The question that we originally set out to answer was "Where in Alexander Co., IL would William Henderson Palmer be buried.
The Palmer clan in Alexander Co is concentrated in Clear Creek and Hazelwood Townships.
It bothered us why someone from Grant Co., WI would travel to the very southern end of IL to go logging, when the WI woods were begging for loggers.
The answer is that Alexander Co., IL is where William Henderson's brothers were born, and his cousins still lived there in 1860.
See William's family at
If you click on ancestors, it will take you back to 1725.
It appears that Spencer C's brothers homesteaded at 14S, 2W in Alexander Co. This is in the Shawnee National forest between Elco and McClure. Spencer's brother John, died at Elco in 1850. There is a Palmer Family Cemetery in Elco.
Some notes we made in our search are:
1860 Census Paris, Grant, WI
Henderson Palmer, 37 , 1822, Tennessee
Sarah Palmer, 32 , 1827, New York
William Palmer, 8 , 1851, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Palmer, 6 , 1853, Wisconsin
Andrew Palmer, 4 , 1855, Wisconsin
George Palmer, 2 , 1857, Wisconsin
Clara Palmer, 1.12 , , Wisconsin
George Salbzmen, 44 , 1835, Preußen
Theresa Salbzmen, 37 , 1822, Preußen
Ann Salbzmen, 13 , 1846, Preußen
BarlingSalbzmen, 10 , 1849, Ohio
Caspar Salbzmen, 6 , 1853, Kentucky
Henry Salbzmen, 4 , 1855, Kentucky
Frank Salbzmen, 1 , 1858, Illinois
1850 District 24, Grant, WI
Spencer Palmer, 56, NC
Henderson, 26, TN.
Mathew, 24, TN
Greene, 19, IL
John, 16, IL
George, 12, WI
James, 10, WI
Drury, 8, WI
Jane, 20, TN
Gleudower Vaughan, 18, Miner, WI
The family was fractured by 1870. We could not follow any of the individuals consistantly from then on