Dolly Palmer

1741–1800 (Age 58)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dolly

When Dolly Palmer was born on 13 August 1741, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Palmer, was 36 and her mother, Dorothy Noyes, was 33. She married William Irish on 15 October 1761, in Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1800, in Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 59.

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Dolly Palmer
William Irish
Marriage: 15 October 1761
Mary Irish
Jesse Irish
Michael Irish
Gideon Irish
Dolly Irish
Smyton Irish
John W. Irish
William Irish
Susanah Irish
Isaac Irish

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15 October 1761
Dutchess, New York, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 40

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 46

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • 1790 United States Federal Census
  • 1800 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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