Jacob Appleton


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1. Martha Clark
2. Anna Marie Robison

Jacob Appleton 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 8 Aug 1777, , New Castle, DE 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Martha Clark on 20 May 1801
  • Marriage (2): Anna Marie Robison on 19 Jun 1817 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, PA
  • Died: 29 May 1855, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 77 1 4
  • Buried: Pittsburgh: Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: L437-181.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Tax List: 1799, , Chester, PA. 5 Jacob Appleton is listed on the 1799 Chester County tax list.

2. Census in 1810 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, PA. 6 Jacob Appolton is listed in the 1810 Census in London Grove Township, Chester County.

3. Census in 1830 in East Caln Twp., Chester, PA. 7

4. Census in 1840 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 8

5. Pension for the War of 1812 on 2 Jun 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 9 His wife, Anna M. Appleton, is listed in a War of 1812 Pension index for Capt. Jacob Appleton. Anna filed for the pension in 1879 long after Jacob's death in 1855 and her application is online at http://www.fold3.com/image/#273379556.

The pension application was rejected on July 29, 1879 because the name of Jacob Appleton was not on the index of Pennsylvania Militia and no evidence of his service was found. There is no record of appeal, so she must have assumed Jacob may not have served after all?

On the application Anna Appleton states Jacob enlisted at Chester County, Penna. and at the time was a nailer by occupation, 5 feet 9 inches in height, black hair, blue eyes, age 38 years, born at New Castle Co. Delaware. She was married to the said Jacob Appleton at London Grove Township in the county of Chester in the State of Pennsylvania on the 19th day of June A.D. 1817 by James Wooleson, who was a Justice of Peace and that her name before her said marriage was Anna M. Robison, and that she has not remmaried since the death of Jacob Appleton. Jacob Appleton died at East Birmingham in the State of Pennsylvania on the 29th day of May 1855. Since his discharge from the army they had lived in Chester, Lancaster, and Allegheny Counties, State of Pennsylvania. Her residence was 503 Chestnut Alley, Pittsburgh.

[Note: East Birmingham Pa. was annexed into Pittsburgh in 1872]

Jacob married Martha Clark on 20 May 1801.

Jacob next married Anna Marie Robison on 19 Jun 1817 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, PA. (Anna Marie Robison was born on 2 Apr 1791 in , Chester, PA,2 10 died on 27 Aug 1884 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 10 11 12 and was buried on 29 Aug 1884 in Pittsburgh: Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 10 11 12.)


1 National Archives, War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files (Available online at Fold3.com), http://www.fold3.com/image/#273379556.

2 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M446-CLT Jacob Appleton in household of Jacob Appleton, East Birmingham, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing dwelling 181, family 216, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 748.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 114381. Anne E. Keep. Father Jacob Appleton. Mother Anna Robinson.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122162981.

5 Chester County Courthouse, Pennsylvania, http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/5443.

6 1810 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XH2R-LBN Jacob Appolton, London Grove, Chester, Pennsylvania; citing p. 177, NARA microfilm publication M252, roll 47.

7 1830 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHGT-M17 Jacob Appleton, East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; citing p. 67, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 148.

8 1840 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHBQ-T1V Jacob Appleton, Birmingham, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; citing p. 230, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 440.

9 United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8ZN-M28 Jacob Appleton, .

10 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ7Z-L5G Anna M. Appleton, 27 Aug 1884; citing 568, Allegheny County Courthouse; FHL microfilm 505834. Printed page 568. Online image 664.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122162977.

12 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 29 Aug 1884, page 5. Death of Mrs. Anna M. Appleton.

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