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Joseph Plummer
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1813
Greene County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1896
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA

Atlas of Hendricks County (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1878)--Eel River Township, page 43:
PLUMMER, JOSEPH, P.O. Lizton; Farmer, Sec. 1; settled here in March, 1835; born in Greene Co., Ohio, Oct. 17, 1813; son of Levi, b. March 14, 1775, died July, 1870, and Martha Brock, died 1824.

Married Aug. 2, 1832 to Ann Day, b. Dec. 29, 1805, d. Jan. 16, 1870; again, May 14, 1871, to Lydia Burgam; nine children by first wife--Mary, b. June 1, 1833; Martha, Dec. 3, 1834; Thomas, July 14, 1836; Levi, Dec. 13, 1837; Hannah, Jan. 22 1839; Fannie, Oct. 16, 1840; John, Dec. 24, 1842; Ann, May 10, 1845; Richard D., Aug. 24, 1848.

The History of Hendricks County (Chicago: Interstate Publishing, 1885)--Eel River Township, page 580:

Joseph Plummer, a pioneer of Eel River Township, was born in Greene County, Ohio, Oct.17, 1813, a son of Levi and Mary Plummer, the father a native of Maryland, and the mother of Indiana. In 1815 his parents came to Fayette County, Ind., and lived there five years, and thence moved to Morgan County, where they also remained five years, and in 1825 came to Hendricks County. Our subject was reared to manhood on a farm amid the stirring scenes of pioneer life, and received but a meager education.

Aug. 2, 1832, he was married in Morgan County, Ind., to Ann Day, and to them were born nine children--Mary, Martha, Thomas, Levi, Hannah, Fannie, John, Ann and Richard D. After a married life of over a quarter of a century, death entered his home taking his beloved wife Jan. 18, 1870. May 14, 1872, he was married to Lydia Burgan, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Burgan, who were among the early settlers of Hendricks County.

In the spring of 1835 Mr. Plummer settled in the eastern portion of Eel River Township, where he has since lived. He owns 565 acres of good tillable land. Of Mr. Plummer it may be said that he is a self-made man, and according to his own statements he started life with virtually nothing but his strong arms and his determination to succeed.

His death notice was published in the Danville Repulican on Nov. 2nd, and his obituary was published in the same paper 12 Nov 1896, page 1. Quoting his obituary, "During his entire life, Mr. Plummer was an earnest, unflinching Christian. He knew no compromise with sin in his life and was always found on the side of truth and justice. Men alway knew where he stood. He was prominent in church work and held various offices in the Methodist church of which he was a loyal member." He was also described as generous giving to the church and benvolent institutions.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi Plummer (1776 - 1870)
  Martha Brock Plummer (1785 - 1823)
 
 Spouses:
  Ann Day Plummer (1805 - 1870)
  Lydia Burgan Plummer (1822 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Plummer Cox (1833 - 1923)*
  Martha Plummer Carter (1834 - 1917)*
  Levi Plummer (1837 - 1922)*
  Hannah Plummer Scott (1839 - 1923)*
  Fanny Plummer Pigg (1839 - 1896)*
  John Plummer (1842 - 1917)*
  Anna P Plummer Dahl (1845 - 1912)*
  Richard D. Plummer (1848 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Plummer Jones (1810 - 1866)*
  Joseph Plummer (1813 - 1896)
  Elizabeth Plummer Olds (1814 - 1896)*
  Martha Plummer Chiles (1817 - 1865)*
  Levi Plummer (1819 - 1889)*
  Thomas Plummer (1821 - 1879)*
  Fanny Plummer Bray (1822 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Campbell Cemetery
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: J&D Peterson
Originally Created by: Jessica
Record added: Dec 30, 2008
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Joseph Plummer
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Joseph Plummer
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