Velma Gossage1

F, ID# 10930
     Velma Gossage married Dr. Robert 'Bob' Thomas Strong II, son of Robert Thomas Strong I and Leila Izora Powell, on 7 Jan 1956 at Marion, Indiana.

Citations

  1. [S191] Robert T. Strong Research.

Sharon Elaine Strong1

F, ID# 10931
Father:Dr. Robert 'Bob' Thomas Strong II (11 Jan 1932 - 20 Jan 1999)
Mother:Velma Gossage
     Sharon Elaine Strong is the daughter of Dr. Robert 'Bob' Thomas Strong II and Velma Gossage. Sharon Elaine Strong married Unknown Sajjadi a 1985.

Citations

  1. [S191] Robert T. Strong Research.

Unknown Sajjadi1

M, ID# 10932
     Unknown Sajjadi married Sharon Elaine Strong, daughter of Dr. Robert 'Bob' Thomas Strong II and Velma Gossage, a 1985.

Citations

  1. [S191] Robert T. Strong Research.

Bessie (Unknown)1

F, ID# 10933, (c 1893 - )
     Bessie (Unknown) was born c 1893 at Maryland. She married Rev Claudius "Claude" Albert David Freseman I, son of Heinrich "Henry" Fresemann I and Sophia Schuette, a 1934.

Citations

  1. [S547] Fresemann-Schuette Records.

Jean Alma Kidd1

F, ID# 10934, (6 Jun 1913 - 11 Jul 2002)
     Jean Alma Kidd was born on 6 Jun 1913. She married Claudius Albert David Freseman II, son of Rev Claudius "Claude" Albert David Freseman I and Almana "Alma" Ernestina Maria Roess, c 1952. Jean Alma Kidd died on 11 Jul 2002 at Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, at age 89.

Citations

  1. [S547] Fresemann-Schuette Records.

Maj. George S. Thompson

M, ID# 10935, (6 Mar 1915 - 9 Aug 1964)
     Maj. George S. Thompson was born on 6 Mar 1915 at Lake Benton, Lincoln Co, Minnesota. He married Dorathea "Dorothy" Sophia Freseman, daughter of Rev Claudius "Claude" Albert David Freseman I and Almana "Alma" Ernestina Maria Roess, on 22 Mar 1944 at Onslow, North Carolina. Maj. George S. Thompson died on 9 Aug 1964 at age 49.

Child of Maj. George S. Thompson and Dorathea "Dorothy" Sophia Freseman

Elsie E. (Unknown)1

F, ID# 10936, (c 1914 - )
     Elsie E. (Unknown) was born c 1914. She married Henry Charles Freseman, son of Rev Claudius "Claude" Albert David Freseman I and Almana "Alma" Ernestina Maria Roess, a 1936. Elsie E. (Unknown) and an unknown person were divorced in Nov 1958 at Palm Beach, Florida.

Citations

  1. [S547] Fresemann-Schuette Records.

James Zerubabel Palmer1,2,3

M, ID# 10939, (1748 - c 1799)
Father:Thomas Palmer (17 Jun 1717 - )
Mother:Christian Haig (a 1718 - )
     James Zerubabel Palmer was born in 1748. He was the son of Thomas Palmer and Christian Haig. James Zerubabel Palmer married Sophia Watt on 21 Dec 1777 at Kelso, Scotland. James Zerubabel Palmer died c 1799.
      James Zerubabel Palmer was a publisher in Kelso, Scotland from 1782 to 1798. In 1782 James printed two religious books at Kelso, including Dissertation on the Foederal Transactions between God and his Church. In Jul 1783 James founded the British Chronicle, the following year renamed the Kelso Chronicle and the Union Gazette, the first provincial newspaper and only the second newspaper in Scotland. Printed at the Union Press, the newspaper was sold in Palmer's shop on Bridge Street and published every Friday morning.

In his paper James supported the revolution in France. Although his political views were later considered mild, and were perhaps ill-advised, at the time he was labeled the "Black Neb." Sir Walter Scott and others sought to silence Palmer. On 9 Apr 1798 James was to meet with creditors according to the Glasgow Courier. On 17 Apr 1798 the Glasgow Courier noted "James Palmer, merchant and printer in Kelso to be publicly examined in the courthouse of Jedburgh, on the 26th November current..." James apparently was the victim of political oppression by authorities for his views, was imprisoned for seditious printing and died mysteriously before 1799. His surviving family migrated to Philadelphia where his sons, adept at the printing technology of their day, were valued in Philadelphia, publishing for example the first foreign language texts in the US.

Detailed sources from Valeria Palmer:

--Project Hawick, https://www.facebook.com/ProjectHawick/posts/1125228020879766:0, 12 Aug 2016.
--Ruth Holmes, Work in Print, Kelso Library,
http://www.500yearsofprinting.org/files/workinprint.pdf.
-- Bob Harris, Scottish People and the French Revolution, Routledge, 1st ed 2008, 2011, 2014;
https://books.google.com/books?id=OlikCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA162&lpg=PA162&dq=james++palmer+kelso++scotland+printer&source=bl&ots=3_UaxodCmt&sig=pOnkGi2QbZ6nGZc4q-VaUrPO-c8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1zY7vg4TcAhXCqlkKHSaeBBIQ6AEIQjAG#v=onepage&q=james%20%20palmer%20kelso%20%20scotland%20printer&f=false
--Printers, National Library of Scotland, https://www.nls.uk/media/63386/sbti-n-z.pdf.

Children of James Zerubabel Palmer and Sophia Watt

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.
  2. [S623] Palmer Family Records.
  3. [S624] Valeria Palmer Research.

Thomas Haig Palmer1,2

M, ID# 10940, (27 Dec 1782 - 20 Jul 1861)
Father:James Zerubabel Palmer (1748 - c 1799)
Mother:Sophia Watt (a 1754 - a 1810)
     Thomas Haig Palmer was born on 27 Dec 1782 at Kelso, Scotland. He was the son of James Zerubabel Palmer and Sophia Watt. Thomas Haig Palmer married Johanna Torrence Fenton on 8 Jul 1822 at Rutland, Massachusetts. Thomas Haig Palmer died on 20 Jul 1861 at Pittsford, Vermont, at age 78.
      Thomas Palmer landed in Philadelphia with two older sisters and two younger brothers after their father died in England or Scotland. They likely arrived in 1800 because Thomas' printing business was in the city directory in 1801 and by the following year Thomas and George had a joint listing. Nevertheless, Thomas specifically noted the family arrived in 1804 in his memoir in Abby Hemenway's biography in 1860. Passage records have not been found; possibly they shipped to Halifax or another location and took local transport to Philadelphia; also in 1820 Admiralty passenger lists in London were destroyed by fire.

The Palmer men worked at printing and publishing as their father had in Kelso, Scotland. During the War of 1812, Thomas took the two-day coach ride ($36) down to Washington to get the latest information directly from the Secretary of War. Thomas traveled in all states that existed at that time. The brothers' business dissolved in 1817. Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer were noted as witnesses to his brother's wedding; it is unknown whether Elizabeth was a first wife or some other relative.

Thomas married Joanna Fenton in 1822; she came from a large family in Georgia, VT, which later relocated to Rutland and finally to Pittsford, a short distance above Rutland. After marrying Joanna, Thomas returned with his bride to Philadelphia, and because of his excellent reputation there, quickly reestablished himself as a printer and publisher. His first two daughters were born in Philadelphia. Joanna missed her family while living in Philadelphia, and Thomas soon retired from publishing and relocated near her family in Pittsford, Vermont.

The large brick house which Thomas and Joanna built in Pittsford resembled a two-story Pennsylvania farm houses of the day, more than contemporary New England construction. Their house featured mahogany bannister and frescoed plaster ceilings created by immigrant quarry workers.

Thomas and Joanna were parents of Sophia Watt Palmer, Agnes Sophia (Palmer) Talbot, Thomas Fenton Palmer, George Henry Palmer, James Neal Palmer, Mary Elizabeth Palmer, William Haig Palmer and Charles Edwin Palmer.

Thomas later was appointed state superintendant of education for Vermont upon his stressing the need for examination of teachers, and later received an honorary MA degree from Middlebury College for this. He wrote a primer, The Palmer Arithmetic, and also The Moral Instructor, which were popular with schools at the time. Later he became involved in a world peace plan depending upon arbitration, which could have prevented the Civil War; it was shelved in Congress by a Senator Foote of Mississippi. Thomas was also instrumental in founding the first library for Pittsford by requesting aid in the form of matching funds from a Mr. McDowell of Mexico City and was selected by the town to go to Boston to purchase books for the new library.

After Thomas' death in 1861 their home was sold; in 2012 it was still standing on a bluff on the west side of the highway on the south side of Pittsford. Joanna moved to Boston to be closer to her daughter Agnes, who married Samuel D. Talbot, and lived for many years on Rutland Street in downtown Boston.

Thomas was buried in the Palmer plot Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, VT along with his widow Joanna, Geo Henry Palmer, Jennie Buel Palmer, James Neal Palmer, Sophia Watt Palmer, Grace L. Palmer, Helen Palmer, Florence Palmer (wife of H.L. Winter), Harry L. Winter, Charlie (small stone for young baby son of Charles Edwin Palmer who, himself is buried w/wife at Oak Park IL).

Detailed Sources:
--Robert B. Palmer's research, June 2012 (cited separately)
--Vermont Gazetteer, Abby Maria Hemenway, Rutland, 1872.

Child of Thomas Haig Palmer and Johanna Torrence Fenton

Citations

  1. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."
  2. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

George Wall Palmer1,2

M, ID# 10941, (19 Feb 1814 - 23 Nov 1881)
Father:George Palmer (24 Sep 1784 - 10 Feb 1817)
Mother:Isabel / Elizabeth "Eliza" Wall (11 Oct 1790 - 14 Sep 1825)
     George Wall Palmer was born on 19 Feb 1814 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of George Palmer and Isabel / Elizabeth "Eliza" Wall. George Wall Palmer married Ellen Hannah Jackson on 14 Jun 1843 at Brandon, Vermont. George Wall Palmer died on 23 Nov 1881 at Boston, Massachusetts, at age 67.
      George Wall Palmer was a member of the firm of Jenks and Palmer, Boston publishers.

Child of George Wall Palmer and Ellen Hannah Jackson

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.
  2. [S624] Valeria Palmer Research.

Ellen Hannah Jackson1

F, ID# 10942, (c 1823 - 1894)
     Ellen Hannah Jackson was born c 1823. She married George Wall Palmer, son of George Palmer and Isabel / Elizabeth "Eliza" Wall, on 14 Jun 1843 at Brandon, Vermont. Ellen Hannah Jackson died in 1894.

Child of Ellen Hannah Jackson and George Wall Palmer

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

Charles Dana Palmer1,2

M, ID# 10943, (25 Nov 1845 - 25 Sep 1909)
Father:George Wall Palmer (19 Feb 1814 - 23 Nov 1881)
Mother:Ellen Hannah Jackson (c 1823 - 1894)
     Charles Dana Palmer was born on 25 Nov 1845 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the son of George Wall Palmer and Ellen Hannah Jackson. Charles Dana Palmer married Rowena Hildreth on 20 May 1880 at Lowell, Massachusetts. Charles Dana Palmer died on 25 Sep 1909 at Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 63.

Child of Charles Dana Palmer and Rowena Hildreth

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.
  2. [S624] Valeria Palmer Research.

Rowena Hildreth1

F, ID# 10944, (6 Mar 1854 - 25 Mar 1939)
     Rowena Hildreth was born on 6 Mar 1854 at Lowell, Massachusetts. She married Charles Dana Palmer, son of George Wall Palmer and Ellen Hannah Jackson, on 20 May 1880 at Lowell, Massachusetts. Rowena Hildreth died on 25 Mar 1939 at Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 85.

Child of Rowena Hildreth and Charles Dana Palmer

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

Sophia Watt1,2

F, ID# 10945, (a 1754 - a 1810)
     Sophia Watt was born a 1754 at Scotland. She married James Zerubabel Palmer, son of Thomas Palmer and Christian Haig, on 21 Dec 1777 at Kelso, Scotland. Sophia Watt died a 1810.
      Sophia Watt gave birth to five surviving children. Sophia may be the older Sophia Palmer residing with children on Chesnut Street, in Philadelphia in the 1810 census; she did not appear in the 1820 census so she may have died or relocated by then.

Children of Sophia Watt and James Zerubabel Palmer

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.
  2. [S623] Palmer Family Records.

Thomas Palmer1

M, ID# 10946, (17 Jun 1717 - )
     Thomas Palmer was born on 17 Jun 1717 at Kelso, Scotland. He married Christian Haig on 22 Nov 1746 at Kelso. Thomas Palmer died at Kelso.

Child of Thomas Palmer and Christian Haig

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

Christian Haig1

F, ID# 10947, (a 1718 - )
     Christian Haig was born a 1718 at Kelso, Scotland. She married Thomas Palmer on 22 Nov 1746 at Kelso.
      Christian Haig was apparently descended from the local Haig family, long established at Bemersyde. She could have been of Friesian Dutch and Oldenburg (not German) ancestry. The family originally descended from a Petrus deHaga who was assigned his property at Bemersyde by William the Conqueror.

Detailed sources:

--Robert Palmer research, 23 Jun 2012
--Jean Palmer research, 1961
--Royal Scots Ancestry Research Society information
--John Russell, "The Haigs of Bemersyde," 1881.

Child of Christian Haig and Thomas Palmer

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

James Watt Palmer1,2

M, ID# 10948, (23 Mar 1788 - 18 Jan 1833)
Father:James Zerubabel Palmer (1748 - c 1799)
Mother:Sophia Watt (a 1754 - a 1810)
     James Watt Palmer was born on 23 Mar 1788 at Kelso, Scotland. He was the son of James Zerubabel Palmer and Sophia Watt. James Watt Palmer was christened on 27 Apr 1788 at Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland. He married Mary Breen on 17 May 1818 at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. James Watt Palmer died on 18 Jan 1833 at Louisville, Kentucky, at age 44.
      James Watt Palmer, the last child of James Palmer and Sophia Watt, arrived in Philadelphia about 1800 with his siblings and possibly mother. Being the youngest he worked the press and probably performed errands for the Palmer brothers printing operation. Following the War of 1812 with the financial collapse of 1817, the brothers' business disolved. James went to Lexington, KY -- possibly with the typeset the family brought from Scotland, which looked weathered in his early Kentucky almanacs. In those days Lexington was hard to reach by crude roads across Pennsylvania, floating down the Ohio River on a raft to arrive at Maysville, and then the long treck across country to Lexington with oxen pulling the load. However Lexington was the "in" place then, and James set up a bookstore and also printed for sale and for the new Transylvania University. His ads then displayed James Palmer, bookseller at the sign of the bible. James' early landlord when he roomed with two other batchelors was none other than Henry Clay.

Finally, after he became established, James went back to Philadephia to marry Mary Breen from New Jersey and bring her to Lexington. James and Mary were married by Rev Michael Hurley with John Coleman and Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer as witnesses (Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Marriages 1801-1830, volume 13, p. 186, https://books.google.com/books?id=srHNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA165#v=onepage&q&f=false)

James was mentioned in the History of Lexington as singing with a beautiful voice refrains at the Episcopal Church there. Around 1830, Louisville replaced Lexington as the "in" place, and the removal of rapids in the Ohio River meant that it was on the important riverboat network. Many businesses, including the Palmer's moved to Louisville at that time.

Finally, James who by then had a large family, published the Louisville Price-Current, a farm commodity daily. James 1833 death left his widow and young children to run the business, until Mary died in 1837. The younger children were put in an orphanage, and the inventory of her bookstore estate is extant.

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.
  2. [S568] Palmer-Wall Family Records.

Margaret Palmer1

F, ID# 10949, (1 Oct 1779 - 7 Jul 1847)
Father:James Zerubabel Palmer (1748 - c 1799)
Mother:Sophia Watt (a 1754 - a 1810)
     Margaret Palmer was born on 1 Oct 1779 at Kelso, Scotland. She was the daughter of James Zerubabel Palmer and Sophia Watt. Margaret Palmer married John Jacob Parry a 1799. Margaret Palmer died on 7 Jul 1847 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 67.

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.

John Jacob Parry1

M, ID# 10950, (a 1773 - )
     John Jacob Parry was born a 1773. He married Margaret Palmer, daughter of James Zerubabel Palmer and Sophia Watt, a 1799.

Citations

  1. [S564] Robert Palmer Research.