Benjamin Applegate III

1763–1813 (Age 50)
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Applegate III was born about 1763, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Applegate Jr., was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Wall, was 32. He married Sarah Wall about 1785, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died about 1813, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50.

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Benjamin Applegate III
Sarah Wall
Marriage: about 1785
Rebecca Applegate
Stephen Applegate
William Applegate
Elizabeth Applegate
John Applegate
Orpha Applegate
Mahala Applegate
Robert Applegate
Benjamin Applegate

Spouse & Children

about 1785
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States


  • Rebecca Applegate


  • Robert Applegate


  • Stephen Applegate


  • William Applegate


  • Elizabeth Applegate


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World Events (8)


Age 12

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 14

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Allegheny Co., PA wills, 2, pp. 318-320

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