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Generation 1. - Thomas Applegate

Thomas Applegate was born circa 1604, and died after 1656 at Gravesend, Long Island (New York). He is the earliest Applegate from whom our lineal descent can be proven.

There are many differences of opinion as to where Thomas was before he and his family came over to the New World. Most people agree the family's English roots were in Norfolkshire, England, but many sources think Thomas, and possibly his father spent several years in Holland. In 1578 the Dutch opened negotiations with English merchants in Antwerp to bring over English settlers to Holland and Zeeland (southwestern part of Holland) to work in the trading houses and expedite goods flowing between England and Holland. By 1617, English manufacturers had sites all over the Dutch Republic. It is a good possibility our Applegates spent time in Holland, and Thomas Sr. may have learned and worked the rag trade in Holland. It may be no coincidence the Applegates were one of several early English families allowed to settle New Netherlands in the 1640's. Although the Dutch were desperate for settlers, and willing to take Englishmen, they preferred people who spoke Dutch, had lived in Holland, or were married into Dutch families. Several of Thomas's early English neighbors fit this description, and it is possible Thomas did as well.

Thomas married Elizabeth Mary Wall circa 1620. She was also born about 1604 - most likely at Norfolkshire, England. Some sources claim that Thomas met and married Elizabeth in Holland, and at least some of their children were born there. The Wall family was of English origin, and were in the earliest colonial records along side the Applegates.

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Bartholomew Applegate
    • b. circa 1620 - England
    • d. 1690
    • m. Oct 1650 to Hannah Patrick (-1692) at Gravesend, Long Island (New York). They had the following children: John Applegate (c. 1650-1688); Hannah Applegate; Mary Applegate; Daniel Applegate (c. 1652-1710); Thomas Applegate; Benjamin Applegate, and Jacob Applegate.
  2. Helena Applegate
    • b. circa 1621 - England
    • d. 1652
    • m. Thomas Farrington and had child Thomas Farrington, Jr.
    • m. 15 Aug 1646 to Louis Hulot
    • m. Carl Morgan (-before 1652) and had children John Morgan and Thomas Morgan (c. 17 Jul 1650).
  3. Margaret Applegate
    • b. circa 1625 - England
    • m. Richard Sadler
  4. John Applegate
    • b. circa 1630 - England
    • d. 1717 - Fairfield, CT
    • m. Avis Goulding (c. 1637-03 Feb 1716/7) and had child John Applegate
  5. Thomas Applegate II
    • b. circa 1632
    • d. 1699 - Monmouth County, NJ
    • m. circa 1678/9 to Johanna Gibbons at Monmouth County, NJ

Generation 2. - Thomas Applegate, II

Thomas Applegate II was born circa 1632 and died before 29 Mar 1699 at Monmouth County, NJ.

He was probably married twice. His first wife's name is unknown. His second wife was Johanna Gibbons, daughter of Richard Gibbons, and they were married circa 1678/9 at Monmouth County, NJ.

Johanna was born circa 1652 in NJ and died after 1699 at Monmouth County, NJ. For further information on her ancestry see the Gibbons Family.

Thomas and his brother, John, were brought up on bootlegging charges on more than one occasion. Ther were the earliest recorded bootleggers in our family. Although the Baptists and Methodists in the family did not approve of drinking, there are several examples of our teatotaling Applegates taking anip or two... for medicinal purposes, of course.

The Gibbons were prominent land owners in early New Jersey, and lived previously near the Applegates in Gravesend. Johannah's father was appointed sheriff by the Dutch to keep law and order among the unruly English settlers (most consipuously, the Applegates) on Long Island. The Gibbons were Quaker Baptists, and when the sect collapsed in the early 1700's they and their in-laws, the Applegates, joined the nearby Baptist church in Middletown, New Jersey. There was also a Methodist Chruch in Middletown, and a few Applegates wandered into that congregation.

Thomas and his first wife (name unknown) had the following children:

  1. Thomas Applegate III
    • b. 1674
    • d. 1744 - NJ
    • m. Ann Perrine and had children: Thomas Applegate IV (c. 1700-1770), John Applegate (c. 1724-1782), James Applegate, and Andrew Applegate
  2. John Applegate
    • b. 1676
    • d. circa 1747 - Middlesex County, NJ
    • m. Hannah
    • m. Mary Cotrell
    • m. 1697 to Elizabeth Wirthley and had child Benjamin Applegate (c. 1703-c. 1780)
  3. Daniel Applegate
    • b. 1678
    • d. Middletown, NJ
  4. Joseph Applegate
    • b. 1678
    • d. circa 1759 - Middlesex County, NJ
    • m. Alice Hartshorn and had children John Applegate, Alice Applegate, William Applegate, Joseph Applegate, Moses Applegate and Richard Applegate
Thomas and Johanna had the following children:
  1. Elizabeth Applegate
    • b. 1681
  2. Richard Applegate
    • b. 1683
    • d. circa 1732
    • m. 1705 to Rebecca Winter and had children John Applegate; Abigail Applegate; Elizabeth Applegate; Joseph Applegate; Hannah Applegate; Rebecca Applegate (16 May 1730-10 Feb 1810); Johanna Applegate, and William Applegate (16 Dec 1726-24 Oct 1776)
  3. Benjamin Applegate
    • b. 1686 - Monmouth County, NJ
    • d. before 16 May 1753 - Burlington County, NJ
    • m. sometime between 28 May 1711 and 27 Oct 1713 to Elizabeth Morford - Monmouth County, NJ

Generation 3. - Benjamin Applegate

Benjamin Applegate was born in 1686 at Applegate's Landing in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ. Benjamin died in Burlington County, NJ before 16 May 1753 when his will dated 23 Feb 1752 was proved.

He married Elizabeth Morford between 28 May 1711 and 27 Oct 1713 in New Jersey.

Benjamin and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Joanna Applegate
    • m. 11 Mar 1736/7 to John Feavel
  2. Thomas Applegate
    • b. circa 1723 - NJ
    • d. circa 1790 - Allegheny County, PA
    • m. unknown
  3. Benjamin Applegate
    • b. 1725 - NJ
    • d. 31 May 1823 - Allegheny County, PA
    • m. 1753 to Rebecca Wall - NJ
    • m. Hannah
  4. Richard Applegate
    • b. 1733 - NJ
    • d. 1800 - Scott County, KY
    • m. Catherine Wiggins and had children Alletta Applegate (22 Aug 1759-30Sep 1839); Benjamin Applegate (1763-04 Apr 1832); James Applegate (c. 1765-c. 1790); Richard Applegate, and Daniel Applegate (1768-11 Feb 1826)
    • m. Mrs. Rebecca Sparks (-c. 1800)
  5. William Applegate
    • b. 1733 - Burlington County, NJ
    • d. circa 20 Jun 1804 - Allegheny County, PA
    • m. Sarah Catherine Wiggins
  6. Daniel Applegate
    • b. 1740
    • d. 1812 - Allegheny County, PA
    • m. Elizabeth Brown
  7. Alse Applegate
    • m. Walter Wall
  8. Jamima Applegate

Generation 4. - Thomas Applegate

Thomas Applegate was born circa 1723 in NJ and died circa 1790 at Allegheny County, PA.

The name of his wife is unknown.

Thomas and his wife had the following children:

  1. Thomas Applegate
    • b. 1745 - NJ
    • d. 1808
    • m. Mary (--)
  2. Hezekiah Applegate
    • b. circa 1745 - Burlington County, NJ
    • d. circa 1830 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 24 Sep 1763 to Amelia (Melia) Douthit (27 Aug 1748-before 1781) - NJ
    • m. circa 1782 to Sarah Britton (31 Mar 1766-29 Nov 1828) - Walkers Creek, Montgomery County, VA
  3. Samuel Applegate
    • b. circa 1750
    • d. 1824
    • m. Sarah (--)

Generation 5. - Hezekiah Applegate

Hezekiah Applegate was born circa 1745 in Burlington County, NJ and died circa 1830 in Scott County, IN. He was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

Hezekiah was married on 24 Sep 1763 to Amelia Douthit in New Jersey. She was born on 27 Aug 1748 in New Jersey and died before 1785 at Yohogania County, PA.

After Amelia's death Hezekiah married circa 1785 to Sarah Britton in Montgomery County, VA. This wedding was performed by Hezekiah Whitt a Baptist Minister.

Sarah was born on 31 Mar 1766 and died on 29 Nov 1828 in Scott County, IN.

Hezekiah and Amelia had the following children:

  1. Aaron Applegate
    • b. 10 Jun 1779 - Allegheny County, PA
    • d. circa 1855 - Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
    • m. 15 May 1797 to Mary Rebecca Ross (15 Apr 1781-before 1860) - Jefferson County, KY
  2. Samuel Applegate
    • b. 05 Feb 1783 - Montgomery County, VA
    • d. 12 Sep 1870 - Pike County, IL
  3. Mary Applegate
    • b. 20 Mar 1784 - Montgomery County, VA
    • d. 02 Nov 1867
    • m. Burwell Burchett - Lee County, VA
Hezekiah and Sarah had the following children:
  1. Hezekiah Applegate, Jr.
    • b. 1791 - Wythe County, VA
    • d. 02 Feb 1815 - Brownsville, Jefferson County, NY (From wounds received in battle - War of 1812)
  2. Nathaniel Applegate
    • b. 19 May 1792 - Wythe County, VA
    • d. 21 Jun 1863 - Iowa Center, Story County, IA
    • m. 06 Aug 1813 to Elizabeth Seton (-c. 1813) - Roane County, TN
    • m. 01 Dec 1814 to Elizabeth Smith (-c. 1854) - Roane County, TN
    • m. 11 Jan 1855 to Elizabeth Johnson Spiller (01 Apr 1813-04 Mar 1890) - Bennettsville, Scott County, IN
  3. Thomas Jefferson Applegate
    • b. 01 Mar 1797 - Thompson Settlement, Lee County, VA
    • d. 28 Jan 1858 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 15 May 1817 to Sarah Lovett (01 Jan 1797-27 Aug 1840) - Lee County, VA
    • m. 28 Nov 1840 to Elizabeth Rose (22 Jan 1818-09 Jan 1896) - Scott County, IN
  4. Susannah Catherine Applegate
    • b. 16 Oct 1799 - Lee County, VA
    • d. 15 Aug 1848 - Scott County, IN
    • m. Zacheus Sutton (c. 1820-)
  5. Nancy Applegate
    • b. 23 Feb 1802 - Lee County, VA
    • d. 03 Nov 1875 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 13 Mar 1802 to John Mount (15 Feb 1802-23 Feb 1840) - Scott County, IN
  6. James Monroe Applegate
    • b. 31 Oct 1804 - Lee County, VA
    • d. 05 Mar 1874
    • m. 25 Aug 1828 to Sally Stark - Scott County, IN
    • m. 06 Jun 1833 to Jerusha Stark - Scott County, IN
  7. Delilah Applegate
    • b. 30 Dec 1807 - Lee County, VA
    • d. 19 Mar 1872
  8. Rachel Applegate
    • b. circa 1810 - Lee County, VA
    • d. ?
    • m. 12 Nov 1827 to George Dunnent - Scott County, IN
  9. Samantha Applegate
    • b. circa 1813 - Lee County, VA
    • d. ?
    • m. Jacob Souder

Generation 6. - Thomas Jefferson Applegate

Thomas Jefferson Applegate was born on 01 Mar 1797 at Thompson's Settlement in Lee County, VA. He died on 28 Jan 1858 in Scott County, IN.

His first wife was named Sally "Sarah" Lovett and they were married on 15 May 1817 in Lee County, VA.

Sally was born on 01 Jan 1797 and she died on 27 Aug 1840 in Scott County, IN.

After Sally's death Thomas married Elizabeth Rose on 28 Nov 1840 in Scott County, IN.

Elizabeth was born on 22 Jan 1818 and she died on 19 Jan 1896 in Scott County, IN.

Thomas and Sally had the following children:

  1. Hezekiah T. Applegate
    • b. 15 Mar 1818
    • d. 08 Sep 1897
    • m. Eliza Hobbs
  2. Thomas Jefferson McClellan Applegate
    • b. 30 May 1820
    • d. 01 Feb 1898
    • m. Sarah (--) (18 Feb 1814-20 Nov 1851)
  3. Polly Sarah Jane Applegate
    • b. 18 Mar 1823 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 09 Mar 1868 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 25 Jun 1845 to Samuel Carr (11 Apr 1818-29 Oct 1895) - Scott County, IN
    • Wayne Davidson descends from Samuel and Sarah and will share information
  4. George James Monroe Applegate
    • b. 11 Oct 1825 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 10 Mar 1895 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 21 Mar 1849 to Martha Jane Sparks (11 Apr 1826-10 Sep 1908) - Scott County, IN
  5. Andrew McJackson Applegate, M.D.
    • b. 05 May 1828 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 14 May 1908 - Washington County, IN
  6. Delilah Susannah Elizabeth Applegate
    • b. 24 Apr 1830 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 09 Oct 1912 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 29 Jun 1847 to Thomas Jefferson Mount (07 Feb 1823-01 Oct 1911) - Scott County, IN
  7. Nancy Malvina Applegate
    • b. 22 Sep 1833 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 10 Aug 1882 - Scott County, IN
  8. Joannah Rebecca Ellen Applegate (I)
    • b. 08 Dec 1836 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 01 Jun 1842 - Scott County, IN
Thomas and his wife Elizabeth had the following children:
  1. William Henry Harrison Applegate
    • b. 28 Oct 1841 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 29 Sep 1882 - Scott County, IN
  2. Joannah Rebecca Ellen Applegate (II)
    • b. 31 Mar 1843 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 01 Jan 1930 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 06 Sep 1862 to William Murphy - Scott County, IN
  3. Francis Marion Trunion Applegate
    • b. 22 Nov 1845 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 18 Dec 1863 - Danville, Virginia (Civil War)
  4. Henry Clay Applegate
    • b. 23 Feb 1847 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 09 Apr 1849 - Scott County, IN
  5. Polly Josephine Applegate
    • b. 23 May 1850 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 07 Oct 1850 - Scott County, IN
  6. Winfield Scott Applegate
    • b. 07 Jun 1852 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 30 Sep 1929 - Scott County, IN
  7. Zachary Taylor Applegate
    • b. 18 Oct 1854 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 10 Aug 1858 - Scott County, IN
  8. Ann Elizabeth Applegate
    • b. 05 May 1857 - Scott County, IN
    • d. ?
    • m. ? to Moon(?)
    • m. 22 Sep 1906 to Mahlan McClosky - Scott County, IN

Generation 7. - George James Monroe Applegate

George James Monroe Applegate was born on 11 Oct 1825 in Scott County, IN. He died on 10 Mar 1895 in Scott County, IN.

George married Martha Jane Sparks, daughter of William Sparks and Rachel Ann (--), on 21 Mar 1849 in Scott County, IN.

Martha was born on 11 Apr 1826 in Scott County, IN and died on 10 Sep 1908 in Scott County, IN.

They had the following children:

  1. Sarah E. Applegate
    • b. 07 Jan 1850 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 12 Feb 1861 - Scott County, IN
  2. Rachel Applegate
    • b. 08 Aug 1851 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 19 Dec 1912 - Scott County, IN
    • m. ? to -- Shields - Scott County, IN
  3. Thomas Applegate
    • b. 1853 - Scott County, IN
  4. Andrew Jackson Applegate
    • b. 25 Jul 1855 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 21 Nov 1928 - Scott County, IN
    • m. 31 Aug 1876 to Mary A. E. Pound (1858-?) - Scott County, IN
  5. John Applegate
    • b. 1857 - Scott County, IN
  6. Levi Applegate
    • b. 1862 - Scott County, IN
  7. Hezekiah Applegate
    • b. 1863 - Scott County, IN
  8. Martha J. Applegate
    • b. 1866 - Scott County, IN
  9. Charles F. Applegate
    • b. 1870 - Scott County, IN

Generation 8. - Andrew Jackson Applegate

Andrew Jackson Applegate was born on 25 Jul 1855 in Scott County, IN. He died on 21 Nov 1928 in Scott County, IN.

Andrew married Mary A. E. Pound, daughter of George Wheeler Pound and Emily Catherine Smallwood, on 31 Aug 1876 in Scott County, IN. For further information on her ancestry see the Pound Family.

Mary was born in 1858 in Scott County, IN and her date of death is unknown.

They had the following children:

  1. George Cyrus Applegate
    • b. 07 Aug 1877 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 18 Sep 1943 - Sellersburg, Clark County, IN
    • m. 02 Apr 1896 to Sallie Jane Smith (25 Dec 1875-20 Oct 1955) - Scott County, IN (Marriage was not recorded)
  2. Amanda Applegate
    • b. 1879 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 1948 - Scott County, IN
  3. Edward Applegate
    • b. Feb 1883 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 1947 - Scott County, IN
  4. Earnest Applegate
    • b. May 1891 - Scott County, IN
    • d.

Genereation 9. - George Cyrus Applegate

George Cyrus Applegate was born on 07 Aug 1877 in Scott County, IN. He died on 18 Sep 1943 in Sellersburg, Clark County, IN.

George married Sallie Jane Smith, daughter of Watson C. Smith and Margaret A. Bennett, on 02 Apr 1896 probably in Scott County, IN.

Sallie was born on 25 Dec 1875 in Scott County, IN and she died on 20 Oct 1955 in Sellersburg, Clark County, IN.

They had the following children:

  1. Mabel Applegate
    • b. 1888 - Scott County, IN
    • d.
    • m. Edward Varvle - Scott County, IN
  2. Jessie Applegate
    • b. Scott County, IN
    • d. Clark County, IN
  3. Opal Applegate
    • b. 22 May 1906 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 16 Sep 1993 - Scott County, IN
    • m. Elzie Lewis
  4. Bernice Applegate
    • m. William Cox
  5. Andrew Applegate
  6. Earl Cyrus Applegate
    • b. 22 May 1916 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 16 Mar 1993 - Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
    • m. 22 Jul 1944 to Doris Irene Dart (30 Jul 1926- ) - Uniontown, Jackson County, IN
  7. Sophia Belle Applegate
    • b. 22 Dec 1910 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 09 Jan 1911 - Scott County, IN
  8. Myrtle Mary Applegate
    • b. 10 Nov 1909 - Scott County, IN
    • d. 10 Nov 1909 - Scott County, IN

Generation 10. - Earl Cyrus Applegate

Earl Cyrus Applegate (my grandfather) was born on 22 May 1916 in Scott County, IN. He died on 16 Mar 1993 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN.

Earl married Doris Irene Dart, daughter of Berlie Curtis Dart and Nancy Opal Mayer, on 22 Jul 1944 at Uniontown, Jackson County, IN.

Doris was born on 30 Jul 1926 in Jennings County, IN.

They had the following children:

  1. Gary Lee Applegate
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  2. Neda Ann Applegate
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  3. Debra Applegate
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  4. George Cyrus Applegate
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  5. Norman Edward Applegate
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