Margaret Plyler married George Strawn and moved to SC. You can check the Strawn forum on genealogy.com and see family charts.
George W. Plyler (brother of Wesley) married Dora Forbis, sister of Margaret Forbis. Margaret Forbis married Wesley Plyler (brother of George Plyler).
George moved to SC and had two families. After Martha died, he married again and had more children. Some of his people use to come to the Plyler family reunions (around the mid 1950's). When George's daughter Nellie died, she left two young girls, Ovella and Myrtle. Mr. Johnson, the husband, could not raise the chilren so an aunt of Mr. Johnson took Myrtle to raise. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Plyler went to South Carolina to pick up Ovella to raise her. I always thought Ovella was a sister to Daddy until I started doing genealogy. When I asked Daddy about it, he said he remembered going to SC to pick up Ovella. She was about 3 or 4. Daddy said he traveled with his parents in the wagon to get her. He said it was a long trip.
We have a relative Beverly Rodgers that has info on George and his family. She also has some postings on the Genealogy.com forum. Go to the Plyler board and type in George Plyler. Her name should come up.
Up until a couple of years ago, the two children of Wesley and Margaret that died young did not have grave markers. There were two large rocks at the foot of the graves that marked the spot where they were buried. My two sisters and I had the markers put down. We have tried to maintain the graves. It is difficult because Marjorie and I live about 100 miles away and Betty lives about 300 miles away from Charlotte.
At one time Joe had some information on the Plylers. I know he had some old pictures. When my sisters and I would go to visit, he and I would always talk genealogy!
You are correct about George Plyler being a huge man. Beverly has a picture of him and he looks like a barrel. I was hoping to find a picture of Wesley but so far have not come across one. Beverly said that all the boys (George, Wesley, Calvin, Minor) resembled each other, very short and stout. I can remember Joe talking about Grandpa Plyler and he remembers him as being very big. Not tall big but round big.
There is also another website that has good information about Union Co. NC and its families. It is maintained by Julie Ganis. If you type in the words UNION COUNTY NC GENEALOGY, it should take you to the website.
There are also other connections we have. Grandma Plyler
had a child before she married Mr. Plyler. In the 1880 census, she is shown living with her parents, Samuel and Ann Forbis. Her daughter Nona is 1 year old. I know from some of the Plylers (at least the few that will talk about the girl) that her father was a Broom. Mr. Plyler would not take the girl to raise so she stayed with the Forbis grandparents for a while. Then when she was older, she went to live with the paternal grandparents (Broom) in Mecklenburg County.
I have always been interested in history and started doing genealogy in my early 20's. Aunt Jessie would tell me the most wonderful stories. She had such a good memory. She told me Grandpa Plyler was in the war and was shot in the knee. The minnie ball was never taken out and he walked with a limp the rest of his life. I found records of Confederate soldiers and Wesley was in the Junior reserves. After his death, Margaret filed for widow's compensation. She stated Wesley had been wounded in the foot.
Good luck in your hunting!
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