Biography of H. B. Palmer
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Palmer, H. B., of Newfield, was born in Orange county, October 12, 1822, a son of Daniel Palmer, who was a native of Orange county, but removed to this locality in 1832, settling in the town of Newfield, in what was known as the Sebring Settlement. Later he removed to Enfield, but returned again to the Settlement, and there he died in 1872. His wife was Phoebe Horton, of Orange county, by whom he had thirteen children, of whom our subject was the seventh, being now seventy one years of age. The latter has always been a farmer and tobacco raiser, and at one time operated a saw mill. July 1, 1846, he married Catharine Smith, of this county, a daughter of Nathan Smith, a native of Dutchess county, having removed to this locality in 1832, by whom he had three children: Sarah J., who died aged eighteen months; Lucy M., and Helen L., both of whom live at home, and both are artists in oil. Mrs. Palmer died in April, 1891. Our subject is a member of the Grange, is a Republican in politics, and at present is postmaster at Stratton's.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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