Burton Palmer

#1569, b. 12 March 1788, d. March 1858
Father*Nixon Palmer1 b. b 1757, d. bt 1809 - 1811
Mother*Mary Beasley1 b. c 1753, d. b Oct 1803
     Burton Palmer was born on 12 March 1788 Madison County, Virginia. (now Garrard County.) He was the son of Nixon Palmer and Mary Beasley.1 A marriage bond was filed for Burton dated on 9 February 1814 Garrard County, Kentucky.2 Burton and Rebecca Bruce, daughter of John Bruce and Elizabeth Clay, were married 10 February 1814 Garrard County, Kentucky.3
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Burton Palmer died March 1858 , Lincoln County, Missouri1 and may have been buried Palmer Cemetery, Eversmeyer farm near Silex MO TWN 50 N R1W survey 1745 sect 17., Lincoln County, Missouri; according to the following notes on Burton Palmer by Anna Palmer: Buried in Palmer Cem Eversmeyer farm. near Silex Lincoln Co Mo TWN 50 N R 1 W survey 1745 sect 17. I visited cem 9/84 Burton's stone was broken in half but dates legible were Born March 12 1788 died March 9 1858 69 yrs 28 days The stone for his wife Rebecca was also broken and the inscription showed wife of Barton.4 His estate was probated on 18 March 1858 Burton Palmer died intestate.
"State of Missouri
County of Lincoln
John M Reeds being duly sworn upon his oath says that Clarissa Fentim, Mary B Clare, Geo. A. Palmer of Lincoln Co. Mo, Patsy Bruce of Johnson Co. Texas, C B Palmer of Guadaloupe Co. Texas, Mary R Palmer, daughter of Nixon Palmer Decd of Grayson Co. Texas, and J H Palmer of Marion Co. Oregon are the only heirs and legal representatives of Burton Palmer late of Said County deceased, to the best of his knowledge and belief that the the decd died without a will and that He will de,

p 250, Mr Reeds received his letters of administration on 18 March 1858.5 His estate was probated on 18 March 1858 p 175
Know all men by these presents that Mr John M Reeds, as principal, and George A Palmer, Richard Fentim [Jr] and Daniel A Clare as securities are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri in the just and Full sum of Thirty Thousand dollars lawful money of the United States, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made [we] and [cash] of us bind ourselves, our respective heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and [sincerely] firmly by wh[ ] presents,
Sealed and dated this 18th day of March 1858.
The condition of the above bond is that if John M Reeds administrator of the Est. of Burton Palmer deceased shall faithgully administer said estate, account for [ ] and deliver, all money and property of said estate and perform all other things touching said administration required by law, is the order or decree of any court having jurisdiction then the above bond to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
John M Reeds
George A Palmer
Richard Fentim
Daniel A Clare

Know ye that whereas Burton Palmer, late of the county of Lincoln in said State, died intestate as it is said, having at the time of his death, property in this State which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same to the end therefore, that the said property may be collected preserved and disposed of according to law we do hereby appoint John M Reeds administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Barton Palmer at the time of this death will full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law...18 March 1858.


State of Missouri County of Lincoln
John M Reeds being duly sworn upon his oath says that Clarissa fentim, Mary B Clare, Geo A Palmer of Lincoln Co. Mo Patsy Bruce of Johnson Co. Texas, C B Palmer of Guadaloupe Co. Texas, Mary R Palmer, daughter of Nixon Palmer Decd of Grayson Co. Texas and J H Pamer of Marion Co. Oregon are the only heirs and legal representatives of Burton Palmer late of Said County deceased, to the best of his knowledge and belief, that tho decd died without a will that he will [dc] [no further information, and next page begins with a different case]

p 301
Know ye that whereas Burton Palmer, late of the county of Lincoln in said State, died intestate as it is said, having at the time of his death, property in this State which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same to the end therefore, that the said property may be collected preserved and disposed of according to law we do hereby appoint George A Palmer administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Burton Palmer at the time of this death will full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law...15 November 1859.6
      In 1875, an article in The Troy Herald, Troy, Missouri, detailed two murders that occurred in Lincoln County some forty-one years earlier. Sparing you the gory details, Burton was the person who found the two young boys.
"The search was continued and by the following day-more than a hundred men and collected, among them many of the most prominent citizens of the county : Wm. Sitton, sheriff, father of Mr. L. B. Sitton of Monroe township; Hans Smith, a member of the legislature, a great but erratic genius, and one of the most eloquent orators of that day; Burton Palmer, one of the early surveyors, father of Geo. A. Palmer and Mrs. Richard Fentem; Thadeus Sanford, William Whlteside and others. On Tuesday the bodies of the children were found by Burton Palmer in Mill creek, near where Mr. Lewis Koster now lives. The creek had been high but had fallen quickly and left their bodies partly exposed. They were weighted down with stones. The flesh from the face and arms of Thomas, the younger boy, had been eaten by buzzards. It was the presence of the buzzards that directed Mr. Palmer, who was in company with five or six others, to the place.7 "

          Mabel writes:
"According to Aunt Nettie Cleaver my grandfather, John Palmer, lived in home of his father, Burton Palmer in Mo. after he was married as Burton was paralyzed the last seven years of his life. This old Palmer home in Mo. in Lincoln or Montgomery Co., was owned by Frank Clare in 1883. A neighbor still living there was Aunt Sally Trail. The Palmer slaves lived nearby or had died. Sintha died on Clare place in Jan '82, Teen in '80 and Wesly in '70."

The information about the Palmer home as well as Sintha, Teen, and Wesly were in the letter written to John Henry by his sister Clarissa, who married Richard Fentem, and was living in Hills Ferry, San Joaquin County, California in 1883 when she wrote the letters.

It is entirely possible that Burton was paralized, but not so clear as with whom he was living. He died in 1858, and in 1850, he was living in Lincoln county, with sons George Alexander and Hiram, Hiram's wife Margaret Clare, and their infant Burton. John Henry and family were living "next door."8,9 He owned property Burton Palmer and his sons owned over 1000 acres of property in Lincoln and Montgomery Counties through the General Land Office. The property extended from the Mississippi River to the western part of Montgomery County.

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This Indenture made this twenty sixth day of December in the year of our
Lord Christ one thousand, eight hundred nine. Between Nickson Palmer of
the County of Garrard and commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part,
and John Palmer Junr of the County and State aforesaid of the other part
Wittnesseth that the said Nickson Palmer for and, in consideration of, natural
affection and of a desire to advance the said John Palmer into a free and,
peaceable possession of my personal estate[.] I the said Nixson Palmer hath of my
own free will, and, choice freely given granted and confirmed conveyed and [set?]
to the said John Palmer his heirs exators or adms all and singular the follow
ing goods and, chattles ([biz?]) provided however that, the said John Palmer doth
from this time forward and as they become due pay off all my just debts as
they become due &c (and further their is nothing in the deed of gift shall be so
(continued)

contrived to reincounter [recounter ?] with an article of agreement made and entered into between
myself Nickson Palmer and Burtin Palmer which article of agreements
bears the date the 19th day of December 1809 but in confirmity thair with which will
more fully [appear] & by having reference to said articles) I do hereby give as
above to the said John Palmer Junr all my personell estate consisting of
horses, cows, sheep & hogs with my hous hold kitchen furniture together
with my farming tools as soon as they are free from the articles refered
to above together my real estate consisting of three hundred and twenty
and one fourth acres of land on which I am seated and I the said
said Nickson Palmer for myself and for my hairs Exators and admrs doth
hearly covenants and agree to and with the said John Palmer Junr his
hairs Exators and admrs that of the said Nickson Palmer shall and will
warrant and forever defend the said prersonal and rel estate hearby given
from me my hairs Exators and admrs and from the claims of all and
every other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof I the said
Nickson Palmer hath hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to
be fixed on the day and year above written.

Sigd Seald delivd in presants of Nixon Palmer
James S Brassfield
James Beasley
Peyton Parks
Robert
John Manise

Garrard Sit
I herby certify that this bill of sale
from Nickson Palmer to Son John was proven before
me my office according to law the 28 day of December 1809
and the same hereby truly recorded

[James B Letcher, clk].10

Children of Burton and Rebecca

Last Edited=30 Apr 2019

Citations

  1. [S175] Interview with Wanza Jo Baker Campbell (California), by Pat Dunford, 1/1998. Patricia L Dunford Files (Patricia L Dunford, 3736 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85716).
  2. [S639] Kentucky County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online Ancestry.com, Garrard, 1797-1861, image 483 of 608, record number 826.
  3. [S113] Court Clerk, Marriage Bonds and Returns-Garrard County, Kentucky (Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky: Garrard County Clerk, varied dates), Box 4 Bond 826.
  4. [S26] Anna Palmer, "About Burton Palmer," e-mail message to Patricia L Dunford, 9/6/2000.
  5. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, p 175.
  6. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988; Lincoln Administrators Bonds, Vol A-D, 1826-1899, Burton Palmer probate.
  7. [S589] Newspapers Publisher Extra, online newspapers.com, The Troy Herald, (Troy, Missouri), 27 May 1874, Wed • Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Newspapers Publisher Extra.
  8. [S368] Mabel Glover Root, Palmer Glover notes 31 May 2009, Louise Root Godfrey House, Portland.
  9. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 49, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: M432_404; Page: 427A; Image: 323.
  10. [S222] Nickson will (26 dec 1809), Indenture involving Nixon Palmer, John Palmer, Burton Palmer: Minute Records, County Recorders Office basement. Photographed by Patricia Dunford, September 2003, Garrard County Recorder's Office, Garrard County Courthouse, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky.
  11. [S64] Ed Hayden, "Ed Hayden Ancestry Chart", ca 1999 (unk.).
  12. [S326] Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1957, online http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/, George A Palmer, File 23 19357.