I am wondering if it might be any connection to Gilbert Palmer. He was a Quaker, married first to Sarah Deuel, then to Mary Sherman. And he had a big batch of children by both. Both marriages were Quaker. I am from the second batch. I am not sure asbout the Canada thing. Some of my Quaker ancestors had to go up to Canada during the Revolution. My Palmers, or some of them (Gilbert and Mary Sherman Palmer) went to Danby VT, after they left Nine Partners and Charlotte, E Hoosac (eastern NY). A good Palmer source for these Palmers is the book by Horace Wilbur Palmer. It's a somewhat old book, but as I recall, lots of excellent details.