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Daniel Wiggins Applegate

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: NJ, United States
Death: February 11, 1826 (58)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Mumford Applegate and Catherine Applegate
Husband of Rachel Ann Applegate
Father of John Milton Applegate; Lisbon Applegate; Charles Applegate; Lucy Wingfield; Lindsay Applegate and 1 other

Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Daniel Wiggins Applegate

APPLEGATE, DANIEL. Drummer, First Regiment; drummer, Second Regiment.

DAR ancestor A002937


Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, as prepared by the State of New Jersey Adjutant General's Office, 1870.

County: Monmouth Co.

Name: Daniel Applegate

Rank: Private

Annual Allowance: 40 00

Sums Received: 120 00

Description of service: New Jersey continental line

When placed on the pension roll: October 14, 1833

Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831

Age: 77

Based on the Applegate Genealogy Web Site, Daniel got married in Fayette Co., KY in 1790. He had a 50 acre farm in Franklin Co., KY until 1797. He then was in Carroll Co.,KY in 1802.

Daniel and his family moved to Henry County, KY about 1808 as there is a record that he was fined 15 shillings and detained 3 hours in jail on February 4, 1808 for cursing in the Henry County, Kentucky Court. On September 30, 1821, he was given permission by the Henry County, Kentucky court to keep a tavern in his house for one year. The following year he moved his family to St. Louis, Missouri.

Daniel Applegate was born in New Jersey in 1768. Although he was only a very young boy during the Revolutionary period, he served as a fifer and drummer under Capt. Ballard and Col. Shrove. He also received the rank of private, presumably at the very close of the war as he would have only been 17 or 18 when the conflict ended.

After the war he married Rachel Lindsay, and they had 5 children. The family lived in Virginia for a number of years and then moved to Shelby County, Kentucky. Finally they came to Missouri in 1822, being one of the earliest pioneer families in St. Clair County. Daniel’s sons, Jesse, Charles, and Lisbon later migrated to Oregon.

Daniel Applegate did receive a pension from New Jersey for his war service. Although most of his time in Missouri was spent in St. Clair County, he died in 1826 at St. Louis, Missouri at age 58 and was buried there.

Son of Richard Mumford Applegate and Kate Wiggins.

Served as a fifer and drummer during the Revolutionary War

Removed with his family from Kentucky to Missouri ca.1822

He and Rachel were buried in the "Saint Louis City Cemetery". But it's not quite clear which one is meant, since those existing at the time which may have been known by this name are now apparently defunct. The actual internment may be lost due to removal of these older cemeteries through the years. [If anyone can discover an actual monument to Daniel Applegate, Revolutionary War Veteran, still surviving in a Saint Louis, Missouri Cem. it would be appreciated.]

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Daniel Wiggins Applegate's Timeline

NJ, United States
Age 30
Henry, Kentucky, United States
Age 31
Lindsay Station, KY, United States
July 27, 1803
Age 35
Shelby County, Kentucky, United States
January 24, 1806
Age 38
Henry, Kentucky, United States
September 18, 1808
Age 40
July 5, 1811
Age 43
Lexington, Henry County, Kentucky, USA
February 11, 1826
Age 58
St. Louis, Missouri, United States