After the snafu with the emails before, am almost hesitant to send an
email. However if I can walk into a fire and remove victims, nothing here
can hurt me.
On to better things, as a Palmer and a descendant of Solomon Palmer of Andes
(Palmer Hill is named for him), I am trying to be the Palmer historian. It
is not easy in NY to find and identify these old people. It seems there
were many different Palmer lines.
I only have a partial answer as I could not find more about him except that
the Biographical Review has him as Romaine. I had seen his name years ago
in my searches and thought he was in the Valley View Cemetery. I did not
find that to be,
Here is what is in the Bio Review; certain you can access this as well:
Walter Gladstone, who married Isabella Elizabeth Bigger, was born in
Scotland on the very last day of the year 1810, before the family removed to
the United States; and his wife was also born among the Scotia hills, but
four years later, in July, 1814. Walter was a life-long farmer, and came to
this country when little more than a boy. As soon as possible he bought land
midway between the centres of Andes and Bovina, and there resided till in
1858, when he was nearly fifty years old, he sold the place, in order to
make a new settlement in Gladstone Hollow, a locality named after his
family. There he owned a hundred and fifty acres, which he began to develop
in the best way; but his hopes were blasted by his death only two years
later, in 1860, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. His wife lived
till 1869, dying at the age of fifty-five; and both belonged to the Andes
United Presbyterian church. They had six boys and five girls, of whom only
two, Robert and William, have passed from earth. Margaret Gladstone is now
in Walton, the widow of Romaine Palmer, of Andes, her husband having been
killed while in the discharge of his duty as a member of Company E, in the
One Hundred and Forty-fourth Regiment of New York Volunteers. John Andrew
Gladstone lives in Andes. The next son is George, of whom more anon. Thomas
is an Andes farmer. Ann married P. S. Doig, of Walton. Walter, named for the
father, has a farm in Andes. Elizabeth lives unmarried in Walton. Her sister
Isabella is an Andes school-mistress. Another sister, Janet Gladstone, has a
home with her brother Tom in Andes.
Hope this is some help to you. I will try to find an old file I had to see
if there is any more on these unrelated Palmers. I had found that Solomon
lived in Westchester county before the Revolution and found his name in a
book of the Van Cortland family which is now a historical site.
Happy St. Patrick's day from the Palmers originally from Ireland.
On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Ray LaFever <ray.lafever(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Roman Palmer (born 1840, died December 1864) is one of the Town of
Bovina's Civil War Soldiers. He bought a house in Bovina in March of
1864, married Margaret K. Gladstone in July, went off to war in
September and was killed in action in December in South Carolina. I'm
trying to identify who his parents were. I think they were Saunders (or
Sanders) and Cornelia Palmer, but it's an educated guess at this point.
The family appears to have been from Connecticut, but were living in
Hamden when Roman was born. By 1866, Sanders and family had moved to
Bloomville. Sanders died in 1879. Any information that might help me
identify this soldier's parents would be appreciated.
Town of Bovina Historian
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