1G. Andrews Moriarity, Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, The American Genealogist, Vol. 20, p. 53 (1943).
"PALMER. George (omitted by Austin, add on page 143) was of Warwick, Providence and Kingstown. Perhaps a kinsman of George Palmer of Ipswich, Boston and Kittery, wine cooper (cf. Noyes-Libby-Davis, Gen. Dic. Me. & N. H., Pt. IV, p. 525).
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Married 30 Sept. 1662 Bethia, daughter of Roger Mowry of Providence (q. v.). They undoubtedly had issue at least two daughters: 1. Hannah, born 10 Oct. 1663, married 1680-82 Nicholas Gardiner of Kingstown, son of George and Herodias (Long) Gardiner (for their issue see Gardiner; cf. also article by Dr. Sheridan E. Gardiner in AM. GENEALOGIST, Vol. 17, pp. 50-52; they had a great-grandson and a grest-great-grandson named Palmer Gardiner); 2. Deliverance, born about 1664/5, married Edward Cleveland of Kingstown, and Exeter, R.I. (born 20 May 1663, died 1746), son of Moses and Anne (Winn) Cleveland of Woburn, Mass., and had issue: Deliverence of North Kingstown, R. I., and Killingworth, Conn., Edward Canterbury, Conn., born about 1686, married 17 Apr. 1716 Rebecca Payne, died 1770; Palmer of Exeter, R. I., died 1768, married Deborah Northop; Isaac of Canterbury, Conn.; Samuel of Pomfret, Conn; Mary, married Richard Adams of Canterbury, Conn.; George of Walpole, Mass.; Elizabeth, married Jonathan Shepard of Canterbury, Conn.; Abigail.".
1Pocumtuck Valley Memorial AssociationURL = http://books.google.com/books?id=1fIMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA410&lpg=PA410&dq=%22John+Sheldon%22+%22Hannah+Stebbins%22&source=bl&ots=7QullusTTL&sig=MifPx85tQ0waun5QxSEaJ_VquHA&hl=en&ei=yuB-S9HrIYTitgOG1NT8Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CBwQ6AEwCTgK# This source should put to rest any ideas that Deliverance Palmer married John Sheldon (b. 8 Dec 1658, Northampton, Hampshire, Ma). John Sheldon's real wife was Hannah Stebbins.
History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Vol. 1, p 410 (1890).
"Isaac and Mary Woodford Sheldon were blessed with thirteen children. John Sheldon of Deerfield, their second son and third child, was born in Northampton, Dec. 5, 1658. Among the companions of his childhood, were John and Benoni Stebbins, sons of John Stebbins of Northampton, and grandsons of old Rowland Stebbins of Springfield. In 1679, while yet lacking a month of his majority, he married their sister, Hannah Stebbins, she being then but fifteen years and four months old. The boy husband and his child wife remained in Northampton until after the birth of their first two children; but the pioneer spirit was born in him, and we find him soon, with his young family, among the founders of a frontier settlement, as her father and grandfather had been before him."