Plumlee Family Genealogy Forum
Isaac Plumlee b. Apr. 6, 1815 Jackson Co. TN; d. Mar. 1, 1895, married (1st) Serena _____ (d. after Aug. 29, 1860). According to family tradition, she may have been Cherokee. Married (2nd) Charlottie (Jackson) Plumley on Mar. 29, 1865 in Lawrence Co. MO. Charlottie was the widow of John Plumley, the son of Joel Plumley, Sr. Both Isaac and Charlottie are buried in Long Cemetery, Gaither community, near Harrison, AR.
Isaac and Serena moved to Arkansas about 1845 with five daughters and possibly their eldest son, William. They were in Springhill Township of Drew County, AR, for the 1850 Census. The 1860 Census of Arkansas indicates that Isaac, Serena and 8 of their 10 children were in Crooked Creek Township of what was then Carroll Co. Apparently Rose and Mary had married and left home.
Both Isaac and the eldest son, William, enlisted in Company "H" of the 1st Arkansas Infantry, Union, on March 10, 1863 in Fayetteville, AR, and were mustered in on Mar. 25. Isaac received a gunshot wound in the left ankle while in action at Heague Wood Prairie on Sept. 24, 1864. He was hospitalized in Ft. Smith, AR on Sept. 27, 1864. He and William were mustered out of service on August. 10, 1865 in Ft. Smith, although Isaac had actually been discharged on Nov. 24, 1864, because he could not walk without crutches. His degree of disability was placed at 3/4.
Isaac's second wife, Charlottie (Jackson) Plumley, had three children before her husband, John Plumley died in the Civil War. Isaac was 64 years old when the youngest of his seven children by Charlottie was born.