Priscilla Palmer

21 July 1809–11 September 1865 (Age 56)
Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Palmer was born on 21 July 1809, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Lemuel Palmer, was 32 and her mother, Martha Patty Babcock, was 23. She married Samuel Plomteaux on 30 October 1827. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. She died on 11 September 1865, at the age of 56.

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Samuel Plomteaux
Priscilla Palmer
Marriage: 30 October 1827
Maria Plomteaux
Henry Johnathan Plomteaux

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Plomteaux



30 October 1827


    Maria Plomteaux


    Henry Johnathan Plomteaux


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World Events (7)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 16

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

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

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  • Priscilla Plomteaux in household of Samuel Plomteaux, "United States Census, 1860"

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