The Estate of Willis R. Plunkett (1796-1883)

Willis Rucker Plunkett was born in Campbell County, Virginia and made his home in Nelson County, Virginia. He was married twice; first to Margaret Finley Shields, and second to Mahala Dillard. After his death in 1883, his youngest son, David Willis Plunkett, was responsible for handling his estate. While no will has been found for Willis R. Plunkett, the following records do provide some good information, including a "who's who" of Nelson County in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, I neglected to record the book numbers of these documents, which were found in the Nelson County courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia in March 2015.