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.