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Joshua Palmerton

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Individual

Born: 3 Mar 1785 in , , Vermont, United States

Died: 12 Jul 1870 in Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

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 677 (PDF page 695)

Comment: Source includes name (Joshua Palmerton).

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 299A (stamped) or 597 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 33; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 254

Comment: Source includes name (Joshua Palmerton).

census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 29 (form) or 119 (stamped); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 16 August 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" image 29; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803751]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 224

Comment: Source includes name (Joshua Palmerton).

census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Monroe County, Salem Township, page 40 (form) or page 223B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Ohio > Monroe > Salem" image 21; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1245 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552744]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 225

Comment: Source includes name (Joshua Palmerton).

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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 677 (PDF page 695)

Comment: Source includes date (March 3, 1785) and location (New England).

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 299A (stamped) or 597 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 33; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 254

Comment: Source includes age (65) and location (Vermont). Using the official census date of 1 June 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1784 to 1 June 1785.

census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 29 (form) or 119 (stamped); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 16 August 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" image 29; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803751]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 224

Comment: Source includes age (75) and location (Vermont). Using the official census date of 1 June 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1784 to 1 June 1785.

census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Monroe County, Salem Township, page 40 (form) or page 223B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Ohio > Monroe > Salem" image 21; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1245 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552744]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 225

Comment: Source includes age (85) and location (Vermont). Using the official census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1784 to 1 June 1785.

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death

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 678 (PDF page 696)

Comment: Source includes date (July 12, 1870) and location (Collins, Erie County, New York).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Hannah Nichols (1793 – 1870)

Married: 26 Jan 1812

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 678 (PDF page 696)

Comment: Source includes date (Jan. 26, 1812).

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Child: Joel Palmerton (1814 – 1815)

Child: Eliza Palmerton (1816 – ?)

Child: Elisha Palmerton (1816 – 1849)

Child: Lydia Palmerton (1818 – 1848)

Child: Joshua E. Palmerton (1820 – ?)

Child: Phebe Palmerton (1822 – ?)

Child: Joseph A. Palmerton (1824 – ?)

Child: Eunice N. Palmerton (1827 – 1852)

Child: Hannah Palmerton (1829 – 1848)

Child: James W. Palmerton (1831 – 1859)

Child: Mary Palmerton (1836 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Moved From Residence: 1809 at Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Moved To Residence: 1809 at Concord, Niagara County, New York, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

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 677 (PDF page 695)

Comment: Source includes year (1809) and location he moved from (Danby, Vt.).

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 677 (PDF page 695)

Comment: Source includes year (1809) and location (Collins). Note that in 1809, Collins was just being populated and was not a town until 1812. In 1809, the area was part of the area claimed by the town of Concord. And while it is currently in Erie County, that county didn't exist until 1821; in the given year, the location that would become Collins was in Concord, Niagara County, New York.

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Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) 1810

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1850

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1860

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Religion: (Society of Friends)

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 678 (PDF page 696)

Comment: Source includes year (1810) and occupation (farm).

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 299A (stamped) or 597 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 33; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 254

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1850) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 299A (stamped) or 597 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 33; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 254

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1850) and location (Collins in the County of Erie, State of New York).

census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 29 (form) or 119 (stamped); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 16 August 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" image 29; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803751]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 224

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 29 (form) or 119 (stamped); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 16 August 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" image 29; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803751]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 224

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (Collins, Erie County, New York).

census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Monroe County, Salem Township, page 40 (form) or page 223B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Ohio > Monroe > Salem" image 21; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1245 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552744]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 225

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (the town of Collins in the County of Erie, State of New York).

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 678 (PDF page 696)

Comment: Source notes that Joshua Palmerton was a "prominent member of the Society of Friends."

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1809 Joshua traveled with Stephen Lapham, Abram Lapham, and Stephen Peters, on foot and carrying all they needed in knapsacks, to inspect and select areas in which to settle. Joshua selected lands and contracted for these in 1810. [book-history-of-concord-1883]

Joshua was a prominent member of the Society of Friends and preached widely, usually traveled on horseback, and was often sent for, from long distances, to preach funeral sermons. [book-history-of-concord-1883]

By 1870, Joshua and Hannah were living in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Thomas and Mary Paxton. [census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40]

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 678 (PDF page 696)

census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Monroe County, Salem Township, page 40 (form) or page 223B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Ohio > Monroe > Salem" image 21; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1245 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552744]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 225

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Joshua's parents may have been the son of John Palmerton (b. 3 Mar 1759 in Danby, Rutland County Vermont; d. 31 Jul 1826 in Saratoga, New York) and Elizabeth Wilbor (b. 13 May 1759 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island; d. 1853 in Collins, New York). They may have married 4 Dec 1776 in Clarindon, Rutland County, Vermont. [research-joshua-palmerton-genealogical-study]

His mother, Elizabeth Wilbor may have been the daughter of George Wilbor (b. 23 Sep 1718 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island; d. 1777) and Deborah Randall (b. 24 Sep 1721 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts; d. ?). Deborah and George may have married c. 1747 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island. [research-joshua-palmerton-genealogical-study]

Joshua's siblings, all born in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, may have been Thankful (b. c. 1779), Elizabeth (b. c. 1781), John (b. c. 1783; d. 27 Feb 1885 in New York), Deborah (b. c. 1787), Sara (b. c. 1790), Henry W. (b. 8 Feb 1794; d. 9 Sep 1870), William Mather (b. 1796), and Edward (b. c. 1800). [research-joshua-palmerton-genealogical-study]

Joshua's sibling William and his wife Floranna (nee Delezenne) had a daughter Flora Palmerton, who married Alanson Clark. Their child Willis Gaylord Clark married Mary J. Maltby, daughter of Frederick L. Maltby. I wonder if they are related to our friend, <private> Maltby.

In the 1850 U.S. Census, a child of two years is shown in the household. The birth date is rather late for Hannah Palmerton to be having children (she was about 55), and it appears to be some 12 years after Mary and 23 years after Joseph. Could Charles be a grandchild? [census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a]

A 16-year old girl named Margaret Coil was living with the Palmertons in 1850. Was she a relative, friend, or just a border? [census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a]

Is Joshua buried in the Route 39 Quaker Cemetery, located about 1/4 mile east of Kerr-Warner Road, in Collins? The date on his headstone may be 18 Jul 1873.

In 1860, Joshua's household included his son Joseph and Joseph's family. It also included a boy of 11, Philip Weber, who was born in Germany. His relationship to the Palmertons is unknown, and he may have been a border or farmhand. [census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29]

In 1870, Duane Palmerton (13) is listed in the census in the household of Thomas and Mary Paxton, under the entryes for Joshua and Helen Palmerton. Thomas is a son-in-law of Joshua Palmerton. Is Duane Joshua's grandson? If so, by whom? Joshua's sone James is a likely candidate. He died after Duane was born, and was married a few years before. [census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-299a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 299A (stamped) or 597 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 33; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 254

census-us-1860-ps-ny-erie-collins-29: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 29 (form) or 119 (stamped); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 16 August 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" image 29; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803751]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 224

census-us-1870-ps-oh-monroe-salem-40: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Monroe County, Salem Township, page 40 (form) or page 223B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Ohio > Monroe > Salem" image 21; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1245 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552744]

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 225

research-joshua-palmerton-genealogical-study: “Genealogical Study: Joshua Palmerton,” webpage, Tripod.com

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