Generation No. 1
1. STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER was born 1140 in Gloucester County, England.
Notes for STEPHANUS DE PALMER:
Thanks to: http://www.angelfire.com/tn/palmerizer/page2.html
Jon Palmer's website: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child of STEPHANUS DE PALMER is:
2. i. JOHN DE2 PALMER, b. 1198, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN DE2 PALMER (STEPHANUS1 DEPALMER) was born 1198 in Glouchester County, England. He married CONSTANCE FOLFRE.
Child of JOHN PALMER and CONSTANCE FOLFRE is:
3. i. JOHN3 PALMER, b. 1224, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHN3 PALMER(JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1224 in Glouchester County, England. He married AMICIA DE CLOPTON.
Child of JOHN PALMER and AMICIA DE CLOPTON is:
4. i. WILLIAM4 PALMER, b. 1250, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 4
4. WILLIAM4 PALMER(JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1250 in Glouchester County, England. He married CONSTANCE BILNEY, daughter of GALFIDE BILNEY.
Child of WILLIAM PALMER and CONSTANCE BILNEY is:
5. i. THOMAS5 PALMER, b. 1280, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 5
5. THOMAS5 PALMER(WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1280 in Glouchester County, England. He married AGNES BROUGHTON, daughter of WILLIAM DE BROUGHTON.
Child of THOMAS PALMER and AGNES BROUGHTON is:
6. i. JOHN6 PALMER, b. 1310, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 6
6. JOHN6 PALMER(THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1310 in Glouchester County, England. He married HELEN ST. PEIR.
Child of JOHN PALMER and HELEN PEIR is:
7. i. WILLIAM7 PALMER, b. 1340, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 7
7. WILLIAM7 PALMER(JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1340 in Glouchester County, England. He married ALICE SHUKBOURGH.
Children of WILLIAM PALMER and ALICE SHUKBOURGH are:
8. i. WILLIAM8 PALMER, b. 1374, Glouchester County, England.
ii. HENRY PALMER, b. 1380.
Generation No. 8
8. WILLIAM8 PALMER(WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1374 in Glouchester County, England. He married BLANCE PEITO, daughter of WILLIAM PEITO.
Children of WILLIAM PALMER and BLANCE are:
9. i. JOHN9 PALMER, b. Warwick County, England.
ii. WILLIAM PALMER.
Generation No. 9
9. JOHN9 PALMER(WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born in Warwick County, England. He married ELIZABETH BOCKING, daughter of THOMAS BOCKING and MAUD GODWESTON.
Child of JOHN PALMER and ELIZABETH BOCKING is:
10. i. WILLIAM10 PALMER, b. 1418, Glouchester County, England.
Generation No. 10
10. WILLIAM10 PALMER(JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1418 in Glouchester County, England. He married ALEANOR LONGHAM?OR LAUGHAM.
Child of WILLIAM PALMER and ALEANOR LAUGHAM is:
11. i. RICHARD11 PALMER, b. 1445, in Leichester County, England.
Generation No. 11
11. RICHARD11 PALMER(WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1445 in in Leichester County, England. He married URSULA HERON, daughter of RICHARD HERON.
Child of RICHARD PALMER and URSULA HERON is:
12. i. JOHN12 PALMER, b. 1474, Warwick County, England.
Generation No. 12
12. JOHN12 PALMER(RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1474 in Warwick County, England. He married JOANE ROECLIFFE, daughter of EDWARD ROECLIFFE.
Child of JOHN PALMER and JOANE ROECLIFFE is:
13. i. WILLIAM13 PALMER , ESQ., b. 1500, Charleton Regis, Lemington , Glouchester, England.
Generation No. 13
13. WILLIAM13 PALMER , ESQ.(JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1500 in Charleton Regis, Lemington , Gloucester, England. He married MARY GRIVELL, daughter of RICHARD GREVIL.
Notes for MARY GRIVELL:
Mary his wife, sister of William Grivell, one of the Judges of the Common
Pleas, and of Sir Giles Grivell, knight, both long since deceased. (could this
be the William Grevel whose house is pictured at Chipping Camden) http://www.cotswolds.info/places/chipping-campden.shtml
This house is the oldest in Chipping Campden and was built by William Grevel in about 1380. The house would have been one of the first to have chimneys instead of just holes in the roof. William Grevel was one of the country's most influential wool merchants, a citizen of London and financier to King Richard II. The house was originally set around a courtyard.
Children of WILLIAM PALMER and MARY GRIVELL are:
14. i. GILES OR EGIDIUS14 PALMER, b. 1538, Burton Hill, Glouchester, England.
ii. EDWARD PALMER, b. 1527, Worchester County, England.
iii. WILLIAM PALMER, b. 1525, Worchester County, England.
iv. MARIA PALMER, b. 1529, Worchester County, England.
v. DOROTHEA PALMER, b. 1531, Worchester County, England.
Generation No. 14
14. GILES OR EGIDIUS14 PALMER(WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1538 in Burton Hill, Glouchester, England. He married MURIEL FIELD, daughter of RICHARD FIELD.
Children of GILES PALMER and MURIEL FIELD are:
15. i. EDWARD15 PALMER, b. Compton, County Warwick; d. November 22, 1624, London and Leffington in County of Gloucester, England.
16. ii. WILLIAM PALMER.
Generation No. 15
15. EDWARD15 PALMER(GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born in Compton, County Warwick, and died November 22, 1624 in London and Leffington in County of Gloucester, England. He married MERIAL PALMER January 15, 1574/75 in Bourton on the Hill, Gloucester County, England, daughter of RICHARD PALMER.
Notes for EDWARD PALMER:
1 AUTH and Administrations Relating to Virginia and Virginians, Lothrop Withington,
1 AGNC Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
A History of Halifax County (Virginia): by Wirt Johnson Carrington,Baltimore, Regional Publis hing Co., 1969 , p. 234-236 Birmingham PublicLibrary.
(Edward Palmer) ...on July 3, 1622, received a patent of land from theVirginia Company.
considered idea of putting a university on Palmer's Island in theSusquehannah.
Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. II, HistoricGenealogical Society, 19 01, p. 982-3.
Edward palmer, of London and late of Leffington in the County ofGlocester Esq. 22 November 16 24, proved 15 December 1624. To the parishchurch Todenham, towards the reparations of the sa me and of the chapelbelonging to Lemington house, commonly called the Place, in the parish of Todenham, where I was born, forty shillings. A seemly monument to beerected in the same chap el for a memory of John Palmer Esq., my lategrandfather, and of Mary hiw wife, sister of Will iam Grivell, one of theJudges of the Common Pleas, and of Sir Giles Grivell, knight, both lon gsince deceased. To my daughter Margaret Elton five pounds (in a piece ofplate). To my daug hter Mary a piece of plate of same vlue. Another tomy daughter Charlton and another to my da ughter Rutter. To my sonRichard Palmer seven hundred pounds, in hope my said son will provid e forthe good education and maintenance of Bridget his only child anddaughter. Reference to t he bargain and sale of the manor of OverLemington, sold by my father to Richard Palmer of Ber ton, gentleman, mywife's father. The manor of Nether Lemington sold by myself to to sidRicha rd Palmer. Certain assurances and releases of the manor of MiddleDitchford to Rlph Sheldon , Esq. from my father and others. Certainengails thereof heretofore made by my grandfather a nd my uncle WilliamPalmer, sometime one of the gentleman pensioners to King Henry VII andEdwa rd VI. The manor of Churchill sold by my father to sir ChristopherHatton, knight. My son Gi les Palmer to be sole executor, or, if he die,then my son Thomas Palmer. For supervisors I a ppoint Sir Giles Overbury,knight, Sir Matthew Palmer, knight, George Lascells, Esq., Laurence maidewell, Esq., Mr. ___Lea, citizen of London, and Richard Croftes,gentleman, to each of who m a ring of gold of four angels. And my willand mind is that if I shall happen to give unt o my said son Richard thesum of two thousand pounds or more out of my profits of Virginia an d NewEngland, then the seven hundred pounds (as aforesaid) shall not becharged upon my person al estate and c. And as touching my castles,manors, lands, tenements and heritaments which n ow or hereafter shall bebuilt and erected in Virginia or New England in the parts beyond th e seasI give the same to my son Giles and c. with the remainder to my sonThomas and c., the n to Edward Palmer only son of my brother William. Andfor default of all such issue males an d c., all the aforesaid castles,lands, and c. shall be and remain for the founding and mainte nance of anUniversity and such schools in Virginia as shall be there erected andshall be call ed ACADEMIA VIRGINIENSIS ET OXONIENSIS and shall be dividedinto several streets or alleys o f twenty foot broad; and sll such as canprove their lawful descent fromJohn Palmer, ESq., o f Lemington aforesaid,my grandfather deceased, or from my late grandmother his wife, beingson s, shall be there freely admitted and shall be brought up in suchschools as shall be fit fo r their age and learning and shall be removedfrom time to time as they shall profit in knowle dge and understanding.And further my will is that the scholars of the said University, foravo iding of idleness their hours of recreation, shall have two painters,the one for oil colour s and the other for water colours, which shall beadmitted Fellows in the same College. And f urther my will and mind istht two grinders, the one for oil colours and the other for waterco lours, and also colours, oil and gum waters shall be provided from timeto time at the costs a nd charges of the said College, beseeching God toadd a blessing to all these my intents.
Walter W. Preston, A.M. History of Harford County (Maryland) Press of Sun Book Offices, Baltimore, Maryland, p. 23.
The first settlement at the head of the bay is supposed to have been made by Edward Palmer, a cultivated Englishman, on Palmer's, or Watson's Island at the mouth of the Susquehanna. Palmer's Island lies in Cecil, but it lies between the two counties, and may be assumed that the settlers there extended into Harford, a few hundred yards away. The fate of this settlement is uncertain, but Heal, the historian states that the letters of John Pory, secretary of the Virginia Company, which bear date previous to Claiborne's settlement on Kent Island say that he and others had made discovery in the great bay northward," where we left very happily settled nearly a hundred Englishmen, with a hope of good trade in furs.
When Palmer's Island was taken by possession in 1637 by Lord Baltimore's agents, four servants were found and some books indicating that Palmer himself had resided there. In a petition to the king of England by Capt. William Clayborne, protesting against interference by Lord Baltimore's people came over in the "Ark" and the "Dove" in 1633, they declared that the petitioner, previous to the coming of the Calverts, had discovered and settled a plantation and factory upon a small island in the mouth of the Susquehanna river. The petitioner refers to the years 1627-8-9, so it is certain white men were familiar with the shore of the Susquehanna at that time. (Johnston's History of Cecil County)
Children of EDWARD PALMER and MERIAL PALMER are:
17. i. THOMAS16 PALMER, b. 1580, London, England; d. 1633, Northumberland County or Accomac, Virginia..
18. ii. RICHARD PALMER, b. London, Middlesex County, England.
iii. MARGARET PALMER, b. London, Middlesex County, England; m. ELTON.
iv. MARY PALMER, b. London, Middlesex County, England.
v. CHARLESTON PALMER, b. London, Middlesex County, England.
vi. RUTTER PALMER.
vii. GILES PALMER, b. 1592, Lemington, Glouchester County, England.
16. WILLIAM15 PALMER(GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER).
Child of WILLIAM PALMER is:
i. EDWARD16 PALMER.
Generation No. 16
17. THOMAS16 PALMER(EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1580 in London, England, and died 1633 in Northumberland County or Accomac, Virginia.. He married JOANE JORDAN 1610 in London, England.I came across your Web site and the Palmer genealogy at http://www.southern-style.com/PALMER.htm.
"I am interested in the children of Thomas
Palmer #17, namely John, under Generation 16. So far what I've seen regarding
their children are references to Priscilla, daughter of Thomas and Joane, who
arrived with her parents in 1621..and I see references to the land grants to
John and Thomas (son) and indications that they might be Thomas' (1590-1629)
sons. But, I have seen a listing for Thomas Palmer in Virginia Immigrants and
Adventures, 1607-1635: A Bibliographical Dictionary that indicates he left a
will and mentions sons but there is no mention of their names but it does
mention the names of the daughters...Joan, Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Mary. It does
say he left a "gold ring and some tobacco to his eldest son" and "some tobacco
to his second and third sons and his daughters"...(named). Kathy Schert email@example.com
Notes for THOMAS PALMER
This is a working prospect as father of Martin. We know this Palmer family tracks its ancestry to Edward Palmer who left his will.
Thomas Palmer, born 1590 in London England and died either in N. Farnham Parish or Accomac Co ., VA 1633. Thomas married Joane Jordan, born between 1608 and 1613 in England.
Thomas, wife Joane and six year old daughter, Priscilla arrived in VA <http://www.geocities.c om/Heartland/Acres/7647/colonial.htm> aboard ship "Tyger" <http://www.primenet.com/+AH4-langf ord/spls/621va005.htm> in Nov 1621; 1. lived at "Jordan's Journey " in Dominion of VA near City Point, Charles City Co. Feb. 16, 1622/23; 2. Oct. 16, 1629 Member of House of Burgesses ; represented Shirley Hundred Island; 3. 1622-29 Commander & Captain of Company of Shirley Hundreds Island troop; 4. 1630 represented Shirley Hundred Main 5. Mar 1630/31 appointed Justice for the monthly courts for upper portion of counties of Henrico & Charles City, VA; 6. Died 1633. Only wife Joane & daughter Priscilla are mentioned--Joane listed as head rights under John Baker as patentee.
Children of Thomas Palmer and Joane Jordan are:
Prisilla Palmer born 1614 England, married John Baker c. 1629 Shirley Hundred, Surry Co., VA ; Thomas Palmer, II born 1617 London John born 1621 Farnham Parish, Dominion of VA, married Sarah (unknown), died 1686 Rappahanock Co.,VA. Samuel, (possibly)
In 1653 John and brother Thomas of North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA received grants o f land for transporting persons to the VA Colony.
Land Patents for the import of indentured servants -1. Mar 23, 1654 Westmoreland Co. 354 acres 2. Oct 24, 1655 - Northumberland Co. 300 acres3. Apr 17, 1668 - Stafford Co. 500 acres4 . Oct 14, 1670 - 1,227 acres5. Mar 23, 1664 Westmoreland Co - 365 acres
Children of THOMAS PALMER and JOANE JORDAN are:
19. i. MARTIN17 PALMER, b. September 12, 1625, London, England; d. 1702, Pamunkey Neck, King William County, Virginia.
ii. EDWARD PALMER, b. 1612.
20. iii. MARY PALMER.
iv. SAMUEL PALMER.
v. CHARLESTON RUTTER PALMER.
vi. PRISCILLA PALMER, b. 1614; d. Shirley Hundred, Surry; m. JOHN BAKER, 1629.
vii. THOMAS PALMER, b. 1617, London, Middlesex County, England.
viii. JOHN PALMER, b. 1621, Farnham Parish, Dominion of VA; d. 1686, Rappahanock Co., VA.; m. SARAH.
Notes for JOHN PALMER:
In 1653 John and brother Thomas of North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA received grants o f land for transporting persons to the VA Colony.
Land Patents for the import of indentured servants -1. Mar 23, 1654 Westmoreland Co. 354 acres 2. Oct 24, 1655 - Northumberland Co. 300 acres 3. Apr 17, 1668 - Stafford Co. 500 acres4 . Oct 14, 1670 - 1,227 acres5. Mar 23, 1664 Westmoreland Co - 365 acres
18. RICHARD16 PALMER(EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born in London, Middlesex County, England.
Child of RICHARD PALMER is:
i. BRIDGET17 PALMER.
Generation No. 17
19. MARTIN17 PALMER(THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born September 12, 1625 in London, England, and died 1702 in Pamunkey Neck, King William County, Virginia. He married MARY.
Notes for MARTIN PALMER:
1 AUTH Major colonial Militia, New Kent Company, Virginia 1680,
1 AGNC Proof, William Armstrong Crozier, FRS. Virginia Colonial Militia (1905), p. 104p
1 DEST Owen, op. cit. Vol. 4, p. 1316, History of Jefferson County
1 MEDI 7th generation proof: Hutchinson: The Pettus Family (1957) pp 7-14?
2 PLAC Edward Pleasant's Valentine Papers Vol 2., p. 905 2:14:17
1 GEDC Carrington, op. cit. pp. 235: 2:37, William and Mary
1 REPO Quart (2) 14:17, John Bennett Biddie: Virginia
Historical Genealogies (1954) p. 116. Will of John Mallory of London, mentions ch. of ? and of sister Elizabeth Palmer and sister Oua? Valentine Papers 2: 905Will of ?
G.M. Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records, Val. Virginia: Washington D.C.1926.
Supplement to Index of Ancestors 1941-198, Society of Colonial Wars
Revolutionary Soldiers and Virginia, p. 338
History of Halifax County, Va. By Carrington, p. 235
History of Jefferson County, Florida, Mary Oakley McRae and Edith ClarkBarrows
Arrived in Virginia in 1667: Old King William Homes nd Families, Clarke,1897.
14, "The Palmer Plantation," and 14 a, the Palmer Family
"Palmers", A History of Halifax County, Wirt Johnson Carrington, Baltimore: Regional Publishing co, 1969, p. 233.
Among the early settlers were the Palmers. Most of them came from the Eastern Shore, but their ancestors were originally from England. Meade, in his "old Churches, Families and Minister s of Virginia," says on page200, Vol 1: "Another residence of Nathaniel Bacon must have bee n near Williamsburg, for his tombstone now lies in a field on Dr. Tinsley's farm, while the tomb stones of the Palmer family are in the garden of that place."
Dr. Byron S. Palmer, of New York, and Dr. W.B. Palmer of Alabama, are compiling the Palmer Families of the United States, and the compilation has already reached several large volumes. William Palmer was one of the earliest recorded of this county, and Chillian Palmer was a vestry man in old Antrim Parish, as recorded in its first church records by Bishop Meade.
Clark, OLD KING WILLIAM HOMES AND FAMILIES, p.
(14) The Palmer Plantation
In 1653 major Joseph Croshaw of York County was granted a tract of landing New Kent County which lay next to the Cheemockins along Black Creek, had the names of Martin Palmer and Mary, his wife, were named among those transported.
The Palmers and the Croshaws were, in many ways, connected by family tie sand by business relations. Marti Palmer married Elizabeth, widow of Richard Croshaw, for his second wife.
Major Martin Palmer was listed among the Military Officers in New Kent County in 1680. He was then probably living in Pamunkey Neck.
On April 20, 1682, Capt. Martin Palmer was granted 1500 acres of land in Romanock Neck, within the bounds of Major Croshaw's Dividend, which invested the area between the West Plantation , Chelsea, and Bull Swamp; the Mattapony River and the back line of Romanoke Dividend, which was then owned by Major William Claiborne, Jr.
Martin Palmer and Elizabeth, his wife, conveyed to John Quarles, in 170,100 acres of land lying in the fork between Bull Swamp and the Mattapony River. John Quarles had married Jane; daughter of Captain Roger Mallory.
This tract of land, which was conveyed to John Quarles, was found to be within the bounds of t he land given to Captain Nathaniel West by his family, Col. John West, and the Quarles family vacated the land and moved to a tract which had belonged to the Mallorys near Mattapony Indian Town.
Cap[tain Martin Palmer died before December 19, 1702, when his son, Martin Palmer Gent: Executor of Captain Marti Palmer, deceased brought suit against one William Knight. Elizabeth Palme r, wife of Captain Martin Palmer, gave power of attorney to Thomas West, to relinquish her fight of dower in the land.
Several generations of the Palmer family lived on this plantation and they maintained a seat , most likely, at the site of the present dwelling called "Kentuckie."
At some date before 1742, Martin Palmer and his brother, Roger Palmer, conveyed a part of the land to Col. Augustine Moore and, by the same record, it is known that James Richeson had established his home on that part called Kentuckie. These facts are written in the last will o f Col. Augustine Moore in 1742.
(14a) The Palmer Family.
Captain Martin Palmer, when he came to Virginia in 1653, hd a wife named Mary and a daughter , Mary.
After 1667, when Richard Croshaw died in York County, his widow, Elizabeth, who was born Eliabeth Mallory, married for her second husband, Capt. martin Palmer.
The Palmers were established in Pamunkey Neck before 1680 when CaptainMartin Palmer was listed in the roll of the military in New Kent County.
Captain Martin Palmer and Elizabeth, his wife, had seven children: Martin, Roger, Thomas, Char les, Jeffery, Elizabeth, who married first, Mr. Butler and second, Robert Chandler, and Lucy who married James Powers.
Capt. Martin Palmer was a prominent man in King William County. He was named in the First Commission of Justices for the County and had a son, Martin Palmer Junior who was a vestryman i n St. Johns Parish.
Captain Martin Palmer died in 1702 and his son, Martin Junior, was executor of his will. Hi s wife, Elizabeth Palmer, gave a power of attorney to Captain Thomas West, to relinquish her life interest in the land.
Martin Palmer, Junior, died around 1720, and his son Roger Palmer, the third, appears to have been the grantor with his uncle Roger Palmer, in deeding the land to Col. Augustine Moore.
Roger Palmer, the son of Captain Martin and Elizabeth, his wife died in1758, and he had two sons: William Palmer and Jeffrey Palmer.
"VIRGINIA MILITIA OFFICERS 1698," VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORDS, GENEALOGY PUBLISHING, 1983.
Col. Richard Johnson
King and Queen: Captain Martin Palmer 89 men
Generations between John Palmer, ESQ and Edward are questionable. Generations between Edward and Martin are also in question.
Could this family be connected to Sir Thomas Palmer mentioned in Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerages about whom is written:
Palmer--Earl of Castlemaine "By Letters Patent, dated 11 December, 1661"
"Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt., of Wingham, in Kent, the representative of a very ancient family, was created a Baronet 29 June, 1621 (See Burke's Extinct Baronetage, and Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, under Palmer, Bart., of Wanlip Hall). He m. Margaret, dau. of John Pooley, Esq., o f Badley
1. Thomas (Sir) m. Margaret, dau of Herbert Pelham,Esq. and dying v.p., left
Thomas (Sir; 2nd baronet, who m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heiress of Sir John Shirley, Knt. of Isfield, co., Sussex, and was grandfather of Sir Thomas Palmer, whose dau. Elizabeth m. Hon Edward Finch (son of Daniel, 6th Earl of Winchelsea).
II. Roger (Sir) K.B. cupbearer to Henry, Prince of Wales, and to his brother afterwards King Charles I, d.s.p.
III. James (Sir) of Dorney, Bucks, knight of the bedchamber to King James I, and chancellor of the Order of the Garter m. 1st Martha, dau. of Sir William Garrard of Dorney, Bucks by who m he had a son, Philip, cupbearer to King Charles II, ancestor of the Palmer of Dorney Court , Sir James, m. 2ndly Cathere, dau. of William Herbert, Earl of Powys and relict of Sir Rober t Vaughn, and had a son, Roger, 1st Earl of Castlemaine.
So... why should we suspect a connection?
According to Old King William Homes and Families, Clarke (1897), Martin Palmer arrived in Virginia in 1653. This would have been during the Commonwealth period when England was under the "Protectorship" of Oliver Cromwell. This would not have been a time "friendly" to those close to the Crown.
Is also interesting to note that Martin Palmer, after the death of his first wife, Mary, married the widow Croshaw, Elizabeth Mallory, a descendant of Thomas Mallory, Dean of Chester, an d his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Vaughan, Bishop of London.
One always wonders what leads people to leave the comforts of their established families to b rave the perils of a new world.
I would love to know more about the "story" behind the genealogical "facts" that we know of t his family. If anyone could direct me to sources that would help fill in these blanks, help would be appreciated. Sharman
Children of MARTIN PALMER and MARY are:
21. i. MARTIN18 PALMER, b. 1653, New Kent County, VA; d. March 19, 1731/32, in King William's County, Virginia.
ii. LUCY PALMER.
iii. ROGER PALMER.
iv. THOMAS PALMER.
v. CHARLES PALMER.
20. MARY17 PALMER(THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER). She married JOHN KEY.
Child of MARY PALMER and JOHN KEY is:
i. MARTIN18 KEY.
Generation No. 18
21. MARTIN18 PALMER(MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1653 in New Kent County, VA, and died March 19, 1731/32 in in King William's County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH MALLORY 1674 in in King William County, Virginia, daughter of ROGER MALLORY.
Notes for ELIZABETH MALLORY:
1 AUTH author John Bennett Boddie Genealogical Publishing, 1975
Va. Hist. Genealogies, p. 116.
Elizabeth, m. Martin Palmer (?), who held 1200 acres in King William in1704.
Abstrct of the will of JOHN MALLORY, citizen and leather seller of London, dated 23 May, 1747.
To my wife and her heirs my estate of Stratford Lanthory Co. Essex. Also I give her lese of m y house in the Strand.
To Treasurer of Saint Georges Hospital 100 pounds--for use of sick and lame there.
To Treasurer of the New Foundling Hospital for use of that charity, 100pounds.
To Mr. Galfidus Mann and Mr. Richard Cooke, 20 guineas each for mourning.
I make my wife sole executrix and give her residue of my estate on condition that she pays t o said Mr. Mann and Mr. Cooke 4000 pounds within3 yers, to be held by them in trust as follow s--
To pay interest to my wife for her life and after her death to pay to children of my brother William near Jamestown in Virginia 400 pounds, in King Williams County, to the children of my sister ELIZABETH PALMER (Sic) 300 pounds--to the children of my brother Roger 1200 pounds-- to the children of my brother Thomas 1200 pounds--to the children of my sister Quarles 300 pounds- - to the children of my brother Charles 400pounds--
To the children of my cousin (nephew) Francis Mallory of James River in Virginia 200 pounds--
If any of said children die their shares shall go to their lawful representatives. Witnesses : Charles Waring
Proved 6th December, 1752 by Mary Mallory, widow, relict and executrix.
Children of MARTIN PALMER and ELIZABETH MALLORY are:
22. i. MARTIN19 PALMER, b. Abt. 1678; d. Bef. 1747, Virginia.
ii. ROGER PALMER.
iii. MARY PALMER.
iv. BETTY PALMER.
v. GRACE PALMER.
vi. CHARLES PALMER.
vii. JEFFREY PALMER.
viii. THOMAS PALMER.
Generation No. 19
22. MARTIN19 PALMER(MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born Abt. 1678, and died Bef. 1747 in Virginia. He married MILLIE REED.
Notes for MARTIN PALMER:
Elizabeth Mallory, d/o Capt. Roger Mallory (c1635-1695-7), m. 1-Capt. Benjamin Crowshaw (d.s. p. by June 1677), s/o Capt. Richard Crowshaw. Elizabeth m. 2-Martin Palmer Jr. They were in King William Co. VA 1704. Their son Martin Palmer Jr. was b. ca 1678 & d. ca 1720 before his father. (Some of this taken from Kathryn Brown Williams' book, The Palmer/Parmer Family 1653-1 989; no publisher listed)
Children of MARTIN PALMER and MILLIE REED are:
23. i. MARTIN20 PALMER , AMERICAN REVOLUTION, b. Abt. 1726, Hanover County Virginia, Sgt. in Am. Revolution; d. 1790, Halifax Co. Va..
24. ii. ROGER PALMER, d. 1758.
iii. JAMES PALMER.
iv. JOHN PALMER.
v. CHARLES PALMER.
vi. MARY JANE PALMER.
vii. THOMAS PALMER.
viii. ANTHONY CLAIBORNE PALMER.
ix. WILLIAM PALMER.
Generation No. 20
23. MARTIN20 PALMER , AMERICAN REVOLUTION (MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OREGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born Abt. 1726 in Hanover County Virginia, Sgt. in Am. Revolution, and died 1790 in Halifax Co. Va.. He married (2) MILLY REED in Charlotte co.. He married (3) MARY VAUGHN 1748 in King William, Co. Virginia.
Notes for MARTIN PALMER , AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
1 AUTH "friend and neighbor of Patrick Henry" of Virginia
1 AGNC Nat 140436 DAR and H50860 SOR SR NY 7890
1 DEST first Virginia Regiment, continental line, was transferred to 14th Va. Rgt.
1 MEDI sons Elias, Jeffery, and Elisha also served
2 PLAC vestryman in Antrim Parrish
1 _FA1 82497
Sgt. Va. Reg. National #82497
G. M. Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records, Vol 1, Virginia, WashingtonD.C. 1726, Supplemen t to Index of Ancestors, 1941. P. 198 Society ofColonial Wars.
Eliece B. Williams admitted April 21, 1965 #488640 DAR
Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia p. 338
History of Halifax County, Va. by Carrington, p. 235
History of Jefferson County, Florida, Mary Oakley McRae and Edith Clark Barrows-- Monticello, Fla. p. 26. Proves Chillian son of Martin
Thomas McAdory Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of AlabamaBiography (1921) Vol. 1VP131 6.
History of Cumberland Parrish, Lunengerg County, Va by Landon C. Bell, p.269
Biographical memoranda by W.B. Palmer found in Ala Dept of Archives and History.
"Palmer and Allen of Virginia and Georgia," Historic Southern Families,vol. X.
Martin Palmer, Sr., b. 1726, Hanover Co., Va., d. Halifax Co., Va., ca.1790, m. (1) Mary Vaughn, 1747, at King William Co., Va., (2) Milley Reed at Charlotte Co., Va., 1772.
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Records:
Deed Book No. 1, p. 157--Deed dated April, 1767, between Ishal Prewittand Frances, his wife , and Martin Palmer. Prewitt and wife convey to Martin Palmer, of Charlotte County, 200 acre s of land left by JohnSullivant to his four daughters adjoining lands now possessed by said Martin Palmer.
Deed Book 3, p. 362--Deed of Gift dated September 3, 1773: Martin Palmerof Charlotte County , Virginia, to his son, Luke Palmer, of six negroslaves.
Deed Book No. 3, p. 467--Deed of Gift dated February 6, 1775: Martin Palmer to his son, Chillian Palmer, both of Charlotte County. Although Martin Palmer, Sr., was born in Hanover County , Virginia, and died in Halifax County, Virginia, he lived in Charlotte County, Virginia, and owned land there. (See lineage of Chillian Palmer following thisChapter.)
Martin Palmer was a friend and neighbor of Patrick Henry. Martin Palmer served in the Revolutionary War as Sergeant of the Virginia Infantry. A record of his service is on Page 602, "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution," by John H. Gwathmey. This record is also in Vol. 1,p. 260, "Revolutionary War records of Virginia," by Brumsbaugh. It is also recorded in the files of the War Department, Washington D.C.
The History of Halifax (County Virginia),by Wirt Johnson Carrington, states that Chillian Palmer was descended from Edward Palmer, a member of the Virginia Company who wished to start a university in Virginia.
p. 235, "Chilian Palmer, vestryman of Antrim Parish, Halifax county, Virginia, was a son of Martin Palmer, of Charlotte and Halifax counties. This Martin Palmer was a sergeant in the Revolutionary war, and was a descendant of the Edward Palmer who conceived the idea of founding a university on Palmer's Island, a picturesque spot in the Susquehanna rive. In his transcript of the original records Niell tells us that Edward Palmer, for whom this island was name d, was a distinguished London virtuoso, who on July the third, sixteen and twenty-two, (Jul y 3, 1622), received a patent of land from the Virginia Company. In his will, dated November 22, 1624, he leaves all his lands and tenements in Virginia and New England, in event of al l issue failing, to remain for the founding and maintenance of this university. He then provides that all those who can thereafter prove their lawful descent from his grandfather, John Palmer, Esq., of Leamington, and from his grandmother, "being sonnes, shall be freely admitted and brought up in such schools as shall be fit for their age and learning, and shall be removed from time to time as they shall profit in knowledge and learning, and further my will is that the schollers of said universitye for avoyding of Idleness at their houres of recre ation shall have two paynters, the one oyle cullors and the other for water cullors, which shall be admitted fellowes in the same college to the end and intent that the said schollers sh all or may learne the arts of payntinge, and further my will and mind is that two grinders the one for oyle cullors and the other for water cullours and also couleers oyle and bumme water shall be provided from tyme to tyme at the charges of the said college beseeching God to ad d a blessing to all these said intents."
Virginia Company of London, "Palmers Isle," reads:
"These Patents followings were read and compared and found to be right and therefore recomended them to the Afternoons Court for confirmation.
The Lady Berkeley.
Mr Tho: Addison
Mr Edw: Johnson
Mr Edw: Palmer (1)
Mr Wm. Felgate
Mr. Fran Pecke,&c
Mr John Harvy
Mr John Pemberton
Mr. Wm Rowsly
Mr Dan: Gookin
Mr. Chris: Hillary
(1) Palmer's isle at the mouth of the Susquehanna was named after Edward Palmer of Leamington , Gloucester Co., England. Camden says he was "a curious and diligent antiquary;" Fuller, i n his Worthies writes "His plenteous estate afforded him opportunity to put forward the ingenuity implanted by nature, for the public good, resolving to erect an academy in Virginia. I n order whereunto, he purchased an island, called Palmer's island unto this day; but in pursuance thereof was at many thousand pounds expense some instruments employed therein, not discharging the trust reposed in them with corresponding fidelity. He died in 1625.
p. 197 in a footnote: In the Manuscript Council Book of Maryland Colony there is an inventory of goods of Claiborne seized at Palmer's Island at the mouth of the Susquehanna, the site of an academy projected by Palmer, an English scholar of wealth, and among the articles mentioned is "One folio volume of Mr. Perkins's works."
I am seeking more information on this individual. He was apparently devoted to his grandfath er, John Palmer and grandmother Mary Grivell Palmer of Leamington (or Leffington), County o f Gloucester, England. Mary Grivell was "sister of William Grivell, one of the Judges of th e Common Pleas, and of Sir Giles Grivell, knight, both long since deceased." I would love t o know more about this Grivell family as well.
Generations between John Palmer, ESQ and Edward are questionable. Generations between Edwar d and Martin are also in question.
Could this family be connected to Sir Thomas Palmer mentioned in Burke's Dormant and Extinc t Peerages about whom is written:
Palmer--Earl of Castlemaine "By Letters Patent, dated 11 December, 1661"
"Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt., of Wingham, in Kent, the representative of a very ancient family, w as created a Baronet 29 June, 1621 (See Burke's Extinct Baronetage, and Burke's Peerage and B aronetage, under Palmer, Bart., of Wanlip Hall). He m. Margaret,dau. of John Pooley, Esq., o f Badley
1. Thomas (Sir) m. Margaret, dau of Herbert Pelham,Esq. and dying v.p., left
Thomas (Sir; 2nd baronet, who m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heiress of Sir John Shirley, Knt. o f Isfield, co., Sussex, and was grandfather of Sir Thomas Palmer, whose dau. Elizabeth m. Ho n Edward Finch (son of Daniel, 6th Earl of Winchelsea).
Notes for MARY VAUGHN:
There is a William Vaughn who died 1777 in Halifax co, VA--left will, WB 1, p. 199-- shows ch ildren: Mary, Lucy, Millicent (my line), Maachal, Thomas, William, Drury.Jane firstname.lastname@example.org om
Children of MARTIN PALMER and MILLY REED are:
i. JAMES21 PALMER.
ii. JOHN PALMER, m. MARY JAMES.
iii. CHARLES PALMER.
iv. MARY JANE PALMER.
v. THOMAS PALMER, m. ISABEL PERRY.
vi. MARTIN PALMER, b. 1778; d. 1850; m. (1) MARGARET; m. (2) SARAH HARDWICKE, 1798.
vii. ANTHONY CLAIBORNE PALMER, b. 1780; m. REBECCA ABIGAIL AYERS.
viii. WILLIAM PALMER, b. 1787; m. MARGARET WHITSET.
Children of MARTIN PALMER and MARY VAUGHN are:
25. ix. CHILIAN21 PALMER , WAR OF 1812, b. 1764, Hanover County, Virginia War or 1812, N. Orleans; d. February 1816, Halifax County, Virginia.
x. JEFFERY PALMER, b. Hanover Virginia American Revolution; m. LEGRAND.
Notes for JEFFERY PALMER:
1 AUTH 11th and 15th Va Regiments War Dept 343, 1
xi. ELISHA PALMER, b. Hanover Virginia American Revolution; m. ANNA LEGRAND.
xii. ELIAS PALMER, b. Hanover Virginia American Revolution; m. HARRIET LEGRAND.
xiii. WILLIAM PALMER.
xv. LUKE PALMER, b. 1752; m. MARY FOSTER.
24. ROGER20 PALMER(MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) died 1758.
Children of ROGER PALMER are:
i. WILLIAM21 PALMER.
ii. JEFFERY PALMER.
Generation No. 21
25. CHILIAN21 PALMER , WAR OF 1812(MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born 1764 in Hanover County, Virginia War or 1812, N. Orleans, and died February 1816 in Halifax County, Virginia. He married MARY PETTUS 1779 in Virginia, daughter of JOHN PETTUS and SARAH.
Notes for CHILIAN PALMER , WAR OF 1812:
The History of Halifax (County Virginia),Wirt Johnson Carrington, states that Chillian Palme r was descended from Edward Palmer, a member of the Virginia Company who wished to start a university in Virginia.
p. 235, "Chilian Palmer, vestryman of Antrim Parish, Halifax county, Virginia, was a son of M artin Palmer, of Charlotte and Halifax counties. This Martin Palmer was a sergeant in the Revolutionary war, and was a descendant of the Edward Palmer who conceived the idea of founding a university on Palmer's Island, a picturesque spot in the Susquehanna river. In his transcript of the original records Niell tells us that Edward Palmer, for whom this island was named, was a distinguished London virtuoso, who on July the third, sixteen and twenty-two, (Jul y 3, 1622), received a patent of land from the Virginia Company. In his will, dated November 22, 1624, he leaves all his lands and tenements in Virginia and New England, in event of al l issue failing, to remain for the founding and maintenance of this university. He then provides that all those who can thereafter prove their lawful descent from his grandfather, John Palmer, Esq., of Leamington, and from his grandmother, "being sonnes, shall be freely admitted and brought up in such schools as shall be fit for their age and learning, and shall be removed from time to time as they shall profit in knowledge and learning, and further my will is that the schollers of said universitye for avoyding of Idleness at their houres of recreation shall have two paynters, the one oyle cullors and the other for water cullors, which shall be admitted fellowes in the same college to the end and intent that the said schollers shall or may learne the arts of payntinge, and further my will and mind is that two grinders the one for oyle cullors and the other for water cullours and also couleers oyle and bumme water shall be provided from tyme to tyme at the charges of the said college beseeching God to ad d a blessing to all these said intents."
1 AUTH History of Jefferson County Florida, Mary Oakley McRory and Edith Clarke Barrows
1 AGNC published 1935
from History of Jefferson County, Florida
When Richard the Lion-hearted joined with Frederich of Germany and Philippe of France in a Crusade against the infidels of the Holy Land, there was a pilgrim by the name of Ralph in the vast cavalcade of human beings who so distinguished himself in combat against the Saracens, that the was knighted upon the battlefield and thus became entitled to permanently bear the palm , wear the black mantle embroidered with the scarlet keys of St. Peter and devote himself to religious study, the visiting of shrines and the contemplation of holy things.
This knight, known as Sir Ralph the Palmer, bore upon his shield the words "Palmer Virtutute," meaning good of holy palmer and became the progenitor of that Palmer who reached the New England coast in 1620 in the good ship Mayflower, and like his crusader ancestor was known a s a pilgrim. Walter was the name of this adventurer in the sailing vessel Fortune, followed so on by his wife Ann. Of these Palmers, presumably Walter was the forefather of the Palmer family in America. In 1758 Martin Thomas Palmer I appeared in Virginia, married twice and became the father of several children. He was a neighbor and friend of the patriots Patrick Henry and John Randolph, all three of them having homes near to each other on the banks of the Roanoke River, and in the early struggle for liberty, they must have been associates and coadjutators. Martin I fought in the Revolutionary War and became Sergeant Palmer. A son of his later wife, by the name of Chilian married Mary Pettus in 1779 and they were the parents of ten children, one of whom was Martin Palmer II, born in 1787 in Charlotte, Virginia. (this Martin moved to Florida)
History of Halifax County, p. 234-236.
Chillian Palmer had seven sons and three daughters, and the descendants of those traced show m en of talents, distinguished profesors, physicians, surgeons and prominent officials throughout the Southern and Western States.
The will books of this county abound in various Palmer wills, some very interesting, giving evidence of wealth and culture. Many of them were Revolutionary soldiers, Elisha, Jeffrey, Thom as, William and Henry enlisting from this county, and some of them received bounty warrants for their services.
They intermarried with the LeGrands, Fourqureans, Christians, Hubbards, Hartwells, Pettus, and other prominent families.
Mr. Henry Palmer, a brave disabled old soldier of the War Between the States, far advanced i n his eighties, is now living in a part of the house built by his grandfather, a hundred and fifty years ago. Though very feeble, almost decrepit, his mentality was perfectly clear as h e gave us the early history of his family, as far as he had recorded it, back to England.
His long silvery white hair and beard, his smooth creamy complexion and luminous brown eyes , that lit up or filled with tears as he told the story of his young life and its disappointments by virtue of the war, gave him a personality that was irresistible, for he bore not only the wounds of the enemy, but the wounds of a heart too proud to offer itself, with its disable d body, to the young woman he loved' and so he lived in the old home, and struggled on as best he could, for those were Reconstruction days, when the South was beginning to learn how t o live without help and to stand alone with out uttering complaint. The front of the old Pa lmer home has fallen to decay, but the ell, in which Mr. Henry Palmer lives, is in good condition considering its age. It was once two stories, a large for that day and generation. Some of the beautiful cedar trees that once circled the yard, and bordered the driveway to the main road, are still standing, but many because of the intrinsic value have been disposed of , thereby adding to the neglected appearance of the place. An old lady told us that she had been entertained there, in days gone by, when the place had a very imposing air and that man y merry parties of young people, attending the all day meetings at "Hunting Creek" Church, ha d enjoyed with her its hospitality, but time, the war, the wounded soldier, the neglected acres, among which was "God's Acre," tell a tale that needs no interpreter, and just so has man y an old Virginia gentleman laid down his arms, and fought to a finish the battles of his impoverished and ruined life. Many patrimonies in this county have fallen into alien hands, an d there are those who know not the history of the homes they have bought in which they now live. The history of the "once upon a time" owners whose ancestry touched the hem of royalty under foreign skies and wondering how it happened that the dear old home seat slipped from their possession, leaving nothing they could claim but a few graves overgrown with briars and broken tombstones lying prostrate amid the dense tangle.
What remains of the dilapidated home of Dr. Moses Palmer, built more than a hundred years ago , is still standing on the roadside between Halifax and South Boston, and sleeping near by under the waving corn are some of the family that revelled in prosperity and enjoyed life's luxuries more than a century ago. There is always something tragic in an old house, that, like dead men, "tells no tales." Many of the old homes in the county have been destroyed by fire, among them some of the old Palmer seats, but it was years before the Revolutionary war, and o n some of these sites have been built small, simple homes that satisfy the ambitions and kee p within the means of the owners.
Chillian Palmer, vestryman of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia, was son of Martin Palmer of Charlotte and Halifax counties. This Martin Palmer was a sergeant in the Revolutionary war, and was a descendant oft he Edward Palmer who conceived the idea of founding a university on Palmer's Island, a picturesque spot in the Susquehanna river. In his transcript of the original records Niell tells us that Edward Palmer, for whom this island was named, was a distinguished London virtuoso, who on July the third, sixteen and twenty-two, (July 3, 1622), received patent of land from the Virginia Company. In his will, dated November 22, 1624,heleave s all his land and tenements in Virginia and New England, in event of all issue filing, to re main for the founding and maintenance of this university, He then provides that all those wh o can therefter prove their lawful descent from his grandfather, John Palmer, Esq., of Leamington, and from his grandmother, "being sonnes, shall be freely admitted and brought up in such schools as shall be fit for their age and learning, and shall be removed from time to tim e as they shall profit in knowledge and learning, and further my will is that schollers of said universitye for avoyding of Idleness at their houres of recreation shall have two paynters , the one oyle cullors and the other for water cullors, which shall be admitted fellowes in th e same collee to the end and intent that the sid schollers shall or may learne the arts of pa yntinge and further my will and mind is that two grinders the one for oyle cullors and the ot her for water cullours and also couleers oyle and gumme watershall be provided from tyme to tyme at the charges of the said college beseeching God to add a blessing to all these said intents."
Unfortunately for the youth of the province this ideal plan did not materialize.
Among the worthy descendants of Chillian and Luke Palmer, his brother, were Dabney Palmer, who married, went to Mobile, Alabama, where he amassed a large fortune. Having no children, h e educated severals orphans, and in his will he desired most of his slaves manumitted and sen t North, and desired that the balance be treated humanely. Isaac Palmer, son of Chillian, went to Misouri; he married Martha Adams, of Halifax county, and his daughter married Judge Ryl and, one of Missouri's most eminent jurists. Dr. Thomas W. Palmer, president of Alabama College, his son now living in New York, who is attorney for the Standard Oil Company, having i n charge the legal end of their business for South America, his work being entirely in Spanish American law. Dr. Thomas W.Palmer's brother, Dr. R.D. Palmer, is now the president of the Florida Medical Association, and has been honored with all the positions in the medical fraternity. These are sons of Stephen Palmer and grandsons of Chillian Palmer of Halifax County .
Martin Palmer, son of Chillian, settled in Monticello, Florida. His son, Martin Palmer, Jr. , wrote the Constitution of Florida and was a member ofthe Secession Convention. Sarah, the daughter of Chillian Palmer, Sr. married Rev.-----Chappell, and their grandson, Rev. E.B. C happell, is the editor of the Sunday School Magazine of the M.E. Church, South.
Frank Stockton, the eminent writer of Philadelphia, descended from Martin Palmer, through hi s son Luke, brother to Chillian Palmer, and William Cabell Palmer, mentioned in Lyon G. Tyler ps genealogical work, is a descendant of William Palmer, the brother of Chillian.
The Palmers of the Eastern Shore, Maryland and North Carolina, and the Halifax Virginia Palm ers, can all be traced back to Edward Palmer of Palmer's Island.
Boddie, HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, vol, X, p. 104.
Chillion Palmer of Virginia and some of his descendants.
Chillion Palmer, Southside Virginia Planter, Vestryman, miller, and surveyor, was the son of Martin palmer who died in Halifax Co., ca.1798. The exact date he was born is unknown and the place of his birth is likewise wrapped in mystery. Although conjectural, it is believed hew as born in 1754, in King William Co. The assumption is based upon a Deed of Gift from father to son, duly recorded in Charlotte Co., an advertisement appearing in the only newspaper i n the colony at that time and a list of Tithes taken in 1764.
The deed written February 6, 1775, recites in part----"I, Martin palmer of the Parish of Corn wall and County of Charlotte, for and in consideration of the love and good will and affection I have and do bear towards my son, grant---to the said Chillion Palmer, his heirs and assigns, forever, ----," etc. The conveying land and slaves to a son or daughter upon arriving of age or when married was the habitual practice of the more affluent, prosperous or thrifty o f the Colonial period.
The place of birth is determined on the premise that Martin Palmer was evidently of moving his family when he offered, "To be Lett the Plantation whereon the Subscriber now liveth in King William County, very commodious---", etc., in the VIRGINIA GAZETTE of May 30, 1751; and, al so, because the lists of Tithes of Lunenvurg County, taken in 1764, reveal that the said Mart in Palmer had been in Cornwall Parish sufficient time to be paying tax on land and Tithes. T his parish soon lay in the new formed Charlotte County, cut-off from Lunenburg, 1764-65, th e deeds of which through 1770, show that this family lived on Twitty's Creek within the proximity of present day Drakes Branch.
Chillion Palmer m. Mary Pettus, the daughter of John Pettus, Sr., (d.1781) and Sarah, his wif e, (d. 1798), of Lunenburg. The date of marriage was prior to June 12, 1781, when the said John Pettus by deed of Gift gave to his son-in-law and daughter 315 acres of land on Little Roanoke River in Charlotte County. Here on this estate, where some, if not all, of the several sons and daughters were born, lived the family for many years. Chillion continued to pay t ax on the 315 acres until 1804, but in1798, he had purchased and moved to plantation with mill on Turnip Creek, adjoining the lands of his brother, Luke Palmer, who had removed from Cu b Creek in 1793, to this district near the County Line between Charlotte and Campbell.
In 1809 Chillion again moved his family, this time to Halifax County within the Antrim Parish and to a more opulent plantation with 210 acres on the Dan River and 610 acres on Lawson's Cr eek. He died at this plantation on the Dan River, near the present South Boston, soon after writing his will February 3, 1816. Mary Pettus Palmer outlived her husband about sixteenyears. Their children as named in their fathers will were: Thomas, Luke, Nancy, Martin, Dabney , Stephen, Daniel, Sally, Rebecca, and Isaac Palmer.
Notes for MARY PETTUS:
1 AUTH Paid tax on 315 acres until 1804
1 AGNC 1798 moved to plantation with mill on Turnip Creek, adjoining brother Luke
Children of CHILIAN PALMER and MARY PETTUS are:
26. i. STEPHEN22 PALMER, b. August 23, 1792, Halifax County, Virginia; d. June 03, 1848, Furman, Wilcox Co. Al..
ii. DABNEY PALMER, m. CLARISSA.
iii. THOMAS PALMER.
27. iv. L. PALMER, b. Halifax County, Virginia.
v. ISAAC PALMER.
vi. SALLY PALMER.
vii. DANIEL PALMER.
viii. REBECCA PALMER.
Generation No. 22
26. STEPHEN22 PALMER(CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born August 23, 1792 in Halifax County, Virginia, and died June 03, 1848 in Furman, Wilcox Co. Al.. He married (2) JULIET HARTWELL 1820, daughter of ARMSTIEAD HEARTWELL and MARTHA GHOLSON.
Notes for STEPHEN PALMER:
1 AUTH National DAR 140436 and #50860 SOR
1 AGNC History of Halifax Co., Va, p. 235 by Carrington
1 DEST Wills: Palmer, Stephen, Wilcox County
1 MEDI Wills 2 1832-1850, 306
The Palmer Cemetery
ONCE THE GARDEN OF STEPHEN AND JULIET PALMER/most of these are related somehow to the Palmers
Located 2 miles south of Al Hwy 21, on Wilcox county road 59, in the community of Furman.
George W. Watford Dec. 8, 1886 - April 23, 1945
George M. Watford April 14, 1918 - Feb 15, 1956
Mary E. Watford March 8, 1882 - Dec. 19, 1956
Martha, wife of Louis N. Toone Dec. 22, 1854 - Jan. 2, 1922
Jesse Cox Robbins Jan. 20, 1920 - March 14, 1984
"Robby" Jesse Cox Robbins, Jr. June 21, 1947 - Oct. 25, 1958
Mamie Cox Robbins Oct. 6, 1878 - Feb 18, 1958
Dabney Palmer Robbins Aug. 20 1875 - Dec. 9, 1961
Vesta Cox McPhail July 5, 1876 - April 17, 1935
William J. McPhail May 12, 1874 - April 20, 1929
Julius George Cox Dec. 25, 1849 - Jan 24, 1924
Zeb Hearst Cox May 14, 1894 - Feb. 2, 1954
Julius Jesse Cox June 21, 1889 - Dec. 2, 1918
Robert H. Hall May 19, 1855 - Aug. 24, 1916
Ida Hall April 24, 1860 - Nov 12. 1907
Frances Cox Jan 28, 1905 - Sept.12, 1906
James William Cox, MD Feb 20, 1874 - April 7, 1943
Sarah Carter Wife of Maj. A.C. Greene 1834 - 1919
W.P. Carter Feb. 10, 1829 - Jan. 2, 1901
Cunningham, John P. June 2, 1905 - May 5, 1992
Cunningham, Mildred March 14, 1906 - May 1, 1996
Cunningham, Eli Lawrence Nov. 24, 1867 - Sept. 28, 1946
Cunningham, Frances P. Nov. 11, 1869 - July 16, 1951
Edwin Lawrence Cunningham July 10, 1901 - Nov. 23, 1988
Floyd McWhorter Watson son of Floyd M. and Ella Thigpen Watson Nov. 30, 1886 - March 27, 196 2
Ella Thigpen Watson Wife of F. Mack Watson, Sr. Jan 20, 1856 - July 28, 1926
Robert Oscar Watson Son of Floyd M. and Ella Thigpen Watson Oct 6, 1878 - Jan 27, 1958
Lillian Watson Jackson dau. of Robert O. and Lea Watson July 27, 1924 - May 2, 1986
Bowen, Jerome Holt Aug. 28, 1905 - July 31, 1992 Married June 4, 1940
Bowen, Margaret Ula Purefoy Oct. 22, 1911 - May 27, 1985
Jesse Hartwell Watson 1863 - 1945
Annie Gulley Watson 1880 - 1962
Gladys Watson Knight 1904 - 1990
Malcolm Leigh Knight Jan. 22, 1901 - Oct. 14, 1969
Gene Williams Moorer Oct 10, 1915 - Dec. 7, 1962
Minnie Watson Williams Sept. 16, 1890 - March 9, 1970
John S. Williams Jan. 19, 1890 - July 23, 1956
John Floyd Watson Dec. 9, 1888 - March 7, 1920
Allie Bradley Watson 1908- 1940
2 unmarked infants
Louis Lovard Lee Oct. 16, 1827 - Dec. 7, 1904
Annie Nash Lee Jan. 31, 1836 - Jan. 5, 1903
Merritt, son of J.E. and L.A. Knight July 21, 1896 - June 22, 1917
Louise A. Knight, wife of Jno. E. Knight June 14, 1860 - May 3, 1918
John Edwin Knight May 1, 1860 - Feb. 9, 1940
Mary M. Watson June 10, 1854 - Oct. 26, 1922
Ula Watson Purefoy Feb 2, 1880 - Feb. 12, 1914
Georgia Robson Fitch, wife of L.B. Fitch Aug. 25, 1883 - Sept. 1, 1904
Lenora Robson Sept. 19, 1876 - Aug. 7, 1891
Henry Polk Robson Jan. 22, 1879 - April 12, 1904
J.K. P. Robson 1843 - 1920
Mrs. Ida Robson Jan 5, 1852 - June 8, 1925
Guy Carlton Robson Sept. 12, 1874 - Feb. 4, 1945
John Knox Polk Robson, Jr. Aug. 28, 1872 - Sept. 6, 1945
John Calhoun Williams, born Allenton, AL July 8, 1845 Died Furman, Al Aug. 20, 1910
Fronie Albritton, wife of J.C. Williams May 5, 1853 - April 1, 1928
Willie Gay Williams Nov. 18, 1892 - Oct. 31, 1960
Annie Lee Streit June 22, 1886 - July 2, 1961
Fred R. Strickland May 15, 1916 - May 18, 1937
Ezra Strickland Nov. 10, 1888 - Nov. 10, 1968
Lovie Strickland March 27, 1894 - Nov. 7, 1924
Betty Steadman 1864 - 1918
Willie S. Smyly 1862 - 1917
William C. Smyly 1864 - 1916
Infant daughter of B.W. and L.C. Watson Feb, 18, 1888 - Feb. 18, 1888
Infant son of Rev. and Mrs. W.C. Curry
John Marcellus Granberry May 1833 - Oct. 1901
James L., son of Wm. and M.M. Watson Nov. 8, 1876 - April 1, 1900
James Watson, infant son of Robert P. And Margaret Ula Purefoy Sept 21, 1902 - May 17, 1903
Infant son of P.W. and C.J. Jackson May 31, 1886 - June 5, 1886
Wiltie J., wife of D.W. Watson April 17, 1869 - April 5, 1898
David Wardlaw Watson April 17, 1859 - April 30, 1920
Ettie W., wife of J.E. Crook April 5, 1866 - Sept. 16, 1887
Allie Bradley Crook Gulley April 18, 1858 - Sept. 8, 1950 wife of John Jay Gulley, daughter o f Osborne and Mary Crook
John Jay Gulley, son of John and Mary Ann McConchide Gulley June 6, 1854 - Jan 12, 1894
Mary P. Crook April 28, 1837 - Nov. 11, 1895
Thomas Edwin Watson Jan. 28, 1857 - Sept. 3, 1916
Mary Patton McConchide 1878- 1952
Marvin Jay McConchide 1881 - 1950
Elizabeth Catherine Bradley McConchide, second wife of Jay 1843- 1918
Jay A. McConchide March 18, 1835 - Jan. 3, 1917
Infant son of Claude and Jule Hardy Feb. 27, 1894
Emma Pollard Robbins Oct. 9, 1885 - May 16, 1912 And Son Hartwell April 12, 1910 - May 14, 19 12
Sacred to the memory of Martha A. Palmer, wife of Dabney Palmer and daughter of T.W. and S.J . Simpson June 8, 1840 - Nov. 1, 1867
Sallie McKee, wife of J.B. Robbins Jan. 24, 1853 - May 4, 1920
John P. Robbins July 21, 1850 - May 30, 1889
Cleveland Robbins July 2, 1873 - Jan. 31, 1894
Jane, wife of J.D. Robbins Aug. 21, 1875 - May 25, 18??
Edmund Purifoy Robbins, son of J.D. and Mary Purifoy Robbins Nov.1, 1913 - Feb. 16, 1917
John Daniel Robbins May 5, 1873 - April 10, 1938
Mary Ed Purifoy Robbins Aug. 28, 1890 - Jan. 31, 1987
Evelina McKee Dec. 22, 1825 - Dec. 6, 1869
J.P. McKee Oct. 18, 1824 - Oct. 11, 1869
Infant daughter of J.B. and S.E. McKee July 12, 1893
Sallie Walton McKee, wife of J.B. McKee Jan 12, 1859 - Aug. 2, 1900
John B. McKee Nov. 22, 1855 - May 25, 1942
John Harris McKee June 19, 1894 - May 25, 1911
Hugh Samuel McKee Nov. 11, 1898 - May 21, 1929
Thomas B. McKee Jan. 6, 1880 - March 25, 1943
Godwin, Henry C. Dec. 23, 1902 - Nov. 28, 1941
William Wallace 1865- 1890
Clementine W. Bolton 1856- 1908
John L. Bolton 1849 - 1939
Turberville, Lyston A. "Doc" June 16, 1910 -April 11, 1981
Turberville, Minnie Kraker June 14, 1912 - April 24, 1980
Ella K. Streit "Sissy" Dec. 1, 1909 - March 15, 1986
J.J Gulley June 6, 1854 - Jan. 12, 1852
Perle Knight July 4, 1896 - May 27, 1964
Levens, William Wiley 1882 - 1957 Levens, Emma Tulu 1892 - 1957
Knight, Napoleon O. 1856 - 1941 Knight, Margaret Lucy 1861 - 1939
Jesse Hubbard, son of N.O. and M.L. Knight Oct. 22, 1894 - July 28, 1920
Margaret Leah, daughter of N.O. and M.L. Knight Dec. 22, 18980 - Sept. 9, 1900
Lewis Ernest, son of N.O. and M.L. Knight Feb 10, 1890 - Oct. 5, 1890
Conrad Wayne, son of N.O. and M.L. Knight Nov. 19, 1888 - Oct. 4, 1889
Pattie Lee, daughter of N.O. and M.L. Knight Sept. 4, 1887 - May 5, 1888
Laura Gulley, daughter of N.O. and M.L. Knight Oct. 18, 1884 - Dec. 30, 1886
Ida Regena, daughter of N.O. and M.L. Knight March 20, 1891 - Aug. 15, 1892
Nannie P.D. Gulley, wife of J.B. Watson Oct. 18, 1857 - June 2, 1899
Joseph B., son of J.B and N.P.D. Watson July 2, 1894 - June 3, 1895
Infant son of J.B. and N.P.D. Watson
John Baptist Watson, Jr. Oct. 26, 1906 - Aug. 26, 1907
John Baptist Watson May 4, 1858 - May 26, 1929
Laura Walthall Watson Nov. 18, 1878 - June 15, 1944
Watson Plot - enclosed
William Bradley Palmer, MD March 1, 1858 - March 1, 1943
William Palmer Aug. 23, 1831 - April 7, 1912
Mrs. R.A. Palmer April 1, 1839 - June 10, 1870
Idelle Palmer Jan. 9, 1862 - Aug. 4, 1867
Zitella Palmer Jan. 9, 1862 - Jan. 18, 1864
John Palmer, son of Stephen and Juliet Palmer Nov. 14, 1822 - July 31, 1872
Juliet A. Palmer, daughter of Stephen and Juliet Palmer March 25, 1829
M. Juliet Palmer, consort of Stephen Palmer Dec. 15, 1797 - Oct. 25, 1850
Stephen Palmer Aug. 23, 1792 - June 3, 1848
Stephen Palmer, Jr., son of Stephen and Juliet Palmer Dec. 23, 1883 - Nov. 17, 1834
Watson, Luther Boardman Dec. 18, 1860 - Feb. 22, 1941 Parents - Floyd and Margaret McWhorte r Watson, Grandparents - David and Polly Wardlaw McWhorter
Watson, Mary Gulley Dec. 1, 1878 - Nov. 20, 1939 Parents -John J. And Allie Crook Gulley, Gra ndparents - Osborne and Mary Bradley Crook, John and Mary Ann McConchide Gulley
end of Watson enclosure
Annie, daughter of J.F. and A. Reagin Dec. 27, 1889 - April 20, 1890
Annie, wife of J.F. Reagin Jan. 16, 1869 - Jan. 9, 1890
Robert Streit AL PFC, 419 SVC Park Unit MTC, WWI April 14, 1893 - Oct. 15, 1956
Robert Streit " Bobby" 1932 - 1946
Charlie, son of John and Ella Streit Sept. 8, 1891 - Oct. 21, 1892
William Ptomey 1876 - 1897
John Streit 1836 - 1897
Ella Streit 1855 - 1930
Jack Streit AL PVT Co. E, 324 Inf. 81 Div. WWI May 5, 1887 - July 13, 1957
Maydell Streit 1910 -1977
Edgar Reagan Streit April 20, 1890 - Dec. 2, 1975
Ardith Alice Streit Feb. 16, 1913 - Jan. 16, 1959
Alice Rught Corby Streit Sept. 9, 1900 - July 30, 1982
Jimmie Lee Streit Jones Feb. 11, 1921 - Dec. 12, 1990
Robert M. Jones Sept. 24, 1913 - Sept. 30, 1991
W.G. "Bill" McGutchen 1899 - 1965
David H. Griffin, Jr. 1908 - 1933
Mary H. Griffin 1886 - 1966
David H. Griffin, Sr. 1866 - 1931
Sarah E. Hughes 1857 - 1905
John R. Hughes 1849 - 1910
Thomas Hughes "Uncle Tom" Feb. 14, 1888 - Aug. 28, 1968
George B. Hughes PVT 911 Training GP AAF, WWII Oct. 10, 1900 - June 9, 1971
Gary Allen, son of Thomas and Harriet Arant July 1957 - Feb. 1958
William Turner Pryor 1870 - 1952
Margaret Eloise Pryor Schmitt Feb. 26, 1922 - Nov. 10, 1996
Opie Read Pryor 1897- 1963
Harriet, wife of George Merkle Jan. 7, 1812 - Nov. 25, 1884
Irene Crow Sept. 13, 1820 - July 7, 1892
Rinda Matchett 1864 - 1934
George A. Barge June 12, 1824 - Oct. 5, 1911
Mary Ann, wife of GA Barge Dec. 22, 1824 - March 30, 1886
Childs, half brother of GA Barge
Mary Ella, wife of L.C. Godwin Oct. 18, 1873 - July 14, 1903
Amanda Barge Knight Aug. 26, 1850 - Sept. 16, 1941
Ella G. Burson, wife of Elkanah Burson July 23, 1848 - July 11, 1930
Elkanah Burson Jan. 23, 1832 - Feb. 11, 1915
Mary E. Burson April 10, 1880 - June 21, 1951
Elkanah George Burson, MD April 7, 1882 - April 25, 1970
Elizabeth J. Knight, wife of Elkanah Burson Aug. 27, 1883 - July 16, 1969
Prudie Gafford Grant May 25, 1903 - Nov. 23, 1986
Isaac Floyd Grant May 7, 1905 - Nov. 11, 1997
Maness, Faye G. Aug. 5, 1933 - March 27, 1997
Estes, Ariel D. May 29, 1899 - May 25, 1981
Estes, Pearlene D. March 1, 1907 - May 31, 1974
Underwood, George Andrews Jan 17, 1868 - Nov. 14, 1935
Molder, Clare Burson Underwood Feb. 3, 1886 - June 28, 1933
Tucker, Elliece Burson Williams April 7, 1915 - Jan. 27, 1994
Claude Burson Willams, Jr. March 9, 1964 - Nov. 19, 1996
Fuller, William Perry US Army WWII Feb. 21, 1907 - June 30, 1992
Cecil Henry Shanks US Army Nov. 1, 1913 - July 17, 1987
Boley, John Ivan Sept. 25, 1892 - Oct. 7, 1968
Boley, Bernice Rayborn Dec. 22, 1896 - Jan 16, 1963
Jacob Barnes March 25, 1842 - 1920
G.B. Alexander died May 17, 1907, aged about 75 years
M.L. Alexander Oct. 26 , 1826 - July 24, 1896
Infant son of G.G. and Mary Luckie June 1, 1898
Emanuel, son of J.J and N.E. Griffin Aug. 12, 1889 - Oct. 27, 1889
Jerry, son of J.J and N.E. Griffin July 4, 1874 - July 5, 1890
Warren, son of J.J and N.E. Griffin Oct. 12, 1891 - Nov. 12, 1891
Louise Barlow Weitzel Sept. 8, 1918 - April 12, 1988
Ruth Chapman May 13, 1913 - July 26, 1994
Richard Chapman SSG US Army, WWII March 6, 1907 - Oct. 13, 1977
Barlow, Robert Louis March 5, 1911 - Jan. 25, 1973
Powell, Graham Vivian Aug. 26, 1895 - Sept. 17, 1964
Powell, Eva Jane Bailey Oct. 5, 1896 - Sept. 17, 1964
Leonard Bailey Powell March 16, 1935 - March 8, 1941
Infant daughter Powell Feb. 22, 1928 - Feb. 23, 1928
Florence Twombley, wife of James G. Walthall Jan. 2, 1838 - Oct. 27, 1924
Hubert Winston Barlow Jan 11, 1915 - Oct. 17, 1938
Alice Walthall Barlow Jan 22, 1882 - July 17, 1937
Emmett Barlow Sept. 6, 1878 - Feb. 6, 1937
Will of STEPHEN PALMER
Wilcox County Alabama
"In the name of God, Amen.
I, STEPHEN PALMER, of the State of Alabama in the County of Wilcox being sick and feeble in b ody but of sound disposing mind and memory reflecting on the uncertainty of my existence an d desirous of arranging my temporal affairs do make ordain and establish this as my last wil l and testament.
Viz, In the first place, I commend my soul unto Almighty God who gave it, and my body to th e Earth to (be) buried in a decent Christian-like manner.
As respects my substance, I devise and bequeath the same in manner and form following--
To my beloved wife JULIET PALMER, I will and bequeath my present residence including forty ac res of land about the same together, with one-third part of all my other property both real a nd personal of whatsoever kind beside my two Negro women JINCY and LETHY which is not to be t aken into the account of one-third as above-stated to have and to hold in her own right and u nder her own control during her natural life or widowhood but in the event of either to retur n back as my common property and be divided among my heirs at Law as herein after provided . I will and bequeath unto my son JOHN PALMER the Sum of five dollars to be paid him by my ex ecutors. (My reason for making this bequest is that I consider he has been undutiful to me a s a son and has damaged me considerably by his conduct,but desire and request after all my ot her children has received the sum of Four Thousand Dollars each he may receive an equal shar e in the remaining balance to be divided among them.)
I will and bequeath unto my daughter EVALINE McKEE one Negro woman by the name of FIBBY and h er two children SUSAN and HENRIETTA (?) (actually looks like Heneritta) and their future incr ease nevertheless at a division of my property among my heirs at Law to be returned and appra ised without any increase which subsequently occur with them.
My will and request is that my children of the following names share equally in my estate. Vi z, EVELINE McKEE, MARTHA PALMER, CATHERINE PALMER, WILLIAM PALMER, JULIA ANN PALMER and DABNE Y PALMER, and that all my property remain in common together until my daughters marry and m y sons become of the age of Twenty-one years and I desire that all of my landed property be s old on my youngest son becoming of the age of twenty-one years and not before, and divided a s herein before mentioned.
My desire is that after my decease, a Negro boy by the name of PATRICK may be sold on a credi t of twelve months and the proceeds converted to the benefit of my estate by my executors.
My will and request that the property of my afflicted (?) daughter Julia Ann Palmer (Subjec t to be and remain with her mother during her natural life and should she survive her mothe r then my son-at-law JOHN McKEE to take charge of her person and property during her life o r intermarriage but should she die without issue then her property to be equally divided amon g my heirs at Law.
And lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son-at-Law JOHN McKEE my true an d lawful Executor of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th Day of May i n the year of our Lord One Thousand eight-hundred and forty-eight.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged."
Stephen Palmer (seal)
In Presence of:
David McWhorterWilliam M. WatsonWatkins Salter
"This codicil added to this my last will and testament this 29th Day of May 1848. My desire a nd request that my friend Watkins Salter act as co-executor with my son at Law John McKee. An d, I do by this addition thereto nominate, constitute and appoint him as such.
In testimony where of I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the day and year above written ."
Children of STEPHEN PALMER and JULIET HARTWELL are:
28. i. CATHERINE23 PALMER, b. September 24, 1831, Halifax County, Virginia; d. September 13, 1916, Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama.
ii. OSCAR COMELLON PALMER, b. May 25, 1821; d. September 17, 1836.
iii. JOHN PALMER, b. November 14, 1822.
29. iv. EVALINE PALMER, b. December 22, 1825; d. Greenville, Alabama.
v. MARTHA ANN PALMER, b. March 18, 1827; m. JAMES LAWRENCE BENSON.
vi. JULIA ANN PALMER, b. March 24, 1829.
30. vii. WILLIAM PALMER, b. August 23, 1830.
viii. STEPHEN PALMER, b. December 23, 1833; d. November 17, 1834, buried at Dabney Palmer, Sr.'s place (TAWatson home 1916).
31. ix. DABNEY PALMER, b. August 17, 1834, Furman, Wilcox Co. Ala; d. August 25, 1905, Washington Co. Al.
x. ISABELLA PALMER, b. June 16, 1837; d. May 30, 1839.
27. L.22 PALMER(CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born in Halifax County, Virginia. He married NANCY RAGLAND.
Child of L. PALMER and NANCY RAGLAND is:
i. CHILIAN23 PALMER , DR..
Notes for CHILIAN PALMER , DR.:
1 AUTH to Snow Hill practiced medicine about the time
1 AGNC Dabney Palmer lived in Snow Hill
Generation No. 23
28. CATHERINE23 PALMER(STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born September 24, 1831 in Halifax County, Virginia, and died September 13, 1916 in Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama. She married LEWIS JACKSON KNIGHT, son of EDWIN KNIGHT and MARTHA WATSON.
Notes for CATHERINE PALMER:
1 AUTH tombstone Palmer Cemetery, Furman, Al
Notes for LEWIS JACKSON KNIGHT:
The History of Butler County, p. 123.
Among the other families most conspicuous in Monterey's earliest history,are the families o f Billy Powell, who was the father of J. L. Powell, nowo f Greenville, William Traweek and Jess e Knight.
There was a considerable amount of whisky sold at this place before the war, and the village b ore the reputation of being one of the rowdiest places in the whole section of the country. This was caused from the fact that a great many of the young men, then living in the vicinity of Monterey, would come over and get under the influence of whisky, and in this state, they often had difficulties with persons in whose company they happened to be. In those days, it was n o uncommon thing for a man to be cut all to pieces in a fight at Monterey. However, there were not many lives lost compared to the number of fights. Horse-racing, cockfighting, and amusements of a similar nature, were frequently indulged in, and many hundreds were spent in gambling and betting. All this was done in the "flush times of Alabama," before the country was drain ed of its money by the war between the States.
The fight between Joe Yeldell and Dr. James Longmire threw a damper on rowdyism at Monterey, which lasted for some time. Joe Yeldell was killed by Dr. Longmire, and the latter was cleare d in the courts for the deed.
The murder of Richard Hartsfield, by two slaves in 1862, created more excitement among the people of the surrounding country than anything thatever happened at Monterey, before or since.
The following are the facts of the case: Richard Hartsfield was a mechanic, and ranked high among the people who knew him as a man of honora nd integrity, and was a first-class contractor . He was born in the State of Georgia, April 28, 1830, and was killed on the morning ofFebruar y 10, 1862. He purchased two slaves, Simon and Lewis, from the Peaster Estate. These slave s soon began to hate their master, and accordingly began to make plots to kill him. Their plans were executed on a bright, frosty morning in February, 1862. Their master gave orders to have some hogs killed, which had been fattened in some hogs killed, which had been fattened i n a pen near a spring, about two hundred yards from the residence. Mr. Hartsfield came down t o the spring to shoot the hogs for the Negroes, but found that the water was not not enough to scald, and he began to stir up the fire around the cattle. While Hartsfield was stooping down , punching the fire, Lewis struck him with an ax, crushing his skull. Simon struck him wit h a fence rail, and terminated his life immediately. One of the negroes then ran to the house , asked their mistress for their master's horse, telling her that the hogs had broken out of t he pen and the horse was needed to get him back. The horse was saddled and brought to the spring. It was the intention of Simon and Lewis to put their dead master on the wild horse, fix one of his feet tightly in one stirrup, and turn the horse loose, andsay that he was thrown an d killed. The animal was a fine, ambitious bay, and had only been managed by his master, an d emphatically resisted all attempts to place the dead man upon him. The heartless murderers, failing in this part of their plot, smeared a small stump with blood, and dragged their master from it some distance, and left him lying dead. They then turned loose the enraged horse, which ram many miles, snorting and looking back as if pursued, and seemingly greatly frightened . They immediately informed their mistress of the death of their master, telling her that he w as thrown from his horse, and his foot was caught in one stirrup, and was dragged some distance before it was released. The frightened horse, with bloody saddle, stopping and snorting a t every house on the road, and instantly galloping on, showed the people that something terrible had happened, and every man thus informed immediately repaired to the bloody scene. When the neighbors saw blood on Simon's shirt; that the hogs were never killed; that there was blood o n the saddle; t hey immediately saw through the whole plot, and had the murderer arrested. After the burial of Mr. Hartsfield, at which every person fourteen miles around was present, T.M.B . Traweek, Justice of the Peace, called a preliminary trial of the case, and, from the evidence s brought forth, found the negroes guilty, and ordered them to be carried to jail, at Greenville, the next morning. Lewis Knight, a prominent in the neighborhood, made a touching speech t o the excited assembly, and ended by saying, that "all those in favor of burning these blood thirsty devils, will step on the opposite side of the road." Every man immediately stepped on the other side of the road, except the Justice of the Peace and the four men who had been appointed to carry the prisoners to jail. Those in favor of burning the murders then resolved themselves into a mob and adjourned, to meet next morning at the post-office before sunrise. Next morning long before the appointed time of meeting, the little village was astir with excitement, and the streets were thronged with the enraged mob, bent on the destruction of the helpless prisoners. After some delays, the mob marched up the Greenville road, about three-quarters of a mile from the post-office and stopped on a small hill. Here they waited several hours for the v ictims of their wrath to pass on their way to Greenville. Finally they came. They were take n from their guard, and locked with chains to two pines, standing close together. Pine knots w ere collected from every direction and piled round the trees. The mob had, but this time, in creased to over one thousand persons. Everything being ready, the torch was applied, and the angry flames soon licked the tops of the trees. It is said that a fire never burned more energetically, and flames never leaped more triumphantly, than in the burning of these two murderers . Shortly before the burning, Simon confessed the deed, and related the details of the murder , but Lewis never did confess it.
Children of CATHERINE PALMER and LEWIS KNIGHT are:
32. i. NAPOLEON O.24 KNIGHT, b. May 14, 1856, Monterey, Alabama; d. September 02, 1941, Furman, Alabama Wilcox County.
ii. TULU KNIGHT, m. WILL LUCAS.
iii. ESTELLE KNIGHT, b. September 16, 1854.
iv. EUGENE C. KNIGHT, b. May 10, 1858; d. September 11, 1863, Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama.
Notes for EUGENE C. KNIGHT:
killed by a negro
33. v. CONRAD W. KNIGHT, b. October 25, 1860; d. September 13, 1891.
vi. LEWIS-CATHERINE KNIGHT, b. August 16, 1863; d. June 20, 1879.
29. EVALINE23 PALMER(STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born December 22, 1825, and died in Greenville, Alabama. She married JOHN PERRY MCKEE.
Child of EVALINE PALMER and JOHN MCKEE is:
i. MYRA24 MCKEE, m. RICHARD C. CRENSHAW.
30. WILLIAM23 PALMER(STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born August 23, 1830. He married RACHEL BRADLEY.
Children of WILLIAM PALMER and RACHEL BRADLEY are:
i. IDELLE PALMER24 (TW.).
ii. WILLIAM BRADLEY PALMER , DR., b. Furman, Alabama.
Notes for WILLIAM BRADLEY PALMER , DR.:
Dictionary of Alabama Biography, p. 1317.
William Bradley Palmer, physician, was born March 1, ---, at Furman,Wilcox county; son of Wil liam and Rachael (Bradley) Palmer, the former anative of Alton, Halifax County, Va., who cam e with his parents toFurman, Wilcox County, later living at Ackerville, served as a private i nCo. I, 2nd Alabama cavalry, Ferguson's Brigade, Wheeler's Division, Armyof Tennessee, was wo unded three times, the last time in his right hand,shattering it and disabling him for furthe r service; cousin of Dr. ThomasW. Palmer (q.v.); grandson of Ely and Allie (Simpson) Bradley , pioneersettlers of Conecuh County; great-grndson of Samuel and Mary (Presswood)Bradley, bot h natives of South Carolina, later of Conecuh County, theformer the daughter of a Revolutiona ry soldier. The Presswoods are ofWelsh descent and the Bradleys were French Huguenots. Dr . Palmerreceived his early education in private schools; graduated with thedegrees of B.A., 1 889 and B.L. 1891, at the University of alabama. Hisprofesional education was received at th e University of Maryland, schoolof medicine, which he attended for two sessions; Tulane medic al college,New Orleans, receiving the M.D. degree 1898; post graduate course NewOrleans polyc linic, 1898-99; New York post graduate 1906; and Chicagopolyclinic, 1908. Since 1899 he ha s practiced at Furman. In 1915 he wshealth officer of Wilcox County. He is a Democrat; a Ba ptist; Knight ofPythias; Columbian Woodman; Knight of Honor and a member of Phi DeltaTheta co llege fraternity. He is one of the assistant editors of thePalmer genealogy," now being comp iled. He is unmarried. Residence:Furman
iii. ZITELLA PALMER (TW.).
iv. LEONIDAS POLK PALMER, m. MATTIE THYGPEN.
v. DABNEY PALMER, b. Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama buried in Palmer Cemetery.
31. DABNEY23 PALMER(STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born August 17, 1834 in Furman, Wilcox Co. Ala, and died August 25, 1905 in Washington Co. Al. He married (1) MARTHA ANN SIMPSON. He married (2) LISETTE MERKAL.
Notes for DABNEY PALMER:
History of Alabama, p. 713.
Dabney Palmer was born in Alabama. He had a crippled foot and was rejected from service a s a soldier in the Confederate army, but he served the cause by developing salt mines and keeping the army supplied with salt, for which he would not accept one cent. On the contrary, he paid all the costs of the operations of the mines--a shining distinction from the profiteers of a l wars. He was a member of the State Legislature and was one of the influential facts in th e Constitutional Convention of 1900.
Children of DABNEY PALMER and MARTHA SIMPSON are:
i. R.D.24 PALMER , DR..
ii. E.S. PALMER.
34. iii. THOMAS W. PALMER, b. May 19, 1860, Snow Hill (now Furman), Wilcox County, Alabama.
Child of DABNEY PALMER and LISETTE MERKAL is:
iv. JULIETTE HARTWELL24 PALMER, m. CLAYDE HARDY.
Generation No. 24
32. NAPOLEON O.24 KNIGHT(CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born May 14, 1856 in Monterey, Alabama, and died September 02, 1941 in Furman, Alabama Wilcox County. He married MARGARET LUCY WATSON October 1879 in Furman, Alabama Wilcox County, daughter of WILLIAM WATSON and ELIZABETH MCWHORTER.
Notes for NAPOLEON O. KNIGHT:
Elliece Tucker told Sharman Burson, according to mother Jean Burson
"Grandfather was totally deaf long before grandmother passed away. Yet he could read her lips or hear her voice. After her death his world was silent for no one could make him hear . "
Family says grandson Thomas is living duplicate of grandpa "Leon" Thomas is about 5 fee t 5 or 6 inches, slender build, completely white hair, blue eyes, soft spoken and quit personality with an obvious peaceful expression.
Children of NAPOLEON KNIGHT and MARGARET WATSON are:
35. i. ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, b. August 27, 1883, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama; d. 1968, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama, buried in Palmer Cemetery.
36. ii. DEWEY KNIGHT.
iii. MALCOMB KNIGHT.
37. iv. LANA ESTELLE KNIGHT, b. December 07, 1880.
38. v. LEON KNIGHT, b. December 16, 1881.
vi. LAURA GULLEY KNIGHT, b. October 18, 1884.
vii. WILLIE CURREY KNIGHT, b. October 18, 1884.
viii. PATTI LEE KNIGHT, b. September 04, 1887.
ix. CONRAD WALNE KNIGHT, b. November 18, 1888.
33. CONRAD W.24 KNIGHT(CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born October 25, 1860, and died September 13, 1891.
Children of CONRAD W. KNIGHT are:
i. MALCOLM25 KNIGHT.
ii. GLADYS KNIGHT.
iii. MARGARET ANN KNIGHT.
iv. OWEN KNIGHT.
34. THOMAS W.24 PALMER(DABNEY23, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born May 19, 1860 in Snow Hill (now Furman), Wilcox County, Alabama. He married LULA RAINER December 23, 1886 in Union Springs, alabama, daughter of JOEL RAINER and ROXANA PRICE.
Notes for THOMAS W. PALMER:
Dictionary of Alabama Biography, p. 1316.
Thomas Waverly Palmer, college president, was born May 19, 1860, at Snow Hill, now Furman, Wilcox County; son of Dabney and Martha Ann (Simpson )Palmer, the former a native of Show Hill, w here he lived until 1890 when he moved to Carson, Washington County and served as a member o f the constitutional convention of 1901; grandson of Stephen and Juliette (Hartwell) Palmer, o f near Alton, Halifax County, Va., who moved in 1833to Show Hill, the latter a descendant o f Sir John Hartwell, first American ancestor, who was knighted for bravey under Queen Elizabeth, and of Thomas Wesley, and Civility (Jackson) Simpson, the former a pioneer settler of Conecuh County' cousin of William Bradley Palmer (q.v.); great grandson of Thomas, jr., and Rachael ( Hurger) Simpson, the former was brought at the age of nine, by his parents from Scotland, locating in Orangeburg District, S.C., the latter of Dutch descent, and of Chillian and Mary (Pettus) Palmer, of Halifax County, Va.; great great grandson of Martin Palmer, a native of Kent County, England, who came to King William County, Va., served as a sergeant in the Revolutionary War and married a Miss Vaughn of King William County, Va., and of John Pettus, Jr. of Lunenbu rg County, Va.; great great great grandson of Edwin Palmer of Kent County, England, and of John Pettus, sr. of Lunenburg County, Virginia, a descendant of Thomas Pettus of England. Dr. Palmer was educated in the country schools; attended Howard college, Marion, 1877-88; graduate d at the University of Alabama with the A.M. degree in 1891; and was the first student to enrol l in the engineering department of the university, from which he graduated, B.E., 1882. He i s a graduate student of the University of Chicago summer school, and received the honorary degree of LL. D. from the University of Alabama in 1906. He was instructor of mathematics , University of Alabama, 1881-82; associate professor of mathematics, 1882-83; professor of mathematics, 1883-1907; and dean of the academic faculty, 1905-07. In May, 1907, he was elected president of the Alabama technical institute and college for women a position he still holds. He was a member of the Alabama textbook commission in 1915, and has been chairman of the board of education of the public schools of Montevallo since 1912. From 1898 to 1907 he was secretary of the Society of the Alumni of the university. He is a Democrat; Baptist; and a Mason. Compiler; Register of the officers and students of the University of Alabama . Married:
Children of THOMAS PALMER and LULA RAINER are:
i. STELLA25 PALMER.
ii. THOMAS WAVERLY PALMER , MAJ., m. MARGUERITE MEEHAN.
iii. LULA PALMER.
Generation No. 25
35. ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT(NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born August 27, 1883 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama, and died 1968 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama, buried in Palmer Cemetery. She married ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON , DR. February 20, 1914 in Selma, Alabama, son of ELKANAH BURSON and ELEFARE BARGE.
Notes for ELIZABETH JANE KNIGHT:
Assignment for writing class by Sharman Ramsey:
"I told Ellie ya'll were coming," she said as in turn she greeted each of us with a hug. He r ice blue eyes warmed with the smile which welcomed us. The long black dress and lace up shoe s lent a quiet dignity to the tall lady that was my father's mother standing at the top of a steep hill of stairs. The cameo which held her lace fichu in place scratched me when I reached up to hug my grandmother. I felt strangely guilty that somehow the affection that I expended on this grandmother robbed my other grandmother. My other grandmother, widowed, living o n a pension and money from my mother while this grandmother lived in a grand house with Austrian chandeliers and rooms so filled with valuables that the doors were shut to protect them fro m small children.
Mother smiled and winked. She'd predicted those words as we drove down the rutted road and the rough the gate above which hung a sign grandly announcing "Wakefield." "How much longer?" m y sister and I had asked every five minutes since we'd left the bus stop in Greenville and our breakfast of greasy hamburgers and french fries. We'd fought for the crack in the window for a breath of fresh air and relief from the speeding cloud of smoke in which we rode. The white picket fence that curved along the front lawn of the Hawthorne House in Pine Apple alerted u s that shortly down that winding road upon our left we'd spot the white plantation house upon the hill just beyond the next curve. The next curve? How about that next curve?
Gravel splattered as my father spun into the driveway in that year's model Cadillac. And sure enough as Mother said, there stood Nanny waiting on the back porch at the top of the high brick stairs.
The double doors opened and Papa emerged with Eliece close behind. "Somehow your mother knew y ou were coming," he said, stiffly embracing Daddy. Daddy had to lean down to hug his father a nd have the wet kiss that planted upon his cheek that we all received in turn. Doctors both,they wore the uniform of a professional, a suit and tie. It was only when leukemia weakened hi m and I saw him last in University Hospital in Birmingham dying of leukemia, that I ever saw m y grandfather in anything but sartorial splendor. Following his example, my father even washed cars in his suit.
Elliece, my father's older sister, welcomed us as well, though the smile on her lips never reached her eyes and you could almost see the sparks when she greeted my mother with the proper words. Mother responded in kind. Following behind, like a loyal hunting dog, came her second husband, pipe in hand, gravelly voice urging, "Come on in, the gas is on and the cold air is coming in."
We all trooped down the echoing hall of ebony stained wood, past the eleven foot hall mirror a nd antique vases into my grandmother's bedroom sitting room. There I climbed the stairs to th e tester bed with the bold burgandy canopy, crawled over the Sunday funnies, and collapsed wit h the headache tht long ride with mother and daddy smoking always produced. Sylvia, my sister , joined me.
A cluster of rocking chairs were gathered at the foot of the bed in front of the fireplace an d TV set. Nanny's chair had gold velvet cushions. To Nanny's displeasure, everyone smoked, but the ceiilings were so high and the air so cold, that the air in that room remained refreshing. Listening to the adults talk land, timber and cows, and watching the columns of smoke parry and thrust as it rose to the ceiling, I dozed off and the headache eased.
Soon the women headed to the kitchen where Nanny supervised Dorothy and the preparation for the feast in the formal dining room. Someone set the huge mahogany table with white gold rimmed china, silver (two forks, soup and tea spoons) in addition to a knife and place spoon), line n napkins and fragile etched crystal (tea and water glasses). The brocade curtains and huge oaks blocked the sunlight and the room was always dark. Dinner always began with Nanny's soup m de from chicken stock with noodles and tomatoes and progressed to stuffed chicken and roast , cranberry sauce, thick gravy, dumplings turnips that Nanny had picked from her garden early t hat morning, buttermilk corn bread, and tea sweet as syrup. By the time the cake came from the breakfast room to top it off there was little room left, but no one let that stop them.
On warm days we'd head out to the wide verandah on the first floor beneath the verandah on the second floor. Green painted lattice framed the two. Sitting in the wooden rockers, we'd drink cold Coca Cola out of little bottles they'd stocked up on at their weekly trip to Selma last Friday.
Then, I didn't know the import of sitting there on that front porch looking through the plank s of the white picket fence at the top of the hill, beyond which steps went down to the highway. Across the street was another house, a small nondescript country house with a front porch looking up to the house on which porch we sat. I thought we were just watching the traffic whiz by. I did not realize that for my grandparents we were measuring a life journey that could not be measured in miles. I was an adult when I knew that my father had grown up in the house across the street. In the mornings when my grandfather had gone to the front porch to urinate in the flowerbed, he'd look up at the house across them street and dream of owning it.
Over the years as scarce money had come, depression years, a time when doctors had been paid frequently in produce, he'd invested it in land. Nanny picked pecans for extra money and carried water from a stream behind the house. Finally Miss Laura Gulley agreed to sell in return for being taken care of in her old age. The demise of the ancient lady occurred after my father went off to college. Then Papa and Nanny went to New Orleans and Savannah and from the antique shops selected a rare collection of furnishings that only later came to be appreciated.
This must have been a busy time of life for my grandmother. My father got homesick at the University and almost before my grandmother could get home, he'd show up on the doorstep. Finally she went to stay with him and give him time to acclimate to college life. But, when she cam e home, he followed. He got a job driving a truck. It only took one hot Saturday unloading tin to make him decide college was for him.
The one room school house prepared him well and he did not have to take any remedial courses . Only German gave him trouble. When my father asked the German professor for a reference t o medical school, he was wise enough to read the document before sending it on. "Mr. Burson is by no means an excellent student," he read. That reference was disposed of quickly. The University of Alabama Medical School rejected him, but hewas accepted at Tulane and finished school there.
Elliece attended the University of Alabama only long enough to go through rush and elope wit h the F. Scott Fitzgerald of Wilcox County, Claude Williams, a traveling salesman. This tumultuous relationship produced many weekend parties, drunken sprees and fearful nights hiding from a husband waving a gun, one son and ended in divorce. During this time Nanny nearly raised Sonny, Elliece's son.
My sister, brother and I were children of later life. My father had finished medical school a nd served the Army in the Pacific before he met my mother at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where that green-eyed Army nurse from Brewton, Alabama captivated the Wilcox County country boy known by his fraternity brothers at Sigma Chi as "Dude."
Nanny was old before I knew her. Elliece was her father's pet, spoiled and arrogant with tall , elegant good looks. She considered herself a Burson, a cut above the Knights from which he r mother came. Ironically, in tracing the geneaology through which Elliece entered the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Revolution, and Colonial Dames, I discovered that it is through Nanny's line that we are descended from William the Conqueror and Charlemagne, and are eligible for Magna Carta Dames, knowledge of which would have made my aunt insufferble. Elliece could dissect my grandmother with a word.
The tension was palpable on those visits. The competition between Elliece and her siblings was ever apparent. Elliece's grandchildren were our age and she was jealous of any gift or attention Nanny and Papa gave us. I sometimes think that is why she was there for those meals, not to help but to stand between any bond that might develop.
Because of Elliece's behavior my Aunt Elizabeth could not go to the University of Alabama, but had to attend Montevallo, where she was one of their beauties. My grandfather would not le t her study medicine, but insisted she become a teacher. She took a business curriculum, but became a secretary, her form of rebellion. A short marriage to Dudley Hart ended in divorce . She stayed away from these family-get-togethers as much as possible. The strain was not worth the trip.
By two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the long ride back to Dothan before dark brought us to our feet and the goodbyes overflowed onto the driveway as we packed into the car. After kisses all around and all the proper words, we headed back through the gate and down the road. Nanny stood there on that porch right where we'd first glimpsed her. Now looking back I realize she clung to the last sight of her only son, reluctant to return to the critical analysis that would ensue at the foot of that tester bed. In those moments she probably relived the time when that son had clung to her and was reluctant to leave home; a time when she'd had to break that unnatural dependency so that son could be a man. The bond was never really broken. When she died I watched my father sob. Thinking back now about the two houses facing each other one wonders whether the move across the street was truly progress.
Sharman Burson Ramsey
Burson information on Burson web page
November 9, 1996
Notes for ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON , DR.:
1 AUTH Spring Hill and interned in New York
1 AGNC State of issue: AL
1 DEST Last residence: AL 36741
Individual: Burson, Elkanah
Birth date: Apr 7, 1882
Death date: Apr 1970
Social Security #: 419-52-8280
Last residence: AL 36741
State of issue: AL
"Tis something akin to the immortals that makes us long not to be altogether unworthy of the fame of our ancestors."
The story of our family in the twentieth century must begin with Wakefield (pictured above on this web site). For years my grandfather, a country doctor in rural Wilcox County, Alabama, would get up and go out on the front porch of his house to look up the hill at the Steamboat Gothic plantation house across the street. The "Laura Gulley" place, otherwise known as Wakefield, had been moved piece by piece into "town" from the plantation several miles away down the Farmersville Road. The move across the street and his subsequent ownership of the plantation became a symbol of a change in stat us for the family that came to America as Quakers a part of the William Penn exodus from England. The ancestors of Elizabeth Knight whom Dr. Elkanah George Burson eventually married were also a part of that movement and came in the first wave of immigration to settle also in Pennsylvania and make their way South, as did the Burson family.
Elkanah George Burson (1882-1970) studied medicine at Alabama College in Mobile and interne d in New York at Bellevue Hospital, the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He practiced medic ine in Furman until his death in April 1970. He was a handsome man who dressed dapperly until the day he died. His son, also a doctor who moved to Houston County after World War II, remembered the many nights someone would come knocking on the door needing a doctor to come made a call on a sick patient. He'd saddle up the horse, put on the Mackintosh to protect him from the rain, and ride out into the night. Cars like the one he drove in the picture couldn't make it down the rain slicked dirt roads.
Favorite stories were of the patient who invited father and son to stay for supper. When the y noted that everything was being cooked in the same pot, the patient commented: "Well, it' s all going to the same place, aint it?" Another patient bought a new car and was forever out tooling about, riding hither and yon. Upon comment, the man replied: ""Doc, them wheel's is made round for rollin'."
He worked hard as a doctor and saved. His children remembered eating biscuits with only molasses for lunch at the one room school house they attended. E. G. Burson, Jr. vowed he'd be able to afford white bread one day so he could have a sandwich like the other kids. At the time of Dr. Elkanah George Burson, Sr.'s death he owned 8000 acres of land and a plantation house with an enviable collection of antiques he acquired in St. Louis, Savannah, Montgomery, an d New Orleans. As the doctor for the railroad, he traveled for free and made friends with dealers in all of those areas after purchasing the Laura Gulley house across the street from the home he raised his children in (about 1939). He and his wife enjoyed traveling and collecting during those years. Elizabeth Knight Burson favored cut glass so she owned an exquisite collection at the time of her death.
This is the church in Furman that Joseph Jackson Burson and his son, Elkanah Burson helped build. It is maintained by a trust administered by Gene Stabler whose grandmother and siblings were raised after by Elkanah Burson and his wife Elaphare Barge Burson after the death of Elkanah Burson's sister, Martha Ann (Burson) Hurst and her husband.
Children of ELIZABETH KNIGHT and ELKANAH BURSON are:
39. i. ELKANAH GEORGE26 BURSON , DR, b. July 04, 1918, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama.
40. ii. ELLIECE BURSON, b. April 07, 1915, Furman, Alabama, Wilcox County; d. 1994, Selma, Alabama, buried Palmer cemetery.
iii. ELIZABETH BURSON, b. March 11, 1920; m. JAMES DUDLEY HART, April 23, 1949.
Notes for ELIZABETH BURSON:
Because of Eliece's elopement Elizabeth was not allowed to go to the University of Alabama, she remembered. She had to attend Montevallo, where she was one of their beauties. My grandfather would not let her study medicine, but insisted she become a teacher. She took a business curriculum, but became a secretary, her form of rebellion. A shortmarriage to Dudley Hart ended in divorce. She stayed away from these family get togethers as much as possible. The strain was not worth the trip.
Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH BURSON and JAMES HART:
2 DATE Aug 1955
36. DEWEY25 KNIGHT(NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER). He married BERNICE.
Children of DEWEY KNIGHT and BERNICE are:
i. MARGARET26 KNIGHT.
ii. JOYCE KNIGHT.
37. LANA ESTELLE25 KNIGHT(NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born December 07, 1880. She married WILL ROMELL.
Children of LANA KNIGHT and WILL ROMELL are:
i. MALLARY26 ROMMEL.
ii. MYRTICE ROMMEL.
38. LEON25 KNIGHT(NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born December 16, 1881. He married LILY.
Child of LEON KNIGHT and LILY is:
i. THOMAS26 KNIGHT, m. PAT.
Generation No. 26
39. ELKANAH GEORGE26 BURSON , DR(ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born July 04, 1918 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama. He married JEAN BRONSON GILLIS August 03, 1947 in Brewton, Alabama Escambia County, daughter of JOHN GILLIS and CLARE JERNIGAN.
Notes for ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON , DR:
1 AUTH Tulane University Medical School
1 AGNC USA Army Medical Corp WWII
The tan four door 1947 Mercury sedan pulled up to the gas pumps at the corner of Oates and Mai n. The lean, six foot driver stepped out and lit up a cigarette as he leaned back against the car and introduced himself to Oliver Bentley, the station owner. The two men struck up a conversation and the beginning of a lifelong friendship. When the car pulled out of the station , it headed half a block east down Main Street and parked in front of Dothan Drug Company. "Dothan's growing and needs doctors," Bentley had told the general practitioner. "Go down and see Grady Watford at Dothan Drug. He's got offices over the drug store."
It was this conversation that led to Dr. Elkanah George Burson settling in Dothan, Alabama. H e practiced medicine above Dothan Drug, down the hall from Dr. Cannady, pediatrician, Dr. Hopkins, ENT, John Martin, attorney and survivor of the Battaan death march, Charles Skeen, account ant, and Quay Fortner, insurance. The really important thing about this location was that Grady Watford and Jim Bottoms at Dothan Drug always had candy for hungry little girls. In 1956 , Dr. Burson built an office at 819 South Oates Street where he practiced medicine for 32 years until his retirement in 1989.
This doctor who started the practice of medicine truly "under the gun, "found his niche in a rural community and his gift as a family doctor and diagnostician. George Burson attended a three-room schoolhouse for grades 1 through 6, and then graduated from Carlowville High School. Those were depression years and his own father, a country doctor, had little money because hi s patients had little money. Payment came in produce or land. Often as a child his lunch consisted of a biscuit filled with molasses. Other children had white bread sandwiches with pineapple slices. He'd look at their sandwiches and his biscuits and then made himself a promise w hen he grew up he'd be able to afford white bread. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
George Burson had finished medical school and served in the Army in the Pacific before he me t my mother at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. The green-eyed Army nurse from Brewton, Alabama, captivated the Wilcox County country boy with the distinctive Southern drawl known by his fraternity brothers at Sigma Chi as "Dude." He dragged his feet about getting married, however. One day, he discovered Jean's camera was missing from the glove compartment of the car, a bad sign. He got up before dawn Sunday morning and drove to Brewton to visit and found her filling out re-enlistment papers for the Army. He decided it was time to get married. They did on August 3, 1947 and returned to their apartment in Dothan. Dr. Burson delivered 3 babies on his wedding night. Their first child did not come until 3 years later. Jean Burson remembered he brought chocolate home for her every evening, but did not realize they w ere really for the dogs until both Foots and Rusty, cocker spaniels, passed away and the chocolate quit coming.
The Bursons built their family home at 105 Camellia Drive after their oldest child burned her foot on a floor heater at their first home on East Westmont.
Like his father before him, Dr. Burson was a dedicated physician. He delivered three babies i n their homes on his wedding day. He visited patients, driving down dirt roads on rainy days , often having to walk to the nearest farmhouse to ask them to bring their tractor to pull hi m out of a ditch. In those days, if patients could not pay their bills, they brought produce to the doctor. There was no such thing as payment before service. It was a professional responsibility to care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Dr. Burson, a gifted diagnostician who was popular with his patients, often saw as many as 170 a day. His distinctive southern drawl and genteel southern mannerisms are frequently remarked upon.
Our father's major interest outside of medicine was cars. His first car was a Black two door Plymouth that he bought at Matthew Hardware in Camden, Alabama for $470. Time and events we re marked in his life by the car he was driving at the time. Bill Waters at Dothan Lincoln Mercury looked for him to drop by about twice a year to trade cars.
One Sunday on the way to our usual visit to the Parkway Restaurant for lunch after church, we saw a family sitting by the side of the road. The mother sat on a suitcase and held an infant in her arms. Two other children squatted nearby. The daddy stood with his hand on her shoulder and looked helplessly at the passing traffic. We ate lunch and our parents dropped us of f for a matinee at the Martin Theatre down town. Later when Mother came for us, we passed the s pot on Main Street where the family had been. I wondered aloud what happened to them. My mot her said, "Your Daddy picked them up and took them to the bus station. Heb ought them ticket s so the family could get to the family they were trying reach. They were hungry and he fed t hem and he gave them money to eat on the road."
She told us they promised to pay him back the money. My father never expected to see that money again. He made the agreement to salvage the man's pride before his children. The lesson taught that day was more enduring than the one we learned in Sunday School. The story of the traveler on the road to Jericho came alive. My daddy is an honorable man. Honorable men se e other men as honorable. If the bill was not paid it could not be paid. God poured out blessings upon the man who shared his blessings selflessly with others.
There are many wealthier families but there are none richer in heritage.
How do people stay married for fifty years? Shoes were thrown and words were said in anger, but the glue that kept our family together was mutual respect, perseverance and commitment. They weathered the storms and provided the rock upon which all we knew our lives should also be founded. They gave us our sense of place, family and purpose. Sharman Burson Ramsey
Notes for JEAN BRONSON GILLIS:
1 AUTH Trained St. Margaret's School of Nursing, Montgomery, Al
1 AGNC Serial # N763 949
Jean Burson was active in the Dothan Service League, served as Chairman of the Heart Association Fund Drive, and enjoyed her membership in the Daffodil Garden Club. She kept the books for home, office and farm ,using bookkeeping skills she had learned as a teenager. She went to work at 13 at a dime store soon after the chain broke on a log truck killing her father, an engineer for the paper company, John Patrick Gillis, leaving a family of five children of which she was the eldest. When the messenger of the bad news arrived at their home my grandmother collapsed. The baby she was holding, Patricia, only three months old, cried and my mother took he r in her arms. "Don't worry," she whispered. "I'll take care of you," she promised. She tried as well as she could.
Those Depression years of hardship without the big handsome father everyone loved were formative of the sense of responsibility to one's family my mother knew and instilled within us. He r brother Jim delivered papers and bought her the suitcase that held her clothes as she boarded the bus for the trip to Montgomery for nursing school. It took courage to sit across the des k from the banker and ask him to trust her with the loan for her education. Much to the Sisters surprise the spirited young woman from Brewton scored the highest of anyone in the state w hen she took the state board in nursing. Her sense of family extended to her country and her patriotism led her to join the Army where she served aboard a hospital train based out of Cherbourg, France. There she tended soldiers severely wounded on the battlefields of France and i n the Battle of the Bulge. A portion of each check was sent home to repay the loan and to help support her family.
Children of ELKANAH BURSON and JEAN GILLIS are:
41. i. SHARMAN JEAN27 BURSON, b. May 15, 1950, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama.
ii. SYLVIA JANE BURSON , DR., b. July 31, 1956, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama; m. (1) RAMY TAWFIK; m. (2) FRANK BAROVECCHIO, 1976, Dothan, Al.; m. (3) THOMAS JEROME RUSHING, December 15, 1989, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Notes for SYLVIA JANE BURSON , DR.:
1 AUTH graduate of Tulane University
1 AGNC attended Sophie Newcomb
42. iii. ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON III, b. April 12, 1960, Dothan, Al..
40. ELLIECE26 BURSON(ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born April 07, 1915 in Furman, Alabama, Wilcox County, and died 1994 in Selma, Alabama, buried Palmer cemetery. She married (1) EXTON TUCKER. She married (2) CLAUDE WILLIAMS September 18, 1933.
Notes for ELLIECE BURSON:
1 AUTH admitted April 21, 1962
1 AGNC national number 6007, admitted October 10, 1962
G.M. Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records
Child of ELLIECE BURSON and CLAUDE WILLIAMS is:
43. i. CLAUDE BURSON27 WILLIAMS, b. January 04, 1935, Greenville, Alabama, Wilcox County; d. Madisonville, Kentucky.
Generation No. 27
41. SHARMAN JEAN27 BURSON(ELKANAH GEORGE26, ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born May 15, 1950 in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama. She married JOEL WARDLAW RAMSEY November 08, 1969 in Dothan, Alabama Houston County, son of JOSEPH RAMSEY and HILDA HAWKINS.
Notes for SHARMAN JEAN BURSON:
1 AUTH BS University of Alabama; MS Troy State University, honor history grad.
1 AGNC Delta Delta Delta social sorority
The story of growing up Downhome is incomplete without mentioning Mammy. Her name was Mattie Martin, but like our grandmothers were Nanny and Muddin, we loved her too much not to have a special term of endearment for her. She was Mammy. She carried my sister Sylvia in the laundry basket as she worked around the house. She called Elkanah "Little Man" and spoiled him rotten. She chaperoned me when I went to visit a boy friend in Florida and, we later found out , carried a gun under her hat to defend me. She was the best cook in Dothan, had the softest lap, and was always ready to listen when we needed her. Her big heart gave out, but she will always be a part of us.
We took piano lessons from Ina Harrison, a neighbor who just happened tohave traveled with Ch autauqua. We learned tap, ballet, and ballroom dancing from Madalyn Smith. We swam and too k ball room dancing at the Country Club. Mammy made teacakes for us to have tea parties fo r our"company." Mother built us a playhouse and we painted it with polka dots. Our children 's garden club, the Daffydillies, named for Mama's garden club, the Daffodil Garden Club, me t there. We participated in school events (I was a DHS cheerleader) and went off to colleg e as expected.
Joe and I often think how blessed we have been and wish our children could know the wonderfu l lives we have known.
Notes for JOEL WARDLAW RAMSEY:
1 AUTH Sons of the Confederate Veterans
1 AGNC graduated from the University of Alabama law school
1 DEST President of Houston County Bar Association
1 MEDI Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity
Children of SHARMAN BURSON and JOEL RAMSEY are:
44. i. CECILY CATHRYN28 RAMSEY, b. May 02, 1974, Dothan, Alabama, Houston County.
ii. ANDREW ALLEN RAMSEY, b. March 13, 1976, Dothan, Alabama Houston County.
Notes for ANDREW ALLEN RAMSEY:
1 AUTH college: The Citadel and Troy State University
1 AGNC U.S. Army, Ranger, Military Intelligence
1 DEST Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity
BDO Seidman, Accounting and Consulting
iii. BETHANY BROOKE RAMSEY, b. May 20, 1980, Dothan, Alabama Houston County.
Notes for BETHANY BROOKE RAMSEY:
1 AUTH graduated from University of Alabama
1 AGNC employed Marketing at SouthTrust bank
42. ELKANAH GEORGE27 BURSON III (ELKANAH GEORGE26, ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born April 12, 1960 in Dothan, Al.. He married DEBRAH DEAN BUFORD February 08, 1987 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Notes for ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON III:
1 AUTH Mobile, Alabama
Children of ELKANAH BURSON and DEBRAH BUFORD are:
i. HANNAH ELIZABETH JEAN28 BURSON, b. March 07, 1991.
ii. REBECCA JEWEL BURSON, b. November 01, 1994, Mobile, Alabama.
iii. MALLORY MARTHA JANE BURSON, b. September 04, 1996.
43. CLAUDE BURSON27 WILLIAMS(ELLIECE26 BURSON, ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born January 04, 1935 in Greenville, Alabama, Wilcox County, and died in Madisonville, Kentucky. He married (1) DORCAS ANNETTE (TOBY) BOYD August 17, 1958 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He married (2) DEBRA DILLEY 1977 in Henderson, Kentucky.
Children of CLAUDE WILLIAMS and DORCAS BOYD are:
45. i. CLAUDE BURSON28 WILLIAMS, b. March 09, 1961, Madisonville, Kentucky; d. November 19, 1996, Kentucky.
ii. HAYDEN EUGENE WILLIAMS, b. March 09, 1961, Madisonville, Kentucky.
iii. BLAKE WILLIAMS, b. June 20, 1964.
Child of CLAUDE WILLIAMS and DEBRA DILLEY is:
iv. CHRISTOPHER RYAN28 WILLIAMS, b. May 22, 1978.
Generation No. 28
44. CECILY CATHRYN28 RAMSEY(SHARMAN JEAN27 BURSON, ELKANAH GEORGE26, ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born May 02, 1974 in Dothan, Alabama, Houston County. She married STEPHAN ALLAN BUTTERWORTH May 05, 2001 in 17807 Hwy. 98, Panama City Beach, Florida.
Notes for CECILY CATHRYN RAMSEY:
1 AUTH Theta Tau social and professional fraternity, University of Alabama
Electrical Engineer / Computer Engineer
Notes for STEPHAN ALLAN BUTTERWORTH:
BA Journalism Troy State University
Sports Editor: Enterprise Ledger
Child of CECILY RAMSEY and STEPHAN BUTTERWORTH is:
i. LILY CLARE29 BUTTERWORTH, b. June 17, 2002.
45. CLAUDE BURSON28 WILLIAMS(CLAUDE BURSON27, ELLIECE26 BURSON, ELIZABETH JANE25 KNIGHT, NAPOLEON O.24, CATHERINE23 PALMER, STEPHEN22, CHILIAN21, MARTIN20, MARTIN19, MARTIN18, MARTIN17, THOMAS16, EDWARD15, GILES OR EGIDIUS14, WILLIAM13, JOHN12, RICHARD11, WILLIAM10, JOHN9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOHN DE2, STEPHANUS1 DE PALMER) was born March 09, 1961 in Madisonville, Kentucky, and died November 19, 1996 in Kentucky. He married (1) LISA. He married (2) PATTY.
Children of CLAUDE WILLIAMS and LISA are:
i. AMBER29 WILLIAMS.
ii. BRANDY WILLIAMS.