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John Palmer, b. May 3, 1778 in Waterford, Ireland
d. Feb. 15, 1853 in Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Ga.
m. Nancy Flood
d. 1825 in Dublin, Ireland
Da. of and ( ) Flood of Dublin, Ireland.
The birthplace of John has been given as Waterford, Ireland, and that his wife was of Dublin.
His children were born in Dublin and it is, therefore, assumed that his father's family moved
to Dublin, probably about 1790-1800 or thereafter. It has been said that John Palmer and others
of his family were baptized in Waterford by John Wesley. The only other data we have regarding
John is that he came to America in 1832 with his three children and also his brother Henry, and
that they settled first in Pittsburgh, Pa. No further information has been given us regarding the
brother Henry. Their date of arrival in this country has also been given as 1840 but we believe
1832 is more accurate.
We do not know how long John and his brother remained in Pittsburgh but sometime thereafter,
probably around 1840, John went South to Georgia and probably located in Athens, Ga.
with his son John T. Palmer. His son William, however, located in Knoxville, Tenn.,
where he continued to reside for a number of years. Sometime thereafter, probably
about 1849, John then moved to Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Ga. with his sons John T. and Henry
where he died on Feb. 15, 1853.

Children born in Dublin:

John Thompson, b. May 19, 1815

William, b. Aug. 3, 1818

Henry is called the youngest of the 3 ch. of John and went with his father John from
Pittsburgh to Athens and later to Lumpkin, Ga. Henry was said to have returned to
Ireland from their home in Lumpkin in 1852 and was never heard of again.

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John Thompson Palmer, b. May 19, 1815 in Dublin, Ireland
d. May 14, 1865 in Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Ga.
m. Amanda Barbour 1840 in Athens, Ga.
John T. came to America with his father in 1832 and while in Pittsburgh learned the trade
of a tailor which he followed in Athens, Ga. He resided in Athens, Ga. until about 1845,
when he moved to Washington, Ga., and in 1849 moved to Lumpkin, Ga. In Lumpkin,
John T. studied medicine and was admitted as a physician. He practiced in that place
until the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted and was a surgeon in the 17th Ga. Reg.
of the Confederate Army until 1864, when he was discharged on account of his health and
died the following year. He was active in the Masonic Order and in the Methodist Church South.

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John Thompson, b. 1815, p.2


Georgia A., b. 1841 in Athens, Ga., d. 1894
Res. Forsyth, Monroe Co., Ga.

William W., b. 1843 in Athens, d. 1912
Res. Chattanooga, Tenn. Served in Conf. Army from Georgia.

Albion Waddy, b. May 5, 1845 in Washington, Ga., d. Jan. 17, 1918 in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
m. Elizabeth Brause of Kingston, Roane Co., Tenn. abt. 1878
He was in Co. E of the 31st Ga. Reg. in the Conf. Army and also served as Aide-de-camp
on the staff of Gen. John B. Gordon with the rank of Major. Children:--

(1) Albion Elizabeth, b. Sept. 14, 1879 in Kingston, Tenn., res. in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
piano teacher.
(2) Constantine Brause, b. June 20, 1889, res. Chattanooga, Tenn.

Octavia G., b. 1849 in Washington, Ga., d. 1894
Res. Forsyth, Ga.

Mary Waterford, b. Dec. 27, 1851 in Lumpkin, Ga.
Res. in Ringgold, Catoosa Co., Ga. as late as 1916.

John Thompson, b. Dec. 27, 1851 in Lumpkin
m. Laura Sealy Nov. 27, 1878 in Cuthbert, Randolph Co., Ga.
b. May 23, 1861 in Cuthbert
Da. of Capt. John W. and Rebecca ( ) Sealy of Marion Co., Ga.
John T. started to work at the age of 19 years in Americus, Ga. and later moved to
Brunswick, Glynn Co., Ga., where he was a boot and shoe merchant and one of the
leading business men in that city.
(1) John Sealy
(2) Helen Amanda
(3) Marion Dunwoody
(4) Lucien Key

fr. John Thompson Palmer Jr. and Albion Elizabeth Palmer; Memoirs of Ga.,
b. Southern Hist'l Ass'n, 1895, Vol. 1, p. (?)

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William Palmer, b. Aug. 3, 1818 in Dublin, Ireland
d. Dec. 20, 1875 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., Ga.
m. Mary Ann Bell Dec. 10, 1840 in Knoxville, Tenn.
b. July 25, 1819 d. Feb. 5, 1914
Da. of David and Mary Ann ( ) Bell of Knoxville, Tenn.
William came to America with his father in 1832 and while in Pittsburgh learned
the trade of a tailor.
He left Pittsburgh the same time his father did, but instead of going to Georgia,
William went to Knoxville, Tenn., where he married and continued to reside
there until after the birth of all his children,, when he moved to Georgia, locating
at first in 1864 in Dublin, Laurens Co., and in 1865 moved to Columbus, Ga. He had a
store and continued as a merchant tailor while in Knoxville, as well as in Dublin and
Columbus, Ga.

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William, b. 1818, p.2


Mary Bell, b. Sept. 5, 1841
Res. in Columbus, Ga. in 1915.

Samuel Bell, b. July 8, 1843, d. Feb. 11, 1872
m. Fannie Webster

John Henry, b. Mar. 23, 1845

David Bell, b. Jan. 24, 1847, d. Jan. 9, 1911
Res. Columbus, Ga.

William Glover, b. Dec. 22, 1848, d. Jan. 11, 1914
m. Elizabeth Nelson

Charles Barron, b. Dec. 25, 1850, d. Jan. 3, 1903
Res. Houston, Tex.

Edward Bell, b. Feb. 7, 1853
m. Alice L. Booker July 8, 1885 in Columbus, Ga.
b. May 4, 1854
Da. of David L. and Elizabeth (Netts) Booker of Columbus, Ga.
He was a broker residing in Columbus, Ga. Children:--
(1) Alice Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13, 1886, m. John A. Reagan, res. Fitzpatrick, W. Va., and Proctor, N.C.
(2) Mary Bell, b. Nov. 22, 1889, res. Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. Grad. of Carnegie Library
School in Atlanta, Ga. in 1909 (Who's Who in Amer., Vol. 11).

Nancy Flood, b. Mar. 27, 1855
m. Patrick Henry Laffiteau
d. Aug. 27, 1912
Res. in Columbus, Ga. in 1915.

Herndon Lewis, b. Oct. 2, 1857, d. Apr. 11, 1883
m. Sarah A. Moore

Maria McLendon, b. July 6, 1860, d. Feb. 12, 1915 in Columbus, Ga.

Frank, b. June 26, 1863, d. Oct. 26, 1864 in Dublin, Ga.

fr. Mary Bell Palmer of Raleigh, N.C. in 1917.

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John Henry Palmer, b. Mar. 23, 1845 in Knoxville, Tenn.
m. Margaret Currell Nov. 26, 1867 in Dublin, Ga.
Da. of George and Mary J. (Fuqua) Currell of Dublin, Ga.
John H. learned the watchmaker's trade in Knoxville and in 1862 enlisted in the
Confederate Army in Kaine's Battery of Artillery. In Sept. 1863 he was captured and
taken a prisoner to Camp Douglas in Chicago, where he was held until the end of the
War. In 1865 he located in Columbus, Ga. with his father and was in the mercantile
firm of S. & J. Palmer until 1867, when he again worked as a watchmaker. In 1873
he was appointed policeman in Columbus, Ga. and was made Chief of Police in 1883.


Martha L.

George Currell, b. Sept. 29, 1870 in Atlanta, Ga.
m. Eva Moore Sept. 7, 1896 in Columbus, Ga.
Da. of William R. and Susan ( ) Moore
George C. began work as an official court reporter of the Superior Courts of the
Chattahoochee Circuit, which position he held for 15 years. He was then admitted
as an attorney in Georgia and elected Solicitor-General of the Superior Courts of the
same circuit, which position he held for 8½ years, after which he continued in
Columbus, Ga. as a practicing attorney. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of
the Columbus schools for 25 years and President of the School Board in 1918-1921.
(1) William Randolph Moore
2 ch.--George C. and Martha A.
(2) Sue, m. Major Anderson of the U.S. Army. 1 ch.--Sue Moore

(Hist. of Columbus, Ga., by Talfair, 1929)

Samuel B.

Biog'l Souvenir of Ga. and Fla., by Battey & Co., 1889, p. 629.

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Samuel Palmer, b. 1742 in England
m. Mary Lamb abt. 1786
Samuel, according to tradition, came to America in or with the army of Lord Cornwallis, and
was present at the Surrender of Yorktown in 1781. Apparently he did not return to England,
and descendants have stated that after the war he continued to remain in the United States,
probably in Virginia, and sent to England for his sweetheart, Mary Lamb, and that she came
to the United States and married him in this country. At any rate, the next record that
descendants have found regarding Samuel is that he was in the 1790 U.S. Census in Washington
Co., Pa., with one male over 16, being himself, one male under 16, and two females. This would
indicate that he must have been married about 1786 and had one son and one daughter, therefore,
five other sons were born after 1790, but we have a record of only one son James, who was born 1798.
We have, therefore, concluded that James was next to the youngest child.


James, b. Dec. 1798

Note:--D.A.R. Mag., Vol. (?)9, p. 764, requests the parentage of Samuel Colwell Palmer, b. (?) in
Ohio Co., W. Va., m. Ester Eartman (?) in Perry Co., (?) We believe this Samuel C. could be the
youngest son of Samuel and Mary (Lamb) Palmer.

fr. John C. Palmer, Jr.

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James Palmer, b. Dec. 1798 in Washington Co., Pa.
d. Apr. 1879 in Brooke Co., W. Va.
m. (1) Sabina Straight abt. 1829
Da. of Christian and ( ) Straight of Wellsburg, Brooke Co.
m. (2) Elizabeth Moore Waugh 1859
James was the son of Samuel and Mary (Lamb) Palmer. Samuel was born 1742 in England
but we have no record of the date of his arrival to America. He did, however, appear in
the 1790 U.S. Census in Washington Co., Pa. with one male over 16, one male under 16, and
two females. He is said to have had six sons and one daughter.
James went to Brooke Co., W. Va. (originally a part of Va.) and was a farmer, and later was
in the flatboat business on the Mississippi River until about 1845. A few years after his
marriage he moved to Lanesville, O., where one of his nephews, Samuel Palmer, was then living.
Returning to Brooke Co., he purchased a house in Wellsburg, and later a farm about four miles to
the southeast, where he built a large brick home and lived there from 1846 to 1860. He then moved
back to Wellsburg for about a year, and then to another farm in Brooke Co. adjoining Pen. State Line,
where he lived until his death.


Mary, b. (?)

John Campbell, b. Oct. (?)
Da. b. abt. (?), d. soon after marr.
m. Rev. Armstrong of Ky. abt. (?)

Caroline, b. abt. (?)

fr. John C. Palmer, Jr.

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Mary Palmer, b. 1831 in Wellsburg, Brooke Co., W. Va.
m. Absalom Wells
Mary probably continued to reside in Wellsburg after marriage.


Da. b. d.y.

Sabina, b. abt. 1857
m. Job A. Lewis of Brooke Co. abt. 1878
Sabina was res. in Wellsburg as late as 1939.

John Campbell, b. 1862
m. (1)
m. (2)
4 ch.-- all living in 1939
John C. was still residing in Wellsburg in 1939

Robert, b. Jan. 1, 1868, d. abt. 1898
m. Miller of Brooke Co.
2 sons, one a dentist in Chester, W. Va., the other engaged in business.

fr. John C. Palmer, Jr.

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John Campbell Palmer, b. Oct. 1832 in Wellsburg, W. Va.
d. Apr. 25, 1905 in Wellsburg
m. Frances Tarr Waugh
Da. of Richard and Elizabeth (Moore) Waugh
John C. was a lawyer in Wellsburg and lived with his father on the farm until 1883,
when he built a home in Wellsburg, where he continued to reside the rest of his life.
His wife's mother, Elizabeth Moore Waugh, after the death of her husband Richard in 1846,
married James Palmer, the father of this John C., in 1859.


Curran, b. June 3, 1860

Madelein Virginia, b. Mar. 21, 1862
m. A. J. Millikin of Ohio May 31, 1883
d. Feb. 1936 in Hammond, N.J.

James, b. Aug. 11, 1865

John Campbell, b. Sept. 30, 1868

Joshua Gist, b. Oct. 20, 1869

Richard Waugh, b. Jan. 17, 1872

Sarah Buchanan, b. June 16, 1875
Res. unm. in family home in Wellsburg in 1939.

Joseph Belle, b. July 15, 1879
Studied medicine in Ann Arbor and at the Jefferson Medical College, Phila., Pa.
He precticed for four yrs. in New York and then returned to Wellsburg, where
he has continued to reside in the old home, unm.

fr. John C. Palmer, Jr.

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Curran Palmer, b. June 3, 1860 in Wellsburg,West Virginia.
d. 1908 in Trenton, Grundy Co., Mo.
m. Rachel Hanna of Trenton 1896
Curran went to Trenton, Mo. before marriage, probably with his brother
Richard W., and continued to reside there the rest of his life.

Children born in Trenton:

Joseph William, b. 1898
Joseph William was in the insurance business in Salt Lake City in 1939.
2 daus. and 1 son.

James was a lawyer in Seattle, Wash. in 1939. His wife before her marriage was a trained
nurse in Seattle. No ch.

fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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James Palmer, b. Aug. 11, 1865 in Wellsburg, W. Va.
d. July 13, 1843 in NY City.
m. Catherine Hughes July 1890
d. Jan. 4, 1946 in Rye, N.Y.
Since his marriage, James has resided in or near New York City where he has been a
minister in various churches. In 1939 he was one of the professors in the Biblical Institute
of New York and was a resident of Rye, N.Y. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary
and was ordained a Presbyterian minister on May 11, 1890, and later he received a Doctor of
Philosophy degree from New York University. He was associate pastor of the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian Church in New York City from 1911 to 1920, and was teaching at the Biblical
Seminary at the time of his death.


Frances W., b. Aug. 1891
m. Charles Peddle of N.Y.
Charles is connected with the N.Y. Telephone Co.
3 daus., all unm. in 1939, res. at home

Margaret, b. 1894
m. G. Ashton Brownlee of Washington, Pa.
Res. Washington, Pa. in 1939

Helen, b. 1896
m. William Paull Jacob of Wellsburgm W. Va. Oct. 20, 1919 in N.Y. City


Son, b. abt 1926
Da., b. abt. 1929

m. George H. Plumb
Res. Greenwich, Conn.

Virginia, b. Aug. 1903
Grad. of College of Physicians and Surgeons of N.Y., practicing in Rye, N.Y. in 1939
m. William Paull Jacob Jan. 30, 1945 as his 2nd wife.

Res. unm. at home in 1939, engaged in literary work with Walter Disney.
m. Dr. Douglass Shepard Riggs of New Haven, Ct.

fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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James Campbell Palmer, b. Sept. 30, 1868 in Wellsburg, W. Va.
d. Dec. 30, 1943 in Wheeling, W. Va.
m. Jeannette Ostrander
Da. of Charles W. and Gertrude Ostrander, lawyer of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
John C. is a lawyer in Wheeling, W. Va.


John Campbell 3rd, b. June 24, 1903
m. Louise Heyman of Summit, N.J.
Da. of ( ) and Louise Haeyman
No ch. John C. is a lawyer in Wheeling, W. Va.

Kathleen Barnes, b. Apr. 8, 1906
m. James D. Sparkman of N.Y. Aug. 1, 1928
Res. New Rochelle, N.Y.


(1) James D., b. May 1929
(2)Palmer Drake, b. 1934
(3) Nicholas Pell, b. Mar. 1936
(4) Jonathan Hoyt, b. June 6, 1945, d. June 30, 1946

Gertrude, b. Mar. 30, 1908
m. Phillip H.R. Whitehead of White Cross, near Wallingford, Berkshire, Eng.
Res. London, England in 1939. Twin sons- - Roland John and Peter James.

David Waugh, b. Mar. 3, 1911

fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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Joshua Gist Palmer, b. Oct. 20, 1869 in Wellsburg, W. Va.
d. 1911 in Wellsburg
m. Elizabeth Rodgers 1899
Da. of William H. and ( ) Rodgers of Brilliant, Ohio
Joshua G. resided his entire life in Wellsburg. He studied medicine at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of N.Y. and practiced medicine in Wellsburg the rest of his life.
In 1939, his widow and daughter were residing in the family home at Wellsburg.


William, b. 1900, d. Sept. 1903

Louise, b. 1907
Teacher in Wellsburg

fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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Richard Waugh Palmer, b. Jan 17, 1872 in Wellsburg, W. Va.
m. Gladys Gilmore 1902 in Trenton, Missouri.
Richard W. was res. in Pomona Calif. in 1939


Virginia, b. Trenton, Mo.
m. Samuel Gist of Brooke Co. W. Va.
Res. Pomona, Calif. in 1939. 1 son and 2 das.

George, b. abt 1907 in Trenton, Mo.
m. Margaret Lindsay of Ohio
1 da., b. abt 1937

Mary Alice, re, unm. at home in Pomona, where she is a stenographer.

Richard Waugh, b. abt 1919, attending college in Pomona in 1939

Frances, b. 1923, high school student in Pomona in 1939

fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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Caroline Palmer, b. abt 1838 in Zanesville Ohio.
d. abt 1858
m. James Waugh of Brooke Co. Va (now W. Va.)

Caroline probably resided after marriage in Wellsburg, W. Va.


Campbell Palmer, b. abt 1855
m. Susan Ritchie of Wash. Co. Pa.
Cambell P. was still res. on old farm of his grandfather in Brooke Co. in 1939


(1)Da., m. William Biggs of W. Liberty, W. Va. and has 1 da. They were all res. in Texas in 1939.
(2) Ritchie, had twins, son and da., all living in Wellsburg in 1939.
(3) James, m. twice, son by 1st wife.
(4) Samuel (twin with James) 2 das. by 1sr wife and they resided on a fruit farm with parents.


Fr. John C. Palmer Jr.

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Thomas Palmer, b. Nov. 24, 1770 in Maine
d. Apr. 10, 1825 in Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio
m. Mary Philbrook Mar. 13, 1817
(Marr, Rec. of Licking Co. Ohio in N.W. Mag., Vol 12, p. 214)
b. Apr. 14, 1782 in Vinnalhaven, Maine d. abt 1866 in Ohio
Da. of Joel and Mary (Leadbetter) Philbrook from Vinnalhaven, Maine to Licking Co., Ohio
Thomas was said to have gone from Maine to Ohio, the exact time not being known. He died
in Franklin Co. and the records of that county show that a Thomas Palmer was a Commissioner
in Truro Tp. in that Co. as early as 1805. In 1810, Thomas Palmer subscribed $200.00 to a fund for
a permanent seat of Government for Franklin Co. (Old N.W. Mag., Vol. 15, pp. 79, 84). Old N.W.
Mag., VOl. 10, p. 135, states that Thomas Palmer in 1815 came from Litchfield, Conn. to Franklin Co.
We think that this latter date of 1815 is incorrect and that Thomas was in Franklin Co. soon after 1800.
Whether he went directly from maine to Ohio or stopped for a while in Litchfield, Conn. we do not
know, but descendants have given his birthdate and his birth as being in the State of maine, without
any particular location. For this reason, we have been unable to date, to properly place him.
Mary Philbrook was the second of fifteen children. Her parents went to Licking Co. Ohio in 1813 and
her father died in St. Albans, Ohio in 1820 and her mother died near Etna, Ohio in 1850. Joel Philbrook
was born 1759 and was the son of Job, who was born 1729 in Georgetown Maine, son of Jonathan, b. 1694
in Greenland N. H. Mary Philbrook married for her second husband John Edgar May 10, 1829.
(Philbrick and Philbrook Families, by Jacon Chapman, 1886, p. 110).
Descendants have given us only three children of Thomas Palmer and they do not state whether
Mary Philbrook was his first or second(cont.)

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Thomas, b. 1770, p. 2 (cont.)

wife. Judging by the date of his marriage to Mary Philbrook, it would seem to indicate
that she was his second wife.
The History of Licking Co. Ohio by Brister, pub. 1909, p. 474 states that Thomas had a first
wife by whom he had five children, Thomas, Carpenter, William and two more names not
given but the name of the wife is not given. However, since one son was named Carpenter,
we think her name could have been Carpenter. This history then states that by his second
wife he had two children, Joel and Hiram. Evidently there are some discrepancies in this
record, because Thomas must have been by the second wife based on the date of birth as
given us by descendants and the date of the marriage to Mary Philbrook as given in the
marriage records of Licking Co.. We think that there may have been an earlier Thomas by
the first wife who died young.
We have no further record of the sons Carpenter and William.

Children by 1st wife:

Thomas, prob. died young.



Children by 2nd wife:

Thomas, b. Dec. 1817

Hiram, b. Sept. 12, 1820

Joel, b. July 18, 1822

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Thomas Palmer, b. Dec. 1817 near Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio
Thomas resided in Cincinnati, Ohio.


prob. m. Mary Taylor, d. in Mary Ann Tp., Licking Co., Ohio
Da. of David & Hannah (Murphy) Taylor


So given by descendants, prob. Elbert.

m. Alexander McDonald
1 dau- Laura, m. ( ) Castello
Son of the Italian Ambassador

m. ( ) Weitzel
Res. Cincinnati, Ohio



Res. Cincinnati


fr. Dr. Norman A. Palmer

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Hiram Palmer, b. Sept. 12, 1820 near Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio
d. Oct. 5, 1897
m. Rebecca
b. Sept 20, 1832 d. Sept. 24, 1866
Hiram resided in Summit, Ohio but he and his wife and three children are buried
in the Swisher Burying Grounds in Licking Co., Ohio. His tombstone recites that he
was a soldier, which would indicate that he served in the Mexican and probably the
Civil War. (Old N.W. Quarterly, Vol. 15, p. 26)


Thomas, b. 1848

Mary, b. Apr. 23, 1850 d. Dec. 18, 1874

Louisa, b. 1851
m. Albert Salts
This daughter has also bee given as Mrs. Ada Saltz Felix of Columbus Ohio

Enos, b. 1853

Jennie, b. 1855

Laura, b. Sept. 8, 1857 d. Aug. 19, 1880

Charles, b. Dec. 2, 1859, d. Mar. 21, 1878

Formerly res. in Summit, Ohio

m. Walter Baird, formerly of Columbus, Ohio

fr. Dr. Norman A. Palmer

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Joel Palmer, b. July 18, 1822 near Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio
d. Aug. 16, 1905 in Pataskala, Licking Co., Ohio
m. Lucinda Ashbrook, Mar. 30, 1846 in Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co., Ohio
b. Oct. 22, 1824 d. Aug. 13, 1914 in Hebron, Ohio
Da. of Jonathan and Sarah (Reese) Ashbrook of Reynoldsburg
Joel, after marriage, resided in Etna for six years where three of his children were born.
Then he moved to Lima where all of the other children were born. Later, he resided in Pataskala.


Corwin Ford, b. Oct. 14, 1848

William Fillmore, b. Oct. 6, 1850

Norman Austin, b Feb. 3, 1863 in Etna
m. Emma Retta Warner Apr. 29, 1879 in Reynoldsburg
b. June 20, 1856 in Etna, d. Aug 28, 1914 in Louisville, Ky.
Da. of Anson and Catherine (Zellar) Warner of Etna, Ohio
He was an M.E. Minister, and held various charges at Sugar Grove, Swan, Waverly, Clarksburg
and Plain City, Ohio, Greencastle, Ind. and later Minneapolis, Minn. He later became Supt. of
the Anti-Saloon League of Kentucky and resided at Louisville, where he died.

Da.- Florence

Marion Galloway, b. June 5, 1857


June 4, 2004

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