Wesley E. Pippenger

          WESLEY EUGENE PIPPENGER, b. St. Mary's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, son of

          CHARLES WESLEY PIPPENGER, b. 7912 Montgall Street, Kansas City, Missouri, m. 7 June 1953 at Cleveland Avenue Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, to Zora Eileene Davison. Son of

          CHARLEY WESLEY PIPPENGER, b. 13 December 1907 at 42 McClure Flats, Kansas City, Missouri, m. 15 May 1929 at the home of Rev. Harry Rainwater in Kansas City, Missouri, to Marguerite Pearl PALMER, b. 30 May 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri. Daughter of

          CHARLES HENRY "Harry" PALMER, mattress maker, b. 26 December 1878 at 12 Saxby Street, Pendleton, Salford District, Lancashire, England, m. 27 November 1908 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, to Harriett Elsaba BENNETT, b. 6 May 1886 in Caulksville, Logan County, Arkansas. Son of

          MONTGOMERY PALMER, b. 5 January 1855 at Ormsby House, Durrow, Queen's County, Ireland, m. 22 December 1877 in the United Methodist Free Church of Chorlton-Upon-Medlock, Manchester, England, to Mary Smith, b. 21 June 1856, bapt. Manchester Cathedral 26 March 1859, eldest daughter of Frederick William Smith, warehouseman, and Hannah Hanson. After the death of Montgomery Palmer on 10 November 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary (Smith) Palmer removed to Texas and married Charles Nowell Phelps, widower. The Palmer children were raised by Mr. Phelps. Montgomery Palmer was the twentieth (and last) child, thirteenth son of

          JOSEPH LODGE PALMER, SR., gentleman, b. 1799 in Ireland, d. 29 November 1885, m. 8 November 1821 to Sarah Wilson (1808-1885), daughter of John Wilson and Sarah Montgomery. Joseph Lodge and Sarah (Wilson) Palmer, Sr., built c.1857, Lakefield House, Dereen, Queen's County, Ireland, lived at Ormsby House, Durrow, from 1865 to 1885. Joseph and Sarah are buried in the churchyard at Durrow. Son of

          THOMAS STEPHEN PALMER, b. 1760, probably at the family's mansion house in Derreen, m. c.1787 in Ireland to Mary Anne Lodge, daughter of Elizabeth and George Lodge of Graigavoice. Third son of

          PAUL PALMER, b. c.1730 in Ireland, m. 12 May 1754 in the Protestant Church in the square at Durrow, Kilkenny, Ireland to Frances Lodge, daughter of Jeremiah Lodge and Elizabeth Elliott of Derreen; resided in 1754 at Ballygauge, Queen's County, Ireland. Son of

          THOMAS PALMER, b. c.1705 in Ireland, d. in 1771, probate records lost, owned land at Ballygauge, Queen's County, Ireland in 1741. Thomas m. c.1729 to Eleanor Fletcher, daughter of William Fletcher, Jr. This link with the Fletcher family provides us a long line of Scottish ancestry. Son of

          JOSEPH PALMER, b. c.1680, d. 26 March 1741 in Queen's County, Ireland, m. Mary Abbott. Son of

          WILLIAM PALMER, b. c.1655 in Ireland, m. Miss Paul, daughter of Sir Joshua Paul of Paulsworth, Durham, England. Son of

          JOSEPH PALMER, soldier with Cromwell, of Ireland. "The Peerage of Ireland" (1745) suggests that this line of the Palmer family in Ireland came from County Kent, England.

          My great aunt Mrs. Hallie N. (Palmer) Becksted of Tucson, Arizona, has spent many years researching her Palmer family roots in the British Isles. See her work "Palmer Paths," privately published in 1988.

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          Author: Wesley E. Pippenger
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