It would have to be John B.Appleton born 1805 and I'm sorry to say I only know he was the first son of James A.Appleton and his birth year. Since James married Polly Blackburn March 12, 1806 in Stokes Co. N.C. John B. had to have had another mother. It could explain why I have so little on him. He was a half-brother to my ancestor Abraham Marshall Appleton. Try looking for him there in Stokes Co.Please let me know if you find anything. The second John wasn't born until 1841 himself. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.