Jonathan Palmer, III (1746 - 1810)

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Birthplace: Stonington, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, USA
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About Jonathan Palmer, III

He was the first postmaster, first collector and the first surveyor. "His commission as collector of the port of Stonington, was dated at Philadelphia, 1791, and was signed by George Washington as President and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary; while his commission as the Naval Officer was signed by Matthew Griswold, Governor of the State of Connecticut, and his commission as Postmaster of Stonington was from Timothy Pickering, Postmaster-General, was dated at Philadelphia in 1792. He was highly esteemed, not only by his own citizens but by those who occupied high places in the land." (N. F. Palmer.) Colonel Jonathan Palmer married in Stonington, November, 1782, Lucinda Smith, daughter of Oliver and Zerviah (Bingham) Smith, who was born 1765, died February 3, 1824, aged 59 years; he died January 2, 1810, " at the age of 64, loved and respected by the entire community." April 16, 1812, Mrs. Lucinda Palmer, executrix of the will of Colonel Jonathan Palmer sold a tract of land at Long Point, bounded by land of Captain Amos Palmer to Lodovick Niles.

In 1835 Jonathan Palmer of Philadelphia sold for six hundred dollars to S. P. Denison six acres of land in Stonington, butted by land of the heirs of Captain Amos Palmer's land, which was formerly owned by my late deceased father, Colonel Jonathan Palmer of Stonington.

Note: 1. Jonathan was the Custom House Officer in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co unty, PA, USA following his commision signed 1791 by President George Wash ington.

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Col. Jonathan Palmer, III's Timeline

1746
May 5, 1746
Stonington, New London Co., CT
1782
November 7, 1782
Age 36
Stonington, New London, CT
1783
1783
Age 36
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1785
1785
Age 38
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1787
1787
Age 40
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1789
1789
Age 42
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1793
1793
Age 46
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1795
January, 1795
Age 48
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1799
1799
Age 52
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1800
1800
Age 53