Joseph Palmer

about 1789–
New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Palmer was born about 1789, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Ebenezer Palmer, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Bowerman, was 41. He married Ruth Striker about 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Joseph Palmer
1789–
Ruth Striker
1794–
Marriage: about 1820
Daniel Palmer
Jane Palmer
Thomas Palmer

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1820
New York, United States
children

(3)

    Daniel Palmer

    MaleMale

    Jane Palmer

    FemaleFemale

    Thomas Palmer

    MaleMale

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1789

Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 8

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 31

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.

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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