Mehitable Palmer

8 July 1797–8 November 1870 (Age 73)
Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mehitable

When Mehitable Palmer was born on 8 July 1797, in Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Palmer II, was 34 and her mother, Joanna Youngs, was 34. She married Ebenezer Barr about 1814, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Jacksonville Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 8 November 1870, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Barr
Mehitable Palmer
Marriage: about 1814
Alexander Alva Barr
Joanna Barr
John Cook Barr
Esther Ann Barr
Oliver P Barr
Elizabeth Harriet Barr
Henry Barr
Abigail Ann Barr
Mary Jane Barr

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  • Marriage
    about 1814Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 22
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Mahitable Stringham in household of Phillip Stringham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mehitable Pasmer in entry for John Cook Barr, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • M Barr, "United States Census, 1850"

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