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Palmer Pauline McClelland Chaplin
Birth: Mar. 21, 1880
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1969

Palmer P. McClelland Chaplin was born March 21, 1880 in the Ivanhoe (Briar Patch) area of Bulloch County, Georgia, the youngest child of William Henry McClelland, a Confederate veteran, and Mahitable ("Hattie") Cone McClelland. Her mother was also from Bulloch County, and her father was from Edgefield County, South Carolina. Palmer had four sisters and one brother. Her ancestry was Scots-Irish. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Revolutionary War hero, William Henry Cone.

Palmer married John Fenton Chaplin, and they had sixteen children (including three sets of twins), eleven of whom lived to adulthood. Her husband John passed away in 1938. Palmer died at the age of 89 on November 22, 1969, and is buried at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery in Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.

Her children were Fenton Chaplin, William M. Chaplin, Joseph Edward "Joe Eddie" Chaplin, Odie Chaplin, Trolley B. Chaplin, Leona S. Chaplin Carter, Verdantus Charles "Dan" Chaplin, Rodell Chaplin, Rodell's infant twin, Annabelle Chaplin, Vinson Chaplin, Vivian Chaplin (Vinson's twin), Thetus Chaplin Crews, John "Johnnie" Herbert Chaplin, and a set of miscarried twins.

Thanks so much to Nevada McClelland Bell and descendent Hilda Chaplin Nunez for much of this information.


Family links: 
  William Henry McClelland (1835 - 1909)
  Mahitable Cone McClelland (1837 - 1909)
  John Fenton Chaplin (1878 - 1938)
  William M. Chaplin (1901 - 1983)*
  Odie Chaplin Taylor (1904 - 1977)*
  Trolley B. Chaplin (1906 - 1981)*
  Leona S. Chaplin Carter (1908 - 1979)*
  Verdantus Charles Chaplin (1910 - 1994)*
  Rodell Chaplin (1912 - 1936)*
  Vinson Kenneth Chaplin (1916 - 1996)*
  Thetus Chaplin Crews (1919 - 2006)*
  John H. Chaplin (1922 - 2012)*
  William Madison McClelland (1869 - 1935)*
  Sula Frances McClelland Glisson (1872 - 1955)*
  Palmer Pauline McClelland Chaplin (1880 - 1969)
*Calculated relationship
Kettle Creek Cemetery
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Jerry Van Herrin
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46679673
Palmer Pauline <i>McClelland</i> Chaplin
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Palmer Pauline <i>McClelland</i> Chaplin
Added by: Jerry Van Herrin
Palmer Pauline <i>McClelland</i> Chaplin
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