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The Plymale Family In America
The Numbering System

To display the family tree of the Plymale Family in the United States, I am using a numbering system that gives each and every person listed a unique number.

The whole system begins with the first Plymale to come to America. This first Plymale in America (whose first name is unknown) will be given the number zero (0). He would be listed as follows:

0  (first name unknown) Plymale

His children's numbers will be comprised of his number, plus their number, and will be listed in chronological order according to their birth, the oldest child as 0-1, the second child as 0-2, etc.

His six children are listed chronologically (1 through 6) as the following:

0-1. Anthony
0-2. Michael
0-3. John
0-4. Elizabeth
0-5. Anne
0-6. James

Each digit represents a generation. The last digit tells you whether you are the first, second, third, etc. child born in your family. If you are the seventh child, your number will end with a 7, and you will have your parent's number preceding your number as part of your number. This system will be followed throughout this web site.


Example:

0-1 Anthony Plymale   has thirteen children. They have the following numbers:

0-1-1 Elizabeth
0-1-2 Theodosia
0-1-3 John
0-1-4 William B.
0-1-5 Bowen
0-1-6 Anthony
0-1-7 James
0-1-8 Gabriel
0-1-9 Mary (Polly)
0-1-10 Bethia
0-1-11 Magdalene
0-1-12 Tabathia
0-1-13 Hugh

My own personal number is 0-1-6-6-10-3-2 John Alan Plymale. This number indicates that I am of the seventh generation of Plymales since there are seven digits. The last digit of this long series of numbers, which is a 2, is my unique number. I am the 2nd child of 0-1-6-6-10-3, my father John Franklin Plymale. He is the 3rd child of 0-1-6-6-10, Ralph Plymale. Ralph was the 10th child of 0-1-6-6, William C.L. Plymale. William C.L. Plymale was the 6th child of 0-1-6, Anthony Plymale. Anthony was the 6th child of 0-1, who was also named Anthony. Anthony was the 1st child born to 0 (first name unknown) Plymale (the first Plymale in America).

Although this system seems a little confusing at first, it will quickly become easy for you to use and allows a simple way for you to navigate through this web page and determine how you relate to all of the other Plymales represented here.


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Updated On May 04, 2004 08:46 PM