The PLUMB Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Website Compiled By: James H. Culbert


THE PLUMB FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 461 - 464

This page last updated: 20 Jul 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

Wait PLUMB 1, with his brother, John PLUMB, were born in England; the estate was entailed upon the eldest son, and the others emigrated to America.  John PLUMBE was known in New London, Connecticut, as early as 1634; had a son, John, and a grandson, John.  Wait also settled in Connecticut and had a son (among others) named:

Waitstill PLUMB 2 (Wait 1) was born in Connecticut; married [blank]; resided in Connecticut and died there.  They had (among other sons and daughters):

Waitstill John PLUMB 3 (Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Connecticut; resided in Middletown; married and died there.  They had:

John PLUMB 4 (Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Middletown, Connecticut; married [blank]; died there.  They had:

Reuben PLUMB 4 (Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Connecticut; married [blank]; lived and died there.  They had:

Charles PLUMB 4 (Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Middletown, Connecticut about 1744; married Susan STARR; removed to Chester, Massachusetts about 1784; removed to Ohio about 1809; died there.  They had:

Jacob PLUMB 4 (Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Middletown, Connecticut about 1746; married Prudence POWERS; removed to Chester, Massachusetts in 1788; removed to Springfield, New York about 1806; removed to Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania about 1812; removed to the Wyoming Valley about 1814; died in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa. in 1822; buried in Forty Fort Cemetery.  They had:

Jacob PLUMB 5 (Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1776; removed to Chester, Massachusetts, with his father about 1788; married his cousin, Rhoda PLUMB; built the first carding machine ever built in the United States at Chester in 1801; removed to Springfield, New York about 1806; removed to Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania about 1812 and built carding machines there; removed to Pittston, Luzerne County, in 1813 or 1814, and, it is believed, built the first carding machines in the Wyoming Valley; built the first carding machine in Hanover at BEHEE's Mill in 1826-27; died in Prompton, Wayne County, Pa., in 1853.  They had:

Comfort PLUMB 5 (Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1778; removed with the family to Chester, Massachusetts about 1788; married Betsey BLACK; removed to Ohio about about 1813; died there about 1836.  They had:

Charles PLUMB 6 (Jacob 5, Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Chester, Massachusetts in 1802; removed with the family to Springfield, New York in 1806; came with the family to Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in 1811-12 and to Pittston in the Wyoming Valley in 1814; removed to Hanover in 1826, where with his father, he built carding machines in BEHEE's Mill; married Julia Anna BLACKMAN, daughter of Elisha BLACKMAN, of Hanover; died at Hartford, Susquehanna County, Pa., in 1831.  They had:

Simon H. PLUMB 6 (Jacob 5, Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Chester, Massachusetts in 1805; removed to Springfield, New York with his father's family in 1806; came with the family to Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in 1811-12 and to Pittston in 1814; removed to Wyoming in 1820 and to Hanover in 1826; removed to Hartford, Susquehanna County in 1830, and to Prompton in 1835; married Abby GREELEY; died in Prompton in 1871.  They had:

Hiram PLUMB 6 (Jacob 5, Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Wilkes-Barre in 1818; removed with the family to Wyoming in 1820 and to Hanover in 1826, to Hartford in 1830 and to Prompton in 1835; married Emma JENKINS; removed to Honesdale in 1845 and to Philadelphia in 1862; resides in Philadelphia [in 1885].  They have no children.

Henry Blackman PLUMB 7 (Charles 6, Jacob 5, Jacob 4, Waitstill 3, Waitstill 2, Wait 1) was born in Hanover in 1829; removed Honesdale in 1848; returned to Hanover in 1855; married Emma L. RUGGLES; lives in Sugar Notch at Plumbton [in 1885]He died May 28, 1921. un  His obituary follows:

"Dies In Bethlehem - H. B. PLUMB, Hanover Township Historian, Passes Away at Age of 92 - Hon H. B. PLUMB, only child of Charles and Julia Ann BLACKMAN PLUMB, died yesterday at Bethlehem.  He was born in Hanover Township November 13, 1829.  He was educated in Wilkes-Barre public schools and the old Wilkes-Barre Academy.  He read law with V. L. MAXWELL, and was admitted to the bar in Luzerne County [on] November 21, 1859.  He served as a corporal in Co. K, 30th Penna. Vol. Inf. in the war of 1861-65, and afterward returned to the professional pursuit, but not for long, as he retired early from the law and devoted his attention to personal concerns.  His History of Hanover Township has been standard authority since its publication.  He has given considerable attention to genealogy, generally of old Hanover families, and particularly of his own family.  Mr. PLUMB married September 28, 1851, Emma L. RUGGLES, who died July 19, 1859.  April 24, 1900, he married Miss Edith M. GREEN.  He is survived by his widow, two sons, George H. R. PLUMB, Chicago, and R. G. PLUMB of Bethlehem, and one daughter, Edith Agnes, of Bethlehem.  The funeral will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Murray-Smith chapel.  Interment at Hollenback Cemetery will be private." un

They had:

William Dodman PLUMB, whose specific ancestors are not known, was born about 1914; he married and lived in Wayne, Delaware County, Pa.; he died July 6, 1867 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.  His obituary follows:

"William Dodman PLUMB, a genealogist, died Thursday at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  He was 53 and lived at 209 Lansdowne ave., Wayne, Delaware county.  Mr. PLUMB was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Sons of the Revolution, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Virginia Club.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie WELD; three sons, William D., 3d, Hugh C. D. and John H. C; his mother, Mrs. William D. PLUMB; a brother, Fayette R. PLUMB; three sisters, Mrs. W. Whitney SMITH, Mrs. Robert W. RIGG, and Mrs. Tom CURTISS; three stepsons and two stepdaughters." pi


Notes

pi Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 Jul 1967, Obituary, William PLUMB.

un Unknown newspaper, but probably from Wilkes-Barre, May 29, 1921, p. 18, Obituary, H. B. PLUMB.


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