Hi Linda, Thank you for your response. I still don't know if this is the same Benjamin Applegate. All I know is he had a daughter named Arzella (theres many different spellings for her name)who was born 1-8-1867 in Hayesville (Keokuk Co)Iowa and that she had siblings. Of Benjamins 10 kids...do you have an Arzella? I have not been able to locate the IA census for 1870 and 1880 so I have no further info on Benjamin. And all my info on Arzella is after she was married. If this is the same Benjamin, I would be glad to give you all the info I have on Arzella and her descendants.