Lydia Palmerton

Last updated 9 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

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

Died: 25 Dec 1848 in Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Father: Joshua Palmerton (1785 – 1870)

Mother: Hannah Nichols (1793 – 1870)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia [Palmerton]).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Lydia (Palmerton) Smith).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia Palmerton).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, left side, entry 4

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia Palmerton).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes married name (Lydia Smith).

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birth

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes date (Dec. 8, 1818).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes location (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes location (New York).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (8th of 12th mo 1818) and location (Collins, N.Y.). However, Collins didn't exist until 1821, when it was split out of Concord.

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death

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Deaths page, left side, entry 13

Comment: Source includes date (25 of <unclear>mo 1848) and location (Collins, Ny).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source include date (25th of 12th mo 1848).

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes date (Dec. 25, 1848).

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father

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source identifies Lydia [Palmerton] as a child of Joshua Palmerton. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source implies Lydia [Palmerton] as a child of Hannah Nichols. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

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

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

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes year (1837).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes location (Collins, New York).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, left side, entry 4

Comment: Source notes that Gilbert P. Smith married Lydia Palmerton.

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (10th mo 4th 1837), and location (Collins [, New York]).

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Child: Nathan E. Smith (1838 – 1877)

Child: Emily A. Smith (1841 – 1919)

Child: Daniel Wheeler Smith (1843 – 1918)

Child: Hannah A. Smith (1845 – ?)

Child: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)

General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1821, an area of the town of Concord was formally split off and became the town of Collins. Lydia was born in this area, so although she was technically from Concord (since she was born before the split) a family register records her birthplace as Collins. [family-gilbert-smith-family-tree, book-history-of-concord-1883]

Gilbert and Clarissa moved in with his daughter Mary and her husband George Marris. They are both listed in the 1880 census, with a live-in servant. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26,34,35, dwelling 57

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Location: This database uses Concord, Niagra County, New York. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa implies Lydia was a native of Vermont, using the phrase "Gilbert and Lydia (Palmerton) Smith, were natives of Vermont ..." and Gilbert was from Vermont. [book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896]

FOLLOWUP

Lydia probably died in Erie County, New York. [research-ancestor-chart-of-george-spear]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

research-ancestor-chart-of-george-spear: <private> Engelmann, Ancestor Chart of George E. Spear, privately printed 1988; privately held

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