An update

I pushed a small update with some additions to the New York lines and what I have been able to piece together in Mississippi.

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Samuel Applegate in Carroll & Montgomery County, MS

Current version of this small unconnected branch

XMSB-1      Samuel Applegate, b. abt 1812 in KY (1860 US Census, LA, Orleans Par., New Orleans, 1st Ward, 1567/1922 [age 46, birthplace KY]); 1870 US Census, MS, Carrol Co., Twp. 38, Range 5 W, p. 8, 51/51 [age 58, birthplace KY]; 1880 US Census, MS, Carrol Co., Vaiden Voting Prec., [blank]/[blank], 219/242 [age 68, birthplace KY]), d. ______ (but after 1883).  He married 27 Sep 1846 in Jefferson Co., KY (Jefferson Co. (KY) Marriages Book 4:132) Susan E Armstrong, b. abt 1830 in KY (1860 US Census, supra [age 34, birthplace KY]; 1870 US Census, supra [age 40, birthplace KY]; 1880 US Census, supra [age 38, birthplace KY]), d. abt 1883 (Carroll Co. (MS) Will Book 1:34 [will admitted to probate 3 March 1883]).

In 1860, Samuel, Susan, and Emma were living in New Orleans.  Samuel was 46 and born in KY.  Susan was 34 and born in KY.  Emma was 12, and born in KY.  Samuel was a steam boat captain.  1860 US Census, LA, Orleans Par., New Orleans, 1st Ward, 1567/1922.

A Captain Sam Applegate was one of the earliest steam boat captains in the Shreveport area.  See Texas Dept. of Ag. Bulletin Yearbook No. 13, 1909, p. 254.  (“In the Shreveport trade, Captain Sam Applegate was the leading spirit until he retired just before the war, well fixed . . ..”).

In 1864, a “Captain Samuel Applegate, Winona” was mentioned in a list of Confederate rebels to be arrested by order of Adm. David Porter.  Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 1, No. 26, p. 192 (1914).

Samuel does not appear in the 1868 property tax rolls for Carroll Co., MS.  However, “Miss E Applegate”—probably his daughter does.  She owns several large parcels of land.   See 1868 Property Tax Rolls Carroll Co. (MS), Mississippi State Archives, Box 3239, img. 10 & 20.  Was Samuel hiding assets from creditors?  This would be consistent with his wife Susan’s will, which transfers her property to him in trust for Emma.

In 1870, Samuel and Susan were enumerated in Carroll Co., MS.  Samuel was 58, born in KY, and a farmer; Susan was 40 and born in KY.  They were also enumerated there in 1880.  Samuel was 68 and born in KY; Susan was was 38 and born in KY.

By 1875 Samuel seems to taken title to the land owned by Emma in 1868.  In that year he appears on the property tax rolls owning several large parcels owned by Miss E Applegate in 1868.  1875 Property Tax Rolls Carroll Co. (MS), Mississippi State Archives, Box 3613, img 33.

Susan made her will in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY on 15 January 1882.  The attorney who drafted and witnessed the will in Louisville supplied an affidavit to the Carroll Co., MS, probate court regarding the drafting and witnessing of the will.

I have no death date for Samuel, but it must have been after his wife Susand’s death in 1883.

APPENDIX

Will of Susan E Applegate and associated documents

Carroll Co. (MS) Will Book 1-33

In the name of God, Amen.

I Susan E Applegate being of sound mind and disposing memory and mind and in the love and fear of God.

Do make this my last will and Testament,

First, I desire to properly and decently interred.

Secondly, I give in Trust to my dearly beloved Husband Samuel Applegate for and during his Natural life free from all his debts and Liabilities now contracted of and hereafter contracted for, All lands, Household and Kitchen Furniture, Appertinances [sic], Stock of all Kinds, wagons and Farming utensils and all things else on said Farm at my demise.

To be held by my said Husband in Trust for the especial use and benefit of my Beloved Daughter Emma McKenzie and the children of her Body forever, Provided that in no even the Realty to pass from under her controll [sic] untill [sic] Ten Years shall have elapsed after her Father Samuel Applegate death, only then if deemed advisable for a further investment for the especial benefit of my daughter and her children.  And further provided that my Husband Samuel Applegate shall be the direct beneficiary of all profits arising from cultivation of said Farm at his discretion.  I further require my Husband to pay all Taxes repairs and Keep up the repairs requisite for a well cultivated farm necessary from innovation.  Then after a careful care and culture all expenses having been paid including my Husband’s living I desire all surplus to be paid to my daughter Emma to be used by her in any manner she may desire.  My desire is that my Husband Samuel Applegate will in no way allow the Land, stock or any thing else to become incumbered by Taxes or Debt of any Kind.  And at the death of my Husband the property both Real and Personal herein intended to pass to my daughter Emma McKenzie free of debt or any incumbrances whatever.  And further provided that all Furniture or any thing else I give to my daughter Emma as she may desire to take without my Husband’s controll during my natural life.  And it is further provided that in the even of the death of my daughter Emma McKenzie after the death of her father Samuel Applegate I require the Judge of the Chancery Court to appoint an administrator or trustee to act for my Grand children giving a Bond to cover all deficiencies as required by law governing Infants Estates.

This the 15th day of January A.D. 1882

s/ Susan E. Applegate {seal}

Witnessed by W C Billingsley

W. R. Hydes (of Louisville Ky)

CODICIL

I further desire and instruct that the Piano now in my possession be given as a token of Love to my Grand children Sue Hellen, Lyllian and Rosebud McKenzie the children now living of my daughter Emma McKenzie.

s/ Susan E. Applegate {seal}

 

This 20th January 1882

Witnessed by W.R. Hydes

W.C. Billinglsey

— New Document–

Louisville Ky, Feby 20th 1883

J.L. Cain Esq

Clerk, Carroll Circuit Court, Second District

Vaider Miss.

Dear Sir,

In reply to your request will state that I wrote Mrs. Susan E. Applegate’s last will and Testament.

I read the same to her and with a little alteration which I made at her request I signed it in her presence and at her request and am under the impression that she signed it in my presence but am not certain, but think she did this is my best recollection.  I did not see Mr. W.C. Billingsley sign his name nor did he see me sign my name.

Respectfully

W. R. Hydes

– New Document–

State of Kentucky

Jefferson County

This day Personally appeared before the undersigned a Notary Public for Jefferson county W.R. Hydes unknown to me and made oath that the statement contained in the foregoing are true.

Witness my name and Notarial Seal this 19th day of February 1883

J Sped Peay [very difficult to read]

Notary Public

–New Document–

This day personally came before the undersigned Chancery court in and for said County, W. C. Billingsly one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament who states that the said decedent Mrs. Susan E. Applegate sent for affiant to come to her house for the purpose of signing her last will and testament and that went and when he arrived said testatrix presented the instrument hereto annexed saying it was her last will and testament with a codicil both of which said will and the codicil was signed by her and the subscribing witness W.R. Hydes of Louisville Ky.  She requested Affiant to read it over to her which Affiant did carefully, both the will and codicil and the testatrix said it was “all right” and requested affiant to sign his name as one of the subscribing witnesses which Affiant did then and there and in her presence.  Affiant further states that he then recognized the signature of Mr.s Applegate the testarix as genuine and so recognizes it now and that he is familiar with her handwriting as well as being familiar with the handwriting of the subscribing witness W.R. Hydes and states that both of said signatures are genuine.  Affiant further states that said testatrix at the time Affiant read said Will and codicil over to her as aforesaid she was of sound and disposing mind and affiant was told by said testatrix that it her will and codicil.

Affiant further states that the instrument here [illegible] is the identical instrument which said testatrix presented to him saying it was her last will and codicil and which he subscribed as aforesaid.

s/ W.C. Billingsley

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me

the 3d day of March 1883

J.P. Marshal clk

By J.R. Cain DC

 

Proven probated and admitted to the Record of Wills Mch 5th 1883

/s J.P. Marshal Clk

By J.R. Cain D.C.

XMSB-1A   Emma Applegate, b. abt 1849 in KY (1860 US Census, LA, Orleans Par., New Orleans, 1st Ward, 1567/1922 [age 12, birthplace KY]; 1870 US Census, MS, Carrol Co., Twp. 38, Range 5 W, p. 8, 51/51[age 21, birthplace KY]; 1880 US Census, MS, Coahoma Co., Beat 3, 5/99, p. 41, line 26 [age 30, birthplace KY]), d. ______.  She married John C McKenzie, b. abt 1845 in MS (1870 US Census, supra [age 25, birthplace MS]; 1880 US Census, supra [age 34, birthplace MS]), d. ______.

In 1860, Emma was enumerated with her parents in New Orleans, LA.  In 1870, Emma and her husband John were enumerated with her parents in Carroll Co., MS.  In 1880, Emma and John and two of their children were enumerated in Coahoma Co., MS.

In 1868, Emma owned several large parcels of land in Carroll Co., MS.  .   See 1868 Property Tax Rolls Carroll Co. (MS), Mississippi State Archives, Box 3239, img. 10 & 20.  This may have been a transfer by her father Samuel to hide assets because by 1875 he was the listed owner of the same parcels. 1875 Property Tax Rolls Carroll Co. (MS), Mississippi State Archives, Box 3613, img 33.

Emma was the sole beneficiary of her mother Susan’s will.  All her mother’s property was left to her in trust with her father Samuel as trustee.  Carroll Co. (MS) Will Book 1-33.  Her mother made a codicil to her will giving her piano to her grandchildren and from that we learn their names:  Lillie, Sue Hellen, and Rosebud.

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Still working

Just a note to let whoever checks in here that I am still working. I’m just not updating the blog portion of the site very much.

I’m deep into the mysteries of the Applegates in Mississippi. FamilySearch has MS probate records online now, which have provided lots of clues.

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More about Samuel Applegate

Back in February 2011, I posed about a mysterious SamuelApplegate in Mississippi. I’ve found out a bit more about him.

In 1860, Samuel, Susan, and Emma were living in New Orleans.  Samuel was 46 and born in KY.  Susan was 34 and born in KY.  Emma was 12, and born in KY.  Samuel was a steam boat captain.  1860 US Census, LA, Orleans Par., New Orleans, 1st Ward, 1567/1922.

A Captain Sam Applegate was one of the earliest steam boat captains in the Shreveport area.  See Texas Dept. of Ag. Bulletin Yearbook No. 13, 1909, p. 254.  (“In the Shreveport trade, Captain Sam Applegate was the leading spirit until he retired just before the war, well fixed . . ..”)

In 1864, a “Captain Samuel Applegate, Winona” was mentioned in a list of Confederate rebels to be arrested by order of Adm. David Porter.  Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 1, No. 26, p. 192 (1914).

As noted in February, Samuel and Susan can be placed in Carroll Co., MS in 1870 and 1880.

Susan made a will in 1882, which was proved in 1883 in Carroll Co., MS.  She left everything to her husband Samuel in trust for her daughter Emma McKenzie.  The draftsman and one of the witnesses was from Louisville, KY.  She may have traveled there to make her will.

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Brooklyn Applegates–problem solved? maybe?

I’m persuaded Voress was right.  Lewis Applegate who married Eliza Gildersleeve fits into the main tree as 5G7F4.  I’ll push an update in a week or so.

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The Applegates of Brooklyn, pt. whatever

I stopped posting these a while ago, but I still have a bunch of them to get through.  I just exchanged messages from another member at Ancestry who was looking for the parents of a certain Elizabeth Applegate who died in Brooklyn in 1885.  Little did that person expect The Info Dump!

BR1B (5D4C7A)  William R. Appelgate, b. abt 1820 in Kings Co., NY (1850 US Census, NY, Kings Co., Brooklyn, 17th Ward, 1291/2189 [age 30, birthplace NY]; 1870 US Census, New York, Kings County, 7th Ward, p. 114 [age 50, birthplace NY]; 1875 NY State Census, Kings Co., Brooklyn, Ward 7, p. 55, 368/479 [age 55, birthplace Kings Co., NY]), d. November 12, 1891 at 164 Skillman Street in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY (Brooklyn Eagle, November 13, 1891, p. 4; Probate File of William R Applegate, December 7, 1891, [no file number]).  He married (1) Ellen Colgan, b. abt. 1824 in NY (1850 US Census, supra [age 26, birthplace NY]) d. bef 1870; and (2) Elizabeth Rooney, b. abt 1836 in Westchester Co., NY (1870 US Census, supra [age 36, birthplace NY]; 1875 NY Census, supra [age 39, birthplace Westchester Co., NY]; d. December 31, 1889 at 804 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY (Probate File of Elizabeth Appelgate Kings Co. (NY), January 21, 1890, [no file number]).
In 1850, William was enumerated with his parents Lewis and Eliza in Brooklyn, NY.  He was 30, born in NY and a police officer.  With him were Ellen, age 26, born in NY (probably his wife); and George L (his son).  (1850 US Census, supra).   The enumerator provided a helpful additional comment that their house was near Myrtle and Raymond.

In the 1850 city directory for Brooklyn, William R Applegate is listed as a butcher at Myrtle Ave near Raymond.  (1850 Brooklyn City Directory, p. 23).  William changed careers between the time the directory was printed (probably late 1849) and the time he was enumerated in the census (September 27, 1850).  In May of 1850, William was appointed a police marshal by Mayor Smith.  (Brooklyn Eagle, May 31, 1850, p. 3).

In 1859, William again listed in the city directory—this time as a policeman.  He was probably listed twice:  Once under the name William Appelgate, residing at 254 Myrtle Ave., and once under the name William Applegate residing at Myrtle Ave. near Raymond.  Also residing at the 254 Myrtle address was Elizabeth Appelgate, widow—probably his mother.

In 1870, William Applegate was enumerated in Brooklyn with his second wife Elizabeth and children.  He was 50, born in NY and a policeman.  Elizabeth was 34, and born in NY; George L was 23, born in NY, and worked for the fire department; Eliza was 20, and born in NY; William F was 17, and born in NY; Lizzie was 12, and born in NY, Lewis F was 10, and born in NY; Ellen was 3, and born in NY; and Annie born in May 1870 in NY.

On July 6, 1872, daughter Annie died.  Her death notice gives her parents’ names as William and Elizabeth Applegate and states the funeral will take place at 306 Franklin Ave.—presumably her parents’ home.

In 1875, William Applegate and family were still residing at 306 Franklin Ave., in Brooklyn.  William was 54, and a policeman.  Wife Elizabeth was 39, son William F was 21, daughter Eliza was 24, daughter Eliza was 17, daughter [sic, should be son] Lewis was 14, daughter Nellie was 8, and daughter [sic] John was 3.

William’s wife Elizabeth died intestate on December 21, 1889.

William Appelgate applied for Letters of Administration on January 16, 1890.  This William may be her husband or her step-son—the Petition does not say either way.

The petition identifies the living children and heirs of Elizabeth:

Nellie Gilligan, of full age

John Appelgate, about 18

Harry Appelgate, about 14

Rebecca A Appelgate, about 9

William appears in articles throughout the second half of the 19th Century in the Brooklyn Eagle—mostly arresting criminals on warrants issued by the various courts to which he was assigned.

William Appelget made his will on November 11, 1891 and died the next day. (Probate File of William R Appelgate, Kings Co. (NY), December 7, 1891 [no file number]).  His will is not in the probate file.

The Brooklyn Eagle ran several articles about his final illness and death.

OFFICER WILLIAM APPLEGATE VERY ILL

Officer William Applegate of Justice Engle’s court is very ill at his home.  The doctors do not hold out much hope of recovery.  His is 80 years of age and has been forty-three years on the force.

(Brooklyn Eagle, November 11, 1891)

OFFICER WILLIAM APPLEGATE

Brooklyn’s Oldest Policeman said to be Dying.Officer William Applegate of Justice Engle’s court, whose serious illness was reported in the EAGLE yesterday, will never, it is feared by his friends, do police duty again.  He is the oldest man on the force in age and length of service.  He is now in his 80th year and was appointed on the force forty-three years ago.  “Uncle Bill” he is affectionately termed.  His family reunions were notable events.  At the last one his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren filled the house.

His youngest child is 12 years old and the eldest about 50 years.  In feeling and action he was as young as any of his grandchildren.  Until recent years he did not wear spectacles.  He was taken sick about two months ago.  Yesterday his son stated in Justice Engle’s court that he would not live through the week.  His residence is at 264 Skillman avenue.

(Brooklyn Eagle, November 12, 1891, p. 3)
THE OLDEST POLICEMAN DEAD

William Applegate, or “Old Uncle Bill,” as he was known in police circles, the oldest member of the force, died yesterday at his home, 164 Skillman street.  He was 71 yards old and had been for nearly forty-five years a member of the department.  He was attached to Justice Engle’s court for the past ten years.

(Brooklyn Eagle, November 13, 1891, p. 4)
THE LATE OFFICER APPLEGATE

A meeting of officers of the Fifth precinct was held last night to take action on the death of Officer William Applegate.  Captain Short presided.  Sergeant Bar ford, Detective Sergeant Corcoran and Officers Richard Cleary and Pinkerton reported resolutions touching the demise which were adopted.  About a score of carriages have been engaged for the officers to attend the funeral, which takes place at 2 o’clock to-morrow afternoon from 164 Skillman street.

(Brooklyn Eagle, November 14, 1891, p. 6).

The Petition for Probate filed by William’s son William F Appelgate lists his heirs at law:
William F Appelgate, a son of deceased who resides at 903 DeKalb avenue in the City of Brooklyn, of full age.
George L Appelgate, a son of deceased who resides at 324 Livingston street City of Brooklyn of full age.
John Appelgate an infant son of deceased over fourteen years who resides at 164 Skillman street Brooklyn
Harry Appelgate, an infant son of deceased over fourteen years who resides at 164 Skillman street Brooklyn
Eliza M Briggs a daughter of deceased who resides at 638 DeKalb avenue Brooklyn of full age.
Ellen Gilligan a daughter of deceased who resides at CNO 164 Skillman street Brooklyn of full age
Rebecca Appelgate an infant daughter under fourteen who resides at 164 Skillman Street resides with her sister Ellen Gilligan.
James Hallahan, Bessie Haden, Beulah Haden and Eliza Haden children of a deceased daughter who reside as follows:James Hallan resides at Saint Johns Home Brooklyn an infant under 14 years of ageBessie Haden and Beulah Haden reside at the Industrial Home on South 3d street Brooklyn infants under 14 years of ageEliza Haden who resides with Moses Engle at Number 80 Oakland street Brooklyn an infant under 14 years of age
While William R’s will is not in his probate file, the Executor’s affidavit is, and that document states the recipients of specific bequests in the will:
William F Appelgate $100

Ellen Gilligan $100

John Appelgate  $200

Harry Appelgate $300

Rebecca Appelgate $1000

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Isaiah Applegate in Greene Co., PA

I’m just about there on linking up this small branch. More to follow . . . .

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An Update

I’ve pushed another update.

This one doesn’t have the huge number of citation updates of some past ones.  What it does have is two small reconnected branches.  The first is William H Applegate, who I believe was a previously unknown son of Uriah Applegate.  If you disagree, go at it in the comments.

The second is a new branch based on the will of J.W. Applegate I posted earlier this week.  I’m pretty confident J.W. is James William Applegate, the son of William Applegate and Mary Campbell.  Some rooting around in census and marriage records for OH and KY, and a little work on findagrave has given me documentation enough to commit to this branch.

You can find the new William H Applegate here

You can find the new James William Applegate here

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1852-07-17 Will of Henry Stults Applegate 5E9C1B

Will of Henry S Applegate
Butler Co. (OH) Will Book 1-179

In the Name of the Benevolent Father of All.

I Henry S Applegate of Cincinnati, feeble in heath, but of sound mind and disposing memory, conscious of the uncertain term of life, and desirous to provide as well as may be for the wants of my surviving family, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.

Item 1st.  I request that my last sickness and funeral expenses, and all other just debts be paid.

Item 2d.  I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Henrietta Applegate, in lieu of her Dower, 1st, All my household furniture and wearing apparel; 2d, All the interest which shall accrue on money due or to become due [illegible], at my decease, until the principal money shall  from time to time, be disposes of as hereinafter directed.  And 3d, I devise in fee simple to my beloved Wife Henrietta Applegate, to dispose of as she may desire , that certain House and Lot situated in Section No. 32, Township No. 3, and Range N. 3, East of the Meridian line drawn from the mouth of the Great Miami River, in the County of Butler and State of Ohio, and in the same [illegible] conveyance to [illegible] by Deed, dated February 5th, 1851, executed by Jacob Flickinger [name is very hard to read ~sta] and Wife, as per the record itself in Volume 19th    page 411 of the Real Estate records of said Butler County to which for a more particular description, reference is hereby made.  This devise is made on this Condition:  That when my beloved daughter Henrietta shall have arrived at age, or at the time of her marriage, if before arriving at her majority, but with the consent of her Mother, she should marry , my beloved Wife shall give to my beloved daughter, Henrietta, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars.

Item 3d.  The residue of my property, both real, personal, and merged, I devise and bequeath in equal portions to my four beloved children, Peter Conover, William Alexander, Bergen, and Henrietta, to their [illegible] and absolute [illegible] of which they shall be entitled, as they shall [illegible] arrive at full age, but the income and interest thereon, as it shall accrue I devise and direct to be paid to my beloved Wife for the sole use of her, and the education and maintenance of my beloved children until such periods as they shall severally have arrived at their majority.

It is my desire and I hereby direct that all moneys left by me at my decease shall be carefully loaned at a legal rate of interest, on unencumbered Real Estate, situated in Cincinnati, worth at least twice as much as the sum of money to be loaned thereon, the interest to be paid quarter annually.

Item 4th.  I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Henrietta Applegate and John W Applegate Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby authorizing and [illegible] them, to compromise, adjust, release, and discharge, in such manner as they may deem proper, the debts and claims due me.  I do also authorize and empower them if it should be by them thought necessary, either to pay my debts, or to educate and maintain my beloved children, to sell, at private sale or in such manner upon such terms of credit, or otherwise as they may think proper, all, or any part of my Real Estate, and deeds to purchases, to execute, acknowledge, and deliver in fee simple.

I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Seal at the City of Cincinnati this Seventeenth day of July in the year Eighteen Hundred and fifty two.

Signed and acknowledged by said Henry S. Applegate as his last Will and Testament, in my presence, signed by us at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other

s/ H S Applegate {seal}

s/ James Applegate
s/ Samuel Flickinger
s/ James M Armstrong

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1847-03-03 Will of Henry Aplegate 5E7F2A4

Will of Henry Applegate 5E7F2A4
Hamilton Co. (OH) Will Book 2-305

I Henry Applegate of Delhi Township Hamilton County, Ohio, do make and publish this my last Will and testament.

First.  I give and bequeath unto my sister Phebe Ann Applegate the sum of five dollars.

Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my sister Matilda (Wife of N.T. Newcomb) [initials very hard to read ~sta] the sum of five dollars.

Thirdly after paying my debts and the above mentioned sums given to my sister Phebe Ann and Matilda I give and bequeath to my sister Clarinda (Wife of William S. Williams) the residue of my property bother personal and real and

Lastly I do hereby appoint William S. Williams of this my will.

March 3d 1847

s/ Henry {his mark X} {seal}

Signed and sealed in the presence of William Cotton, Peter S. Williams.

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