Rev. John Palmer

3 May 1795–16 October 1835 (Age 40)
Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rev. John

When Rev. John Palmer was born on 3 May 1795, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Amasa Palmer, was 20 and his mother, Hannah Watters, was 19. He married Mary Pattillo on 25 March 1817. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 16 October 1835, in Mountville, Troup, Georgia, United States, at the age of 40.

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Rev. John Palmer
Mary Pattillo
Marriage: 25 March 1817
Martha Varner Palmer
Hope Pattillo Palmer
Hannah E. Palmer
William Amaca Palmer
Isaac Oslin Palmer
Mary Ann Palmer
Sara Jane Palmer

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 5
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery
Age 8
Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
Age 13
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • U.S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

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