One of the founding pioneers of the City of Danville. He was born in Connecticut and grew up in Vermont, later moving to New York, where he studied medicine. In 1824, he headed westward and settled in the Vermilion County area. He served as the territory's only physician for many years; he and his son later established the first drug store in area as well. He was also a founding member of the Presbyterian Church. He is remembered as a prominent and influential citizen during Danville's early years.
He married three times: to Lucy Hackley, of New Lebanon, New York, who died in 1827 in Vermilion County, Illinois, and the third time being to Adelia Hawkins whom he married on Nov. 20, 1827 in Vermilion County (one spouse's name is not known). In all, he fathered 17 children, 13 by his first wife, two by his second and at least two, Eben and Harriet, with Adelia.
Source: History of Vermilion County, Illinois by Lottie Jones (1911).
Abel Palmer (1757 - 1822)
Lucy Rice Palmer (1757 - 1824)
Lucy Hackley Palmer (1798 - 1827)
Adelia Hawkins Palmer (1808 - 1851)
Helen Palmer Bleau*
Eben Hawkins Palmer (1830 - 1905)*
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
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Dr. Asa Palmer was a native of Connecticut, who was born at Coventry in 1786. He became a resident of Vermont in his boyhood days, and later lived in the Black River country of New York. Subsequently he became a resident of Moscow, where both his parents ...(Read more)|
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