Henry Wilkinson Palmer

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Henry Wilkinson Palmer, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Albany, Albany Co., New York, 16 March 1820.1,2 He died at McMinnville, Warren Co., Tennessee, 11 December 1903.

Henry had an unknown first wife; he married (2) Mary Docia Walling, daughter of Hiram Kilgore Walling and Mahala Howard, at McMinnville, 13 October 1870;3 he married (3) Mary (…) at Warren Co., Tennessee, 1 April 1891.4

Henry first lived at Honesdale, Pennsylvania where he was a foreman in the Springfield Rifle factory, making guns during the Civil War. He had three children by a previous marriage when living in the North: John Edgar of Oklahoma; William Henry of Dyersburg, PA; and Mrs. Emma J. Doney of Bethany PA.

Family 1

  • Emma Jane Palmer5 b. 24 Sep 1843, d. 12 Nov 1930

Family 2

Mary Docia Walling b. 1 Jul 1836, d. 12 Jul 1889
  • Benjamin Franklyn Palmer b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 22 Dec 1905

Family 3

Mary (…)
This person was last edited on2 Sep 2022


  1. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), District No 1, Warren Co., Tennessee, population schedule, sheet #37B, dwelling #103, family #106, H W Palmer household, age 60, born in New York, a gunsmith; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1454 rolls, roll #1283.
  2. [S461] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), McMinnville, Warren Co., Tennessee, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 137, sheet #16, dwelling #314, family #344, Henry W. Palmer household, age 80, born Mar 1820 at New York, a gun smith; original data: NARA micropublication T623, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1854 rolls, roll #1603.
  3. [S393] Marriage Records Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900 (McMinnville, Tennessee: Womack Printing, 1965), 81.
  4. [S393] Womacks Marriages.
  5. [S2269] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1967,, Internet database online at ancestry.com), Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Viewed: Emma Jane Doney.