I have been researching the Palamteer (Palmatier) name in Ontario, Canada and all roads lead to Eastern Ontario -Prince Edward, Hastings, Lennox & Addington plus Northumberland County for the Palmateers.
There were two Palmateers in Northumberland in the early 1800's - Simon Palmater and Francis Palmateer.Both Simon and Francis appear in early land assessment and census records.Of course, these assessments list only heads of household.
There is a Garret Palmateer on one of the early assessment rolls and I'll have to check my notes for the last time he appeared on them in Northumberland County in Cramahe Twp.
I find it quite amazing that the Garret Palmateer that Daraleen Wade mentions came from Northumberland County.But as my research has shown, the Palmateers were a prodigious group of men and women who loved big families.
Both Francis and Simon had eight children.I know that some went back to the states and some may have went back to Dutchess County, in New York State before going on to Sanilac County in Michigan and beyond to the West Coast.
By a process of elimination, I may be able to determine who were children of Simon Palmatier and those of Francis through the birth, marriage and death records.
I know that Simon Palmatier claims he was from Dutchess County, on a land petition he filed in 1840 in Ameliasburgh Twp. in Prince Edward County.He was ultimately turned down.
Would love to hear from the Oregon-Washington Palmateer descendants of this Garrett Palmateer to narrow the research focus.
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I continue to build the Ontario Palmateer tree with connections through birth, death, marriage, burial and land records in 1800-1900 Province of Ontario.