Lydia Palmerton


Born: 8 Dec 1818 in Concord, Niagara County, New York, USA

Died: 25 Dec 1848 in Erie County, New York, USA

Father: Joshua Palmerton (1785 – 1870)

Mother: Hannah Nichols (1793 – 1870)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Gilbert Palmer Smith (1812 – 1900)

Married: 4 Oct 1837 in Collins, Erie County, New York, USA

Child: Nathan E. Smith (1838 – 1877)

Child: Emily A. Smith (1841 – )

Child: Daniel Wheeler Smith (1843 – 1918)

Child: Hannah A. Smith (1845 – )

Child: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – 1931)


Lydia was born in the part of Concord that became Collins (Erie County) in 1821, and a family register records her as being born in Collins, not Concord.

In 1840 Lydia was probably still living in Collins (Erie County, NY) with her husband Gilbert and son Nathan. (The uncertainty is due to the fact that the 1840 census doesn't list anyone other than the head of the household.)

Change Date

This data was last changed on 31 Jan 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to notes]
1925 Iowa State Census
[applies to name, birth, marriage]
Ancestor Chart of George E. Spear
by Michael Englemann; [applies to death]
History of the original town of Concord
by Erasmus Briggs; Rochester, N.Y.; Union and Advertiser Company's Print; 1883. Subtitle: "Being the present towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins and Sardinia, Erie County, New York" [applies to name, birth, death, marriage, notes]
Private (Family Register, Gilbert P. Smith)
[applies to name, birth, death, marriage, notes]