Daniel Whitman Palmer

12 March 1814–18 February 1859 (Age 44)
Exeter, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Daniel Whitman

When Daniel Whitman Palmer was born on 12 March 1814, in Exeter, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Col. Gershom Palmer Jr., was 42 and his mother, Ruth Randall, was 41. He married Esther Miller Ball in 1834. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 18 February 1859, in Exeter Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in London, Monroe, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Whitman Palmer
1814–1859
Esther Miller Ball
1814–1890
Marriage: 1834
Angeline M Palmer
1836–
Gersham W Palmer
1838–1919
Isabella R Palmer
1841–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1834
children

(3)

    Angeline M Palmer

    Female1836–Female

    Male1838–1919Male

    Isabella R Palmer

    Female1841–1909Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Daniel W Palmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Whitman Palmer in entry for Isabele Squires, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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