George Hale Nichols papers 1853-1866
Phebe (or Phoebe) T. Plant was born on July 2, 1800, the daughter of Rebecca Plant of Southington, Connecticut. On August 4, 1805, her widowed mother married Samuel Hearsey. During her late teenage years, Phoebe corresponded with Martha Barnes, who also lived in Southington. Phebe Plant married Joel Neal (1798-1835) on September 1, 1818, and died on March 26, 1819.