Hello, I don't know if you still look at this site but I have an Eliza Pallister who married a James Whyte who went to America. They had a son George Whyte born about 1862 Darlington area. Apparently she died in Chicago.Eliza's parents were Robert Pallister(born 1811) and Emma Metcalf (born 1815) both born England but emigrated to USA (date unknown). As yet I haven't entered all my data for this family but as far as I remember Robert died Lake Geneva, Wisconson in 1888.
If this is your family I would be grateful if you could get in touch,