Zemira Zemira Palmer

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Zemira Zemira Palmer

Birthplace: W. Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Death: October 22, 1880 (49)
Orderville, Kane, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Orderville, Kane, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of George Palmer, Jr. and Phebe Palmer Brown (Draper)
Husband of Sally Palmer and Caroline Jacques
Father of Alma Zemira Palmer; Phoebe Kartchner (Palmer); James William Palmer; Newel Knight Palmer; Joseph Palmer and 13 others
Brother of Lovina Jane Palmer; Asahel "Asa" Palmer; William George Palmer; Eliza Palmer; Lydia Elizabeth Bruno and 1 other

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About Zemira Zemira Palmer

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Zemira Palmer was born the year after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints was organized in Fayette, New York. Living among the earliest “Mormon” converts, his entire life and that of his family was inextricably inter-woven with that of the early Saints. The faith of the Palmer and Draper families, as with all the Saints, was severely tried and tested as they were swept along in the turbulent stream of Mormonism in its desperate struggle for survival while defending their freedom to worship their God as they chose. As Utah Pioneers they contributed greatly in making the desert blossom as a rose in the rugged western American frontier. One month before his death, in a letter to his sister, Zemira made the following statement, and by living according to what it expresses, he was worthy to gain the great reward of which it speaks:

“There is one thing which seems to be true, the Lord is fulfilling His promises. He has said by the mouths of His prophets that He would send judgments on the wicked & trials on the faithful, so that everyone that can be shaken, will be, and those who cannot be shaken, shall gain the great reward of eternal life & supreme happiness.”


Excerpt from letter written by Zemira Palmer to his sister Lovina Palmer Munroe September 18, 1880, which was found on the website shown below:


The following information is from the book, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah:

Zemira Palmer, the son of George A. Palmer and Phebe Draper of Canada, was born August 3, 1831. He came to Utah with the first detachment Mormon Battalion in 1847. He married Sally Knight December 1, 1851, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Newel Knight and Lydia Goldthwait of Kirtland, Ohio. She was born December 1, 1836. Their children were: Alma Z., married Alzada R. Kartchner; Martha and Mary, twins, died young; Lydia A., married John Kartchner; Phebe, married Mark Elisha Kartchner; James William, married Mary Ann Black; George A., married Lucity Stalworthy; Jesse M., married Amanda Hoyt; Emma, married Wilford W. Heaton; Newel, married Lydia Robertson; Joseph, married Helen Jane Robertson; Chloe.

Zemira Palmer married Caroline Jacques in 1854 at Provo, Utah, the daughter of Thomas Jacques. Their children were: Sarah A., married Amos Cos; Susan, married Benjamin Black; George Edwin, married Estella MacElprang; Daniel W., married Violet Walker; Eve married Theodore Cox; Laura, married Henry Walker. The families resided i Provo.

Zemira was a teacher, a veteran of the Indian war and took part i the Echo Canyon trouble. He was also a farmer and died October 22, 1889, in Orderville, Utah.


Parents: George Palmer/Pheve Draper Brown

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Zemira Zemira Palmer's Timeline

August 9, 1831
W. Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
March 1, 1850
Age 18
March 1, 1850
Age 18
March 1, 1850
Age 18
June 12, 1853
Provo, Utah, Utah, USA

Birth of Alma Zemira Palmer

January 1, 1855
Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
January 1, 1855
Provo, Utah, Ut
September 18, 1855
Age 24