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Ancestors of Bill and Kathy Awbrey



died in Corydon, Ind. c1838. (This latter date is mentioned in several references((e.g. History of Brown Co., Ohio)) but has not been confirmed; in fact no official record of him exists after 1801). He married in NJ to Mrs. Sarah Catherine Wiggins, born ; died . He came to western Pennsylvania about 1768-70, probably with his brother(s). The first tax list of Rosstraver Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. in 1772 lists William and his three brothers, Benjamin, Thomas and Daniel. He is taxed 3.0 in 1773. He was listed as a "Ranger on the Frontier" Continental Line, 1778-83 and served in Hugh Goudy's Company. In 1783, the Westmoreland Co., return-transcript of property, lists William as possessing 300 acres of land, 3 horses, 5 head of cattle, 8 sheep, and 11 white inhabitants. In 1786, he was taxed 8.5 in Westmoreland Co., Pa. The 1790 census, lists males over 16 (2); males under 16 (1); females(all ages) 5. He received a patent of land formerly owned by James Dean. This tract was surveyed on Sept. 16, 1790 and was patented to William Applegate on June 23, 1794 and which was called, "Apple Orchard". In 1791, he was taxed 18.4 in Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. On Apr. 15, 1801, William and his wife Sarah, now living in North Beaver Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. transferred this property to sons Isaiah, William, and Robert. If he moved to Indiana, it is probable that it occurred after this property transfer. The 1830 census of Indiana lists a William Applegate, Sr.


He married Mary________, born ; died . He served in the Revolutionary War; his declaration of May 15, 1843 in Harrison Co., Ind. stated that he had volunteered under Gen. Hand and Col. Gibson; later he was drafted at Walltowers Station in Westmoreland Co., Pa. "One tour of service was a a substitute for his father who gave him a good farm for doing it". He was also a private under Capt. Minton, Youghiogheny Co., Va. In Pa. Arch. S. Ser. V. 4, p428, Robert is listed as a private in Westmoreland and a private in the Continental Line. In 1782, Robert Applegate acknowledged receiving several sums annexed to his name. In 1786, Robert Applegate, single, was taxed 10.6. In the 1790 census, he was listed as having 2 sons and 1 daughter. In 1791, he was taxed 1.0. On Apr. 15, 1801, he received 100 acres of land called "Apple Orchard" in Elizabeth Twp., from his parents. This land was sold to James Wall, Jr. on Apr. 1, 1842 with Robert, Irwin, Mary, and Catherine signing the deed.


They moved c1785 to Mason Co., Ky. where they stayed several years before moving to Illinois. They didn't stay there very long before returning to Kentucky. They moved to Brown Co., Ohio c1795 and lived near her sisters family, the Evans Family. John served in the 11th Pa. Inf. during the Revolutionary War. He received a pension on June 22, 1819; Ruth received a pension for his service on Apr. 23, 1836.


Robert served in the Revolutionary War from Mass. They moved first to Mason Co., Ky from Allegheny Co., Pa.


William may have been born in Princeton, NJ as was his brother, Robert. The first record of William was in 1786, when William Applegate, single, was taxed 10.0 in Westmoreland Co., Pa.; however, he was still a member of his father's household in 1790, but was taxed that year as a single man 3.9. In 1800, he was listed as married, 26-45 years old, with a male of similar age living with them; a male 16-26, and 2 females under 10. In 1819, in addition to his wife, his family was 2F 10-16; 2Mu10; 1M10-16; and 2M16-26. On Apr. 15, 1801, his father, William Applegate, Sr. gave 113 acres of a tract known as "Apple Orchard" for $553. This tract was bounded by land of Isaiah Applegate, Garret Applegate, Benjamin Applegate, Sr. to the post on the corner of Robert Applegate's land and Richard Manown. This deed, witnessed by Hugh Gaston and John Butcher with William Conner, J.P., was recorded on June 20, 1804. On Apr. 1, 1812, William sold 106 acres of this tract to William Stockdale, for $1100. He apparently went to Indiana following this transaction and received a land warrant as a resident of Harrison Co., Indiana Territory on Feb. 27, 1813. This warrant, signed by Pres. James Madison and Edward Tiffin, first Governor of Ohio, in Washington, DC, states that having deposited in the treasury, a certificate of Register of the Land Office at Vincennes whereby it appears that full payment has been made for "the southeast quarter of section Three of Township Five(South of the base line) in range Three(East of the second principal heirs meridian line)"........there the said William Applegate, his and assignees forever. William's will was probated in May 1844, recorded in Will Book No. 3 at the Court House, Corydon, Harrison Co., Ind. Children mentioned include John, Charles, William, Noah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Indiana, Samuel, Harvey H., Mary's will leaves land to her grandson, Milton Applegate, which had been left to her sons, Samuel and Noah, by their father's will, but they had died before Mary.

Edward EVANS

son of Hugh Evans. He served with the 11th Pa. during the Revolutionary War. He was at Valley Forge, Pa. and the battle of Monmouth during that period of the war.


son of Johann Peter Lanterman and Elizabeth Pederson. They apparently went to western Pennsylvania after the Revolutionary War and moved to Kentucky about 1788, although they may have gone with her father. They later moved to the vicinity of Springfield, Ill. where they remained the rest of their lives.


Benjamin was enlisted in the Revolutionary War by Capt. Benjamin Weatherby in Apr. 1778 in Northhampton Co., Pa. and was discharged on June 5, 1783, receiving a Badge of Merit for his service. They lived in Westmoreland Co., Pa. for three years(until 1788) after their marriage. He is recorded as living in Scott Co., Ky. and as having property in Woodford Co., Ky. in Mar. and May 1790. He also signed the petition to the Virginia Legislature to divide the Woodford County in 1790. On Feb. 23, 1791, he was issued a bounty land warrent 8069, for 100 acres through his attorney, John Polhemus, and on Mar. 2, 1792, he assigned his right and title to James Wallis with William Steele and Garrat as witnesses. He was a member of the Great Crossing Baptist Church from which he was excluded for drinking and fighting on Apr. 2, 1796. He was restored on Apr. 1, 1800 and excluded again in Nov. 1800, possibly after his father's death. He later lived in Fleming and Henry Cos., Ky., Butler and Hamilton Cos., Ohio and Dearborn and Shelby Cos., Ind. where he farmed. He bought property in Fleming Co., Ky. on Feb. 24, 1798 from John Hughes, located on the waters of Locust and Fleming Creeks, southwest of Flemingsburg, Ky. He was given a pension of $8.00/month under the Act of Apr. 17, 1820 at which time he was living in Butler Co., Ohio. Phoebe was allowed a pension for Benjamin's Revolutionary War service on Aug. 10, 1840 while she resided in Shelby Co., Ind. She died prior to May 10, 1848 at which time her son, James Lanterman Applegate was named executor of her estate.


When his father joined the army and his mother died, Daniel was placed with a "Dutch Farmer". He did not like this arrangement and ran away, looking for his father. He was unable to find him, but was permitted in Jan. 1780 at Battle Hill, Morris Co., NJ, to join the army during the Revolutionary War, serving in the 1st NJ Regiment under Col. Israel Shreve as a drummer, fifer and color bearer. He served until June of 1783 in various units serving mostly as fifer or drummer, under such leaders as Capt. Ballard, Col. Elias Dayton, and Capt. Ogden. Col. Shreve taught him martial music. After the war, he went to sea. (One tradition is that he went with a son of Col. Shreve who was a shipmaster). He went to Kentucky probably about the time of his father and was married in Fayette Co. in 1790. He farmed about 50 acres of land in Franklin Co., Ky. adjoining that of his father-in-law, Anthony Lindsay. He sold this land in 1797 to Harry Toulmin who in Nov. 7, 1804 sold it to Lewis Craig of Mason Co., Ky. and John Saunders of Gallatin Co., Ky. (Ky. Court of Appeals Deed book, Vol. 2, Michael L. and Bettie A. Cook). Daniel received 100 acres of bounty land issued Mar. 13, 1799(Warrent 8084) for his service in the Revolutionary War; he assigned this property to Abraham Bell. He was probably the Daniel Applegate who was admitted to the Ghent Baptist Church, Carroll Co., Ky.; was dismissed on Nov. 2, 1802. Daniel and his family moved to Henry Co., Ky. about 1808 as there is a record that he was fined 15 shillings and detained 3 hours in jail on Feb. 4, 1808 for cursing in the Henry Co., Ky. Court. On Sept. 30, 1821, he was given permission by the Henry Co., Ky. court to keep a tavern in his house for one year. The following year, he moved his family to St. Louis, Mo.


daughter of Anthony(1736-1808) and Rachel(Dorsey)Lindsay(1737-1805), who had come from Maryland