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Daniel Palmetier Sr. (abt. 1667 - 1751)

Daniel Palmetier Sr. aka Palmetter, Palmeter
Born about in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 30 Apr 1696 in Stonington, New London, CTmap
Husband of — married 12 Jun 1740 in Bozrah, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 84 in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2009
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Daniel, son of John Palmiter whose wife/wives are unknown, was born in 1676 at Stonington, New London County, CT.[1] He died before Sep 1752 at Norwich, New London County, CT, when inventory of his estate was completed. Daniel's will dated 5 Nov 1751 mentioned his wife Mary, son Ebenezer, son Elnathan, daughter Lydia Lathrop, daughter Hannah Eams, daughter Abigail Eams, and daughter Ruth Ford.[2]

He married first on 30 Apr 1696, at Stonington, New London County, CT, Joannah DAINS, daughter of Abraham DAINS and Sarah PEAKE; children (surname PALMETER).[3][4]

  1. Ebenezer - b. 16 Apr 1697, d. before 25 Dec 1771; m. Judith PARKE
  2. Daniel Jr - b. 17 Aug 1699, d. after 16 Mar 1742/43; m. Mary EAMES/AMES
  3. Lydia - b. 4 Nov 1701; m. John LOTHROP
  4. Manassah - b. 25 Nov 1703, d. before 1743
  5. Elnathan - b. 8 Sep 1705, d. before 1 Jan 1789; m. Elizabeth SCOVIL
  6. Anna/Hannah - bp. 9 Feb 1707/8, d. 12 Feb 1789; Josiah EAMES/AMES
  7. Rebecca - b. 30 Jul 1710, d. 1742
  8. Abigail - bp. 1 Mar 1712/13; m. Joseph EAMES/AMES
  9. Ruth PALMETER, b. 1717; m. Matthew FORD Jr

He married second on 12 Jun 1740, at Bozrah (now Norwich), New London County, CT, Mary EVERETT; no children. Interestingly, three of Daniel's children married Mary's children by her first husband Joseph Eames.[5][6]

He received a deed of gift dated 10 Jul 1703, Westerly, Washington County, RI, from John PALMETER stating that "I, John Palmiter of ye Town of Westerley in New England, husbandman, for and in consideration of love and good will and affection which I gave and have toward my loving son Daniel Palmiter do give and grant unto ye said Daniel Palmiter."[7]

In 1716, Daniel PALMETER Sr held a 200 acre lot—part was later given to his son Elnathan and the northeastern part was inherited by his son Ebenezer.[8]

He was called a tanner on a land record. In 1724, Daniel went to Norwich, New London County, CT, and was admitted to the church.[9] In 1728, Daniel sold "one half of a volentere right in Voluntown which right of land befell me by my honoured Father Mr. John Palmiter late of Westerley RI" for £10 to John Dixson.[10]

On 20 Sep 1732, Daniel and Joannah went to another town according to church records.[11] On 5 Apr 1741, Daniel and Mary were admitted to the church at Bozrah (now Norwich), New London County, CT.[12]


  1., discussion list, Jean Williams, "Daniel PaLmiter, b1670, son of John of CT. not of Joseph ParmeNer of Mass.," 1 Jun 2004.[1]
  2., mailing list, Donna, "Palmeter," 21 Oct 2002, (URL:
  3. Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870, ( NEHGS, 2011), Stonington, p 197; giving "Palmeter, Palmiter, Daniel, m. Johannah Dains, Apr.30,1696."
  4. Sabria Palmer Lamb, Some descendants of Abraham Dains and Sarah Peake, (Detroit MI: S P Lamb, 1989); digital images, (, p 100; giving "Joanna (Johanna) Dains (2), daughter of Abraham (1), was born February 2, 1671/2 in New London, Connecticut; died ----; married David Palnette, April 30, 1695. (Vital Records, Stonington)."
  5. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, p 69; giving Daniel,m.Mary Eams,Jun 12, 1740” (vol 3. p 27)
  6., Jean Williams, "Re: Ebenezer & Sarah Palmeter 1700's CT-RI?," 26 May 2004.[2]
  7., Nan Wolf, "Re: Daniel that mar. Joanna was son of John," 20 Mar 2008.[3]
  8. Mary E Perkins, Chronicles of a Connecticut farm, 1769-1905, (Provo UT: Operations Inc., 1905), digital image, p 31.
  9. Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut: From its Possession by the Indians to the Year 1866, (Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1874); digital images, Google Books, p 237.
  10., Nan Wolf, "Re: Daniel that mar. Joanna was son of John," 20 Mar 2008.[4]
  11. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, p 226.
  12. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, p 69.
  • Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, (Provo UT: Operations Inc., 2013), URL:
  • Wheeler, Richard Anson, History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Connecticut, 1674-1874 (T.H. Davis & Co., Norwich, Conn., 1875), Page 215.

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Palmeter-59 and Palmetier-1 appear to represent the same person because: Dupilicate families with surname spelling difference.
posted by Peter Rohman

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