Joel Palmer Family

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Joel Palmer Family

Husband: Joel Palmer

Born: 04 Oct 1810at: 
Married: at: 
Died: 09 Jun 1882at: Dayton, Yamhill Co, Or
Buried: at: 
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Mother:     
 

Wife: Catherine Caffey

Born: 15 Jan 1811at: , Bucks Co, Pa
Died: 1835at: , Bucks Co, Pa
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Mother:     
 

Children: 

Name: Hannah Palmer
Born: 1831at: , Bucks Co, Pa
Died: Bef 1845at: , , In
Buried: at: 
 

Name: Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
Born: 05 Mar 1833at: , Bucks Co, Pa
Died: 10 Apr 1862at: , , Or
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Andrew D Smith  
 

Name: Lovisy Palmer
Born: Jan 1835at: , Bucks Co, Pa
Died: 1835at: , Bucks Co, Pa
Buried: at: 
 

More Information:

About Joel Palmer:

In 1845, Joel Palmer headed for Oregon to decide "whether its advantages were sufficient to warrant me in the effort to make it my future home." He left his family behind so he would be able to explore Oregon without the encumberance of responsibility for his wife and children. Palmer did, indeed, decide to settle in Oregon, and he headed back East in the spring of 1846 to fetch his loved ones.

JOURNAL OF TRAVELS: Over the Oregon Trail in 1845 , by Joel Palmer
Originally published in 1847 after he traveled the Oregon Trail in 1845, Joel Palmer's Journal became for many emigrants the authoritative guidebook to the Eden that lay beyond the Rocky Mountains. Considered to be one of the most comprehensive and detailed primary documents available, Palmer's account of the journey west was widely circulated among overlanders who were eager to follow the Oregon Trail after 1847.


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