1804-1807) DIED:(July of 1888) BURIED:( Warner
Home State:( Kentucky )
|0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale I was born in
Giles County, Virginia sometime between 1804 and 1807. He was raised from infancy
by his grandparents instead of his mother. He moved to Gallia County with them about
the year 1820. His mother Elizabeth stayed behind and lived with her husband Joseph
Rowe. It is unclear who James Isaac's Plymale's father actually was.
As an adult, 0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale I visited Pike County, Kentucky to see
some of the Rowe family that he knew from when he lived in Giles county, Virginia.
It is thought that while on this trip he met and fell in love with Mary (Molly)
Rowe. They were married on May 27th, 1830 in Pikeville, Kentucky.
James Isaac bought a farm near Pikeville, Kentucky on Russell Fork, a
tributary to Livitha Fork of the Big Sandy river. Here on this 700 acre farm, that
was also rich in coal, they raised a family of fifteen children.
During the Civil War, three of his sons, 0-1-1-1-1
Hugh, 0-1-1-1-8 James II, and 0-1-1-1-9 William, fought with the Union Army.
After the war ended, 0-1-1-1 James Isaac and his son 0-1-1-1-1
Hugh had to flee Pike county for their lives as the local people were in sympathy with
the Confederacy and were going to kill them for fighting with the Union Army.
They rode horseback to Catlettsburg, Kentucky where they settled down. They bought a
small farm on the Twin Fork of Catlett's Creek about three miles south of Catlettsburg.
0-1-1-1 James Isaac remained in Catlettsburg until his death in July of
1888. He is buried there in the Warner graveyard.
As of the mid 1960's, 0-1-1-1-14-6 James Isaac Fields
owned and lived on the little farm where his grandfather 0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale spent
the last fifteen years of his life.
0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale
Mary (Molly) Rowe and 0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale
Mary (Molly) Rowe
Brothers And Sisters
Children of 0-1-1-1 James Isaac Plymale I
and Mary (Molly) Rowe
||Dulcina Adkins 2-21-1851 in Pike
in Barnes Cemetery
||Lloyd Rowe(b. about 1830 d.
11-29-1912) in 1849
||Harmond Blackburn 11-27-1851
||Miles Childers 1-17-1855
||Nathaniel T. Blackburn 7-19-1860
||killed in mine accident on
||James Ellis in 1872 in Pike
for a Photo of James Ellis
|0-1-1-1-8 James Isaac II**
||8-7-1864 in Marietta,
Cobb County, Georgia
buried in National
|0-1-1-1-9 William H.**
||7-29-1864 in Andersonville Prison,
here for photo)
||Charles Starkey (had no children)
||Elizabeth Tackett 3-25-1875
||Amy Maynard in 8-29-1877
||1st. Rebecca Marcum in
2nd. Roxie Browning 4-7-1900
||David Fields I 3-23-1875
||Annie Coffee 2-1-1883
has determined that 0-1-1-1-2 Wirena Plymale was actually not born
into this family. She is likely to have been born "Wirena Adkins" sister
of Dulcena Adkins and her father was probably Anderson Adkins.
**0-1-1-1-6 John Plymale enlisted
in the Union Army on Nov 15th, 1861 at Catlettsburg, Kentucky. He was mustered into
Company C, 14th Kentucky (Volunteer) Infantry, at Louisa, Kentucky on Dec 10th, 1861.
He was described as 5' 8" tall, dark hair, dark complexion, blue eyes,
occupation: farmer. He was promoted to Corporal in November 1862. On March
15th, 1864, he was transferred to Company A, 14th Kentucky (Veteran) Regiment. He
was discharged September 15th, 1864. He returned home unscathed from the war, only
to die in a slate fall in a mine on Catlett's Creek on his second day of work.
0-1-1-1-8 James Isaac Plymale enlisted in the Union Army on Aug 27, 1863 He was also
mustered into Company C, 14th Kentucky (Volunteer) Regiment for 3 years, the same unit as
his brother John. He was described as 18 years old, 5' 6", blue eyes, light
hair, fair complexion, occupation: farmer. He was wounded in action in Northern
Georgia near Marietta. He was admitted to the General Field Hospital, Army of the
Ohio, located in Marietta with a ball in his side. He died August 7th, 1864 and is
buried in the National
Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia
0-1-1-1-9 William H. Plymale enlisted in the Union Army with his brother
0-1-1-1-1 Hugh, and was also mustered in on Nov 18th, 1862, and likewise assigned to
Company D. At his enlistment he was described as age 18, 5' 7" tall, fair
complexion, blue eyes, light hair, occupation: farmer. On August 24th, 1863, while
on scouting duty in Eastern Kentucky, 0-1-1-1-9 William H. Plymale and fellow soldier
William Sword, were captured by scouts Lieutenant James McFaul and Lieutenant John
D. Diamond from a small detachment of the 10th Kentucky Calvary (CSA). They were
taken to Castle Thunder Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Later William was transferred
to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. On July 29th, 1864, he was admitted to the
Prison Hospital where he died of Chronic Diarrhea. His grave is #4220 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Andersonville Prison authorities notified the Union Forces of his death. When the
information was received by his unit, the task of preparing the Casualty & Death Forms
fell to his brother 0-1-1-1-1 Hugh Plymale, who notified their parents.
Updated On May 04, 2004 09:01 PM