Anna Matilda Appelman's Genealogy

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1st Generation
Gustavus Adolphus Appelman Born: February 23, 1817 Mystic, CT
Died: November 4, 1893 Clermont, IA
Prudence Anna Williams Born: September 11, 1821 Ledyard, CT
Died: December 5, 1880 Clermont, IA
Gustavus moved to Iowa in 1854 and lived in the Garnavillo and Grand Meadow areas. Prudence was the first woman appointed to a state institution board in Iowa.

2nd Generation
John Frederick Appelman Born: March 11, 1784 Swedish Pomerania - Prussia
Died: May 8, 1869 Mystic, CT
Matilda Noyes Born: November 12, 1791 Unk
Died: January 3, 1845 Unk
John Served for US in War of 1812 and was in the sea battle between the "Fox" and the "Hero".
Erastus Williams Born: September 16, 1785 Ledyard, CT
Died: November 11, 11, 1845 Ledyard, CT
Anna Nancy Hewitt Born: June 23, 1793 Stonington, New London, CT
Died: September 16, 1876 Unk

3rd Generation
John Jacob Appelman Born: About 1740 Wolgast, Prussia
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Stephen Noyes Born: Abt 1735 Newbury, Essex, MA
Died: Unk Unk
Betty Chase Born: October 9, 1739 Newbury, Essex, MA
Died: October 31, 1769 Unk
William Williams IV Born: February 17, 1739 Ledyard, CT
Died: November 18, 1814 Ledyard, CT
Prudence Stanton Fanning Born: November 7, 1754 Ledyard, CT
Died: September 19, 1825 Unk
Elias Hewitt Born: August 27, 1764 Stonington, CT
Died: July 18, 1828 Stonington, CT
Anna Hull Born: August 24, 1770 Stonington, CT
Died: July 17, 1828 N Stonington, CT
Elias and Ann resided in Stonington and North Stonington, Conn, where he was a farmer. Active in civic affairs, Elias held several high offices in North Stonington.

4th Generation
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Thomas Noyes Born: November 26, 1709 Stonington, CT
Died: 1754 Stonington, CT
Mary Thompson Born: 1714 Stonington, CT
Died: Unk Unk
Samuel Chase Born: May 13, 1690 Newbury, Essex, MA
Died: July 24, 1743 Newbury, Essex, MA
Hannah Emery Born: About 1692 Newbury, Essex, MA
Died: October 6, 1776 Newbury, Essex, MA
William Williams III Born: June 26, 1709 Ledyard, CT
Died: January 1795 Unk
Margaret Morgan Born: 1717 Groton, CT
Died: December 1785 Unk
John Stanton Born: September 29, 1714 Unk
Died: Unk Groton, CT
Prudence Chesebrough Born: February 28, 1721 Unk
Died: February 6, 1799 Unk
Rufus Hewitt Born: July 9, 1726 Stonington, CT
Died: November 15, 1811 Stonington, CT
Abigail Frink Born: November 6, 1729 Stonington, CT
Died: November 15, 1811 Stonington, CT
Latham Hull Born: February 9, 1748 S Kingston, RI
Died: December 18, 1807 Stonington, CT
Anna Wheeler Born: 1752 Stonington, CT
Died: Unk Stonington, CT
Rufus and Abigail resided in Stonington, Conn. all their lives. They became members of the 2nd Church of Christ in North Stonington, 14 Jan 1749/50. Rufus wrote his will 27 Apr 1796 and it was probated in 1800. An inventory was taken 26 Jun 1800 (Stonington Probate Records, docket #1642).

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Miscellaneous Ancestors of Note (Not "Royals")

Nathaniel Palmer 1799 - 1877
An American sea captain and antarctic explorer given credit for discovering Antarctica. While on a whaling voyage (1820-21) in the South Shetlands, he commanded (at age 21) the 14 meter sloop "Hero" on an exploring trip to the south and came back with a report that he had sighted land. Hence the name Palmer Land for the peninsula later named Graham Land by the British and known as Palmer Peninsula, Graham Land, or Graham Coast. On this expedition Palmer also discovered the South Orkney Islands. He was well known as a commander and designer of clipper ships.

James Noyes 1639 - 1719 of Stonington, CT
Acted as physician and minister in the Narragansett Indian wars of 1676, along with Capt George Denison. Came to Stonington by invatation from the town in 1664. For services during the Indian wars, he was liberally rewarded by the General Court by a grant of land which comprised the 1902 town of Voluntown. One of the founders of Yale College, New Haven, CT.

Mary Dyer (nee: Stewart) 1612 - 1660  A Short Bio
Mary Dyer was hanged on Boston Commons in 1660 for being a Quaker. Her mother, Arabella Stuart, was daughter of Charles Stuart and Elizabeth Cavendish. Arabella had no desire to be Queen of England and King James prohibited his cousin, Arabella, from marrying anyone. But she fell in love with Sir William Seymour, also a descendant of Henry VII through the House of Suffolk, and third cousin to Arabella. They were secretly wed in 1610. Within a year, they had a daughter and the secret was out. King James became very disturbed that this marriage doubled Arabella's qualifications for the throne. In his fear, he ordered Arabella to be sent to Highgate, and William Seymour imprisoned in the Tower of London. The infant girl was left in the care of Arabella's loving lady-in-waiting, Mistress Mary Dyer, who gave her own name to her adopted child and brought her up quietly and reclusively in the country. When Mary was twenty-two years old, she married her foster mother's first cousin, William Dyer, descendant of Sir Richard Dyer, Lord of the manor of Wincarton, Somersetshire. This is the story that was told by Frederick Nathaniel Dyer and revealed in the Colonial Dames account, as well as the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 98 and the biography of Arabella Stuart, by Blanche Christabel Hardy.

John Howland 1602 - 1672 (Pilgrim)
John Howland came on the Mayflower as a servant to John Carver. He is best remembered for having fallen off the Mayflower during a mighty storm. Howland signed the Mayflower Compact. He married Elizabeth Tilley (1607-1687) daughter of Pilgrim John Tilley.Famous Cousins:John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush (both of them), and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosevelt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of John Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur.

John Alden (1599 - 1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1601 - Bef 1687) (Pilgrims)
Believed to have been born about 1602 in Dorking, Surrey, England, Priscilla Mullins came to America aboard the Mayflower with her parents and younger brother in 1620. The other three members of the family died during the terrible first winter of the Plymouth Colony. Probably in 1623 she married John Alden, a cooper. They lived in Plymouth until about 1631, when they and others founded the settlement of Duxbury. They had 11 children. John Alden became a prominent figure in colonial Massachusetts, but virtually nothing is known of Priscilla's later life. The date of her death is unknown, but it may well have occurred before her husband's in 1687. Priscilla Alden alone, among the women of the Plymouth Colony, is remembered by name, owing to a legend transmitted orally in the family and then published in embellished form by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "The Courtship of Miles Standish" in 1858. The tale of the triumph of romantic love is nearly unique in the lore of the Pilgrims and is probably not founded in fact; nonetheless, the story--especially Priscilla's alleged words "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"--remains a part of American folklore.Famous Cousins:Alden & Mullins are ancestors of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Dan Quayle.

John Tilley 1571 - 1621 (Pilgrim)
Died the first winter in the Plymouth colony. He was either a "wool carder" or worked with silk. He was married to Joan Hurst (1566-1621).

William Brewster Abt 1566 - 1644 (Pilgrim)
Attended the University of Cambridge. In service at court, beginning Autumn 1584. A Mayflower Pilgrim, William was a signer of the "Mayflower Compact."

Katherine Grey 1540 - 1568
She was married at thirteen to Lord Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, on 25 May (or 21 May)1553 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Jane. A formality only, the marriage was eventually dissolved by Pembroke when it was no longer advantageous to be associated with the Grey's. Katherine was fourteen years old when her father and sister were executed. In her early twenties, Katherine enjoyed the company of Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, son of the late Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector during Edward VI's reign. In December the couple wed in secret. While Edward was abroad Katherine discovered she was pregnant. Furious, Elizabeth recalled Hertford from France, imprisoning him and placing Katherine in the Tower. Katherine gave birth to a son in 1561, naming him Edward, after his father. The Lieutenant of the Tower allowed Katherine and Edward to continue meeting. Katherine fell pregnant again and gave birth to another son, Thomas. Elizabeth responded harshly. Edward was banished with the elder child to his mother's house, under house arrest. Katherine spent the rest of her life under the guardianship of various families. The couple wrote numerous letters to the Queen, pleading to be allowed to live together, but they never met again. Katherine died, unhappy, of tuberculosis on 27 January 1568, aged twenty seven.

Elizabeth Hardwick (Bess) 1527 - 1608
Elizabeth Hardwick, known as Bess of Hardwick, was a native of Derbyshire born around 1527. A marriage was arranged for her while she was still a child but her equally young husband died before it was consummated. In 1547 she married Sir William Cavendish (of Cavendish in Suffolk) and it from their second son that the present line of the Dukes of Devonshire descends. In 1567 Bess married for the fourth and final time. Her husband was George Talbot, the Earl of Shrewsbury, one of the most powerful men in the country. Queen Elizabeth I appointed the Earl as gaoler to Mary, Queen of Scots and she was frequently kept at Chatsworth while under his guard. In 1590, Lord Shrewsbury died and Bess became the richest woman in England after the Queen.

Jane Seymour 1506 - 1537
Jane Seymour (b. 1506? 1509?; d. 1537) was formally betrothed to King Henry VIII of England on May 20, 1536, the day following the execution (on trumped up charges of adultery and incest) of her predecessor, the widely reviled Anne Boleyn. In fact, as soon as he heard the guns signaling that Anne had been beheaded, Henry hurried to join Jane at the Strand, where she was getting her wedding clothes in order. The next day they held their betrothal ceremony at Wulfhall, Jane's family home in Wiltshire. Ten days later she became Henry's third wife. On 12 October 1537, Jane delivered the son that King Henry had so desperately wanted. The infant, named Edward, was christened on Monday, 15 October. The next day Jane was quite ill, manifesting all the signs of puerperal fever, the deadly postpartum infection that carried off so many women. On Wednesday, 24 October, just ten days after presenting Henry VIII with his only surviving son, Jane Seymour died of complications from that delivery.

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