Jane Plummer

29 May 1710–19 February 1789 (Age 78)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Plummer was born on 29 May 1710, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Plummer, was 29 and her mother, Jane Pearson, was 25. She married Moses Wheeler Sr on 2 April 1729, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 19 February 1789, in her hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Wheeler Sr
1710–1789
Jane Plummer
1710–1789
Marriage: 2 April 1729
Moses Wheeler Jr
1730–1799
Jane Wheeler
1733–1735
Jonathan Wheeler
1735–1796
Jane Wheeler
1737–1823
Rufus Wheeler
1740–1823
Hephzibah Wheeler
1744–1825
Samuel Wheeler
1748–1817
Mary Wheeler
1751–1837

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1729
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 66

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 66

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a worker in lead, especially a maker of lead pipes and conduits, from Anglo-Norman French plom(m)er, plum(m)er ‘plumber’, from plom(b), plum(b) ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum). 2. variant of Plumer 1, 3. 3. occasionally, a habitational name from a minor place name, such as Plummers in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, which was named with Old English plum ‘plum(tree)’ + mere ‘pool’. The name is also established in Ireland, taken there from England in the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Plummer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jane Plumber, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jane Plumer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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