|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1817|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1897|
aged 30y, 9m, 1d
The age of death of Alexander looks like 30 yrs but it has to be 80 yrs as the county history gives his birth date as 1817.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley: Comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry,
Pennsylvania, Containing Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M.
Runk & Co., 1897, pages 172-173.
ALEXANDER APPLEBY, Shade Gap, Huntingdon county, Pa., was born on the Homestead in Dublin township, March 29, 1817. He is the son of John and Mary (Moreland) Appleby. Mr. Appleby's grandfather, John Appleby, was a native of Ireland. After marriage, Mr. Appleby, his wife and two
brothers, William and Alexander, emigrated to America. The brothers settled in Georgia, while John remained in Pennsylvania, making his home near Shippensburg, Pa. After a short time he removed to Huntingdon county, but returned to Shippensburg for two years. He finally settled in Dublin township, Huntingdon county, on the place now owned by Thomas Roddy. Mr. Appleby bought the farm of 300 acres, and lived there until his death. There also he received frequent visits from his brothers; the long journey between their homes being made on horseback. Mrs. Appleby died on the home farm. Their children were:
Margaret, wife of Mr. Stitt, both died at Huntingdon;
Jane (Mrs. Gilbert Kennedy), died in Huntingdon county;
Nancy (Mrs. George McGee), died in Beaver county, Pa.;
Martha, (Mrs. Adam McGee), of Franklin county, Pa., deceased;
Alexander, married Mrs. McGee, both died in Preble county, Ohio.
John B. Appleby, a grandson of one of John Appleby's brothers, was living in Maryland at the time of the war of the Rebellion. He enlisted in the Union army, served all through the war, and was several times promoted. He resides at Centralia, Ill.
John Appleby, father of Alexander Appleby, was born in Dublin township in 1776. The son of a farmer, he settled on part of the homestead, which he farmed until his death. Mr. Appleby was very active and much interested in all the affairs of his township, and merited the respect and esteem of his neighbors. He filled many township offices satisfactorily. Mr. Appleby was an old line Whig. His wife was Miss Mary Moreland, a native of Belfast, Ireland. Their children are:
Thomas, died at the age of twenty;
William, married Elizabeth Spear, died in Dublin township, aged eighty;
John, married Priscilla Montague, both died in Dublin township;
Eliza (Mrs. John Gaylor [sic; based on bio of John Taylor, should be Taylor]), resided in Huntingdon county, later removed to Iowa, and returning after her husband's death, died at Mount Union, Pa.;
Margaret Ellen, Shade Gap;
Mary Jane (Mrs. Henry Likely), settled in Orbisonia, removed to Dublin township, where she died, and Mr. Likely resides in Illinois; and
Rosamond, died in youth.
Mr. Appleby and his wife were members of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Appleby was an elder. John Appleby died October 1, 1851, his wife died at the homestead in 1877, aged eighty-seven.
Alexander Appleby received his education in the subscription schools of his native township. The opportunities afforded by these schools were limited, and the teachers inefficient. While yet a mere lad, Alexander Appleby was set to work on the farm where he remained, assisting his father until 1842, when he rented his present home, a farm then owned by his father. After renting it for several years, he bought 100 acres, and at his father's death, he received the remaining 108 acres. Industrious and thrifty, Mr. Appleby not only improved his farm, adding to it by the purchase of 40 acres, but also bought a property in Shade Gap. Mr. Appleby is a staunch Republican, eager for the success of the party. He is highly esteemed and influential in his township. He has won the respect and confidence of the community, where he has been retained on the school board for nine consecutive years. He has also served his township in various other capacities.
Alexander Appleby was married in Dublin township, November 10, 1842, to Ann Eliza, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Wilson) Jeffries. Their
John McGinley, a farmer in Dublin township, married Anna Blair;
Elizabeth, Mrs. George Doran, Burnt Cabins, Fulton county;
David, M. D., married Martha Colliers, Tyrone, Pa.;
Mary Jane, Mrs. William Thompson, Barree, Huntingdon county;
Lavinia, Mrs. George Elliot, Mount Union, Pa.; and
Rosamond, at home.
Mrs. Appleby was an earnest Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church; she died June 5, 1889. Mr. Appleby is an elder in the Presbyterian church at Shade Gap, Pa.
Also, his mother, Mary Moreland Appleby, was born c 1784m therefore way too old to have a child born in 1867. She is buried Shade Gap, #6432173. I have sent a correction to findagrave, but not my reasoning.
John Appleby (1780 - 1851)
Mary Moreland Appleby (1788 - 1873)
Ann Elizabeth Jeffries Appleby (1823 - 1889)
John McGinley Appleby (1843 - 1918)*
Elizabeth Matilda Appleby Doran (1846 - 1926)*
David Jeffries Appleby (1849 - 1906)*
Mary Jane Appleby Thompson (1852 - 1918)*
Rosanna Appleby (1861 - 1941)*
Roseanna Appleby (____ - 1860)*
Thomas Moreland Appleby (1810 - 1831)*
William Appleby (1812 - 1891)*
John Appleby (1813 - 1856)*
Alexander Appleby (1817 - 1897)
Ann Elizabeth Appleby Taylor (1817 - 1891)*
Margaret Ellen Appleby (1819 - 1906)*
Mary Jane Appleby Likely (1822 - 1854)**
Pine Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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Added: Sep. 2, 2014