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 and Thomas Terrell were married 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=13 Sep 2018


  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.