Grace Plott and James Iverson Plott - Cousins
Over one hundred years ago, James Iverson Plott and Grace Plott attempted the documentation of the George and Margaret Plott line with a “History of the Plott Relatives” book. James Iverson Plott referred to their book as the “History of the Plott Relatives”. They were cousins. James Iverson Plott was of the John Plott and Sara Gilliam-Plott’s line. Grace Plott was from the Henry Plott and Lydia Osborn-Plott’s line.
April 9, 1928
Sixty-three years ago today, (April 9, 1865) the great civil struggle came to its end. And I a prisoner of war, in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, with my old comrade, Robert Henry Plott of North Carolina, and his two elder brothers. The brothers past beyond the vale. Smallpox the cause. We returned home to a devastated country to struggle for a time and half time. But, ah, alas! Robert, my comrade, is gone, gone from whence there is no return. May the Lord, I pray, be with, and comfort the family and widowed companion.
A miracle or incident happened on the 26th of November, 1927. I met Miss Grace C. Plott in Montgomery, AL. The youngest daughter of my cousin and comrade 63 years after I had met the Father in prison in barrack 22. What a sad but happy meeting. Here we agreed to write in the completion of the history of the Plott relatives. Miss Grace assuming the North Carolina territory of her great-grandfather Henry Plott, and I that of my grandfather, John Plott. I commend and recommend to all in whose hands this history shall rest, my cousin, Miss Grace C. Plott, of 598 Capitol Avenue, Atlanta, Ga., who is worthy and should be reverenced by all, for the great tedious, laborious undertaking of bringing you in touch with each other from East to West by names and addresses shown in this history. The Lord be with you.
James Iverson Plott
Sadly, neither James nor Grace would see the end of their efforts to complete the “History of the Plott Relatives.” James would live a full life until his death on February 12, 1929 at the age of 84 years. Grace was a nurse at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Unfortunately, on June 27, 1931, at the age of only 40 years old, Grace was killed by a hit and run car driver in Atlanta.