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.
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