George Appleton was born 11 August 1821 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Daniel Appleton (1785-1849) and Hannah Adams (1791-1859) and died 1878 of unspecified causes. He married Caroline Archer Osgood (1830-) 27 March 1846 in Essex County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom.

George Swett Appleton (1821–1878) was an American publisher, the third son of Daniel Appleton. He was born in Andover, Massachusetts, studied in Leipzig, and for a number of years was a publisher and a book seller in Philadelphia. Employees included Joseph Sabin.

He married Caroline Osgood of Salem, Massachusetts. Together they had two daughters and three sons.

In 1865, George moved his family to New York and became a partner with his three brothers, John, William, and Sidney in his father's publishing business, D. Appleton & Company. He was a scholar and art connoisseur, and acted as the literary adviser to the firm. Appletons' Art Journal and the Popular Science Monthly were planned by him. He was also responsible for the Picturesque America volumes.


Offspring of George Appleton and Caroline Archer Osgood (1830-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ellina Appleton (1848-)
Walter Stone Appleton (1849-)
Emma Appleton (1852-)
George Swett Appleton (1854-)
Francis Appleton (1856-)


Offspring of Daniel Appleton and Hannah Adams (1791-1859)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Henry Appleton (1814-1899) 27 January 1814 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 1899 Mary Moody Worthen (1823-)

Maria Louisa Appleton (1815-)
John Adams Appleton (1817-1881)
Charles Horatio Appleton (1819-1820)
George Swett Appleton (1821-1878) 11 August 1821 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1878 Caroline Archer Osgood (1830-)

Daniel Sidney Appleton (1824-)
Samuel Frances Appleton (1826-)
Sarah E Appleton (1829-1861)



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