Hugh Elmwood Caperton (1781 - 1847)

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Birthplace: Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Death: Died in Union, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Managed by: Paul Sheridan Keenan, Jr.
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About Hugh Elmwood Caperton

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US Congressman. Elected to represent Virginia's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1813 to 1815. Also served as a Member of the Virginia State Legislature from 1810 to 1818, and 1826 to 1830

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Hugh Caperton (April 17, 1781 – February 9, 1847) was a nineteenth-century congressman and planter from Virginia. He was the father of Allen Taylor Caperton whom he had with his wife Jane Erskine Caperton.

Born in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Caperton was a planter and engaged in mercantile pursuits as a young man. He moved to Monroe County, Virginia which he became sheriff of in 1805 and became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1810, serving until 1813. He was elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives in 1812, serving from 1813 to 1815 and later returned to the House of Delegates from 1826 to 1830. Caperton resumed engaging in agricultural and mercantile pursuits until his death at his estate called "Elmwood" near Union, Virginia (now West Virginia) on February 9, 1847. He was interred at Green Hill Cemetery in Union.

"Elmwood" was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

Caperton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 100% of the vote, defeating Republican Ballard Smith. -------------------- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Caperton

Hugh Caperton (April 17, 1781 – February 9, 1847) was a nineteenth century congressman and planter from Virginia. He was the father of Allen Taylor Caperton whom he had with his wife Jane Erskine Caperton.

Born in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Caperton was a planter and engaged in mercantile pursuits as a young man. He moved to Monroe County, Virginia which he became sheriff of 1805 and became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1810, serving until 1813. He was elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives in 1812, serving from 1813 to 1815 and later returned to the House of Delegates from 1826 to 1830. Caperton resumed engaging in agricultural and mercantile pursuits until his death at his estate called "Elmwood" near Union, Virginia (now West Virginia) on February 9, 1847. He was interred at Green Hill Cemetery in Union.

"Elmwood" was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7619525 -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7619525

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Hugh E. Caperton, US Congress's Timeline

1781
1781
Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
1808
1808
Age 27
1810
1810
Age 29
Union, Monroe County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
1812
August 22, 1812
Age 31
1815
1815
Age 34
1823
1823
Age 42
1847
1847
Age 66
Union, Virginia (now West Virginia)
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