John Palmer

#1430, b. after 1719/20
Father-Can*James[?] Palmer b. c 1707/8, d. c 1793
     John Palmer was born after 1719/20. He was the son of James[?] Palmer. John Palmer married (--?--) (--?--).
     John owned property in 1747 on the Cat Branch of Willis River, Goochland/Buckingham Co., Virginia, neighbors were Henry Cary, Gent., Job Thomas, Orlando Hughes, Edmund Gray.


He also signed petitions, paid tithes, and conducted various other activities during his life in Buckingham County, Virginia.


Questions on this line.

There is a marriage record, dated 31-03-1791, for John Palmer & Elizebeth Edwards.
Buckingham County, VA Marriages As performed by Rev. Rene Chastain, Jr: Starting in 1786. Was this a son, cousin?

Could this be Elizabeth JOHNSON who was born about 1733 in Hanover County, Virginia. She resided in 1800 in Buckingham County, Virginia. She is a widow on the tax lists in 1800. Neighbors Isaac PALMER, Joseph PALMER, John PALMER, William PALMER and Isham PALMER were probably her sons.

There are some interesting Road Orders that involve John Palmer, including:

Albemarle co., Virginia, 13 March 1746.
13 March 1746 O.S., p. 245
Road./.
Ordered William Allen be Overseer of the Horn Quarter Road to the County Line and that the Male Tithables of Joseph Smith Robert King Reynee Shatteen William Howell Joseph Adcock William & Joseph Crie Robert Holt Anthony Sharroon Mathew Earps Patrick Obryan John Palmer John Hubard and William Sands do work Under the said William Allen in Clearing the Same./.

Albemarle County, Virginia Road Orders, 1744-1748
10 March 1747 O.S., p. 344
Road./.
Reny. Shatteen is Appointed Surveyor of the Horn Quarter Road from the County line to Glovers
Road in the room of William Allen and the Tithables of John Parmer Joseph Adcock Robert
King Joseph Smith John Carnys William Carnys Aaron Carver Thomas Gresham Robert Holt
Archibald Cary and David Bell do work under the said Shatteen on the said Road./.

Other interesting references include:

Deed book 6, pg. 331, Cumberland Co., VA. This indenture made this twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty five...John Scruggs and Kezia his wife of the county of Buckingham of the one part and Mary Scruggs of the county of Cumberland of the other part...a certain tract of land lying on Cat Branch in the counties of Cumberland and Buckingham containing one hundred fifty acres more or less given to the said John Scruggs by his father Drury Scruggs by deed recorded in the County of Buckingham and joining the lines of John Hopson, John Palmer, Robert Brown and George Keeling...John appears on the tax rolls in 1794. Keziah is shown as the head of household in 1797.

Deed, 6 July 1742, Henry Cary of Henrico County, Gentlemen, to Benjamin Harrison of Goochland County, Planter, for 10 shillings current money, 400 acres on both sides "Willis River in the County of Goochland near Horn Quarter Creek," being part of 17,000 acres granted said Henry Cary by patent of 12 July 1738. Also on 6 July 1742, Cary sold Alexander Trent, for £400, 1040 acres of this same patent on Willis River (Goochland Co., Va., Book 4, pp. 29, 13).

Children of John and (--?--)

Last Edited=19 Apr 2016