An American Family History

William Plumly


Also spelled Plumly , Plumley, Plumly, Plumbly, Plumyle, Plumblee


Indian Corn (or flint corn) is the type of maize that Native Americans taught colonists to cultivate. The kernels come in a range of colors and are less prone to spoiling.

William Plumly  was born about 1728 in Dunmore County, Virginia. He was the son of John Plumly and Mary Bainbridge.

He married Phoebe Denton. Phoebe was the daughter of Abraham Denton and Mary Odell.

Abraham Plumly (1762),
Denton Plumly (1763),
John Plumly (1766, married Elizabeth Neill),
Stephen Plumly , Sr. (1769),
Isaac Plumly (1773, married Margaret Bradshaw), and
Martha Plumly (1782, married Alexander Foster).

William bought 256 acres in Dunmore (now Shenandoah) County from Richard Cambell on May 25, 1772 for 25 shillings current money of Virginia and the yearly rent of one acre of Indian corn. On May 26, 1772, William bought 256 acres from Richard Cambell for 210 pounds current money of Virginia. Both deeds are signed by Richard and Rebecca Cambell. The witnesses were Edwin Young, Andrew Greer, and John Sevier.

On August 10, 1773, Denton, John, and Stephen were baptized in the Presbyterian church.

William died in 1826 in Knox, Tennessee.






from Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton by Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley

Phebe Denton, born about 1737 to 1741 (sister of Abraham Denton, who married Mourning Hogg, and a sister of Joseph Denton whose wife was Ann Hogg, married William Plumley about 1762. Their children were - Denton Plumley born 1763; John Plumley born 1766; and, Stephen Plumley born 1769 .

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