Josiah R Plummer

18 May 1812–2 August 1896 (Age 84)
Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Josiah R

When Josiah R Plummer was born on 18 May 1812, in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Philip Plummer, was 24 and his mother, Betsey Randlett, was 23. He married Rachel C Smith on 19 December 1868, in Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Orange, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1880. He died on 2 August 1896, in Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pratt Cemetery, Hebron, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah R Plummer
Rachel C Smith
Marriage: 19 December 1868
Josiah D. Plumer
Elmira Rachel Plumer
Edward Dexter Plummer
Monira Plummer
Prescott M Plummer

Spouse and Children


    Rachel C Smith


19 December 1868
Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


    Josiah D. Plumer


    Elmira Rachel Plumer


    Edward Dexter Plummer


    Monira Plummer


    Prescott M Plummer


Parents and Siblings

    Philip Plummer


    Betsey Randlett




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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 21

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Josiah Plummer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Josiah Plummer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josiah R Plummer, "United States Census, 1850"

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