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Date Posted: 05:57:00 05/13/01 Sun
Author: Mr. Herbert S. Norris
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Subject: Appleby Family Query

Hello to all of you Appleby Surname researchers,

I am trying to prove or disprove that FRANCIS APPLEBY, born October 05, 1823 in Sunderland, Durham, England, the son of WILLIAM APPLEBY, born July 30, 1784 and MARY McINTOSH, born May 20, 1805 in Scotland, is or is not the same “Francis Appleby, born c.1823”, who fathered four daughters in Quebec, Canada between Feb. 1844 and Sept. 1849. Birth records show that the oldest child, a daughter, was born in “Montreal” and the other three daughters are listed as being born in “Quebec”, from a record of births and deaths in the town of Bridgton, Columbia Co., Maine, USA.

My great grandmother’s death record shows that she, ISABELLA (nee Appleby) NORRIS’s, was born in Quebec, Canada. Her father, FRANCIS APPLEBY, was born “about 1823” in England and her mother Elizabeth, was born “about 1826 in Scotland.

Isabella has two brothers born in the United States, Albert F. Appleby born about 1853 in Maine and Charles M. Appleby born about 1867 in Kentucky. Per the 1870 U.S. Census for Greenup Co., Kentucky.

Note: My Appleby family records first show up in: “Records of Births and Deaths in the Town of Bridgton, County of Cumberland, State of Main, page 92.”

Can anyone point me in the correct direction so I might find information on how and when my 2nd Great Grandfather married, and departed England or Scotland and arrived on the North American continent? At least his spouse shows up in Montreal, Quebec on March 2, 1844, when their first child was born.

Thank You for reading this message!
Mr. Herbert S. Norris in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, USA

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