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Monday, March 23, 2009

Poor Mr. Plemons - Poisoned by His Wife! "Monday Madness"

L M Plemons headstone Poisoned by Wife
L. M. Plemons
Born June 7, 1873
Died May 10, 1902
"Died from poison administered by his wife"

Family legend tells that Carrie Parks (Dialtha Parks Shubert's younger sister) married L. M. Plemons and that he was poisoned by his wife. His headstone actually reads "L. M. PLEMONS born June 7, 1873 died May 10, 1902 - 'Died from poison administered by his wife' ." Photo of headstone is in the possession of Loma Schubert Rodgers. This was told to Nelle Mae Shubert by Mattie Cox, daughter of Sarah Shubert. (This gravestone is in Roane County in the Laurel Bluff Cemetery.)

There is a photo of Henry Mitchell "Mitt" Shubert and his 2nd wife, Nancy Ann, with a child identified as Blaine Plemmons, cousin. I have posted that photo on this blog with the title "Henry Milton (Mitchell) Shubert - March 07, 1839-June 1, 1915." Could this be a child of Carrie Parks and L. M. Plemons? If the photo belonged to Nelle Mae Shubert, Blaine would be Nelle Mae's cousin.

The above is my first contribution to "Monday Madness"!

Amy Crook of Untangled Family Roots is starting a new meme for those of us researching our ancestors. This will occur each Monday as a recurring meme similar to Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday. Check it out. It's great fun!


Cheryle Hoover Davis said...

What ever happened to L. M. PLEMONS' wife? Did she get away with it? ;-)

Cool story! Thanks, Judy!

Mona Robinson Mills said...

Neat headstone. I'm going to have to be more careful in cemeteries - you never know what you will find.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

You never know! That's one of my roadblocks, Cheryle. Got to do some more research on that one.

Mona, just keep looking - you never know!

Carol @ iPentimento | Genealogy and History said...

I need to make a new list...of people who are also doing genealogical research in Roane County. I had forgotten you are one of them. :) :::whisper::: I still have family in Ten Mile, TN and they are from that Yates clan I wrote about today for my Monday Madness. Let's just say, they're 'interesting'.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Oh, yes, I have heard of Ten Mile!

Janice Tracy said...

I can't wait to hear "the rest of the story!" Neat post for Monday Madness.

amyrebba said...

You'll have to let us know how this one goes. I've also been doing another post when I can called "Falling Walls Friday"....:-D If you ever find out the whole story you should share it with us then.

Thanks for promoting my Madness Monday. I'm having so much fun with it, but I'm finding there isn't enough time in the day, week, to read everyone's wonderful stories.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my Monday Madness contribution, Poor Mr. Plemons - Poisoned by His Wife, Amy! I have the follow-up at The Rest of the Story at "Monday Madness" and so I hope you'll have a moment to read it. I know exactly what you mean by not having enough time. Wow ~ where does it all go?

Unknown said...

My great great grandfather his daughter Roxie plemmons was my great grandmother and her son earl Jones was my grandfather may they all have peaceful sleep

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