Joseph Pearse Palmer

Joseph Pearse Palmer was the only son of distinguished General Joseph Palmer, Senior. Before the war, he dealt West India goods and hardware at the Boston dock, where he participated in the tea protest. Palmer was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts. He also served in the battles of Boston, Rhode Island as a brigade major and as a quartermaster-general. Tragically, he died accidentally by falling off a bridge in Connecticut in 1788.