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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

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Where is Palmer, Massachusetts, USA? 

Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

The villages of Bondsville, Thorndike, Depot Village, and Three Rivers are located in the town.

Palmer was originally a part of Brimfield but separated after being too far from Brimfield. Palmer's first settler was John King... In 1731, a deed to land in today's Palmer renamed the town 'New Marlborough' after Marlborough, Massachusetts in today's Middlesex County. In 1731, residents of the borough renamed the town 'Kingsfield', after the aforementioned John King. Though in some papers in the Massachusetts General Court, it was referred to as the Elbow. A large group of Scots-Irish Presbyterians followed, arriving in 1727. Finally in 1752, it was named Palmer after Chief Justice Palmer. In 1775, Massachusetts officially incorporated Palmer...
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers) - Main Street looking West, Palmer, Mass.
Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

Main Street looking West, Palmer, Mass.
Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers) - Palmer, Mass. Trolley Station at Forest Lake Park
Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

Palmer, Mass. Trolley Station at Forest Lake Park

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The Nipmuc Indians of Brimfield, Monson, Palmer


The Nipmuc Indians of Brimfield, Monson, Palmer...Read MORE...

General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

5. PALMER. [Pop. 2,139. Inc. 1752.]
Palmer was originally settled by Protestant emigrants from the north of Ireland.

Swift,...Read MORE...

1848 - Palmer
This place was originally settled by emigrants from the north of Ireland; many of whose descendants ...Read MORE...

News  1851 - GREAT FIRE AT PALMER DEPOT - NASSOWANNO HOUSE BURNT - $70,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED
The beautiful village at Palmer Depot was visited by a terrible fire on Wednesday night, which laid ...Read MORE...

News  1888 - At Palmer, Mass., the Inabaug [sic] river overflowed on the 21st, flooding the town and doing great damage.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 25, 1888
Palmer Massachusetts, 1890
Palmer is a populous and thriving town forming the north west extremity of Hampden County. It is 84 ...Read MORE...

News  1891 - FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
A Congregational Minister Loses His Life at Palmer, Mass.

Palmer, Mass., Aug. 3. - The Weeks...Read MORE...

1906
Palmer, a banking post-village in Palmer township (town), Hampden co., Mass., on the Chicopee River ...Read MORE...

News  1908 - PALMER. FREIGHT WRECK MAKES TROUBLE
Cars Derailed at Bad Place Saturday Morning.

Traffic was tied up on the Boston and Albany,...Read MORE...

News  1909 - CHICAGO EXPRESS. HAD SERIOUS MISHAP AT PALMER TODAY.
Palmer, April 29. - Passengers on three sleepers, the diner and a passenger coach on the east-bound ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 72 ancestors who were born in Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers).
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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1742
John MURRAY (22 November 1720 - 30 August 1794) & Elizabeth MCCLANATHAN (1725 - 1760)
married 1742

1854
Peter Hopkins LITNO (LETOURNEAU) (8 March 1836 - 5 May 1912) & Edwidge GERARD (3 August 1835 - 14 September 1902)
married 6 February 1854

1862
John Benedict BOWLER (1835 - 13 November 1892) & Ellen CAVANAUGH (CAVINAGH) (GAVIN) (May 1834 - 28 March 1882)
married 19 January 1862

1885
Cornelius O'CONNOR (1863 - ) & Honora T "Nora" SULLIVAN (Feb 11, 1864 - )
married Oct 28, 1885
 

Cemeteries in Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

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