Applegate Origins Part I: Thomas Applegate

“Every town has its bad apple, and Gravesend was without exception: for it had the notorious Thomas Applegate.” Thomas Applegate, the founder of the Applegate family in the United States, was an Englishman, probably of Norfolkshire origin. The earliest record of Thomas in this country is a court-issued license allowing him to operate a ferry … More Applegate Origins Part I: Thomas Applegate