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John Tate Appleby


Almira Stanfield




John Tate Appleby

Born: 17 Aug 1826   Bedford Co. Tennessee

Died: 28 Nov 1908   Washington Co. Arkansas

Father: Hezekiah Appleby

Mother: Margaret Herron


Married:  18 Jan 1855 to

Spouse: Almira STANFIELD


Born: 23 Apr 1836

Age 86 in 1920 census

Buried: Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Washington Co. Arkansas

Spouse Father: Alexander M. STANFIELD (1805-1859)

Spouse Mother: Luvanna GORDON (1810-1867)



1. Albert Lasiter Appleby

Born: 30 Jan 1856 Arkansas

Died: 30 Mar 1857 Infant

Buried: Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Washington County, Arkansas


2. Francis Marion Appleby

Born:  13 Aug 1857 Arkansas

Died:  14 Aug 1857 Infant

Buried: Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Washington County, Arkansas


3.  Joseph Stanfield Appleby

Born: 20 June 1859 Arkansas

Died: 7 June 1863   3 yrs+

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Washington County, Arkansas


4. Annis Lovita Appleby

Born: 14 Oct 1861

Place: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Died: 29 Aug 1948

Place: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1882

Spouse: Charles Stinson STEARNS


Stearns Children: 


Born: May 1883

Died: 1969


b.Sidney Stinson STEARNS

Born: 1885

Died: 1957

Spouse: Mattie Eleanor Davis

(note): married by Rev. Freyschlag

daughter, Elizabeth Stearns,

married Raymond Stubblefield

son:  Michael Stubblefield


c. Carl Dawson STEARNS

Born: 1890

Died: 1965

d. Ellis Bryan STEARNS

Born: 1894

Died: 1972

e. Mary Minerva STEARNS

Born: 1896

Died: 1980

f. John Tate STEARNS

Born: 1903

Died: 1955


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5. Charles Woldridge APPLEBY

Born:  27 Sep 1865 Arkansas

Died: 16 July 1933

Place:  Westville, Arkansas

Cause: R. R. Crossing accident

Westville, Oklahoma

Buried Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Washington County, Arkansas

Married: 3 Feb 1910

Spouse:  Lorie Hughey

Born 1877 Arkansas

No Children



Born:  13 Sept 1867  Arkansas

Died: 19 Feb 1948

Married:  31 Mar 1897

Spouse: Rev. Edward M. FREYSCHLAG


7. George APPLEBY

Born: 28 June 1869 Arkansas

Died: 28 June 1948

Place: Fayetteville, Arkansas

First Spouse: Myrt Florence McCarty

no children  

Second: Spouse: Gertrude Lillian Baylor  

Born: 1876

Died: May 1972

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Children of George and Gertrude Appleby:

John Tate, Mildred, Marion, Annis, Helen Virgina.



8. Bertha Ann APPLEBY

Born: 8 Mar 1871 Arkansas

Died: 17 Feb 1956



From the Biographical Appendix, History of Arkansas

John T. Appleby, farmer and stock raiser, is the son of Hezekiah and Margaret (Herron) Appleby, natives of Georgia and Kentucky, respectively, the father born in 1797 and the mother in 1793.  They were married in 1819, and afterward settled in Bedford County,  where they remained until 1830, and then came to Arkansas, locating in Washington County. 

 During the war, the father went to Texas, on account of trouble at home, leaving his wife, and in 1864 her house was burned, and she mounted a horse and rode to Texas only to find that her husband was dead.  The following year, she, too, passed away.  He was a Democrat in politics and both were members of the Old School Presbyterian Church. He was an extensive farmer and stock raiser.  

Of their eight children, four sons and two daughters, all the sons served in the Confederate army.  The third child, John T., was born August 17, 1826, in Bedford County, Tennessee; was reared on a farm, receiving a fair English education and ran his father farm until twenty-nine years of age.  In 1855 he married Miss Almira Stanfield, who was born on the farm where the subject now lives, April 23, 1836.  In 1863 he enlisted in Capt. Brown's company, Brooks' regiment Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, and October 1863, he was taken prisoner and was confined at Springfield, MO, until the close of  the war.  

He then returned to farming and is now the owner of 200 acres of land, 125 of which are under cultivation.  All this he has made  since the the war, having lost all his property during that eventful struggle.  He and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, he being an elder of the same for the last twenty-one years.   Mr. and Mrs. Appleby are the parents of five children:  Annice L., Charles W., 

Ida M., George and Bertha A.

John Tate Appleby and Grand-daughters

Stearns Information courtesy of Carrie Smith for her father-in-law, Fred Smith, 

 a descendent of Annis Appleby Stearns


Elizabeth M. Stearns Stubblefield information courtesy of

Michael Stubblefield.


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