Bartholomew  W.  Applegate


                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

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