William George Palmer

25 Aug 1821 - 14 Apr 1891

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William George Palmer

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610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Son of George Palmer and Phebe Draper
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Life Story of Emma Bateman

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Life Story of Emma Bateman Emma Bateman’s parents were from England. Her father William Bateman was born 23 April 1823 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He must have emigrated to Iowa around 1840. Her mother Sarah Lavender was born 21 March 1824 at Bedford, Pondshire (Bedfordshire) County, England. She must have come to America about 1840. Emma was born the 5 August 1841 in Augusta, Polk County, Iowa. In 1843 Sarah married William Bateman and lived in Augusta, Iowa where William Henry was born in 1844. Then they moved to Gavis County, Missouri where Samuel was born. Samuel died there in 1848. Having embraced the Latter Day Saint Gospel the Batemans joined with other Saints and came to Utah arriving in Salt Lake City in 1849. Mary Ann was born on 21 March 1849 in Salt Lake City on her mother Sarah’s 25th birthday. The William Bateman family was in Salt Lake City in the 1850 census with Emma listed as 10 years old. Another sister, Elizabeth was born in 1851. Of course they went through all the hardships the other pioneers did such as making their own candles, living without stoves, using fire places for warmth and for cooking their meals. They also spun their own cloth and made their own clothes. The William Bateman family was called to help settle southern Utah moving to Cedar City where children Joseph 1853, James 1855 and John 1857 were born. At the age of 5 months John died. The William Bateman family was listed in the 1856 territorial census as living in Cedar City, Utah with Emma as 16 years old. Nearby, in Parowan, lived James Lewis. He was born Jan 12, 1814 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine. He was married to Emily Jennison Holman in St. Louis, Missouri 9 May 1847 by J. D. Grant, and they had six children by 1856. James embraced the practice of polygamy. His autobiography states that on Sunday Apr 5, 1857 he was sealed to Emma Bateman by Prest. Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. In the winter of 1856 and 1957 he had been elected to the state legislature so it is logical that he was in Salt Lake City. They had one son, James Nephi Lewis, who was born on 11 November 1859 in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah. It is said that Emma did not want to live in southern Utah with James Lewis (although her parents had lived in Cedar City). For whatever reason, the marriage did not last and they were divorced. No record of the divorce has been found. (Some descendants have stated that this sealing took place Sunday 5th April 1877 by President Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. That is incorrect since Brigham Young was in St. George from January to April 18, 1877.) The William Bateman family moved to West Jordon around 1858 and Thomas Lehi was born 26 Sept 1858. In the 1860 census the Batemans are listed as living in West Jordan, Utah. Emma Bateman is listed as a daughter age 19. There is no record of James Nephi Lewis with this family. He is also not listed with the family of James and Emily Lewis in Parowan, Utah. William George Palmer was born in 25 August 1821 in Haldiamond, Ontario, Canada. His father George Palmer died in 1834. Phebe Palmer had but four children with her when she came to Kirtland in 1834-5, her baby Rhoda Ann, Zemira (age 3-4), Lydia Elizabeth (age 8-9), William George (age 13-14). Along with the Saints she was driven from Kirtland to Missouri, to Nauvoo, Illinois. William’s mother Phebe married Ebenezer Brown, a widower with four small children in 1842. William married Susan Draper 24 Feb 1842 in Illinois. She died shortly thereafter. He married Mary Ellen Perdun about 1846 in Sycamore, DeKalb Illinois. They had three children (David Moroni Palmer 1846, George Alma Palmer 1849 and Hannah Jane Palmer 1854). They came to the Salt Lake Valley about 1855. His wife became discouraged and left him. Mary Ellen Palmer was separated from William but stayed in Utah at least until 1860 with two of her children. She later went to the Midwest where she spent the remainder of her life. In the 1856 territorial census William Palmer was living in Provo with Alma. Ellen Palmer was living in the 7th Ward of Salt Lake City with George Palmer and Mary H (Jane). David Moroni Palmer was living in the 5th Ward in Salt Lake City. In the 1860 Federal census taken on 17 August 1860, William Palmer and Alma Palmer were living in Draper, Utah with William’s mother Phebe and Ebenezer Brown. Just a few days later August 23, 1860 Ellen Palmer was living in Spanish Fork, Utah with Jane and Alma. (Was Alma splitting time with his parents?) Moroni Palmer age 14 was in West Jordan in the 1860 census living in the household of Llewellyn and Catherine Mantle. About 1861 Emma and William met. They had a son William George Palmer Jr. on 21 Sept 1862 in Draper, Utah. (There is an erroneous date of 21 Sept. 1857 for his birth to William and Emma Palmer based on his death certificate, which was reported by Mrs. C.S. Bullock of Bingham Canyon) Rhoda Palmer was born 3 May 1865 in Draper, Utah. Emma Rosella Palmer was born 14 April 1867 in Draper, Utah. There was a sealing of Emma Bateman to William George recorded 20 April 1867. Phoebe Lovina Palmer was born 13 Dec 1868 in Draper, Utah. In the 1870 Census Emma and William Palmer were living in Draperville, Utah. The following children were listed. Nephi 10, William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilla 3.Sometime after 1870 William and Emma Palmer moved to Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Zilpha was born 16 Aug 1876 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. Viola was born 20 Apr 1880 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. In the 1880 Census William and Emma Palmer were living in Deseret, Millard, Utah. The following children are listed. James N. 20, William 18, Rosilla 14, Rhoda 12, Phebe 9 Zilpha 4, Viola 2/12. William Palmer died in Provo, Utah 14 April 1891. In the 1900 Census Emma Palmer was living with her son William Palmer and daughter Viola in Scofield, Utah. Next door lived a widower Thomas Llewelyn. Emma Palmer married Thomas Llewelyn 30 December 1907 in Sandy, Utah. 1910 Census in Scofield Emma and Thomas Llewelyn are listed as married. Emma died in Scofield, Utah 11 Nov. 1912. She was buried there. Her tombstone has the name Emma Llewelyn inscribed on it. Children of James Lewis and Emma Bateman: 1, James Nephi Lewis b. Nov 1859 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah md.1 Francis Elizabeth Ferguson 14 July 1878 md 2 Susan Caroline Hall 2 Dec 1886 Kanosh, Utah. d.7 Oct 1940 Monticello, San Juan, Utah His death certificate in 1940 clearly states that his father was James Lewis of Cumberland Maine and his mother was Emma Bateman of Iowa. Children of William George Palmer and Emma Bateman: 1.William George Palmer b 21 Sept 1862 Draper, Ut. d. 1 May 1938 Salt lake City, UT md. 1 Maryetta Phillips 5 kids md.2 Rachel Mahela Loveless 23 July 1903 Scofield, Ut. 7 kids 2.Rhoda Palmer 3 May 1865 Fillmore, Ut. d. 1892 Utah md.1 William Aleson abt 1885 md 2 Erasmus Lysander Gee 17 Apr 1886, Lehi, Ut. md. 3 T. J. Gates age 45 Rhoda age 21 on 11 May 1889 in Provo, Utah. md. 4 J.A. McNorton 16 Apr. 1892 Provo, Ut. 3.Emma Rosella b. 14 Apr 1867 ?? Utah d. 2 Feb 1937 Twin Falls, ID md 1 Allred md. 2 Christian Jensen 17 Apr 1890 md 3 John C Olson. 24 June 1914 SLC Ut. 4.Phoebe Lovinia b. 13 Dec 1872 Dry Valley San Pete, Ut. bp 4 Sept 1884 d. 26 May 1945 SLC Ut. md 1 William H. Collins 7 Aug 1887 Utah. md 2 George Henry Jaggers 13 Apr 1889 Provo, UT md 3 George Smith 9 June 1920 Pocatello, ID md 4 Walter Franklin Bowers 1926 Salt Lake City, Ut. 5.Zilpha b. 16 Aug 1876 Deseret, Millard, Ut. bp. 4 Sept 1884 by William black d. 20 Oct 1941 Fresno Ca. md 1 William N. Kelley 1892 Deseret, Millard, Ut. md 2 Richard Taylor 11 Sept 1924 Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado. md. 3 George W Overholt or Overstreet. 6.Viola Palmer b. 2 Apr 1880 Deseret, Millard County, Utah d. 24 May 1937 Denver CO md 1 George Albert Penny 31 Jan 1896 Millard, Ut. md 2 Alfred Bismarck Lewis 26 Nov 1900, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah. Note: There was another family by the name of William and Emma Palmer that lived in Logan, Utah in the 1900 census. They were both from England. William age 69 and Emma J age 60. They had a daughter Lettie age 25 that has been mistakenly attributed to William George Palmer and Emma Bateman. Gerald Faerber compiled this history from the life story of Emma’s mother Sarah Lavender Bateman, the original handwritten autobiography of James Lewis, census records and the book The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper by Sarah P. Collingwood 1962

Marriage of James Lewis to Emma Bateman

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

James Lewis Marriage to Emma Bateman. James Lewis born 12 Jan 1814 in Gorham, Cumberland Maine married first Emily Jennison Holman. He was sealed to Emma Bateman, born 5 August 1841 in Augusta Iowa, on Sunday 5th April 1857 by President Young in Salt Lake City. In the 1850 census Emma’s father, William Bateman, and his family lived in Salt Lake County, Utah. The census shows Emma Bateman was 10 years old and was born in Iowa. In 1853 the William Bateman family lived in Cedar City where three brothers to Emma (Joseph, James and John) were born 1853-1857. In the 1856 territorial census the William Bateman family is still living in Cedar City, Utah with daughter Emma age 16. Another brother, Thomas, was born 26 Sept. 1859 in West Jordan, Utah. Cedar City is not far from Parowan where her future spouse, James Lewis was living. He probably met Emma in southern Utah. (Note in the 1856 territorial census James Lewis is in Parowan, Utah and William George Palmer (Emma’s second husband) is in Provo, Utah.) James Lewis was sealed to Emma Bateman in Brigham Young’s office in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 5, 1857. At the time James Lewis’ family was living in Parowan. He had been elected to the territorial legislature in the winter of 1856 and 1857. So it is consistent that he would be in Salt Lake City. In fact April 5, 1857 was a Sunday. They had one son, James Nephi Lewis, who was born 11 November 1859 in West Jordan, Salt Lake County. In the 1860 census Emma was in West Jordan, Salt Lake County living with her parents William and Sarah Bateman. There was a 1 year old brother Thos. Bateman. No mention of James Nephi Lewis. However, in the “Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848”, Nephi is listed with James and Emily Lewis, Emma Bateman and James Nephi are on the same record (although Nephi wasn’t born until 1859, nor were some of the other Lewis children). Nephi was born two months prior to Nathaniel Holman Lewis, a son of James and Emily). In1860 James Lewis was in Parowan with Emily and eight children. James and Emma’s marriage did not work out and they were divorced. It has been said that Emma did not want to live in Parowan. No record of the divorce date has been found. Emma Batemen must have met William George Palmer in the early 1860s. He was living in Draper and the Bateman family had moved from West Jordon to Draper. Church records indicate Emma Bateman was married next to William George Palmer on the 20 April 1867. She already had children by him, William born 1862 and Rhoda born 1865, Emma Rosilia born 1867) so perhaps this was a sealing date. William George Palmer had been married twice previously (first to Susan Draper in 27 Apr 1842 in Illinois. William George Palmer also married Mary Ellen Perdun around 1846 in Sycamore, Illinois. They had three children David Moroni, George Alma and Hannah Jane.) In the 1870 Census Emma is shown as a spouse to William George Palmer. They were living in Draperville, Salt Lake County. They have 4 children with (James) Nephi being 10, William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilia 3. In the 1870 census James and Emily Lewis are living in Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah. One history of James Lewis states James married Emma Bateman on Sunday Apr 5, 1877 in Brigham Young’s office in Salt Lake City. This is in error for several reasons. April 5, 1877 was a Thursday. Brigham Young was in Saint George, Utah from Jan to April 16, 1877, working in the newly dedicated St. George Temple. (reference is footnote 102 on page 75 in BYU studies Vol 44 no 3, 2005). Emma was living with William George Palmer and having kids by him (Zilpha born 1876). James Lewis was living in Kanab at the time. I have the original handwritten autobiography of James Lewis. It states right after entry about serving in the legislature 1856 and 1857, “Sunday April 5th Emma Bateman was sealed to me by Prest. Brigham Young at Salt Lake City.” A four digit year was inserted above the 5th that could be interpreted to be 1877, but it is not clear. Next sentence is “Was called to raise cotton in Dixie. Moved to Harrisburg, Washington County.” This was in the year 1861. The sentence about the sealing is chronologically out of place to be 1877. In the 1880 census William and Emma Palmer are living in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. They have seven children. Zilpha born in 1876 and Viola born in 1880. James N Palmer is listed as 20 years old. James Lewis is not found in the 1880 census. He had gone to Bluff, Utah on the hole in the Rock expedition. They got there in April 1880. His son George Frederick, a blacksmith, was still there in the census taken in June 1880. Records indicate James Lewis was returning to Kanab to get his family. Emily Lewis and children were in Kanab, Utah in the 1860 census. William George Palmer died 14 Apr 1891 in Provo, Utah. In the 1900 census Emma is living with her son William born 1862 in Scofield, Utah. Her youngest daughter Viola is also living with them. Next door is Thomas Llewelen a widower. Emma’s third marriage was to Thomas Lllewelyn on the 30 Dec 1907 in Sandy Utah. She is with him in the 1910 census in Scofield, Utah. She died 11 Nov 1912 in Scofield Utah. James Nephi Lewis married first, Francis Elizabeth Ferguson 14 Jul 1878, and then Susan Caroline Hall on 2 Dec 1886 in Kanosh, Utah. They had seven children. The death certificate of James Nephi Lewis dated 7 Oct 1940 states his father was James Lewis from Cumberland Maine and his mother was Emma Bateman from Iowa. There is a record of a William George Palmer Jr. born 21 Sept 1857 in Iowa to William and Emma. It is based on death certificate of William Palmer in 1938. The informant was Mrs. C. S. Bullock of Bingham Canyon. I think this is incorrect. William George Palmer (Sr) was living as a single man in Salt Lake City with his mother, step-father and son Alma in the 1860 census. Emma Bateman was living with her parents in Draperville, Utah. William Palmer (son of William George Palmer) is listed in the 1900 Census as having been born in Sept 1862. This is consistent with the 1870 and 1880 Census records. In the 1910 census he is listed as 50 years old. In 1920 census 58 years old. In 1930 census 69 years old. All indicate that he was born after 1861. Compiled by Gerald Faerber.

Life Story of William George Palmer

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Life Story of William George Palmer William George Palmer was the son of George Palmer and Phebe Draper. George Palmer was born 1795 in Canada. Phebe was born in Rome, Oneida County, New York, on October 9, 1797. William George was born 25 Aug. 1821, in Haldimand, Northumberland, Canada. His sister Lydia Elizabeth was also born in Haldimand in 1826-7. By 1831 the Palmer family was living in Loughborough township, Frontenac County. In 1832 Eleazer Miller came to Loughborough, Frontenac County, Ontario, preaching Mormonism, and in 1833 Brigham Young arrived Most of the Drapers accepted this new religion, but apparently George Palmer did not. When Phebe was baptized by Brigham Young on February 17, 1833, he remarked, "So you had to get your backside wet, did you?” He was baptized early in the Church probably about 1833 specific date not available. George Palmer died soon after this leaving her a widow with five children and another soon to be born, she no doubt began to make preparations to leave with her brother William or other Saints for Kirtland, Ohio, to join the Saints. (William left Canada in Sept. 1834. In Zemira's obituary it says: "and in 1835 the family moved to Kirtland, Ohio.") Phebe had but four children with her when she came to Kirtland, her baby Rhoda Ann, Zemira 3 or 4 years old, Lydia Elizabeth, age 8 or 9, and William George, age 13 or 14. Phebe arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1834-1835. Along with the Saints she was driven from Kirtland to Missouri, and from Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. The Saints from Kirtland had hoped to find peace in Missouri, but the persecutions became worse than ever, and with the help of her brother William Draper, Phebe crossed the Mississippi River back into Illinois. Hostilities again broke out and they moved to Nauvoo, heeding the call of their leader. William was in his early twenties at this time. He married Susanna Draper. She was born 24 Aug. 1820, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Thomas Draper and Mary Mosier. She died soon after marriage with no children. He married a second time to Mary Ellen Perdun. She was the daughter of David Perdun and Hannah Blue. She was born the 1st of July 1829 in Waynesfield, Ohio. She had moved to Illinois in the 1840s. William Palmer married a second time to Mary Ellen Perdun probably around 1846 in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois. They had two sons in Sycamore. David Moroni Palmer was born 25 April 1847. George Alma Palmer was born 10 August 1849. Mary was baptized in 1849. The family of William and Mary Palmer has not been found in the 1850 census. In the 1850 census Ellen Perdun age 22 born Ohio is listed with her parents David and Hannah in Decatur, Iowa. They next moved to Missouri. Hannah Saloma Jane Palmer was born in June 1854 in Missouri. They came west with the Saints to Utah about 1855. Family tradition stated “It seems that Mary could not bear the trials and burdens of the Saints and become discouraged returning to the East, taking her daughter Hannah with her. The boys remained in Utah, George with his father and David Moroni living with his grandparents.” However, this is not totally true based on census records. Mary Ellen Palmer was separated from William but stayed in Utah at least until 1860 with two of her children. She later went to the Midwest where she spent the remainder of her life. In the 1856 territorial census William Palmer was living in Provo with Alma. Ellen Palmer was living in the 7th Ward of Salt Lake City with George Palmer and Mary H (Jane). David was living in the 5th Ward in Salt Lake City. In the 1860 Federal census taken on 17 August 1860, William Palmer and Alma Palmer were living in Draper, Utah with William’s mother Phebe and Ebenezer Brown. Just a few days later August 23, 1860 Ellen Palmer was living in Spanish Fork, Utah with Jane and Alma. (Was Alma splitting time with his parents?) Moroni age 14 was in West Jordan in the 1860 census living in the household of Llewellyn and Catherine Mantle. About 1861 Emma Bateman and William Palmer met. They had a son William George Palmer Jr. in 21 Sept 1862 in Draper, Utah. (There is an erroneous date of 21 Sept. 1857 for his birth to William and Emma Palmer based on his death certificate, which was reported by Mrs. C. S. Bullock of Bingham Canyon) Rhoda Palmer was born 3 May 1865 in Draper, Utah. Emma Rosella Palmer was born 14 April 1867 in Draper, Utah. There is a sealing of Emma Bateman to William George recorded 20 April 1867. Phoebe Lovina Palmer was born 13 Dec 1868 in Draper, Utah. 1870 Census: Emma and William Palmer were living in Draperville, Utah. The following children were listed. Nephi 10, William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilla 3. Sometime after 1870 William and Emma Palmer moved to Deseret, Millard county, Utah. Zilpha was born 16 Aug 1876 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. Viola was born 20 Apr 1880 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. 1880 Census: William and Emma Palmer were living in Deseret, Millard, Utah. The following children are listed. James N. 20, William 18, Rosilla 14, Rhoda 12, Phebe 9 Zilpha 4, Viola 2/12. William Palmer dies in Provo, Utah 14 April 1891. He was buried there 15 Apr. 1891. Children of William George Palmer and Mary Ellen Perdun: 1. DAVID MORONI, b. 25 Apr. 1847, Sycamore , De Kalb, Illinois, d. 4 Oct. 1930, bp. 1 Nov. 1866, or 1 Jan. 1867; md. 1 Jan. 1869, Lucinda Ann Ayers about 1869. They had 14 children. He lived in Utah most of his life. He died in Ely, Nevada. 2. GEORGE ALMA, b. 10 Aug. 1849, De Kalb, Illinois. d. 22 June 1925 Scottsbluff, Nebraska. md. Estelle Jane Mattock in 1874. They had 8 children. He lived in Nebraska most of his married life. 3. HANNAH SALOMA JANE, b. June 1854 in Missouri; md. FRANK SMITH. They had 3 children in Iowa. Frank died in 1895. No record of Jane has been found after 1900. Children of William George Palmer and Emma Bateman: 1.William George Palmer b 21 Sept 1862 Draper, Ut. d. 1 May 1938 Salt lake City, UT md. 1 Maryetta Phillips 5 kids md.2 Rachel Mahela Loveless 23 July 1903 Scofield, Ut. 7 kids 2.Rhoda Palmer 3 May 1865 Fillmore, Ut. d. 1892 Utah md.1 William Aleson abt 1885 md 2 Erasmus Lysander Gee 17 Apr 1886, Lehi, Ut. md. 3 T. J. Gates age 45 Rhoda age 21 on 11 May 1889 in Provo, Utah. md. 4 J.A. McNorton 16 Apr. 1892 Provo, Ut. 3.3.Emma Rosella b. 14 Apr 1867 ?? Utah d. 2 Feb 1937 Twin Falls, ID md 1 Allred md. 2 Christian Jensen 17 Apr 1890 md 3 John C Olson. 24 June 1914 SLC Ut. 4.Phoebe Lovinia b. 13 Dec 1872 Dry Valley San Pete, Ut. bp 4 Sept 1884 d. 26 May 1945 SLC Ut. md 1 William H. Collins 7 Aug 1887 Utah. md 2 George Henry Jaggers 13 Apr 1889 Provo, UT md 3 George Smith 9 June 1920 Pocatello, ID md 4 Walter Franklin Bowers 1926 Salt Lake City, Ut. 5.Zilpha b. 16 Aug 1876 Deseret, Millard, Ut. bp. 4 Sept 1884 by William black d. 20 Oct 1941 Fresno Ca. md 1 William N. Kelley 1892 Deseret, Millard, Ut. md 2 Richard Taylor 11 Sept 1924 Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado. md. 3 George W Overholt or Overstreet. 6.Viola Palmer b. 2 Apr 1880 Deseret, Millard County, Utah d. 24 May 1937 Denver CO md 1 George Albert Penny 31 Jan 1896 Millard, Ut. md 2 Alfred Bismarck Lewis 26 Nov 1900, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah. Compiled by Gerald Faerber based on information in Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper By Sarah P. Collingwood 1962 and census records.

Life Story of Mary Ellen Perdun

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Life Story of Mary Ellen Perdun Mary Ellen was the daughter of David Perdun and Hannah Blue. She was born the 1st of July 1829 in Waynesfield, Ohio. She had moved to Illinois in the 1840s. William George Palmer, born 25 August 1821 in Canada, married Susanna Draper in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois on the 24th of February 1842. She died soon after marriage with no children. William Palmer married a second time to Mary Ellen Perdun probably around 1846 in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois. They had two sons in Sycamore. David Moroni Palmer was born 25 April 1847. George Alma Palmer was born 10 August 1849. Mary was baptized in 1849. The family of William and Mary Palmer has not been found in the 1850 census. In the 1850 census Ellen Perdun age 22 born Ohio is listed with her parents David and Hannah in Decatur, Iowa. They next moved to Missouri. Hanna Saloma Jane Palmer was born in June 1854 in Missouri. They came west with the Saints to Utah about 1855. Family tradition stated “It seems that Mary could not bear the trials and burdens of the Saints and become discouraged returning to the East, taking her daughter Hannah with her. The boys remained in Utah, George with his father and David Moroni living with his grandparents.” However, this is not totally true based on census records. Mary Ellen Palmer was separated from William but stayed in Utah at least until 1860 with two of her children. She later went to the Midwest where she spent the remainder of her life. In the 1856 territorial census William Palmer was living in Provo with Alma. Ellen Palmer was living in the 7th Ward of Salt Lake City with George Palmer and Mary H (Jane). David was living in the 5th Ward in Salt Lake City. In the 1860 Federal census taken on 17 August 1860, William Palmer and Alma Palmer were living in Draper, Utah with William’s mother Phebe and Ebenezer Brown. Just a few days later August 23, 1860 Ellen Palmer was living in Spanish Fork, Utah with Jane and Alma. (Was Alma splitting time with his parents?) Moroni age 14 was in West Jordan in the 1860 census living in the household of Llewellyn and Catherine Mantle. In the following ten years Mary Ellen had married a man named DeLand. He subsequently died and she moved to Iowa with her son George and daughter Jane. No information on this marriage has been found, In the 1870 census Mary DeLand a widow (born 1839 in Ohio) is living with her son George age 20 and daughter Jane age 16 in Grove township, Adair County, Iowa. David Palmer was living with his new wife Lucinda in Rockville, Kane County, Utah in the 1870 census. (former husband William Palmer was living with Emma Bateman and their children in Draperville, Utah) In the 1880 census Mary DeLand widow was living with her married daughter Jane and husband Frank Smith in Silver Lake, Adams County, Nebraska. Her son George was also living in Silver Lake with his wife and 4 children. David was living with his wife and 5 children in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. In the 1900 census Mary Deland widow was living with her son George and his wife Estelle in Rock Falls, Holt County, Nebraska. The 1900 census also stated that she had born 7 children with 3 still living. So there were 4 other children unaccounted for. Her daughter Jane’s husband Frank Smith had died in 1895 in Iowa. Jane was now living with her married daughter Lillian Walker in Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois. David Palmer was still living with his family in Deseret, Utah. Mary (Ellen Perdun Palmer) DeLand died 24, August 1902 in Rock Falls, Holt County, Nebraska. Children of William George Palmer and Mary Ellen Perdun: 1. DAVID MORONI, b. 25 Apr. 1847, Sycamore , De Kalb, Illinois, d. 4 Oct. 1930, bp. 1 Nov. 1866, or 1 Jan. 1867; md. 1 Jan. 1869, Lucinda Ann Ayers about 1869. They had 14 children. He lived in Utah most of his life. He died in Ely, Nevada. 2. GEORGE ALMA, b. 10 Aug. 1849, De Kalb, Illinois. d. 22 June 1925 Scottsbluff, Nebraska. md. Estelle Jane Mattock in 1874. They had 8 children. He lived in Nebraska most of his married life. 3. HANNAH SALOMA JANE, b. June 1854 in Missouri; md. FRANK SMITH. They had 3 children. Frank died in 1895. No record of Jane has been found after 1900. Compiled by Gerald Faerber from census records and William Palmer family records.

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1821
William George Palmer was born on 25 Aug 1821
William George Palmer was 10 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William George Palmer was 19 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William George Palmer was 38 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William George Palmer was 41 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
William George Palmer was 56 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William George Palmer was 62 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
William George Palmer died on 14 Apr 1891 at the age of 69
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