|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1811|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||May 20, 1870|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Son of Jacobus Appleby and Mary.
1849 Overland Pioneer.
Married Sarah Brown Price and had 7 children.
Augustin APPLEBY 1831 1911
Curles Shimm Appleby 1834 1898
Martha Ann APPLEBY 1834 1855
William Price Appleby Esq 1838 1918
Sarah Ann "Sally" Appleby 1841 1923
Joseph Smith APPLEBY 1846 1910
Marinda Hyde Appleby 1849 1926
Subsequently married Mary Young and had 5 children.
Martha Theresa Appleby 1859 1929
Mary Young Appleby 1862 1901
William Russell Appleby 1864 1869
George Ivins Young Appleby 1867 1869
Grace Elizabeth Appleby 1871 1932
Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Volume 4 Biographies - Presidents of Missions
Appleby, William I., president pro tem. of the Eastern States Mission in 1847, and president from 1857 to 1858, was born Aug. 13, 1811, near New Egypt, Mammoth Co., New Jersey, the son of Jacob Appleby and Mary Sutress. Having heard Elder Orson Pratt preach the Gospel, he became a convert and was baptized Sept. 21, 1840, by Erastus Snow. In 1841 he was ordained an Elder and sent out as a missionary to labor in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, raising up a branch at Ricklestown, N.J. On Sept. 1, 1844, he was ordained a High Priest and in 1845 was appointed to preside over the branches in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He came to Utah in 1849, filled another mission to the Eastern States in 1856-1858, acting as president from 1857 to 1858, part of the time assisting Elder John Taylor in editing the "Mormon". Elder Appleby died May 20, 1870.
Our Pioneer Heritage
Volume 5 Utah's Three Governments
The Ghost Government - A Tribute
It's aim, according to President Young, was "to organize a state government and to petition for admission into the Union, this we do to please ourselves and our God." President Young was nominated for Governor; Heber C. Kimball, Lieut-Governor, and John M. Bernhisel, member of Congress. The election held March 3rd, reported 9,880 votes cast, for governor and other officers. Legislators from various counties were selected. On April 4th this legislature met and President Young delivered a Governor's message. There were representatives according to the Deseret News from most counties. During the session, which lasted four days, ten acts were passed; one was making the laws of the territory of Utah in force in the State of Deseret. Others were concerning elections, courts, judges, etc. Committees were named and a memorial to Congress requesting admission was adopted. The Deseret News of April 16, 1862 names the following officers; senators to Congress, William H. Hooper and George Q. Cannon; secretary of state, Daniel H. Wells; treasurer, David O. Calder; auditor of public accounts William Clayton; attorney general, Aurelius Miner: chief justice of the supreme court, Elias Smith, for the term of six years, associate justices Zerubabbel Snow and Seth M. Blair, for the four year and two year terms respectively. Circuit judges were also named, these being Erastus Snow, John A. Ray, William I. Appleby, Jesse Haven and William Hyde.
William Ivers Appleby Obituary
May 20, 1870
Salt Lake City, Utah
Evening News, Monday, 23 May 1870
"We have today to record the demise of Bro. Wm. I. Appleby, long and favorably known to many of our readers. He died on Friday, at 3 o'clock p.m., after an illness of three weeks. He suffered from a combination of diseases and had been insensible for several days.
Wm. I. Appleby was the son of Jacob and Mary Appleby, and was born August 13th, 1811, near the village of New Egypt, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He was a self-taught man, never having attended school after he was nine years of age, but by energy and perseverance he acquired a sound English education. He learned the carpenter and mill-wright business when a young man, and continued to work in that line until 1838, when he was appointed justice of the peace and associate Judge for the county of Burlington, N. J. He also kept a scrivener's office and taught school for some years. He held the office of clerk for the township of Chesterfield, New Jersey., six or seven years, when he voluntarily resigned it.
In 1840 he first heard the gospel preached, and was baptized by Elder Erastus Snow, in September of the same year. Immediately afterwards, he commenced preaching in the evening, in the house in which he taught his day school. and with such success, that in a few weeks, as the result of his labors, he baptised twenty-six persons. In April 1841, he visited Nauvoo for the first time to see the Prophet; and from that time until he came to this Territory, he traveled and preached in different parts of the Union with great success. He reached this valley in October, 1849, and was soon afterwards elected a member of the First Legislative Assembly of the State of Deseret, as also one of the Regents of the Deseret University. In the spring of 1856 he started on a mission to the Eastern States and labored there upwards of two years, part of the time assisting Elder John Taylor in editing the Mormon. He held the office of Clerk of the United States Supreme Court in this Territory, ever since it's first session until quite recently; and was for some years also Clerk of the District Court. His death, though not entirely unlooked for, is a sad blow to his family, with whom we deeply sympathize.
His funeral took place yesterday, at eleven o'clock a.m., from the Fourteenth Ward Assembly Rooms, and was largely attended, many of our most prominent citizens being present. The assembly was addressed by Elder Orson Pratt, who delivered a very excellent discourse upon the intent and resurrection."
Appleby, William I. 1849 Journal. In Journal History, 28 July29 October 1849, LDS Archives. Digital copy at
Mary Young Underhill (1840 - 1891)
Sarah Brown Price Appleby (1809 - 1898)*
Augustin Appleby (1831 - 1911)*
Martha Ann Appleby Batchelor (1834 - 1855)*
Curles Shimm Appleby (1835 - 1898)*
William Price Appleby (1838 - 1918)*
Sarah Ann Appleby Firman (1841 - 1923)*
Joseph Smith Appleby (1846 - 1910)*
Marinda Appleby Rood (1850 - 1926)*
Charles Henry Appleby (1851 - 1914)*
Jacob Appleby (1853 - 1929)*
Martha Theresa Appleby Miller (1859 - 1929)*
Mary Young Appleby Risley (1862 - 1902)*
William Russell Appleby (1864 - 1869)*
George Ivins Young Appleby (1867 - 1869)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Susan Barbara
Originally Created by: BBW
Record added: Jul 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73793592
Rest in peace, 3rd great grandfather.|
Added: Mar. 3, 2012