George Dudley Palmer

24 April 1834–16 May 1869 (Age 35)
North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of George Dudley

When George Dudley Palmer was born on 24 April 1834, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Palmer, was 30 and his mother, Katurah, was 34. He married Elizabeth Palmer about 1860. They were the parents of at least 8 daughters. He died on 16 May 1869, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Dudley Palmer
Elizabeth Palmer
Marriage: about 1860
Julia Almeda Palmer
Jessie Palmer
Lillian Palmer
Mary Rose Palmer
Nettie Keturah Palmer
Ida J Palmer
Martha Adeline Palmer
Rosa A Palmer

Spouse and Children

about 1860



    Nettie Keturah Palmer



    Martha Adeline Palmer


    Rosa A Palmer


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Palmer







    William Henry Palmer


    Mary Elizabeth Palmer


World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 14

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

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)

  • George D Palmer in household of John Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George D Palmer in household of John Palmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George D. Palmer in entry for James Edwin Sherman and Julia Almeda Palmer, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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