Biography of Joseph Palmer (b.1846 )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 596.

Joseph N. PALMER is a son of Henry and Mary A. (FLOOD) PALMER. The father was born in Virginia in 1814, and when about ten years of age moved with his parents to Kentucky. In 1830 he came to Pike County, Mo., where he married Nancy E. MCGOWEN, who bore him one son and two daughters. After her death he returned to Kentucky and married Mary A. FLOOD, and by her became the father of three sons and three daughters. After his second marriage he returned to Missouri, and in 1848 located in Lincoln County. In 1871 his second wife died, and two years later he wedded Mrs. Lydia J. HUTCHINSON, nee Yeater, who is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. PALMER has been quite successful in his business ventures through life, and has become a man of wealth and influence. Joseph N. PALMER was born in Ralls County, Mo., March 28, 1846, and spent his early days on a farm. He worked for his father until twenty-one years of age, and then began fighting the battle of life for himself, as a farmer. In 1870, the same year he was married, he located on his present farm of 236 acres of land. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and in his political views is a Democrat. His wife's maiden name was Nancy E. GILES. She was born in Lincoln County, April 9, 1847, and is a daughter of Williamson C. GILES. She became the mother of two sons and two daughters. She is a member of the Christian Church.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Neal Underwood, 20 April 2006.  Link change or update: 20 May 2006

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