We also have Elizabeth 15037 and
Bunola 15020. Bunola has it's own post office.
1000 Golden Circle, Elizabeth, PA 15037
(located off of Guffey Road)
main office 412-384-1761
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 to 5
. TOWNSHIP SECRETARY: Pamela Balogh. TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Thomas DeRosa, chairman;
Thomas Headley, vice
Dave Majeski, Supervisor
OTHER OFFICIALS: Pamela Balogh, treasurer
C. M Loughner, tax collector
Christine Loughner, part-time township clerk.
Frank Daube, Zoning Officer 412-384-1763
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Office hours are Wednesday's 9-4 and Friday
1000 Golden Circle in the township building.
Mailing address is
P.O. BOX 231, BUNOLA, PA 15020
MEETINGS: Board of Supervisors meet the first Thursday of month at 7 pm.;
Planning Commission meets the third Wednesday of month at 7 p.m.; Zoning
Hearing Board meets upon demand.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Elizabeth Forward School
District, 401 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA (412) 896-2312
FOUNDED: 1869. Forward Township was named for Walter Forward,
who served two terms in Congress and secretary of the treasury under
President John Tyler and a judge of the district court of Allegheny County.
The first settlers were the Applegate and Wall families, who came from New
Jersey in 1766. They were followed by others from that state, and the area
became known as Jersey Settlement.
WATER: Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, (800) 887-9197 or
Pennsylvania American Water Company, (800) 474-7292.
SEWER: Forward Township 412-384-1762
Chris Loughner P/T township clerk
TRASH COLLECTION: Waste Management of Washington, (800) 866-4460, collected
735 Bunola River Rd. Eliz. Pa 15037
Ella Hollow Bible Church
3429 Rainbow Run Rd. Mong.Pa 15063
Mentor Bible Church 4102 Miracle Ridge Eliz. Pa 15037
River Hill Church 2105 River Hill Rd. Mong Pa. 15063
Living Waters Ministries 3326 Rainbow Run Rd. Mong Pa. 15063
371 Bunola River Rd. Bunola Pa. 15020
Gallatin Sunnyside Recreational
Gallatin Sunnyside Riverfront Park
William Penn Ball field
Forward Twp. Ball field
Forward Twp. Athletic Assoc. 724-258-6368
Forward Township Fire Department has a large Pavilion they rent out with a brand new full size kitchen they can call the township about
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Triple "B" Farm.
RSR Tech in Neighboring Elizabeth Borough.
Chief of Police
Forward Township is a rural farming community served by a fulltime police
department. The department staff is currently eight members . Each member
attends mandatory training each year which includes legal updates, Firearms
qualification, CPR and First Responder along with other selected training.
The department utilizes marked police vehicles. Forward Township is located
south of Pittsburgh and borders Westmoreland and Washington counties.
Forward Township is part of the Elizabeth-Forward School District.
--- One of the plainest municipal names in the Mon-Yough area --- Forward
Township --- also has one of the strangest backgrounds. The township was
named for Walter Forward, a prominent Pittsburgh judge and politician. In
1869, the state General Assembly approved the sectioning of Elizabeth
Township into four smaller townships, including what eventually became
Forward. When residents couldn't agree on a name, the courts named the
township for Forward --- who had no known connection to the municipality.
A LITTLE HISTORY OF FORWARD TOWNSHIP
First to locate in
Forward Twp, then part of Rostraver Twp and Westmoreland Co, Virginia, were
the Applegates and the Walls, who migrated from New Jersey by way of
Maryland in 1766. Veech (The Monongahela of Old, 1858, footnote on p107)
relates that on Coxe's Run in Luzerne Twp, a "stranger, from the vicinity of
Hagerstown, by the name of Applegate, had somehow got his leg badly broken
in the woods, and in that condition was found by an old settler, who at once
had him borne to his cabin, where every aid and comfort within reach was
provided. But it being late in the fall, and the stranger knowing that the
remedy for his misfortune was time and patience, was very anxious to be
again among his family and friends. There was then no carriage road across
the mountains, nothing but a pack-horse path. To convey him home, eight of
the neighbors agreed to carry him on a sort of hammock, swung on two poles
like a bier. This they did, all the way to Hagerstown! Four of the men were
Micheal Cock, William Conwell, Thomas Davidson, and Rezin Virgin. "I believe
this man is Jacob Applegate (1D3C1) who lived at that time in Berkeley Co.,
Va." Hugh Voress
An alternative for the first Applegate who
settled this part of Pennsylvania is 5F1A. Thomas Applegate, Jr., born
c1745; died 1808 in Louisville, Ky. He married Mary______, born ; died .
There is no record of Mary except her name. Thomas was the first Applegate
who went to the vicinity of Allegheny Co., Pa. with the Wall brothers about
the year 1766. He probably brought back the news of the land when he
returned and the westward migration began. Thomas received a warrent for 137
1/2 acres in Westmoreland Co., Pa. on July 10, 1786 which was transferred to
Robert McFarland on Aug. 20, 1805. Thomas was the son of Thomas Applegate
who was the son of Benjamin Applegate.
The original New Jersey migrants were followed
by enough other New Jersey residents for the area to become known as the
"Jersey Settlement" for nearly a century. Crumrine (History of Washington
County) reports that a group of families from Morris Co, New Jersey,
followed and settled in Amwell Twp, Washington Co in 1778. Tax roles for
1772 in Rostraver Township list Benjamin, Daniel, William, and Thomas
Applegate; John, Oliver, Abraham, and Alexander Miller; as well as Joseph
Pearce, John Pearce, James Peers, and Andrew Pearce as heads of families
(Monongahela of Old, 1858, Veech, p204).
Members of the New Jersey group also filed
claims against Yohogania Co, Virginia: Joseph Warner/Warne: 278 1/2 acres
strict measure; surveyed 3/21/1786; patented 1/16/1788 to Joseph Warner/
Warne on warrant to accept dated 1/12/1788, "Warner/Warne's Delight"
p11-543. Adjacent was a tract for twins Jonathan and Stephen Pearce for 252
acres, surveyed 3/21/1786; patented 1/21/1788 on warrant to accept dated
1/12/1788: "Stephen's Greene" p11-546. Adjoining Joseph Warner/Warne on
another side was Andrew Pearce with 333 acres; surveyed 3/2/1788; patented
1/16/1788; on a warrant to accept dated 1/12/1788: "St Andrew", p11-545.
Benjamin and Thomas Applegate were close by, as were James and Walter Wall.
The original Walter Wall migrated with an
association arranged by Lady Deborah Moody, widow of a Wiltshire baronet, to
Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1643 they moved to Gravesend, Long Island, and
Middletown, New Jersey in 1657. Walter Wall purchased a large tract of land
near Middletown, which became known as Wall's Mill, and later Van Meter's
mill, where General Garret D Wall was born. General Wall served as a member
of the US Senate. Descendant Jarrett Wall was said to be among those
"resisting the unjust demands of the proprietary in 1700-01." Walter Wall
who migrated with the Jersey settlement was a son of Humphrey Wall, and a
grandson of this Jarret Wall. The Walls were related to Applegates.
Probable years of settlement for the New Jersey
settlement members (History of Allegheny County, Penna. p94) are as follows:
1766-Thomas, William, Samuel and Benjamin
Applegate, James and Walter Wall (descended from Walter Wall who came
from England in 1635; Joseph Warne's daughter, Mary Jane, married David
Allen, also descended from Walter Wall.)
Vorees has the following information about
William : "He came to western Pennsylvania about 1768-70, probably with
his brother(s). The first tax list of Rosstraver Twp., Bedford Co., Pa.
in 1772 lists William and his three brothers, Benjamin, Thomas and
Daniel. He is taxed 3.0 in 1773. He was listed as a "Ranger on the
Frontier" Continental Line, 1778-83 and served in Hugh Goudy's Company.
In 1783, the Westmoreland Co., return-transcript of property, lists
William as possessing 300 acres of land, 3 horses, 5 head of cattle, 8
sheep, and 11 white inhabitants. In 1786, he was taxed 8.5 in
Westmoreland Co., Pa. The 1790 census, lists males over 16 (2); males
under 16 (1); females(all ages) 5. He received a patent of land formerly
owned by James Dean. This tract was surveyed on Sept. 16, 1790 and was
patented to William Applegate on June 23, 1794 and which was called,
"Apple Orchard". In 1791, he was taxed 18.4 in Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny
Co., Pa. On Apr. 15, 1801, William and his wife Sarah, now living in
North Beaver Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. transferred this property to sons
Isaiah, William, and Robert. If he moved to Indiana, it is probable that
it occurred after this property transfer. The 1830 census of Indiana
lists a William Applegate, Sr. "
William was the father of
Applegate who married John Dye (son of James Dey and Sarah Leack)
of Middlesex County, New Jersey, Jemina Applegate who married Edward
Evans (Rev War) and Catherine Applegate who married Robert Wright. All
three daughters were married in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania (the Jersey
1768-Donald Munro, Hugh Davidson, James
Halleday, James Terry, Richard Parker, John Reed, Samuel Devore, Abraham
Miller, William McClure, Philip Rodgers, Robert Smith, Cornelius
Thompson, Adam McConnell, James Wilson
1769-William Neiley, Alexander Dunlap,
Andrew Pearce (also Peairs as listed in Round Hill Presbyterian Church
Cemetery Records 1786- 1952, Collection of Western Pennsylvania
Historical Society) Joseph Warne, James Pearse
1770-David Williams, Moses Devore
1772-Azariah Davis, Henry Liming, Joseph
1774-Daniel Thompson, Joseph Beckett, Esq.
1777-Matthew McKinney, Richard Sparks (dau
Mary Sparks m Garret Wall, their dau married an Allen), John Imbly
Ruth Applegate, Wife of John Dye
Ruth Applegate was
the wife of John Dye was born in 1761 in Middlesex County, New
Jersey, and died in 1840 in Brown County, Ohio. Two primary sources exist
for the information which follows:
The Applegate Family in America
produced by Hugh Vorees. Follow the line 5F. The Applegate
children noted in the following are descendents of Benjamin Applegate.
Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio by Thompson,
published in 1968.
They were married on Apr. 6, 1779 in Elizabeth,
Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. They moved c1785 to Mason Co., Ky. where
they stayed several years before moving to Illinois. They didn't stay there
very long before returning to Kentucky. They moved to Brown Co., Ohio c1795
and lived near her sisters' family -- the Evans Family.
Ezekiel Dye's mother
may have been Mary Applegate and her
genealogy is reasonably well known - the great grandaughter of Thomas
Applegate (II). Ruth Applegate, wife of John Dye was also
the great grandaughter of Thomas Applegate (II)
An outline of her genealogy is presented below as it helps understand the
migration patterns of these families:
Thomas Applegate, born c1632; died 1699. He married
(1)_______, born ; died ; (2) to Joanna Gibbons, born ; died after 1699,
daughter of Richard Gibbons, who was one of the twelve patentees of
Monmouth Co., NJ. He apparently moved to New Jersey sometime in the
1660's as his cattle mark was recorded in the town book of Middletown on
Jan. 4, 1668. On Mar. 8, 1674, Thomas petitioned along with his brother,
Bartholomew for land in the Neversinks. On Apr. 21, 1676, John Fenwick
gave a deed to Thomas Applegate, weaver, of New Shrewsberry, NJ for 600
acres in Fenwick's Colony. There was a second deed on Sept. 20, 1677 to
Thomas Applegate of the Falls in New Shrewsberry in NJ, weaver, of 480
acres in the allotment of Cohanzick along the Marsh, part of Edward
Boarnes 2000 acres. On Oct. 19, 1677, he secured by a quit-claim deed,
two hundred and forty acres of upland and meadow in Shrewsbury Twp.,
Monmouth Co., NJ. There are records that he served on jury duty in
Middlesex Co., NJ. On Feb. 14, 1679, Thomas Applegate along with 12
others obtained a charter to hunt whales. He made his will on Feb. 1,
1698 and it was proved on Mar. 29, 1699; his death must have occured
between these dates, probably in Feb. 1699. His wife, Joanna and her
father, Richard Gibbons, were the executors of his estate.
[5F]. Benjamin Applegate, born c1686; died 1753. He
married Elizabeth Morford, born ; died apparently before her
husband, daughter of John Morford. Benjamin was probably a farmer
and was constable in 1732 for New Windsor. In 1750, he was living in
New Windsor, Middlesex Co., NJ. His will was proved on May 16, 1753
in Nottingham Twp., Burlington Co., NJ and it bequeathed, "son
Thomas, 5 shillings and demand of 13 pounds; sons Benjamin, William
and Richard, each 5 shillings; daughter Johannah, a bed, real and
personal estate. Son, Daniel, to be put to a trade, and when 21, to
have 1/3 of the estate. daughter Alse, when 18, and daughter Jomine,
5F1. Thomas Applegate, born c1723; died probably
before 1790, probably in Allegheny or Washington Cos, Pa. The
name of Thomas' wife is unknown, but she is probably the Mrs.
Applegate who married on Sept. 29, 1796 with Squire Joseph
Beckett, officiating, to Andrew McKeth, born ; died . Thomas
joined the Tonaway Baptist Church in Bedford Co., Pa. prior to
1770. Thomas is supposed to have fought in the French and Indian
War (family tradition). He may be the Thomas Applegate who
served 10 days with an Maryland Unit during the French and
Indian War. He is listed on the taxpayers list for 1773 in
Rosstraver Twp. which was then in Bedford Co., Pa. He also
appears on the list of members of the Peters Creek Baptist
Church on Nov. 10, 1773 but not on the list for 1789. His name
appears on a number of transactions in Yohogania Co., Va. during
the years, 1777-80. (Yohogania Co., Va. became part of
Washington Co., Pa. in the 1780's). An example of one of these
transactions(deeds) is one given on Sept. 24, 1778 by Andrew
McMeans to Thomas Applegate of Yohogania Co. which was witnessed
by John Rubicum and Henry Westley. In deed book "C", of
Washington Co., Pa. shows a tract of 224 acres in the name of
Thomas Applegate. A warrent was issued on Jan. 10, 1786, and the
tract was surveyed on May 28, 1787; but the patent was issued to
Richard Johnston on Nov. 14, 1806. In 1786, Thomas Applegate was
listed as owning 300 acres in Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.
which was then Rosstraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa.
[5F1A] Thomas Applegate, Jr., born c1745; died
1808 in Louisville, Ky. He married Mary______, born ; died .
There is no record of Mary except her name. Thomas was the
first Applegate who went to the vicinity of Allegheny Co.,
Pa. with the Wall brothers about the year 1766. He probably
brought back the news of the land when he returned and the
westward migration began. Thomas received a warrent for 137
1/2 acres in Westmoreland Co., Pa. on July 10, 1786 which
was transferred to Robert McFarland on Aug. 20, 1805. Thomas
brought his family to Kentucky probably about 1781. It is
thought that their son, Elisha, was the only one born in
Kentucky, having been the first white child born in
Jefferson Co., Ky.(p. 98 of Louisville, Past and Present;
Its Industrial History). Thomas had no land grant in
Kentucky so he purchased 79 acres of land on July 20, 1792
from the Alexander Hite heirs. He also bought several city
lots in Louisville which were divided among his heirs. His
will, dated Dec. 25, 1806, names wife Mary and sons, Samuel,
Hezekiah, Benjamin, Tunis, Elijah, and Elisha, and daughter
[5F2] Benjamin Applegate, born 1725; died May 31,
1823 in Allegheny Co., Pa. He married (1) Rebecca Wall, born
1730; died Nov. 25, 1781; daughter of James Wall; (2) to
Hannah_______, born ; died . (It is interesting to note what had
happened since the will of Benjamin-3 was probated in Burlington
Co., NJ on May 16, 1753. Several of Benjamin's sons had settled
in Allegheny Co., Pa. or what is now Washington Co., Pa., but at
time claimed by Virginia and called Yohogania Co. Harvey Linn
Applegate, writing in 1915, gave the following account.
"Benjamin-4 emigrated to Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co.,
Pa.(now Forward Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.) in 1766, "in company
with James and Walter Wall(his brother-in- law)". They returned
to "the east" in the fall of 1768, and they brought their
families to Rostraver Twp. in the spring of 1769).* Recently, it
was discovered that the Applegate who accompanied the Wall
brothers, was Benjamin's nephew, Thomas Applegate, Jr. Garrett
Applegate(1758-1837) perhaps the second son of Benjamin-4 after
Walter, states in his Revolutionary War pension application
(S32098) that he was born in Berkeley Co., Va. on Nov. 2, 1758
and lived there until 1774. (Berkeley Co., Va. was formed in
1772 from Frederick Co., Va. and included what is now the
eastern panhandle of WV, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson Cos.,
WV). Benjamin-4 was in the Revolutionary War, serving with Capt.
Thomas Moore's Co. of Rangers(1778-83).(Pa. Arch. 3, Ser. Vol.
23, p.322). Benjamin was granted a tract of 397 acres of land on
Nov. 23, 1787 by the Supreme Executive council of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The deed for this property was
recorded in the Rolls Office in Patent Book, Vol. 11, page 407
in Harrisburg, Pa. Benjamin lived on this land and he and
Rebecca were buried there. There are no traces of their
tombstones now as a barn was built over that area, formerly his
cemetery. Benjamin's will was dated Jan. 20, 1821 and it listed
all of his children and a few of his grandchildren.
[5F3] William Applegate, born c1733 in Burlington
Co., NJ; died in Corydon, Ind. c1838. (This latter date is
mentioned in several references((e.g. History of Brown Co.,
Ohio)) but has not been confirmed; in fact no official record of
him exists after 1801). He married in NJ to Mrs. Sarah Catherine
Wiggins, born ; died . He came to western Pennsylvania about
1768-70, probably with his brother(s). The first tax list of
Rosstraver Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. in 1772 lists William and his
three brothers, Benjamin, Thomas and Daniel. He is taxed 3.0 in
1773. He was listed as a "Ranger on the Frontier" Continental
Line, 1778-83 and served in Hugh Goudy's Company. In 1783, the
Westmoreland Co., return-transcript of property, lists William
as possessing 300 acres of land, 3 horses, 5 head of cattle, 8
sheep, and 11 white inhabitants. In 1786, he was taxed 8.5 in
Westmoreland Co., Pa. The 1790 census, lists males over 16 (2);
males under 16 (1); females(all ages) 5. He received a patent of
land formerly owned by James Dean. This tract was surveyed on
Sept. 16, 1790 and was patented to William Applegate on June 23,
1794 and which was called, "Apple Orchard". In 1791, he was
taxed 18.4 in Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. On Apr. 15,
1801, William and his wife Sarah, now living in North Beaver
Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. transferred this property to sons
Isaiah, William, and Robert. If he moved to Indiana, it is
probable that it occurred after this property transfer. The 1830
census of Indiana lists a William Applegate, Sr.
[5F3A] Robert Applegate, born Mar. 13, 1759 near
Princeton, NJ; died 1848 at Mauchport, Harrison Co., Ind. He
married Mary________, born ; died . He served in the
Revolutionary War; his declaration of May 15, 1843 in
Harrison Co., Ind. stated that he had volunteered under Gen.
Hand and Col. Gibson; later he was drafted at Walltowers
Station in Westmoreland Co., Pa. "One tour of service was a
a substitute for his father who gave him a good farm for
doing it". He was also a private under Capt. Minton,
Youghiogheny Co., Va. In Pa. Arch. S. Ser. V. 4, p428,
Robert is listed as a private in Westmoreland and a private
in the Continental Line. In 1782, Robert Applegate
acknowledged receiving several sums annexed to his name. In
1786, Robert Applegate, single, was taxed 10.6. In the 1790
census, he was listed as having 2 sons and 1 daughter. In
1791, he was taxed 1.0. On Apr. 15, 1801, he received 100
acres of land called "Apple Orchard" in Elizabeth Twp., from
his parents. This land was sold to James Wall, Jr. on Apr.
1, 1842 with Robert, Irwin, Mary, and Catherine signing the
[5F3B] Ruth Applegate, born 1761 in Middlesex
Co., NJ; died c1840 in Georgetown, Brown Co., Ohio. She
married on Apr. 6, 1779 in Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., Pa. to
John Dye, born 1754 in Middlesex Co., NJ; died Apr. 23, 1836
in Georgetown, Ohio, son of James Dye and Sarah Dye. They
moved c1785 to Mason Co., Ky. where they stayed several
years before moving to Illinois. They didn't stay there very
long before returning to Kentucky. They moved to Brown Co.,
Ohio c1795 and lived near her sisters family, the Evans
Family. John served in the 11th Pa. Inf. during the
Revolutionary War. He received a pension on June 22, 1819;
Ruth received a pension for his service on Apr. 23, 1836.
[5F3C] Catherine Applegate, born c1762 in NJ;
died c1839 in Brown Co., Ohio. She married c1780 to
Robert Wright, born May 19, 1758; died 1840. Robert
served in the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts. They
moved first to Mason Co., Ky from Allegheny Co., Pa.
Elijah Wright, born c1782; died .
Mary Wright, born 1785 in Mason Co., Ky.; died June
William Wright, born Jan. 23, 1787; died . He
married (1) to Mary Patton, born ; died ; (2) to Harriet
Taylor, born ; died .
Joseph Wright, born Apr. 2, 1796; died Oct. 9, 1887.
He married on Jan. 21, 1823 in Brown Co., Ohio to
Matilda Drishell, born Nov. 16, 1802; died Aug. 1863.
Robert Wright, Jr., born ; died .
John Wright, born ; died .
Hugh Wright, born ; died . He was a river pilot. He
did not marry.
James Edward Wright, born ; died 1845. He married
Malinda Kendall, born Dec. 22, 1812; died June 4, 1902.
[5F3D] William Applegate, Jr., born c1765/66;
died Mar. 8, 1844 in Harrison Co., Ind. He married in Dec.
1790 to Mary Walker, born 1777; died Jan. 18, 1858 in
Harrison Co., Ind., aged 80. William may have been born in
Princeton, NJ as was his brother, Robert. The first record
of William was in 1786, when William Applegate, single, was
taxed 10.0 in Westmoreland Co., Pa.; however, he was still a
member of his father's household in 1790, but was taxed that
year as a single man 3.9. In 1800, he was listed as married,
26-45 years old, with a male of similar age living with
them; a male 16-26, and 2 females under 10. In 1819, in
addition to his wife, his family was 2F 10-16; 2Mu10;
1M10-16; and 2M16-26. On Apr. 15, 1801, his father, William
Applegate, Sr. gave 113 acres of a tract known as "Apple
Orchard" for $553. This tract was bounded by land of Isaiah
Applegate, Garret Applegate, Benjamin Applegate, Sr. to the
post on the corner of Robert Applegate's land and Richard
Manown. This deed, witnessed by Hugh Gaston and John Butcher
with William Conner, J.P., was recorded on June 20, 1804. On
Apr. 1, 1812, William sold 106 acres of this tract to
William Stockdale, for $1100. He apparently went to Indiana
following this transaction and received a land warrant as a
resident of Harrison Co., Indiana Territory on Feb. 27,
1813. This warrant, signed by Pres. James Madison and Edward
Tiffin, first Governor of Ohio, in Washington, DC, states
that having deposited in the treasury, a certificate of
Register of the Land Office at Vincennes whereby it appears
that full payment has been made for "the southeast quarter
of section Three of Township Five(South of the base line) in
range Three(East of the second principal heirs meridian
line)"........there the said William Applegate, his and
assignees forever. William's will was probated in May 1844,
recorded in Will Book No. 3 at the Court House, Corydon,
Harrison Co., Ind. Children mentioned include John, Charles,
William, Noah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Indiana, Samuel, Harvey H.,
Mary's will leaves land to her grandson, Milton Applegate,
which had been left to her sons, Samuel and Noah, by their
father's will, but they had died before Mary.
[5F3E] Alice Applegate, born c1770/72; died . She
married (1) in 1790/91 to William Wall , born ; died
1799, son of James Wall and Catherine Vanaman; and (2) c1800
to John T. Parker, born June 2, 1766 in NJ; died Jan. 9,
1853 in Ill., son of Thomas Parker and Amy James and
grandson of David Parker and Mary Rhea.
[5F3F] Jemina Applegate, born Jan. 2, 1776; died
Jan. 7, 1844 at Russellville, Brown Co., Ohio. She married
at Devore's Ferry, Pa. to Edward Evans, born Apr. 23,
1760 in Bedford Co., Pa.; died Nov. 3, 1843 at Russellville,
Brown Co., Ohio, son of Hugh Evans. "His family had been
Quakers (Shakers?) until the injustices of King George made
them fighters. When Edward was 12 he made the trip over the
mountains to procure salt which he retailed at $12.00 a
bushel. Hugh, his father, went to the War but being lame he
had to return home and his 16 year old son took his place."
"He served with the 11th Pa. during the Revolutionary
War. He was at Valley Forge, Pa. and the battle of Monmouth
during that period of the war. He saw Martha Washington
knitting for the soldiers when she came on a visit to her
illustrious husband's camp. When the British crossed
Brandywine, they piled debris on the bridge, which Evans,
with 12 others, was ordered to remove under fire.
He served until after the Battle of Monmouth when he left
the service on account of illness. He was near the Battle of
Monmouth on that memorable hot Sunday, June 28, 1778, was on
the sick list but laso wanted to fight. He Captain refused
and detailed him as a guard to a wagon train. He also served
as a private in Lt. Col., Hubley's 10th Pennsylvania
He was the only son of Hugh Evans of Bedford
County, Pennsylvania, who served in Captain Samuel Dawson's
Company, Col. Richad Humpton's 11th Pennsylvnia Regiment.
After his marriage they setteled in Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, later moving to Washington, Kentucky and lived
there from 1785 to 1799. In 1799 he came to Brown County,
Ohio where he lived until his death. He was a farmer and an
Elijah Evans, born ; died .
William Evans, born Jan. 23, 1787(?); died . He
married (1) to Mary Patton, born ; died ; (2) Harriet
Taylor, born ; died .
Joseph Evans, born Apr. 2, 1796; died Oct. 8, 1887.
He married Jan. 21, 1823 in Brown Co., Ohio to Matilda
Drishell, born Nov. 16, 1802 in Mason Co., Ohio; died
Robert Evans, born ; died .
John Evans, born ; died .
Hugh Evans, born ; died . He was a Mississippi River
boatman. He did not marry.
James Edward Evans, born ; died 1845. He married
Melinda Kendall, born Dec. 22, 1812; died .
[5F3i] Isaiah Applegate, born Dec. 24, 1781 in
Allegheny Co., Pa.; died in Harrison Co., Ind. on Apr. 11,
1838. He married Hannah Applegate, born 1779; died Oct. 24,
1868, daughter of Garrett Applegate and Mary Johnson (5F2B).
In 1850, she was living with her children. Isaiah received
100 acres of land on Apr. 15, 1801 in Allegheny Co., Pa.
from his parents; the same day as his brothers. He sold it
on Mar. 8, 1817 and presumably came to Harrison Co., Ind.
[5F3H] Rebecca Applegate, born Jan. 15, 1784;
died on Aug. 15, 1871 in Brown Co., Ohio. She married on
Feb. 2, 1805 to Lines Pangburn, born Sept. 8, 1783; died
Sept. 28, 1863, son of William Pangburn (b.1744; died ,
married Dec. 30, 1770 at 1st Presbyterian Church, Cranbury,
NJ) and Hannah FitzRandolph (born Jan. 5, 1746 in Princeton,
NJ; died June 11, 1835 in Brown Co., Ohio). Lines and
Rebecca lived in Brown Co., Ohio.
[5F3I] Elizabeth Applegate, born in Allegheny
Co., Pa. on Jan. 15, 1786; died Feb. 11, 1865. She married
William Pangburn, born in NJ on June 10, 1775; died in Clark
Co., Ind. on May 26, 1853.
[5F4] Richard Applegate, born c1733 in New Jersey;
died 1800 in Scott Co., Ky. He married (1) probably in Albany,
NY, to_______Wiggins, born ; died c1779; (2) probably in
Allegheny Co., Pa. to Mrs. Rebecca Sparks, born ; died after
1800 probably in Scott Co., Ky. Richard served in the French and
Indian War; his name appears on the Muster Roll of Major James
Burd's Co., 1st Pa. Regiment on Apr. 2, 1756, aged 23. (Pa.
Arch. Vol. 1, 5th Ser., p60. Thomas L. Montgomery, ed.
Harrisburg, Pa.; Harrisburg Publ. Co. 1906). Richard was listed
among others in Ulster Co., NY in May 1768 where an indictment
was drawn up against Cornelius Wood of Newburgh, NY who was
fraudulently collecting taxes. On Dec. 24, 1769, Richard
Applegate was assigned to prosecute Mr. Wood(Ulster Co., NY
Records published in the National Geneal. Soc. Quart. 61,
296(1973). Richard apparently moved his family closer to New
Jersey, possibly in Northhampton Co., Pa. about the start of the
Revolutionary War. About 1778, Richard enlisted in the
Revolutionary War with two of his sons, Benjamin and William.
His name appears on the roll on May 14, 1778 in the 6th Batt.,
Northhampton Co., Pa. Militia. (Pa. Arch. Ser. 5, Vol. 8, p435).
Not long afterwards, his first wife died and he placed his son,
Daniel, with a "Dutch farmer". After the war, he apparently
moved to western Pennsylvania where he married his second wife.
They moved to Scott Co., Ky. where he was listed as a member of
the Great Crossing Baptist Church on June 1, 1785. He purchased
property in Fayette Co., Ky. on Nov. 29, 1789 and was among the
inhabitants of Woodford Co., Ky. who petitioned the Virginia
Legislature on Oct. 25, 1790 for a division of their county. His
will was signed on July 1, 1789 and was probated late in the
year 1800. The records of the Great Crossing Baptist Church
reported him alive on June 1, 1800; but dead in Nov. 1800.
[5F5] Daniel Applegate, born c1740; died c1812 in
Allegheny Co., Pa. He married Mrs. Elizabeth ( Harvey ) Brown,
born ; died c1816 in Allegheny Co., Pa., supposedly of German
parentage. Her son, Frederick Brown, born Dec. 1, 1759; died ,
was apparently adopted and considered Daniel's son in his will.
Frederick Brown married Christina Smith and their daughter, Ruth
Brown, married William Applegate, Daniel's grandson and son of
John Applegate. Daniel was apparently under age at his father's
death and was bound out to learn "a useful trade". Just when he
joined his brothers in Allegheny Co., Pa. is not known, but he
probably joined his brothers as soon as he was released from
"learning his trade". Daniel is supposed to have served in the
Westmoreland Co., Pa. Militia or the Continental Line during the
Revolutionary War, but did not receive a pension, probably
because he died before the Act of 1818 which was the first act
to take care of aging Revolutionary War veterans. He patented
his land in Allegheny Co., Pa., calling it "Orchard".
[5F6] Joanna Applegate, born ; died . She married on
Mar. 11, 1737 to John Feavel, of Upper Freehold, husbandman,
born ; died .
[5F7] Alse Applegate, born ; died .
[5F8] Jomine Applegate, born ; died .
Thus, three Applegate sisters (Ruth, Catherine and
Jemina) and their husbands (John, Edward, and Robert) whose paths
intersected during the Revolutionary War ended up in Brown County, Ohio.
"Many a tale was told by these three partiots when the log fires