Benjamin Applegate

1746–1820 (Age 74)
Windsor, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Applegate was born in 1746, in Windsor, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin John Applegate, was 28 and his mother, Mary Cotterell, was 21. He married Elizabeth Green on 18 May 1771. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1820, in United States, at the age of 74.

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Benjamin Applegate
1746–1820
Elizabeth Green
1751–
Marriage: 18 May 1771
Elizabeth Applegate
1786–1847

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
18 May 1771
Lancaster,Pennsylvania
children

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  • Elizabeth Applegate

    Female1786–1847Female

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World Events (6)

1775

Age 29

"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."
1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 40

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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