Richard Applegate (1733 - 1800)

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Birthplace: Burlington, NJ
Death: Died in Scott, KY, United States
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About Richard Applegate

Richard Applegate, born c1740 in New Jersey; died 1800 in Scott Co., Ky. He married (1) probably in Albany, NY, to ate Wiggins, born ; died c1779; (2) probably in Allegheny Co., Pa. to Mrs. Rebecca Sparks, born ; died after 1800 probably in Scott Co., Ky.

Richard served in the French and Indian War; his name appears on the Muster Roll of Major James Burd's Co., 1st Pa. Regiment on Apr. 2, 1756, aged 23. (Pa. Arch. Vol. 1, 5th Ser., p60. Thomas L. Montgomery, ed. Harrisburg, Pa.; Harrisburg Publ. Co. 1906). Richard was listed among others in Ulster Co., NY in May 1768 where an indictment was drawn up against Cornelius Wood of Newburgh, NY who was fraudulently collecting taxes.

On Dec. 24, 1769, Richard Applegate was assigned to prosecute Mr. Wood(Ulster Co., NY Records published in the National Geneal. Soc. Quart. 61, 296(1973). Richard apparently moved his family closer to New Jersey, possibly in Northhampton Co., Pa. about the start of the Revolutionary War. About 1778, Richard enlisted in the Revolutionary War with two of his sons, Benjamin and William. DAR Ancestor # A002946. His name appears on the roll on May 14, 1778 in the 6th Batt., Northhampton Co., Pa. Militia. Not long afterwards, his first wife died and he placed his son, Daniel, with a "Dutch farmer".

After the war, he apparently moved to western Pennsylvania where he married his second wife. They moved to Scott Co., Ky. where he was listed as a member of the Great Crossing Baptist Church on June 1, 1785. He purchased property in Fayette Co., Ky. on Nov. 29, 1789 and was among the inhabitants of Woodford Co., Ky. who petitioned the Virginia Legislature on Oct. 25, 1790 for a division of their county. His will was signed on July 1, 1789 and was probated late in the year 1800. The records of the Great Crossing Baptist Church reported him alive on June 1, 1800; but dead in Nov. 1800.

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Richard Applegate's Timeline

1733
1733
Burlington, NJ
1768
1768
Age 35
NJ, United States
1800
December, 1800
Age 67
Scott, KY, United States
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