Looking for anyone with Applegate ancestors in Lancaster County, PA.
My Applegate branch is William Henry Applegate b. 1792 in NJ m. Julia Unknown b. 1793 in NJ. The married abt. 1818 in NJ.
They were in Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA by 1819 when their son Samuel Applegate was born. They had at least one other child, John Wilson Applegate in 1833. We are sure there are other children but none have been located at this time.
I descend from Samuel Applegate. We next find him in Green County, KY 4/14/1842 when he marries Mary Elizabeth Miller. They have 8 children and Mary dies in childbirth with the last.
During the Civil War Samuel abandons his family and after the war, he remarries and has 3 more children with his second wife. He never contacts the children by his first wife after the Civil War.
My cousin has been researching this family for over 25 years, we are at a real dead end with Samuel's parents. Searches in Lancaster, PA did not reveal anything. Hugh Voress and his Applegate's in America also could not link us to that tree.
Hope to hear from someone else researching this line.