Friday, September 28, 2012

Query: Betsy Plummer

Seeking information on Betsy Plummer wife of William7 Plummer of the Francis Plummer line.
(Loring8, William7, Robert6, WIlliam5, Aaron4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Francis1)
Also her name could be Elizabeth, as Betsy was a apopular nickname fot Elizabeth at this time.
William Plumer/Plummer was the sone of Robert6 Plumer.
William7 Plummer was born 26 May 1787 in Royalsborough, now Durham, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Died 16, Feb 1880 at Dover, ME

Vital Records of Brunswick, Maine 1740-1860, Joseph C. Anderson [2004] p.71
8 Oct 1808 William PLummer and Miss Betsy Plummer, both of Brunswick intend marriage.
Betsy Plummer (d. 24 Dec 1862, Age 76 yrs, 6 months, 26 days ( b. calculates to 28 May 1786)

In the 1850 census Betsy's birthplace is given as Harpswell, ME
They are buried together in the Old Dover Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, ME
They had two known children: (Possibly  more) Loring8 Plummer and Horace8 Plummer
More on Loring8 Plummer
He married 1st Sally Grant or Sarah Goodrich (b. 25 Oct 1816, d. 9 Sep 1875) about 1832
They are buried together in the Old Dover Cemetery at Dover -Foxcroft, ME

They lived in Athens, ME. Bangor, ME, and Dover, ME.

They had children: Lucy, George W., William, James W., 1st Anna Maria, Jemima or Vanessa, Edwin Victor, Franklin, 2nd Anna Maria, Fred.
More on Harace8 Plummer (b. 19 Jan 1815 at Wales, ME)
Horace married Nancy SHattock (b 28 Feb 1815 at Solon) on 27 Nov 1834 at Solon, ME

They lived in Athens, ME and Dover, ME

It is not known where or when they died. or were buried.

They had children: Julia, Sarah W., Henry, Caroline P., Lucy, Emma T.
So William Plummer was born in Durham, ME. Betsy Plummer was brn in HArpswell, ME.  They were proabbly married about Oct 1808 in Brunswick, ME. They had Loring in Brunswick, ME.  They had Horace in Wales, ME.  They next lived in Athens, ME.  Then it appears they moved to Dover, ME where they both died.

This suggests that Betsy/Elizabeth Plummer may have been from one of these areas.
The information I am looking for is:
- I would like to confirm the maiden name of Betsy or Elizabeth Plummer
- I would like to find Betsy's date and location fo birth and marriage
- I would like to find her parent's names, and date of location of birth, marriage and death, and the children in that family.
- Any information other children William and Betsy Plumer may have had.

Any help on this family is appreciated
Leo Plummer
9545 Paseo Temporada
San Diego, CA 92129-2711


Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sally Grant or Sarah Goodrich of Athens, Cannaan, Dover or Skowhegan, Maine or these general areas...

Seeking information on Sally Plummer, wife of Loring Plummer of the Francis Plummer line.
(Loring8, WIlliam7, Robert6, William5, Aaron4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Francis1)

Her given name could be Sarah as Sally was a popular nickname for Sarah at this time. So I am looking for Sally/Sarah Grant or Sarah/Sally Goodrich.
Loring Plumer/Plummer was the son of William plumer of the Francis PLumer line.
William Plumer was born in Royalsborough, now Durham, Cape  Elizabeth, ME on 26 May 1787. He lived in Athens, ME and had sons Loring and Horace.

Loring's name has also been listed as Loving, Loren, Loran and Laren which I believe are errors.

He married 1st Sarah Goodrich, place and date are not known
Sally Goodrich born 25 Oct 1816 in place not known, but the best guess is Athens, Canaan, Dover, Skowhegan or Solon, ME of these general areas as the names and borders of some of these towns have changed since 1816.
She died on 9 Sep 1875 in Dover, ME
In the 1870 census for the town of Dover, ME, Sally Plummer was listed as born in Canaan,  ME
On the death records of her son James W. Plummer his mother was Sally Grant born in Solon, ME
On the death record of her sone Edwin V Plummer his mother was Sarah Goodrich born in Athens, ME

Some records say Mrs. Sally Plumer was born in Dover, ME. I believe this is an error, but it may be worth checking out.

The town clerk in Canaan, ME told me that part of 1816 Canaan is now part of Skowhegan, ME or vice versa.

This is why I say the best guess is Athens, Canaan, Dover, Skowhegan, or Solon, ME or these general areas as the names and borders of some of these towns have changed.
The information I am looking for is:

I would like to find Sally Grant's parents' names, and date and location of birth, marriage and death, and this children in that family.

I would like to find Sally Grant's date and location of birth and marriage.

Any information on the other children of Loring Plumer and Sally Grant may have had.

Leo Plummer
9545 Paseo Temporada
San Diego, CA 92129-2711



Looking for anyone who is related to Carmel, Maine family Peleg Bradford and wife Eliza McPherson  Bradford
Contact: Rita Dickinson Weiner, 40 Samantha Dr., Gorham, ME 04038.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

William H. Graves

Looking for parents and/or siblings of William H. Graves, b. about 1825, Minto, NB, Canada, m. Sarah Everette, d. 1870s, Presque Isle, ME.

Contact "Spike" Savage,, P.O. Box 1164. Presque Isle, ME 04769

Cottrell & Young Families

Looking for sources of primary documents in Charlotte County, NB before 1850 for the following families COTRELL (from Islesborough) and YOUNG (from Waldoboro)

If you can help, please contact Deborah Nowers at

The 2012 Annual Conference is Underway!

The 36th Annual Family History Conference of the Maine Genealogical Society is about to begin.  The conference committee arrived at 7am to start setting up and Battick with opening remarks, give out some awards, and sit back and start the presentations with Ted Steele's keynote address, "Family Stories: Did It Really Happen That Way?"

Here's to a great day with friends, fellow researchers and Maine genealogy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Annual Conference Deadline Extended!

Good news for the procrastinators among us.  The deadline for registration for the 2012 Maine Genealogical Society Annual Conference on September 22, 2012 has been moved.  You now have until the September 19th to get your registration in the mail.

For more infromation and to register, visit the conference website:

See you there!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Time's Running Out to Register for the Fall Conferencee

Have you registered yet for the Annual Maine Genealogy Conference? There's less than 2 weeks left to get your registration in...

This great educational event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. Features include a national level speaker, six workshops, vendors, exhibitors, query board, door prizes, topic tables at lunch, great networking and brainstorming opportunities, and more! Fee is $40 for MGS members and $50 for non-members. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Sign up today!

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