Andrew Jackson Palmer was born in May 15 of 1815 in Rutherford County Tennessee. We do not know who his parents were and that is part of our mission to find and identify his continuing family line.
Andrew was born in Tennessee traveled to and lived in Georgia by 1850 as he and his wife Sarah Sandlin (Sandland) are found living in Forsyth Co with daughter Margaret who is 1 year old.
Andrew worked as a Miller for at least part of his life, he was a church going man and was one of the founding members of the Zion Baptist Church in Suches Georgia where he served a couple of terms as church secretary. He could read and write.
Andrew either married late in life around the age of 33 or he may have had a family prior and lost them in some way. It appears he married Sarah around the age of 33 and she was 11 year younger than he.
Andrew was a southern patriot and served in the Civil War in Findley's Regiment from North Georgia again at an age old for that activity.
Andrew and Sarah appear to have moved to Suches Georgia in Union County between the 1860 and 1850 census. The couple lived out their lives there and had many children.
The descendents of their children have been searching for information, photos and more about them for years, starting with Cousin Harry Palmer who posted a query online in the 1990s and continuing with Lesley Palmer, Mary Ledford, Toby Palmer who authored a wonderful book on many of Andrew's descendents.
The children of Andrew and Sarah Palmer were:
Margaret E Palmer b: 1849 in Tennessee married a Gilchrist
Stephen PALMER b: 1850 in Tennessee married a Callaway
Susan L PALMER b: 1853 married a Marr
Joseph Cicero PALMER b: 1859
John A. PALMER b: 22 JAN 1859 married Elizabeth Ingram, married Lou Bell married Emily Ford
Fransina S PALMER b: 1862 "Sinie" Woody
Sarah J PALMER b: 8 SEP 1869 in Union County GA married a Seabolt
William Jackson PALMER b: 1865 in Union County GA
The goal and mission of this blog is to share information among family members, find new family members and to ultimately find out who Andrew Palmer was and who his Palmer ancestors and siblings were.
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