Hi. I thought her name may be PALMER as we were told for a long time, but my ancestress was possibly from ST.AUGUSTINE FL or SAVANNAH GA and her name was ANN(ANA)PALMA or PALMER?? She was born ca 1762 and married 2X that we know of. 1st to a PHILIP ALLMAN who lived in SAVANNAH when he died in 1781 and 2nd to GERALD BYRNE of IRE also in 1781 and Gerald had apparently been employed by the Allman's. I think they were carpenters and possibly merchants. Later Gerald owned one of the 1st saw mills in AL and was killed by Indians in 1814. Ann died abt 1819, also in BALDWIN CO AL where they finally settled. DOES ANYONE HAVE INFO ON THE "PALMA" FAMILY is GA & FL BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION?
If ANN followed the traditional naming pattern with her children with Gerald who was IRISH/ENG? --then the 2nd son was named THOMAS HOLMES BYRNE (as far as we know,he was the 2nd) and I was wondering if anyone has HOLMES in their PALMA family from the southeast. I thought she was possibly from the PHILA PALMER'S and have not ruled that out, but did find on LDS that PALMA was indeed in St.Augusine in the 1700's. Just haven't found "my" ancestress yet. Ann's 1st daughter(my 3rd gr.grandma) was named MARGARET, so "if" they followed tradition, then, ANN'S mom was also a MARGARET. Thanks for any help. Bonnie Treon mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org