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James Monroe Applegate and
Jerusha Stark family

(Last updated Oct. 15, 2016)

Husband

James Monroe Applegate was born "Oct. 31, 1804" in Lee county?, Virginia.  James appears to have been the son of Hezekiah Applegate and Susan Brittain.

This family moved to Pike county, Illinois in the 1850s along with many other Applegates and Starks.  James worked as a farmer and a Justice of the Peace. In 1850 he was the census taker for his section of the county.

James died on "March 5, 1874" Pike county, Illinois.
Census records:

1830 IN, Scott co., p. 286
1840 IN, Scott co., p. 241
1850 IN, Scott co., p. 142
1860 IL, Pike co., p. 1
1870 IL, Pike co., p. 4

Wife 1 &
child:

Sarah Stark.  James Applegate was first married to Sarah Stark on Aug. 3, 1824 in Scott county, Indiana. Sarah apparently had died by 1830 because the 1830 census shows James with only a female age 1-5 years, presumably their daughter.
[notes]
Dau.unknown Applegate was born 1826 to 1830 in Indiana.  She died after 1840.  [She maybe Rebecca P Applegate that married Lewis Spears and moved to Pike county, Illinois by 1850.]  


Wife 2 &
children:

Jerusha Stark was born "Feb. 16, 1816" in Indiana.  Her parents are unproven.  James Applegate remarried to Jerusha Stark on June 6, 1833 Scott county, Indiana.  In the 1870s Jerusha Stark and her daughters Susanna Richey and Amanda Richey migrated to Collin county, Texas. Some of the Holfords moved to Texas as well. Jerusha Stark died Feb. 7, 1898 and was buried Altoga cemetery, Collin county, Texas.   Census records:
Dau. Sarah M. Applegate was born circa 1834 Scott co., Indiana; died ????  
Dau.Nancy Jane Applegate was born circa 1835 Scott co., Indiana. She married Francis "Frank" J. Holford, Oct. 19, 1856 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Amanda Holford, born circa 1857 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Corinda/Elizabeth? Holford, born circa 1858 Pike co., Illinois.
  • William Holford, born circa 1860 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Mena Holford, born circa 1864 Pike co., Illinois.
  • James Holford, born circa 1866 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Cora Holford, born circa 1869 Pike co., Illinois.
 
Dau.Susanna "Annie" Applegate was born Nov. 1836 Scott co., Indiana. She married John W. Richey, Feb. 28, 1856 Pike co., Illinois. This family moved to Collin county, Texas. Susanna died Sep. 1, 1908 McKinney, Texas.
  • Louis A. T. "Doc" Richey, born Feb. 1857 Pike co., Illinois.
  • James J. Richey, born July 1861 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Henry Clay Richey, born circa 1863 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Joseph Jasper "Jap" Richey, born circa 1865 Pike co., Illinois.
  • William Francis Richey, born 1866-68 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Amanda Richey, born circa 1871 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Charles Brice Richey, born circa 1876 Pike co., Illinois.
 
Dau. Mary "Polly" Ann E. Applegate was born circa 1838 Scott co., Indiana. She married Ira Allen Holford, Aug. 17, 1856 Pike co., Illinois. Mary died Oct. 12, 1905 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Minerva Holford, born circa 1857 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Jerusha Holford, born circa 1859 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Sarah Holford, born circa 1862 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Emily Holford, born circa 1865 Pike co., Illinois.
  • Robert L. Holford, born circa 1868 Pike co., Illinois.
 
Dau.Amanda Minerva Applegate was born May 1841 Scott co., Indiana. She married John A. Richey, Oct. 24, 1858 Pike co., Illinois. This family moved to Collin county, Texas. Amanda died Jan. 4, 1910 McKinney, Texas and was buried Altoga cem., Collin co., Texas.
  • Lydia "Lizzy" Richey, born Dec. 1859 Pike co., Il.; died 1900-1910.
      married Thomas Toppins, c. 1890.
    • Morton Toppins, born Jan 1892, Texas.

  • Rhoda Janie Richey, born March 1865 Pike co., Il.; died Feb. 18 1927 Emory, Rains co., Texas.
      married David Elijah Johnson, Oct 31, 1880 Collin co., Texas.
    • Viola Maude Johnson, born Dec. 17, 1881.
    • Ernest Cleveland Johnson, born Jan. 18, 1885.
    • Dora Alice Johnson, born March 12, 1888.
    • Johhnie P Johnson, born Feb. 1891.
    • Goldie Johnson, born March 10, 1896, died Oct. 28, 1985.

  • Flora A Richey, born July 1869 Pike co., Il.
      married Charles L. Henderson, Sep. 10, 1892, Collin co., Texas.
    • son Henderson, born and died Jan. 22, 1904 McKinney, Texas.
    • Charley L Henderson, born c. 1906.
    • Robert Howard Henderson, born c. 1909.

  • Lenora "Nora" J Richey, born c. 1875, Pike co., Il.; died Jan 2., 1923 Fort Worth, Texas.
      married John R. Brannon, July 4, 1897 Collin co., Texas
      married Benjamin F. Langford, c. 1903
    • Arthur Brannon, born Oct. 18, 1898; died Oct. 19, 1918.

  • Eva Viola Richey, born Sep. 18, 1877/8, Collin co., Texas; died April 22, 1952 Cordell, Oklahoma.
      married William Matison Millican, Aug. 15, 1894 Collin co., Texas.
    • Arthur Allen Millican, born Dec. 29, 1896 Collin co., Texas.
    • Birtie Lee Millican, born Aug. 27, 1899 Altoga, Collin co., Texas.
    • George Wesley Millican, born June 3 1901/2 Texas.
    • Gladys Millican, born Jan. 18, 1905, Altoga, Collin co., Texas.
    • Nolan Millican, born Jan. 25, 1908, Pontotoc co., Oklahoma.
    • Ora Millican, born Sep. 30, 1910, Francis, Pontotoc co., Oklahoma.
    • Eula Mae Millican, born May 21, 1914, Steedman, Pontotoc co., Oklahoma.
    • Dorothy Weneford Millican, born May 19, 1920, Coleman, Johnston co., Oklahoma.

  • George J. Richey, born Sep. 1881 Texas; died April 13, 1901 McKinney, Collin co., Texas

  • Andrew James Melvin "Mel" Richey, born March 1885 Collin co., Texas; died July 24, 1953 Houston, Texas. He married Katie Marie Chastain, June 22, 1905 Collin co., Texas. She died June 1, 1916 Wood co., Texas. He married Hilda E ?
    • Dick Clarence Richie, born April 11, 1906, McKinney, Texas.
    • Austin Lewis Richie, born Jan. 5, 1908 McKinney, Texas.
    • Ervin Richie, born May 24, 1911 McKinney, Texas.
    • Claude Damon Richie, born June 17, 1914, Wood co., Texas

  • ? Richey, died young
  • ? Richey, died young
  • ? Richey, died young
  • ? Richey, died young
 
SonWilliam Harrison H. Applegate was born July 17, 1843 Scott co., Indiana. He married Ellen Stone, May 25, 1870 Pike co., Illinois. William died March 14, 1874.  William was likely named after President William Henry Harrison who died in 1842.  Later William went simply as "Harrison C Applegate."
  • Andrew Melvin Applegate was born 22 Feb 1871 in Spring Creek Township, Pike co., Illinois. He died 3 Nov 1918 in Pike co., Illinois and was buried in Venable cem., Pike county, Illinois.
  • Viola Applegate was born 1873. She died 1940.
 
Dau.Minerva Applegate was born about 1851 Pike county, Illinois. [Assumed child]  



Federal Census Records:

Click here for expanded census notes showing most of the Applegate, Stark, and Richey families in Scott county, Indiana and Pike county, Illinois.

 
1820 Census, Indiana, Scott county, Lexington Twp:
  
Hezekiah Applegate, head of house
p. 155 line 17 1 male 10-15[James M Applegate]
    1 male 45 & over[Hezekiah Applegate]
    1 female 0-9 
    1 female 10-15 
    1 female 16-25 
    1 female 45 & over 
      
Thos. Applegate, head of house
p. 155 line 18 2 males 0-9 
    2 males 16-25[Thomas J. Applegate]
    1 female 16-25 
      


 
1830 Census, Indiana, Scott county, p. 286:
  
Jas. M Applegate, head of house
 line 25 1 male 20-29 years[James M. Applegate]
  1 female 0-4 years  [Rebecca?]
     
Thomas J. Applegate, head of house
line 26 2 male 0-4  
  2 males 10-14  
  1 male 30-39 [Thomas J. Applegate]
  1 female 0-4  
  1 female 5-9  
  1 female 30-39  
  1 female 70-79  


 
1840 Census, Indiana, Scott county, p. 241:
  
Thos. J. Applegate, head of house
line 5 1 male 5-9 
  1 male 10-14 
  1 male 15-19 
  1 male 40-49[Thomas J. Applegate]
  1 female 0-4 
  2 females 5-9 
  1 female 10-14 
  1 female 40-49 
    
Jas. M Applegate, head of house
  line 7 1 male 30-39 years[James M Applegate]
  3 female 0-4 years  [Nancy, Susanna, Mary]
  1 female 5-9 years[Sarah M]
  1 female 10-14 years[?]
 1 female 20-29 years    [Jerusha]
     


 
1850 Census, Indiana, Scott county, Vienna Twp., p. 142
             
  Family #     Name: Age:  Occupation:   Real Estate: Birthplace:  
p. 1421/2James M. Applegate   46Farmer $1500 Virginia
Jerutia " 35   Indiana
 Sarah M.         " 16   Indiana
 Nancy Jane     " 15   Indiana
 Susanna         " 13   Indiana
 Polly Ann         " 12   Indiana
Amanda M.     " 9   Indiana
 William H. H.  " 7   Indiana
 Thomas Morrow 69School Teacher     New Jersey
 James Deans Jr. 17Farmer   Indiana
            


 
1860 Census, Pike county, Pleasant Hill Twp., p. 1-2  Post Office: Pleasant Hill
                   
  Family #      Name: Age:   Sex: Occupation:   Real estate: Personal estate: Birthplace:  
p.15/5 J. M. Applegate   56 MFarmer $2000 $700 Virginia
  Jerusha " 46 F     Indiana
  S. M.      " 25 F Servant    Indiana
  W. H. H. " 17 MLaborer     Indiana
               
 6/6 Ira Holford 25 M     Illinois
  Mary      " 21 F     Indiana
 Minevra " 3 F     Illinois
 Jerusha " 1 F     Illinois


 
1860 Census, Illinois, Pike county, Spring Creek Twp., p. 3-10  Post Office: Pleasant Hill
                   
  Family #       Name: Age:   Sex: Occupation:   Real Estate: Personal Estate: Birthplace:  
 43/43 John Morrow 28   Farmer $4000 $100 Illinois
  R. S. Morrow
[Rebecca S. Applegate]
26        Illinois
  Eunice L. Morrow 2        Illinois
  Joseph R. Morrow 1        Illinois
              
 59/59   Francis Holford   23 MFarmer   $200 Illinois
  Nancy         " 21 F     Indiana
  Minerva       " 3 F     Illinois
 Elizabeth    " 2 F     Illinois
           
 65/65 John A. Richey 23 MFarmer   $100 Indiana
 (Aug. 18) Amanda M. " 19 F     Indiana
 Lydia           " 1 F     Illinois
              


 
1870 Census, Illinois, Pike county, Pleasant Hill Twp., p. 4  Post Office: Pleasant Hill
                   
  Family #       Name: Age:   Sex: Occupation:   Real Estate: Personal Estate: Birthplace:  
p. 413/13   Ira Holford   49 Farmer $1000 $100 Illinois
  Mary      " 34   keeping house       Illinois
 Minerva " 12      Illinois
 Jerusha " 10      Illinois
Sarah    " 8 Illinois
 Emily     " 5       Illinois
 Robert L. " 2      Illinois
               
 14/14 Monroe Applegate   75   Farmer$4000 $200 Indiana
  Russia        " 65   keeping house    Indiana
  Menerva      " 20      Illinois
               
p. 418/18 John Richey 25 Farmer   $100 Indiana
  Amanda    " 30   keeps house       Indiana
 Lydia         " 10       Illinois
 Rhoda       " 8       Illinois
 Flora         " 1       Illinois
               
 19/19 J. W. Richey 35 farmer   $100 Indiana
  Susan    " 35   keeps house    Indiana
 Louis      " 16   farm hand    Illinois
 James    " 14       Illinois
 Stephen " 12      Illinois
 Jasper    " 13       Illinois
 John       " 8       Illinois
 William   " 2      Illinois
              


 
1880 Census, Texas, Collin county, ED 8, p. 25
                   
  Family #       Name: Age:   Relation:   Occupation:   Birthplace    father's bp    mother's bp:   
p. 25228/228  John Richie 42headfarmer Indiana Indiana Indiana
  Susan " 44 wifekeeps house Indiana Virginia Indiana
  Louis A " 23sonfarm labor Illinois Indiana Indiana
  Joseph " 18 sonat home Illinois Indiana Indiana
  Henry " 16 sonat home Illinois Indiana Indiana
  Francis " 14sondisabled Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Amanda " 9 dau.  Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Charles " 4son   Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Jersha Applegate  65mother   Indiana Ohio Pennsylvania
              
 229/229  John A. Richie 44headFarmer Indiana Indiana Indiana
 Amanda " 39 wifehouse keeper   Indiana Indiana Indiana
 Lydia " 20 dau.at house Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Rhoda " 16 dau.at school Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Flora " 11 dau.at school Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Lenora " 5 dau.  Illinois Indiana Indiana
 Viola " 2 dau.  Texas Indiana Indiana
               





Pleasant Garden Church was organized June 8, 1878 at Blue Ridge in Collin County, Texas by Elders J.H. Gotcher, N. Butler and Deacons J.F. Simmons, Jacob Moore, A.J. Russell and Henry Cameron, with the following members: Elder P.G. Johnson and wife, Sarah Johnson, Minerva Applegate, William Worden, J.W. Richie, Elizabeth Lafner, Mary Walker and W.N. Butler.



McKinney Democrat - Feb 10, 1898

Mrs. Applegate
Altoga - Feb 8, 1898 - Mrs. Applegate, an old lady who had been sick for several months, died yesterday and was interred in the Altoga cemetery this afternoon.