From: (Pompey Reunion Committee) 1875 Re-union of the Sons and Daughters of the Old Town of Pompey, Held at Pompey Hill, June 29, 1871. Courier Printing Co. Syracuse, NY
Was born in Brantford, Conn.,
in the year 1764. When he was seven years old his father died in
Connecticut, about the beginning of the Revolutionary War. As early
as 1790 he came from Brantford to Cazenovia, and bought a place with Col.
Lincklaen in 1797, in Pompey, near Oran, now owned by his grand-son Daniel
D. Palmer. Upon this farm he lived thirty-eight years. After
he died his son Noah owned it thirty-six years. He was a nail maker,
and worked for Col. Lincklaen at that business for five or six years.
It is said he made the first nails that were used in building in the town
of Pompey. He died in the year 1835, upon the land which he purchased
in 1797, in Pompey; his son Noah succeeding him in the title to the estate.
Two of his children, Noah and Martha, were born in Pompey, and these are
both now (1874) dead. One daughter Mrs. Edmund Thomas, is living.
Mr. Palmer was of that type of manhood whose stern and unyielding integrity
bears fruit, in the years when his form lies silent in the grave, of whom
it may be justly said, "Tho' dead he yet speaks."