Biography of Abel Plummer
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Plummer, Abel, born in Londonderry, N. H., June 8, 1804, came to Carlton in 1837 and settled on the farm now owned by his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Platten, of Yates. He died January 1, 1886. February 4, 1833, he married Sophia Sargent, who was born May 25, 1810, and died April 20, 1887. Their children were: Alfred, born August 12, 1834; Reuben L., born September 14, 1835; Clarissa, born September 21, 1838, died young; Zenas, deceased; John W., born September 17, 1843; Arley F., born November 5, 1846; Mary E. (Mrs. Thomas Platten), born December 9, 1849; and Calista, born October 25, 1851. deceased. Reuben S. Plummer married Rosalia A. Ferris and has four children: Anna S., Cora R., Leon R, and Isabel. He has lived on his present farm in Yates twenty two years, and upon it he has the most modern house and barns in town. August 12, 1862, he enlisted in Co. A, 151st N. Y. Vol. Inf., hi8 coinoany being equipped as sharpshooters, and served till June, 1865, in the Army of the Potomac. He was promoted corporal, and was wounded at Monocacy Junction, hit by a shell at Cold Harbor, taken prisoner after the battle of Gettysburg, and paroled. During his entire service he kept a diary.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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