0-3 John Plimell was born on
approximately September 5th, 1765.
He married Jane Ester Twiley on October 31st, 1791 in
Botetourt County, Virginia.
After their marriage, they are thought to have moved to
Pennsylvania. By the year 1818 he had settled in Deer Creek township, Madison County,
0-3 John Plimell settled in Deer Creek Township on Upper
Glade, a branch of Deer Creek, in 1818. The family home was established on 180 acres of
land purchased on January 20, 1820 by John Plimell from Duncan McArthur (Vol. 4 Page 493)
for which he paid $700 cash. John, with the help of his sons, cleared about 1/3 of the
land for cultivation. The land was all in virgin timber so an old log house was built from
the cleared trees. This log house stood until 1914, when it was removed for a more modern
house by one of his descendants.
The "History of Madison County, Ohio" which was
published in 1915, states on page 558 that "The Plimell Family has been honorable and
influentially identified with this section of Ohio for nearly 100 years to be exact,
0-3 John Plimell, living in the wilderness all his life
never had an opportunity to get an education which is indicated by his marriage bond in
Virginia, and his last will and testament which was made in 1846 and probated in Madison
County, Ohio in 1849, both being signed by (his x mark).
Jane Ester Twiley died on March 23rd, 1846 at the age of
0-3 John Plimell died in 1849. He was 84 years old at that
time. He is buried in the Upper Glade Cemetery, which was adjoining his farm, and was the
first cemetery in Madison County, Ohio. One of the first buried in this cemetery was
John McDonald, one of the area's first settlers, in 1811.
His tombstone inscription reads:
"John Plimell Senr. Died Aug. 3,
1849. Age 83 years, 10 mos., 29 days"