Palmer, David Adams

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David Adams Palmer was born in Rensselaerville on October 11, 1822, a son of Erastus Palmer and Maria Thorn[1]

Marriage & Children

David married at about 1859 at Otsego County, NY, Catherine,"Kate", Perry. They had one daughter, Martha Palmer, who was born at about 1868.

Military Service

Residence: Maryland, Otsego County, NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 30 Aug 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: Norwich, NY [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 1st Engineers [2]
Company: Company E[2]
Promotion Date: 1 Nov 1864[2]
Promotion Rank: Artificer[2]
Muster Out Date: 30 June 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place: Richmond, VA[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 32 to serve 1 year. [2]
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York; Town and Cities Register of the men who served in the Civil War


David died on August 18, 1893 and was buried at the Elk Creek Cemetery, Maryland, Otsego Co., NY. Catherine died on April 28, 1908 and is buried beside him.

David Palmer and his wife, Catherine Perry


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York