Daniel Palmer

Last updated 10 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 26 Sep 1778 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York, United States

Died: 3 Jan 1862 in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Father: Gilbert Palmer (1731 – 1806)

Mother: Mary Sherman (? – 1815)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 215-216 (PDF pages 224-225), "Palmer, Gilbert"; Pages 216-217 (PDF pages 225-226), "Palmer, Daniel'

Comment: Source includes name (Daniel Palmer).

death-daniel-palmer-1866: Death record for Daniel Palmer (1866); General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 Sep 2021) > “Palmer, Al - Parker, C.” image 315; DGS 004667387, image 315; citing “Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier”

Comment: Source includes name (Palmer, Daniel).

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birth

death-daniel-palmer-1866: Death record for Daniel Palmer (1866); General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 Sep 2021) > “Palmer, Al - Parker, C.” image 315; DGS 004667387, image 315; citing “Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier”

Comment: Source includes age (83yrs 3mos 8days) and location (Nine Partners N.Y.). Using his age and his death date of 3 Jan 1862 gives a birth date of 26 Sep 1778.

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death

death-daniel-palmer-1866: Death record for Daniel Palmer (1866); General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 Sep 2021) > “Palmer, Al - Parker, C.” image 315; DGS 004667387, image 315; citing “Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier”

Comment: Source includes date (1862 Month Jan Day 3) and location (Wallingford [, Vermont]).

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father

death-daniel-palmer-1866: Death record for Daniel Palmer (1866); General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 Sep 2021) > “Palmer, Al - Parker, C.” image 315; DGS 004667387, image 315; citing “Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier”

Comment: Source identifies Daniel Palmer as a child of Gilbert Palmer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

death-daniel-palmer-1866: Death record for Daniel Palmer (1866); General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 Sep 2021) > “Palmer, Al - Parker, C.” image 315; DGS 004667387, image 315; citing “Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier”

Comment: Source identifies Daniel Palmer as a child of Mary _____. (No surname is provided for Mary, but father Gilbert Palmer was married to a Mary.) The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

While Daniel is noted by The History and Map of Danby, Vermont as a respected citizen in hs early days, it also notes a darker side. He is identified as an alcoholic, and "quarrelsome" when intoxicated. The history then relates an incident in 1820 with Ephraim Briggs (another "quarrelsome" alcoholic) at the Red Tavern. At some point a dispute erupted. The fight resulted in the death of Briggs after Daniel jumped "with both feet into his breast." Daniel was arrested and charged with murder, but was acquitted by Barton Bromly, Esq. (who was not explicitly identified as a judge). The source doesn't note that this was a proper trial, the implication being that is was just a hearing. Brigg's friends were not satisfied and managed to have Daniel arrested a second time. In this case, he was convicted in a jury trial and sentenced to prison for life. According to the source, he received his sentence calmly and "politely thanked the judge 'that his sentence was not for a longer term.'" However, Daniel only served a couple of years. He was released after a petition requesting a commutation was presented to the governor and granted. After his release, Daniel remained in Danby for many years before moving to Wallingford. [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 216-217 (PDF pages 225-226), "Palmer, Daniel"

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Daniel married firstly Hanna [Herrick] (daughter of Henry Herrick) and secondly Polly Hopkins. [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 216 (PDF page 225), "Palmer, John"

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