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Descendants of Solomon Palmer


Generation No. 2


2. JOHN2 PALMER (SOLOMON1) was born 1761 in New Jersey, and died August 07, 1834 in Henry County, Tenn. He married SUSANNA DAILY May 29, 1786 in Wilkes County, Ga. She was born December 23, 1763, and died Aft. 1844 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Notes for J
OHN PALMER:
John was born 1761 in New Jersey, married Susanna Daily, May 29, 1786 in Wilkes County. She was born 12-23-1763.

I have found a 12 Jan 1788 land grant in Franklin County, Ga. to John and wife Susannah as well as a 1790 Wilkes Co. grant. A grandson of John as described in some length in a later generation maintained a diary which has survived. This grandson is described as "Major Solomon". Major Solomon's Diary does not give his grandmother's first name, only "my Grandmother's maiden name was Daily." Maj. Solomon goes on "My father, Solomon Palmer III was born in the State of Ga., Jackson Co., April 2nd A.D., 1787. His father [John] moved to South Carolina, Pendleton District, 1794. Moved to Ky., Hopkin's Co., 1803, Moved to Tenn., Hickman Co., 1807. There father married my mother, Elizabeth Henderson, 1811."

John's Revolutionary War affidavits declares "I was born in New Jersey. I was living in Wilkes County, Georgia. I removed to South Carolina soon after the close of the war and lived there eight years in Pendleton County; from thence I moved to Kentucky in Henderson County and lived there twelve years - from thence to Tennessee, the middle part 10 years; from thence to Henry County, TN. where I have resided for the last two years. "

John Palmer definitely fought in the Revolutionary War and received a pension. In his application in 1833, he affirms he "enlisted for the term of 18 months under Capt. Henry Duke and Col. Stephen Heard, was at the siege of Augusta and Savannah; served in Col. Elijah Clark's Regiment, and was kept actively engaged in traversing the state of Georgia sometimes in pursuit of the British and at other times after the Tories." Then he again volunteered under Capt. Lewis Clark. " and in the militia for the term of two years in Col. Cunninham Regiment and Col. Patrick Carr, we had a fight at the Blackstocks in South Carolina, transferred to Capt. Bennett Company and was at the battle of the Cowpens under General Morgan."

After the Revolutionary War, John Palmer married Susannah Daily 29 May 1786 and Solomon II, married Sarah Weaver, 20 Jun 1786. John and Solomon's brother Jonathon had apparently also married Ruth, surname unknown, and perhaps his only known child, Howard had been born.

John had Solomon (1787) Gideon (1788) Nancy (1790) and maybe 1 or 2 more by the time the Palmer brothers and families left Georgia and moved to the Pendleton District in the northwest corner of South Carolina. John and Susannah's remaining children were probably born in South Carolina.

Around 1803 the Palmer's, this time without Solomon II who remained in South Carolina until the 1820's, were on the move again, this time to Hopkins Co. KY.

There we find the marriages of John and Susannah daughters; Nancy who married Richard Brown 19 Aug 1809 and Charity who married John Walker 10 Feb 1810 by minister John Bourland. By the time of the 1820 census John Palmer is in Hickman Co. TN, and brothers Jonathon and Benjamin in neighboring Humphries Co. TN. John's son Solomon III is married to Elizabeth Henderson and he and his children are now in Alabama. John Palmer died 7 Aug 1834 in Henry Co. TN, but Susannah survived him, remaining in Tennessee until 1840 at which time she removed to Hopkins Co. KY where we lose track of her after 1844. Census records seem to indicate that all of John and Susannah's children were in Tennessee by 1820.

John died August 7, 1834 in Henry County, Tennessee. He declared that in 1833 that he was 77 years old. This age declaration has been the source of problems with the age of John. However, in the papers in the Depository is a copy of a letter from John L. Palmer, son of John that the family record attached was drawn by his Father the said John Palmer, Dec'd and in his own proper hand write and that said record is forwarded to the War Department unattached. This record is very difficult to read but it can be done. It states "William Bennett or Burnett his Book 1771.? Who was William Bennett or Burnett? "John Palmer" next word illegible" New Jersey in the year of our Lord 1761. John Palmer was marred unto Susanna Dailey the 29 day of May in the year of our Lord 1786. Solomon Palmer was born in April 2, 1787 Giden Palmer was born April 17, 1788. Nancy Palmer was born in March 22, 1790." There is nothing after this entry in this book. John was born 1761 in New Jersey, married Susanna Daily, May 29, 1786 in Wilkes County. She was born 12-23-1763.


     
Children of J
OHN PALMER and SUSANNA DAILY are:
6. i.   SOLOMON3 PALMER, b. April 02, 1787, Jackson County, Georgia; d. May 27, 1867, Village Springs, Blount Co, Alabama.
  ii.   GIDEON PALMER, b. April 17, 1788.
  iii.   NANCY PALMER, b. March 24, 1790; m. RICHARD BROWN, March 24, 1809.
  iv.   JERMIAH PALMER, b. 1792; m. SALLY CATES, March 05, 1817.
  v.   CHARITY PALMER, b. 1794; m. JOHN WALKER, February 10, 1810.
  vi.   JAMES PALMER, b. 1796.
7. vii.   JOHN L. PALMER, b. 1802; d. 1846, Webster County, Ky.


3. SOLOMON2 PALMER (SOLOMON1) was born February 18, 1763 in East Jersey, New Jersey, and died February 02, 1841 in Dawson County, Ga. He married SARAH WEAVER November 29, 1784 in Wilkes County, GA, daughter of JOHN WEAVER. She was born April 20, 1760 in Virginia, and died March 18, 1844 in Dawson County, Ga.

Notes for S
OLOMON PALMER:
Solomon Palmer, Jr. was born on February 18, 1763 in East Garses, New Jersey, maybe this should be "the Eastern part of Jarsey". He was about 10 years old at the time his family moved from North Carolina to Wilkes County, Georgia and I do not know at what time they moved to North Carolina from the East Coast.

Solomon married on November 29, 1784 Sarah Weaver who was the daughter of John Weaver who was from Virginia. John was a Revolutionary War soldier. Sarah was born in Virginia on the 20th of April, 1760.

Solomon and Sarah were married in Wilkes County however no record of their marriage has been found.

We find in the May term of 1791 that Solomon was on Jury duty. Also on 5-25-1791, Solomon had a complaint against James Hogg. It was dismissed in favor of Solomon. Solomon and Sarah were to have three children in Wilkes County before they moved to South Carolina.

On 1-1-1793, Solomon bought 120 acres from Jonas Kile for 60 pounds sterling on Wolf Creek, waters of Twelve Mile River in Pendleton District of South Carolina.

On October 8, 1799, William Rose sold 300 acres for $300 to Solomon Palmour in Washington District on both sides of Cornhouse Creek of Little River. Jonathan Palmour made oath to Henry Burch.

On June 11, 1805, George Stamps sold 50 acres for $50 to Solomon on Little River. In 1819, William Clark sold 640 acres to Solomon Palmer and Solomon sold this property to Ira Nicholson on February 10, 1828.

I believe that Aaron and Silas Palmer, sons of Solomon came first to Georgia about 1825 or 1826, and the remainder of the family came at some later date. Aaron and Silas became traders with the Cherokee Indians and acquired land on both sides of the Etowah River. Silas was referred to as an Indian Countryman who early settled on a stream now called Palmer's Creek which joins the Etowah River above Dougherty. Silas married Sarah Dougherty, on January 2, 1827 in Dawson County. She was part Cherokee and Silas accumulated substantial property and was the man who opened the drainage ditches.

Solomon Palmer was to die on February 2, 1841 and according to his Bible, he died "after severe cough disease and dropsy." He is buried in the McClure Cemetery near Dawsonville. His grave is built up off the ground about a foot and is covered with a stone slab.

While you can make out the data on many of the family graves, the one of Solomon and Sarah are now impossible to read. Sarah Palmer was to die on March 18, 1844 and is buried with Solomon and her grave is the same. The house that is standing on the grounds of this cemetery is the home that Silas and his wife, Keizah lived in for some time.


     
Children of S
OLOMON PALMER and SARAH WEAVER are:
8. i.   JOHN3 PALMOUR, b. August 16, 1786, Wilkes County, Ga; d. September 06, 1847, Dawson County, GA.
9. ii.   SIMEON PALMOUR, b. January 03, 1789, Wilkes County, GA; d. February 05, 1833, White County, Ga.
  iii.   AARON PALMER, b. March 19, 1791, Wilkes County, Ga; d. September 12, 1873, Dawson County, Ga..
  Notes for AARON PALMER:
Aaron born 3-19-1791, died 9-12-1873, never married. The original fort type compound constructed by the family when they first arrived in Dawson County was moved by Dr. Levi Russell to a site near the intersection of Etowah River Road and Seed Tick Road where it remained intact until just recently. The old homestead was bought and taken apart and moved to another site.

Aaron and some of his brothers came to the Cherokee Nation on the Etowah River and settled a section of land 10 miles in all directions. They were traders with the Indians and here on the Big Savannah they made their homes. Aaron acted as local banker, discounted notes, loaned money and was a stock raiser and farmer.

Aaron built a small fort on the Big Savannah which was a building of logs which was weather boarded on the outside from the ground to the roof with shingles put on with wrought iron nails. Port holes were arraigned so as to give protection from enemy fire on any side of the building. Unfortunately this was destroyed by fire. The home place still survives, (1995). Photograph of his tomb in the McClure cemetery is included with this narrative also a photo of his originial house which has been moved is included.


10. iv.   JANE PALMER, b. June 07, 1793; d. January 24, 1843.
  v.   MARY PALMER, b. December 22, 1795; d. July 25, 1862, Dawson County, Ga.
11. vi.   SILAS B. PALMOUR, b. December 21, 1797, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. January 11, 1878, Dawson County, Ga.
12. vii.   SARAH PALMER, b. January 26, 1800, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1849.
  viii.   BENJAMIN PALMER, b. March 20, 1802, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. September 24, 1830, Alabama.
  Notes for BENJAMIN PALMER:
Benjamin born 3-20-1802, died 9-24-1830 in Alabama. In Pickins County, S. C. on 4-2-1832, the estate of Benjamin Palmer was handled by Lewis Barker and Francis Burt. Their bond was set at $70.00. In Alabama, Job Going was the administrator of the estate but died before the estate was settled. William Y. Glover, Sheriff was appointed as the administrator on 5-10-1834. In the family Bible, it states that he died by "the fire of a gun". Benjamin was on a hunting trip and when he failed to return at the time he was expected, friends went to search for him and found his body with the gun near by. He had been accidentally shot.

  ix.   SOLOMON PALMER III, b. February 10, 1807, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. September 24, 1898, Dawson County, Ga; m. NANCY NIX; b. October 16, 1809, Franklin County, Ga; d. August 08, 1891, Dawson County, Ga.
  Notes for SOLOMON PALMER III:
Solomon, Jr. (III) born 2-10-1807, died 9-24-1898, married Nancy Nix, who was born in Franklin County, Ga. 10- 16-1809, died 8-8-1881. Photographs of tombs in the McClure cemetery in Dawson County, Ga. They did not have any children.


4. JONATHAN2 PALMER (SOLOMON1) was born 1766. He married RUTH.

Notes for J
ONATHAN PALMER:
Jonathan born about 1766. In 1800, he was living in South Carolina and is listed as between 26 and 45 years of age with a wife, age 26-45 and 4 daughters under 10 and one daughter between 10 and 16. He does not appear later than 1800. His wife was named Ruth, maiden name unknown, but they were married in Wilkes County. He had at least one son, Howard who was a Methodist preacher. Jonathan was last living in Tennessee. In 1820, he was living in Humphries County, Tenn. and the census shows the following children: l male between 16-18 (Howard), 1 male 16-26, 2 males between 26-45 and 1 male over 45 (Jonathan), 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 26-45. Between the 1800 and 1820 census, we can say that Jonathan had at least 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls.

Early Wilkes County, Ga. records prove that Jonathan received Bounty land of 287 1/2 acres in Washington County bounded on al lsides by vacant land and was surveyed on Shoulder Bone CreekdatedFebruary 10, 1785. On August 8, 1792, Jonathan and wife Ruth sold to Joel Ledbetter, all of the Wilkes County land for 100 pounds sterling, 287 1/2 acres in Franklin County being the westward part of a 575 acre granted to John Palmer January 12, 1788 who conveyed this 287 1/2 acres to Reuben Ballard Feb. 15, 1788 who sold it to the said Jonathan Palmer 1-1-1790.

On September 18th, 1833, Jonathan gave a deposition for his brother John in Henry County, Tenn. Jonathan born about 1766. In 1800, he was living in South Carolina and is listed as between 26 and 45 years of age with a wife, age 26-45 and 4 daughters under 10 and one daughter between 10 and 16. He does not appear later than 1800. His wife was named Ruth, maiden name unknown, but they were married in Wilkes County. He had at least one son, Howard who was a Methodist preacher. Jonathan was last living in Tennessee. In 1820, he was living in Humphries County, Tenn. and the census shows the following children: l male between 16-18 (Howard), 1 male 16-26, 2 males between 26-45 and 1 male over 45 (Jonathan), 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 26-45. Between the 1800 and 1820 census, we can say that Jonathan had at least 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls.


     
Child of J
ONATHAN PALMER and RUTH is:
13. i.   HOWARD3 PALMER, b. 1803.


5. BENJAMIN2 PALMER I (SOLOMON1) was born 1769 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1850 in Arkansas. He married (1) MARY 1803. He married (2) UNKNOWN Abt. 1840.

Notes for B
ENJAMIN PALMER I:
Benjamin was born about 1770. He is listed in 1800 in South Carolina and is 26-45 years of age with one son under 10 and a wife, 16-26. He is not listed after 1800. He was in Humphries County, Tennessee with Jonathan.

In 1820, the census record for Benjamin shows the following children: Males, 2 under 10, 2 between 10 and 16 and 1 over 45, (Benjamin) and no females except his wife between 26 and 45 years of age. Apparently Benjamin had 5 sons and no daughters.

Benjamin gave a deposition for his brother John on September 18th 1833. He stated "when he was a small boy, the Tories came to his fathers house in Wilkes County, Georgia and inquired for his brother John Palmer. His father informed them that he was in the army. In another statement on May 14th, 1830, he said "that the Tories came to his fathers house in the night during the Revolutionary War when he was a small boy in the State of Georgia and asked his Father where his son John Palmer was (the same who makes this application for a pension) he replied - that he was in the army - the Tories then mentioned that they intended to kill him. Affiant states that his Father died soon after the Revolutionary war."


     
Children of B
ENJAMIN PALMER and MARY are:
14. i.   BENJAMIN3 PALMER II, b. 1804, Georgia; d. Aft. 1850, Arkansas.
  ii.   JESSE PALMER, b. Bet. 1805 - 1810; m. NANCY.
  iii.   JONATHAN PALMER, b. Bet. 1815 - 1820.
     
Children of BENJAMIN PALMER and UNKNOWN are:
15. iv.   MARY3 PALMER, b. 1825, Tennessee.
  v.   UNKNOWN SON PALMER, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830.


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