Ellison Plunkett

Brief Life History of Ellison

When Ellison Plunkett was born on 26 August 1805, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Houston Plunkett, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Purviance, was 25. He married Jane Stringer on 13 November 1834, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 17 April 1869, in Prairie View, Logan, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellison Plunkett
Jane Stringer
Marriage: 13 November 1834
William F. Plunket
Romanda Caroline Plunkett
James Calvin Plunkett
John Riley Plunkett
Mary Elizabeth Ann Plunkett Lasater
Ellison Jasper Plunkett
Allen Newton Plunkett
Sheridan Wesley Plunkett Sr
Ginevra Jane Plunkett
Joanna Plunkett
Francis Marion Plunkett
Phoebe Angeline Plunkett
Martha Adeline Plunkett

Sources (3)

  • Ellison Plunket, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellison Plunkett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ellison Plunket, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


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

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid.

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

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