Notes from the past…


Leave a comment

Surname Saturday: APPLING

1-Joel APPLING-632 (-)
. . . . 2-William APPLING-630 (about 1783-June 1860)
. . . . +Elizabeth LOYALL-631 (1795-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Richard W APPLING-638 (1811-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Levina APPLING-636 (1811-)
. . . . . . . . 3-William B APPLING-637 (1814-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Susan Frances APPLING-639 (1818-)
. . . . . . . . 3-John L APPLING-633 (1821-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Samuel Burwell APPLING-640 (1823-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Jesse E APPLING-634 (1827-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Dr. Francis B “F. B.” APPLING-627 (23 December 1829-28 July 1900)
. . . . . . . . +Elvira E LEE-628 (June 1828-1904)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joanna APPLING-644 (1855-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Varilla APPLING-643 (April 1853-1902)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie APPLING-645 (1864-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elcana “Ellie” APPLING-228 (October 1866-September 1938)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Brazora STANLEY-226 (February 1868-19 February 1902)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Loyal APPLING-516 (9 October 1891-July 1980)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Frank Wilson BOONE-582 (19 April 1897-September 1953)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Alfred Stanley APPLING-517 (26 July 1894-March 1960)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Ethel J -646 (1903-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Martha Ruth APPLING-518 (6 January 1898-March 1977)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Edgar Reid WATTS-583 (19 April 1898-January 1974)
. . . . . . . . 3-Mary Elizabeth APPLING-641 (1832-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Martha Jane APPLING-642 (1834-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Joel APPLING-635 (1835-)

My connection to the APPLING surname is through Brazora STANLEY, my maternal second great-grandaunt.

APPLING is actually a “minor” surname, through marriage, but one Appling in particular, Dr Francis B Appling, is a fascinating study. Francis B Appling vs The United States of America deals with Dr Appling’s disallowed Southern Claims Commission claim. Dr Appling sued the U S government over the United States Army’s confiscation and use of his property… property that he didn’t feel that he was rightfully compensated for:

FraBAppling vsUSA2a FraBAppling vsUSA2b

FraBAppling vsUSA3 FraBAppling vsUSA4a FraBAppling vsUSA4b

The result of said legal action? The estate of Dr Appling was eventually paid $130 for the use of said property:

041107_mule_team