My mother's relatives farmed and still farm, as the homestead of the Pleak's is still lived in my the Pleaks in Decatur Co In
My mother is (Ruth) Isabelle Pleak with Dundon's and Pleak's of Decatur Co. I believe near Sand Creek.
I have two books and many historical papers from her on the Pleaks.
The Pleaks at one time owned a whole section of land in the county but was lost in a fight over who was to inherit it.
Let's keep in touch Also join this group as the Pleak name came from this one.... the Decatur Co. ones, I believe almost 100 %, came from one of the 4 brothers of this "clan" brother named Johannes Pleak who by the way either he or his son married the sister of Gen. Wage of Am. Rev. fame
I have just found the beautiful artistic notivication of the death of James Pleak at the age of 18 in the Civil War... it says something to the fact to my son...
I don't have the $$ to restore it. Wish I could for it is only missing small bits of paper. I doubt if it has been opened for years!!!
I still have my mom's home in Indiana with a basement full of stuff. I am coming HOME, for Indiana is always my home. I'd like to meet the Pleaks and go to the family cemetary in Letts.
go to this site and join.... the whole Pleak family in VA, KY, IN, Ohio has a good chance of being connected via Johannes. About 4 yrs.ago I found the write of this yahoo group and he was happy for that day I gave him the info on the side of the family of Johannes that he said had been missing and also he was contacted by another org. brother's reative from England... another side of the family missing.
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