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        Plummer Family History



 

        Three Plummer brothers,  Hiram, Ira  and Philemon, were among the earliest settlers of the northern part of Wildcat Township. They were the sons of Philemon and Mary (Means) Plummer who came from Guilford County, North Carolina, to Wayne County, Indiana, some six years before Indiana became a state. They lived for a time in Wayne County, but entered land in Rush County in 1823. Philemon, the father, died there in 1830 leaving the widow and children Hiram, Ira, Henry, Perlina, and three minor sons Philemon, Andrew, and Clement. 

Ira trapped and hunted over the wilderness of Wildcat Township for years before it came on the market in 1848. Ira's daughter Edith was born in Tipton County on March 12, 1846 and in 1862 married Thomas Osbourne, son of Joseph and Sarah (Burton) Osbourne. Their children were Zimri, Joseph, Elizabeth and Guy. Ira bought and sold much land in the 1850-1870 period in the township. the land still owned by the Osbourne family in section 5 has probably been in the family since Ira Plummer entered it.

Philemon Plummer was born in 1810 in Wayne County, he was an elder in the Christian Church and performed a number of the early marriages. he helped form the first Christian Church on Irvin Creek and was active in the start of the Windfall Christian Church.

Henry Plummer married Lydia Vickery, daughter of Salathiel and Sarah (Long) Vickery, some of Lydia Vickery Plummer's brothers entered land in Tipton County and one of them Martin Vickery was a doctor and businessman in Tipton.

Hiram Plummer's first land in section 12 east of Windfall, is still owned by a descendant Katherine Currie. Hiram and Lydia Vickery Plummer's children were Isaac, who married America Plummer and later Christine Holloway; Andrew who married Sarah Deer and later Rachel Smith; Salathiel Vickery Plummer; Eliza who married Silas Mitchell's son James, and after his death a Mr. Bowen; Lydia who married B.F. Patterson and whose only son was Charles; Amanda, who married Joseph Summers and whose son was C. A. Summers; and Martin Vickery Plummer, who married Frances Fish.

Salathiel Vickery Plummer first married Martha Gray and in 1855 moved Iowa. his children by his first marriage were Sarah; George M, who married Alcy Leavell and had a daughter, Maude Prcesang of Windfall; Alice; and Hiram David, who married Martha Garris. Salathiel's daughter by his second wife is India Plummer Huffman Evans. India's half-brother Clyde Coffin, was a schoolteacher and a great source of pioneer stories and history.

The seventh child of Hiram Plummer, Martin Vickery Plummer was the father of Rufus Plummer, one of Rufus's grandsons is Robert Plummer of Wildcat Township. Frederick Plummer and his daughters are descendants of Andrew Plummer, Hiram's son.

 

 

 

 

                           

                Sophia Plummer

 

                            Daughter's of Sophia Plummer & Daniel Waymire

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

                        Son's of Sophia Plummer & Daniel Waymire