Appleton Family of Boston is noteworthy family of the Boston Brahmin upper class society of New England. Many noteworthy descendants and connections.
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Elite Families: Class and Power in Nineteenth-Century Boston 1003
Appleton of New England Suffolk Manorial Families (1900)
Memorial of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, Massachusetts: With Genealogical Notices of Some of His Descendants (1801) A Genealogy of the Ipswich Descendants of Samuel Appleton Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society|year=1906 (Google Books)
Family Patriarchs [ ]
- The eldest son John became an influential man in the colony. Was successively lieutenant, captain, and major, and deputy to the General Court for fifteen years between 1656 and 1678, and was honorably prominent in opposition to the Andros government. He married Priscilla Glover, by whom he had a large family, and died in 1699. John Appleton (1622-1699) - A military and government leader in the Samuel Appleton (1624-1696) Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay. He was a commander of the Massachusetts militia during King Philip's War who led troops during the Attack on Hatfield, Massachusetts and the Great Swamp Fight. He also held numerous positions in government and was an opponent of Governor Sir Edmund Andros. Many family members descend from him. Son of immigrant Samuel Appleton.
Patrilineal Line [ ]
- ( Daniel Appleton (1785–1849) DAppleton5, SAppleton4, OAppleton3, SAppleton2, SAppleton1) - publisher
(daughter of Nathan) - wife of famous American poet Frances Elizabeth Appleton (1817-1861) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). She died in a tragic house fire.
(son of Daniel) - scholar, art collector and publisher George Swett Appleton (1821-1878)
(daughter of Nathan) - married Greely S Curtis, lieutenant colonel and commander of the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry during the civil war. Harriet Sumner Appleton (1841-1923)
(Daughter of Jesse) wife of U.S. President Jane Means Appleton (1806-1863) Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857
- ( Jesse Appleton (1772-1819) FAppleton, IAppleton2, IAppleton1, SAppleton2, SAppleton1) second president of Bowdoin College
: 21st John Appleton (1815-1864) United States Ambassador to Russia , assistant Secretary of State, diplomat, U.S. congressman John Appleton: Chief Justice of the
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
John F. Appleton: lawyer and Union colonel in the American Civil War
John James Appleton (1789–1864): ambassador
(daughter of Nathan) was married to Mary Appleton (1813-1889) Robert James Mackintosh (1811-1864), son of Sir James Mackintosh and his second wife, was a British colonial governor. As Governor of Antigua, he was the viceroy in the Leeward Islands colony between 1850 and 1855.
( Nathan Appleton (1779-1861) IAppleton3, IAppleton2, IAppleton1, SAppleton2, SAppleton1) - U.S. congressman and merchant, co-founder of Lowell MA.
Nathaniel Appleton (1693–1784): Congregational minister
(Son) military and government leader in the Samuel Appleton (1624-1696)' Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay and King Philip's War
: (brother of Nathan) merchant and philanthropist Samuel Appleton (1766-1853)
(Son of Nathan) writer and art patron Thomas Gold Appleton (1812-1884)
William Appleton (1786–1862): U.S. congressman
(Son of Daniel) publisher William Henry Appleton (1814-1899) (GrandSon of Nathan) philanthropist William Sumner Appleton (1874-1947)
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Longfellow [ ]
Frances Elizabeth Appleton (1817-1861) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). ( NAppleton, IAppleton3, IAppleton2, IAppleton1, SAppleton2, SAppleton1)-
- Snuck away to join the Civil War where he was gravely wounded. He inspired Longfellow's poem Charles Appleton Longfellow (1844-1893) I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
- renowned artist and art collector who donated a sizeable collection to the Boston Museum of Art. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (1845-1921)
- When the younger Fanny was born on April 7, 1847, Dr. Nathan Cooley Keep administered ether as the first obstetric anesthetic in the United States to Fanny Longfellow Frances Longfellow (1847-1848)
- noteworth philanthropist and historical preservationist. Never married. Alice Mary Longfellow (1850-1928)
- married Boston lawyer, Richard Henry Dana III, son of the popular writer Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast. Edith Longfellow (1853-1915) - the youngest daughter of the poet Anne Allegra Longfellow (1855-1934) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), she married a Boston lawyer. Her father immortalized her in his poem "The Children's Hour" as "laughing Allegra," referring to her middle name.
Other notable relatives [ ]
: ( Thomas Storrow Brown (1803-1888) RAppleton, SAppleton4, SAppleton3, SAppleton2, SAppleton1) - journalist, writer, orator, and revolutionary in Lower Canada (present-day Quebec)
Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728–1829): educator and physician
: ( Alpheus Spring Packard (1839-1905) EFAppleton, JAppleton, FAppleton, IAppleton2, IAppleton1, SAppleton2, SAppleton1) - entomologist and palaeontologist
: classical scholar, professor at Princeton University William Alfred Packard (1830-1909) Charles Storrow Williams (1827–?): Director of Railroad Transportation for the
Confederate States of America Edward H. Williams (1824–1899): physician and railroad executive
To be researched [ ]
Children of Nathan Appleton [ ]
Charles Sedgwick Appleton (1815-1835)