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Birth: Aug. 24, 1783 Middlesex County New Jersey, USA

Death: Jan. 17, 1864 Schuyler County New York, USA

John Remsen Rappleye, son of Jeremiah Rappleye and Sarah Williamson, was born 24 August 1783 in Penn's Neck, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He was baptized on 29 January 1784 at the Harlingen Church in Harlingen, Somerset County, New Jersey. He married Margaret Tillier, daughter of John Tillier and Dinah Sortore, circa 1806. He began military service in 1812 in Ovid, Seneca County, New York; in the New York Militia.

John enlisted in Captain Jonas Cleland's Company, 18th Regiment commanded by Colonel H.W. Dobbin and was transferred to Captain Jehial Moor's Company in that Regiment. He marched from Ovid, Seneca County, New York to Niagara, later crossed into Canada and was in the Battle of Queenston on 13 October 1812. During that engagement he received a severe wound in his right arm which disabled his hand, a second wound in his right side near the spine and a third wound in the bone of his left hip which completely disabled "the whole limb". It was stated that he was carried from the field in critical condition and was confined to a hospital in Lewiston; He was taken home in a sleigh in January 1813.

He received a military pension as of 2 September 1814 in Ovid, Seneca County, New York; for service as a private in the New York Militia during the War of 1812 of $5/Month. He received a military pension as of 24 April 1816; increase to $8.00 per month. His wife, Margaret Rappleye, died on 18 September 1855 in Tyrone Township, Steuben County, New York. He died on 17 January 1864 in Tyrone Township, Schuyler County, New York.

Children of John Remsen Rappleye and Margaret (Tillier) Rappleye include:

i. Tunis Rappleye, b. 2 February 1807

ii. Emaline Rappleye, b. 31 October 1808

iii. Epnetus Rappleye, b. circa 1810

iv. Peter Rappleye, b. circa 1812

v. Josiah Rappleye, b. between 1816 and 1817

vi. Almira Rappleye, b. circa 1820

vii. Dinah Rappleye, b. circa 1822

viii. Mary J. Rappleye, b. circa 1824

ix. Jane A. Rappleye, b. circa 1828

Family links:

  • Jeremiah Rappleye (1742 - 1827)
  • Margaret Tillieer Rappleye (1786 - 1855)
  • Ammon Tunis Rappleye (1807 - 1883)*
  • Emaline Rappleye Wilcox (1808 - 1884)*
  • Tunis Rappleye (1767 - 1827)*
  • Peter Rappleye (1776 - 1858)*
  • Anna Jane Rappleye Almy (1780 - 1862)*
  • John Remsen Rappleye (1783 - 1864)
  • Nicholas Rappleye (1786 - 1863)*
  • Jeremiah Rappleye (1791 - 1847)*

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Burial: Six Nations Cemetery Schuyler County New York, USA

Created by: Wendell Wilcox Record added: Feb 05, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 47611536

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John Remsen Rappleye's Timeline

August 24, 1783
Penn's Neck, Middlesex, NJ
January 29, 1784
Harlingen Dutch, Ref. Church
February 2, 1807
Age 23
Ovid, Senecca County, New York, USA
October 31, 1808
Age 25
Ovid, Seneca, Ny
Age 26
Ovid, Seneca, Ny
March 1812
Age 28
Ovid, Seneca, Ny
Age 29
Ovid, Seneca, New York
Age 39
Tyrone, Steuben, Ny
Age 41
Ovid, Seneca, Ny