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William Plumlee
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Birth: 1728
Virginia, USA
Death: 1826
Knox County
Tennessee, USA


William Plumlee
Surname: Plumlee
Given Name: William
Sex: M
Birth: 1728 in Dunmore Co, Va
Death: Aug 1826 in Knox Co, Tn

Note: On 10 August 1773, three children of William and Pheobe were baptized in the Presbyterian church: Denton, age 10, John, age 7 and Stephen, age 4

Father: John Plumlee b: 8 Jul 1677 in Priddy, Somersetshire, England
Mother: Mary Bainbridge b: 13 Dec 1687 in Maidenhead Twp, Burlington County, Nj

Marriage 1 Phoebe Denton b: 1737 in Shenandoah, Va
Married: BEF 1774 in VA


1. Abraham Plumley b: 1762 in Dunmore Co, VA
2. Denton Plumlee b: 1763
3. John Brown Plumley b: 1766 in Dunmore Co, VA
4. Stephen Plumley Sr b: 1769
5. Isaac Plumlee b: ABT 1773 in Dunmore Co, VA
6. Martha Patsy Plumlee b: 1782 in NC

William Plumlee
•Sex: M
•Birth: 1728 in Dunmore, Virginia, USA
•ARVL: 2
•Death: AUG 1826 in Knox, Tennessee, USA

•Note: William is evidently a descendant of the "Four brothers from England" who came into society to Pennsylvania in 1682. William Plumley of Pennsylvania married Phoebe Denton in Virginia in 1762. The exact place is not known. It may have been from the residence of her father in Frederick or Dunmore County (now Shenandoah with courthouse at Woodstock.) The children were Steven (b. 1769), Abraham (b. 1763), John (b. 1767), Isaac (b. 1776), and Patsy who married Alexander Foster in 11/29/1799 and lived to be over 100 years old. Whether William had brothers and sisters in Virginia at the same time is not known. However records of Shenandoah County, Virginia show that Caleb O'dell married Abigail Pumly (sic) on Oct.18, 1772 and it is thought that she might be a sister. The U.S. census for Burke County, North Carolina of 1790 indicates that there were other children in the William and Phoebe household in addition to those listed. Whether they had a son William (who married Hester O'Neal ) has not been documented. During that year the latter William had a son John born in nearby South Carolina on 9/26/1790. It is well known that the Plumley's (some early Quaker records spelled it Plumley) of Pennsylvania were Quakers and may have refused to take an oath against the King of England. Long before the Revolutionary War, it was required to take an oath to renounce allegiance to the King of England and to faithfully bear true allegiance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This brought pressure on the Quakers. As the war drew more closely the pressure increased. Finally a formal written oath approved by the Continental Congress on June 13, 1777 was imposed upon all males above eighteen years of age in Pennsylvania except Bedford and Westmoreland Counties, and was not dispensed until 1790. The oath was aimed primarily at Tories and Quakers. On Sept. 8,1777 Congress ordered the Quakers removed south to Virginia and it was 1778 before the caravan of wagons returned to Philadelphia and Chester County. Thereafter the Quakers were no longer molested as a group during the war. Later when George Washington became President he spoke understanding and warm words to the Quakers, who well remembered their journey and hardships down to Virginia and back up the Great Wagon Road. Increase of their own numbers and new settlers coming into Pennsylvania from various European countries caused many to seek more open space. This could be one of the contributing factors why William Plumley left Pennsylvania for Virginia. He must have been a faithful Quaker and passed the beliefs and practices on to some of his children. On the 10th of August 1773 three of William and Phoebe Denton Plumley's children were baptized as members of the Presbyterian Church and were listed as Denton aged 10, John aged 7, and Stephen aged 4. The same reference says that Phoebe Denton married William Plumley, but no date was given. With Phoebe's ancestral Presbyterian back ground, it may be assumed that the children became members as a result of her influence and request. Since William was a Quaker, it is reasonable to assume that the parents religious beliefs and affiliation were in conflict. No other reference has been found showing Presbyterian learning or affiliations. The William Plumley family was evidently in Dunmore (now Shenandoah) County, Virginia, for William bought 256 Acres of land from Richard Cambell on 25, May 1772 for 25 shillings current money of Virginia and the yearly rent of one acre of Indian corn. The record shows that on the very next day, May 26, 1772 that William Plumley bought 256 acres from Richard Cambell for the sum of 210 pounds current money of Virginia. Both deeds are for the same land. Each deed was signed by Richard Cambell and wife Rebecca Cambell. The same set of witnesses signed each deed. Witnesses were, Edwin Young, Andrew Greer, and John Sevier. This type of conveyance is some what unusual. They are deeds of lease and release.

Father: John Plumley b: 08 SEP 1677 in Priddy, Somerset, England
Mother: Mary Bainbridge b: 13 DEC 1687 in Maidenhead, Burlington, New Jersey, USA

Marriage: 1 Phoebe Denton b: 1737 in Shenandoah, Virginia, USA

1. John Brown Plumlee b: 1766 in Dunmore, Virginia, USA
2. Isaac Plumlee b: 1776 in Virginia, USA
3. Stephen Plumlee b: 1769 in Virginia, USA
4. Denton Plumlee b: 1763 in Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
5. Martha Patsy Plumlee b: 1782 in North Carolina, USA
6. Mary Plumlee b: 1782 in North Carolina, USA

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John Plumlee
Surname: Plumlee
Given Name: John
Sex: M
Birth: 8 Jul 1677 in Priddy, Somersetshire, England
Death: 27 Apr 1732 in Middletown, Bucks County, Pa

Father: Charles Plumlee b: 1630 in Priddy, Somersetshire, England
Mother: Margery Page b: 1646 in Butcombe, Somersetshire, England

Marriage 1 Mary Bainbridge b: 13 Dec 1687 in Maidenhead Twp, Burlington County, Nj
Married: 3 Feb 1707

Joseph Plumlee b: 29 Aug 1709 in Middletown, Bucks Co, PA
Charles Plumlee b: 26 Apr 1711 in Middletown, Bucks Co, PA
Sarah Plumlee b: 2 Nov 1713 in Middletown, Bucks Co, PA
John Plumlee b: 28 Jan 1716 in Bucks County, Pa
Edmund Plumlee b: 14 Jun 1722 in Middletown, Bucks Co, PA
William Plumlee b: 1728 in Dunmore Co, Va

Family links: 
  John Plumley (1677 - 1732)
  Mary Bainbridge Plumley (1687 - 1733)
  Phoebe Denton Plumlee (1737 - 1779)
  John Brown Plumlee (1766 - 1820)*
  Isaac Plumlee (1773 - 1835)*
*Calculated relationship
Plumlee Cemetery
Clay County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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5th great-grandfather RIP
- larry brown
 Added: Feb. 16, 2016
You and Phoebe were my 5th Great Grandparents. It would have been so nice to have known you. Rest in Peace dear ones.
- Sharron Plumlee Benda
 Added: Jan. 13, 2016

- Bette Ward
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
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