Gen James Appleton

Gen James Appleton

Birth
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Aug 1862 (aged 77)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 32491161 · View Source
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Vital Records of Ipswich; pg. 25:
APPLETON James, s. Samuel and Elizabeth [Mary. P. R. 8.], Feb. 14, 1785.
Vital Records of Ipswich; Pg. 66:
APPLETON James, and Sarah Fuller, Nov. 19, 1807. C. R. 2. *
Vital Records of Ipswich; Vol. 156, pg. 199:
APPLETON James; Aug. 25, 1862; Ipswich (deathplace & birthplace); aged 80; married; Apoplexy; farmer; Son of Samuel & Mary (White) Appleton.


"General James Appleton, son of Samuel (3) Appleton, was born at Ipswich, February 14, 1785. He was an active and conspicuous citizen. His military career began during the War of 1812. He rose through all the grades and became brigadier-general of the Massachusetts militia. He resided in Ipswich and Gloucester in early life and removed to Portland, Maine, where he became prominent in public life, an influential member of the legislature. Although Neal Dow is given credit for being father of the Maine prohibitory law, General Appleton first introduced the measure in a report he made to the legislature in 1837, and was an earnest worker in the temperance movement. After the death of Samuel Gilman Appleton, his brother, he inherited the homestead known as "Appleton farms" at Ipswich and afterwards made his home there. He retained his interest in politics and made a memorable address to the Ipswich soldiers at the railroad station as they started for the front in the Civil War. He died August 25, 1862. He married, November 15, 1807, Sarah, daughter of Rev. Daniel Fuller, of Gloucester. She died January 7, 1872. (P) Children: 1. Samuel Gilman, born at Gloucester, November 5, 1808, died at Morrisiana, New York, November 29, 1873; he married, September 30, 1839, Sarah, daughter of Rev. Sylvester Gardner of Manlius, New York. 2. Sarah Fuller, born at Gloucester, January 20, 1811; died June 7, 1884; married at Marblehead, May 6, 1833, Rev. Stephen C. Millett, of Beloit, Wisconsin.
3. James, born at Gloucester, March 11, 1813; died March, 1884; married, June 21, 1842, Sarah Bristol, daughter of Samuel L. Edwards, of Manlius, New York. 4. Mary White, born at Gloucester, November 15, 1815; died January 14, 1905. 5. Elizabeth Putnam, born at Gloucester, December 3, 1818; died March 29, 1897, at Racine, Wisconsin; married, September 2, 1845, Shelton L. Hall, of Racine. 6. Joanna Dodge, born at Marblehead, February 23, 1821; died at Racine, April 25, 1870; married, November 9, 1843, Peyton R. Morgan. 7. Hannah Fuller, born at Marblehead, April 21, 1823; died at Orange, New Jersey, November 10, 1903; married, April 27, 1854, Robert H. Thayer. 8. Daniel Fuller, mentioned below. 9. Harriette Hooper, born at Marblehead, March 24, 1828; died August 26, 1905; married, December 9, 1849, Rev. John Cotton Smith, rector of St. John's Church, Portland, and later of the Church of the Ascension, New York City. 10. Anna Whittemore, born at Marblehead, January 31, 1831; married, June 21, 1852, Dr. Charles H. Osgood."
--- William Richard Cutter, *New England Families*, NY 1913, p178-179.


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  • Created by: Diane D
  • Added: 29 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32491161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen James Appleton (14 Feb 1785–25 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32491161, citing Old South Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Diane D (contributor 46944153) .