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 John Caperton married Polly Thompson either before or soon after he arrived in America.  As far as we know, John was the only person of the Caperton name to immigrate to America and it is believed that was in the late 1740's or early 1750's.  Some say that John and Polly travelled to America on the same boat in New York or New Jersey.  The Caperton's settlement was called "New River Area".  That was in Giles, Monroe and Summers Counties bordering on the New River from the mouth of Rich Creek at Rich Creek, Virginia to the mouth of the Indian Creek on Crump's Bottom in Summers County, West Virginia.   Once all their children were grown, they all but, Hugh, migrated to Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, then to Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and other western states.
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 Hugh Caperton is usually referred to as "Captain New River Hugh".    During the Revolution, Hugh joined Capt. John Lewis' Company ov volunteers from Botetourt County and fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant.   In April 1783, he was appointment to Lieutenant in Woods' Company and in 1787 he was made Captain of Militia.  In 1791, he was appointed Captain of a Ranger Company in Greenbrier-Kanawha.  Daniel Boone was the provisioner for this company.  In 1786-87 he was a Justice of Greenbrier County.  In 1789 and 1791, he was a Delegate to the Legislature of Virginia.  In 1783, Hugh owned 1800 acres on Paint Lick Creek in Kentucky but he never lived there for any length of time but held on to the land until his death.  His brother, Adam, died there.  Hugh died in Monroe County, Virginia in 1816.  He married Rhoda Stodghill (Rhodeiea Sturgen) on 9/21/1785 but records show that he was married before that and had one child by that first marriage, maybe named Adam.  There are records of Hugh Caperton, Sr.'s son named Adam in a deed dated 1809.  Adam must have died by 1816.   
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 Sarah Caperton married James Gibson on 6-19-1784 by Rev. John Alderson.  Sarah is the first daughter of John and Polly.   It is said that James Gibson is "Tuckihoe Irish".    Their children:  Col. John Henry Gibson (married Annie McKoun or McCown, or McConn, the Mc was dropped at times), Elizabeth Gibson (married John Caperton son of Adam and Elizabeth), Thomas F. Gibson, James Gibson(not sure if he actually existed or not)
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 Mary Caperton married George Swope(Sope, Soap, Sobe, Swoope,Schwab) in the mid 1770's.  George was the son of Joseph Ulrich Swope of Wolf Creek area of Monroe County, Virginia and was from German descent.  George was in the Militia Company of Col. William Preston.  In the early 1790's, they migrated to Kentucky then left Kentucky and moved to Tennessee bet. 1797 - 1805.  They both died bet. 1830 - 1837 in Rutherford Co., TN.   Mary and George had 13 children:  George Jr., John, Adam, Joseph, William, Elizabeth, Rhoda, Mary, Katie, Nancy, Lucy, James, and Isaac.
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 Nancy Agness Caperton married James Kelly on 2-9-1782 by Rev. John Alderson in the Greenbrier Baptist Church in Virginia.   James Kelly was born in Ireland in August 1754 and came to America in 1773.  He volunteered in Capt. Archibald Wood's Company of Virginia Militia in Sept. 1777.  He was awarded land for his service in the Revolutionary War.  Nancy and James moved from Virginia, to Kentucky to Tennessee.  James died on 1-15-1853, nearly 100 years old.  Their children:  William J., Caperton, John, Susanna, Mary Elizabeth, Rhodicine.  Possible children are Daniel Kelly.
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 Elizabeth Caperton (Betsy) married Joshua Townsend on 6-19-1784 by Rev. John Alderson.  They followed the other Capertons to Kentucky.  The 1830 Franklin Co., TN census includes Joshua Townsend and his wife, 60-70 years old.    Possible children:  Sinderella, Thomas, William, James, and Joshua Jr.
A descendant of Elizabeth writes:  May I offer a correction on children of Elizabeth (Caperton) Townsend. Their proven children are William, Jailey, Sally, Sarah (Sarah and Sally may or may not be same person) and Elizabeth. The others whom I assume to be their children but have no proof, are: John C., Joshua, Ozra and Thomas. Sinderella was a daughter of Joshua's brother, Thomas (documented in probate records), and I simply do not know where the name James connects. 1840 census Joshua, presumed wife and perhaps a granddaughter in Jackson Co AL next door to William Runnels family - I believe Mrs. Runnels was Joshua's daughter Sarah (second marriage). Bernard Caperton and I corresponded for a number of years and he was the first to admit that there are errors in his definitive research. He published with the best information he had at the time but proving everything was beyond one man's capacity.  I descend through Jailey, first wife of Thomas Wilson of Jackson Co AL.  I would appreciate removal of Sinderella and James from list of children. Thanks.  Pat Finnell

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 William Caperton was born around 1766 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia.  He went to Kentucky with his brother, Adam, at age 15.  He later petitioned the Virginia Legislature for the formation of a new county.  He was living in Kentucky at this time.  He lived in King's Branch of Muddy Creek on the Irvine Pike, east of Richmond, KY.  He lived in a typical pioneer couble log house with large stone chimneys.  The house was know as the Dr. Moberley Place, it burned in 1919.  He was still living in Madison County on the 1810 Census.  He moved to Tennessee in 1812, in Franklin County.  William married Lucy Woods on 12-13-1790.  Lucy was born 10-25-1774  and died in 1854.  Her parents were Capt. Archibald Woods and Mourning Shelton.  Mourning's parents were William Shelton and Lucy Harris of Virginia.  By 1827, William had moved to Mississippi to live with one of his children.  Both William and Lucy died at the home of this son, Archibald Woods Caperton.  Their children:  Archibald Woods Caperton (1791), William Harris (1798), Huldah (1801), and Milton Thompson (1814), Hugh (1793), Thomas Shelton (1795), Green (1802), John (1802-1804), Andrew (1814)           , and Susan (1807-1810).
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 James Caperton married Sarah Wells followed the Capertons from Virginia to Kentucky then to Tennessee, Williamson County.  Sarah died on 12-25-1843 at home in Spring Hill Tennessee.  They had 8 children: John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Matilda, Susan, Thomas, Polly, and Calloway.  Sarah Wells Caperton's name was taken off her gravestone but on the marriage certificate, it says her name is Sally so Sally is what she was probably called.
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 Adam Caperton is the second son of John and Polly Caperton.  He was 27 years old when he was killed by Indians in 1782.  He and brother Hugh were in Captain John Lewis' Company of volunteers from Botetourt County and fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 10-1774.  Had the Indians not been defeated in this battle, Virginia would not have been able to withstand the attacks of the British and Indians after the Revolutionary War started.  Adam was appointed Deputy Sheriff in Greenbrier County in Nov. 1780.  Adam bought 4000 acres of land in Kentucky in 1780.  Adam married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Jacob Miller and Elizabeth Fudge.  Jacob's parents were Jacob, Sr. who came from Germany.  Elizabeth Fudge's parents were John Fudge and Katherine Magert who also came from Germany.  Adam and Elizabeth were probably married in 1774-1775.  They had 4 children: John (1775-76), George (1777), Elizabeth (1778) and Hugh (1781).  After Adam died, Elizabeth married Col. John South.   She had 3 children by Col. South: Polly, Nancy and Sally.
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 John Caperton, the oldest child of Adam and Elizabeth, was born about 1775.  He died bet. 1822-1827.  He was born in Monroe County, Virginia then moved to Kentucky with his parents and stayed in the Madison Co. area until after 1800 when he moved to Tennessee.  In June of 1793, John with 13 others were sent out on a mission to protect the frontiers of Madison County, against Indians.  William Caperton, his uncle, was the sargeant of this company.  John was married twice.  First to Lucy Ryan on 9/26/1797 and had one son, Adam S. Caperton.  He then married Elizabeth Gibson on 12/16/1800 and they had 7 children.   Elizabeth's parents were James Gibson and Sarah Caperton and was the first cousin of John Caperton.  Elizabeth was born in 1776 in Virginia.  John and Elizabeth's children are: Adam S. Caperton (son of Lucy Ryan), Ryon, Maria, Pomelia, James, Polly T., John C., and Eleanor Jane.  John and Elizabeth  left Kentucky in 1800 and moved to Franklin Co., TN, in Caperton's Cove.  Elizabeth died on 5/19/1864 and is buried in Winchester, TN.
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 George Caperton   was born in 1777 in Virginia and died 4/4/1836.  He first married Eleanor Conn on 6/28/1798 in Madison County, Kentucky.  Eleanor's parents were Joseph and Elizabeth Conn of Prinde George Co., Maryland.  George then married Malvina Ake nee Mundy but there were no children with this marriage.  George left Kentucky in 1800 with his brother John and settled in Franklin Co., TN then later moved to Jackson County, Alabama and lived on the TN River south of Stevenson.  He is buried 4 miles south of Bolivar, Alabama.  He died around 60 years old.  George and Eleanor had 8 children: Elizabeth, John Elson, Aletha Avis, Hugh Prior, Permintina, George Winfield, Mahala, and Adam Harrison.
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 Elizabeth Caperton was born on 6-2-1778 in Monroe Co., Virginia.  She died on 8-21-1821.  She married Archibald William Brooks on 7-12-1802 in Madison Co., KY.  Archibald's parents were John and Nancy Brooks.  Elizabeth and Archibald moved to TN and both died there.  They died before their 8 children were grown.  It is unknown who raised their children.  They were: Dillard, William G., Mary Polly, Louisiann, Archibald W., Elizabeth Miller, Nancy Martin, John Erskine.
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 Hugh Caperton  was born 4-17-1781 in Monroe Co., Virginia.  He was taken to KY as a child and his father was killed by the Indians the following year when Hugh was only a year old.  He lived in KY with his mother until he was 12 then returned to Virginia to live with his Uncle Hugh until he was grown.  He did not get along with his step father.  Hugh married Jane Erskine on 2-11-1806.  She died on 5-20-1831.  Hugh then married Delilah Beirne nee Alexander on 1-16-1834.  Hugh was a very wealthy man.  He has a beautiful mansion, called "Elmwood" in Union, West Virginia.  It was built in 1840 and Mary Santella painted a portrait of the home.  He was a delegate to the VA Legislature several times and a Representative to the US Congress from 1813-1815.  He left in inheritance, each of his children and grandchildren, 20 thousand dollars.  Hugh and Jane had 10 surviving children: Elizabeth, Lewis Erskine, Allen Taylor, Margaret Melinda, William Gaston, John Alexander, Hugh Jr., Mary Jane, Sarah Ann, and George Henry.
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 children of James George Caperton:
   America James Caperton - 2-17-1866 -- 1935, married John Barney Kiser.  Children: (1)Annie Mary Kiser (6/14/1891, unmarried)(2) Idaline Kiser(11/28/1893 married Albon W. Reed, lives in Atlanta Ga, no children, (3) Eleanor Clifford Kiser(4/5/1896-1967,married Mr. Chambers
  Pleasant Eleanor Caperton- married 1885 to Thomas L. McGhee(1860-1931), children: Mary Opal McGhee, married Fielding J. Flemister, 2 children: Fielding M married Mary Lou Treadwell, Mary Clifford married Glenn O. Finche.  Fielding M. had 3 children: Fielding M, Jo Ann, and Mary Evelyn.
  Hugh Caperton - married Mary Sterne, a daughter of Cornelia Caperton.  1 son: Lawrence who died at age 13.
  George Henry Caperton - 5/12/1879 - 2/10/1953 married Annie Kate Glover, 6 children:
(1) Beulah Caperton (1902-1921), (2) James Glover Caperton (1904-1940) married Madge Rudder in 1930. 3 children: James Hugh married Barbara Grider, Katherine Jane married Raymond G. Tipton, Elizabeth Jean married Richard C. Morris.  All had children (3) Elizabeth Katherine Caperton (1907-) married Robert Jones. 1 daughter, Emma Jean married Roy Watson. (4) Hugh Lewis Caperton (1908-1962) married Elizabeth Huddleston. 2 children: William Lewis unmarried, Frances Ann married Raymond Garner and had 2 children. (5) Thomas Norwood Caperton (1911) married Sarah Elizabeth McCampbell, 4 children: Elizabeth Jacquellyn married Gene Staton, Sara Mae, Thomas N., Jr. married Jeanne?, and Mary Diane. (6) Mary Margaret Caperton(1919) married Jack Wynne Loyd, 3 children: George Henry married Ann Cloud, Jack Wynne married Frances Haney, Lula Anne married Cleve Smith.  All had children.
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 Jack Caperton, Sr. :
Jack is the Conductor, in the dark suit, at the front of the train on the first Photo.
 "Big" Jack Foster Caperton, Sr.
Worked for the Cotton Belt, got to use the special car for their honeymoon.  Started working for the railroad before 18, never finished school, walked with a masonic hand made cane from breaking his leg falling thru a boxcar.
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 Jack Caperton, II

We called him "Big Jack".  Big Jack was once a Cotton Plant Marshall.  He owned "Jacks Pit Bar-B-Q" in Cotton Plant, just across from Stewmon's Automotive, off Main Street, behind the bank.  The building is no longer there.  People came from all over the state on Sunday's to eat there.  He would stand behind the counter and talk to everyone.  Jack was tall, 6'3".  He played semi pro basketball in his younger years and still holds numerous records in Pine Bluff High School and Teacher's College.  He worked on the railroad in Pine Bluff for a short period and drove a delivery truck for Sunbeam bread (I think).

Jack Caperton III  (Sheriff)                      Jack & Carolyn Caperton
              

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 Paul E. Caperton