Jesse Amasa Palmer

Brief Life History of Jesse Amasa

When Jesse Amasa Palmer was born on 22 July 1774, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Palmer, was 21 and his mother, Martha Patsy Williams, was 20. He married Hannah Watters on 22 April 1792, in Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 October 1830, in Greene, Georgia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Greensboro City Cemetery, Greensboro, Washington, Georgia, United States.

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Jesse Amasa Palmer
Hannah Watters
Marriage: 22 April 1792
Emily Adeline Palmer
Ann Palmer
about 1797–
John Palmer
Sarah Palmer
William Watters Palmer Sr
Amassa Ellis Palmer
Emily Adeline Palmer
James P. Palmer

Sources (2)

  • Jesse Amasa Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Palmer will 1828 South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964;

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Historical Boundaries: 1786: Greene, Georgia, United States

1792 · Head Tax Law

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.

Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.

Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

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

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