Clarissa Palmer

#33, b. 4 April 1815, d. 21 January 1892
Father*Burton Palmer1 b. 12 Mar 1788, d. Mar 1858
Mother*Rebecca Bruce1 b. 6 Oct 1792, d. 2 Mar 1846
     Clarissa Palmer was born on 4 April 1815 Garrard County, Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Burton Palmer and Rebecca Bruce.1 Clarissa and Richard Fentem were married 27 March 1834 Lincoln County, Missouri, Be it remembered that on the 27 day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, I Thomas Bowen a minister of the Gospel idid solemnize the banns of matrimony between Richard Fentem and Clarissa Palemr of Lincoln County Mo
Given under my hand the day and year aaforesaid
/2 and was buried Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus County, California.
     As of 27 March 1834, her married name was Fentem.2 Clarissa Palmer has been called Clare. In 1870, Clarissa lived Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri, with Wm Coose, 39, Deputy Sheriff, Olivia, 31, wife, daughter Willie, 2. Additionally, Martha, 18 and Jennie, 16. Presumably Wm was previously married. The family lives close to the Gillilands. Sarah J Fentem is living there also, occupation, dressmaker.

Children of Clarissa and Richard

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  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. [S363] Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002, online