An American Family History

William Plumlee


Also spelled 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 Plumlee was born about 1728 in Dunmore County, Virginia. He was the son of John Plumlee and Mary Bainbridge.

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

Abraham Plumlee (1762),
Denton Plumlee (1763),
John Plumlee (1766, married Elizabeth Neill),
Stephen Plumlee, Sr. (1769),
Isaac Plumlee (1773, married Margaret Bradshaw), and
Martha Patsy Plumlee (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.





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