I am coming to the realization that all of Phil's family - both Norton and Palmer - were in upstate New York within a 100 mile radius during the 1800s. Yet the two families didn't come together until Doris Palmer (from Pennsylvania) and Clinton Norton (from Michigan) met at the University of Rochester in the 1950s. Nearby were the final resting places of their grandparents. The Palmer side stretches from Buffalo (where the Pattisons are buried) to Alfred (where the Palmers are buried). The Nortons can be found in Geneseo with status as founding pioneers of Groveland. And just over the line in Pennsylvania we have the Hacketts.
Now I just need to organize my thoughts and research to spend a week or two driving the backroads! But at least this week I'll be able to get to Geneseo and Temple Hill Cemetery for a visit with Asahel Norton. More picture to come I hope!