John Appleton

Owner from 1808 to 1814

John Appleton was a merchant in Salem and in the 1790s served as a consul to France at the port of Calais. His Continental experience involved a liaison with an English woman with whom he had two sons. Leaving her in England, John brought his sons back to Massachusetts, and in 1807 he married Sarah Fayerweather. Appleton used part of the property to build a new house for his family. In 1810 the Appletons moved into 163 Brattle Street. In 1814 he subdivided the land and sold the old house.