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Elnathan Palmetier (1705 - bef. 1789)

Elnathan Palmetier aka Palmeter
Born in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
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Husband of — married 16 Apr 1734 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
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Died before before age 83 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Elnathan, son of Daniel Palmetier and [[Dains-3|Johanna Dains], was born 8 September 1705 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony[1] and was baptized on 4 Nov 1705 at First Congregational Church there.[2] He died before 1 Jan 1789 when his wife took oath to administer his estate at Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.[3]

Note: Multiple death dates found; alt. place: Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He married Elizabeth SCHOFIELD/SCOVIL on 16 Apr 1734 at Colchester, New London County, CT; children (born Colchester; surname PALMETER):[4]

  1. Sarah (b. 18 Mar 1734/5)
  2. Elizabeth (b. 26 Jan 1736/7; d. young)
  3. Eunice (b. 11 Apr 1739)
  4. Elizabeth (b. 11 Dec 1741)
  5. Irene (b. 28 May 1745
  6. John (b. 7 Jan 1747/8)
  7. Nathan (b. 9 Mar 1749/50; d. 30 May 1827 age 78; m. Susannah SANFORD)
  8. Charles (b. 16 Feb 1751/2; d. 11 Aug 1811; m. Hannah HUNTLEY)

He received part of a 200 acre lot laid out for his father in 1716. In May 1748, Elnathan and his brother Ebenezer were among the members of the church of New Salem (partly in Colchester in Hartford county and partly in Lyme in New London county) who complained they had been without a minister for about 4 years at Stonington, New London County, CT.[5]

He was called son Elnathan by the will of Daniel PALMETER Sr dated 5 Nov 1751.[6] On 19 Apr 1760, Elnathan sold a lot in Stonington which had belonged to his father, Daniel, to his sister Abigail and her husband Josiah Eames of Nowich.[3] Before 29 May 1761, Elnathan went to Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he was granted 500 acres.[7]

Elnathan's will dated 24 Mar 1779 and proved 11 Aug 1789 with son John and wife Elizabeth as administrators.[3]


  1. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Barbour Collection) (Online Database:, NEHGS, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Volume: Stonington, page 197. [ See record at subscription site.
  2. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, (Provo UT: Operations Inc., 2013), URL:, p 315; giving "Elnathan, s.Danill bp.Nov.4,1705" (per vol 1, p 84).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cynthia A (Graber) Schroeder, "Family Group Record (Palmeter)", 11 Jun 2016 (Granger IN). Genealogy/Surnames-Mother/Information/Palmiter-Palmeter Family Group Sheet - 7 generations.pdf, p 11, Daniel Palmiter.
  4. Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870,, Colchester, p 127; giving dom, place, ch dob.
  5. Mary E Perkins, Chronicles of a Connecticut farm, 1769-1905, (Provo UT: Operations Inc., 1905); digital images, (, p 31.
  6., mailing list, Donna, "Palmeter," 21 Oct 2002, (URL: ctgen
  7. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land, (Salem MA: The Salem Press Company, 1910),, p 72-3.

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Palmeter-15 and Palmetier-4 appear to represent the same person because: Palmatier was one of the original spellings but changed once they left Canada and started migrating Maine,New York and western states.
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