November 12, 1808, Little Compton, Rhode Island.
March 29, 1887, Newark, New Jersey.
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York.
Palmer attended Phillips Andover Academy (where he and Oliver Wendell Holmes were classmates) and Yale University. After Yale, he taught at a young ladies’ school in New York, then at a girls’ college in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1835, Palmer was ordained as a Congregational minister, and pastored in Bath, Maine, and Albany, New York, serving 15 years at each location. Around 1865, he became Secretary of the Congregational Union. Palmer retired in 1878. His works include:
where to get a photo of Palmer (photographer Napoleon Sarony reportedly made a portrait of him)