A descendent of French Huguenot, Isaac Mazyck, who settled in South Carolina in 1686, Mary Louisa Palmer (daughter of Henry Milner Palmer and Julia Palmer) was born near Eutawville, South Carolina on August 2, 1874.  It is unknown where Miss Palmer attended school. Her grandson, Keith Gourdin of Pineville, S. C. has the copy book in his collection. He is known for his research of St. Stephen’s Parish, his work with history-related nonprofits in the area, and as the founder of the Sons of the American Revolution, Col. Hezekiah Mayham Chapter.