Samuel Appleton, the father of Major Samuel Appleton, was descended from the ancient family of Appulton of Waldingfield, Suffolk, England. He was the son of Thomas, and was born at Little Waldingfield in 1586; married Judith Everand, by whom he had six children born in England. John born 1622; Samuel born 1624, Sarah born 1629; Mary; Judith and Martha.
With his family he came to New England in 1635 and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he was admitted freeman, May 25, 1636. He was chosen deputy to the General Court, May 17th, 1637, and was prominent in the affairs if his town thereafter, and died at Rowley in June, 1670.
- Mary Elizabeth Appleton (1616-1676)
- Judith Appleton (1618-1629) - Judith married Samuel Rogers, son of Rev. Nathaniel, of Ipswich.
- Martha Appleton (1620-1659) - Martha married Richard Jacob, of Ipswich.
- John Appleton (1622-1699) - 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.
- Samuel Appleton (1624-1696) - A military and government leader in the 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.
- Sarah Appleton (1627-1714) - Sarah married Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Rowley, 165
|Offspring of Samuel Appleton I and Judith Everard (1587-1633)|
|Mary Elizabeth Appleton (1616-1676)||December 1616 Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England||5 June 1676 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts|| Nathaniel Thomas (1606-1674)|
|Judith Appleton (1618-1629)|| |
|Martha Appleton (1620-1659)|| |
|John Appleton (1622-1699)|| |
|Samuel Appleton (1624-1696)||1624 Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England||15 May 1696 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts|| Anna Payne (1629-1656)|
Mary Lowell Oliver (1640-1692)
|Sarah Appleton (1627-1714)|
The Appleton Family appears to be connected to a number of noble families of Early England - particularly - Appleton, de Worseley and de Radcliffe.
- Samuel Appleton - disambiguation
- Samuel Appleton (1586-1670)/List of Famous Descendants
Namesakes of Samuel Appleton (1586-1670)