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Gen Joel Palmer
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1810
Elizabethtown
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jun. 9, 1881
Dayton
Yamhill County
Oregon, USA

Served as a representative in the Indiana state legislature in 1843 and 1845. In 1845 he helped open the Barlow Road into Oregon, his trip published in 1847 as Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains. The book served as a guide book for future travelers to Oregon. Served in the Cayuse War as Peace Commissioner. Laid out the town of Dayton, Oregon. In 1853 became the superintendent of Indian affairs for the Oregon Territory, but was removed in 1857 for being too lenient. Served as Oregonís speaker in the house of representatives in 1862 and State Senator from 1864 - 1868. (bio by: RB) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ephraim Palmer (1788 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Derbyshire Palmer (1819 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Elizabeth Palmer Smith (1833 - 1862)*
  Lorenzo Palmer (1840 - 1902)*
  Melissa Palmer Johnson (1842 - 1917)*
  Joeline Palmer Mann (1845 - 1877)*
  William Penn Palmer (1849 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brookside Cemetery
Dayton
Yamhill County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Randy Fletcher
Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Apr 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6306919
Gen Joel Palmer
Added by: Randy Fletcher
 
Gen Joel Palmer
Added by: Randy Fletcher
 
Gen Joel Palmer
Added by: RB
 
 
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I read about your journey's over the Oregon Trail in wagon trains in the 1840's. You had the pioneer spirit. Thanks.
- Mike Lentz
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013

- jessicado
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
One should always be lenient with people. You had no reason to be fired...
Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 25, 2003
 
 
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