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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN APPLEGATE, farmer, P. O. Eastwood, fifth child of Vincent and Ann (Lemon) Applegate, was born in Mason County, Ky., July 5, 1834. His father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother of Maryland. His grandfather, Richard Applegate, a native of Virginia. The subject of this sketch was married in 1856, to Frances Cardie, daughter of Thomas McLain, of Sterling Township. They had one child — Wesley O., now a resident of Illinois. Mr. Applegate emigrated to Kansas in 1856, and was there during “the border raids,” and went with the first excitement to Pike’s Peak; was on the border eleven years, then went to Utah and remained three years, and then returned to Ohio. In 1879, he married a second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Frank and Johanna Vanbelt, and a native of Holland; they have one daughter — Stella. Mr. Applegate is a member of Locust Ridge Lodge No. 618, I. O. O. F., and his wife of the Catholic Church. He is an energetic farmer.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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