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James Plumbe

James Plumb, son of Samuel Plumb and Grace Babcock, was born September 30, 1748 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut and died July 12, 1827 in Halifax, Vermont.  He married Lydia Safford on  July 26, 1767 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. 

Military:  James was a minute man in the Revolutionary War and received a pension for his service.  He served in the 3rd Company of the 6th Connecticut regiment.  During 1775/1776 he served in the seige of Boston to force the British force withdrawl.  In 1781, he helped with evaculation of women and children to higher ground and safety from New London, Conn.  British forces under Benedict Arnold invaded New London and attacked the nearby fort to try and draw forces under General Washington away from the offensive against British forces under Cornwallis in Virginia.  After the successful evaculation James, his wife and children watched the conflagration of New London from the heights above town.

Other Marriages:  Phebe Miner on January 9, 1785, Eunice Miner

Lydia Safford

She was born December 24, 1743 in Norwich, Connecticut and died December 30, 1783 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

Children of James Plumb and Lydia Safford:

George Plumbe was born November 19, 1768 and died October 24, 1837.

Lydia Plumbe was born on January 2, 1771 in Stonington, New London County Connecticut and died August 24, 1837.  She married Oliver Niles.

Grace Plumbe was born March 16, 1774 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut and died April 4, 1858.  She married George Boardman.

James Plumbe was born January 7, 1777.

Sabra Plumbe was born March 11, 1779 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut and died April 17, 1808.  She married Ozias Smead.

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