Biography of Edward H. Palmer
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Palmer, Edward H., born in Westchester County, N. Y., October 29, 1820, is the only son of Israel D. Palmer, a cotton manufacturer of that place, who died when Edward was about ten years old, He was educated in the common schools and spent his boyhood on a farm. Early learning the trade of tanner in Orange County he became a. practical tanner and currier. Corning to Elmira in the spring of 1842 he engaged in tanning in partnership with Francis Bowman, who had recently bought the old tanyard of William Williams, now the site of Richardson's row on Water street. Here he was. in active business for six years, or till 1848, when he moved to his present location. Mr. Palmer has served as town supervisor and has been a member of the Board of Education one term. He married, in 1851, Julia, a daughter of Adna Bridgeman.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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