BENJAMIN B. APPLETON 1781-1844
- MM 1810, WM 1816, 1841, Columbian
- Junior Grand Steward 1820, 1821
- Senior Grand Steward 1822, 1823
- Junior Grand Deacon 1824-1829
- Junior Grand Warden 1834-1836
- Senior Grand Warden 1837
- Signed the Declaration of 1831
From Moore's Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Vol. III, No. 8, June 1844.
"In this city, on the 23d ult. of apoplexy, Benjamin B. Appleton, Esq., aged 63. The deceased was a Mason, highly respected by his Brethren. He had been twice Master of Columbian Lodge, in this city and was a Past Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He entered with earnestness into whatever concerned the welfare of the Fraternity, and was ever ready to assume any duties which his Brethren thought proper to impose upon him. He will long be remembered by those who were intimately associated with him. His remains were followed to their final resting place by about one hundred of his Brethren, and a large concourse of citizens."