Benjamin Franklin Applegate

1774–1862 (Age 88)
Berkeley, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Applegate was born on 25 April 1774, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Henry Applegate, was 20 and his mother, Mary Prudence Wallingford, was 16. He married Hannah Peters in 1794, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 September 1862, in Tollesboro, Lewis, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fearisville, Lewis, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Applegate
Hannah Peters
Marriage: 1794
Mary Applegate
Sarah Ann Applegate
Thomas A Applegate
Richard Applegate
Catherine Applegate
Jacob Applegate
Benjamin Applegate
Samuel Applegate
Sarah Applegate
Basil Burris Applegate
Margaret Applegate
Solomon Applegate

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Fleming, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (3)

  • Benjamin Applegate in household of William W Applegate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Applegate, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Applegate, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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