Nathan B Palmer

5 July 1821–13 March 1847 (Age 25)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathan B

When Nathan B Palmer was born on 5 July 1821, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Denison Palmer Jr., was 39 and his mother, Hannah Slack, was 39. He died on 13 March 1847, in his hometown, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Denison Palmer Jr.
1781–1842
Hannah Slack
1781–1829
Denison B Palmer
1805–1876
William S Palmer
1807–1834
Coddington Billings Palmer
1810–1852
Ephriam Wheeler Palmer
1812–1838
Nathaniel N Palmer
1815–1837
Warren Palmer
1818–1845
Nathan B Palmer
1821–1847
Hannah Eliza Palmer
1823–1827

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 8

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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  • Nathan B Palmer, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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