Phebe Draper

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Draper was born on 9 October 1797, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, William Draper Sr., was 23 and her mother, Lydia Lathrop, was 21. She married George Palmer Jr on 8 April 1815, in Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 28 February 1879, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Palmer Jr
Phebe Draper
Marriage: 8 April 1815
Lovina Palmer
Asahel Palmer
William George Palmer Sr
Eliza Palmer
Lydia Elizabeth Palmer
Zemira Palmer
Rhoda Ann Palmer

Sources (73)

  • Phebe Brown in household of Guernsey Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1797 New York Birth of Phebe Draper, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File"
  • Phebe Palmer Or Parmer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1798: Oneida, New York, United States

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.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

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Phebe Draper Palmer Brown

Phebe Draper Palmer Brown, the daughter of William and Lydia Lothrap Draper, was born in Rome, Oneida County, New York, October 9, 1797. The Drapers originally came from England to America in 1645, lo …

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