Bewahret einander vor Herzeleid,
Kurz ist die Zeit, die ihr beisammen seid,
Denn ob auch viele Jahre euch vereinen,
Einst werden wie Minuten sie euch scheinen.
Happy is the man who finds wisdom
and the man who gets understanding,
for the gain from it is better than gain from silver
and its profit is better than gold.
Intelligent people like to be near the ocean;
kind people like to be near the mountains.
-- Chinese proverb
Glen Walter Plaisted, grandfather, born March 4, 1888 in Troupsburg, New York, died 7 Jan 1952 in Erie, Pennsylvania, farmer. He never went past the sixth grade. He worked for his room and board at age 12. He took pride in wrestling with kids bigger than he was and beating them because he was so strong. He also swore a lot. He joined the army around 1910 and was sent to the Philippines. He joined again around 1915 and served in New York. He worked at a number of jobs and finally was in the chicken business from 1929 to 1943. He told Richard that four Plaisted brothers came over to the US from England together. He also said that one of those known as Roger Plaisted was really named Edward.
Charles Fremont Plaisted, born August 6, 1859 in Bath, New York, died August 1, 1940 in Mayville, New York. His wife Lizzie Wilcox Plaisted died in 1897 of tuberculosis at age 37 when Glenn Plaisted was 9. They lived on a dairy farm near Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York. Charles Fremont tried to run a hotel, the Keystone Hotel in Shinglehouse, PA., but it burned down and was rebuilt. However he spent too much time drinking to take care of the hotel. It finally went bankrupt. He once went to jail for making bootleg whiskey.
Edward Harmon Plaisted, born Jan. 3, 1832 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, married Rachel Aber, died Oct. 27, 1897.
James Harmon Plaisted, born Jan. 3, 1808 in Buxton, Maine, died Jan. 8, 1893. Stone mason, Methodist and Republican, of Bath, ME
Simon Plaisted, May 28, 1777 to May 21, 1841, Buxton, York, Maine. Married Sarah Harmon.
Roger Plaisted (1754-1848) of Maine. A fifer at Bunker Hill battle, Revolutionary War in Colonel Scammon's regiment; other enlistments in Army and Navy. Present at the dedication of the monument at Bunker Hill in 1843; mentioned by Daniel Webster in his oration.
John Plaisted (1730-) York County, Maine.
Joseph Plaisted (1700-1752) York County, Maine.
Captain James Plaisted (1656-1710) Town clerk of York, Maine 1699
Roger Plaisted II (1624-1675) Migrated to Boston, MA in 1650. Cause of his death was Killed by Indians in King Philip's War.
Lt. Roger Plaisted was killed by the Indians during the start of King Philips War, an attempt to kill all the white people in New England. King Philip's war is the bloodiest war in American history. There are two historical accounts of his battle with the Indians. He was greatly outnumbered. He fought bravely. Both he and one of his sons were killed. Samuel Plaisted, one of his grandsons, who graduated from Harvard in the class of 1715, was buried on the spot that Roger Plaisted was killed above Salmon Falls near Berwick, Maine. This gravestone is in magnificant condition even though it is more than 250 years old.
In 1675 the Indians made a determined and terrible assault on Berwick, and Lieut. Roger Plaisted, "like a man of public spirit, sent out seven men from the garrison to see what the matter was," and falling into an ambush, three of them were killed. The next day Plaisted went out at the head of a company of twenty, with a cart and yoke of cattle, to find the bodies; and, being surprised, most of the men ran for their lives; "while Lieut. Plaisted, out of the height of his courage, disdaining either to fly from or to yield himself (for 'tis said the Indians were loath to kill him, but desirous rather to take him prisoner) into the hands of such cursed caitiffs, did fight it out desperately, till he was slain upon the place. His eldest son and another man were slain in their too late retreat, and his other son was sorely wounded, so that he died within a few weeks after."
"Such," says Williamson in his "History of Maine," "was the fate of this Spartan family, whose intrepidity deserves a monument more durable than marble." The father had represented Kittery four years in the General Court, and was highly respected for his valor, worth and piety. He and his sons were buried on his own land, near the battle ground, full in view from the highway leading through Berwick, whose lettered tombstone tells succeeding ages: --
"Near this place lies buried the body of Roger Plaisted, who was killed by the Indians, Oct. 16, 1675, aged 48 years, also the body of his son, Roger Plaisted, who was killed at the same time."
Another Plaisted, Mehetable (b. April 30, 1670), a daughter of Roger, was captured by Indians at Berwick in 1690 and held captive by them in Canada till 1695. She married Thomas Goodwin after her return and had a son, Ichabod, in 1700.
Roger Plaisted I (1580-) Of Duneford Mill
John Plaisted III (Abt 1540-1617) Of Stitch combe and Chilton Foliat
John Plaisted II (1505-1576) Of Stitchcombe and Chilton Foliat, England
William Plaisted (1480-1540)
Robert Plaisted (1450-1520) Miller, of Castlecombe and Mildenhal, Wilts., England
John Pleistede (1430-1490) Of Castlecombe, England
Robert Plaisted (1395-1450) Of Castle Coombe and Mildenhall, Wilts, England
John Pleistede (1355-1420)
Robert Pleistede (1324-1370)
Thomas Pleistede (1300-1360)
William De Pleistede (Abt 1270-Abt 1340)
Robert De Plessis (-)
Sir John Du Plessis 8th Earl Of Warwick left Normandy, France in 1217 to emigrate to England. (Abt 1206-1262)
William Seigneur Du Plessis(-) de Richelieu des Breux of Poitou. Of Poiteau, Aquitaine, France
Radulphus Du Plessis (1130-1195) of Normandie, France