Greetings, I recently took another look at this couple and have found that their birth dates vary any where from 1800-1897. My best reference has only their names, they married and moved to western New York. I did find
in this list there are many Lannings,(I believe Jasper is William's brother), and John and Mary Applegate, I believe these are the parents of Anna Applegate.
There are references to John Applegate, as coming to the area in 1805-7 and opening a tavern and then the area was named for him, and as the first postmaster, Dec 29 1822. There is no mention of where he came from originally.
Do you have solid b./d. dates for Anna and William Lanning, did Anna come from N.J. or N.Y.?
I have been trying to piece this together for a while any help is appreciated.