History of Whiteside Co, IL 1877
Source: Book: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
From Its First Settlement To The Present Time; with numerous biographical and family sketches.
Edited by Charles Bent, for ten years editor and proprietor of "The Whiteside Sentinel," of Morrison, Ill.
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Morrison, Illinois, 1877
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by Charles Bent, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, P.O. Box 778, Salem MA 01970
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
JOHN H. PLUMLEY is a ntive of the State of Vermont, and came to Whiteside county in 1856, remaining one year in Prophetstown, and then purchasing his present farm on section twenty-nine in Hume. In 1850 he married Miss Caroline Parks, a native of Waterford, Caledonia county, Vermont. The children are: John G., and Charles C., both of whom live in Hume. When Mr. Plumley purchased his farm there were no fences or houses in sight. He got his first dwelling from Charles McCarter by trading a silver watch for it, and by enlarging it and placing it on a ridge it served as a landmrk for those coming through the township.Mr. Plumley has been Supervisor of the township, and held other offices, within the gift of his fellow townsmen. His farm is situated on sections twenty-nine and thirty-two, and contains two hundred and forty acres of land under an excellent state of cultivation.