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2018 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion - San Jacinto Battlefield
The 2018 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion is set to coincide with the 2018 San Jacinto Day Celebration
and the reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto. We have all new Chairpersons for the 2018 Palmer/
Parmer Reunion. Chairmans, Reggie Nalley and Gene Hennigan, have provided the following information
about this year's reunion:
Hey there Palmers!
It's time for a reunion. This year we will be celebrating the reunion at the San Jacinto Battle
Reenactment the weekend of April 20th thru 22nd, 2018. The admission is Free. Bring all your
family, kids, and grandchildren for an eventful weekend. See the attached flyer for more details.
We have a hotel (Candlewood Suites) set up with a block of rooms with a special rate. Information
and number is in the attachment. You need to call and reserve your room. Be sure to tell them
your with the Palmer Reunion. We will have a meet and greet there Friday night. Bring your
pictures and artifacts to share.
Saturday the reenactment will be held at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds and Monument. It's a great
show and there is tons of history inside the monument. The Battleship Texas is also right across
the road if you haven't seen it.
Saturday night we will have a banquet just down the street from the monument at the Monument Inn.
We have Jack Edmondson who plays General Sam Houston in the reenactment as a guest speaker.
Please contact Reggie Nalley or Gene Hennigan at the numbers and emails below if you have any
Please RSVP with your dinner meal selections asap for the banquet.
Make sure we have some way to contact you. If you are not receivng emails about the reunion, we do
not have your current email address. Contact Reggie Nalley with your contact information.
Also be sure and "friend" the Palmer/Parmer Reunion Facebook page at
Mark your calenders and keep checking back here for more details or at the reunion website at
We are the Palmer and Parmer descendants of Martin Parmer, "The Ringtailed Panther." With at least
4 wives and at least 16 children, Martin Parmer's descendants are numerous and span the globe. Be
sure to sign the Guest Book. Let us know you visited and share details about your Palmer/Parmer line
Note: If you don't see your line here, its because I don't have it yet. Send me your
The purpose of this Web site is to gather as many Palmer and Parmer cousins as possible showing
their relationship to Martin Parmer and to each other. This site will also help others easily
access much genealogical information they can find nowhere else in a single lococation.
We discussed this project at the last two Palmer/Parmer Family Reunions in 2001 and 2003. After
much searching, Webmaster, Kameron Searle, has chosen tribalpages.com to host the Martin Parmer
Family Tree. This family tree was was begun in December 2004 and will take years to complete.
Be sure and bring your family trees to the 2018 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion. Sources will
be credited for information and copies of photographs provided. See Reunion Web page link below.
Martin Parmer was born Martin PALMER.
As an adult, he changed the spelling to PARMER. Most of his children changed the spelling back to
PALMER. Martin Parmer was a frontiersman, pioneer, Indian fighter and a statesman. When Missouri
became a State, he was elected to the first Legislature. Later he was elected to the Missouri
State Senate. He arrived in Texas in 1825. Shortly thereafter, he was a leader of the shortlived
Fredonian Rebellion (an early attempt to declare Texas independent from Mexico). In March 1836, he
signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico at Washington on the Brazos and was
Chairman of the Committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.
For more information on Martin Parmer's activities at Washington on the Brazos see the link below.
Parmer County, Texas was named after Martin Parmer.
Martin Parmer is buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin in a place of honor 30 feet from the
grave of Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas.
Again, be sure to sign the Guestbook. Let us know you visited and share details about your
Palmer/Parmer line with others.