Charles Apthorpe, Sr. was born April 10, 1844, in Caxon, Cambridgeshire, England, the son of William Apthrope.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler in 1846, and grew up in New York State, in or near Pomfret and Fredonia in Chautauqua County, NY.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. is one of many siblings, including four brothers who died in North America during the United States Civil War.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. served his country during the United States Civil War, in the 68th Regiment, New York State National Guards as a Private in Company A. and was the only one of five brothers to survive the war.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. married his brother James Apthorpe widow Mary Barden on July 3, 1864 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, after his brother James Apthorpe died while home on sick leave during the United States Civil War.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. raised his nephew Lewis Henry Apthorpe, his wife's son from her previous marriage to his brother James Apthrope, as well as had several more children with his wife Mary Barden/Bardin Apthrope:
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. is found living in Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York as enumerated on the 1900 United States Federal Census for Pomfret Township, Fredonia village (southern part), Chautauqua, New York, United States, age 56, living with his wife Mary, age whom he had been married to for 36 years, and working as a Farm Laborer. Two sons, Frederick Apthorpe, age 24, who worked as a Saleman in a store, and Harry J. Apthorpe, age 22, who worked as a Farm Laborer also lived with their family, The Apthorpe family had three boarders, Frank Martin, age 24 and working as a motorman; Lewis Paul, age 26, and working as a tinsmith; and Nyral Sharp, age 21, who was attending school. This 1900 census states that Charles Aprthrope, Sr. had immigrated to the USA in 1846.
He was the only one of his brothers to survive the war.
Charles Apthorpe, Sr. passed away on April 5, 1922, leaving his wife Mary a widow. Charles, Apthrope, Sr. is buried in Webster Street Cemetery, Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York, USA with his wife Mary who followed him to heaven in 1928.
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