Benjamin Applegate

Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Applegate was born about 1808, in Ohio, United States, his father, Walter Applegate, was 54 and his mother, Ellse Van Metre, was 34.

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Walter Applegate
Ellse Van Metre
Thomas Henry Applegate
Benjamin Applegate
Abraham Van Mater Applegate
Jacob Van Meter Applegate
Josinah Applegate

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World Events (3)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 2

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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 (2)

  • Ohio, Fairfield County, probate estate packets, #1729, Jacob Van Metre
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Applegate - Individual or family possessions: male

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