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Col. Samuel Appleton

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: October 30, 1725 (70)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground (Plot: Section C Site 73), Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Samuel Appleton, Jr. and Hannah Appleton
Husband of Elisabeth Payson
Father of Hanna Willard; Elizabeth Appleton and Martha Wise
Brother of Hannah Downes; Judith Wolcott; John Appleton, Sr; Maj. Isaac Appleton and Mary Appleton
Half brother of John Appleton; Lieut. Oliver Appleton; Joannah Whipple; Joseph Appleton; Mary Appleton and 2 others

Occupation: Judge
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Col. Samuel Appleton

Samuel was born to Col. Samuel Appleton Sr. and Hannah Paine. He had a one sibling born to his father and mother, Judith Appleton Wolcott.

His father was married after his mother's death to Mary Oliver and had four additional children, including half siblings, Lt. Oliver Appleton and Maj. Isaac Appleton.

Samuel married Elizabeth Whittingham on June 19, 1682 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Whittingham and Sarah Lawrence. She had been raised under the guardianship of Rev. William Hubbard. Samuel and Elizabeth had two children.

1. Hannah, b. 1684 in Lynn; d. 1788 in Boston; m. William Clarke on Oct 11, 1705 in Ipswich. They had two children.

2. Elizabeth, b. 1687 in Lynn; d. 1703.

Samuel was the third generation of "Samuels" of the prominent Appleton family. He was Justice in the community, and his father was a Colonel and a judge before him.

Samuel died at the age of 70, in Ipswich.

Above info from FindAGrave member: Kline Lynch.

Justice of the court of sessions.

From Memorial of Samuel Appleton By Isaac Appleton Jewett page 26 link

III. Samuel Appleton, [16— 3.] b. 1654. From 1680 to 1688 he resided at Lynn, carrying on the iron works, called Hammersmith, of which three quarters were, — after a long litigation in which he resorted to the now obsolete process of attainting the jury, — awarded to him by the Council in 1679, on account of a mortgage to secure the legacy of his grandfather Paine. The other quarter, he purchased of the heirs of Thomas Savage in 1682, for £250. He afterwards, in 1688, sold the whole, with six hundred acres of land, to James Taylor of Boston, for £500. These works were situated on Saugus River, near the old meeting-house. He afterwards removed to Boston, where he carried on the business of merchandise. He was chosen to the Council in 1703, and continued to be chosen to that office, with some intermissions, until 1714, when it was filled by his cousin, John. In 1706-7-8-13-14, they were both of the Council, one of them being one of the two counsellors chosen for the Province at Large. He went as a Commissioner to Quebec, in 1706, for the purpose of bringing home the prisoners of war detained there. He returned to Boston, 21st November, with the Rev. Mr. Williams, and fifty-six other redeemed captives. {Williams's Bed. Cap. p. 74.) In 1707, he commanded a regiment in the unsuccessful expedition to Port Royal, under Col. March. He dissented from the decision of the Council of War abandoning the enterprise. {Barnard's Narrative, His. Coll. 3d series, Vol. 5.)

He married Elizabeth Whittingham, a descendant of the Rev. William Whittingham, / o ^j 5 ^Dean of Durham* Mary, a sister of Elizabeth Whittingham, married Clark, a merchant of Boston, and after his death, Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut.

Samuel Appleton died October 30th, 1725, and was buried at Ipswich. His wife survived him, and was subsequently married to the Rev. Edward Payson.

His children were,—

  • 34 — 1. Samuel. (13.)
  • 35 — 2. Whittingham.
  • 36 — 3. Hannah, m. William Clark of Boston, 1705.
  • 37 — 4. Martha, m. Joseph Wise, 1708.
  • 38 — 5. Elizabeth, b. 1687, at Lynn.
  • Publications, Volume 15 By Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass link
  • Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Jan 12 2017, 18:09:44 UTC
    • Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910, 1919), 1:28. APPLETON, Samuell, s. Lt. Samuell and Hanah, [born] 3 : 9 br : 1654. CT.F. [Note: In old-styles dates, the ninth month is November. More info may be found here.]
    • Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910, 1919), 2:483. APPLETON, Samuel, Hon. Col., Esq., [died] Oct. 30, 1725. [a. 71 y. GR1] [Birth about 1654. GR1=Old Burying Hill]
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Col. Samuel Appleton's Timeline

August 13, 1586
Little, Waldingfield, Suffolk, Eng
November 3, 1654
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
November 1, 1684
Age 29
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
July 10, 1687
Age 32
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 34
October 30, 1725
Age 70
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 30, 1725
Age 70
Old Burying Ground (Plot: Section C Site 73), Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts USA
September 25, 1926
Age 70
September 27, 1927
Age 70