Appleton is the maiden name of my maternal grandmother. The name is English and was at various times spelled Appleton, Appelton and Appulton. The first Appleton of our familiy to come to the new world was Samuel Appleton.

The Appletons settled in Ipswich, MA and there are still many members of the family living in the New England area.

It appears that Samuel Appleton was a descendant of King Henry I of England. Other Americans who trace their ancestry to Samuel Appleton include Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States, and Jane Means Appleton, who was the wife of Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States.

My Appleton Line

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Donald Dillaby's Appleton Web Page

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Related Links

Ipswich MA Genealogy Project

Sons of the American Colonists

Appleton Bibliography

Crawford, Mary Caroline, Famous Families of Massachusetts, Vol. 2, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1930).

Gould and Lincoln, History of New Ipswich, Boston (1852).

Matthews, Richard, "The Last Farm in Ipswich," The Country Journal, (December 1988).

Weis, F.L., Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists, 6th. Ed., Baltimore (1988).