Biographical History of Pottawattmie Co., IA - George PLUMB
Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa

GEORGE PLUMB, a popular citizen of Belknap Township, was born in Lincolnshire, England, May 20, 1842, a son of William and Sarah (Grey) Plumb, who were also natives of England.  The father was born in February, 1811, and died in his native country May 12, 1884; the mother was born February 25, 1821.  They reared a family of six children, five sons and one daughter.

George Plumb, our subject was reared on a farm in England, and also for three years worked in the dock-yard at Chatham.  In 1871 he sailed from Liverpool to New York, and then went to Mills County, Iowa, where his two brothers, Valentine and Frank, then resided.  He remained in that county until 1881, when he came to his present farm in Pottawattamie County.  Politically Mr. Plumb is a Republican, and he has also served three years as a member of the School Board.  He and his wife are member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was married in Lincolnshire, England, May 14, 1867, to Miss Ann Coy, who was born in that country, and the daughter of Thomas and Ann (Thurby) Coy, both natives of England.  Mr. and Mrs. Plumb have four sons:  Thomas William, who was born in England, is now farming for himself; Henry Reloy, Arthur Wesley and Walter Howard.

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