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James B. Palmer

James B. Palmer, farmer, Section 8, is a native of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Penn., born October 5, 1838. He was raised on a farm; he enlisted, in August, 1862, in the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 155th Regiment, Company C.

November 21, 1862, he was commissioned Quartermaster of the regiment in the Fifth Army Corps, First Division. June 21, 1865, he was mustered out, retiring to Pittsburgh, where he went into the brick business, where he remained until 1875, when he sold out and moved to Crawford County, Penn.

He went to farming; at this he continued until 1878, when he sold out and moved to Kansas, locating on his present farm, owning 160 acres, and getting fine crops. The corn this year will yield fifty bushels to the acre. In 1862, he married Miss Townley, of Pennsylvania. They have five children. Mr. Palmer while in Pittsburgh, was a member of the City Council, but has not been in public office since coming West. He is a member of the G.A.R., and also of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883

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