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Families of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Sophia TAYLOR & David PALMER Family 
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Sophia TAYLOR & David PALMER Family of Sullivan Township

1. David1 Palmer, son of David Palmer* and Eunice Unknown (Palmer), (#7736) was born 12 APR 1790. David died 13 MAR 1875 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 84. His body was interred MAR 1875 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

He married twice. He married Sophia Taylor BEF 1812. (Sophia Taylor is #7929.) Sophia was born 1796 in New York. Sophia was the daughter of Moses Taylor* and Martha Unknown (Taylor). Sophia died 7 JUN 1861 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 64. Her body was interred JUN 1861 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Unknown (Mabie) 23 JAN 1862 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tioga County Agitator - Feb. 5, 1862 issue: Married in Sullivan, on the 23rd ult., by Rev. R. Rockwell, Mr. David Palmer to Mrs. Elizabeth Maybee, aged 71 and 62 years. (Elizabeth Unknown (Mabie) is #18976.)

Elizabeth was born 1799 in New Jersey. She married LeviMabie*. Her body was interred in Ames Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Stone is in very bad condition - says Elizabeth, wife of ? Palmer died - illegible. Stone is of gray marble.

David registered to pay taxes 1812 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Bradford County was formed 1812-13. This list from Heverly, Vol 2, p, 199-200 includes the first taxables. The earliest version of Columbia township included parts of the later Troy township.

David registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

David was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Listed as Daviid Parmer, he lived between Elijah Gaylord and Allen Lane.

David was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. David was listed as David Parmer. Even well into the twentieth century, members of this family were frequently called Parmer.

David was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sophia and David had one male 5-10 and one female 15-20 in their household. They lived next door to David's brother, Stephen.

In the Census of 1850, David was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. David and Charles were farmers. David had property worth $2000.

In the Census of 1860, David was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. David was a farmer with real property worth $3000 and personal property worth $600. Thirteen year old Mary Ham was also in the household. David may have been born either in Oneida County NY or in Connecticut per 1850 census. Bradford County History page 137. Settled in Burlington, then in 1804 removed to Columbia, at age 14. A Columbia resident at County organization. page 200. Remembered in will of Moses Taylor page 171. Lived with Nancy (Dewey) in 1870. Assume she is his daughter. See work of John Arthur Tice for more information. John lists Alonson, Ransom, Lester, and Mary as children of this family. I have also included Nancy with whom he lived in 1870 and Charles who was in his household in 1850 and next door in 1860. See more recent work with different parents for David. He was among the earliest settlers in Sullivan, settling on the eastern boundary. He and his brother, Stephen, bought 1000 acres. Even today in 1996, at least one Palmer descendant, George Fethers, lives on land that was part of the original Palmer property. The Elk Run Methodist Church formed in 1864 and operating until 1992, was built on land donated by the Palmers. Diana KNOWLTON Warters includes the same six children in her work as I in mine.

David Palmer had the following children:

2 i. Ransom2 Palmer (#51642).

3 ii. Amanda Palmer (#51643).

David Palmer and Sophia Taylor had the following children: 4 iii. Alanson Palmer (#11520) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1814. Alanson died 12 Jun 1892 at age 77. His body was interred Jun 1892 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah A. Gardner BEF 1838. (Sarah A. Gardner is #11521.) Sarah was born 1814 in New York. Sarah was the daughter of George Gardner* and Eunice Unknown (Gardner). Sarah died 7 DEC 1897 at age 83. Her body was interred DEC 1897 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

In the Census of 1850, Alanson was listed as a head of household in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Alanson was a farmer with property worth $2000. Other members of the household were 46 year old Harriet Gardner who may be a sister or sister-in-law of Sarah and john Knapp age 22 born in NY. See other John Knapps, age 45 and 16, in household 001.

In the Census of 1860, Alanson was listed as a head of household in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Alanson and Sarah were in Columbia Township in the 1880 census, They were farmers.

5 iv. Nancy J. Palmer (#7063) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania DEC 1820. Nancy died 11 OCT 1903 at age 82. Her body was interred OCT 1903 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married Lyman Dewey BEF 1842. (Lyman Dewey is #7037.) Lyman was born 8 AUG 1818 in Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Lyman was the son of Allen Dewey and Fanny Loomis. Lyman died 21 JAN 1897 at age 78. His body was interred JAN 1897 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. In the Census of 1850, Lyman was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman was a farmer with property valued at $600.

In the Census of 1860, Lyman was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman was a farmer with real property worth $2500 and personal property worth $600. Charles was a farm laborer.

6 v. Lester Palmer (#9137) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 7 JUN 1822. Lester died 22 APR 1893 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 70. His body was interred APR 1893 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Adaline Provin 17 NOV 1848. (Adaline Provin is #9138.) Adaline was born 29 MAY 1822 in Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Adaline was the daughter of Shepard Provin. Adaline died 1 APR 1885 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 62. Her body was interred APR 1885 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lester and Adaline were farmers in Sullivan Township, present in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses. John Tice's writeup follows:" Lester purchased from his father on May 12, 1843 for the sum of $200.00, 98 acres of land and from R. F. Baker and wife on Feb. 9, 1865 a farm in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He also purchased other small parcels of land at various times. In 1886 he sold for a sum of $100.00 each, four farms: one to Fred Palmer (Bk 81 pg 417), containing 98 acres, one to Frank Palmer (Bk 81 page 584), containing 45 acres, one to Ed. Palmer (Bk 81 page 586), containing 47 acres, and one to Bert Palmer (Bk 82 page 154), containing 44 acres. In 1883 he also sold a farm to William Bates (Bk 72 page 591).

His (Their) home ( I have photo of home) was located on the side road from the main valley road toward Dewey Hollow. This house burned and was repl;aced with the existing house. Later it was often referred to as the "Charley Palmer" place. His last will and testament is recorded in Wellsboro, Pa. In it he left all his worldly goods to be divided equally in four shares to Frank H. Palmer, Dora A. Tomlinson, Edward S. Palmer and Bert L. Palmer. Frank Palmer executor. No mentions was made of his son Fred.

7 vi. Charles E. Palmer (#4785) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1831. Charles died 12 SEP 1863 at age 32. His body was interred SEP 1863 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Welch 1856. (Mary Welch is #4784.) Mary was born 17 APR 1836 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Mary was the daughter of Harry Welch and Abigail Harding. She married Perly Ludington. Mary died JAN 1901 at age 64. Considearble age difference between Mary and Perly, perhaps I have wrong generation??

In the Census of 1860, Charles was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Charles was a farmer with real property worth $600 and personal property worth $200. Minnie WELCH Seymour lists more children than the Harding genealogy which lists only Orson Ray and Clarence. Minnie refers to Clarence as Claire B. Harding Genealogy says Charles died 1863, but he appears to be in 1870 census in Sullivan. Confirm this. I do not have a date for Mary's second marriage. Dianna KNOWLTON Warters also lists only Clarence and Orson and gives the 1863 death date. This date would indicate a Civil War death. Charles and Mary were farmers in Sullivan Township.

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.