Tabitha 'Dorcus' M Plumley

29 July 1786–28 August 1883 (Age 97)
Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Tabitha 'Dorcus' M

When Tabitha 'Dorcus' M Plumley was born on 29 July 1786, in Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Plumley Jr, was 32 and her mother, Rachel Kendrick Cady, was 29. She married Chester Coombs in September 1808. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and New Hampshire, United States in 1870. She died on 28 August 1883, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Chester Coombs
Tabitha 'Dorcus' M Plumley
Marriage: September 1808
Caleb Lewis Coombs
Rhoda Maria Coombs

Spouse and Children

September 1808


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World Events (7)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 2

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

Age 26

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, the most likely source of the surname being the one in Cheshire near Knutsford. The place name is derived from Old English plūme ‘plum’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Coombs in household of C L Coombs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorcas Balow in household of Silas W Balow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorcas M Ballou in household of Silas Ballou, "United States Census, 1870"

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