Caperton Society Blog
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Revolutionary War Pensions on 4th of July!
I have located the files of two men who married into the Caperton family that served in the Revolutionary war. James Kelly's, whose file is 31 pages in size, married Nancy Caperton (B-5) and Joshua Townsend, whose file is 32 pages in size) married Elizabeth Caperton (B-6). I have added a new menu link in the At War section and started adding pages from these files to the site. Remember though that you will need to be logged in to see the listing of pages.
While we are on the subject of Elizabeth Caperton, I thought I would provide an update of where I am at. I have located 168 descendants of the Elizabeth Caperton x Joshua Townsend marriage. I am currently putting together a Family Tree so that I can add it to the site. It will probably be a few weeks yet, but I certainly hope to have it up by the middle of August.
B-6 Elizabeth Caperton Descendants Found!
I have been able to locate information on the descendants of our Elizabeth Caperton (B-6). We knew Elizabeth Caperton married Joshua Townsend. But the trail had gone cold from there. I have now been able to uncover several generations of Elizabeth descendants and hope to completely flesh this line out over the coming weeks/months. If you have information on the Caperton-Townsend line that you would like to share please drop me a line.
In other news, I have put the UK census records for 1841, 1871 and 1891 back online. these databases were the last of the records that still needed to be re-added following the upgrade of the website. The "look and feel" of the database does not yet match the rest of the site, but it soon will.
200 Original Documents now Online!
There are now over 200 original documents online at Caperton.info! This combined with over 500 extracted records brings the total of source information to over 700 records. The most recent additions are in the Newspaper clippings and Obituary collections of the In Writing section. But this is still only the beginning as I still have a large number of letters, newspaper clippings and Obituraies to scan and post.
One of the more interesting newspaper clippings I have posted involves Fred and Victor Caperton, brothers who not only burned down City hall, but shot two deputies (one of which dies) in their attempted escape. The plot is even more interesting as Victor manages to escape and remains on the lamb for nearly 3 years before his capture! I have done some research and discovered that Fred goes on to marry and have a family. Victor however is never heard from again once he is recaptured. Perhaps justice with a rope? To read all about it, login and check out the newspaper clippings.