0-1-6-12 Joseph Plymale
0-1-6-12 Joseph Plymale was born in what is now Wayne
County, West Virginia on August 28th, 1848. On April 1st, 1869 Joe Plymale and
Leonora E. Sprangler were united in marriage in Gallipolis, Gallia County,
Ohio. Leonorea was the daughter of John Sprangler and Mary Loucks and she
was born in Gallia County, Ohio on January 30th. 1840. Her mother was also
born in that state and county, but her father was born in Cabell County, WV (then
Leonorea Sprangler, was a great grand-daughter of the old Revolutionary War
soldier William Loucks, who is said to have fought beside George Washington. It is
also said that one time he volunteered to go behind the British lines to get powder from a
magazine. This act turned out to be a deciding factor in the ensuing battle.
George Washington supposedly gave him a signal by waving his hat from atop a stump when he
thought William Loucks would have the best chance of coming back through the British lines
with the wagon half-loaded with powder.
0-1-6-12 Joseph Plymale had a good farm on Twelve Pole Creek, three
miles from Ceredo. He was also a civil engineer, land surveyor, and attorney at
law. His business card read: Joe Plymale, Attorney, and
Councilor at Law Practices in all courts of Wayne County and adjoining counties, special
attention given to collecting and examination of land titles, Ceredo, Wayne County, West
0-1-6-12 Joseph Plymale married Georgia Miller in 1886. He
died January 19th, 1901 and is buried on his old farm.