Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I335757
  • Name: William APPLETON
  • RELA: 11th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 NOV 1786 in Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA
  • Occupation: President, Boston Branch of the United States Bank BET 1832 AND 1836
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1851 AND 3 MAR 1855
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1861 AND 27 SEP 1861
  • Death: 15 FEB 1862 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA
  • Note:
    APPLETON, William, (cousin of Nathan Appleton), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brookfield, Mass., November 16, 1786; attended schools in New Ipswich, N.H., Francestown, N.H., and Tyngsboro, Mass.; worked in a country store at Temple, Hillsboro County, N.H., when fifteen years of age; moved to Boston in 1807; engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the Boston Branch of the United States Bank 1832-1836; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress and for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected as a Constitutional Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, to September 27, 1861, when he resigned because of failing health; died at Longwood (Brookline), Mass., February 15, 1862; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Joseph APPLETON b: 9 JUN 1751 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
    Mother: Mary HOOK b: 1756

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann CUTLER b: 6 MAR 1794 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    • Married: 16 JAN 1815 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has No Children William Sullivan APPLETON b: 21 OCT 1815
    2. Has No Children James Amory APPLETON b: 29 OCT 1818
    3. Has No Children Francis Henry APPLETON b: 11 SEP 1823
    4. Has No Children Edward APPLETON b: 5 FEB 1827
    5. Has Children Mehitable Sullivan APPLETON b: 29 MAY 1831 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

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