Lydia Palmer

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Palmer was born about 1790, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Palmer, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Sherman, was 22. She lived in Catharine, Schuyler, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 20 March 1824, in Lenox, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Chaffee Cemetery, Alene, Madison, New York, United States.

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Joseph Palmer
Hannah Sherman
Oren Palmer
Lydia Palmer
Washington Palmer
Lucretia D Palmer
Joseph Sherman Palmer
Dr Benjamin Palmer
Rebecca Palmer
Freelove Matilda Palmer
Emma Louise Palmer
Hannah Palmer

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  • Lydia Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.

Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.

Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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