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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Family History from England

Thomas Palmer is one of my relatives that came over from England. Below is an account of that trip. Apparently he, his wife, and 6 year old daughter boarded the ship for America in November of 1621.

Thomas Palmer, born 1590 in London England and died either in N. Farnham Parish or Accomac Co., VA 1633.
Thomas married Joane Jordan, born between 1608 and 1613 in England.

Thomas, wife Joane and six year old daughter, Priscilla arrived in VA aboard ship "Tyger" in Nov 1621;

This is a copy of the original Muster Roll (click to enlarge)

They lived at "Jordan's Journey " in Dominion of VA near City Point, Charles City Co. Feb. 16, 1622/23; 2. Oct. 16, 1629

This is a map of the area (click to enlarge)

Member of House of Burgesses; represented Shirley Hundred Island; 1622-29

Commander & Captain of Company of Shirley Hundreds Island troop

This document shows him living there (click to enlarge)

1630 Represented Shirley Hundred Main.

Mar 1630/31 appointed Justice for the monthly courts for upper portion of counties of Henrico & Charles City, VA;

Died 1633. Only wife Joane & daughter Priscilla are mentioned--Joane listed as head rights under John Baker as patentee.

Here is the link :

Thomas Palmer (1580 - 1633)
relationship to you: 10th great grandfather

John Palmer (1633 - 1686)
Son of Thomas
Robert Palmer (1662 - 1731)
Son of John
Parmenas Palmer (1719 - 1761)
Son of Robert
Joshua Palmer (1747 - 1835)
Son of Parmenas
Parmenus Palmer (1790 - 1840)
Son of Joshua
Susannah Palmer (1800 - 1849)
Daughter of Parmenus
Elizabeth McCafferty (1825 - 1876)
Daughter of Susannah
Albert Commodore Gray (1845 - 1909)
Son of Elizabeth
Roy Gray (1884 - 1921)
Son of Albert Commodore
Fern Loraine Gray (1909 - )
Daughter of Roy
Judith Lynn Davis (1938 - )
Daughter of Fern Loraine
Amber Lynn Dyson (1961 - )
Daughter of Judith Lynn

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