbered " 1685." 
1686 — iv. James Marcellus 9 , born March 25, 1848, at Manches- 
ter; died Aug. 19, 1848, at Stoneham, Mass. 
1687— v. Frank Innie 9 , born Oct. 8, 1850, at Lowell, Mass. ; died 

there Aug. 28, 1851. 
1688— vi. Fred. J. 9 , born Aug. 28, 1853, at Franklin, N. H.; and 
died, unmarried, at Maiden, Mass., Oct. 23, 1882, 
aged twenty-nine. 

1067 

Joseph A. Plumer 8 , born Oct. 27, 1800. He married 
Sarah B. Lamprey in 1823 ; and died May 6, 1846. 

Children : — 
1689—1. Eliza Ann 9 , born May 26, 1829; married William A. 

Ayers May 22, 1864, in Vassalboro, Me. 
1690—n. Sarah Jane 9 , born July 15, 1827; died Jan. 2, 1853, 
aged twenty-five. 



BY SIDNEY PEELEY. 191 

1691 — in. Charles E. 9 , born Oct. 29, 1831. See family numbered 

"1691." 
1692— iv. Mary E. 9 , born Dec. 31, 1833; married Henry E. Marsh 

Nov. 30, 1854, in Canterbury, N. H.; and died April 

24, 1864, aged thirty. 
1693— v. Martha O. 9 , born July 12, 1840; married Benjamin G. 

Bryce at Gilmanton Oct. 17, 1861; and died at La 

Grange, Mo., April 24, 1864, aged twenty-three. 
1694 — vi. Laura A. 9 , born Oct. 17, 1842; married J. Horace Doree 

of Gilmanton March 2, 1862. 

1068 

Samuel Plumer 8 , born in 1804. He married Nancy- 
Lamprey. 

Children : — 
1695—1. Samuel J. 9 , born June 2, 1829; died Dec. 30, 1839, aged 

ten. 
1696—n. Benjamin D. 9 , born Dec. 24, 1833 ; unmarried in 1889. 
1697 — in. George W. 9 , born Sept. 5, 1843. See family numbered 
" 1697." 

1069 

John C. Plumer 8 , born in Gilford, N. H., Jan. 9, 1804. 
He married, first, Martha Frye of Salem, Mass. ; and, 
second, Mrs. Eunice (Franklin) Davis March 17, 1842. 

Child :— 
1698—1. Sarah J. 9 , born Sept. 23, 1843, in Winchester, N. H.; 
married Eved E. Howard in 1865; and lives in Win- 
chester. 

1070 

Jones Plumer 8 , born in Gilford, N. H., March 1, 1807. 
He married, first, Clarissa Hinckley Nov. 30, 1830, at 
Gilford. She was born April 27, 1813 ; and became in- 
sane. He was divorced from her ; and married, second, 
Mrs. Eliza Calkins, at Swansey, N. H., Dec. 8, 1842. He 
died at Gilford Feb. 10, 1883, at the age of seventy-five. 

Children : — 
1699—1. Maria 9 , born Oct. 23, 1831; married, first, John Wood- 
man, at Alton, Feb. 15, 1852 ; he died of sunstroke 
in 1865; she married, second, Levi B. Glidden of 
Durham March 29, 1869. 
700 — ii. Napoleon 9 , born Nov. 22, 1833; supposed to be dead. 



192 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1701— in. Henry W. 9 , born Oct. 10, 1835; married, first, Eliza A. 
Carlton July 4, 1857; she died Nov. 10, 1873(?); he 
married, second, Eliza Bryant Nov. 10, 1873(?); and 
she died July 9, 1882. Mr. Plumer had daughters, 
Ermina C. and Carrie E. 

1702 — iv. Jerry L. 9 , born March 16, 1838; was a private in com- 
pany I, in Third regiment, New Hampshire volun- 
teers, in the Civil war, and died, unmarried, in the 
Soldiers' hospital in New York March — , 1864, 
♦ aged twenty-six. 

1703 — v. Edward J. 9 , born June 25, 1844; died in the war in 1863. 

1704— vi. Julius D.°, born Jan. 28, 1847 ; died Aug. 31, 1849. 

1705— vii. Amanda M. 9 , born Nov. 27, 1848; died Aug. 13, 1849. 

1706— vtn. Ella A. M. 9 , born Sept. 28, 1850. 

1707— ix. Sarah E. 9 , born Jan. 29, 1853. 

1708— x. Osoar J. 9 , born July 7, 1856. 

1071 

William Plumer 8 , born Sept. 4, 1808. He married 
Mary N. Stanwood of Salem April 8, 1833 ; and she 
died at Salem Jan. 26, 1881. 

Children : — 
1709 — i. William Henry 9 , born July 26, 1833; married Lydia 

Thompson ; and died Nov. 2, 1868. 
1710 — ii. Catharine Augusta 9 , born July 16, 1836; married 

John H. Bickford. 
1711 — in. Sarah Elizabeth 9 , born April 8, 1838; married Aza 

Hayford; and lived in Haverhill. 
1712— iv. Ellen Louisa 9 , born Oct. 3, 1840; married Henry F. 

Andrew of Nova Scotia ; and lived in Salem, Mass. 
1713 — v. Josephine 9 , born March 19, 1843 ; married Stephen W. 

Mansfield April 29, 18—, at North Beverly. 

1075 

Henry Plumer 8 horn in Gilford, N. H., Sept. 24, 1824. 
He lived at Mattapan, Mass. ; and married Mary J. Fel- 
lows of Sanborntown, N. H., at Manchester, Nov. 11, 
1847. 

Children : — 
1714—1. Yorinda A. 9 , born May 30, 1849, in Manchester; mar- 
ried Acman Cox of Meredith. 
1715—n. Augusta C. 9 , born June 30, 1851; married William L. 
Bennett of Bristol, N. H. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 193 

1716— in. Amelia 9 , born Aug. 18, 1852, at Belmont, N. H. ; mar- 
ried Joseph W. Favor. 

1717 — iv. Albert Eugene 9 , born June 23, 1854, in Belmont. See 
family numbered " 1717." 

1718— v. Sarah Elma 9 , born Jan. 27, 1858, in Canaan, N. H. ; 
married Fred C. Price of Concord, N. H., Nov. 25, 1879. 

1719— vi. Mart J. 9 , born April 29, 1861; married William G. Cox 
of Meredith Dec. 29, 1877. 

1078 
Hiram Pltjmer 8 , born Oct. 12, 1809. He married 
Rebecca (Nichols), widow of Robert Crane (Crain?), at 
Meredith, in 1838. 

Children : — 
1720 — i. Evelyn J. 9 , born June 3, 1839, at Meredith; married 

Joseph B. Mitchell of Bridgewater, N. H., in 1860. 
1721—n. Edgar A. 9 (twin), born Feb. 17, 1841; died Nov. 18, 

1859, aged eighteen. 
1722 — in. Edwin L. 9 (twin), born Feb. 17, 1841. -See family num- 
bered "1722." 

1080 
Henry Plumer 8 , born May 20, 1814. He married, 

first, Elizabeth A. Tucker of Campton June — , 1839 ; 

and she died Jan. 8, 1842. He married, second, Nahala 

Gilman of Bristol May 23, 1843 ; and she died Dec. 23, 

1864. He married, third, Flora A. Young of Plymouth, 

N. H., March 19, 1868. 
Children : — 

1723—1. Mart A. 9 , born July 29, 1840; married, first, David M. 
Heath Dec. 6, 1860; and, second, Christopher H. 
Marsh of Campton. 

1724 — ii. Elizabeth J. 9 , born Jan. 5, 1842; married George W. 
Gilman. 

1725— in. Juliette 9 , born Feb. 11, 1845; married F. B. Chase of 
New York Oct. — , 1869. 

1726 — iv. Frank H. 9 , born March 19, 1848; married and had chil- 
dren. 

1727— v. William N. 9 , born Feb. 26, 1869. 

1728— vi. George W. S. 9 , born May 13, 1871. 

1082 
Richard J. Plumer 8 , born July 25, 1819. He mar- 
ried Nancy H., daughter of Samuel and Abigail Swain, 
Feb. 6, 1843. 



194 THE PLUMEIi GENEALOGY. 

Children : — 

1729—1. Sarah A. 9 , born May 2, 1844; married Albert N. Kim- 
ball of Holdemess, N. H., Jan. 25, 1870. 

1730 — ii. John Haynes 9 , born Sept. 7, 1846; married Nellie Rus- 
sell Jan. 9, 1872, in Plymouth, N. H. 

1084 

George W. S. Plumer 8 , born Aug. 3, 1825. He married 
Sarah H. Mitchell of Bridgewater, N. H., May 11, 1853 ; 
and died in the army Feb. 1, 1863, at Carrollton, La. 

Child :— 
1731—1. Josephine G. 9 , born Jan. 23, 1854. 

1085 

Josiah R. Plumer 8 , born May 18, 1812. He lived in 

Groton, N. H.; and married Rachel C, daughter of Asa 

and Susan Smith, Jan. 12, 1842. She was born in Rum- 

ney, N. H., Jan. 7, 1814. 
Children : — 

1732—1. Josiah D. 9 , born Oct. 11, 1842, in Groton; married; and 
died May 16, 1881. 

1733—n. Elmiea R. 9 , born Sept. 24, 1844; married Oscar R. Ken- 
dall, in Bristol, N. H., Dec. 12, 1869; and lived in 
Groton. 

1734— in. E. Dexter 9 , born Aug. 1, 1847; married Rhoda 0. Cum- 
mings of Putney July 16, 1875. 

1735— iv. Moniba B. 9 , b. Aug. 25, 1849. 

1736 — v. Peescott M. 9 , born April 26, 1854. See family num- 
bered " 1736." 

1088 

William R. Plumer 8 , born April 29, 1818. He mar- 
ried Lucy E. Smith, in Orange, April 23, 1846. 

Children : — 
1737—1. Edwin W. 9 , born March 1(7?), 1849, in Groton. See 

family numbered "1737." 
1738—n. George O. 9 , born Sept. 12, 1852, in Orange; died at 

Groton July 28, 1863, aged ten. 
1739— in. Reuben S. 9 See family numbered " 1739." 
1740— iv. Ellmore H. 9 , born Dec. 6, 1856, at Groton. See family 

numbered " 1740." 

1089 
George Plumer 8 , born Jan. 24, 1821. He married 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 195 

Frances, daughter of Abner Bloclgett of Dorchester, N. H., 
Feb. 23, 1859. 
Children : — 
1741—1. Persis M. 9 , born Oct. 9, 1860. 
1742—n. George Franklin 9 , born Aug. 29, 1862. 
1743— in. Luoinda Blodgett 9 , born Feb. 4, 1868. 

1090 

Harrison Plumer 8 , born March 26, 1823. He mar- 
ried Sarah M. Batchelder in 1848 ; and died in Amherst, 
N. H., Feb. 10, 1882. 

Children : — 
1744 — i. Estella M. 9 , born April 4, 1852; married John Peacock. 
1745—n. Elvira C. 9 , born Dec. 3, 1859; married Alonzo Hill. 
1746— in. Etta H. 9 , born April 8, 1863; married Fred Wilson. 
1747— iv. Sarah Ayers 9 , born Aug. 29, 1865; married Edson 
Field. 

1094 

Horace Plumer 8 , born in Groton, N. H., April 3, 

1833. He married Welthea Caroline Wheeler Sept. 28, 

1858. 

Children : — 

1748—1. 9 (son) (twin), born June 23, 1859; lived three days. 

1749— Ii. 9 (daughter) (twin), born June 23, 1859; lived three 

days. 

1750 — in. John Whitmore 9 , born June 8, 1860, in Groton; mar- 
ried Emma A. Fellows of Charlestown, Mass., in 
1881; and was killed on his engine, in Boston, Mass., 
Fast day, April 5, 1883, aged twenty-two. They had 
one child, stillborn. 

1751— iv. Clara Etta 9 , born Sept. 2, 1862, at Groton; married 
Charles H. Fellows of Concord, N. H. 

1752— v. Hattie Jane 9 , born Oct. 18, 1865, at Groton. 

1753 — yi. Nettie Hannah 9 , born May 9, 1870, in Groton. 

1754— vii. Mary Lizzie 9 , born Aug. 23, 1873, at Concord. 

1755 — viii. Alice Betsey 9 , born July 20, 1877, in Concord. 

1756 — ix. Anna Welthea 9 , born April 4, 1879. 

1098 

William Gardner Plumer 8 , born in Salem, Mass., 
Feb. 20, 1822. He married Bridget Josephine Kennedy 
Feb. 4, 1844. 



196 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 

1757 — i. William Henry 9 , born Nov. 9, 1844; married Mrs. Fan- 
nie (Platts) Booth; and had a son John. 

1758—n. Tuomas Augustus 9 , born Sept. 7, 1846; died May 22, 
1851. 

1759— in. John Edmund 9 , born Feb. 14, 1849; died May 13, 1851. 

1760— iv. Edmund Augustus 9 , born Nov. 1, 1851; married Katie 
O'Donnell Oct. — , 1882; and had a son Edmund born 
in 1883. 

1761 — v. Mary Josephine 9 , born Aug. 6, 1853; married Abra- 
ham A. T. Rogers. 

1762— vi. Francis Joseph 9 , born Feb. 4, 1856; married Mary 
Hickey. 

1107 

William Laurens Plumer 8 , born May 11, 1824. He 
married his cousin Mary Cram Plumer (1124) Nov. 5, 
1850; and she died Aug. 6, 1873. He died Dec. 17, 
1874, at St. John, N. B. 

Children : — 
1763—1. Thomas George 9 , born Oct. 13, 1863; lived at Jackson 

Brook, Me., unmarried. 
1764 — ii. Arthur Kent 9 , born April 14, 1857; lives in St. John; 

married Amy Underhill ; and had a daughter born in 

1881. 
1765— in. Laurens Oram 9 , born Aug. 6, 1873; lives in St. John. 

1116 

John Adams Plumer 8 , born May 4, 1841. He lives in 
Chicago, 111. ; and married Fleeta Sercomb Jan. — , 1869. 

Child :— 
• 1766—1. Fleeta Daisy 9 , born June 7, 1870. 

1129 

John Thomas Plumer 8 , born May 19, 1844. He lives 
in New York City ; and married Serina Mason Brough- 
ton of New York Citv July 11, 1878. 

Child :— 
1767—1. Carrie Hemingway 9 , born Jan. 17, 1881; died Feb. 19, 
1882. 

1136 

William Plumer 8 , born in Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 
8, 1808. He married Elizabeth C. Safford. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 197 

Children : — 

1768—1. Ellen Cummings 9 , born Oct. 29, 1831; married Alexan- 
der, son of John C. and Mary Sinclair, Dec. 24, 1855. 

1769—n. Mary B. 9 ; married Somerby N., son of Somerby C. 
Noyes of West Newbury, Nov. 26, 1857. 

1770— in. Elizabeth Dean 9 ; married Frederic, son of Luther 
and Jeanette L. Allen, June 13, 1867. 

1771 — iv. Goeeon 9 . 

1159 

Nathan Plumer 8 , born May 19, 1837. He lives in 
Denver, Col. ; and married Emma Cordelia Wheeler of 
Seneca Falls, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1860. 

Children : — 
1772—1. Grace 9 ; died. 

1773 — ii. Edward Nathan 9 , born about 1878. 
1774— in. 9 (daughter); died. 

1168 

George Haley Plumer 8 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
April 28, 1847. He lived in his native town, where he 
was a dry-goods dealer. He married Elenour Guy, daugh- 
ter of the poet William W. and Ruth (Woodcock) Cald- 
well, Dec. 12, 1872. 

Children : — 
1775—1. Fred Caldwell 9 , born March 5, 1876. 
1776—n. Mary Louise 9 , born Dec. 5, 1878. 
1777— in. Ralph Warner 9 , born Jnly 15, 1883. 

1169 

Wendell Phillips Plumer 8 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., April 14, 1852. He married Mary Abbie, daughter 
of Harrison G.and Martha G. (Cole) Smart, Oct. 29, 1879. 

Children : — 
1778—1. Alice Greenwood 9 , born July 4, 1880. 
1779—n. Richard 9 , born June 11, 1884. 
1780— in. Margaret 9 , born Sept. 2, 1888. 

1170 

Frank Horne Plumer 8 , born in Newburyport, Mass., 
April 27, 1857. He married Augusta Louisa, daughter 
of Heinrich and Wilhelmina Rhode. She was born near 
Hamburg, Germany. 



198 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 

1781—1. Edward 9 , born Jan. 21, 1887. 

1782—n. Lesley 9 , born March — , 1888; died Sept. 22, 1888. 

1173 

James Pettingell Plumer 8 , born in Newburyport, 
Mass., Oct. 4, 1852. He married, first, Sarah Adelaide, 
daughter of James H. and Sarah P. Way (Vay ?), Dec. 
31, 1872 ; and she died. He married, second, Mary E. 
Porter, April 2, 1878. 

Children : — 
1783—1. Charles 9 . 
1784—u. Alice 9 . 
1785— hi. Mary 9 . 

1786— iv. James William 9 , born Feb. 11, 1879. 
1787— v. Richard Avery 9 , born Aug. 21, 1881. 
1788— vi. Henry Dearborn 9 , born Oct. 31, 1883. 
1789— vii. George Leeds 9 , born Jan. 11, 1886. 
179$— viii. 9 (daughter) ; died at the age of six months. 

1187 

Abiel G. Plumer 8 , born May 24, 1824. He resided 
at West Creek, Ind. ; and married Kate, daughter of 
Jacob and Sally Baughman, June 5, 1855. 

Children : — 
1791 — i. Frank Baughman 9 , born Jan. 16, 1858. See family 

numbered " 1791." 
1792—n. Albert R. 9 , born March 14, 1863; died Sept. 22, 1871, 

aged eight. 
1793 — in. Edwin 9 , born Aug. 19, 1864; married Sophia Paulina, 

daughter of Simon and Lena W. Sunderman, March 

23, 1887. She was born Nov. 5, 1869. 

1192 

Frank J. Plumer 8 , born Feb. 16, 1844. He married 
Abbie D., daughter of George W. and Abigail (Davis) 
Knowles, Sept. 17, 1868. 

Children : — 
1794—1. Hannah Louise 9 , born Feb. 27, 1872. 
1795—n. Mary Abbie 9 , born Dec. 20, 1873. 
1796 — in. Charlotte M. 9 , born April 4, 1875. 
1797— iv. George Bitfield 9 (twin), born Aug. 23, 1876. 
1798— v. Inez Eva 9 (twin), born Aug. 23, 1876. 
1799 — vi. Sarah Angenette 9 , born Nov. 4, 1877. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 199 

1201 

Cyrus Plumer 8 , born Dec. 6, 1817. He married, 

first, Marian Groghan Nov. 2, 1840 ; second, Mar- 
tin ; and, third, Nancy Blaisdell. 
Children : — 

1800—1. Benjamin 9 , born April 26, 1842, in Rollinsford; married 
Ellen M. Frye Dec. 25, 1867. 

1801— n. Amanda 9 , born April 7, 1845; married Nathaniel Cates 
of Portsmouth. 

1802— in. Mary Ella 9 , born Aug. 24, 1845(?); died unmarried. 

1803— iv. John 9 , born Feb. 10, 1850, at Portsmouth; died unmar- 
ried. 

1804— v. Albert C. 9 , born Oct. 22, 1852 ; married Ellen Moulton. 

1805— vi. Charlotte E. 9 , born March 9, 1854; lived in Boston, 
unmarried. 

1806— vn. Lucy D. 9 , born Sept. 29, 1858; married Horace Huzzey 
of Boston. 

1807— vin. Harriet N. 9 , born Nov. 27, 1862; died young. 

1808— ix. William 9 . 

1213 

John Lincoln Plumer 8 , born in Bowdoin, Me., Nov. 
9, 1811. He lived at home on his father's farm until he 
became of age, when he went to Bangor and engaged in 
the lumber business. In 1838, he entered the wool trade, 
and removed to Boston, where he became a prominent 
merchant and citizen. He lived in Roxbury ; and was a 
representative in the legislature and was on the governor's 
staff. He was a member of the Dudley Street Baptist 
Church. About 1854, he removed to New York, and 
became connected with the woolen business in the firm 
of Collins, Plumer & Co., residing in Brooklyn. 

Mr. Plumer married, first, Susan Rand White, in 
Hampden, Me., Aug. 13, 1835. She was daughter of 
James and Susan (Atwood) White ; and she died Aug. 
7, 1872. He married, second, Mary, daughter of Daniel 
Lee and Betsey (Garritt) Wells and widow of Nehemiah 
Curtiss, Oct. 1, 1873. She was born at Kingston, N. Y., 
Dec. 4, 1830. Mr. Plumer died Aug. 12, 1885, at the 
age of seventy- three. 



200 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

1809 — i. Susan Augusta 9 , born June 16, 1838, in Bangor, Me. ; 

married Henry Jackson Foster Dec. 13, 1866. 
1810 — ii. John Franklin 9 , born Oct. 2, 1840, in Boston, Mass. ; 

married Emily Maria Atkins Dec. 9, 1862, in Brooklyn. 
1811 — in. Charles Henry 9 , born Oct. 28, 1842, in Roxbury; died 

Oct. 27, 1845. 
1812— iv. Susan White 9 , born Oct. 12, 1844; died Nov. 17, 1845. 
1813 — v. Albert Turner 9 , born Sept. 13, 1846 ; married Jane 

Augusta, daughter of George I. and Phebe A. Seney 

of Brooklyn, Nov. 30, 1875. 
1814 — vi. Elizabeth White 9 , born March 5, 1848, in Roxbury; 

married Henry Eliott, son of Henry Chandler and 

Lucy (Tappan) Bowen, Dec. 14, 1869. 

1217 

Andrew Plumer 8 , born in Topsham, Me., May 1, 
1822. He lived at Lisbon Falls ; and married Elizabeth 
Smith of Harpswell, Me., April 30, 1858. 

Children : — 
1815 — i. Alvah 9 ; married Ella Toothaker of Brunswick. 
1816 — ii. Araletta 9 ; lives in Topsham, unmarried. 
1817 — in. Frank 9 ; lives in Chelsea, Mass. 

1220 

Isaac Plumer 8 , born in Topsham, Me., Dec. 7, 1829. 
He lived in Brunswick, Me. ; and married Frances A. 
Merrow of Bowdoinham Sept. 3, 1855. 

Children : — 
1818—1. Aroline W. 9 , born Dec. 19, 1856. 
1819—n. Isaac Marcellus 9 , born Dec. 16, 1867; died July 11,, 

1888, aged twenty. 
1820— in. Julia E. 9 ; married M. V. Adams, M. D., and lives in 
Brunswick. & 

1232 

James J. Plumer 8 , born in Vassalboro', Me., May 6, 
1824. He resided in Augusta, Me.; and married Eliza- 
beth Neal Clifford Sept. 7, 1845. 

Children : — 
1821—1. Samuel 9 , born July — , 1846; died Oct. — , 1846. 
1822—n. Mary Elizabeth 9 , born March 1, 1848; married Ellison 
Gilbert of Vassalboro 1 July 25, 1870. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEF. 201 

1248 

Charles P. Plumer 8 . He lived in Laconia ; and 
married, first, Ida Cox of Sandwich ; and, second, Zoe 
McKenney of Tilton, N. H. 

Children : — 

1823—1. 9 (son); died. 

1884—n. 9 (son); died. 

1825— in. George Ernest 9 , born Jan. 26, 1886. 
1826— iv. Arthur W. 9 , born July 13, 1888. 

1257 

Col. Enoch Plumer 8 , born April 4, 1815. He lived 
in Milton, N. H. ; and married Orinda Ayers of Wake- 
field, N. H., June 16, 1840. He was a farmer. 

Children : — 
1827—1. John Tyler 9 , born June 3, 1841; married Armina Gil- 
man; and died June 20, 1868, aged twenty-seven. 
They had a daughter Belle, who died in infancy. 
1828—n. Joseph Emmons 9 , born Oct. 5, 1842; lived in Concord ; 
married Susan Pecker of Concord Oct. 20, 1869; and 
had no children. 
1829— in. Mary B. 9 , born Sept. 8, 1844; married Samuel W. Wal- 

lingford Nov. 10, 1870; and lived in Milton. 
1830— rr. Beard Burge 9 , born June 18, 1846. See family num- 
bered "1830." 
1831— v. Sarah 9 , born June 17, 1848; married Rev. Frank Haley, 

D. D., May 1, 1878. 
1832— vi. Fanny W. 9 , born Feb. 8, 1851; married Dr. John H. 

Twombly July 11, 1878. 
1833— vii. Susan 9 , born April 27, 1854; married John Roberts of 
Farmington Nov. 30, 1876 ; and died Oct. 12, 1878, 
aged twenty-four. 

1259 
Joseph Plumer 8 , born March 11, 1820. He lived in 
Milton, N. H. ; and married, first, Adeline F. Baker of 
Somersworth Oct. 30, 1844; and, second, Hannah D. 
Clark of Framingham, Mass., Oct. 1, 1862. 

Children : — 

1834—1. Moses Baker 9 , born April 7, 1848; lived at home, un- 
married. 

1835—n. Joseph 9 , born Sept. 28, 1850; married Carrie Fall of 
Lebanon, Me.; and had a son Jay, born Feb. — , 1888. 

1836— ill. Sarah Bell 9 , born Aug. 6, 1854; died Sept. 7, 1854. 



202 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1264 

Jonas M. Plumer 8 , born in 1832. He lived on the 
old homestead ; and married Annie H. Nute of Milton in 
1862. 

Child :— 
1837—1. Frederick E. 9 , born Oct. — , 1868. 

1266 

John Porter Plumer 8 , born in Sweden, Me., Sept. 
26, 1814. He lived in his native town, and was town 
clerk twenty-five years. He married, first, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Sarah P. (Walker) Holden of Sweden, 
June 23, 1842. She was born in Sweden June 20, 1821 j 
and died Oct. 15, 1854. He married, second, Cordelia 
A., daughter of Joseph and Mehitable (Moulton) Bennett 
of Freedom, N. H., Nov. 22, 1855. She was born in 
Freedom Oct. 6, 1827 ; and died in Sweden Dec. 30, 1888. 

Children : — 
1838 — I. Martha Angelia 9 , born Aug. 4, 1844; married Charles 

L. Palmer of Brookline, Mass., Jan. 1, 1879. 
1839 — ii. Sarah Abigail , born Sept. 17, 1846; married George 

H. Nichols of Lynn April 21, 1869. 
1840— in. Elizabeth Victoria 9 , born May 14, 1851; married 

George Palmer of Brookline Nov. 22, 1869. 
1841— iv. Ruth Ella 9 , born Aug. 18, 1854; died March 21, 1879, 

aged twenty-four. 
1842 — v. Hattie Cordelia 9 , born Aug. 10, 1856; died March 20, 

1875, aged eighteen. 
1843 — vi. John Arthur 9 , born June 20, 1858; married Martha A., 

daughter of Palmer and Lydia (Gordon) Walker of 

Norway, Me., Oct. 9, 1887; lived in Norway; and had 

a daughter Hazel Pearl, born May 27, 1888. 
1844 — vii. Cora Flaville 9 , born June 6, 1860; married Dr. C. L., 

son of Elias and Hannah F. (Howe) Pike of Norway 

April 26, 1883. He was born Feb. 21, 1859. 
1845 — vin. Samuel Enfield 9 , born Feb. 2, 1863; lived in Sweden, 

unmarried. 

1267 

Samuel Plumer 8 , born in Sweden, Me., Feb. 14, 1817. 
He lived in his native town, and was a prosperous farmer 
and an influential and responsible citizen. He married, 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 203 

first, Esther Elizabeth, daughter of William and Hannah 
(Holden) Nevers of Sweden, Aug. 24, 1843. She was 
born in Sweden March 5, 1821 ; and died Sept. 22, 1852, 
aged thirty-one. He married, second, Mary Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Mary (Evans) Hamlin, March 21, 
1854. She was born in Sweden Feb. 1, 1830. 

Children : — 
1846—1. Samuel Lyman 9 , born Oct. 16, 1844; died Jan. 15, 1850, 

aged five. 
1847—n. John Fellman 9 , born May 19, 1846, in Sweden. See 

family numbered " 1847." 
1848— in. Mary Ann 9 , born Jan. 3, 1848; lives in Sweden, unmar- 
ried. 
1849 — iv. Samuel Lyman 9 , born March 1, 1850, in Sweden . See 
family numbered "1849." 

1269 

George Plumer 8 , born in Sweden, Me., Jan. 30, 1821. 
He lived in Sweden until 1879, when he removed to 
Bridgton, Me. He married Hannah Jane, daughter of 
Benjamin B. and Hannah W. (Dunham) Holden of 
Sweden, June 9, 1848. She was born Nov. 11, 1826. 

Children : — 
1850 — i. Ellen K. 9 , born Jan. 2, 1851; married James O., son of 
James G. and Olive D. (Wentworth) Porter of Bridg- 
ton May 30, 1875. He was born Feb. 22, 1843. 
1851 — ii. George Orrin 9 , born Dec. 13, 1856; lives in Bridgton; 
married Eliza L. Dresser Aug. 25, 1877; and had no 
issue. 
1852 — in. Lunette A. 9 , born March 23, 1858; married Ira Harri- 
man Nov. 25, 1877; and died Aug. 1, 1885, at the age 
of twenty-seven. 
1853— iv. Mabel E. 9 , born Oct. 8, 1867; married Walter C. Morri- 
son April 3, 1888; and lives in Bridgton. 

1275 

William Plumer 8 , born Nov. 29, 1823. He graduated 
at Harvard college in 1845 ; entered the law school, then 
in charge of Judge Stor}^ and was admitted to the bar 
in 1848. During the Civil war he entered the service of 
the United States, and commanded a company of sharp- 
shooters. In this service he received an injury at the 



204 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

battle of Gettysburg, which obliged him to leave the 
service. He married Emily Josephine, daughter of Joseph 
H. and Judith (Mansfield) Lord of Salem, Oct. 2, 1850 ; 
and lived in Lexington, Mass. 

Their children were born in Lexington, as follows : — 
1854—1. William 9 , born Sept. 5, 1851. 
1855—n. Edith Mansfield 9 , born Feb. 27, 1853. 
1856 — in. Margaret Frost 9 , born Aug. 8, 1854. 
1857 — iv. Grace Herbert 9 , born Jan. 28, 1856. 
1858— v. Edward Lord 9 , born Oct. 17, 1857; died June 24, 1858. 
1859— vi. Mart Elizabeth 9 , born July 27, 1859. 
I860— vn. Nannie Dow 9 , born March 7, 1861. 

1281 

George Washington Plumer 8 , born June 11, 1827. 
He married Mary Jane Randlett, in Newmarket, Nov. 7, 
1853 ; and died in Epping July 11, 1881. 

Their children were born in Mendota, 111., as follows : 
1861—1. Kate Jay 9 , born Nov. 12, 1858. 
1862—n. Annie May 9 , born Aug. 26, 1864. 

1296 

George E. Plumer 8 , born Feb. 28, 1838. He married 
Mary A. Withington of Winchendon Jan. 1, 1859 ; and 
was killed at Campbell's Station, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1863. 

Children : — 
1863—1. George F. 9 , born July 15, 1860. 
1864—u. Lillian A. 9 , born May 9, 1863. 

1297 

Charles W. Plumer 8 , born March 25, 1840. He mar- 
ried Frances, daughter of James G. and Sally Nutting, 
Aug. 16, 1862. 

Children : — 
1865—1. Lena( ?) 9 , born April 2, 1864. 
1866—n. Amy C. 9 , born May 8, 1866; died Oct. 25, 1866. 
1867— in. Abiel G. 9 , born May 12, 1869. 
1868— iv. Ada C. 9 , born Dec. 12, 1874. 



BY SIDNEY PBRLBY. 205 

Charles Moulton Plumer 8 , born March 11, 1828. 
He married Marianda Snow Kidlon Jane 18, 1848. She 
was born Feb. 6, 1827. 

Children : — 

1869—1. Mary Isabel 9 , born June 15, 1849. 

1870—n. William 9 , born July 2, 1851; died Nov. 1, 1851. 

1871 — in. Charles Averill 9 , born March 20, 1856; married 

Mabel R. Brackett Oct. 16, 1878. She was born Dec. 

25, 1854. Their child, Marion Snow, was born April 

21, 1882. 
1872— iv. Minnie Snow 9 , born Dec. 19, 1866. 

1319 

Hiram Tobin Plumer 8 , born July 26, 1840. He mar- 
ried Louisa Sturgis Drew March 6, 1870. She was born 
Nov. 25, 1837. 

Children : — 

1873—1. Edna Mabel 9 , born Dec. 14, 1872. 
1874—n. John Mussey 9 , born July 3, 1875. 

1321 

Enoch Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., June 24, 
1805. He lived on Newbury Neck ; and married, first, 
Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of John Haseltine, April 29, 
1845. She was born in Salem, Mass., Feb. 15, 1822 ; and 
died Oct. 3, 1854. He married, second, Lydia M., daugh- 
ter of Caleb and Sarah Mason and widow of Wade Ilsley 
March 28, 1855. 

Children : — 

1875—1. Sarah Jane 9 , born Nov. 20, 1849(8?); married Willis 
E., son of William and Sarah (Sedgwick) Churchill, 
Oct. 30, 1877; and lived in Rowley. 

1876—n. Willard 9 , born Aug. 24, 1850; died Oct. 4, 1879, aged 
twenty-nine. 

1877— in. Horace 9 , born April 14(19?), 1852. -See family num- 
bered « l 1877." 

1878— iv. Susan Maria 9 , born June 2, 1854; died Oct. 1, 1854. 



206 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1322 

Stephen Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 15, 
1807. He married Mary Hale, daughter of Samuel and 
Phebe (Hale) Newman, May 24, 1838. He died April 
25, 1846, at the age of thirty-nine ; and she died May 5, 
1889. 

Their children were born in Newbury Oldtown, as fol- 
lows : — 

1879 — I. Phebe Hale 9 , born April 15, 1839; married William, 
son of Elias and Ann G. (Horton) Todd, Oct. 18, 1877. 

1880—n. Eunice Thurston 9 , born Aug. 16, 1841; married Rev. 
George Robert, son of Robert M. and Ann S. (Bab- 
son) Merrill, May 1, 1867; and she died Nov. 29, 
1883, aged forty-two. He was pastor of a Congrega- 
tional ehurch in Painesville, Ohio, in 1882. 

1881 — in. Mary Newman 9 , born Dec. — , 1843 ; married Thomas 
Hawkin. 

1882 — iv. Abby Ann Stephens 9 , born Jan. 24, 1846; died in New- 
buryport Jan. 14, 1856. 

1327 

Daniel Thurston Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
May 4, 1819. He married, first, Georgiana, daughter of 
Giles and Laura Colvin, in 1858, in Evansville, Ind. She 
was born in Millersport, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1838 ; and died 
in Newbury Sept. 20, 1875, aged thirty-seven. He mar- 
ried, second, Mary J. Roberts of Portsmouth, N. H., 
Dec. 1, 1877. 

Their children were born in Newbuiy, as follows : — 

1883—1. Enoch Benjamin 9 , born July 5, 1861; died Aug. 11, 

1864, aged three. 
1884—n. Laura Jane 9 , born July 19, 1866. 
1885— in. Maria Storer 9 , born May 19, 1869. 
1886— iv. 9 (daughter), still born April — , 1872. 

1328 

Horace Plumer, Esq. 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., April 
26(22?), 1821. He graduated at Dartmouth College, 



BY SIDNEY PERLE5T. 207 

and became a lawyer. He married Nancy, daughter of 

John and (Denney) Wood well, in 1844. She was 

born in Newburyport, Mass. He died in Evansville, Ohio, 
Jan. 31, 1860, at the age of thirty-eight. 
Children : — 

1887—1. Georgiana Washington 9 , bora Feb. 22, 1846; married 

John Colby; and went west. 
1888—n. Jane 9 , born Feb. 8, 1852; died March 21, 1888, aged 

thirty-six. 
1889— in. Horace 9 , born Aug. 12, 1859; unmarried. 

1332 
William Kelly Plumer 8 , born May 27, 1820. He 
married Harriet A. Taylor Oct. 20, 1846 ; and died Sept. 
12, 1860, at the age of forty. 

Children : — 
1890—1. Mary E. 9 , born March 18, 1849; married George Che- 

menceaw Jnne 23, 1869. 
1891—n. Susie K. 9 , born Oct. 26, 1851; married Charles T. John- 
son March 31, 1876. 
1892— in. William T. 9 , born Aug. 7, 1856. 

1339 

Nathaniel Bartlett Plumer 8 , born Aug. 1, 1838. 
He married, first, Martha Jane Palmer, daughter of Wil- 
liam T. and Martha C. (Brackett) Sanborn, March 24, 
1861. She was born Feb. 17, 1835 ; and died Feb. 10, 
1875. He married, second, Mary L., daughter of Rev. 
James Boutwell and widow of Dr. Artemas L. H. Carr, 
Jan. 1, 1876. 

Children : — 

1893—1. Fred William 9 , born Oct. 29, 1862; died Aug. 18, 1875, 

aged twelve. 
1894—n. Natt Edgar 9 , born Feb. 28, 1866. 
1895— in. Mattie May 9 , born Aug. 18, 1874; died Dec. 26, 1874. 
1896 — iv. Maude 9 , born Oct. 15, 1876. 

1342 

Nathaniel Plumer 8 , born Dec. 8, 1831. He married 
Sarah E. Dunlap Sept. 12, 1860. 



208 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Children : — 
1897—1. Esther 9 , born July 81, 1861. 
1898—n. David B. 9 , born Dec. 1, 1862. 
1899— in. Nathan D. 9 , born Feb. 11, 1868. 
1900— iv. John J. 9 , born Oct. 19, 1869; died Aug. 13, 1870. 
1901— v. George B. 9 , born Sept. 4, 1871. 

1361 

John Clark Plumer 8 , born Oct. 7, 1833. He married, 
first, Emma F. Bond, Dee. 2, 1858. She was born in 
Thetford, Vt., Aug. 5, 1834; and died Aug. 20, 1871. 
He married, second, Alice J. O'Hara March 5, 1874. She 
was born in Prince Edward Island Aug. 4, 1851. 

Child :— 

1902—1. Gertrude Electa 9 , born May 26, 1870; died Oct. 16, 
1870. 

1365 

George Washington Plumer 8 , born Feb. 9, 1841. 
He married, first, Maria A. Ham, Feb. 7, 1863. She was 
born Oct. 24, 1841 ; and died March 20, 1873. He mar- 
ried, second, Maria Moses, May 7, 1875. She was born 
Jan. 16, 1844. 

Children : — 
1903—1. Emma Areline 9 , born March 27, 1866. 
1904—n. John Mark 9 , born June 8, 1867. 

1385 

Stephen Merrill Plumer 8 , born Sept. 21, 1846. He 
married Abby Jane Moses Dec. 25, 1871. 

Child :— 
1905—1. Roscoe Hayes 9 , born Nov. 16, 1876. 

1410 

Jeremiah Plumer 8 , born in Freemont, Me., Oct. 22, 
1796. He married Charlotte Brown ; and died Feb. 24, 
1867. She died Sept. 29, 1887. 

Their children were born in Freeport, Me., as follows : — 
1906—1. Solomon H. 9 

1907 — II. Jeremiah J. 9 , born March 16, 1827. See family num- 
bered «'1907." 
1908 — in. Clemment 9 . 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 209 

1418 

William H. Plumer 8 , born Jan. 15, 1819. He lived 
in Brunswick, Me. ; and married Amy H. Bailey Dec. 
22, 1842. 

Children : — 
1909—1. John H. 9 , born Dec. 24, 1844; died Aug. 13, 1864, aged 

nineteen. 
1910—n. Frank W. 9 , born Nov. 4, 1852. 

1424 

Timothy Plumer 8 . He married, first, Lucy Boynton. 

She died ; and he married, second, Sarah Cilley. He was 

killed by being thrown from his carriage in Monroe, Me., 

Dec. — , 1887." His wife Sarah survived him and lived 

in Monroe. 
Children : — 

1911—1. Mart Ann 9 , born in 1838; married Putnam; and 

lived in Glenwood, Me. 

1912—n. Lemuel 9 , born in 1840; lived in Monroe. 

1913— in. Osha H. 9 , born in 1842; lived in Glenwood. 

1914— iv. William J. 9 , born in 1845; married and lived in Penn- 
sylvania. 

1915_v. Jane 9 , born in 1849; married Dickey; and lived in 

Palermo, Me. 

1916— vi. Charles 9 , born in 1851; lived in Duluth, Minn., unmar- 
ried. 

1917— vii. Frank 9 , born in 1861; lived in Monroe, unmarried. 

1918— viii. Gilbert 9 , born in 1864; lived in Duluth. 

1919— ix. Hattie L. 9 , born in 1868; married Eastman; and 

lived in East Jackson, Me. 

1425 

Rev. Abraham Plumer 8 , born in Bucksport, Me., 
Oct. 30, 1809. He lived on a farm when young and re- 
ceived very little school education. He became a clergy- 
man, however, and commenced his ministry in New 
Hampshire in 1844. He was invited by Rev. A. P. Peabody 
to a mission upon the Isles of Shoals as preacher and 
teacher ; and subsequently lived at Damariscotta, Me. 

Rev. Mr. Plumer married, first, Mary Ann Ladd, 
adopted daughter of Rev. John Atwell of the East Maine 



210 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, June 28, 
1835. She was born June 11, 1815 ; and died Sept. 27, 
1843. He married, second, Betsey, daughter of Jere- 
miah and Ruth (Chase) Carr, Sept. 25, 1845. She was 
born Dec. IT, 1806 ; and died June 2, 1861. He mar- 
ried, third, Susan Sylvester, Aug. 18, 1864. She was 
born July 20, 1811. 

Children : — 
1920—1. John Atwell 9 , born Jan. 1, 1837, at South Berwick, 
Me.; educated at Bucksport; preached in the East 
Conference for twenty years; and afterward lived in 
Portland. 
1921—n. Charles Abraham 9 , born Feb. 16, 1839, in New Castle 

N. H. See family numbered " 1921." 
1922— in. Cyrus Lemuel 9 , born Oct. 26, 1841; educated at Bucks- 
port, Me., and Concord, N. EL; and lived at New- 
port, N. H. 

1434 

Robert Young Plumer 8 , born Feb. 22, 1820. He 
married Lucinda Green of Kennebunk Oct. 15, 1847. 

Children : — 
1923—1. Malitta 9 , born Oct. 16, 1849; married, 
1924—n. Alphonzo 9 , born Nov. 30, 1851. 

1449 

Sew all Plumer 8 , born in Scarborough, Me. He mar- 
ried Eunice Harmon. 

Children : — 
1925 — i. George 9 ; married Mary Cerk. 
1926—n. Martha 9 ; married Samuel Witham. 
1927 — in. Caroline 9 ; married Cyrus Moore. 
1928— iv. Cyrus 9 . 

1929— v. Woodbury 9 ; married Catharine Knight April 24, 1865. 
1930— vi. Horace 9 . 
1931— vii. Henry 9 . 

1450 

David Pltjmer 8 . He married Eliza, daughter of Maj. 
Moses Moody of Limington. She was born March 23, 
1808. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 211 

Children : — 
1932—1. Seth 9 ; married Susan Stone. 

1933—n. David 9 ; married, first, Ellen Hunnewell; and, second, 
Elizabeth Hunnewell. 

1451 

William Plumer 8 . He married, first, Mary A., 
daughter of Maj. Moses Moody. She was born March 31, 
1810. He married, second, Sarah Gilman. 

Children : — 
1934—1. Susan 9 ; married, first, Phineas Libby; and, second, 

James Lyons. 
1935 — ii, Elizabeth 9 ; died young and unmarried. 
1936— in. Liberty 9 ; unmarried. 

1452 

Major Plumer 8 . He married Jane Libby. 

Children : — 
1937—1. Esther 9 ; died young and unmarried. 
1938—n. Dennis 9 . 
1939— hi. Martha 9 . 
1940— iv. John 9 . 
1941 — v. Abbie 9 . 
1942 — vi. Albert 9 . 

1453 

Abraham Plumer 8 , born July 4, 1816. He married 
Esther Libby April 13, 1845. 

Child :— 
1943—1. Lura E. 9 , born Feb. 12, 1859; died young. 

1454 

Benjamin L. Plumer 8 . He married, first, Harriet 
Swett; and, second, Anna Skillings. 

Children : — 
1944—1. Mary 9 ; born Jan. — , 1845. 
1945 — ii. George 9 . 
1946— hi. Henry 9 . 
1947 — iv. Albion 9 . 

1455 
Dr. William Plumer 8 , born June 19, 1805. He was 



212 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

a physician ; and married Hannah Files June 9, 1834. 
He died May 14, 1855 ; and she died Nov. 11, 1880. 
Child :— 

1948 — I. Ebastus Augustus 9 , born May 3, 1835. See family 
numbered " 1948." 

1461 

Gibeon Plumer 8 , born Nov. 12, 1817. He married 
Maria W. Cloutman of Gorham Nov. 12, 1846 ; and 
died in Portland, very suddenly, Feb. 14, 1880. 

Child:— 
1949—1. Sakah C. 9 , born Nov. 16, 1847; died July 15, 1868, aged 
twenty. 

1462 

Jordan Plumer 8 , born Oct. 27, 1819. He married, 
first, Margaret Brown (published Oct. 27, 1843) ; and she 
died Aug. 17, 1864. He married, second, Mrs. Sarah 
McLellan Sept. 28, 1866. 

Child :— 
1950—1. Eliza 9 , born Aug. 19, 1847. 

1463 

David Plumer 8 , born June 1, 1822. He married 
Sarah C. Tukey (published Dec. 11, 1855). 

Children : — 
1951—1. Anna 9 , died June 6, 1857. 

1952—n. Emma F. 9 , born Oct. 9, 1862; married Joseph B. Plumer. 
1953— in. Alice 9 , born March 17, 1865; lives in Raymond. 
1954— iv. Dennis 9 , born Oct. 7, 1867; lives in Raymond. 
1955 — v. Maria C. 9 , born Aug. 15, 1871; lives in Raymond. 

1464 

Ebenezer Plumer 8 , born Sept. 3, 1824. He married 
Eliza Welch Oct. 24, 1852 ; and she died Feb. 14, 1886. 

Children : — 
1956 — I. Margaret 9 ; died young. 
1957—n. Mark Leach 9 , born Oct. 26, 1853. 
1958— in. William 9 , born Sept. — , 1858. 
1959— iv. Charles 9 , born April 6, 1860. 
I960— v. Margaret 9 , born Aug. 19, 1853(?); died June 24, 1863. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 213 

1477 

David Plumer 8 , born in Raymond, Me., Dec. 31, 1808. 
He married Polly Rich June 7, 1830. She was born 
April 20, 1808 ; and died March 7, 1861. 

Children : — 
1961 — I. Catharine 9 , born April 18, 1832; published to John 

Roberts May 6, 1856. 
1962 — ii. Emmeline 9 , born Oct. 10, 1834; died, unmarried, Aug. 

19, 1855. 
1963— in. Martha J. 9 , born May 22, 1837. 
1964— iv. Ann 9 , bern Dec. 9, 1841; died June 9, 1857. 
1965— v. Augustus 9 , born Jan. 18, 1847; died Aug. — , 1847. 

1479 

Alonzo Plumer 8 . He married, first, Sarah Mitchell 
of Raymond, Me., Jan. 15, 1837; and, second, Adeline 
Leavitt of Naples Sept. — , 1852. 

Children : — 
1966—1. Anson 9 , born Nov. 20, 1837. 
1967—n. Samuel 9 , born Aug. 20, 1839, at Starksboro', Vt. 
1968— in. Frances J. 9 , born July 6, 1841; lives in Poland; and 

married Levi N. Strout. 
1969— iv. Mary E. 9 , born Feb. 27, 1843; married Morris Strout. 
1970— v. Daniel 9 , born Dec. 24, 1844. 
1971— vi. Joseph 9 , born Oct. 11, 1846. 
1972— vn. Ltdia 9 , born Nov. 28, 1848. 

1973— vni. 9 . 

1974— ix. 9 . 

1975— x. 9 . 

1481 

Jesse Plumer 8 . He married Elenor James. 

Children : — 
1976—1. Alvin 9 , born in 1842. See family numbered «' 1976." 
1977 — n. Caroline 9 , born in 184-; married Silas N. Moore of 

Casco (published Dec. 22, 1859). 
1978— in. Samuel 9 ; died in Libby prison. 
1979 — iv. Charlotte 9 ; died young. 
1980— v. Abbie P. 9 , born March 10, 1853. 
1981— vi. Henry P. 9 , born Sept. 4, 1855. 
1982— vn. Eliza 9 , born Oct. 3, 1856. 
1983— vin. Joseph J. 9 , born Oct. 4, 1858. 
1984— ix. Eugene 9 , born May 11, 1860; died Oct. 15, 1860. 



214 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1482 

George W. Plumer 8 . He married Zilpha Spiller 
May 10, 1842. 

Children : — 
1985—1. Thankful 9 ; married. 
1986 — ii. Maby Ann 9 ; married. 

1987 — in. Alpheus 9 ; was in the army, came home and died of 
consumption, unmarried. 

1485 

Joseph M. Plumer 8 , born in Raymond, Me., Aug. 8, 
1820. He married, first, Mary H. Harmon Sept. 20, 1843; 
and, second, Christiana W. Rand of Stoneham, Me., June 
30, 1872. 

Children: — 
1988—1. Clara M. 9 , born Oct. — , 1844; died soon. 
1989—n. Lizzie E. 9 , born Dec. — , 1845; died young. 
1990— in. Clara E. 9 , born Sept. 29, 1849; died, unmarried, Oct. 

1, 1868, aged nineteen. 
1991— iv. Belle Mary 9 , born March 16, 1853. 
1992 — v. Joseph Wilson 9 , born March 11, 1874. 

1486 

Albion K. Plumer 8 , born Feb. 20, 1823. He lived 
in Gorham, near Little Falls; and married Mary A. 
Nason in Buxton in 1846. 

Children : — 

1993—1. 9 ; died young. 

1994 — ii. 9 ; died young. 

1995 — in. Anna 9 , born about 1849; unmarried. 
1996— iv. Mary 9 , born about 1851; unmarried. 
1997— v. John E. 9 , born about 1856; lived at Gorham ; unmar- 
ried. 

1493 

Silas Plumer 8 , born Oct. 6, 1821. He lived at Lis- 
bon Falls; married Emily Estes of Durham in 1853; 
and died March 12, 1882. 

Children : — 
1998 — i. Frederick 9 ; died, unmarried, at the age of nineteen. 
1999—n. Helen 9 ; married George Greenback of Philadelphia; 
and died soon after. 



BY SIDNEY PEELEY. 215 

2000— in. Fanny 9 ; died, unmarried, at the age of about nineteen. 
2001 — iv. Alice 9 , born about 1867. 
2002— v. William 9 , born in 1870. 

1495 

George Plumer 8 , born in Durham April 7, 1826. He 
lived at Lisbon Falls, Me. He married, first, Almira J. 
Coffin Webster April 4, 1850 ; and she died Nov. 14, 
1880. He married, second, Eliza Eacott Oct. 20, 1881. 

Children : — 
2003—1. Lydia E. 9 , born April 23, 1852; died Nov. 16, 1865, aged 

thirteen. 
2004 — II. James Henry 9 , born Feb. 28, 1854. See family num- 
bered '« 2004." 

1497 

Edward Plumer 8 , born Jan. 4, 1830. He married, 
first, Augusta Taylor; and, second, Sarah Shaw. 

Children : — 
2005—1. Ida 9 ; married W. H. Newell of Lewiston. 
2006—n. Walter 9 , born about 1865 (1875?). 
2007— in. Henry 9 , born in 1872. 

1501 

Charles B. Plumer 8 , born Feb. 3, 1836. He married 
Abbie Taylor. 

Children : — 
2008—1. Albert W. 9 
2009 — ii. Lorenzo 9 , born about 186-. 
2010— in. Augusta 9 , born in 186-. 

1505 

John R. Plumer 8 , born about 1830. He lived in 
Newburyport; and married Weltha Plumer (1498), in 
Newburyport, Feb. 4, 1852. She was born April 4, 1832 ; 
nda died Jan. 15, 1886, in her fiftieth year. 

Child ;— 
2011 — i. Henry W. 9 ; lived in Winchester; married Alice An- 
drews; and had two sons. 

1513 

William Plumer 8 , born in Danville (now Auburn), 



216 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

Me., Dec. 14, 1829. He married Eliza, daughter of 
Zechariah and Harriet (Plumer) Tenney of Raymond, 
Jan. 1, 1859. 

Children : — 
2012—1. William Howard 9 , born May 26, 1863. 
2013—11. Minnie Bell 9 , born April 14, 1865. 
2014— in. Frederic Weston 9 , born March 7, 1867; educated in 

Bates College. 
2015— iv. Carrie Elizabeth 9 , born Aug. 18, 1869; school and 

music teacher. 
2016— v. Bessie May 9 , born Sept. 25, 1884. 

1529 

Charles M. Plumer 8 , born March 14, 1831. 

Children : — 
2017—1. Alberton 9 , born Oct. 31, 1854. 
2018 — ii. Charles Frederic 9 , born Dec. 11, 1856. 
2019— in. Jeremiah W. 9 , born Feb. 10, 1859. 
2020— iv. Abbie Etta 9 , born Jan. 29, 1861. 
2021— v. Eliza J. 9 , born Dec. 23, 1866. 

1567 

Henry Plumer 8 . He married Rebecca . 

Children : — 
2022—1. Frank 9 ; married his cousin Sarah Plumer (2030). 
2023—n. Benjamin 9 . 
2024— hi. Persis 9 ; married Northley of Goffstown. 

1568 

John Plumer 8 . 

Children : — 
2025—1. John 9 . 
2026—n. Henry 9 . 
2027 — in. Alonzo. 9 
2028— iv. Trask 9 . 

2029 — v. Emmeline 9 ; married Zebedee Gilbert. 
2030— vi. Sarah 9 ; married her cousin Frank Plumer (2022). 
2031— vii. Mary 9 . 
2032— viii. Augusta 9 . 

1610 

Charles G. C. Plumer 8 , born in Lancaster July 12, 
1819. He married Jennie Stevenson(?) in 1867. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 



217 



Child :— 
2033—1. Paul 9 , born June 27, 1868. 

1613 

John Francis Plumer 8 , bora Feb. 29, 1840. He lived 
in Philadelphia, Pa. He married, first, Sarah Josephine 
Wyman ; and she died. He married, second, Myra But- 
ter field. 

Children : — 
2034—1. Frank F. 9 , bom Aug. 16, 1862. 
2035—n. Ralph E. 9 , b. Jan. 21, 1865. 
2036— in. Ella Porter 9 , born May 5, 1867. 
2037— iv. Edgar P. 9 , born Aug. 6, 1869. 
2038— v. Mary Thirza 9 , born March 1, 1872. 

1627 

William Perley Plumer 8 , born in Amesbury, Mass., 
June 22, 1825. He lived in Newburyport, and was in 
early life a stage-driver in the employ of the Eastern 
Stage Company. He subsequently became associated 
with E. T. Northend in the livery business. Later, he 
became engaged in the grocery business with D. P. Plumer 
on the corner of Pleasant and Inn streets, under the firm 
name of W. P. & D. P. Plumer. Upon the retirement 
of Mr. D. P. Plumer, Mr. W. P. Plumer became associ- 
ated with George P. Balch, and they continued the store 
under the firm-name of Plumer & Balch. Mr. Balch re- 
tired from the business about 1885, and Mr. Plumer con- 
tinued the store alone until June, 1887, when, on account 
of ill-health, he gave it up. 

Mr. Plumer served in both branches of the city coun- 
cil, and was a trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank. 
He was an excellent citizen and business man. 

He married, first, Jane K., daughter of Eliphalet and 
Mary (Chase) Randall ; and she died May 2, 1871(?). 

He married, second, , daughter of Simon Jordan ; 

and died Jan. 4, 1888. 

Children : — 

2039—1. 9 . 

2040—n. 9 . 

2041— in. 9 . 

2042— iv. ». 



218 THE PLTTMER GENEALOGY. 

1633 

David Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 20, 
1826. He was a trader, and lived in West Newbury and 
Newburyport, Mass. He married Susan, daughter of 
Thomas S. Ordway of West Newburv (published Nov. 
6, 1854). He died Oct. 20, 1862, at "the age of thirty- 
five. 

Child :— 
2043 — I. Arthur Sawyer 9 , born Feb. 3, 1855; married. 

1636 

Perley Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Aug. 12, 
1832. He lived on his father's place, and in Newbury- 
port, on the corner of Fair and Temple streets. He mar- 
ried Sarah Ann Jackson, daughter of Abraham and Sarah 
(Scott) Edwards of Newburyport, July 18, 1866 ; and 
died. His wife survived him. 

Children : — 
2044 — I. Edwards Scott 9 . 
2045 — ii. Perley Newman 9 . 

1649 

William Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 21, 

1803. He married Harriet, daughter of William and 

Abigail (Bridges) Currier, Oct. 5, 1829. He died April 

9, 1845 ; and she died May — , 1887. 
Children : — 

2046 — i. Harriet Maria 9 , born June 30, 1834; married War- 
ren, son of David and Mary H. Currier, April 27, 
1854; and died Feb. 2, 1855. 

2047—n. William Coombs 9 , born Oct. 18, 1835; married Emily 
C, daughter of James Safford and Mary Dodge 
Pettingell, Dec. 18, 1859; and had no children. 

2048 — ill. Charles Edward 9 , born Nov. 4, 1838. See family 
numbered "2048." 

2049 — iv. Judith Ann 9 , born Sept. 16, 1840; died June — , 1866, 
aged twenty-five. 

2050 — v. Henry Cheever 9 , born June 21, 1842; dry-goods 
dealer; lives in Newburyport; served in the common 
council of the city in 1888; married Rebecca, daugh- 
ter of Samuel M. and Mary Ann (Coffin) Gerrish, Jan. 
11, 1867; and had no children. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 219 

1654 

Richard Page Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., 
July 5, 1810. He married Mary Little, daughter of 
Benjamin and Sarah J. (Pearson) Leigh, April 6, 1833 ; 
and died in Newbury March 17, 1839, aged twenty-eight. 
His wife survived him. 

Children : — 
2051—1. Thomas Fox 9 , born Feb. — , 1835 ; died Sept. 2, 1856, 

aged twenty-one. 
2052—n. Hannah 9 , born in 1837; married Daniel Sutton June—, 
1877. 

1656 

Silas Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 17, 
1816. He married Hannah, daughter of John and Han- 
nah (Knight) Poor of Newburyport, May 15, 1847. 

Children : — 
2053—1. George Henry 9 , born March 22, 1848. See family 

numbered " 2053." 
2054—n. Mary ELLEN 9 ,born June 27, 1851; married George Lunt, 

son of Justin and Myra (Lunt) Noyes, Feb. 24, 1875. 

He was born Sept. 5, 1855. 
2055— in. Warren 9 , born Oct. 31, 1857. 

1663 

John Moody Plumer 8 , born in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 
7, 1860. He lived in Georgetown (?), and married Car- 
rie Maria, daughter of Samuel and Maria (Dawkin) 
Dresser of Rowley in 1878. 

Child :— 
2056—1. Arthur Danforth 9 , born Aug. 25, 1879. 

1681 

Joseph Plumer 9 , born in Gilmanton, N. H., Dec. 28, 
1834. He married Narcissa, daughter of Matthias Kim- 
ball of Upper Gilmanton, May 19, 1860. 

Children : — 
2057—1. Mystic Jane 10 , born June 2, 1861, at Gilmanton; mar- 
ried Herbert Holman of Belmont March 23, 1881. 
2058—n. Flora Eleanor 10 , born July 13, 1869, at Belmont. 



220 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY, 

1685 

Byron Selwin Plumer 9 , born in Manchester, N. H., 
April 8, 1845. He lived, in Portsmouth, N. H., and at 
Charlestown and Maiden, Mass. ; and married Sarah Gar- 
vin Wentworth Nov. 21, 1866, at Charlestown. 

Children : — 
2059—1. Frank Wentworth 1 ", born Feb. 20, 1870, at Ports- 
mouth. See family numbered " 2059." 
2060—n. Arthur James 10 , born Nov. 24, 1872, at Charlestown. 

See family numbered " 2060." 
2061— in. Eva Henderson 10 , born Oct. 23, 1874, at Maiden; died 

March 29, 1877, at Charlestown. 
2062— iv. Grace Daniels 10 , born April 7, 1883, at Maiden. 

1691 

Charles E. Plumer 9 , born Oct. 29, 1831. He mar- 
ried Mary H. Moody April 7, 1853. 

Their children were born in Gilmanton, N. H., as fol- 
lows : — 
2063—1. Etta J. 10 , born Aug. 13, 1854; married Edwin H. San 

born Sept. 4, 1874, in Gilmanton. 
2664—n. Carrie E. 10 , born June 22, 1856; married Frank H. 
Furber of Alton March 12, 1879. 

1697 

George W. Plumer 9 , born Sept. 5, 1843. He mar- 
ried Abbie M. Collins. 

Children : — 
2065—1. Eddie C.'°, born Jan. 2, 1865, at Gilmanton. 
2066—n. Estelia M. 10 , born Sept. 13, 1866. 

2067— in. Frankie H. 10 , born Nov. 17, 1868; died April 16, 1869. 
2068— iv. Florence A. 10 , born Sept. 1, 1883(?), in Belmont. 

1717 

Albert Eugene Plumer 9 , born in Belmont, N. H., 
June 23, 1854. He married Carrie J. Knox of Matta- 
pan, Mass., Nov. 29, 1881. 

Children : — 
2069—1. Ethel H. 10 , born Jan. 27, 1883. 
2070— n. Edna M. 10 , born Oct. 7, 1885. 



BY SIDNEY PBRLEY. 221 

1722 

Edwin L. Plumer 9 , born Feb. 17, 1841. He married 
Nellie Pemberton of Great Falls, N. H., Nov. 6, 1872. 

Children : — 
2071—1. Maud M. 10 , born Aug. 1, 1873, in Great Falls. 
2072—n. Emma P. 10 , born Aug. 23, 1878, in Farmington, Me. 

1736 

Prescott M. Plumer 9 , born April 26, 1854. He 
married Adeline M. Griffin at East Hebron, N. H. 

Their children were born at Groton, N. H., as follows : 
2073—1. Harry L. 10 , born Dec. 31, 1879. 
2074—n. Luella A. 10 , born June 24, 1884. 

1737 

Edwin W. Plumer 9 , born in Groton, N. H., March 1 
(7?), 1849. He married Mary A. Muzzey, at Hebron, 
N. H., Oct. 3, 1868. 

Children : — 
2075—1. George O. 10 , born July 25, 1869, at Groton; died Aug. 

13, 1869. 
2076 — ii. Mabel 10 , born June 19, 1871, in Canaan. 

1739 

Reuben S. Plumer 9 . He married Mellie E. Whittier, 
in Canaan, Oct. 28, 1871. 

Their child was born in Concord, as follows : — 
2077—1. Jessie L. 10 , born Aug. 14, 1878. 

1740 

Ellmore H. Plumer 9 , born in Groton, N. H., Dec. 6, 
1856. He married Melvina A. King, at Lebanon, June 
6, 1880. 

Their children were born in Laconia, as follows : — 
2078—1. William J. 10 , born Nov. 18, 1882. 
2079—n. Florence 10 , born Oct. 4, 1884. 

1791 

Frank Baughman Plumer 9 , born Jan. 16, 1868. He 
married Elizabeth Frances, daughter of James and Eliz- 
abeth (McClure) Alexander, Oct. 5, 1880. 



222 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

Children : — 
2080 — I. Blanche Helen 10 , born Sept. 15, 1881. 
2081 — ii. Beulah Alexander 10 , born May 17, 1887. 

1830 

Beard Burge Plumer 9 , born June 18, 1846. He mar- 
ried Eliza D. Wentworth Oct. 15, 1875. 
Children : — 

2082—1. Lucia C. 10 , born May 28, 1877. 
2083—n. Fannie W. 10 , born July 20, 1878. 
2084— in. Beard B. 10 , born Oct. 22, 1879. 
2085— iv. Orinda 10 , born June 9(10?), 1886. 

1847 

John Fellman Plumer 9 , born in Sweden, Me., May 
19, 1846. He lives in Paris, Me., where he was at one 
time a piano manufacturer, and afterwards in Connecti- 
cut. He subsequently conducted a clothing and boot 
and shoe business in Paris. He married Zilpha Ann, 
daughter of Samuel D. and Esther A. (Penley) Marshall 
of Paris, Oct. 16, 1867. She was born in Paris Oct. 16, 
1846. 

Child :— 
2086 — I. Minnie Annie 10 , born April 15, 1869. 

1849 

Samuel Lyman Plumer 9 , born in Sweden, Me., March 
1, 1850. He is a farmer, and lives in his native town. 
He married Carrie M., daughter of James H. and Harris 
M. (Wilcomb) Stone of Sweden, Jan. 1, 1877. She was 
born Nov. 19, 1855. 

Children : — 
2087—1. Alice Carrie 10 , born April 8, 1881. 
2088—n. Florence Maria 10 , born Sept. 6, 1884; died Jan. 26 

1888. 
2089 — in. Grace Lillian 10 , born Nov. 6, 1887. 

1877 

Horace Plumer , born April 14(19?), 1852. He re- 
sides in the old Hale house in Newbury, Mass. He mar- 
ried, first, Nancy Maria, daughter of Stephen and Maria F. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 223 

(Cuminings) Peabody, May 14, 1875. She was born in 
Boxford ; and died. He married, second, Mary Peabody. 
The children of Mr. Plumer were born in Newbury, 
as follows : — 

2090—1. Harriet Mat 10 , born May 17, 1876. 
2091 — ii. Stephen Cummings 10 , born Nov. 21, 1877. 
2092— in. Agnes Maria 10 , born Dec. 31, 1879. 
2093— iv. Enoch Albert 10 , born June 22, 1882. 
2094— v. Susan Jane 10 , born May 6, 1884. 

1907 

Jeremiah J. Plumer 9 , born in Freeport, Me., March 
16, 1827. He married Eunice Jordan Nov. 29, 1849 : 
and she died July 13, 1887. 

Children : — 
2095—1. Adrianna D. 10 , born June 21, 1851. 
2096—n. Franklin J. 10 , born March 28,1854; died April 17, 1854. 
2097— in. Leonard J. 10 , born Jan. 4, 1863. See family numbered 
" 2097." 

1921 

Rev. Charles Abraham Plumer 9 , born in New Cas- 
tle, N. H., Feb. 16, 1839. He was educated at Bucks- 
port and Concord ; and was a clergyman at Thomaston, 
Me. He married Mary Amanda Maddox May 5, 1861. 

Children : — 
2098—1. Willard Elmer 10 , born March 23, 1862. See family 

numbered "2098." 
2099—n. Osman Baker 10 , born Aug. 30, 1868. 
2100— iv. Charles Wesley 10 , born Aug. 21, 1872. 
2101— iv. Herbert Hall 10 , born Oct. 5, 1874. 

1948 

Erastus Augustus Plumer 9 , born May 3, 1835. He 
was a trader ; and lived in Raymond. He married, first, 
Rebecca J. Tukey, Jan. 31, 1858; and she died July 3, 
1884. He married, second, Abbie J. Brown, June 6, 
1885. 

Children : — 
2102—1. Fred W. 10 , born April 7, 1860; married Alice M. Mor- 
ton of Raymond. 
2103—n. Louise Hannah 10 , born Oct. 23, 1868. 



224 THE PLUMER GENEALOGY. 

1976 

Alvin Plumer 9 , born in 1842. He married EmmaR. 
Tukey Nov, 27(29?), 1866. 

Children : — 
2104—1. Susie M. 10 , born May 1, 1868. 
2105—n. Jennie 10 , born March 29, 1880. 

2004 

James Henry Plumer 9 , born Feb. 28, 1854. He mar- 
ried Julia Small of Bowdoin ; and lives at Bluffton, Ala. 

Children :— 
2106—1. Charles 10 , born in 1880. 
2107—n. Ida 10 , born in 1882; died about 1885. 
2108— in. George 10 , born in 1885. 

2048 

Charles Edward Plumer 9 , born Nov. 4, 1838. He 
married Sarah Moody, daughter of Rufus and Sarah 
Gilman (Foote) Cook, Feb. 28, 1860. She was born Oct. 
23, 1839. 

Children : — 
2109—1. Rufus Henry 10 , born Feb. 5, 1861. 
2110—n. Judith Ann 10 , born Sept. 28, 1870. 

2053 

George Henry Plumer 9 , born March 22, 1848. He 
married Mary Garafilia, daughter of Paul and Abigail 
(Otis) Winkley, July 8, 1876. She was born Feb. 7, 1846. 

Children : — 
2111 — i. George Otis 10 , born Sept. 26, 1879, in Newbury, Mass. 
2112—n. Mabel E. 10 , born Aug. 19, 1884. 

2059 

Frank Wentworth Plumer 9 , born in Portsmouth, 
N. H., Feb. 20, 1870. He married Deborah Allen Wiggin. 

Their children were born in Maiden, as follows : — 
2113 — i. Richard Wentworth 10 , born March 11, 1904. 
2114—n. John Allen 10 , born March 20, 1907. 
2115 — in. Elizabeth Wiggin 10 , born April 3, 1910. 



BY SIDNEY PERLEY. 225 

2060 

Arthur James Plumer, Esq. 10 , born in Charlestown, 
Mass., Nov. 24, 1872. He is a lawyer, and lives in Mai- 
den, Mass. He married Grace May Chase. 

Child :— 
2116—1. Arthur Selwtn 11 , born Aug. 12, 1910, in Maiden. 

2097 

Leonard J. Plumer born Jan. 4, 1863. He mar- 
ried Hattie I. Foss May 14, 1884 ; and lives in Bath, Me. 

Children — 
2117—1. Forrest Leonard 11 , born May 27, 1885. 
2118—n. Clarence 11 , born Aug. 10, 1888. 

2098 

Willard Elmer Plumer 10 , born March 23, 1862. He 
married Nettie M. Rogers Feb. 14, 1884. 

Children : — 
2119—1. Mart Amanda 11 , born Dec. 23, 1884. 
2120—n. Addie 11 , born May 12, 1887. 



INDEX 



Abbot, Charles, 105. 

Dyer, 105. 

Mary, 105. 

Mercy, 172. 

Sarah, 105. 
Adams, , 126. 

Doctor, 139. 

Abraham, 118. 

Abram, 13. 

Betsy, 138. 

Elvira, 155. 

Enoch George, 120. 

Hannah, 120. 

Hannah Harmon, 188. 

Isaac, 188. 

John, 120, 155. 

Julia E., 200. 

M. V., 200. 

Margaret, 155. 

Mary, 118, 134. 

Sarah, 99, 118, 120, 126, 188. 

Sarah Cobb, 120. 

Simon, 188. 
Aldrich, Aphiah T., 146. 

Henry, 146. 
Alexander, Betsey, 77. 

Elizabeth, 221. 

Elizabeth Frances, 221. 

Eunice, 54, 77. 

Hannah, 77. 

James, 221. 

William, 54. 
Allen, Alexander, 188. 

Elizabeth Dean, 197. 

Frederic, 197. 

Jeanette L., 197. 

Joanna A., 188. 

JohnW., 164. 

Joseph, 58. 

Luther, 197. 

Mary, 58, 

Mary Estelle, 164. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 164. 

Silence, 34. 

Stephen, 188. 
Ambrose, John, 123. 

Mary, 123. 
Ames, Charles Osted, 136. 

(226) 



Ames, David, 121. 

Drusilla, 155. 

Ebenezer, 155. 

Elizabeth Ann, 155. 

Fisher, 106. 

Jane, 106. 

Lucy, 106. 

Mary, 106. 

Mary Bacon, 136. 

Sally Merrill, 121. 

Samuel, 106, 138. 

Sarah. 106. 

Thomas, 106. 
Anderson, Mary, 136. 
Andrew, Ellen Louise, 192. 

Henry F., 192. 
Andrews, Alice, 215. 

Annie, 174. 
Annable, Sarah, 98. 
Annis, Hannah, 60. 
Atkins, Emily Maria, 200. 
Atkinson, Abigail, 53. 

John. 12. 

Judith, 68. 
Attwill, John, 209. 

Mary Ann Ladd, 209. 
Atwood, Elizabeth, 66. 

Jonathan, 66. 

Susan, 199. 
Auter, Joan, 27. 
Avery, Alice, 104. 

Samuel, 104. 

Sarah, 104. 
Ayers, Eliza Ann, 190. 

Orinda, 201. 

William A., 190. 

Babb, , 87. 

Babson, Ann S., 206. 
Bacon, Abigail, 108. 

Ebenezer, 163. 

Elisha, 163. 

Elizabeth Olivia, 163. 

P., 108. 

Phebe, 163. 

Ruth, 93. 

Samuel, 93. 
Badger, Sarah, 105. 



INDEX 



227 



Badger, Sophia Ann, 105. 

William James, 105. 
Bailey, Abigail, 53. 

Amy EL, 209. 

Elizabeth Martha, 157. 

James, 53. 

Jane, 62. 

John E., 157. 

Nancy, 102. 
Baker, Adeline F., 201. 

Jabez, 58. 
Balch, George P., 217. 
Ballard, Abigail, 184. 

Henry, 184. 

Mary, 130. 
Bangs, Linda, 181. 
Barber, Anna, 58. 

Daniel, 58. 

Mary A., 176. 
• Kobert, 176. 
Barbour, Daniel, 54. 

Elizabeth, 54. 
Bardwell, Elmire, 147. 

Simeon, 147. 
Barnard, Rachel, 55. 
Barter, Mary, 121. 
Bartlett, Charles L., 182. 

Harriet, 182. 

John, 5. 

Mary Gordon, 151. 

Rhoda, 69. 

Sarah, 84, 100. 

Stephen, 151. 
Bascom, Adelia, 172. 
Batchelder, Daniel, 147. 

David, 24, 26. 

Hannah, 24. 

John, 26. 

Mary J., 147. 

Rebecca, 26. 

Sarah M., 195. 
Batt, Mr., 3. 

N., 2. 

Nicholas, 3. 
Baughman, Jacob, 198. 

Kate, 198. 

Sally, 198. 
Bean, Mary A., 171. 
Beard, Elizabeth, 52. 

Joseph, 52, 72, 74. 
Beckett, Charles E., 118. 

Pamelia, 118. 
Bennett, , 90. 

Augusta C, 192. 

Cordelia A., 202. 

David, 15, 16. 



Bennett, Judith Norwood, 90. 

Mary, 15. 

Mehitable, 202. 

Rebecca, 15. 

William L., 193. 
Benson, Isabel, 180. 

John, 180. 
Berry, Beatrice, 10. 

Edward, 10. 

Nancy, 123. 

Polly, 123. 

Samuel, 123. 
Bickford, Catherine Augusta, 
192. 

Hannah, 109. 

John H., 192. 

Temperance, 111. 
Bishop, John, 4, 5. 
Bissell, , 86. 

Dorothy, 86. 
Bitfield, , 33. 

Elizabeth, 23. 

Mary, 23. 

Samuel, 23. 

Blair, , 96. 

Blaisdell, Nancy, 199. 
Blanchard, Harriet Pierce, 171. 

Mehitable, 171. 

Nathan, 85, 171. 
Blodgett, Abner, 195. 

Frances, 195. 
Blumfield, Thomas, 3. 
Boardman, Greenleaf, 145. 

Mary Chase, 145. 
Bodge, George M., 89. 
Bond, Emma F., 208. 

Nancy, 150. 
Booth, Fannie, 196. 
Bosworth, , 86. 

Mary, 86. 
Boucher, Ellen, 176. 

Joseph, 128. 

Sarah Cheever, 128. 
Bouquet, General, 96. 
Bournel, Sarah, 112. 
Boutwell, James, 207. 

Mary L., 207. 
Bowen, Elizabeth White, 200. 

Henry Chandler, 200. 

Henry Elliott, 200. 

Lucy, 209. 
Boynton, Caleb, 30. 

Hannah, 79. 

Jerome, 44. 

Lucy, 209. 

Theophilus, 79. 



228 



INDEX 



Brackett, Mabel R., 205. 

Martha C, 207. 
Bradbury, Daniel, 78. 

Mary, 114. 

Rhoda, 78. 
Braddock, General, 96. 
Bradley, Eliza Ann, 163. 
Bradstreet, Elizabeth, 98. 

Hannah, 98. 

Nathaniel, 98. 
Brady, Emily H., 165. 
Bragdon, Deborah, 129. 

Elizabeth, 173. 

Lydia, 187. 

Sarah, 59. 
Bridges, Abigail, 218. 
Brock, Abigail, 111. 

Ebenezer, 111. 
Brocklebank, Elizabeth, 49. 

Hannah, 91. 

John, 49. 

Martha, 47. 

Mary, 47. 

Samuel, 49. 

Sarah, 47, 49. 
Broughton, Serina Mason, 19 
Brown, General, 102. 

Mr., 16. 

Abbie J., 223. 

Abram, 165. 

Adam, 110. 

Ann, 139, 151. 

Anna, 139. 

Charlotte, 208. 

Ella, 165. 

Horace, 151. 

■lames, 6. 

Joanna, 164. 

Joseph N.. 164. 

Lucy C, 164. 

Lydia, 77. 

Margaret, 212. 

Martha, 97. 

Mary, 86, 181. 

Mehitable, 176. 

Nathaniel, 151. 

Phebe Ann, 151. 

R., 2. 

Rebecca, 83. 

Sally, 160. 

Susan, 110. 

William, 86, 139, 181. 
Bryan, S. S., 142. 
Bryant, Eliza, 192. 
Bryce, Benjamin G., 191. 

Martha O., 191. 



Buckley, , 127. 

Lydia, 127. 
Bullen, , 144. 

Martha, 144. 
Burbank, Eunice, 62. 

Ezra, 62. 

Hannah, 67. 
Burbeck, Jerusha, 103. 

William, 53. 
Burgoyne, General, 119. 
Burleigh, Betsey, 121. 

Joseph, 121. 

Josiah, 121, 124. 

Laura, 124. 

Lovina, 121. 

Molly, 121, 124. 

Thomas Calley, 121. 
Burley, Betsey, 170. 

Jerusha G., 170. 

Joseph, 170. 
Burnham, Elizabeth, 154. 
Burpee, Hannah, 51. 

Hester, 51. 

Sarah, 133. 

Thomas, 51. 
Burroughs, Ruth, 92. 
Burrows, Thomas, 71, 
Buswell, Daniel, 135. 

Sophia, 135. 
Butler, Sadie, 189. 

William Arthur, 189. 
Buttertield, , 180. 

Lucinda, 180. 

Myra, 217. 

Caldwell, Elenour Guy, 197. 

Ruth, 197. 

William W., 197. 
Calkins, Eliza, 191. 
Calley, Anna O., 170. 

Betsey, 121, 170. 

James, 124. 

Moses K., 124. 

Nancy F., 124. 

Rebecca, 124. 
Cantlebury, Beatrice, 9. 

William, 9. 
Card, Eunice, 110. 
Carlton, Eliza A., 192. 
Carpenter, E. W., 167. 

Emily M., 167. 

John B., 155. 

Mary Alice, 155. 
Carr, , 87. 

Artemas L. H., 207. 

Betsey, 210. 



INDEX 



229 



Carr, Jeremiah, 210. 
Mary L., 207. 
Ruth, 210. 
Sarah Higgins, 87. 
Cash, Daniel, 180. 

Lyclia Ann, 180. 
Cass, Sarah, 124, 168. 
Caswell, Jerusha, 103. 
Cate, Matilda, 168. 
Cates, Amanda, 199. 

Nathaniel, 199. 
Catlin, Hannah, 130. 
Cawley, James, 124. 

Moses K., 124. 

Nancy F., 124. 

Rebecca, 124. 
Cerk, Mary, 210. 
Chadbourn, Humphrey, 107. 

Polly, 107. 

Sally, 107. 

Simeon, 107. 
Chadwick, Samuel, 156. 

Sarah, 156. 

Susan, 156. 
Chandler, Elizabeth, 135. 

James, 135. 

Joanna Barker, 134. 

John, 135. 

Susanna, 156. 
Chapin, John B., 149. 

Lucy Hartwell, 149. 
Chase, Anna, 115. 

Eliza, 103. 

Eunice, 122. 

F. B., 193. 

Grace May, 225. 

Hannah, 54. 

Harriet Newell, 103. 

Jacob, 103. 

John, 54, 115. 

Juliette, 193. 

Mary, 144, 217. 

Molly, 115. 

Kuth, 210. 

Sprague, 103. 
Cheever, Meriam, 152. 
Chemenceaw, George, 207. 

Mary E., 207. 
Cheney, Edmund, 49. 

Elias, 92. 

Jane, 92. 

John, 2, 15, 32, 49. 

Lydia, 44. 

Martha, 15, 32. 

Mary, 15, 47, 49. 



Cheney, Moses, 92. 

Peter, 44. 

Sarah, 32, 92. 
Choate, Benjamin, 70. 

Mehitable, 70. 

Rachel, 105. 
Church, Hattie, 165. 
Churchill, Sarah, 205. 

Sarah Jane, 205. 

William, 205. 

Willis E., 205, 
Chute, James, 44. 

Lionel, 57. 

Mary, 49. 
Cilley, Betsey, 113. 

Daniel, 76. 

Hannah, 76. 

Sarah, 209. 
Claggett, Sally Fowler, 113. 

William, 113. 
Clapham, Mary, 157. 
Clark, Cyrene H., 171. 

Elmira, 158. 

Hannah D., 201. 

John, 169. 

Mary, 110. 

Nancy, 169. 

Patience, 179. 

Sally, 169. 
Clarke, Frances H., 182. 
Cleaves, , 181. 

Jane, 181. 
Clifford, Elizabeth Neal, 200. 

Judith, 122. 
Cloutman, Maria W., 212. 
Clough, Jane, 86. 

Sally, 94. 
Coddington, Emma, 38. 
Coe, Eleanor, 118. 

John, 118. 
Coffin, , 108. 

Dorcas, 100. 

Joshua, 80, 83, 100. 

Lydia, 108. 

Margaret, 118. 

Mary Ann, 218. 

Sarah, 100. 

Tristram, 25, 30. 

William, 118. 
Cogswell, Nehemiah, 105. 

Rachel, 105. 
Coker, Robert, 3, 5. 
Colby, Barzilla, 55. 

Elizabeth, 55. 

Georgianna Washington, 20" 



230 



INDEX 



Colby, John, 207. 
Cole, Elizabeth, 128. 
Martha G., 197. 
Russell, 128. 
Collins, Abbie M., 220. 
Collins, Plumer & Co., 199. 
Colman, Thomas, 2. 
Colvin, Georgiana, 206. 
Giles, 206. 
Laura, 206. 
Comerford, Frederick W., 167. 
Hannah F., 164. 
Hannah Frances, 164. 
Cook, Abel, 89. 
Olive, 89. 
Rufus, 224. 
Sarah Gilman, 224. 
Sarah Moody, 224. 
Cooley, Deborah, 123. 

Lydia, 169. 
Coolidge, Baldwin, 153. 
Benjamin, 152. 
Lucy Ann, 153. 
Coombs, Eliza A., 123. 

Stephen, 123. 
Copp, Ellen J., 168. 

George W., 168. 
Corliss, Lydia, 159. 
Cotterell, Antoinette H., 159. 

William, 159. 
Cox, Acman, 192. 
Ida, 201. 
Mary J., 193. 
William G., 193. 
Yorinda A., 192. 
Craig, Hannah Abigail L., 186. 
Harriet, 186. 
Samuel U., 186. 
Toppan W., 186. 
Cram, Anna, 148. 
Levi, 101. 

Mary Leonard, 101. 
Crane, Betsey, 146. 
Rebecca, 193. 
Richard W., 146. 
Robert, 193. 
Crawford, Isabella, 151. 

Maria, 151. 
Crockett, Mary, 127. 
Mary Jane, 151. 
Sally, 169. 
Solomon, 127. 
Croghan, Colonel, 96. 
Crosby, Hosea, 180. 
Julia, 180. 



Crowell, , 159. 

Crowley, John, 103. 

Margaret, 103. 

Mary, 103. 
Crowninshield, Sarah, 81. 

William, 81. 
Cummings, Elizabeth, 43. 

Maria F., 222, 223. 

Rhoda C, 194. 
Currier, Abigail, 66, 218. 

Asa, 66. 

David, 218. 

Harriet, 218. 

Harriet Maria, 218. 

John J„ 78. 

Nicholas, 63, 65. 

Mary H., 218. 

Rebecca, 66. 

Samuel, 66. 

Sarah, 63, 65. 

Warren, 218. 

William, 218. 
Curtis, Hannah, 158. 
Curtiss, Mary, 199. 

Nehemiah, 199. 
Cutler, Caroline, 120. 

David E., 120. 
Cutting, Mary, 38. 

Danforth, Ednah, 83. 
George P., 54. 
George Plumer, 4. 
Joseph, 83. 
Margaret A., 175. 
Mary Abby, 171. 
Rebecca, 83. 
S. A., 175. 
Samuel, 4, 83. 
Daniels, Nancy, 190. 
Davis, Goodman, 13. 
Abel, 146. 

Abigail, 146, 198. 

Anthony, 160. 

Asa, 101. 

Barbary, 62. 

Daniel, 127. 

Eleanor, 88. 

Elizabeth, 101. 

Eunice, 191. 

Mary, 91, 127, 160. 

Moses, 75. 

Rebecca, 75, 127. 
Dawkin, Maria, 219. 
Day, Caroline, 177. 

Electa, 156. 



INDEX 



231 



Day, Mary, 156. 

Noble, 156. 
Deal, William, 17. 
Dean, Elizabeth, 67. 

Nathaniel, 67. 
Delamore, Abigail, 112. 
Deland, Benjamin, 110. 
Betsey, 111. 
Susan, 110. 
Denison, Major-General, 10. 
Dennett, Lydia, 74. 

Denney, , 207. 

Dewey, Mary, 156. 
Dexter, Timothy, 77. 
Dickerson, Mary, 79. 
Dickey, , 209. 

Jane, 209. 
Dillingham, Hannah, 185. 
Dingley, Martha, 181. 
Dix, Abigail, 149. 

Sophia Wilkins, 149. 

Timothy, 149. 
Dockray, James R., 117. 

Mary Ann Smith, 117. 
Dodge, Hannah, 76. 

Henry L., 156. 

Jane, 156. 

Joanna, 164. 

Paul Little, 156. 

Polly, 156. 

Robert, 76. 
Dole, Abigail, 95, 102. 

Ann, 186. 

Daniel, 186. 

Ednah, 102. 

Edward, 186. 

Elizabeth, 41. 

Elizabeth E., 186. 

Enoch, 97. 

Eunice, 166. 

Hannah, 55. 

Henry, 53. 

John, 54. 

Joseph, 42. 

Judith, 97. 

Mary, 76, 97, 138. 

Miriam, 128. 

Nathaniel, 40, 57, 102, 116. 

Rebecca, 76. 

Richard, 9, 13-15, 19, 24, 28, 
29, 31, 40, 41, 68, 95. 

Ruth, 68, 111. 

Sarah, 41, 54, 57, 68, 95, 102. 

Stephen, 42, 57, 128. 

Susanna, 57. 



Dole, Thomas, 55. 

William, 76, 97, 102. 
Doree, J. Horace, 191. 

Laura, A., 191. 
Dow, David, 86. 
John, 134. 
Jonathan, 86. 
Mary, 86. 
Polly, 134. 
Sally, 86. 
Downing, Mary, 169. 
Doyle, Ann, 151. 
Drake, Betsey Gordon, 121. 
Judith, 113. 
Samuel Gardner, 114. 
Sarah, 113. 
Simeon Cate, 121. 
Simon, 113, 114. 
Dresser, Carrie Maria, 219. 
Daniel, 82. 
Eliza L., 203. 
Esther, 82. 
Maria, 219. 
Samuel, 219. 
Drew, Louise Sturgis, 205, 
Dummer, R., 2. 
Richard, 48. 
Stephen, 3. 
Duncan, Rufus H., 185. 

Sarah Ann, 185. 
Dunham, Diana, 180. 
Elvira, 180. 
Hannah W., 203. 
Dunlap, Horace, 163. 
Mary, 163. 
Nellie Maria, 163. 
Sarah E., 207. 
Duoll, Marie, 13. 
Dustin, Elizabeth, 69. 

Hannah, 184. 
Dwinnell, Deborah, 134. 
Dyer, Ellen, 180. 
Jane, 89. 
John, 89. 
Mary, 87. 
Stephen, 180. 

Eacott, Eliza, 215. 
Early, Mary, 94. 
Eastman, Abigail, 122. 

Abigail Pearson, 170. 

Ebenezer, 122. 

Nancy, 122, 170. 

Nathaniel, 122. 

Obadiah, 170. 



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Eastern, IS., 2. 
Eaton, Betsey, 168. 

Caleb, 124, 168. • 

Jacob, 45. 

Mary, 124. 

Sarah, 45, 124, 168. 

William, 124. 
Edgerly, Abigail, 122, 124. 

Abigail Gilman, 122. 

Jonathan, 122, 124. 

Mary, 124. 

Mary Elizabeth, 188. 

Samuel, 188. 

Sarah, 188. 
Edmonds, Polly, 147. 
Edwards, Abraham, 218. 

Jerusha Pitkins, 81. 

Lovey, 144. 

Mary, 144. 

Sarah, 218. 

Sarah Ann Jackson, 218. 
Eldridge, Sarah, 126. 
Elithorp, John, 49. 

Margaret, 49. 

Mary, 49. 
Elkins, Hannah, 145. 
Emerson, Bodwell, 105. 

Daniel B., 105. 

John, 17. 

Nancy, 105. 

Euth, 58. 

Sally, 105. 
Emery, Goodman, 13. 

Alice E., 171. 

Anthony, 37. 

Hannah, 37. 

J., 2. 

John, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20. 

Jonathan, 36, 37. 

Mary, 37. 

Molly, 115. 

Sarah, 68, 95, 124. 
Emmons, Polly, 147. 
Estes, Emily, 214. 

Lydia, 126. 

Weltha, 177. 
Evans, Mary, 203. 
Ewalt, , 96. 

Fairbanks, Elizabeth Jane, 150. 

Whitcomb, 150. 
Fall, Carrie, 201. 

Farley, , 181. 

Farnham, Eunice, 124. 
Farr, Abigail, 128. 



Farr, Zilpah, 128. 
Favor, Amelia, 193. 

Joseph W., 193. 
Fawcett, Hannah, 188. 
Fellows, Emma A., 195. 

Charles H., 195. 

Clara Etta, 195. 

Mary J., 192. 
Felt, Elizabeth, 46. 
Feltch, Emeline, 126. 
Ferguson, Nathan, 108. 

Sarah, 108. 

Ferrel, , 96. 

Fetterman, C. S., 137. 
Fickett, , 58. 

Asa, 79. 

Charles H., 166. 

Dorcas, 79. 

Ellen, 166. 
Field, Edson, 195. 

Sarah Ayers, 195. 
Fielding, R., 2. 
Fields, Elizabeth, 106. 

John, 131. 

Olive, 131. 
Files, Hannah, 212. 

Finley, , 96. 

Flanders, Anna, 148. 

Elizabeth, 148. 

Ira M., 146. 

John, 148. 

John G., 148. 

Mary Gordon, 167. 

Susan H., 146. 
Fletcher, Edmund, 184. 

Elizabeth Chandler, 184. 

Lucy, 184. 

Nathan, 184. 
Floyd, , 188. 

Adeline S., 188. 

Paul, 188. 
Follansbee, James, 57. 

Sarah, 57. 
Folsom, Lydia, 171. 

Nathaniel, 171. 

Nicholas, 85, 120. 

Sally, 85. 

Sarah, 171. 

Susanna, 120. 
Foote, Sarah Gilman, 224. 
Forbes, General, 96. 
Fosdick, Joanna, 97. 
Foss, Charles H., 170. 

Hattie I., 225. 

Loren, 170. 



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233 



Foss, Marcia, 177. 

Martha Ann, 170. 

Mary Ann, 170. 
Foster, Dorcas, 80, 117. 

Henry Jackson, 200. 

Jonathan, 80, 117. 

Lucy, 106. 

Mary, 79, 119, 155. 

Mercy, 80. 

Nancy, 121. 

Susan Augusta, 200, 
Fowler, Celia B., 156. 

Chauncey B., 156. 

Elizabeth, 69. 

Elizabeth Hamlin, 156. 

Martha, 137. 

Philip, 113. 

Sarah, 113. 

William, 156. 
Fox, Sally, 124. 
Franklin, , 2. 

Eunice, 191. 
Freeman, Elisha Edwards, 112. 

Rebecca, 112. 
Frost, Mary, 162. 
Frye, Ellen M., 199. 

Jane, 108. 

Martha, 191. 

Pepperell, 108. 
Fuller, Betsey, 178. 

George W., 178. 
Fulton, Jane Hamilton, 141. 
Furber, Carrie E., 220. 

Frank H., 220. 

Gage, Betsey, 133. 

Luther, 156. 

Mary, 153. 

Priscilla Pearson, 156. 

Richard, 156. 

Susanna, 156. 
Gannett, David, 135. 

Pamelia, 135. 
Garcelon, Almira, 180. 

W., 180. 
Gardner, Almon J., 178. 

Eleanor, 135. 

Maria, 178. 
Garland, A. L. V., 163. 

Mercy, 70. 
Garrison, William Lloyd, 153. 
Garritt, Betsey, 199. 
Garvin, James, 72. 
Gee, Elizabeth, 90, 

Joshua, 90. 



George, D., 108. 
Huldah S., 167. 
Josiah, 167. 
Mary, 108. 
Gerrish, Captain, 13. 

Henry, 155. 

Jacob, 106. 

James, 111. 

Jane, 106. 

Joseph, 106. 

Lucy, 155. 

Mary, 155. 

Mary Ann, 218." 

Mehitable, 106. 

Rebecca, 218. 

Rhoda, 111. 

Samuel M., 218. 

Sarah, 106. 

William, 17, 18. 
Gibbs, Lucy, 107. 
Gilbert, Daniel, 118. 

Eliza, 118. 

Ellison, 200. 

Emmeline, 216. 

Mary Elizabeth, 200. 

Zebedee, 216. 
Gilman, Abigail, 122, 124. 

Annie, 100. 

Armina, 201. 

Elizabeth J., 193. 

Fanny A., 168. 

Franklin, 100. 

George, 108. 

George W., 193. 

Joanna, 100, 145. 

John S., 100, 145. 

Mahala, 100. 

Mary, 86. 

Nahala, 193. 

Sarah, 211. 

Susan, 108. 

Wiggin Sleeper, 164. 

William, 100. 
Glidden, Levi B., 191. 

Maria, 191. 
Glines, Benjamin, 116. 

Dearborn, 106. 

Eliza Jane, 106. 

Lovey, 116. 

Mary Ann, 116. 

Obediah, 116. 
Goodridge, Joseph, 57. 

Mary, 57. 

Susanna, 57. 
Goodwin, Ann, 70. 



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Goodwin, Benjamin, 154. 

Elizabeth, 188. 

Emeline Augusta, 154. 

Hannah, 154. 

Moses, 64. 
Gordon, Lucy, 88. 

Lydia. 202. 

Mary, 150. 
Goss, Lydia, 167. 
Gould, Abigail, 130. 

Phebe, 130. 
Gove, Ebenezer, 122. 

Hannah, 122. 

Hannah P., 122. 

John Calvin, 122. 
Grant, Emeline, 87. 

Jefferson, 87. 

Maria M., 147. 

Samuel B., 147. 

Gratz, , 96. 

Gray, Nettie, 181. 
Green, Granville, 181. 

Ida, 181. 

Lucinda, 210. 

Patience, 181. 
Greenback, George, 214. 

Helen, 214. 
Greene, Eliza, 171. 
Greenleaf, M., 29. 

Abigail, 77. 

E., 2. 

Edmund, 77. 

Eliza, 182. 

Lydia, 77. 

Sarah, 41. 

Stephen, 13, 17. 
Greenough, Catherine, 102. 
Griffin, Adeline M., 221. 
Groghan, Marian, 199. 
Groghu, Peggie, 128. 
Guppy, John, 71. 

Hacket, Charlotte, 177. 

Henry, 177. 
Hadley, Lucian, 190. 
Haines, Thomas, 12. 
Hale, , 16. 

Abigail, 61. 

Amos, 55, 97. 

Anna, 79, 136. 

Daniel, 55. 

Daniel Harris, 186. 

David, 79. 

Elizabeth, 97, 188. 

Hannah, 116, 134. 



Hale, John, 53. 

Joseph, 48. 

Kezia, 55. 

Mara, 79. 

Martha, 136, 157. 

Mary Dole, 188. 

Paul, 116. 

Phebe, 206. 

Salina Giles,',186. 

Samuel, 136. 

Thomas, 2, 10, 12, 13, 28, 29. 

William, 188. 
Haley, Frank, 201. 

Sarah, 201. 
Hall, Albert, 158. 

Betsey, 110. 

Caroline Augusta, 154. 

Elizabeth, 136. 

Jane W., 158. 

Joseph, 158. 

Joshua G., 110. 

Mary, 158. 

Sarah, 158. 

William, 154. 
Hallet, Ann, 186. 
Ham, Jonathan, 110. 

Maria A., 208. 

Susanna, 110. 
Hamlin, John, 203. 

Mary, 203. 

Mary Elizabeth, 203. 
Hammon, Hannah, 98. 
Hanson, , 72, 123. 

Alfred G., 171. 

Eliza, 171. 

Ezekiel, 89. 

Hannah, 71, 72. 

Harriette, 182. 

James, 171. 

Mary, 171. 

Polly, 89. 

Sarah Eliza, 123. 
Hardy, Hannah, 67. 

Jane, 67. 

William, 67. 
Harmon, Asa, 131. 

Elizabeth J., 176. 

Elliot, 89, 180. 

Eunice, 210. 

Frank, 176. 

Hannah, 89, 180. 

Mary, 131. 

Mary H., 214. 

Mehitable, 180. 

Sarah, 176. 



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235 



Harney, Sally, 182. 
Harriman, Ira, 203. 
Jane, 62. 
John, 62. 
Jonathan, 49. 
Leonard, 49. 
Lunnette A., 203. 
Margaret, 49. 
Martha, 47, 49. 
Mary, 62. 
Mehitable, 96. 
Nathaniel, 96. 
Sarah B., 185. 

Harris, , 144. 

Martha, 144. 
Rhoda, 183. 
Harvey, Anna, 66. 

Thomas, 66. 
Haseltine, Harriet Elizabeth, 
205. 
John, 205. 
Haselton, Joan, 27. 
John, 27. 
Nathaniel, 24, 27. 
Ruth, 24, 27, 80. 

Haskell, , 127. 

Abigail, 127. 
Eleanor, 118. 
Lydia, 127. 
Hastens, Mehitable, 82. 
Hathaway, Rachel, 135. 
Hawes, J. B., 150. 

Sophia, 150. 
Hawkins, Mary Newman, 206. 

Thomas, 206. 
Hayes, Abigail, 52. 
Caroline, 107. 
Daniel, 52. 
Ichabod, 52, 111. 
John, 107. 
Sallie, 111. 
Sarah, 52. 
Hayford, Aza, 192. 
Joanna, 172. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 192. 
Haynes, Hannah, 122. 
Joseph, 133. 
Mary, 133. 
Mehitable, 133. 
Hazen, Eliza G., 141. 
Heath, David M., 193. 

Mary A., 193. 
Hersey, Esther, 79. 
Harriet Boynton, 117. 
William, 117. 



Hervey, Calvin, 150. 

Elizabeth, 150. 
Hickey, Mary, 196. 
Hidden, Ebenezer, 43, 57, 58. 

Elizabeth, 58. 
Higgins, Dorcas, 127. 
Sarah, 86. 
Walter, 127. 
Hildreth, Hiram, 174. 

Olive, 174. 
Hill, Alonzo, 195. 
Elvira C, 195. 
Marion, 169. 
Hillman, George, 180. 

Lucy, 180. 
Hinckley, Clarissa, 191. 
Hinkson, Honor, 59. 
Hoag, Anne, 108. 

Hobbs, , 160. 

Hodgkins, , 91. 

Charlotte, 91. 
Hoit, Almira, 108. 
Mehitable, 171. 
S., 108. 
Holden, Benjamin B., 203. 
Daniel, 202. 
Dorcas, 89. 
Hannah, 203. 
Hannah Jane, 203. 
Hannah W., 203. 
Roland, 89. 
Sarah, 202. 
Sarah P„ 202. 
Holman, Herbert, 219. 

Mystic Jane, 219. 
Holt, Jean, 128. 
Nicholas, 6. 
Stephen, 128. 
Hopkinson, Hester, 51. 

John, 48. 
Home, Amos, 153. 
Caroline, 111. 
Henry, 111. 
Hervey, 111. 
Mary, 153. 
Sarah, 104. 
Horr, Mary Ann, 160. 
Horton, Ann G., 206. 
Martha, 151. 
Martha Smith, 151. 
Obadiah, 151. 
Hough, Benjamin K., 90, 91. 

Elizabeth, 90. 
Howard, Benjamin, 45. 
Deborah, 45. 



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Howard, Elizabeth, 58. 

Eved E., 191. 

Sarah J., 191. 
Howe, Hannah F., 202. 
Hoyt, Amy, 128. 

Lydia, 185. 
Hubbard, John, 123. 

Mary, 123. 
Hunnewell, Elizabeth, 211. 

Ellen, 211. 

Jane, 130. 

William, 130. 
Huntley, Leland, 124. 

Nancy F., 124. 
Huse, Abel, 18. 

Dorothy, 186. 

Fanny, 124. 

John, 186. 

Joseph, 124. 

Oliver, 162. 

Sarah, 124. 

William Brier, 124. 
Hutchins, John, 16. 
Hutchinson, Mary, 180. 
Huzzey, Horace, 199. 

Lucy D., 199. 

Ilsley, Goodman, 12. 

Alice, 114. 

Barbara, 15. 

Jane, 80. 

Lydia M., 205. 

Mary, 15. 

Moses, 114. 

Ruth, 80. 

Sally, 105. 

Sarah, 114. 

St. Joseph, 41. 

Wade, 205. 

William, 5, 15, 80. 
Ingersoll, Patience, 159. 
Ireland, , 180. 

Abbie, 180. 

Jackman, Elizabeth, 24. 

Hannah, 45. 

James, 27. 

Joanna, 27. 

Joseph, 45. 

Miriam, 44. 

Eichard, 24, 27, 31. 

Samuel, 44. 

Timothy, 39. 
Jackson, Benjamin, 105. 

Hannah, 105. 



Jackson, Hannah F., 164. 

Jane, 105. 
Jacques, Benjamin H., 120. 

Margaret Hazen, 120. 
James, Elenor, 213. 
Janvrin, Catherine Mariott, 126. 

Emeline, 126. 

Hiram, 126. 

Hiram Gilmore, 126. 
Jaques, Anna, 97. 

Anne, 27, 34. 

Chase, 122. 

Deborah, 24, 27. 

Enoch, 97. 

Hannah, 15, 34. 

Henry, 15, 27, 34. 

Joanna, 97. 

Joseph, 97. 

Judith, 97. 

Martha, 97. 

Nancy, 122. 

Richard, 26, 27, 34. 

Ruth, 26. 

Samuel, 122. 

Stephen, 24, 27, 34, 35. 
Jenness, Hannah, 183. 
Jepson, Emma, 38. 

John, 38. 
Jewett, Mr., 30. 

Elizabeth, 43, 143. 

George, 83. 

Hannah, 43, 83, 98, 143. 

Jane, 119. 

John, 29, 43. 

Joshua, 144. 

Mary Harris, 144. 

Maximilian, 44. 

Sarah, 83. 
Johnson, Abigail, 98. 

Betsey, 183. 

Charles T., 207. 

Elizabeth, 102. 

Eunice, 183. 

Frances, 65. 

John, 102. 

Mary, 65. 

Nathaniel, 98. 

Nehemiah, 98. 

Sally, 184. 

Samuel, 31, 65. 

Sarah, 98. 

Susie K., 207. 
Jones, , 75. 

Betsey, 109. 

Joanna, 99. 



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237 



Tones, John Paul, 100. 

Levi, 109. 

Lydia, 75. 

Miriam, 66. 

Oliver H., 152. 

Samuel H., 152. 
Jordan, , 172, 217. 

Abigail, 129. 

Albert, 178. 

Ann, 129. 

Charity, 172. 

Eunice, 223. 

Jerusha Ann, 178. 

Simon, 217. 

Thomas, 129. 
Joslyn, Elbridge, 153. 

Sarah Carroll, 153. 

William, 153. 

Kate, 24. 

Kay, Betsey, 107. 

William, 107. 
Kelley, Eliza Ann, 179. 
Kelly, , 38. 

Abigail, 44, 66. 

Emma, 38. 

John, 18. 

Judith, 66. 

Mary, 44. 

Samuel, 44. 

Susan D., 167. 
Kendall, Elmira E., 194. 

Oscar R., 194. 
Keniston, Harriet Newell, 189. 

Jonathan, 189. 
Kennedy, Bridget Josephine, 

195. 
Kent, Mr., 19. 

John, 19. 

R., 2. 

Richard, 3-5. 

Stephen, 2, 18. 
Keyes, Ebenezer S., 143. 

Eleazer F., 143. 

Mary, 143. 

Rebecca, 143. 
Kilborn, Anne, 95. 

Mary, 44. 

Nathan, 95. 

Sarah, 95. 

Thomas, 95. 
Kimball, , 85. 

Albert N., 194. 

Betsey, 125. 

Caroline, 176. 



Kimball, Jane, 60. 

Jonathan, 60. 

Mary, 125. 

Matthias, 219. 

Narcissa, 219. 

Rebecca, 124. 

Richard, 48. 

Samuel, 125. 

Sarah A., 194. 

Sarah Merrill, 150. 
King, Anna, 87. 

Joseph, 87. 

Melvina A., 221. 
Knap, John, 136. 

Sally Clough, 136. 
Knight, Anne, 27, 34. 

Catharine, 210. 

Elizabeth, 27, 42, 50. 

Eunice, 149. 

Fanny, 163. 

Hannah, 219. 

J., 2. 

John, 6, 13, 36. 

Lydia, 187. 

Mary, 36, 41. 

Moses, 187. 

Rebecca, 36. 

Richard, 7, 10, 12, 13, 28, 29. 

Sa , 16. 

Stephen, 42. 
Knowles, Abbie D., 198. 

Abigail, 198. 

George W., 198. 
Knowlton, Patty, 120. 
Knox, Carrie J., 220. 

Ladd, Abigail, 137. 

Daniel, 113. 

Dudley, 137. * 

Rebecca, 113. 
Lake, Elizabeth, 33. 
Lakeman, Lydia, 65. 
Lambert, Hannah, 83. 
Lamprey, Nancy, 191. 

Sarah B., 190. 
Lancaster, Martha, 177. 
Lane, Abigail, 124, 170. 

Cyrus H., 124. 

Hannah, 122. 

JohnS., 124, 170. 

Judith, 122. 

Samuel, 122. 

Sarah Hill, 124. 
Larrabee, Sarah, 130. 

William, 130. 



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Lawrence, David, 162. 

Mary Huse, 162. 

Oliver, 162. 
Leavitt, Adeline, 213. 

Lovey, 116. 

Lee, , 173. 

Benjamin, 133. 
Francis, 182. 
Hannah, 133. 
Lydia, 182. 
Mary, 182. 
Legro, Daniel, 110. 
Lydia, 110. 
Thomas, 110. 
Leigh, Benjamin, 219. 
Mary Little, 219. 
Sarah J., 219. 
Leonard, Mary, 67. 
Libby, Anna, 126. 
Charlotte, 127. 
Dorcas, 127. 
Eliza, 175. 
Elizabeth, 58, 59. 
Enoch, 58. 
Esther, 87, 211. 
Frank, 127. 
Hannah, 59. 

Henry, 59. 

H. J., 59. 

Honor, 59. 

Jane, 211. 

Joseph, 126. 

Lydia, 88, 126. 

Martha, 174. 

Mary J., 178. 

Mehitable, 173. 

Osgood, 175. 

Phineas, 211. 

Polly, 128. 

Rebecca, 127. 

Eufus, 127. 

Susan, 211. 

Thomas, 59, 128. 
Linton, John, 108. 

Lucina, 108. 
Little, , 41. 

Benjamin, 69. 

Jane, 68. 

Joanna Muzzey, 68. 

Mary, 142. 

Mary P., 54. 

Nathaniel, 68. 

Priscilla, 69. 

Rhoda, 69. 

Richard, 68, 69. 



Little, William, 4. 
Littlefield, Catharine, 158. 

Orlando, 158. 
Lomberd, Mr., 47. 
Long, Alice, 181. 

Hannah, 116. 

Rebecca, 60. 
Longfellow, Captain, 139. 

Abigail, 60. 

Elizabeth, 92. 

Hephzibah, 60. 

Stephen, 60. 

William, 60. 
Lord, , 33. 

Abigail, 101. 

Benjamin, 101. 

Elizabeth, 188. 

Emily Josephine, 204. 

Joseph H., 204. 

Judith, 294. 

Margaret, 101. 

Robert, 12. 
Loring, Amanda, 181. 

George, 181. 
Lovejoy, Sally, 98. 
Low, John, 89. 

Mary, 89. 
Lull, Mary, 132. 
Lumbard, , 127. 

Mary, 127. 
Lunt, Ann, 66. 

Benjamin, 66. 

Charles M., 64. 

Elizabeth, 86. 

Elkanah, 86. 

Hannah, 66. 

Henry, 3, 30. 

Joseph, 42. 

Lydia, 86. 

Margaret, 155. 

Myra, 219. 

Sarah, 188. 
Lyford, Mehitable, 106. 

Thomas, 106. 
Lyman, Elizabeth, 131. 

George, 161. 

Hannah, 161. 

Isaac, 131. 

Olive, 131. 

Ruth, 131. 
Lyons, James, 211. 

Susan, 211. 

McAllister, Catharine, 140. 
McClure, Elizabeth, 221. 



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239 



McDuffee, Anna, 100. 

Mary, 110. 
McElheny, Doctor, 141. 
McFarland, Elizabeth, 185. 
McKennev. Charles D., 178. 

Jane, 178. 

Zoe, 201. 
McKenny, Isaac, 58. 

Lucy, 58. 

Moses, 58. 
McLellan, , 165. 

Amanda Melvina Fitzallen, 
165. 

Sarah, 212. 
MacLeod, Kate, 148. 

William, 148, 
Maddox, Mary Amanda, 223. 
Majory, Mary, 67. 
Mann, Eleanor, 89. 

Fisher, 89. 
Mansfield, Josephine, 192. 

Judith, 204. 

Stephen W., 192. 
March, Goodman, 12. 

Eunice, 120. 
Marsh, Christopher H., 193. 

Henry E., 191. 

John, 135. 

John J., 135. 

Mary, 135. 

Mary A., 193. 

Mary E., 191. 

Mehitable, 133. 
Marshall, Elizabeth, 90. 

Esther A., 222. 

Samuel D., 222. 

Sarah, 89, 126. 

William, 89, 126. 

Zilpha Ann, 222. 
Marston, Robert, 5. 

Sarah, 78. 

Zachariah, 78. 
Martin, , 199. 

Elizabeth Ann, 114. 
Marwick, Mary, 127. 
Mason, Caleb, 205. 

Lydia M., 205. 

Sarah, 205. 
Matchett, Catherine Mariott,132. 

William P., 132. 
May, Mary, 34. 

Samuel, 34. 
Mead, Jeremiah, 162. 

Margaret Frost, 162. 

Mary, 162. 



Melick, Mary, 149. 
Merchant, Addison, 87. 

Catherine Maria, 87. 

Harry, 87. 

Nancy Silloway, 87. 
Merrill, , 127. 

Abigail, 127. 

Ann S., 206. 

Benjamin, 84. 

Daniel, 30. 

Eunice Thurston, 206. 

George Robert, 206. 

Hannah, 26, 84. 

Isaac, 82. 

John, 18, 129. 

Lucy, 129. 

Mary, 54. 

Mehitable, 82. 

Moses, 54. 

Robert M., 206. 

Sarah, 84. 
Merrow, Frances A., 200. 
Mills, Sarah, 88. 
Mirick, Goodman, 13. 
Mitchell, Betsey, 107. 

Esther, 81. 

Evelyn J., 193. 

Israel, 107. 

Joseph B., 193. 

Joshua, 81. 

Nancy, 128. 

Sarah, 213. 

Sarah H., 194. 
Mogone, Mogg, 27. 
Moody, Eliza, 210. 

Hannah, 89. 

John, 142. 

Mary, 38, 142. 

Mary A., 211. 

Mary H, 220. 

Moses, 210, 211. 

Paul, 81. 

Samuel, 37. 

Sarah, 37, 38, 142. 

W., 2. 

William, 6. 
Moore, Caroline, 210, 213. 

Cyrus, 210. 

Eliza Ann, 155. 

Silas N., 213. 
Moores, Edmund, 16. 

Hannah, 15. 

Mary, 15. 
Parker, 92. 

Samuel, 15. 



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Morrill, Bartlett, 183. 

David, 139. 

Margaret, 117. 

Pamalia, 183. 

Sarah, 156. 
Morrison, Clara A., 159. 

J. M., 159. 

Mabel E., 203. 

Walter 0., 203. 
Morse, Anthony, 2, 27. 

Edwin, 183. 

Elizabeth, 27. 

Joseph, 24, 27. 

Lydia, 24, 27. 

Mary, 183. 

Mary Ann, 183. 

William, 2. 
Morton, Alice M., 223. 
Moses, Abby Jane, 208. 

Maria, 208. 
Moulton, Abigail, 99. 

Ellen, 199. 

Hannah Harmon, 187. 

Lydia, 187. 

Josiah, 99. 

Mehitable, 202. 

William, 187. 
Moyre, Thomas, 13. 
JMudgett, Sarah Jane, 148. 

William, 148. 
Musselwhite, , 2. 

John, 3. 
Muzzey, Elizabeth, 67. 

Esther, 127. 

Joanna, 67. 

Joseph, 67, 127. 

Mary A., 221. 

Mehitable, 51. 

Samuel, 51. 
Mycall, , 139. 

Nason, Mary A., 214. 
Neal, George A., 160. 

Louisa, 172. 

Sarah, 160. 
Nealand, Edward, 30. 
Nelson, Hannah, 91. 

Joseph, 91. 

Mary, 91. 
Nevers, Esther Elizabeth, 203. 

Hannah, 203. 

William, 203. 
Kevins, Susan G., 177. 

Webster, 177. 
Newell, Ida, 215. 

W. H., 215. 



Newman, Ann, 58. 

John, 58. 

Mary Hale, 206. 

Phebe, 206. 

Euth, 58. 

Samuel, 206. 
Nichols, George H., 202. 

Humphrey, 147. 

Margaret, 147. 

Rebecca, 193. 

Sarah, 147. 

Sarah Abigail, 202. 
Noble, Sarah, 107. 
Norris, Catharine, 107. 

Elizabeth, 146. 
North, David, 119. 

Mary, 119. 
Northend, E. T., 217. 

Ezekiel, 31, 48. 

Northley, , 216. 

Norwood, Judith, 90. 
Nowell, Mary, 163. 
Noyes, Mr., 3. 

Adelia, 180. 

Bathsheba, 172. 

Clarissa, 187. 

Cutting, 25, 36. 

Eliphalet, 180. 

Elizabeth Greenleaf, 149. 

Eunice, 188. 

Francis, 163. 

Francis Vergennes, 163. 

George Lunt, 219. 

Hannah, 66, 152. 

James, 2. 

Jane, 54, 68. 

Joseph, 42, 152, 187. 

Justin, 219. 

Lydia, 41. 

Mary, 41. 

Mary B., 197. 

Mary Ellen, 219. 

Mary J., 172. 

Meriam, 152. 

Myra, 219. 

Nathaniel, 172. 

Nicholas, 6. 

Oliver H., 172. 

Bebecca, 36. 

Sarah, 114, 163. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 163. 

Somerby C, 197. 

Somerby N., 197. 

Susannah, 57, 

Timothy, 41. 
Nute, Annie H., 202. 



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Nutting, Frances, 204. 

James G., 204. 

Sally, 204. 
Nye, , 187. 

Dorothy, 188. 

Harriet Dorothy, 187. 

Odlin, Elisha, 33. 

Elizabeth, 33. 
O'Donnell, Katie, 196. 
O'Hara, Alice J., 208. 
Oliver, Joseph, 143. 

Kebecca, 143. 
Ordway, Susan, 218. 

Thomas S., 218. 
Ormsby, John, 140. 
Osborne, Mary Crockett, 165. 

Thomas, 165. 
Osgood, Abigail Porter, 162. 

Charles, 187, 

James, 162. 

John L., 145. 

John P., 161. 

Judith Ann, 187. 

Sally, 145. 

Sarah, 161. 
Otis, Abigail, 224. 

Palmer, Ann, 7. 

Charles L., 202. 

Elizabeth, 86. 

Elizabeth Victoria, 202. 

George, 202. 

Henry, 5. 

Joseph, 13. 

Martha Angelia, 202. 

William, 5, 7. 
Parker, , 3, 21, 22, 86. 

Dolly, 129. 

Nathaniel, 129. 

Thomas, 1, 2. 
Parsons, Jonathan, 75. 
Pasgrove, Ann, 33. 
Paul, Elizabeth, 157. 

Esther, 177. 
Paulsgrove, Ann, 33. 
Peabody, A. P., 209. 

Ellen J., 168. 

Maria F., 222, 223. 

Mary, 223. 

Nancy Maria, 222, 223. 

Stephen, 222, 223. 
Peacock, Estella M., 195. 

John, 195. 
Pearson, Anne, 54. 

Benjamin, 54, 55, 61. 



Pearson, Betsey, 163. 

Catharine Jay, 163. 

Daniel, 132. 

Eliza Ann, 163. 

George Washington, 163, 167. 

Hannah, 61, 68, 187. 

Hitty, 138. 

Isaac, 54. 

James, 163. 

James Bradley, 163. 

Jane, 54, 60, 156. 

Jedidiah, 50. 

Jesse, 138. 

John, 50, 60. 

Judith, 68. 

Lydia, 143. 

Mary, 50, 60, 132. 

Mary Haynes, 133. 

Priscilla, 50, 69. 

Kachel, 121. 

Rebecca, 50. 

Ruth, 61. 

Sally, 121. 

Sarah, 50, 132. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 163, 164. 

Sarah J., 219. 

Silas, 68, 143. 

Taylor, 121. 

Thomas, 133. 
Pearsons, Molly, 124. 
Peaslee, Sarah, 171. 
Pecker, Susan, 201. 
Peirce, Goodman, 13. 

Daniel, 17, 50. 

Hannah, 100. 

Nathan, 100. 

Sarah, 50, 100. 
Pemberton, Nellie, 221. 
Pendergast, Abigail J., 111. 
Penfield, Anna, 184. 
Penley, Esther A., 222. 

Hannah, 130. 

William, 130. 
Pennell, Agnes, 158(?). 
Perkins, Abigail, 108. 

Abigail M., 188. 

Augustus, 108. 

Dorcas, 119. 

Eunice, 188. 

Joseph, 188. 

Judith, 108, 113. 

Mercy, 71, 72. 

William, 72. 

William Williams, 188. 
Perley, Abraham, 186. 

Allen, 137. 



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Perley, David Tullar, 186. 

Hannah, 137. 

Martha, 137. 

Sidney, 54. 

Sophronia Osgood, 186. 
Perry, John, 17, 18. 

Mary, 146. 
Person, Goodman, 12. 

Rebecca, 76. 
Pettingell, Elizabeth, 67. 

Emily 0., 218. 

Hannah, 51. 

James Safford, 218. 

Mary, 104. 

Mary Dodge, 218. 

Nicholas, 51. 

Ruth Dole, 104. 

Samuel, 104. 

Susannah, 69. 
Philbrick, David, 124. 

Laura, 124. 

Thomas Jefferson, 124. 
Philip, King, 26. 
Philpot, Elias, 64. 

Mary, 64. 
Phips, Sir William, 16. 
Pickard, Edward Little, 149. 

Frances M. Pomeroy, 149. 

Mary, 50, 60. 
Pierce, Andrew, 110, 111. 

Frank, 180. 

Ida, 180. 
Pike, Benjamin, 39. 

0. L., 202. 

Cora Flaville, 202. 

Elias, 202. 

Hannah F., 202. 

J., 2. 

John, 3, 4, 17, 39, 40. 

Robert, 7-9, 21, 32. 
Pillsbury, Anna, 66. 

Benjamin, 66. 

Mary, 55. 
Pilsbury, Lydia, 186. 
Piper, Elisha, 84. 

Gideon, 84. 

Laura, 125. 

Molly, 84. 

Rachel, 84. 

Sarah, 146. 
Place, David, 109. 
Plane, Louisa, 152. 
Platts, Cynthia, 164. 

Elizabeth, 49, 

Fannie, 146. 



Plumer, , 32, 51, 58, 68, 82, 

94, 98, 108, 114, 123, 125, 132, 
133, 136, 141, 143, 145, 151, 
152, 158-160, 165-169, 181, 
185, 189, 195, 197-199, 201, 
206, 213, 214, 216, 217. 

A. L. V., 163. 

Aaron, 43, 44, 57, 58, 87-89, 91, 

126-128, 130, 131, 167, 174, 

180. 
Aaron Baker, 174. 
Abbie, 180, 181, 211, 215. 
Abbie C, 183. 
Abbie D., 198. 
Abbie Etta, 216. 
Abbie J., 223. 
Abbie M., 220. 
Abbie P., 213. 
Abby Ann Stevens, 206. 
Abby Jane, 208. 
Abby Josephine, 170. 
Abel, 62, 94, 95, 136. 
Abiel G., 156, 198, 204. 
Abigail, 32, 43, 44, 52, 53, 56, 

59, 60, 64, 72, 75, 77, 91, 94, 

95, 98, 99, 101, 102, 108, 111, 
112, 117, 127-130, 132, 136, 
137, 146, 148, 161, 165, 170, 
184. 

Abigail Gilman, 122. 

Abigail J., 111. 

Abigail M., 188. 

Abigail Pearson, 170. 

Abigail Porter, 162. 

Abigail S., 123. 

Abner, 89. 

Abraham. 79, 114, 116, 127, 

173-175, 209, 211. 
Abraham Foster, 116. 
Abraham W., 179. 
Ada C, 204. 
Adah M., 168. 
Adaline, 181. 
Addie, 225. 
Addison, 91, 132. 
Adele, 182. 
Adelia, 180, 182. 
Adeline, 213. 
Adeline F., 201. 
Adeline M., 221. 
Adeline S., 188. 
Adrianna D., 223. 
Agnes Maria, 223. 
Ai, 87, 89, 128, 130, 175. 
Albert, 116, 158, 159, 166, 211. 



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Plumer, Albert C, 199. 
Albert Crockett, 163. 
Albert Eugene, 193, 220, 221. 
Albert R., 198. 
Albert Turner, 200. 
Albert W., 215. 
Alberton, 216. 
Albion, 211. 
Albion K., 176, 214. 
Albra, 180. 

Alexander Bragg, 154. 
Alice, 104, 114, 171, 181, 198, 

212, 215. 
Alice Avery, 104. 
Alice Baker, 174. 
Alice Carey, 164. 
Alice Carrie, 222. 
Alica Greenwood, 197. 
Alice M., 223. 
Alice J., 205. 
Alice Zerviah, 150. 
Allen, 111. 

Almira, 108, 180, 183. 
Almira J. Coffin, 215. 
Alonzo, 176, 178, 213, 216. 
Alpheus, 133, 182, 214. 
Alpbonzo, 210. 
Alton, 180. 
Alvah, 200. 
Alvan, 107. 

Alvin, 128, 176, 213, 224. 
Amanda, 157, 181, 188, 199. 
Amanda M., 192. 
Amanda Melvina Fitzallen, 

165. 
Amasa, 112. 
Amelia, 193. 

Amos, 56, 79, 84. 86, 122. 
Amos Moody, 143. 
Amy, 128, 196. 
Amy C, 204. 
Amy H., 209. 

Andrew, 107, 114, 158, 200. 
Andrew Jackson, 104, 155. 
Angeline Sophia, 117. 
Ann, 7, 39, 46, 47, 49, 58, 66, 

70, 90, 151, 213. 
Ann H., 172. 
Ann Maria, 168. 
Anna, 58, 66, 71, 79, 87, 90, 95, 

106, 110, 112, 115, 126, 127, 

136, 139, 148,. 159, 184, 211, 

212, 214. 
Anna E., 189. 
Anna Welthea, 195. 



Plumer, Anna Woodbridge, 138. 
Anne, 54, 61, 62, 95, 108, 144. 
Annie, 100, 174. 
Annie H., 202. 
Annie May, 204. 
Anson, 213. 
Antoinette H., 159. 
Aphiah T., 146. 
Araletta, 200. 
Arley, 136. 
Armina, 201. 
Aroline, 200. 
Arthur Danforth, 219. 
Arthur James, 220, 225. 
Arthur Kent, 196. 
Arthur Sawyer, 218. 
Arthur Selwyn, 225. 
Arthur W., 201. 
Asa, 78, 93, 114, 133. 
Asa G. 114. 
Augusta, 213, 215, 216. 
Augusta C, 192. 
Augusta Louise, 197. 
Aurelia, 180. 
Aurelia C, 172. 
Avery, 106, 157. 
Barbara, 62, 92. 
Bathsheba, 28. 
Beard, 109, 110, 160. 
Beard B., 222. 
Beard Burge, 201, 222. 
Beatrice, 9, 10. 
Belinda Ann, 170. 
Belle, 201. 
Belle Mary, 214. 
Bemsley, 92, 132. 
Benjamin, 32, 38-41, 45-49, 52- 

54, 60, 65, 80, 92, 94, 99, 111, 

118, 136, 157, 199, 216. 
Benjamin D., 191. 
Benjamin Franklin, 122, 168. 
Benjamin L., 175, 211. 
Benjamin Wilson, 168. 
Benjamin Wood, 116. 
Bessie May, 216. 
Bethiah, 93. 
Betsey, 95, 107, 109-111, 113, 

133,138,146,;i47, 168, 183, 210. 
Betsey Gage, 133. 
Betsey Jane, 179. 
Betsey Gordon, 121. 
Betsey Skillings, 178. 
Beulah Alexander, 222. 
Bitfield, 24, 35, 37, 51, 52, 69, 

105, 156. 



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Plumer, Blanche Helen, 222. 
Bradstreet, 98, 144, 188. 
Bridget Josephine, 195. 
Burns Freeman, 170. 
Byron Selwin, 190, 221. 
0. F. W., 162. 
Caleb, 82. 
Caleb K., 149. 
Carey, 89. 
Carrie, 201. 
Carrie E., 192, 220. 
Carrie Elizabeth, 216. 
Carrie Hemingway, 196. 
Carrie J., 220. 
Carrie M., 222. 
Carrie Maria, 219. 
Caroline, 107, 111, 115, 120, 

131, 160, 176, 177, 210, 213. 
Caroline Augusta, 116, 154, 

155. 
Caroline C, 184. 
Caroline F., 118. 
Caroline M., 159. 
Caroline Smith, 151. 
Catharine, 107, 135, 140, 158, 

210, 213. 
Catharine Augusta, 192. 
Catharine B., 183. 
Catharine Burden, 185. 
Catharine K., 149. 
Catharine Mariott, 126, 132. 
Catharine Munroe, 149. 
Catherine, 102, 141. 
Catherine Joy, 163. 
Catherine Maria, 87. 
Charity, 172. 
Charles, 90, 101, 108, 135, 147, 

150, 153, 159, 167, 181, 183, 

184, 194, 209, 212, 224. 
Charles A., 150, 172. 
Charles Abraham, 210, 223. 
Charles Andrew, 154. 
Charles Averill, 205. 
Charles B., 177, 215. 
Charles E., 170, 191, 220. 
Charles Edward, 116, 218, 224. 
Charles Edwin, 116, 164. 
Charles F.,149, 159, 200. 
Charles Frederic, 216. 
Charles Frederick, 163. 
Charles G. C, 184. 216. 
Charles H., 123, 170, 183, 189. 
Charles Henry, 104, 153, 154, 

200. 
Charles Ladd, 186. 



Plumer, Charles M., 179, 216. 

Charles Morris, 174. 

Charles Moulton, 165, 205. 

Charles W., 165, 204. 

Charles Wesley, 223. 

Charles William, 155. 

Charlotte, 91, 127, 177, 182, 
208, 213. 

Charlotte E., 199. 

Charlotte M., 198. 

Christiana C, 172. 

Christiana W., 214. 

Christopher, 87, 127, 128, 176, 
177. 

Clara, 126, 177. 

Clara A., 159. 

Clara E., 214. 

Clara Etta, 195. 

Clara Greenleaf, 126. 

Clara M., 214. 

Clarence, 225. 

Clarinda, 164. 

Clarissa, 187, 191. 

Clementine Sabina, 117. 

Clemment, 208. 

Content, 78. 

Convers Francis, 157. 

Cora Flaville, 202. 

Cordelia A., 202. 

Cordelia J., 159. 

Cutting, 82. 

Cynthia, 123. 

Cynthia Ann, 167. 

Cyrene H., 171. 

Cyrus, 143, 157, 173, 199. 210. 

Cyrus B., 159. 

Cyrus Lemuel, 210. 

D. P., 217. 

Dan, 177. 

Daniel, 35, 37, 48, 50-52, 59, 63- 
65, 71, 72, 76, 91, 92, 98, 99, 
106, 110, 113-115, 118, 126, 
127, 132, 143-145, 164, 176, 
181, 213. 

Daniel Barber, 115. 

Daniel Burleigh, 121, 167. 

Daniel T., 20. 

Daniel Thurston, 166, 206. 

Daniel Worthen, 169. 

David, 32, 37, 43, 45, 50, 58, 59. 
61, 63, 76, 86, 89-91, 95, 120, 
123. 125, 127, 134, 137, 169, 
174-176, 183, 185, 186, 210- 
213, 218. 

David B., 208. 



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Plumer, David Dole, 114. 
David O., 172. 
David Sumner, 167. 
Davis, 95. 
Deborah, 24, 27, 44, 45, 89, 123, 

129, 134, 179. 
Deborah Allen, 224. 
Deborah F., 168. 
Denisou G., 179. 
Dennis, 211, 212. 
Diana, 180. 
Dodovah, 75, 117. 
Dolly, 79, 129. 
Dorcas, 71, 72, 79, 89, 100, 101, 

127, 130. 
Dorcas Fickett, 117. 
Dorothy, 86, 186. 
Douglas, 142. 
E. Dexter, 194. 
Eben, 143. 
Ebenezer,52, 55, 71, 72, 75, 81, 

82-86, 91, 106, 111, 120, 157, 

161, 175, 178, 212. 
Ebenezer Folsom, 124, 170. 
Ebenezer Huse, 187. 
Eddie, 149. 
Eddie C, 220. 
Edgar A., 193. 
Edgar P., 217. 
Edith Mansfield, 204. 
Edmund, 78, 98, 101, 114, 150, 

196. 
Edmund Augustus, 196. 
Edmund Greenleaf, 164, 
Edmund Smith, 117. 
Edna M., 220. 
Edna Mabel, 205. 
Ednah, 60, 83, 92, 94, 143. 
Edward, 88, 129, 132, 177, 179, 

190, 215. 
Edward D., 149. 
Edward J., 192. 
Edward Lord, 204. 
Edward Nathan, 197. 
Edward Payson, 148. 
Edward K., 171. 
Edwards Scott, 218. 
Edwin, 107, 143, 184, 198. 
Edwin L., 193, 221. 
Edwin W., 194, 221. 
Eldridge, 174. 
Eleanor, 88, 89, 118, 135, 174, 

190. 
Electa, 156. 
Elenor, 213. 



Plumer, Elenour Guy, 197. 

Eli, 131, 181. 

Elias, 117, 118. 

Eliezer, 34, 44. 

Eliott, 180. 

Eliphalet, 43, 45, 94. 

Eliza, 108, 111, 117, 118, 175, 
182, 187, 191, 192, 210, 212, 
213, 215, 216. 

Eliza A., 123, 192. 

Eliza Ann, 155, 179, 190. 

Eliza D., 222. 

Eliza G., 141. 

Eliza J., 179, 216. 

Eliza Jane, 106. 

Eliza L., 203. 

Eliza Lawrence, 116. 

Elizabeth, 24, 27, 33, 34, 37, 
41, 42, 44-47, 49, 50, 52, 54, 
55, 58-60, 64, 66, 67, 69, 74, 
88-90, 94, 97, 98, 100-102, 115, 
120, 127-131, 135, 136, 143, 
146, 150, 154, 157, 161, 173, 
176, 181, 185, 200, 211. 

Elizabeth A., 193. 

Elizabeth Ann, 114, 155, 174. 

Elizabeth Bradstreet, 144. 

Elizabeth C, 196. 

Elizabeth Chandler, 184. 

Elizabeth Dean, 151, 197. 

Elizabeth E., 186. 

Eilzabeth Frances, 221. 

Elizabeth Greenleaf, 149. 

Elizabeth Hamlin, 156. 

Elizabeth J., 176, 193. 

Elizabeth Jane, 150. 

Elizabeth Knight, 164. 

Elizabeth Martha, 157. 

Elizabeth Neal, 200. 

Elizabeth Olivia, 163. 

Elizabeth Victoria, 202. 

Elizabeth White, 135, 200. 

Elizabeth Wiggin, 224. 

Ella, 165, 200. 

Ella A. M., 192. 

Ella J., 170. 

Ella Porter, 217. 

Ellen, 128, 160, 166, 169," 174, 
176, 180, 199, 211. 

Ellen Cummings, 197. 

Ellen Humphrey, 150. 

Ellen J., 168. 

Ellen Louisa, 192. 

Ellen M., 199. 

Ellen Moulton, 166. 



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Plumer, Ellen R., 203. 
Elliot, 89, 131. 
Ellmore H., 194, 221. 
Elmira, 147, 158. 
Elniira R., 194. 
Elsie, 113. 

Elvira, 114, 155, 180. 
Elvira 0., 195. 
Emeline, 87. 
Emeline Augusta, 154. 
Emily, 150, 214. 
Emily C, 218. 
Emily H., 165. 
Emily Josephine, 204. 
Emily M.. 167. 
Emily Maria, 200. 
Emma, 35, 37, 38. 
Emma A., 195. 
Emma Areline, 208. 
Emma Cordelia, 197. 
Emma F., 208, 212. 
Emma P., 221. 
Emma R., 224. 
Emmeline, 213, 216. 
Emmeline Woodbury, 178. 
Emulus, 180. 
Enoch, 41, 42, 51, 57, 66, 67, 72, 

100, 102, 108, 110, 118, 134, 

150, 151, 160, 166, 183, 201, 

225. 
Enoch Albert, 223. 
Enoch Benjamin, 206. 
Enoch F., 159. 
Ephraim, 15, 19, 23, 24, 26, 34, 

35, 51, 52, 69-72, 75, 105, 108, 

110, 111, 155, 156, 159. 
Erastus, 130. 

Erastus Augustus, 212, 223. 
ErminaC, 192. 
Ernestus Augustus, 131. 
Estella M., 195, 220. 
Esther, 79, 81, 82, 87, 118, 121, 

166, 177, 208, 211. 
Esther Ann, 167. 
Esther Elizabeth, 203. 
Esther Florence, 166. 
Ethel H., 220. 
Etta H., 195. 
Etta J., 220. 
Eugene, 213. 
Eunice, 54, 62, 110, 120, 149, 

183, 191, 210, 223. 
Eunice K., 179. 
Eunice Thurston, 206. 
Eva Henderson, 220. 



Plumer, Evelyn J., 193. 
Everet H., 183. 
Ezekiel Hanson, 131. 
Fannie, 196. 
Fannie W., 222. 
Fanny, 124, 163, 215. 
Fanny A., 168. 
Fanny W., 201. 
Farnham, 135, 184. 
Fleeta, 196. 
Fleeta Daisy, 196. 
Flora A., 193. 
Flora Eleanor, 219. 
Florence, 221. 
Florence A., 220, 
Florence Maria, 222. 
Forrest Leonard, 225. 
Frances, 110, 195, 204. 
Frances A., 200. 
Frances Abby, 185. 
Frances Ann, 156. 
Frances H., 182. 
Frances J., 213. 
Frances M. Pomery, 149. 
Frances Maria, 87. 
Francis, 1-10, 12, 14-17, 22, 31, 

32, 49, 58, 78, 107, 115. 
Francis Joseph, 196. 
Frank, 156, 164, 188, 200, 209, 

216. 
Frank Baughman, 198, 221. 
Frank F., 217. 
Frank H., 193. 
Frank Harve, 154, 197. 
Frank Innie, 190. 
Frank J., 156, 198. 
Frank Kidder, 155. 
Frank P., 171. 
Frank W., 209. 
Frank Wentworth, 220, 224. 
Frankie H., 220. 
Franklin, 183. 
Franklin J., 223. 
Fred, 155. 
Fred Caldwell, 197. 
Fred J., 190. 
Fred W., 223. 
Fred William, 207. 
Freddie, 149. 
Frederic Edgar, 178. 
Frederic Weston, 216. 
Frederick, 135, 154, 214. 
Frederick A., 183. 
Frederick E., 202. 
Frederick J., 105. 



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Plumer, Frederick L., 172. 

Frederick T., 105. 

Freeman, 181. 

Freeman Berry, 123. 

G. A., 182. 

George, 83, 95, 97, 117, 142, 
143, 147, 155, 157, 161, 177, 
185, 194, 203, 210, 211, 215, 
224. 

George A., 170. 

George Anson, 182. 

George B., 208. 

George Bitfield, 198, 

George Dix, 149. 

George E., 164, 204. 

George Ernest, 201. 

George F., 204. 

George Franklin, 195. 

George H., 159. 

George Haley, 154, 197. 

George Henry, 163, 219, 224. 

George Hoyt, 185. 

George Leeds, 198. 

George M., 159. 

George O., 194, 221. 

George Orrio, 203. 

George Otis, 224. 

George W., 105, 121, 125, 156, 

167, 172, 176, 191, 214, 220. 
George W. S., 147, 193, 194. 
George Washington, 113, 169, 

204, 208. 

Georgiana, 206. 

Georgiana Washington, 207. 

Gershom, 52, 72. 

Gertrude Electa, 208. 

Gibeon, 87, 127, 175, 212. 

Gilbert, 209. 

Gilmon, 181. 

Gordon, 151. 

Goreon, 197. 

Grace, 197. 

Grace Daniels, 220. 

Grace Herbert, 204. 

Grace Lillian, 222. 

Grace May, 225. 

Greenleaf, 115, 163. 

H. N., 107. 

Hannah, 1, 15, 24, 26, 34-37, 43, 
45, 51-56, 59, 65-69, 71, 72, 
76, 79, 89, 90, 92, 98, 100, 
105, 109, 116, 119, 120, 122, 
126, 128, 130, 133, 134, 137, 
138, 143-145, 152, 158, 161, 

168, 175, 176, 178, 180-183, 
185, 187, 212, 219. 



Plumer, Hannah Abigail L., 186. 
Hannah C, 184. 
Hannah D., 201. 
Hannah F., 169. 
Hannah Frances, 164. 
Hannah Hale, 182. 
Hannah Harmon, 187, 188. 
Hannah Jane, 203. 
Hannah Louise, 198. 
Hannah M., 156. 
Hannah Matilda, 116. 
Hannah Noyes, 153. 
Hannah P., 122. 
Hannah Woodbridge, 187. 
Harriet, 105, 113, 114, 168, 175- 

177, 180-182, 189, 211, 216, 

218. 
Harriet A., 179,207. 
Harriet Ann, 182. 
Harriet B., 189. 
Harriet Boynton, 117. 
Harriet Dorothy, 187. 
Harriet Elizabeth, 205. 
Harriet Ella, 171. 
Harriet F., 189. 
Harriet Jane, 185. 
Harriet Maria, 218. 
Harriet May, 223. 
Harriet Minerva, 190. 
Harriet N., 199. 
Harriet Newell, 103, 189. 
Harriet Pierce, 171. 
Harriette, 182. 
Harriman, 187. 
Harrison, 147, 195. 
Harrison Lorenzo, 185. 
Harry, 150, 165. 
Harry L., 221. 
Hattie, 165. 
Hattie Cordelia, 202. 
Hattie I., 225. 
Hattie Jane, 195. 
Hattie L., 209. 
Hazel Pearl, 202. 
Hazen K., 125. 
Helen, 214. 
Helen Elizabeth, 156. 
Helen H., 170. 
Henrietta, 150. 
Henry, 66, 99, 100, 129, 135, 

146, 147, 157, 159, 177, 181- 

183, 192, 193, 210, 211, 215, 

216. 
Henry Cheever, 218. 
Henry Dearborn, 198. 
Henry F., 165. 



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Plumer, Henry Johnson, 154. 
Henry P., 213. 
Henry W., 192, 215. 
Hephzibah, 60. 
Herbert Hall, 223. 
Hiram, 133, 146, 182, 183, 193. 
Hiram Tobin, 166, 205. 
Hitty, 138. 
Horace, 128, 147, 166, 195, 205- 

207, 210, 222. 
Horace Bradstreet, 189. 
Huldah, 5, 167. 
Ichabod, 66. 

Ida, 180, 181, 201, 215, 224. 
Inez Eva, 198. 
Ira, 125, 171. 
Irving, 158. 
Isaac, 80, 87, 91, 95, 107, 119, 

127, 128, 158, 174, 176, 200. 
Isaac Augustus, 116. 
Isaac C, 99, 145. 
Isaac F., 145. 
Isaac Marcellus, 200. 
Isabel, 180. 
Isabella, 151. 
Isabella Crawford, 152. 
Isaiah, 79, 115, 130. 
Israel Prescott, 169. 
Jabez, 67. 
Jacob P., 157. 
Jacob William, 103, 152. 
James, 59, 77, 78, 88, 97, 99, 

100, 108, 111, 112, 129, 145, 

148, 176-178, 190. 
James Henry, 185, 215, 224. 
James J., 159, 200. 
James Madison, 128. 
James Marcellus, 190. 
James Pettingell, 154, 198. 
James Richard, 154. 
James Todd, 144, 
James William, 198. 
Jane, 60, 67, 80, 82, 86, 89, 92, 

99, 100, 108, 117, 119, 130- 

132, 150, 166, 171, 174, 181, 

207, 209, 211. 
Jane Augusta, 200. 
Jane Dole, 186. 
Jane Hamilton, 141. 
Jane K., 217. 
Jane W., 158. 
Jason, 176. 
Jay, 201. 
Jean, 80, 81, 128. 
Jennie, 216, 224. 



Plumer, Jeremiah, 51, 59, 68, 69, 
87, 104, 105, 111, 126, 130, 155, 
156, 160, 172-174, 179, 187, 
208. 

Jeremiah J., 208, 223. 

Jeremiah Smith, 178. 

Jeremiah W., 179, 216. 

Jeremy, 108, 160. 

Jerry L., 192. 

Jerusha, 103. 

Jerusha Ann, 178. 

Jerusha G., 170. 

Jesse, 56, 59, 84, 87, 100, 121, 
122, 127, 147, 166, 175, 176, 
181, 213. 

Jesse H., 86. 

Jessie L. 221. 

Joanna, 33, 67, 97, 99, 100, 143, 
145, 172. 

Joanna A., 188. 

Joanna Barker, 134. 

Joanna Muzzey, 68. 

John, 26, 34, 35, 37, 41, 47, 49 
52, 55, 59, 60, 63, 64, 67-69, 
71-74, 80, 82, 88, 90-92, 95, 97, 
102, 105, 107-110, 112, 118, 
121, 123, 129, 130, 135, 139, 
142, 157, 158, 167, 176-179, 
181, 189, 199, 211, 216. 

John Adams, 149, 196. 

John Allen, 224. 

John Ambrose, 121, 168. 

John Andrew, 104, 174. 

John Arthur, 202. 

John Atwill, 210. 

John C, 146, 191. 

John Chandler, 135, 184. 

John Clark, 169, 208. 

John E., 214. 

John Edmund, 196. 

John Fellman, 203, 222. 

John Francis, 184, 217. 

John Franklin, 200. 

John Greenleaf, 87, 126. 

John H., 123, 209. 

John Haynes, 194. 

John J., 208. 

John Jay, 113 

John K., 125, 171. 

John Lincoln, 158, 199. 

John McAllester, 141. 

John Mark, 208. 

John Moody, 64, 143, 188, 219. 

John Moulton, 165. 

John Mussey, 205. 



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Plumer, John Noyes, 149. 

John Porter, 161, 202. 

John R., 177, 215. 

John Savory, 136, 185. 

John Thomas, 150, 196. 

John Tyler. 201. 

John W., 177, 179. 

John Webb Smith, 117. 

John Whitmore, 195. 

John William, 185. 

John Willis, 171. 

Johnson, 181. 

Jonas M., 161, 202. 

Jonathan, 30-32, 43, 50, 54, 59, 
63-65, 76-78, 95-99, 110, 138, 
141, 143, 144, 160, 189. 

Jonathan Coffin, 101. 

Jonathan Jesse, 168. 

Jonathan Pearson, 122. 

Jonathan Pearsons, 169. 

Jones, 146, 191. 

Jordan, 175, 212. 

Joseph, 1, 8, 9, 12, 15, 23, 28- 
32, 42-45, 53, 54, 56, 57, 59, 
67, 74, 78, 79, 84-86, 90, 91, 
93, 99, 100, 109, 110, 114, 117, 
124, 125, 133, 145, 148, 160, 
161, 165, 170, 171, 174, 177, 
180, 182, 190, 201, 213, 219. 

Joseph A., 146, 190. 

Joseph B., 182, 212. 

Joseph Brown, 139. 

Joseph Burley, 170. 

Joseph Cilley, 113. 

Joseph Cram, 148. 

Joseph Dole, 138, 186. 

Joseph Emmons, 201. 

Joseph F., 147. 

Joseph J., 213. 

Joseph M., 165, 176, 214. 

Joseph Wilson, 214. 

Josephine, 192. 

Josephine C, 194. 

Joshua, 4, 19, 23-25, 27, 41, 42, 
53, 55, 56, 81, 82, 90, 91, 119, 
126, 131, 173. 

Joshua Coffin, 148, 149. 

Joshua Jewett, 83. 

Josiah, 50, 65, 98. 

Josiah Converse, 136, 185. 

Josiah D., 194. 

Josiah E,., 147, 194. 

Judith, 56, 66, 69, 72, 90, 108, 
187. 

Judith Ann, 187 , 218, 224. 



Plumer, Judith Norwood, 90. 
Julia, 180, 181, 224. 
Julia E., 200. 
Julian, 115. 
Juliette, 193. 
Julius D., 192. 
Kate, 148, 198. 
Kate Jay, 204. 
Katie, 196. 
Kelly, 66. 
Kezia, 54, 55, 81. 
Lane, 123, 169. 
Laura, 124, 125. 
Laura A., 171, 191. 
Laura Jane, 206. 
Laurens Cram, 196. 
Lavinia, 112, 150. 
Lavinia O., 158. 
Lemuel, 89, 173, 209. 
Lena, 204. 
Leonard, 152, 155. 
Leonard J., 223, 225. 
Leonard Withington, 103, 151. 
Leonette, 169. 
Leroy, 176. 
Lesley, 198. 
Levi, 146. 
Libby, 174. 
Liberty, 211. 
Lillian A., 204. 
Linda, 181. 
Lizzie A., 172. 
Lizzie E., 214. 
Loren, 128. 
Lorenzo, 181, 215. 
Lorenzo T., 172. 
Louisa, 149, 152, 157, 172, 181, 

183. 
Louise, 152. 
Louise Hannah, 223. 
Louise Sturgis, 205. 
Lovey, 144. 
Lovina, 121. 
Lucia C, 222. 
Lucian, 190. 
Lucina, 108. 
Luoinda, 176, 180, 210. 
Lucinda Blodgett, 195. 
Lucretia A., 149. 
Lucretia French, 163. 
Lucy, 58, 88, 107, 123, 129, 155, 

180, 182, 209. 
Lucy Ann, 153. 
Lucy C, 164. 
Lucy D., 199. 



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Plumer, Lucy Dent, 148. 

Lucy E., 194. 

Lucy Hartwell, 149. 

Luella, 181. 

Luella A., 221. 

Lunette A., 203. 

Lura E., 211. 

Luther, 124, 171. 

Luther Boutelle, 152. 

Luther Calvin, 116. 

Lydia, 24, 27, 39, 41, 44, 56, 61, 

65, 74, 75, 86, 88, 89, 97, 108, 

110, 126, 127, 131. 143. 145, 

157, 159, 167, 159, 171, 175, 

. 182, 185-187, 192, 213. 

Lydia A., 159. 

Lydia Ann, 180. 

Lydia B., 159. 

Lydia E., 215. 

Lydia Jane, 145. 

Lydia L., 164. 

Lydia Leighton, 139. 

Lydia M., 205. 

Lyman, 131. 

Mabel, 221. 

Mabel E., 203, 224. 

Mabel R., 205. 

Mahala, 157. 

Major, 174, 211. 

Malitta, 210. 

Marcia, 177. 

Margaret, 101, 117, 118, 150, 
162, 197, 212. 

Margaret A., 175. 

Margaret Adelaide, 155. 

Margaret D. , 177. 

Margaret Frost, 204. 

Margaret Hazen, 120. 

Margaret Jane, 120. 

Maria, 151, 166, 173, 178, 185, 
191, 208. 

Maria A., 208. 

Maria C, 212. 

Maria M., 147. 

Maria Maden, 116. 

Maria Storer, 206. 

Maria W., 212, 

Marian, 199. 

Marianda Snow, 205. 

Marion, 169. 

Marion Snow, 205. 

Mark, 63-65, 97, 143, 169. 

Mark Leach, 175, 212. 

Martha, 47, 49, 62, 67, 100, 101, 
127, 134, 144, 157, 160, 165,174, 
177, 181, 183, 191, 210, 211. 



Plumer, Martha A., 202. 

Martha Angelia, 202. 

Martha Ann, 170. 

Martha Annette, 161, 162. 

Martha E., 170. 

Martha Foster, 116. 

Martha J., 213. 

Martha Jane Palmer, 207. 

Martha Maria, 161. 

Martha O., 191. 

Martha Smith, 151. 

Mary, 1, 15, 16, 23, 24, 26, 34- 
36, 39,40,47,49,50,54-56,58, 
59, 62, 64, 65, 67, 69, 76, 79, 
81, 83, 86, 87, 89-92, 94, 97, 
98, 102, 103, 105-108, 110, 114, 
115, 119, 122-127, 130-136, 
143, 144, 146, 149, 150, 153, 
157, 158, 160, 169, 171, 174, 
176, 177, 180-183, 187, 189, 
196, 198, 199, 210, 211, 214, 
216, 223. 

Mary A., 108, 170, 171, 176, 193, 
204, 211, 214, 221. 

Mary Abbie, 197, 198. 

Mary Abby, 171. 

Mary Alice, 154, 155. 

Mary Amanda, 223, 225. 

Mary Ann, 116, 148, 160, 162, 
169, 183, 203, 209, 214. 

Mary Ann Ladd, 209. 

Mary Ann K., 157. 

Mary Ann Smith, 117. 

Mary B., 197, 201. 

Mary Bacon, 136. 

Mary Chase, 145. 

Mary Cram, 150, 196. 

Mary Crockett, 165. 

Mary Dole, 187, 188. 

Mary E., 179, 186, 191, 198, 2U7, 
213 

Mary Elizabeth, 162, 182, 188, 
200, 203, 204. 

Mary Elizabeth C, 186. 

Mary Ella, 199. 

Mary Ellen, 219. 

Mary Estelle, 164. 

Mary Frances, 156, 163. 

Mary Garafilia, 224. 

Mary Gordon, 151, 167. 

Mary H., 214, 220. 

Mary Hale, 206. 

Mary Harris, 144. 

Mary Haynes, 133. 

Mary Home, 153. 

Mary Huse, 162. 



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Plumer, Mary Isabel, 205. 
Mary Isabell, 170. 

Mary J., 147, 172, 178, 192, 193, 
206. 

Mary Jane, 151, 170, 204. 

Mary Josephine, 196. 

Mary L. , 207. 

Mary Leonard, 101. 

Mary Little, 219. 

Mary Lizzie, 195. 

Mary Louise, 197. 

Mary Marsh, 184. 

Mary Morton, 165. 

Mary N., 192. 

Mary Newman, 206. 

Mary Thirza, 217. 

Matilda, 115, 168. 

Matthias, 82. 

Mattie May, 207. 

Maud M., 221. 

Maude, 207. 

Mehitable, 51, 61, 62, 70, 82, 96, 
106, 138, 144, 166, 173, 176, 
180. 

Mehitable Bragdon, 129. 

Mehitable Thurston, 166. 

Melinda Ann, 187. 

Mellie E., 221. 

Melvina A., 221. 

Mercy, 70-72, 80, 108, 172. 

Miamma, 183. 

Michael, 67, 107. 

Minnie Annie, 222. 

Minnie Bell, 216. 

Minnie Snow, 205. 

Miriam, 43, 44, 66, 128. 

Molly, 68, 84, 97, 121. 

Monira B., 194. 

Moses, 43, 44, 54, 56, 58, 68, 71, 
72, 79, 82, 84, 87, 88, 91, 93, 
102,103, 105, 115, 117, 120,121, 
126-129, 133, 134, 151, 155, 
164, 168, 174, 175, 182. 

Moses Baker, 201. 

Moses Calley, 170. 

Moses Gilman, 123. 

Moses Hsley, 114, 163. 

Moses Y., 179. 

Myra, 217. 

Myra Noyes, 163. 

Mystic Jane, 219. 

Nahala, 193. 

Nancy, 97, 101, 102, 105, 108, 
113, 118, 121, 122, 128, 144, 
150, 169, 184, 190, 191, 199, 
207. 



Plumer, Nancy F., 124. 

Nancy H., 193. 

Nancy Horton, 151. 

Nancy J., 103. 

Nancy L., 179. 

Nancy Maria, 222. 

Nancy Silloway, 87. 

Nanny Dow, 204. 

Napoleon, 191. 

Narcissa, 219. 

Nathan, 47, 49, 51, 62, 68-70, 
76, 77, 84, 94, 100, 103-106, 
112, 122, 123, 136, 148, 153, 
154, 197. 

Nathan Chase, 116. 

Nathan D., 208. 

Nathan T., 171. 

Nathan Thomas, 104, 152. 

Nathaniel, 32, 41, 42, 44, 45, 
56, 59, 84, 86, 96, 101, 107, 
119-122, 137-139,157, 166, 167, 
207. 

Nathaniel Bartlett, 167, 207. 

Nathaniel Dole, 104, 154, 155. 

Nathaniel Foster, 87. 

Nathaniel Green, 163. 

Nathaniel Moulton, 187. 

Natt Edgar, 207. 

Nehemiah, 177. 

Nellie, 221. 

Nelly Maria, 163. 

Nettie, 181. 

Nettie Hannah, 195. 

Nettie M., 225. 

Nicholas Folsom, 121, 167. 

Ober, 133. 

Octavius, 131. 

Olive, 53, 89, 94, 131, 173, 174. 

Oliver, 106, 130, 139, 180. 

Olivia, 131. 

Orinda, 201, 222. 

Oscar, 159. 

Oscar J., 192. 

Oscar Sylvanus, 164. 

Osha H., 209. 

Osman Baker, 223. 

Otis, 174. 

Pamelia, 107, 118, 135, 183. 

Parker, 85, 123. 

Patience, 159, 178, 181. 

Patty, 95, 108, 120. 

Paul, 63, 69, 97, 137-139, 187, 
188, 217. 

Peggie, 128. 

Pennell, 158. 

Perley, 186, 218. 



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Plumer, Perley Newman, 218. 
Persis, 181, 216. 
Persis M., 195. 
Peter Woodbury, 178. 
Phebe, 59, 121, 130, 134. 
Phebe Ann, 151. 
Phebe Hale, 206. 
Phebe Little, 103. 
Phebe Osgood, 134. 
Philip, 100, 147. 
Polly, 82, 89, 107, 108, 113, 123, 

128, 134, 147, 183, 213. 
Polly Little, 156. 
Polly P., 121. 
Prescott M., 194, 221. 
Priscilla, 69, 102. 
Priscilla Pearson, 156. 
Quintus, 113. 

Rachel, 55, 82, 105, 135, 181. 
Rachel C, 194. 
Ralph E., 217. 
Ralph Warner, 197. 
Rebecca, 5, 50, 51, 63, 64, 66, 

75, 76, 97, 101, 112, 113, 127, 

143, 175, 193. 216, 218. 
Rebecca Hill, 187. 
Rebecca J., 223. 
Reuben, 72. 
Reuben S., 194, 221. 
Rhetta B., 154. 
Rhoda, 78, 111, 127, 183. 
Rhoda C, 194. 
Rhoda D., 161. 
Richard, 37, 52, 68, 71, 72, 85, 

99, 102-104, 107, 108, 110, 

124, 138, 145, 146, 153, 159, 

174, 190, 197. 
Richard Avery, 198. 
Richard J., 147, 193. 
Richard Page, 188, 219. 
Richard Wentworth, 224. 
Robert, 88, 108, 128, 131, 141, 

181. 
Robert Young, 174, 210. 
Roscoe Hayes, 208. 
Rosemond Abigail, 185. 
Roxanna, 130. 
Roxy, 125. 
Rufus, 114, 130, 179. 
Rufus Henry, 224. 
Ruth, 1, 24, 26, 34, 35, 37, 38, 

56, 59, 61-63, 68, 83, 92, 93, 

95, 111,131, 161, 
Ruth C, 161. 
Ruth Dole, 102, 104. 



Plumer, Ruth Ella, 202. 
Sadie F., 189. 
Salina Giles, 186. 
Sallie, 111. 

Sally, 85, 86, 94, 97, 98, 102, 
105, 107, 109, 113, 121, 124, 
128, 129, 134, 145, 160, 174, 
182, 184. 
Sally Clough, 136. 
Sally Fowler, 113. 
Sally Merrill, 121, 124. 
Sally Sophia, 169. 
Salome, 119. 
Samson, 43, 45, 59. 
Samuel, 1, 4. 8-10, 13, 15-18, 
20-26, 28, 29, 33-35, 37-44, 50, 
51, 53, 55-60, 62, 65-67, 74-76, 
78-80, 89, 90, 93, 94, 97-101, 
111, 113, 114, 117, 122, 127, 
130, 138, 143, 144, 146, 148, 
161, 162, 169, 176, 179, 189, 
191, 200, 202, 213. 
Samuel Albert, 167. 
Samuel Calley, 87. 
Samuel Enfield, 202. 
Samuel G., 179. 
Samuel Hill, 124. 
Samuel J., 191. 
Samuel Lyman, 203, 222. 
Samuel Mottey, 117, 165. 
Samuel N., 157. 
Samuel Somerby, 99, 144. 
Sarah, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41. 43, 
45, 47, 49, 50, 52, 54-57, 62- 
64, 72, 76, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 
86, 88, 89, 92, 95, 99, 100, 106- 
108, 111-114, 118, 125, 126, 
130, 132, 133, 142, 143, 
145-147, 158, 160, 161, 172, 
176, 181, 201, 202, 209, 211- 
213, 215-217. 
Sarah A., 194. 
Sarah Abigail, 202. 
Sarah Addie, 179. 
Sarah Adelaide, 198. 
Sarah Adeline, 162. 
Sarah Angenette, 198. 
Sarah Ann, 185. 
Sarah Ann Jackson, 218. 
Sarah Ayers, 195. 
Sarah B., 185, 190. 
Sarah Bell, 201. 
Sarah C, 212. 
Sarah Carroll, 153. 
Sarah Cheevers, 128. 



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Plumer, Sarah Cobb, 120. 
Sarah E., 192, 207. 
Sarah Eliza, 123. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 192. 
Sarah Elma, 193. 
Sarah Fowler, 162. 
Sarah Garvin, 220. 
Sarah Gee, 90. 
Sarah H., 194. 
Sarah Higgins, 87. 
Sarah Huse, 187. 
Sarah J., 191. 

Sarah Jane, 148, 185, 190, 205. 
Sarah Josephine, 217. 
Sarah L., 186. 
Sarah Ladora, 170. 
Sarah M., 195. 
Sarah Melinda, 150. 
Sarah Merrill, 150. 
Sarah Moody, 188, 224. 
Sarah O., 170. 
Sarah Stocker, 116. 
Sarah Tobin, 165. 
Satily C, 182. 
Serina Mason, 196. 
Seth, 55, 81, 211. 
Seth Storer, 82, 120. 
Sewall, 174, 210. 
Silas, 64, 93, 134, 138, 177, 187, 

188, 214. 
Simeon, 56, 82, 83, 139. 
Simon, 4. 
Solomon, 94, 172. 
Solomon H., 208. 
Sophia, 122, 131, 135, 150. 
Sophia Ann, 105. 
Sophia Pearson, 168. 
Sophia Wilkins, 149. 
Sophie Paulina, 198. 
Sophronia Osgood, 186. 
Stephen, 41, 42, 49, 62, 85, 93, 

123, 134, 137, 143, 166, 186, 

206. 
Stephen Cummings, 223. 
Stephen Merrill, 170, 208. 
Stephen T., 179. 
Susan, 108, 110, 156, 201, 210, 

211, 218. 
Susan Augusta, 200. 
Susan D., 167. 
Susan G., 177. 
Susan H., 146. 
Susan Jane, 223. 
Susan Maria, 205. 
Susan Rand, 199. 



Plumer, Susan White, 200. 

Susanna, 57, 75, 110, 120. 

Susie K., 207. 

Susie M., 224. 

Sybill, 173. 

Sylvanus, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 
35, 37-40, 53, 75, 82, 111. 

Sylvia, 144. 

Tamson, 160. 

Temperance, 111. 

Thankfull, 214. 

Theodore, 135, 183. 

Theodore Parsons, 131. 

Thomas, 47, 49, 51, 53, 61, 62, 
67-69, 93, 97, 101-103, 135, 
136, 149-151, 178, 184. 

Thomas Augustus, 196. 

Thomas Fox, 219. 

Thomas George, 196. 

Thomas J., 129, 178. 

Timothy, 126, 130, 173, 209. 

Timothy Dow, 104. 

Trask, 216. 

Tristram, 67, 101, 150. 

Uriah, 88. 

Walter, 183, 215. 

Walter D., 165. 

Walter Francis, 164. 

Walter Stillman, 183. 

Warren, 219. 

Washington, 157. 

Weltha, 177, 215. 

Welthea Caroline, 195. 

Wendell Phillips, 154, 197. 

Willard, 205. 

Willard Elmer, 223, 225. 

Willard L., 171. 

William, 58, 66, 76, 79, 80, 88, 
97, 101, 107, 108, 112, 113,117- 
119, 122, 126-130, 134, 138- 
140, 146, 151, 159, 162, 165, 
168, 174, 175, 177, 178, 183, 
186, 187, 192, 196, 199, 203- 
205, 211, 212, 215, 218. 

William Coombs, 218. 

William Eaton, 168. 

William Gardner, 148, 195. 

William H., 172, 209. 

William Henry, 116, 182, 192, 
196. 

William Howard, 216. 

William J., 209, 221. 

William K., 125, 171. 

William Kelly, 167, 207. 

William L., 150. 



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Plumer, William Laurens, 149, 
162, 196. 

William N., 193. 

William Perley, 186, 217. 

William R., 147, 194. 

William Stevens, 90, 131. 

William Sullivan, 173. 

William Swan, 141. 

William T., 207. 

Willie W., 172. 

Woodbury, 210. 

Yorinda A., 192. 

Zilpah, 128. 

Zilpha, 214. 

Zilpha Ann, 222. 

Zilphia, 129. 

Zoe, 201. 
Plumer & Balch, 217. 
Plumer, W. P. & D. P., 217. 
Poor, Goodman, 12. 

Abigail, 61, 102. 

Ann, 139. 

Betsey, 87. 

Clara," 126. 

Clarence A., 189. 

Daniel, 60, 94. 

David Henry, 188. 

Edna, 60, 94. 

Hannah, 219. 

Harriet F., 189. 

Henrietta, 188. 

Henry, 61. 

Jeremiah, 44. 

John, 28, 219. 

Jonathan, 41, 102. 

Lydia, 44, 61. 

Phebe, 134. 

Sally, 105. 

Sarah, 102. 

Sarah Moody, 188. 

Silas, 188. 
Porter, Abigail, 161. 

Caroline C, 184. 

Ebenezer, 184. 

Ellen Pi., 203. 

James G., 203. 

Mary E., 198. 

Nathaniel, 161. 

Olive D., 203. 

Polly, 183. 

Sarah, 161. 

Prescott, , 132. 

Price, Fred C, 193. 

Sarah Elma, 193. 
Prime, Jane, 47. 

Mark, 47. 



Purinton, Hezekiah, 125. 

Sarah, 125. 
Putnam, , 108, 209. 

Alfred, 153. 

Charles, 153. 

Hannah Noyes, 153. 

Mary Ann, 209. 
Putney, Betsey, 147. 

Willard, 147. 

Quimby, Anne, 62. 
Benjamin, 62. 
Clara A., 159. 
George D., 159. 

Racliffe, Hannah, 66. 
Rand, Christiana W., 214. 
Randall, Goodie, 12. 

Eliphalet, 217. 

Elizabeth, 34. 

Jane K., 217. 

Joseph, 34. 

Mary, 34, 217. 

Robert, 34. 
Randlett, Betsey, 147. 

Mary Jane, 204. 
Rasle, Sebastian, 27. 
Rawlins, Benjamin, 60. 

Elizabeth, 60. 

Hannah, 60. 

Nicholas, 60. 

Rebecca, 60. 
Rawson, Thomas, 2. 
Reed, Albert, 156. 

Frances Ann, 156. 

Joanna, 156. 

Thomas, 156. 
Remick, Harriet Newell, 103. 

Philip R., 103. 

William, 103. 
Remington, John, 3. 
Rhode, Augusta Louise, 197. 

Heinrich, 197. 

Wilhelmina, 197. 
Rich, Polly, 213. 
Richards, Dolly, 79. 
Richardson, Abigail, 184. 

Priscilla, 69. 

Thomas, 69. 
Ricker, Eliza, 111. 
Ridlon, Marianda Snow, 205. 
Ring, Anna, 87. 

Joseph, 87. 
Ripley, Elizabeth, 181. 
Roberts, , 106. 

Catharine, 213. 



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255 



Roberts, Job, 64. 

John, 201, 213. 

Judith, 72. 

Lavinia, 150. 

Louis, 159. 

Lydia A., 159. 

Margery, 100. 

Mary, 64. 

Mary A., 108. 

Mary J., 206. 

Sarah, 111. 

Susan, 201. 
Robie, Archibald, 169. 

Sally Sophia, 169. 
Robinson, General, 140. 

John, 129. 

Patty, 108. 

Stephen, 108. 

Zilphia, 129. 
Rogers, Abraham A. T., 196. 

Mary Josephine, 196. 

Nettie M., 225. 
Rolfe, Benjamin, 29, 30. 

Elizabeth, 34. 

H 2 

Moses, 162. 

Myra Noyes, 163. 

Sarah, 163. 
Rollins, Daniel, 107. 

Edward H., 107. 

Mary, 107. 

Roxy, 125. 

Samuel, 125. 
Ross, Elizabeth, 188. 

John W., 188. 

Lydia, 89. 

Mary, 181. 

Peter, 89. 

Sarah Moody, 188. 

Stephen M., 188. 

Rounds, , 176. 

Rousseau, Jane, 100. 

Margery, 100. 

Pete, 100. 
Royal, Mehitable Bragdon, 129. 

Otis, 129. 
Rugg, Clarinda, 164. 

Cynthia, 164. 

Luke, 164. 
Rundlett, Achilia, 144. 

Mehitable, 144. 

Nancy, 144. 

Oliver Atkinson, 144. 
Russell, Mara, 79. 
Rutherford, Henrietta, 188. 



Safford, Elizabeth C, 196. 

Hannah, 119. 
Sanborn, Aaron, 121. 

Abigail S., 123. 

Anna O., 170. 

Ira, 123. 

JeremiahS., 170. 

John, 122. 

Martha C, 207. 

Martha Jane Palmer, 207. 

Mary, 121. 

Phebe, 121. 

Rachel, 84. 

Sarah O., 170. 

William, 207. 
Sanders, Ann, 90. 

Joseph, 90. 
Sargent, Bathsheba, 172. 

Betsey, 125. 

Elizabeth Knight, 164. 
Savory, Abigail, 136. 
Sawyer, Abigail, 56. 

Anna, 144, 184. 

Aphiah T., 146. 

Caroline F., 118. 

G. M., 171. 

Hannah, 184. 

Jane, 171. 

John, 31. 

Joseph C, 146. 

Mary, 55. 

Nancy, 184. 

Oliver, 56. 

Thomas, 118. 

William, 5, 10, 12, 18. 
Scott, Sarah, 145, 218. 
Scribner, Eliza, 108. 

I., 108. 
Scullard, Rebecca, 5. 

Samuel, 5. 
Seavey, Eleanor, 174. 
Sedgwick, Sarah, 205. 
Seney, George I., 200. 

Harris, 128. 

Jane Augusta, 200. 

Jean, 128. 

Phebe A., 200. 
Sercomb, Fleeta, 196. 
Sewall, Mr., 18, 19, 28, 30. 

Henry, 18. 

Samuel, 31. 
Shatswell, Sarah, 113. 
Shaw, , 160. 

Martha, 160. 

Sally, 113. 



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Shaw, Sarah, 215. 
Shawhan, Daniel, 137. 
Short, A., 2. 

Anthony, 18. 

H.,2. 

Henry, 18, 24. 
Simonton, Ann, 129. 

Margaret, 175. 
Sinclair, Alexander, 197. 

Alice Zerviah, 150. 

Ellen Cummings, 197. 

James Bell, 150. 

John C, 197. 

Mary, 197. 

Nancy, 170, 
Singleton, Catharine, 135. 
Skillings, Anna, 211. 

Edward, 88. 

Elizabeth, 88. 

Sarah, 88. 
Sleeper, Aaron, 121. 

Polly P., 121. 
Small, Benjamin, 59. 

Julia, 224. 

Phebe, 59. 
Smart, Annette, 161, 162. 

Granville I., 161, 162. 

Harrison G., 197. 

Martha G., 197. 

Mary Abbie, 197. 

KhodaD., 161. 
Smith, , 123, 142. 

Abigail, 91, 117. 

Asa, 194. 

Benjamin H., 144. 

Elizabeth, 60, 200. 

Elizabeth Bradstreet, 144. 

Hannah, 178. 

James, 30. 

John, 34, 78. 

Joseph, 91. 

Lucy E., 194. 

Nancy, 108. 

Kachel 0., 194. 

Sarah, 34, 99, 100. 

Susan, 194. 

T. 2. 

Thomas, 3, 20, 28, 99, 100. 
Somerby, Goodman, 12, 13. 

Anthony, 4, 5, 10, 12, 14-17, 29. 

Henry, 16. 

Jane, 99. 

Samuel, 99. 

Sarah, 99. 
Soper, Frank, 178. 

Maria, 178. 



Spencer, Kebecca, 16. 

Eoger, 16. 
Spiller, Benjamin, 143. 

Joanna, 143. 

Mary, 143. 

Nathaniel Grant, 143. 

Samuel, 143. 

Zilpha, 214. 
SpofEord, Mehitable, 96. 
Stanwood, Atkinson, 187. 

Eliza, 187. 

Mary N., 192. 
Staples, Nancy, 144. 

Starbird, , 176. 

Stearns, Maria, 173. 

Sybill, 173. 
Steele, Esther Thomas, 166. 

Joseph H., 166. 
Stevens, Ann, 90. 

Benjamin, 181. 

John, 44. 

Joseph, 146. 

Mary, 59. 

Miriam, 44. 

Persis, 186. 

Sarah, 146. 
Stevenson, Jennie, 216. 
Steward, Aurelia, 180. 

Henry, 180. 
Stickney, Amos, 69. 

Betsey, 87. 

Frances Maria, 87. 

Frederick, 87. 

Hannah, 69. 

Susanna, 69. 

William, 7, 87. 
Stillson, Sarah, 161. 
Stimpson, Abigail, 148. 
St. John, James, 127. 

Mary, 127. 
Stockbridge, Lebbins, 164. 

Lydia, 164. 

Lydia L., 164. 
Stone, Carrie M., 222. 

Harriet M., 222. 

James H., 222. 

Susan, 211. 
Storer, Ebenezer, 81. 

Hannah, 54. 

Joseph, 54. 

Kezia, 54. 
Story, Judge, 203. 
Stratten, Mrs., 3. 
Strout, Levi N., 313. 

Mary E., 213, 

Morris, 213. 



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Strout, Frances J., 213. 
Sunderman, Lena W., 198. 

Simon, 198. 

Sophie Paulina, 198. 
Sutton, Daniel, 219. 

Hannah, 219. 
Swain, Abigail, 193. 

Jane, 100. 

Nancy H., 193. 

Samuel, 193. 
Swazey, Appleton, 133. 

Betsey Gage, 133. 
Swett, Esther, 81. 

Hannah, 26, 65. 

Harriet, 211. 

John, 24, 26, 35. 

Mary, 24, 26. 

Moses, 65. 

Stephen, 26. 
Sylvester, Ann H., 172. 

Rufus, 172. 

Susan, 210. 
Symonds, Samuel, 10. 

Talbot, Lucy Dent, 148. 
Tappan, Lucy, 200. 
Tarleton, Ellen, 160. 
Taylor, Abbie, 215. 

Abigail, 124, 170. 

Alexis, 177. 

Augusta, 215. 

Hannah, 168. 

Harriet A., 207. 

Margaret D., 177. 

Rachel, 121. 
Tayok, Peter, 13. 
Tebbetts, Abigail, 75. 

John, 75. 

Susanna, 75. 
Temple, Charles, 149. 

Lucretia A., 149. 
Tenney, Bethiah, 93. 

Eliza, 216. 

Harriet, 176, 216. 

Zechariah, 176, 216. 
Thomas, Ebenezer S., 87, 8 

Esther, 118. 

John, 118. 

Lucy, 88. 

Mary, 87. 
Thompson, B. 1ST., 179. 

Elvira, 180. 

Lydia, 192. 

Nancy L., 179. 

Orin, 180. 



Thurlow, , 20. 

Thurston, Captain, 62. 

Daniel, 18, 28. 

Ednah, 102. 

Eunice, 166. 

Hannah, 61. 

Henry, 117. 

Jane, 117. 

John, 166. 

Mehitable, 166. 

Richard, 91, 93. 
Tirrell, Jane, 132. 

Jesse, 132. 

John, 132. 

Mary, 132. 

Mollie, 132. 
Titcomb, , 41. 

Ann, 39. 

Benjamin, 52. 

Daniel, 74. 

Elizabeth, 74. 

Hannah, 52. 

Isaac, 154. 

Joseph, 150. 

Mary, 150. 

Moses, 64. 

Rhetta B., 154. 

Sarah, 41, 154. 

William, 13. 
Tobin, Abigail, 165. 
Todd, Ann G., 206. 

Anna, 144. 

Anne, 144. 

Elias, 206. 

Hannah, 144. 

James, 144. 

Phebe Hale, 206. 

William, 206. 
Tongue, Mary, 126. 

Robert, 126. 
Toothaker, Ella, 200. 
Toppan, Abraham, 2-4. 
Travers, H., 2. 
True, Abigail, 129. 

Josiah, 129. 
Tucker, Elizabeth A., 193. 

John, 67, 68, 80, 81. 
Tukey, Emma R., 224. 

Rebecca J., 223. 

Sarah 0., 212. 
Turner, Abbie C, 183. 

William, 183. 
Twombly, Elizabeth, 52. 

Fanny W., 201. 

John H., 201. 



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Twombly, Tamson, 160. 
William, 52. 

Underhill, Amy, 196. 
Upton, Abigail, 148. 

Vaughn, Alexander, 188. 
Amanda, 188. 

Wadleigh, Eunice, 124. 

James, 124. 

Nathaniel Farnham, 124. 

Sally Merrill, 124. 
Wainwright, John, 45. 
Waldron, Elizabeth, 52. 

John, 71. 

Martha, 188. 

Pamelia, 107. 
Walker, James, 133. 

Lydia, 157, 202. 

Martha A., 202. 

Palmer, 202. 

Sarah, 133. 

Sarah P., 202. 
Waller, Christopher, 9. 
Wallingford, Mary B., 201. 

Samuel W., 201. 
Wallis, Deborah F., 168. 

George, 168. 

Hannah, 168. 
Walsh, Judith, 108. 

Walter, 108. 
Ward, Esther Ann, 167. 

J. Erwin, 167. 
Warren, Elizabeth, 106. 

Francis, 106. 

Mehitable, 106. 
Waterhouse, Lucy, 58. 

Samuel, 58. 
Way, James H., 198. 

Sarah Adelaide, 198. 

Sarah P., 198. 
Wayne, General, 140. 
Webster, , 69. 

Almira J. Coffin, 215. 

Elizabeth, 69. 

John, 69. 
Weeks, Sally, 128. 
Welch, Eliza, 212. 
Wells, Betsey, 199. 

Daniel Lee, 199. 

Mary, 199. 
Welsh, Ellen Humphrey, 150. 

William MacKintosh, 150. 
Wendall, , 108. 



Wentworth, Governor, 74. 

Benjamin, 52. 

Caroline, 160. 

Catharine Burden, 185. 

David Porter, 160. 

Eliza D., 222. 

Frank, 185. 

Olive D., 203. 

Sarah, 52. 

Sarah Garvin, 220. 
West, Jane, 131. 
Weston, Martha, 165. 
Wheat, Frances, 110. 
Wheeler, Abigail, 52, 64, 132. 

Ann, 47, 49. 

Emma Cordelia, 197. 

Hannah, 60. 

Harriet, 177. 

Jane, 60. 

Jethro, 60. 

John, 132. 

Jonathan, 49. 

Mary, 49, 50. 

Moses, 60. 

Nathan, 50, 52, 63, 64. 

Rebecca, 50, 52, 63, 64. 

Welthea Caroline, 195. 
White, Elizabeth, 135. 

James, 199. 

Susan, 199. 

Susan Rand, 199. 
Whitefield, George, 96. 
Whiten, Sarah, 92. 
Whitman, Mary, 86. 

Peter, 86. 
Whitmore, Major, 131. 

Amos, 137. 

Benjamin, 101. 

Dorothy, 186. 

Lydia, 131. 

Martha, 101. 
Whittier, Mellie E., 221. 
Wicomb, Frances, 65. 
Wiggin, Deborah Allen, 224. 
Wilbur, Dorcas Fickett, 117. 

Silas J., 117. 
Wilcomb, Harriet M., 222. 
Wilkins, Abigail, 149. 

Harriet B., 189. 
Willet, Joanna, 97. 

Joseph, 24, 35, 53. 

Nathaniel, 97. 
Wilson, Daniel, 151. 

David, 108. 

Ella J., 170. 



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Wilson, Etta H., 195. 

Fred, 195. 

Hannah, 168. 

John, 151. 

Margaret, 151. 

Nancy, 108. 

iNancy Horton, 151. 
Wingate, Aaron, 74. 

Elizabeth, 74. 
Winkley, Abigail, 224. 

Mary Garafilia, 224. 

Paul, 224. 

Winnock, , 88. 

Witham, Martha, 210. 

Samuel, 210. 
Withington, Mary A., 204. 
Wold, John, 13. 
Wood, , US. 

Ann, 46. 

Daniel, 64. 

David, 48. 

John, 103. 

Lucy, 184. 

Maria, 185. 

Mary, 64. 

Nancy, 118. 

Sarah, 50. 

Thomas, 45, 46, 185. 
Woodbridge, Mr., 3. 

Ashbel, 81. 

Esther, 81. 

Hannah, 138. 

Howell, 81. 

Jerusha Pitkins, 81. 



Woodbridge, Mary, 81, 138. 

Theodore, 81. 

William, 138. 
Woodbury, Ann, 33, 129. 

Ebenezer, 129. 

Elizabeth, 129. 

Hugh, 129. 

Joanna, 33. 

Nicholas, 33. 
Woodcock, Franklin, 184. 

Hannah C, 184. 

Ruth, 197. 
Woodman, Abigail, 53. 

Archelaus, 3, 17. 

Benjamin, 92. 

E.,2. 

Edward, 22, 55. 

Elizabeth, 55, 92. 

Hannah, 53. 

Jane, 105. 

John, 191. 

Jonathan, 53. 

Maria, 191. 

Mary, 55. 

Sarah, 92. 
Woodwell, , 207. 

John, 207. 

Nancy, 207. 
Wyman, Sarah Josephine, 217. 

Yeaton, Lucy, 157. 
Young, Flora A., 193. 

Harriet Minerva, 190. 

Onis Perry, 190. 



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