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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

The Plemmons Family
Submitted by Carolyn Z. Luffman


1.  William B. "Billy" Plemmons b. 10 August 1807, Buncombe County, NC; d. 10 January 1896 Boardtown, Gilmer Co, GA. married 1829 Elizabeth (20 February 1797-8 August 1888) in NC; William and Elizabeth are buried in the Salem Cemetery, Gilmer Co, GA. Children: Jane (1830-1888); Wiley (1832- ?); John Seaborn (1834-1901); Sarah (1836-1907); Levi (1838-1900).

Census: 1830 ?;

1840-Gilmer Co GA-males: 1(under 5), 2 (5-9), 1 (30-39); females: 1 (under 5), 1 (5-9), 1 (40-49); 1850-Gilmer Co GA-William 49, farmer, born NC; Elizabeth 53; Jane 20, Wiley 18, Seaborn 16, Sarah 14, Levi 12-all born in NC;

1860-Gilmer Co GA-William 52, farmer, Elizabeth 63, Jane 29, Seaborn J 25, Sarah 23, Levi M 21-all born in NC;

1870- Gilmer Co GA-William 62 farmer, Elizabeth 73, Jane 39, Sarah 34;

1880 -Gilmer Co GA-William 72 farmer NC-NC-VA, Elizabeth 83 TN-uk-uk, Jane 49 NC-NC-TN, Sarah 44 NC-NC-TN.

2.  John Seaborn Plemmons b. 10 April 1834, Buncombe Co, NC; d. 9 April 1901 in Gilmer Co, GA; buried in the Salem Cemetery, Gilmer Co, GA; married 18 March 1866, Gilmer Co, GA to Sarah

  A. Kincaid Fain *see the Kincaid Family

Children:
  Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzy" (1868- ) m Amos Thomas
  Martha J (1870-1957) m Frank Jones
  Mary Callie (1872- ) m Joe B. Scott
  Rebecca "Becky" (1874- ) m George Davenport
  Henrietta Louella "Hattie" (1878-1954) m Thomas Preston Thornton

Census: 1840 living with parents-Gilmer Co GA;

  1850 living with parents-Gilmer Co GA, Seaborn16, NC;

  1860 living with parents-Gilmer Co GA, Seaborn J 25, farm hand, NC.

  1870 Gilmer Co GA, Seaborn 36, farming, NC, Sarah 30, GA, Oscar 12, Mangnial? 11, Georgia A 8, (step children), Elizabeth 4, Martha 1---all born in GA.

  1880 Gilmer Co GA John S 46, farmer, NC; Sarah A.42, GA; Sarah E 12, GA; Martha J 10, GA; Mary C 8, GA; Rebecca E 6, GA; Harriett 4, GA.

  1900 –Gilmer Co GA, John S 66, Oct 1833, NC-NC-NC, married 34 yr, farmer; Sarah 63, Dec 1836; married 34 yr; 8 children, 7 living, GA-NC-NC; Harriett 22, Sept 1877, GA-NC-GA.

3.  Henrietta Louella "Hattie" Plemmons b. 21 September 1878, Gilmer Co, GA; d. 10 February 1954, Murray Co, GA; buried in the Free Hope/Luffman Cemetery, Murray Co, GA; married Thomas Preston (T. P.) Thornton on the 26 August 1908, Gilmer Co, GA;

Children:

  Beulah Ida(1909-1989) m John Homer Luffman
  Ben Keith (1912-1998) m Edna Pauline Luffman
  Eula May (1913-2001) m Henry Gartrell Elliott

Census:

  1880 Gilmer Co GA- living with her parents-age 4

  1900 Gilmer Co GA- living with her parents-age 22

  1910 Murray Co GA- living with her husband- T. P. Thornton, son (?), mother- Sarah, and a boarder- (Uncle) Ben Plemmons

  1920 Murray Co GA living with husband, Thomas P. Thornton and three children

  1930 Murray Co GA living with husband, Thomas P. Thornton and three children

**Continued in the Thornton Family

 



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