Israel Palmer

16 January 1730–5 December 1769 (Age 39)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Israel

When Israel Palmer was born on 16 January 1730, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Wait Palmer, was 18 and his mother, Mary Brown, was 26. He married Lois Brown on 2 September 1753, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 December 1769, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Israel Palmer
1730–1769
Lois Brown
1736–1775
Marriage: 2 September 1753
Jesse Palmer
1754–1825
Margaret Palmer
1756–1808
Aden Palmer Sr
1758–1832
Darius Palmer
1759–
Marvel Palmer
1760–1855
Susannah Palmer
1762–1781

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1753
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

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 (3)

  • Israel Palmer in entry for Lois Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Israel Palmer in entry for Margaret Palmer, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Israel Palmer, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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