I am a descendant of James Appleby (Applebee) and Mary Butler through their son Alexander, born in Bathurst, New Brunswick on March 4, 1839. My great grandfather Alexander kept in touch with a cousin (or uncle) named Peter Appleby who lived and raised a family on the Gaspé with his wife Helen (Ellen) Martin.
I see in the National Archives in Ottawa that a James Applebee and a Peter Applebee were members of the New Jersey Volunteers under Captain Van Allen (4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers). There is also a Benjamin Applebee among the foot soldiers. Does anyone know of James Appleby or Peter. I have never been able to go much further up the tree in this part of my family. Any assistance will be appreciated.
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