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Charles Applegate
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1806
Henry County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1879
Yoncalla
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

Son of Daniel Applegate born 1768 Albany, New York died Feb 11, 1826 St. Louis, Missouri and Rachel Lindsay born 1769 Baltimore, Maryland died April 11, 1826 St. Louis, Missouri

Charles Applegate married Melinda Miller July 30, 1829 in Cole, Missouri.
Their children:
Lucy Applegate 1830 1910 Yoncalla, OR
Susan Applegate 1831 1907 Yoncalla, OR
Ellen Applegate 1832 1867 Yoncalla, OR
Julia Applegate 1833
James Applegate 1834 1896 Monrovia, Calif.
Mary Applegate 1836 1878 Oregon
Lisbon Applegate 1837 1896 Umpqua, Oregon
Irene Applegate 1839 1919 Corvallis, Oregon
Frances Applegate 1841 1841
John Applegate 1842 1912 Oregon
Irene Applegate 1842
Albert Applegate 1843 1888 Yoncalla, Oregon
Harriet Applegate 1845 1862 Yoncalla, Oregon
Thomas Applegate 1847 1921 Yoncalla, Oregon
Jane Applegate 1848 1913 Grants Pass, Oregon
Frances Fanny Applegate 1850 1923 Wallowa, Oregon
George Applegate 1852 1932 Yoncalla, Oregon
Milton Applegate 1854 1889 Yoncalla, Oregon

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'The Centennial History of Oregon', Volume 4,

CHARLES APPLEGATE, a prominent represent-
ative of a family whose history is
closely interwoven with that of Douglas
county and the state of Oregon, took up a
donation claim of six hundred and forty acres
adjoining the present site of the town of
Yoncalla, in the spring of 1850. There he
continued to reside until called to his final
rest in 1879. when in the seventy-fourth year
of his age.

He was a Kentuckian by birth,
while his wife. Melinda ( Miller) Applegate,
was a native of Tennessee. All of their fifteen
children grew to manhood and womanhood.

In 1843, in association with his brother's,
Jesse and Lindsay. Charles Applegate
formed the Applegate Company and with
about eight hundred people crossed the plains
to the, Sunset State.

Jesse Applegate, one of the most dominant
characters in the pioneer settlement of
western Oregon, was captain of the company.
Our subject had two wagons, each drawn by
four oxen, and brought with him ten cows
and one horse. Leaving his cattle at Walla
Walla, Washington. He built a boat and made
the journey by water to Oregon City, later
going to Marion county. The following winter
he worked for a Mr. Burr, "the mission
blacksmith." whose shop was situated about
fourteen miles from Salem.

In 1844, he went to Polk county and settled
on a donation claim of six hundred and forty
acres about four miles north of Dallas,
Oregon and continuing to reside there until
he disposed of the property in the spring
of 1850. At that time he brought his family
south to Douglas county, taking up an Oregon
Donation Land Claim of six hundred and
forty acres adjoining the present site
of the town of Yoncalla. His brothers had
already settled in the Yoncalla Valley.

It was in 1851, that Charles Applegate and
his brother's built the first schoolhouse in
Douglas County, installing, James Applegate
as teacher and conducting the institution
independent of outside aid. At the cost of
one thousand dollars they purchased from
Harper's Publishing Company, of New York City,
a library which was shipped by water around
Cape Horn. James Applegate, the first teacher
of Douglas County and the son of Charles, was
later chosen Douglas County judge and
subsequently served as County Commissioner.
For several years he was a member of the state
legislature.

In 1864, he enlisted for service in the Civil
War and was made sergeant major of his
regiment, acting in that capacity for one
year, or, until the close of hostilities.

Charles Applegate, who passed away in 1879,
was survived by his wife until 1888. The latter
reaching the age of seventy-six years. Thus
the community lost two of its "most highly
respected and valued pioneer settlers. They
are buried together in what was once the
family's cemetery.

Saturday, August 30, 1879 Stateline Herald (Lakeview/OR) Page 3

DEATH OF A PIONEER--Mr. Charles Applegate died at his residence, one mile from Yoncalla, on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 4 p.m. Mr. Applegate was an older brother of Hon. Jesse and Lindsay Applegate. He crossed the plains in 1843, and settled in Polk county, where he lived a few years, from whence he removed at an early date to Yoncalla, then in Umpqua, now in Douglas county, where he resided to the time of his death. He was a man of iron constitution, determined will, a true friend to the poor, and died respected by all, after having attained the ripe age of 74 years. Mr. Applegate raised a large family of children, and his sons are among susbstational citizens of Douglas county.
Tidings. The Hon. James Applegate, one of the foremost citizens of our vally is a son of the late Charles Applegate. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Applegate (1768 - 1826)
  Rachel Lindsay Applegate (1769 - 1836)
 
 Spouse:
  Melinda Miller Applegate (1812 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Lucy Ivey Applegate (1830 - 1910)*
  Susan Applegate Smith (1831 - 1907)*
  Ellen Applegate Burt (1832 - 1867)*
  James Applegate (1834 - 1896)*
  Mary Applegate Wilson (1836 - 1878)*
  Lisbon Applegate (1837 - 1896)*
  Irene Applegate (1839 - 1919)*
  John Applegate (1842 - 1912)*
  Albert Applegate (1843 - 1888)*
  Harriet Applegate (1845 - 1862)*
  Jane Applegate (1848 - 1913)*
  Frances Applegate Johnson (1850 - 1923)*
  George M. Applegate (1852 - 1932)*
  Milton Applegate (1854 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Applegate Wingfield (1798 - 1860)*
  John Milton Applegate (1799 - 1835)*
  Lisbon Applegate (1803 - 1878)*
  Charles Applegate (1806 - 1879)
  Anthony Lindsay Applegate (1808 - 1892)*
  Jesse Applegate (1811 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Applegate Pioneer Cemetery
Yoncalla
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 30, 2009
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