Shirley I too descend from Johan(n) Adam Apple who came from Germany.My line is: Johan, Adam Jr., William, Mebane, John William, Grover,& Esther.My Grandparents, Grover & Sue Apple are buried at APPLE'S CHAPEL, a short distance from Gibsonville, North Carolina.This past June, I visited APPLE'S CHAPEL and photographed many of the APPLE headstones, and obtained the cemetery inventory list (as of 1984), as well as a book from the Church on the history of APPLE'S CHAPEL - including a photo of James Franklin Apple, one of the church's pastors.
I have a couple of pages on my DEAN web site which are devoted to the APPLES, and I hope eventually to have the entire cemetery list online, as well as all of the photographs, and the history.(Just built a new system with a new scanner & have LOTS of work to do!)
My DEAN site with the APPLE pages is: http://www.customcpu.com/dean/http://www.customcpu.com/dean/Scroll to the botom of the main page and you will see a small box about the APPLE pages.Click on the APPLE and it will take you to the APPLE pages. I have a partial listing of my APPLE line (though I'm not sure it's 100% accurate) and a listing of the APPLES buried at APPLE'S CHAPEL as of 1984.
Looks like we are distant cousins, Shirley!Love to hear from you.Good luck in your searches!
Anita DEAN Morris (formerly of Greensboro, NC) Anchorage, Alaska