The PALMER Family of Charlestown, Suffolk, MA, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, Stonington, New London, CT, Brookfield, Madison (previously Chenango), NY, Harmony, Chautauqua, NY, Monmouth, Warren, IL and Harrison, Winnebago, IL

 

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WALTER PALMER (by abt 1589 - 1661) of Charlestown, Rehoboth and Stonington
and his first
wife
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GRACE
PALMER

(d. 1690) m.
Thomas Minor
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HANNAH
PALMER 1

(bp. 1634) m.
Thomas Hewitt
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NEHEMIAH PALMER
(bp 1637-1718) of Stonington
m. Hannah Lord Stanton
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GERSHOM PALMER
(1645-1718) of Stonington
m. Ann Denison
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Lieut. JOSEPH PALMER 1

(1663-1710)
of Stonington
m. Frances Prentice
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HANNAH PALMER 2

(b. 1680-1751) m. Capt. Ichabod Palmer 1
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CAPT. ICHABOD PALMER 1
(bp. 1677- 1752)
of Stonington m.
Hannah Palmer 2
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GEORGE
PALMER

(bp. 1681-1728)
of Stonington m.
Hannah Palmer 3
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MARY
PALMER

(bp. 1690-1777)
m.
Joseph Palmer 2
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WILLIAM
PALMER 1

(bp. 1678)
of Stonington
m. Grace Minor
   
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JOSEPH
PALMER 2

(bp. 1691-1789)
of Stonington and Voluntown m.
Mary Palmer
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HANNAH PALMER 3
(b. 1694)
m.
George
Palmer
 
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Lieut. ICHABOD PALMER 2
(1702-1749)
of Stonington m.
Elizabeth Sanford Noyes
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CAPT. JOSEPH PALMER 3

(1717-1791)
of Stonington m. Zipporah
Billings
 
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WILLIAM
PALMER 2

( 1705 - 1831) of Stonington and North Stonington
m. Abigail Wyatt
 
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PHEBE
PALMER 1

(b. 1717)
of Stonington m.
George Darrow
 
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COL. ELIAS SANFORD PALMER
(1742-1821)
of Stonington and North Stonington m.
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PHEBE
PALMER 2

(1742-1793)


 
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WILLIAM
PALMER 3

(1731 - 1801) of Stonington and Brookfield m.
Phebe Darrow
       
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MAJ. GEN. NOYES ELIAS PALMER
(1771-1858) of Stonington,
Brookfield and Harmony
m.
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HARRIET ESTHER PALMER
(1771-1813)
     
   
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GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER

(1810-1889) m.
Amanda Malvina Harding
   
     
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MAJ. GEORGE HENRY PALMER
(1841-1901)
m.
JULIA ESTELLE HOBAN
(1841 - 1933)
     
   
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RUTH PALMER
(1872-1949)
m. Col. Edward Carey

 

The Palmers are hard to disentangle as they were prone to marrying each other. Names of spouses are printed in the same colour in the chart below.

WALTER PALMER
& first wife
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GRACE
HANNAH 1
                          ----NEHEMIAH----------
-----------------------GERSHOM----------------------
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Grace Minor
Benjamin Hewitt
JOSEPH 1
HANNAH 2
ICHABOD 1
GEORGE
MARY
WILLIAM 1
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Mary Hewitt
JOSEPH 2
HANNAH 3
ICHABOD 2
JOSEPH 3
WILLIAM 2
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Zipporah Billings
PHEBE 1
ELIAS S.
PHEBE 2
WILLIAM 3
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Phebe Darrow
NOYES E.
HARRIET E.
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GEORGE W.
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GEORGE H.
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RUTH

INDEX TO NAMES IN THE PALMER FILES

Generation 1

WALTER PALMER (by abt 1589-1661) of Charlestown, Rehoboth and Stonington

Parents: Unknown

Walter Palmer was born by about 1589. [Ref] He died on 10 Nov 1661 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 12, says 19 Nov] In his diary, Thomas Minor says, "Sabath the 10th of november 1661 Walter palmer departed this world." [Ref, p. 47] Walter married an unknown first wife. Leavitt [Ref, p. 12] says that her name was Elizabeth, but that she was called Ann to distinguish her from her mother, named Elizabeth. He married second Rebecca Short. According to the Great Migration project, Rebecca died on 15 Jul 1671. [Ref] Thomas Minor says, "Mother palmer departed this life the 22 [of July 1671]. [Ref, p. 104] It is possible that Walter had two wives in England. [Ref]

Walter and Rebecca were early settlers of Charlestown; Walter was admitted as an inhabitant in 1629. [Ref]

On 28 Sep 1630 a coroner's jury ruled that Austen Bratcher was killed by blows from Walter Palmer. Walter was bound over for trial for man slaughter on 19 Oct. The case was continued, and on 9 Nov the jury found Walter not guilty. [Ref]

Rev. John Eliot's records of the church in Roxbury say, "Rebeckah Short a maid servant she came in the yeare 1632. & was married to [Walter] Palmer a godly man of charlestown church." [Ref] Walter, Rebecca and Walter's daughter Grace joined the First Church in Charlestown on 1 (4) 1633. [Ref] On 14 May 1634 Walter Palmer, citizen of Charlestown, was made a freeman. [Ref, p. 6]

Some have suggested that Abraham Palmer, who was made a freeman in Charlestown the same day as Walter, was Walter Palmer's brother. There is no evidence of this. [Ref]

On 9 May 1631 the General Court at Boston ordered that two people should be appointed from each of the eight towns to advise the governor and assistants. Richard Wright (Saugus), William Chesebrough (Boston) and Walter Palmer (Charlestown) were among those chosen. [Ref] On 13 Jun 1634 Walter was one of ten settlers of Charlestown to sign an agreement that no one would be permitted to dwell there without the consent of the town. [Ref] He was selectman from Charlestown on 10 Feb 1634/5 and 12 Feb 1637/8. [Ref] He was constable on 11 Jul 1636 and 17 Feb 1636/7. [Ref] He was on the committee to set wages on 28 Nov 1636. [Ref] On 13 May 1640 the General Court appointed a 16-man committee to impose a £1,200 levy on each town. Richard Wright, William Chesebrough and Walter Palmer were on the committee. [Ref]

On 28 (1) 1638 the town of Charlestown recorded the houses and lands of its inhabitants. Walter Palmer had two acres of land and a house in the East Field, abutting Back Street on the south. [Ref, p. 6] He also had "five acres of arable land, Milch cow commons six and a quarter, four acres, more or less, in the line field, eight acres of meadow lying in the Mystic Marshes, four acres of meadow lying in the Mystic meadows, five acres of woodland in Mystic field, five acres of meadow on the west of Mount Prospect, three acres of meadow on the north east of Mount Prospect, thirty acres of woodland, eighty-six acres of land scituate in the waterfield." [quoted in Ref, p. 7] Land on the Mystic side had been divided on 6 (1) 1637 and Walter and his son John received their portions in 1643. [Ref, p. 7]

Richard Wright of Braintree, Alexander Winchester, William Chesebrough and Walter Palmer were the founders of Seekonk (later called Rehoboth). [Ref] On 24 (8) 1643 the men who agreed to found a new town met in Weymouth to prepare for its settlement. [Ref, p. 7] During 1643, the proprietors of Rehoboth were required to give the value of their estates so that land could be allocated accordingly. Walter Palmer's estate was listed as £419.00. [Ref] Walter drew the 18th lot for the division of the woodland between the plain and the town on 4 Jun 1644. [Ref] His name is first on the list of those signing the town covenant on 3 (5) 1644. [Ref] On 18 (12) he was 12th in the list of those who drew lots in the division of the new meadow. [Ref] On 10 Dec 1644, nine Seekonk townsmen, including Alexander Winchester, William Chesebrough and Walter Palmer -- acting in the belief that the Massachusetts Bay Colony had jurisdiction over Seekonk -- ordered 18 men, including John Brown, to move to Seekonk or forfeit their lands there. [Ref] In 1645 it was decided that Seekonk, renamed Rehoboth, was in Plymouth Colony. [Ref, p. 7] On 9 (4) 1645, seven men, John Brown, Stephen Payne, Richard Wright, Walter Palmer, William Chesebrough, Mr. Alexander Winchester and Edward Smith, were chosen to order the prudential affairs of the town for half a year. [Ref] Walter Palmer was deputy from Rehoboth in 1646 and 1647. [Ref] Walter was a supervisor for the 4 (4) 1647 will of Alexander Winchester of Rehoboth. [Ref 4;280] He was the surveyor of highways on 4 Jun 1650 and he was constable on 3 Jun 1652. [Ref] On 9 (3) 1651 he was chosen grand juryman. [Ref] He was fined for non-appearance at the grand jury on 7 Oct 1651. [Ref]

The general court commissioned young John Winthrop to begin the settlement of New London in 1645 and he asked William Chesebrough to participate. [Ref, p. 8] William went from Rehoboth to look at the land but prefered a part of the Pequot country known as "Wequetequoc". Believing that it was part of Massachusetts he applied for and received a grant of first 300 acres and then 2299 acres. He convinced Walter to join him and in 1652-3 Walter bought about 1200 acres of land on the east bank of Wequetequoc Cove from Governor Hayes. [Ref, p. 8] Unfortunately, it was discovered that some of this land had previously been sold to Walter's son-in-law Thomas Minor. On 15 Jul 1653 it was decided that Walter should give Thomas £100 pounds worth of cattle to make up for this. [Ref, p. 8]

The settlers in this new community attended church in New London until about 1654-5, but the difficulties in traveling so far made them want to have their own church. This, however, led to problems as both Massachusetts and Connecticut were anxious to own the area. The Rev. William Thompson of Braintree, a brother-in-law of Capt. George Denison, began preaching to the settlers. His first meeting was held in Walter's house on 22 Mar 1657. This was seen as an incursion by Connecticut and strengthened the tensions. In 1658 the Commissioners of the United Colonies decided that all territory west of the Mystic River should belong to Connecticut and all territory to the east should belong to Massachusetts. It was then decided that the plantation between the Mystic and Pawcatuc rivers should be named Southerton and be in Suffolk county. [Ref, p. 9] In 1660/1 a Pequot sold the part of Southerton that is now Westerly to people in Rhode Island and that state promptly established jurisdiction. At this point Massachusetts yielded and on 23 Apr 1662 part of Southerton was put under the control of Connecticut and the rest under the control of Rhode Island. In 1664, the planters of Southerton petitioned for pardon for past offenses and favour in the future. This was granted to all but Capt. George Denison. In 1665 the name of Southerton was changed to Stonington and Capt. George Denison was pardoned. [Ref, p. 9-10]

Walter Palmer signed his will on 19 May 1658, in what was then Suffolk county. It says: [Ref, p. 11-12, transcription]

Imprimis. I give unto my son John a yoke of three years old steares and a horse. Item, to my daughter Grace twenty shillings. Item to all my grand children twenty shillings apeece. Item to my Sonne Jonas halfe the Planting Lott at ye now meaddow River by Seacuncke & ye Lott betweene John Butterworths according to the fower score pounds Estate & the use of halfe ye housing & halfe of the whole ffarme for foure yeares. Item, I give to my Sonne William the other halfe of ye same ffarme at Seacuncke forever and to take Robert Martin or some other skillfull man, & divide the housing & the whole ffarme into two equal pts & to take his owne & dispose of it as he pleaseth, I doe give him also a Mare with her foale two redd Oxen, and a paire of Steares of three yeare old apiece, fower lowes & a muskett with all such things as are his own allready. Item, the other halfe of the ffarme at Seacuncke I give to my Sonne Gershom for ever after the end tearme of fower yeares. Item, for all the rest of my Land goods & Chattells undisposed of I leave unto my Loving wife whome & with my Sonne Elihu I make my full executor to pay my debts & to bring up my children & to pay them theire portions as my Lands & Estate will beare, but in case my wife shall marry againe before my Children are brought up & their portions payed them my three sonns Elihu, Nehemiah & Moses to enter upon the ffarme & Estate & to pay unto their mother £10. p. annum during her natural life & ye Land & Estate duly valued to be equally disributed among my Children, Elyhu Nehemiah Moses Benjamin Gershom Hanah & Rebecca with consideration of the tenn pounds yearely to be payed to theire mother out of ye land but if my Loving wife pay theire portions according to theire discretion & my three Sonnes Elihu Nehemiah & Moses possess the Land they shall give twenty pounds apiece out of the Land to my Sonne Benjamin besides his mothers portion, in three yeares after they are possessed of the ffarme. Wittnes hereof I hav sett to my hand the day & yeare above in the presence of WALTER PALMER.
William Cheseborough,
Samuel Cheseborough,
Nathaniel Cheseborough.
Sworn to February 25,1661.
Memorandum. That if Elyhu Nehemiah & Moses decease before they hav any yeares Benjamin is to succeed in theire pt of ye ffarme & to give to my daughter Elizabeth two Cowes.
Memorandum that I give my Executors a yeares time for the payment of Legacies.
At the General Court heard May 11, 1662, the widow Palmer & Elihu by petition of Lieut. Richard Cooke. Court approved of ye will."

Inventory on Walter's estate, taken the last of March 1662, amounted to a substantial £1664.05. [Ref 11;39] The general court, hearing that the widow Palmer and Elihu approved of the will, approved it on 11 May 1662. [Ref, p. 12]

Children of Walter Palmer and his first wife:

  1. Grace Palmer was born in 1608-10 or about 1614. She died on 31 Dec 1690 in Stonington. She married Thomas Minor.
  2. John Palmer was born about 1615 [Ref] or in 1617-8, as he gave his age as 43 on 26 Sep 1660. [Ref, p. 17] He died between 26 May and 3 Sep 1677. He appears to have been unmarried. [Ref, p. 12]
    John received a grant of land in Charlestown in 1635. [Ref] He received a portion of land from the 1637 Mystic land division in 1643. [Ref, p. 7] He was recorded in the Charlestown Book
    of Possessions as owning " ffoure acres of land in the Line Field, five acres of woodland in the Mystic Field, one acre of meadow in Wilson's Field, eleven acres in the Waterfield, the woodland butted by that of Walter Palmer." [Ref, p. 17] John sold Richard Dexter of Charlestown five acres of arable land on 20 (12) 1654. [Ref, p. 18]
    John was the overseer of the Cow Commons on 21 (1) 1660. [Ref, p. 18]
    John signed his will on 26 May 1677. He left his sister Elizabeth £15; he left a bequest to Goodwife Ffosket for her "care and trouble"; he gave 3 pounds each to his overseers, Thomas Welch, Jr. and John Call. He left the remainder of his estate to his brother Jonas, who was also his executor. [Ref, p. 18] Inventory on his estate was taken on 3 Sep 1677: he owned four books, a bible, house lands, a horse and furniture for the horse.
  3. Elizabeth Palmer married first Thomas Sloan [Ref, p. 22] before 29 Mar 1656. [Ref] He died soon after. [Ref, p. 22] She married second William Chapman on 26 Oct 1677. [Ref][Ref, p. 22]
    Elizabeth received a bequest in her brother John's will of 26 May 1677.
  4. William Palmer died after 1672 and before 27 Mar 1697. [Ref] He was unmarried. [Ref, p. 12]
    William was admitted to the First Church in Charlestown on 28 Mar 1641. [Ref, p. 19] William remained with his brother John in Charlestown until after his father's death. [Ref, p. 19] Shortly afterward, he sold the land that his father had bequeathed to him and went to live with his brother-in-law Thomas Minor in Stonington. [Ref, p. 19] On 29 Apr 1665 he moved to Killingworth, Connecticut where he received a large allotment of land. [Ref, p. 19] On 12 Oct 1665 the Connecticut Court remitted £10 of the £20 that William Palmer forfeited for his non-appearance at court. [Ref, 2;24-5] William Palmer of Kenilworth was made a freeman on 12 May 1670. [Ref, 2;128] He appears to have had no family as he left this land to his brother Gershom. [Ref, p. 19]
  5. Jonas Palmer died on 22 Jun 1709 in Rehoboth. [Ref, p. 21] He married first Elizabeth Grissell on 3 May 1655 in Rehoboth. [Ref][Ref, p. 21] Elizabeth was the daughter of Francis Grissell of Charlestown. [Ref, p. 21] She was buried on 11 Feb 1691/2 in Rehoboth. [Ref, p. 21] He married second Abigail (Carpenter) Titus, the daughter of William Carpenter and the widow of John Titus, on 9 Nov 1692 in Rehoboth. [Ref, p. 21] She died on 5 Mar 1709 in Rehoboth. [Ref, p. 21]
    Jonas did not join his father in moving to Stonington. [Ref, p. 8] His father left him half of his farm in Rehoboth. [Ref, p. 19] His brother John left Jonas a bequest in his will of 26 May 1677. [Ref, p. 18]
    In his will, proved on 6 Jul 1709, Jonas calls himself a husbandman of Rehoboth. He mentions his wife Abigail; his eldest son Samuel Palmer; Ensign Moses Read; son Jonah Palmer and his daughter Grace Carpenter; his three eldest daughters, Hannah French, Mary Doggett and Martha; Samuel's son Samuel; Jonah's three sons; his grandchildren Jonathan and Joseph Titus and Stephen, Lydia and Gershom Carpenter; Joseph Ormsbee. He made his son Samuel and Moses Read his executors. [Ref, p. 20-21]
    some descendants of Jonas Palmer

Children of Walter Palmer and Rebecca Short:

  1. Hannah Palmer 1 was born in Charlestown. She was baptised on 15 Jun 1634 in Charlestown. She married first Thomas Hewitt. She married second Roger Sterry. She married third John Fish.
  2. Elihu Palmer was baptised on 24 Jan 1635/6 [Ref] in the First Church in Charlestown. [Ref, p. 22] He died on 5 Sep 1665. [Ref] He was buried in the Wequetequock cemetery. [Ref, p. 22] He was unmarried. [Ref]
  3. Nehemiah Palmer was born about 1636. He was baptised on 23 (9) 1637 in Charlestown. He died on 17 Feb 1717/8 in Stonington. He married Hannah Lord Stanton.
  4. Moses Palmer was baptised on 6 Apr 1640. [Ref] He died on 6 Jul 1701 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 26] He married Dorothy Gilbert by about 1672. [Ref]
    The 10 May 1666 court in Hartford requested that the freeman's oath be administered to Moses. [Ref 2;32] Moses was an original member of the Church of Christ in Stonington on 3 Jun 1674. [Ref] Dorothy was admitted on 2 Dec 1677. [Ref]
    On 12 Feb 1677, 100 acres were laid out for Moses in Stonington. [Ref, p. 25] On 5 Jun 1684 he agreed to a division of his father's lands which was to have been done by his mother, but she had not. [Ref, p. 24]
    Moses signed his will on 16 Dec 1700; it was proved on 24 Jul 1701. [Ref] In his will he mentions his wife; his son Moses; his son John Palmer; his daughters Dorothy, Amy and Rebecca. [Ref, p. 25] Inventory on his estate, taken on 15 Jul 1701, amounted to £708.07.04. [Ref]
    some descendants of Moses Palmer
  5. Capt. Benjamin Palmer was born on 30 (3) 1642 in Charlestown. [Ref][Ref, p. 26] He was baptised on 6 (4) 1640 in the First Church in Charlestown. [Ref 25;340] He died on 10 Apr 1716 in Stonington. [Ref] His gravestone in the ancient cemetery in Stonington says: Here lyeth ye / Body of Benjamin / Palmer Captin / who dyed / April the 10th / 1716 in ye 74th / year of his age. [Ref] Click here to see a photo on the Findagrave website. He married an unknown wife in Antigua. [Ref]
    The 10 May 1666 court in Hartford requested that the freeman's oath be administered to Benjamin. [Ref 2;32] Benjamin was admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 14 Sep 1701. [Ref]
    In his diary, Thomas Minor says, " [On 8 May 1681] I received Brother Benjamin his Letter from Antego ... about the .10th. of Agust .1681 Benjamin palmer brought whome his wife ". [Ref, p. 166]
    On 5 Jun 1684 he agreed to a division of his father's lands which was to have been done by his mother, but she had not. [Ref, p. 27] On 11 Dec 1683 Benjamin deeded his brother 100 acres of land at Shownoak. [Ref, p. 27] On 29 May 1700 he deeded land at Palmer's Neck to Jonathan Palmer. [Ref, p. 27] On 22 May 1703 he sold 100 acres of land in Stonington to Henry Cobb and Samuel Hinckley of Barnstable. [Ref, p. 27]
    Benjamin gave his land in Stonington to his nephews Daniel Palmer, Esq., Moses Palmer, yeoman, and Jonathan Palmer by a 17 Feb 1715/6 deed. His nephew Jonathan was to have land adjoining Benjamin's brother Jonathan's land when he was 20. Daniel and Moses were to care and provide for Benjamin thereafter. [Ref, p. 27-8]
  6. Dea. Gershom Palmer was born in 1645. He died on 27 Sep 1718 in Stonington. He married first Ann Denison. He married second Elizabeth (Peck) Mason.
  7. Rebecca Palmer was baptised on 1 Jul 1647 in the First Church of Stonington. [Ref, p. 31] She died on 2 May 1713. [Ref, p. 31] She married first Elisha Chesborough on 20 Apr 1665 in Stonington. In his diary, Thomas Minor says, "The 20thr of Aprill 1665 our sister Rebecka was married". [Ref, p. 66][Ref][Ref] Elisha was the son of William and Anna (Stevenson) Cheseborough. [Ref, p. 31] He was baptised on 4 Jun 1637 in Boston. [Ref, p. 31] He died on 1 Sep 1670 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 31] Thomas Minor writes, "our Brother Elisha Cheesbrough departed this life in the fforenoone monday [1 Sep 1670]". [Ref, p. 98] Rebecca married second John Baldwin of Stonington on 24 Jul 1672. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 31] John died on 19 Aug 1683 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 31]
    Rebecca owned a large tract of land in Stonington. [Ref, p. 31]
    some descendants of Rebecca Palmer

Generation 2

GRACE PALMER (1608-10 - 1690) of Stonington

Parents: Walter Palmer and his unknown first wife [Ref, p. 12]

Grace Palmer was born in 1608-10 [Ref, p. 16] or about 1614 [Ref]. She died on 31 Dec 1690 in Stonington. [Ref] She is buried in the Wequetequock burial ground. Click here to see a photo of her grave on the Findagrave website. She married Thomas Minor [Ref] on 23 Apr 1634 in Charlestown. [Ref]

Grace joined the First Church in Charlestown with her father and stepmother on 1 (4) 1633. [Ref, p. 16] Thomas Minor was already a member. [Ref]

Mrs. Grace Minor attended the ordination of Rev. James Noyes as the first minister of the First Church in Stonington on 10 Sep 1674. [Ref] She was admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 7 Mar 1675. [Ref]

HANNAH PALMER 1 (bp. 1634) of Stonington

Parents: Walter Palmer and Rebecca Short [Ref, p. 22]

Hannah Palmer was born in Charlestown. She was baptised on 15 Jun 1634 [Ref] in the First Church in Charlestown. [Ref, p. 22] She married first Thomas Hewitt [Ref][Ref] on 26 Apr 1659 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 22] In his diary, Thomas Minor says, "tusday .26 [Apr 1659]. sister hanah was maried". [Ref, p. 33] She married second Roger Sterry on 27 Dec 1671 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref gives only the name][Ref, p. 22] She married third as his third wife John Fish on 25 Aug 1681. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 22]

On 10 Jul 1701 Hannah Fish of Preston, relict of Mr. John Fish of Stonington, with the consent of her son Samuel Sterry and her daughter Hannah, the wife of William Billings, sold the house lot, orchard and plain given to her by Mr. John Fish to Mr. Samuel Fish for £22. [Ref, p. 205]

Children of Hannah Palmer and Roger Sterry:

  1. Hannah Sterry was born on 18 Aug 1672. [Ref][Ref, p. 22] However, in his diary, Thomas Minor says, "the .18. day [Jul 1672] friday: Hanah steerie was delivered". [Ref, p. 11] She was baptised as an adult on 29 May 1692 in Stonington. [Ref] Hannah Billings, the wife of William, died on 7 Nov 1750 in Connecticut. [Ref] She married Capt. William Billings about 1688. [Ref]
    On 9 Dec 1743 Hannah Billings, widow of Preston "and only daughter of Roger Sterry long since deceased" deeded land in Stonington to her sons Joseph and Roger Billings of Preston and her nephew Increase Billings. [Ref, p. 206]
  2. Samuel Sterry was born in 1674. [Ref, p. 22][Ref, p. 247, about 1674] He died on 15 Apr 1734 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref] He married first Hannah Rose [Ref, p. 132][Ref, p. 247] on 22 Feb 1703 in Preston. [Ref] Hannah died in 1724. [Ref, p. 247] He married second, as her second husband, Mehitable [Fenner] Starkweather [Ref, p. 132] on 8 Feb 1725 [Ref, p. 247] in Preston. [Ref, p. 16] Mehitable was the daughter of Lt. Gov. Thomas and Dinah (Borden) Fenner of Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 16] She married first Timothy Starkweather on 18 Oct 1705 in Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 16] She married third Dr. William Blodgett [Ref, p. 16] on 31 Mar 1737 in Plainfield. [Ref, p. 16][Ref calls her Mehitable Stevens, but says that she is referred to as the widow of Samuel Sterry in probate files of the Blodgett estate]

NEHEMIAH PALMER (bp 1637-1718) of Stonington

Parents: Walter Palmer and Rebecca Short

Nehemiah Palmer was born about 1636. He was baptised on 23 (9) 1637 in Charlestown. [Ref] He died on 17 Feb 1717/8 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 24] He is buried in the Wequetequock burial ground. Click here to see a photo of his grave on the Findagrave website. He married Hannah Lord Stanton on 20 Nov 1662 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref gives only the name][Ref, p. 24] Mrs. Hannah Palmer died on 17 Oct 1727 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 24]

The 10 May 1666 court in Hartford requested that the freeman's oath be administered to Nehemiah. [Ref 2;32] Nehemiah was the first elected deputy to the general court from Stonington on 15 May 1668 and was re-elected 15 times thereafter. [Ref, p. 23] He was on a committee for hearings on the Indian question and to buy land from the Indians in May 1681. [Ref, p. 23]

Nehemiah was one of the nine original members of the Church of Christ in Stonington on 3 Jun 1674. Also joining were his brother Moses; his wife's father Thomas Stanton, her brother Thomas and her brother-in-law Rev. James Noyes; his sister Grace's husband Thomas Minor and her son Ephraim Minor; his sister Rebecca's brother-in-law Nathaniel Chesebrough and Thomas Wheeler. [Ref]

The 13 May 1675 court at Hartford appointed Mr. Nehemiah Palmer and his nephew Ephraim Minor to lay out land for the wife of Thomas Shaw. [Ref 2;57]

In 1680, Nehemiah Palmer sold land willed to his wife by her father to Jeremiah and Thomas Hatch of Scituate and Thomas Rouse of Marshfield. [Ref, p. 23] On 11 Dec 1683 he bought 100 acres at Shownoak from his brother Benjamin Palmer. [Ref, p. 23] On 5 Jun 1684 Nehemiah, Moses and Benjamin Palmer divided the land that their father had left for their mother to divide, because she had not. They agreed to give 500 acres to Gershom Palmer. [Ref, p. 23]

By a 3 Dec 1699 deed, Nehemiah gave two hundred acres of land on Paucatauk river in Shoonuck in Stonington to his son Nehemiah. [Ref, p. 23] On 23 Apr 1706, Nehemiah Palmer deeded half of the land where he lived to his son Daniel and half to his son Joseph; he gave two acres of salt marsh to his son Nehemiah. His wife was to own the old house and have one third of the income from the farm; the three sons were to care for her. [Ref, p. 23] By a 4 Sep 1716 deed, Nehemiah Palmer gave his son Daniel's sons, Nehemiah and David Palmer, one hundred acres of land because they cared for him in his old age. Also by a deed of the same date, he gave his twelve-acre lot and fifty-acre grant on the east side of Paucatuck river to his son Jonathan. [Ref, pp. 23-4] In 1717 Nehemiah deeded his grandsons Joseph, Benjamin and Gershom half of all his home lands, to be divided according to their father's will, provided that his son Daniel would maintain his mother and grant his brother Jonathan liberty to cut the salt grass. [Ref, p. 24] On 27 Jun 1717 Nehemiah deeded his son Daniel "for his dutiful care of him" the other half of his home lands. [Ref, p. 24]

On 10 Apr 1717[!], Hannah, the widow of Nehemiah Palmer, gave a deed "to my son and daughter, Ichabod and Hannah Palmer, of all the goods and chattels in the house of my son Daniel Palmer, which were left to me by my late deceased husband, together with one-third of the housings, lands, barns, orchards, to be theirs henceforth." [Ref, p. 24]

On 24 Mar 1717/8, Daniel, Nehemiah, Ichabod, with his wife Hannah, all heirs of Nehemiah Palmer, deceased, gave a quit-claim to their brother, Jonathan Palmer." [Ref, p. 24]

Nehemiah's gravestone, in the ancient cemetery in Stonington, says:

Here lyeth ye Body / of Nehemiah Palmer /Esqr; dyed Febry /the 17th 1717 in /the 81st year of / his age.

  1. Lieut. Joseph Palmer 1 was born on 2 Oct 1663 in Stonington. He was baptised on 14 Dec 1674 in Stonington. He died on 31 Jan 1710 in Stonington. He married Frances Prentice.
  2. Elihu Palmer was born on 12 Mar 1665/6 [Ref, p. 25] in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 19 Sep 1666 in Stonington. [Ref]
  3. Jonathan Palmer was born on 7 Aug 1668 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 41] He was baptised by Rev. John Noyes on 14 Dec 1674 [Ref, p. 28] in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 26 Aug 1726 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 42] He married Mercy Mannering on 1 Dec 1706 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 42, "Manwaring"] Mercy was the daughter of Oliver and Hannah (Raymond) Manwaring. [Ref, p. 43]
    Jonathan Palmer was admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 10 Dec 1704. [Ref]
    On 17 Feb 1715/6 Benjamin gave his cousin Jonathan, when he reached 21, six acres of land lying in the neck next to the land of his uncle Jonathan. [Ref, p. 41-2] On 4 Sep 1716 Jonathan's father gave him his 12-acre lot and a 50-acre grant of land on the east side of the Pawcatuck river. [Ref, p. 42] On 24 Mar 1717/8, Daniel, Nehemiah, Ichabod and wife Hannah, all the heirs of Nehemiah, deceased, gave a quitclaim deed to their brother Jonathan. [Ref, p. 42]
    On 11 Nov 1748 William Herrick and his wife Marcy of Preston, Connecticut, Jonathan and Love Shepherd of Killingly, Connecticut, Henry and Irene Rowling (Rowland), Matthew and Elizabeth Dorr of Lyme, Connecticut and Hannah Palmer, spinster of Stonington, gave a quitclaim to their brother Jonathan for all their rights to land lying on the east side of the Pawcatuck river that were part of their deceased parents John and Marcy Palmer's estate. [Ref, p. 42]
    Jonathan signed his will on 24 Jun 1726; it was proved on 21 Oct 1726. In it he mentions his wife Mercy; his daughters Judith, Mercy, Sarah, Anna, Jerusha, Love, Prudence and Elizabeth; his sons Jonathan and Oliver. [Ref, p. 42]
    some descendants of Jonathan
  4. Daniel Palmer was born on 12 Nov 1672 [Ref, p. 43] in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 14 Dec 1674 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He married first Margaret Smith of New London on 25 Mar 1700/1. [Ref][Ref, p. 44] The Stonington records say that she was from New London, but a deed says that her father was of Groton. [Ref, p. 44] She died on 4 Jun 1727 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 44, says 1726] Daniel married second, as her second husband, Mary (Avery) Denison on 12 Jan 1732. [Ref, p. 44]
    In Nov 1719 Daniel was a member of the Council. [Ref, p. 43] In Oct 1724 he was appointed a commissioner to determine the dispute with Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 45] He was justice of the peace for 15 years. [Ref, p. 43] In May 1728 he was again appointed a commissioner for the Rhode Island boundary dispute. [Ref, p. 43] He was many times a deputy to the Connecticut Assembly. [Ref, p. 43]
    On 27 Jun 1717 Daniel's father gave him "for is dutiful care of me" half of all the lands at the home where he dwelled. [Ref, p. 43] On 14 Apr 1720, Nehemiah Smith of Groton, Connecticut gave his son-in-law Daniel Palmer and Daniel's wife, his daughter Margaret, of Stonington, six acres in Voluntown, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref, p. 43] In 1722/3, 50 acres of land that were formerly owned by Capt. James Pendleton were laid out for Daniel Palmer. [Ref, p. 43] On 29 Jan 1727/8 Daniel gave his son Nehemiah land at Puckhunganuck which his father had deeded to him on 4 Sep 1716, 20 acres near Weaquatoqouck next to land owned by Moses Palmer and part of his dwelling house. [Ref, p. 43] By a 21 Dec 1750 deed he gave his sons Nehemiah, Nathan, Rufus and James all of his lands and buildings. [Ref, p. 43-4]
    In his will of 12 May 1747, he left his sons Daniel, Nehemiah, Rufus, James and Nathan property. He left Daniel and his daughter Rebecca Fish each a "negro girl" and his other sons a "negro girl or boy". [Ref, p. 44]
    some descendants of Daniel
  5. Elihu Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 14 Dec 1674 [Ref, p. 28] in Stonington. [Ref]
    Joseph, Jonathan, Daniel and Elihu were baptised on the same day. In his diary, Thomas Minor writes, "Come sabath day the 14 day it is shrove Sunday and volantins day [1674]: The sacrament of baptisme was administred to Nehemiah palmer and young Tho: stantons Children." [Ref, p. 127]
  6. Nehemiah Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 8 Jul 1677 [Ref, p. 45] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He died before 29 Dec 1735. He married Jerusha Saxton on 17 Jan 1699 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 45, says 1700]
    some descendants of Nehemiah
  7. Hannah Palmer 2 was baptised on 11 Apr 1680 in Stonington. She died on 19 Jul 1751. She married Capt. Ichabod Palmer 1.

DEA. GERSHOM PALMER (1645 - 1718) of Stonington

Parents: Walter Palmer and Rebecca Short [Ref, p. 29]

Dea. Gershom Palmer was born in 1645. [Ref, p. 494] He was baptised in Charlestown. [Ref, p. 29] He died on 27 Sep 1718 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 49] He married first Ann Denison on 28 Nov 1667. [Ref][Ref, p. 495][Ref, p. 33][Ref, "week of 26" Nov] He married second, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Peck) Mason on 11 Nov 1707. [Ref] Elizabeth married first, as his second wife, Samuel Mason, the son of John Mason, [Ref] on 4 Jul 1694. [Ref, p. 494]

The 10 May 1666 court in Hartford requested that the freeman's oath be administered to Gershom. [Ref 2;32] Gershom is on a 29 Dec 1670 list of inhabitants of Stonington. [Ref] Gershom and Ann were admitted to the the First Congregational Church in Stonington on 19 Aug 1677. [Ref] Gershom was chosen deacon on 9 Dec 1697. [Ref]

Gershom was a selectman in 1691, 1700, 1701 and 1704. [Ref, p. 48] He was a representative to the General Court in 1706. [Ref, p. 48][Ref 4;532]

Walter Palmer left half of his farm at Seaconk to his son Jonas for four years and to his son Gershom forever after that. [Ref 11;39] Gershom is mentioned in his father-in-law's will. [Ref] He received 500 acres of land in Stonington on 5 Jun 1684 from his brothers Nehemiah, Moses and Benjamin as part of their parents' estate. [Ref, p. 29] On 3 May 1693, 200 acres was laid out for Lieut. Gershom Palmer. [Ref, p. 29] On 27 May 1697, Gershom signed the following deed: "Know all men by these presents that while my brother, William Palmer, deceased, did give and bequeath to me his house and all his land at Killingworth forever, I settling one of my sons thereon, in compliance with my brother William's will, I order my eldest son, Gershom Palmer, to settle in the said house and upon said land." [Ref, p. 19] He gave his son Ichabod land by the Mill Brook in Stonington on 6 May 1706. [Ref, p. 29] On 23 Dec 1708 he gave his sons George and Walter his farm on the condition that they give him one-third of the produce of the land for the rest of his life, allow him to live in the east end of his dwelling house and would fulfill the agreement he made with his second wife before they married. [Ref, p. 29] On 20 Nov 1711 Benjamin had 400 acres in the Purchase of Cattapeset laid out to him by virtue of 86 acres that had been granted to Mrs. Anna Stanton, Robert and Samuel Stanton, Moses Palmer (deceased), Benjamin Palmer, Thomas Hewitt (deceased) and James Dean. [Ref, p. 33] On 9 May 1718, Gershom gave his sons Ichabod, William, George and Walter a deed for 325 acres at Puckhunganuck, during his life, and after to William's sons. [Ref, p. 29-30]

Gershom witnessed the will of Joshua Uncas, son of Uncas, "sachem of Monheag" on 29 Feb 1675 in "Potopaug". [Ref]

Children of Gershom Palmer and Ann Denison:

  1. Mercy Palmer was born in 1668 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 48] Perhaps she is the daughter about whom Thomas Minor wrote: "our brother garshoms wife was delivered of a young daughter [on 5 Sep 1670]". [Ref, p. 98] She died in 1752, aged about 83 years, in Stonington. [Ref, p. 48] She is buried with her husband in the Wequetequack burial place. [Ref, p. 51] She married, as his second wife, John Breed on 8 Jun 1690 [Ref, p. 48] in Stonington. [Ref says 11 Apr 1689] John, the son of Allen and Elizabeth (Knight) Breed, was born in 1634 in Lynn. [Ref, p. 48] He died in 1751, aged about 90, in Stonington. [Ref, p. 48] He married first Mary Kirtland. [Ref, p. 48] She died in Lynn. [Ref, p. 48]
    Mercy Palmer owned the covenant at the First Church in Stonington on 18 Apr 1689. [Ref] John was dismissed from the First Church of Lynn to the church in Stonington. [Ref, p. 48] He bought land there from Dea. Gershom Palmer in 1687. [Ref, p. 48]
    Mercy and John's gravestone says: "In memory of a pious pair this carved stone was erected here, viz., of Mr. John Breed and his wife Mary who lived together in ye marriage state in a most religious manner about 64 years, and then deceased, leaving a numerous offspring; he in 1751 about 90 years of age, and she in 1752 about 83 years. Erected in the year 1772 by six of their children then living. Behold the righteous live long on earth, And in old age resign their breath, They and their offspring here are blessed: When done with life they go to rest." [Ref, p. 48] Click here to see a photo on the Findagrave website.
    Savage [Ref 1;241] say, "Mercy, daughter of Gershom Palmer, had numerous offspring and died 1751, if we believe the gravestone, at 90 yrs. old [!], which seems very probable but the same witness testifies to the married state in a most religious manner about 64 years which is vulgar exaggeration of 3 yrs."
    some descendants of Mercy Palmer
  2. Ens. Gershom Palmer was born in 1672. [Ref, p. 49] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 9 Sep 1677 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 49, says 3 Sep][Ref][Ref] He died in 1733/4 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. [Ref, p. 50] He married Sarah Fenner [Ref, p. 50] in about 1700 in Stonington or Saybrook. [Ref, p. 554][Ref] Sarah was the daughter of Capt. John and Sarah Fenner of Saybrook. [Ref, p. 50] She died before 1732, when her mother refers to her as deceased.
    Gershom was appointed ensign of the Killingworth trainband at the 9 Oct 1718 court. [Ref 6;69]
    By a 27 May 1697 deed his father gave Gershom land in Killingworth that had belonged to his uncle William. [Ref, p. 49] On 16 Jun 1697 the First Congregational Church in Stonington recommended him to the Killingworth church. [Ref, p. 22] On 28 Dec 1699 the town of Killingworth granted Gershom a corner of rocky land between William Palmer's last division and his division; he paid the town 15 shillings. [Ref, p. 49] He bought three acres of upland in Killingworth from William Willcoxson on 9 Jul 1707. [Ref, p. 49] He bought a lot from David Buell of Killingworth that adjoined his house lot on 28 Mar 1732. [Ref, p. 49]
    John Fenner of Saybrook signed his will on 22 Oct 1708. He left his daughters Sarah and Phebe £20, saying they had "had part of portions". Gershom Palmer, husband to Sarah, and David Buell, husband to Phebe, objected to the will. [Ref, 11; 104] In 1732 the widow Sarah Fenner of Saybrook divided land she had been left by her husband Capt. John Fenner between her daughter Phebe, wife of David Buell, the heirs of her deceased daughter Sarah Palmer, namely John and Gershom Palmer, and her daughter, Hannah Starkie of Saybrook. [Ref, p. 49-50]
    some descendants of Gershom Palmer
  3. Capt. Ichabod Palmer 1 was baptised on 9 Sep 1677 in Stonington. He died on 10 Apr 1752. He married Hannah Palmer 2.
  4. William Palmer 1 was baptised on 25 Apr 1678. He married Grace Minor.
  5. George Palmer was baptised on 29 May 1681. He died on 8 May 1728 in Stonington. He married Hannah Palmer 3.
  6. Rebecca Palmer was baptised in 1682. [Ref, p. 30] She died young. [Ref, p. 33]
  7. Ann Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 20 May 1683 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 54 says 1682]. She married Benjamin Hewitt on 3 Mar 1707 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 54]
  8. Walter Palmer was born about 1684. He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 7 Jun 1685 [Ref, p. 30] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 54] He died on 11 Feb 1726/7 [Ref][Ref, p. 54, age 43] in Stonington. [Ref] He married Grace Vose [Ref] on 7 Aug 1712 [Ref, p. 54][Ref] in Stonington. [Ref]
    On 23 Dec 1708 his father gave Walter and and his brother George his farm on the condition that they give him one-third of the produce of the land for the rest of his life, allow him to live in the east end of his dwelling house and would fulfill the agreement he made with his second wife before they married. [Ref, p. 32]
    The bond for administration of Walter's estate was given by his widow Grace and his brother George on 11 Apr 1727. [Ref, p. 54]
    some descendants of Walter Palmer
  9. Elihu Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 6 May 1688 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He died young. [Ref, p. 33]
  10. Mary Palmer was baptised on 8 Jun 1690. She married Joseph Palmer 2.
  11. Rebecca Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 1 Jul 1694 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She died on 22 Mar 1726 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticu. [Ref, p. 67] She married Benjamin Palmer. [Ref, p. 67] Rebecca and Benjamin were first cousins once removed.

Generation 3

LIEUT. JOSEPH PALMER 1 (1663-1710) of Stonington

Parents: Nehemiah Palmer and Hannah Lord Stanton [Ref, p. 40]

Lieut. Joseph Palmer was born on 2 Oct 1663 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 41, says 3 Oct] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 14 Dec 1674 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He died on 31 Jan 17[09/]10 [Ref 13;247][Ref, p. 41] in Stonington. [Ref] Joseph Palmer of Stonington married Frances Prentice on 13 Nov 1687 [Ref, p. 250] in Stonington. [Ref, p. 41]

Joseph Palmer owned the covenant at the First Church in Stonington on 18 Apr 1689. [Ref] He and his wife were admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 30 Jan 1696. [Ref]

On 23 Apr 1706 Nehemiah Palmer deeded half of the land where he lived to his son Joseph; Joseph and two of his brothers were to care for their mother. [Ref, p. 41]

Joseph Palmer of Stonington signed his will on 9 Jan 1709/10. He left his wife Frances one third of the moveable estate and one third of the realty for life. His three sons, Joseph, Benjamin and Jonathan, were to have the rest of the land. His five children, Joseph, Hannah, Benjamin, Sarah and Jonathan, were to have the rest of the moveables, with the daughters each getting £10 more than the sons. [Ref 13;247] Inventory on the estate of Joseph "who Died the last day of January in the year 1709/10" was taken on 1 Mar 1709/10 by Nehemiah Palmer, Sr. and Benjamin Palmer; it amounted to £335.11.10. [Ref 13;247] The will was proved by his widow Frances on 13 Jun 1710, saying there were four children: Joseph, Hannah, Benjamin and Jonathan. [Ref 13;247]

Children of Lieut. Joseph Palmer and Francis Prentice:

  1. Son Palmer was born on 8 Jul 1688 in Stonington and died there on 9 Jul 1688. [Ref]
  2. Son Palmer was born on 12 Sep 1689 in Stonington and died there on 13 Sep 1689. [Ref]
  3. Joseph Palmer 2 was born on 14 Mar 1690 . He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 29 Mar 1691 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 12 Jun 1789 in Voluntown. He married first Mary Palmer. He married second Hannah Billings.
  4. Daughter Palmer was born on 23 Sep 1692 (?) in Stonington and died there on 28 Sep 1692 (?). [Ref]
  5. Hannah Palmer 3 was born on 31 May 1694 in Stonington. She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 12 Aug 1694 in Stonington. She married first George Palmer. She married second William York.
  6. Benjamin Palmer was born on 18 Mar 1696 in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 14 Jun 1696 [Ref, p. 41, says born 18 Mar] in Stonington. [Ref] He married first Rebecca Palmer. [Ref, p. 67] Benjamin and Rebecca were first cousins once removed. Benjamin married second Ruth Bidwell on 14 Nov 1726 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut. [Ref, p. 67]
    Benjamin moved to Coventry, where he was called sergeant. [Ref, p. 67]
    some descendants of Benjamin Palmer
  7. Sarah Palmer was born on 28 Apr 1698 [Ref][Ref, p. 41, says 3 Apr] in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 19 Jun 1698 in Stonington. [Ref] She appears to have died between 9 Jan 1709/10, when her father wrote his will, and 13 Jun 1709/10, when she is not mentioned at the time of inventory. [Ref] There is a Stonington birth record [Ref] for Sarah, daughter of Joseph, for 25 Jan 1710. It seems likely that this is an error and Sarah died on 25 Jan 1710.
  8. Jonathan Palmer was born on 2 May 1703 [Ref, p. 41, says 1702] in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 18 Jul 1703 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref]

HANNAH PALMER 2 (bp. 1680 - 1751) of Stonington

Parents: Nehemiah Palmer and Hannah Lord Stanton [Ref, p. 45]

Hannah Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 11 Apr 1680 [Ref, p. 41] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She died on 19 Jul 1751, age 77. [Ref] She married her first cousin Capt. Ichabod Palmer 1 in 1698. [Ref]

Hannah, wife of Ichabod Palmer owned the Covenant on 28 May 1699 at the First Congregational Church in Stonington. [Ref]

On 10 Apr 1717, Hannah, the widow of Nehemiah Palmer, gave a deed "to my son and daughter, Ichabod and Hannah Palmer, of all the goods and chattels in the house of my son Daniel Palmer, which were left to me by my late deceased husband, together with one-third of the housings, lands, barns, orchards, to be theirs henceforth." [Ref, p. 27]

As one of the heirs of her father Nehemiah, deceased, she, along with her husband and brother Daniel, gave a quit-claim deed to her brother Jonathan on 24 Mar 1717. [Ref, p. 27]

Hannah, wife of Capt. Ichabod Palmer, was admitted to the First Congregational Church in Stonington on 23 Jun 1734. [Ref]

In her will of 21 May 1751, Hannah mentions her grandchildren Lucy Denison, Hannah Palmer, Elias Palmer and Marvil Palmer; her son Nathaniel Palmer. [Ref, p. 51]

CAPT. ICHABOD PALMER 1 (bp. 1677 - 1752) of Stonington

Parents: Dea. Gershom Palmer and Ann Denison [Ref, p. 50]

Capt. Ichabod Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 9 Sep 1677 [Ref, p. 50, 2 Sep] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He married his first cousin Hannah Palmer 2 in 1698. [Ref] He died on 9 Nov 1749 in Stonington. [Ref] Or, he died on 10 Apr 1752, age 75. [Ref]

His father gave him land by the Mill Brook in Stonington on 6 May 1706. [Ref, p. 32]

Mr. Ichabod Palmer was a deputy to the General Court from Stonington in Oct 1707. [Ref] He was confirmed a Lieutenant of the second company or trainband in Stonington in Oct 1715. [Ref] He was confirmed Captain of the third company or trainband in Stonington in May 1720. [Ref]

Capt. Ichabod Palmer had 100 acres -- a former grant to Mrs Rebecca Palmer -- laid out to him on 19 Mar 1715/6. [Ref, p. 50] He and Henry Crane of Milton, Massachusetts received a mortgage deed from Thomas Shaw in 1715. [Ref, p. 50] He had 50 acres of land, formerly belonging to Mrs. Rebecca Palmer, laid out to him on 1 Nov 1727 in the part of Stonington called Cotopeset. [Ref, p. 50] On 24 Mar 1717 Gershom and his wife Hannah and Daniel Palmer, the heirs of Nehemiah Palmer, deceased, gave their brother Jonathan Palmer a quitclaim deed. [Ref, p. 50] On 10 Apr 1717, Hannah, the widow of Nehemiah Palmer, gave a deed "to my son and daughter, Ichabod and Hannah Palmer, of all the goods and chattels in the house of my son Daniel Palmer, which were left to me by my late deceased husband, together with one-third of the housings, lands, barns, orchards, to be theirs henceforth." [Ref, p. 51] On 28 Aug 1727 Ichabod deeded his son Ichabod, Jr. land at Puckhunganuck given to him and his three brothers by his father Gershom in May 1718. He had bought a right from his brother Walter, who had died on 1 Dec 1721. [Ref, p. 51] On 1 Nov 1727, 50 acres of land that had formerly belonged to Mrs. Rebecca Palmer in that part of Stonington called Cotopeset where laid out for Gershom. [Ref, p. 50]

Capt. Ichabod Palmer had a legal dispute with Stephen Minor over the will of Capt. Saxton in 1737. [Ref]

Capt Ichabod Palmer was admitted to the First Congregational Church in Stonington on 13 Jun 1742. [Ref]

In his will, dated 8 May 1746, Ichabod mentions his wife Hannah; his deceased [!] son Ichabod; his son Nathaniel; his grandson Elias Palmer and his sister Marvil, his granddaughters Lucy Denison and Hannah Chesborough, the daughters of his deceased daughter. He gave his son Nathaniel the sword that had belonged to Capt. Saxton. [Ref, p. 51]

Children of Ichabod Palmer and Hannah Palmer:

  1. Lucy Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 28 May 1699 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref]. She died on 2 Mar 1736/7 [Ref, says 28 Mar] in Stonington. [Ref, p. 82] She married William Chesebrough on 18 Sep 1720 [Ref][Ref, p. 82] in Stonington. [Ref] William, the son of Samuel and Mary (Ingraham) Chesebrough was born on 27 Aug 1693 and died on 23 Feb 1736/7. [Ref][Ref, p. 82 says he was the son of William and Mary (McDowell) Chesbrough, born on 1 Feb 1701] Lucy, William and their son William [?] died about the same time of the "Long Fever". [Ref] "Long fever" was a name for typhoid.
    Lucy made her will on 28 Feb 1736/7. She says that she is sick and weak and mentions her mother Hannah Palmer. [Ref, p. 83] Lucy's parents' wills mention their granddaughters Lucy Denison and Hannah Chesbrough. [Ref, p. 83]
    some descendants of Lucy Palmer
  2. Lieut. Ichabod Palmer 2 was born on 25 Oct 1702 in Stonington. He was baptised on 10 Jan 1703. He died on 9 Nov 1749 in Stonington. He married Elizabeth Sanford Noyes.
  3. Prudence Palmer was born on 29 May 1706 in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 29 Jul 1706 in Stonington . [Ref] She died on 22 Dec 1716. Her gravestone in the ancient cemetery in Stonington says: Here lyeth the body / of Prudence Daughter / of Ichaboad And / Hannah Palmer who / Dyed December / ye 22nd In ye 11th year of /Her age 1716. [Ref] Click here to see a photo on the Findagrave website.
  4. Daniel Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 18 Dec 1709 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 13 Aug 1751 in Stonington. [Ref]
  5. Nathaniel Palmer was born on 1 Oct 1709 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 30 May 1790. [Ref][Ref, p. 85] He is buried in the family lot in Groton. [Ref, p. 85] He married first Mary Chesebrough of Stonington on 9 Jun 1731 [Ref, p. 85] in Stonington. [Ref] Mary, the sister of Nathaniel's sister Lucy's husband, was born on 10 Sep 1710. [Ref] She died on 15 Jun 1768 in Groton. [Ref, p. 85] He married second Anna Way on 18 Jun 1769 in New London. [Ref, p. 85]
    Nathaniel moved to Groton. [Ref, p. 85] By a 9 May 1860 [1760?] deed Nathaniel Palmer of Groton, New London county, sold 306 and a half acres of land in Stonington to Benjamin Clark for £1,000. [Ref, p. 84] He had previously purchased the land from Benjamin Clark. [Ref, p. 84] By a 10 Jun 1769 deed Nathaniel sold his son Nathaniel of Stonington his house, barn and lands in Stonington. [Ref, p. 84-5]
    His father left him the sword and cane that had belonged to Capt. Joseph Saxton. [Ref, p. 85]
    some descendants of Nathaniel Palmer
  6. Elias Palmer was born about 1714. He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 15 May 1715 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 85] He died on 13 Mar 1738/9 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 85] His gravestone in the ancient cemetery in Stonington says: In Memory of / Elias ye Son of /Ichabod Palmer / died March ye 13th / 1738 in ye 24th / year of his age. [Ref] Click here to see a photo on the Findagrave website. He married Mary Holmes on 26 Feb 1734/5 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 85, in North Stonington] Mary, the daughter of Joshua and Fear (Sturgis) Holmes, was born on 19 Mar 1712/3 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 85] She married second as his second wife John Randall on 10 May 1741. [Ref][Ref, p. 85]
    some descendants of Elias Palmer

GEORGE PALMER (bp. 1681-1728) of Stonington

Parents: Gershom Palmer and Ann Denison [Ref, p. 53]

George Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 29 May 1681 [Ref, p. 53, says 1680] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He died on 8 May 1728 in Stonington. [Ref] married Hannah Palmer 3 on 24 Mar 1710/11 in Stonington. [Ref]

George's grandfather Capt. George Denison left him 100 acres of land. [Ref]

On 23 Dec 1708 his father gave George and and his brother Walter his farm on the condition that they give him one third of the produce of the land for the rest of his life, allow him to live in the east end of his dwelling house and would fulfill the agreement he made with his second wife before they married. [Ref, p. 53]

On 9 May 1718, his father gave George and his brothers Ichabod, William and Walter a deed for 325 acres at Puckhunganuck, during his life, and after to William's sons. [Ref, p. 33]

An 8 Oct 1729 deed says that George Palmer's will made his wife Hannah and his sons Christopher and Joseph his executors. [Ref, p. 53] George Palmer's land on Palmer's Neck by Paquetock Bay was divided between his sons Christopher, Zebulon, Joseph, George and Gershom on 8 Jul 1735. [Ref, p. 88]

Children of George and Hannah Palmer:

  1. Christopher Palmer was born on 13 Feb 1711/2 [Ref, p. 53] in Stonington [Ref] He was baptised on 28 Jul 1717 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref]]. He died in May 1790 in North Stonington. [Ref, p. 88] He married Esther Prentice of Stonington on 27 Oct 1731 [Ref, p. 88] in Stonington. [Ref]
    Christopher was appointed ensign of the Second company of the Stonington Train Band on 14 Mar 1735/6. [Ref, p. 88]
    By a 14 Mar 1735/6 deed Christopher and Esther Palmer sold 15 acres of land abutted by that of the heirs of Walter Palmer to Joseph Breed for £150. [Ref, p. 88] By a 15 Oct 1737 deed, Christopher and Esther Palmer of Westerly, Rhode Island sold four acres of land at Palmer's Neck to Abijah Palmer for £70. [Ref, p. 88] By another 15 Oct 1737 deed Christopher sold land to Nathaniel and Elias Palmer. [Ref, p. 88]
    some descendants of Christopher Palmer
  2. Zebulon Palmer was born on 4 Feb 1713/4 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 88] He was baptised on 28 Jul 1717 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref] He first married Comfort Fairbanks on 25 May 1737 [Ref, p. 89] in Stonington. [Ref] Comfort was the daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Holbrook) Fairbanks. [Ref, p. 89] She was born on 8 Feb 1720 in Sherborne, Massachusetts. [Ref, p. 89] She died on 20 Oct 1741. [Ref, p. 89] Zebulon married second Deborah York on 2 Apr 1743 [Ref, p. 89, says 3 Apr] in Stonington. [Ref]
    Zebulon sold the 50 acres that were his share of the division of his late father's estate to Rufus Minor in Mar 1738/9. [Ref, p. 89] By a 5 Dec 1741 deed he sold 110 acres of land in North Stonington to John York. [Ref, p. 88]
    some descendants of Zebulon Palmer
  3. Capt. Joseph Palmer 3 was born on 16 Aug 1717 in Stonington. He was baptised on 1 Sep 1717 in Stonington. He married Zipporah Billings.
  4. George Palmer was born on 6 Sep 1719 in Stonington [Ref][Ref, p. 90] He was baptised on 30 Aug 1719 [!] by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref]. He died on 15 Dec 1809 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York. [Ref][Ref, p. 41] He is buried in the Stillwater Union Cemetery. Click here to see a photo of his grave on the Findagrave website. He married first Hannah Marsh on 13 Apr 1738. [Ref][Ref, p. 90] Hannah was the daughter of James Marsh. [Ref, p. 90] She was born on 10 Jun 1721 [Ref] in Preston. [Ref, p. 90] She died on 21 Jul 1796. [Ref][Ref, p. 90] He married second as her third husband Amy Blodgett. [Ref][Ref, p. 41][Ref, p. 90]
    George moved to Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut in 1739. [Ref, p. 90] He moved to Plainfield in 1745, Canaan in 1751 and to Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut in 1760. [Ref, p. 90] George sold land belonging to his deceased father George Palmer in 1747. [Ref, p. 91] He moved to that part of Preston that is now known as Griswold, New London county about 1786. [Ref, p. 91] By a 2 Jan 1789 deed Gershom Palmer of Preston to land on Palmer's Neck in Stonington to Elias Sanford Palmer and to William Brown. [Ref, p. 91]
    George bought mills and 200 acres of land in Stillwater from Isaac Mann in 1764. [Ref 25;388] In 1733 he bought 305 additional acres from Horace Mann. [Ref 25;388]
    George Palmer of Stillwater made his will on 25 Jun 1806; it was proved on 29 May 1810. He mentions his wife, his son Elias and his sons in law, William Mead and Daniel Dickerson. [Ref, p. 448-449]
    some descendants of George Palmer
  5. Rev. Gershom Palmer was born on 13 Oct 1725 [Ref, p. 53, says 12 Oct] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 91] He was baptised on 13 Sep 1724 [!] by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 6 Nov 1810 in Preston. [Ref, p. 91] He married Dorothy Brown on 5 Nov 1747 [Ref, p. 91] in Stonington. [Ref] Dorothy died on 1 Mar 1808 in Preston. [Ref, p. 91]
    some descendants of Gershom Palmer

MARY PALMER (bp. 1690 - 1777) of Stonington and Voluntown

Parents: Gershom Palmer and Ann Denison [Ref, p. 55]

Mary Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 8 Jun 1690 [Ref, p. 55] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She died on 13 Jan 1777 in Voluntown, [Ref, p. 66] at age 88. [Ref] She married Joseph Palmer 2 on 2 Apr 1711 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 66, says 12 Apr] Joseph was her first cousin once removed.

WILLIAM PALMER 1 (bp. 1678) of Stonington

Parents: Gershom Palmer and Ann Denison [Ref, p. 52]

William Palmer was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 25 Apr 1678 [Ref, p. 33] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He married his half first cousin Grace Minor on 10 Jan 1701/2 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 52][Ref, 1;80, says 1701]

William Palmer and his wife Grace were admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 27 Jun 1703. [Ref]

On 9 May 1716 William's father Gershom deeded land at Puckhunganuck to his son William. After William's decease, the land was to go to William's sons: Willam, Jr., Elihu and Wait. [Ref, p. 52] On 29 Dec 1719 William mortgaged this tract. [Ref, p. 52] In 1728/9 he assigned rights in two parcels of this land to his sons. William, Jr. and Wait later deeded these two parcels to Elihu. [Ref, p. 52] An 8 Oct 1729 deed states, "Whereas Deacon Gershom Palmer gave to his sons Ichabod, William, George and Walter certain parcels of land, and Ichabod had purchased his brother Walter's share for his own part, William, senior, made a quit-claim deed to his own sons, William, junior, Elihu of Westerley, Rhode Island, and Wait of Stonington; then, as George Palmer, in his will, had made his wife Hannah his executrix, with his sons Christopher and Joseph, at this same date they agree on a division."

Children of William Palmer and Grace Minor.

  1. Grace Palmer was baptised on 27 Jun 1703 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She was probably the Grace Palmer who married David Fish on 30 Mar 1720/21 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, pp. 2-3] David was the son of John and Margaret Fish and the grandson of the John Fish who married Hannah Palmer 1. [Ref, pp. 2-3] He was baptised on 18 Aug 1695 in Stonington. [Ref, pp. 2-3] He married second Mary Unknown. [Ref, pp. 2-3]
  2. William Palmer 2 was born on 1 Mar 1705 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. He was baptised on 27 Mar 1705. He died in 1831 in North Stonington. He married Abigail Wyatt.
  3. Elihu Palmer was baptised on 22 Dec 1706 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 87] He married Deborah Reynolds on 19 Jan 1726/7 in Westerly, Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 87]
    Elihu lived in Westerly. [Ref, p. 87]
    By a 29 Dec 1729 deed he sold 27-3/4 acres of land by George Palmer's land in Stonington to Daniel Palmer for £200. [Ref, p. 87] By a 1731 deed, Elihu Palmer of Westerly sold 33-3/4 acres of land bounded by the land of Walter Palmer, deceased, George Palmer, deceased, and Moses Palmer to John Breed, Jr. [Ref, p. 87]
  4. Elder Wait Palmer was baptised on 27 May 1711 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 87] He died on 18 Oct 1785 in Stonington. [Ref] He married Mary Brown in 1727. [Ref, p. 87][Ref] Mary was the daughter of Eleazer and Ann (Pendleton) Brown. [Ref, p. 87][Ref]
    Wait lived on Pendleton Hill in Stonington. [Ref, p. 87] He was the first pastor of the Stonington Baptist church. [Ref]
    By a 10 Apr 1772 deed Wait Palmer, junior, in return for receiving a farm for £110 pounds, agreed to give his father Wait, senior and his mother a half of the profit for the rest of their lives. [Ref, p. 87]
    some descendants of Elder Wait Palmer

Generation 4

JOSEPH PALMER 2 (bp. 1691 - 12 Jun 1789) of Stonington and Voluntown

Parents: Lieut. Joseph Palmer 1 and Frances Prentice [Ref, p. 65]

Joseph Palmer was born on 14 Mar 1690 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 65] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 29 Mar 1691 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He died on 12 Jun 1789 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 65, says 12 Apr] He married first Mary Palmer on 2 Apr 1711 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 65, says 12 Apr] Mary was his first cousin once removed. He married second Hannah Billings [Ref, p. 65] on 8 Feb 1778 in Voluntown. [Ref]

Joseph Palmer was admitted to the First Church in Stonington on 13 Apr 1712. [Ref] Perhaps he is the Joseph Palmer who was chosen deacon of the First Church in Stonington on 3 Jul 1723. [Ref] William was representative to the General Assembly on May and Oct 1736 and 1738, Oct 1739, May and Jul 1740 and May 1742. [Ref, p. 65] He was justice of the peace from 1739 to 1743. [Ref, p. 65]

By a 5 Dec 1716 deed John and Mary Breed, Benjamin and Ann Hewitt, Joseph and Mary Palmer and Benjamin and Rebecca Palmer sold 300 acres of land in Stonington to John Stanton of Newport, Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 65] By a 2 Jan 1722/3 deed Joseph Palmer of Stonington and Benjamin Palmer of Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut sold 100 acres of land at Pucklagonuck to Daniel Palmer of Stonington. [Ref, p. 65] By a 11 Aug 1728 deed Joseph Palmer sold his dwelling house and 15 acres of salt marsh to William Bell. [Ref, p. 65] On 28 Jun 1743 Lieutenant Joseph Palmer deeded his son Joseph six acres lying by the land of Daniel, John and Moses Palmer. [Ref, p. 65]

Joseph moved to Voluntown about 1744. [Ref, p. 65] By an 18 Feb 1744 deed Joseph Palmer of Voluntown, Windham, Connecticut sold William Coates four acres of land in Stonington bounded by his son Joseph Palmer's land. [Ref, p. 65] By a 1746 deed, Joseph Palmer sold 20 acres of land at Salt Cove; Mary and Frances were witnesses. [Ref, p. 65]

Children of Joseph Palmer and Mary Palmer:

  1. Sarah Palmer was born on 17 Jan 1711/12 in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 13 Apr 1712 in Stonington. [Ref]
  2. Mary Palmer was born on 21 Mar 1713/4 in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 21 Mar 1714 in Stonington. [Ref] She married Daniel Palmer on 6 Jan 1730/1 in Stonington. [Ref]
  3. Phebe Palmer 1 was born on and baptised on 24 Nov 1717 in Stonington. She married George Darrow.
  4. Capt. Joseph Palmer was born on 30 Oct 1719 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 114] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 22 Nov 1719 in Stonington. [Ref] He drowned in 1760. [Ref, p. 114] He married Catherine Coats on 7 Oct 1741 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 115, says Nov] She was born about 1723. She died on 18 Jan 1765 in Voluntown, age 42 years. [Ref, p. 115]
    Joseph was appointed Lieutenant of the Sixth Company of Stonington militia in May 1755. [Ref, p. 114] He was made captain of the company in Oct 1758. [Ref, p. 114]
    By a 19 Mar 1746 deed Joseph Palmer, junior, of Voluntown exchanged 60 acres of his land in Stonington for half of his father's farm in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 114] By a 20 Mar 1760 deed Joseph bought 51 acres of land in Stonington from James Bebee. [Ref, p. 114]
    On 23 Dec 1762 his estate was divided by the Windham court and distributed to his heirs. [Ref, p. 114] On 18 Sep 1765 his widow's estate was divided. [Ref, p. 114]
    some descendants of Capt. Joseph Palmer
  5. Frances Palmer was born on 27 Oct 1721 in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Mr. Stephen Williams on 26 Apr 1722 in Stonington. [Ref]
  6. Amos Palmer was born on 11 Apr 1724 in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter on 19 Apr 1724 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 24 Aug 1745 at Cape Breton. [Ref]
  7. Moses Palmer was born on 13 Apr 1726 in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. Ebenzer Rosseter on 17 Apr 1726 in Stonington. [Ref] He died there on 11 May 1726. [Ref]
  8. Hannah Palmer was born on 2 Aug 1727 in Stonington. [Ref] She was baptised by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter on 13 Aug 1727 in Stonington. [Ref] She may be the Hannah Palmer who married Andrew Elliot on 18 Aug 1745 in Voluntown. [Ref]
  9. Jonathan Palmer was born on 18 Mar 1730 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 115] He was baptised by Rev. Ebenzer Rosseter on 22 Mar 1730 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 5 Aug 1765 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 116] He married Freelove Herrick on 5 May 1749 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 116] She married second Collings York of Stonington on 11 Dec 1766 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 116]
    By a 9 Dec 1766 deed the widow Freelove Palmer of Voluntown, as excutrix of her deceased husband's will, sold William Palmer half of a tract of land that was half of a tract that Jonathan and Gershom Palmer had bought from James Palmer for £12. [Ref, p. 115]
    Joseph Palmer of Voluntown was appointed as guardian of Jonathan, Hannah, David and Thomas Palmer, minor children of Jonathan Palmer, deceased, on 3 Sep 1765. [Ref, p. 115]
    some descendants of Jonathan Palmer
  10. Ann Palmer was born on 23 Dec 1732. [Ref, p. 65]
  11. Asenath Palmer was born on 26 Mar 1734. [Ref, p. 65, has a question mark] She was baptised by Rev. Nathaniel Eels on 18 May 1735 in Stonington. [Ref]

HANNAH PALMER 3 (b. 1694) of Stonington

Parents: Lieut. Joseph Palmer 1 and Frances Prentice [Ref, p. 41]

Hannah Palmer was born on 31 May 1694 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 41] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 12 Aug 1694 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She married George Palmer on Mar 1710/11 in Stonington. [Ref] George was her first cousin once removed. She married second William York on 22 Feb 1729/30 in Stonington. [Ref]

On 25 Jan 1738/9, Hannah, the wife of William York and former wife of George Palmer, gave a quit-claim deed for her right to one third of her previous husband's estate. [Ref, p. 53]

Children of Hannah Palmer and William York:

  1. Amos York was born on 13 Oct 1730. [Ref, p. 53]
  2. Mollie York was born on 30 Apr 1732. [Ref, p. 53]
  3. Jonathan York was born on 29 Aug 1735. [Ref, p. 53]

LIEUT. ICHABOD PALMER 2 (1702 - 1749) of Stonington

Parents: Capt. Ichabod Palmer 1 and Hannah Palmer 2 [Ref, p. 83]

Lieut. Ichabod Palmer was born on 15 Oct 1702 in Stonington. [Ref] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 10 Jan 1703 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 83] He died on 9 Nov 1749 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref says 15 Nov][Ref, p. 84, says 15 Nov] He is buried in the Palmer cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] Click here to see a photo of his grave on the Findagrave website. He married Elizabeth Sanford Noyes of Westerly on 29 Apr 1723 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 84]

By a 29 Aug 1727 deed, Ichabod's father gave Ichabod land at Puckhunganuck which his father Gershom Palmer had given to him and his brothers and also land that he bought from his brother Walter. [Ref, p. 83] By a 22 Dec 1749 deed Ichabod gave his son Thomas 100 acres. [Ref, p. 83]

On 13 Oct 1737 Ichabod was confirmed as the ensign of the third company or trainband of Stonington. [Ref] On 31 Oct 1739 Ichabod was confirmed as lieutenant of the fifth company or trainband of Stonington. [Ref]

On 31 May 1750 Elizabeth Palmer, executrix of her late husband's estate, showed the Assembly that his debts exceeded his moveable estate by about £1567 and asked for some land to be sold. The court appointed [her brother] Thomas Noyes, Jr. [Ref]

In his will dated, 13 Jan 1748/9, Ichabod mentions his wife Elizabeth; daughters Hannah, Mary, Lucy, Bridget, Prudence Shaw and Elizabeth Avery; sons Thomas, Ichabod, Elias, Sanford and Peleg; brother-in-law Thomas Noyes. He left his mills to his underaged sons Ichabod, Elias, Sanford and Thomas; his son Thomas having already received his portion. The will was proved on 16 Nov 1749. [Ref, p. 83]

Ichabod was said to have been six feet, six inches tall. [Ref, p. 83]

Children of Ichabod Palmer and Elizabeth Sanford Noyes:

  1. Prudence Palmer was born on 28 Feb 1723/24 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 139] She married Thomas Shaw, Jr. on 14 Sep 1741 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 1409]
    Her father left a bequest to his daughter Prudence Shaw. [Ref, p. 140]
    some descendants of Prudence Palmer
  2. Thomas Palmer was born on 27 Jan 1725/26 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] He married Mary, the daughter of William and Jane (Crandell) Wilbor, on 12 May 1748 in Little Compton. [Ref][Ref]
  3. Elizabeth Palmer was born on 25 Mar 1728 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] She married Unknown Avery.
  4. Capt. Ichabod Palmer was born on 8 Aug 1730 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 140] He died on 7 Feb 1819 [Ref, in New York] in Lenox, Madison, New York. [Ref, p. 140] He married first Lydia Utley on 11 Apr ____ in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 140, says 1751] She died on 3 May 1760 [Ref, p. 140] in Stonington. [Ref] He married second Mary Grant on 24 Sep 1761 [Ref, p. 140] in Stonington. [Ref] Mary was the daughter of Oliver and Silence (Williams) Grant. [Ref, p. 140] She was born on 9 Jul 1737. [Ref, p. 140] She died on 24 Aug 1793 in Stonington. [Ref]
    Ichabod's last years were spent in Lenox. [Ref, p. 140] He was referred to as Captain Ichabod. [Ref, p. 140]
    some descendants of Ichabod Palmer
  5. Hannah Palmer was born on 20 Dec 1733 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] She married William Stewart 2nd on 29 Apr 1752 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref]
  6. Mary Palmer was born on 6 Jul 1736 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 6 Jul 1754 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref]
  7. Lucy Palmer was born on 26 Jun 1739 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] She married Stephen Miner, Jr. on 7 Mar 1757 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref]
  8. Col. Elias Sanford Palmer was born on 14 Mar 1742 in Stonington. He died on 6 Jun 1821 in Stonington. He married first Phebe Palmer 2. He married second Lucy (Randall) Breed.
  9. Peleg Palmer was born on 17 Jun 1745 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref]
  10. Bridget Palmer was born on 29 Jan 1748 [Ref, p. 84] in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 20 Apr 1753 in Stonington. [Ref]
  11. Peleg Palmer was born on 30 May 1753 in Stonington. [Ref] (Or did the previous Peleg die on 30 May 1753 as Leavitt [Ref, p. 84] says?)

CAPT. JOSEPH PALMER 3 (1717 - 1791) of Stonington

Parents: George Palmer [Ref] and Hannah Palmer 3 [Ref, p. 89]

Capt. Joseph Palmer was born on 16 Aug 1717 [Ref, p. 89] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He was baptised on 1 Sep 1717 by Rev. James Noyes in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 12 Apr 1791 [Ref, p. 90] in Stonington. [Ref] He married first Zipporah Billings on 10 Jul 1738 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] Zipporah was his second cousin once removed. He married second Elizabeth (Stevens) Stewart. [Ref, p. 90]

Joseph lived on Pendleton Hill. [Ref, p. 90]

By a 1738 deed, Joseph Palmer, junior, or Joseph 3d, a son of George Palmer, sold Joseph Minor 15-3/4 acres of land lying by Gershom's and Zebulons's share in their deceased father's estate for 150 pounds. [Ref, p. 89-90]

Children of Joseph Palmer and Zipporah Billings:

  1. Dr. David Palmer was born on 20 Aug 1738 [Ref says 30 Aug 1739] in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 152, says 30 Aug 1739] He died in Jan 1821. [Ref, p. 152] He married first Grace Plumbe on 24 Apr 1760 in the North Parish Church in Stonington. [Ref, p. 152] He married second Rachel Coffin of Nantucket. [Ref, p. 152] She married second Deacon Mood. [Ref, p. 152]
    David was a private in the Revolutionary War. [Ref, p. 152]
    He moved to Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont about 1778. [Ref, p. 152]
    some descendants of David Palmer
  2. Ethel (Eliel) Palmer was born on 25 Jul 1740 [Ref, p. 90, gives the month as Jan][Ref gives the month as Jan] in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 10 May 1798 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 153] He married first Elizabeth Williams of Stonington on 22 Dec 1763 in Stonington [Ref] in the North Parish Church. [Ref, p. 153] He married second Thankful Hewitt. [Ref, p. 153]
    some descendants of Ethel Palmer
  3. Phebe Palmer 2 was born on 3 Sep 1742 in Stonington. She died on 13 Sep 1793 in Stonington. She married Col. Elias Sanford Palmer.
  4. Joseph Palmer was born on 1 Feb 1744/5 [Ref, p. 90][Ref] in Stonington. [Ref] He died in 1829. [Ref, p. 153] He married Susannah Kenny of Voluntown in 1770. [Ref, p. 153] Susannah was the daughter of Justice Jeremy Kenny. [Ref, p. 153] She died on 8 Dec 1851 while living with her son Asher in Lenox. [Ref, p. 153]
    Joseph lived in Pendleton Hill in Stonington. [Ref, p. 153] He moved to Lenox, New York. [Ref, p. 153]
    some descendants of Joseph Palmer
  5. Zipporah Palmer was born on 31 Mar 1747 [Ref, p. 90][Ref] in Stonington. [Ref] She married Unknown Coats. [Ref, p. 154]
    some descendants of Zipporah Palmer
  6. Content Palmer was born on 8 Aug 1749 [Ref, p. 90] in Stonington. [Ref] She married Joseph Randall on 24 Dec 1754 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 154] Joseph was the son of Nathan and Mary (Cottrell) Randall. [Ref, p. 154] He was born on 8 Sep 1733. [Ref, p. 154]
    some descendants of Content Palmer
  7. Gershom Palmer [Ref, p. 90][Ref][not in the Barbour records] was born about 1755. He died on 30 Apr 1831, age 76, [Ref] in Pendleton Hill. [Ref, p. 155] He and his wife are buried in the Palmer cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] He married Zerviah Palmer on 1 Jan 1778 in Stonington. [Ref] She was his first cousin.
    Gershom lived on Pendleton Hill in Stonington and attended the Baptish Church. [Ref, p. 155]
    some descendants of Gershom Palmer
  8. Jemima Palmer [Ref][not in the Barbour records] married Jonathan Phillips. [Ref, p. 155]
    some descendants of Jemima Palmer
  9. Eunice Palmer [Ref, p. 90][Ref][not in the Barbour records] married Stuckley Palmer on 30 Jun 1780 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 155] Stuckley was her second cousin once removed.

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth Stevens:

  1. Sabra Palmer was born on 25 Apr 1767 [Ref, p. 90] in North Stonington. [Ref] She died in Jul 1850 in Lafayette, Onondaga, New York. [Ref] She married Rowland Palmer on 1 Jan 1792 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] Rowland was her second cousin once removed.

WILLIAM PALMER 2 (1705 - 1831) of Stonington and North Stonington

Parents: William Palmer 1 and Grace Minor [Ref, p. 85]

William Palmer was born on 1 Mar 1705 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 85] He was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 27 Mar 1705 in Stonington. [Ref] He died in 1831 in North Stonington. [Ref, p. 86] He married Abigail Wyatt on 16 Dec 1728 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 86]

In 1728 William's father gave his rights in two pieces of land in Stonington to William and his brothers Elihu and Wait. William and Wait then delivered this land to Elihu. [Ref, p. 85-86] William sold James Covey land in the Purchase of Catapeset which had formerly belonged to Gershom Palmer on 11 Jun 1757. [Ref, p. 86] By a 1758 deed, William gave his son William 30 - 40 acres of land next to Lieut. Joseph Palmer's land in Stonington. [Ref, p. 145][Ref, p. 86] William bought 50 acres of land next to land owned by William, Gershom and Wait Palmer and land owned by John Chapin for 25 pounds in 1764. [Ref, p. 86] He bought 50 acres of land next to Edward Hall's land for 400 Spanish milled dollars in 1772. [Ref, p. 86] He sold his son Jonathan Wyatt Palmer land in North Stonington for five pounds on 11 Aug 1773. [Ref, p. 86] He made 37 acres over to his son William on the same day. [Ref, p. 86]

Children of William Palmer and Abigail Wyatt: (Each parent and grandparent had a child named after them.)

  1. Grace Palmer was born on 4 July 1729 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref] She married Nathan Palmer on 6 Nov 1745 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut. [Ref] Nathan was both her third cousin and her first cousin once removed.
  2. William Palmer 3 was born on 11 Sep 1731 in Stonington. He died between 10 Oct and 18 Nov 1801, probably in Brookfield, Madison, New York. He married Phebe Darrow.
  3. Martha Palmer was born on 29 Apr 1734 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref] She married as his second wife Lemuel Darrow on 17 Jul 1760 in the Congregational Church in North Stonington. [Ref][Ref]
    Martha is mentioned in the 23 Mar 1777 will of her uncle Elijah Wyatt. [Ref]
  4. Abigail Palmer was born on 31 Aug 1736 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 146] She was baptised on 10 Oct 1736 in Stonington. [Ref] She married Stephen Brown on 2 Nov 1758 [Ref, p. 146] in the Congregational Church in North Stonington. [Ref]
  5. Sarah Palmer was born on 22 July 1738 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 8 Aug 1738 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref]
  6. Jonathan Wyatt Palmer was born on 11 Nov 1739 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 146] He died in Feb 1782 in Stonington. [Ref] He married Jemima Satterly of Preston on 21 May 1761 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 146] Jemima was born on 14 May 1737 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. [Ref]
    Jonathan bought ten acres of land in North Stonington from his brother William for three pounds on 30 Dec 1771. [Ref, p. 145] He sold 110 acres of land in North Stonington to his brother Azariah for 123 pounds on 11 Aug 1773. [Ref, p. 146]
    Jonathan is mentioned in the 23 Mar 1777 will of his uncle Elijah Wyatt. [Ref]
    some descendants of Jonathan Wyatt Palmer
  7. Azariah Wyatt Palmer was born on 22 May 1742 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 12 Apr 1821 in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont. [Ref] He married Mary Darrow of Stonington on 26 Jan 1764 in the Congregational Church in North Stonington. [Ref][Ref]
    Azariah bought two acres of salt marsh from Andrew Chapman in 1771. [Ref, p. 146] He bought land on the dividing line between Stonington and Voluntown from Stephen Brown for 25 pounds in 1772. [Ref, p. 146] He sold his brother William ten acres of land in Stonington for 60 pounds on 11 Aug 1773. [Ref, p. 146-7] On the same day he bought 110 acres in North Stonington for 123 pounds from his brother Jonathan. [Ref, p. 147] Azariah Palmer of Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut sold land to Elisha Palmer of Stonington for 130 pounds. After moving to Plainfield, he moved to Little Hoosuck, Bauch, New York. [Ref, p. 147]
    some descendants of Azariah Wyatt Palmer
  8. Elijah Palmer was born on 2 Apr 1745 and died on 9 May 1749. [Ref, p. 86]
  9. Borodel Palmer was born on 9 May 1748 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 147] She died on 6 Aug 1771 [Ref, p. 147] in Stonington, presumably of complications from childbirth. [Ref][Ref, p. 93] She married Nathan Randall, Jr. of Voluntown on 5 Dec 1765 [Ref, p. 147] in the Congregational Church in North Stonington. [Ref][Ref] Nathan was the son of Nathan and Eleanor (Cottrell) Randall. [Ref, p. 16] He was born on 10 Oct 1735 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 93] He died on 29 May 1823 in Paris, Oneida, New York. [Ref, p. 93] He married second Dorothy Palmer [Ref, p. 93] on 13 Feb 1772 in Voluntown. [Ref, p. 147]
    some descendants of Borodel Palmer
  10. Barbara Palmer was born on 2 Jan 1750 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 147, 27 Jan] She married Nathan Stewart of Stonington on 1 May 1768 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 147] Nathan was the son of William and Elizabeth (Stephens) Stewart. [Ref, p. 147] He was born on 22 Jun 1745 [Ref, p. 147] in Stonington. [Ref]
    Barbara was mentioned in the 23 Mar 1777 will of her uncle Elijah Wyatt. [Ref]
    some descendants of Barbara Palmer
  11. Anna Palmer (twin) was born on 1 Jul 1752 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref]
  12. Esther Palmer (twin) was born on 1 Jul 1752 [Ref, p. 86] in Stonington. [Ref]

Generation 5

PHEBE PALMER 1 (b. 1717) of Stonington

Parents: Joseph Palmer 2 and Mary Palmer [Ref, p. 114]

Phebe Palmer was born on 24 Nov 1717 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 114, says 22 Nov] She was baptised by Rev. James Noyes on 24 Nov 1717 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] She married George Darrow of Stonington on 26 Oct 1735 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 114]

COL. ELIAS SANFORD PALMER (1742 - 1821) of Stonington and North Stonington

Parents: Lieut. Ichabod Palmer 2 and Elizabeth Sanford Noyes [Ref, p. 141]

Col. Elias Sanford Palmer was born on 14 Mar 1742 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] He died on 6 Jun 1821 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] He is buried in the Palmer cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] He married first Phebe Palmer 2 on 15 Mar 1761 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] Phebe was his second cousin (on her father's side) and third cousin (on her mother's side). He married second Lucy (Randall) Breed of Stonington on 23 Mar 1794 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] Lucy was the daughter of Capt. John Randall. [Ref, p. 235] She was born on 14 May 1751. [Ref, p. 141] She died on 14 Nov 1831 and is buried in Stonington. [Ref, p. 235] She married first Amos Breed on 25 Jan 1768. [Ref, p. 235] Amos Breed was born on 23 Dec 1744 and died on 30 Mar 1785. [Ref, p. 235]

Elias was appointed ensign of the 6th Stonington trainband in May 1771. [Ref, 13;434] He was appointed lieutenant of the 6th Stonington trainband in Oct 1773. [Ref, 14;165]

Elias was a First Lieutenant of the Fourth Company of Colonel Selden's regiment which was raised in New York to reenforce Washington in the Revolutionary War. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] He served in New York and Long Island and in the retreat of 15 Sep 1776, when New York city was abandoned with severe loss. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] He was a colonel and was at Saratoga when Burgoyne surrendered. [Ref][Ref]

In 1790 Elias Sanford Palmer headed a household in New London county with two white males over 16, four white males under 16 [the ages are not quite right for his sons], and six white females [wife Phebe, Borodel, Phebe, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Rebecca]. [Ref] In 1810 Elias headed a household in North Stonington with a white man and a white woman over 45 [Elias and Phebe], a white man and a white woman 26 - 44, one white man and two white women 16 - 25, a white boy and a white girl 10 - 15, three white boys and one white girl under 10 and two free non-white people. [Ref]

Elias Sanford Palmer of Stonington purchased a soldier's right of 600 acres (lot 64) in Manlius, Onondago, New York. It does not appear that he ever lived there. Instead, he gave this land to his sons Sanford and Charles. [Ref, p. 189-190]

Children of Elias Sanford Palmer and Phebe Palmer:

  1. Elias Palmer was born on 11 Feb 1762 in Stonington. [Ref] He died in 1778 in Stonington. [Ref]
  2. Sanford Palmer was born on 4 Aug 1763 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 4 Oct 1828 [Ref, p. 189-190], probably in Manlius. He married Wealthy Grant of North Stonington on 27 Sep 1807 in North Stonington. [Ref] Wealthy was the daughter of Oliver and Anne Borodel (Billings) Grant. [Ref] She was born on 5 Oct 1768 in North Stonington. [Ref] She died on 30 Jun 1831 in Manlius. [Ref]
    Sanford settled on half of his father's farm in Manlius in 1812. [Ref, p. 189-190]
    Sanford Palmer of Manlius signed his will on 10 Aug 1828; it was proved on 15 Jan 1829. It says, "To my wife Wealthy Palmer use of all my [illegible] estate. My dau. Phebe Palmer ~ To my son Randall Palmer 50 acres [illegible] joining Denison B. Palmer's land. To my son Calvin [illegible initial] Palmer 300 acres where I now live ajoining Charles Palmer's land. To my dau. Phebe ~ To my son Sanford B. Palmer land next to Nicholas Denny's [?] land. To my son Randall Palmer. To my two sons Noice & Denison Palmer ~ To my three daus. Catura Chapman, Sophia Hutchinson & Phebe Palmer ~ To my dau. Phebe Palmer her setting out equal to each of her elder sisters ~ my five sons ~ To my eight ch'n. ~ Appt. my sons Sanford B. Palmer, Noice & Denison Palmer the Exrs. [Ref, p. 2565-6]
    some descendants of Sanford Palmer
  3. Borodel Palmer was born on 5 Mar 1765 in Stonington. [Ref] She died in 1829. [Ref]
  4. Phebe Palmer was born on 9 Aug 1766 in Stonington. [Ref] Phebe Palmer, the daughter of Col. Elias Sanford Palmer and wife of Capt. Lyman Hall, died on 22 Sep 1858 and is buried in the River Bend cemetery a mile south of the village of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 295] She married [as his second wife] Capt. Lyman Hall on 27 Nov 1796 in Westerly. [Ref, 3;5;48] Lyman was born on 30 Aug 1761 and died on 4 Nov 1842. [Ref, p. 295] He married first Eunice Pendleton. Eunice, the wife of Capt. Lyman Hall and daughter of Captain John Pendleton was born on 26 Aug 1766, died on 31 Mar 1794 and is buried in the River Bend cemetery. [Ref, p. 295]
    Capt. Lyman Hall was a privateer in the Revolutionary War. [Ref]
    Whaling ship captain Lyman Hall built his house on India Point in Lotteryville in Westerly. His son Capt. Palmer Hall tore it down and built a larger one. [Ref, p. 9]
    In 1790 Lyman Hall headed a household in Westerly with one man over 16, one boy under 16 and two women. [Ref] In 1800 Lyman headed a household in Westerly with one man 16-25 [!], one woman 26-44 and three boys and a girl under ten. [Ref] In 1810 Lyman headed a household in Westerly with one man and two women over 45, two men and a woman 16-25 and two children under 16. [Ref] In 1820 Lyman headed a household in Westerly with one man and two women over 45, a woman 16-25 and two boys under ten. [Ref] In 1830 Lyman headed a household in Westerly with a man and a woman 60-69, a woman 20-29, two men 15-19 and a girl 10-14. [Ref] In 1860 Phebe Hall, born about 1767, was living with her son Palmer in Westerly. Palmer was born about 1811 in Rhode Island. With them lived Maryann, born about 1816 in Rhode Island and children Elias P., Margaret P. and Nathan. Palmer was a mariner with real estate worth $1,600. [Ref]
    letter about Phebe (Palmer) Hall
    some descendants of Phebe Palmer
  5. Elizabeth Palmer was born on 19 Mar 1768 in Stonington. [Ref] She died after 1850. She married Ziba Swan of Stonington on 31 Jan 1790 in Stonington. [Ref] Ziba was the son of Jesse and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Swan. He was born on 17 Nov 1767 in Stonington. [Ref] Dr. Ziba Swan was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan in 1847. [Ref]
    Ziba Swan and his son Ziba (or perhaps just the son) were soldiers in the New York militia in the War of 1812. [Ref]
    Dr. Ziba Swan moved to Syracuse in 1807. [Ref, p. 405] He petitioned for administration on the estate of Jesse Swan, late of Bern, Albany, New York on 4 Jan 1809; it was granted in May 1809. [Ref, p. 1519] Dr. Ziba Swan of Albany purchased the land that was used for the oldest section of Greenwood Cemetery in Birmingham from the federal government in 1821. [Ref]
    In 1800 Ziba lived in Albany, Albany, New York with who appear to be Elizabeth and five children. [Ref] In 1820 Ziba lived in Birmingham with who appear to be Elizabeth and four children. [Ref] In 1830 Ziba lived in Birmingham with who appear to be Elizabeth and five children. [Ref] In 1840 Ziba lived in Bloomfield, Oakland county with ten other people. [Ref] In 1850 Elizabeth, age 80 and born in Connecticut, was living in Bloomfield. Elizabeth Swan, born about 1800 in Connecticut, and three other people lived in her household. [Ref]
    some descendants of Elizabeth Palmer
  6. Roswell Palmer was born on 23 Oct 1769 in Stonington. [Ref]
  7. Maj. Gen. Noyes Elias Palmer was born on 20 Apr 1771 in Stonington. He died on 23 Apr 1858 in Panama, Chatauqua, New York. He married first Harriet Esther Palmer. He married second Hannah Rhodes Babcock.
  8. David Palmer was born on 7 Jan 1773 in Stonington. [Ref]
  9. Luther Palmer was born on 25 Nov 1774 in Stonington. [Ref] He died on 22 Feb 1865 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 182] He is buried in the Pendleton Hill cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] Luther Palmer of Stonington, son of Sanford, married first Sally Kenyon on 12 Dec 1799 [Ref, p. 182] in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Ref 3;5;48] Sally was the daughter of Joshua Kenyon of Westerly [Ref 3;5;48] and Mary (Cross) Kenyon. [Ref, p. 182] She was born on 30 Jan 1776 in Westerly. [Ref] She died on 13 Jul 1815 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 182] She is buried in the Palmer cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] He married second Sarah Wells on 5 Jan 1817 [Ref, p. 182] in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. [Ref] Sarah was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Robinson) Wells. [Ref, p. 182] She was born on 2 Apr 1791 in Hopkinton. [Ref] She died in Jul 1859 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 182] Sarah Wells Palmer, the wife of Luther, is buried in the Pendleton Hill cemetery. [Ref]
    In 1800 and 1810 Luther lived in Westerly. [Ref][Ref] In 1820, 1830 and 1840 Luther lived in North Stonington. [Ref][Ref][Ref] In 1850 Luther lived in North Stonington with Sarah Palmer, born about 1802, Phebe Palmer, born about 1818, Robert Palmer, a farmer born about 1829, Julia Palmer, born about 1831, Harriet Palmer, born about 1833, E. Mosier, a clergyman born about 1794, George Mosier, born about 1837 and Brutus Casiner, born about 1846. Luther had real estate worth $9,000. [Ref] In 1860 Luther Palmer lived in Pendleton Hill, North Stonington. He was a farmer with real estate worth $8,000. With him lived Phebe Palmer, born about 1822 in Rhode Island, Julia Palmer, born about 1828 in Connecticut, Robert Palmer, born about 1832 in Connecticut, Charles H. Ray, a baptist clergyman born about 1832 in Connecticut and Julia T. Ray, born about 1837 in Connecticut. [Ref] [The birth dates do not match the ones in the vital records]
    Luther's gravestone
    some descendants of Luther Palmer
  10. Priscilla Palmer was born on 20 May 1778 in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 20 Aug 1806. [Ref] Priscilla married [her stepbrother] Dea. Elias Breed of Stonington on 4 Jan 1804 in North Stonington. [Ref] Elias was the son of Amos and Lucy (Randall) Breed. [Ref, p. 235] He was born on 12 Mar 1782. [Ref, p. 235] He died on 6 Dec 1849. [Ref, p. 245] He married second Betsey Randall on 22 Jan 1807. [Ref, p. 245] Betsey was the daughter of Col. Thomas and Molly (Chesebrough) Randall. [Ref, p. 245] She was born on 17 Aug 1784 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 245] She died on 22 Oct 1868 in Norwich, Chanango, New York. [Ref, p. 245]
    some descendants of Priscilla Palmer
  11. Charles Palmer was born on 20 Feb 1780 in Stonington. [Ref] He married Asenath Main on 21 Aug 1803 in North Stonington. [Ref] Asenath was the daughter of Paul and Asenath (Ray) Main. [Ref] She was born on 4 Apr 1789 in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 27 Dec 1883 in Fayetteville, Onondaga, New York. [Ref] She is buried in the Fayette Cemetery on the Fayetteville-Manlius Road. [Ref]
    Charles settled on half of his father's land in Manlius on 4 Jul 1805. [Ref, p. 189-190]
    In 1810 Charles lived in Manlius in a household consisting of a man aged 26 - 44, a woman aged 16 - 25 and two boys and a girl under ten. [Ref] In 1820 Charles lived in Manlius in a household consisting of a man and a woman, both aged 26 - 44, a boy aged 16 - 18, a boy and a girl, each aged 10 - 15, and three boys and a girl under ten. [Ref] In 1830 Charles lived in Manlius in a household consisting of a man aged 50-59, a woman aged 40-49, a man and a woman, both aged 20-29, a boy and a girl, both aged 15-19, and two boys aged 10-14. [Ref]
    some descendants of Charles Palmer
  12. Rebecca Palmer was born on 26 Nov 1782 in Stonington. [Ref] She may have been alive and living with her father in 1790.

PHEBE PALMER 2 (1742 - 1793) of Stonington and North Stonington

Parents: Capt. Joseph Palmer 3 and Zipporah Billings [Ref, p. 141]

Phebe Palmer was born on 3 Sep 1742 [Ref says 5 Sep][Ref, p. 141, says 5 Sep] in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 13 Sep 1793 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] She is buried in the Palmer cemetery in North Stonington. [Ref] She married Col. Elias Sanford Palmer on 15 Mar 1761 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 141] Elias was her second cousin (on her father's side) and third cousin (on her mother's side).

WILLIAM PALMER 3 (1731 - 1801) of Stonington and Brookfield

Parents: William Palmer 2 and Abigail Wyatt [Ref, p. 145]

William Palmer 3 was born on 11 Sep 1731 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] He died between 10 Oct and 18 Nov 1801, probably in Brookfield, Madison, New York. (At the time, Brookfield was part of Chenango county.) He married Phebe Darrow on 8 Nov 1753 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] Phebe was his third cousin once removed.

By a 1758 deed, his father gave William 30 - 40 acres of land in Stonington. [Ref, p. 145] William bought land from William Coats in 1765. [Ref, p. 145] He sold ten acres of land in North Stonington to his brother Jonathan Wyatt Palmer for three pounds on 30 Dec 1771. [Ref, p. 145]

William is mentioned in the 23 Mar 1777 will of his uncle Elijah Wyatt. [Ref]

William Palmer of Brookfield signed his will on 10 Oct 1801. It was proved on 18 Nov 1801. [Ref, p. 1609-1610] It says:

William Palmer, town of Brookfield, co. Chanango - To my wife Phebe Palmer use of all my cleared land & my personal estate and my dau. Lucy Palmer the same priviledge & use of the land with wife as long as my Dafter remains single. At day of her marriage or death of my wife Phebe my Dafter Lucy Palmer to have $70 and that my sons Vose Palmer, George Palmer and Lemuel Palmer pay her at that time $90, $30 apiece. If my wife marry be entitled to only use of 1/2. To my Dafter Sally & Benjamin Brown's wife $12 in 6 mos. after my decease & after death of sd wife residue between my 5 Dafters (viz.) Priscilla, Phebe, Sally, Ester and Lucy. To my son Vose field of land west of the 10 acres he now owns. To my son George 20 acrs land. To my son Lemuel Palmer 10 acres of southside of my land. The swamps to my 3 sons, namely Vose, George & Lemuel Palmer. [Illegible] son-in-law Joshua Whitford. [Ref, p. 1609-1610]

  1. Vose Palmer was born on 9 Oct 1754 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] He died on 19 Jul 1815 in Brookfield. [Ref] He married Desire Babcock on 7 Aug 1774 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref] Desire, the daughter of Timothy and Lois (Billings) Babcock, was born on 17 May 1756 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut and died on 13 Dec 1815 in Paris, Oneida, New York. [Ref]
    Vose Palmer of Brookfield signed his will on 19 Jul 1815. It was proved in Dec 1815. In his will, Vose mentions his wife Desire, his mother Phebe Palmer, his sons Vose Palmer, Jr., Jeremiah Palmer, Billings Palmer, Simon (Lyman?) Palmer and his daughters Desire, Abigail, Sally, [illegible]allina (Polina?), Fanna and Salinda (Colinda?). [Ref, p. 1671-1672]
    some descendants of Vose Palmer
  2. Priscilla Palmer was born on 22 Jan 1757 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] She died on 1 Jan 1834 in Leonardsville in Brookfield. [Ref] She is buried in the Capt. Daniel Brown Cemetery in Brookfield. [Ref] She married Thomas Palmer. [Ref] Thomas was both Priscilla's third and fourth cousin.
  3. Phebe Palmer was born on 29 Mar 1760 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] She died on 26 May 1831 in Brookfield. [Ref] She married Joshua Whitfield on 18 Nov 1779. [Ref] Joshua, the son of Joshua and Prudence (Burdick) Whitfield was born on 12 Dec 1775 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island and died on 20 Nov 1826 in Brookfield. [Ref]
    some descendants of Phebe Palmer
  4. William Palmer was born on 31 Oct 1762 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] He must have died before 10 Oct 1801, when he was not mentioned in his father's will. He married Betsy Fanning. [Ref] She was born on 13 Sep 1766 in Stonington. [Ref]
  5. Sarah ("Sally") Palmer was born on 26 Jan 1765 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] She died on 5 Sep 1838 in Brookfield. [Ref] She married Benjamin Brown. [Ref] He was born in 1765 and died on 12 Apr 1832. [Ref]
    some descendants of Sarah Palmer
  6. Frances Palmer was born on 6 Jan 1767 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] She must have died before 10 Oct 1801, when she was not mentioned in her father's will.
  7. George Palmer was born on 11 June 1769 in Stonington. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] He died in 1849 in Fayett, Seneca, New York. [Ref] He married Fanny Brown, the daughter of Daniel and Abigail (Crarey) Brown. [Ref]
    some descendants of George Palmer
  8. Harriet Esther Palmer was born on 22 Oct 1771 in Stonington. [Ref] She died on 25 May 1813 in Brookfield. She married Maj. Gen. Noyes Elias Sanford Palmer. [Ref]
  9. Welthea Palmer [Ref, p. 145] probably died before 10 Oct 1801, when she was not mentioned in her father's will.
  10. Lemuel Palmer was born on 21 Nov 1776 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 145] He died after 10 Oct 1801, when he was mentioned in his father's will. Lemuel may be the Lemuel Palmer who married Martha Babcock. [Ref, p. 57]
    In 1850 Lemuel Palmer, born in Connecticut in about 1777, and Martha, born in Massachusetts in about 1787, lived in Spring Grove, Green, Wisconsin with Alfred B., born about 1831 in New York. Lemuel was a farmer. [Ref, p. 57]
    some descendants of Lemuel Palmer
  11. Lucy Palmer was born on 23 Mar 1780 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 145] She died on 7 Mar 1862 in Lenox, Madison, New York. She married her fourth cousin once removed Joseph Palmer. Lucy was mentioned in her father's will.

Generation 6

MAJ. GEN. NOYES ELIAS PALMER (1771 - 1858) of Stonington, Brookfield and Harmony

Parents: Col. Elias Sanford Palmer and Phebe Palmer 2 [Ref, p. 141]

Maj. Gen. Noyes Elias Palmer was born on 20 Apr 1771 [Ref, p. 141] in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref] He died on 23 Apr 1858 [Ref, age 87 years, 47 [!] days] in Panama (in Harmony), Chatauqua, New York [Ref] and is buried in the Magnolia cemetery in Chautauqua [Ref, p. 28 says that he died 23 May 1858, age 87 years and three days]. He married first Harriet Esther Palmer on 20 Apr 1794. [Ref] She died on 25 May 1813 in Brookfield, Madison, New York. [Ref] She was twice his third cousin and once his fourth cousin once removed. He married second Hannah Rhodes Babcock. [Ref] Hannah, the wife of Noyes, died on 1 Feb 1857, age 72 years, nine months and 12 days [Ref], and is buried in the Magnolia cemetery. [Ref, p. 28] Click here to see a photo of Noyes' and Hannah's grave on the Findagrave website.

Noyes Palmer was a private in the 2nd Regiment of the New York Militia in the War of 1812. [Ref][Ref, soldier in the War of 1812] He later filed a claim on his services from Harmony. [Ref]

In 1820 Noyes was living in Brookfield, Madison, New York in a household that consisted of a man over 45, a woman 26 - 44, a boy age 16 - 18, a woman age 16 - 25, two boys and two girls age 10 - 15 and two boys and two girls under ten. [Ref]

Noyes was a major general in the New York militia. [Ref][Ref] He was appointed major general of the 17th division of the infantry by the governor of New York on 10 Apr 1827. [Ref]

In 1830 Noyes was living in Brookfield in a household with two men age 50 - 59, a woman age 30 - 39, a man and two women age 20 - 29, a boy and a girl age 15 - 19, a boy and a girl age 10 - 14, a boy 5 - 9 and a boy and a girl under five. [Ref] In 1840 Noyes was living in Harmony in a household with two men aged 60 - 69, one woman age 50 - 59, one man and one woman age 20 - 29, one boy age 15 - 19 and one boy and one girl 10 - 14. [Ref] In 1850 Noyes was living in Harmony with his 66-year-old wife Hannah, who was born in New York. Also in the household were his children Cornelius (age 26), Margaret (age 24) and Andrew (age 21). [Ref]

The following is from a www.rootsweb.com CHAUTANY message board post from deemills@netsync.net:

Here is the information from the Centennial History of Chautauqua County Vol 1 page 417. A short explaination - of this entry. In 1902 a Centennial Celebration was held in Westfield, NY. Each Town had a display of historical and antique items. When this volume was published they included a list of the items displayed from each town and the name of person who loaned the item for display. Pages 415-418 are the Town of Harmony. Page 417 doners were Henry and Homer Pringle. Among the items listed were two commissions of Noyes Palmer. The first when he was commissioned as Major Colonel by Governor Tompkins. The second a commission as Major General by Gov. Clinton. Also a pair of top boots worn by Gen Noyes Palmer in 1820 and two silver spoons made from the hilt of a sword which belonged to Elias Palmer, a soldier of the Revolution, furnished by his great-grand children, H. N. Palmer and Mrs. H. Pringle. The spoons were made about the year of 1814.

Children of Noyes Elias Palmer and Harriet Esther Palmer:

  1. Achsa Palmer was born on 9 Mar 1799. [Ref] She died in Edwards, Hinds, Mississippi. [Ref] She married John O. Babcock. [Ref] John was born on 18 Feb 1796 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island and died in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio. [Ref]
    It is said that John was the son of John and Demaris (Crandall) Babcock.
    some descendants of Achsa Palmer
  2. Benjamin Franklin Palmer was born on 21 Sep 1800. [Ref] He died young. [Ref]
  3. Harriet Palmer was born on 19 Nov 1802. [Ref] She died in 1819.
  4. Elias Lansing Palmer was born on 21 Mar 1804 [Ref] in New York. He died on 1 Jul 1896. [Ref] He married first Martha R. Stanley on 11 Mar 1849 in Utica, Oneida, New York. [Ref] Martha, the daughter of John Butler and Prudence P. (Morgan) Stanley, was born on 9 Feb 1832 in Hinds county, Mississippi and died on 7 Sep 1864 in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois. [Ref] Elias married second Surrilda Baugh on 3 Oct 1867 in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri. Surrilda was born in 1838 in Pulaski county, Kentucky. [Ref]
    In 1850 E. Palmer, age 45 and born in New York, was a mechanic in Hinds county. He was living with Martha, age 18 and born in Mississippi. [Ref] In 1860 E. L. Palmer, age 36 and born in New York, and M., age 28, were living in Hinds county. E. L. was a brick mason with real estate worth $5,000. [Ref] In 1880 Elias L. Palmer was a 75-year-old farmer, born in New York and with parents born in Connecticut, living in Saint Charles, Winona, Minnesota with his 70-year-old wife Sallie, born in Vermont. [Ref]
    some descendants of Elias Lansing Palmer
  5. Orisavilla Palmer was born on 14 Jun 1806. [Ref] Orrisavilla, the daughter of Noyes and Esther, died on 11 February 1878, age 71 years, nine months and 27 days, and is buried in the Magnolia cemetery in Chautauqua. [Ref, p. 28] Click here to see a photo of her grave.
  6. Sevilla Palmer was born on 19 Sep 1808. [Ref] She died on 17 Sep 1902. [Ref] She married Daniel Rotner. He was born about 1805 and died on 28 May 1879. [Ref]
  7. Capt. George Washington Palmer was born on 10 Jul 1810 in Brookfield. He died on 10 Jan 1889 in Monmouth. He married Amanda Malvina Harding.
  8. Priscilla Maria Palmer was born in 1812 [Ref] in New York. She died in Nov 1892. [Ref] Priscilla (Palmer) Brown, born 1819 [!] and died 1891 [!], the wife of Charles W., is buried in the Panama Union Cemetery in Harmony, Chautauqua, New York. She married Charles Wesley Brown, the son of William and Polly (Coe) Brown, about 1845. [Ref] Charles was born about 1822 in Connecticut. Charles W. Brown, born in 1822 and died in 1888, is buried in the Panama Union Cemetery.
    In 1860 Charles Brown, age 38 and born in Connecticut, was a farmer in Harmony. He had real estate worth $500 and a personal estate of $200. Priscilla, age 40 [!] and born in New York, was a tailoress. [Ref] In 1870 Charles and Gertrude lived in Harmony and Charles was a farmer with real estate worth $4,000 and a personal estate of $500. [Ref]
    some descendants of Priscilla Maria Palmer

Children of Noyes Elias Palmer and Hannah Rhodes Babcock:

  1. Aza Ann Palmer died young. [Ref]
  2. James Monroe Palmer was born on 27 Nov 1817. [Ref] He died on 17 Apr 1895. [Ref] He married Hannah Louisa Tice in 1841. [Ref] Hannah, the daughter of Solomon and Anna (Hulbert) Tice was born on 16 Aug 1819 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York and died on 30 Sep 1892 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York. [Ref]
    In 1860 James M., born about 1818 in New York, and Louisa, born about 1919 in New York, were living in Yates, Orleans, New York. James was a blacksmith with real estate worth $1,200 and a personal estate of $600. [Ref] In 1870 James M. and Louisa were living in Yates and James was a farmer with real estate worth $6,300 and a personal estate of $1,400. [Ref] In 1880 James M. and Louisa were living in Yates. [Ref]
    some descendants of James Monroe Palmer
  3. Alexander Hamilton Palmer was born in 1819 [Ref] in New York. He died on 8 Dec 1886. [Ref] He married Nancy Ann Childs on 28 Sep 1834 in Bridgewater, Oneida, New York. [Ref] Nancy, the daughter of Adolphus and Chloe (Jackson) Childs was born on 27 Aug 1813 in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref]
    In 1850 A. H., born about 1815 in New York, and Nancy Ann, born about 1816 in Connecticut, were living in Tazewell county, Illinois and Alexander was a farmer with real estate worth $1,200. [Ref] In 1860 A. H., born about 1816 and Nancy A., born about 1816, were living in Squaw Grove, DeKalb, Illinois. Alexander was a farmer with real estate worth $5,600 and a personal estate of $2,000. [Ref] In 1870 Alex, born about 1819, and Nancy A., born about 1821, lived in Somonauk, DeKalb, Illinois. Alexander was a druggist with real estate worth $15,000 and a personal estate of $10,000. [Ref] In 1880 Alexander, born about 1816, and Nancy A., born about 1815, lived in Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois. Alexander was a retired merchant. [Ref]
    some descendants of Alexander Hamilton Palmer
  4. Eugene Lycurgus Palmer was born on 5 Mar 1822 [Ref] in New York. He died on 16 May 1891. [Ref] He married Jane B. Unknown.
    In 1850 Eugene, born about 1823 in New York, and Jane B., born about 1823 in New York, lived in Ridgeway, Orleans, New York and Eugene was a potter. [Ref] In 1860 Lycurgus E., born about 1821, and Jane B., born about 1822, lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan and Lycurgus was a farmer with real estate worth $4,000 and a personal estate of $450. [Ref] In 1880 Lycurgus and Jane, both born about 1821, lived in Michigan. [Ref]
    some descendants of Eugene Lycurgus Palmer
  5. Cornelius Palmer was born about 1824.
  6. Margaret Palmer was born about 1826. She married Stephen Cushing. [Ref] Stephen Cushing may be John Stephen Cushing, a farmer of Sherman, Chautaqua, New York, born Mar 1828 in New York. [Ref] If this is correct, then Margaret died before 1861, when Stephen married Emma Unknown, born in Jun 1838 in New York. [Ref] Margaret probably died before 1860, when she does not appear in the census. [Ref] She is probably the Margaret Cushing who died on 31 Mar 1858 and is buried in the Sherman Cemetery in Sherman. [Ref]
    some descendants of Margaret Palmer
  7. Andrew Jackson Palmer was born on 12 Jun 1829 [Ref] in New York [Ref]. He died on 29 Mar 1897. [Ref] He married Jane Pringle [Ref] on 4 Oct 1854 in Stedman, Chautauqua, New York. [Ref] Jane was born on 21 Mar 1828 in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York. [Ref] She died on 27 Feb 1916 in Stedman. [Ref] Andrew and Jane are buried in the Magnolia cemetery in Chautauqua. [Ref, p. 28] Click here to see a photo of their grave.
    In 1860 A. J. and Jane were living in Harmony, Chatauqua, New York with their children Clarence, age three and born in New York, and Mary, age one and born in New York. A. J. was a farmer with real estate worth $2,500 and a personal estate of $890. [Ref] In 1870 Jackson and Jane were living in Harmony with their children Clarence, age 13 and born in New York, Herbert, age five and born in New York, and Blanche, age three and born in New York. Jackson was a farmer with real estate worth $5,000 and a personal estate of $2,000. [Ref]
    some descendants of Andrew Jackson Palmer

HARRIET ESTHER PALMER (1771 - 1813) of Stonington and Brookfield

Parents: William Palmer 3 and Phebe Darrow [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 145]

Harriet Esther Palmer, known as Esther, was born on 22 Oct 1771 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 145] She died on 25 May 1813 in Brookfield, Madison, New York. [Ref] She married Maj. Gen. Noyes Elias Palmer on 20 Apr 1794. [Ref]

Rather unsatisfactorily, the only source I can find for the marriage of Noyes and Esther is the Walter Palmer Society.

Generation 7

GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER (1810 - 1889) of Brookfield, Monmouth and Harrison

Parents: Maj. Gen. Noyes Elias Palmer and Harriet Esther Palmer [Ref]

Capt. George Palmer was born on 10 Jul 1810 in Brookfield, Madison, New York. [Ref][Ref] He died on 10 Jan 1889 in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois. [Ref][Ref] He is buried next to his wife in section 9 of the Monmouth cemetery. [Ref] He married Amanda Malvina Harding on 16 May 1832 in Winfield, DuPage, Illinois. [Ref]

George Palmer was a cavalry officer in the Mexican War and was Captain of the First Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War. [Ref][Ref] George W. Palmer of Monmouth enlisted on 7 May 1861 and was commissioned as a captain in Company G, Illinois 1st Cavalry Regiment on 15 Jul 1861. He was mustered out on 14 Jul 1862. [Ref]

George moved from New York to Monmouth about 1846. [Ref] He was mayor of Monmouth in 1853. [Ref, p. 741] In 1860 George was a 50-year-old farmer, born in New York, with real estate worth $13,000. He was living in Monmouth with Amanda, age 47 and also born in New York, George H., age 19 and born in New York, Charles, age 17 and born in New York, Abner, age 11 and born in Illinois and Harmon, age 5 and born in New York. [Ref] In 1870 George was a 59-year-old farmer, born in New York. He was living in Harrison, Winnebago, Illinois with Amanda, age 56 and born in Connecticut, and Harmon, age 15 and born in Illinois. [Ref] In 1880 George was a 69-year-old farmer living in Harrison with Amanda, age 67, Jane, age 43, and Herman age 23. [Ref]

Children of George Washington Palmer and Amanda Malvina Harding:

 

  1. Caroline Palmer was born on 8 Jul 1834 in Bridgewater, Oneida, New York. [Ref] She died on 13 Aug 1884 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California. [Ref] She married George Henry Nye on 19 Mar 1857 in Monmouth. [Ref][transcriber's comment, Ref] George, the son of Elisha and Harriet (Henry) Nye, was born in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont on 23 Feb 1833 and died on 7 Jul 1901 in Chicago. [Ref] He is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Cook, Illinois. Click here to see a photo of his grave on the Findagrave website.
    In 1880, George H. Nye, age 48, and Caroline, age 46, were living in Chicago with their children. George was a dealer in pumps. [Ref]
    George was the inventor of Nye Steam Vacuum Pumps. [Ref]
    some descendants of Caroline Palmer and a picture
  2. Sarah Jane Palmer was born on 5 Dec 1835 [Ref] in New York. [Ref] She died after 1920.
    Jane was a portrait painter. [Ref] In 1920 Jane was living with her niece Gertrude (Nye) Felt's family in Chicago. [Ref]
  3. Harriet Elizabeth Palmer was born on 5 Nov 1837 in Leonardsville in Brookfield. She married Charles Edward Dewey on 8 Feb 1858 in Monmouth. [Ref][Ref] Charles, the son of Alonzo Dewey, was born on 11 Dec 1835 in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Ref] Charles and Harriet had four children. [Ref]
    In 1880, Charles, age 44, and Harriet, age 42, were living in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts with their children. Charles was a farmer. [Ref]
    some descendants of Harriet Elizabeth Palmer
  4. Maj. George Henry Palmer was born on 16 Apr 1841 in Leonardsville, Madison, New York. He died on 7 Apr 1907 in Washington, DC. He married Julia Estelle Hoban.
  5. Charles Monroe Palmer was born on 12 Mar 1842 [Ref] in New York. He died after 1936, probably in Anderson, Shasta, California. It appears that he never married.
    On 8 Jan 1868 George wrote to Estelle, "'[Charley Dewey] wrote that Charly Palmer had been heard from and that he was still in Little Rock in some way connected with the Board of Registration."
    In 1900 Charles M. Palmer, born in New York in Mar 1843, with parents born in New York and Connecticut, was a single farmer in Anderson. [Ref] In 1910, he was a single fruit farmer in Anderson. [Ref] In 1920 he was a single farmer in Anderson. [Ref] In 1930 he was 88 and still farming in Anderson. [Ref] Charles appears regularly on the Anderson voter registration list (at least once as Charles Monroe Palmer); his last appearance is in 1936, where he is described as a Republican and retired. [Ref]
    There is a Charles M. Palmer who is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, Shasta, California. This Charles died in 1942, but his gravestone says that he was born in 1864. [Ref]
  6. Allen Rodliff Palmer was born on 7 Sep 1848 [Ref] in Illinois. He died on 2 Sep 1874. [Ref] "On the 22nd of Oct [1873] I went to Winimac Indiana to see my brother Allen who had fallen from a Balloon and was dangerously injured. I remained with him until he was past immediate danger... Allen subsequently died from the effects of his injuries received by this fall." [Ref]
    Allen was an aerial gymnast, who at 22 years of age, had made 160 descents. [Ref]
  7. Harmon Clark Palmer was born on 9 Sep 1854 in Illinois. [Ref] He died on 10 Aug 1897 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California. [Ref] He married Annie Wetzel.

 

above: Charles Monroe Palmer

below: Sarah Palmer

 

above: Allen Rodliff Palmer

Generation 8

MAJ. GEORGE HENRY PALMER (1840 - 1901) and JULIA ESTELLE HOBAN (1841 - 1933)

Parents: George Washington Palmer and Amanda Malvina Harding

George Henry Palmer was born on 16 Apr 1840 [Ref] in Leonardsville (a hamlet in Brookville), Madison, New York. [Ref] He died on 7 April 1907 [Ref][Ref] in Washington, DC. [Ref] He is buried in Arlington Cemetery with his wife and his daughter Ruth. [Ref] He married Julia Estelle Hoban on 22 Jan 1866 in the Reformed Church of Utica, Oneida, New York. [Ref]

George H. Palmer also has a headstone in section nine of the Monmouth cemetery in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, next to his parents. [Ref]

David A. Luff has transcribed George's journal, it can be viewed on his web page.

George enlisted in 1861 in Monmouth in Company G, First Illinois Cavalry. [Ref]

George earned the Congressional Medal of Honor on 20 Sep 1861 while a bugler in Troop G of the 1st Illinois Cavalry. The medal was given to him on 10 Mar 1896 and the citation says, "Volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same." [Ref]

George was promoted to first lieutenant of the 83rd Illinois Infantry on 21 Aug 1862 and to captain on 4 Feb 1863. [Ref] He was mustered out after the war on 26 Jun 1865. [Ref] He rejoined as second lieutenant of the 27th U.S. Infantry on 22 Jan 1867. [Ref] He was promoted to captain on 20 Mar 1885. [Ref] He was promoted to major of the 4th U.S. Infantry on 11 Jan 1899. [Ref] He retired on 27 Feb of that year. [Ref][Ref]

When George Palmer left the army, George and Estelle bought a farm in Illinois. It was very primitive. George died soon after. [Ref]

Photo of Estelle, below, and George, right

 

In 1870, Estelle was living in Davidson, Tennessee with George, age 2 and born in New York, and Mary, age six months and born in Illinois. [Ref] In 1880 Capt. George Palmer, Estelle and their children George, age 12, Mary, age 10, Ruth, age 7, Bruce, age 1, and Edwin, age 4 months, were living in Monmouth, where Estelle was a nurse. [Ref] According to the 1890 veteran's schedule, in 1890 George was a captain at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake, Utah. [Ref] In 1900 George and Estelle lived in Harrison, Winnebago, Illinois. [Ref] In 1910, Estelle lived with her daughter Ruth and granddaughter Laura in Chicago. [Ref] In 1920, Estelle lived alone in a boarding house in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. [Ref] In 1930 Estelle lived in Washington, DC with her daughters Ruth and Mary. [Ref]

George Palmer's letters

The Palmer farm

more photos

Gets a medal at last

General Bruce Palmer's short biography of his grandfather George Palmer

General Bruce Palmer's description of the 16th Infantry Regiment and San Juan Hill

Estelle was born on 25 Dec 1841 in Clairmorris, co. Mayo, Ireland. [Ref][Ref says Dec 1842 in Ireland] She died on 1 Nov 1933. [Ref] She had a sister named Bridget. [Ref] It is said that Bridget was born in County Roscommen (which borders co. Mayo), that she died at age 38 in Utica and married Joseph Nevin, who was born in Country Clare in 1799. It is also said that Estelle had a sister Winifred.

Julia Estelle Hoban newspaper clipping

Recollections of Estelle

Julia Estelles's sisters

A Julia Hoban, Irish and age 7, traveled from Liverpool to the US on the Waterloo, arriving on 2 Jul 1851. With her was a Stephen Hoban, age 9. [Ref]

 

Children of Maj. George Henry Palmer and Julia Estelle Hoban:

  1. Col. Guy George Palmer was born on 14 Jul 1867 in Utica, Oneida, New York. [Ref] He died on 1 Oct 1930 in Los Angeles. [Ref][Ref] He married Alice Hooper [Ref] on 14 May 1894 in Salt Lake City. [Ref][Ref] Alice was the daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Knowlton) Hooper of Salt Lake City. [Ref] She was born on 18 Jul 1873 in Salt Lake City. [Ref] She died on 19 Nov 1940 in San Marino, California. [Ref]

    Guy enlisted in the army at age 22. He was described as 5'5-1/2" tall with blue eyes, light brown hair and a light complexion. [Ref]
    Guy served with distinction in the Eighth Infantry in the Sioux Indian campaign. [Ref][Ref] He received the silver star in the Spanish-American War. [Ref] He was commissioned a Colonel at the outbreak of World War I and commanded the 341st infantry regiment in France. [Ref][Ref] After the war he was a professor of military science and tactics at the Unversity of California, Los Angeles. [Ref]
    In 1930 Guy was a 62-year-old army officer living in Los Angles. He was living with his wife Alice H., age 56. [Ref]


    Guy Palmer and San Juan Hill


    some descendants of Guy Palmer:
  2. Mary Palmer was born on 19 Nov 1869 in Illinois. [Ref] She married Brig. Gen. Charles Henry Noble as his second wife [Ref][Ref] on 21 Aug 1890 [Ref, pp. 403-8] in Salt Lake City. [Ref] Charles was the son of Daniel Winthrop Noble [Ref] and Harriet M. Blood. [Ref, pp. 403-8] He was born on 10 May 1843 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio. [Ref][Ref, pp. 403-8, 1845] He died on 4 Mar 1916, age 74. [Ref] Charles married first Sallie Kline. [Ref]
    Charles was a soldier in the Civil War and was mustered out a captain. [Ref] He was a member of the Bracken Rangers, the first troop of cavalry to be organised in Indiana, enlisting on 20 Jun 1861. The Bracken Rangers were assigned to the First Indiana Cavalry in Virginia and Charles remained with them for three years. After the war he became a school teacher but later received a commission as second lieutenant of Company B, Sixteenth Infantry. He was promoted and was captain of Company A, Sixteenth Infantry during the Spanish-American War. [Ref, pp. 403-8] He commanded a regiment at the Battle of San Juan Hill. [Ref][Ref, pp. 403-8] After the war he became major of the Twentyfifth Infantry and went to the Philippines. He was later promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Sixteenth Infantry and returned to the Philippines. He was promoted to colonel of the Tenth Infantry and returned to the United States. He was stationed in San Francisco, then at Fort Lawton near Seattle and then at Fort Steward in Alaska. [Ref, pp. 403-8] He retired as a brigadier general on 20 Oct 1906. [Ref][Ref, pp. 403-8, 6 Oct]
    In 1910 Mary and Charles were living in Indianapolis with their son Charles. [Ref]
    Charles Noble and San Juan Hill (by his son); Official reports of Charles Noble at San Juan Hill
    some descendants of Mary Palmer
  3. Estelle Palmer [Ref] presumably died young.
  4. Ruth Palmer was born on 25 Jul 1872 in Tennessee. She died on 19 Aug 1949 at Fort Brooke, San Juan, Puerto Rico. She married Col. Edward Carey.
  5. Brig. Gen. Bruce Palmer was born on 27 Jul 1878 [Ref] in Ft. Wallace, Kansas. [Ref][Ref] He died on 28 Jul 1958 in Washington, DC [Ref] and is buried with his wife in Arlington National Cemetery. [Ref] He married his second cousin Madeline Rebecca Harding. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 92]
    some descendants of Brig. Gen. Bruce Palmer
  6. Edwin "Ned" Palmer was born in 1880 in Illinois. [Ref] He married Gertrude Boomer in Shirland, Winnebago, Illinois [Ref] about 1910. Gertrude was the daughter of Edward H. and Celenda H. Boomer of Durand, Winnebago, Illinois. [Ref] She was born in Sep 1886 in Illinois. [Ref]
    After his father's death, Ned Palmer left school and went back to his father's farm to take care of his mother. He had nine [!] children and was an extremely successful farmer. [Ref]
    In 1910 Edwin and Gertrude C., born about 1884 in Illinois, lived in Harrison, Winnebago, Illinois, where Edwin was a farmer. [Ref] In 1920 Edwin and Gertrude were living in Harrison and Edwin was a farmer. [Ref] In 1930 Edwin was living with Gertrude B. in Harrison. They had been married when Edwin was 30 and Gertrude was 28. [Ref]

Generation 9

RUTH PALMER (1872 - 1949)

Parents: Maj. George Henry Palmer and Julia Estelle Hoban

Ruth Palmer was born on 25 Jul 1872 in [Davidson?] Tennessee. [Ref says that she was seven in 1880 and born in Tennessee.] Her father recorded her birth in his journal as "Ruth born July 25th ‘72". She died on 19 Aug 1949 at Fort Brooke, San Juan, Puerto Rico. [Ref] She is buried with her parents in Arlington Cemetery. [Ref][Ref] She married Col. Edward Carey in Aug 1895 at Fort Douglas, Utah. [Ref]. They divorced between 1910 and 1915, when her husband remarried.

In 1910, Ruth was living in Chicago with her mother Estelle and her daughter Laura. She was still married. [Ref]

She signed her will on 11 Mar 1948. She mentions her daughter Laura Carey Sibert and her son-in-law Edwin Luther Sibert. [Ref]

more photos

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