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Robert Palmer (#47581074)
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Retired, dwelling Bangor Maine, Robert was a computer systems analyst, and he has worked on family history since 1949 with his late mother, Jean. One time member of SAR and Penna Genealogical Society, he has chased leads all over the country, and has worked Halifax Archives in Canada.
Jean's aunt Agnes (Mrs. Agnes (Palmer) Hascall) of Rutland, VT, sent some material to Jean on ancestral Briggs and Buell families in the 1920's which was interesting, but incomplete. Rob and his mother have worked many non-LDS sources to provide much more information on the wives and mother's families related to this material.
Robert has worked NE Gen Soc files, Connecticut State Library, and Connecticut Historical Society records, Kentucky State Library, along with National Archives and the Library of Congress. He has also worked with LDS microfilm in Salt Lake City.
Robert is presently attempting to complete a family history on the five Palmer immigrant children who relocated to Philadelphia from Kelso, Scotland, in 1804, after their publisher father expressed liberal views within his newspaper in Scotland: Christian Palmer (a girl) m. James Armstong Neal, Margaret Palmer, m. John Jacob Parry, Thomas Haig Palmer, m. Joanna Fenton, George Palmer, m. Eliza Wall, and James Watt Palmer, m. Mary Breen.
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RE: Jane Briggs Buell Colony
Hi Robert:

Thank you so much for the wonderful information of Jane! You have just reinforced how much I'm missing from doing years of collecting and not fleshing out family. What a fabulous job you do. I have another ancestor - who eventually marries into the Colony family - who left a journal of her travels to the Erie Canal in the early/mid 1800s. Not an easy journey with children. Now I must find the journal and transcribe... Perhaps this will be my genealogical New Year's resolution - spending more time learning about each person.

I descend from Josiah and Hannah Taylor, so Jane is my step-3rd great grandmother. Do you descend from Jane? I'm curious to know how she is your Spanish connection - was she Spanish? Also, I have a photo of Josiah. Would you like it? Actually, I suppose I should place it on Find A Grave, huh?

Added by Jane on Jan 03, 2012 1:32 PM
Jane Briggs Buell Colony
Hi Robert:

Just as an FYI, a birth certificate found indicates Josiah Dean Colony is Jane's son, not her husband. She married Josiah Colony (1791-1867) in 1853. I am glad, however, to learn Jane's first husband's name. Thank you for that. I also wonder, though, why she is buried in Vermont rather than in New Hampshire with her husband (although his first wife, Hannah Taylor, is buried with him...).
-- Jane
Added by Jane on Jan 01, 2012 5:45 PM
Catherine Thompson
Sorry I can't help you with Catherine Thompson Buel, but I will be watchful.

Added by JWR on Aug 13, 2011 9:29 AM

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