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ABNER APPLEGATE, notary public, was born in Hubbard Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio, October 26, 1826, and is a son of William and Mary (Huff) Applegate, the former a native of New Jersey, born October 25, 1767, and the latter of Bath, Va., born September 7, 1787. William Applegate and family settled in Hubbard Township, Ohio, June 8, 1808, where he spent his life, dying June 14, 1839. Abner grew up in his native township, and on the 18th of May, 1841, located in Sharon. He clerked for some years, and on May 1, 1856, he began merchandising, in which he was engaged till August, 1878. He was married February 12, 1854, to Miss Manila Hibler, of Hubbard Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio. They have three children: Mary E., wife of H. F. Dickson; William C. and Jennie, wife of G. W. Lycett, of Tiltonville, Ohio. He and his wife are Disciples. Politically he has been a life-long Democrat, and has been justice of the peace twenty years, postmaster of Sharon six and one-half years under Pierce and Buchanan, and notary public since April 17, 1881. He was once the Democratic candidate for associate judge, and also the General Assembly, and in both instances he ran ahead of his ticket.
History of Mercer County, 1888, page 704