Palmer, Frederick

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Frederick was born on February 22, 1839 in Rensselaerville, a son of Asa Palmer and Hannah, a daughter of Daniel and Phoebe Dean Tanner.[1]

Marriage & Children

At about 1865 Frederick married Malvina Brezee on June 22, 1863 in Franklinton, NY. and had the following known children:

  • Franklin Palmer born April 27, 1866; died May 27, 1952 in Montclair, NJ.
  • Martha Palmer born December 14, 1869; died January 24, 1962 in Albany, NY.
  • Ellen Rosealba Palmer, born November 02, 1873; died April 02, 1942 in East Orange, NJ.
  • Frederick A. Palmer, born December 21, 1875; died June 20, 1922 in Waterbury, CT
  • Robert C. Palmer, born November 10, 1878; died February 03, 1968 in Hartford, CT
  • Calista Tompkins Palmer, born November 24, 1880; died August 1914 in Albany, NY.
  • Newton Brezee Palmer, born June 05, 1884; died August 19, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville/Westerlo
Names of Parents: Father: Asa Palmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 9 months[2]
Bounty Received: $100.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 23 Oct 1862
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[2]
Company: Company C
Deserted: 15 December 1862[3]
Deserted at: Albany, NY[3]
Apprehended: 20 May 1864[3]
Reassigned to: 40th Infantry, May 1864 by Special Order 162 to complete his term[3]
Enlisted in: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[3]
Company: Company K[3]
Enlistment Date: 1862[2]Dates not stated[3]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY[2][3]
Captured at: Petersburg, VA[3]
Captured on: 22 June 1864[3]
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, GA[3]
Paroled at: Jacksonville, FL[3]
Paroled on: 28 April 1865[3]
Muster Out Place: New York City, NY[3]
Muster Out Date: 9 Aug 1865[3] or 16 June 1865[2]
Additional Remarks: "He deserted before he was mustered. Was arrested at Washington while on his way to join his Regiment and transferred to another Reg. Was prisoner of war Andersonville Discharged June 16, 1865 P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."

Born in Rensselaerville, Age 22, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.[4]

Sources Used:, Andersonville Prisoners of War, CW Pension Index; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Frederick died on September 10, 1903 at Albany, NY and was buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery in Rensselaerville, NY. His wife also died in Albany, NY on June 14, 1919 and is buried beside him.


Altamont Enterprise, Friday, September 18, 1903
The remains of Frederick Palmer, a former resident of this place, were brought from Albany and interred in the Rensselaerville cemetery on Saturday last. He is survived by a widow, four sons, and four daughters.

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. Palmer Families in America, compiled and arranged by Hon. Horace Palmer, PHB, LLB
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases