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 He died at McMinnville, Warren Co., Tennessee, 11 December 1903.

Henry married, as her 2nd husband, Mary Docia Walling, daughter of Hiram Kilgore Walling and Mahala Howard, at McMinnville 13 October 1870.2

Henry first lived at Homesdale, 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.


Mary Docia Walling b. 1 Jul 1836, d. 12 Jul 1889
  • Benjamin Franklyn Palmer b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 22 Dec 1905
This person was last edited on29 Dec 2017


  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. [S393] Marriage Records Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900 (McMinnville, Tennessee: Womack Printing, 1965), 81.