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William Alfred Appleby

Mary McKoin

William Alfred Appleby

Picture courtesy of Larry Bolles



Husband:  William Alfred Appleby

Born:  31 May 1816

Place: Bedford County, Tennessee

Died: 23 February 1873

Place:  Greene Co. Missouri

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Sec. A; Row 23

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Occupation: Farmer

2nd, 3rd wives: Elizabeth Snow; Mary Ann Snyder

Parents: David Appleby and Catherine Bell


married: 5March 1840

m. cert #233, page 67

Place: Boone Twp. Greene Co. Missouri

by: (JP) W. G. Sumners


Spouse: Mary McKoin

Born: 29 May 1816

Place: Logan County, Missouri

Died: 8 Jan 1892

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Sec. A; Row 15

Above ground crypt beside Whitlocks

Second Spouse:  Thomas J. Whitlock 

(20 Nov 1809- 10 May 1895)

Tom & Mary Whitlock son: Henry C.

Divorced from Wm. Appleby: (8 Jan) 1853

Place:  Greene County, Missouri

Father: Thomas G. McKoin

Born: 1790, Virginia

Mother: Susannah Barham

Born:  1796, North Carolina



Children of William Alfred & Mary (McKoin) Appleby:


1. Walter Blackburn Appleby

Born: 27 April 1841

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Died: 20 Nov 1896, age 56 yrs.

Place Cascoe, Arkansas

Services at Hunter Chapel

Spouse: Rebecca Delilah Burks


2. Susannah Catherine Appleby

Born: 17 August 1844

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Died: 1 Sept 1859; age 25 yrs.

Place:  Greene County Missouri

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery;

Sec. A. Row 14

Married: 4 Nov 1866

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Spouse:  Jefferson David Headlee

Born: 3 Oct 1844

Died: 31 July 1906

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery

Sec. A; Row 14

Co. E; 16th Missouri Cavalry, Civil War

Son of Susannah & Jefferson:

Avery Appleby

notes: Civil War records for JD Headlee


3.  Scott Winfield Appleby

Born: 9 Dec 1846

Place:  Greene Co. Missouri

Died: 28 April 1898

Place: Cascoe, Arkansas

Buried: Marsh Cemetery

Place:  Cascoe, Arkansas

Married:  Aug 1879

First Spouse:  Ellender Osborne

Second Spouse:  Martha/Mattie Robertson


4.  John W. Bell Appleby (called Bell)

Born: 1 April 1848

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Died: 19 Dec 1921

Place: Greene Co. Missouri

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery,

Sec A; Row 21

Place: Greene County, Missouri


Spouse: Evaline Blackburn Dysart

Born: 7 April 1854

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Buried:  Mt. Comfort Cemetery: 

Sec A; Row 21

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Parents:  William Patton Dysart & Mary Jane Headlee

Said to have had 7 children, here are names of 5:

Wm. Alfred , Charles J.; Jessie A., John, jr; and



5.  Mary (Mollie) Appleby

Born: 9 July 1851

Place: Greene County, Missouri

Mary/Mollie was 2 years old when her parents divorced.  Mollie was said to

have been raised by her Aunt Minty (Margaret Arminta).  Molly attended

the Boston School of Music in Massachusetts.  Supposedly, married a man

she met on the train, name of Freeman, as she returned home to Missouri from Boston.  Lived in So.

California (possibly Pasadena). 


(No documentation):  Could husband's name be William Freeman, possibly her step-brother, the son of Elizabeth Snow-Freeman-Appleby & William George Freeman.




Appleby-McKoin-Whitlock: Not to offend the feelings of involved descendents, but a story that has been told for too many generations, must be included here.  After her divorce from Appleby and during her marriage to Whitlock, Mary had been know to confide to others, that she "had rather be William Appleby's slave, than Tom Whitlock's Queen."  

Although Mary (McKoin) Appleby divorced William Alfred in January 1853, she and Tom Whitlock did not marry until 9 March 1856.  Married by Minister N. J. Woodram at her father's house in Robertson twp. Greene County, Missouri.

Mary and Tom Whitlock had one son, Henry C. born Sept 1857; died Nov 1901.  Henry is, also buried at Mt. Comfort Cemetery beside his wife, Mary C. (Mollie) McCreary on 16 Sept 1884, Greene Co. Missouri.

Tom Whitlock was previously married with several children. Buried in side-by-side, above ground rock-slab tombs are Tom, Mary, and Tom's first wife, E. A. 1811- Nov. 1853.  Tom Whitlock divorced his first wife to marry Mary McKoin-Appleby.


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