Benjamin Applegate

1692–
Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Applegate was born on 24 March 1692, in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Applegate, was 20 and his mother, Sophia Tillman, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Sarah Menlo.

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Benjamin Applegate
1692–
Sarah Menlo
1695–
Thomas Applegate
1715–

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(1)

  • Thomas Applegate

    Male1715–Male

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(8)

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 66

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 84

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 84

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

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