Nixon Palmer

#29, b. 12 January 1817, d. before 1858
Father*Burton Palmer b. 12 Mar 1788, d. Mar 1858
Mother*Rebecca Bruce b. 6 Oct 1792, d. 2 Mar 1846
     Nixon Palmer was born on 12 January 1817 Garrard County, Kentucky.1 He was the son of Burton Palmer and Rebecca Bruce. Nixon and Cina Hammonds were married 14 July 1840 Lincoln County, Missouri, State of Missouri
County of Lincoln
I Ephriam Davis an ordained minister of the Baptist Order certify that on the 14th July AD 1840 I solemnized the rites of Matrimony between Nixon Parmer and Sina Hamory of lawful age
Recorded Nov 10th 1849 ss Ephraim Davis
F Parker Recorder 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 Nixon Palmer died before 1858 , Wayne County, Missouri. He probably left Lincoln County in 1848, and someone made an assumption that he died.3
      "In the early days of the community, when there were no towns, this neighborhood was known as the Forks of Cuivre settlement. Near Corso the Ingram settlement. The Louisville vicinity was called the Col. Cox settlement, and at Auburn was what was known as the Stouts settlement. At stated intervals, wagons would be detailed to go from the various settlements to St. Louis, hauling tobacco, hides, butter and other produce to market, and returning with salt, gunpowder, groceries and sundry articles for the use of the settlers. The first supply store existed at Troy in 1819, and one was conducted by Nick Palmer, three miles southeast of Millwood on the John Moore place in 1830. Early blacksmith shops scattered throughout the county were operated by McGowan, Ives and Humphrey. The first grist mill was built by Josiah Wilson, grandfather of Sheriff Huston, who settled 2 miles east of Millwood in 1818, and was operated by lever. . ."4 He was a land surveyor
from 1840 to 1846 Lincoln County, Missouri.5 In 1850, Nixon Palmerresided District 101, Wayne County, Missouri; Nixon, 33, a grocer with $450 in real estate, born Kentucky, is living in the household of Joseph L White, 24, an attorney born in Kentucky, and Sophia E White, 17, born in Missouri. There are a number of people in the household. Albert F Creath, 28, a saddler, George W Creath, 20, a merchant, Oliver Cowan, 18, a laborer. All born in Missouri.
Was this a boarding house?1

Children of Nixon and Cina

Last Edited=6 Jan 2020


  1. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 101, Wayne, Missouri; Roll: M432_421; Page: 183A; Image: 367.
  2. [S225] Jordan Dodd, Marriages, Missouri to 1850 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 1997), accessed through, Hamory, Cina Parmer, Nixon 14 Jul 1840 Missouri
    Lincoln County.
  3. [S215] Lincoln County, Missouri, History, online, Nixon PALMER came from Garrard County, Ky. He died in 1845.. Hereinafter cited as Lincoln County, Missouri, History.
  4. [S226] Andrew Mudd, History of
    History of Millwood and St. Alphonsus Parish
    (n.p.:, unknown publish date), History of
    Millwood and St. Alphonsus Parish
    Andrew Mudd
    Millwood, Missouri.
    November 17th, 1927
    (No copyright notice given)

    Prepared and submitted by Patricia (Jamerson) Archer
    March 2000.

  5. [S215] Lincoln County, Missouri, History, online, Surveyors: Joseph COTTLE, 1819; William HERBERT, 1828-30; James FINLEY, 1830-38; James REID, 1838-40; Nixon PALMER, 1840-46; J. J. PRITCHETT, 1846-51; James REID, 1851-55; A. R. FINLEY, 1855-57; G. G. WILSON____; John C. DOWNING, 1867-72; John F. WILSON, 1872-88.
    . Hereinafter cited as Lincoln County, Missouri, History.