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Parmer-Palmer Family Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC073
The papers were originally loaned to the San Jacinto Museum of History in 1939 by Mrs. Pearl Palmer Ripley of Texas City, Texas. The Palmer family are descendants of Martin Parmer (1778-1850), a legislator, judge, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The ten children of Parmer and his first wife, Sarah Hardwick (d. 1826), spelled their surname Palmer. Parmer County, Texas, organized in 1876, was named in honor of Martin Parmer.
Financial records, legal documents, printed material, and a photograph comprise the Parmer-Palmer Family Papers. Four receipts document Robert A. Parmer's membership in the Oak Shade Grange. The legal documents include the commission of Thomas Parmer for service as Chambers County Precinct Two Justice of the Peace, a Harris County deed from John D. Smith to Richard L. Redmond, and the July 29, 1862 honorable discharge from the Army of the Confederate States issued to Isom Palmer. The Parmer printed material consists of Thomas Parmer's written calling card identifying Parmer as a veteran. The Papers also include a tintype of Isom Palmer.
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[Identification of Item], Parmer-Palmer Family Papers, MC073, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Loan Conversion Project, 2001.
Processed by Melissa Calderwood, 2002.