HENRY PALMER, was born 31 October or 1 November 1782 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. On 3 October 1809 he was married to Ann Elizabeth Jaques by the Rev. Dr. Gerardus A. Kuypers.
Henry and Ann Elizabeth Palmer had twelve children of their own, and adopted two.
– John Henry Palmer, b. 3 August 1810; d. 26 November 1811
– Henry Palmer, Jr., b. 5 April 1812; d. 5 September 1863
– John Palmer, b. 3 February 1814; d. 6 July 1820
– William Palmer, b. 27 February 1816; d. 28 November 1819
– Ann Elizabeth Palmer, b. 12 February 1818; d. 10 November 1821
– James Monroe Palmer, b. 5 April 1820; d. 9 November 1850
– David Betts Palmer, b. 14 October 1822; d. 9 March 1851
– George Washington Palmer, b. 8 January 1825; d. 22 June 1905
– Alfred Willets Palmer, b. 12 March 1827; d. February 1892
– Thomas Jefferson Palmer, b. 23 May 1829 (twins); d. 25 November 1856
– Margaret Ann Palmer, b. 23 May 1829 (twins); d. 25 March 1845
– Sophia Palmer, b. 24 January 1832; d. 12 July 1863
– Eleanor Maria Peterson, b. 29 September 1820; adopted 7 August 1825
– Ann Elizabeth Edwards, b. 7 October 18--; adopted 12 October 1837
According to family tradition, the family of Henry Palmer lived first in England, but moved to Amsterdam, Holland, where they owned and operated calico mills. Also this tradition states that Henry Palmer had his own trading ship, and traded in the Orient. (He did have a set of "export china" with the initials "HAP".) He moved to the United States before he was married in 1809.
Ann Elizabeth Jaques was born in Holland about 1793 and died in 1889, aged 96. She is buried at East Moriches Cemetery, Long Island. Henry Palmer, and his family, was living at 31 De ster Street, New York City, at the time of his death on 10 December 1842. He was buried in a vault in Sullivan St. In 1861 his body was removed to The York Bay Cemetery (Methodist Protestant Cemetery).
According to Alfred Palmer, Jr., Ann Elizabeth forgot how to speak English, in her old age, and reverted to her native tongue.
HENRY PALMER, Jr., son of Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Jaques) Palmer, was born 5 April 1812, and died 5 September 1863. He married Sarah Maria Lent on 22 April 1839. They had two children:
– Sarah E. Palmer
– Henry Palmer
Henry Palmer and his brothers, Thomas J. and George W., were members of the association which originally settled the Village of Mount Vernon. In the drawing for lots, Henry Palmer drew lot number 826. At this time he living with his mother, occupying the upper part of the house at 22 Pitt Street, New York City. The map of the Village of Mount Vernon, in the town of Eastchester, was made by Andrew Findlay, Surveyor, dated Westchester 7 June 1851, and was on file in the office of the Register of Westchester County.
Henry Palmer, Jr, died intestate, in the Village of Westchester on 5 September 1863, a widower at the time of his death.
SARAH E. PALMER, daughter of Henry and Sarah Maria (Lent) Palmer, was born 5 February 1846, and died in 1921 in Somerville, N.J. She married Charles R. F. Topham. They had three children:
– Louise Ernestine Topham, b. December 1880; d. 1948
– Sadie Alice Topham, b. April 1875; d. 15 April 1930; m. Thomas Wilson; no children
– Evelyn Topham, d. infancy
Charles R. F. Topham died 7 February 1904.
HENRY PALMER, son of Henry and Sarah Maria (Lent) Palmer, was born 22 February 1841 in New York and died 5 December 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Helen Buchanan. She was born 25 September 1858 in Missouri and died 15 September 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. They had three children:
– Henry Frederick Palmer, b. 3 July 1874; d. 5 February 1948
– Lawrence Charles Palmer, b. 2 October 1886; d. January 1964
– Adeline Palmer, b. 7 January 1893; d. 12 September 1925
|| II. GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER
GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER, seventh son of Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Jaques) Palmer, was born 8 January 1825 and died 22 June 1905. He married, first Mary Louise Bradshaw, who died 20 December 1869. He married second, Adelaide B. Bradshaw, sister of Mary Louise, on 7 February 1880. They were married in St. Augustine's Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Arthur C. Kimber officiating. Witnesses were P. Williams Fox, Mary Fox and Charles F. Oneil. He had four children by his first wife, none by the second.
– Walter Palmer, d. in infancy
– George Washington Palmer, b. 18 November 1867
– Mary Louise Palmer, b. 1869; d. 10 November 1931; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Lot 8999,#999)
– Minnie L. Palmer, b. 1863; d. 6 March 1869; buried same as above.
George W. Palmer and his brothers, Henry and Thomas J. Palmer, were members of the association which originally settled the Village of Mount Vernon. In the drawing for lots George drew lot number 769.
In October 1893 George W. Palmer made a deposition concerning his family, and the lot of Thomas J. Palmer. He concluded in by stating that "This deponent further deposes and says, that none of the foregoing heirs-at-law have parted with any of their rights as such heirs-at-law or otherwise in the estate of the said Thomas J. Palmer deceased and more particularly as to the said lot number Five hundred and fifty four (554) on the said map of the Village of Mount Vernon." This referred to the lot belonging to Thomas.
|| III. GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER
GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER, son for George Washington and Mary Louise (Bradshaw) Palmer, was born 18 November 1867 and died 5 June 1941. He married Emma Mary Adams in St. George Episcopal Church, New York City, on 21 May 1888 with the Rev. Richard R. Graham officiation. Emma Mary Adams was born 18 February 1870 and died 2 October 1919. They had eight children:
– George Washington Palmer , b. 18 August 1889; d. 13 September 1968
– Adelaide Beatrice Palmer , b. 16 February 1891; d. February 1978
– Edna Elva Palmer , b. 14 September 1892; d. April 1983
– Emma Muriel Palmer , b. 16 March 1894; d. December 1977
– Helen Esther Palmer, b. 13 March 1897; d. December 1983
– Charles Daniel Palmer, b. 4 December 1898; d. March 1978
– Ruth Lawton Palmer, b. 1 April 1902; d. 6 October 1990
– Paul Belmont Palmer, b. 28 December 1903; d. 29 August 1989
George Washington Palmer served as a divisional Y.M.C.A. secretary in France during World War I. At the time of his death, he resided at 15 Rutherford Place, Arlthington, N.J. He and his wife are buried in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Grave No. 2, Lot No. 35422, Section No. 124.
Emma Mary Adams was the daughter of Julia and John Adams. John Adams was a veteran of the Civil War, serving on the northern side. He was wounded in action.
|| IV. GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER
GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER, son of George Washington and Emma Mary (Adams) Palmer, was born 18 August 1889 and died 13 September 1968. He married first, Laura C. Bucher on 16 February 1911 at the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J., with the Rev. Lyman W. Allen orriciation. He married, second, Annabelle Rostead of Minneapolis, Minn,. on 31 December 1955. They were married at the Cincinnati, Ohio, Baptist Church.
George Washington and Laura C. Bucher-Palmer had three children:
– Adelaide Laura Palmer, b. 14 July 1912; m. Russell A. Bigalow on 20 January 1933; d. 29 May 1956; ch.: Kent Palmer Bigalow, adopted.
– George Washington Palmer, b. 28 July 1914; m. Peggy Lucy in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1946; ch. Lisa
– Audrey Doris Palmer, b. 16 July 1919; m. Richard Fritsche; ch.: Christina and Randall Palmer Fritsche
Laura C. Bucher-Palmer died 28 August 1947 at Covington, Kentucky.
George Washington Palmer worked as assistant to the general manager of the Prudential Insurance Company Newark, New Jersey. He retired on 31 July 1955. He married Annabelle Rostead in December of the same year.
His daughter Adelaide lived in Dowers Grove, Illinois. His son, George W., served as a C.P.O. aboard a submarine tender in the Pacific during World War II. He was a newscaster on station WKRC-TV, Ch 12, Cincinnati, Ohio.
His daughter Audrey lived in St Thomas, Kentucky. Her husband, Richard Fritsche, served as a Lieutenant with the United States Army in World War II.
|| IV. ADELAIDE BEATRICE PALMER
ADELAIDE BEATRICE PALMER, daughter of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born 16 February 1891 and died in February 1978.
EDNA ELVA PALMER, daughter of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born September 14, 1892 and died in April 1983. She married Charles Penn Moldt on February 14, 1916. They were marred by the Rev. George McNeely, Baptist Minister, Newark, N.J. They had three children:
– Charles Penn Moldt, b. 19 January 1917; d. 25 February 1918
– Henry William Moldt, b. 11 August 1920; d. 18 February 2006
– Elva Moldt, b. 1 June 1923
CHARLES PENN MOLDT, was a photo engraver for the New York Daily News. He and his wife lived in Arlington, New Jersey. Their son, Henry, married Gertrude Kelley in August 1946. He served in the Philippine Islands with the 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army in World War II. Their daughter, Susan Lee Moldt, was born 16 February 1947.
ELVA MOLDT, daughter of Charles and Edna (Palmer) Moldt, She was born 1 June 1923. She married Christopher Cutting Street on 26 October 1953. They had four children:
– Geoffrey Street, b. 1954
– Charles Christopher Street, b. 1952; d. 1953
– Christopher Street, b. 1956
– Cynthia Cutting Street, b. 1957
EMMA MURIEL PALMER, daughter of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born 16 March 1894 and died in December 1977. She was a supervisor with the Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey.
HELEN ESTHER PALMER, daughter of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born 13 March 1897 and died in December 1983. She was a supervisor with the Royal Insurance Company, William St., New York City.
|| IV. CHARLES DANIEL PALMER
CHARLES DANIEL PALMER, son of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, born 4 December 1898 and died in March 1978. He served with the 5th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in France during World War I.
RUTH LAWTON PALMER, daughter of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born 1 April 1902 in Brooklyn, New York and died 6 October 1990 in Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey. She married Madison Long Edgerton on 17 February 1926. They were married at the First Peddle Memorial Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey, by Rev. Joseph M. Toomey. Mr. Edgerton was born at Blairstown, New Jersey, and was a traffic engineer for Public Service Transportation Corporation, New Jersey. They had one child:
– Madison Long Edgerton, b. 29 September 1928; m. on 16 October 1958 to Camilla Shelley
PAUL BELMONT PALMER, son of George Washington and Emma M. (Adams) Palmer, was born 28 December 1903 in Brooklyn, New York and died 29 August 1989 in Birmingham, Michigan. He married Alice Beatrice Anderson on 22 June 1927. She was born 3 January 1906. They were married at the First Peddle Memorial Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey, by Rev. Joseph M. Toomey. They had two children:
– Paul Belmont Palmer, Jr.
– Gloria Joan Palmer
Paul Belmont Palmer, Sr., was Vice President, Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey.
|| V. PAUL BELMONT PALMER, Jr.
PAUL BELMONT PALMER, Jr., son of Paul Belmont and Alice (Anderson) Palmer, was born 20 May 1929. He married Lorraine Milne in July 1948 at the Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, New Jersey. Lorraine was born 29 June 1929. They had four children:
– Jeffrey Palmer
– Linda Elaine Palmer
– Garry Palmer
– Gregory Palmer
GLORIA JOAN PALMER, daughter of Paul Belmont and Alice (Anderson) Palmer, was born 3 April 1935. She married Roger O. Schembs at the First Presbyterian Church, Orange, New Jersey, on 26 August 1955. They have two children:
– Roger Allan Schembs
– Sandra Lynn Schembs
|| II. ALFRED WILLETS PALMER
ALFRED WILLETS PALMER, son of Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Jaques) Palmer, was born 12 March 1827 and died February 1892 at the New York Hospital. He married Lydia Ann Glasier on Sunday, 15 October 1854 at his home, 22 Pitt St., New York City. They were married by Edwin Halprien of the Seventh Presbyterian Church. Witnesses to the marriage were Sophia Palmer and Jacob Palmer. Alfred and Lydia Ann Palmer had four children:
– George Washington Palmer , b. 8 October 1856
– Alfred Willets Palmer , b. 30 August 1859
– William Ely Palmer , b. 2 December 1861
– Emma Pickford Palmer , b. 31 October 1867
Lydia Ann Glasier was born 22 March 1830 and died in 1899. She was the daughter of Joseph Glasier and his wife ____ Burns. They may have been Quakers from Philadelphia. The Burnses were of the family of Robert Burns, according to tradition. This line has not yet been traced.
Lydia was the niece of Lydia Glasier who married Capt. Edward Topping. Her cousin Louisa Topping married Henry Osborne of East Moriches, L.I. Lydia Glasier had a sister Emma who married John Pickford and a brother Joseph who was very lame. (letter from Aunt Alida) Emma and John Pickford had three children: Anne m. Muir Fleming; May m. a Mr. Jenkins; Ethel m. May's widower Jenkins.
The marriage certificate states that Lydia Ann was born in New York City.
Alfred Palmer was a coach maker by trade. (Denis Tilden Lynch, in his book, "Boss" Tweed: The story of a grim generation; published by Boni and Liverright in 1927, called him a "ship's calker".) He was one of the men who organized the Americus Engine Company, Number 6, on December 30, 1848. There were thirty-three men in the company, which included carpenters, painters, plumbers, merchants, etc., among whom were George D. Demilt, painter, William M. Tweed, chair manufacturer, and Robert Darrow, carman. The company was organized and established by the city authorities at the house of the Black Joke Engine Company No. 33, at Gouverneur Street near Henry. (Costello, Augustine E,. Our Fireman. A History of the New York Fire Departments, Volunteer and Paid, publ. 1887) At this time Alfred Palmer lived at 156 Hammond Street, New York City.
William M. Tweed was elected foreman of this company on 23 May 1850. He was re-elected 12 May 1851, at which time Alfred Palmer was chosen assistant, replacing J.H. Johnson, the artist. On 14 July 1851 Tweed resigned and Alfred Palmer became his successor. Palmer was re-elected foreman twice, on 10 May 1852 and 16 May 1853, which would take his term of office up to 8 May 1854.
The Americus Company received a new double-decker or "Philadelphia" style hand engine in 1850. The artist Johnson painted the panel sides of the Engine 6, and painted a canvas in 1853, showing the engine and the company at the Third Annual Parade of the New York Fire Department in June 1853. The Astor House is in the background. The painting, now on display at the American Museum of Fire Fighting, in Hudson, N.Y., shows Alfred Palmer, foreman, and the head of the marching men.
Mr. Kenneth H. Dunshee, Curator of the American Museum of Fire Fighting, and author of the book, As You Pass By, a history of New York City's fire companies, write that Alfred Palmer "was listed in the fire departments record as a couch maker. He must have been one of the ablest and best-liked firemen in the city to have received the foremanship of this company which was one of the most influential and powerful
"There were some of the saltiest, most experienced and heroic men in the company, so Palmer must have been quite a man to lean them and direct them."
"In 1853 in Six Engine House was at 23 Gouverneur Street, and A.P. lived at 62 Norfolk Street." (letter to V.P.B.)
We have the rod carried by Alfred Palmer, made of mahogany and ivory. It seems to be more ornamental that most. Mr. Dunshee write: "In those brisk days there were many fights and Engine 6 did its full share. It's members went fully armed for the brawls which often broke out. Apparently Alfred carried fancier equipment than most."
Alfred Palmer was a Master Mason.
In 1852 he lived with his mother and brother, Thomas J., at 62 Forsyth Street. (George Washington Palmer, Senior's deposition) He was living at 22 Pitt Street with his mother and brother Thomas in 1854, with his brother Henry living upstairs. It was in this house that Alfred married Lydia Ann Glasier who also gave this as her address.
Alfred and Lydia Ann later moved to East Moriches, Long Island, N.Y., taking his mother, Ann Elisabeth Palmer, with them. This was about 1863 or 1864, according to his son, Alfred, Jr.
When his term as foreman of the fire company was completed, Alfred was presented a gold watch by the members of the company, engraved as follows; "Presended by the Members of Americus Engine Co. No. 6 to Alfred Palmer as a Token of Esteem Nov. 15th 1855". His red-lined blue wool cape, as well as the watch and club, are still in the family, as are also his Mason's Knight Templar's hat and belt, and his Bible.
|| III. GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER
GEORGE WASHINGTON PALMER, son of Alfred and Lydia Ann (Glasier) Palmer, was born 8 October 1856 and died 29 October 1929. He married Mary Emma Wines, daughter of John Egbert and Emily (Baldwin) Wines. They had four children:
– Anna May Palmer , b. 8 July 1883
– Jeanette Wines Palmer , b. 28 April 1885
– Alida Palmer , b. 4 June 1889
– Otis Averill Palmer , b. 11 October 1892
George W. Palmer lived in East Moriches, Long Island, New York. He built his house and his own boats. He was a house and boat painter, by trade. He played a horn in the hand of the East Moriches Volunteer Fire Department. He was an outstanding vegetable gardener.
ANNA MAY PALMER, daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Wines) Palmer, was born 8 July 1883. She was named for Anna and May Pickford, the daughters of Emma Glasier-Pickford, She married George Carter on _______ and had one child:
– Harold Carter
JEANETTE PALMER, daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Wines) Palmer, was born 28 April 1885, and died 12 September 1948. She married Sidney Arthur Havens on 12 April 1905. They had two children:
– Virginia Palmer Havens, b. 18 September 1907; d. October 1978
– Raymond Daniel Havens, b. 29 May 1912; d. 22 December 2000
She lived in Center Moriches, New York.
ALIDA PALMER, daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Wines) Palmer, was born 4 June 1889 and died 18 November 1971. On 14 November 1911 she married George Norcross Havens. They had two children:
– Jeremiah Richard Havens , b. 21 December 1912; d. March 1978
– Elizabeth Alida Havens , b. 22 December 1916
They lived in Center Moriches, New York.
|| V. JEREMIAH RICHARD HAVENS
JEREMIAH RICHARD HAVENS, son of George and Alida (Palmer) Havens, was born 21 December 1912 and died in March 1978. He married Mable Armstrong on 10 June 1941. Jerry and Mable had:
– Barbara Cherlyn Havens
|| V. ELIZABETH ALIDA HAVENS
ELIZABETH ALIDA HAVENS, daughter of George and Alida (Palmer) Havens, was born on 22 December 1916. She married Herman Edward Swetman on 16 July 1939. their daughter, Carolyn Jean, was born 4 July 1942. Herman Edward Swetman died on _____. Betty married, second, "Bus" Jones.
OTIS AVERILL PALMER, son of George W. and Mary E. (Wines) Palmer, was born in East Moriches, Long Island, New York on 11 October 1892 and died 15 April 1957. He married first to Edna Hazel Hallock on 12 October 1916 by the Rev. Thomas Coyle, Westhampton Beach Presbyterian Church. They were divorced on 21 February 1937. He was married, second to Ruth Phelps on 4 October 1939, by Rev. Thomas B. Ehlers, Maryland. He had two children by his first marriage:
– Verna Palmer
Otis A. Palmer was a boat builder and Machinist in East Moriches, Long Island, New York. According to the Encyclopedia of Biography, 1959, "Otis A. Palmer was self-taught", except for his public school education in the schools of East Moriches. "His interest in the construction of boats was fixed at an early age, and it is recorded that he built his first boat , a small scow, from an old fence when he was ten years old and he sold it for a bean shooter. At seventeen he built and sold a practical sailboat. The following year be built his first power boat, in which he installed a two-cylinder, two-cycle, four-horse power Palmer engine. This marked the start of his boat building career. He always designed his own bahts, using the simplest of drawing tools and working models."
He worked also a carpenter and machinist. When he was nineteen years old, he built a house in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, of which he was justly proud. He built several other houses between then and 1914 when he entered the Coast Guard.
The Encyclopedia of Biography quotes a letter transcribing his government file:
The records at Coast Guard Headquarters show that Otis Averill Palmer (137-637), former surfman, enlisted in the U.S. Life-Saving Service (Now the U. S. Coast Guard) on 9 November 1914 and served until 22 February 1915 when he signed contract in the U. S. Coast Guard. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard until 21 October 1918 when he was honorably discharged. On 22 October 1918 he reenlisted and served until 24 May 1919 when he was discharged under honorable conditions.
His discharge came about through a Congressional bill (H. R. 16083), 21 February 1919:
Directing the Secretary of the Navy to grant an honorable discharge to Otis Palmer. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to release from the naval service of the United States, with an honorable discharge, Otis Palmer, United States Coast Guard, attached to station numbered sixty-five, on account of dependency of family.
His family included his father, his wife and first child. they live in the house where he was born-built by his father, George W. Palmer. About 1921 he bought his own boat yard, adjoining the land owned by his father, Later his father deeded to him the land on which the house was built, to become his at his father's death.
Otis Palmer was well known as a boat builder and engine repairer. He sold the boat yard after the hurricane of 1938 which caused the ocean to break a new inlet through to Moriches Bay and destroyed the boat yard, flooding it and the house. After he sold the boat yard, he worked on propellers in his workshop. The house was moved to a new site up the road.
The Encyclopedia tells about his work and quotes a letter describing his abilities:
"In his chosen phase of the trade, he was probably without a peer anywhere on the East Coast. An executive of a well-known New York Propeller engineering service paid him tribute in a letter which dwells in considerable detail upon his unique abilities:
During the Second World War the Government closed down on the use for civilian purposes of most metals. This, of course, included boat propellers which contain quantities of copper and zinc...Civilians, not including commercial fisherman, had to repair their old propellers or fashion one for their boats from another propeller of different size.
Otis Palmer, thru long familiarity with the baiting business, had undertaken to do this work as Propeller Reconditioned, and throughout the trade in this section of the country became known as a sort of wizard, being able to repitch wheels and do things to them that the average propeller Reconditioned believed to be impossible.... Otis Palmer kept very careful records, and this, in addition to his thorough knowledge of boats and engines, enabled him to figure and suggest the correct propeller for any size boat using any power. This, of course, entailed keeping abreast of the times as in the last fifteen years there have been radical changes in marine engines as well as boat design....He had many self taught innovations and short cuts that were not common to the trade or business.
He was considered to be a most obliging and painstaking person to do this work by all who contacted him. In fact, his prowess received national attention and acclaim in an article entitled "Whats the Pitch" of the Motor Boating magazine, of February 1952."
Otis Palmer collected "engines of old vintage and other outmoded equipment, which to him had a historic interest, His collection of items of this kind- with particular emphasis on two-cylinder engines was sufficiently large to constitute a small museum, Washington, D.C. It included marine engines, propellers, builders' block models, and other material relating to marine transportation.
VERNA PALMER, was the daughter of Otis and Edna Hazel (Hallock) Palmer. She was born on 17 February 1918 in East Moriches, Long Island, New York. She died on 30 April 1996.
On 10 April 1950, Verna married Haseltine Carstairs Bracey , son of Altamont and Pattie Lambert-Bracey, of Bracey, Virginia. They were married in her mother's home in Doswell, Virginia, by Dr. Joseph E. Carlin, the family's former minister in Flushing. Carstairs was born on 10 November 1911.
– Susan Bracey
– Hazel Patricia Bracey, born 5 January 1954 and died 31 January 1954.
– Carol Bracey
Verna was a graduate of Flushing High School, Flushing, New York and Hunter College, NYC, Class of 1939. She later attended National Bible Institute and New York University. She served in the Coast Guard as a SPAR in World War II. On 27 August 1948 she received a Master of Arts from the University of Richmond.
|| III. ALFRED WILLETS PALMER
ALFRED WILLETS PALMER, son of Alfred and Lydia Ann (Glasier) Palmer, was born 30 August 1859 and died December _, 1943. He married first Juliet Octavia Pollard, who died 14 February 1901. He married, second, Elizabeth Thompson Armstrong of Nova Scotia, who was a nurse caring for Mr. and Mrs. Stansbrough of East Moriches. He had no children.
Juliette Octavia Pollard was the sister of Josephine Pollard, writer, and of Captain Pollard of N.Y. Seventh Regiment. Juliette died in Manhattan.
Alfred Palmer remembered the riot of 1861 in New York City, as did his brother, George W. Palmer. He was a carpenter by trade.
WILLIAM ELY PALMER, son of Alfred and Lydia Ann (Glasier) Palmer, was born 2 December 1861, He died 19 February 1919 of the flu, in Freeport, L.I.
In 1892 he was living at 42 East 10th Street, New York City.
|| III. EMMA PICKFORD PALMER
EMMA PICKFORD PALMER, daughter of Alfred and Lydia Ann (Glasier) Palmer, was born 31 October 1867, and died 14 March 1919, after having contracted the flu from tending her brother.
She was an accomplished oil painter.
|| II. THOMAS JEFFERSON PALMER
THOMAS JEFFERSON PALMER, son of Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Jaques) Palmer, was born 23 May 1829. He was a member of the association which originally settled the Village of Mount Vernon. In the drawing for lots, Thomas drew lot number 554. At this time he lived at the home of his mother at 79 Christie Street, New York City.
In 1852 they moved to 62 Florsyth Street, and in 1853 to 127 Broome Street. In 1854 he lived with his mother at 22 Pitt St. with his brother Alfred W. Palmer, his brother Henry occupied the upper part of the house.
Thomas Palmer was a brass founder by trade. He died of consumption on 25 November 1856. He never married.
SOPHIA PALMER, daughter of Henry and Ann Elizabeth (Jaques) Palmer, was born 24 January 1832 and died 12 July 1863. She married Jacob Palmer. They had one child:
– Eliza Palmer
Sophia Palmer and Jacob Palmer were witnesses to the wedding of Alfred Willets Palmer and Lyia Ann Glasier on Sunday, 15 October 1854 at the Seventh Presbyterian Church, New York City.
ELIZA PALMER, daughter of Jacob and Sophia Palmer, married Richard Lillianthall. She died about 1888. She and Richard had two children, boys.
John Henry Palmer, John Palmer, William Palmer, and Anne Elizabeth Palmer, children of Henry and Elizabeth Palmer, are buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City. James Monroe Palmer, David Betts Palmer, and George Washington Palmer and buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. (G.W. Palmer is buried in Grave No. 999 Lot No. 8999.)