Saturday, August 18, 2012

Benjamin Franklin Applegate

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN APPLEGATE, farmer, P. O. Eastwood, fifth child of Vincent and Ann (Lemon) Applegate, was born in Mason County, Ky., July 5, 1834. His father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother of Maryland. His grandfather, Richard Applegate, a native of Virginia. The subject of this sketch was married in 1856, to Frances Cardie, daughter of Thomas McLain, of Sterling Township. They had one child--Wesley O., now a resident of Illinois. Mr. Applegate emigrated to Kansas in 1856, and was there during “the border raids," and went with the first excitement to Pike’s Peak; was on the border eleven years, then went to Utah and remained three years, and then returned to Ohio. In 1879, he married a second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Frank and Johanna Vanbelt, and a native of Ho1land; they have one daughter--Stella. Mr. Applcgate is a member of Locust Ridge Lodge No. 618, I. O. O. F., and his wife of the Catholic Church. He is an energetic farmer.

SOURCE: Josiah Morrow, History of Brown County Ohio, p. 294

NOTE: Frances C. McLain, is the daughter of Thomas E. & Mary Ann (Hiles) McLain and the grand daughter of Isaiah & Hester (Thomas) Hiles, my 3rd great grandparents.

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