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From: "Cynthia Cochran Scheuer" <>
Subject: Re: [PALMER-L] Henry W. Palmer
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 16:13:42 -0800
I have lots of Palmers that Married into the COCHRAN lines. I am the Clan
Genealogist for the Clan Cochrane in North America! I also have
information on the COCHRAN's of Ross Co. OH. If you can email me your
COCHRAN lines I can see if I can help you on them. I have over 7,000
COCHRAN's on 3x5 cards and numerous files and notebooks on COCHRAN's
From: Valerie <>
To: Cynthia Cochran Scheuer <>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [PALMER-L] Henry W. Palmer
> Whenever two similar surnames cross over and over in a family it
catches my attention of course especially if they are two in my own that
> The surnames of Palmer and Cochran cross in my family. (At least
everything points to this being my next step in line) William Palmer
married to Fanny Cochran May 22, 1822 in Perry Co. Ohio. There is a
Richard cochran that married an Elizabeth Jairice on May 28, 1822.
> I believe but have not the actual final proof William is the father
of my ggg-grandfather Henry Palmer born in 1825. If it is not William then
it is Henry Palmer married to Sarah Teal in 1821. At least things seem to be
> I believe William came from New York. Cochrans and Palmer then
moved down into Ross co. Ohio.
>Cynthia Cochran Scheuer wrote:
>> PALMER FAMILY HISTORY
>> by. William W. Palmer
>> My father, HENRY W. PALMER, was born in 1784 near New York City. He
>> left fatherless at the age of 7. He had two brothers older and one
sister older named, Amy. She married Charles Reynolds, lived later in
norther Ohio. I had
>> a sister named Amy who died at age of 18 when I was nine. Father's
>> named Amy.
>> Father's first years were spent on a trading vessel as a cabin boy
>> He made one trip to Newfoundland on a fishing voyage. He then served an
apprenticeship and learned the shoemakers trade. He diposed of is goods in
>> Georgia in Summer.
>> My father married Lydia Lockwood in his 2th (20th?) year and soon
after volunteered to serve in an Artillery Company during the War of 1812-14
with England. He said he helped fire a salute of 12 cannons when the
>> started home. When the war ended he returned home and farmed several
>> years with my mother's father, Jacob Lockwood until he got the Western
>> Then he fitted up a large emigrant wagon, hitched two yoke of oxen to
>> and crossed the Alleghany Mountains, and spent some in partnership
>> logs from the mountains, sawing them into lumber then rafting them down
>> Susquehanna river and walking back after selling out. Finally he sold
>> interest in the mill and trraded one par of oxen for an emigrant boat and
>> hi own goods, oxen, wagon, and several other passengers and families, a
printing press, a carding machine, a preacher, and started for the Hoosier
State which was
>> about two years old then. (Indiana became a state in 1816 CS)
>> He piloted the boat from the Alleghany river to Rising Sun (then
part of Dearborn County, Indiana now Ohio County, Indiana CS) where he
tied up and found an abiding place and stayed thee about three years then
moved to a tract
>> of land belonging to David Close. He next purchased a part of the
Stephen Hastings farm and improved it and later sold it and bought the land
>> until I was 87 years old (my Yougest dau (Ethel was 33) (This would be
>> My father lived to be 94 years old. His grandfather was a soldier in
>> French War and was severly wounded three times in a fight with the French
>> Indian Wars.
>> His own father (my grandfather) was a soldeir in the Revolutionary
War and was
>> taken prisoner bye the Indians and came near starving while making his
>> He and two others, Smith and Winston were allowed to hunt for a few
hours but were guarded bye their captors until they were allowed a half day.
>> They started for a fort with nothing to guide them but the moss on
>> The weather was cold and they had no chance to lay in provisions and did
not dare to shoot for fear of being recaptured. They lived on bark and
roots and such birds and game they could capture. The other meng ave out
before the reached the fort.
>> His father kept on until he saw some men near a fort. He beckoned them
and they carried him into the fort and then went and found the others. The
first that gave out was dead. They carried the living one back to the fort
and nursed the two back to life.
>> My mother, Lydia Lockwood Palmer, was born in 1794 and reared in old
Stamford, Conn. where she lived until married in 1811.
>> They were married before father went to warf.
>> Her father, Jacob Lockwood was also a soldier in tghe Revolution.
He carried on a shop and repaired farm tools. He and his six sons carried
on a farm and shop making almost anything called for. The "Loyalists"
styled themselves as Federalists and remained loyal to the old crazy King
George of England.
>> Those Federalists went to Canada while the Patiots carried the
muskets in defending the Colonies.
>> The old Tories returned after the war ended but were not very
warmly welcomed bye the old "Stand Patters".
>> The Lockwood boys constructed the Federal plow for one of those
>> ms.copied 1969 by Ethel R. Palmer
>> Sent by Cynthia Cochran Scheuer, a gr gr granddau of Henry W. Palmer!
>> I am looking for the names of Henry's brothers and parents!! Can anyone