Last week I had a visit with a fellow genealogist that got me excited about researching my Plummer family once again. I decided to pursue a tiny little newspaper article that’s been bothering me for some time:
Agnes and Asa Plummer were the children of Anderson Plummer and Sallie Bowman, making them the grandchildren of John and Celia Plummer. The same generation as my husband’s grandfather Harden. So did Harden have a great-grandmother that lived to be 105+ years old? Or was it a maternal grandmother? A Bowman ancestor? Either way I have to dust off my Kentucky sources and dig in!
To begin with I had to look at Agnes Plummer’s ancestral chart to determine what I already knew about her great-grandparents.
Turns out I don’t have all eights of Agnes and Asa’s great-grandparents documented in my tree.
However, I do know her two sets of grandparents: John and Celia (Turner) Plummer and
Edward and Elizabeth (Bush) Bowman.
I think this might be the genealogy puzzle I’ve been looking for! I’ve been wondering for some time how to share my genealogy work with everyone that is more than just an ancestral chart. The search for death information on all four of Agnes and Asa’s great grandmothers might be the key.
Suspect #1: Elizabeth Evans Plummer. The mother of John Plummer.
Suspect #2: Celia Turner’s mother
Suspect #3: Edward “Ned” Bowman’s mother
Suspect #4: Elizabeth Bush’s mother
Let’s hope I don’t get distracted by those darn Chicago ancestors of mine!
*Note: Looking at some online trees for Eastern Kentucky folks, all four of these ladies are listed with death dates well before 1920! It truly is a detective story…