_Daniel Hayes _______+ | (1716 - 1786) m 1724 _Ezekiel Hayes ______|_Abigail Hayes ______ | (1724 - 1807) m 1749 (1723 - 1813) _Rutherford Hayes ________________| | (1756 - 1836) | | | _John Russell _______+ | | | (1686 - 1757) | |_Rebecca Russell ____|_Rebecca Towbridge __ | (1722 - 1773) m 1749 (1686 - 1757) _Rutherford Hayes ___| | (1787 - 1822) m 1813| | | _John Smith _________+ | | | (1696 - 1784) m 1727 | | _Israel Smith _______|_Elizabeth Smith ____ | | | (1739 - 1811) (1703 - 1778) | |_Chloe Smith _____________________| | (1762 - 1847) | | | _Isaac Chandler _____+ | | | (1717 - 1787) | |_Abigail Chandler ___|_Abigail Hale _______ | (1741 - 1791) (1718 - ....) | |--Sarah Sophia Hayes | (1817 - 1821) | _John Birchard ______+ | | (1705 - 1778) | _Roger Cornwall _____|_Mary Baldwin _______ | | (1730 - 1778) (1696 - 1787) | _Roger (alias Birchard) Cornwall _| | | (1762 - 1805) | | | | _Joseph Jacobs ______+ | | | | (1705 - 1790) m 1728 | | |_Sarah Jacobs _______|_Mary Storrs ________ | | (1735 - ....) (1710 - ....) |_Sophia Birchard ____| (1792 - 1866) m 1813| | _Nathaniel Austin ___+ | | (1678 - 1760) m 1701 | _Daniel Austin ______|_Abigail Hovey ______ | | (1720 - 1804) m 1749 (1681 - 1764) |_Drusilla Austin _________________| (1762 - 1813) | | _____________________ | | |_Abigail Phelps _____|_____________________ (1731 - 1816) m 1749
Much research has been done to connect Walter to an ancestral family.Some believe his family was connected to Sir Anthony Palmer -
others believe John Palmer of Angmering may be Walter's ancestry. Manyrecords needed for proof have been destroyed or are missing and anyrecords discovered have probably disproved any possibilities.
We have recorded a Walter Palmer and Elizabeth Carter as parentsaccording to the Walter Palmer Society. And, for interested researcherscontinuing to link Walter to the John Palmer of Angmering family, we haveadded a "!PLACE MARK!" connection from John's family to the Walter Palmernow considered to be Walter's father.
2. Walter Palmer, seeking religious freedom, sailed from Gravesend,Kent,England with his five children and Abraham Palmer(believed to be hisbrother) arriving in Salem, Massachusetts in June of 1629 in the "FourSisters", one of a fleet of six ships that also included the "Talbot","Lyons Whelp", "George Bonaventure", "Lyon", and "The Mayflower" (of the1620 Pilgrimage). He initially went to Mishawum (Charlestown),Massachusetts where he was listed in the town records as one of the earlysettlers as follows: Reverend Francis Bright, Engineer Thomas Graves,Ralph Sprague, Richard Sprague, William Sprague, John Meech, Simon Hoyte,Abraham Palmer, Walter Palmer, Nicholas Stowers, John Stickline, andoriginal settler (1625) Thomas Walford. Walter, with his brother Abraham,were made Freemen of Massachusetts in 1634. In 1643 he later moved toSeakonk (Rehoboth), Massachusetts where he, William Chesebrough, RichardWright of Braintree, and Alexander Winchester,were the founders. Of theseRichard Wright was the dominant man. Walter joined William Chesebrough in1652 in Stonington where he was one of the three early settlers to followWilliam. He settled on the east bank of the Wequetequock Cove
3. Walter was called a non-conformist, he had strong religiousconvictions which were contrary to the established Church of England.He
felt the church had erred in continuing with the pageantry and formalityof the Roman Church instead of returning to the simplicity of the earlyChristian Churches as they had been during their first three hundredyears. This could be the reason no baptisms of his first five childrencould be found in England. He was a large man -- said to have been 6' to6' 5", weighing 200 to 300 lbs. He was also a man ofhighintegrity,honesty and ability -- these traits were passed on to hischildren. His sons carried on in the same manner, assumingresponsibilities, serving as civic officers, becoming church members andsome even became deacons of the Church.
4. From page 378, Volume III of Colonial Families of the United States ofAmerica:
Arms -- Or, two bars gules, each charged with three trefoils slippedvert, in chief 2 greyhound courant sable.
Crest -- A demi-panther rampant guardant, flames issuing from ears andmouth proper, supporting a palm branch.
Motto -- Palma virtuti.
5. Biography from Richard Anson Wheeler's, "History of Stonington,Connecticut, 1649 - 1900", (Press of The Day Publishing Company,1900):
WALTER PALMER, the progenitor of the family of his name, who firstsettled in Stonington, Conn., came to New England as early as 1628, withhis brother, Abraham Palmer, a merchant of London, England, and nineassociates. They went from Salem, Mass., through a pathless wilderness toa place called by the Indians Mishawam, where they found a man by thename of Thomas Walford, a smith. Here they remained until the next year,when they were joined by nearly one hundred people, who came with ThomasGraves, from Salem and laid the foundation of the town, which they namedCharlestown, in honor of King Charles the First, June 2q., 1629. It isclaimed that Walter Palmer built the first dwelling house in Charlestownafter it was organized as a township, on the two acres of land that wereassigned and set to him by the authority of the new town. Walter Palmer'sinclinations tended to stock raising and farming, but he soon found hisland was inadequate to his business, notwithstanding which he continuedto reside in Charlestown until 1643. During his residence there he
purchased additional real estate, which he improved in his line ofbusiness as best he could. While thus engaged he became acquainted withWilliam Chesebrough, who lived at the time in Boston and Braintree, whosebusiness pursuits were similar to those of Mr. Palmer, and after repeatedinterviews and consultations, they both decided to remove to the PlymouthColony, and did so remove their families and with others, joined in theorganization of the town of Rehoboth, as an independent township, whichwas continued as such until they should subject themselves to someothergovernment. Such an organization, largely composed of strangers andsituated in a remote part of the colony, was not very well calculated tosecure their approval. It does not appear that they intended to establishthis new township wholly as an independent organization, for as soon asthe preliminary steps necessary for its formation were taken, and afterits organization was effected, they elected deputies to the General Courtof Plymouth. Walter Palmer was a prominent man when he lived in
Massachusetts, and was admitted a freeman there May 18, 1631, and heldseveral local offices in that colony, and such was the estimation inwhich he was held by the first planters of Rehoboth and the confidencethat they reposed in him, that his fellow townsmen elected him as theirfirst representative to the General Court of Plymouth, and subsequentlyre-elected him to that office and also conferred upon him repeatedly theoffice of selectman and other local offices. His friend Chesebrough, notrelishing the way and manner in which he was treated by the General Courtof the Plymouth Colony decided to look farther westward for apermanentplace of abode. He visited the then new settlement of New London, by theadvice of Mr. John Winthrop, which after a thorough examination thereof,it did not answer his expectations, so he concluded to return homeward,and on his way came through the town of Stonington, Conn., where hevisited the beautiful valley of Wequetequock, with which he was sowellpleased that he decided to make it his future place of abode. When he
reached home and described to his wife and family the situation andadvantages of this valley, they all approved of it as a desirable placefor their home. Mr. Chesebrough and sons immediately commenced operationsfor the erection of a dwelling house, fixing its site on the west bank ofWequetequock Cove. The salt marsh lands adjoining the cove furnished hayfor the stock, and Mr. Chesebrough and Palmer and all the early settlersuntil they could clear up land and reduce it to cultivation by Englishgrasses for their cattle. Mr. Chesebrough so far finished his house thathe occupied it with his family during the year 1649, and so became thepioneer English planter of the new town now called Stonington.
The Connecticut General Court were not satisfied with his locatinghimself in the wilderness so far away from any English settlement, so
they ordered him to report his proceedings to Maj. John Mason, whichresulted in a compromise later on between him and said court, where inand by which he was to remain in his new habitation on condition that hewould induce a reasonable number of creditable persons to unite with himin organizing a new township as herein before stated more at large.
Thomas Stanton, the interpreter general of New England, was the first tojoin Mr. Chesebrough in the new settlement, and obtained a grant from theGeneral Court in March, 1650, of six acres of planting ground onPawcatuck River, with liberty to erect a trading house thereon, with feedand mowing of marsh land, according to his present occasions, giving himthe exclusive trade of the river for three years next ensuing. Mr.Stanton located his six-acre grant on the west bank of Pawcatuck River,.around a place known as Pawcatuck rock, upon which grant he erected histrading house; and subsequently built him a dwelling house thereon, towhich he moved his family in 1651, establishing it as his permanent placeof abode, where he lived the remainder of his days. (For furtherparticulars see Stanton family). William Chesebrough, in pursuance ofhisarrangement with the General Court, invited his friend Walter Palmer,then living in Rehoboth, to come and join him here in the organization ofanother new township. While Mr. Palmer was considering this proposition,Thomas Miner, who had married his daughter Grace, and was then a residentof New London, was also invited to join the new settlement, which he did,
by obtaining a limited grant of land of the town of New London, which helocated on the east bank of Wequetequock Cove, and built him a dwellinghouse thereon, to which he moved his family in the year 1652. The town ofNew London at the time claimed jurisdiction of the town of Stonington andhad granted large tracts of land to William Chesebrough and Thomas Miner,and being anxious to assist Mr. Chesebrough in his efforts to induce asuitable number of prominent men to unite with him in settling a newtownship here, induced Gov. Haynes to accept of a grant of land of threehundred acres, for a farm lying east and southeast of Chesebrough's land,on the east side of Wequetequock Cove. This grant bore date April 5,1652. Walter Palmer, who was then prospecting for a tract of landsuitable for farming, with salt marsh grass land for his stock,ascertained that Gov. Haynes's grant covered the land he wished toobtain, and so visited the governor, with his son in-law, Thomas Miner,and his eldest son, John Miner, who had previously learned that theHaynes grant of land embraced in its boundaries his son-in-law's land.But after a friendly interview with the governor, Walter Palmerpurchased
his grant of land in Stonington, by a contract deed which was witnessedby Thomas and John Miner, agreeing to pay the governor one hundred poundsfor the place, with such cattle as Mr. Haynes should select out of WalterPalmer's stock. If any disagreement should arise, as to the price of thestock, it should be decided by indifferent persons. Their contractrecognized the title to the house and lands occupied by Mr. Miner, andwas dated July 15, 1653. Thomas Miner, Sr., was selected to put Mr.Palmer in possession of the land purchased of Gov. Haynes, and did so bya written instrument, embodying therein a conveyance of his own land, anddwelling house, included in the boundaries of the Haynes land (to Mr.Palmer), reserving the right, however, to occupy his said house until he
could build another at Mistuxet, now known as Quiambaug, in Stonington.So 1653 marks the time when Walter Palmer came to Stonington to reside.He and his friend Chesebrough lived within a stone's throw of each other,and after life's fitful fever was ended, departed this life, and both lieburied in the old Wequetequock burial place, with Thomas Stanton, theinterpreter general of New England. Walter Palmer was a man well advancedin life when he came to Stonington to reside with his family. He was bornin London, England, as early as 1585, and at the time of his settlementhere had reached the rugged steep of life's decline. The rough exposureof pioneer life, with its deprivations, seriously affected his health,which was so much impaired that as the chill November days had come,"thesaddest of the year," he was gathered not to his fathers, but laid torest in the old Wequetequock burial place, dying Nov. l0, 1661. Of his
family, it may be said that he married in England, long before he came tothis country. The name of his first wife has never been recorded. Hem.
2d, Rebecca Short, who came to this country in 1632. They were joined inmarriage June 1, 1633.
1. Walter and Rebecca were members of the First Church of Charleston,Massachusetts in 1632.
ca. 1608: Walter Palmer married (1st) Elizabeth, surname unknown.
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey;p. 554; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland;1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS) (Randall Research Library)
_Walter Stewart 3rd Hereditary\High Steward of Scotland_+ | (.... - 1241) _Walter Stewart Earl of Menteith_|_Beatrix Unknown _______________________________________ | _Alexander Stewart 6th Earl of Menteit_| | | | | ________________________________________________________ | | | | |_Mary, Countess of Menteith _____|________________________________________________________ | _Alexander Stewart of Menteith_| | | | | ________________________________________________________ | | | | | _________________________________|________________________________________________________ | | | | |_Maud \ Matilda Unknown _______________| | | | | ________________________________________________________ | | | | |_________________________________|________________________________________________________ | | |--Margaret Stewart | | ________________________________________________________ | | | _________________________________|________________________________________________________ | | | _______________________________________| | | | | | | ________________________________________________________ | | | | | | |_________________________________|________________________________________________________ | | |_______________________________| | | ________________________________________________________ | | | _________________________________|________________________________________________________ | | |_______________________________________| | | ________________________________________________________ | | |_________________________________|________________________________________________________
 Sarah Starbucks third husband.
_____________________ | _____________________|_____________________ | _David B. Weaver ____| | | | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | _Jacob B. Weaver ____| | (1844 - ....) m 1865| | | _____________________ | | | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | | |_Elizabeth Brubaker _| | | | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |--Anna Weaver | | _Peter Acker ________+ | | (.... - 1794) | _Casper Auker _______|_Anna Stoner ________ | | (1760 - 1813) (1714 - 1800) | _Joseph Auker _______| | | (1798 - 1871) | | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_Maria Brandt _______|_____________________ | | (1760 - 1840) |_Suzanna A. Auker ___| (1844 - 1919) m 1865| | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | |_Catherine Rupp _____| (1805 - 1882) | | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________
 They had 10 children. 8 grew up and married. One died at 8 years and one died at 11 years.