Bartholomew W. Applegate is the eldest of nine children born to
Jacob and Margaret Applegate, natives of New Jersey and Ohio.
Bartholomew was born August 1, 1840, in Johnson County, Ind., where he lived
until he was seven years old, and in the fall of 1847 moved with his parents to
Howard County, into a log church, until their claim could be vacated. When
they were able to obtain possession, they moved into their new home in the
wilderness, where Jacob Applegate, with the aid of his sons, cleared one of the
best farms in the State. Our subject, made his home with his parents until
he was thirty-four years of age, when he was married to Miss Leora
Millikan, of this State. This union was blessed with two
children: Frederick, born June 25, 1875, and Nellie,
born June 21, 1880. Mrs. Leora Applegate died July 30, 1880. Mr.
Applegate was elected Justice of Peace in the fall of 1874 by the Democratic
party, in which he is an ardent worker. By diligence and labor, he has
obtained for himself and children a good home. He is a prominent citizen
and a member of the Masonic fraternity and I. O. O. F.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, "Taylor Township," F.A. Battey & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming