Today I added pages for Drury Reynolds Cemetery in Illinois and for Lucky Valley and Peiro Bethel cemeteries in Woodbury County, Iowa.
I added a paragraph to Captain Joshua Palmer's biography about how I think he first came to be confused with Reverend Joshua. In 1926 Leah Townsend wrote a thesis called South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805. The thesis was published as a book in 1935 and remains an important source for anyone researching Baptists in that period and place. On page 178 she states that Joshua Palmer (meaning Rev. Joshua Palmer) was in Brandon's Regiment. If you look at the footnote for that statement, it leads you to Stub Entries to Idents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution. In Volume I, Part II, page 14, there is an entry for "Josa. Palmer" receiving payment in 1786 for service in Brandons regt. Since Captain Joshua stated in his pension application that he served under Brandon, he must have been the one receiving the payment. The pension files might not have been available to Townsend she wrote her thesis. We're indebted to her for all the sources she was able to track down for Rev. Joshua.
I added a footnote (number 14) to Captain Joshua Palmer's page about two descendants of Reverend Joshua Palmer through his daughter Mary Palmer Sparks. They joined the DAR in 1938 based on Captain Joshua's service. The DAR has now declared that Mary Palmer Sparks was not a daughter of Reverend Joshua Palmer. I also added a pdf copy of Captain Joshua's 1791 deed.
Over the years I have taken many pictures of the cemeteries where our Palmer ancestors are buried. I am going to start posting them on the web site. If anyone wants copies of the pictures, just contact me. I'd love to know your connection to the family. Please don't post my pictures on your own web site or on Ancestry.com without asking permission. Thanks!