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Franklin E. Plummer
Birth: unknown
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1852
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

United States Congressman. Changing careers in his early adulthood, from school teacher to attorney, Plummer opened his first law practice in Westville, Mississippi, at that time the county seat of Simpson County. He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives and was later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A Jacksonian Democrat, Plummer served in Congress for two terms (1831-1835). After an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate, he resumed practicing law in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to his involvement in law and politics, Plummer was active in land speculation. He and fellow politician Hiram Runnels were able to acquire land along the Yalobusha River in north Mississippi several years before public sale of Choctaw land began, purchasing it from people who had received the land directly via the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. Two towns, Chocchuma and Pittsburg, developed rapidly on the land bought and sold by Runnels and Plummer, towns which ultimately merged, becoming what is now the city of Grenada. (There seems to be no extant record of Plummer's birth date. Judging from his age at the time of the 1850 census, he was born circa 1795.) (bio by: NatalieMaynor) 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
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Franklin E. Plummer
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Forgetmenots mean so much as you were born in Mass. and died in MS, I will attempt to help locate your direct ancestors, which are my families name as well.May you rest in peace Mickey
- Mickey Paulk
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013

- stoddy70
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
I light a candle for Franklin E. Plummer ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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