Dr,Rev Thomas Palmer, II

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Dr,Rev Thomas Palmer, II

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 17, 1743 (78)
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Palmer, Sr. and Ann Palmer
Husband of Elizabeth Palmer
Father of Mary Holbrook
Brother of Margaret Harriman; Samuel Palmer and Timothy Palmer

Occupation: Doctor, Reverend
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About Dr,Rev Thomas Palmer, II


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

From: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kwc/boynton/rowley_hist.html

In the autumn of 1675, twelve Rowley men were impressed into the service to meet the exigencies of King Philip's War, then raging. Their names are John Hopkinson, John Stickney, Joseph Jewett, Thomas Palmer, John Jackson, Stephen Mighill, John Leighton, Caleb Jackson, William Brown, Samuel Tiller, Joseph Bixby, and Simon Gowin. These men and others, under Capt. Brocklebank, were led in January, 1676, to Narragansett, and thence in March to Marlborough, where, in an assault upon the Indians, one of the company had his hand badly shattered by the breaking of his gun.

Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, with fifty men, was sent from Boston to the relief of Marlborough. Learning upon his arrival that the enemy had gone to Sudbury, he proceeded with his own and Capt. Brocklebank's party towards that town. Discovering a few Indians, and pursuing them about a mile into the woods, the English found themselves suddenly surrounded by some five hundred of the savages, who with hideous yelling opened a destructive fire. Almost every one of the men engaged on our side was slain. A monument was erected on the spot about 1730, by Benjamin Wadsworth, then president of Harvard College, and brother of Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, bearing this inscription: --

"Capt. Samuel Wadsworth of Milton, his Lieut. Sharp of Brooklin, Capt. Brocklebank of Rowley, with about Twenty-six other Soldiers Fighting for the Defence of their country, were slain, By ye Indian enemy April 18th 1676, & lye Buried in this place." The date should have been April 21st instead of April 18th.

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Dr,Rev Thomas Palmer, II's Timeline

August 1650
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
August 1650
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
June 27, 1715
Age 50
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
June 17, 1743
Age 78
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
January 10, 1911
Age 78
January 27, 1911
Age 78
July 6, 1974
Age 78
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States