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Posted by: Anne Johnson (ID *****5123) Date: January 10, 2004 at 14:28:41
In Reply to: PALMER-TISDALE HOUSE/PAL/DESCENDANTS by Walt and LeGrand Parmer of 397

Hi! There is extensive information on Col. Robert Palmer's grandson William Palmer and his descendants (me included)in a wonderful book written by my cousin, Oren Alston Palmer, Jr. The book is The Descendants of Colonel Robert Palmer. I haven't been to it in a while, but there is probably a lot of info on the Palmer board here at Genforum, too.

The only information documented on the Colonel's son, Robert, in the book, is as follows:

b. 1745
Arrived in Bath, 1753, as boy with his father (the colonel). Schooled under William Gerard, master of the academy in Camberwell, in Eng. More interested in the life of the British army than in that of a planter. A Capt. in Lord Charles Montagu's Regiment. The book quotes another reference to Robert Palmer (son of the Colonel): "This son raised a regiment of his own in North Carolina, and took it to Jamaica." (The book contains sources for all of this info.)

Good luck! Also, you might try contacting Oren Alston Palmer, Jr. He may have come across more information since his book was published. Please email me privately and I will give you his email address.

Do you have reason to believe that your Parmers are related to Robert Palmer? Look forward to hearing from you.

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