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Court H. Palmer, farmer, was born in Madison county, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1833, son of Joshua G. and Esther Palmer, nee Randall. His father and mother were natives of Connecticut, and came to New York in an early day, where they lived until his mother's death in the town of Lexington, Conn., in 1839. His early occupation was that of a farmer. He died at the home of his son, who is the subject of this sketch, Jan. 16,1868. Mr. P. was raised on a farm in New York State, and educated in the common schools, and in 1863 came to the State of Michigan, where he bought land on sec. 1, where he now resides.

He was married in 1863 to Miss Augusta Carr; she was born in Michigan. Their family consists of 3 childrenóLewis Grant, Walter Sherman and Herbert Frink. He is Supervisor of his tp., and the owner of 172 acres of land. Is a member of the Baptist Church at Napoleon, and a leading citizen in the tp., and one who has used his ability to aid in the collection of the matter pertaining to the tp. history of Napoleon.

Source: History of Jackson County, Michigan. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881, p. 982.



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