William Physick Zuber. Martin Parmer (Palmer) Manuscript
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Brief Description: Zuber's biographical sketch of Martin Parmer was incorporated into a letter he wrote to A. W. Morris of Willis, Texas in 1902. Parmer, who was born in Virginia about 1770, changed the spelling of his name from "Palmer" after coming to Texas in 1826. The children of his first and third marriages (to Sarah Hardwick and Margaret Neal) continued to use the original spelling; the children of his fourth marriage to Zina Kelly took the new name. Zuber's sketch traces this family history as well as Parmer's involvement in the Fredonian Rebellion and his flight from the Mexican government afterwards, including a battle with the Indians near Gonzalez which made him a local hero. Zuber tells of the conventions at San Felipe in 1835 and at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1836 to which Parmer was a delegate. The sketch includes the activities of Parmer's son Isom, who was with his father part of the time Martin was in hiding after the Fredonian Rebellion. Isom also participated in the Texas Revolution. The horse shot from under Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto was the one Isom had sold to him at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Zuber states he acquired most of his information for the sketch from Isom. The manuscript is a handwritten copy of an un-located original. Biographical materials on Zuber and Parmer have been added to the collection.
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Nacogdoches, TX 75961
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Record Series Number: A/103
Created by: Zuber, William Physick (1820-1913)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Subject Index
Fredonian Insurrection, 1826-1827
Parmer, Martin, 1778-1850
Zuber, William Physick, 1820-1913 -- Manuscripts