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
1805–1869
Jane Stringer
1812–1885
Marriage: 13 November 1834
William F. Plunket
1831–1875
Romanda Caroline Plunkett
1836–1876
James Calvin Plunkett
1837–1902
John Riley Plunkett
1839–1923
Mary Elizabeth Ann Plunkett Lasater
1842–1870
Ellison Jasper Plunkett
1843–1886
Allen Newton Plunkett
1845–1890
Sheridan Wesley Plunkett Sr
1849–1888
Ginevra Jane Plunkett
1850–1933
Joanna Plunkett
1851–1860
Francis Marion Plunkett
1852–1899
Phoebe Angeline Plunkett
1854–1871
Martha Adeline Plunkett
1856–1910

Sources (3)

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

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

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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