Mary R Palmer

#4413, b. March 1844, d. 25 September 1933
Father*Nixon Palmer b. 12 Jan 1817, d. b 1858
Mother*Cina Hammonds b. c 1818, d. a 1880
     Mary R Palmer was born in March 1844 Missouri. DC has incorrect birth date as 14 Mar 1857.1 She was the daughter of Nixon Palmer and Cina Hammonds. Mary and Tom Richards were married 16 October 1860 Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.2 Mary R Palmer died 25 September 1933 , in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at age 89, where she was probably living with her daughter, Fay (Richards) Ward.3
     As of before 1865, her married name was Richards (Palmer).

She is listed as being removed to Sherman, Texas, on 27 September 1933. The undertaker was the Poole Funeral Home in Dallas. No actual information on her burial location.

Mary R Palmer is listed in her grandfather Burton's probate after his death in 1858, as the "daughter of Nixon Palmer" residing in Grayson County, Texas.

The fact that she is the only one listed indicates her brother James J died before 1858.4

Family of Mary and Tom

Last Edited=30 Sep 2018


  1. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Census Place: District 101, Wayne, Missouri; Roll: M432_421; Page: 183A; Image: 367.
  2. [S395], online, Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015 for Mary R Palmer
    Grayson 1846 - 1965.
  3. [S514] Texas Death Certificates, online, Registrar's #2484, State 40634.
  4. [S395], online, Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, p 175.