From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 325, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"MRS. PLUMEA (PERRY) PALMER was born in Stanstead, Canada, November 18, 1822, and is the daughter of LUKE and IRENA (PATRICK) PERRY, both natives of Vermont, and of English and English-Irish extraction. The parents moved to Canada about the year 1800, where they reared a family of eleven children, and where the father died in 1850. The mother subsequently joined her children in this county, and here died about 1860, aged seventy-three. MRS. PLUMEA PALMER began school teaching at home in 1840, and next taught at Waterford, New York; next at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, for seven years. At the last-named place, she was married, in 1847, to REV. TRUMAN PALMER, who was then a student. The fall of the same year, he united with the Indiana Methodist Episcopal Conference; was located in Allen County (Indiana), later in Steuben County (Indiana), and then in LaGrange County (Indiana), where he died January 14, 1851. Soon after this event, MRS. PALMER moved to South Bend (St. Joseph County, Indiana), where she first taught a private school, and then for a year in the graded school. In the fall of 1852, she moved with her little family to Burnettsville (White County, Indiana), where she continued in her profession. It is more than likely that she has taught more terms than any other teacher in White County, having taught in the old court house at Monticello, a number of select schools there, and in Lockport, Carroll County, and the graded school at Burnettsville, her last term ending in the summer of July, 1879. MRS. PALMER is the mother of two children - TRUMAN F. an attorney at Monticello, and EMMA A., a teacher in the High School at the same place."