Palmer, Ray a Congregational minister, was born at Little Compton, R.I. No. 12, 1808; graduated from Yale College in 1830; taught, 1830-34; was pastor, 1835- 66; secretary of the American Congregational Union, 1866-78; associate pastor in Newark, N.J., 1881-84, and died March 29, 1887. He was a corporate member of the A.B.C.F.M. from 1854; visitor of Andover Theological Seminary, 1865-78; director of the A.H.M. Society, 1862-83. He was the author of Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865): — Home; or, The Unlost Paradise (1868). His Complete Poetical Works were published in 1876.