Elizabeth Means Appleton was born circa 1780 in New Hampshire to Robert Means (1742-1823) and Mary McGregor (1752-1838) and died 29 October 1844 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Jesse Appleton (1772-1819) 25 April 1800 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from Ireland.

Elizabeth Means (1780-1844), daughter of Robert Means (1742-1823) and wife Mary McGregor (1752-1838), was married to Jesse Appleton (1772-1819), 2nd President of Bowdoin College and was the father of five children who survived through infancy, including Jane who would become First Lady to President Franklin Pierce, and Frances who would marry famed Bowdoin professor Alpheus Spring Packard, Sr. In 1837, Packard went on to edit The Works of Rev. Jesse Appleton, D.D., with a Memoir of His Life and Character. His wife's sister was Mary Means, married on November 6, 1799 to Jeremiah Mason.


Offspring of Jesse Appleton and Elizabeth Means (1780-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Means Appleton (1801-)
Elizabeth Frances Appleton (1804-1839) 1804 Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine 2 June 1839 Alpheus Spring Packard (1798-1884)

Jane Means Appleton (1806-1863) 12 March 1806 Hampton, New Hampshire, United States 2 December 1863 Andover, Massachusetts, United States Franklin Pierce (1804-1869)

William Appleton (1808-1830)
Robert Appleton (1810-1851)
John Appleton (1814-1817)


Offspring of Robert Means and Mary McGregor (1752-1838)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Means (1780-1844) 1780 New Hampshire 29 October 1844 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Jesse Appleton (1772-1819)

Mary Means (1777-1858) 20 October 1777 Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 12 April 1858 Jeremiah Mason (1768-1848)

David McGregor Means (1781-1835)
Mancy Means (1783-1866)
Robert Means (1786-1842)
Jane Means (1789-1804)


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