Looking for the parents of Walter Henry Lanphier b Feb 1837 in NY. Father unknown except born in NY, mother is Hester or Esther born in CT abt 1816 or 1817. This is the biggest clue I have.
This Walter Henry Lamphier is listed in the 1870 WI Census in Sturgen Bay, Door Co., as Henry 33 NY, Mary 26NY and the following children:Grace 4 b. WI, Alvina 1b. WIand a Hester 54b. in CT.
They appear again in the 1880 Census for Cook Co., IL.as W. H. Lanphier 63, b. NY Father NYMother CTMary30NY M. Aliva 11WI, George9WIBenjamin6IL and Esther 63 CT.Esther lists her relationship as mother to head of household.
Then in the 1900 Stella Twnsp, Woods Co., OK they are found again as Walter H. Lanphear and wife Mary.