Patsy Palmer

#586, b. 24 December 1823, d. 15 June 1894
Father*Burton Palmer1 b. 12 Mar 1788, d. Mar 1858
Mother*Rebecca Bruce1 b. 6 Oct 1792, d. 2 Mar 1846
     Patsy Palmer was born on 24 December 1823 Garrard County, Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Burton Palmer and Rebecca Bruce.1 Patsy and Payton Graves, son of William Graves and Lucy Berger, were married 26 May 1840 Lincoln County, Missouri, listed as Parmer on marriage return.
"State of Missouri, Lincoln County
Solemnized the right of Marriage the 26 day of May 1840 between Payton Graves and Patsy Parmer. Given under my hand this 19th June 1849. xx/Thos Hammonds, J.Peace
A tru copy from my office Recorfded June 19 1840
Francis Part[ ] Recorder

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Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.2,3 Patsy and Horatio Gates Bruce, son of Horatio Bruce and Eliza Beasley, were married 3 August 1848 They were first cousins. Patsy Palmer died 15 June 1894 , Johnson County, Texas at age 70, The picture of the marker clearly has this date.
This is also the date in the family Bible.4 She died 26 November 1884 , Johnson County, Texas at age 60 and was buried Caddo Cemetery, Johnson County, Texas.4
     As of 26 May 1840, her married name was Graves (Palmer).2,3 She has been called Martha. As of 3 August 1848, her married name was Bruce (Palmer).

Patsy Palmer, daughter of Burton and Rebecca (Bruce) Palmer, married 1 her cousin
Peyton Graves, her first cousin, in 1840. Their only known child was Hiram, born c 1844. Sometime before 1848, they separated, probably divorced, and she went on to marry a Bruce first cousin, Horation Gates Bruce.
Horatio Bruce, 36, farmer with $552 in Real Estate, born in Kentucky, appears on the District 61, Montgomery County, Missouri census. With him is Martha, 26, Hiram, 6 and Richard 10/12. Both parents were born in Kentucky, the children in Missouri.
The next family is Patsy's brother, Constantine B Palmer, 24, with first wife Almaretta, 21, and George, 11/12. George was born in Missouri, his parents in Kentucky.
Peyton has left Missouri for Arkansas. We find him in Red Fork, Desha County, Arkansas with wife Agnes, 22 and daughter Lucy, 2.5,6

Hiram Bruce, age 15, and Richard Bruce, age 11, both born in Missouri are shown on the 1860 census of Buchanan, Johnson County, Texas, with H. G. Bruce, 36, and Patsy Bruce, 36. Also in the household were Clarissa R. Bruce, 3, F, b Texas, and John H. Bruce, 7/12, b Texas.

H. G. is a farmer and Hiram is a farmer's apprentice.

Hiram is Hiram Graves, son of Patsy and her first husband, Payton Graves.7

          Mabel Glover Root has a note:

"Patsy, 12/24/1823 m 5/24/1840 to Horatio Bruce. He died in Mo in 1882 and she then lived with her son, John Bruce. Other children Richard Bruce and Clara, lived nearby."

No source for this information, and it does not jibe with the other available information. I think she said "Mo" when she meant "Tx"

Also, the marriage to Horatio was 1848. The marriage in 1840 was to Peyton Graves.

100
HORATIO GATES BRUCE FAMILY
My knowledge of my great grandfather Horatio Gates Bruce
and my great grandmother Patsy Palmer Graves Bruce is only from
stories told to me by my two aunts George Etta Dickinson Bandy
and Viola Gertrude Dickinson Harp. These stories were told to
me over a period of over fifty years when I would visit them,
and we would look at old pictures and letters written by them.
Horatio Gates Bruce was born in Kentucky, September 4, 1824.
He married Patsy Palmer August 3, 1848. Patsy Bruce was born
December 24, 1824 or 1823. She had previously been married and
had two small children, Hiram P. Graves born January 22, 1845,
and William B. Graves, birth date unknown.
It is not certain when H. G. Bruce came to Texas and where
he and Patsy were married. I do know all or most of the children
were born in Texas. They had five children: Richard born
July 19, 1849, Horatio Jr. born December 16, 1851, George A. born
July 10, 1855, Clarissa Rebecca born August 10, 1857, and John
Henry born June 10, 1860. Of these five only three survived to
adulthood. They settled in Johnson County where Horatio Gates
Bruce took part in establishing the Rock Creek Baptist Church.
He kept a record of the members of this church for sometime and
much of my information is taken from this record and letters he
wrote to Patsy while he was away fighting for the Confederate
Army during the Civil War.
Horatio G. organized a company of men when the Civil War
broke out and left Texas with Robert E. Lee. My fatherhad a ledger
that had the signatures of all of the men in H.G. 's company. It
also had Robert E. Lee's signature. This ledger was destroyed
when my father's house burned in Joshua in July, 1944. History
supports some of this as Robert E. Lee was in command of the Union
army in Texas until Texas seceded from the Union in 1861. At that
time Lee was recalled and he left Texas to resign his commission
in the Union Army.

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Horatio Gates Bruce pg. 2
Hiram P. Graves, son of Patsy Bruce went with H. G. to fight.
He wrote his mother from Little Rock Arkansas July 10, 1862,
telling his mother he was very ill. He wrote again August 10th
and 11th, 186'2, from Camp Crystal Hill. Records show he died
September 13, 1862. William B Graves, brother of Hiram died
September 12, 1874. Hiram P. Graves was a private and served
under Capt W.R. Shannon with Lt. Col. R. Q. Wills as commander.
H. G. Bruce served as a Captain and after the war was elected
to the Texas Legislature where he served until he died in Austin
on Jan. 11, 1882. Other documentation on H. G. Bruce may be
found in the library of the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Richard Bruce the eldest son of H. G. Bruce and Patsy,
married Mary (Mollie) Wood. He purchased a lot in Cresson and
built his bride a home there. This home has been selected as a
historical site. It was restored by Dale and Dot Sturdy and
contains many old antiques that they collected. Richard Bruce
was a stock farmer. He died August 10, 1895. Mollie Bruce later
remarried.
Patsy Bruce preceded her son in death, June 15, 1894.
Clarissa Rebecca Bruce married William Henry Dickinson,
August 3, 1868. They built a home east of Joshua where both my
father and I were born. This home has also recently been declared
an historical site.
John H. Bruce was a pioneer merchant in Godley, Texas. He
was married to Olivia May. Olivia Bruce preceded Uncle John in
death some thirty years, There were no children born to John or
his brother Richard. John also started the Bruce School in Johnson Co*
Clara R. Dickinson had six children with only four surviving.
The people of this article are all buried in one family lot
except Patsy Bruces' two elder sons, Hiram and William Graves.
I do not know where William is buried.As I recall my father said
there was a distant relationship with the Will Graves that lived
between Godley and Joshua.


Geraldine Dickinson Smith
Fort Worth, Texas.8

Child of Patsy and Payton

Children of Patsy and Horatio

Charts
Berger, Jonathan #3263, b ca 1700 Switzerland or Germany, d PA
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691, Virginia
Nowlan, John # 867, b bef 1580, Ireland, d Ireland
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia
Wade, Edward # 838, in Virginia bef 1746
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782, Buckingham County, Virginia
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia (#1)
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia (#2)
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia (#1)
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia (#2)
Eyres, Joseph # 7329, b 17th century, Virginia or England
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia (#1)
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia (#2)
Fuquett, Gills # 3276, d Virginia
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia (#1)
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia (#2)
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London (#1)
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London (#2)
Humphreys, William # 7331, d Virginia
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia (#1)
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia (#2)
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information (#1)
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information (#2)
Palmer, John # 1430 b aft 1719 Virginia
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia (#1)
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia (#2)
Samson, Francis # 3266 in Virginia bef 1700
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia (#1)
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia (#2)
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia (#1)
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia (#2)
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782
Berger, Jonathan #3263
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752 (#1)
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752 (#2)
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588 (#1)
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588 (#2)
Eyres, Joseph # 7329
Ferris, Richard # 2074 (#1)
Ferris, Richard # 2074 (#2)
Fuquett, Gills # 3276
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700 (#1)
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700 (#2)
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637 (#1)
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637 (#2)
Humphreys, William # 7331
Lewis, John # 2831 (#1)
Lewis, John # 2831 (#2)
Marston?, Thomas # 2756 (#1)
Marston?, Thomas # 2756 (#2)
Nowlan, John # 867
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728 (#1)
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728 (#2)
Samson, Francis # 3266
Wade, Edward # 838
Wilson, John # 417 (#1)
Wilson, John # 417 (#2)
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644 (#1)
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644 (#2)
Last Edited=1 May 2019

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