Appo, William 1808-19.jan.1880 USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia - NY, North Elba (paralysis)
pianist, hornist, conductor, of African descent, 1820s he played at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, nov.1837-13.apr.1838 he toured England as member of the Philadelphia Military Band of Francis Johnson and played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace London, 1848 he bought land in North Elba, 1850 residing in Philadelphia Spruce, 1858-1863 in Burlington NJ, 1860 also residing at his home at Saranac Lake in North Elba, 1861-1870 (also) at 13 Grand Street in New York City, 1871 he settled permanently in North Elba retaining his house at 13 Grand Street to teach music until 1876

son of John 'St John' Appo (India, Pondicherry 1779-3.dec.1818 Philadelphia) and Ann Carnes (d. a1829) ; 3.jun.1828 in Port-au-Prince he married Suzanne Elisabeth Henry (Haiti, Port-au-Prince 31.dec.1800-), divorced 1830 ; 1836-1863 he was married to schoolteacher Elizabeth (Washington DC 1818-7.mar.1863 Burlington) ; 1870 aged 62 he had married 20 year old Albertine Thompson (North Elba 6.sep.1849-6.jul.1927 Mount Kisco ; she never remarried) ; father of Helen Appo Cook (1837-1913) ; father of William Appo jr. (Philadelphia 1840-) who died in the Bull Run battle Virginia 30.aug.1862 ; father aged 64 of Maud Appo (North Elba 7.may.1872-6.may.1946 San Francisco) ; his sister Helen (Philadelphia 1801-14.nov.1875 Washington DC) married bandmaster Francis 'Frank' Johnson (Philadelphia 16.jun.1792-6.apr.1844 Philadelphia) ; his brother Joseph (Philadelphia c1803-26.dec.1829 Haiti) also played in the Frank Johnson Band ; his sister Ann (Philadelphia 1809-21.dec.1828 Philadelphia) was organist of St Thomas African Episcopal Church in Philadelphia

Title Parts

[] John Tyler's lamentation. 3vv Male choir
composed during the presidential election campaign of 1844
words T. G. Stephens of the Utica Clay Glee Club
pub R. W. Roberts, Utica NY 1844
Chestnut Brass Company. Sony 62485

[] Sing unto God. Anthem
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