the Ancestor Movie
husband Rick created a moving tribute to my ancestors. (It is a
large file and may be too slow with dial-up connections.)
the Family Tree
The tree is a work in
progress. Some surname pages also have smaller versions.
Please let me know if I've goofed up some relationsor just
write to say, "Hi" if we have some in common.
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website was getting a little unwieldy. When I began last year,
I didn't realize how much information I would accumulate in
such a short time. I hope the reorganization helps.
made a page for each surname. Each surname page contains links
to everything I have posted on the site for that name. These
are cross-indexed with the subject matter pages: photos, links,
censuses, obituaries, etc. I've also removed the .pdf family
trees, because they were practically illegible. I've found a
way to make the trees into .gif files and will repost them.
However, they may be slow to load on dial-up connections.
Big news for the Palmer side, my husband Rick's line. Family
information for Rick's side wasn't very forthcoming. But I had
been plodding away using the few facts that I knew. I had received
a copy of the original certificate for Rick's grandfather, William
Mathew Palmer. William was born in 1896, his wife was Iris Bradley,
and his parents were George Palmer and Nanny Beck. I have since
searched through approximately 700 more census records--from
1880 this time--searching for his father, George M., born 1867.
I still haven't found him.
to go at this from several angles, I used the only other info
that I had: Rick's father had an Uncle Rowlett who lived in
Virginia. I found Rowlett Palmer's records in the Social
Security Death Index. He died in Lunenburg County, VA in
1978. I sent for the original application and found that his
father was also George M. Palmer. Rowlett, however, was listed
as the nephew living in the house of William W. Palmer in the
1910 Lunenburg census.
a guess that William W. and George M. were brothers, I set out
to find some descendants. I sent three letters to the Lunenburg
County area where Rowlett died and--EUREKA--Connie Marie Palmer
Lawson contacted me by email. She is the granddaughter of William
W. She and her brother, Kenneth, inherited the family farm,
and she knows a lot of the family history. In fact, the graves
of George M., William W. and several of their descendants are
on that land. George M was indeed George Melvin, William W.
was William Woodard and their father was Mac Donald Palmer born
in the mid 1800's in Charlotte County, VA.
and I have been working together on the rest of the history.
She filled me in on Mac D's father (Josiah) and I have since
found several genealogies online that begin with Thomas Palmore
in England in 1590, (immigrated on the Tyger in 1621 to VA)
and end with Coleman Palmore--Josiah's father. I have yet to
confirm all the sources and Connie has given me tons of info
on the descendants, so I have PLENTY to work on now. See the
Palmer surname page for more
this site (names, locations, etc.):
on this site [more listed under "the Whole Family Tree"
The Billings side: BILLINGS / BILLING, LANG, BERTRAND, WATSON, BROMELL, BOND, RICKARD, PETER, LEAN, HAWKIN / HOCKEN, HOSKYN, BROAD, RUSHTON, SCHMACHTENBERGER, FOOTE, BULL, LODGE, LAWLOR, REARDON, HOULE, SENECAL / SENICAL, BATZOLD, BEGGS, GUNGEL, MCGREGOR, MELLOR, BROWN, ANGELSEY, WILSON
Palmer side: PALMER / PALMORE, OBEROWSKI, OLESKY, KRUSCHINSKI, PILARSKI, OSTRANDER, BECK, VAUGHAN, EUDAILEY
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