The collection contains a Palmer family genealogy written by Sarah Moore Fell (1822-1911) and an accompanying index compiled in 1966. The collection also contains deeds and legal papers concerning the Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pa., property purchased by the donor (a Palmer descendant).
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Biographical / Historical
The Palmer family was a Quaker family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Palmer family was a Quaker family descended from John and Christian Palmer, who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania., in 1683. Sarah M. Fell (1824-1911), who compiled the genealogy, was a Hicksite Quaker from Wilmington, Delaware, and a Palmer descendent. The collection contains a family genealogy compiled by Sarah Moore Fell (1822-1911) in 1898, pictures, and an accompanying index compiled in 1966. The collection also contains some Bucks County property records including deeds and legal papers
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Sarah M. Fell, the author, gave the original manuscript genealogy to her cousin, Amos Satterthwaite. After his death, his widow, Elizabeth Simpson Satterthwaite, gave the manuscript to her niece, Anna S. Palmer, who was a descendent of John and Christian Palmer. Anna S. Palmer gave the manuscript to FHL in 1968.
Jane Brey was a genealogist, and the records related to the property which Anna S. Palmer purchased in 1873 were added to the collection in 1969.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Anna S. Palmer, 1968
Donor: Property records, gift of Jane. W. T. Brey, 1969
Processed by FHL staff. Property records related to the property which Anna S. Palmer purchased in 1873 were added to the collection in 1969. Previously known as Palmer Family Papers.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Palmer Family Papers, RG 5/111, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/2210 Accessed December 06, 2019.