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John A. Appleton


Centurion, 1847–1881

Full Name John Adams Appleton

Born 9 January 1817 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 13 July 1881 in New York (Staten Island), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Abraham M. Cozzens

Elected 3 April 1847 at age thirty

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime before 1851 and was reinstated in February 1857 with a new proposer, John A. Gourlie. Brother of Daniel S. Appleton, George S. Appleton, Samuel F. Appleton, and William H. Appleton; father of Daniel Appleton and Edward D. Appleton; uncle of D. Sidney Appleton and William W. Appleton.

Century Memorial

The names which have ceased to appear on our list, ranged in the order of seniority of membership are those of William Kemble, John A. Appleton, Wm. Tracy, Edwin W. Stoughton, Richard H. Bowne, Edward Delano, Francis T. Walker, Chas. H. Rogers, Chas. T. Blake, H. F. Vail, Alanson S. Jones, Samuel B. Ruggles, Edward A. Washburn, John Carey, Jr., Alexander Major and Samuel W. Johnson.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1882 Century Association Reports