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