Capt. Alexander Grant Smith Palmer

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Alexander Grant Smith Palmer

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: October 22, 1894 (88)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Palmer and Mercy Palmer
Husband of Priscilla Denison Palmer
Father of Nathaniel Brown Palmer; Alexander Grant Smith Palmer, Jr.; Louis Lambert Palmer and Elizabeth D Dixon Palmer
Brother of Nathaniel Brown Palmer, Capt.; Nancy Lord Stanton and Theodore Dwight Palmer

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About Capt. Alexander Grant Smith Palmer

Alexander Palmer, born 1806, and his brother Nathaniel, born seven years earlier, went to sea at an early age. Nathaniel became a ship's master before his 19th birthday as did Alexander by the time he was 21. They were young men who ventured into the most desolate regions of the world in search of profits from sealing and whaling.

For the next twenty years the two brothers distinguished themselves as career captains sailing packet and clipper ships to Europe and the Orient. In 1840 Alexander was presented with a gold medal by Queen Victoria for rescuing the crew of the shipwrecked Eugenie. After his retirement from the sea, Alexander served as a representative and senator in the Connecticut Legislature. He died in 1894.

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Capt. Alexander Grant Smith Palmer's Timeline

1806
January 26, 1806
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1840
November 16, 1840
Age 34
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
1843
May 29, 1843
Age 37
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
1845
July 21, 1845
Age 39
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
1847
1847
Age 40
Stonington, New London, CT, United States
1894
October 22, 1894
Age 88
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States