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Alabama Lieutenant Governors

Andrew J. Applegate

Lieutenant Governor: 1868-1870

 

 

Andrew J. Applegate, lieutenant governor of Alabama, was born October 14, 1833, near Georgetown, Brown County, Oh.; and died August 21, 1870, at Mobile; son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Hall) Applegate, of Tuckahoe Ridge, Mason County, Ky. The Applegate family came from Holland and settled in Pennsylvania. Later one branch emigrated to Kentucky and from there Benjamin Applegate moved to a farm near Georgetown, Oh., where he reared a large family.

 

Andrew J. Applegate obtained his early education in the public schools of Georgetown, Oh., and later studied and practiced law there. He enlisted in the fourth Independent company, Ohio volunteer cavalry, July 9, 1861; was appointed sergeant and later quarter master sergeant. On the expiration of his term of service, July 16, 1864, he was mustered out at Cincinnati. On re-entering the service, he was commissioned captain, Co. H, 189th Ohio volunteer infantry, March 6, 1865, and was mustered out September 28, 1865. He began the practice of law in Huntsville in 1866, and the following year was elected a member of the constitutional convention called under the reconstruction acts to frame a new constitution for the state. In the ensuing election he became lieutenant governor of the state, August 13, 1868.

 

He was a Republican and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Married: September 7, 1858, at Bradysville, Adams County, Oh., Lucinda, daughter of James and Margaret (Boyles) Connor of Bradysville, Oh. She was of Scots-Irish descent, her parents being among the first settlers of Adams County, Oh. Children: 1. Ida M., Manchester, Oh.; 2. Harry, Manchester, Oh. Last residence: Mobile.

 

Authorities:
Thomas McAdory Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, (1921), Vol. III, 47.

 

 

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