Mary Palmer

1786–25 September 1879 (Age 93)
Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Palmer was born in 1786, in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, George Palmer, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Place, was 25. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Giles Kenyon. She died on 25 September 1879, in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rhode Island Corner, Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Giles Kenyon
Mary Palmer
Herman A Kenyon
Mandana Kenyon
Norman Orlo Kenyon
Ursula S Kenyon
Philo Grant Kenyon
Robert Freeman Kenyon
Helen M Kenyon

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 0
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State
Age 5
On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
Age 26
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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 (21)

  • Mary Kenyon in household of Giles Kenyon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Palmer in entry for Helen M Mix, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Kenyon in household of Jiles Kenyon, "United States Census, 1860"

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