Sally Palmer1

#1433, b. circa 1791
Father*Nixon Palmer b. b 1757, d. bt 1809 - 1811
Mother*Mary Beasley b. c 1753, d. b Oct 1803
     Sally Palmer was born circa 1791 Kentucky. She was the daughter of Nixon Palmer and Mary Beasley. Sally Palmer married Thomas Terrell 10 January 1809 Garrard County, Kentucky.2
     ( Sarah.) As of 10 January 1809,her married name was Terrell (Palmer).

There is also a Robert TERRILL who m. a Polly BEASLY 11 Feb 1806 (Bond #398)
and a Thomas TERRELL who m. a Sally PALMER 10 Jan 1809 (Bond #557.) The
Bondsman in both cases was James BEASLY. (, 13 May 1999) to KYGarrard list.

I haven't found out much on Thomas except he married a Sally Palmer in Garrard Co., KY on 10 Jan 1809. I suspect he died in KY and his wife later relocated to Marion Co., MO with their family. A Sarah Terrill shows up in the 1850 Marion Co., MO census, b abt 1788 KY with children. The oldest child living with her was Oliver b. abt 1824 in KY. From what you've told me about your William, I suspect he is the child of Thomas Terrill and Sally/Sarah Palmer. You should be able to call the Marion County Courthouse and get either a will or probate records for this Sarah. Hopefully you're mystery will be solved.
(from Terrill board at, 2009.)

There are a number of Terrill/Terrell/Terrel families in Marion County in 1850, born in Kentucky, including one Sarah, b 1788. Children are Oliver, 26, Fanny, 28, John L, 25, Lucy, 22, Almira, 20, John B Lake, 5, Samantha Lake, 2, Justus Knepper, 18.

In the time frame of Sally Palmer and Thomas Terrill's marriage, 1809, there were several other marriages:
Robert Terrell m Polly Beasly 11 Feb 1806
John Terrell m Sally Henderson 12 Apr 1808
Thomas Terrill m Sally Palmer 10 Jan 1809

Additionally, Mary Ann Terrell m Thomas H Douglass, 12 Sep 1815, Mary T Terrill m Joseph Fenton, 15 Feb 1802, Nancy Terrill m Allin Wallace 19 Sep 1803, Elizabeth Terrill m Henry P Buford, 27 Apr 1807, and more.

Family of Sally and Thomas

Last Edited=11 Aug 2015


  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. [S113] Court Clerk, Marriage Bonds and Returns-Garrard County, Kentucky (Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky: Garrard County Clerk, varied dates), Box 3 Bond 557.