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Samuel Glover Appleby

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Sam Glover Appleby




Samuel Glover Appleby

Son of William Appleby and Emily Hurt

Born: 2 Jan 1830 Tennessee

Died: 2 May 1906 Greene Co. Missouri

Buried: Wesley Cemetery, Greene Co. Missouri

Married: Martha Ann Robinson

Date: 18 September 1852

Place: Greene Co. Missouri

Children:  William Allen (Lonnie), Clay B., Ida Belle and Homer Glover.


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Samuel Glover Appleby was, by occupation during one period of his life, a Wagon Master.  With  wagon trains he traveled out of Springfield, Missouri, delivering and selling food supplies, etc. to areas in Arkansas, Kansas, other parts of Missouri, and to the Indian Territories (Oklahoma).

According to the following letter, he also served the Dade County Mounted Home Guards in transporting supplies during the Civil War.  This letter was copied from an unknown book, Series I, Vol. III, Chap. X, page 411.  

Dated: July 28, 1861    2 AM     Brig. Gen. Lyon, Commanding Forces West,   Springfield, Mo.

Sir:  Another scout has just returned and reports from 1000 to 2000 men in the vicinity of Carthage, moving this way; another of 600 at Sarcoxie and another of 60 at Bowers Mills, all moving this way.  He learned from the scouts of the party at Carthage that they were going to march on this place.  My picket guard 16 miles out in that direction, assured me, twenty minutes since, that I would have to be re-enforced.  I at once sent a dispatch to Major Sturgis, calling for re-enforcements.  This is an important point, and I will without further order, sustain myself until re-enforced, if in my power.  I have three picket guards outside the sentinels on each landing road in that direction at a distance of from 15 to 20 miles, and everything inside the camp on the alert.  I started this morning a train of 13 wagons, with 348 bushels of wheat, to commissary division.  The bearer of this, Mr. Samuel Appleby, has charge of train.  I will have to have material from Springfield to make sacks, as it is not to be had here.  I can get them made and will then forward flour.  In haste, I have the honor to be, your obedient Servant, Clark Wright.  Capt. Dade County Mounted Home Guards, Commanding."

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