Thomas Palmer (c.1665 - 1743) MP

‹ Back to Palmer surname

Is your surname Palmer?

Research the Palmer family

Thomas Palmer's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Thomas Palmer

When Samuel was just a year old, his father was discharged by the church on June 30, 1708, for "scandalous immorality and intemperance." He was dismissed "by the advice of an ecclesiastical council of twelve Churches, which deposed him from the ministry, and laid him under Church censure. And some time previous to that, he had been dismissed by his Church and Congregation, and preached in a private home to a parry of his adherents." In disgrace, Thomas Pal mer most likely supported his family by practicing medicine among those "adherents" who stood by him. To his credit, however, Thomas was able to vindicate the family name by sending two of his sons to Harvard College, Samuel and his youngest sibling Job.It is unfortunate that Job died at twenty-five in 1745, five years after the death of his mother in 1740 and two years after the death of his father in 1743. All three are buried in the Middleboro Green Cemetery next to the First Congregational Church.

Source: The Life of Reverend Samuel Palmer, by Leonard Miele

view all

Thomas Palmer's Timeline

1665
1665
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
1699
January 9, 1699
Age 34
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1707
August 8, 1707
Age 42
Middleborough, Plymouth County, MA, USA
1713
1713
Age 48
1743
June 17, 1743
Age 78
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States