Plimpton, Leonard

Plimpton, Leonard

Male 1792 - 1873  (80 years)

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  • Name Plimpton, Leonard  [1, 2
    Born 8 Aug 1792  Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Will 1 Aug 1862  Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate 4 Mar 1864  Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Jan 1873  Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I66706  Sackett
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2021 

    Family Lane, Sarah Turner,   b. 2 Feb 1797, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1879, Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1819  [4
    Children 
    +1. Plimpton, Henry Richardson,   b. 8 Oct 1820, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1891, Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F26610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Aug 1792 - Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Plimpton, Henry Richardson - 8 Oct 1820 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1 Aug 1862 - Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Mar 1864 - Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1873 - Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Leonard Plimpton (1792-1873)
    Leonard Plimpton (1792-1873)
    A genealogy and historical notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America : and of Plumpton in England

  • Notes 
    • A genealogy and historical notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America : and of Plumpton in England (Levi Badger Case, 1884) pp. 150-153

      Leonard (302) b. Aug. 8, 1792, d. Jan. 26, 1873 ; m. Nov. 27, 1819, Sarah Turner Lane b. Feb. 2, 1797, d. Mch. 30, 1S79. At the age of nineteen he left the Plimpton homestead at Medfield, to learn the trade of satinet weaving of a Mr. Harding at Medway, and some three years later, with more business tact than is usual in one of his years, he started business for himself ; employing hell) to weave satinet in a small shop on the homestead. He procured his material at the outset from Mr. Slater, of Rhode Island, the pioneer spinner of America, making frequent trips by wagon from his home in Massachusetts, to the Slater establishment in Rhode Island.

      Young Plimpton thus became one of the earliest, if not the
      first, to establish a manufactory in his native town.

      His business soon outgrew the capacity of the original shop,
      and for a time he gave out weaving to various parties in Medfield and adjoining towns ; he furnishing the material, and paying a stated price per yard for weaving.

      A few years later, however, having purchased suitable property consisting of a modest farm, he planned and erected a larger shop, in the northern part of Medfield ; where he resumed the weaving business and continued the same extensively, until weaving by hand looms was superseded by machine weaving. The anxiety and loss consequent upon this sudden change, was followed by a long and severe illness which left him a confirmed invalid, quite unable to personally execute the farm work to which he resorted.

      His sound judgment and fairness was highly appreciated by his neighbors, and he was frequently called upon to act as referee, appraisor and juryman.

      He was more than an ordinary mechanic and mathematician, and often worked out, mentally, problems which others found difficulty in solving, even by figures.

      He seldom commenced an undertaking until satisfied by careful investigation and thorough planning, as to its feasibility. His influence being felt more from his exemplary conduct, than from his words which were usually few.

      Sarah T. Lane, wife of Leonard Plimpton, was born at Scituate, and died at Walpole. Although an invalid for upwards of half a century, by great prudence, a cheerful disposition, and strong will power, she performed far more than her share of mental and physical work, and outlived by many years most of her early friends and neighbors.

      Her love for reading, and for corresponding and associating with educated people, kept her well up to the times in which she lived, and there were few general topics upon which she was not well informed. Her character was of a highly executive nature, and to the maxims and teachings of her moral phylosophy (sic) her children and others are much indebted. Cheerful, witty and entertaining to the last, she was a great favorite with all who knew her. Her peculiarity for working out what others deemed difficult is strongly reflected in some of her descendants, and admirably illustrated by the following acrostic written on the occasion of the Golden Wedding of Leonard and Sarah T. Plimpton, Nov. 25, 1869, which serves as a historical record and just tribute to each.

      Let not our friends assemble here,
      Expecting gloom to rule the hours.
      Oh ! please suppress the kindly tear,
      No cause for grief in fading flowers.

      Advancing age must leave its trace ;
      Ripe years of time we honor now,
      Do not expect that bloom of face,
      As on the day they took the vow.

      No, rather let our hearts be gay ;
      Days, months and years may be in store, --
      So celebrates this Wedding day,
      As joyous as it was before.

      Review the field o'er which they've trod,
      And you will find their record good.
      Honored by man, and true to God,
      They stand, as they have ever stood.

      Pledged fifty years, as man and wife,
      Love, joy and peace has crowned their days,
      In passing through the scenes of Life,
      Much has been shared for thankful praise.

      Protect, Oh God ! this golden pair ;
      Teach us, by them, our lives to spend,
      Obedient to thy laws so fair,
      No doubts of bliss when life shall end.

  • Sources 
    1. [S498] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 2021.
      Name: Marye Sackett
      Event Type: Marriage
      Birth Date: abt 1838
      Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1856
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Marriage Age: 18
      Father Name: Israel Sackett
      Mother Name: Lucy
      Spouse Name: Henry R Plympton
      Spouse Marriage Age: 34
      Spouse Father Name: Leomard
      Spouse Mother Name: Sarah

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1296] Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 2021.
      Name: Leonard Plimpton
      Gender: Male
      Residence Date: Abt 1862
      Residence Place: Walpole, Massachusetts
      Will Date: 1 Aug 1862
      Probate Date: 4 Mar 1864
      Probate Place: Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
      Inferred Death Year: 1862
      Inferred Death Place: Massachusetts, USA

    3. [S498] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 2021.
      Name: Leanord Plimpton
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 8 Aug 1792
      Birth Place: Medfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: David Plimpton
      Mother Name: Hannah Plimpton

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S2589] A genealogy and historical notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America : and of Plumpton in England, Levi Badger Chase, (A genealogy and historical notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America : and of Plumpton in England) (Reliability: 2), 1 Jul 2021.
      Leonard (302) b. Aug. 8, 1792, d. Jan. 26, 1873 ; m. Nov. 27, 1819, Sarah Turner Lane b. Feb. 2, 1797, d. Mch. 30, 1S79.

    5. [S1177] Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 2021.
      Name: Leonard Plimpton
      Gender: Male
      Age: 80
      Birth Date: abt 1793
      Birth Place: Medfield
      Death Date: 28 Jan 1873
      Death Place: Walpole, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: David Plimpton
      Mother: Hannah R Plimpton

      Researched by Ted Smith


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