Biographical Sketch of Francis Appleton Jr.
Francis Appleton, Jr., a soldier in the Revolutionary war, was born at Ipswich, Mass., May 28, 1759. His brother; Jesse A., was president of Bowdoin college. Francis came to New Ipswich, N. h-, with his parents when he was only twelve years old, and finally settled in Dublin in 1780. He married Polly Ripley, and they united with the church in 1790, of which he was a deacon thirty-six years. His son, Jessie R., was twice married, first to Louisa, daughter of Thaddeus Mason, and second to Abbie Sophia, daughter of Calvin Mason. Charles F., their only child now living, married Lillian g., daughter of Corydon Jones, and is now residing with his father on the homestead farm on road 18.