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PLUNK FAMILY

 

 

PLUNK FAMILY
260 YEARS OF HISTORY IN AMERICA

THE PAST IS OUR PRESENT

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This Monument is erected on the lawn of the McNairy County Court House in memory of the early settlers of McNairy County Tennessee.



Welcome to The Plunk Family History web-site.

It is rather gratifying having a surname that is unusual and enriched with family history.

Variation of name spelling:
Plunk  Plonk  Planck  Plank Blonk  Blanck
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July Court 1812 rectify a mistate was made in the settlement of the estate of Peter Plunk.

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About 1825 Dr. Peter Plunk's sons, John and Jacob Plunk's families and in-laws left North Carolina for West Tennessee. Jacob Plunk's family of seven sons and one daughter: George, John, Peter, Jacob, Joseph, Daniel, David and Catherine all born in North Carolina - came to West Tennessee by cover wagon. There are no Plunks listed on the 1820 Tennessee Census. The Plunks first appeared on the 1830 Tennessee Census. Jacob Plunk does not appear on the Tennessee census at all.

 
 

John Plunk born 1773 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Died 1858 in McNairy County, Tennessee.  Jacob Plunk born 1774 Lincoln County, North Carolina. Died about 1828 McNairy County Tennessee.

In the 1850's the Plunks began to move West.

William Peter Plunk, a descendant of John Plunk, moved his family to Texas in the 1850's, First to Titus County, then to Hopkins County.

Elisha L. Plunk a descendant of Jacob Plunk moved his family to Missouri in the area of Caruther, County, and later to Ripley County. In Ripley County there was a Plunk School House, Plunk Church of Christ, and Plunk Cemetery.

In 1895 John Henry Plunk, a descendant of Jacob Plunk started a store with a Post Office in Plunk, MO -- "Now called Dawson". He was instrumental in starting Churches, Businesses, and owned many properties in the area of Mountain Grove and Plunk Missouri.

Hope you find something on this site that is of interest.

We would love to hear from you, especially if you find that we have some family connection.

Lonnie Plunk

plunkfamily@att.net