Cassius Palmer

 Cassius Palmer

Cassius Palmer was the child of Thomas & Sarah (Ball) Palmer.  He was born on September 22, 1820 in Vermont, USA.

On January 26, 1845, he married Ruby Rosette Turner, daughter of Joseph & Nancy (White) Turner, in Pittsfield, Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Ruby, was a direct ancestor of Peregrine White. Sometime before Ruby's death in November 1855, he relocated to Ashland County, Ohio.

On April 19, 1857 (age 36), Cassius father remarried Temperance Shaver, daughter of David & Mary (Mountain) Shaver in Ashland, Ashland County.

As of June 21, 1860, his occupation was listed as a Blacksmith on the U.S. Census in Sullivan, Ashland County.

Sometime before June 3, 1870, his family relocated to Woodland, Barry County, Michigan (per the U.S. Census for that year). Sometime before June  1880, he relocated again to Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan (per the U.S. Census for that year). He was listed as a Blacksmith in both 1870 & 1880.

He remained in Sunfield until his death on May 5, 1908. His cause of death was listed as some kind of poisoning on his death certificate. Cassius was buried at Sunfield Cemetery.


With Ruby Rosette Turner:

Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver [1845 - 1931]

Lucy Almira Palmer [1847 - 1900]

Ruby Rosette (Palmer) Mason [1853 - 1931]

With Temperance Shaver:

Marcus Adam Palmer [1858 - 1928]

Martha A. (Palmer) Brigg [1858 - 1933]

Thomas David Palmer [1860 - 1930]



Source Information:

U.S. Census records for 1860, 1870, 1880, & 1900.

Michigan Death Certificate.

Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900.

Michigan, Find a Grave Index.