0-1-1-1-1 Hugh Plymale was born November
4th, 1831 in Pike County, Kentucky. He made his home there as well until the Civil
War broke out.
0-1-1-1-1 Hugh Plymale enlisted in the Union Army,
Company D, 39th KY (Volunteer) Infantry Regiment on October 1st, 1862. He was
mustered in on November 18th, 1862, and was appointed 1st Sergeant of Company D on
February 16th, 1863. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on March 23rd, 1865, and
was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on May 5th, 1865. He was discharged September 15th,
1865 at Louisville, KY.
After the war, Hugh and his father 0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale were
chased from their home by the local confederates who were going to kill them for their
northern views. The reportedly got on their horsed and didn't stop until they were
in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Here they bought a small farm on the Twin-Fork of
Catlett's Creek. Hugh remained here with his family until about 1883 or 1884 when
he moved west looking to get rich, along with his brother 0-1-1-1-2 Wilburn, sister
0-1-1-1-3 Evaline, and her husband Miles Childers. They settled in Franklin County,
Arkansas at the location that is now known as the Barnes, Arkansas post office.
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