Nancy Capron

F, #2412, b. 17 December 1767, d. 16 September 1859
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Nancy (Capron) Balcom; Ballou Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence, RI
     Nancy Capron was born on 17 December 1767 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She married William Balcom on 8 December 1791 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Nancy Capron died on 16 September 1859 at age 91 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.2 She was buried in Ballou Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.3
     Her married name was Balcom. She appeared on the census of 1850 in at Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, as the mother of the head of the household, Elisha Smith Balcom.4

Children of Nancy Capron and William Balcom

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S982] Family Search, Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
    Source Film: 914410.
  3. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Abigail Capron

F, #2413, b. 8 May 1769, d. 9 July 1807
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Abigail (Capron) Tingley; Newell Burying Groune, Attleboro, Bristol, MA
Photograph by Picasa
     Abigail Capron was born on 8 May 1769 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 Marriage banns for Abigail Capron were published on 17 July 1790 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 She married Timothy Tingley on 12 August 1790 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.3,4 Abigail Capron died on 9 July 1807 at age 38 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. She was buried in Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.5
     Her married name was Tingley.

Children of Abigail Capron and Timothy Tingley

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 55.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  3. [S39] IGI.
  4. [S77] Marian McCauley Frye, The Tingley Family Revised; Vol 1.
  5. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Sally Capron

F, #2414, b. 9 January 1772, d. 3 February 1860
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Sally Capron was born on 9 January 1772 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She married Ebenezer Draper on 26 September 1793 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Sally Capron died on 3 February 1860 at age 88 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.
     Her married name was Draper.

Children of Sally Capron and Ebenezer Draper

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Fanny Capron

F, #2415, b. 18 April 1777, d. 19 March 1799
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Fanny Capron was born on 18 April 1777 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She married Stephen Draper on 13 February 1797 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Fanny Capron died on 19 March 1799 at age 21 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. She was buried in Newell Cemetery, South Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.
     Her married name was Draper.

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Peddy Capron

F, #2416, b. 1 April 1782, d. 22 April 1847
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Peddy Capron was born on 1 April 1782 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She and Joseph Pickering filed on 21 April 1811 at Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.2,1 Peddy Capron died on 22 April 1847 at age 65 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.3
     Her married name was Pickering.

Child of Peddy Capron and Joseph Pickering

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S103] AB, SB, Member of the NEHGS Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Mendon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 260.
  3. [S2698] Family Search Family Trees.
  4. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.

Betsey Capron

F, #2417, b. 17 July 1784, d. 5 May 1826
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Betsey Capron was born on 17 July 1784 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2,3 She married Timothy George on 27 December 1804 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.3 Betsey Capron died on 5 May 1826 at age 41 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
     Her married name was George. She was also known as Betey Capron.2

Children of Betsey Capron and Timothy George

Citations

  1. [S78] Wrentham, MA VR, Vol 2; page 449.
  2. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.
  3. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  4. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. HeansB4 Family Tree on Ancestry.com owned by user beverlyjpalmer. Info extracted on 17 Aug 2008.

Elisha Capron , Jr.

M, #2418, b. 17 August 1774, d. 8 July 1863
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Elisha Capron; Roof Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo, MI
     Elisha Capron , Jr. was born on 17 August 1774 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 He married Selinda Smith on 5 September 1802 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.3 Elisha Capron , Jr. married Nancy Smith on 4 October 1807 in Utica, Oneida, New York.3 Elisha Capron , Jr. died on 8 July 1863 at age 88.4 He was buried in Roof Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan.4
     Elisha Capron , Jr. appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1850 in Charleston, Sanilac, Michigan.5 He was a blacksmith in 1850.5 He was a blacksmith in 1860.6 He appeared on the census of 1860 in at Charleston, Sanilac, Michigan, as the father of the head of the household, Lansing M. Capron.6

Child of Elisha Capron , Jr. and Selinda Smith

Children of Elisha Capron , Jr. and Nancy Smith

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  3. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 174.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S377] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Timothy Tingley

M, #2419, b. 10 April 1768, d. 6 March 1816
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Timothy Tingley; Newell Burying Groune, Attleboro, Bristol, MA
     Timothy Tingley was born on 10 April 1768 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. He married Abigail Capron, daughter of Elisha Capron and Abigail Makepeace, on 12 August 1790 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 Timothy Tingley died on 6 March 1816 at age 47 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. He was buried in Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.3

Children of Timothy Tingley and Abigail Capron

Citations

  1. [S39] IGI.
  2. [S77] Marian McCauley Frye, The Tingley Family Revised; Vol 1.
  3. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Ebenezer Draper

M, #2421, b. 12 February 1771, d. 2 July 1852
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Ebenezer Draper was born on 12 February 1771 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. He married Sally Capron, daughter of Elisha Capron and Abigail Makepeace, on 26 September 1793 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Ebenezer Draper died on 2 July 1852 at age 81 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2

Children of Ebenezer Draper and Sally Capron

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. West Family Tree on Ancestry.com owned by user bwest491. Info extracted on 24 Jan 2010.

Stephen Draper

M, #2422, b. 29 April 1775
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Stephen Draper was born on 29 April 1775 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 He married Fanny Capron, daughter of Elisha Capron and Abigail Makepeace, on 13 February 1797 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S363] Unknown web site name, online http://darcisplace.com, http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/…
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Joseph Pickering

M, #2423
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Joseph Pickering and Peddy Capron filed on 21 April 1811 at Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.1,2
     Joseph Pickering was also known as Eddy.1

Child of Joseph Pickering and Peddy Capron

Citations

  1. [S103] AB, SB, Member of the NEHGS Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Mendon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 260.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Timothy George

M, #2424, b. 25 July 1777, d. 1854
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Timothy George was born on 25 July 1777 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.1 He married Betsey Capron, daughter of Elisha Capron and Abigail Makepeace, on 27 December 1804 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 Timothy George died in 1854 in East Orrington, Penobscot, Maine.1

Children of Timothy George and Betsey Capron

Citations

  1. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. HeansB4 Family Tree on Ancestry.com owned by user beverlyjpalmer. Info extracted on 17 Aug 2008.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Eunice Mann

F, #2425, b. 9 January 1767, d. 9 February 1853
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Eunice Mann wife of Seth Capron
     Eunice Mann was born on 9 January 1767 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. She married Dr. Seth Capron, son of Elisha Capron and Abigail Makepeace, on 9 September 1790 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Eunice Mann died on 9 February 1853 at age 86 in Alden, McHenry, Illinois.2,1 She was buried in Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin.2
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Eunice Mann and Dr. Seth Capron

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Newton Mann Capron

M, #2427, b. 24 August 1791, d. 5 November 1858
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Newton Mann Capron was born on 24 August 1791 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1,2 He married Maria Brown on 29 May 1815 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1,2 Newton Mann Capron married Mary Snowden after 1824.2,1 Newton Mann Capron married Electa Avery on 25 August 1857 in McHenry County, Illinois.1,3 Newton Mann Capron died on 5 November 1858 at age 67 in Alden, McHenry, Illinois.1 He was buried on after 5 November 1858 in Alden, McHenry, Illinois.1
     Newton Mann Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1850 in Alden, McHenry, Illinois.4

Children of Newton Mann Capron and Maria Brown

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  3. [S2675] Illinois Marriage Index.
  4. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Bebe M. Capron1

F, #2428, b. 3 March 1795, d. 25 December 1796
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Bebe M. Capron was born on 3 March 1795 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She died on 25 December 1796 at age 1 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She was buried in Inscription:
Sacred
to the memory of
Bebe Mann Capron,
only daughter of
Doctor Seth Capron
& Eunice, his wife
She died grievously
lamented on the 25th
day of Dec., AD 1796
Aged 21 months & 17 days.

Note: Tombstone has disintegrated. Contrary to the inscription, Seth and Eunice unexpectedly had another daughter in 1814, when they were already well advanced in years. Louisa Capron Thiers lived to be 111 years old and died in 1926. in Mann Family Burial Ground, North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

John Milton Capron1

M, #2429, b. 10 April 1797, d. 6 April 1860
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
John Milton Capron; Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha, WI Plot: Block 24
     John Milton Capron was born on 10 April 1797 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1,2 He married Emma Cynthia Northrup on 3 August 1818 in Salina, Onondaga, New York.1 John Milton Capron married Eliza Brown on 21 November 1822 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1,2,3 John Milton Capron died on 6 April 1860 at age 62 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin.4 He died on 6 April 1860 at age 62 in Alden, McHenry, Illinois.5 He was buried in Green Ridge Cemetery; Plot: Block 24, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin.5
     Biographical Notes for John Milton Capron: John graduated from Hamilton College in New York. He then read law in Whitesboro, NY and worked in cotton manufacturing there and in Laurel, MD. When he emigrated to Kenosha, he became a farmer and was a member of the first Wisconsin legislature.

Married, first, Emma Cynthia Northup on August 13, 1818. She was born in Syracuse, NY about 1797, and died October 26, 1821, "aged twenty-four years" in Oriskany, NY.

Children:
William Henry Capron, born July 28, 1819 in Corinth, NY
Emma Cynthia Capron (married Dr. DeWilton Snowden, eleven children)

Married, second, Eliza Brown on November 21, 1822. She was John's sister-in-law, the sister of his brother Newton's wife Maria. Both were daughters of Jesse Brown of Cumberland, RI. Eliza was born June 21, 1800, and died at Dunkirk, NY on November 20, 1830 "aged thirty years".

Children:

Augustus Seth Capron (married Catherine Gates, four children)
Maria Louisa Capron (married John W. Embler, no chidren)
Eliza Caroline Capron (died young).

Child of John Milton Capron and Emma Cynthia Northrup

Children of John Milton Capron and Eliza Brown

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  3. [S2583] Rhode Island Vital Extracts,.
  4. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of: Peg Faludi e-mail address.
  5. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Seth Makepeace Capron

M, #2430, b. 11 September 1799, d. 30 November 1878
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Seth M. Capron; Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, Orange, NY
     Seth Makepeace Capron was born on 11 September 1799 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1 He was born circa 1804 in New York.2 He married Caroline A. Scofield on 22 April 1826 in New York City, New York, New York. Seth Makepeace Capron married Helen Bard on 22 November 1850 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, by By Rev. Charles Whitehead.3 Seth Makepeace Capron died on 30 November 1878 at age 79 in Orangeburg, Rockland, New York.4 He was buried in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, Orange, New York.5
     He was educated; West Point. Seth Makepeace Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1850 in Montgomery, Orange, New York.2 Seth Makepeace Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1860 in Montgomery, Orange, New York.6 He was a shovel manufacturer in 1870.7 Seth Makepeace Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1870 in Montgomery, Orange, New York.7

Children of Seth Makepeace Capron and Caroline A. Scofield

Citations

  1. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. TAYLOR , Myers , Franklin , Simmons Tree on Ancestry.com owned by user ytborn. Info extracted on 24 Sep 2008.
  2. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S607] "Unknown short article title", Published December 12, 1850.
  4. [S79] Gen. of John Russell.
  5. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S377] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1134] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Horace Capron

M, #2431, b. 31 August 1804, d. 22 February 1885
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
General Horace Capron
     Horace Capron was born on 31 August 1804 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. He married Louisa Victoria Snowden on 5 June 1834 in Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland, by Wed at family home- Montpelier. Horace Capron married Margaret Baker on 4 January 1854. Horace Capron died on 22 February 1885 at age 80 in Washington, District of Columbia. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, District of Columbia.1
     Biographical Notes for Horace Capron: In 1806 he moved with his family to Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY and in 1823 to Walden, Orange Co., NY. Horace recieved an academic education in preparation for West Point. He failed to recieve his appointment and drifted into the cotton mfg. business. In 1829 he was called to Warren, Baltimore Co., MD as superintendent of the cotton factory of James Buchanan & Co. In 1829 He organized a company of cavalry, composed of men able to provide the best horses. They attended the laying of the cornor stone of the Washington Monument, the funeral services of Major Ringgold, and the inauguration of Pres. William Henry Harrison. In 1834, the Governor of Maryland commissioned Horace Capron as Colonel of the 32nd Regiment of Maryland Militia for services in ending labor riots during the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In 1836 he erected and became supertindent of a cotton factory in Laurel, MD. This factory employed several hundred people and earned a reputation as a model factory. By virtue of his marriage he aquired a large tract of land on the Snowden estates and began farming on an extensive scale. He incorporated many scientific principles into his farming. He was active in agricultural affairs on a local, state and national level and had a reputation as a progressive farmer. After the death of Louisa he suffered several business reverses. In 1852 he requested and recieved from President Fillmore an appointment as a special agent over certain indians in Texas. He moved to Texas and then on to Illinois where he had done a lot of farming. He became involved in the breeding of Devon Cattle. In that state he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 14th Cavalry. In 1865 he was commissioned Brevet Brigadier General and one year later to the rank of Brigadier General. He was appointed United States Commissioner of Agriculture, in 1867, and later accepted an appointment by the Japanese Government as Commissioner and chief Advisor to the Kaitankushui Dept. of Hokkaido, where he revolutionized the farming of that country. Gen. Capron returned to the United States in 1875 and remained in Washington, DC until his death. The Japanese had a life-size bronze statue of him erected in Odori Park, in the center of the city of Sapporo, for his outstanding service to their country. The General was witnessing the completion of the Washington Monument, Feb. 22, 1885 when he suffered a stroke and died. A man who did much to further the cause of scientific agriculture in this country during pioneer days, and who even introduced progressive farming methods into Japan, was General Horace Capron,a who established a home in Illinois. The old Capron house on a hill near Hebron, in the vicinity of the much-visited lakes region northwest of Chicago, has become a well-known residential landmark.

Horace Capron, whom one biographical reference work designates as "a public-spirited man of outstanding character, high ideals, great personal courage, and of courtly, distinguished bearing," built his house in 1850. But it was not until 1854 that he occupied the mansion, bringing to it a second wife, who was Margaret Baker of New York. Here the Caprons lived during the 1850's and supervised their large farm, which was almost thousand acres in extent.

"During 1850 and early 1851 the 'Mansion' was built, the bricks and building materials being hauled from Milwaukee by slow ox team," writes Kenneth K. Schaefer in a centennial history of Hebron, published in 1936. "The Capron house was a marvelous building for its day, and present-day visitors to the 'Mansion' cannot help being impressed with its spacious and multitudinous rooms, high ceilings, large fireplaces, solid mahogany spiral stairway and priceless glass chandeliers."

Horace Capron was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on August 31, 1804, the son of a physician who had served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. Another son, Seth Capron, was graduated from West Point in 1821 and for a time was stationed at Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago. Upon reaching maturity, Horace entered the cotton manufacturing business in Maryland and, following his first marriage, acquired a large farm. At this time he wrote a series of articles for the American Farmer magazine entitled "On the Renovation of Worn-Out Soils." He later became a leader in agricultural societies in Maryland.

During the years he lived in his northern Illinois mansion, Capron enlarged his experiments in progressive farming and helped to educate other farmers to improve their cultivation methods. This work was interrupted, however, by the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of the 14th Illinois Cavalry, served in many campaigns, and later became a brigadier general. For a time he was adjutant to General Grant.

After the war, General Capron returned to his northern Illinois farm and later went to Washington, having been appointed United States p174Commissioner of Agriculture. Then, in 1871, he resigned this post to accept an appointment from the Japanese government to introduce American farming methods into that country. After several years he returned to America and lived in Washington until his death in 1885.

When General Capron was living in his Hebron house after the Civil War, he entertained numerous distinguished persons, including General Grant. For his war services, Capron was awarded land by the government. On this tract the town of Capron grew up.

After General Capron left Hebron for Washington his mansion was occupied by his brothers, Newton and John. When they died, the Hebron house came into the possession of a number of successive owners, including George F. Harding, Sr., Halsey Fink, the Bates family, and George McClure. Here was born Granville Bates, well-known star of the "silent" movie days.

More recently the old Capron abode became the country home of Ross D. Siragusa, president of the Admiral Corporation of Chicago. And, in 1945, Mr. Siragusa sold the property to Royce A. Kelley, of Alden, Illinois. Horace Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1860 in Jubilee, Peoria, Illinois.2

Children of Horace Capron and Louisa Victoria Snowden

Citations

  1. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  2. [S377] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Louisa Kirwan Capron

F, #2432, b. 2 October 1814, d. 17 February 1926
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Louisa Kirwan Capron Thiers about 1847
     Louisa Kirwan Capron was born on 2 October 1814 in Whitesboro, Oneida, New York.1,2 She married David Bodine Thiers on 6 April 1847 in New York City, New York, New York.1,3 Louisa Kirwan Capron died on 17 February 1926 at age 111 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.1 She was buried in Green Ridge Cemetery, Block 30 1/2, Division South East, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin.4
     Louisa Kirwan Capron's DAR National number is 10844.5 Her married name was Thiers. She appeared on the census of 1900 in at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the mother-in-law of the head of the household, Charles Bullen Quarles.6

     Biographical Notes for Louisa Kirwan Capron: The subject of this interesting sketch was born in Whitesboro, New York, on October 2, 1814, the daughter of Seth Capron, who, when a boy in his teens, enlisted in Washington's army. Under the command of Lafayette he fought through the campaign at Newport, and served under Washington at West Point, where he was given command of his commander's barge. When Washington left West Point to bid farewell to his soldiers, Seth Capron was the last man to take his hand.

Lafayette's friendship for the young soldier grew out of an incident at Newport in 1780, when a bullet intended for Lafayette narrowly missed Capron. "One of my earliest recollections," said Thiers, is the departure of my father for West Point to meet General Lafayette when he returned to America for a visit. I recall very clearly the preparations for the trip, and knew, even though I was a little girl that my father was going to meet the French General, who had been his friend since the Siege of Newport."

She also remembers the opening of the Erie Canal, and recalls how wonderful it was to travel four miles an hour.

She rode on the first steam railway from Schenectady to Albany, and recalls how the train was let down with a stationary engine because the road was so steep. She has seen Halley's comet twice. The first time was in Baltimore in 1835, and she remembers how loud the people prayed, believing that the world had surely come to an end.

Many incidents are related by Madam Thiers of her early life in Southport, Wisconsin (now Kenosha), where she came with her husband, David S. Thiers, whom she married in New York City on April 6, 1847. In this pioneer city they reared their family of four children, sharing in the meanwhile with their new neighbors and friends the many privations and hardships incident to life in the middle west in the late forties.

She tells of the tallow dip and the open fires for cooking, and, in this connection, volunteers the opinion that "conservation" is not new, for she often saved time, energy and fuel by preparing the food for a week, roasts, beans, pies, bread, all in one baking.

This remarkable woman rejoices at the advent of the prohibition movement, and has approved and worked for woman's emancipation, showing her interest and enthusiasm by voting regularly as the elections occur.

Her interest in the late war was shown in her patriotic efforts to provide as many comfortable garments as her feeble hands could make for our boys in France. Her knitting was beautifully done and could have been offered as a sample for the younger to follow. She adopted as her Godson a French soldier, Marcel Joy, who had been deeply stirred by reading of her interest in the war, and the one hundred pairs of socks she had knitted for the French babies.

The Thiers family are of French ancestry, and gave to France one of her presidents.

Madam Thiers has reached the age of 108 years, and enjoys life as evidenced by her intense interest in current events. She is a member of the household of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Quarles, 434 Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Madam Thiers has the distinction of being the oldest Real Daughter of the American Revolution, and her birthday is always observed by the Milwaukee Chapter, their tribute taking the form of a rose for each year of her life.

As to the secret of her long life, this is what she says:

1. "I attribute my long life and good health to a light diet, careful eating."

2.."Keeping alive my interest in life and daily event."

3. "Being happy myself and doing what I can to make others happy."

Submitted by Kenosha Chapter D. A. R.7

Children of Louisa Kirwan Capron and David Bodine Thiers

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S144] Milwaukee Evening Journal, 10/2/1914.
  3. [S145] Thiers Family Bible.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S35] Various records of the DAR. Specific source in the record for the person., Daughters of the American Revolution Ancestor Records.
  6. [S272] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S363] Unknown web site name, online http://darcisplace.com, http://darcisplace.com/darci/capron.htm
  8. [S148] McCumber and Pollei Giles, Focus on Louisa Thiers, 24.

Maria Brown1

F, #2434, b. 23 November 1792, d. 3 December 1824
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Maria Brown wife of Newton Mann Capron
     Maria Brown was born on 23 November 1792 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1 She married Newton Mann Capron, son of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann, on 29 May 1815 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.2,1 Maria Brown died on 3 December 1824 at age 32 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.3,1 She was buried in Ballou Cemetery, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.4
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Maria Brown and Newton Mann Capron

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  3. [S87] Providence Gazette.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Mary Snowden

F, #2435, d. before 1850
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Mary Snowden married Newton Mann Capron, son of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann, after 1824.1,2 Mary Snowden died before 1850.2
     Her married name was Capron.

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Francis Brown Capron1

M, #2436, b. 17 May 1816, d. 1 October 1904
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Francis Brown Capron was born on 17 May 1816.1 He married Olivia Royston in Baltimore, Maryland.2 Francis Brown Capron died on 1 October 1904 at age 88 in Baltimore, Maryland.3 He obituary reads " CAPRON -- At Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, Oct 1, Francis Brown Capron. Funeral from his late residence, 1225 St. Paul St., Baltimore, on Monday, Oct 2 at 3 P.M. Interment at Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore.

FRANCIS BROWN CAPRON died yesterday at his home in St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Mr. Capron was born in 1816 in Walden, Orange County, NY. After graduating from Brown's University, he went to Baltimore and was interested in cotton at Laurel, Md. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Morton Plant [Nellie], and Mrs. John A. Stewart [Mary Olivia], both of New York City.

Married Olivia Royston, daughter of Joshua and Ellen Royston, at Baltimore, MD. They had three children:

Nellie
Mary Olivia
Another child who died young

Nellie Capron married Morton Freeman Plant, son and heir of railway tycoon Henry Plant, in Branford, CT, on June 23, 1887.

Mary Olivia Capron married John Aikman Stewart, President of the United States Trust Company, at the Mt. Vernon Hotel in New York on November 25, 1890."4 He was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.3
     Francis Brown Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1850 in Baltimore, Maryland.5

Children of Francis Brown Capron and Olivia Royston

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  2. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. GedCom of Ezra Stonecypher.
  3. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S955] Obituary, New York Times; 2 Oct 1904.
  5. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S955] Obituary, Francis Brown Capron in the New York Times; 2 Oct 1904.

William H. Capron1

M, #2437, b. 24 September 1817
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     William H. Capron was born on 24 September 1817.1
     He appeared on the census of 1850 at Alden, McHenry, Illinois, with Newton Mann Capron in the household of William Boyd, a blacksmith.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  2. [S155] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Emma Cynthia Northrup1

F, #2438, b. circa 1797, d. 26 October 1821
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Emma Cynthia Northrup was born circa 1797 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York.1 She married John Milton Capron, son of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann, on 3 August 1818 in Salina, Onondaga, New York.1 Emma Cynthia Northrup died on 26 October 1821 in Oriskany, Oneida, New York.1
     Her married name was Capron.

Child of Emma Cynthia Northrup and John Milton Capron

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.

Eliza Brown

F, #2439, b. 21 June 1800, d. 20 November 1830
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Eliza Brown was born on 21 June 1800 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.1 She married John Milton Capron, son of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann, on 21 November 1822 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island.2,1,3 Eliza Brown died on 20 November 1830 at age 30 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York.4
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Eliza Brown and John Milton Capron

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 466.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  3. [S2583] Rhode Island Vital Extracts,.
  4. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 467.

Emma Cynthia Capron1

F, #2440, b. 15 September 1820, d. 30 April 1878
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Emma Cynthia Capron was born on 15 September 1820 in Oriskany, Oneida, New York.1 She married Dr. De Wilton Snowden on 8 March 1839 in Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland.1 Emma Cynthia Capron died on 30 April 1878 at age 57 in Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. She was buried in Saint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland.2
     Her married name was Snowden.

Children of Emma Cynthia Capron and Dr. De Wilton Snowden

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Augustus S. Capron

M, #2441, b. 5 December 1823, d. 2 December 1896
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Augustus Seth Capron; Minneopa Cemetery, Mankato, Blue Earth, MI; Plot 111 old Cemetery
     Augustus S. Capron was born on 5 December 1823 in Walden, Orange, New York.1 He married Catherine Elizabeth Gates circa 1874.2,3 Augustus S. Capron married Sarah J. Frey on 25 August 1856 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin.2 Augustus S. Capron died on 2 December 1896 at age 72 in South Bend Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota.2,4 He was buried in Minneopa Cemetery, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.4
     Augustus S. Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1880 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.3

Child of Augustus S. Capron and Sarah J. Frey

Children of Augustus S. Capron and Catherine Elizabeth Gates

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 467.
  2. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Welty Family Tree on Ancestry.com. Compiled by Mark Welty in 2008.
  3. [S161] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Maria Louisa Capron

F, #2442, b. 18 March 1825, d. 20 March 1850
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Maria Louisa Capron was born on 18 March 1825 in Walden, Orange, New York.1 She married John W. Embler on 25 May 1845 in Reformed Dutch Church, Walden, Orange, New York, by By Rev. Charles Whitchead.1,2 Maria Louisa Capron died on 20 March 1850 at age 25.1
     Her married name was Embler.

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 467.
  2. [S607] "Unknown short article title", Published June 12, 1845.

Eliza Caroline Capron

F, #2443, b. 16 April 1828
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Eliza Caroline Capron was born on 16 April 1828 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Adin Ballou, Ballou Family, 467.

Caroline A. Scofield

F, #2444, b. 15 December 1806, d. 10 April 1843
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Caroline Scofield Capron; Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, Orange, NY
     Caroline A. Scofield was born on 15 December 1806. She married Seth Makepeace Capron, son of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann, on 22 April 1826 in New York City, New York, New York. Caroline A. Scofield died on 10 April 1843 at age 36 in Walden, Orange, New York. She was buried in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, Orange, New York.1
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Caroline A. Scofield and Seth Makepeace Capron

Citations

  1. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.