William Plank was born on 2 October 1796 in Sangerfield, Oneida County, New YOrk. He married REbecca Wadsworth on May 4, 1819. She was born on 10 December 1798 in Rutland County, Vermont. William died on 27 December 1886 and Rebecca died on 27 September 1864 in Wolcott, Wayne County, New York.
William and Rebecca had the following children:
1. Malissa B. Plank was born in February 1821. She married Nathan Stiles. Malissa died on 15 April 1859 and is buried in Glenside Cemetery, Wolcott, Wayne County, New York. She was 38 years, one month and 22 days when she passed away.
2. Lewis Plank
3. William Plank
4. Rebecca Plank was born in July 1829 and died on 17 August 1853 and is buried in the Glenside Cemetery, Wolcott, Wayne County, New York. She was 24 years, one month when she passed away.
5. Elisha Newton Plank was born 23 March 1831 and died on 21 September 1907.
William Plank was named after his grandfather. William was one of the first teachers of Wolcott, New York. William died at the residence of his son, E. N. Plank in Wyandotte, Kansas. William was born in Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York and moved in the spring of 1813 with his father's family to Wolcott, New York, where he lived for more than 60 years. William was one of the members of the first court held in the county of Wayne County, New York. William was 90 years, 2 months and 25 days old when he died.
HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY, NEW YORK, page 207 -- WILLIAM PLANK, son of Elisha Plank, above named, was born in Sangerfield Oneida county, New York, October 2, 1796. and moved to Wolcott with his father's family in the spring of 1813. In 1820 he married Rebecca Wadsworth, with whom he lived nearly half a century, she dying in September, 1864. According to the centenniel sermon of his paster, he is, with one exception, the oldest living member of the Presbyterian church in this village, is one of its elders, and has been for half a century the clerk of the society. From 1832 to 1840 he was a justice of the peace of this town, and has held various other town offices. Since the death of his wife he hs lived with his son, E. N. Plank, Es. (Elisha Newton Plank), of Wolcott, to whom the publishers of this work are largely indebted for facts relating to the early settlement of the town.