Tag Archives: Banks

Mason Ray Palmer Sr

Mason Ray Palmer Sr
birth: 16 June 1807 in either Indiana, South Carolina, or North Carolina to Joshua Palmer Jr. and Catherine (Holland) Palmer
death: 28 Nov 1867 at Daviess Co., IN
burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, Daviess Co., IN

marriage:  7 Mar 1832, Daviess Co., IN
Rachel Banks Horrall
birth: 15 June 1815 in SC or Daviess Co., IN, to John Horrall and Rachel (Banks) Horrall
death: 1 Dec 1847, Daviess Co., IN
burial: Unknown

Children of Mason Ray Palmer Sr and Rachel Banks Horrall:

  • Joshua Armstrong Palmer, b. 1834, d. 1919, m. Emily Barber, m. Mary (Polly) [–?–]
  • Mary Palmer, b. 1837, d. 1865, m. Eli Jones
  • Catherine Ellen Palmer, b. 1838, d. 1841
  • Lyda Ann Palmer, b. 1841, d. 1928, m. George Campbell Vance
  • John Fletcher Palmer, b. 1844, d. 1915, m. Elizabeth [–?–]
  • Mason Ray Palmer Jr, b. 1847, d. 1928, m. (1) Eva M. Smith, (2) Imogene Blanche Palmer

Children of Mason Ray Palmer Sr and Rebecca Ann Tisdale Baldwin:

  • Clark Hamile Palmer, b. 1850, d. 1851
  • William Ellis Palmer, b. 1852, d. 1853
  • Parmenas Allen Palmer, b. 1855, d. 1938
  • George Washington Palmer, b. 1857, d. 1864

Mason Ray Palmer Sr lived In:

Daviess County, Indiana

Also, Harrison City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania and possibly in South Carolina.

Other Information:

Mason Ray Palmer Sr was a pioneer teacher and then a farmer.

Submitted by:
Linda Farbry
Email: us016085@gmail.com

Davis Stever

Davis Stever
b. 2 February 1833, Parke County, Indiana, to Matthew and Agnes (Banks) Stever
d. 25 October 1919, Fitzgerald, Benhill County, Georgia

m. 19 October 1858, Parke County, Indiana
Susan Conner
b. 18 September 1841, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Deer) Conner
d. 25 January 1920, Fitzgerald, Benhill County, Georgia

Children with Susan Conner:
• Samuel Matthew
• Elizabeth Agnes married Luna Bayless
• Sarah Ann married William Sherrill
• Davis Elmer
• Joseph Allen
• Susan Isabelle married Otho Coats
• Caleb Rutherford

After his father died in about 1840, Davis was bound out. On receiving his freedom at age 21, he continued to work for others. After his marriage, he began to farm for himself. He participated in 32 engagements during the Civil War as a member of the 9th Indiana Battery and the 3rd Indiana Artillery. He was on the boat “Ellipse” when it exploded, after which he was in the Marine Hospital in Evansville for two months. His service lasted from February 1862 until March 1865, and he lost sight in one eye during the war. After returning home, he bought his first farm of 60 acres. He eventually had 170 acres of well-cultivated land with a substantial set of farm buildings in Parke County. They left Tangier, Parke County, Indiana, in 1896 for Fitzgerald, Georgia. They celebrated their 50th anniversary at a dinner held by the Grand Army of the Republic and Women’s Relief Corp in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Submitted by:
Tom Robison
Lodi CA
E-mail: robisont@pacbell.net

Morgan Loomis

Morgan Loomis
b. 14 August 1812/13, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to David and Mary (Estes) Loomis
d. 5 April 1890, Box Butte, Box Butte County, Nebraska

m/1. 16 December 1835, Summit, Schoharie County, New York
Charlotte Banks
b. 5/6 October 1814, Summit Township, Schoharie County, New York
d. 22 March 1871, Hobart Township, Lake County, Indiana

m/2.
Priscilla Wilson

Children with Charlotte Banks:
• David (1836-aft. 1907)
• William Banks (b. 1838)
• Justin R. (1841-1902)
• Alexander (1843-1898)
• Maria E. (1846-1894)
• Harriet L. (b. 1846/48)
• John White (b. 1850/54)
• George (1851/53-1853)
• Jane (1848/55-1850/56)
• Charles Henry (b. 1857)

Children with Priscilla Wilson:
• Albertis Eugene (b. 1877)

Morgan came to Indiana from Summit, Schoharie County, New York, in 1865. While in Indiana he lived in Hobart and Hobart townships in Lake County before moving to Box Butte Township of then Sheridan County, Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Mary Alice Benedict Grindol
Galesburg MI

Samuel R Grimes

Samuel R. Grimes
b. 18 September 1834, Elrod, Ripley County, Indiana, to John and Mary “Polly” (McDonald) Grimes
d. 28 December 1901, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

m. 9 February 1860, Lincolnville, Ripley County, Indiana
Catherine Ann Carrington
b. 30 April 1841, Benham, Ripley County, Indiana, to John Bennett and Maria (Chapin) Carrington
d. 29 February 1924, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

Children with Catherine Ann Carrington:
• Emily/Emma L. (1861-1927) married James Hervey (1854-1941) Connelley
• Nora B. (1863-1912) married Joseph H. Walker
• daughter (1864-1864)
• Mary Deborah (1865-1888) married Leonidas C. Wails
• Laura A. (1867-1941) married J. N. Banks
• Carrie A. (1871-1892) married Thomas L. Harper
• Dellie Elizabeth (1872-1952) married Charles Richard Wallace
• Robert C. (1882-1882)
• Paul W. (b. 1883)

Samuel was a teacher for twenty years. He was active in local affairs, being Assessor and Collector for Ripley County, Indiana, as well as holding other county offices. The family left Elrod, Ripley County, in 1855. In Marshall County, Kansas, he was Postmaster at Vliets and Weighmaster. Both of his grandfathers, James Grimes and Joseph McDonald, served in the Revolutionary War, as did his wife’s grandfather and great-grandfather.

Submitted by:
Don Connelley
Surprise AZ
E-mail: helenblue@att.net