There has always been a significant segment of Caperton researchers that felt we were somehow related to the Clapperton name in England. The similarity in spelling certainly cannot be ignored. Over the years much has been talked about but very little could be done about it. Well, that is about to change! Thanks to DNA and Marcia Behnke! Marcia contacted me back the middle of May to let me know that she had been in contact with a gentlemen in England whose Surname was Clapperton. She was discussing the possibility of him providing DNA to help determine if there was any linkage between the Clapperton and Caperton names. Now we do not have a great deal of Caperton DNA but there are several of us that have been tested, so while it is a small group, there are at least results from the descendants of 2 of John Caperton's children. I have just been notified by Marcia that Mr. Clapperton has indeed submitted his DNA! we should know the results within a few weeks. If you would like to help on one of the Caperton Sopciety's most important projects please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will let you know how you can help.